CONGRESS, AZ—For the last few days I’ve been contemplating taking this, or another blog, in a new direction. Then this morning, reader Jud sent me this link from Scott Kiloby’s site about “premature awakening.”
At first I thought Jud was being critical of me (and maybe he/she was as it seems a lot of people have been beating up on me lately), but then upon reading the post, I agreed with practically all of it.
Adyashanti told me earlier in the year that I was at what he calls the Transcendent Self stage—what many people throughout history have called enlightenment. This stage still has a “self” (the Witness), but the personal self (the ego) has been transcended (seen through, experienced as “other”). He said “this is where all the good stuff happens,” meaning the magic and the direct experience of God.
Adyashanti says there is still another level beyond this which he calls No Self, and which I’ve had a few experiences with.
Still, some interesting points I took from Kiloby’s article (my wording):
- That not all chakras clear at the same time
- That when the head chakra clears, people often go right into “teacher mode”
I definitely went into #2 right away (as you can see with all my Horton stuff). Kiloby says he did too and said this is practically expected.
But #1 surprised me and—synchronistically meshing with my desire to shake things up a bit on the blog—got me thinking about my own “chakra” issues (I don’t come from a chakra background):
- The self-concern chakra. I’m still too habituated with self-preservation and getting my way.
- The taking criticism too seriously chakra. Damned if I know why, but I still haven’t “cleared” this chakra.
Both of these (and I’m sure there are others), instantly and unconsciously “contract” me out of the Vastness and that really bothers me. Sadly, I’ve yet to find anyone like me who blogs about their personal life (as opposed to just showing their stage persona), so I’m pretty much on my own (nothing new there) but I have a few ideas.
Anyway, no firm decisions yet on the blog or my direction, but it seems the times are a-changin’.
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