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In our last meeting we began exploring what it might mean to be “fed” by a question, an inquiry. This was sparked by the Hebrew word “manna” which serves as a food miraculously supplied to the Israelites in the wilderness. This higher purpose is understood when we understand Hebrew: rather than a word, Man Hu (“manna”) is in fact the question “what is it?” Warning: answering that question, and therefore surrendering all judgments as you know that “it” or reality is what it is, may lead you to experience uninterrupted bliss.
Until we answer the question for ourselves, it is likely that we are going to be in our mind trying to figure things out, rather than being in our heart… The experience is akin to having something missing, as if we were walking around with a huge and gaping hole in our soul. We worsen the dis-ease by resisting to feel our loneliness – which is really our hunger for Truth! Is it really that surprising then that we would turn to food (or money, or sex or social media, etc.) to fill the gap, when “feeling the gap” is really what matters!
So, what is it that you hunger for? What do you to starve yourself of, both physically and emotionally? Even though starvation is a very challenging reality on our planet today, it is also a well-known fact that emotional eating physically starves the cells, leading to the paradox of simultaneously being overfed and underfed, as if we had virtually not eaten at all. Ah: the myth of a starving artist is hard to put to death, as doing so would involve honoring the voice of the soul… Having that courage is to be fed by the “manna.” Once again, it is easier to pretend that nourishment (or money, for that matter of fact) comes from “out there,” from an external source, person or substance. That illusion of separation from LOVE will continue until the pain to be soul-less is such that I accept to feel my pain. I now have an authentic way to express my passion – by just being. Then compulsion vanishes, along with any abuse of my cellular self.
That’s the cure. Not another drink; not a better relationship; not another piece of cake; not more money! If you are like us, we have tried to look for LOVE in all the wrong places (in the other) for a long time. The only way out, is the way in. This is not new news, and many teachers and teachings will advocate this simple truism in one form or another. On that regard, the New Essenes are no different. We simply have radical tools to allow us to understand how simple “it” really is, and thus to surrender to the truth that will render us nourished by the knowing that our soul is pure…
Should you be curious to know more about the link between hunger, purity and feeling nourished at all levels, join us for our upcoming meeting. We will explore “Hunger & Purity” page 23 of the New Essenes eBook (please make sure you have download the latest version). If you can join us live this time, great! If not, you may always listen to the archive or join us for our other New Essene shows via Elevate the Soul radio.