A look at the qualities of the higher Self compared to the illusory self that is trapped in the fantasy of illusion, deceptions and lies that we falsely base our sense of self upon and construct our ego-personality-identity around.
Who are we truly?
Unless we understand who we really are we are going to remain largely powerless to make any lasting effective positive change. We have to understand what separates us from the higher aspects of ourselves.
Attaining self-knowledge, self-realization and self-actualization is having come online and connected with higher levels of consciousness. It is breaking out of the mind control that keeps us in lower the vibratory state of mind and consciousness. The mind is the bridge between the body and spirit. The mind or consciousness is what comes closest to spirit.
The higher Self is non-dual in that it is only an expression of good. There is no evil existent at the highest frequency level of consciousness. Spirit is goodness, God is goodness, etc., and there is no evil present. It may not be clear yet, but by the end of the article you should understand the relation between what is right, good and true, and the higher Self, Spirit, etc. When we align, harmonize, unite, integrate and connect with the higher self then we also have a higher level of alignment with truth and expansion of consciousness. The more we and others expand and evolve consciousness, the less there will be of lies, deceptions and illusions for us to be attached to and divide us.
The higher Self exists in a domain of no separation. It is not the domain or realm of the physical reality. At a fundamental level, we are all made of the same thing (micro quantum domain of energy). At our macro level there is separation, but we should not let that separation become an obsession to the point of dominating and controlling other beings. At our macro level we all have interconnectedness. The poisonous ideologies of separation through illusions that bring harm to others are a symptom of not recognizing this interconnectedness and how we should treat other sentient beings. This is external non-duality of not letting the separation control our recognition of our connectivity. External non-duality is not the same as internal non-duality, and they both differ from the non-duality of the higher Self or Spirit. Blindly applying blanket definitions across all scales is not accurate. Non-duality is not simply a one-fit-all definition. The dualistic framework to provide us with an understanding is constructed with different properties and characteristic at these different levels.
A sovereign, self-actualized, self-realized, etc. being has aligned, harmonized and united their thoughts, emotions and actions as one. The three expressions of consciousness are non-contradictory, non-oppositional, consistent, coherent, integrated, etc. As we think, so we feel, and so we act. Thought and emotions are non-dual; knowing what is right is integrated with feeling what is right. Oppositional (Shatan) consciousness can have those two expressions in opposition, or they can be united and integrated but the action taken does not reflect the harmony of knowing and feeling what is right. Our actions betray what we know and feel to be right, betraying our minds and hearts. We choose to go against what is right, good and true because of some reason, excuse or justification. We are torn from within. We are not at one with ourselves, nor are we at one with the higher Self .
A true sovereign is a ruler of the kingdom of self. It is self-control over one’s own thoughts, emotions and actions. We are the operators of our physical vessel and we ultimately control what we think, feel and do. Uniting, harmonizing and integrating the tree aspects of consciousness will allow us to manifest at greater levels.
True freedom is the absence of self-created, self-imposed and self-inflicted suffering by one’s refusal to live in harmony with Natural Law principles. The true Self understand what true freedom is. The true Self works towards this goal of the great work, to achieve true freedom at all levels, not some foolish idea that the body doesn’t matter and only freedom of mind is required. Acceptance of this ideology kills the Sacred Masculine principle of self-defense whereby you stand down to slavery and do not take right-action in the physical world.
True freedom is freedom of the body, mind and spirit, not any New Age pseudo-spiritual nonsense of renouncing the body to focus on the spiritual. The true Self recognizes the interlinking necessity of the body, mind and spirit. To negate the importance of the body and the physical is the same as negating the importance of the soul or spirit, or outright denial that there is a spiritual domain/realm to our existence. Both of these negations are rooted in a hemispherical brain imbalance.
True freedom comes about when we truly connect with the higher Self. The spiritual higher Self can never buy into the bullshit we do on the plane of existence we operate in. Dark occultists are required to work on the realm of mind in order to physically enslave us because overt physical enslavement does not work. We have to buy into what they sell and choose to live the lies, deceptions and illusions on our own. That is how modern enslavement functions.
A sovereign, self-actualized and self-realized being has not only aligned, harmonized and united their thoughts, emotions and actions, but has also integrated, harmonized, united and aligned the trinity-as-one expressions of consciousness with what is right, good and true, which is Natural Law, higher Will, higher Self, Spirit, God, etc. Doing so will free us at the mental and physical levels from continuing to collectively co-create self-inflicted suffering. This is not individual non-attainment of personal desires that people view as “suffering”, or the generalized extreme of “physical life is suffering.” This is suffering that we all share on space-ship Earth as we are all in this together. This is the suffering of remaining attached to the lies, deceptions and illusions that prevents us from discovering, recognizing, acknowledging and aligning with Natural Law to no longer overstep the boundaries of what we have a right to do.
A true self-realized being embodies, becomes, aligns and unites with aspects or values of the higher Will and works to influence others to do the same. Mark Passio has referred to this type of person as a “Magician”. A “Sorcerer” is one who influences others to comply with their own selfish egoic will, which is what the dominators and controllers are doing. The higher Will/Self/Natural Law is the underlying intelligent principle that attempts to guide us in the right direction towards higher levels of expression. This is evolution in consciousness. The higher Will seeks to help us improve, better, change, heal, and grow, learn and mature. The guidelines of Natural Law are there to help us move towards evolution in higher consciousness.
A “Magician” practices alchemy (science and art of self-transformation) to attempt to help others move into harmony with higher Will/Natural Law. No one can do this transformative work for anyone else, but we can be an influence to assist in developing an understanding. We can understand and align with Natural Law principles and help others do the same by elaborating on the techniques we have used, by speaking the truth and letting them know we are the ones who can change our current condition. The more people embark on the True Great Work the easier it will be. As it stands, there are few who embody this unity consciousness and are taking what they know to other people. Many people are convinced there is no truth, no morality, no Natural Law governing our behavior, and believe in the legitimacy of man’s authority, i.e. slavery. We have a long road ahead of us.
The True Great Work starts with learning, understanding and aligning, harmonizing, integrating, etc. the higher Will/Self/Natural Law with our own individuated being. The next step of the True Great Work is to influence other minds that are at a lower level of consciousness by extending a helping hand to bring them up to a higher level of understanding. The person being assisted is the one who needs to develop the Care and Will to take the necessary steps towards self-knowledge themselves. The spark of Care, of inquiry and curiosity into the Truth has to come from them. They have to want to change, better, improve and heal themselves. The spark is currently so small or extinguished in many people.
Many believe there is no room for improvement from where they currently are. They believe they know all they need to know. They believe they don’t need to learn more. They believe they are perfect the way they are and no change is required. There is always room for improvement, every day, if we have the desire and develop the will to do so. Even if you think your life is perfect and there is no need to learn anything or improve anything, you are wrong and you are stuck in ego attachment to false beliefs. It reinforces your self-image, self-concept and self-perception that you are doing “good” and “right” with your life. That is just a comfortable thing to tell yourself in order for you to “feel-good” about your current condition and continue to accept it as is. “Look how great things are, don’t I feel so great about myself, I live in a perfect life, nothing needs to change, isn’t it so wonderful!”
