Humanities Transformation into Spiritual Adulthood

Here is a hypothesis on human transformation into adulthood, presented as a supposition or proposed explanation to explain the chaos engulfing America and western civilization.  This is presented as a starting point for a discussion to further explore and investigate ourselves from a spiritual point of view.

By spiritual we mean beyond the limited structure of science, math and deductive reasoning the foundations of Western Civilization; to also include the esoteric, emotional, supernatural and other phenomenon that penetrate the human psyche.

Individual Chaos The Path to Sanity

As individuals we grow by pursuing our own desires as we seek to satisfy ourselves entirely.  We learned to balance our individual animalistic tendencies to encompass our tribal ideals and cultural expectations to maximize our self-serving interests.

Humanity as a collective has been growing and developing along this same egotistical self-serving path since the beginning of time. People have been dividing by family and then geography into local communities. Next we developed allegiances to regional group identities. This development process was also driven by our individual desires for sanity and survival.

We individually love and hate as we battle for supremacy in our relationships, while we create and contribute to community structures all to support our own self-serving objectives.  We all individually grow through this internal conflict of chaos to resolution.  We ultimately define ourselves by our tribe, our ideals, our expectations and our responsibilities to people who are “like me” all driven by the animalistic instincts of self-interest.

We progressed as a species and further sub-divided into ideological and social constructs that established additional unique tribal alliances. These sub-groupings led to further chaos and division. Tremendous human suffering ensued as each tribe and society battled for relevance and superiority over “the others” … driven by the animalistic desires for survival by dominance over natural resources for sustainability of one’s self-interests.

Further Chaos The Path to Enlightenment

Each tribe and community group established social compacts based on love and mutual consideration. That is the spiritual feminine energy of nurturing and caring for one-another within the group, this too was driven by self-interest of mutual survival.  We encourage each individual within our groups to pursue their dreams and ideals to better self-serve the interest of the group.

Since the world is now fully explored and basic survival is no longer the driving force of our character, we are expanding into the enlightenment phase of human development.  We are moving beyond the individual enlightenment of self-interest to a holistic ideal of altruistic selflessness.

Our children realize that our future cannot sustain the animalistic processes of self-interest and dominance of one group over another for survival. As all previous generations before them they feel it deep down inside that the system requires change. They have yet to individually mature to the point of actual acceptance of “the others” as they perceive them.

The chaos will continue as long as we clutch to our tribal identities. We do this by negative stereotype labeling of “the others”.  Labels of socialist or capitalist’s, bigots and racists, Nazi-Fascist, religious fanatic, homophobic, greedy, lazy, selfish, ignorant, stupid, careless and any other negative identity that they can assign to “the others” … this is a last ditch attempt to hold on their individual selfish egotistical identities.

The Path to Further Enlightenment

We are now uniting as a global tribe and we need to unite the ideologies from all sides of self-interest. Into a positive agenda that moves beyond basic survival of the individual and our tribal identities towards our ultimate spiritual character traits of thriving as a unified whole.

This is reflected in the desire of millions of people who see the imbalance of power and resources and thereby seek to rectify this injustice by demanding fundamental changes within the hierarchy of civilization.  Balancing this dichotomy within the psyche of the individual is spiritual attainment, but is reaching this balance within our physical reality ever attainable?

Will we ever stop ascending as a species toward dominating our physical reality?  Are we capable of uniting around the spiritual ideals we strive for individually?  Ask yourself  are you willing to fully accept and acknowledge “the others” however they are labeled?

Test yourself by asking how open-minded and accepting you are of others.  Are we entrenched in non-acceptance of others or are we evolving toward greater spiritual attainment?

For now it’s a path for you as an individual, are you on the path?

The Spiritual Intellectual Dark Web

Perhaps the mirror term of the “Intellectual Light Web” may be more appropriate for those of us in the spiritual community.

The “Intellectual Dark Web” is the label assigned to the online community of great thinkers who dare to challenge conventional thought and traditions.  Perhaps the mirror term of the “Intellectual Light Web” may be more appropriate for those of us in the spiritual community.  Would Eric Weinstein agree?

