Bliss is our birthright!
Many -- perhaps all -- of both our personal and social problems stem from our acceptance of the central myths of social convention. Among the the more pernicious of these conventions are these selections: 1) we must accept the reality of a separation between spirit, soul, and body; 2) the satisfaction of desires are a sure sign of a certain eternal destiny of pain; 3) the Divine studies our theologies!
Do you see that tired shed in the picture above? Consider it the storage shed for the "myths of social convention": drop the stuff you have collected off right there -- and keep on walking -- walk on into your bliss... Fear and shame are always in service to the Unholy Trinity of Profits, Privilege, and Power: keep on walking... The Unholy Trinity would have you living small: so small indeed, that you will stop and take up your residence in that very same shed! Walk on!
Walk on: into the "welcome home" of your self... This essential coming home is the key to the possibility of living bliss. The lie that you are not "good enough" or "worthy" are simply stones in the path: placed there specifically to trip us and convince us to go back to that ol' shed... but keep walking... Now, take up your desires as your walking-staff: not the silly desires that only served that Unholy Trinity: but the Holy Desires that birthed the Universe! Ask yourself: "what if?" Follow that with "why not?" After some practice, go on the third core question, "what next?" Think Big: desire is the bridge to the Divine: erotic innocence is our original nature: and, the heart is the seat of our consciousness...
A little bit of practice and you will begin to expand your orgasmic delights into an endlessly expanding compassion: and when you remember that you are making love to "God", you will be entering the realm of Sacred Imagination: all the way down into your DNA, you will begin to smile with the Face you had before you were born... This is possible....
Robert Daniel Smith was privileged to serve the homeless and marginalized for 30 years in Salinas, California. Together with his wife, Michelle, they founded an intentional community called the 'Companions of the Way', also in Salinas. Robert and Michelle are community organizers, Catholic Worker renegades, sacred activists, writers, poets, artists, Divine Mother devotees, and practitioners of Kriya Yoga as taught by Rev. Ellen Grace O'Brian of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment. Michelle is also a Montessori public school teacher. Robert is also an ordained Interfaith Minister.