(commentary on a video message by Bentinho Massarro on awakening)
I note the symbol of brain for thinking.
I seem to do things with my arm, but have no direct experience of my brain; the brain integral to the body associated with this particular incarnational instant of consciousness. (I certainly do not have any direct sense of the brain being 'a something' I control as a separate entity).
the use of brain as substitution for mind is an indicator of the elevation of matter to an ascendency over the mind. As if a program is the programmer.
It is ironic to find this in Bentinho's vocabulary - and yet it may serve better to reach those who are at home in such a vocabulary.
A message is an awakening message when it awakens - not when it conforms to rules!
The mind of rules is like a series of programs running. It may seem to be a self protective guide, but it is the way the past seems to recreate itself such that the Presence - the indivisible presence - of being, is forgot or eclipsed.
So that the play of a judging, controlling, manipulating sense of power can be engaged. But what happens when we act upon?
We experience reaction.
What happens when we identify as the doer of the act?
We suffer to be trapped in victimhood to a world that merely reflects our own unowned thinking.
Take back your power - and choose not to use it. True Power Shares itself, and doesn't act out as a separate will in a mentality of divide and rule.
As Bentinho says, is true, we are given what we need as we need it. But if our first 'need' is to be righteous or validated in our thinking - we will only see that which gives us our demand - whether it is there or not!
The opening of Intuition via the pausing or resting or nonuse of separative thinking, welcomes or accepts a basis from which a true Consciousness can grow - as your real life - of a love of truth that is not manufactured and a freedom to be the love that you are. This process dissolves or transcends the fences of the mind - but is gentle to the current sense of integrity.
When that which isn't really you falls away, Aha! So it has always been - but I didn't SEE it!
What we do see, is witness to our thinking. Rather than try to disentangle thinking, (thinking loves that one!), simply notice and abide in the awareness of being. It is easy to notice how STICKY thinking can be when we identify with our thoughts - no matter how 'enlightened' or righteous they might seem to be.
Growing willingness for awakening is potentially the loneliest process at times - because it steps out of the lid that was made to hide the loneliness of the heart. An un-Communioned consciousness is in pain and dissonance of separation-loneliness and tries to compensate out of its own thinking; grasping at the symbols of love and the wish for love and the ritual doings of love - but never Being the love that you are.
We see what kind of society grows from hiding illusion with illusion. (Hiding fear in darkness). But what kind of world arises from a willingness to let being be the Mover of All Things?
This is a pause to laugh because, surely, this is already Fact. But the conscious acceptance and embrace of Life is a Prodigal re-membering of a Source that is our innate nature to align with. Such is our joy.
Thankyou for your attention