There has been something around for days -- since those angry and unhappy
people sent emails to us. Apart from one other, as far as I know, that is
the only time we have had angry feedback. Most emails are very loving,
caring and appreciative. Thank you.
What wants to be written pops up when I go to bed and when I awaken in the
morning. I have the gist -- it is not new, but unlike most similar
situations it is not clear and does not come out in an ordered fashion. When
I sit down to write instead of it all falling into line and waiting to be
translated, it jumps around -- different angles, different views.
So I have been putting it off.
Although it is still very unclear (it is raining now so I can't work in the
garden) here goes.
No, still not working -- so what I will try is laying out the points as they
come -- and let you, if you want, sort them out.
There is no such thing as objectivity.
Whatever we see 'out there' and even 'in there' is totally corrupted by the
conditioning we have had inserted into our mind -- maybe even before birth.
When we remember the ability to totality disconnect from the mind,
'The seer and the seen as one' then....
We project what we think is out there and assume it really is the way we
are experiencing it. We believe what we are seeing is the way it is -- even
though people who have had different conditioning see the same event in a
totally different way.
(Some of the angry and negative emails sent at that time contained more
judgemental negativity than the article they were complaining about!)
Don't you think it is amazingly arrogant -- to assume we know anything
-- at all -- or even to have an opinion!
We don't know who we are, we don't even know what is consciousness, we don't
know how we got here, we don't know what we are doing here, or where we are
going afterwards -- yet we assume we have a valid opinion. And we think we
are, without doubt, right in our opinions!
This is roughly what I remember reading about the birth process:
Upon conception, the egg, which is a single amoeba cell, divides, and
continues to divide. Despite what the creationalists try to tell us, the
embryo then goes rapidly through all the stages of the evolution of life on
planet earth from the single cell amoeba to the human body. The foetus
passes through many stages including having scales, a tail, hair, then
emerges with a naked undeveloped human body.
And then the human process really starts.
As you may have noticed, we are not all born with the same level of
consciousness. Some come out screaming and complaining, and stay that way,
while others are much more calm, intelligent and attentive. And fun.
The process could be seen as thus.
The basic stage is the foundation. The second stage is reproduction.
The third stage is survival -- and has two aspects: Fight or Flight.
The forth stage is enquiry/curiosity. The fifth stage the flowering of the
searching -- which blossoms into unsentimental and non-personal love and
caring. The sixth stage is, through the love and caring, attempting to share
the realisations of the realisations. The seventh stage is the realisation
that, to put it very simply, we are all one. The eighth stage is entering
into that oneness. The ninth stage is totally dissolving into that oneness
Due to our restrictive sexual conditioning most people never really get
clear of stage two. Sex is never really comfortable and natural to them. It
stays lust, desire, obsession, or guilt -- rather than an expression of
The fourth stage is a stage where most people choose to get very stuck.
Its like this. Nearly all of us are frustrated as children -- we don't like
being told what we can and cannot do, and often what we want to do is
natural for us -- so in addition to any anger we came to this world with, we
get even more angry. Because we are conditioned into believing anger is
wrong, we suppress it -- as much as we can. As mentioned, it seems we are
born with varying levels of this anger depending on the level of development
with which we were born.
Anger is poison -- so the self-healing system does everything it can to
discharge the anger. If we suppress it strongly enough it goes into our
immune defences -- and we get ill. The other method is discharging.
Because we have been taught that anger is wrong we do not just let it be --
not suppressing and not expressing -- unknowingly we are looking for a valid
excuse to discharge at someone. If we are unhappy it is someone else's
fault. Trouble is, discharging that way does not work -- in fact it becomes
addictive. As we discharge it loops around and comes back to us. The wheel
of Samsara; as we sow, so we reap. So most people get stuck there. Very
The fifth stage is our possibility of release, and freedom. A possible
turning point. Trouble is we are not even told about this stage let alone
encouraged to experiment. We are trained to be zombies.
From the fifth everything is much easier. When we start to let go of what we
have been told about what is and is not, good and bad, right and wrong,
benefit and harm, possible and impossible, and look for ourselves, many
things start to clear. We can look at the fourth stage and see its
handicaps, and start to disconnect. With this opening we pass into a stage
of feeling blessed. We realise that nothing is ever against us -- in fact,
everything, every single thing is for us. The fear that has haunted us all
our lives dissolves. Wonderful.
Then at the sixth we start to see what we can do and share with/for others.
Not an easy stage! Most people are so asleep, and dreaming they are awake.
They are addicted to their suffering and complaining. Their story is their
definition to/of themselves. And we try to share anyway. Unconditional love
is the healing element
(Have you seen that photograph on the web of the impossibly thin
starving black child -- with the Vulture sitting waiting?)
The seventh is a whole new realisation -- that we are indeed all one.
Everything and everyone is/are interconnected.
In the eighth stage we enter the oneness -- while still retaining the
awareness of a consciousness. This is a lot of fun. Real freedom.
The ninth. Gone, gone, gone forever -- dissolved into the unformed.
Except, there is no forever -- only now.
So, supporting the levels of sex and anger are the ones we need to
acknowledge and transcend. Not so easy. It is so much easier to blame.
After those two are acknowledged the worst is over and we are on the way
home. And it can happen in an instant. In fact it usually does.
There is a notice at the bottom of the emails we send out:
>The material we send out is intended to be a reminder to keep
>looking at ourselves, our behaviour, and what may be going on around
>us. Of course we cannot be certain of the authenticity of anything
>reported, so the suggestion is to investigate for yourself.
This is the important bit:
>a reminder to keep looking at ourselves,
All you know, with any certainty at all, is what you are feeling.
(Thoughts are irrelevant.)
And what set it off the feeling is irrelevant -- the only thing that is
relevant to you, is you, and what you are feeling. -- for what you are
feeling is you. If you are angry then it is your anger. Anger is never, ever
justified. If you have seen your anger, acknowledged it, and decided not to
support it, then it will have neutralised -- into love and caring.
The Hidden Harmony.
Maybe, just maybe, it is all a plot! Maybe these tyrants have agreed to play
being unpleasant -- just to give other people the opportunity to go beyond
their own unpleasantness -- and judgement of unpleasantness. Then next time
we all change roles! Could be. Anything is possible. One thing is for sure
-- we are certainly not seeing existence the way it really is.
Of course none of this is true.
Nothing is true -- or untrue. It depends on which level of consciousness you
are dwelling. So don't take it seriously.
Only took a few hours to write.
Its stopped raining -- but now its too dark!
The Way I see It... 3/28/09
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