Friday 12 November 2021

Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time

Word for today
The Gospel of Luke 17:26-37

In the days

You do not need awareness to eat, hunger is more than enough. 
You do not need awareness to drink, thirst is more than enough. 
You do not need awareness to create relationships, fear of loneliness is more than enough. 
You do not need awareness to sell, greed for riches is more than enough.
You do not need awareness to buy, thirst for possession is more than enough. 
You do not need awareness to sow fields, the need for safety and the fear of not having enough food are more than enough. 
You do not need awareness to build: hunger for things, assets, power and appearances are more than enough. 
If awareness is not necessary to live these human realities, it means that we do not need food, drinks, relationships; we do not need to sell, buy, sow or build to grow in awareness. 
Spending one’s life searching for food, relationships, wealth, possessions, houses, safety, power, prestige is not what is necessary to grow in awareness, it is not even necessary for our survival. Awareness is not about  doing one thing instead of another or knowing what to do or what not to do. Awareness means being utterly, totally, completely, entirely into what we are doing, without doubts or wavering, perfectly centered in ourselves. Awareness means being completely into what we are doing, never ever projecting ourselves into the future, anxious and out of axis, it means never ever being subdued by and enchained to the past, and never ever doing what we do to get something in return, for possession or avidity.  The possessive person shows that he/she does not trust life at all, he/she does not trust the fact that life can provide for him/her and take care of his/her desires for happiness and wellbeing lovingly and precisely. The person who is possessive with his/her affections, relationships, things, houses, money, power, success, is like the wife of Lot,  someone who walks backwards with respect to life and to salvation prepared by existence, and wants to organize an alternative safety system, a  separate defense guarantee, a form of protection separated from life, different from the energetic system of life.  The more we grow in awareness, the more it feels natural to be detached from things and to trust life; likewise becoming detached from things and  thankfully trusting life helps us on the way towards awareness.  In the days of Noah, in the days of the flood, humanity was purified of its mortal state of non awareness, from its self-destructive stupidity, by the power of water. In the days of Lot, in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah, humanity was purified from its mortal state of non awareness, from its self destructive stupidity, by the power of fire and brimstone raining from the sky. On the day of the Lord’s intermediate visit, on the day the Son of Man is revealed, humanity will be purified from its mortal state of non awareness, from its self-destructive stupidity, by the power of the glory and the light of the One who lives in the heaven of heavens.