As we now embark on the new territory of openness with the digital world, chaos is becoming ever more visible.  Perhaps we are revisiting the ever repeating patterns that move us in the direction of greater enlightenment?  With open-minds and open hearts we engage one another to discover areas of agreement within the complex world of human discovery.

These deep thinkers and powerful people like those in the past are attacked and criticized by their peers.  Nicolaus Copernicus, Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. are but a few who dared to challenge the majority opinion to push for change.

Two of these men, Sam Harris and Dr. Jordan B Peterson are worthy of your attention because they dare to buck the tide and challenge rigid group-think with honest open dialog.

Also there are contrarian thinkers like Thomas Sowell and Dr. Michael Laitman, men who dare to challenge conventional thinkers in their own sphere of influence. I encourage you to watch their way of communicating with others. How they transfer complex ideas that have deep emotional attachments without being sucked down the rabbit-hole into personal attacks of identity politics.

These deep thinkers can agree and disagree on profound understandings without losing their spiritual balance.  I encourage you to connect with these powerful figures in our enlightened society and watch their discussions. See their disagreements on complex issues.  You may agree and disagree with them simultaneously on the same points of exploration.What can we learn from these great thinkers in the “Intellectual Dark Web“?

Learn to Discover Your Inner Balance
What can you offer to help heal the divides that have become so ridged over the last few years in our communities?  The answer lies inside of each one of us, in our spiritual space where our mind, soul and intellect combine.  Where we dare challenge our own thinking and conclusions.  How can you find areas of agreement with those to whom you disagree?

Which Side Are You On?  
More and more people seem to line up with blind allegiance to their point of view. They echo the chorus of cries against their opponents on the other side.   Many of these people are becoming more and more critical of what they perceive as “The Others” … while simultaneously less critical of their own ideological companions. Both sides use labeling and identity politics to sharpen the divides.

The Fake-News Pundits and The Media
Sadly the original watchdog over abuse of power was the media; but they seem to have joined in the fight.  They are now sources of propaganda using “Fake-News” stories; driven by bloviating pundits on both sides.  A balanced delivery of news is no longer available, everything is slanted by ideology and few people are willing to explore an opposing point of view with an open-mind.

Social Media Outlets 
The social media platforms, that should be open sources of information, are edited in support of personal biases or they suppress and hide what’s perceived as opposing ideas.  People are deleting friends and family whose opposite opinions they refuse to acknowledge or even contemplate via a constructive dialog. Colleges, the place for open exchange and debate over ideas, have been hijacked by strong ideologues wishing to silence opposing views.

The Spiritual Communities and Peacemakers 
The moderate minded individuals that make up the majority of our communities, remain silent out of fear of being labeled as uncivil or worse attacked as a racist, a bigot, or worse a Nazi if they dare cross an ideological line defined by the mob.  Please don’t let your voice be silenced, add your comments about your thinking to this discussion topic.

How Do We Balance This Tumultuous Situation in Our Own Spiritual Space?  
First recognize that there is incivility in all of us; acknowledging that within ourselves first is paramount.  Next remember there is the capacity for love in everyone, look to find that in the people who disagree with you.

What Can We Do in This Strained Environment?
To be healers and promoters of love and civility we need to be big.  If you only love your friends and your ideological companions are you really spiritually mature?  We need to show civility to the enemies and the haters on both sides of the divide.   Show your individual courage by challenging those in your own ideological sphere of influence when abusive attacks arise.   Also learn to apologize and to accept them readily.

When among strangers be patient, long-suffering and kind.  Find the person behind their ideological curtain and connect as a fellow human.   Ask lots of questions to allow the hostility to flow, allow them the room and encouragement to communicate their passion. Let people tell their story.  Listen with ears of compassion, don’t challenge or redirect their views, rather draw them out acknowledge their stories and ideas.