Ignorance and apathy is the main reason for our current situation, the main reason why people do not see or understand what is going on. The old “I don’t know, and I don’t care.”
Another quality of the higher Self is the concern with the alleviation of suffering for all, not just one individuated unit of consciousness. We do not want ourselves to suffer, but the greater realization is that as long as any being suffers, we all suffer, because of our interconnectedness. If one experiences suffering of some degree, we all suffer to some degree.
We are connected. Connect comes from the Latin con: together, and nectare: bind. We are bound together. The only way out of this mess we collectively experience is change ourselves and reach enough people to have them understand the path we are taking is leading us over a cliff. Those who do not understand Natural Law principles or are trapped in ego are not connected at this level.
The higher Self understands that experiences manifested in reality are a combination of the deterministic principle which is Natural Law, in combination with the free will to live in harmony with those principles or to reject them. Natural law is not a controlling mechanism, but is there for our total freedom. Embracing that which we truly are as the higher Self, is embracing the higher Will and Natural Law, which is what is morally right, good and true. Rejection of natural law is rejecting what we are, our higher Self. The attachment to false beliefs and illusions we base our ego-personality-identity construct upon him us believing that we, or groups of individuals, are the law. The calcified ego wants to be the authority, it wants to be God. Some people are so disconnected that they think they are God.
A sovereign, self-realized being aligned and united with aspects of the higher Self uses the mind in conjunction with the body to make use of all of the individuals faculties. The being holistically unites the mind, body and spirit. Holistic care develops when connection and alignment with the true higher self is present. The mind, heart and guts are represented by the third eye chakra, the heart chakra and the solar plexus chakra, and when activated become true intelligence, true care, and true courage or true willpower. These are the three components within us we need to develop in order to affect positive change. Succumbing to ignorance (lack of intelligence), apathy (lack of care), cowardice (lack of courage) and laziness (lack of will), will not result in any change for the better.
The true Self, being what is right, good and true, encourages the destructive process of truth in shattering, destroying and breaking down the lies, deceptions and illusions of institutionalized belief systems. Erroneous belief systems are all forms of mind control. They exist to control the thought patterns of any adherent, such that the meme or ideology that they represent is protected and perpetuated by having behaviors and actions manifested into reality that are based on those erroneous belief systems.
The extent to which we are connected or not connected with the higher Self determines the extent to which we are identified with and working in institutionalized belief systems. Most people cannot handle hearing this. They want to be told what they want to hear in order to make them “feel-good” about themselves, their choices and current condition in life. This is especially true for the “New Agers” who already believe themselves to be connected to the higher Self. They want to hear how they are a good person no matter what they do. They do not want to hear that although they do some good on some level, they are ultimately participating in and perpetuating an institution of control.
Institutions are by definition hierarchically structured and compartmentalized. Then he people do their job without knowing what other people’s job is and not have a holistic picture of the true machinations of what an institution does. Financial institutions, scientific research institutions, government institutions, religious institutions, “security” institutions, media institutions, educational institutions, corporate institutions, and so-called healthcare institutions are all structured to have ranks. They are about control and subservience, control of those below and subservience to those above. Institutionalized belief systems perpetuate the force of fear. Someone or a group of people were in fear of something, they needed to do something about it, and they proposed the solution of a monolithic structure that will control a certain aspect of reality. That decision-making process is based in fear.
The true Self will seek to break down the walls, barriers and structures that divide us and keep us chained in fear and lower levels of consciousness in an effort to have us a line with our truer potential.
The calcified ego-personality-identity construct is trapped in identification with the roles that it plays. It does not recognize the actual interconnectedness with our reality. It only looks at the physical and sees everything is completely separate. A left brain imbalance leads one to believe we are completely separate and everything operates like a machine and there is no underlying consciousness involved. A right brain imbalance engenders a belief in no free will over what is happening and nothing can change because God is in control of everything. Both worldviews reflect a calcified ego in internal confusion due to lack of understanding truth.
Many people say they have morals, but when push comes to shove, they do not have true morals and are only concerned with their own lower self’s level of comfort or their immediate family. Many people also have no concern and do not care about being connected with the qualities of true intelligence, true care, true courage and true will. These qualities are insignificant for someone trapped in ego identification. They have most likely no idea what these terms mean. Many people also have not even heard of the word consciousness. They are concerned with their physical survival and daily operations in life. Consciousness and spiritual concepts have no significance for them. “What is happening to other people is happening to them and not me, all I need to worry about is my own comfort and my own survival and those of my family and others close to me.” This is a person trapped in illusion, believing in fantasy, and buying into lies about who they really are.
Know thyself. Someone trapped in the various illusions that others have constructed is under mind control and has no true concept of the true Self, higher Self, higher Will and Natural Law. Knowing the self in the mystery school traditions was to know who you are at a higher level of self-knowledge, but also to understand self-knowledge of our psychology and physiology, how energy works throughout the body, and how to take care of the vessel that hosts our consciousness
Mind control is everywhere on the planet. To come out of mind control is marvelous, magnificent and miraculous and should not be understated. Much credit is deserved to everyone who has come out of this lower modality of consciousness and has bettered, improved, changed and raised themselves to higher levels of being in alignment with the rightness, goodness and truth of Natural Law.
The lower self cannot envision true freedom from within its calcified state. There are people who are interested in more control. They may want to have more money or more of something else, so that once they have that something; they can do the thing they want to do. Money is not the solution. Money is mine control. Those trapped in a left brain imbalance have a propensity to gather information and understand concepts that others don’t, and then use that information for selfish reasons to influence and manipulate people into doing what they want them to do, such as to buy a particular product. There is information and techniques of influence to further their agenda and their lower self-serving egoic will.
As long as a calcified ego is getting what it wants from an institutional belief system, it doesn’t care what happens to others a result of the perpetuation of that system. “Someone else is suffering as a result of what the institution does, but that is not me so I don’t care.” Many people in the freedom movement do not have a higher level of consciousness than this yet. They say they want true freedom but are doing something that is helping to create and perpetuate the opposite dynamic of what they profess they want to manifest because they are still working amongst institutions and corporations.
Not many people want to hear this, not many people can handle hearing this. The truth can be uncomfortable, harsh and ugly. Once we come out of the corner we have wedged ourselves into we will notice the truth is not horrifying, depressing or negative, but is actually uplifting and empowering. The truth in its entire splendor, beauty and horror, positive and negative, is there for the self-betterment of our lower self. If we get connected and align to the higher Self then the lower self will improve its condition by understanding and coming into harmony with higher levels of conscious expression.
