We all want to feel connected and cared for … Everyone is open to the light of spiritual connection.
There is an enormous growing distrust among mankind. A rift that is expanding and demanding resolution. A widespread panic and threat of destruction seems to be growing all the more imminent around the globe.
Unless a method of transformation, from distrust and polarization to one of mutual respect and acceptance are advanced, a major crisis seems inevitable. There is a rising need for positive connection that must be realized to bring unity to the world. Is such a connection possible?
This connection requires a spiritual solution. We must be willing to rise above our human biases and our desire to control or police others. We must back off logic and reason and simply allow a flow of spiritual sensations of love and connection to flow between us. It must become our new common language.
When we try to find consensus through our intellect we become barbaric in defense of our own perceptions. We need to annul or push away our personal perceptions in an effort to embrace the spirit of love and connection with those we vehemently disagree with.
This requires a transformation beyond any governmental changes or political ideologies. It requires a fundamental change of our nature to embrace love and caring toward those we hate the most. Is this possible?
Finding that common spiritual connection of love and caring is the connecting force humanity is begging for. It will spread quickly if we are able let go of our own personal agendas and embrace a higher ideal that is buried deep in our hearts.
Everyone agrees with the light of spiritual connection, we all love to feel connected and cared for. Can we find this light and shine it in on those who do not agree with us. The world is desperately seeking a method or a process to bridge our divides and that’s something we all need to feel. This is our common spiritual desire.
This connection needs to rise above our logic and reason, to the place of feeling it. This is our universal common desire and most people will respond quickly once it’s revealed. Will you be a beacon of light in the darkness that we see everyday all around us?
What can be done to help start such an initiative? Everyone is looking for “the others” to change; we want others to initiate such a transformation. The transformation must begin with us as spiritual-minded individuals to lead this method of healing.
This is the method of healing that is already spreading throughout the spiritual communities around the world. Will you make an individual decision to change; to rise above your own rational thinking and reason to dig deep inside your own heart to find a spiritual feeling of love toward those you hate the most?
Please share your thoughts or suggestions on this desperately needed topic.
This issue has the people of America deeply torn by the desire to care for the needy while simultaneously sensing the crisis is the opposite.
The growing problems associated with illegal migration are hurting people on all sides of the issue. Children are suffering in encampments that remain underfunded, while other children are trafficked as a “free-pass” entry ticket into the United States. Many girls are sexually assaulted on the horrific journey north overseen by criminal cartels; sadly many have been killed in the process.
The 2020 Presidential Candidates were asked at the debate, “Raise your hand if your government plan would provide coverage for undocumented immigrants.” All ten candidates raised their hands in support of the idea.
Health coverage for non-citizen undocumented immigrants appears on the surface to be a loving and spiritually uplifting concept, but is it really? Such an obvious pandering is certain to increase the chaos surrounding this issue. The rule of law seems to no longer matter. While this is true in many places throughout the world; is this now the new ideal for America?
Warning a Catastrophic Event is on The Horizon
The plight of overcrowding and lawlessness in sanctuary cities has led to large numbers of homeless Americans being displaced. Look at what’s being experienced in California right now, there are countless homeless American’s living on the streets.
Is this some kind of new enlightened community? Is this the new neighborhood we want to build for everyone in America? This issue has the people of America deeply torn by the desire to care for needy humans, while simultaneously sensing the crisis is actually doing the opposite. It is clearly becoming unmanageable chaos; where are the sane voices?
Where Do You Stand on The Illegal Migration Crisis
There seems to be two recurring narratives around the immigration crisis in America. One is attacking the process and pinning blame on everything and everyone associated with the issue. The other-side is looking for solutions to solve the problems generated by the crisis but they are attacked rather than supported. Where do you stand?
Sadly many of the usually moderate voices are becoming more and more aggressive and belligerent. Hatred toward “the others” point of view trump’s reason and rational thinking. Regardless of your political allegiance there is a serious crisis that needs to be fixed.
Serious storm clouds of hostility are on the horizon. Rather than further the divides by gas-lighting the issue, please use your voice to demand honest healthy solutions from your Representatives in Congress. Please weigh-in asking them these questions regarding the American system.
1. What does the rule of law mean? 2. Who creates the laws and who enforces them? 3. If someone disagrees with certain laws is it okay for them to break them? 4. Is it okay for government officials not enforce them?
Please let your voice be one of rational and loving concern for the poor suffering citizens who have no voice. The hostility and hate surrounding this issue is hurting everyone involved on all sides. We need voices of sincere rational people to demand a fix to this crisis and quickly.
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?
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.
The process of life begins from a pure space of unlimited possibilities, the positive (God/Spiritual) force. From that space of unlimited possibilities intentions and actions are manifested and connect to our physical ecosystem, the negative (grounding) force.
As individuals within the system, every action which affected us begins to create the mosaic of our lives. This process molds us and manipulates us as part of the whole; that is everything that we interact with throughout our lives manifests in what we become.
