As some may know, Jo Ann, Mamaji, and Alan have left our Sangha. They will be sorely missed. As you may know, Jo Ann ran our online Satsang.
I am sure there will be many stories told as to why they left, and the only true story is that the reasons are unknown and unknowable. Consciousness has decided they are to move on. It really was not their decision, or my actions, although it is all too easy to create stories and "isolate" (speculate) reasons.
Really, when you live from emptiness, from the heart, you just see shit happens, and then happens again in a different direction a few minutes, hours, or months later. It never stops. Just when you think you have it all figured out, the situation and rules change.
People think awakening means a rest from this cycle, but really, it only means you find rest by letting it pass by or to involve yourself as you choose. As Robert said, awakening only takes the sting out of the process, as well as provides a light on the rest of your path.
Satsang on Saturday evenings will continue, but I think I’ll take a 2 week break so that I can visit my mom in Arizona and maybe spend a few days in Sedona.
Good luck you two!