Our task is to understand how things fit together so that we come to a level of consciousness where we can be of help and service to others. We can all fall prey to hating what many people do in this world. We can try to help them reach a connection with the true Self and help transmute their behaviors by our Care for them to become their truer selves.
When we understand that our truer self comes into being with greater degrees of alignment with the higher Self, higher Will, Natural Law, Spirit, God, etc., we understand that it is becoming, embodying and uniting with rightness, goodness and truth. The higher Self is goodness, rightness and truth. This all comes down to truth. Truth is what is the most important to reach anything good, prosperous, beneficial, uplifting, etc. Just as we can align our perceptions with reality to understand more, the same can be done to align ourselves with the higher Self, higher Will, Natural Law, and that is what is right, good and true.
Here is the part people will really not want to hear. When someone speaks the truth to you that you may not want to hear, which may be uncomfortable, hurtful, harsh, unpleasant, etc., and you feel insulted, offended, guilty, shameful, etc., this is necessary for your positive development towards alignment with higher Self, with what is right, good and TRUE! These emotions are your compass in life giving you a signal that you need to pay attention to. It is a warning of something not right. Something may be not right with the world that you don’t want to face, or a part of yourself you don’t want to face.
Alignment with truth requires truth! The person speaking truth is speaking truth, not lies. The insult, offense, shame, guilt, etc. that you feel is generated by yourself. In your refusal to align with truth, you have aligned with falsity, lies, deceptions and illusions. When you refuse truth, you refuse the higher Self, higher Will, Natural Law, Spirit, God, etc. You insult yourself! The causal factor for why you are feeling what you are feeling is because you previously refused truth, accepted lies, and are living, being and embodying what is not true. You insult yourself by aligning with untruth. So the next time you get mad at someone for speaking a truth you don’t want to hear, take some introspection time and try to figure out why (the actual root causal factor) those feelings are being generated. The finger needs to point inward.
A question to ask is: how much do I value truth in my life?
Attachment to an erroneous belief construct used as a form of identification, self-image, self-worth, purpose, meaning, etc., is a deeply ingrained condition of the current human psyche. We identify who we are with roles we engage in. A standard topic brought in when meeting someone new is to ask them what they do, their job, where they live, etc. We are identifying with the lower physical self and always talking about physical occupancy matters or daily living and not much of any real substance such as deeper aspects of consciousness. We do this because many of us orient our lives around roles we identify with.
We think we are a teacher, a cop, a nurse, a CEO, a military officer, a politician, and that is our title. We do this career for a long time until we eventually retire. While we are doing it, we identify with it, and become attached to that thing we do. We are doing certain things, but it is not the totality of who we are. Identification with these illusions as defining who are in life is ego based identification because it is focusing on the physical self and false belief constructs that we base our ways of living upon in the physical material world. We defend, excuse, and justify many things we identify with regardless of whether those identifications are accurate, right, good and true or false, bad, wrong and inaccurate.
Our careers, companies, bosses, family, governments, nations, countries, sports teams, celebrities, religions, fashions, etc. are all examples of illusory belief systems people put their time and energy into and associate and correspond with an aspect of their identity and sense of self. We can be putting our time and energy into things that would actually produce positive results we all want that are in alignment with what is right, good and true when we understand the root causal factors and nature of the problem in order not to produce the same results. The current ways of living we choose to engage in are not conducive to what we truly want, but we continue to do the same things anyways.
Popular literature wants to convince people that they have to kill their ego, abandon it, cast it aside, etc. This view comes from seeing the ego as negative without any positive aspects. The negative ego attachments are what need to be cast aside because they are based on illusions, deceptions and lies. We all have an ego. What purpose does the conception we define as the ego serve? Our sense of ‘I’ is our ego-personality-identity construct. The ego is a tool at our disposal for interaction with the physical reality we exist in. The ego also concerns itself with self-preservation of the organism, survival, defense, etc.
For example, if we were to walk through a forest and a tree branch breaks above us and is falling towards us. Our ego, our sense of me-ness and other-ness enables us to distinguish the difference between ourselves and the various aspects of our environment. Without our ability to discern, identify, connect and separate, we would not recognize the other tree branch and it would fall on our heads. The ego is a tool for living in reality that allows us to see ourselves apart from the rest of reality. This way I can dress myself, feed myself, and live instead of being unable to interact with my enlivenment due to a lack of discernment of not being able to see myself apart from the rest of what ‘is’.
Separation, distinction, etc. are also regarded in a complete negative light by many popularizers of New Age pseudo-spirituality. We are free to see the separation, difference, distinction, etc. that exists because everything in universe has varying degrees of comparative similarity and difference. The issue with distinction, difference, etc. is when that becomes the focus in life and one is ruled by them instead of simply recognizing them as extant. Focusing and being ruled by the differences in all that ‘is’ can lead to great negative consequences such as those in our past and present who seek to control and dominate others. We are free to recognize distinction and similarity.
The comparisons that help determine the distinction, difference, sameness, similarity, etc. between various aspects of universe are often avoided by those who fear the negatives that can arise. The negative that can arise from comparison, distinction, ego, identity, etc. is not the fault of the tool at our availability. The negative that can arise from improperly using a tool lies in our hands. We are the ones acting, doing, and putting energy into a particular tool. We are the ones that determine how the tool is used. We are the ones who use specific tools for specific circumstances. We can learn how to use a tool correctly, accurately, properly, etc. Through our ignorance we use a tool ineffectively by not knowing all that it can do for us and all it cannot do for us, how it works, where to use it, when to use it, and what to use it on. Trying to hammer in a nail with a screw gun doesn’t work. Trying to screw in a screw with a hammer doesn’t work. Failure to us a tool effectively is our issue, our fault, not the tool’s fault that is here to help us perform certain functions.
Our failure to understand aspects of reality and ourselves (tools) is the reason we are not engaging, interacting and manifesting what we really want. What we really want, even if our ego-personality-identity selves are not aware of it at our particular levels of consciousness, is to be in alignment with our Higher Self and Higher Will, which is what is right, good and true. Ignorance of ourselves, our internal and external tools to operate in physical reality, is why we are where we are. It is the reason we walk false paths that are not more in alignment with Higher Will, Higher Self, goodness, rightness and trueness.
Currently, separation and difference rule many hearts and minds. This results in conflict, domination, control, etc. We are the ones who are creating the cultures we live in by choosing to exhibit certain actions, behaviors, habits, etc. As we are born, we are immersed into our environments of family, society, culture, etc. and we begin to accept and reject certain influences that act upon us through our interaction with our environment. This is how our ego-personality-identity construct comes into being. Our egos, personalities, identities get constructed primarily in our early years and become difficult to change later on. This conditioning and programming is written not by us but by all the influences we experience that shape us in our formative years. We pick role models, movies, music, books, sports, dance, etc. and build a self-concept out of them. We identify with certain things more strongly than others, while others are sometimes strongly opposed. Those aspects we take into ourselves and identify with the most are usually and unfortunately those false belief constructs and illusions (because they are so prevalent) that prevent us from learning more about who we truly are, from self-knowledge, self-realization, self-actualization, etc.
