THE DANCE OF DAVID

"Michol the daughter of Saul, looking out through a window, saw king David leaping and dancing before the Lord: and she despised him in her heart."

David dancing

Love comes into expression on earth only through man, or else it does not appear at all. It is through persons that the higher potential of earth can be realized and shown. Therefore, do not aspire to what is merely active in the realm of nature. Do not aspire to the level of creatures and elemental processes. Do not aspire to the mediocrity and subhumanity of the sinful man with his adventuresof the wordly hublot replica uk kind. Rather, be inspired, clean all the memory programming away. Be instructed by the Spiritual Master Yeshua, the True God-Man. Be inspired to incarnate love, ecstasy in the Holy Spirit, divine communion in the eucharist, radiant life in hours of prayer and silence, and all the excellence of man in Gods company. Transcend yourself in Gods love for you, he who dies for you and gives His love through His blood on the cross. And fulfill the man in Christ.

1. Often we are self-possessed, the eternal adolescents. We are contracted upon ourself at the heart. This willfulness is automatic, unconscious, fallen nature, bereft of the feeling-intelligence we have in the Spirit. Therefore, we are weak-willed, unable to transcend the self through hearing the word of God, continuous prayer, self-surrender in faith.

Whithout Yeshua we are a problem. Whithout God we turn self-divided. All our alternatives contradict one another. We always are at war with the parts of our own experience. We are contracted upon the various functions of our own body-mind, which we identify with, instead of with our true Spirit in God. Whithout God we are in shock, rolex replica sale suddenly existing as separate beings, unable to discover the Truth of God's household (1 Tim 3:15) In that household, which is the living Church we find origin, help, and and divine condition.

The problem of people whithout God's company is emotional dissociation. The body-mind or psycho-physical being, our earthly vehicle, is automatically tending to contract upon itself, to be differentiated from all experiential phenomena, to possess and fill its emptiness and lack of the holy Spirit, with the objects of all experience, to protect itself with all sorts of knowledge, to separate itself from the mysterious emotional demand of all relations and events, with family, with friends, with brothers and sisters in the faith.

2. The strategy in life whithout the centre of Yeshua becomes the avoidance of relationship, the avoidance of free emotional association with all beings and events. Each function of the human body-mind is sinfully tending toward emotional dissociation from experience. Dreams and concepts abound, striving makes life full of efforts, and always the experience is not enough. And the root-effort in all forms of psycho-physical dissociation is an emotional and psycho-physical contraction from the living God, the all-pervading life-principle, the living happy Being that is the Truth. And this truth, as 1 Peter says the divine condition of the body-mind in Christ, the parttaking of divine nature.

When we do not enjoy life in Yeshua we generally are mysteriously committed to self-possessed emotional dissociation from the holy Spirit. And, therefore, we are cut off from all experience since all experiences, states, events, relations, and all beings are arising as spontaneous manifestations or modifications of the creative Gods living energy, the radiance or light from Yeshua, the light that He displayed on the top of Tabor.


3. The light of Christ is the matrix of all forms of appearance and "matter." The heart of people whithout faith, unawakened individuals, secular people, is actually chronically disturbed, contracted upon itself, dissociated from divine life, the way and the truth that Yeshua is. Help, salvation and origin of love is missing in their lives, and we have all been there. Therefore, man whithout faith is chronically disturbed and missing out o the good life.St Brigit of Sweden talks about this. Christ is like a brimstone of fire hitting a rock. Not only the rock becomes fire, the olive trees nearby -- that is our souls -- turn into fire. The dry surface of the stem and the branches, our dry dissociated hearts, takes on fire and all the fat marrow inside start living in the fire of Christ. We become life in Him.

Presence in prayer, in the company of God is then our fundamental responsibility, and it is literal and deep love of the His presence as your own life. We must surrender to His life in order to be truly ourselves, full of Life. This life-current is the holy Spirit, the divine light and grace whereby
we may be transfigured and made new in Him. We become one with the living and eternal reality.

4. But we may be thus renewed only if we transcend all emotional contraction of the self and, instead, rest as Love, rest in the life flow of the living Person that is God in Yeshua. It is an emotional conversion to life that heals our dis-ease. And one who is thus converted by faith will naturally extend his enjoyment of freely-circulating life. His or her ways of striving and effort will disappear, sinfullness will heal. Life will be healthy, intimate, content.

5. Right and loving emotional submission to Christ in every moment, permits transformation of the enervating emotional and general psycho-physical contractions. And right emotional submission to the the life of Christ in you in every moment, is for ever the basic form of spiritual or religious practice. You never really need more on earth. Save the refinements for purgaotry and His love work with you. Whithout it, however, your are more or less lost on the waves of the world. Being on it you will find it is true ecstasy, radiant release into God. It heals by degrees the self-contraction or ego-obsession that separates us from life, from the grace and the Person of God.

