Actual Freedom – General Correspondence

General Correspondence

Page Number 12


Respondent No. 1

Continued on from Mailing List ‘C’: No. 03

July 04 2002:

RESPONDENT: Richard, just checking to see if you are still alive. You and I did a bit of verbal sparring on the John DeRuiter Yahoo Groups web forum in 2000. I’ve pretty much given up the verbal sparring since then, live and let live, you know? People have to do what seems right for them. Hope you are well.

RICHARD: Yes, I am still alive and well although I am not writing on web forums these days other than occasionally on my own mailing list ... vis.: www.topica.com/lists/actualfreedom/read

I recollect that we discussed the subject of amorality – and why the enlightened state was unable to deliver such a remarkable freedom – but I did not know that you experienced it as ‘verbal sparring’ ... I was entirely sincere as it is a matter of vital importance for human beings anywhere and anywhen.

I would suggest that to have the philosophy of ‘live and let live’ is to cop-out on the hard questions ... where peoples cease doing ‘what seems right for them’ and start living in the purity and perfection of this actual world is where the already always existing peace-on-earth becomes apparent sooner rather than later.

Ain’t life grand!

July 07 2002:

RESPONDENT: Yes, life is grand! I’ve revised my thoughts on the ‘enlightened state’ since we last ‘chatted’, ha, ha, I’ve come to the conclusion that I haven’t met anyone or talked to anyone who actually had been there. What I’ve realized is that there is an awakening that happens to consciousness, but the intellect pretty much stays untouched by this, and then one has to go thru their mind and examine the entire contents of their mind and weigh each thought and test it for realness. So far, no one has been able to show me how this isn’t right, so for now, this is what I’m running with.

RICHARD: The way ‘this isn’t right’ is plain to see: the benchmark against which ‘the entire contents of the mind’ are weighed and tested is but morality in a different disguise .... the pristine purity of an actual freedom from the human condition renders any morality redundant.

When one goes beyond enlightenment and starts living in the perfection of this actual world, where peace-on-earth already always is, the intellect is flushed clean in one fell swoop ... nothing ‘dirty’ can get in, as it were.

The lessons of history shows that all enlightened states – which is what ‘an awakening that happens to consciousness’ is – are unable to deliver such a remarkable freedom that amorality indubitably is.


Respondent No. 2

December 25 2006

RICHARD: Appended further below is the e-mail I was referring to, during our discussion yesterday afternoon, in regards to directing all of the affective energy into being the felicitous/ innocuous feelings. Also, here is quote which is particularly relevant: 

• [Richard]: ‘The felicitous/ innocuous feelings are in no way docile, lack-lustre affections ... in conjunction with sensuosity they make for an extremely forceful/ potent combination as, with all of the affective energy channelled into being as happy and harmless as is humanly possible (and no longer being frittered away on love and compassion/ malice and sorrow), the full effect of ‘me’ at the core of ‘my’ being – which is ‘being’ itself – is dynamically enabled for one purpose and one purpose alone.

Plus, I have summarised the way in which the actualism method works in practice as follows (the points numbered 6 and 7 are the ones which are pertinent to what was being discussed): 

• [Richard]: ‘Perhaps the following summary of the way the actualism method works in practice may be of assistance:

1. Activate sincerity so as to make possible a pure intent to bring about peace and harmony sooner rather than later.
2. Set the standard of experiencing, each moment again, as feeling felicitous/innocuous to whatever degree humanly possible come-what-may.
3. Where felicity/innocuity is not occurring find out why not.
4. Seeing the silliness at having those felicitous/innocuous feelings be usurped, by either the negative or positive feelings, for whatever reason that might be automatically restores felicity/ innocuity.
5. Repeated occurrences of the same reason for felicity/innocuity loss alerts pre-recognition of impending dissipation which enables pre-emption and ensures a more persistent felicity/innocuity through habituation.
6. Habitual felicity/ innocuity, and its concomitant enjoyment and appreciation, facilitates naïve sensuosity ... a consistent state of wide-eyed wonder, amazement, marvel, and delight.
7. That naiveté, in conjunction with felicitous/ innocuous sensuosity, being the nearest a ‘self’ can come to innocence, allows the overarching benignity and benevolence inherent to the infinitude this infinite and eternal and perpetual universe actually is to operate more and more freely.
8. With this intrinsic benignity and benevolence, which has nothing to do with ‘me’ and ‘my’ doings, freely operating one is the experiencing of what is happening ... and the magical fairy-tale-like paradise, which this verdant and azure earth actually is, is sweetly apparent in all its scintillating brilliance.
9. But refrain from possessing it and making it your own ... or else ‘twill vanish as softly as it appeared.

Incidentally, here is that very last paragraph (deliberately placed there for obvious reasons) in ‘Richard’s Journal’ which I was referring to: 

• [Richard]: ‘Delight is what is humanly possible, given sufficient pure intent obtained from the felicity/ innocuity born of the pure consciousness experience, and from the position of delight, one can vitalise one’s joie de vivre by the amazement at the fun of it all ... and then one can – with sufficient abandon – become over-joyed and move into marvelling at being here and doing this business called being alive now. Then one is no longer intuitively making sense of life ... the delicious wonder of it all drives any such instinctive meaning away.
Such luscious wonder fosters the innate condition of naiveté – the nourishing of which is essential if fascination in it all is to occur – and the charm of life itself easily engages dedication to peace-on-earth. Then, as one gazes intently at the world about by glancing lightly with sensuously caressing eyes, out of the corner of one’s eye comes – sweetly – the magical fairy-tale-like paradise that this verdant earth actually is ... and one is the experiencing of what is happening.
But refrain from possessing it and making it your own ... or else ‘twill vanish as softly as it appeared. (page 287, ‘Richard’s Journal’, Second Edition; ©2004 The Actual Freedom Trust).


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