Wednesday, 24 December 2008
The financial crisis is a purely mental thing. Whether it is a crisis or not depends totally on the way our belief system works. If we believe that we have a right to a job, and a right to earn interest on our savings, then that is one belief system, but if we believe that we were not born to work for someone else and that usury is a sin, then that is another point of view. The majority of planetary citizens are presently operating under the former belief system. These are the people who have created, and who will suffer from the "financial crisis". However, if we look at the net effect, as opposed to the effect felt by certain individuals, it seems to me that the following natural adjustments will take place. Usury will go out of fashion. The interest rates are already falling to zero, which is exactly where they should be. If all interest rates were permanently zero, then the way in which the world operates would change for the better. Banks would cease to be of interest to wealthy people, so these people would find alternative ways to use their money, such as investing in free energy development, or creating a permaculture food forest. With the end of bank loans, then all businesses would have to take a more prudent path. There will be an enormous scaling back, such that businesses will produce only those goods that are needed, and provide only those services that are necessary. Inevitably, billions of people will lose their jobs, to the point where those with jobs will become the minority. Peoples' savings will be gradually eroded, until most of the "non-existent" money actually ceases to exist. Most over-consumption will cease as a different lifestyle becomes essential. If we go to bed one day with our bank balance along side our name in some computer, and wake up the next day to discover that this number has changed significantly, and may have even become zero, then this is not the end of the world. In fact, there is no need to adjust any of the actions that we have planned to take on this day of awakening. However, this discovery will certainly cause adjustments to be made to future plans, and many people will find this change to be too difficult to adjust to, despite the thousands of warning bells that they have heard over the last ten or fifteen years. In similar situations in the past, many people in the financial world who can see only one point of view have committed the ultimate sacrifice - suicide. But how could six point five billion people possibly survive with no jobs, no banks, and no factories? Inevitably, all governments will be weakened - there will be no-one paying taxes, and no banks to borrow money from, so all the expensive and unnecessary government schemes that have fuelled the recent levels of insanity will cease. There will be virtually no spending on the military, as there will be far more important considerations than war, or protection against it. All of the people who have been living in a self-imposed cage, with very restricted and illogical thinking being their prison warders, will become free to find their true selves. Let's look at jobs. Why are jobs created? They are created so that one group of people can profit from the labours of another group of people. When we have totally accepted that it is a sign of low morality for one group of people to profit from another group of people then we will realise just how short-sighted we have been by wanting to work for someone else in the first place. Anyone with an IQ above room temperature can see that if some people are profiting from others, then there must be some losers. The people who were previously considered to be the losers - those at the bottom of the pile with no assets at all - will not be affected very much by the financial crisis. The main losers in the financial crisis will be those at the top of the pile, who had been profiting from others. And the reason why these people will become the losers is that they are the ones with the least survival skills. Most of the current "formers- of- public-opinion" will steadfastly refuse to accept the new paradigm, and will spend their last breath trying to persuade others that we should stay in the old paradigm. They have no alternative, as they have no real survival skills. They do not know how to grow or prepare their own food, or how to build or maintain a house or car. They are totally dependent on others for survival, and when the others become preoccupied with their own survival, they will no longer look after the interests of their masters. Masters will cease to exist, and we will have achieved a situation of true equality. Gradually, as one scam after the other is revealed for the frauds that they are, public opinion will become far less gullible. Each citizen will become totally responsible for his own welfare. Some will have the grace and skill to be able to look after their own needs, and the needs of their family, and will also have a little excess energy or assets which can be shared with those less fortunate, such as the disabled or elderly. Once the present mind-controllers have been quietened, then most of the restrictions on leading a sensible life will be lifted. We will no longer suffer from peer pressure to spend all of our childhood and teen years trying to gain a qualification so that we can get a "good job" which we will work in until we are too old to discover what life is about, and then die. We will start to have a real life, instead of the synthetic life presently experienced by most of the world's citizens. We will have freedom to discover our true passions , and we will find the skills necessary to ensure satisfaction of those passions. Of course, the sooner one