Friday, August 23, 2013

The classroom…

 

          The stage has been set… since before your arrival and that of those before you. The controllers… are never seen, yet direct all that you perceive. From start to finish, you will play in their construct. You have a purpose to serve, but can’t remember… your test has begun.

          You are born into the world. From day 1 you will be told everything. You are given an identity, as you are told what to think and how you should act. In this identity you are told what kind of person you were, are, and shall be… categorized of course. You are told what to appreciate, love, hate, and envy. You are instructed to always ask the proper individuals for guidance, assistance, information, knowledge. You are encouraged to accept that all the thinking has already been done for you, and will be scolded when you think for yourself, and even scolded when you do not-occasionally. You are wrought of a lifetime of learning-obedience and submission. You may not learn nor be informed of what is not approved-and shall not discuss such topics in public or to authorities; any information you are told you require is provided to you. You will follow the rules given to you, following in the footsteps of those before you, and those before them. You will accept the usual and commonly accepted course of actions and behavior as normal and shall be expected to follow them, and even defend them. “Do as you’re told and do not ask questions” is the mantra. Any deviation from these conditions shall be met with punishment, severity dependent upon action, inaction, intent, and assumed intent by those around you. When you have been present long enough, you shall be given the status senior, and will encourage others born into this world to do and follow as you have done, and punish those who do not.

 

          There are many lessons to learn from this experience. You have a choice to learn and do many things, what you choose to do is up to you… assuming you choose to do anything at all. The classroom is called “Earth”, if you are reading this, you are present.

Friday, August 9, 2013

The Veil: Ego and Choice

 
It's a Choice -
           Everything is a choice in this world. Choosing what to show others, be it wisdom or ignorance, love or hate, fear or courage. You may listen or ignore, compliment or insult, be kind or abuse, to think or think not-or not think at all. From everything you believe and think, do or say, from the food you eat to your life itself-there is always a choice and it is yours to make. You may not even believe you have a choice, as you will simply state “that’s what I do” or “it’s who I am”; however you make a choice whether you perceive it or not. An action may occur that may make you angry, you choose to be angry. Another action may cause you fear or sorrow, you choose to be fearful or sorrowful as that is how you choose to react. The choice you make-often times in split moments measured in reaction speed alone-happens every waking second you are conscious, even while in your dreams you make choices when seemingly you are not in control. Never accept that you are not in control of yourself at any time, for when you do, you must ask “who is?”. Often it is the Ego that is in control of us, telling us what we should do, think, believe, say, ask and not ask… but this is The Veil cast over our proverbial eyes so we may not see the answer’s to our lessons to learn and rightfully so (how can one learn when they’re given all the answers?). In order to truly free your mind, you must wrest control of yourself from your Ego and make your own choices, ones that emanate from the heart-the spirit, or True Self. If the Ego, not your True Self, is in control of yourself, then you have no “free will” as you are slave to the Ego. The Veil (Ego and Choice) stem from the physical world, from the logic and reason centers of the brain-which is part of the physical world and not the True Self-and serves many purposes for the physical world. The brain however cannot be relied upon to comprehend a world different from one it is born of. This would be the same as to expect a dog or cat to comprehend human or marine-mammal social customs they simply will never understand. As one may conclude, you must comprehend your spirituality and yourself not with your mind, but with your heart.
      
          There are many sad realities in this world: war, famine, hate, slavery, etc.. but the saddest of all is not the fact everyone on this planet chooses to follow or act in these ways, but rather the fact they cannot perceive they have, and make, a choice, to do so or not. Become aware of The Choice within yourself and others, and you shall become aware of the Ego-in yourself and others.

The Ego Within Yourself -
           The Ego is a false identity. It is one that emanates from the mind of the individual and born of how the world chooses to define it (you). The Ego is distracting and loud, where the True Self is quiet and inconspicuous-thus easy to ignore. People, Society and culture shall tell you many things; you do not have the right to [***], you are ugly, you are smart, you are stupid, you like this, you hate that, you don't know what you want, you belong to this group not that one, and more. Do not accept opinions as finite facts. Just because the Ego or society is loud and distracting does not make it correct or just, it simply means that is all they know to say or do; this is how one measures another's intellect and awareness-by their behavior and responses. Many times they may not know anything better to say, and so you shall hear their ignorance and sheltered-mind through adamant beliefs, denial, insults, offense, and anger. You may believe a certain thing in a certain way but not truly understand why, hate or love another person, people or place and not understand why. This is because the Ego has been told by the world what to think, what to believe, love, loathe, envy, and shun. Society and the Ego want conformity. The Ego wants a list of instructions to follow and goals to achieve with the basic task-reward format. People may react to certain notions and ideas violently because they fear the unknown or fear being wrong-this is the Ego. The Ego is as programmable as a computer, one may recall "Behavior Modification" techniques, which the Ego may be programmed to act and react a certain way... but not the true self. Behavior Modification is possible only because people are kept in the dark about The Choice, or having one at all-there is always a choice. The world simply reaches out to the Ego and says “no, you don’t have a choice”, since the Ego is loud and distracting, this is all the person hears.

The True Self -
           The True Self is the true identity of an individual, one that emanates from the heart of the individual, born of the spirit world and from what resonates within. The true self, much like truth itself, cannot be stopped, impeded, or otherwise obstructed, only ignored or listened to. It's a choice you make every waking second of the day and night, you may either listen to the Ego and ignore the True Self, or listen to the True Self and ignore the Ego.

