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  • Jeff Belyea
    Popcorn Philosophy The mystical experience came to me like popcorn. It was not an extrovertive experience of the wonders of nature (although there was an
    Message 1 of 3 , Mar 1, 2009
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      Popcorn Philosophy

      The mystical experience
      came to me like popcorn.

      It was not an extrovertive
      experience of the wonders
      of nature (although there
      was an element of that
      jnana yoga insight).

      It was not an introvertive
      experience of 'nothingness'
      (although there was an
      element of that Buddhist
      awakening in it).

      The unifying experience of
      Oneness and the Emptiness
      that is not Nothing were
      'short documentaries' in
      a 'show' that featured the
      main attraction in theistic
      mysticism; that is, an
      encounter with and merging
      into God.

      One moment I was filled with
      existential angst (guilt,
      remorse, feeling lost and
      wanting to die) and then
      after a brief moment of
      silence, surrendering to
      what seemed like a real
      possibility of impending
      death, POP!

      Suddenly I was filled with
      a startling sense that there
      really is a power greater
      than I am as an individual,
      commonly referred to as God.

      The next moment I was in
      the presence of a glowing
      'light being' (given my
      Christian upbringing, I
      saw this glow as Jesus).

      The light being motioned
      ever so slightly for me
      to turn to the right, and
      in the same split moment
      that I did, I was 'absorbed'
      into a huge blue white light…

      And in the very presence
      and residence of God, being
      flooded with an unconditional
      love that took all of the
      guilt and remorse away and
      reset my 'clock', my life
      odometer to 000000.

      And then I disappeared into
      a star-filled 'universe' in
      which everything made perfect
      sense and I saw a cosmic order
      and harmony (these were the
      short doc's I mentioned earlier).

      Once again, the central
      experience was the POP! into
      an entirely new 'reality' -
      more real than the physical
      world. This reality, our source
      and the essence of our pure
      being is not confined within
      space or time. It is eternity.

      Once we POP! into this realm,
      all fear is gone, all questions
      are answered. The seeking is
      over. Just like that.

      Now it is not a matter of
      'Spiritual Growth" which to a
      mystic is an oxymoron. There
      is no expansion or unfolding
      or seeking to further attune
      to this reality. The race is
      over. We have found our true
      home.

      And all of the 'masters' who
      have experienced this magical
      mystery tour turn around to
      attempt to teach this very
      real potential of transcendence
      that we are convinced is the
      destiny of humankind.

      Only there are no words that
      are precise and accurate. So
      we use analogy and metaphor -
      sometimes silly ones, like:

      Popcorn Philosophy - a confined
      life set free to exist in a
      puffy cloud of bliss.

      It certainly makes the movie
      of life a whole lot more
      enjoyable. If you are interested
      in learning more, just step
      into the lobby of the Mystic
      Heart School and stay tuned.

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mysticheartmeditation/

      If you've already popped, I'd
      love to hear your story.

      Love,

      Jeff
    • Aideen Mckenna
      Wonderful! Thank you. Whenever I feel like one of those dead forget-about-it kernels at the bottom, I ll re-read this. Aideen _____ From:
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        Wonderful!  Thank you.  Whenever I feel like one of those dead forget-about-it kernels at the bottom, I’ll re-read this.

        Aideen

         


        From: meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com [mailto: meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Jeff Belyea
        Sent: March-01-09 2:30 AM
        To: meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [Meditation Society of America] Popcorn Philosophy - Meditation induced.

         

        Popcorn Philosophy

        The mystical experience
        came to me like popcorn.

        It was not an extrovertive
        experience of the wonders
        of nature (although there
        was an element of that
        jnana yoga insight).

        It was not an introvertive
        experience of 'nothingness'
        (although there was an
        element of that Buddhist
        awakening in it).

        The unifying experience of
        Oneness and the Emptiness
        that is not Nothing were
        'short documentaries' in
        a 'show' that featured the
        main attraction in theistic
        mysticism; that is, an
        encounter with and merging
        into God.

        One moment I was filled with
        existential angst (guilt,
        remorse, feeling lost and
        wanting to die) and then
        after a brief moment of
        silence, surrendering to
        what seemed like a real
        possibility of impending
        death, POP!

        Suddenly I was filled with
        a startling sense that there
        really is a power greater
        than I am as an individual,
        commonly referred to as God.

        The next moment I was in
        the presence of a glowing
        'light being' (given my
        Christian upbringing, I
        saw this glow as Jesus).

        The light being motioned
        ever so slightly for me
        to turn to the right, and
        in the same split moment
        that I did, I was 'absorbed'
        into a huge blue white light…

        And in the very presence
        and residence of God, being
        flooded with an unconditional
        love that took all of the
        guilt and remorse away and
        reset my 'clock', my life
        odometer to 000000.

        And then I disappeared into
        a star-filled 'universe' in
        which everything made perfect
        sense and I saw a cosmic order
        and harmony (these were the
        short doc's I mentioned earlier).

        Once again, the central
        experience was the POP! into
        an entirely new 'reality' -
        more real than the physical
        world. This reality, our source
        and the essence of our pure
        being is not confined within
        space or time. It is eternity.

