Common Sense

According to the dictionary common sense is practical wisdom.  Practical wisdom is the ability to apply knowledge to a situation in order to gain a favorable result.  Courtesy is a form of common sense, like saying please and thank you, eating with utensils instead of fingers (unless that is cultural), or acknowledging greetings from other.  Sometimes there isn’t a lot of agreement on what is common sense.  However, let’s explore some ideas about common sense in spirituality.

The-sacred-lifeThe dharma of Amaraji Maha Marai is based on the belief that each individual is a spark of divine light, that all beings arise from One Source, that humans have been gifted with the ability to imagine and analyze situations in order to respond to them.  Humans, therefore, are blessed with the inner need to express love, joy, peace, light, and life.  These are qualities not emotions.  The path of spirituality arises when an individual seeks to expand, understand, and share these divine qualities in whatever way is possible under current circumstances.  This drive to embrace our divine nature constitutes souls’ imperative to seek union with a Higher Power.

 Let’s look at some common sense objectives for a spiritual seeker. When we are attempting to find something it helps to have a general idea of where to look and where to not get bogged down.  That’s the idea on the spiritual path.  The first thing to do when taking a journey is to create an inventory of what you have and what will be needed then we acquire things along the road.

  1. We know our personal ethical code and adhere to it even when it’s inconvenient and we are tempted to do otherwise.
  2. Take inventory of one’s benefactor qualities and do an honest assessment of one’s harmful and detrimental behaviors. Then accept that both these things are true about the self and while modifications can occur we will never really be rid of either of these things.  In other words accept all of what we are as a human being.
  3. Accept that there is no utopia and never will be. Life is not fair.  There is no way to create a perfect life, a perfect relationship, work with the perfect teacher, or belong to a perfect community.  Instead, we grow, evolve, forgive, and try again many times.bigstock-Child-sitting-on-a-rooftop-and-12160391-300x209
  4. Find a reliable teacher to assist in expanding your promise, your gifts, as a soul. But don’t expect the teacher to be perfect…if you’re lucky the teacher will be a full human being who has learned from his/her mistakes and wants to help you learn from yours.
  5. Ash-E-Tah needs to be a daily practice. Ash-E-Tah means accepting what is and looking for the sweetness that is also available even in the midst of horrible events.  We all live life between one challenge and the next upsetting event…however, there is usually quite a lot of time (hours if not days/weeks/months) between difficulties.  Our life can be lived by focusing on the space between the tiger and the dragon.
  6. The human brain is hardwired to problem solve. When we perceive a challenge the brain kicks in to figure out how to survive, even if it isn’t our direct problem.  Over exposure to tragic, horrible, disastrous, emotionally draining events that we can do nothing about is detrimental to our physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.  Common sense dictates that we limit our exposure to bad news and focus on helping where we are actually able to make a difference. This keeps us strong in difficult and dangerous times instead of depressed and burned-out.
  7. It is common sense to accept that we are not indispensable. We may be important in the lives of many people but they got along somehow in the world before they met us and they will get along somehow if we are no longer available.  It’s ego to never take a regular time out for rest, play, and sanctuary because others “need” us to be there for them.  As Gandalf said, you are just a little fellow in a very large world after all.  We have been chosen to offer our gift…but so has everyone else.  Our job is to do what we can and let others take care of the rest of the problems.tumblr_mlipahaKVj1qhmhdfo1_500
  8. Because we seek enlightenment we are bound to acquire some sooner or later. Most enlightenment is about our behavior, habituated choices, cultural conditioning, and coming face-to-face with personal entitlement.  This is why true enlightenment often results in our saying- Oh, shit!  The common sense of discovery is to see or recognize what was and make a plan to free/liberate ourselves from that suffering.  So, retroactive guilt, guilt that comes from feeling bad because we were ignorant and did harmful things is not useful.  If, however, we continue the behavior after we know better guilt could assist in making positive change.  By and large, however, guilt is not helpful.  Shame is not helpful.  Deciding to make a new plan, a new life, a new attempt to do better- that’s helpful!

This is a short list of a common sense approaches to spirituality.  There are undoubtedly many other items you could add to this list.  Perhaps the most important advice of all is- ask questions, try things out for yourself to see if they work for you, and remember this is your journey to the ultimate union with the Higher Power.  Others have left a trail, a path, even a road…make sure their way is the best way for you

Spirit’s Manifestations

There are five basic manifestations of the path of spirit: love, joy, peace, abundant life, and light.