The practice of heartfelt devotion to live God-conscious in relationship to Yeshua is the true and perfect way of life, what the early Christians called the Way. It is the only path that realizes the fundamental understanding that, after all your searching for change comes to an end and even during the entire effort of your seeking, you are emotionally turned away from the event of existence as it actually is. You are never in any moment emotionally satisfied, almost constantly looking for something meaningful. In order to be free of this negative, reactive disposition, you must realize what this gesture of emotional dissociation is altogether.


6. You must become responsible as the heart, live from the heart, the emotional, feeling core of your being. You don't use theology or ratiocination. You stay in the heart. Everything else follows from this practice, and everything that is necessary for your existence and your spiritual practice will thus be revealed to you by grace from Yeshua.

Believers turn to a lot of different practises. But fundamentally there is one practice, one basic discipline -- Yeshuas presence. Contrary to common presumptions, including the academic ploddings, about religious and spiritual life, that practice is not to seek for God. And of course God does not need our seeking, or praying, or ascetic practises. The fundamental practice is to let Yeshuas presence confront and transcend this emotional dissociation right now, and in every present moment. It is to surrender to God as the One living me.This is already prepared by Him and ready to enjoy.

7. Companion of one's heart, loving spouse -- that is Yeshua, and you just rest and allow that condition of surrender to be the condition of one's life. A good muslim surrenders in prayer five times a day, but you must live in that surrender as your condition. Thus, we are no longer Life-negative or heart-negative, but persists in love, moment to moment. In order to be happy, you must know that you have complete freedom to love and to be at rest in every moment.

Yet our whole life has been an emotional refusal of all experience, of God, of relationship, of the sacred radiance of our existence. The Lord Yeshua has to form our souls as iron is fashioned on an anvil, using limitations and the weight of suffering as fire in the work -- as St. Madeleine Sophie Barat had it. He wants us to be alive in Him but we have typically been contracted upon ourself with emotional force, and no amount of thinking, will-power, considering, experiencing, reading, desiring, exploiting, and manipulating ourself in the world, can really affect that contraction. No awakening of the kundalini or zen kensho or the third eye or the baptism of the holy Spirit, or the bhavas of bhakti, effectively touches it. It has nothing to do with these efforts, even though they are dear to us.

You can have baptism or anointing or zen satoris or kundalini experiences until you are yawning with boredom, yet you will not have touched this emotional recoil at all. You still don't live from the heart, where Yeshua can live in you. You tend to think of yourself in terms of your limitations -- your thinking, emotional reactions, bodily sensations, wishes and desires. You pursue your religious life as well as your ordinary life while thinking of yourself as an actor or a person defined by those limitations. You have little certainty about anything beyond that.

8. Therefore, I recommend no efforts to awaken religious experiences, but put all our attention to allow Him, always present Yeshua, to be our continous nature and condition ! He already died for us, it's over. In the course of such spiritual practice of rest and simple waiting on God, internal love force may be awakened as holy Spirit. But this is regarded and dealt with in quite a different manner by God.

Yeshua is the Cure of the loveless heart, for your thinking consciousness. You feel physical desiring with great certainty, but the idea that there is a conciousness of God that influences you or that is fundamental to your every and single breath is relatively alien, or at best occasional.

9. You think about God, and you feel that some day you will make up your mind about whether or not there is really a God in the way you think, or according to some fancy theology. But what do you think you will do differently then? Look at the people who claim to have found God -- they do not seem to have changed very much, do they? They were depressed, now they seem gleeful. But are they with God? Are they God-Conscious, moral, compassionate, wise, sane, fearless, and spontaneously happy ? Most of them still feel chronically loveless in their seeking. Always on the lookoute for more. New pastor, new congregation, new theology.

So we must enter into a presumed association with God as the intimate, heartfelt lover or life, the Companion of your life. The creation of relationship with God certainly is a great gesture. It is the only cure of the loveless heart and of the whole life of suffering. Abide in that !

10. In the process, you become quite open to natural association with a simplicity of existence that you have not previously taken into account. You begin to recognize that apart from your frantic, self- possessed religious or irreligious secular consciousness, in which the mind is not released into God and the brain is not relaxed in the Spirit life, apart from this obsessive, thinking pattern of mind that you typically dramatize, there is a humble and practical wisdom, known for ages but not in the market. It does not engage in the thought process, nor in systems of faith, nor in doctrine, nor in institutions. Perhaps you also suddenly realize that others have it, quite apart from conventional paths. You become sensitive to thoughts and intuitions for which you previously have had no sensitivity.

