Shiva Smiling At Kali

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As he’s renounced the illusions and false things we’ve made life into, he knows Kali cannot harm him in any way. She only kills the false life, if that’s who we believe we are then we ‘die’ too. Authenticity, integrity, and love... let those be our heart’s watchwords my friends. Just sharing a bit of that from ourselves, no acts or identities, other than our soul’s identity shining through our lives. What an impact you can have in the world if you choose to allow this version of your life. This is why I’ve been digging on Kali so much recently after this teaching was transmitted to my heart by reading Sri Ramakrishna. 

Yet having some Indian in my background doesn’t give me or anyone this automatically. National, cultural, and religious belief systems and identifications are just as false as every other delusion, but your heart within your heart knows the truth, your soul knows. This takes more than courage, it takes vulnerability. 

Those who believe themselves strong in identities never have the courage to be vulnerable. Hahaha, it would be funny if it weren’t killing us and our planet. So get on with your vulnerable sweet self you gorgeous being. This is real rock ‘n’ roll.

A Flash Of Lightning

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This Vajrasattva is the only thing I have left from my days as a Buddhist. I walked out just before I was supposed to take ordination. Realising that in this time the sacred journey takes place in ordinary life, in family, in our work... I kept Vajrasattva as he was a gift from a dear real friend, nothing to do with the group. I’ve added this rupa back to my shrine after many years as a reminder to myself that it is my own life that is lit from the sacred within, and that cannot be found through tribal or cultural membership of any kind. Freedom is the name of the game. Freedom to be whole, to take responsibility, to be here in the now, messy and humble, no longer somebody, but just myself with all things in being. 

Love to you on this Sunday morning, may you live with awareness from your soul in this very moment. 

John