The Ego Within Others -
           Not only must you recognize the Ego within yourself, you must realize others have an Ego as well. When one begins to perceive the Ego in themselves, they shall see it in others, and shall begin to perceive the individual is not making the choice to behave, say, or think the way they are, but rather it is their Ego that is controlling them; they give into their false identity and desires all to easily and understandably so-it is very loud and very distracting. You may see this on “Black Friday” at stores nationwide; people will clamor, riot, even stampede, all to pay less than often advertised for something they’re told they “need” or would “feel better buying it”. You may see the Ego in others within organizations that teach, breed, and thrive in animosity for an “advantage” in some way over another individual; pitting one above or below another for one reason or another.
 
          Many people are so enthralled with their material desires, “needs”, and wants, they embrace them as "facts of life" as they have been told to. They may even be unable to questionably think they “may not be themselves” and may even find the notion of the Ego impossible, or embrace it with ignorance or fear. Everyone is a slave to this identity... until they begin to perceive it for what it is-a false identity.

What Will You Choose to Do? -
           The ultimate, all purveying question is "What will you choose to do in this world?". This question's your choice, your will, and the causality of both in this world. Will you choose to show love or hate? Compassion or anger? Empower or enslave through dependence? Understand or control? Wisdom or ignorance? Greed or generosity? What is your choice? What is your will? What shall be the consequence of your choice? What impact, is your will, to make? You may choose to show anger, but will not act, or show serenity and act with conviction; mind your choice wisely as one cannot escape consequence-in any world, physical or spirit, this much is clear to nearly all religions.

Walk now, perceive the world for what it truly is, and know:
The Answers are Within....

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Lessons Learned


I'd like to share some of the lesson's I've learned in my time:

We teach as much as we learn.
Follow your true self, and no one else.
Nothing is without reciprocity; there can be no day without night, nor dark without light.
Walk your own path, and no one else's.
The answers are within.
Seek to understand, rather control; such is the path of wisdom.
Truth resonates.
God is within.

Earth is a giant 'classroom', we are all here to learn. The better questions are: What will you do? What will you teach? What will you learn? These questions stem from the ultimate question: what is your will. We learn as much as we teach. Every interaction serves to teach all parties involved; be it your pet, family, homeless man, vendor or shopkeeper, or an animal living outside the chains of domestication. Will you teach them anger, greed, evil, hatred, malice, violence? Or shall you teach them patience, understanding, compassion, or love? What will you learn from your own actions and theirs. There is a lesson to learn in everything, in every interaction, even those which aren't your own.

Free will is an illusion, like many other things in this world. Free will, as it's known, is the ability to consciously choose to ignore your true self, or allow your true self to do as it needs or wishes. The true self can be felt, tangible at times, in your heart; you feel it when you do something wrong and you feel-with the utmost tangible sense-in your heart that it is wrong. When you know you should speak out, but choose to not, you feel it in your throat, choking you. This feeling is your true self speaking out, and other times trying to scream (choking feeling) in response to what you are seeing or doing.

We are all here to learn so we may grow. We may only grow/progress with wisdom, not ignorance. We must grow so we may eventually become our own creator, our own god of our own universe of our creation; this entails a far to great responsibility to fathom, because The Origins (God) is more than just a creator, The Origins is a teacher. Becoming your own God not only means you must know what and how to create, you must know why and teach others the 'why' to become better than what they are presently, so they may grow and become their own creator. It's the purpose of life: to thrive, this means growth and reproduction. I dare you to find anything in existence without growth.

Why else would we be somewhere we can consciously choose to ignore our true selves, or to do as our true self commands? Why else would we be somewhere we may constantly learn, or choose to remain ignorant and ignore the lessons we are to learn from our experiences. Experience and reflection are our teachers, as we truly learn by doing, not by others. Others may be a guide, or a distraction from our own paths. "Listen to all, follow none" applies in a more profound way than you may perceive. For us to truly learn, we must walk our own path, to learn the lessons we are here to learn for ourselves, and to teach those we come across, the lessons we've learned, by influencing them through interaction. Remember: we teach as much as we learn, as nothing in this existence is without reciprocity. If we listen to others, follow them and their teachings, let them command our lives and beliefs, we are walking their path and not our own. Walking another's path does not teach you what you need to learn, but rather distract you with lessons you may have already learned, or are not ready to learn.

How does one learn? The answers are within. You are your best teacher as you truly learn from yourself. You must seek to understand, rather control. Through self-reflection and questioning of your experiences, you may begin to see the lessons you are to learn; thus appropriately "everything has a purpose". In a time of strife, ask yourself "what am I to learn from this?" and seek the answer for yourself. You shall know the answer is true because truth resonates. There are many constants in the world, truth resonates, is yet another. Truth and love are unstoppable, permeating everything that has, is, and shall be. They are concepts resonating from the very basic building blocks of existence itself; no being, no matter how large or small, can hide or destroy truth and love.

In today's world, we're conditioned to learn God is external. You must travel to a 'House of God' and speak to someone who devotes their life to interpreting "God's message', there's even a hierarchy set in place by Catholics where the pope is the only one who may receive God's messages... this is all a fallacy. These are creations of man. Churches were created by man, the same man who brought you war, destruction, greed, pollution, and ignorance. This man built churches, created hierarchy's and command structure, wrote books and changed their words, created money and put a tax on life itself; God did none of this, rather the decision of man ignoring their true self did. We all emanate from The Origins (God), thus as leaves on a tree, we are all connected directly to God; we have no need to speak to other leaves as we may speak for and through ourselves. The true self receives the knowledge and guidance from The Origins easier than our physical bodies with the Brain (The Ego) to interfere with the communication.

I implore each and everyone reading this to follow and listen to your true self, walk your own path, embrace yourselves for who you are-not what others want you to be, seek the lessons in your life and learn... learn so you may grow. Embrace your true self and behold, a light in the dark. In death, I believe we are held accountable for our actions and judged, not by God or some 'panel' of judges or 'angels'... but by ourselves.