The singular purpose of the Guild encompasses the preservation and teachings of the “mechanics” required for attaining Enlightenment.
As defined by the Guild, Enlightenment is the complete unbinding of any and all obstructions tethered within the entire spectrum of what is commonly known as our consciousness or awareness. Free of additive, free of fabrication and free of construct, pure, unadulterated, true and complete freedom is known. Untethered from addiction, unbound from enslavement, inner peace without condition and without restriction is known.
It is as preservers of the knowledge and instruction in the mechanics necessary to open the passage, this being the path of the Higher self, the passing through of which enables the developmental transformation which brings attainment of complete Enlightenment, that the Guild exists. The mechanics of Higher self and Enlightenment path do not discriminate and are unconditional. They do not adhere to human constructs of ethics, morals, right or wrong but can more similarly be compared to the neutrality of nature. For instance, ice left in the sun will melt, this occurring absent either malicious nor benevolent intent but simply due to the design of our natural laws.
The universal mechanics that engage and enable the Higher self and Enlightenment path are the same. They are unconditional and do not discriminate, unbinding the tethers from all formations and constructs which are additives to our consciousness or awareness. It is only through this indiscriminate developmental transformation that inner peace, freedom and unbound awareness can be known completely and absolutely, without condition, without limitation and without restriction.
It should thus be clear that the Higher self and Enlightenment path is not for everyone, which is as meant to be. For all beings are of unique design and have their own journey. The Guild acknowledges, honors and respects this design and does not seek to convince otherwise to those who do not resonate with our teachings and path. With sincerity we wish all beings good journeys. Those that have sought and heard within themselves this call will recognize, resonate and know that they have found what they have been searching for. It is for you, having sought in earnest, perhaps finding pieces of knowledge, instruction and insight that the Guild is here with the complete map. It is with this map that you can finally engage with the mechanics required to open the passage, this being the Higher self path, which in passing through, unbinds all tether and fabrication, allowing for the attainment of Enlightenment.
Prior to a degree of experiential insight, understanding and knowing, the mechanics required to developmentally transform and progress through the Higher self and Enlightenment path must initially be taught through technique, in the same way that absent experience, concept, principle and instruction can only initially be communicated through word and the intellect. It is beneficial to understand that technique is merely a form with its own rules, restrictions and limitations however, and the purpose of the technique is to develop the qualities and vehicles that enable us to pass through these rules, restrictions and limitations.
The qualities and vehicles that are developed through this process continue to refine in their ability to articulate, coordinate and in effect increasingly optimize our functional ability to move through subtler and subtler dimensions of formation. It is important to understand that technique as instructed by different lineages and systems may or may not function in this way, in some cases for important reason and at other times simply due to misunderstanding of the mechanics, with these misunderstandings following through into methodology of concept, principle, instruction and technique. Once again, this is not to denigrate any other systems or lineages, since many variables can contribute to circumstance and the subsequent consequential goals, purpose, choices, decisions and actions.
What is of significance to understand in the context of attaining our ultimate goal, is that where rote, “passive” practice of technique commonly functions only during the practice itself, developing the qualities and vehicles that enable us to pass through the rules, restrictions and limitations that comprise the form of the technique, engage and make active the mechanics of the Higher self and Enlightenment path. Consequently, the mechanics remain engaged and active, even when formal practice has ceased. This could be compared to placing ice in the sun, then returning later to find the ice having melted to liquid. Natural law and the universal mechanics that result in ice melting to liquid continue regardless of our presence or witnessing of the act, however the initial intent and action which is to place the ice in the sun must be done for this to occur.
The universal mechanics which enable developmental transformation through the Higher self path to Enlightenment follow similar principle. Our intent to engage in the required actions, following through into actual engagement of the required actions, develop the qualities and vehicles which enable the mechanics of the Higher self and Enlightenment path to become active. Sustained practice refines our qualities, vehicles and articulation of how they coordinate and the resulting composition is increasingly optimized in functional effect. Furthermore, common to how a ball, if rolled upon the ground, will continue to roll before eventually diminishing in inertial power due to friction such that its movement stops if it is not provided with further energy, the mechanics of the Higher self and Enlightenment path continue to move, refine and optimize through sustained, regular practice.
As our sensitivity, articulation, refinement and coordination of all that comprise these mechanics continually increase, our qualities and vehicles increase in their functional ability to pass through the terrain that presents itself on the path with less and less obstruction and resistance. The diminishing of obstructive resistance by default naturally enables the mechanics of the Higher self and Enlightenment path to self-sustain themselves for increasingly longer periods of time and with superior function. In continuing to progress through the cycles of developmental transformation of this process, in time, inevitably a shift occurs where the inertial power of our mechanics is sufficient to sustain throughout our daily life, passing with little resistance through any and all formations that present themselves between and within our formal practice sessions.
At this stage, the majority of our formal practice attends more to increasing the refinement, articulation and coordination of our mechanics. This naturally increases the inertial power of our qualities and vehicles, since the aforementioned process releases obstructive resistance, tether and binding, however the ability of our mechanics to move through with little to no diminishing of their properties has been achieved. Depending on how each practitioner wishes to manage the progress of their developmental transformation, it is during this stage that some may choose to engage in less practice, decreasing inertial power and maintaining their present level for a time, some may choose to maintain the same amount of practice, steadily increasing inertial power, while others may choose to increase their time given to practice, substantially accelerating inertial power.
Certain aspects of this could be compared to the of riding of a bicycle where our physical action gives energy to the mechanics of the bicycle, increasing its forward inertia, with the more forward inertia gained by the bicycle, allowing the bicycle to be more able to self-sustain its own forward movement. Consequently, less and less is the physical action which gives energy to the mechanics of the bicycle required, while the same steady speed can be approximately maintained. If physical action is engaged less than what is sufficient to maintain the same approximate speed, inertial power decreases. If more physical action is engaged than what is necessary to maintain the same approximate speed, giving more energy to the mechanics, the inertial power of the bicycle increases.
In determining whether the mechanics which enable the Higher self path and Enlightenment as instructed by the Guild it is important to consider upon the aforementioned specifics. Explicitly pertaining to the development, engagement and enabling of self-sustaining qualities, vehicles and mechanics, it should be clear that the Guild methodology is not a path simply for amusement or idle curiosity but that due to the nature of how these mechanics function, that in consideration of whether to make the choice to engage with this path, sincerity is the determining factor. This quality in functional terms is comprised of the qualities and vehicles of determination, which among other functions also sustains the action of “pushing on the pedal of the bicycle,” maintaining forward movement, self-honesty which is the willingness and action of allowing ourselves to perceive any and all formations which we observe within us, and courage which is the willingness and action to continue to pass through any and all formations which we observe within ourselves. Sincerity in the context of functional ability, is the engagement of these qualities and vehicles through our actions, and it is through the enabling of these that continuing developmental transformation passes us through the path of the Higher self, releasing tether and binding, and moving us to Enlightenment.