Listen to Voices of Descent … Let All Be Heard
Every person is entitled to be heard and sadly very few people are being heard right now.  Use kind words of unity and focus others with questions to draw out thoughtful exchanges.  Learn to hear everyone else’s voice and the peace of wisdom will fill your heart and your head to communicate effectively with everyone.

Until we can fully hear and acknowledge the cries of others they will not be able to hear us talking from the other-side.  Please share your critiques and comments on this ever increasing problematic issue among ourselves.

Spiritual Respect For Yourself & Others

There are many people out there willing and able to offer advice and help on almost any subject matter. You however you are the only person who has sole custody of your life. Your entire life from cradle to adulthood is managed by others, parents, teachers, peer pressure, government, etc. However we reach a jump-off point in adulthood when your lives belong more and more to you.  Every singe day, regardless of what anyone offers for advice, assistance or help, you’re the one in charge. You’re the only one who ultimately can take care of you.

Whatever you do, or do not do, with your life is entirely up to you. The absolute out come of your life belongs to you. You’re the only one who will reap 100% of your actions. The only person who’s ultimately in control of your life and what fills it is you.

So what do you want for yourself? Your life can be full of love, happiness and security if that’s what you choose for yourself. It can be a life filled with problems and anxiety, it’s up to you. No matter what difficulties in life befall you, no matter who’s at fault, rightly or wrongly, viciously, maliciously or incidentally, despite everything and everyone that ever interacts with you in the course of your life the only person ultimately in charge of you is you.

So remember you are living exactly the life you have chosen for yourself … don’t ever forget that …  Oh and remember that my life belongs to me.

There are many people out there willing and able to offer me advice and help. But I’m the only person alive on this planet who has sole custody of my life. My entire life from cradle to grave belongs only to me.  Every singe day, regardless of what anyone offers for advice, assistance or help, I’m the one in charge of me. I’m the only one who ultimately can take care of me.

What ever I do or I don’t do with my life is entirely up to me.  The absolute out come of my life belongs to me. I’m the only one who will reap 100% of my actions. The only person who’s ultimately in control of my life and all that fills it is me.

So what do I want for myself? My life can be full of love, happiness and security if that’s what I choose for myself. It can be a life filled with problems and anxiety, it’s up to me.

No matter what difficulties in life befall me, no matter who’s at fault, rightly or wrongly, viciously, maliciously or incidentally, despite everything and everyone that ever interacts with me in the course of my life the only person in charge of me is myself.

So I’ll always remember I’m living exactly the life I have chosen for myself…  Oh and please help me remember that your life belongs to you.

I Love Me! … So I Can Love You Too!

I promise to love me so I can love others. My love for me is what’s required so I can give it and share it from my own abundant supply.

I promise to love me so I can love others. My love for me is what’s required so I can give it and share it from my own abundant supply. I need not beg from a self made prison that others show me love. My inner love for myself must come first to become complete.

There is a place inside of me that decides which world I choose to see, like a smiling face as a trusted friend or as camouflage hiding someones lies. The smell of flowers as a bright spring day or the smell of death in a funeral parlor. Is the glass half empty or half way full that’s for me to say. I get to define my life and I live it in that exact way.

Trouble or triumph I will decide, it’s my world that I define. Like how to view the sun, is it fun like being at the beach or as scorched earth in dessert heat? All your thoughts you can control unless you let others decide and define your life for you. I will not play that game letting them determine me, I won’t stand aside and let society define what my life is to me.

am open to listen and learn, absorb all sides of what should and should not be. In the end I will stand, not against but upon that which is right for me. I won’t force my views on those who are weak. I will help them explore and help them to see, they too have that choice, they’re as deserving as me.
Let all find their way to contribute back to the whole, not against another but in support of each and everyone’s chosen role.

Now you can decide which role you want to play … be in the light or in the darkness, be the light or be the darkness everyone has their roles. This is just a short little thing to help you see more clearly what your future world can be.

Now you get to decide, in your chosen space there you will reside.

Freedom in Spirituality!


