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Someone asked, "What am I?" 

Guangfan answered, "There is nothing in the whole universe that is not you."

 

"...when we see things as being separate and discrete (like the human body), this is an illusion... In Reality matter (and thus humans) are structures of the universe, thus we are all subtly interconnected not only to the world around us, but to all other matter in the universe."

Geoff Haselhurst

 

This website is intended to expedite our personal and cosmic growth towards wholeness. Wholeness comes about through the union of seemingly separated halves, such as male and female, good and evil, Heaven and Earth, and spirit and flesh. It is up to each of us as individuals to grow towards a greater wholeness by dissolving our limited ideas about who and what we are, thereby expanding beyond our current identities and incorporating aspects of the whole which we do not currently perceive as 'ourselves'. By marrying the opposites mentioned above within ourselves, we actually unite the entire cosmos together, since everything is connected, and therefore by finding individual wholeness, and fully embodying both spirit and flesh, we are creating cosmic harmony. That is, we are uniting Heaven and Earth.

 

To embrace both our spirits and our flesh, and to know that we are both of these, is not an easy task, for there is tremendous inertia from the historical division of these two aspects, though they are actually one. It is due to this unnatural division that Paganism and Christianity have never truly mixed, nor Eastern and Western spirituality, nor modern progress and natural living. However, as each individual returns to their own divine wholeness, the entire cosmos is shifted; when spirit and flesh are no longer divided, but are absolutely one, then we belong again to what has been called Eden, Avalon, Shambhala, or the New Jerusalem. By whatever name it is called, it is the union of our divine male aspect, with our divine female aspect- of our spirit and our flesh- and it is a wholly new vibration. This new vibration comes about through the ascension of the body, which comes about through the descent of the spirit. We are the meeting point between them. We are both spirit and flesh. We are living bridges born to unite Heaven and Earth. And so we cannot wait for the new realm to arrive, for it is up to us to create it.

 

"The necessity to embrace the inner initiation of our polar opposite is strong at this time. For men to realize their feminine, which is a key to the inner realms, and for women to realize their masculine, which is a key to the outer realms, is necessary in order to achieve wholeness. This truth is embedded deep in the heart of most esoteric belief, although it is hidden in popular manifestations of religion. Only when we have accepted our polar opposite is there a true mating between spirit and matter."

Caitlin Matthews, SOPHIA: Goddess of Wisdom, Bride of God

 

"Those who wish to embody the Tao 
   should embrace all things.
To embrace all things means first 
   that one holds no anger or resistance 
   toward any idea or thing, 
   living or dead, formed or formless.
To embrace all things means also that one rids oneself
   of any concept of separation; male and female,
   self and others, life and death.
Division is contrary to the nature of the Tao.
Foregoing antagonism and separation, one enters
   into the harmonious oneness of all things."

attributed to Lao Tzu

in Brian Walker Hua Hu Ching : Unknown Teachings of Lao Tzu

 

"The notion that all these fragments is separately existent is evidently an illusion, and this illusion cannot do other than lead to endless conflict and confusion. Indeed, the attempt to live according to the notion that the fragments are really separate is, in essence, what has led to the growing series of extremely urgent crises that is confronting us today. Thus, as is now well known, this way of life has brought about pollution, destruction of the balance of nature, over-population, world-wide economic and political disorder and the creation of an overall environment that is neither physically nor mentally healthy for most of the people who live in it. Individually there has developed a widespread feeling of helplessness and despair, in the face of what seems to be an overwhelming mass of disparate social forces, going beyond the control and even the comprehension of the human beings who are caught up in it."
(David Bohm, Wholeness and the Implicate Order)

 

"All of creation that can be beheld by the eye and all that cannot is born of the element of consciousness. Each individual from a single grain of sand to the gods themselves are but facets of the one whole divine consciousness with an eternal inner-connection, separated only by their own definition of the self."

Stuart Waldron

            "So what is proposed here is the transformation of everyday consciousness into a new kind of sensation—the sensation that what is going on outside you is all one process with what is going on inside you and that you are all there is.
            ….we don’t understand our connection to the world—we are unaware of what our real self is. Therefore, we get anxious. We fear that death may be the end of us, and that somehow we shall just pass out of this world altogether, and that will be that.

            This is, of course, the purest superstition, because everyone, in fact, is indestructible.  We as individual organisms--as what we call physical bodies—come and go like leaves on a tree, but the tree remains: and we are the tree.  In the saying of Jesus, “I am the vine, you are the branches.”  That I am—“Before Abraham was, I am”—is the self, and what the Hindus call the Brahman, and the Chinese call the Tao. And the Tao is curious.  The basic idea is that life is a flowing dance that consists of going on and stopping—what the Chinese call yang and yin…"

Alan Watts (Zen and the Beat Way)

 

"For the mind in harmony with the Tao,
all selfishness disappears.
With not even a trace of self-doubt,
you can trust the universe completely.
All at once you are free,
with nothing left to hold on to.
All is empty, brilliant,
perfect in its own being.
In the world of things as they are,
there is no self, no non-self.
If you want to describe its essence,
the best you can say is "Not-two."
In this "Not-two" nothing is separate,
and nothing in the world is excluded."

Seng Ts'an

"It is not man who is transformed into god, but god who undergoes transformation in and through man."

 Carl Jung

 

"The Gods kicked us out of Eden, but they couldn't kick Eden out of us."

Jack Haas

 

 

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"The union of spirit and flesh creates a subtle new harmony.

Two unique worlds come together, and through our hearts unite into one.

For it is only in the voice of the flesh, that the song of the spirit is finally sung."

Jack Haas