V. Susan Ferguson, Contributor
We can all see that life on planet Earth is moving towards some inexorable, perhaps unknowable massive change. Years ago I decided my best path was to follow the tradition of ancient primordial metaphysical teachings and find Wisdom Truth within me. Here is what I learned.
We have to do this alone! If we want to Liberation from our self-created temporal illusory holographic entrapment, we have to learn how to be alone. When I say alone – I mean literally, absolutely, physically and mentally alone.
Here’s the eternal Secret of the Ages:
For at the very least 3 days isolate yourself, preferably in Nature. For 3 days remain totally alone – no people, no family, no lovers, no close friends, no drugs or alcohol, no meat, no telephone calls, NO TV!, no radio, no internet or computer, no newspapers or magazines, etc. Unplug!
For 3 days stay alone! Train yourself, your consciousness to withdraw your energy from the external illusory-reality and detach your consciousness from the five senses. Focus within. Remain in meditation for as long as you possible can. Get ready for the Battle of your Life!
The battle that rages within is the real Armageddon!
We are all subject to the ‘modes’ of our habitual compulsions, our accumulated individual human nature that we have generated over countless lifetimes. Termed the three GUNAS in Sanskrit, these modes of behavior are indeed habitual. Alone, you will find out how powerful your habits are! These habitual compulsions are used to having their way with you, and are going to do everything they can to hold on to running the ‘show’.
Remember that everything is God, the Oneness. Therefore these embedded tendencies, the proclivities, as modes that make up an individual’s human ‘nature’ are also God, the One. In fact the Oneness creates the three GUNAS to bind ITSELF within the ‘appearance’ of Separation in a temporal Illusion as this polarity based hologram.
Ask the God-within you for help, for GRACE.
The five-senses are sending signals to the brain that convey differentiated perception. Your stubborn persistence in the face of an all out assault by the five senses will be adamantine evidence to the God-within you that you are ready for GRACE and ready to move beyond the bonds of the temporal Illusion. If you feel or see demons or other unpleasant energies, brush them away as illusions – that’s all they are!
You will be amazed at how desperate you become to feed the small identity-self’s ego. A zillion thoughts will trample through your brain urging you back to your habitual compulsions. This will be the moment you begin to learn something about yourself. The pursuit of Wisdom in solitude will be the real test of your courage.
Nothing you have ever done in your life will be as difficult as this process of learning to be alone. Nothing can really prepare you — except an unquenchable desire for the Truth and for Liberation from Illusion (JIVAN MUKTI).
You must want this more than ANYTHING else.
When you are at your wits end, and you will be, you can use inspiring music that has a higher consciousness, music without sentimental words to stick in your head. I recommend Mozart’s Andantes and traditional Indian RAGAS, whatever elevates your consciousness and resonates with your own higher being.
You will know.
Learn to listen to sound as waveforms, sound as singular tones of a specific frequency. Float in water in the dark, go for walks alone and look up at the sky, follow the night’s gentle shadows and watch the stars move across the heavens, smell the cedar & pine trees, stretch your weary body out on the earth, hold the dirt in your hands. And do sing! Use tones to focus. OM is excellent. Experiment. The God-within will guide you.
Take with you the Bhagavad Gita, the original writings of Lao Tzu, or the work of the Sufi poet Rumi – or all of these. When your noisy mind is harassing you with torrential nonsense, read these words of encoded Truth over and over. They have a frequency of higher consciousness and will lift you into primordial Wisdom, even if you don’t yet understand them. I have been reading the Bhagavad Gita for 40 years now and I am only just beginning to understand its timelessly profound meaning.
Crowds Produce Confusion
Unless you were born enlightened – and then you probably wouldn’t be reading this – it is almost impossible for anyone to begin to access their inner-world within surrounded by the constant distraction of other human beings.
Every day in every moment we are being bombarded by the GUNAS as waveforms emitted from the temporal illusory holograms of everyone around us. The small personality selves of the people we know and love, or hate, even strangers on the street are incessantly mixing with our own – until most of us have no idea where our thoughts come from, meaning we don’t know if a thought is our own or coming from someone else.
This includes the media in a monster way! These machines possess the power to emit waveforms that permeate your consciousness. Therefore it is crucial to unplug these frequency emitters in order to establish a tender subtle connection to your own One-within. After you become more sensitive, you will realize that the television emits a waveform that effectively entrains you into a specific state of consciousness – more a state of unconsciousness, I would say, designed to leave you feeling insecure, mildly fearful, and ready to go out and buy things you don’t need to pad your comfort zone.
The Real Wealth!
You will not have to become a hermit forever, just now and then. I realize that many of you have families, beloved ones and adored children. But if you really want to give the ones you love something that is truly valuable, something that will endure, something eternal – then give them your higher consciousness!
Learning to be alone will at first seem like the worst poison, but after a time it will turn into the sweetest Divine Nectar you ever tasted.
“That which in the beginning seems like poison, but in the end becomes Nectar — is the happiness which springs from the serenity of one’s own Spirit.” Bhagavad Gita XVIII.37
My favorite translations of the Bhagavad Gita:
The Bhagavadgita in the Mahabharata, A Bilingual Edition; translated & Edited by J.A.B. van Buitenen; The University of Chicago Press, 1981. (This translation uses very accessible clear English. I love it!)
The Bhagavad Gita, translated by Winthrop Sargeant, State University of New York Press, 1994. (This wonderful edition gives you the Sanskrit Devanagari characters, their Sanskrit transliteration and the English translation.)
Abhinavagupta’s Commentary on the Bhagavad Gita, GITARTHA SAMGRAHA, translated from Sanskrit with Introduction & Notes by Boris Marjanovic; Indica Books; 2004, Varanasi India. (For those who are already practicing meditation.)
About the Author
V. Susan Ferguson is the author of Inanna Returns, Inanna Hyper-Luminal; her own commentary on the Bhagavad Gita and the Shiva Sutras; and Colony Earth & the Rig Veda. Her website is Metaphysical Musing.
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