        Once we POP! into this realm,
        all fear is gone, all questions
        are answered. The seeking is
        over. Just like that.

        Now it is not a matter of
        'Spiritual Growth" which to a
        mystic is an oxymoron. There
        is no expansion or unfolding
        or seeking to further attune
        to this reality. The race is
        over. We have found our true
        home.

        And all of the 'masters' who
        have experienced this magical
        mystery tour turn around to
        attempt to teach this very
        real potential of transcendence
        that we are convinced is the
        destiny of humankind.

        Only there are no words that
        are precise and accurate. So
        we use analogy and metaphor -
        sometimes silly ones, like:

        Popcorn Philosophy - a confined
        life set free to exist in a
        puffy cloud of bliss.

        It certainly makes the movie
        of life a whole lot more
        enjoyable. If you are interested
        in learning more, just step
        into the lobby of the Mystic
        Heart School and stay tuned.

        http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/mystichear tmeditation/

        If you've already popped, I'd
        love to hear your story.

        Love,

        Jeff

      • suman sk
        Absloutely right  ! When all questions are answered and nothing left to explore (to know about this mystery called GOD), when you are grounded in this moment
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          Absloutely right  ! When all questions are answered and nothing left to explore (to know about this mystery called GOD), when you are grounded in this moment fully contented , when you know there is nothing that is to be achieved to make yourself whole and fulfilled,when only thing you do is to remember your eternal father ..(or whatever relation you have developed ) in the midst of activity called life and wish for this love for him to be experienced by all in their hearts.....
          you actually awake from this illusion and become concious...
           
          Thanks
          Surendra Suman



          --- On Sun, 3/1/09, Aideen Mckenna <aideenmck@...> wrote:
          From: Aideen Mckenna <aideenmck@...>
          Subject: RE: [Meditation Society of America] Popcorn Philosophy - Meditation induced.
          To: meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com
          Date: Sunday, March 1, 2009, 1:38 PM

          Wonderful!  Thank you.  Whenever I feel like one of those dead forget-about- it kernels at the bottom, I’ll re-read this.

          Aideen

           


          From: meditationsocietyof america@yahoogro ups.com [mailto: meditationsocietyof america@yahoogro ups.com ] On Behalf Of Jeff Belyea
          Sent: March-01-09 2:30 AM
          To: meditationsocietyof america@yahoogro ups.com
          Subject: [Meditation Society of America] Popcorn Philosophy - Meditation induced.

           

          Popcorn Philosophy

          The mystical experience
          came to me like popcorn.

          It was not an extrovertive
          experience of the wonders
          of nature (although there
          was an element of that
          jnana yoga insight).

          It was not an introvertive
          experience of 'nothingness'
          (although there was an
          element of that Buddhist
          awakening in it).

          The unifying experience of
          Oneness and the Emptiness
          that is not Nothing were
          'short documentaries' in
          a 'show' that featured the
          main attraction in theistic
          mysticism; that is, an
          encounter with and merging
          into God.

          One moment I was filled with
          existential angst (guilt,
          remorse, feeling lost and
          wanting to die) and then
          after a brief moment of
          silence, surrendering to
          what seemed like a real
          possibility of impending
          death, POP!

          Suddenly I was filled with
          a startling sense that there
          really is a power greater
          than I am as an individual,
          commonly referred to as God.

          The next moment I was in
          the presence of a glowing
          'light being' (given my
          Christian upbringing, I
          saw this glow as Jesus).

          The light being motioned
          ever so slightly for me
          to turn to the right, and
          in the same split moment
          that I did, I was 'absorbed'
          into a huge blue white light…

          And in the very presence
          and residence of God, being
          flooded with an unconditional
          love that took all of the
          guilt and remorse away and
          reset my 'clock', my life
          odometer to 000000.

          And then I disappeared into
          a star-filled 'universe' in
          which everything made perfect
          sense and I saw a cosmic order
          and harmony (these were the
          short doc's I mentioned earlier).

          Once again, the central
          experience was the POP! into
          an entirely new 'reality' -
          more real than the physical
          world. This reality, our source
          and the essence of our pure
          being is not confined within
          space or time. It is eternity.

          Once we POP! into this realm,
          all fear is gone, all questions
          are answered. The seeking is
          over. Just like that.

          Now it is not a matter of
          'Spiritual Growth" which to a
          mystic is an oxymoron. There
          is no expansion or unfolding
          or seeking to further attune
          to this reality. The race is
          over. We have found our true
          home.

          And all of the 'masters' who
          have experienced this magical
          mystery tour turn around to
          attempt to teach this very
          real potential of transcendence
          that we are convinced is the
          destiny of humankind.

          Only there are no words that
          are precise and accurate. So
          we use analogy and metaphor -
          sometimes silly ones, like:

          Popcorn Philosophy - a confined
          life set free to exist in a
          puffy cloud of bliss.

          It certainly makes the movie
          of life a whole lot more
          enjoyable. If you are interested
          in learning more, just step
          into the lobby of the Mystic
          Heart School and stay tuned.

          http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/mystichear tmeditation/

          If you've already popped, I'd
          love to hear your story.

          Love,

          Jeff

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