Don't strike yourself out

The symbolism of the three wise monkeys conjures up the strategy that each monkey had one defect but the two other senses worked. The deaf monkey used his sight to observe all around him thus judge evil actions and using the medium of his voice report them to the second monkey who was blind. All the second monkey had to do without needing to see was repeat what he heard to the third monkey who was mute and as he couldn't talk the message was lost at the end of the line, all he could do was observe what fate would befall the unfortunate one and sit and watch it happen. What a way of genius the gods had in shutting them up, each one assigned the job of not interrupting the bad dream where everyone lies in tombs. In Japan the monkey has become a negative symbol, if you give someone there a monkey as a gift it means you wish them dead. The proverbial principle of the three monkeys that see, hear and speak no evil seems to point to someone who doesn't want to be involved in a situation. No rest for the life-shy. Turning a blind eye to what 'is' - because it's perceived to be that way, it's 'just the way life is, it's just the way things are' - is to LIVE evil (or rather not live and just be struck out). How bleak. A Fourth WISE monkey should come in here and say Live No Evil. Reverse the word 'evil' and you get 'live'. Live and let live. You are All That Is and Ever Will Be and Everything and Everywhere and then some. Open your eyes and listen and say something, for Heaven's sake. It's not - and damn it never should be - 'just the way life is, just the way things are'. Harsh words. Thinking this is damning yourself off from the Universe.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The human psyche - the true slave driver

Most people are so asleep they refuse to recognise the rampant presence of evil in their midst. They take part in such evil, be it directly or indirectly, but often wilfully. They don’t want to live in harmony with the laws of common sense, or with each other.  Why? Why is the human condition the way it is?  What is in the human psyche causing this self-inflicted manifested slavery that we live in, that has the whole species running on programming like automatons, that’s been this way for millennia? Can we just chalk it all up to mind control by some clever manipulators at the top?  Of course, but there’s more to it than that, and it emanates from the bottom.  The explanation for how evil becomes manifest in our world, and how it perpetuates the condition of willing human slavery, is to be found in the deep dark underworld of the subconscious mind of the mass of humanity.  Wilful ignorance is the seen surface expression of it.  Only the truly ignorant can support slavery, condone it and enact it, and make it happen in our world, or just see it happen and not care.  Therefore people may deem that to be the root cause of the human condition. NO, that is the manifestation of it.  There is something beneath the cognitive dissonance: fear of owning responsibility in life.  People want to abdicate personal responsibility to choose right from wrong action.  They feel more comfortable passing it on to someone else to make the decision about how they should behave.  It becomes easier to just follow orders, to obey - this is how we have come to allowing in rule by governments and man-made laws.  So people may deem this to be the root cause of the human condition. NO, this is yet another surface manifestation.  There is something that lies deeper beneath this, psychologically driving the refusal to take ownership of one’s actions.  In a chain of Whys we ask why someone participates in evil, and the reason is wilful ignorance, and we ask why they are wilfully ignorant, and the reason is, they have a fear of personal responsibility, the onus on them to choose right over wrong actions, and they want to hand it to someone else.  So now the question becomes: Why do they want to do that? Why do they wish to remain a child?  Why do we have grown children walking around who are shy of responsibility?  Now we go deeper.  We get down to another causal factor underlying these conditions, another psychological condition. And that is - self-loathing.  Deep down at a subconscious level, they don’t really like themselves… most people on earth hate themselves.  They feel unworthy, not good enough. They don’t want to hear this and they will get very upset if you open up about this out loud. The ego rebels. They haven’t been able to form a true relationship with the self. And we are a species that (in the aggregate, not certain individuals) doesn’t value our own lives or our own freedom. We think that we deserve what’s happening. We are doing this to ourselves at a deep level. We have let this situation in. It is not a condition that magically came because ‘that’s just the way things are’ that we cannot change; we refuse to change our behaviour, and follow orders. If we had any self-respect we would be a free people.  We certainly wouldn’t be in this condition. Only a self-hating species could possibly put up with slavery.  That also goes for physical ball and chain shackle slavery.  During the civil war period in the southern lands of America slavery was maintained by house maids and plantation workers that kept that situation in place.  Without their acquiescence the plantation owners couldn’t have done it.  Today, instead of the mammy and cotton picker we have drones in the police and military, modern order-abiding yes-boys again following the bidding of the psychopathic ‘ruling’ class who think of themselves as our masters, a bunch of old men who couldn’t fight their way of out a wet paper bag. Too weak of themselves to get anything physically done, without violent order followers to do their dirty work for them by obeying and enforcing, rather than taking the responsibility of deciding what’s right or wrong for themselves, they couldn’t get a thing done - it’s that simple.  