What am I?
Have you enjoyed the peace of a quiet mind, but are frustrated by the inability to stop it at will? Do you suffer over what you desire but don’t have? Do you have a sense you should “let go” of certain things, but cannot? Are you intrigued by the idea of enlightenment but don’t know where to start? Or have you meditated for years but feel like you’ve hit a limit?
We see (mental body) enlightenment neither as a state to achieve, a transcendence project, nor the realization that you don’t exist. It’s what happens when you heal the fear of not-being.
What is that? That’s what you find out when you fully experience that you’re not what you’ve always thought.
An Enlightened Self?
What Zen sees as the final destination, we call “mental body ensoulment” as only one-third and not all of consciousness evolution.
Most eastern teachings require you to transcend your humanity, whereas we see Sagehood as a path to emotionally process a fear included in your humanity.
Rather than this delivering you to a flat, dissociated state of consciousness that is seen in so many enlightened people, it’s a bandwidth of ensoulment completely compatible with living an individualized and lushly emotive human life (Personhood) as well as having an abiding, loving relatedness with the Divine Yang (Sainthood).
Can You Relate?
We have collected and simplified some typical questions and concerns we hear over and over again. Maybe our answers will help you a bit. And if you want to go deeper into a topic, listen to the appropriate episode from our podcast “The Heart of Soul”.
This is unfortunately a common modern tragedy. Edenity doesn’t see such awakenings as the entire solution. We have a new picture for how nonduality fits into all of reality that allows emotion and no-thingness to co-exist.Listen to “The Heart of Soul” podcast episode 33
Edenity resolves this issue by giving you the experience that you as soul are essentially a verb, rather than a noun. In traditional Zen, you’re supposed to lose yourself completely. In Mental Body Ensoulment, we offer a way to lose one version of yourself and find another.Listen to “The Heart of Soul” podcast episode 34
We honor that feeling. Oneness is a blend of Sagehood and Sainthood that isn’t a completion of either path. It’s common for people to get stuck there, and avoid the challenge of Notness on one path and the integration of Divine Will on the other.Listen to “The Heart of Soul” podcast episode 54
All of those at the same time, in one way, but not the way they’ve traditionally been taught, because otherwise they couldn’t fit together. The lofty goal of Edenity is simultaneously being a mature person, an enlightened sage, and a God-realized saint.Listen to “The Heart of Soul” podcast episode 29
We don’t see emotions as negative, nor humanity something to transcend. Real healing imparts a natural transcendence, but we don’t see transcendence as a goal for maturity.Listen to “The Heart of Soul” podcast episode 13
Nothing! That can’t be done for very long and is a misunderstanding of the practice. Meditation in its purest form is about trying to find the meditator and experiencing that it can’t be found.Listen to “The Heart of Soul” podcast episode 6
A Birth of Self, Not a Death
The difference between healing fear and transcending self may seem minor, but it’s actually radical. Healing the fear of not-being delivers you to a deeper version of your soul that abides with the Yin Aspect of the Divine which integrates into who you are as an ensouled person. This allows you to be both “in” the world and “not in” at the same time.
The integration of the Divine Yin into what you are imparts a natural, healthy transcendence that requires no will or energy to maintain and supports your alive expression of an ensouling self.
An Evolution of Enlightenment
It’s our truth that the tide of the Divine Yin is currently rising, resulting in more people than ever waking up to Her. At the same time, traditional forms of Buddhistic enlightenment are less and less supported by Life. That means that awakening people are not only unable to transcend their emotions, but their awakenings cause those feelings to be even more acute. This causes tremendous confusion and suffering.
What’s needed now is a way to receive the Divine Yin that honors the personal heart as well, so we are not flooded by Divinity but can learn to swim with it in the waters of our own soul.