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Many people do not realize they are deeply seeking (True) God. True God is always Present and waiting for your attention, but if you are spending your time on seeking a new style (of clothes or personality), spending your (precious - moment to moment) time searching for the last thing that 'made' you 'happy' you are wasting that time. None of that focused conscious bodily attention (which serves the personal self Only) Serves the Divine Process of Enbrightenment (God's Realization), and ego attention/consciousness will Never Serve True God; ego consciousness is simply and only counter productive to Divine Enbrightenment. God Is Perpetually As IT Always Is, IT needs nothing, IT has Never experienced any motive to seek or search, nor does IT have more Grace and attention for one person verses another (albeit, ego expresses these kinds of qualities). IT does not Love or seek one person more than another. IT Is indifferent to all the works (evil and good) done in ITs name; IT only Knows those that are (progressively) Turning to IT for Everything, In Every moment.
Unless the individual changes what they are seeking in life (and Turns that activity to Responding to God), God simply waits in the 'background' (either abstractly or not at all - atheist) of ego life, and God simply Remains As IT Perpetually IS whether the individual Realizes this or not. After the individual stops seeking what Is Inherently Present (As Reality), after the individual makes the Leap of Faith (out of the clouds) into Self Realization (into stage one of Enbrightenment), and after the individual stops seeking God, and Actually turns to God right here and right Now, will the activity (of seeking through the ego mind) of seeking something else besides God disappear. After, and within, the Divine Leap of Faith into Self Realization (out of the clouds) the seeking and searching (motions/activities of self discovery) through life (for God and Truth) come to a close and end with Perfect Satisfaction in God Only.
All Must seek God with everybit (every fiber) of one's being, All Must turn their Full conscious Attention on the Realization of God (God's Realization), and All will be Transformed by an active (moment to moment) surrendering of all consciousness unto the Divine Reality of Existence/God. Only After you have turned All unto God will the Realness of Reality Overwhelm the body/mind progressively (the Divine Processes after the Resurrection from the right-heart), and ultimately Assimilating the wholeness of the individual's Entire Living experience (moment to moment); thus, Demonstrating ITSelf (to and As the individual) As All (ForEver), and Demonstrating ITSelf until the Fullness of the Resurrection Dawns (the Free Realization of 'The Living Transcendent Realm of God').
In the company of a genuine Realizer the Heart~Fire moves within those present, and catalyzes the Awakening of the Spiritual Cross through God's Grace which Radiates through (all bodily forms of) the Realizer. In the company of Living Heart~Fire the effortless One immediately responds to any (one's) attention that turns to (IT) that (particular) Radiant person. The depth of the (individual's) 'Vision-Inquiry' of the Guru (the one that Transmits the Eternal Steady-State in Service As Guru of God) reveals the depth of that individual's (Realization of) Heart~Fire Communion. The true 'Vision~Inquiry' of the Guru involves a process wherein the Devotee's whole/entire spectrum of existence (the sum-total of that individual's consciousness and unconsciousness) is surrendered unto the Heart~Fire Communion with Guru. Each individual's 'Vision~Inquiry' of the Guru involves unique (relative to each individual's spiritual path) processes of Enbrightenment that work to yoke the whole body/mind and soul to the Guru's Heart Presence (the Great Living Anchor of Eternal Life).
Over time, with discipline for the process and a constant returning to devotion to the process (of Enbrightenment), the Divine One Integrates ITSelf (progressively) As the (progressively) Realized (steady-state, constant and ongoing - ForEver) Reality of Existence. This is not done through some effort on God's part, God is already meeting you (in this process of Enbrightenment) as far as God can go. In other words, there is nothing left for God to Do in order for you to turn to IT and Realize. This world right here and now is already Perfectly prepared for Full God-Realization, and there is Nothing God needs to add or take away (from the universe, Earth or Reality ItSelf) for each individual to engage and progress thoroughly through the Entire Process (of Enbrightenment and Resurrection). All that is left for anyone to do Is simply turn All to God, and hand over everything of oneself (moment to moment - ForEver).
This is why the 'Vision~Inquiry' (of Enbrightenment) practice of the disciple/devotee is so valuable, because the Guru has Already passed through the stages of ego purging (which involves all stages of growth except for the Resurrection/3rd stage of Enbrightenment), and the Guru (of Enbrightenment) has already passed through the transfiguring stages (after the Resurrection) of the Spiritual process of Enbrightenment; the Guru is a Living, in your face, Example/Expression of (Real) God-flesh. Therefore, by losing one's (ego) self in the 'Vision~Inquiry' (of the Guru) the most Valuable Way (and Way with the most God-speed) of passing through the Divine Process of Resurrection can be Lived (by the individual). The 'Vision~Inquiry' of Enbrightenment is the Highest form of Spiritual practice, it is the most direct form of Spiritual practice (in Enbrightenment), and the 'Vision~Inquiry' is something that anyone can practice regardless of how advanced or how immature.
