The 4 principles about the nature of human existence
THE WAY FLOWS FROM THE SOURCE
The Way is the design, plan and process of creation. The Way contains all Yin and Yang.
SOULS ARE MIND-HELD IDEAS OF A SELF
Souls are as mortal as mind, it relies on a functioning brain. Many mind-held ideas can become manifest. Soul can evolve into a manifested immortal spiritual being--this is the only purpose of life.
EARTH IS A SCHOOL FOR SOULS
To graduate from this school is to become a spiritual being, to be enlightened.
This is an existential path. We have desires and needs that drive us to develop and overcome. Every experience holds potential for extracting wisdom—which is required to graduate.
Life must be lived fully and with joy. We are hyper-sensual beings incarnated to a hyper-sensual planet. It is through the senses and sensuality that we distill wisdom from experiences.
THERE ARE TWO PATHS IN THE WAY
Path of the lower-self (soul) and the higher-self (spirit):
-- The CATERPILLAR PATH is the soul path; it is organic and unfolds by itself
In this phase, change happens slowly by virtue of Karma, over many lifetimes. All younger or junior souls in the Way are on this path of with emphases on mind, knowledge, ego, consciousness, and religion or atheism.
-- The BUTTERFLY PATH is the spiritual path; it is wilfully walked
In this phase of spiritual awareness, change happens quickly by virtue of the help of Lotus Family teachers and guides known to some as buddhas, gods, or deities.
The Butterfly Path is unattractive to those happy with the Caterpillar Path.
BUTTERFLY PATH OF AWARENESS
In the heights of the consciousness and mind of lower-self, is where the beginnings of the Butterfly Path of Awareness is found.
All is energy, we are becoming beings of energy, therefore we learn to work with and appreciate the Energies which for us is the presence of the Divine in all things. There are three major elements to the Butterfly Path:
Aspirants on the Butterfly Path increasingly develop the Lotus Heart of appropriate kindness, usefulness, gentleness humbleness, simplicity and compassion.
Developing Lotus Heart is a skill that can take a very long time because it involves empathy, experience and deep introspection. It brings about radical changes.
There comes a time in the life of an aspirant when they become Aware through the heart (Anahata chakra) that they are called to the higher purpose. This is a calling to become part of the holy Lotus Family of spiritual beings. Depending on culture, some people call these beings buddhas, angels, gods or deities.
People are called to the Lotus Family because they have developed a desire to be perfected and be a Light on the Path for others. Members of the Lotus Family develop the qualities of spiritual beings, emulating the most advanced and most powerful spiritual beings known to humankind, those of the Lotus Family.
The calling starts with desire and willingness to see another person’s suffering, to give and receive kindness, to be a light on the Path for others. To smile in gentleness, hold beneficence in heart, and be loving to oneself and all creation for the purpose of helping others gain enlightenment.
YOGA OF THE WAY
To become one with the Way (that is the meaning of the Sanskrit yoga, to yoke oneself to something, to walk in unison, for the two to become one) is how every soul who ever became perfected.
The lifestyle of Yoga of the Way starts and ends with sensing and becoming the presence of the Divine in all things. This allows us to be constantly aware of the beauty, peace, contentment and awe, the joy and delights that fill our lives as we change.
This brings about healing and the desire to heal. We heal inside and we change. We become a healing presence to our environment.
Our relationships become simple, beautiful and peaceful as we step into relationship with higher-self, all of nature, our bodies, loved ones and the entire community of living things that surround us.
We seek experiences, because only through a full and existential life can we become. All who come into our proximity may benefit from having encountered us.
Being one with the Way is to be in step with the Way. It is the easiest Path of all because it offers no resistance, it is a flow.
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