The Ecology of Radical Aliveness

The previous post about radical abundance led to radical aliveness.  Exploring radical aliveness more brought the following forth.

We are amazing creatures: bio-energetic, psychosocial, spiritual ecological systems of consciousness that is multi-interdimensionally aware and alive.  Cool, huh?  Most of us are in some degree or another of closed: mentally, emotionally, spiritually, inter-relationally which results in all kinds of distress in all those areas including bio-energetically and ecologically.  Thus we have come to the point in which we have and are creating crises of intensity which we require to overcome, transcend and thus by dire necessity become resourced to transform our situations.  It is time we find out how to transform out of excitement and joy rather than abject suffering!  Our situations are the result of our closed systems of consciousness.  One of the primary ways our systems are closed is through identity and dual (e.g. self/other) consciousness: these are literally the same.  Our essential and evident Unity is ignored due to ignorance and the self-perpetuated closing of our systems to what is real and what is true in favor of the pleasure principle: avoid pain and discomfort usually at all costs.  We therefore live in the false, and our entire society is literally funded by our avoidance/grasping mental, emotional economic behaviors taking place within an unconscious agreement field: this insanity is what we humans do to “survive.” We are not even doing survival all that well, we are more zombie-like, walking corpses.  We operate out of the false assumption that, “this is the way things are.”

Beyond Survival

We are not surviving, not living and growing.  The number of children that cannot finish high school is a testament.  The number of children sick and ill with obesity, let alone getting medications for depression and anxiety is a testament.  The number of children with weapons in schools killing themselves and one another is our big time wake up call, and what are we doing about it?  Will it take another Columbine massacre?  Many people are moving into a kind of social entrepreneurship: not-for-profit endeavors to change the world.  This is a lovely development, but it does not get to the root cause: the closed systems that by virtue of their structures are not open to radical aliveness of Being, of human Being.


Each person alive has the opportunity to choose to be and to be fully and completely alive in every moment.  We have the capacity to learn, grow, transform deeply in creative discovery through our experience as it is right now.  It is our nature to do so, organic, natural unfolding of This which is the Source and cause of our lives.  We don’t have to attain something we don’t have, or get involved in an endless fixer upper project of renovation.  We’ve only to unlearn how NOT to be who we are.  In our training as humans we’ve been inducted into a closed fixated system that is self-defeating and deadly—that’s what closed systems are.  They will always collapse in upon themselves and die.  Because we are ignorant and unconscious, falsely identified and driven by our unconscious, we are suffering, our systems are therefore under incredible duress in every aspect of our lives, and are actively breaking down.

We live in the shallows on the surface of what is a fathomless wealth of limitlessness, so busy with our attempts to avoid our suffering (which perpetuates it), that we don’t give ourselves the opportunity to slow down and really notice and be in our experience let alone stop the madness.  We think making it in the world as the world says making it entails is what we are supposed to be doing.  It is a great day when we realize that what we have literally bought into, invested our time, energy, blood, sweat and tears into day after day only perpetuates suffering—only, and that includes those brief passing moments of seeming worldly success and achievement.

Awake, Aware, Arisen and Alive

Papaji would talk about making a firm decision to be free.  This decision can be a wonderful discipline and support, because while we don’t have a lot of experience or understanding about being free when we feel really ready to make such a decision, something within us knows what we are choosing, it feels right and accurate somewhere inside us.  It is a decision that informs our day to day living, begins an investigation into our experience, begins a movement within, and a change from an ignorant and unconscious closed system into the discovery process of an open-system: open-minded, open-hearted, open-bellied, open-spirited.  It is a scientific artistic mystic undertaking in daily life involving profoundly being in the moment as it is.  When we begin to undertake simply being fully conscious in the here and now, we begin to discover that we are not programmed for that at all.  We are not only entranced into an ignorant state of separation that does not exist, but we are deeply conditioned to it, habituated.  To undo all of this, to cease participation in it, people called to change historically have had to leave the world: go into mystery schools, monastaries, ashrams, caves in mountains in order to find the lack of stimulus that creates the reflex to continue functioning as programmed.  We have no idea how much we are like Data of Star Trek fame wanting to be really profoundly human.  We have had to leave to discover a place in which openness is supported and supportable.  En masse, we cannot do this, so we must develop life situations which support life, inclusive of our whole being at all levels.  We are involved in this undertaking now, and need to be more consciously active in our creative response to the dire need of our time.

The good news is that this is our design.  We are a creative living system of radical aliveness!  Our systems are all set up for openness and functioning optimally as who we are in truth and we actually do so all the time, we just don’t know how to recognize it.  The human spirit has received its wake up call, and awakening is spreading out all over!  Like never before in human history, people in everyday life are working to discover a kind of creative dynamic relationship to their lives, to themselves in order to discover the creative dynamism that is our very nature.  It is going in fits and starts because the problems we have created, the issues we face in daily life—the solution arises from one place only:  within us, within the transcendent within us, within the transcendent made immanent through us—fully awake, alive, arisen and active right here and now in our lives as they ordinarily are.  How amazing!!!  We get to discover together, co-creatively, how we function when we are completely open and receptive to our creative life force.  The possibilities are quite literally endless.

Accept What Is Within

So here at LightHearted Enterprises we meet to discover the natural, organic ecology of radical aliveness together, to open into what is real in the moment, and in so doing open the closed system of our bio-energetic, psycho-social, spiritual ecological conditioning into our inherent freedom awaiting deep within us.  We are radically transformed from within in a natural evolving unfolding process which progresses optimally and this is what answers all our needs and desires, our necessities for an environment that not only allows survival, but that begets flourishing as the creative dynamic human Being we are in truth.  You are invited to accept the invitation arising from within you to be who you are, into an authentic life of creative discovery in joyous radical abundant aliveness: Being Real.

Decide to BE Radically Alive

The discipline of a firm decision like a true marriage is one that is remade moment by moment.  Deciding to love when it is really hard, being true to the truth when everything is falling apart.  The sacred marriage of Love and Beloved is the Heart of the matter, our wedded bliss, the sacred ineluctable bond of our true nature.  When this is consciously incorporated we are free beyond our most exquisite imaginings, we are human Being.  Let this be the ordinariness of our lives, the fresh in the moment extraordinary new normal.  We then simply are the change we are longing for in the aching of our hearts, the sorrow of our souls, the despair of our beings.  One of the things Ramana would say when speaking would emerge from the great silent depths of Being, was, “BE as you are. Just Be.”  This was said with the great authority of the One who knows and IS: Be.  It is the command arising from within our own Being, the One Being that only IS: Be right here right now, no other time exists but in our mind.  As you read this, this word right this very second, stop everything and BE.  Let this be the final word on the subject:  BE!!! J  In lots of joyous raucous belly laughter, rolling on the floor:  BE!!!  In reverant solemnity: BE!!!  In whatever is: BE!!!  Be Real, tell it like it is with kindness and compassion for our entrancement and ruthless willingness to be free:  BE!!!  For Goodness’ sake, for the Good of All:  BE!!!  Let the rumbling arising from the depths within overtake, “I want to just Be!” Dance it, sing it, sweat it, choose it, fail it, grab it, let it loose, wrestle with it, fall into it fully, without reservation or restriction but with total self-abandon, BEEEEEE!!!

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One Response to The Ecology of Radical Aliveness

  1. Gayle says:

    Oh my dear! This is so beautifully written, so accurate an answer to the heart’s ache for authentic expression. Thank you dear Anrael for this flow of truth that gushes like a raging waterfall from your soul.

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