The Power of Reality
The Power of Reality
The Power of Reality
The Five Pillars
|The Original Tradition has five pillars. They are very
simple, but not easy. Maybe you immediately like them. Then you are really blessed. Maybe
you come to them because of bad experiences with other approaches. Then I hope this time
it will turn out better for you. Maybe you just read about it and want to know more.
That's okay too. In fact, the way you come to The Original Tradition is not in our hands.
In reality, there are countless ways, as many as there are people. So, whoever you are, be
1. Times of Decay
|Essential is that you acknowledge that we live in a
time of decay, within and without. Aren't we in great problems, with our health, our
relationships, our work, our contact with the Ultimate, the economy, the future, our
youth, society, our culture and with the earth? Crucial is the question: "what
exactly is being broken down?" Right, it is our ego-accumulations. Spirituality is
all about (re) connecting to reality, hence, the requirement is that you are (become) a
realist. So, aren't our times characterized by "me, me, me" and "more,
more, more?" With other words by self-centered individualism, rude materialism,
ignorance, addiction, indifference, carelessness, superficiality, corruption, and so on?
Not surprisingly thus, that essential values and norms necessary to keep up
the culture are rapidly eroding. We are about to commit collective suicide. To spiritual
people this is the moment "to cooperate with the decay, instead of resisting
it". Let the ego-accumulations - the ones who have brought us to the verge of the
abyss - die is their parole. By going back to the Origin our addictions will be broken
down, while restoring contact with our True Self. By reconnecting to our Origin we are led
back to the One We Really Are. And this, in its turn is a pre-requisite for renewal.
This goes against the common "dream come true" obsession.
Although it looks "positive" and "hopeful", it is the ego's fear for
being broken down that makes him produce yet "another dream". It becomes very
clever in inventing dreams. In reality, it is escape behaviour. True renewal only emerges
after you have "died to the old" e.g. cleaned up your mess.
2. Back to the Origin
|Fortunately you are not alone in this. As so often,
when everything looks gloomy with no way out - in our case the fiasco of traditional
religions and the current global crisis - the Ultimate interfered by revealing itself to
the world. "God is dead (Nietzsche), long live the Cosmic Mother!" By Her
Self-revelation a totally new understanding about existence has emerged. Suddenly, the
crisis appears to be an opportunity. Why? Because the Ultimate Reality appears to be a
Vacuum, in Which everything is dying while continuously being reborn. This Emptiness is
also called "Cosmic Womb" or "Great Mother".
"Death and rebirth" is the governing principle of the universe. In
practice, this means, that it is a Cosmic Law that our burden is constantly taken from us.
Only when you accept the decay, the old, sick, accumulated, ugly, evil and fouling things
have a chance to be broken down. Provided we don't hinder it. We hinder it by clinging to
ourself, our thinking, emotions and desires. We even cling to our misery! However, from
the first moment we let go e.g. giving our anguish back to the Mother She has to take
it back, because this is Her Cosmic Nature. So, let go of your identifications and
She is doing the rest: taking your burden from you. Our motto: "Die (ego) in order to
live (your True Self)!"
Insight into the Nature of the Cosmic Womb is decisive. It gives us
a foundation, not merely on belief alone, but on understanding. This has tremendous
consequences for our contemplation, for instance. If I give my burden back to the Mother,
while simultaneously imagining Her as an empty Womb, the latter taking every content back,
then the power of my prayer will be accordingly. You will be supported by the Power of
Reality, because you (re)connect to the Origin itself, not to some derivative or
self-created image. Not only that. Knowing the Law of the Universe will give you security
- through which you will be able to surrender without fear. You let go while knowing that
She is doing Her part of the job.
3. The Birth of a New
|Deep down in Her Bottomless Womb destruction is
transformed into rebirth. It is the unfathomable Mystery of the Mother. This applies to
all levels of existence, to start with the Eternal Light (God, Buddhahood). The latter is
born out of the Mother's Abyss. Since we are embedded in it, our surrender to Her is
rewarded with the birth of the Light within us. This ranges from Full Enlightenment,
Satori, our True Self to "simple" awareness. This is supported by our mantra
"Mother of God"*. This is the most poweful mantra ever introduced, because it
touches the untouchable Bottomlessness of the Mother, the Origin of all.
* Additionally by "The Universal Way"
It goes this way. Whispering "Mother" while breathing out,
"of God" while breathing in, in both cases consciously feeling your breathing.