realises that the change is inevitable, then the less painful the change becomes. If we go to bed one day in the current paradigm, and wake up the next day in the new paradigm, the shock to the system will be too great. However, if we are lucky enough to be able to think, and can therefore see that change is inevitable, we can gradually wean ourselves off the old life style, and into the new. While it is impossible to foresee how the new lifestyle will pan out for each person, we can succeed in obtaining a few guidelines, based on the dawning realisation that it is old-style thinking for sometime to profit from someone else. Therefore we can see that today's shareholders will disappear. There will be no such thing as shareholders in the purely financial sense. Future share holders will also share responsibility, instead of simply profiting (or losing) from usury. There will still be different levels of thinking, as there has to be in order for the natural evolution of the spirit to have a path along which to proceed. So we will have a huge number of people who think at a personal or family level, some who think at a community level, and some who can think at a global level. But the latter will not necessarily become the leaders of the former, and they certainly will not plan on profiting from the former. In fact, quite the reverse. Tomorrow's generators of public opinion will have a sincere interest in the welfare of the public They will present ideas akin to this one, which has no financial or selfish motivation, but is simply designed to be of assistance to anyone reading it. But you ask, where will I get my money from? If that question is in your mind, then you have just proved to yourself that you are locked in to today's money paradigm. In tomorrow's paradigm, there will be no need for money. You will understand your needs for a comfortable yet simple lifestyle, and you will know what you have to offer that might be of benefit to others. You will find a way of exchanging what you have to offer for what you need. If what you have to offer is of no real use to society, then you have much learning to do in a short space of time. As a result of the removal of usury, and the money that goes with it, the people's minds will concentrate on different things. The second coming of the Christ is starting like the first - he has entered the temple, and upset the tables of the moneylenders. They are being eliminated from the temple, and life will go on much better without them.
Friday, 19 December 2008
The bail out - is it worth it? We all know that the present financial crisis has only one chance of resolution, and that is through the bail outs. But what is the use of bailing out a ship that is so full of holes there is no chance that it can stay afloat for very long. We must seriously consider changing ships, and leaving the present one to sink to the depths of the ocean. The present ship holds as its main cargo all the elements of war and planetary destruction. The only safe place for it is in the depths of the ocean. We should cease wasting our energy and scarce resources on bailing out an obsolete vessel. We need all our effort concentrated on changing to a new ship, as soon as possible. Any success in bailing out the current ship will simply enable it to sink in deeper water.
Monday, 15 December 2008
If we try, we can easily imagine two parallel worlds. There is the material world with which we are all familiar, and the spiritual world, which we are all trying to learn about. By considering that "we", being our body, mind, and soul are able to exist simultaneously in the material world, and in the spiritual world, we begin to develop new ideas and new pictures about our larger reality. Let us consider the differences and similarities between our two selves. We know that our lower, or material self, has limitations. We know that there are high-pitched and low-pitched sounds that fall outside our range of hearing, and that ultra violet and infra-red light marks the limits of our vision. We know that our material world is limited by our five senses - for those of us living entirely within the material world, the extent of our reality is severely restricted. Yet we have always been aware that there must be more. We have read about, heard about and even experienced events and occurrences that fall outside our material awareness. We call these things paranormal. Paranormal is defined as "a general term that describes unusual experiences that lack an obvious scientific explanation, or phenomena alleged to be outside of science's current ability to explain or measure." (Wikipedia). So we can see that anything that can be defined by science is considered normal, and if undefined by science it is paranormal or abnormal. By limiting our senses to only that which is verifiable by science, we are limiting our view of reality. The problems created by this limited way of thinking are in serious danger of becoming hereditary, as they have inhabited the human mind for so long, thus dooming the human race to a stunted evolution. Only very limited science exists that relates to the parallel worlds of spirit and material. Quantum physics is moving in that direction, but still has a long way to go. Everything we say, do, smell, think, hear, taste or touch attempts to persuade us that the material world is the ruling world, and that man and his science is the superior influence. So it takes us quite an effort before we can imagine any intricate detail in our parallel spiritual world. This effort is an effort of the mind. Today's material world does not encourage the use of the mind. In today's humdrum world, with constant electronic sounds and beeps, with pervasive considerations