What if spirituality and spiritual work is not what most of us thought it was?
What if it is actually all about becoming human, about arriving here and partaking in life. What if our understanding of spirituality is radically changing, just like everything else?
Our whole world is shifting and changing so rapidly that we can hardly keep up with it.
The digital world soars in clouds over our heads, the climate changes so fast that we can’t keep up with it. Our understanding of life and science is practically being modified by the day and so of course also the spiritual paradigm is shifting.
It has to be so. Alive spirituality is always in harmony with the time it appears in.
About 13 years ago, Faisal Muqaddam brought such a new spiritual understanding; the Diamond Logos® Teachings.
It offers a detailed and elaborate map of reality and brings precise knowledge about what we and our journey are about, and why we are here.
For a long time, a common spiritual understanding was that only the inner was important. The outer world was considered illusion.
Meanwhile we clearly understand that the path of transformation includesthe outer reality too. We definitely need to transform ourselves first but then it needs expression and manifestation in the world. The world is actually a mirror of ourselves. What we have done to this planet reflects what we do to ourselves.
A human being is not an island and needs to interact the world around him.
But we have forgotten what a human being is, we are scared to show and act upon our humanness. We have neglected not only the life of animals, but also of our planet. Why? How did we get lost in the material world?
The Diamond Logos teachings give us answers to these questions and help us to realign.
the Diamond Logos Teachings
Presence and mindfulness are the basic pillars of waking up to our truthful existence, to Being, here on this planet now. Without them we cannot notice what is going on in and around us, let alone how we influence our environment.
We might be aware of a sense of lack, life does not appear fulfilling to us and we try to compensate it e.g. by accumulating goods. In doing so we do not consider under which circumstances and at what costs these goods have been manufactured. We do not want to get out of our comfort zone disregarding the drastic effect our material compensations can cause. Being present and mindful in what we do with ourselves and our environment is the beginning of the awakening process.
Once conscious and anchored in presence we begin to realize all the treasures as well within and as around us. This is the beginning of a saner life. Diamond Logos takes it a step further, by retrieving one by one all the essential qualities of our soul.
Essence and the environment
Through circumstances in early childhood we lost contact with most of our essences. The good news is, they are still alive in us, but we need to find and open these long-forgotten channels.
Take e.g. the essence of strength which is natural in a small child. It will flow easily and freely as a warm fiery substance that we call red essence. Children have heaps of this alive energy; they are still connected to their natural boundless source. It is not always easy for the caretakers to tolerate this wildness, so this juicy aliveness gets frustrated and buried.
As a consequence, strength is no longer a free-flowing essence but it is an effort and needs muscle power to produce it.
It speaks for itself that once we understand how we lost this connection, we can retrieve it again.
Once retrieved we have a new stance in the world. We have the courage to stand up for our values, become responsible and contribute to the benefit of all beings and the planet.
The same process is true for many different essences like:
When we retrieve the black essence of peace and truth how can we be anything else but an agent of peace and truth and leave self-deception, hatred and war behind.
When the green essence of empathy and compassion is alive in our system, we cannot but feel compassionate I thought you want emphatic towards all living beings on our planet. Nothing leaves us indifferent. We will naturally contribute to a more loving and saner world.
Here we mention just a few of the essential qualities intrinsic to our souls. Imagine what is possible when the entire all of our soul qualities comes to life again….We could not do other than to prevent disaster on the planet.
How can we open those channels?
In our groups we transmit directly the quality we want to open, which makes them palpable for people. Once the essence is present, almost automatically the issues that blocked it, shows up. Issues derive from all the undigested traumas of the past. We digest and deal with them in form of inquiries, processing and meditations. With presence and objectivity we can see, sense and feel them again and free the essential flow. Often after all the issues are dealt with, we experience an absence, a kind of emptiness. Tolerating this, instead of looking for compensations, the blocked quality will emerge from within.
One quality after another can be liberated in this way.
Science can do a lot to undo the damage we caused but as the scientist Gus Speth recently said: The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed and apathy. To deal with those we need a spiritual and cultural transformation- we scientist don’t know how to do that.
It is clear: we need to adjust our human behavior, which can be either sane and responsible or unconscious and fueled by greed, hatred and comfort.
Becoming a conscious truthful human being implies that we take responsibility for our own actions and for the planet we live on. We are not living alone; we need one another and we need the earth with all its manifestations.
We need to differentiate between what sustains and what destroys us, otherwise we are prey to our desires, wishes and wants. Without a solid presence, without awareness and a certain maturity, this is hardly doable. We will want our coffee to go, in the plastic or paper cup, we will want the cheap flight to go to a beach in winter or to go shopping in Milano. We want what we want when we want it. The temptations are endless.
Why is desire so hard to overcome? We have to understand that what our ego is desiring are actually inner qualities. We can’t stop desiring until these are retrieved. If we don’t feel our inner richness, we will always need to compensate this inner lack with outer richness and by that in many ways contribute to climate change and pollution.
Connected to our inner resources instead of exploiting the outer ones, we become the responsible adults that we are.
We will be contributing our gifts to each other and the planet
We can shop responsibly for clothes and food and participate in respecting our planet. We can take care!
This highlights the benefit for all by returning to our essence and our light.
Once realigned we feel the purpose of our life and naturally live and act from the right place.
Coming together in groups of likeminded people we can remind each other that we do have the choice.