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This is all truly your experience. Everything that comes to you or has come to you was drawn forth by your choice in the experience. You see as you want to see. this key is the first to realizing true potential. Living in this knowing of your radiance will allow you to feel self empowered. The energy you wield is defined by the state of consciousness. This state and all states of the mind are pure in their divine purpose. Allow your thinking to dissolve and restructure itself in alignment with higher wavelengths of being. Fill the gaps of ignorance with thoughts of true love, acceptance, and faith in the ONE that settles all things. Collecting your thoughts is an expression giving life to your ability to transform these thoughts. This ability extends through time in a limitless way that expands into infinite transformation ( endless light and love ). There is no death but the mulch of decaying thoughts seeding NEW states of awareness. Be Aware !
HUTAKAMEN: Tribe of MT. tabor - Portland, OR.
~The Temple is its People~
This Tribe is dedicated to converging in unity for the benefit of all sentience. WE the Tribe are projecting portals of ascension by gathering in gratitude to the One that we are. Ritual, learning and truth is our key to Reflecting and perceiving ourselves into the infinite dream. This community is a cohesion of love that brings humans into a consciousness of a High SPIRITUAL Nature. WE gather to remember and express the many and the ONE. Collectively shining we express the myriad forms of transformation. The goal is to commune in praise to the unified field that connects all beings and times. through meditative focus and ceremonial causation The tribe of Hutakamen can lead us through duality into wholeness. Come share with friends and hearts alike to create community of divine expression. Mt Tabor is a high energy Portal expanding with infinite potential. May we Bring Awareness to the ETernal HEART of TRUTH. WE are the ones we dreamed would come!
Principles of Spiritual Activism
Principles of Spiritual Activism
by Will Keepin
by Will Keepin
- Transformation of motivation from anger/fear/despair to compassion/love/purpose. This is a vital challenge for today's social change movement. This is not to deny the noble emotion of appropriate anger or outrage in the face of social injustice. Rather, this entails a crucial shift from fighting against evil to working for love, and the long-term results are very different, even if the outer activities appear virtually identical. Action follows Being, as the Sufi saying goes. Thus "a positive future cannot emerge from the mind of anger and despair" (Dalai Lama).
- Non-attachment to outcome. This is difficult to put into practice, yet to the extent that we are attached to the results of our work, we rise and fall with our successes and failures—a sure path to burnout. Hold a clear intention, and let go of the outcome—recognizing that a larger wisdom is always operating. As Gandhi said, "the victory is in the doing," not the results. Also, remain flexible in the face of changing circumstances: "Planning is invaluable, but plans are useless."(Churchill)
- Integrity is your protection. If your work has integrity, this will tend to protect you from negative energy and circumstances. You can often sidestep negative energy from others by becoming "transparent" to it, allowing it to pass through you with no adverse effect upon you. This is a consciousness practice that might be called "psychic aikido."
- Integrity in means and ends. Integrity in means cultivates integrity in the fruit of one's work. A noble goal cannot be achieved utilizing ignoble means.
- Don't demonize your adversaries. It makes them more defensive and less receptive to your views. People respond to arrogance with their own arrogance, creating rigid polarization. Be a perpetual learner, and constantly challenge your own views.
- You are unique. Find and fulfill your true calling. "It is better to tread your own path, however humbly, than that of another, however successfully." (Bhagavad Gita)
- Love thy enemy. Or at least, have compassion for them. This is a vital challenge for our times. This does not mean indulging falsehood or corruption. It means moving from "us/them" thinking to "we" consciousness, from separation to cooperation, recognizing that we human beings are ultimately far more alike than we are different. This is challenging in situations with people whose views are radically opposed to yours. Be hard on the issues, soft on the people.
- Your work is for the world, not for you. In doing service work, you are working for others. The full harvest of your work may not take place in your lifetime, yet your efforts now are making possible a better life for future generations. Let your fulfillment come in gratitude for being called to do this work, and from doing it with as much compassion, authenticity, fortitude, and forgiveness as you can muster.
- Selfless service is a myth. In serving others, we serve our true selves. "It is in giving that we receive." We are sustained by those we serve, just as we are blessed when we forgive others. As Gandhi says, the practice of satyagraha ("clinging to truth") confers a "matchless and universal power" upon those who practice it. Service work is enlightened self-interest, because it cultivates an expanded sense of self that includes all others.
- Do not insulate yourself from the pain of the world. Shielding yourself from heartbreak prevents transformation. Let your heart break open, and learn to move in the world with a broken heart. As Gibran says, "Your pain is the medicine by which the physician within heals thyself." When we open ourselves to the pain of the world, we become the medicine that heals the world. This is what Gandhi understood so deeply in his principles of ahimsa and satyagraha. A broken heart becomes an open heart, and genuine transformation begins.
- What you attend to, you become. Your essence is pliable, and ultimately you become that which you most deeply focus your attention upon. You reap what you sow, so choose your actions carefully. If you constantly engage in battles, you become embattled yourself. If you constantly give love, you become love itself.
- Rely on faith, and let go of having to figure it all out. There are larger 'divine' forces at work that we can trust completely without knowing their precise workings or agendas. Faith means trusting the unknown, and offering yourself as a vehicle for the intrinsic benevolence of the cosmos. "The first step to wisdom is silence. The second is listening." If you genuinely ask inwardly and listen for guidance, and then follow it carefully—you are working in accord with these larger forces, and you become the instrument for their music.
- Love creates the form. Not the other way around. The heart crosses the abyss that the mind creates, and operates at depths unknown to the mind. Don't get trapped by "pessimism concerning human nature that is not balanced by an optimism concerning divine nature, or you will overlook the cure of grace." (Martin Luther King) Let your heart's love infuse your work and you cannot fail, though your dreams may manifest in ways different from what you imagine.