We have the opportunity through what we do on earth to open up gateways to higher vibration and welcome that vibration to rain down on us, to come through us and into expression and into this world.
Here is a quote from Andrew Harvey’s book Radical Passion: Sacred Love and Wisdom in Action, which was published last year.
In preparation for the birth of the Divine, the entire human race is now going through a global dark night, which will result in a new humanity that has been humbled and chastened by tragedy, so that it may open completely to the mystery of divine grace. This dark night cannot be bargained with, explained away, leapt over or mitigated. It is the destined crucifixion of a communal human ego now clearly revealed to be suicidal, matricidal, dangerous to itself and to the whole of creation. No one and nothing will stop Kali dancing Her terrible dance of destruction and re-creation. There will be no resurrection of an embodied divine humanity without a systematic, perfectly organized, brutally complete crucifixion of everything in us that keeps us addicted to the systems of illusion that are now rapidly destroying everything.
Thank you, Andrew! There is clearly a process of deconstruction occurring for humanity. That process is occurring in its own way in its timing, and certainly not according to how any of us think it should go. There has to be something deconstructed in us and in humanity if the phoenix is to rise from the ashes and if the resurrected Christ is to have any meaning at all in human experience, not as some figment of imagination but as the reality of the universal spirit of love emerging on earth through humanity transmuted by the process of creation. In that process, there is a deconstruction and there certainly is construction. And through it all, there is incarnation and expression.
I don’t really think that any of us have the illusion that we can somehow build up the body of the living Christ on the basis of human invention. We can allow something to be built, but it is the incarnation of the universal spirit that has any meaning. Anything else just creates some kind of spiritual Frankenstein. That was the approach the Nazis took to human destiny in the mid-1900s.
We as human beings are incapable of bringing the universal spirit of love by ourselves. Only love brings love. And when we let love bring itself and come through, we do find that that is who we are. It is the largest part of who we are, and it is us coming—but not us as the “communal human ego,” as Andrew Harvey referred to it.
Deconstruction is a natural thing. For the most part, it’s not our business. It seems to take care of itself. The primary business for people who are awakening spiritually is the embodiment of the universal spirit of love. And for that to happen, there has to be the development of our human capacities. Consciousness has to awaken. The emotional realm has to heal and experience reordering. The physical body has to strengthen.
Deconstruction—the breaking down of forms into less complex organized units—is part of life. When we are at our best as human beings, that process is handled honorably and with respect and care. Where I live, at Sunrise Ranch, we are avid composters. The compost is deconstructing. But we don’t hold a funeral every time we bring a bucket out to the compost pile. We honor the process and make sure someone takes care of it. Our resident permaculture teacher, Patrick Padden, speaks passionately about the significance of the compost pile. When it comes to the passing of human beings in what we call “death,” undertaking is an honorable profession. There is something to do with the human body once the spirit leaves it. But isn’t the spirit of the human being, which is part of the eternal spirit of all life, deserving of more honor and acknowledgment than the human flesh they left behind?
It is hard to avoid the deconstruction that is occurring in the body of humanity, as Andrew Harvey points out. What I say for myself is it’s not my business. Quite honestly, I don’t want to be on that train. How about you? There is something else calling, which is the creative process. There is creation calling; there is glory calling. Part of glory is the composting—part of the glory of the garden is that the compost gets put in the garden. But it isn’t all about the compost. It isn’t about the undoing of the human ego. It’s hardly worth the breath to say it, and certainly not worth the passion of our life.
There’s something else to be passionate about and to be a part of. There is a rising, there’s a coming together, and there is something glorious that’s coming through humanity. That’s the point! It’s the point for humanity as a whole and it’s the point for you and for me. So as far as I’m concerned, there will be no funerals or memorial services for the human ego. It can just go. It can just disappear and never more come to mind. There is another reality to experience, to live into, to allow to live into us and to manifest in the world.
January 21st, 2013
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