When you begin to presume life in simplicity and silence an loving association with God, observations of the world have new significance for you. Perhaps you were not noticing previously the birds, the fishes, the flowers and the clouds over the sky, things like that. Xiaomin, the chinese peasant girl who wrote over 900 hymns in the Caanan Hymns, preferred lonely hours with the sheep, in the fields, at the river. She was in Company. Things of nature now seem very remarkable, as if endowed with intelligence and personal energy. Things simply do begin to happen. Small signs of spring coming and somehow you know summer is near. This is hopeful living in Him.

11. Whithout God's company we are trying very hard to acquire a dimension of mind and knowledge, even literal practical knowledge, from or with the thinking mind itself. But the mental mind is only a program for running memories in this vehicle, an instrument we got from God to be maintained wisely. If you can relax your thinking mind into the rest and stillness in the Father, who is prior to thought, intuitions and even love for all living beings will appear in your patterns of thought and emotion. A more humble and direct understanding will come into consciousness by grace.

You will also notice then that your life is changing, by virtue of this same heartfelt listening to the Father, that Yeshua educates us about and recommends to trust at all times. Association with the Well of life.

Just as you observe changes in your consciousness or mind, in which new dimensions appear spontaneously and intuitively, you also notice that your vital, physical life, your ordinary life of desiring, is beginning to change somewhat too. You become much more easygoing, silent, at rest, humble, more capable of choosing to do something and actually doing it. Positive, comforting and interesting things begin to happen to you. You don't need the bustling crowd anymore, nor the proper hectic social life.

12. Thus, the heart is the primal center of consideration. Everything that is body and mind is actually the emanation of the Elohim, the complete love-life which we identify only via the heart. Radiance, schekina,love, prayer in silence with less contraction into self-possession, and less fear. These effects of the holy Spirit must appear in your heart as you know that you are not the bodily, emotional and mental processes, but the Spirit in God-reality itself.

We are defined by love, by emotionaland obvious self-transcendence. Nothing less than this heart practice in God is true or sufficient. We are willing to do all kinds of things, even to go into long periods of seclusion for wordly pursuits and to deprive ourselves of bodily comforts and pleasures. For what? Just more self-obsession. But the heart of Yeshua is an easy yoke, a release into life. We will engage in no more self-manipulative pleasures or pusuits. Some of those practices are creative in an ordinary worldly sense, but they are not this practice of the heart.

13. Most of us have not committed ourself to the practice of love, or emotional association with God and all existence. We are still committed to emotional dissociation as of Him. We constantly go for our own pleasures and become surprised when we rediscover God once more after some hurting. Emotional dissociation is selfpossession, inside religion our outside of it. We treat everything in a carnal way, even God, even in beautiful liturgy. Karl Barth warned us all of the predictability of our services to a dead God in his 1918 writing on The Book of Romans.

If you would transcend the this carnal mind, you must deal with the emotional gesture of the being from moment to moment. Transcendence or dissolution of identification with body, emotion and mental programmes is not entirely an emotional matter. But it is also much about emotion, since emotion is the response, as it was for David, not only when he danced, but in many of the psalms. Thus, there is no true perspective until love appears, until there is self-transcendence via emotional sacrifice of the body-mind to God, the living Personality of Avinu meaolam, our Father.

14. You must choose this sacrifice, this loving gesture. If you will choose it, if you will make this emotional commitment, then all experience becomes divine, even the most trivial of moments, yes even the moments where you are miserable and awkward. You are in His hand, while doing it. You are "doing your own being" as Ram Dass said, but it in His doing, the living Torah, not a self-possesed drug trip. Instead His Comfort to the point of ecstasy and heartfelt gratefulness for everything in God. This is to "see" God truly.

The ecstatic relationship to Me, we hear Yeshua say through the Gospels, is the key to practice. Do this heart-practice in relation to Christ with heartfelt attention, and use yourself as the earthly and also spiritual Form, to enter into the sacrament of Communion in every hour of the waketime day. Come every day into union with the Personality of God! In this way God-Communion can be realized very simply. All the elaborations of spiritual life follow from this natural devotion, which ultimately includes all of mind and all the good mysteries of existence.

15. You who enter this truly inner Catholic Church are literally entering a fire, the fire of the Presence of God, like the brimstone St. Brigit of Sweden talked about, both now and later on in the love furnace of Purgatorio. If most people are just mediocre, immature people, unprepared for Communion -- have compassion with them, you belong to them, anyway, sinner as you are ! No one can boast with anything except in Yeshuas mercy. Pray for them that they should pray for you!

