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January 18, 2013

Be Careful Where White and Red Get Together

Happy Friday!

Its been a busy day with morning business meetings and a drive back to my office in Heaven. Once I’m here its hard for me to leave!

I thought that you might enjoy my Tao-Te-zen sutra, “Be Careful Where White and Red Get Together.” It’s an invitation for us to step into participating as a witness to our own lives. Sometimes we are so in it we don’t realize the contrasts happening all around us.

The sutra is really an opportunity for cultivating awareness because the contrast is powerful enough for it to be an easy meditation just to witness the experiences in your own life where those two meet.

White is as soul
Red is as heme
When they get together, you awake
You awake in your dream.

The dream of the soldier depends on a fight
The dream of a nurse is to catch red with white
The dream of a woman is a soul to hold and feed
So she offers blood to angels
And both fill their needs.

TAO-TE-zen practice sees white and red as a blend
Yet through meditation
Seeks clarity beyond beginning or end
That is zen.

So a break down on our TAO-TE-zen practice lesson, “White is as soul.” Soul has no physical existence less its body which you wear, but if soul was separated from body, if soul was left unto itself it would be a zero, and therefore as such would be simultaneously becoming everything and nothing at the speed of now.

So again white is the closest we can get to represent translucency.

“Red is as heme” is the color of the iron containing part of your blood, red blood cells, that hold on to oxygen molecules. So “White is as soul. Red is as heme,” means because the marriage of those two—you are given life through polarity.

“When they get together you awake in your dream.” You have a body. So soul without a body really has nothing to wake up to.

“The dream of the soldier depends on a fight.” What else would a soldier do to assure that indeed they were a soldier if there was no fight? They would be maybe weapons technicians that worked on weapons for mock games or something, but to be a soldier one has to have a natural attraction to battle.

That’s part of the ego’s growth and development.

“The dream of a nurse is to catch red with white.” Nurses care for bleeding people. People that are wounded, yet at the sight of white in somebody’s hand when we’re wounded, feel an instant sense of safety and security that at least help is there. So there’s the giveaway.

“The dream of a woman is a soul to hold and feed,” to have a child. “So she offers blood to angels and both meet their needs.” It means she gives herself over in willing commitment to usher life into the earth plane. to give it safety, security, and nurture.

The urge of a woman to have a child comes from that place in her that is evolved enough to give itself to beauty, and to give itself to good, and to give itself to nature through nurture.

“So she offers blood to angels and both fill their needs,” means that the angelic form here being represented as that creative form close enough to God to create life, even in human form, yet because she the mother has soul those angels need not arrive.

For the soul itself is the beginning and the end that does not begin nor end, and therefore is merely another word for that which gives birth to existence. So she gives up the needs of the independent
ego out of love for ushering life.

And so the angels and she make each other happy in that way.

“TAO-TE-zen practice sees white and red as a blend.” It means that very few can ever really get clear on where one ends and the other begins in their life.

How many people have crashed on a motorcycle without a helmet, almost lost their life, and before you could finish a pack of cigarettes metaphorically, they were riding a motorcycle in the same manner as they were before only to do it again and maybe survive again or maybe

So people have a hard time finding the edge of those two just the same way if we were all asked to put a pin exactly in a rainbow where the colors transitioned in our opinion from red to orange or orange to yellow etc, especially if we didn’t know where the other person had put the pin. We would be all over the map. You would be amazed if you saw that. There are studies like that.

So “TAO-TE-zen practice sees white and red as a blend. Yet through meditation” to come to your center “seeks clarity beyond beginning or end.” Once you come to your center, your true center, all colors exist and yet there are none there.

The clarity becomes that which we can only impersonate with white. At once one finds their consciousness not looking at light and its reflection, but being in light as reflection and expression.

That is zen.

So lets have some play! A little experiment for you would be to take a piece of paper, and if you have white paint, paint half of it white and half of it red and then look at it.

Stand close to it – get 6 feet away, 12 feet away, 24 feet away. See what it does to the room.

Feel what the two colors do inside of you. touch only the white with your left hand and try different fingers and see which one gives you the most information or experience and then try touching the red with the same finger and play with different fingers, and notice what happens to the energy in your body when touching white and how you feel inside.

Are you expanding? Getting lighter? Is it easier to smile? What’s your natural disposition, toward that of doubt, or toward that of optimism?

And then touch the red and feel which way the energy turns and revisit all the things I’ve just shared with regard to white and see what happens.

Then put your left hand on the red and your right hand on the white and see what happens to the energy in your body and see if it is flowing from white to red or red to white.

And then when you get that sense of how strongly they come together and feel the giveaway relative to the concealment or maybe you’ll feel it completely the opposite.

That’s what makes us so unique. Check it out, but either way you’ll feel what happens when they come together.

Have fun with the practice!

Love and chi,

Paul Chek