This was a good talk on the First Freedom. The plug was pulled out here. America is the embodiment of the First Freedom, which is the creative freedom to transcend the past and your history. This is both a collective freedom insured by the constitution, but our natural freedom as creative beings. But we have to activate the creative urge to manifest the First Freedom. We have to break free of our own conditioning, the beliefs and assumptions of who we are that keep us pound the the past and the Wheel of Sorrow. This First Freedom transcends matter. It is an Evolution of consciousness, of mind to spirit. Mind is conditioned by thought, Sprit or Awareness is the unconditioned. Spirit is transcendent awareness or First Freedom…of, if you will, First Person, like in grammar.
In Buddhism, this First Person, or First Freedom is Buddha Nature, which we all potentially are. In Christianity is it Christ consciousness, but religion get’s it all tangled up in the past and religious conditioning. So I hesitate to go there.
America, therefore, as the evolution of spirit, or creative awareness, over condition mind that is tethered to the past, is a Spiritual Revolution. But this has to be an ongoing revolution, not one that was done for us in the past, and we must bathe on our inheritance like the Trump kids.
The ongoing revolution of America is the recreation of America out of the duality of opposite that is given. And today that duality is Conservative versus Liberal. Just like the tension between the Monarchy and the Colonists at the birth of the nation, that same tension exists today: two contradictory worlds at war for to be the One America. This is trench warfare. Out of this war a new America must be born, one that has not existed before.
That is it, you see. A new America has to existed before, so we don’t know what it is. Just as the Artist doesn’t know what his great art is until he sees it, we won’t know what the new America is until we manifest it. We, however, are being called by this New America, even though we don’t know what it will look like.
At the same time there are those who want to create a New America our of what already exists, but to do that you have to eliminate those who are being called by the unborn America. There are two America’s right now: One is holding to the known; one is yearning to the unknown. Lie is on the side of the unknown. Life is the birth of the known into the unknown, and then it becomes known, and gives birth to the unknown all over again…and so we march through history giving birth to ourselves over and over again.
Okay, before you react to this talk from the view point of justice: “there are so many people who are not free. “This misses the point of the First Freedom. The First Freedom is your freedom, but not the freedom of you to run around in the world free to do what you want..no…the First Freedom is the freedom to Create a new You out of the injustice that you’ve got.
Out of the dissonance of injustice the tension necessary for the First Freedom is born. Out of the miserly conditions that you are thrown into, that you are born into through no fault of your own, out of the prison of your past actions, out of all that you Create a New World, a New You that is transcendent of your past conditions and injustice. Instead of blaming, you create, which means you accept unconditionally the conditions and the injustice that you are given, and out of those ingredients you create a new You…that is FREE.
It is your suffering that is the ingredients for your new recipe, you new life, you new being in freedom. When you know you can create yourself, you are fee from every conditioning, but that is just another opportunity to recreate yourself.