Star Wars made popular the phrase “May the Force be with you!” as a futuristic mythic blessing that was easily accepted as having some universal truth today. What does it mean to have the Force be with you? What would it mean if the Force was against you? Other than the All-Pervading Energy substitute for God, Tao, or Buddha-Nature; what is the Force in terms of embodied individual beings? How and where does it arise in each of us? Rather than hoping that the Force is operating in our favor, as if It is an outside agent; what can we do to make sure It is with us?
The Force arising within us as individuals is metaformically connected with our genitals. The knot of confusion that seems to drive everyone crazy is actually a fearful contraction at the root of our life force. When our root energy is knotted up, the angst of separation, the compounding of ignorance, and the closing of the Heart occurs. Fearful contracting at our root energy is what keeps us reactively self-destructive and programmable to the layers of learned helplessness that make up the cultural trance.
Every death-oriented guilt cult has used our contracted condition politically and coercively to make sure the Force is not with us, but against us. Often the Force is presented as dual, as if it were two forces constantly at war in a good versus evil struggle into eternity. As learned helplessness takes hold, our internal dialogue betrays us. We learn to accept the invalidating messages that have been conditioned into internal verbiage over the natural innocence and wisdom of our living body.
Closed spiritual systems have become part of the sad history of the enslavement of humanity by beliefs rather than the means to Awakening and Freedom. The maps that have become “dogmatic truth” are outdated and often dangerous, no matter how sacred their ancient associations may be. Even if their content was once conscious and alive, it is now lost in the worship of the containers.
Our root energy is the individual expression of the Creative Force in our body-speech-mind. How we use our root energy determines the orientation of our life force; whether we orient towards the creative or towards the destructive. Our root energy brings us into this life, determines our vitality and aliveness, and reproduces other bodies both physical and spiritual. Misusing this root energy is the primary factor in our aging and death.
The cycles of charge and discharge of this Force make for the sense of excitement and/or fear. These cycles of charge and discharge in our organism are the basis of our spiritual growth, sexuality, and relating to others. When it is used creatively it is the energy of re-creation that produces fun, enthusiasm, inspiration, enjoyment, and spiritual rebirth. When used destructively it becomes the destructive emotions, upset, struggle, fighting, quitting, dis-ease, the drama of relationships, aging and death.
By gaining clarity at the root of our embodied experience, one regains one’s birth-right of direct connection with the evolutionary engine. Unnecessary struggle and dualism evaporate in the wisdom of innate clarity.
Contact address for Lar Short: firstname.lastname@example.org, His website soon to be up. Lar Short, along with John Mann, were two teachers who had a significant influence on Mantak Chia’s teachings. Lar integrates many different spiritual traditions and offers retreats near Taois, NM.