Wednesday, April 18, 2007

A Word or Two on Ma and Fear

Everyone is afraid of fear. We hate it and blame it for everything that is wrong in the world, despite the fact that it evolved as the primary tool in our survival kit as animals.

Sure, it's bad, but it's also a wide avenue for the shakta to establish true surrender to her/his chosen Ideal. The way it works is simple. Everything you fear is Ma. Ma is everything at all times all at once. The only legitimate avenue for the shakta is to surrender to it all.

Thus, your fear leads you to trust and surrender. You don't ever know how it's going to work out, because you just never know what Ma is going to do next. And anyone who tells you otherwise is deluding themselves.

As your surrender grows, your trust grows, and what goes is any desire to have your life any other way. It may not always be peaches and creme, but it's what Ma is giving you at the moment.

For a shakta, you can never do any better than that.