Self-knowledge, self-realization, etc. is also about self-control. This is dominion over ourselves and sovereignty, instead of being ruled by something else. Desires, likes, and attachments develop that can rule us if we do not have the self -control, self-discipline, etc. No control over our attachments has those attachments ruling over us. Our ego can similarly lack self-control and rule instead of being a tool for our use. Understanding the distinction between our physical body along with our ego-personality-identity construct, and the higher Self and Will of higher-level awareness, allows us to release our attachments to false beliefs in illusions we base our identity, ego, self-concept, etc. upon and bring ourselves into greater alignment with sovereignty, self-dominion, etc. We can develop the courage and will to actively choose to change how we express our consciousness, to change who we are. It is a big task, but there are many people who have altered their habits and behavioral programming to become better versions of who they want to be.
The ego also protects us from dangers encountered in our experiences, such as a predator or dangerous object in the physical world or perceptions of being attacked by others that promote defensive responses. Currently, it seems the protective tool has usurped the entirety of the self to keep our consciousness in lower base modalities of being and expression. Perpetual conditions of survival keep the consciousness in a lower state of self-preservation in the physical world where the ego self will dominate over our capacity to align with the higher Self. When survival and self-preservation are the dominant way of life, energy, thinking, acting and living is directed towards maintaining an existence.
Satanism holds self-preservation as its central tenant. Survival is the most important law. You can do whatever you want to “better” your position of survival in society. This is Social Darwinism. Lift yourself up no matter who you step on to get there because you have to make sure you get to survive by being on top, screw the rest, that’s life. This thinking is based in the fear of death. They need to maximize their rate of survival through control, domination, exploitation, etc. in order to determine and often create the outcome they desire so that they are already in control of it when it comes into being. Recognizing the cycle of life to get past the fear of death and overcome identification with self-preservation leads to higher levels of consciousness.
There’s nothing wrong with ego and its ability to discern distinction and separateness, and sameness and unity. The ability to differentiate also allows us to see the similarities between things as well as their differences as opposed to seeing everything as one big web of energy where there is no distinction whatsoever. Like a hammer, it has applicability and needs to be used within the design parameters it was intended for. Compared to a hammer, we are now using a hammer to open doors and screwing screws and change tires and it’s not working. The fear of survival and exclusive perception with separation to promote survival and control is the issue. The out-of-control hammer doing things it shouldn’t just like the ego is doing things and taking control of things it shouldn’t.
We can discover our higher Self, higher Will and Universal Cosmic Natural Moral Law from our current condition by shattering the barriers we ourselves have erected, put there by institutions around us, the generations before us, and the very system we live under. The system is perpetuated and fed by us and those before us who subscribe to the systems of belief that enable it. Our higher goals of peace, freedom, etc. are not being attained because we do not understand Natural Law and keep creating more self-inflicted suffering on the general worldwide scale.
The various forms of ego identification have us attached to many illusions and false beliefs. The illusions in the system are an extension of our identification with self-preservation. We think nature belongs to us and the whole system is there for us to achieve whatever we want. Conquest and exploitation is the general worldview of many people. We are actually a part of nature. Nature is not a dead mechanism for us to exploit. We are all on spaceship earth. To think one part of the body can harm another and get away with it for long is ludicrous.
Instead of attachment to illusions that are negative, disempower and harm us, we can align with what is right, good, true, positive and empowering. We can replace attachment to what produces negative results to attachment to what produces positive results.
Attachment to the physical body can be used to inform people about the health problems they may be unaware of. Attachment to money can be used to inform someone about the exploitive nature of the monetary system, or possibilities of free energy can be introduced since that would reduce the need to pay for an aspect of our lives we are accustomed to. But their attachment to certain ways of seeing things can also prevent them from perceiving the truth about what they are attached to.
Our attachments need to be recognized, identified, and worked with so that we can choose to de-identify and detach from what disempowers and brings us negative results we do not want, and instead align with real things that truly empower us to manifest what we say we want.
Admitting our mistakes and wrongdoings is very difficult at times. Abusers of intoxicating substances have trouble admitting their situation, imagine how hard it can be for someone to confront and acknowledge that their worldview is not based upon what is true. This is extremely difficult because our worldview is a part of our conception of reality. Reevaluating our sense of reality takes a lot of work, energy and courage. Most people prefer to adhere and remain attached to their sense of reality because it is much easier and comforting than to have one’s reality shattered into pieces. As uncomfortable and lost one may temporarily feel in this state, admitting wrong and destroying the lies we base our lives upon is necessary in order to align our perceptions with reality and rebuild ourselves and our view of the world in alignment with what is right, good and true instead of blindly and tacitly accepting what we are told to be true.
The calcified rigidity of the ego and its attachment to currently accepted modalities of living and being prevents an honest perception and appraisal of reality. Everyone who accepts, promotes, perpetuates, supports, etc. any institutionalized system (government, religion, police, military, etc.) is locked into ego identification.
Here is an example of how ego identification prevents someone from recognizing the truth by continuously engaging in excuses, justifications and defensive rationalizations in order to maintain attachment to their perception of reality and their self-perception, self-image, self-concept, etc. of seeing themselves as being “good”. A teacher would defend the institution of so-called education because they are involved in that institution. A government official or employee would defend government because they are engaged in its functionality and perpetuation. Perceiving reality honestly is not possible due to the blinding effect attachment with identity has. Through association, participation, correlation, etc. the person identifies an aspect of who they are with this role they have chosen to engage in. They view any negative portrayal of the institution they are a part of as a negative portrayal of themselves to which the ego-personality-identity construct views as an attack on a component of the structure of who they are. If the institution is engaging in wrongdoings and they support and perpetuate the existence of that institution that means they are engaging in wrongdoings which they cannot accept and admit to. Their self-concept is that they are not someone who does wrong but of someone who is a “good” person.
We are often blinded from seeing the truth of the illusions, deceptions and lies we have bought into because we have correlated and identified ourselves with them. Information is coming in that threatens to shatter our construct of reality, which threatens to shatter how we think of ourselves, and it makes us feel uncomfortable about ourselves. This information forces a reevaluation that many people are not willing to face. The process of cognitive dissonance emerges to deal with information that we perceive threatens us. We convince ourselves to accept what we wish and want to believe to be true and essentially deceive and delude ourselves into living in a pseudo-reality of illusions. Attachment to illusions we base our sense of self upon keeps us in denial and avoidance, making excuses, justifications, and defensive rationalizations to maintain the viability in continued acceptance and attachment to the lies we choose to buy into.
