Being conditioned into a world that is past/future directed, the life and power of our being in this world is sucked out of us. Thus, because we fear for the future, we of the labor class are akin to abused women dependent upon their abusive husbands. But we can file for a divorce and proclaim a new husband...if we dare to question our need to be dependent upon a cheating and abusive husband. Perhaps we should choose a lover and not an abusive provider? But to move away from our abuser means we need to empower ourselves and not move into the bed of another corporate man who is simply the same wolf dressed in sheep's clothing.
To confront this stuckness, Merry and Burl Hall interviewed Tomas Qubeck on their on-line radio show called "Envision This". Qubeck beautifully states that we live in a condition that entails a deadly dynamic of feeling separate from and therefore fearful of the "other." I would add that this fear is deadly for it allows us to easily be manipulated by the industrial/military complex into war and blind consumerism, while also resulting in a deep alienation for us and our children. Furthermore, our being alienated and fearful in our dependence makes us easy to manipulate.
We of the "labor classes" are willing housewives obedient to an abusive husband. As such, we are alienated from our own power and the true beauty of life.
Indeed, it is probably a holographic mirror to this alienation that we have such problems in accepting the naked human body. We are alienated from Nature, both our Nature (who we really are) and external Nature.
Nudity entails and demands deep vulnerability. According to Qubeck, vulnerability is necessary for growth. According to him, the movement of our spirit into "Judgment"-space makes us separate and hostile which then becomes the root of violence and destructive behavior. Judgment is a form of rape, be it of the body or of the Psyche or Soul. Judgment is violently thrust upon us either from our conditioned mind, or the conditioned mind of the external world, and negatively impacts our ability to unfold our Truth from the innermost aspects of our Being....which is our Nature. This impact is not only through physical rapists, but by corporations and even the ministries and priesthoods that state they are doing sacred work.
Then there is our own judgment of ourselves in our essence. How many times is it said in the Bible to "judge not lest ye be judged ? How often is the rule followed by those that profess to be Bible worshipers? "Judge not lest ye be judged" does not mean you deem the people of other religions as evil or inferior. Indeed, the more you judge the more evil you become in terms of hatred and entering into an arena of violence. Point your finger outwards and you have 3 pointed back at yourself. This is not an accident of creation. It is a reminder. Try it: point your finger at the screen and tell me I'm a jerk. Now, look at your hand. Three fingers right back at you.
An accident of creation? Only if we say so and refuse to identify the pattern in relationship to the consequences of our actions and beliefs--only if we bury those three fingers in a fist.
(Three fingers right back at me. ) As Qubeck puts it, "I can never know what's going on by going out into the extension"...the you, he, she, and they of my world. I must be content to stick with the "I". For only as I patiently incorporate these lessons into my own body, mind, and spirit do I have any chance of becoming a change agent. Only as I conscientiously attend to my own integrity will you respond to my example.
Qubeck entices us to move past this judgment and instead enter the world in this moment as a lover. Even in reading an article you are engaged in an act of lovemaking. Yes, these words enter as a wave of light into the pupil of your eyes and is conceived in the back of your mind. My words are seminal to what you are now conceiving.
At every moment we are having intercourse with Nature. Feel the Sun entering the cells on your face and experience the life giving love stemming from several thousand miles away. Or, think lovingly towards the forest as you walk and inseminate that living Being with positive, loving vibes. What will the result be? Not just for the forest, but for you.
Every second is The Creative Moment. As Qubeck states, "the Big Bang didn't happen a long time ago....NO! It is happening Now." Each moment is Genesis, the arising of the Manifest from the dark depths of the Unmanifest. Every moment is the Creative Window. Every second opens a window into eternity and contains infinite potential. Can we enter this place to tap into love more so than anger and hatred? Dare we realize that we carry the Creative Spark that can change the world?
Trust me, when you clear your mind in meditation, you can enter into the place of the Unmanifest, which is, to say, before the Creative Impulse giving birth to this moment.
Genesis is not in times past. It is here and now.
We cannot get to this Creative Moment through our living in the realm of judgment. Judgment is a lesser state of evolution and puts both the judge and the defendant into the same pair of shoes.
Judgment keeps us divided through the kindling of an "us against them" mentality. Judgment does not allow us to know ourselves in the nudity of our bodies, minds and spirits. To truly know ourselves is to go inward, without judgment. It is interesting, the more inward one goes, the more the outer is seen as one's self. Thus, one of the Hindu Scriptures say,