Last Saturday morning as we settled in for the second day of my Path & Pen: Writing as Spiritual Practice workshop, Rev. Margaret, our “den mother” explained that those of us searching for the password needed to get on line should understand that there is no password. Access to the Internet is free. A light bulb went off in my head as she said this.
Did you hear that? There is no password! Access is free! The truth has been revealed to you. All these years you have been searching for the password, surrendering to priests, pastors, rabbis, imams, swamis, and others who promised to reveal it to you once you are ready to receive it, once you have bought, literally and figuratively, the reality they are selling which is always about the need for the password they claim to have. And now at last you know the truth: there is no password! Access is free!
Now what will you do? Religion is all about selling you passwords you don’t need. Knowing the truth, how can you go back? I’m not saying you shouldn’t go back. I’m only asking that if you choose to go back, knowing that there is no password, how will you return?
If you go back, go back free. Go back knowing that there is nothing to know. Go back to play with myth and ritual rather than to surrender to pomp and piety. Go back free, and free others when you get there.
Now you know the truth as well. What will you do with it?