For use with Intentional Suffering and other manifestations of the Holy Denying Force.
"We understand the ordinary pursuits of our lives responding to desires to be educated, well thought of, useful, admired, superior, wealthy or spiritual, as examples of Holy Denyings. We try to meet these denyings with our conscious efforts in our search which we call Holy Affirming. Both are of equal substance and importance." (Paul Beidler)
"In other words, every wish of the planetary body is taken as undesirable for their higher divine part which has to be coated and perfected, and therefore all three-centered beings of our Great Megaloscosmos constantly carry on a relentless struggle against the wishes of their planetary bodies so that there should be formed in them, in this struggle from the what is called Disputekrialnian-friction, those sacred crystallizations from which their higher Divine being-part arises and is perfected in them." (1)
Only these sources can have this independence which transform the active elements which must serve for the Holy Triamazikamno as the ‘affirming' or ‘active principle.' (2)
"...whatever the mind tells you, you are not that. It would be good to become more aware of those false voices so that they could become a reminder for us. It is useless fighting them or trying to stop them. What is possible is to make a small stop at the very moment of hearing a mind voice of this kind, then to collect one’s attention and make an affirmation—aloud when alone, under the breath if with others. An affirmation should be made many times every day. It becomes a source of strength, especially if I practice sensing at the same time. Only the real I can know “me.” But it needs to be called, the I needs to awaken. No one can do this for me." (Mrs. A. L. Staveley)
Affirmations can be intentional thoughts, attitudes and postures accompanied by Sensing.
The thoughts can be Aphorisms, Prayers, Repetitions, Ponderings, phrases, exclamations, exhortations that foster an affirmative enduring of the Suffering.
They should acknowledge and accept that Suffering is a lawful manifestation of the Holy Denying Force and that it is the lot of everyone to experience Suffering. Although much of our suffering is mechanical and can eventually be eliminated as we lose the egoism and Self Importance on which they are based, some forms of Suffering will remain until we die, such as the loss of loved ones, sickness, war and crime.
Affirmations for real Suffering should acknowledge its inevitability, indeed its necessity in the scheme of things as a means of developing Being.
Affirmations for mechanical suffering should stress their uselessness and waste of energy and their basis in egoistic self-love and Self Importance and all the other traits of the organ Kundabuffer.
Affirmations should be of equal intensity or force to the degree of suffering.
Note : These are only a suggested starting point and Seekers are encouraged to discover and add new Affirmations relevant to their personal sufferings
Affirming the small pleasures that lull us to sleep. Pride in our work, completing a task, picking up a small child - acknowledging that it is difficult to remember that these pleasures too can be a manifestation of Holy Denying.
Applaud when certain distasteful tasks must be done.
Affirm - Open up! Calm Down! Work! Live! Die!
A joyful filling up of inwardness, illuminating a glowing marrow.
Affirming (three steps forward) Holy Denying (one step back)Holy Reconciling (step sideways and back to place).
Imagine sun's particles in the bone marrow.
Affirm with the small muscles of the facethen relax your whole body.
Affirm with an inner smilethen relax your emotions.
Affirm by visualization you own place in the universethen relax your thinking center.
Watch the breath.
Affirm it with a calm, humble, humming affirmation.
Relax the face, Sense the sole of the feet, Sense the hands ,Sense the base of the head, Sense the little finger of the right hand and the big toe of the left foot, Illuminate the bone marrow.
Affirm Suffering with an inner smile.
Affirm with peals of amused chuckles.
When aware of thinking or judging, generate, from the center of the head, faith of Presence.
When aware of feeling good or bad, generate, from the heart, love of Presence.
Affirm by asking - Is this True Integrity?
Deep within the seeker notices a corresponding Trinity.
Affirm the Disease of Tomorrow by immediately doing whatever planned/needed/postponed task that comes to mind, especially an unpleasant task, with conscious participation.
Affirmatively engage our own pressure of acquisition.
Affirmation may begin with recognizing the subjective way with which laughter is usually considered justified.
Affirm that you cannot be changed by what someone says to you.
Affirm that you cannot be changed by anything outside you, but only by what you begin to see internally about yourself.
Affirm with a Prayer : "Oh Source of everything that exists, help us to avoid the pitfalls of knowing, judging, concluding and finding. Oh Conscience, help us to remember to feed our Being".
Affirm with a Repetitionuntil the suffering subsides : Po Do Bo Ly Zo Va Ny
Asking the question: "Why must I suffer?"
Affirming prayer sensing the bone marrow, while taking in impressions consciously and in prescribed sequence.
If preparing food visualize processing these annoyances, for example cutting them up, as an Affirmation while chanting and inner prayer.
Affirm any annoying regret for all the inner work not attempted, or pride of accomplishment ,by feeling a gratefulness for being allowed to be here in the present moment.
Visualize a connectedness to the three being foods; air, food-water, sense impressions.