Spirituality is Freedom
Spirituality is experienced as a personal dialog with that internal friend that each person accesses multiple times a day. The more that relationship is ignored the more one suffers. Spirituality focuses on building that internal relationship, the stronger that internal relationship the more happiness and love are experienced by the individual. Spirituality allows one the freedom to follow their own heart and reasoning, it sets one free to be and experience life in a harmonious partnership with the world surrounding them.

Spirituality Liberates To Full All Encompassing Love

Spirituality is based on love and it frees one to experience life to the fullest. To personally discover the cause and consequences of ones own actions. Measuring oneself against the world around them allows a person to maximize harmony and enjoyment from existence in this realm. It allows one the freedom to interact with others without cultural taboos, limited thinking, biases and unenlightened fears that divide people.

Spirituality Recognizes and Embraces Difference

Spiritual people are not threatened by others who hold differing views about life, morality, politics or religious practices. They recognize within themselves their own duality and do not judge others based on their limited conclusions.

Spirituality lets us understand that every action generates a reaction. Some feel negative like suffering, it is a reaction coming from actions already set in motion. Counter actions create counter results. In Spirituality we know this and act accordingly this helps minimize our suffering.

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lets one discover and understand love in their own unique way of connecting internally with ones Higher Self. That spiritual connection will liberate ones mind to search and find the love path that is ones personal truth.

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also allows one to live their own love truth without fear of judgement from others.

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also knows that love and truth is all encompassing acknowledging that another’s love truth is just as valid as ones own.

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focuses on divine love that we all share without limitations or bias. Divine love shares and builds on itself and doesn’t focus on differences among individuals.

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understands that you don’t need to depend on anything or anyone to be happy.

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comes from deep within ourselves and we are all responsible to pursue it as our true source of genuine happiness.

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understands that we are always where we need to be and we are always worthy to give and receive love in all interactions.

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supports you on your own journey to discover truth in your own way. Honestly following your internal compass tells us what is right because it is truth.

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Brought us inspired spiritual writings which came from the journeys of others. Those who penned their experiences to share it with others; the details vary by the characters sharing them. The message or messenger is not important it’s the truth that resonates harmoniously deep within each one of us that matters most.

Spirituality is finding that deep internal spiritual connection that will allow you to discover and live your own truth, with the same love and conviction as those Spiritual Masters who came before you.

What is Spirituality?

The genuine spiritual person is in control of themselves and their inner spiritual condition and these people are found in all walks of life.

What is Spirituality?

The term spiritual … something we cannot see or touch. Words like love, joy, peace, long-suffering, goodness, kindness, faith, mildness and self control are spiritual sensations. The other side of spiritual sensations are fear, anxiety, frustration, anger, stress, etc. These sensations are part of our being. These spiritual sensations are by design, by a designer (God, Nature, Instinct, etc).

By our focusing on these inner spiritual sensations, both good and bad, we are able to adjust our lives, conduct and actions in a way to maximize the good feelings and minimize the negative. By ignoring these sensations or trying to suppress them is defying nature and working against ourselves.

This leads to further unpleasant spiritual sensations and more extreme actions that lead to greater uneasiness. At ease is the opposite of dis ease. A person at ease is a spiritually balanced individual, one who embraces all internal sensations using them as a compass to guide one through life, balancing them in the tumultuous energy fields that surround them. Our actions create energy and send off spiritual vibrations to those around us. What signals do I send off by my actions in this world?

Every individual is unique in their personal experiences and spiritual sensations. Meaning there is no “one-way” …. “one-path” … “one-formula” … “one-religion” the only “one-thing” is the individual and their work on themselves alone. Measured only by their inner spiritual sensations to guide them to their “true-path”. The true path is genuine love for every person on this planet, balanced against our internal spiritual compass to guide us on the path to living a genuine spiritual life.

The genuine spiritual person is not confined to any nation, religion, ethnic or social group. The genuine spiritual person is in control of themselves and their inner spiritual condition and these people are found in all walks of life. Are you a spiritual person?