As babies we’re born into a world that totally protects us and works on our behalf to incorporate us into its ecosystem. Every decision and action is made for us to begin the design of our life. We are molded by our parent(s) our immediate family, the extended family, friends and strangers within our community. The food we eat, surrounding nature, animals, accidents, weather, all influence us uniquely.
Our language, culture, religious and political views are all molded into us by our environment. Do we really have free will in this process? No, but as we mature and grow within our ecosystem we imagine that we have free choice, but do we? Advanced societies insist that we learn manners and civil behaviors; we learn to read and write and to provide for ourselves to sustain our existence as part of the whole.
Alas, as adults we graduate from the molding and manipulation from our environment; we can support ourselves and maintain our own existence as part of the whole. Do we now have free will? We have some limited freedoms within the grounded structures of our existence. We cannot jump off a 10 ft building and fly (yet). Everything that makes us who we are is attached to actions that have manifested as the mosaic of our lives.
Your income, your food preferences, your religious ideologies, political views, favorite sport teams and everything that makes you who you are comes from actions within your environment. The only real control we can exercise in our own development is the environment in which we put ourselves. The space of “Unlimited Possibilities” is attached to a series of actions that lead to where we find ourselves within our own ecosystem, this is called our reality.
The further we explore our reality the greater perception we receive because we can see the connections in all the branches that manifest within our reality. We can see how everything moves, connects and influences the other. We see where things are broken, we can see ways to reconnect disconnects and we see opposing forces from both sides. This gives us tremendous insights and leads to clairvoyance of understanding, this is called wisdom.
When we discover that we remain stuck or attached to something, know that that is limiting our perception. It’s like watching a sporting event with a connection to a specific team; we are much more likely to be polluted in our observations in favor of our team. If you’re watching without an attachment to a preferred outcome your observations are much purer.
In areas of religion, atheism, politics, nationalism, racism, etc. Find where you’re stuck and find a way to break free. This will lead you further down the path of spiritual enlightenment and allow you the wisdom to better help others.
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.
I 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.
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. Spirituality 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. Spirituality also allows one to live their own love truth without fear of judgement from others. Spirituality also knows that love and truth is all encompassing acknowledging that another’s love truth is just as valid as ones own. Spirituality 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. Spirituality understands that you don’t need to depend on anything or anyone to be happy. Spirituality comes from deep within ourselves and we are all responsible to pursue it as our true source of genuine happiness. Spirituality understands that we are always where we need to be and we are always worthy to give and receive love in all interactions. Spirituality 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. Spirituality 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.
Successful relationships among people requires a 100% committed effort by all toward the success and strength of the relationship. Equal 50% – 50% contributions to mandate equality will never lead to long-term success. Rather a 100% commitment to the success of the relationship by each individual involved is the formula for success. Equality is the formula for failure.
Without some bias or “politically correct” indoctrination, any reasonable evaluation on mankind, by a fair-minded individual, will acknowledge that the evidence is overwhelming that all men are not created equal. Some are born physically strong, others mentally tough and intelligent, some are caring and nurturing, some are tough and rugged, some are male and some are female, some are trans-gendered, some are cross gendered some are dual gendered, some are tall, some are short, some are bald others hairy, some are fair skinned others dark skinned. By any reasonable unbiased observer the facts are overwhelming that nothing is equal about the individuals that make up mankind. Most reflect a combination of the above referenced differences and we could add a thousand more to the list to multiply the diversity.
Nowhere in nature does equality exist. It’s a human concept that is doomed to failure. A seed that lands in a field by the river in rich soil will grow taller and stronger than a seed that lands at the bottom of a dense forest. Is it fair that one seed gets better conditions in which to grow? How difficult a process would it be for us to plant trees and focus on equality for every tree. Would that lead to more growth or less overall? Such an undertaking would be extremely difficult to manage because we would have to cut back every strong tree.
If we still relied on trees to build houses and heat our homes would an equality approach be sensible? It is a certainty that we achieve less overall when equality is the goal. Now what result would such an approach have among mankind, would we thrive if we tried to make equality a goal? Such endeavors are misguided and show a lack of appreciation for nature.
Equality is the source of every division and problem in our world. We cannot fight against nature and expect to succeed. The minute we begin to put energies into fighting against nature, by demanding equality within the system, the whole system suffers. We hurt ourselves and the collective suffers too. Hurt and pain to other individuals within the collective are the direct result of seeking equality, such an endeavor is the wrong approach.
The spiritual approach to peace and harmony is where every individual human being needs to be recognized and be nurtured to grow to their fullest potential. Not tearing down the successful to accommodate the weak but rather supporting the weak to find their place within the overall collective system to contribute back to the whole.
Peace comes through 100% acceptance of others and a 100% commitment to supporting the collective well being of all in the system. This is holistic spiritual unity. This is the spiritual approach that will lead humankind to great heights as we work together as a collective for the good of all, and not by seeking equality taking sides one against the other.
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 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.