11/15/2007

Confession of a Bodhisattva: Difficult Birth of Divine Masculine

My friend Jamie sent me an interesting blog which I can very much relate to from my own real encounter with boomeritic bodhisattvas of both gender. Ken Wilber describes 'boomeritis' as a strange mixture of very high cognitive capacity of the green meme and its eagalitarianism and noble pluralism, infected with rather low state of emotional narcisissm and ego-centric reactivism regressing to pre-conventional narcissistic attitudes that go against anything integral or even universal.

Reactivism and resistance in any form overt or subtle arises due to exposure to repeated hurts and unmet emotional needs, actual and perceived in relationships from opposites sex parent/teacher, siblings/friends or partner/boss and our inability to stay with, voice, accept, recognize and reconcile this pain welling from within.

The old ways of fight or flight to cope with perceived or real physical danger fails miserably in case of emotional pain and alienation. Material success and social image do not compensate for the pervasive sense of alienation, lack of intimacy and human warmth that conscious men and women are feeling deep inside their hearts now.


As Deepak Chopra in The Book of Secrets comments:


"If it weren't for the enormous effort we put into denial, repression, and doubt, life would be a constant revealation. It takes a thousand of choices to keep the book of secrets closed, but it only takes a single breakthrough to open it again. The locked door is inside you, and so is the key."

"The Divine Feminine voice in me said she was waiting for five little boys to grow up (Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism). She needs -literally- to make love in this world, to give birth to a new way for the planet to exist. She has been holding her love and attention over this planet for thousands of years, watching as five little boys have had their way with a World they are not mature enough to steward. She is waiting to usher in a future, but she can't do it alone, and she won't have a partner until the five little boys grow up. Humanity's survival depends on it.

Not the survival of the religions, or faith, or god, or even the planet. People. If people are going to keep living, if we have hope of being around in 1,000 or 10,000 years from now, we will have grow into a full, mature balance with the feminine -at every level of ourselves.

....I had a very distorted perspective of love, family, relationship, and spirituality. I was a dissociated Zen Practitioner. My idea of practice was climbing into my Buddhist Tree Fort in the clouds and removing myself from the mess of reality, family, relationships. My wife is the only one who's ever been able to get me out of that tree fort in the sky." - Qouted from musician Stuart Davis's blog

Five other human endeavors suffering from boomeritis are the fields of Science & Technology; Art & Architecture, Economics & Politics; Ecology and Environment; and New Age Spirituality. Science and technology of course impacts medicine, health, education and psychology (See Spiral Dynamics of memes).

"Love is the most universal, the most tremendous, the most mysterious of the cosmic forces. Is it truly possible for humanity to continue to live and grow without asking itself how much truth and energy it is losing by neglecting its incredible powers of love?" -
Pierre. Teilhard de Chardin, The Spirit of the Earth,1931
"Fearlessness is the most prominent characteristic of all bodhisattvas and all who tread the bodhisattva path. For them, life has lost its terrors and suffering its sting. Instead of scorning earthly existence, or condemning its 'imperfection', they fill it with a new meaning." -Lama Anagorika Govinda, A Living Buddhism for the West