Today, let’s examine the manifestations of love.
The basic nature of humans and most animals is love.

Kindness-cat-and-birdManifestation #1 is Kindness
The first step consists of the golden rule: if you wouldn’t want unpleasant things to happen to you don’t create them for others.  If we don’t want disparaging remarks made about us, then don’t make them about others.  If we don’t want someone responding in irritation and anger, then don’t respond that way.  If we don’t want rejection and betrayal, then don’t reject or betray others.


Give away to others only what you are willing to receive for yourself.
This is the practice of holding up all of our actions to examination.  How would I feel if someone said, looked, acted in that way to me?  All of these practices are difficult to establish.  Expect to make mistakes.  As long as we still feel disempowered, unaccepted, unappreciated, belittled, betrayed, angry, or frustrated, we still have that negativity inside of us.  What we feel is ours!  It’s us having the experience.

Once we have accepted that what we feel is ours we can develop the practice of thanking those who allowed us to experience our negative emotions that create suffering.  Once we understand that we are the cause of our suffering we can develop mind habits that free us from suffering.  If we are one with Divine Spirit it doesn’t make any difference what anyone else is doing.

devotionManifestation #2 is Devotion
This is a rule of Love because awakening to passionate admiration for a great being, saint, spiritual teacher, or other representative of Divine Spirit allows one to emulate and model our behavior on someone we respect and hold in high regard. The All Spirit doesn’t require us to adore or worship.  We perform these practices because they awaken love inside of our hearts.  A true spiritual teacher doesn’t need or demand your devotion.  Is Great Spirit diminished because we decide not to pray?  No.  Does it matter to us?  Absolutely.  Devotion changes our relationship to love, kindness, and awakening consciousness.

Thupten_Jinpa_Modern_CompassionManifestation #3 Compassion
Compassion is the willingness to feel and experience the pain of another without needing to fix it, heal it, or do anything about it.  We are the gentle, warm-hearted listener allowing another to express their suffering without benefit of our advice.  Compassion is the practice of seeing a loved one’s face in the face of all other beings.  It’s the ability to truly rejoice in the good that comes to another even as a parent rejoices in the accomplishments of their child without envy or self-interest.  Compassion is the ability to see everyone as worthy.

prayer_t_nvRule #4 Sacrifice
Sacrifice is the willingness to take an active role in relieving suffering.
Here are some ways that might happen:  speak for those whose voices are not heard; give to charities; conduct a clothing or food drive; spend time praying for the benefit of all beings each day; if good things happen for you, dedicate the merit of that good for others.  Walk barefoot and let the pain, shame, and rejection you experience be an energy you carry for those who bear great suffering.  Bless the food you eat that all beings, everywhere, shall be full and content.  When cleaning dedicate that energy so that entities will be freed from their inner pain and feelings of unworthiness.  When in pain, say, As I have and feel this pain, and as it is healed, may it do good for all the people of the world who are in pain.

The practices of love are liberating us through conscious awareness.  To truly practice being love means there is no vacation, and no time off to be human, judgmental, depressed, unworthy, limited, or a gossip. Constant vigilance of our thoughts and behaviors will reap the reward of feeling and knowing love all of the time.  Why would we want to do anything else?

Self & Spirit

Let’s examine three energies of self on the path of spirit.  They are Self-Awareness; Self-Actualization, and Self-Realization.

130922-130551Self-awareness is the way we understand why we do what we do.  Most of the time we tend to live in an unconscious reactive state.  Something happens and we react to it.  Self-awareness allows us to develop an understanding of our reactive states.  Sometimes we might start by using a handy label- we tell ourselves we act in certain ways because we come from a dysfunctional family, we’re an incest survivor, we are recovering from something (alcohol, drugs, abuse, trauma, etc.).  If we discover that we are not a victim we begin to realize we can change our minds about relationships, reactions, and what our past means to us.  As humans we are part of a collective: families, peers/friends, organizations, support groups, cultural or educational identities; as well as a gender, a national, ethnic, or societal group.  If we want to be different we have to understand how these collectives function and what our payoff is by belonging to them. Defining ourselves and then determining, through questioning, if our identity is the one we really want is part of self-awareness.

