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Their commitment has nothing to do with guarantees and sacrifices but everything to do with innocence. They are committed to the open heart of healthy Lover energy which melts away all wounds and distortions with a tender gaze and compassionate arms, seeing the other as an Innocent Divine Child and as a mirror.
The Warrior creates healthy boundaries, so we can stand up for ourselves. She is willing to see and face the truth. In creating healthy boundaries, she sets limits for personal well-being and self-respect. She is not a Victim and she trusts herself to face her fears and protect herself. We can call on our Warrior to provide strength and protection. She is essential to creating the safety needed for our Inner Children to come forth. Warrior boundaries are also essential to creating healthy friendships and intimate relationships. She feels everything unashamedly and is brave enough to be with all her emotions.
Rather, she is honest. Of all the archetypes, the Warrior is where we become most powerful and free because she is the one brave enough not to deny the shadow in the first place and to truly be herself, whatever the cost. She is scrupulous in her inner-work and is faithful and devoted to the truth beyond her own ego and how she presents herself.
Her energy calls to strengthen you to meet your fears, your traumas, your wounds, and to face your shadow — She is courageous! The Shadow Warrior serves the ego rather than the deepest Truth. When our Warrior is in shadow, we may feel completely ineffectual, unassertive and incapable of making or following through with a plan or a task. A woman with a passive Shadow Warrior may be unreliable with her time, commitments, or agreements.
She does not create boundaries for herself, so people invade her space or walk all over her. She may be disabled by her fears, low on confidence and self-esteem, or afraid to ask for what she wants or needs. She projects her anger and is very volatile. Fear is behind this behaviour, but it is hidden, and most likely her vulnerability is not even felt. These behaviours arose at some stage in her life to protect herself in difficult circumstances but are no longer helpful and can be transformed when the fear and vulnerability are met and felt, or when anger and rage are channelled healthily. The Priestess is a medium between worlds and has learnt to be empty.
She recognizes that she knows nothing and trusts what comes, relying on her intuition and psychic abilities over her rational mind. She is connected to mysticism and is continuously falling in love with the unknown. She trusts the voice of Spirit and has a strong practice in disidentifying with the mind. The Priestess within us fires our longing for the mystery and sources our journey Home to self-realisation. While a lot of us attach our longing to the external world through partners, money, status, substances, chocolate, etc. It is the Priestess in us that sends us on a search for knowledge: spiritual, metaphysical, psychological, intellectual, scientific, technical — all kinds.
She draws us to the Unknown—or the Unknown draws us to it via the Priestess archetype. She serves as the receiver from other dimensions: dreams, visions, art, music, poetry, healing energy, insights, instructions, guidance, information, dharma and endless other possibilities. She can bring us a great deal of sensitivity to energy, sensation, feelings and unseen or unacknowledged occurrences which may be happening in our own bodies, or beyond to our families and the world.
Initiations in the Priestess realms call us to impeccability, high levels of discernment, and scrupulousness in our spiritual practice and service to the Sacred. We must learn and be committed to the right use of spiritual power. Initiation teaches us to listen deeply to our hearts and bodies, as well as to the silence, to bring us to a place of recognizing the voice of internal spiritual authority. The Priestess in shadow has been wounded in numerous ways. She sees things going on in her family that may be denied, like alcoholism or abuse.
She learns to shut down her intuition and psychic abilities. On the other side, our Priestess may go into hypersensitivity for self-protection and turn painfully hyper-vigilant with a lack of trust in the world. This can express as a cut-off from her sensitivity in varying degrees and even an insistence that only what is rational is real with a fear of deeper knowledge and psycho-spiritual energies and abilities.
Another shadow expression can be an egoic identification with the spiritual energies and powers and the use of them to manipulate, control, or invade others, rather than to serve the Sacred. The Queen is in all women, and she becomes radiant and empowered as she has been through countless initiations around the wheel of the Sacred Feminine. With each initiation, she comes to rest increasingly in non-dual awareness, realizing there is no separation and that everything is an emanation of the One Presence with all its paradoxes.
The Queen lives her life in receptive devotion to serving her community. She realizes her life as it is, and her spiritual path, are the same. Through initiation, the Queen has embodied a number of profound truths, namely: the deepest, most challenging, most essential inner work is to open to what is, as it is.
She only suffers when she wants things to be different than they are; there is nothing to fear but her own stories about what is happening. The Queen realizes that she cannot control anything for she truly knows in her bones that Spirit takes care of everything, including her life; there is nothing happening but Divine Presence, appearing as a woman, a newborn child, a dog, a tree, a tsunami, a flower or war. Queen initiations call a woman to access what is needed from her archetypal Mother, Lover, Warrior and Priestess to better serve the Sacred and her community.
Her community may be her family, her clients, her students, her co-workers, her church, or her tribe. She treats those who work for her with kindness, respect and loving warmth. The Queen is empowered from Source. She gets her orders from the cosmic headquarters and her life is lived through the heart in service, in surrender to Love. She is committed to a life-practice of letting go of all stories, moment to moment, opening to what is here, now. Initiatory Prayer of the Queen: Sacred Feminine, I give myself over to you, to be a vessel and emanation of your love. Your will is my will. The Shadow Queen is corrupt and uses her power to have power-over rather than to serve the full awakening of her community and those she loves.
