Understanding the Moral Imperative in Spirituality


This application for the  Parallel Perception Scholarship was submitted by Joey Aikens. If you would like to offer your support for Joey please leave a comment at the end of this blog post.

 The reason why there is fear is because one has not lived their full potential and within that realization feelings of remorse, for not being the way one should have been, brings a sense of loss.

The Art of Stalking Parallel Perception came to me at the most appropriate time in my life just four years ago. I had spent the previous eleven years of my life ensnared in a religious movement I could have never imagined myself engaged in. The person I had become through my experiences and seemingly innate awareness that I lived with from as early as I can remember were methodically smoldered in the system of theology and dogma I studied with fever and resign. But just the same, just around the halfway point in time, my inner being began a reversal of this process.

I don’t recall exactly when the moment of acceptance took place except it was the months leading up to 2012. It was also then as I fully began to accept that I had wandered from my path that I had so carefully and diligently pursued from age nine. The world began opening up to me again and the subtle heartbeat began to synchronize with life once more. In this synchronicity I came to Lujan’s work “The Art of Stalking Parallel Perception”.

If I could only communicate what welled up inside of me with the strength of many Suns as I read the pages of this work. More than the accounts of the dreamscape that were Lujan’s personal experiences and journey, it was the insight given by him and his teachers and guides that resounded inside of me. It were as if someone were articulating my thoughts and feelings of the world around me. The confirmations grounded me in the reawakening I had come back to. I can’t imagine a more perfect gift to me at that time in my life. I know of nothing that could have replaced Lujan’s manifestation in my life. More so, that reality continues to this present day and is why I am writing at this time.

The reason I began this with the quote above from “Parallel Perception” is it was one of passages in the book that moved me inside out. This was a realization I had come to before reading the book and there it was staring right back at me as I was chilled to the bone. This is my Moral Imperative.

Beyond this, my heart has understood the perception that Lujan has stated in his book concerning mankind and the world we live in. Therefore I can not be but drawn to having a vital need to incorporate the principles and practices revealed throughout all his works to date.

My calling in this world has always been far beyond what I am currently doing and I desperately need help in unweaving this dark web wrapped around my being. I want to believe I can do this alone, but of a truth I do not see that I am clear enough or have the power to get me to that place from where I presently stand. And that tugging from beyond will not let me go no matter what I do. So here I stand in this void shouting my reason why I seek this opportunity with Lujan.

Love , Light, and much Gratitude
Joey Aikens

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  1. Hi Joey: “All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle. (Francis of Assisi) You have ignited the beautiful light in your heart and it is shining brightly.

  2. Joey, your devotion shines.

  3. Absolutely beautiful, i am so happy for you! Your beautiful words and description radiate with the practices and principles already incorporated. You are beautiful!

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