Synthesis: Unity, Harm, and Weakness

December 27, 2011

I am the punishment of God…If you had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you. 

—Genghis Khan

It ain’t an easy thing to do, but here I am doing it. I’m going to synthesize unity and harm.

To synthesize means “to bring together into harmony or agreement; to reconcile” (my definition).

I accepted long ago the idea that we are all One on some level, underneath what we see with our eyes. To me, that Oneness isn’t in the realm of belief. It’s simply a part of my daily operating system, like the cursor that blinks right here. No, here. No—ack! It keeps moving.

This is why Jesus and others said: “Treat everyone like you want to be treated”—because what you do to him or her or me, you do to yourself.

It seems dumb for one part of me to harm or destroy another part of me, on the face of it. What good is war, is child abuse, is rape, is brutality, is violence? What good is making someone feel so shitty when they’re three that they don’t get over it until they’re 35? If ever?

If I’m doing that to me, multiplied by a billion people…that doesn’t make any sense!

Now comes the overcoming power of Spirit, waltzing onto the stage. Spirit lives through every being harmed and every being who harms—Spirit being the unity we were talking about earlier. Spirit is the Oneness of Life. The good and the bad.

And the ugly? Yep. And the beautiful. So are the Universe and Mother Earth. All represent the Oneness of Life, on different levels of expression.

Spirit has had this grand scheme all along (Life, you know, is a game that Spirit plays with Itself) and it involves pain…and harm…and healing…and overcoming…and eradicating what we call “evil”…through the learning of lessons…which moves the whole thing toward perfection…a little at a time.

Harm is a built-in, self-correcting mechanism. It identifies weakness in the Organism of Life. Through the power of Spirit, which indwells each living being (redundant phrase), weakness is overcome and experienced no more.

Jesus said that “the flesh is weak.” This is true. Weakness does not come from Spirit (except in the sense that everything comes from Spirit—another paradox!). Weakness is that which prevents thriving in life. It is not softness, or gentleness, or peacefulness, or stillness. Weakness is wrongness of being. Weakness means trying to operate against the ebb and flow of the current of Life. Weakness is being out of harmony with Reality.

Weakness is stupidity, ignorance, dishonesty, fear, dependency, insanity—all of which are states of being, not actions. Weakness is not being who you really are, and you are a powerful being capable of self-creation in every aspect of life.

Weakness is being fooled by somebody else into believing lies. Weakness is misunderstanding, which produces actions that harm self and others. Weakness is persistent dis-harmony with Life. It is always potentially destructive, to self or others, no matter how soft or innocent it appears to be.

Weakness is the ego or false self!

Harm, that Divine thunderbolt that attacks and weeds out weakness, identifies both perpetrator and victim as carriers of weakness. Then, Spirit takes them out.

Weakness can be timid or it can be violent. Submission is as great a sin as aggression. They operate on the same energy dynamic, which is why they resonate and attract each other. Evil resonates with evil, finds it, produces harm, and then becomes eradicated by the all-powerful (yes!) overcoming Spirit of Man, Woman, and Universe.

There you go. Harm and evil produce good things.

Synthesis.

(written in 2009)

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Hello Again (A Love Letter)

December 18, 2011

(This is a note to me from my True Self, but it applies to all.  —Ven)

My dearest,

No one on this Earth loves you like your mother loved you. Even she didn’t love you like Spirit loves you. Why shouldn’t you love yourself the same?

Spirit is the guiding Force, Love, and Intelligence behind the Universe. The Universe can seem to be cruel and unforgiving because of where you are. In the end, though, if you look to Spirit to provide everything you need, It will reach you. It will reach out to you through the Universe, and through your own inner self.

You are draped in love and cradled in forgiveness. You are here! And you live. You make mistakes, you learn, and you conquer the wrongness within yourself. That is right, and it is good.

You are doing what is best for you to do, and that is best for the All. Who wouldn’t love you for such a thing? And yet, even if you didn’t do these things—and you don’t do them perfectly yet anyway—you would still be Loved.

What do you want for your children? To be held down and miserable, because of something they did in the past, still suffering even after they saw their error and went through the agony of correcting themselves—alone?

Would you want your children to live in guilt and unforgiveness because some other person doesn’t see the good inside them?

No!

You would want your children to move forward and step into new light and a new, better way of living. You would want them to have endured suffering, pain, and hardship so that they could earn an even greater and happier existence because of it.

You would want to see your children thrive.

You are the child of your mother. You are the child of the Universe. You are the child of Spirit Itself. You are beloved. You have no need to go on in misery, doubt, and self-blame. No one who loves you wants this for you.

Why can’t you see this? (The ego talking.)

Don’t listen to the ego. Listen to the truth: you are worthy of love and you are worthy to be loved. You carry love within you and it is your right to share it with the world around you. If there is a part of your world that does not accept your love, withdraw it.  Remove yourself from that negative influence and focus your love where it can grow and produce more love.

Where is that? (The ego talking.)

It’s all around you. It’s everywhere. Even people who don’t know you well have given you their support and encouraging words. If they can see your goodness, how much more will someone who truly knows you see your goodness?

Do not limit yourself to satisfy some long-lost directive given by someone with lesser understanding, long ago. You know what is best, and you know what to do. Step out, in faith, and let go. Remember, you have wings! You will fly.

How do I stay positive? (The ego talking.)

Focus on the positive in your life and eliminate the negative. Change whatever you have to in order to live well. Free yourself from the chains that you allow to bind you! You have that power. You know it.

