The Enlightened Householder’s Life – Staying Dry in the Rain

Amsterdam rain – February 2020

I was writing my congressman this morning, a respectful though critical letter, regarding his joining a seditious effort to negate a large portion of votes cast in our latest US presidential election, and overturn the results. I may have used the words ‘cowardly’, ‘illegal’, and ‘shameful’.

I pay special attention to those in elected office, as they are responsible for directing the collective consciousness of their constituents. One unwise decision has broad consequences. On the other hand, such political representatives are truly a mirror of the mindset and world-view of those who elect them. So it is not a matter of blaming them for anything, simply reminding them of the values they were elected to uphold, and selectively letting them know when they are not supporting such values.

Although I always exercise my right to vote, and send the occasional e-mail or make a phone call, I would not characterize myself as a political activist. Although my values support specific legislative actions and resist others, there is no partisanship in cosmic life. Any differences in our common global perception are fine and can be supported. There is plenty for everyone.

It is simply a matter of raising global awareness through transcendence, to share this cosmic view; a gradual process always engaging divinity, and so quiet as to mostly go unnoticed. This is the service and focus. All other activity serves this one, to create for everyone a cosmic life. We don’t rush around in a panic to do this, nor do we ever rest or stop from this task. It underlies everything else, all activity, mental, emotional, and physical – introducing cosmic life and its values into everything – enlightening the world.

Like most people I have never lived in a cave, and interaction, success, and completion in this world is expected. Based on my observations while growing up and clarified through transcendental meditation, I reach for simple things in the world. An example is marriage, a common experience for the non-recluse.

My image of marriage is that each partner empties their love, compassion, and friendliness into the other partner on a continuous basis; two vessels continually emptying themselves and being refilled. It is the magic result of endlessly giving that creates this dynamic. As simple as it is, it is a cosmic template and only achieves its goal, its dynamic perfection, with cosmic assistance. So the pathway is a long one, full of wisdom, experience, and rewards.

There are many other such cosmic touchstones in the life of a householder, having children, establishing a career, supporting the community, and enjoying avocations, for example, and my ongoing duty and purpose is to bring these into the reality of cosmic life, now and here on earth.

Until now, the sole models, the repositories of cosmic wisdom, life, and law, have been the resolute and invincible yogis in the deep forests and high in the mountains of our world, performing a critical silent duty.

Of course such Beings continue to exist, and we are ever grateful to them. Though it is a renewed experience to re-establish this cosmic law and life for the life of the vast majority of earth’s inhabitants, that we may all come to enjoy the wisdom and sustenance of all that is life supporting, gentle, gracious, kind, subtle, and harmonious.

Living such a life of Totality, there is nothing to remember in how to think and act, for established in cosmic life we always take the direct path to completion, and the rest takes care of itself.

~ Jai Guru Dev ~

Published by Jim Flanegin

it shows up in the pictures...I am a US citizen (born in California), though spent my childhood through high school living primarily in SE Asia, giving me a deep view of both East and West. I began TM at 21 and the TM-Sidhis at 26. I was visited by Guru Dev at 39. The rest is history. :-)

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