Monday, October 17, 2016

Meeting the Blue Lord and the Christ along the Way

Three spiritual belief systems have shaped my awakening, the Tao Te Ching, the message of the Blue Lord in the Bhagavad Gita, and the gospel of Christ. All three spiritual master pieces capture DIVINITY, yet differ in their approaches. How can they all be right? Is one better than the other? Use them as needed would be my take-away, and discover GOD in all of life's manifestations.

Tao Te Ching - Resting at the Center of the Circle of Life

Therefore the Master acts without doing anything and teaches without saying anything. 
Things arise and She lets them come; things disappear and She lets them go. 
She has but doesn’t possess, acts but doesn’t expect. 
When Her work is done, She forgets it. That is why it lasts forever.
(Tao Te Ching)

The Tao traveler simply awakens to the fact that the world as we perceive it is a veil, driven by subconscious actions and karmic debt. There is in fact reference to that insight in the Bhagavad Gita as well. The Master of the Tao Te Ching rests at the center of the circle of life and lets it spin. It is a beautiful perspective, as it is mostly our birth-right to step out of life's hustle and bustle while enjoying it, leading it, influencing it, and enjoying it at the same time. 

The Message of the Blue Lord - Arjun's Wake-up Call

The whole world becomes a slave to its own activity, Arjuna;
if you want to be truly free, perform all actions as worship.
(Lord Krishna, Bhagavad Gita)

The Bhagavad Gita in fact stresses all three spiritual insights - the world as maya, the duty of the spiritual warrior, and the universal principle of love and service. Yet the story starts on the battlefield called life when Arjun doesn't want to fight a war he is entangled in and Lord Krishna reminds him of his duty to do his job, whether he likes it or not. The Blue Lord tells us to use the sword to root out evil if it is our dharma to do so. GOD has created life's stage to help us to work off our karma and find our SELF. Sitting it out when it is our job to show up only furthers our misery. So if you find yourself like Arjun in the battle field of life with no escape, do your job and then move on.

Universal Love - GOD's Message for Us

I am here to be truly helpful.
I am here to represent HIM WHO sent me.
I do not have to worry about what to say or to do,
because HE WHO sent me will direct me.
(A Course in Miracle)

Why to battle a war of good and evil if we can heal the situation we are in instead? The message of the Christ is that we are the healer of life's wound, that life becomes wholesome once we claim our heritage as a Daughter of God. In fact, I have experienced countless situation when love transcended all tensions and problems. Life responds magically to the spirit of healing. 

I was sitting in the car thinking about this note, and the question whether we can always choose love over the sword. Often I see spiritual travelers being dragged in a battle of good and evil when they could simply side-step it altogether. But just as these thoughts crossed my mind, my older son had an anger fit over seemingly nothing. It was then that I understood that this choice - to be part of the battle of good and evil or to transcend it - is merely a reaction to life's demands. What good is it when you go out and save the world in the name of love while your son gets into bar-fights compensating for your transference of holiness?

We all have karma to live through - stand up to evil you must, leave the endless war of good and evil behind you if it is none of your business, and heal life by representing SHE WHO sent you. Life has been created for us to come HOME. Let life show you the WAY.

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