The other day, my sister Ellie and I were talking about spiritual gurus.
All the fancy names they give themselves:
Baba this and Baba that.
It all gets a bit ridiculous if you ask me.
I mean, I get it…
Something profound happened to them and they want a name that reflects that.
That’s why they call themselves “Divine Peace”, “Awakened One” or “Big Dick Larry”.
It’s a bit too “high and mighty” for my tastes.
I’m not saying they’re completely full of shit.
Not all of them anyway.
Some of them definitely are – judging by the various scandals that repeatedly crop up around sex, money and power.
(Check out the Bikram Yoga documentary for an example of that – it’s on Netflix.)
But some of them are great (as far as I can tell).
For example, Adyashanti seems to be one of the better ones.
But the names still seem ridiculous to me.
All too often, it just feels like a way to make themselves seem better or different to everyone else… which, ironically, is the opposite of what they like to teach (that we’re all the same, all connected and all “one”).
Ellie and I were talking about what spiritual names we’d give ourselves if we changed our name.
That’s when Ellie came up with a spiritual name to end all spiritual names.
Are you ready for it?
Prepare to have your socks knocked off.
It’s about as spiritual as it gets.
Or as JP Sears likes to say…
Here it is:
Here it is again with some helpful hyphens:
Say it out loud slowly if it still isn’t making sense.
Like I said…
Definitely eNlIgHtEnEd 😏
Watch out Ellie.
You’ll soon be swamped in followers wearing white, with mala beads around their necks and who use phrases like “high vibe” and “raise your vibration”.
So that’s Ellie’s spiritual name.
I’m still working on mine… but in the meantime, I thought I would bestow you with the divine blessings of hers.
Clearly, we have a hard time taking the spiritual pomp seriously 😂
And that’s what Rageheart is about:
Not taking shit too seriously.
Not getting all “high and mighty” on people.
Don’t get me wrong –
It’s deep work.
The deepest you can do.
We’re pulling shit up by the roots and getting rid of it… so we can all be healthy, happy and whole.
So we can all remember who we are.
It’s the same thing meditation claims to help people with…
…except in my experience (and a lot of other people’s experience), it kicks meditation’s pretty little ass.
But that doesn’t mean we need to give ourselves funny little names like “Super Woke” or “I Am The Universe”.
At any rate, if you wanna check Rageheart out and see how it works, sign up here:
If you’re already a member and you’re feeling the impulse, hit the “Sign In” button on that page and do another rage.
Or if you’re not a member and the page just says “Closed”, don’t worry – it’ll open again soon.
Tomorrow, we’ll look at the scale of this approach because it goes way beyond you and me… beyond our families and friends… to something far, FAR larger.
P.S. Adyashatmypants sends her regards.
She’s been sh… um, “meditating” a lot.
In the ba… um, a “cave in the mountains”.