June 28, 2015 8:20 AM
Last week, while I was waiting for my hug at the Amma Event, I spent a lot of time just sitting and observing: Observing the people as they interacted with one another (or didn’t); observing the volunteers as they set up the equipment and lubricated the Machine that fed the devotees up to the stage; observing Amma giving one hug after another after another; and, while the chanting was going on, observing the English translations on the big screen above the stage.
It’s the translations of the chanting that really struck me. Over and over the chanting was about Amma as a personification of the Divine. Many of the people attending—and certainly those doing the chanting—believe Amma to be God Incarnate.
This isn’t anything new in most Indian religions, gurus are often considered an incarnation of the Divine, but from my perspective it struck me as both ironical and profoundly sad.
Everyone in that hall, I saw as God Incarnate.
Everyone there was seeking what they already were. Everyone was thinking that Amma was Something Special, when in fact everyone there I knew was also Something Special. Everyone there I saw as TaoGodHer manifest in an individual being. TaoGodHer living through their bodies, as their bodies, seeing Herself in all Her many forms.
We are already naked under our clothes, it is just that most don’t realize it.
I felt so sad that almost all the attendees—and particularly the long-term devotees doing the chanting—didn’t recognize this simple fact: They were just as divine as Amma.
What stands between you and TaoGodHer? Nothing.
What stands between you and the felt experience of Her as You? Only one thing: Whatever is blocking your Love.
Whatever is blocking your Love is what stands between you, and the heart-felt experience of Her-as-You.
Not feeling Love? Look to see what is blocking it. Thoughts? Fear? Self-concern? Me-me-me?
Whatever is blocking your Love.
It really is as simple as that.
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