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Casting Out and Returning

Published May, 2024

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Our predisposition is to aim for what we perceive to be ascendant, superior, ultimate—the pristine mountaintop. The process for going up is simple but not always easy. We are told to drop off any perceived extra weight until we arrive at “higher” levels of consciousness. The body knows this line all too well. Often, the body is perceived at best as a nuisance and at worst, unnecessary. When we do land in the body it’s often by accident. It’s not considered a noble aim.

— In fact, it is only in and through the body that we can incarnate into our own lives — a noble and humbling endeavor. —

The issues of incarnation are in fact what plague us, what drive us to escape to the mountaintop. To remain with the weakness and fragility of our humanity, Eros asks us to find it right here, and right now.

Eros's Challenge

On this path, we will be steeped in what we most want to avoid: jealousy, power struggles, confusion, insecurity, as well as, of course, passion and lust.

— Eros will ask something new of us. It will ask us to live in the state of intimacy that Eros is, to newly perceive each moment and experience without the residue of judgment. —

To deeply know the texture, contours, and moments of jealousy, to engage with and know lust and all the deeper yearnings that lie at its root, and to develop a consciousness that can touch our own frailty with enough delicate attention that it strengthens and becomes resilient. We learn through Eros that we do not keep our innocence; that is a kind of ignorance. 

— Instead, we allow consistent renewal of the senses and perception to move through us - through Eros. —

To choose innocence requires great courage. We allow ourselves to live in the virginal mind. Here, we are not lacking experience but are able to release the residue that would taint it. Innocence is Eros before Eros enters the body.

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Related Sutras:

Sutra 56 | The Truth Does Not Respond to Should

Sutra 74 | Exalt the Bottom

Sutra 76 | Eros Calls Us Back Home

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Feminine Spirituality and Feminist Activism

Feminine Spirituality: How does Intimacy affect Relationships?

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