The roles we engage in are a part of who we are and we are responsible for what we choose to do in our lives, how we choose to live, etc. Engaging in false beliefs of illusions, deceptions, lies, etc. that have us creating our own suffering is our choice. We can remain ignorant of how all of this functions or we can educate ourselves out of the darkness and seek the light of truth to show us how wrong and misguided we are so that we can correct our misaligned paths and get back on track. Attachment to negative/illusory modalities of consciousness, being, living, etc. does not put us in contact with truth, good, right, Natural Law and our higher Self/Will.
The ego-personality-identity construct, having identified and attached to illusory false beliefs, is a principal force that prevents people from looking at the truth. The evidence is all around but it will not be accepted because of how it conflicts with currently comfortable, accepted and entrenched ways of living. The refusal to accept the truth is the refusal to accept who we really are and who we can be in alignment with the higher Self and higher Will of Universal Cosmic Natural Moral Law.
We can learn. We can come to greater degrees of accurately understanding various truths. We may not be able to understand the totality of everything, or what some may refer to as the “mind of God”, but that recognition is not an excuse or justification to stop us from pursuing and empowering ourselves through attainment of truth. Negative ego attachment has people believing whatever they want to believe and thinking they already know everything they need to know to get by in life, not needing to learn anything new from anyone else.
We can admit we don’t know just as we can admit we are wrong. Elevating and evolving our consciousness by getting over ourselves and our attachment to false identity constructs allows us to recognize just how fooled and wrong we were and how much we don’t know. We can begin to seriously question and look into who am I apart from these illusions I based my identity upon? Our cups were formerly filled with illusions we maintained steadfast attachment to, but now that they have been emptied to a certain extent we can reconstruct our understanding of who we are. Emptying the cup begins with admitting we are wrong and we don’t know. Gaining an accurate understanding of who we are can be done. People have and continue to understand the true psychology of how we function and who we are. We can’t simply adopt another belief or faith. We need to learn and validate things through our own understanding to determine whether it is true or not. We can learn from others who have changed themselves into greater alignment with what is good, right and true and see that process of change work in our own lives.
The attachment to identity is very strong. We all want to have a secure conception of ourselves that we are comfortable with to get us through life. Releasing attachment to the importance of having a happy feel-good comfortable self-image is empowering because it allows us to face the truth in all its beauty and horror, negative and positive, light and dark instead of burying our heads in the sand trying to sustain a self-deceptive delusion of ourselves to validate the current condition and not need to take the time, energy and effort to change anything. Freedom from the illusions we base our false identity upon is possible if we choose to understand ourselves more. We can face reality and ourselves in full honesty and self-respect to see the truth of our shadow, darkness, demon, and negative. Through recognition of the causal factors that create our collective self-inflicted suffering we can have the courage to develop the will to evolve, change, heal, purify, sublimate and transmute ourselves in alignment, harmony and unison with what is right, good and true, with Universal Cosmic Natural Moral Law, the higher Self and higher Will.
One of the scariest positions to be in is not knowing who we are. We are so identified with the physical and the correlations and associations between ourselves and everything else that when our connection to identifying with something else is broken, shattered, dissolved, etc., we find ourselves without the previous identifier to give us an anchor for understanding how we think of ourselves. It leads to an identity crisis. There is a big ball of uncertainty inside. We then feel lost. Feeling lost and not knowing who we are is an important step towards learning the truth about ourselves and letting go of deceptions. I may not know everything about myself, but I have learned a great deal about who and what I am not, and have let go of those attachments to illusions I had my sense of self tied to. It has been and continues to be very liberating.
Attachment to Institutional Belief Systems
A subset of the belief systems we get attached to and base aspects of our identity upon, are the institutions that relate to them. There are specific institutions that sustain, promote and often control the belief systems they are based upon. Banking controls the monetary system. Religion controls a spiritual aspect. Corporations control businesses that produce and service. Education controls what people learn. Marriage controls how couples live within the system. The medical establishment controls our health. And government controls many aspects of how our lives function. Ultimately, we are the ones who control it all by choosing to give power to the belief that they need to exist, and give our energy and time towards maintaining their existence.
The institutions shape our way of thinking and we in turn perpetuate and protect them through our identification. The belief system or ideology will continue as long as the institution and people supporting it continue to promote and perpetuate the false notions that pretend to be philosophies. To bring about lasting effective change we really want to have, requires detachment and dissolution of these deceptions and illusions we have bought into and given power to.
Many people require a great shift in consciousness. To think one can effect real lasting change within an institution of the system, is not to understand what is happening. The system is what keeps things this way. As long as we support, consent and participate in the sustainment and perpetuation of these institutions they will continue to exercise varying degrees of control and influence over our lives.
Most of us have many boxes of identification based on various belief systems, not based in truth. When our sense of “I”, and who we are is based on these deceptions and lies, it leads us astray. The sense of “I” gets calcified, and concretized, into a specific program ,or condition, constructed from the many boxes we accept as true and identify with. The “I’ in this solidified state becomes an ego that believes whatever it wants to, in order to substantiate a particular belief or makes it feel-good about itself. The ego has a hard time saying “I am or was wrong”, in order to learn from mistakes and change.
When we have our initial awakening to awaken, revive and resurrect Care out of the grave of apathy, and choose to seek knowledge instead of remaining in ignorance, we think we can get others to understand what we understand by simply presenting them with the same information we came across. We think the facts will speak for themselves and people will be willing to see the truth or look into it further for themselves. But this seldom happens due to the ego-personality-identity conditioning we are immersed into all of our lives. People are attached to a certain way of seeing the world and themselves in it. We accept certain things and maintain their viability in order to maintain our own identities that are based on the prior acceptance. Admitting wrong is very difficult when it will force us to reevaluate and change how we perceive many things in order to make sense of it all again. The inability to learn from mistakes keeps consciousness in a low modality of being where lies and deceptions are held onto as accurate perceptions of reality. Giving up the attachment to hardened beliefs can be too painful or dissonant to go through. Instead of reassessing our worldview to align our perceptions with reality, truth and what ‘is’, cognitive dissonance has us holding onto our current delusion and entrenching it deeper into the clasps of our ego. Our sense of “I”, the ego, holds on so tight that we become more attached to the illusions as part of who we are, instead of recognizing the deceptions for the lies they are.
Distinguishing truth from falsehood is necessary to increase, expand and evolve conscious awareness of reality. The inability to differentiate truth from lies, right from wrong, is why we continue to create self-inflicted suffering in general. It is the reason we fail to understand the root causal factors to why we have arrived at our current condition. Failure to understand the nature of the problem, and instead applying band-aids to the effects is like cutting at the leaves of the tree of evil instead of targeting the roots to prevent the evil from regrowing in our lives. The whole illusion of change within the system plays upon the desire for immediate change within existing structures and constructs of living that are familiar and comfortable. Rearranging the chairs on a sinking ship won’t do anything. The system wants people to believe they can rearrange things, cut away leaves and branches that get too deformed and corrupted in a vain fantasy, that next time the branches and leaves won’t be a part of the problem. Next time they grow, they won’t be a part of the tree of evil.
