Openness, not Belief, is the Foundation of True Spiritual Practice

Beliefs come and go, the Truth of Reality remains. Openness accesses it. The Truth is so huge, so vast, no one “knows” what it “is.” No one has a monopoly on it, although many try. It was here before we got here, it will remain when we’re gone. It’s beyond any model of it. It makes mincemeat out of models on a regular basis. No one “knows” the Truth because it Exists both beyond and before human cognition and perspective.

In order to be the Truth, it must be Real, the most real. It produces evidence, artifacts of its Presence. It must be true under all conditions, in all space and time, forever.

It must be completely obvious to every single entity, it must be universally verifiable no matter what.

What terminology of language is there to describe this?


Aliveness, Awareness

Life Exists. Right? Yes?

Will all you atheists out there admit that Life and Consciousness exist?

Will you be intentionally Open to them no matter what your beliefs and opinions are?

If so, then Hearfelt Emotional Openness to Life and Consciousness, highly recommended by all the Spirit Realizers of our human family, Adi Da, Jesus, Rumi, will show itself as, literally, the most practical, realistic and sensible Way to Live.

Openness, curiosity, enjoyment, participation in That which both Births and Deaths you makes extremely good sense. Screw your beliefs, and mine. The Territory is much better. The menu is not the Meal.

The point I am making is this: You are always either open or closed. You operate that switch. When closed, That Which is Alive As All Things, the Radiant Current of Existence/Aliveness is not allowed to flow, so it backs up and floods your world until you uncork it again. These floods are known as calamities, shortfalls, bad luck, stupid people, and fate. They fertilize the poor me/fuck you syndrome to such an extent that now we have a world run by malignant psychotics and androids, institutional machines of the victim narrative, who concoct events like 911 to make sure we are all believing in the Cult of this world.

Judaism, Zionism, the War on Terror and the Christian Salvationist theology which capitulated to them, put blood sacrifice on steroids. The message?

You’re fucked. We’ve got the cure.

You’re separate from God (Love, Life) but we have the answer.

The Cult, driven by our personal, emotional recoil from Existence and the loveless robot it becomes, is operated by the bigger robots of false narratives, the Dogmas of Original Sin and Salvation through blood sacrifice of the Lamb of God.

When open, the Aliveness enters the face and collects like a lake in your belly. Your open, grateful, loving heart then heats the water and sends it all over your body, and cooks the brain to a perfect tenderness.

Jesus taught moment-to-moment love/communion with That Which Is Alive As All Things.

Emotional Intimacy with Life

The Kingdom of Heaven

Love as the Condition of Existence.

Do you think this is a theory or a belief? It is not. Look outside your window, or in any direction at any time, for proof.

When Jesuit missionaries in 1642 went to Japan to convert the heathen, they were slaughtered and annihilated by the Emperor and his Inquisition. Their version of Christianity could not take root in medieval Japan because the people were so deeply rooted in Nature. They said to the Jesuits: “Your son rose on the third day. Our sun comes up every day.” They were coming from a unitive, non-separate assumption about themselves. They could not fathom separation from God because our parents ate an apple and therefore needed salvation. Where’s the love in that? What kind of god would kick his children out of the house anyway? The Gnostics said that God did no such thing, that God kicked Adam and Eve out of their childhood. God made an impossible demand, to suppress curiosity, because God knew that they would be forced to break through the domination of an outside, authoritarian command in order to satisfy their curiosity. This is a good thing, not to be punished by eviction. Adults make their own choices and rules, they don’t accept arbitrary commands from others. That’s what makes them adults, they think for themselves and use the criteria that they deem important to make their decisions. They obey laws that are just and fair.  This is what all loving parents want for their children. That’s why mother birds kick their babies out of the nest, who then have to learn to fly before they hit the ground. God kicked his babies out of the nest for our sake, for our growth and development and wellbeing. It was not punishment, not condemnation, not withdrawal.

People who believe this tall tale end up feeling like shit about themselves, being so sinful and all, and secretly hate God because He’s such an asshole and a party pooper.  The Gnostics, like the Japanese, could not believe that Christians actually believed in such a God. It took a few more centuries of brainwashing before Japan finally lost its mind and started tolerating Christianity.

I’m hard on Christianity because it inverts the truth, the obvious, glaring, spectacular truth that life is love already, eternal life already, happiness, freedom, enjoyment already,  not when I’m saved, not when I go to heaven, not when I get enlightened, now.  

