Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Why were you born?

A tale of a window cleaner This is a story about ascension. We all want to be the best person we can, to do a little better at this, and maybe do a bit less of that, but just the recognition that this "improvement" is the reason for our being born often brings about huge change in decision making processes. Most of us have spent since the day we were born trying to find out who and what we are, with little success, and so we have tried to follow the guidelines of our forefathers. These guidelines were provided in an attempt to bring a little civilisation to a bunch of barbarians. They are all millennia old, and were never designed to apply to times like today. We should be fifty or a hundred generations beyond all that by now, but for some reason, man's natural progression has been delayed. Is it possible to understand how more than two thousand years have passed, with education now available for most of the planet, yet our leaders still haven't learn the rule that we were taught on the first day we went to school - Thou shalt not kill. Instead of spiritual books, our leaders read military manuals - the Chinese take their life-style guidance from The Art of War, by Sun Tzu, the Americans follow something that crawled out of Fort Benning after Operation Paperclip had taken the cream of the German SS on board, the British follow some strange habits, with the end result being that the hottest news every day is how many of the human race have been killed by other humans. Two thousand years - learned absolutely nothing! But don't despair too much, there is a prick in the gloom ahead. We will follow that tiny glint, just to find out whether it really is a light or some hallucination caused by watching the dot on the TV fade away when we turn it off (do they still do that?), simply because we have no alternative. 1. So let's get moving. It really is dark - although we can see the dot of light, always there, unwavering, we are still stumbling along over ground strewn with huge rocks with the intermittent crevasse awaiting the unwary. We are in total darkness. We haven't crawled far under these conditions before we begin to realise that the terrain changes with our mood. When we are in a good mood, the going is good, but when we are in a bad mood, boy does it get rough. With little else to concentrate on except the pinhole of light ahead, we soon begin to realise just how much of our energy and life had been wasted on laughable trivia. "What brand name of trainers to buy?" is a totally insane question. That last person we argued with deserves a huge apology in the light of these circumstances. There we are, all alone in pitch blackness, with only a pinhole of light to guide our entire existence, when suddenly we meet another human being. Are we going to argue with him? Are we going to want to kill him? He might just be the only other being who knows something about this light. 2.Something seriously awry The previous paragraph clearly demonstrates that there is something seriously awry with human society at this point of planet earth's history. I have been considering this 2012 thing for some time now, and have wandered between belief and disbelief several times. But as I studied more, I found that some things were probably quite true, whereas before they had just been mere theory. The positioning of the planets in relation to each other really does reach an unusual situation on 21st December 2012. What effect this will have is anybodies guess. My guess is that things will be different. All things. Absolutely every single thought that has ever struggled into our minds. (click for explanation of planetary alignment) Dec 21, 2012: the real doomsday by Dan Eden for ViewZone) The totally different perspective available to us will make us aware that most of what we had based our thinking on was false assumption, and hence all the ensuing thinking was invalid too. We know that what we know is wrong, but we don't know what is right. We have reached the classic learning point of conscious incompetence, a huge step forward from our previous stance of unconsciously incompetent. Due to the complexities of the filing systems of tour memory, there is now no way of extracting from our belief system just those thoughts related to the false assumption. The thoughts have become so intertwined that it would need several lifetimes to untangle them. 3. Rebirth into the same body We find that the easiest way is to wipe the slate clean and start again, in a far more orderly fashion. This is known as a rebirth into the same body and is available to anyone with a little help from their friends. The first thing we must do is to destroy the soap box, once and for all. We have no right to try to impose our views on other people - we have no idea which path they were born to walk, so we have no idea what's right or wrong for them - we know only what is right or wrong for us, and the first thing we know is wrong is to impose our own thoughts on others. This doesn't mean that we shouldn't let others know our thoughts - of course we should - what use is a thought if we don't share it? But to expect anyone else to believe the thoughts that we share with them is unhelpful. When we truly share, we also listen to objective discussion, and quite a few erroneous thoughts can be nipped in the bud this way. Some special thoughts prevail, and gain momentum as more people become aware of these thoughts, and find them agreeable. Gradually, the collective consciousness adjusts as more thoughts become acceptable to more people. Now imagine the situation when a discovery is made that almost all of that thought is based on false assumptions. Quite obviously, the vast majority of people will become customers for the men in white coats, and we certainly want to avoid that demise. So it helps if we become familiar with adjustments to our belief system, just to make it easier on ourselves when the big shock arrives. Some of us have had the opportunity to adjust our belief systems quite considerably over the last few years, and we have become familiar with the process - further change isn't so difficult. But for those who have been sticking steadfastly to the same belief system for a few decades, life might become a little difficult, unless some kind of remedial practice is started now. But what about the window cleaner. He was a poor man, and although he had only a short ladder, his entire life view had been formed by staring through ground floor windows. But, after he had saved some money and bought a ladder extension, he was receiving new input from the bedrooms of many houses, and his views on life began to change rapidly. He was far proud of his new ladder-ascension.
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