Aisha Salem such a profound woman. I listened to her talk again on Buddha at the Gas Pump with Rick Archer last night and I managed to reach a new level of understanding of what she is pointing to. She can sound like a madwoman if one has not attempted to reach the depths of exploration of where she goes. Last night she made so much sense to me.
Prior to god is the void
the void is beyond self realisation
passing into the darkness
meeting with nothing
the revelation of the primordial
doesn’t leave an experiencer
nothing not nothingness
disappearing beyond existence
letting go beyond existence and life will (hopefully) reappear again
The void is the blackness between the cells – the black light in the body
“Burn god in the backyard”, she rallied
She is so radical – I love the depths to which she uncompromisingly goes and then reports back from these almost unknowable, unfathomable places in her direct way.
She only deals with students who are 100 percent committed to allowing her to annihilate them.
Not sure if i am ready
I still cling onto the creative process – it holds so much depth and fascination for me – it might be a slower path than radical head cutting by Aisha – but its the path for me and right now I feel at the peak of my creative powers, its just all pouring out and everything I have ever wanted to express is flowing out freely and easily, can’t stop now…
My realisation last night was that if I totally surrender – there is no need for accidents. Accidents are a way for totality to burst in through conscious control. Take away the conscious control and “accidents” happen all the time in a continuous flow. Creativity then becomes effortless as there is nothing to hold onto, only a letting go…
Aisha, bless her profound soul, talked about Chinnamasta – a Hindu goddess very few people know about. She is my favourite. Chinnamasta goes beyond Kali. Kali cuts other people’s heads off (the head symbolising ego) but Chinnamasta cuts off her own head.
Here is my version of Chinnamasta from a series I created called DarkLight.