Erich: There is something I want to talk about right now. I have talked about it in the past. When I first started getting wind of this it seemed like one of the most radical ideas around. Increasingly, it just seems radical in the sense of fundamental. It should really be emphasized more. Radical means fundamental, I believe. Something like that.
Michael: That means you're a radical fundamentalist?
Erich: Absolutely. As much as possible! Fundamental truths are the fundamental principles on which everything works.
So, it's about the word "infinity." The first time I heard the definition of infinity I think it was something like "unending." The example was 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1+ 1, unending — an infinite number of unending finities.
I'm going to try to keep this short. But, I want to paint the big picture, so we are all a little more aware of this than normal. This is certainly one of the big learnings in my world.
Infinite actually means "not finite." Finite is anything with a border or a boundary, like an iPod. A form, an object, is finite. Things are finite. But, things — finite things — are floating in infinity.
The sky, for example, is infinite, is not finite. The sky is really there, but it is not a form. It does not have a border or a boundary around it.
And Infinity — just to make this quick — Infinity is CONSCIOUSNESS, which is the FORMLESS SKY OF MIND in which the sky and the totality of manifest creation is happening!
Infinity is the not finite CONSCIOUS CONTEXT — like the sky, but more than sky — in which finite things, forms, Manifest Creation, have their existence.
Infinity is not a form and yet it is really there.
The sky is not a form, but it is really there.
Consciousness is not a form.
It is That Which is Aware of Forms.
And, in easy words, forms are ideas in Formless Mind, in the Infinite.
The point on this is, if there is such a thing as the Infinite — and my statement is that there is — then, the feeling-tone of Infinity is calm.
This is important.
The feeling-tone of Infinity is calm because there is nothing other than the Infinite to be in conflict with. There is nothing other than Infinity to be at war with. And so, Infinity is calm, at peace, fearless.
Infinity is also conscious. It is Consciousness. Therefore, if you are conscious, and you are, then you are connected to Consciousness. Therefore, the fundamental feeling-tone of YOU is calm, fearless, conflict-free conscious being.
Infinity could be described as the Ease of Being. If I were to write that out I would capitalize the "E," the Ease, and I would capitalize the "B," the Ease of Being.
The fundamental, radical principle of Existence is infinite, conscious, conflict-free calm, the Ease of Being.
This is the fundamental statement.
Therefore, any form of dis-ease — and I don't like to hear this when I'm sick. But, actually, the reason I'm saying this is because it is turning out to be the hopeful solution. Dis-ease is the evidence of a conflicted mind.
Disease is the evidence of a conflicted mind.
Disease is the evidence of a conflicted mind, and therefore the solution to the disease — the hopeful way of healing the disease — is to slide into the feeling of infinite calm to the best of your ability. This is where meditation and doing Yoga really helps.
Slide into the feeling of calm, to the best of your ability — frequently, frequently, frequently, frequently — and then desire healing. With whatever is bugging you, first slide into the feeling of calm and then desire healing.
And then, right in that moment, start watching all the little justifications that go through your mind that seem to justify why you are suffering from whatever you are suffering from. And, rather than committing yourself to the limited assessment once again, put the justifications about why you are sick in pause-mode, and go for the feeling of healing calm to the best of your ability.
This is huge, once you start getting wind of this.
The feeling-tone of Infinity is calm, the Ease of Being. Therefore, that is the true nature of YOU. If you are not experiencing it, it's because of conflict in your mind, conditioning in your mind, deluded assessments about what you think is happening in your mind. You will then experience disease, suffering, as the evidence of not being congruent with the feeling-tone of Infinity.
The way to solve the problem is, to the best of your ability, slide into the feeling of calm. Then desire healing. Then be aware of the justifications you come up with about why you are sick and why you are likely to remain sick. "I've had this for 10 years. It will probably take 10 years to get better, if ever."
Watch yourself saying that stuff to yourself. Watch yourself beginning to believe it again. And then, to the best of your ability, put it in pause-mode. Quiet-mind it. Have the insight that, wow, the truest feeling-tone about you is the Ease of Being and that, therefore, you have justification for expecting healing.