This is not self-judgment, self-criticism, or self-hatred.  It is a logical assessment of the choices that have led us to where we are and a well thought out assessment of where we might choose to go or who we might choose to be. It’s deciding how we got where we are, and determining what’s next. Self-awareness is fine tuning the energy of our lives.

main-thumbnail1Self-actualization means being able to manifest what we want to manifest.  It’s the ability to motivate ourselves into creating and achieving goals.  We do this through clear visualization and affirmation.  Affirmation is not a wish statement. It’s a clear intention of what we plan to accomplish.  A true affirmation is made with knowledge that the goal is possible.  A wish statement might be: I want my house to sell in two weeks.  An affirmative statement is: I know that my house will sell to the right buyer.  

When we are self-actualized we are not praying, begging, or hoping for divine intervention.  We are aware that a clear, concise plan and the personal energy to manifest that plan will bring the desired results.  And when our original plan doesn’t work we are able to adjust it without fear, guilt, or blame.  Getting our life to be focused, creative, and fulfilling becomes more important than excuses, self-recriminations, and a sense of failure.

thght1260_self_realizationSelf-realization is the knowledge that we are sacred beings, a child of Divine Spirit, and that there is nothing intrinsically wrong with us.  To reach this state of consciousness requires that we have a self-actualized, and self-aware life.  With self-realization or Divine Realization we understand that the only important things in life are to be kind, compassionate, generous, and to offer freely the gifts of grace we have been given.

The Path of Spirit is a do-it-yourself project.  There is no savior, just teachers along the way who can give us formulas or tools to get the job done.  We are the only one’s who can actually do the job of expressing love, joy, and peace within our relationships, our communities, and ourselves.  To come to Spirit-Realization is to become effective, magical, whole, and powerful in the energy of being our sacred self.  This is true self-realization.



Laughter Can Set Us Free

6c9f074d8c30aa1e02b4cc3acf9e41e5A long time ago you were a small child born with hopes and dreams.  You wanted to love and be loved, to laugh, to play, and to make a difference in the world.  The family that you were adopted or born into shared with you a structure and a way of understanding life, which was probably very different than what you understood as a pre-born spirit.  Your family had ways of thinking and being that were a response to what they had experienced in their lives.  They probably wished to save you from the suffering of the world- and so they taught you many things they believed to be useful.  Then, you became your own person.  Maybe you even believed you were not like everyone else in your family.  But the truth is no one really believes they fit in, belong, or are OK just like they are.

In the end no one fits in because there is no truth to the world of mind.  It’s all an illusion of thought.  Mind is full of notions and ideas; most of which make money for someone.  But making money is not a Truth…it is an experience of illusion.  The mind’s purpose is not to help you be who you truly are or to live as Divine Spirit.  Its purpose is to evaluate, categorize, judge, compare, and remember.

Earth-4039The Truth of Spirit Mind is: We are beloved children of Divine Spirit. This means we have a great light within us.  We have a great love within us.  The potential for sympathetic joy exists within us, and the energy of peace is also within us.  We cannot earn this.  We cannot create it.  It just exists.  It exists as our Tarai (spirit) mind- the mind that remembers who we truly are.  Coming to rely upon the Spirit Mind we will be able to know and remember why we came into this world.

The part of us that does not know purpose or believe this truth is ordinary thinking mind.  That mind is preoccupied with memories, judgments, rewards, anxiety, need, anger, fear, pain, grief, I want it- I don’t want it, depression and guilt.  In other words the ingredients of suffering.

The seeds (thoughts) we are sowing in our mind, into the ground of our spirit beingness, determine our experience of this world. 

No one can make us feel anything we do not decide to feel.  Over and over again individuals have demonstrated that they can hold to Divine Spirit truth even if their body is tortured and killed.  No one can make us commit an evil act…it is ourselves who choose to be evil or to be noble and virtuous.

When we find someone we are afraid of, or who has insulted us, and declare them to be the cause of our suffering we have created an enemy.  It is usual to feel that the enemy must be destroyed, left behind, or gotten rid of somehow. When we believe others are controlling our experiences we are outside of Spirit Truth.

As spirit’s people we, therefore, speak for right action not against the actions of others.

freedomHow can we avoid enemy consciousness?  It begins by understanding that we are in enemy consciousness within ourselves.  There is often a part of us that we hate.  This is the inner dialogue that tells us we are stupid or that there is must be something wrong with us.  This is our personal demon.  We all have one.  This demon was created by the words of people when we were small, or the words of people who were trying to educate us.