We are only capable of working on ourselves. As individuals we can strive to connect and feel the world around us. Particularly sensing and feeling our fellow man. We are all spiritually molded by our environment, we have no choice on how we grow-up. The environment makes us connect with our fellowman, those “like me” which is all created by our environment. It’s why certain religious views, clothing styles, music preferences all vary by geographical locations.

The influence to “fit-in” is our ego … wanting to connect with others for our own benefit. I suggest that the genuine spiritual quest is to rise above our egos and recognize that a spiritual connection must be measured by how we connect with those who are not “like me”. If you’re nice to your friend what extraordinary thing have you accomplished?

If we can learn to feel and connect with those who are different from us. Those who’s views are foreign to our own, those who cling to views we’ve outgrown or progressed beyond, or perhaps maybe we are the ones that have yet to make the growth? The only area we can make progress is on ourselves by rising above our egos and sensing the love for our fellow man that is the ultimate spiritual attainment.

Spirituality and The Flow of Relationships

Spirituality and the flow of life. In life we have many people who come in and out of the picture as we move on our differing paths. Some show up as work associates or party playmates, we support fellow believers or common causes, some as friends or teammates, some as lovers, some as spouses, some as enemies and many more titles we can assign to people. The description of these interactions are defined by us on our life course.

Our lives are like flowing rivers, we’re all flowing in our currents and we swirl together and we swirl apart. This is the dance of life. In the dance of life there are two constants that you can absolutely depend on.

The first is change. …
Change is the reality of life, but as humans, unlike all other life forms, we are all trying to control our lives. So when we are in harmony with other humans we are attracted and bonded until one’s flow moves one in a different direction.

The second …
We can be certain that we will reside forever in this realm with ourselves. Every night of our lives, as we go to bed, we close our eyes we can depend on ourselves being there.

Conclusion: I try not to explain why this is the way it is. I just go with the flow. We live in a realm of energy flows, these energies are always interacting. Be okay with however this life flow unfolds because most of it it’s not in our control. Be who you are … that’s good enough, in fact that’s the perfect place for each of us!

People will come and go, some come back around, some are gone forever. Allow the life flows around you to be as they are. Go with the flow while being true to you. That is the most peaceful and pleasant track I have found in this highly complex reality we call life.

Faith and Beliefs Are They The Same Thing?

I have faith that a car approaching me in the opposite lane of a divided highway will stay on their side of the road.  This despite the factual belief that it can cross onto my lane and crash head on into me.
One can rediscover faith by removing it from religion and superstition … adopting it as as the best way to live in all areas of life.

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Faith and beliefs are not synonymous, many different beliefs are held by people with faith.  Belief is an opinion derived by experience. Whereas faith is a conviction that requires no experience. Beliefs are derived from critical thinking through evaluating information and evidences to which one is exposed. Faith is above and separate from our minds and from critical thinking. Faith sees beliefs for what they are, limiting and limited.

As conscious Beings with awareness we can recognize the varied beliefs derived and subscribed to through human intellect. Beliefs surrounding god, nature, politics, religion, theology, money, government, race, etc. etc. All these belief systems require one to engage intellectually with personal experience or shared knowledge.

Faith requires no such conditioning. Genuine faith cannot be shaken by any belief system. Faith allows for and encourages a willingness to explore ALL beliefs. Faith allows one to quickly see beyond the limitations of any belief.
Faith allows one to recognize that beliefs are prejudiced from one’s own point of view. Faith is fair-minded treating all viewpoints equally without regard for one’s own feelings or vested interests. Faith delivers a person from the prison of beliefs and delivers an awareness that all beliefs are limiting and actually work against faith. Faith is open to all beliefs understanding that beliefs are the framework that builds societies and are adopted for harmonious living.

Faith moves one through the contradictions and complexity of human beliefs allowing the willingness to explore and confirm all beliefs in an open-minded manner knowing they are limited to those who hold to them.
By being open to all beliefs and conditioned thought patterns we encourage unity and oneness. By holding to one belief as true over another denies faith which is open oneness and completeness. Resist limiting beliefs embrace the abundance of faith.

