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Beyond Conditioning

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The end of time

This realization of Her

is Ananda

or Sophia

or even Marie

Call this what you will

For Sophia in marriage

Is the nameless Tao.

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Why nameless?

Because She is Mother of the Word

Beyond thoughts and conceptualizations

She"the undivided Brahman

To Whom thought returns to naught.

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What I hope the reader gets out of this poem is that Wisdom, Sophia, is not in a belief system but is the ground of this moment. Hers is the potential of new life for She is beyond conditioning.  Sophia is a belly dancing stripper. She removes the veils of conditioning until She unveils Her naked essence which is nothing. It is this place of nothing that the Psyche is able to move beyond the conditioning of culture to tap into the infinitely creative. Lao Tzu, the author of the Tao Te Ching puts it this way, "Be newborn, be free of yourself." Interesting that whole, hole and holy are pretty much one word!  Being nothing is to embrace all!

Is it any wonder that if you rid yourself of your conditioning that the modern army of Ceaser will come for you to hang your backside up on the cross?

The story is not about an external figure living in the Middle East several thousand years ago. The virgin birth story is true for you here and now. To be newborn and free of yourself is to be free of your conditioned mind. This is the true essence of a virgin mind. Yet, this is not to deny creation for creation has an important function:

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Burl is an avid writer and publishes to OpEd News. He is author of "Sophia's Web: A Passionate Call to Heal Our Wounded Nature." As of this writing, Burl is planning to self-publish the book. Alongside his wife, Burl co-hosts an on line radio (more...)

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Our life's meaning is revealed in the patterns.&nb... by Burl Hall on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 7:11:49 AM
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