She is capable of both destroying those who dare to come up against her and punishing those who cross her. She is competitive and will beat down those she perceives as a threat and is entangled with those she supposedly serves — filled with hidden motives that are directed towards self-gain. Philosophy is great — if you are just fooling around, then philosophy is great; you can make mountains out of molehills and you can enjoy the trip It goes on promising, but never delivers anything. Then why does man continue with this effort?
It is cheap. It does not require any involvement, it is not a commitment. You can sit in your chair and go on thinking. It is a dream. It does not require that you should change in order to see reality. To know the truth, you are moving into the greatest adventure there is. You may be lost, who knows? You may never come back, who knows? Or you may come back utterly changed, and who knows whether it will be for the good or not? Osho, Tantric Transformation , Talk 9. Saraha Is the Founder of Tantra. One branch moves from Mahakashyapa to Bodhidharma, and Zen is born — and it is still full of flowers, that branch.
It is still bearing fruit in Tibet. Tantra converted Tibet, and Saraha is the founder of Tantra just as Bodhidharma is the founder of Zen. They are the very foundation of Tantra. You will first have to understand the Tantra attitude towards life, the Tantra vision of life. The most basic thing about Tantra is this — and very radical, revolutionary, rebellious — the basic vision is that the world is not divided into the lower and the higher, but that the world is one piece. The higher and the lower are holding hands. The higher includes the lower, and the lower includes the higher.
The higher is hidden in the lower — so the lower has not to be denied, has not to be condemned, has not to be destroyed or killed. The lower has to be transformed. The lower has to be allowed to move upwards…and the lower becomes the higher. There is no unbridgeable gap between the devil and God: the devil is carrying God deep down in his heart.
Once that heart starts functioning, the devil becomes God. The word devil comes from divine; it is the divine not yet evolved, that's all. Osho, The Tantra Experience , Talk 1. The first thing: Tao never divides into the lower and the higher, that is the beauty of it. The moment you divide reality into the lower and the higher you are getting schizophrenic.
The moment you say something is sacred and something is profane you have divided. The moment you say something is material and something is spiritual you have divided, you have split reality. Reality is one. There is neither matter nor spirit. It expresses itself in many forms: on one level as matter, on another level as spiritual. The spiritual is not higher and the material is not lower — they stand on the same level. That is the Taoist attitude. Life is one. Existence is one. It is a tremendous oneness and there is no evaluation.
Sex is not lower and samadhi is not higher. Samadhi and sex are both expressions of the same energy. There is nothing laudable about samadhi and there is nothing condemnable about sex. The Tao acceptance is total, absolute. There is nothing wrong about the body and there is nothing beautiful about the spirit — they are both beautiful. Devil and God are one in Tao, heaven and hell are one in Tao, good and bad are one in Tao — it is the greatest non-dual understanding.
There is no condemnation and no preparation. To prepare for what? One has simply to relax and be. From Sex to Tantra: a Great Revolution. If you move into sex with awareness, it can turn into tantra.
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If you move into tantra with unawareness, it can fall and become ordinary sex. It has happened in India — because only India has tried it. It is very difficult to keep aware…it is almost impossible to keep aware. If from the very beginning the discipline has not gone very deep in you, there is every possibility that you will start deceiving yourself.
Tantra schools arose in India with great energy, with great insight. And they had something — because that is the last center humanly available: the seventh is superhuman, the seventh is divine. The sixth is the spiritual center. And in the East, people became aware that if you become meditative while making love, the quality of sex changes and something new enters into it — it becomes tantric, it becomes prayerful, it becomes meditative…it becomes samadhi. Osho, The Divine Melody , Talk 6.
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To continue reading click here. Sex becomes instrumental. How can you use some energy as a means? They make a worship out of it, but without any technique. It is not technological. They love it, and through love the transformation happens on its own accord. Even while using sex as a means to go towards samadhi, you have to remain unattached to sex, absolutely neutral, absolutely like an observer, a witness, just like a scientist working in his lab.
In fact, the tantrikas say that Tantra techniques cannot be used with the woman you love, because love will be a disturbance. You will be too attached. You will not be able to remain detached and outside it. So tantrikas will find women with whom they are not in love at all so the attitude can remain absolutely of the observer. Osho, The Beloved , Vol. With Tantra, Easy Is Right. You need not fight with the current; simply move with it, float with it.
The river is going to the sea so why fight? Move with the river, become one with the river: surrender. Surrender is the keyword for Tantra; will is the keyword for Yoga. Yoga is the path of will; Tantra is the path of surrender. This is the first thing to understand; then Tilopa's words will become very, very crystal-clear. The different dimension of Tantra has to be understood — the vertical dimension, the dimension of surrender, of not fighting, of being loose and natural, relaxed — what Chuang Tzu calls, "Easy is right.
