I continue to learn about desirelessness even though I’m no longer continuously in that space. I have brief moments now.
One thing I see is that the absence of worldly desires (not divine desires) = Stillpoint = Balance point = Center = Heart
I’ve long felt that the basic spiritual movement is, internally, to turn from the world to God. Letting go of our attachment to worldly desires seems to fulfill that intention.
Desirelessness towards the things of the world leaves us free of grief and fear as the Buddha said, at rest as Lao Tzu said. (1) The mind free of attachment to worldly desires (not divine) is quiet and still.
Whatever we attach to, we attach to. Wherever our treasure is, there will our heart be also. If it’s worldly treasure, then our heart will be set on protecting and expanding it. If it’s service to the Divine Mother, then that will grow and expand.
The desires will always come and go. But it’s our attachment to them that causes problems. The snipping of those attachments is left to us, their creators.
We often have lists of things we want and deadlines by which we want them. Our lives revolve around what we want for ourselves and our children. We buy on credit and enslave ourselves to debt to get what we want sooner. We never question any of it.
But all of it leads to restlessness, incessant background noise, a divided mind, conflict, grief, and fear.
All our worldly attachments are like anchors thrown overboard that we drag along behind us.
Ascension is mukti, liberation from the wheel of birth and death. We do that by an upliftment of our consciousness and an ending of our 3D attachments. We can’t fly a balloon that remains tethered.
Whether traceable to the Mother’s love sweeping the planet or to our own efforts to uplift them, the ultimate result will be the same: Liberation from attachment to Third Dimensionality and Ascension to a Fifth-Dimensional frequency of consciousness, with all that that brings.
Sooner or later, I’ll have to let go of the Third Dimension. I like to push my edge so I’d rather it be sooner than later.
Letting go of attachment to all worldly desires, I’m willing to bet, speeds up one’s Ascension. Let that be my next hypothesis….
(1) “From pleasure comes grief, from pleasure comes fear; he who is free from pleasure knows neither grief nor fear.” The Buddha in Edwin A. Burtt, ed., The Teachings of the Compassionate Buddha. New York and Toronto: New American Library, 1955, 63.
“The Way is gained by daily loss,
Loss upon loss until
At last comes rest.”
(Lao-Tzu, The Way of Life (Tao Te Ching). Trans. R.B. Blakney. New York and Scarborough:
New American Library, 1955, 101.)