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Jul 05

Radical Contemplation : changing the world from the inside out

00123-resonance-causationI am wondering if, due to the paradoxical nature of things, maybe there is a different approach to bringing about a real and lasting change for the better in our world. How can we be more effective in creating the world we want to see, where there is true justice and freedom for all, where everyone can thrive, and contribute their gifts with love in an atmosphere of cooperation and mutual support? Is that too much to ask? Seems to me if all the “meddling” that goes on were just simply STOPPED, everything would change, naturally, in a return to resonance and harmony, which is the fundamental state of all that is.

Can I get a Witness?

For a while now i have been wanting to say: don’t underestimate the power of the Witness ! There is something that happens, when something is truly seen, without any judgement, that transforms it at its root. We know, in the work we do on ourselves, that when something, such as an emotional block, is truly seen, and fully comprehended, without trying to change it at all, we are freed of it, it is radically transformed, into an essential quality, as an alchemical kind of process. You could think of poison being transformed into nectar.

So then it occurred to me, why not apply this in an even broader sphere than just ourselves, to the entire world around us? Because, are we not the creators of it? Together?

Would the world you are perceiving even exist, if you were not perceiving it? Maybe it would, but maybe it wouldn’t. Certainly, when you close your eyes, it disappears, or at least seems to.
Is there anything behind your head? Are you sure? You will never be able to see if it is so. Yes, a mirror will reflect something seemingly back there, but the mirror, too, is in front of your eyes.

Perhaps we are unaware of just how powerful we are to change things.

The Power of Doing Nothing

The paradoxical nature of things brings up a lot of questions for me. Another one is that perhaps we would be much more effective, with much less stress, if we could realize the immense power of doing nothing, that just maybe, it is the most powerful “act” of all, if truly “done”, totally.

Let’s consider the power of sound to shatter glass. There are many instances of people singing a particular note, and holding it long enough that glass will actually shatter. It depends on finding the right frequency, and then holding it long enough that finally the structure of the glass gives way and breaks.

Perhaps there is a way we can do that, to shatter the glass wall that traps us in the 3D time space prison. And i am wondering if we could perhaps call that process Radical Contemplation.

Radical = Root

So let’s look at those two words. First, “radical” comes from the Latin radix, which means “root”. Unfortunately, this word has been distorted into a negative connotation of some kind of violent extremism. Nothing could be further from the truth.

So this kind of radical contemplation is going to work at the root level of things, rather than at the branches, or leaves, if we use the analogy of a tree. If you want to kill a tree, cutting the leaves won’t do much good. Yes it would help, but the tree would grow more leaves. But if you cut the root, the tree would definitely die, although you might not see the result for a while. If you cut the leaves, you would see the change immediately, but it wouldn’t last. Again and again you would have to cut the leaves. Conversely, if you cut the root, it would take a while for the leaves to die, but they would not come back.

So perhaps we can use this information to work with our manifested reality in a way to bring about a more lasting change, by working at the root level. And since the reality we perceive is rooted in our perception, let’s trace our perception back to its source, which is pure Consciousness Itself. Let’s find the place inside us, where effects are caused, and deprogram the distortion that causes distorted effects in the seemingly “outside” world.

I believe that observing the process of attention, and how it works, is the way to trace our perception to its source. Because attention is present in all of our sense perceptions, otherwise we wouldn’t be aware them. And what is attention really?, but Consciousness Itself, that has been limited and focused in a particular direction. And attention arises in the heart. When we drop from the head into the heart, we begin to understand. More about the process of attention here: https://kitwalkermusic.wordpress.com/2014/10/23/attention-is-a-tension-amrita-nadi-and-the-asana-of-conscious-creation/

Contemplation

Now let’s look at the word “contemplation”. What is contemplation, exactly? How is it different from meditation, for example?

In Tibetan Buddhism, non-dual contemplation is the highest practice. it is called Dzogchen. This is when the mind has become the servant of the heart, and can rest in the luminous peace and infinite space of non-duality, like the surface of the water when there is no wind whatsoever.

In meditation we are still trying to “do” something, as in calm the mind, stop thoughts, “be peaceful”, and so forth. But contemplation is effortless. The “doer” dissolves, and we rest in the immense silence of Being. We can bring contemplation with us, even when we leave the meditation cushion, and eventually, we cannot lose it, it continues unobstructed, in whatever situation we find ourselves.

When we arrive to this “place”, we go beyond the realm of cause and effect. And when we return again to the world of duality, the first place we enter, so to speak, is the causal plane, where causes originate. I am wondering if perhaps it is here, that we can plant seeds for a better world, which would eventually appear in the “gross” plane.

Is it by envisioning? by active dreaming? Certainly, whatever it is, it is spontaneous and effortless, not premeditated, and not a “visualization technique” or anything of the sort. It is more about willingly participating in the optimizing force of eternal life that underlies all comings and goings.

So, just as sound can shatter glass, perhaps we can, through holding this frequency, the resonance of our own Infinite Essence, shatter the glass of the invisible structure that keeps us in prison. It is like glass. You can’t really see it with your eyes, it is more a vibrational force field, and as long as you don’t try to pass through it, you can have the idea that the glass wall is not there, and that you are really free.

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