You can expect healing when you stop the dis-eased mindset.
Flowers! The evidence of an un-conflicted mind. Awesome! Wow. Wow! You see what I mean? Wow. Whoa! You get drunk from these.
In the past I have recommended that you memorize this little sentence. When you do the bed-med at night ... Does everyone know what the bed-med is? Sit in bed and meditate last thing at night, and then do it again in the morning. Put 10 pillows behind your back and just sit there in total bliss, "Ahh, I'm in bed, meditating."
When you are doing the bed-med, say this little sentence to yourself, is my vote. Memorize this. Exercise your brain and memorize this. The sentence is:
"I authorize my body to release whatever is not necessary to its perfect functioning, and I withdraw any prior conscious or unconscious authorization to the contrary."
That way you are no longer justifying why you are likely to remain sick forever. Let go of your conscious and unconscious justifications about why you are sick and why you are likely to remain sick. And, to the best of your ability, just shut up, relax, slide into the feeling of calm, and expect healing to happen.
And watch how you argue with this!
"No, that won't work. It hasn't worked. It won't work. It hasn't worked. It won't work. That can't work."
And, therefore, it won't work for you.
And so, I'm suggesting, do whatever you have to do. Take the medicine. Do whatever. Do whatever seems to work. Work at the level you are at. And, at the same time, start pushing into new understanding.
If the feeling-tone of Infinity is the Ease of Being, and that's the truest nature of you, then you should expect to be experiencing the Ease of Being, which equals health, the evidence of an un-conflicted mind — rather than dis-ease, the evidence of a conflicted mind.
And so, again, start watching how you come up with justifications about why you are likely to keep being sick, ill, diseased, plagued by whatever the problem is. The usual justification is genetics. "I've got what I've got because it's in my genes."
But, really, push genetics to the source of genetics.
Your real DNA is G-O-D. Start using that as justification for healing. Otherwise you are justifying why you are going to be sick! That's stupid. That's stupid! That's stupid. That's a cool use of the word stupid. It's deluded.
It is not intelligent to justify disease, especially if the feeling-tone of Infinity is the Ease of Being and that's your natural state, really. If that is true, then you should be expecting healing, because your real DNA is G-O-D.
So, I would vote, memorize those little words. Start using them as justification about why you can be hopeful.
My real DNA is G-O-D.
My real DNA is G-O-D.
My real DNA is G-O-D.
And the other one: "I authorize my body to release whatever is not necessary to its perfect functioning, and I withdraw any prior conscious or unconscious authorization to the contrary."
And you ARE saying little things to yourself, and it just seems like you are reporting the news. It just seems like you are being accurate. That is what everyone says. Yes, it seems smart. But, if you are having a wipeout experience, and if there is the least possibility of shifting things and having a more awesome experience, then go for it while you can. The yogis, especially, should be brave enough to start pushing into a clearer assessment of what's going on.
And you just do it in bed, relaxing.
So, say the various sentences, and practice sliding into the feeling of peace. Slide into the feeling of calm. Calm is un-conflicted BEING. That, in itself, will begin to set all the regenerative processes into work. At least it's worth a try.
Your real DNA is G-O-D.
The Ease of Being.
Dis-ease is the evidence of a conflicted mind.
Therefore, if you are experiencing disease, "Oh! That's because of a conflicted mind." Therefore, OK, slide into calm, desire healing, and justify it with a new maybe-it's-true assessment that your real DNA is G-O-D.
I mean, wow, cool. Let's start proving a truer, fundamental, radical fundamentalism truth.
With Love and Pranams,
Freeform Playlist from class:
- My Heart ~ Neil Young & Crazy Horse ~ Sleeps With Angels
- May You Walk In Sunshine ~ Sacred Spirit II: More Chants and Dances of the Native Americans
- Aham Prema ~ Donna De Lory ~ Sanctuary
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