of money and finance, with polluted food, air and water, and with ancient superstitions still being practised, we find it very difficult to use our mind to anything like its full potential. Before we can make any serious effort to become familiar with our spiritual self, we have to learn to control our mind. Throughout history, our sages have taught us that control of the mind is best achieved through meditation. It is extremely unfortunate that our education and employment systems have been designed in order to ensure that we have no time for meditation, and hence no time to develop our mind. Our education systems are designed to develop our memory only. It is also extremely unfortunate that we are expected to remember facts and events which are often misleading, or at least one-sided, because they fail to recognise the existence of any parallel world. Just because we are unaware of it, and cannot experience it, does not mean that it is not there. What it does mean is that we have evolved only sufficiently to be able to experience half of what is around us.We are performing to half of our potential, at best. Once we have learned to use our mind in the same way that we use our hands and feet, then we can direct our mind towards the spiritual world, and attempt to make observations beyond those usually experienced. It is no miracle - the ability is readily available to anyone, once they can control their mind. With the mind fully concentrated on the spiritual plane, we can make serious efforts to avoid interruptions from the material world around us. The first thing we notice is that almost everyone is rushing around in a totally uncontrolled fashion, allowing the machinations of an uncontrolled mind to direct the actions of the body - a mindless way of life. Most material minds do not even know why they were brought into existence. Mind is useful only when it is kept under control, and nurtured. With a controlled mind, we are able to bring into view the higher self of the spiritual world. We can see that this higher self vibrates with more subtlety . It wants to avoid the noisy bangs and clangs, the bright flashes, and the constant uncontrolled chatter of a world governed by materialism. When we use our mind to examine the relationship between material mind and spiritual mind, we can see that the spiritual mind will always give way to the more coarse vibrations of the material mind. The only way that the spiritual mind receives any priority, is when the material mind is quietened, and unobtrusive. Peace and quiet are essential for us to practice our new-found spiritual abilities. With the rough mental and bodily vibrations calmed, we are able to sense the more gentle spiritual vibrations. We are able to sense the small voice of the higher self which is constantly urging us to do our very best. We begin to listen to our spiritual self, and we gradually allow this spiritual voice, along with it's associated vibrations, to become more a part of our life.We learn how to balance our life between the spiritual and the material. We soon realise how much we had been missing. We also realise that taking actions recommended by the spiritual mind provides us with a less painful life than that provided by the material world. Gradually we begin to realise the disadvantages of allowing our lives to be controlled purely by material considerations. We also soon realise that our spiritual world is not limited by the same meagre five senses of the material world. In fact, we become immediately aware of the huge expanse which we have recently discovered and in which we have begun to live. We also realise that our education, knowledge and wisdom have been culled from one point of view only, and we begin to reconsider the value of our knowledge. Our entire point of view changes, and as a result we develop a new belief system, which causes us to feel distanced from our materially-minded brothers and sisters. We find that our hopes and aspirations become less driven by peer pressure, and more driven by our true desires and passions, as recognised by our higher self. We regret the opportunities that have previously passed us by as a result of refusing to recognise the existence of the spiritual world. Once we have set foot inside the spiritual world, we know that there is no going back. It is rather like a child discovering to his/her horror that there is no Father Christmas. Having discovered the hoax, there is no going back to believing that Father Christmas really does exist. As time passes, and our familiarity with the spiritual world increases, we feel newly awakened and we are less and less affected by the events of the material world. We realise they are created by uncontrolled minds that are half asleep. Because that is what being awakened is - it is becoming aware of the spiritual world, and realising its awesome capabilities. All plans and ideas created solely in the material world suddenly appear extremely limited, as if the thinker had not been able to extend any single thought to its logical conclusion. We realise that the mass consciousness of the human race is very poorly informed indeed. We realise that the human race is not yet civilised. We have to make a choice. Do we stay with the material world, and attempt to inform or brothers and sisters of the amazing possibilities open to them, or do we give up that immense struggle, and trudge on alone, making every effort to better ourselves in the light of our new knowledge. We see the possibilities of more harmonious ways of living, with greater understanding, and less subterfuge. We also see that the only barrier between today's material world, and tomorrow's harmonious world, is the mind of the people. If they changed their minds, and recognised the spiritual element within themselves, then we as a race could move on, and end destruction, pollution, war, anger, frustration, and much suffering. As a friend of mine often says.............."Bring it on". "Trust spirit with ALL your heart and mind; do not rely on your material understanding; acknowledge spirit in all your thoughts and ways, and let spirit direct your path." (Taken from Proverbs 3:5,6)