The 'Vision~Inquiry' yields (over time) the whole body/mind, the wholeness of individual consciousness (mind - body - soul - spirit), unto the Divine One (God), as has already been done in the Guru. In the 'Vision~Inquiry' (of Enbrightenment) of the Guru an individual can ask questions (to one's self) regarding what it is like (to bodily feel like the Guru) to Be Alive As the Same One the Guru is Alive As; All questions of the 'Vision~Inquiry' are Answered through (Heart~Fire) Noticing, Acknowledging, and (Ultimately) Identifying As the Same One the Guru IS (through all possible forms of the Guru's bodily appearances - in All possible worlds, places, and dreams). The individual practicing Enbrightenment's Heart~Fire 'Vision~Inquiry' of the Guru is Seeing (or learning to See) the Guru as their very own Self, and through the True Heart 'Vision~Inquiry' the devotee's (of Enbrightenment) body/mind is purged of the egoic conscious living experience in every part of the flesh and mind, through and through.
The way of the Guru (of God and Truth - the Guru of Enbrightenment) is not about turning (the Guru's bodily) attention to specific people and working with specific people unless the Holy One moves the Guru to such an activity. Furthermore, Even if the Guru (of Enbrightenment) appears to be working with certain people more than others that is simply an illusion created by one's (ego) self. Whatever the Guru appears to be doing is simply God using the body of the Guru for Its Very Own Revelation. In the practice of 'Vision~Inquiry' the devotee may see the Guru's (any bodily) form appear in many ways, and each time there is a Heart~Fire Communion recognition in the Guru's (current 'Vision~Inquiry') appearance the individual realizes greater and greater depths of God, of Existence ItSelf. Moreover, the Guru's bodily attention functions like the Transcendent Light of God; the Guru's bodily form Radiates God Freely in every direction, and like a fire in a cold desert, the Guru is simply there luring those that thirst and hunger for God ever closer, the Guru is waiting on the Devotees of God to turn from the cold darkness of ego self to a proper and heart-yearning Response (to the Divine Presence of God).
Everything the Guru does is born instantly from the Divine Heart-substance of God's Presence, and that Is Always Grace. The Guru is like a Burning Fire, and All that sit around and submit their body/mind to that Burning Heart~Fire enter (not as if you are not there already) a Living sphere of Grace, which ultimately transcends space and time, and instantly Demonstrates Unity and Oneness (consciously) 'between' two or more people, places, animals and things. The Divine process of Enbrightenment is a Grace born, Grace enacted, and a Grace filled activity manifesting within, through and As the individual via God Only. Sitting with the Guru is like coming out of a freezing death zone of darkness and entering a Bright Living Realm of the Always Warm and Welcoming Heart~Fire Love-bliss.
The Heart~Fire Communion the individual (Devotee of God) discovers with the Guru (of Enbrightenment) through the 'Vision~Inquiry' (of Enbrightenment) requires the Devotee's attention and devotion; the practice must be reiterated constantly, and when one remembers that they have forgotten, that one has also already remembered their practice. IT, God's Heart~Fire Light of Eternal consciousness, is filling the universe we are appearing in, IT is filling the room you are sitting in right Now, IT is filling the space between every living cell of your body/mind, and IT is the Very substance of the energy and molecules that are currently forming your moment to moment (bodily) existence. The soul is made of IT, the flesh is made of IT, the frowns and smiles of your face are made of IT, and the food and waste of your body/mind is made of IT. There is nothing appearing that is not Made of IT.
The individual searching through life for answers to the great questions that lurk in the background of (human) consciousness is looking for IT (the Living Presence of IT), and a Truly Realistic and Tangibly felt living (moment to moment) experience of IT. The practice of the 'Vision~Inquiry' of Enbrightenment can be performed anywhere and anytime, and all one has to do is Remember the Guru, and that one will be in the Living Bright Grace of the Guru. This practice enables the devotee of God (of Enbrightenment) to integrate the Living Heart~Fire Communion found in the fleshy company of the Guru into every part of life, and through every experience of life. The whole mode of seeking Truth and God is dropped once the individual (enters stage one of Enbrightenment) Realizes Self (truly, profoundly, and deeply) and grows through the 'Vision~Inquiry' of the Guru (of Enbrightenment) into the Free steady-state of God's Eternal Transcendent Living Realm. The Guru (of Enbrightenment) Is a Living Demonstration of your Very Own Realization of God. Blessings.