But people’s wilful ignorance has convinced them that we live in a free world because we’ve got elections, prime ministers and ‘government’, when it’s just a system of violence, always was, is now, and that’s all it will ever be.  Every cop and every soldier bar none following orders of the elitists or whoever they are, is a self-loathing human.  To do those jobs you must hate yourself. That’s what’s going on in their mind whether they know it or not.  It is impossible to support a condition of slavery and misery for yourself, for your own children, and for your species, unless somewhere deep down you hate yourself.  Genuine self-respect and order following are two psychological states that contradict one another in nature.  When a person rises above hating himself to respecting himself, he or she will no longer be able to do the job of following someone else’s orders.  There are a very small number of people awake to what’s going on who are standing alone amidst a vast world of sleeping hypnotised people all around them.  But you can’t let that get you down, you can’t dwell on it.  You have to see it for what it is and know how to deal with it, and do the work becoming a healer and an influence for others. To convince another human being to start to love themselves is difficult work to do on earth. You can’t make someone love themselves, but you can be a role model for them.  You can support them and help them reverse their self-loathing behaviour and help them get on the path to self-respect. You show them how they have been hating themselves and treating themselves so horribly.   It can be overcome.  It is not a hopeless situation. We create reality with our mind. This function is unique to the human animal.  Our imagination and visualisation is a powerful force than can allow us to re-envision at a conscious level any horrible event we may have gone through that we don’t want to re-live.  When you think about a negative event happening again the body tenses up, we activate the neuropeptides in the body known as the stress response, the fight or flight mode, which is not good for the physiology. Staying in stress constantly would take its toll on your body. Higher thought and digestion are impeded.  Nourishment from your food is impaired. As a protective measure the subconscious mind nests and holds former traumatic experiences in a state where we are not aware of them so that we don’t keep bringing them up to the surface and reliving them.  It is said to be a good thing for that short term reason, but it’s a bad thing for the long term, because this part of the mind can be very insidious.  Burying experiences is not letting you deal with your ‘stuff’ and so we are not truly healing. It leads to insanity. Nesting stuff away in a hidden area deep down, isn’t letting us integrate that shadow self for a sanitised mind.   The essence of who we really are still undergoes certain past trauma that the awake mind is not aware of. It is better that we go into the shadow material and confront it, learn to work with it, by bringing traumas up to the conscious level of awareness - healing them. It is painful to do, that’s why most are loathe to do it.  That’s why we become self-loathing. The traumas define who we are.  We shut them away. This ‘protective mechanism’ of pushing them into the netherworld doesn’t make them go away, it leaves them festering, undealt with, unconfronted - by the vast, vast majority of human beings.  The abuse-victim cycle is another thing, something known in psychology that keeps people on a treadmill of not healing. The experiencer will model themselves on the abuser.  They would rather be dishing it out than be on the receiving end of the hurt.  They will turn their negative emotions outward toward others.  Because he/she never dealt with that trauma in a way that could heal it, the abuser is his role model - the abused becomes an abuser.  The next victim abuses others and so on. The cycle perpetuates.  It can go the other way. They can also self-harm. The abused can identify with the victim and turn his/her negative emotions inward toward himself/herself, preferring to be on the receiving end because they never want to harm anyone else - and allow themselves to be walked all over.  And the cycle perpetuates there.  All this because they were loath to visit the basement – to go into their subconscious and drudge up what is hidden down there and deal with it, holistically, because that work is painful.  How can you come to know and love yourself if you don’t understand your shadow side? Emotional Freedom Technique, EFT, is a holistic technique that can heal which, believe it or not, helps in a physical way too. The tapping is a gentle form of acupuncture alleviating stressor points in the body. Visualisation and meditation can break the abuse-victim cycle. Applied knowledge, care and willpower promotes healing.  It may sometimes take another person, some conscious individual, to intervene at the risk of being rebuked. More people with that kind of courage and persistence are needed. The sword has to face the fire.   Most of humanity is in denial when it comes to the truth that they are screwed up, and that they are doing harm not only to themselves but to everyone around them, every day. Being too timid to say anything to them is part of the problem.  There is a scriptural quote about the consequences of turning away from truth: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge”. The Nag Hamadi gnostic gospels not included in the Bible Canon say: “If you bring forth from yourself that which is inside of you, that which you bring forth will be your salvation, and if you do not bring forth that which is inside of you, that which you do not bring forth will be your destruction”.