The demon is always a voice from our past.

The demon makes a lot of noise and we feel that we have to respond to that voice. So, we engage in an arguments with ourselves.  We may be constantly defending against this voice.  Arguing with the demon tends to make the self-hate and judgment more real, stronger, and less easily defended against.  It seems like we always lose.  It’s like a court battle with a corrupt attorney.  And this demon voice doesn’t always stay in our head, it might be voiced  by the people around us, those who feel it is their right to share negative opinions with us.

Most suffering is caused by the voices in our head.

When we have made a mistake of some kind we begin to be ashamed, then guilty, then angry.  When we are angry we blame someone.  If we blame others we become victimized.  When we blame ourselves we become depressed or hopeless.  Neither of these two options help us move from suffering into joy, peace, or love.

What if there was a tool?  The tool is Laughter….laughter can set us free!

Happy-ChildrenNow there are some songs that say love is the key- but actually that rarely works.  How many times have we managed be loving but still felt sad or upset inside?  It’s impossible to suffer and laugh at the same time.  However this will not work as long as we are determined to believe that everything we say, think, feel, and do is deadly serious.

We could begin to let go of taking life so seriously.   We could cultivate a sense of humor about ourselves and others.  We could begin to play at life instead of striving to conquer life.  We could discover beauty, grace, and the joy of seeing others happy.  We can find deep joy in service.

Liberation is possible if we truly understand that in life there will be suffering, and that mistakes are inevitable. Let us hope that we will be willing to make mistakes for the remainder of our lives.  If we cannot make mistakes we will have ceased to learn, grow, and expand into the more.  It helps to accept that we will never arrive at a place when everyone will love us, everyone will agree with us, approve of us, or even like us. Even we don’t give ourselves that consistent kind of attention.

Mistakes are inevitable, and suffering will happen- But laughter can set us free!


Spiritual Evolution

Everyone has a definition of what it means to be spiritual.  For some it’s following the rituals prescribed by the scriptures and doctrine of their faith, for others it’s spending time in nature, and for still others it’s a statement of belief such as- There is no God but God or Jesus Christ is my savior.  All faiths and spiritual paths have one goal in mind, however, and that is union with the Higher Power.

Let’s examine four ways in which spiritual evolution might be expressed.

God_father_kotarbinski-bThe first of these is the concept of the Higher Power as parental authority, a giver of laws, and the source of reward for good behavior or punishment for undesirable behaviors. This is, perhaps, the most common approach to spirituality.  Probably this is because we have copious examples of how authoritative expectation functions in life- from our parents, teachers, employers, spouses, and even our friends.  Most connections have a set of expectations (laws) that govern the success or failure of that relationship.  When we conform to expectations we receive the reward of being accepted, appreciated, and belonging.  If we transgress those expectations we are likely to experience rejection, admonishment, and possible divorcement.

When Divine Spirit is perceived as parental we believe that everything happens because it’s God’s will.  Everything happens for a reason and it’s all good. We get a job because spirit wants us to have it.  We lose a job because spirit wants us to do something else.  Earthquakes, fires, and floods are sent as messages from the Higher Power. We make decisions and hope our spiritual allies will make it all come out right in the end. So, in this phase it’s not unusual to become dogmatic and even rigid in our expectations of ourselves and others on whatever religious or spiritual path we have chosen.

personal-empowermentIf we make it past the concept that there is only one truth, one way, and one faith we might arrive in the territory of personal empowerment. Personal empowerment is an important psychological development of our personality so that we can make independent and considered decisions, and create our lives in a way that is rewarding and comfortable.  However, personal empowerment it is not the goal of spirituality.

When personal empowerment is made into a spiritual goal it often entails the rejection of all established faiths or any group that appears to have a hierarchy.  There can be, and often is, a rejection of spiritual teachers as well. Everything of Spirit is already inside of usI am my own guru.   However, how will we learn to access this spirit self or tell the difference between wishful imaginings and true spiritual enlightenment?

