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Become Nourished by the Great Mother and Gain Nothing

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...Everyone else is busy,
But I alone am aimless and depressed.
I am different.
I am nourished by the great mother.
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

Lao Tzu was in touch with the Heyoka spirit. The term Heyoka was first used by the Native peoples to identify those that showed another way that went beyond the taboos and conventions of tribal society. Various cultures and traditions express spiritual truths in their own way.

Those connected to the spirit understand that those truths go by different names but they are the same to all of humanity. Taosim points to the essence of Shunyata, or that movement is born of non-movement or the emptiness that is the potentiality of energy and matter. The truth is the same but Lao Tzu and the Buddha expressed it in ways that could be understood by some within their society.

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Being nourished by the Great Mother makes the Heyoka, the sacred clowns of life seem different and even funny.

While the good people of the world are busy planning ways to cheat each other out of resources and wealth. Those in touch with the Heyoka spirit look for ways to benefit others. While the good people of the world are busy planning for the next wars. Those nourished by the Great Mother are busy planning for greater peace. While the good people of the world work to gain. Those Heyokas of modern life look to lose and live simply.

The Buddha was once asked what he had gained from enlightenment and he replied that he had gained nothing.

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The world teaches that it is good to have and to gain. But the Heyoka spirit opens us to the Great Mother. Once we are living in that Love then we will find ourselves "emptying our boat." We will understand that it is better to let go and quit grasping so much.

The Great Mother is the source of all life, or movement that arises from stillness. In order to be nourished by her then we must return to that source that is within and without everything. We may feel different and people may think us weird but they will not doubt our character or our motives.

It is very likely that the world will experience more trauma over the next few years and decades. A type of rebirth is occurring and right now we are going through the birthing pains. What will arise is not certain but it will depend on what we are thinking, saying, and doing right now. But it will also depend on what we are not thinking, doing, and saying right now. In truth, the beauty of our being and the beauty of our world will be raised immeasurably by taking time to not think, speak, or do anything. Then we will find that we are nourished by the Great Mother and that we now different and strange.

Being nourashed by the Great Mother means that we are Heyokas and we are here to live in different and more beautiful way.


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