Monday, August 8, 2016

Repression is not part of the WAY

If you want it, come and get it, for crying out loud!
(Babylon, David Gray)

I remember reading a book on the secret sexual lives of priests and concluded that the outcomes are pretty evenly distributed: some make peace with renunciation, some are caught in an ongoing battle between sexual restraint and sinful drifting, while some simply do what they feel like doing behind closed doors without making a big deal of it. There is no wrong or right, there is only what we find useful for our spiritual path or not. 

We spiritual folks tend to struggle with repression. Just one example, in the Spiritual Networks community we often have discussions about whether we should charge something for our services, and if so, how much. Do we really think that GOD minds us living in abundance? Yet, we have a tough time getting our arms around material wealth. How about sex instead? How about exercising power in the corporate world or politics for the greater good of humanity?

The Bhagavad Gates asks us to discover our spiritual mission and then just do it! In it, Arjun discovered Lord Krishna's might on the battle field, where he was told he had to get his bloody mission done. By facing life, and by fearlessly jumping in we are bound to discover the magic, not by sitting out the dance. Life is messy; wiggle around a little and find your way to make an imprint. Whatever you do, remember that repression is not part of the WAY!

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