Yes, mortal means deadly. It fragments the psyche of a person who goes by the Jesus dictum “love your neighbor as your self” but has to exclude gays. This type of cognitive compartmentalization blocks the free-flow (Tao) of energy inside of our bodies and causes physical and societal diseases. The fragmented or excluded truth can linger in us unconsciously, depending on how conscious we have become, and as a conscious struggle. This is part of removing cultural conditioning from the individual psyche that is one and the same with the Universal Psyche. We come to understand that our individual psyche is blocked from realizing that it is really the Universal Psyche in us. The Universal Psyche in us is blocked by the cultural conditioning that has been imprinted on us that we need to see through through contemplation. We get through the conditioning and then we see the Universal Psyche in everyone and everything. The blocked energy can morph into tumors within the body because it is not integrated (repressed or suppressed) with the free-flowing energy of our organisms. The misunderstanding, misinformation, meddling from someone else or possible hatred can contribute to dis-ease. The ten Commandments, the Deadly Sins have been presented to us as guidelines to keep us healthy and growing. The obituaries that we read have an underlying stench of mortal sin that cause us to experience lives that could be much healthier in many ways. We do not just have to learn through pain. Ideally, we learn through the love of our parents or guardians and all of the teachers who we sense we can trust.
Published by Gary Hobbins
I was born in Wisconsin to a Roman Catholic family. My mother June was a talented writer and started her own service club. My father Joe was a Right-of-Way agent for Bell telephone. Joe was an avid golfer and overall sports enthusiast. Joe would play sports with me and I became a life-long athlete. I was known as a rebel and was expelled from the Catholic school I attended at the age of fourteen. I was arrested at nineteen for being a thief and was placed on probation. Around this time, not being happy, I turned inward. I worked at different jobs that did not satisfy my budding inner life. I traveled down south several times reading books trying to find myself. In 1980, at the age of twenty-seven, I enrolled at a local college. I was now in an interesting environment. I was curious about almost everything and I eventually majored in speech and psychology or speaking and thinking. Many people told me that I was funny. I was able to make them laugh about unusual subjects. In the summers of 1981 and 1982, while still a college student, I traveled to Minneapolis and pursued the art of stand-up comedy. During these summers I would write comedy, run twenty-five miles a week and perform comedy at night. I was also a juggler but did not juggle in my stand-up act. I took up Hatha yoga and studied nutrition. In Minneapolis, I interacted with the local up-and-coming comedians. Minneapolis at that time had a small close-knit comedy culture that produced a good number of comedians and some became quite famous. I was making audiences laugh shortly after I started. During this time I was also performing comedy in other cities. I planned on being a professional comedian. Catholicism conditioned me to have a clear inner voice. I had to make people laugh and the only way I could see to do it was to be brutally honest with myself. I thought honesty would align me with common reality. The Sisters of St. Agnes, who taught me, always told me to tell the truth. So I was continually examining myself and weeding out delusional thinking. This became my way of life. One day in 1983, I was alone at my parents house and all of a sudden I had a massive spontaneous kundalini awakening. The awakening of this spiritual energy made me realize my self. I achieved the ability, among others, to see through other peoples egos or read their hearts. I was forever changed. In 1983 there was no internet or otherwise easily accessible information for me to be able to find out what had happened to me. Because of the massive explosion of energy my nervous and digestive system had to rebuild. Due to what happened to me, I changed my plans and soon moved in with my best friend and her son. We lived together for many years. I hid out in college going on and off for thirteen years. I read one book after another to understand what happened to me. I eventually received an M.A. in Speech/Rhetoric and also amassed many extra college credits. Currently I am an investor and forever a student. I am repentant of the trouble I got into years ago and the embarrassment it brought to my parents. People that knew me when I was a kid remark that I sure changed my ways. I went through what I call psycho/spiritual/physical alchemy or I transformed myself by healing the past and living in the ongoing present. View all posts by Gary Hobbins