Many of us recognize the need for things to change, but unless we understand the causal factors, we are just banging on a screen, hoping for change, because we don’t like what we see. Action is required to change things, but Right-Action, not action taken without knowing the root causal factors of why and how our current condition has manifested. Acting ignorantly will most likely have us repeating the same mistakes because we have not truly understood the nature of the problem. Things will not change until each one of us changes. We are collectively choosing how to live our lives and each of us has an effect on the other.
As more people learn to unify their thoughts, emotions and actions, as they express their consciousness, as more people choose to align with what is right, good, true and in harmony with Natural Law, we will reach a critical mass where our New Way of living will become the overarching general common way of living. Discovering, recognizing, understanding and uniting with the principles of Natural Law, will bring about freedom, peace and order. Chaos is created by trying to externally control the free will of others who are not violating Natural Law. The external control is a result of ignorance and confusion, which all stem from fear.
The imbalances in our consciousness relate to our use of imagination. If we are left brain imbalanced and have a heavy materialistic physical identification, we can become locked into linear modalities of thought. Today was like yesterday, tomorrow will be like today, and each day will always be the same, nothing can really change, we are powerless, etc. This is a form victimization and learned helplessness. This is also the lack of imaginative potential. The right brain imbalanced modalities of thought can produce excessive imagination where anything and everything is possible and sought after, without critical thinking and discernment as to the likelihood or probability for the possibilities to occur. Imagination makes it possible to see what can be, to envision difference from what currently is, and understand that things do not have to be as they currently are.
There are results and consequences for our actions. We are accountable for the choices and decisions that result in specific actions and behaviors we take to manifest in the world. Cause and effect interconnects many things. What everyone else is doing affects what we do, and we are a part of the “everyone else” that affects each other individual. We are all engaging in choosing what way of life we lead collectively, and will collectively feel the consequences of negative actions applied on such a large scale. Everything we do adds up to a “quantum” (amount) effect of resulting in what we collectively experience as daily living conditions and acceptable ways of being.
The consequences and suffering for maintaining allegiance and attachment to the illusions, deceptions and lies we believe in, will continue to be felt until we recognize why and how we keep getting what we don’t want. It is possible it will require chaos and much more suffering before people will snap out of the fantasy dream they have bought into. Most people are so trapped in various barriers to self-knowledge, self-realization, consciousness, etc., living out conditioned paths with predetermined restricted choices to ensure certain outcomes within acceptable limits and margins of error or deviance to the established program of life. Things keep marching forward in the direction of those who influence our minds and exercise certain amounts of control over our lives, the direction of institutions and various belief systems.
When we realize things are not right and things need to change, we need to delve into and discover the truth, no matter how dark are uncomfortable it is. By understanding the truth we will understand what needs to change to produce what we want. There are requirements to producing certain results. Certain actions or causes are required to produce specific effects. If we don’t want to suffer, but be happy and free, then we need to engage in certain modalities of being in order to produce that reality. We can be truly free, but it requires energy and effort on all of our parts. It doesn’t just happen on its own, willy-nilly. We can continue to be as we are and continue to perpetuate this condition, or we can learn to change and better the collective general condition of humanity. If we state we want to be free, then we shouldn’t be creating controlling institutions that are antithetical to freedom. We state certain goals for life, but due to ignorance of the causal factors of our current condition, we fail to understand the nature of the problem and are not in a position to be able to remove the true cause of the problems to produce what we want instead of what we don’t want.
We are mostly ignorant of how to create those positive things we want. We continue to engage in modalities of being that will not produce those things. We don’t want to admit we don’t know and are wrong. We don’t want to learn. We say we don’t like what is going on, there’s nothing we can do about it, that it can’t be changed, or act in preconditioned limited choice paths that give the illusion of changing things while actually perpetuating what we don’t want. Few of us are willing to face the truth, and to change and align, harmonize, and unite with the principle of Truth and Universal Cosmic Natural Moral Law, and then also few of those who do actually are willing to spread the word and teach others what they have learned. This failure to learn Natural Law and spread an understanding of it, is why we are here. We are steadfast rolling down towards a condition of living where Right-Action will be disregarded in favor of the mindset of control, domination, etc., as prescribed and ordered by man’s law.
Institutional belief systems are shared amongst many people that act in certain ways that are conducive with the goals of the institutions. The belief is so ingrained in the modalities of consciousness of people in society, that no one questions why the various institutions exist, but are simply believed in unquestioningly. People lack the imagination required to see how we can possibly live, and in better conditions, without the controlling institutions in our lives. Believing in institutions, mind controls someone into thinking things cannot be another way.
Any adherence to the validity of institutional belief systems, is a result of mind control. Mind control is what keeps people under the thinking and belief that the intuitions are necessary and must exist. “Why… without institutions our world would descend into chaos and destruction!” The extermination of the imagination to fail to envision anything being different, is mind control. We are convinced institutions are required to continue taking the actions they take, otherwise chaos would emerge.
In English, the word ‘institution’ has another meaning, of being “committed to an institution”, committed to an insane asylum. In reality, when one is committed to and believes in an institution of the system, they are walking the path of insanity by following, subscribing and supporting something based in lies, deceptions and illusions. Belief in lies, deceptions and illusions invariably creates schisms in the mind, psyche and consciousness. Being “committed to an institution” of the system and being “committed to an institution” for mental healing, are indeed linked in truth. The former institutions are what create breaks from reality by adherence to lies, deceptions and illusions, while the latter institutions are allegedly there to heal us from the condition induced by the former. If you are “committed to an institution” of the system, you become invariably “committed to an institution” of insanity (untruth) and eventually will need to heal from that poisoned state of mind.
When a criticism, attack or dissolution of lies, deception and illusions is engaged in, someone who adheres and is attached to this erroneous belief they hold sacred, will see this as an attack on their own identity. If the institution is doing wrong, and you are a part of it, what does that mean for you? You have to reevaluate what you are doing with your time, attention and energy, and figure out if what you think you understand is accurate or not.
We don’t understand ourselves. We don’t want to understand. We want to waste time on watching sports, reality shows, playing games, concerts, drinking beer, taking drugs, escaping from the reality around us and submerge ourselves into something that targets a sensory perception for us to be aesthetically drawn towards in an effort to engage in frivolous pursuits of pleasure gratification. The pleasure principle rules our lives without our attention to the consequences of these pleasure driven choices and actions.
For those that do care to seek and learn about truth and themselves, this information will assist in serving that purpose. Spreading the truth is the force of Love. Not watered down Truth or compromised in any way, but straightforward, forthright and honest Truth. Facing the hard-truths again and again helps to break down the barriers to conscious awareness and expansion. None of the truth anyone expresses is theirs to command and own. Truth belongs to no one in particular. We can all discover and find aspects of truth if we take the time, effort and energy to do so. There are no gurus, advisors, leaders, etc. We need to be those things to ourselves. We can all be teachers. Elevating oneself with an illusory identity title to hold above others as some form of authority, is another ego trap.
