Separation: The Journey out of Chaos
The spiritual path is a lifelong trek of separation – NOT from the people or places that we love – but from illusions that we hold about our relationship to each person and the world around us. The breakdown of each illusion is essential as our illusions are the engines of our chaos.
The need to challenge a craving for power versus a desire for truth:
We encounter several obstacles within ourselves. One is a craving for power that presents as a desire for truth. That craving is the dark side of the ego, filled with unfinished business and wild ambitions as it begins to sense an inner potential.
When you become disconnected to the ordinary world of cause and effect. You feel as if you are a stranger in a strange land, separating little by little from familiar faces and forms. What is happening is that your spirit is separating from an attachment to human order, to logical order – but that is unclear to your reasoning mind. Like disconnecting from the Law of Gravity, you are psychologically experiencing a sense of “floating” while walking on the Earth. You lack the vocabulary to explain the sensations, yet they are real. They are temporary, like taking a boat across the river, in order to attach you to a different “reality” – but what if you don’t know that?.
What should you do on your own journey? I will offer a personal practice session for all of you. No one should obsess about a spiritual path. At the same time, the inner life is not a hobby. Daily reflection is a lifestyle, an inner practice. We’ll close this seminar with instructions on how to nurture your inner life.