Many educators, researchers, professionals, therapists, religions and spiritual pathways think that theirs is the only correct formula and will not accept the possibility of what they are saying being written in a language different to their own.
In everything I have ever written, I have owned my words. I have not hidden behind the anonymity of a "spiritual" name or some other "aka". Nor have I spent a lot of time quoting other authorities. This is part of my process of me taking responsibility for me.
When I was studying Transpersonal Psychology, one of my teachers said to me ..
He went on ..
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Perhaps I have been lucky. The English Language, to me, does not carry any emotional meaning because it was not the language to which I was exposed in the womb.
Consequently, from my adoptive parents (and my schooling), I have learned to write in plain English (with a slight Australian Accent) because I have found that people tend to get lost and confused within the jargon that separates one group from another. Some of what I write, you may find challenging from the perspective of past experiences and what you may have been taught. In many cases it is written this way - to challenge what you have been led to believe by others .. so that you may, as I have done, look deeply inside yourself .. to find the answers for yourself.
Some readers may intellectually try to analyze what I am saying .. try to find correlations between what I'm saying and what they have been taught either through the mystic schools or through scientific study. This is because these people (and I was one of them) have to find some way of defending what they have been taught, their knowledge and beliefs. This is the personality ego.
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Perhaps it is unfortunate that none of these groups have learned to establish a common language . . . It is the general public, the parents and guardians, that get lost in the confusion .. and the children who suffer the consequences....
What is written for the Teacher is identical to that written for the Psychologist, the Philosopher, the Scientist, the Theologian, the Social worker, the Business Person, the Mystic and the Parent. The only differences are in the preconception and language used to describe the same consciousness ...
In writing as I write, I am crossing the boundaries of language between mysticism and scientific belief. By using plain, common words that everybody understands, it is natural that I should bypass the "head".
And this is good. Whilst the head is busy arguing, debating the meaning of words, the words have already got into the body .. and the body has resonated ..
In other words, the words that Fiona and I write are "alive"
And this is why there are so many reactions. For all of our lives, most of is have been brought up in a society whose language is "plain speak". It is this language that the body understands. It is the words of "plain speak" that the body reacts to.
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What does come up from all of this is that "the energy of ONE expressing" cannot be defined or confined into any one box or subjected to a singular label.
The truth of the energy of the Divine is perceived by each spirituality (East and West) according to the genetic perceptions of past religious and cultural preconceptions, learning's, and understanding.
To say that one is right to the exclusion of any other is to absolutely deny the integrity of "the energy of ONE expressing".
The composite picture can only be understood by combining the philosophies of East and West, and adding to it the mythology and philosophy of the ages. We are being assisted in the understanding of this through current scientific (in particular genetic) research.
To create the composite picture, all of the data must be put in a common language so that the operating system of the human bio computer can index it correctly.
Once a common language is established and understood, the individual can go through the memory, and delete or modify those files as necessary so that conflicts disappear.
Once I moved beneath my "need to learn in order to justify my existence", I removed from my belief structure my own "fear of forgetting" and remembered that everything I was looking for, was already coded into the genetic memory of my own human bio computer (DNA)
There is only one truth, which in its fluidity, is common to all fields of human Endeavour. This is the integrity of "the one energy expressing".
"The Words and Language of Transpersonal Spirituality" was written, published and © by Transpersonal LifeStreams®, Tasmania, Australia. The URL's are http://www.anunda.com/about/words.htm
Updated January, 2005
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