Woo woo time. The unseen, the mysterious, the reality-dissolving, the mind-blowing, the utterly-empty-yet-appearing aspects of the path. Not to be clung to. Not to be chased after or even cultivated. Just noticed, like everything else. But here's a small aspect of how this arises in my experience. This is a picture of a little Green Tara I put up in the Airstream two months ago. I don't know Green Tara, never made a connection to the practice, really had no clue about her. But now I am doing Green Tara practice every week. I'm learning the practice and already receiving powerful benefit from it. Did placing her in my home create the causes and conditions for the practice to come into my life? Yes. Yes, it did. But what made me cut out her picture and hang it up in a space that is so small and has almost no room for such displays? Did she do that for me? Is there an unseen connection going back lifetimes? I don't know. But these things happen more and more often as I progress on the path. And they act as a kind of rocket fuel for my devotion and commitment and joy and confusion. They light me on fire. I think everything is already on fire and then "woosh!" Another inferno leaps into flower. I could refuse these things, I could label them coincidences and close the door on them, but I choose instead to see them as divine thunderbolts of love and awakening, arising spontaneously out of the truth aspect of everything. I love these thunderbolts. And I release them so they can go on striking anywhere they're needed. And blown open again, I return to my practice.
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