Spirituality and The Path of Ascension

What goes on in our heads is a network of ideas and beliefs that have been formulated by our own experiences, our community, our society and our dna. What control do we exercise over our development? In Kabbalah we say we have no freedom, we are products of our environment. The only control we exercise in our own development is in the environment we put ourselves.

Chances are the person most open-minded is the person who has held many beliefs but is always questioning those beliefs. The process of asking the question is the only way to get the answer. The truth is in the question not in the answer. Any answer by definition is limited to the perspective of the individual making the conclusion.

Once we believe we have “the truth” we are done growing. Until we question our own conclusions we will stay stuck in “our truth”. Truth is in everything and in everyone; and until we can accept everyone and everything we will not obtain “the truth”. Words and arguments are so limiting and weighty, while openness and love is so empowering and rich with blessings. The minute we feel the need to defend our position we are stuck in a limited belief.

We don’t stop a belief or drop an understanding we expand our understanding to encompass more. Most of us know what it’s like to be a small child believing in Santa Claus; we still believe just in larger more encompassing way. Learn how to open your heart and mind to what others have to say, especially those who disagree with your conclusions.

This is a fabulous way to fast-track your own understanding and spiritual development, we don’t need to defend our positions because there is nothing to defend. The truth is not a belief it’s a process. A process of accepting and understanding everything and everyone with love.

Stay open and stay loving with those with whom you disagree and you’ll see the wealth of wisdom that resides inside your own consciousness. No need to fix anyone else or prove your wisdom that’s the ego talking. Your path is a process of accepting … we call it ascension or elevation where you begin to see things from a much higher point of view, a view above reason.

Using Ego as a Tool For Spiritual Growth

EGO … we are quick to assign it as a negative characteristic, yet it’s a part of who we are and it is a tool that moves us toward greater enlightenment. Our drive as humans to progress is an internal disruption, a sensation that requires resolution as our egos must know what true reality is.

How does the ego come to know the true reality? It all begins with information accumulation. As we acquire information we define it and categorize it and it becomes “our truth”, which indeed it is, but is it “the truth”?

Once it was a true reality that the earth was flat …it was truth based on all human observation and community understanding of the time. Yet today would we say that was truth? Truth is a perspective relative to our own conclusions. How do we break the hold our ego’s have on “our truth”?

The first indication of a “break-through moment” is when you ask a question within yourself that challenges your current belief. The very fact that you ask the question is evidence that you’re ready to expand your truth. “Ask and you shall receive” was the promise; the action of the request demands that the ego gets the answer.

When someone else asks you a question that challenges your current belief that’s a different situation all together. The ego now takes over all reasoning and it is set-up to defend itself at all costs. The question itself does not lead to growth … it’s whose asking it.

Are you trying to grow, ascend and become enlightened? Do you want to see and experience true peace within yourself and within the world? Sadly most people are stuck in an ego belief system that keeps them held back from such growth.

What makes us identify ourselves as a Christian or a Muslim, a Democrat or Republican, a Conservative or Liberal, the 99% vs. the 1%? These are all egocentric identifications that have deeply planted roots within our psyche defining who we are. Can you uproot these limiting conclusions without compromising your identity?

Do we really need to defend our egocentric identification with some truth? We can choose to leverage our ego; to use it as the driving factor behind uniting and connecting with those with whom we disagree. When we consciously seek to find areas of connection with those with whom we disagree we can make rapid spiritual progress toward enlightenment. We quickly start seeing things differently, more clearly, creating a loving unifying internal sensation.

When you reach a point of leveraging your ego to always being open minded you’ll discover a vast resource of reasoning that will provide you with limitless powers of comprehension and insight. You will discover a love and a connection with those with whom you disagree.

When you stop fighting to support “your idea” you see that any idea is always irrelevant to the Truth of love. We can individually ascend to this ultimate love awareness by choosing to do so. Can we as a community and as a species move to the ultimate reality of … “love thy enemy as we do ourselves”? This is “The Truth” that will set you free!