Sometimes our relationship with the Higher Power may be measured in how successful we are in attaining prestige, wealth, health, and the “right” relationship. There are, of course, a plethora of self-help, and how-to, books that describe in detail ways to bypass a tutor or spiritual mentor and get what we want from life.  Some of this information may actually be helpful on the journey.  But let’s consider that if we want to become proficient at any life skill it’s easier if we work with someone who actually knows what they’re doing and have experience in expressing the skills we hope to attain.

event_221557182Occasionally, personal empowerment becomes a yearning to acquire psychic skills or abilities such as clairvoyance, levitation, channeling, fire-starting, astral traveling, spirit guide acquisition, angelic encounters or visions of being God. Many consider these demonstrations to be evidence of spiritual attainment.  We can even find numerous examples of spiritual masters who demonstrated many or even all of these qualities.  However, they also exhibited loving-kindness, generosity, equanimity, compassion for all life, and a radiant presence that inspired others to find a way to experience divine fullness for themselves.

The third stage of developmental spirituality can take the form of complacency.  We have created a life that works, are engaged in service activities, and comfortable in our psychological understandings of self and spirit.  We are willing to explore possibilities of enlightenment but don’t wish to have our concepts and beliefs questioned or upset.  Spiritual alignment represents the occasional retreat, workshop, or meetings with a trusted mentor who is supportive of our investigative and experiential relationship with the Higher Power.  There is little or no desire to make a major commitment to enlightenment or awakening.  No desire to enter the realms of no self. My life works and I don’t want to mess with it.

GalaticAlignEyeSomeday we will have a profound desire for awakening.  When we are committed to removing anything that stands between us and a full, heartfelt, and impassioned relationship with Divine Spirit- we have reached the fourth stage of our spiritual evolution.  We awaken to the great being within.  This great being accepts life as it is- loss, change, death, old age, and illness. And yet this self knows that we remain woven to the wholeness of all life- that life is really only about loving, sharing, and living enthusiastically for the benefit of others. As long as space and time endure, as long as sentient beings remain-may I too remain to assuage the suffering of the world.

When we have gained skillful means to navigate the difficulties of life- equanimity becomes truly possible.  We have true faith.  This faith remains even if we lose everything we have acquired- money, property, prestige, fulfillment in our career, and even our loved ones. At the center of our existence there will reside a deep and abiding love and communion with Divine Spirit.   We will have merged into the Ocean of Oneness and although waves and storms may rage outwardly, within we are at peace- resting in the tranquil wholeness of Divine Spirit’s grace.  This is the path without delusions.

Creating Tribe

Tribal Values
The energy of tribal being-ness, family, and community is based upon shared and common values.  For thousands of years it was the common values of tribal cultures that contributed to their survival as a people. Their common goal was life, abundant life, the continuation of their people through their children. When a people truly become a tribe or community, there is a common understanding of values. What do tribes or communities value? Men?   Women?   War?   Peace?  Their superiority? Land?  Sacred sites?  Children?  A way of life?  Elders?   The Past?  The Earth?

Dongria-Kondh-tribe-membe-006Most tribes named themselves THE People which usually amounts to “us” and “them” which often results in domination, war, and control. So, it is time to come to a place of creating a new spiritual pathway that is not THE Way, but A Way of understanding values as energy and living a life of wholeness.

Core Values
A core value is a way in which we make decisions in our lives. Core values might shift or evolve but the underlying foundation does not change. Maybe at one time in your life you declared- “I am giving my life to Jesus.” Maybe you still do. But perhaps at some point the religious leadership of your community did not make positive demonstrations of authenticity so you lost faith in that church, but the core values you acquired remained. What are the core values of the Great Master, Jesus? To love one another and do good for others even if they hate you. His message said “Leave the desires of the world and follow the greater good of the Spirit. Optimized-Core-ValuesYour core values did not change if you left a church community but where and how you now express those values may have transformed. Perhaps you have even begun to seek a community that appears to make a greater demonstration of your core values.

Surface Values
There is a whole set of surface values that come into play within communities- dress codes, types of music, who is tithing and who isn’t, declaring what is sacred and what is not, fitting in or being weird, I like you or I don’t like you, socializing or being alone, etc. These values often change. Relationships change: in families, spiritual paths, organizations, and interactions. In our world, one person or group usually needs to be right and another needs to wrong so that we can feel righteous. This is what political parties, sports teams, nations, and various religious dogmas are all about.

