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Life Arts    H4'ed 3/24/13

Resolution is the Solution; Dissolving is Solving

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There is a line in the Tao Te Ching that says " The sage rests in the solution of things and is dissatisfied with what is not in solution ." When I first read it, I put a question mark next to it. This saying contained a puzzle that I had not yet resolved. I was thinking of solution as a final ending or fixing of things. "BE IT RESOLVED!" I revolted against the rigidity of such a concept. I felt like Lot's wife being turned into a pillar of salt just for her curiosity. I could not accept a god who was a jigsaw puzzle wizard manipulating all the pieces to form the picture of his liking.

Yet, solution also means dissolving into the medium, into the whole. Aha! Salt is in solution in the ocean of life, whereas it is a distinct crystalline form on dry land. My Self is in solution when I soulfully dissolve my ego into the ocean of being, but is selfish and isolated when I identify solely with my ego. Life is only created when the egg dissolves her boundaries and surrenders herself to the sperm. The sperm, in turn, dissolves into the egg, surrendering his ego in ecstasy to the flow of life and love. This meditation and insight led me to the solution to my puzzle; all the separate, jagged pieces, resolved into one beautiful picture. God was at work within and through me, with resolution. Resolution is re-solving.

The cosmic sperm approaches the universal egg
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Dissolution is the solution!!!!!

In today's world we are stuck in a way of life. That way of life is set in cement, upheld with steel girders. That way of life has us at the beckoning whims of corporations and their underling governments. There have been many conspiracy theorists that say the Catholic Church is at the helm of this. Others speak to the existence of an elite few as reflected in songwriter David Mallet's song, "Ten Men." (link below)

Now, many of us tend to blame these powerful people for our woes. But, in reality, in our surrender of our power to these people, we perpetuate our own slavery. We work at their forge, casting the chains that bind us.

It is we that are power-full! Power is simply focused energy, and, as living creatures, we are by nature full of energy. Thus our task to to re-empowered ourselves! Do we need the corporations and the underling governments to guide us? Do we engage in a revolution and put in a new boss who ultimately will be a mirror image to the old boss?

This is how we remain stuck. We continue to revolve instead of dissolving. We go about in a circle and don't evolve. The French Revolution, the American Revolution, the Industrial Revolution are nothing more than our revolving about a central pole. Thus, we remain caught in a whirlpool helplessly sucked into the vortex. We remain trapped in a vicious cycle and are headed towards disaster. Rome still rules the world.

Yet this whirlpool ultimately leads to dissolution...a breaking apart.

If we are to evolve, we need to dissolve. For resurrection into a higher form, we need to die to what we are currently. As the egg dissolves her boundaries to admit the sperm and the sperm dies to the egg, the ego needs to die to its deeper Nature, which ultimately includes this entire cosmos.

Thus Christ said, " Take up your cross and follow me ." This teaching is counter to what many churches teach, which is that Christ died for us so we don't have to go through the process. But, this is not what Christ said in the New Testament. He said we need to do what He did. We need to die. And that death is to our conditioning. It's not about hanging your bare ass on a cross. It's about dying to your misguided beliefs about who you are. As Lao Tzu put it in the Tao Te Ching, "Be newborn, be free of yourself."

Thus, there is a reason the various churches wish to have Christ remain in our consciousness as a scapegoat. We don't have to die to our conditioning. Don't worry, Christ is our sacrificial lamb! Not you. In surrendering our sacrifice, we are more easily controlled by corporation, church and state and thus remain stuck in a system that does not support our evolution.

In many cases (not all), the various denominations of Christian churches, both Protestant and Catholic, are nothing more than reincarnations of the Roman Empire. Their goal is to control their congregation, not to empower their people. Catechism is thought cast in stone and force-fed to the masses. The Christian Church is the Roman Empire. It is thus not an accident that the Vatican is in Rome. While many of the Protestant denominations may give a thumbs up to this and say their way is better, I say many of the Protestants have fallen into the same trap. Rome is the hub to which all spokes lead.

We forget what we knew as children: we, each one of us, are the center of the world. The beam of sun or moonlight across the water leads unfailingly to our heart. Hermes Trismegistus said , "God is an infinite sphere, the cen t er of which is everywhere , the circumference nowhere."  (Book of the 24 Philosoph ers).

The Protestants are as Roman as any Caesar or Pope. Many of these Protestants would hang Christ right back on the cross if He were to manifest in form today.  Watch any television evangelist Bible thumping for money to support the riches of the preacher and hopefully you'll get the pattern.

It's the pattern that needs to be confronted. Epistemologist Gregory Baetson talks about the pattern that connects. It is precisely this pattern that weaves itself in our politics, religions, sciences and all other aspects of our lives that we must look at and work towards changing.

To engage in real change , we need to become unconditioned to what we think we are. It is through becoming unconditioned that we dissolve. It is only in that dissolution that we will enter into solution. We need to let go of ourselves, our conditioning. As Lao Tzu says, "be newborn, be free of yourself" or as Jesus Christ said, "be like that baby suckling its mother's breast." Only when we can reclaim such unconditioned innocence can we create a new world....a world of peace and love.

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