2012 - Transcending the Self

 

"For authentic transformation is not a matter of belief but of the death of the believer; not a matter of translating the world but of transforming the world; not a matter of finding solace but of finding infinity on the other side of death. The self is not made content; the self is made toast." ~Ken Wilbur

Happy New Year. The year ahead will offer opportunities for many to embrace authentic transformation. Being a year of deepening and expanding with a call for love and compassion to be leading forces within humanity, we will need to align our energy and consciousness with the wisdom of our hearts and release the beliefs that reinforce the separate self.

Remember, the electromagnetic field of the heart is at least seven times larger than the electromagnetic field of the brain. Therefore, we feel, intuit and know energy and information before we contaminate them with the conditioned belief systems used in our thinking. Thinking is important to sort, analyze and conceptualize data but please don't ever confuse it with wisdom. Wisdom comes from the mind of the heart, which is paradoxical (both/and), unlike the brain, which is dualistic (either/or).

Trusting the heart and the wisdom of the heart is challenging in a culture where the thoughts of the brain dominate us and others by justifying, defending, rationalizing and explaining. Our hearts, full of love and compassion, will lead us through the terror of authentic transformation to the infinite oneness contained within our souls, not found in our egos, identities and separateness. May you have the courage to question your legitimacy, your translations, and shatter the self.

"And therefore, all of those for whom authentic transformation has deeply unseated their souls must, I believe, wrestle with the profound moral obligation to shout from the heart--perhaps quietly and gently, with tears of reluctance; perhaps with fierce fire and angry wisdom; perhaps with slow and careful analysis; perhaps by unshakeable public example--but authenticity always and absolutely carries a demand and duty: you must speak out, to the best of your ability, and shake the spiritual tree, and shine your headlights into the eyes of the complacent. You must let that radical realization rumble through your veins and rattle those around you." ~Ken Wilbur

Please click on the link below to read more of Ken's inspiring words. As you contemplate your intentions for the new year, what are you willing to let die? What is your shout from the heart?

A Spirituality that Transforms by Ken Wilbur