And remember: you are loved, no matter what.

So, my beloved, Hello! Welcome to the Universe again. You are welcome here, and there is much help to guide you along the way. You have no need to fear. You need only take the first step from where you are.

Do not let that which matters most drown in the puddle of that which matters not. There are mountains to be moved. Move them!

Hello, and welcome back.

Love,

Me

(written in 2009)


You Are a Porthole

October 20, 2011

Imagine an enormous cruise ship. You could land an airliner on it if it had a runway. It could have its own public transportation system. It wouldn’t fit through the Panama Canal. An Arab sheik would look at it and say, “That’s too much ship for me!”

All around the ship’s hull, like billions of reflective eyes, are row upon row of glass portholes that provide a view from the innards of the ship to the outside world. This ship has a name: the U.S.S. Universe. It has a single occupant: Captain Consciousness. And it has these billions of portholes all around it.

You might ask, “Where do I fit in this scenario?”

You are one of those portholes.

The glass in that portholes is your individual being—the flesh, the body that houses the Life within—an integral part of the living Universe, just as the porthole is part of the ship! This is the “you” that has a name and hair color and family members.  It’s the temporary you, the “Earth you.”  It is the Earth’s contribution (via your ancestors) to the miracle that is your life, here and NOW.

Captain Consciousness sees and experiences the world “outside” by looking and experiencing through the portholes—in this case, through you.  That Consciousness is your True Self.

There is also a “fake you” that inhibits the view of Consciousness as It looks outward through the porthole glass (you).  This is the “ego” or false self that most human beings mistake for their “real” selves.  In our scenario of the massive ship, the “fake you” is a smudge on the glass.  It might even be a thick layer of dark, sticky gunk covering most of the glass.

If you direct your attention outward, you see through your false self. If you direct your attention inward, you see into your True Self.  This is a simple and easy way to remember who “you” are…and that’s one of the main purposes of your life here on Earth.


The Original Sin and the Creation of Evil

October 18, 2011

As soon as you ask yourself, “What’s good for me?” and choose a path that leads to anything negative for someone else, you create and step into the world of evil. As soon as you intend an action that you think will benefit yourself while causing harm to someone else, you fall.

To intend good for both yourself and others, however, avoids evil completely.

What makes us intend harm to others? Harm already done to us. Where did it begin? In the earliest days of Homo sapiens, sentient humans.

The first true human being would have been born into a family of pre-humans. It is easy to imagine how the more sensitive human among the instinct-driven sub-humans would have experienced harm, or the perception of harm (even if the harm wasn’t intended), from its earliest days.

How ironic it would be if all the conflict and strife and war and power-mongering and killing in human history were the result of an original harm that was never intended as harm to begin with!  Life is indeed poetic.

To be alone, a single human in a world of animals, even in your own family or household—this was apparently the first human’s first experience of interaction with others. All of human history since then has been the process of the Life within us striving to overcome the original “sin” done to it by its pre-human ancestors.

This means that the “false self” is a remnant of the animal nature within our psyche: the last problem we humans are to overcome in order to be fully human.


Bare Feet, Water, and the Tile Floor of Life

October 11, 2011

Bare feet and dry tile are a safe combination. Your feet firmly grip the stone surface and you can move about with confidence. When your feet are wet, though, there’s an added layer between you and the tile—a dangerous layer—and you can slip.

Your life is the same way.

As long as you’re in touch with the “real you,” you’re on a firm and solid foundation, just like being on dry tile. But watch out for the “fake you.” This is the collection of beliefs, opinions, impressions, and so on that you think is you, but is really a figment of your imagination.

This “fake you” only serves to separate you from the “real you”—like water separates feet from tile—while making you ineffective and miserable at the same time.

So how do you know the difference between the “real you” and the “fake you”? The answer is your feelings. The “real you” naturally feels freedom, love, joy, exhilaration, and appreciation. The “real you” thrives! It’s the “part” of you that wants to go out and LIVE. It sees the world as a vast ocean of potential experiences and growth. It has no fear.

The “fake you” feels fear, anxiety, depression, doubt, and other negative emotions. It’s the “part” of you that wants to stay home instead of risk failure. It wants to return to the womb and avoid what bad things might happen in life. It desperately avoids its own demise, even though its demise would mean your rebirth!

The “real you” has no fear, because it knows it cannot die. The “fake you” keeps you in death, even though you live—because its base is fear.  If you know the difference, you can tread confidently in life, with less fear of slipping.


How to Find Your True Self

October 9, 2011

The false beliefs, opinions, impressions, and ideas that you carry in your mindset are the source of your unhappiness. They not only distort your perception of yourself and the world around you; they also conflict with each other, thus negating some of your creative energy (which, in a happy person, “flows” freely).

These things in their entirety form what you might call a false self, which you might incorrectly identify as your true self.

You can increase your level of happiness by 1) identifying the false beliefs, attitudes, and so on and 2) deleting their effect on your present life by recognizing when they entered your experience (likely when you were a child or youth).

A good way to do this is to learn a good self-hypnosis technique and learn to follow the path of a present problem or false idea backward (through similar events in your past where the same problem appeared) to the original event.

Meditation can be useful to achieve this mental state, too—whatever you do to put your body at rest, while maintaining conscious mental focus.

You will find your level of happiness increasing each time that you identify and do away with a present problem. You will also feel more “enlightened” with each jump in happiness. Your true self is naturally happy, and it’s who you really are when you remove the trash you’ve collected in your mindset—trash which obscures your view of yourself and life.


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