The reason we don’t notice this is because we have our hands so tight around our throat and our heads so far up our ass, that we can’t see anything but pain, madness, and despair.

Repentance, according to Jesus, is the removal of one’s hands and the extraction of one’s head.

Then, we will see clearly, as he did. Then, we will be practicing the religion OF Jesus, not making an idolatrous Cult ABOUT Jesus.

Jesus captivated the imagination and fed the spiritual hunger of the people of the Holy Land 2000 years ago by proclaiming the Gospel of Always Existing Prior Unity with God, not some lame tale about scapegoats and blood sacrifice to an angry god.

That came later, in the 3rd century at the Council of Nicea, which bundled up those schools and sects of the early Christians which promoted the Judaic and Roman narrative. They called it the New Testament.  Actually, it was the Old Testament remanufactured, with Jesus starring as the sacrificial Lamb in God’s historical plan of redemption of a fallen human race.

Maybe so, maybe not.

Maybe we show up here as an expression and emanation of Life Itself, Love Itself, Truth Itself. Maybe Truth becomes unrecognizeable because we’re so busy cramming it into our nasty little ideas and infantile fantasies, while condemning others who do the same.

Maybe It’s bigger than the both of us and we ought to Sit Down and Shut the Fuck Up as real spiritual disciples so that we can Open our Mind, Heart and Face to the glorious Message of Jesus who was willing to be tortured and murdered for the sake of the Living Truth.

His Sacrifice was far greater than merely being some cheesey meat offering to a tinhorn god. His Sacrifice demonstrated how valuable and life-giving the Truth is, even under the most grueling of conditions. His freedom to love was uninterrupted by the criminals and monsters who crucified him. His love was undiminished, not withheld, even from the ones who drove the spikes.

His compassion for human suffering was lavishly displayed in his refusal to capitulate to the lie of separation.

He was Open to the Love That Flows Through All Things. He conducted the Infinite Current at such an intense level that he became luminescent, radiant, transcendant.

The Resurrection of Jesus in Jerusalem, the transcendence and outshining of human suffering through intimacy with the Infinite Current of Life and Love, is the possibility and destiny of every human being.

Jesus overcame the lie of this world and he invites and expects us to do the same.

Overcome the lie of separation from Love and Life, stand with the Risen Christ, and fulfill the Possibilty and Promise of Easter:

Light and Love are our Actual Identity.


Robert Cinque

In addition to writing essays like these, Robert Cinque also builds beautiful, affordable and comfortable yurts for homeowners and businesses in the fabulous Skagit County. Throughout the past three decades, his work has included building and installing wood art at local landmarks like the Cascadian Farm Organic Fruitstand in Rockport (WA), the Birdsview Brewery at the foot at “the American Alps” in the Pacific Northwest’s Skagit Valley, and many others. He has worked with visionary architect and organic designer Sunray Kelley for over 20 years on many beautiful projects. Together, they formed Radiant Homes and are actively engaged in the development of the Living Home, the Bioshelter, the no-mortgage, no-permit, food and energy producing home. Their work has been featured on National Geographic, MTV, Better Homes and Gardens, and represents the Greening of Architecture, a movement they consider to be the most important development since the Industrial Revolution. He says: These essays are about “dungeons of mind, the root of suffering, true sanctuary, and the glorious imperative to live intimately with That Which Is Alive As All Things. They are painful, bloody and hard-hitting (the “truth will set you free, but it will piss you off first”). They are designed to destroy what’s false and cultivate what’s real. They are not merely my opinions or philosophy; they are field reports from the underground where the Lie was deconstructed. They are wrecking balls, cosmic insults to vanity and arrogance, bulldozers and firebombs that burn out the tangled underbrush. They are intended to water the Seeds of Life buried under mountains and centuries of false beliefs, inherited “culture” and ego cults, so-called “religions”, including scientism, masquerading as truth. Idols are routinely lampooned and sacred cows are turned into hamburger as quickly as possible. I really don’t mean to offend any one personally. I’m not after them. I’m after the beliefs that are harming them: the Big Lie, the belief in separation from Love and Truth that strangles the heart and creates terrible, unbearable suffering. I love to help create Sanctuary and Shelter. I am a green builder and enjoy showing others how to build a no-mortgage, no-permit bio-shelters that also provide food and energy. shelter@nwlink.com cell 360-393-5663

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