– Heartwood Path Waypoint 82 –
The Blessings Of Creation
One needs to learn to value the experience of pleasure as a way to create a neuropsychological predisposition for pleasure-seeking behaviors. Failure to do so could, in the extreme, lead to the predisposition for violence-seek behaviors. Heartwood Path Creation Spirituality draws a distinction between bodily pleasure and promiscuity.
Unlike promiscuity, body pleasure, when guided by Heartwood Path Spirituality, is not promiscuous, does not promote violence, and does not condone materialism. Also, in Heartwood Path Spirituality, celebration of matter is seen as holy; celebration of materialism is seen as idolatry.
A chief symptom of living in the industrialized world of Modernity is pleasure-anxiety—the limiting of one’s full enjoyment of life. One becomes anxious about experiencing pleasure as a result of society’s myths, laws, and common belief system. Our society, having roots in Puritanism, tends to encourage us to feel ashamed, guilty, and deserving of self-punishment.
Throughout the Heartwood Path, pleasure-anxiety is thwarted by discussions and practices that are intended to make a person more likely to experience the pleasure of peak experiences. These intensely pleasurable times teach how good one can possibly feel by demonstrating one’s own vast potential for experiencing pleasure. Peak experiences also momentarily erase self-doubt; increase inspiration, self-appreciation, and courage; enhance the feeling of love and empathy for others; and make one feel more hopeful, confident, and connected to the world-at-large.
The craziness of Modernity makes one think too often about peak performance and not often enough about peak experiences. The result is often frustration and bitterness. Choosing to focus on good experiences is not only its own reward, but also often leads to the achievement of goals.
When one is inspired by some great goal one’s mind becomes freer as it transcends limitations. One’s consciousness expands in all directions, revealing a wonderful world. Forces, faculties, and talents that have been dormant spring alive. One becomes ready to receive the guidance of teachers. One begins to co-create with Spirit. Such co-creation is pleasurable. Co-creation almost inevitably requires the use of, not only words, but also wordless expressions from your vocal chords.
If this is not a day when you prefer to spend time in nature without an agenda, do the following activity:
Reactions To Disturbed Place
HumaNatureConnect Activity: Reactions To Disturbed Place. With pen and journal in hand, go to a natural place, the wilder the better, find an attractive natural being, see if it retains its attractiveness for at least ten seconds, and, if it remains attractive, assume that this is a sign that you have the natural being’s consent to use it in this activity. While admiring your chosen natural being, appreciate it with your inhalations and give it gratitude with your exhalations. Doing so will give you the optimal functioning that will be helpful as you do this activity. After obtaining your chosen natural being’s consent and setting up your optimal functioning, develop a memory of a disturbed or non-pristine place, your relationship to this place, and your feelings about this disturbance (focus on any feeling of fear, despair, emptiness, and loss). Write about these subjects in your journal.
Natural Systems Reflection Process
For best results, write down your impressions of this activity in your journal using as many of the following components as you see fit, afterwards, share your interpretations with others.
The Heartwood Path Exchange:
Swap Your Ideas, Impressions, Photos, And News With Others
Your input is vital. Enjoy sharing!
Heartwood Path Axioms: