spirituality / spiritual group


< (Next) 1 > Tied closely to doubt - makyo doesn't work very well. Makyo. Makyo. Spiritual bullshit. Why do people have - why do some of you have - have makyo? Because you doubt yourself. Do you know what you do when you doubt yourself? You come up with all this crap. You come up with all these little clichés and these little sayings and these little … Well, that's bullshit! And you tell yourself you're spiritual. You're not! Spiritual is so yesterday. It really is. It was just a bad excuse for being in your mind and making yourself seem better than anybody else, because ultimately you really doubted yourself. It doesn't look good on you.

< (Next) 1 > I've had my fill over lifetimes of the spiritual leaders, of the spiritual masturbation, of the spiritual misguidance. Why doesn't somebody just tell everybody you are God also? That's it. Period. Done. You are. You know that. And it becomes mental. It truly becomes a thing of the mind, this whole spiritual journey, and the mind turns it into some great big mystery. It's not. It's not. Mystery is simplicity, actually. God is simple. God is pure. Nothing complex about God. Simplicity. That's God. That's it.

< (Next) 5 > Remember back in here (before the "X") was destructuring, what appeared to be chaos, what appeared to be your life going to hell, the self-doubt, everything else, and filled with a lot of makyo. You would try to counter or to soothe these difficult challenging feelings by giving yourself a lot of makyo, giving yourself, "I am a spiritual being," and giving yourself esoteric intellectual things that were actually compounding the challenge.

< (Next) 10 > Now, don't blame it on the journalists. Don't blame it on the media company. Blame it on humans who don't feel or read between the lines. They work on, dare I say, churches and religions and, my dear friends, spiritual organizations. They're the easiest of all. I go on record. They are the easiest of all. Why? Because most spiritual groups - and I'll say this loud - are simply extensions of religions. They use these type of groups - self-improvement, self-development to manipulate energies. And they're at work right now.

< e2012 3 > Spirituality is so simple. You don't need any studying. You don't need to pay for courses. You don't need to follow a guru. The guru is probably less enlightened than any of you, but he's got that magic because of your - oh, Steve is saying your idiocy (laughter) - of being able to extract money and power and admiration from the guru worshippers. I say, in spite of what Steve says, I say it's because many humans - not you - but many humans were not quite ready yet to take that responsibility. That's why they also hang out in the churches. You have done, actually, an exemplary job, a wonderful job of going beyond that.

< e2012 10 > Even the concepts of spirituality stop evolving. Because that indicates that there is something yet to learn. That indicates there is almost a required growth that comes next. That indicates that the spiral keeps spiraling. And it does for a long time, for a long, long time until it comes back into itself. That stops the cycle of evolution.

Makes a dramatic change also in the concept of your livelihood, your living. You will no longer evolve when you come to a certain point on the spiritual path. Maybe frightening? The common reaction should be “This is it?! I'm not going to get any smarter? I'm not going to get any healthier? I'm not going to get any wiser?” That's correct, and that's a good thing.

< Discovery 4 > What's the difference between religion and spirituality? Religion, ehh, filled with a lot of victims. Filled with people who don't want to think for themselves. Filled with people who are playing a power game – both sides of it – the members and the leaders. Biggest difference I would say is in the spirit-… there was a lot of people involved in spirituality. They leave religion at a certain point because they realize there's a lot of restrictions. They realize that they want to do some thinking on their own. Nothing, absolutely nothing wrong with religion. It serves a purpose up to a point. Spirituality. People get involved in spirituality. Some wonderful, wonderful things, because it kind of, mmm, sets you free – partially – to begin exploring.

< Discovery 4 > The new age movement, for instance. There's not a central office. There's not a hierarchy. It's pretty loose. Really loose. But in spirituality, it's a lot of searching and seeking. It's a lot of putting your toes in the water to test the temperature, and it can lead to a lot of makyo. Not that it always does, but it can lead to that, because you can forget about the true desires, the knowingness that I talked about last month. You can forget about that and get all caught up in, let's say, an essential oil, and you spend years and years going through all of the essential oils. The only essential oil that's really worth a damn is your own sweat. You can quote me on that!

< Discovery 4 > Again, they're wonderful, but easy to get caught up in certain rituals of the spiritual group, of the new age, certain books, classes or anything else; can lead to a lot of makyo. Generally, those on the spiritual path are still searching. They haven't made that commitment. Not in all cases. Please don't send emails to Cauldre – he's telling me to say that – but there's a marked difference between if I was standing here with you versus standing here with a crowd of just spiritual new age types. A tremendous difference.

< Discovery 4 > You, my dear friends, have made a commitment, and it's about enlightenment. It's not about … in spirituality, so much of it is about trying to make human life a little bit more comfortable. A little bit more comfortable or sometimes even just justifying some of the harsh things about life. But you've made a commitment. It goes back to that knowingness that we talked about, something that you felt deep within you. It wasn't anything that was practiced. It wasn't anything that you even prepared for. It happened first. Probably because of some sort of adversity, probably because of even just getting tired of just going through the birth-death cycle. But something inside you triggered that knowingness.

< Discovery 4 > It's enlightenment and the commitment to it. And, as you probably know, it is harder than the spiritual path. Much harder. The spiritual path, I would say, is often designed around making life a little bit more comfortable. The Shaumbra path is basically redefining life entirely, with your body, with your mind, with your spirit, the relationship of you with yourself. Oftentimes, it involves absolutely smashing and shattering any concepts that you had about life, about yourself, about comfort, about happiness. Eventually, you realize those words really have very little or no meaning.