Stress

“I cannot stress to you enough the importance of being present”.

So, ‘stress’ is a deliberate impression made by someone or something upon a person, it is an emphasising. Can this definition inform any other applications of the word ‘stress’ in order to try to unlock destructive stress at the emotional level of experience.

To liberate is to set free. To deliberate, is to weigh up contraries, to think, to plan, to corale energy into an enclosure, to put experience and knowledge into a harness away from their being free to roam apparently without will.

This can cause stress for a personality, especially when that which seems to be happening to a person from their perspective, is as if life itself is doing things deliberately against them, removing conditions that might seem to be more liberating.

When these projections of imaginings that are is if events are being deliberately planned by life are made around events that are clearly more arbitrary than specific, then this is stress that is an illness.

Love is a deliberation by and from God, just as Rumi said, ‘love is bondage willingly accepted by the free’.

It is Iblis that refused to be deliberated upon by God and in that refusal, then tries to play God by taking away the only source of true deliberation in the Universe away from Mankind by seducing them into thinking that they’re at liberty to think that God is just a thought, i.e. the erroneous and separated “I think, therefore I am”.

In fact then, only God can deliberately act and only God can say “I am”. This was respected in the old Way when the expression “I am” was never uttered by people of the Way. The Christ Jesus only said it by then taking his own “I” out of the matter as was befitting of His expression of Union as He says, “I am who am”.

When people do deliberate, then act deliberately upon those preparations, it is a measure of sanctity to be aware of how much one is part of that ‘willing’, or how much the doing seems to be taking care of itself. Sportsmen talk about being ‘in the zone’ to try and express the disappearance of the second “I” as we move from the ubiquitous “I am who I am”, into the Christ reality of “I am who am”.

“I am who I am” is containing two “I” components, this is di-stressing, whereas, “I am who am” is the vehicle of divine stress, the proper creative, constructive stress as the duality of matter submits to the building plans of One God, The Almighty Architect.

These insights can be arrived at personally as promised by The Christ Jesus and the template for such an arrival, for such a birthing of insight is encoded in the Nativity Story itself when the left hemisphere is Joseph, the right hemisphere is Mary, the arch connecting the then whole brain is Gabriel, the body is the donkey.

Whatever the appearance of the script, whether seemingly sacred or profane, temporal or spiritual, whatever the script of that which is selling the idea of liberty, the thought of liberation, if it is a script that is without recourse to the utter Pole Star of the One Source from which all arrives, then the result eventually, even after the jolt of apparent change, the result of such scripted liberation is inevitably one of calamity and distress.

The distress around the globe today has only one antidote, the distress has to be transformed into stress. This is the alchemy of Sufism, within which Way The Christ Jesus, Isa, is King. This is the transformation of pain into joy, of despair into repair, of terminal duality insulated once again to mediate the flowing of One Life, One Love, One Humanity.

Because only God deliberates, only God liberates.

About Andrew Dettman

Counsellor, poet, cabbie, diction worker. Ministrant.
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