Paradigm for A Better World – Part 1: To the Point

We live in a world where we are told be get tough and move with the times or be left behind. Technology impacts our lives more every day and connecting with each other can be instantaneous. Yet I believe that we are more disconnected than ever.

We are supposed to be an advanced civilization yet there is more turmoil and discord in this day and age. To us, cave people seemed primitive and barbaric. Nowadays we have etiquette and political correctness (hence why I used the term “cave people”), yet at our core we are still primitive and barbaric.

Let me explain. Over generations we have learned how to behave so that we don’t appear like our fore-bearers (cave people). However, we haven’t really changed much. We may have changed outwardly but internally, in our hearts, we are still primitive. We even have what we call “primitive nature”. And instead of changing what is at our core (our nature), we have moved to force change with our minds. From the surface perspective it seems to work, but once again our core has not changed. Whenever we are placed into a situation where our lives are at threat or of those we care about, we will react through this primitive nature – it is an automatic response. That which is truly in our core will surface in times of trauma and threat. It’s times like this that our real motives become apparent.

So ultimately, we have not evolved as such, but rather created survival mechanisms to avoid our fears. Fear is the greatest threat on this planet, it has been for millennia – along with self-interest (what is in it for me?)  I will talk about fear more another time.

Now at this point you may be wondering, “what is wrong with wanting to protect oneself and those you care about?” Putting a few people above others causes separations and disconnection. That is why the concept of family (and culture) as we know it is actually harmful. We are all equal (or should be). We are all brothers and sisters on this world and until we realise this, in our hearts, we will have separation.

Primitive nature only exists because we have not evolved – progressed beyond it. We have no idea what is beyond it, as we don’t realise that we can evolve beyond it. We are too busy following our self-interest and “surviving”, that we don’t acknowledge our selfishness and look rather at how we can be more.

We are still looking at the mind as being the dominating factor in our lives, mental intelligence is looked up to and aspired to, and told emotions are weak. But our psyche is not mind dominated, it’s emotional. And it is our emotions/feelings that we are all running away from (by the way fear is emotional). It is what keeps us primal. We are an emotionally cold world – unless it meets our self-interest we really don’t care. By getting tougher and moving faster we move further away from progress and evolution.

The world is in chaos. Something needs to change. Using our minds alone, doesn’t work. It’s obvious! We still go to war; we deface the land and strip oceans. We damage everything and everyone at the same time through these actions. I don’t see that as progress. Our cleverness is destructive, not creative. Continuing this way is mere stupidity.

Progress involves connecting to our core, and this can only be done through the sub-conscious. Only by reconnecting to our inner emotional being can we become truly more loving, compassionate and creative, hence evolving beyond our primal urges.

But we won’t know this as scientific fact unless someone takes a leap of faith to prove it.

I’m willing to at least question the possibility, are you?

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A Moment of Honesty

I am excited to share this about my life and what I have written and I’d love to hear your comments. Many may read this and feel it is depressing, and others will see something greater. Some may see or feel how this relates to them, but I say now that it relates to many!

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I have come to the realisation that we as humans are living life back to front. Much emphasis is put on achieving physical goals and sometimes spiritual growth, but none is being placed on Soul based development. I thought I was pursuing this until now! I see us all as neglecting to seek Soul based knowledge – and if our real self is our Soul, would it not make sense to want to learn more about who we really are (a Soul) rather than focusing on what is happening on TV or about buying that special car or diamond ring? Well I am interested, and so I write this for me.

I realise that personal Soul growth is most important and should be my no. 1 focus. If I imagine for a moment in a simplified manner that I, yes ME, as being the cause of what happens to or around me – then if I am angry (or any other emotion), then I am the one that has to look at that emotion. But instead of feeling through this anger I choose to either; punish myself or project it out onto others. I generally do this through blame, as blaming someone or something else other than myself is so much simpler, right? I blame others for how I feel. I make justifications for why I do these things, I also minimalize and deny it so that I can feel better about myself, totally removing all responsibility.

Oh how easy it is to blame others for how I feel and for what is happening to me or not happening. I feel much power from removing all responsibility for my actions from myself. This IS the fictitious world I have created around me, my façade! I live through this façade, oh how powerful and special I am. I can be anyone this way. No one has to know the real me. I can surround myself with people and things that keep the illusion going – a wonderful husband and a lovely life! I can even appear to be more loving, compassionate and caring, heck, I can be queen of my illusionary castle.

At the end of the day though (whenever that day is), I will need to face reality….and why do I have to? Because at that time the pain of my denial will be so great that I will call out louder than I ever have before. I will call and call and call! I will ask for someone, anyone, to come and rid me of the pain, a pain which I have created through my ignorance and arrogance. “Oh please won’t someone save me from my torment!” I call out to God. But the response is silence, but why, as I know God exists, which is more than most people. Again I cry out. Still nothing. Then I realise, even now I have not learnt my lesson. I am still waiting for someone to save me. I am still fooling myself as I have not changed. I still get angry, I still have emotions of grandeur, act out of addictions of purposeful ignorance, arrogance and wilful denial. So the pain continues, festers and grows.

It would have been so much more loving and easy way back when I was younger, but I was not aware of what I know now, that everything that happens to me is to trigger me and show me that I am denying God’s truth and because of that I create pain and darkness. It is time to take responsibility and not blame others for how I feel and what has happened to me. One day when I choose to open up my heart and feel the truth of the situation, I will find that the answer was always there, always trying to assist me – designed to assist me.

In time I will become weary of the pain and know that no one is coming to save me. I will in my last desperate attempt to call for help, I call for God again, and I wonder what will be different about how I call this time?

My reflection on my life will show me familiar things, but not in a way I have ever seen them and in a way that I had never conceived of seeing or knowing. I will now choose to be humble and feel the pain of what I have done through all of my erroneous beliefs. And right there and then I will realise that I have up until now, never opened my heart. I am asking from my Soul. Truth will flood in and for the first time I will know beyond doubt that God is real. I will feel the truth of how I have caused others pain, and the animals, the planet and myself. I will see that everything is about me, but not in a narcissistic way, but rather that my growth in light or darkness is up to me and that there is truth out there that I have been reluctant to notice until now. My openness and desire creates a connection with God through my sincerity to want to know His Divine Truth, and I will be certain that this is the only thing that will set me free. For this is the only gateway to Her Divine Love and the Divine Kingdom.

So – It begins and ends with me! What does this mean? It means that no one is coming to save me! No-one! I need to make the choice to be willing to save myself and not through the Willpower of the mind, but through the emotional Will of my Soul. And in this moment I realise that I have been the most honest I have ever been in my life thus far. So this story is not one of despair, but one of humility, a genuine sincerity to be real.