It is enough to engage in normal prayerful daily practice of the Christian life, but you have to accept the fieriness of life in Christ. Look at the fire in the eyes of the young chinese, who stand hours upon hours in worship in a barn or a stable, just to burn in faith ! That is the fire of faith ! We can not dissociate from it, because it is love for the Bride that is His Church -- that is, you and me. If you tend to dissociate emotionally from the spiritual power of divine love, from the life and presence of the Lover, from the divine presence, then
you also prevent the spiritual process from manifesting in your own life.

As long as you have emotional problems and are identified with the vehicle of the bodily, emotional and mental state, you cannot realize any more of the spiritual process than the ups and downs of feeling disturbed and feeling consoled. You must come to the point in your practice where the living Yeshua is completely obvious to you, even bodily, moment to moment -- walking, standing, sitting or reclining.

16. We are bags of passions, always fools, so we cannot expect God to purify us at every level. Whenever we meet with some obstruction, some tightness, some stress, some tension, old memory program will run us, some old mental obsession will get the better of us. Don't be surprised ! Just work on that obstruction with prayer and meditation for years and years and trust in Yeshuas promise of paradise, given to the criminal on the cross beside him. We all are in the position of that criminal! Thank you for positioning us!

As soon as the obstruction dissolves, suddenly that area of the body-mind feels full in the Lord. The process need not be made difficult by virtue of your own resistance. Much of what is difficult about the process is simply your resistance, the fixations of mind, the emotional reactivity, the conventional street mentality, or church mentality, and the physical habits from early youth that create toxic, enervated, negative bodily states.

17. The higher and spiritual love in God is the conversion of the body into Holy Spirit energy and the conversion of energy into consciousness. Most people who approach God generally are only considering the idea of the transformation of
the body into occasionally loving energy, and such consideration does not develop much. You shout, shiver and cry some happy tears for a while, that is all. To go beyond the mere development of energy in the nervous system, therefore, to the realization of the transcendental reality of Yeshua, is the meaning of agape.

The mechanical life that people develop through conventional action-reaction in the realm of natural human psychology, creates obstructions that do not easily disappear. We typically see how difficult it is for us to move beyond the most rudimentary psychological and emotional problems. Christ did a bodily translation into Light on the mountain and that is what he does within us should we allow that letting go to be the end of our searching.

When you associate with His Light a fire starts within you, becomes as St Brigit of Sweden says, a lamp to the heart. In this light the soul works away her time on earth and allows the Grace to flow through the body, like fat and pure oil in the lamp. It is not self-power. Like Juan de Avila says: "Those who think they can attain to holiness by their own wisdom oor perseverance will find how far from holy life they have strayed..." Grace in abundance comes with true association, going where Christ leads us through his translation into Light.

18. But we keep returning to our problems. Our
commitments last a few hours and then we tend to forget all about them. Listen to people at the coffe hour after mass. That is where you here the truth about conversion. We cannot fulfill this process while our loveless wordly tendencies are still possessing us. We should cry, shake our heads in wonder and awe -- He has saved us with His blood! We should whisper: "And can it be that I should gain an int'rest in the Saviours blood? Died he for me, who caused His pain? For me, who Him to death pursued? Amazing love ! How can it be tha You my God, should die for me?" -- to use Charles Wesleys words.

Thus, you must practice with a will, from the heart. The heart is the key to the practice of real or mature spiritual life. People tend to focus on the dimensions of the mind or the body, the carnal dimension, and to lose the focus of the heart.

19. Nevertheless, the principle of faith is at the heart, and the fire of Yeshua is the very process of awakening from self-obsession. That fire is
not situated at the menta lever, nor is it emotions. It is at the heart of our being, at the place of Infinity, where we can hear the Word of God.

Therefore, if you are constantly struggling with
emotional problems and self-fascination, the true Bread of Life cannot be effective in your case. When St. Brigit of Sweden answers the question why Christ talks about goats and sheep to each side at the Judgement, she explains that it is really about this incompatibility. Self-obsession effectively hinders hearing of th Word. In Christ there are no separations, no goats or sheep, but obsession with the world will cut you off from Life.

Only a rudimentary and ineffectual religious association is possible in such a life that is characterized principally by cocneptual pondering and emotional phasing. Transcending the phases and the destiny of this dissociation is a requisite for entering into the true communion.

20. Spiritual life is meant for all ordinary people who give ut selfwilled fascination with the world and surrender their conceptual distance and their emotional problems to the Cross, and thereby experience how to be given to the culture of the Lamb who takes away the sin of the world.

Then they take up the Way, the Truth and the Life in its fullest terms at every level for which they personally can be responsible. When they see the body, the mental and the emotional as a temporary vehicle, a psycho-physical mechanism that can hold the Divine Light and Force, then a new life will begin for them.

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