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The Path of Spirit (Christ nature, Buddha nature, Light nature, Great Beingness) is beyond right or wrong.  Each of us at some time must choose for the highest values we understand and wish to practice in order to give our lives meaning.  What might we do to create a post-modern tribe?

A tribe needs to have certain core ethics, values, and understandings. Here are a few possibilities upon which we could build a tribe, a community, a new more humane world.

What if-
We remembered we are born from the Mother and are grateful for our gift of life?
We responded to suffering with true compassion instead of pity or sympathy?
We work so every being can have clean water, fresh air, food, and a safe home?
Children have lots of hugs and kisses so they know they are loved?
Women saw themselves and each other as sacred beings?
Men sought for a place to belong and contribute to all life on earth?
LGBT people discovered and celebrated their unique inner beauty in order to create peace for all beings?
Adults listened to children so they could understand and nurture the beauty of their potential and abilities?
Women understood they can only flourish in unity with their sisters?
Men expected themselves to rise to and act from their noble nature?
LGBT let go of the rebellious child to unify as one heart, as one people, for sacred purpose?
We learn to nurture, protect and honor all life as precious?
We remembered that we are spirit beings with the power to make things better for others through our prayers?


A Journey Into The Dark

journey-beginsThere is a difference between reality and truth.  Reality is what we imagine life is, truth is what life actually is.  Every time something happens we imagine what it means and weave it into the story of our lives. Let’s examine this- first there are the facts- perhaps a telephone call was made and there was no answer.  Then there is the attempt to decide what it means that the telephone was not answered.  Figuring out what something means is pure imagination.  Reality is created from imaginings while the Truth is created from simple facts with no interpretation.

What you know to be the truth about you does not need to be interpreted.   To say I have a heart of service could be interpreted that you a good person. But it really it is only a statement that acknowledges that you have a heart of service. To say- I love people could be interpreted that you are spiritual. But in truth it simply means that you love people.  One is truth and the other an imagination of meaning.  This could also be reversed.  I was angry, therefore, I am a bad person.  I told a lie, therefore, I am not spiritual.  Accepting what is without trying to connect it to another concept leads to freedom of mind.

awakeningWhen we take a journey into the dark (of interpretation) to find the light of truth…we are attempting to find the thing itself not our stories about it.  So as we take the journey of the Metta (loving kindness) we will need to work our way past the interpretations and stories about appearances into the truth of each statement.

The Metta
May all beings have-
Fresh air and water
Food to eat
A home & someone to love
A meaningful purpose
Be well and happy
And Free from Suffering

Life is not wonderful because you have thoughts and interpretations about what is happening.  Although there isn’t anything wrong with having thoughts about your life-try to think about the possibility of separating fact from generalization and storytelling.  Life can be wonderful when you live in the Light of Truth knowing you are sacred, compassionate, and human spirit.  So, try to allow your stories to mean less and your life become more meaningful.

PerfectionismIt is a fact that we are going to like some people and not particularly like others.  This does not mean we are bad, unspiritual, or emotionally defective in some way.  Not liking some people doesn’t mean anything unless we decide it means something. Remember that there is a deeply entrenched belief system about perfection.  Most of us are trained into the idea that there is a certain standard by which we must live.  As soon as we begin to measure ourselves against some imagined state of perfection we are creating a delusion, a fanciful measurement that will most likely find us wanting .  This is not real!

Going into the dark is finding your way out of the illusions and imaginings into what is awake and true. 

hellobabyisitdarkWe are sacred because we exist.  Because we are.  Because we are a unique expression of Great Spirit energy.  Some people would tell us that in order to be sacred we must be able to take action.  But a rock is sacred and it is not taking action- it’s only being.  What exists can be considered sacred.  It has life- even a stone has life- it has an indwelling spirit.  One of the challenges that happened for humankind was when we decided we were the only ones with an indwelling spirit.  Some people have even decided that not all humans have an indwelling spirit so they can be killed or used in some way because they are not sacred.

 All life is sacred and precious and a unique expression of divine creative energy of the All Spirit Beingness. Before we were born we were in the dark.  There was nothing for us to do and we did not understand that we were supposed to be bored.  We just existed.  For most of us- our experience with our mother was that we were precious even when she could not see us or hold us.  Let us go back into the dark womb of the Great Mother so that we can find the Light.  There is nothing to do there.  There are no questions to ask.

Go into her dark womb and allow yourself
to be changed by the Great Mother.mother_stars_s