The whole itself is taking you on its own accord. You need not make any individual striving, you are not asked to reach before your time, you will reach when the time is ripe — simply wait. The whole is moving; why are you in a hurry? Why do you want to reach before others? Christianity and tantra are just opposed to each other. Not only Christianity: Jainism and many other religions are also opposed to sex. They are opposed for a reason.
The reason is the fifty percent possibility of falling down. It is dangerous. And it is mathematically fifty percent. Actually it is ninety-nine percent, because sex is such an attraction and sex is such an unconscious force that it is difficult to remain alert, meditative. While experimenting in it, you will become unconscious. And if you become unconscious in orgasm it leads you nowhere. Only one percent is the possibility that you may rise. But tantra says that that percentage of fall can be reduced through right techniques and a man or a woman can be trained.
Then making love becomes an art — the greatest art. And if you know the art, then you approach very cautiously, very delicately. And then it is not just a temporary release, a relief. It becomes a sacred worship…. Any intellectual age will have to ask through sex. If you have moved too much in the head you will have to fall back to the other extreme. Only then do your two opposites within meet and you become a unity…. Then sex becomes samadhi. Osho, The Supreme Doctrine , Talk Tantra is not a struggle technique, it is a transcendence technique.
It is not to fight with the animal, it is not for the divine. It is against all duality. It is neither for nor against really. It is simply creating a third force within you, a third center of existence where you are neither animal nor divine. For Tantra that third point is advait, that third point is non-duality. Tantra says you cannot reach the one by fighting through duality. You cannot come to a non-dual point by choosing one thing in the struggle in duality.
Choice will not lead you to the one; only a choiceless witnessing. It has suffered a long, a centuries-old misunderstanding, because the momentTantra says it is not against the animal, you start feeling as if Tantra is for the animal. And the moment Tantra says it is not for the divine, you then start thinking that Tantra is against the divine.
Really, Tantra is for a choiceless witnessing. Don't be with the animal, don't be with the divine, and don't create a conflict. Just go back, just go away, just create a gap between you and this duality and become a third force, a witnessing, from where you can see both the animal and the divine. Osho, The Book of Secrets , Talk They say that brahmacharya is good, sex is bad. Tantra says sex is sex, brahmacharya is brahmacharya.
One is a brahmachari and one is not. But these are simple facts, no values are attached to them. And Tantra will never say that brahmacharya is good — the celibate is good — and that the one who is in sex is bad. Tantra will not say that. Tantra accepts things as they are. And why? Just to create a unity within you. Only then is silence possible. One who is trying to move to some place against something can never be at peace.
How can he be? And one who is divided within himself, fighting with himself, how can he win? It is impossible. You are both, so who is going to win? No one is going to win, and you will be at loss because you will dissipate your energy in fighting unnecessarily. This is a technique to create a unity in yourself. Allow valleys to disappear; don't judge. But you can be interested in Tantra for the wrong reasons. Do not be interested in Tantra for wrong reasons, and then you will not feel that Tantra is dangerous.
Then Tantra is life transforming…. You are the central subject matter of Tantra: what you are right now and what is hidden in you that can grow, what you are and what you can be.
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Right now you are a sex unit, and unless this unit is understood deeply you cannot become a spirit, you cannot become a spiritual unit. Sexuality and spirituality are two ends of one energy. And it is good to start with the beginning. It is always good to begin with the beginning, because if the end is made the beginning, then you are creating unnecessary misery for yourself. You are not the end — not the ideal. You have to become a god, the ideal, and you are just an animal. And this animal goes berserk because of the ideal of the god; it goes mad, it goes crazy.
If you are the animal, understand this animal in its totality. In that understanding itself, the god will grow. And if it cannot grow through that understanding then forget it, it can never be. Ideals cannot bring your possibilities out; only the knowledge of the real will help. So you are the central subject matter of Tantra, as you are and as you can become, your actuality and your possibility — they are the subject matter. If you go to understand Tantra God is not discussed, moksha — liberation — is not discussed, nirvana is not discussed.
What type of religion is Tantra? Tantra discusses things which make you feel disgusted, which you do not want to discuss. Who wants to discuss sex? Everyone thinks he knows about it. Because you can reproduce, you think you know…. No one wants to discuss love because everyone feels he is a great lover already. And look at your life!
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It is just hatred and nothing else. And whatsoever you call love is nothing but a relaxation, a little relaxation, of the hatred. Look around you, and then you will know what you know about love. Those traditions which are not against sex can only be friendly toward the body. Tantra is absolutely friendly, and Tantra says that the body is sacred, holy. For Tantra, to condemn the body is a sacrilege. To say that the body is impure or to say that the body is sin is nonsense for Tantra — a very poisonous teaching. Tantra accepts the body — not only accepts it, but says that the body is holy, pure, innocent.
You can use it and you can make it a vehicle, a medium, to go beyond! It helps even in going beyond. If you start fighting with it, you will become more and more diseased. And if you go on fighting with it, you will miss an opportunity. Fighting is negative; Tantra is a positive transformation.
Do not fight with it — there is no need. It is as if you are sitting in a car and you start fighting with the car.