Your breathing out, together with "Mother" is disappearing into the dark realm
of your pelvis, a metaphor for the Cosmic Womb (Grail Vessel!), and dies there e.g.
dissolves into nothingness, while your breathing in, together with "of God" is
filling your thorax, extending it to all sides. The secret: the deeper your breathing out,
the more poweful your breathing in.
By doing so God-Birth is taking place within you 24 hours a day!
Both inner Light, clarity of mind and expanding energy are constantly transforming your
system, making it more transparent for the Divine realm. Your insight, love, joy, strength
and gratitude will grow accordingly. You experience in yourself the Cosmic Drama where the
Divine is constantly born out of the Dark Abyss of the Womb! From that moment on you
know by your own experience*. No need for following anybody, anymore.....
* And not only that. Since Divine energy is
penetrating your entire system it can be consciously directed to areas that are most in
need. That's why it can be "used" in healing f.i. See: "Mother Healing"
4. To Become Part of the
|Usually, the spiritual Path ends here. Not with The
Original Tradition. Some insights may help. Contrary to many popular paths - who claim
that after Realization the ego has disappeared for the rest of your life - we know from
experience that this is not the case. It will come back! Especially when this fact is
denied......there is a realistic danger that the ego starts identifying with your
Attainment, using it for its own purposes: status, power, money. The consequence: even
after Enlightenment you have to work on personal integration.
same is true for many of the oppressed emotional contents of your psyche. It is quite
ironical, that, while you think "your dream has come true" e.g. you will now
enter a realm of harmony and peace, flare-ups of irritability, instability, anguish, anger
and depression are the order of the day. Not that smiling "enlightened being",
at all. It is a crucial moment in which you have the choice to acknowledge the state you
are in or (once again) deny it. If you choose the former, you - like everybody else - have
to go back to zero to start working on integrating these old parts into your New Self.
Hard work! It took me about 20 years!
Last but not least, if your Realization doesn't become integrated in
a meaningful context, in which it can find balance, your entire effort will be in vain. In
former days the religious culture provided that context. Nowadays, we have to actively
search for it*. I call it to become part of "Heaven, earth and the (new)
community", once again. The way you do it is very personal. The goal is the same,
though. Your True Self has to find a framework that supports "him" on the one
hand, while providing "him" a fertile soil for pursuing its spiritual calling
e.g. mission, on the other.
* Suggestions to become part of the
Living", "Mother Circles",
|Finally, your integration efforts have to be extended
to your direct environment, as well. The latter being nothing else but the materialization
of your ego. Hence, to include the world is part of your responsibility. Those who
"forget" about this last step just prove that their realization is not complete.
The greater the Grace you received the more extensive your compassion with the beings
"around you". In fact, everything is part of (your) limitless Space. So, you
just love everything like yourself. Nothing special, nothing holy.
This is the meaning of being a Chosen One. Applied to an entire people this
is blasphemy, because the key characteristic of God (The Mother) is, that
"He"/She is all-embracing, nobody or nothing excluded. Individuals do get
chosen, though, often causing theological problems: "why him and not me if God loves
everybody equally?" The answer: those who are chosen "have to pay it back"
through their commitment. The more Grace you received, the greater your responsibility
toward the Whole.
So, everybody differs with regard to the grade of commitment. Some
less, some more, some much more. In order to support you in finding a meaningful strategy
the Mother granted me Her program for saving the earth: "Transformation/ Healing the
Planet in 7 Steps", to begin with a New Spirituality. So, that's how I got my
mission. It didn't make me committed right from the start, though.....It took some effort
to come out of my inner paradise, my easy going life and private security. At last, I
didn't have a choice anymore*.
* Proof of how important it is to follow your
spiritual responsibility e.g. the commitment to sharing: if you don't, even the inner
Light becomes poisonous, causing all kinds of trouble, including
|In spiritual life everything depends on the Mother.
She is the Cosmic Vessel of Transformation, in Which destruction is converted into
renewal. Without Her the crisis is meaningless. Thus, surrender to Her Ultimate Reality,
the Mystery of Her Bottomlessness. She is giving Essence back to life. It is a new step in
evolution. Those who do entrust themselves "will be saved" will be renewed in
this life! It is all about "to die in order to become reborn". If many do it,
then the culture will be saved too. The New Self of many will initiate new impulses,
everywhere. It is exactly as A.Toynbee said: "in times of decay people go back to the
Origin in order to become renewed. It is these people, who, out of a new inspiration build
a new culture".
A New (Wo)Man for A New World
ORIGINAL TRADITION 2
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