The Fastest Way
To Empty a Vessel
Is to Shatter It.
So, how do I empty the ‘vessel’ of myself, how do I shatter it? We each hold so much darkness and pain in the ‘vessel’ of the personal, whether the darkness is ignorance, false beliefs, pain, anger, disappointment, etc., and it all conspires to dim the pure light of spiritual truth that lives in each heart. Naturally, the load must be lightened, the darkness removed, if we are to see clearly what truly lies and lives at our core.
So, the question is, “How do we remove all that darkness? How do I come to see Reality?” The heart of the spiritual journey is the removal of all that obscures the shining light, the real Truth of our Being-ness. Clouds do nothing to the sun they only diminish the amount of light that reaches the planets surface. So too, the spiritual light of life remains unaltered in the heart, despite the innumerable obstacles, the ‘clouds’, we humans have placed in the way of its action. Our ‘vessel’ is filled with darkness, and we suffer because of it.
So, how do we clear the personal from so much darkness? I suppose we could remove each piece of darkness, one bit at a time, and that would be like tipping the vessel of the self to pour out the darkness, one drop at a time. That is the normal way. Or we could shatter the vessel and release it all at once.
The Vision Quest is the only process I have found that has the power and grace to accomplish that shattering! The Quest is no respecter of any piece of darkness, but treats each as mere droplets within the obscuring clouds of our experience. Oh, how many times have I felt even my most cherished beliefs being dissolved by the light of the Quest! Yes, it is the light and power of the Quest that shatters the personal so that the purity, the true uniqueness of the Self, stands revealed.
This year, in just a few weeks, Tom and I are offering a Temples Vision Quest, and to quote Tom, “it is not to be missed”. The laser-like focus of this Quest is aimed specifically at this inner darkness, at the inner experience, more so than any other Quest. It will shatter the ‘vessel’ and leave each of us to be washed by the light of Truth and Reality. And in the reintegration phase after the Quest, each will discover a deep transformation of both the inner and outer experience of life.
Of course, only those who feel called to this Quest can come, but if you feel called, don’t procrastinate, don’t fill your mind with worry and doubt, just trust the calling and come. All callings come from God, and it is only the spirit of darkness that will question and doubt.
The time is very short. You must act now if you wish to join us. Write me right away as the Quest runs from August 6 through August 13, not much time. All are welcome.