When we engage in the roles of institutions, we identify with the roles we play. We don’t want to believe our involvement in institutions participates in perpetuating a negative condition. We don’t want to accept the harm we are a part of. People want to believe what they are doing is right and not wrong, “good” and not “bad”. They don’t want to face the facts they are involved in something wrong, that they are a part of what creates the negative and wrong by simply being a part of it. People want to do “good”, and convince themselves that all they need is the intent and thought to do “good” in a controlled, hierarchical and compartmentalized institution that creates the opposite, evil. We will never be able to effect real positive lasting change at a higher level as long as we are working with institutions and erroneous belief systems.
Staying within the confines and boxes of institutional belief systems, is not walking the spiritual path of truth to gain greater understanding. Many people are very satisfied with the explanations and answers given to them in life, they do not seek or question further. Some people never start the journey. They stay on the ground and toe the line, walking the preselected conditioned paths/choices set before them. They are uninitiated, unawakened and never start the journey or path. Other’s do start, but become tent-pitchers deciding they have gone far enough and don’t need to go any further. The path is scary and uncomfortable to go on further than where they currently are. They turn to the preselected conditioned paths set out before us, and engage in the institutions, thinking they will promote “good” this way.
Many people think they will vote the world into changing. As if no one needs to think for themselves and be responsible for their own lives; we just need to keep abdicating our personal responsibility and choose to have someone else represent us in life. We just give up our power and decision making ability for our own behaviors to live in harmony, alignment and unison with Natural Law, and instead have someone else decide for us what we can and can’t do. To control us, because we don’t want to control ourselves, because we don’t want to be masters of ourselves, because we don’t want to become true sovereigns united within ourselves and united with what is right, good and true. Only wrongness, badness and chaos can come about through this process of trying to give away something granted to each of us. Free will choice and personal responsibility for the actions we choose to engage in are the ways in which we gain Truth, Love, Freedom and Peace. Giving over these powerful capacities we have, is to give away ownership of ourselves.
Until we learn how to be responsible for our choices and actions in alignment with Natural Law, we will keep repeating the same mistakes and creating more collective self-inflicted suffering through our choice to be ignorant, apathetic, lazy cowards, living in a trance-like fantasy reality. We need to admit wrong so that we can learn how to solve our problems and get things right. We can’t force anyone to change their way of thinking, but we can influence others to help them gain an understanding of the many truths, so that they may in turn choose to change themselves in alignment with it. Most people are trapped in ego-personality-identity correlations with lies. Perhaps an increase in negative results for everyone (chaos) will bring us to a point of realization, to accept we are the problem, and point the finger at ourselves, to realize that thinking the same ways and doing the same things will not achieve the expected different results than what we are currently getting. In the end, institutions fool us and destroy consciousness.
We can become conscious co-creators of our collective shared existence, instead of unconscious co-creators following the predetermined, preselected and limited plans, paths and choices set before us by others who wish to channel our energy into vehicles of their choosing. We can choose one thing from the many possibilities. This is what discernment, differentiation, evaluation, judgment, etc. are for. The tools we have access to function properly and accurately depending on our knowledge, and previous use of the tool, to improve our understanding and ability to use the tool. The more we use something, the better we get at it. Discernment, evaluation, judgment, etc. are about learning what we need to do to create a certain result we want to achieve. If we want a different result, we need to choose a different action.
Be the change we want to see in the world. To create a better world we have to be-come and be better versions of ourselves. Many people focus on wanting something to achieve a particular desired condition. We want happiness, so we think we need to “do” something in the world which will allow us to “have” something, and once we have done or acquired this something, then we will “be” happy. “Do, have, be” is not very effective. Instead, if we choose to “be” a certain way, that is to embody and become certain expressions of consciousness, then we will recognize the conditions to “have” what we need and “do” what we want to do. To be and become, embody, align, harmonize, etc. more with one polarity, than the other, involves doing work on ourselves. In effect, being is indeed doing, and doing is an aspect of being. It may be confusing at first to grasp, but the distinction is with focusing on the order and the level.The Do-Have-Be is from the external to the internal. Be/Do-Have is working from the internal to the external.
We need to do the inner-work to get ourselves to a position of understanding (the inner and outer reality) in order to achieve what we want outside of ourselves. To bring about peace in the world, we first need to bring about peace in ourselves to a certain extent. To not have violence engaged in throughout the world, each of us needs to not engage in violence as part of the way we live, to remove ourselves from involvement, participation, consent and support of violence. To think peace, non-violence or anything positive can be had in the world without first having attained this state of being and doing for ourselves is foolish thinking. The reality we collectively live in is a reflection of the sum total individual expressions of consciousness. As each of us changes, we in turn influence and affect others to change, and eventually this leads to everyone changing.
When we are being a certain way and seeing the conditions to do what we want, we have the responsibility to act in the world in morally upright ways that will influence and affect others towards the positive spectrum of being. Live by example, be the change. “Being” isn’t simply thinking it, but is actually doing it through the Wisdom of Right-action in alignment with what is right, good and true.
We all share this common purpose to help each other create the world we all want to live in, that is truly in alignment with what is good and right. Otherwise, we just do what we want and keep going on the selfish, self-preserving, and pleasure-seeking comfortable gravy train towards more self-inflicted suffering.
Our society has institutions that run various functions. These institutions influence, maintain and perpetuate certain belief systems. We are immersed in a reality that conditions us to engage in a certain modality of living. Our identity, personality, ego and sense of self are based upon the various influences in our experience. We have a false self-image and self-concept of ourselves taken from the many attachments we have made to erroneous beliefs we base our sense of self upon. Institutions are based in control, hierarchy and compartmentalization which is not conducive to our freedom and progress forward in evolution. We don’t need these deceptions and illusions of control in our lives, that we use as anchor points to base our identity upon. Facing who we think we are and our attachment to various beliefs, can be scary with avoidance, denial or cognitive dissonance kicking in as a defense mechanism to preserve the current self-perception, self-image, self-concept, etc. the ego is attached to. Know thyself is partly a negative process in that it is apophatic, it’s about looking at the negative and letting go of attachment to that which is false, wrong or bad for our overall positive evolution, and working towards aligning ourselves with what is right, good and true. Let go evil and attach to good.
