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.
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.
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.
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.
Here is a very deep and challenging assignment to push your own spiritual comprehension. You can do this alone or do it with your own circle of spiritual companions. I invite you to take on this challenge and share your results.
Step One: Select The Spiritual Topic or Topics to Explore This is a writing assignment. Write on a topic you’re absolutely certain about. The best topic you can choose for expansion is one that you feel very strongly about. Religion and politics are strange bedfellows at identifying blockages in our own spiritual comprehension.
Write out the question and then give the answer? Write the answer with the greatest most obvious details you can provide to validate your position.
Step Two: Be Mindful of All Your Inner Feelings as You Engage. After you write out the question and provide your exact answer it’s time to push yourself. Your next step is to rewrite the question and change the answer to read the exact opposite of what you wrote in step one.
Wow! … Perhaps you’re not even able to do this? That is an immediate insight into your own internal spiritual make-up. Can you make yourself do this exercise? It takes great open-minded comprehension and courage to explore where you are uncomfortable. If you are not able to do this have someone else write it out for you.
Step Three: Push to Greater Awareness Building a Stronger Character Now read the opposite point of view out-loud slowly with conviction. Focus on your feelings and inner sensations as you force yourself to read out-loud words that challenge your own beliefs on the subject. What is it you are learning about yourself as you explore your internal sensations while doing this?
Step Four: Prove Your Spiritual Mastery Gaining Even Greater Awareness Now I ask you to answer this next question with all honesty and clear thinking. Is this opposite point of view valid to anyone else? How would someone who holds that opposite view defend their position?
Here is your final step to validate your mastery if you are capable of completing it. Can you or will you do this? Write an article that defends the opposite point of view, can you do that effectively? Why is such a position, opposite to your own personal views, valid to someone else? Can you explore inside yourself and find your answers to this? Can you force yourself to explore the opposite feelings and conclusions; ones that contradict your own comprehension? This is the biggest and hardest step that needs to be taken to prove your own spiritual mastery.
Are you spiritually big enough to do this? Are you able to challenge your biggest limitation to growth? Take on your own ego attachment to connections you hold so dear? Can you free yourself from your own limitations and push through to greater enlightened understanding?
I guarantee that if you can take it on sincerely you will experience the biggest most profound expansion in your own spiritual consciousness. If you dare to take this challenging step you are sure to grow immensely in your comprehension. When you can complete this assignment easily without internal spiritual disruptions, you have obtained mastery; you are now a master ready and fully able to help others. A master can really help others who seek insights no matter where they are in their spiritual quest. Are you a spiritual master yet?
As the discourse on discovering spirituality progressed I was spell bound at the edge of my seat as I sat and listened with keen interest. “A box with five openings, that’s me”, so the opening to the public presentation began.
Yes, my five senses are the tools I use to master the physical word. What world did Helen Keller live in? Could I ever experience her world? It scared me to contemplate such a condition. Yet the more I thought about it the more it began to touch something within me that was bigger and more expansive than knowledge or experience.
I began to comprehend an entirely new way of understanding my own life and all that fills it. Like when a small child first comprehends how counting from 1 to 10 connects to counting from 10 to 20; the light goes off and you just get it!
I was totally engaged as I listened to this fresh topic of conversation. The information pushed me and pulled me in different directions. I was thrown about in a raging river of conflicting thoughts and feelings. I was confused and yet simultaneously fulfilled with an inner satisfaction that I admit I find hard to explain.
Imagine trying to explain, through an interpreter, what a small bird is to Helen Keller, she was deaf and blind. You could talk for hours explaining in great detail about all the bird’s unique characteristics. The birds color, the texture of their wings, their beak, how they fly and sour through the sky, how they maneuver through tight tree limbs, how they sing with beautiful harmonic resonance that is pleasing to the ear.
You could spend hundreds of hours with endless explanations and yet never truly convey your attainment of seeing and hearing that small bird. As I listened to these new spiritual concepts being presented I thought, what would I understand if I lost my hearing and my sight?
I tried to imagine what Helen Keller’s perception of life was like? Helen Keller had never even experienced sight or hearing at all, what did she base her perceptions on I wondered? I began to explore all these new sensations swirling within me. My insides were being torn apart as I tried to comprehend this unexplored space within myself. I felt disconnected from my own being and yet even more deeply connected at the same time.
I thought deeper and deeper about it; who am I? I am aware that I exist but how? I see, I hear, I taste, I feel and I smell. This was the surface topic of discussion but it took me deep within myself. I listened intently while simultaneously exploring the tumultuous sensations in my core Being.
As I listened further to the discourse I was so enthralled from within. Like I completely understood the subject matter yet at the same time the words and concepts were all foreign to me. It was like I was eating foods I was familiar with yet the preparation styles and seasonings were not familiar to me at all. They were completely foreign to my pallet and yet my desire was such that I craved to eat more and more. I was almost hypnotized like I had a piece of warm chocolate fudge melting in my mouth. I was lost in the incredible satisfaction of this experience.
Words are so hard to share on this topic, and no I was not on drugs or drinking alcohol. The truth is I was learning and everything was fresh and new, yet somehow I knew the topic of conversation. The discussions were ultimately helping me to discover myself at a deeper level, looking from the outside in at myself as a person.
I began to explore within myself how all these interactions via my senses explained my world. I have interactions with nature and with other people and they are totally unique to me. What could I learn by further exploring these deeper inner sensations to comprehend and understand who I am in relationship to the world around me?
I realized that I really had no control at all over anyone or anything around me. It was like I was a sci-fy probe put here to measure and experience life, not to control it. I began to sense the need to discern how it is I am connected with the world around me. This began my journey into spirituality. I began to discover a new higher level of awareness in experiencing life and in grasping reality.
If my words have touched you at all; if you yearn for something more but can’t quite put your finger on it, I invite you in to explore with me and other like-minded people. Discover a deeper perception of life and reality. Discern a bigger community and a bigger connection to humanity and the world of nature to which we are connected. Discover with us a deeper more satisfying life, experiencing life in a fuller more complete way.
You are always welcome here to share in the Spiritual Quest.
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.
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.