“…from time to time, disasters occur in the world due to the collective force of negativities within peoples’ disturbed minds.”
- Tsoknyi Rinpoche III (http:/www.pundarika.org)
We aspire to what we believe will make us safe but we defer on achieving the ultimate security of being who we are. We all exist in energy and to understand why we defer our self-knowledge we should begin by considering the most fundamental attribute of energy - movement.
Energy is movement and movement is generated by difference. The difference between reference points in energy may be considered as disparity of agreement. This disparity sets up potential differences that have no alternative but to constantly seek common ground. The resultant movement is the natural way of all things. Also, and significantly, it is the mass of this energy generated by our respective disagreements or differences that constitute the world. The world is simply a conglomeration of movements attempting to equalize.
Movement is the common activity of all energy and because reference (potential difference) is always necessary for movement it follows that energy is therefore, a state of co-dependency. This is disconcerting because any psychiatrist will agree that it is better to be independent than to be co-dependent. We were born, surely not to be dependent but for independence.
However, since independence requires aspiration to the loss of energy (to the loss of co-dependency), we therefore defer. We defer because we doubt that without energy there will be anything left, and so we choose not to risk being reduced to nothing even if it means the loss of our independence.
The good news about us, however, is that no matter how much we defer our divine advantage we are always complete; we remain the complete package no matter how we split it up. Consequently, in spite of our preference for energy it is never possible for us to separate from who we are - we can only think that we are separate and insist on it, which we do with great energy, and therein lies our dilemma; our illusion.
And so, because we are already (and always) complete, our insistence on incompleteness is tracked naturally on every level to provide the most perfect response possible to promote our healing. The world is perfect according to our own dictates and the ways and means of the force we employ to bring ourselves to right may surprise you.
When we deny our wholeness (our completeness) the ‘remaining’ has no facility to acquiesce to the rejection. Consequently, our individuation in energy enables a natural response that gathers the totality of our subjective rejections into a singularly identified life-force, or entity, that has control over all its benefactors. This force is our greatest secret never known and its level of empowerment is such that it is not contained in any given form; it exists in secret and is ubiquitous. It lives within our minds, sees through our eyes and its control over us is insurmountable by any means other than self knowledge.
As we learn and accept who we are we released from our bondage to this hidden force and therein, one by one, little by little, we re-arrange our position in the world from that of supporting the negative plague to becoming healers. It’s personal!
This force is an antidote that comes from our own completeness. It’s not uncommon for an antidote to contain poison and in the case of our transgression we need to be poisoned before we can recover. This poison is the entity we bring to life as the product of our combined ignorance thus the entity is a concentration of ignorance. It’s as powerful as it is ignorant, and its narrow objective is to defend its own life in energy at all costs. It does this because it has no facility to know any better. It is the cumulative force of our ignorance after all and it depends on us to educate it. When we become informed, it will become informed, when we know who we are, it will recognize who it is. We are one and the same – inseparable!
In the meantime its power over us can’t be overstated. It is so overwhelming that to this day we have no consensus that it even exists, let alone that it exists in our minds. And so this unified and destructive force of our ignorance remains strong within us as we continue to destroy ourselves.
...I fought with my twin, that enemy within, ’til both of us fell by the way.
Bob Dylan (Album: Street Legal, 1978)
Our fear of independence (of being nothing) insists that we seek to control the outcome of life’s dilemma. But control is anathema to truth as each false promise is directed into tangential forms that can never come full circle until control is replaced by cooperation. Without recognition of the negative advantage (the poison) our efforts will always amount to frustration. We must recognize that the power differential between us and the ignorant force that controls us is analogous to what a spark is to a fire or a pebble to a beach.
There is no possibility of ever coming to terms with this force and it is this acceptance that begins the healing process. This force is the means to our salvation and it is poisoning us to awareness only because we ourselves have dictated it thus. We refuse to learn, and this entity of our shame is the measure of our denial. We must recognize the bigger picture of our lives and take the necessary steps to cooperate with our own relentless and hunting Love.