by Isaac George
March 19th 2019
The Disease of More (An excerpt from a blog by Mark Mason)
“I recently met a guy who, despite having a massively successful business, an awesome lifestyle, a happy relationship, and a great network of friends, told me with a straight face, that he was thinking of hiring a coach to help him “reach the next level.”
When I asked him what this elusive next level was, he said he wasn’t sure, that that’s why he needed a coach, to point out his blind spots and show him what he’s missing out on.
“Oh,” I said. And then stood there awkwardly for a moment, gauging how brutally honest I was willing to be with someone I just met. This guy was very enthusiastic, clearly ready to spend a lot of money on whatever problem someone decided to tell him he had.
“But what if there’s nothing to fix?” I said.
“What do you mean?” he asked.
“What if there is no ‘next level?’ What if it’s just an idea you made up in your head? What if you’re already there and not only are you not recognizing it, but by constantly pursuing something more, you’re preventing yourself from appreciating it and enjoying where you are now?”
He bristled a bit at my questions. Finally, he said, “I just feel like I need to always be improving myself, no matter what.”
“And that, my friend, might actually be the problem.”
(original post: https://markmanson.net/disease-of-more)
Does this sound like you, or someone you know? From my vantage point some spiritual peeps are also in the same boat. Always chasing the next level, the next epiphany, the next big high. Trying to achieve enlightenment is an oxymoron. It will never work.
Simplicity trumps complexity. As a spiritual mentor, healer and evolutionary astrologer, I get pretty annoyed with systems or disciplines that are convoluted and end up ensnaring the unwitting into a complex set of spiritual rules and expectations that, frankly, no one can ever live up to.
An example: the “Bodhisattava Curse” is a Sanskrit or Hindu vow that one will not go for the gold of total liberation until all beings are liberated (saved). The other component is the New Cage dogma that says that if you see discord in the world then it’s because you have discord within you. You are now to blame and you gotta fix your karma in order for evolution to proceed. As you can see there isn’t that much difference between the two positions.
Essentially, the voices of spiritual authorities are another part of the Matrix hierarchy that’s only interested in one thing – perpetuating the victim/perpetrator/saviour system that favors a small elite living off the energy of everyone else. Now I’m not calling for a violent overthrow of the ruling classes, but I also see the value of discerning what is happening, then asking your own Spirit “okay, what do you want me to do about this?” This applies to every single aspect of your Life, not just the big issues. You then get to choose whether you follow your ego (karma, conditioned programming) or your innermost authority…your spirit.
Mark’s blog amply illustrated the crisis of consciousness we face today. Prince said it well too; “The battleground is your mind. The prize is your Soul.”
Own your Soul, your body, your heart and your sovereign divine signature. Don’t allow spiritual glamour distract you and keep you apathetic and sidelined. That’s exactly how it’s set up…from religion to politics to social traditions and cultures.
The Sun moves into the sign of Aries later today, the energy of I Am and the warrior. Think about a creating a life, your life, instead of someone else’s. Feel into what a life of spiritual anarchy would look like. It will be a life of impeccable self-responsibility and unlimited opportunities for every feeling, emotion, potential and expression, and organic transformation. Think ecstasy. Live your version and vision…Now.
Have a great Equinox and Full Moon
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