Materials, possessions, appropriations,
membership, rivals, ambition, boundaries,
These are ulterior motives, ulterior agendas.
They are the bywords of life in the world of
form which are repeated internally,
consciously or allowed to drone away
in the unconscious. They are built into our
conditioning and education
but they are a fabrication,
a conspiratorial dream we are forced
to participate in if we want to find human success,
respect and approval from our social witnesses.
700 years ago a small group of Christian
mystics moved around Europe defying
the dominant Church of Rome and living
out the opposites of these bywords
in their lives. They had no church,
no fabric to ostentatiously display
their faith or liturgies with. Instead,
they found secluded meeting places
in mountain passes and forests to
listen to those where were ready
to receive their final blessings.
They had no possessions,
needing little to live simply,
and their only byword was ‘understanding.’
They served others tirelessly and silently
with unconditional love and compassion
as they worked behind the scenes of the
greatest religious dictatorship of all time.
They epitomized goodness and healing
in every breath and so were known as
the Good People, Les Bonnes,’ and
the Perfect, ‘Les Parfaits.’
Goodness in human form feels no shame or fear.
It is the eternal witness in the fusion of the
visible and the invisible.
The Good believed that as humans are the world
and the way, they will change themselves.
And we can and must!
By living according to our true nature,
always honest with ourselves and all others.
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