Discipline the spirit



“You are not accidental. Existence needs you. Without you something will be missing in existence and nobody can replace it. That’s what gives you dignity, that the whole existence will miss you. The stars and sun and moon, the trees and birds and earth – everything in the universe will feel a small place is vacant which cannot be filled by anybody except you. This gives you a tremendous joy, a fulfilment that you are related to existence, and existence cares for you. Once you are clean and clear, you can see tremendous love falling on you from all dimensions.”  Osho


Ananda’s house was surrounded by San Pedro cactuses. He had such a familiar relationship with these unusual plants that he described them as the bodies of highly advanced spiritual beings. Ananda would communicate at length with these San Pedro cactuses. The San Pedro cactus contains a mind altering substance called ‘mescaline.’ Plant diviners that work with San Pedro, such as the shamans of Mexico, are known as ‘mescalito’s.’ Ananda was a mescalito.

The San Pedro cactuses were his dearest of friends. Through the love and high wisdom of these plants Ananda would share a similar deep love and high wisdom with the people around him. The plants gave him an insight to see beyond illusion and reach into the beating heart of our collective reality. The San Pedro cactuses gave Ananda an illumination and insight that he used to effect the people around him.

Ananda’s will was as strong as a warrior. And it had a sense of humour. Sometimes the power of his will would be expressed in mysterious ways, but it always served to bring about change in a positive and empowering direction. As Ananda’s will shone bright from within, so it reflected the will within others.

Will is the power inherent in being human. Our will is our way. Will is the light that shines from within. From the light of the will comes the fire of the creative energy. And creative energy burns the pattern of one’s unique life into one’s unique reality. It is with the power of one’s will, that one can project one’s unique being into the present moment, and manifest the change one wishes to be.


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