Thursday, 4 December 2008
They just wont listen! I believe that the very first sensation of life that we feel, at the instant that our body first experiences the outside world, is probably an auditory sensation. I have seriously considered the other publicly-understood four senses of: seeing, feeling, smelling, and tasting, and I consider that hearing is the first sense that we can consciously recognise. This is a very important moment, because it precedes the torture that is used in order to persuade us to obey. We might have been lucky, and escaped the wrack, otherwise known as forceps. We most likely did receive that shocking slap on the bum that immediately debilitated half of our senses. We are then transferred to some weird inhuman concoction where we were weighed and categorised according to the size of our body. All we want to do is to get back where we came from.We have a serious need to be very close to our mother. Anything else just debilitates our sensibilities further. And as if this wasn't enough torture, most infants are subjected to further abuse through barbaric tribal cultures, such as circumcision, vaccination, or other form of perversion. Through all these terribly desensitising activities, we still manage to make some sense of something. I think the first thing that we consciously register is most probably sound. Our primary controlling influence is our ears. We all know that sound is a vibration. We all know that sound is best received with a well positioned aerial. I believe that the arial for our ears, is our eyes. If our eyes are transfixed on the source of the sound, then we are more able to understand the sound. By transfixing our eyes on the sound, we are able to hear it equally in both ears, and thus obtain an accurately balanced interpretation of the sound. For anyone with a desire to be able to understand more, then this piece of advice will be found most helpful. If you wish to know whether you are primarily driven by your eyes or your ears, then think of your reaction during thunder and lightning. What has more effect on you - the blinding flash of light, or the thunderous roar that follows it? Most people are not listening. Having concluded that our ears come first, and that we are able to best achieve our potential listening/understanding quotient by aligning our listening with our sight, we can easily realise that when our eyesight wanders, then so does our hearing. Every teacher is aware of this. If a glance around the classroom produces pairs of eyes looking at the teacher, then it is an interesting class. So a good piece of advice for a student is that he/she can improve the overall learning capacity by ensuring that he/she is always looking at the person who is speaking. From a school management's point of view, the necessity for round tables in classroom's soon becomes apparent, whenever one student is expected to speak to another. We rapidly experience the benefits of looking at each other when we are talking to each other. There are a few people who have been practising aligning their eyes with their ears for a long time, and consequently, they have learned vast amounts. They are, when compared with the average member of the public, enlightened. With their ability to view the bigger picture, they can see that many activities of the human race are quite ridiculous. In an attempt to help their friends and acquaintances to also view the bigger picture, they often try to disseminate information. The main reason for the desire to do this is loneliness. Most of these people are in a situation where they spend long periods of time without meeting another who also has the ability to align sight with hearing. They are often lonely. Some are on remote islands, or on mountains, and some are buried in the middle of cities, surrounded by hundreds of people who cannot understand the same language. Very lonely people. The reason that they are lonely is because very few people are able to listen to what is being said, and so these half-listeners completely ignore what is being said, or even become annoyed by it. They seem to believe that they are superhuman. Humans are able to concentrate on only one thing at a time one hundred percent. If a human is doing more than one thing at a time, then he is not doing anything one hundred percent. Anyone believing that they cam make a one hundred percent job of more than one thing is inclined to have one foot in fantasy. This is why so many of these enlightened people live in remote places, and avoid the public. They have given up. They have decided that the general public who are unable to listen have made their own bed, and must lie in it. Others do not agree with that idea. They feel compassion for their fellow humans, most of whom have been subjected to the terrible torture outlined above, which surely causes far more pain that anything happening in Guantanamo! These enlightened people know the way through the maze that is entwining the human race. They want to leave, but they want to take some friends and acquaintances with them. Some have left already - alone. The remainder are prone to impatience, because they know that there is so little time remaining before they too must leave, or perish in the entangling morass. Are you listening?