Illusions of the Senses
There are conceptual walls that block us from gaining knowledge about ourselves. We are conditioned with many constructs as we grow in our particular environments. We then perpetuate ways of living as was done to us. We perpetuate a lack of understanding who and what we are. We are conditioned into social constructs that limit our possibilities and choice potentials. Distinguishing truth from falsehood will allow us to understand the root causal factors for our collective condition. Self-knowledge, self-realization, etc. allows us to let go of the attachment to identification in false beliefs and illusions. Truth about the reality in the world and in ourselves is about distinguishing what is an inaccurate perception of reality from what is real. We can recognize what is good, right and true for our betterment and align with it, or remain in failure of recognition and alignment. The different choices and decisions of possibilities and potentials for a change, growth, improvement, betterment, evolution, etc., for each of us individually and collectively, are in our hands. Breaking down the barriers and attachment to illusion, falsehood, lies and deception can only be done by each one of us on our own, but others can assist and influence. Failure to distinguish truth from falsehood is the reason we are in our current condition.
Self-realization is determining truth from falsehood based in using our real eyes to realize the real lies. Acknowledging the false, letting go of attachment to it and aligning with what is good, right and true is the way out of our mess. In The Matrix, Neo’s eyes hurt after being brought into the real light of reality. He is told he has never used his eyes before. Most of us are not using our real eyes because we are not self-realized beings. We live in fantasy illusion beliefs we base our lives upon because we are attached to them at the level of ego-personality-identification. The false worldview can be shed by coming out of the mind control we are embedded in by learning and understanding more about the reality of ourselves within and the current condition of the world around us.
Our false perceptions are the largest hurdle to overcome. We do not see thing as they truly are. We need to understand how the world really functions and how we operate as human beings. We need to align our perceptions with what ‘is’ in reality, and not remain attached to identification with illusions that keep us in self-inflicted cycles of suffering. Prior to developing technology to perceive bacteria, an atom, electrons, UV light, infrared light, etc. people would say those things did not exist because they could not experience it, because they could not see it. Do things not exist simply because we don’t perceive them? No, but we often fool ourselves by limiting our understanding of reality. This can lead us to accept what is false, and refuse to accept what is true, all because we trust in the infallibility of our perceptions.
The Illusion of the 5 Senses consists in limiting one’s worldview and what is a part of reality to that which our senses perceive. Our capacity to see, smell, taste, touch and hear with our bodies and the technological devices that extend sensory detection become the boundaries for what constitutes the reality we all live in. The 5 senses are an illusion because the illusion prevents an understanding of what ‘is’ beyond the limited tools we have to perceive the reality we exist in. We negate things from being possible or simply being extant because they do not conform to our perception of reality.
There is a manifested reality that includes things both smaller and larger than us in scales of size, heat, frequency and electromagnetism. Our ability to detect and perceive all of reality is limited. Our attachment to the erroneous conclusions, assessments, evaluations and judgments of what we perceive in reality, is what has us manifesting our self-inflicted suffering. The attachment to these false beliefs is what makes the 5 senses an illusion to base our lives upon. The 5 senses can be deceived into accepting false presentations of reality as true reality. The attachment to perceiving reality solely based on the 5 senses prevents us from coming to a position and perspective of realization based on who we truly are apart from these identifications with false beliefs. The attachment to false beliefs we base aspects of our identity on is what limits our potential to self-realization, self-knowledge, self-awareness, self-discovery, self-dominion and sovereignty. Attachment to illusions is what ensures we continue to manifest our self-inflicted suffering. We tacitly accept and buy into the perception presented to us, the worldviews espoused in the media, and the conditioning of habits, behaviors and actions from those around us.
An examination of matter and frequency demonstrates the limitation of the 5 senses. Limiting our identification, definition, meaning and focus to only the material physical matter realm of being keeps us attached to those perceptions and prevents us from paying attention to the realm of mind, mental, thought, spiritual, etc. This produces identification with the physical body and believing the body is who we are, instead of understanding the body as an aspect of who we are that serves the purpose of allowing us to experience in the physical reality.
See – our aesthetic affinity to be pleased with sight and trust in what we see with our eyes as being correct or right is not always so. Many optical illusions exist to demonstrate this.
Smell – usually bad things smell bad to help us discern, but we in our creative capacities can create good smelling poisons and such.
Hear – we often mishear what someone said, or hear sounds that are not produced by an original source, but they are recreated sounds made by electronic devices to simulate natural sounds, a real bird sound can be the same as an artificially created one.
Taste – we choose what to eat based on taste, but most of the food available does taste good for the affinity of aesthetic pleasure appeasement in the taste buds, but the food is not actually good for our bodies, minds and spiritually interconnected complexes.
Touch – we can create things or do things that feel-good to the touch, or provide pleasing tactile sensations, and we think them good because they are pleasing and comfortable, but it can distract from the negatives of what happens in the long term (how it affects others) by seeking such pleasure as the driving force in life.
All 5 senses tie into perception of reality and the malleability of how we perceive reality based on accurate or inaccurate perceptions through the 5 senses. We have an affinity to those things that please our senses. That which pleases our sight, ears, taste, smell and tactile sensations is highly sought after. We seek pleasure.
To live one’s life determined by the pleasure seeking motives of the 5 senses leads to a degenerate understanding of what is right, good and true. Aesthetic affinity towards living in the pleasure of 5 sense gratification drives someone to favor their own personal comfort and living conditions to determine their choices in life. They do not care much about what is true vs. false, nor what is right vs. wrong. They do not care how their own choices and decisions to maximize their pleasure and comfort affect others around them in the world. One’s own personal survival and standard of living supersede the negative consequences of one’s actions. Excuses, justifications and defensive rationalizations are engaged in to validate self-images and self-concepts about themselves in order to maintain doing what they currently do and feel-good about themselves.
The two main frequencies we experience everyday are light and sound. Our eyes and ears can only detect a small range of frequencies that exist in reality.
The visible light spectrum that we see is a small part of the Electromagnetic Spectrum, where we see above the infrared and below the ultraviolet frequencies. We cannot see below the infrared or above the ultraviolet. These frequencies cannot be detected, but they do exist. The physical detector called the eye can’t decode them to be perceived, so we do not see them. Other animals can see in the infrared, and others can see or detect the ultraviolet. We can’t perceive them, but they exist.
Similarly, dogs, bats, elephants and other animals have equipment that differ from human animals in that they can hear below or above the range of frequencies that are audible to us. A dog whistle produces a sound that we cannot recognize to be there. The range of frequency is beyond the scope of the human ear. We can’t perceive these sounds, but they exist.
The attachment to “perception is reality” type of thinking needs to be shed. Our biological senses do not reflect the totality of frequencies permeating our reality. Limiting our understanding of reality by attachment to the illusion of the 5 senses prevents us from reaching new levels of understanding about reality and ourselves. We can easily be manipulated into living in a perception of reality that does not reflect the real world. Choosing to live our lives by the dictates of false perceptions can have us walking a false path, and doing great harm.
Here are other charts of the Electromagnetic Spectrum representing different aspects of reality and their interrelation. Since everything is energy of some kind at the micro level, we are all essentially made of energy, and we can view everything in terms of energy or frequency. These images are very interesting to analyze and understand to get a bigger picture of the nature of reality.