What is Embodiment # 82: The Desert (Meta-Commentary # 5)

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19 posts to go and I’m running dry.

For a while there I was carried by the purpose and meaning that “serving the enlightenment transmission” gave me.

I won’t lie to you: it felt good.

The belief allowed me to access the new-clear energy and the energy boosted my belief.

Then I split the hair and the whole thing detonated in my face.

Now I am back in the desert—where I always was—staring at the fall-out of an atomized dream.

Wondering, was I betrayed or did I betray myself? The answer, as always, is a little of both.

8 thoughts on “What is Embodiment # 82: The Desert (Meta-Commentary # 5)

  1. Maybe trying so hard to obliterate yourself is unnatural. Maybe the Vedas are correct that it’s simultaneously one and different, that there is a false ego and a real ego, along with the Play Dough within which it exists. That philosophy seems to me to be bigger and not entailing such determinations, since obviously we are individuated for a reason.. HOWEVER, this is a step or doorway, that which you teach, & for that portal pop stuff, I use it as a tool and it can work. The attention also, by nature, goes where it will in each Present moment, which is “center stage” and that following/allowing can be a portal too. Thank you for all! You are loved, I might add!!

  2. Hey Jasun thanks for transmitting human. The “little of both” seems endless in my life too.

    Knowing you are doing this for 100 days despite the atomic detonations has been inspiring. A 100 day container of one project/theme has been nourishing to my mind and body; I hope you keep going.

  3. Me too. And I think the “desert” periods in a seeker’s life are actually requirements if we’re to get beyond the smog of our society’s triteness. Like real deserts, these times of wandering lost aren’t actually empty…

  4. Hi Jasun, I’ve been compiling questions while Ive been following these posts, here are ten of them:

    1. Are there other transmissions besides the enlightenment transmission?
    2. Is there a directly opposing force to the enlightenment transmission that is sucking away enlightenment?
    3. Does the concept of enlightenment imply a definitive plateau and that the journey of the soul is finite?
    4. Is denial of the worth of ego, itself an egotistical act?
    5. To the extent that ego-derived personality quirks inform individuality, is the enlightenment transmission anti-individuality?
    6. To what extent does surrendering to the Now negate co-creation of reality?
    7. To what extent does surrendering to the Now prevent the expression of moral principles?
    8. Given that most of earth’s well-known spiritual masters are teachers; does this imply the will to teach others is inherent to spiritual mastery?
    9. Considering enlightenment / new age groups from a social engineering viewpoint: are they being marginalised?
    10. Is alternative culture in general strengthened or disempowered by fragmentation and stratification?

    • 1. Are there other transmissions besides the enlightenment transmission?

      There may be many transmissions—but there is only one cheesecloth.

      2. Is there a directly opposing force to the enlightenment transmission that is sucking away enlightenment?

      There are holes in the cheesecloth that have a gravitational pull, but no hole is far from the fabric.

      3. Does the concept of enlightenment imply a definitive plateau and that the journey of the soul is finite?

      The concept of enlightenment can imply just about anything you want it to.

      4. Is denial of the worth of ego, itself an egotistical act?

      All value judgments probably come from ego. Judgments about what is real or unreal would seem to belong to the body—and Soul.

      5. To the extent that ego-derived personality quirks inform individuality, is the enlightenment transmission anti-individuality?

      It certainly can appear this way.

      6. To what extent does surrendering to the Now negate co-creation of reality?

      100%. Or zero. How can reality be changed/influenced/co-created if there is only this moment?

      7. To what extent does surrendering to the Now prevent the expression of moral principles?

      No idea.

      8. Given that most of earth’s well-known spiritual masters are teachers; does this imply the will to teach others is inherent to spiritual mastery?

      It implies that man does not live by enlightenment alone.

      9. Considering enlightenment / new age groups from a social engineering viewpoint: are they being marginalised?

      I’d say they are being utilized.

      10. Is alternative culture in general strengthened or disempowered by fragmentation and stratification?

      “To stratify: to divide or arrange into classes, castes, or social strata”

      Alternative culture is both strengthened and disempowered, because fragmentation/stratification allows it to function and flourish within the dominant culture, while at the same time co-opting its original purpose, that of diverging from the dominant culture and of creating diversification within it.

      This seems to be built into all cultures, including sub-cultures and even groups (which are mini-subcultures): they end up subverting their original purpose in favor of primary purpose, to survive.

      Look at it this way: an enlightenment teacher can only spread enlightenment if he can survive by doing so. But he can only survive by maintaining or increasing his client base. If he is successful (provides enlightenment), his client base will not increase but reduce, which means he will not be able to continue spreading enlightenment.

      Enlightenment (individuation) is extraction from culture/total autonomy; teaching enlightenment is a cultural offshoot that feeds the larger culture and depends on it.

      I don’t know what the answer is; based on the evidence, the enlightened don’t know either.

      • “If he is successful (provides enlightenment), his client base will not increase but reduce, which means he will not be able to continue spreading enlightenment.”

        The way around this is to ensure one’s clients get enough of a taste of enlightenment to tell others about it — become “transmissionaries”– this way there’s a constant turnover via word of mouth. The danger with this is that the subculture, like all cultures, becomes a cult, complete with its own value system, rules, and hierarchy (ie, stratification).

  5. Funny how the “driest” of posts seems to have inspired one of the fullest responses. Heartening, thanks!

    JP: I will get to those questions soon. Tho I may only have ten “I don’t knows” for you!

  6. I found it interesting that the “driest” post followed Tumescence! But yes, the questions posed were based on contemplation after reading posts, so I wasn’t expecting or hoping for direct empirical answers, they’re just food for thought.

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