January 21, 2016 5:26 PM
At around the 29:10 mark of this BATGAP video, Francis Bennett suggests a “Coming out of the Closet” day for spiritual teachers. He was talking about spiritual teachers becoming more transparent—to show their human side.
I’ve been saying this for years, and I was glad to have stumbled across the video (unfortunately, none of the rest of the panel of teachers seemed too thrilled about “coming out of the closet.”)
Then today, as I was looking for that Facebook post that Francis mentioned in the video (I didn’t find it), I came across another video he did with Adyashanti, and in it (around the 10:40 mark) Adya is talking about how empty modern nonduality is leaving people, that “there’s got to be something more.”
“Intimacy and closeness with existence,” Adya goes on to say.
Intimacy and closeness—the Mystic Aspect, getting to know the Divine, listening to Her whispers. Wonderful to hear Adya pointing to this—he even goes on to say that there’s a “feminine” quality to this new awakening (around the 20:00 mark).
So many spiritual teachers focus exclusively on the Witness Aspect—and yet there is so much more to awakening: The Soul, the Mystic, the Ascetic, the Divine living through us (TaoGod(I)), ….
It’s great to see the big players in the spiritual game starting to see and share this, that awakening is not just some mental and rational objective, that it’s not all about the discovery of “emptiness.” That the path of the Heart is an integral component of the nondual path, and not just for the religious.
Let’s hope this little spark catches fire.
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