Extend a feeling of connectedness outwards to those whom we wrongly accuse of causing our suffering.
Affirm a satisfaction or dissatisfaction with the visualization of yourself as a corpse.
When talking with others imagine that you are that person with all their good and bad qualities as you perceive them.
Affirm each suffering with an audible "yes."
Affirming a trivial pleasure be conscious of your imminent death of body and other future possibilities.
At the end of the day note your most trivial satisfaction and ponder its triviality with 3 centers.
Affirming by repeating the prayer : Holy Affirming, Holy Denying, Holy Reconciling, Transubstantiate in me for my Being. Also remember our ancestors: parents, grandparents and beyond and lastly remember co-seekers.
Let no annoyance slip by without letting it alter the self image. Affirm it with a calm, still, poetic humming affirmation.
Affirmed by an attitude of Love to everything that Nature has created.
Affirm Suffering by saying : "I welcome this discomfort" or "I welcome this frustration."
Float above the rut of habit.
We are machines and react to react to external influences.
We live a script that has already been written.
Affirm that boredom exists.
Be surprised and amused that you've been taken aback by the appearance of dislike.
Affirm by putting attention to the seed of Being in your solar plexus area to help it to grow.
Affirmative enduring to this lawful circumstance.
Affirm by "eating" any peculiar habit and emit an inner essence glow.
Affirm by considering the alternative, namely death. Repeat the mantra "Dust to dust".
Affirmative enduring of the suffering that harasses explorers may be reinforced with vivid visions of a muddy bilge of envy, fear, pride, and egotism whenever it roils up in fervent Sorrow.
Affirming effort to let go of Suffering and relax Awakening to Sensations. Become conscious of Tensions and Negative Emotions, Passive and Reactive, Identified and Dispersed. Evoke associations affirming a cosmic transcendental involvement in Being.
When faced with the irritation of too much to do, look around and realize life's impermanence. See the fleeting nature of achievement. See the hidden reality around you.
Trust everything that happens, even Suffering, is Affirming a cosmic transcendental involvement in Being; imagine your Suffering is the beginning of a musical score. The keys and strings are your movements, postures, gestures, facial expressions.
Realized that you work surrounded "by mysteries beyond understanding."
Target or pinpoint your most frequent annoyance, aim directly for it with the affirmation that it has awakened Being.
Affirm annoyances by praying : Great Spirit! Thank you for those small annoyances that help me Remember Myself.
Affirming the organism's haphazard frenzy of, I am this, I am that, this I did, that I was. The Seeker strives for a full sensing of "myself." Not, I am this that, but "I am."
Affirmation "Faith of Being is Freedom." Sense the faith as emanating from different areas.
Affirm your pervasive suffering of conditioning by asking : "I am Jesus, I am Buddha, I am Gurdjieff, I am (insert name), which one invokes less amusement?
Affirm your Suffering by feeling all the energies within and without, their sameness and points of
connection. Visualize all life-forms as conduits for the magnificent currents
of energies connecting all and everything.
Affirm the suffering of ego by periodically assuming the posture of a peacock, spreading an imaginary tail.
Affirmation of petty attitudes - invoke a sense of gratitude for what we have been given, both of spiritual and ordinary nature. Attitudelessness and a connection to the greater things in life replace petty attitudes.
When Suffering a remorse and continually murmur "AIEIOIUOA" while longing for a glimpse through the fog.
When disagreeing with other's convictions, Affirm it by exercising a counter-conviction.
Affirm that "I" has taken one step further from birth or one step closer to death. Simultaneously place an emphasis on existence of "now", by appreciating the uniqueness of each moment at each step.
When your Beliefs conflict with other's, Affirm them using the following 5 steps. 1. Identify the belief. 2. Be present to it. How does it feel? What centers are affected? 3. Consider that belief as another lawful product of the organism,of the same order as feces, urine, Carbon Dioxide. 4. Laugh at the belief, especially those that seem "true" or "important". 5. Envision for a moment an inner space of profound quiet aloof from the beliefs of the organism.
Affirming the force of a new Presence that observes, remembers, acts, is remorseful, endures, has aim, and lives.
Ask "Who am I?" and visualize your spine and skull radiating light. Scan the body for areas of tension then direct your breath there.
Affirm by asking : How far can I trust this emotion to lead me?
Heptachord of EnduringThis is similar to the Heptachord of Suffering Exercise
Affirm the Holy Denying Force with seven steps :
1) recognizing the inner distress as a Holy Denying. (eg. pleasure)
2) naming it.
3) accepting it.
4) using it: using affirmations. (eg. Sensing plus sightless gaze, 3 deep breaths, repeating a mantra, etc.)
5) believing it to be a required function.
6) knowing that it falls on everyone.
7) peeling it from an inner core like the petals of an artichoke by recalling or Evoking its Companion. (eg. pain)
The Endless Search © 2004 Ian C. MacFarlane