For a fulfilled and accomplished life, people need various forms of security. Essentially, these concern the dimensions of existence, from the tangible to the intangible. I have already discussed the dimensions of reality in several articles. The last and the most comprehensive is True Causes of Human Problems, in which I also laid the theoretical foundations for causal therapy based precisely on knowing and dealing with subtle dimensions. Although the visible and tangible dimensions seem more important for a sense of security and survival, this is only apparent. You will soon see how crucial ideology is to us in shaping and evaluating our own and other people's actions. Ideology is vital in our lives because it highly contributes to our mental stability.
With its physical aspect, humans exist within the so-called "space-time continuum," the world of matter and energy. Our orientation is based primarily on the experience of space and time. Therefore, the ability to influence space, time, and thus energy and matter is an important goal that man strives for. As beings that live in the material world and have a physical body, we need housing (matter + space), food (matter + energy), and, if possible, some means of transportation that makes us mobile (also matter + space). When fulfilled, these objectives allow us some freedom of movement. We also need different energy sources such as electricity or gas, which enable a comfortable life, protected from the undesirable effects of nature. Of course, we also need money (matter + energy), which cannot bring us happiness and fulfillment but can provide a certain degree of comfort and power.
When it comes to space, we definitely need to perceive what is up, what is down, what is left and what is right, what is in front and what is behind. The perception of space is, therefore, not at all unimportant because good movement coordination is necessary for physical survival. Any lack of coordination, or malfunction of the senses, can lead to impaired functioning, sometimes injury, and sometimes death. This remark may seem unnecessary because healthy (and young) people perceive coordination as natural. However, it is crucial - ask Joe Biden if he knows where he is, who he is shaking hands with, and what he is doing. Joking aside - the fact is that coordination and cognition weaken with age, so abilities that we took for granted in our youth sometimes seem like pure luxury in our old age.
The space-time continuum is a theoretical scientific construct that could help explain the very structure of our existence, that is, the two fundamental dimensions within which our physical body resides.
Ask anyone who has been under the influence of psychotropic substances, and you will see how important the experience of the solidity of space is to such people. There are worlds where space and time are not the most important dimensions of existence, where they are transcended. In such worlds, the physical body is no longer the primary means of action and experience – consciousness takes primacy. But disidentification from the body will create problems with acting in the material world because the body will be numb, slowed down, or even completely powerless. Ask drunk people what their perception of space is and how it will affect their ability to function in the material world. That's why sobriety is a necessary prerequisite for operating in the matter because then we can clearly perceive the basic dimensions of material reality, get in the car and drive.
Furthermore, we also need control of time. Besides moving in space, we move in time, so a constructive and creative approach to time is essential to our existence. In new-age circles, it is modern to perceive time as an illusion, as something that actually doesn't exist. Therefore the attitude towards time has become a bit wasteful because there is always time for everything; there are no time limits since there is only infinity. This is true, but not entirely – our life span is determined by time, so time is not there just to be wasted. If we know what to do and don't do it, we will lose precious time that we'll never be able to make up for in the same way, only more difficult. Of course, we shouldn't be slaves to deadlines, but we can always find a golden mean between a casual attitude towards time and controlling it.
Some of the more abstract arts, like music and film, are totally dependent on the passage of time. When J.S. Bach, arguably the greatest composer of all time, was asked about the secret of his skill as an organist, he reportedly replied that he just had to press the right key at the right time. Music takes place in time, so there is no music unless we don't press the right key (fret, string, or hole) on the instrument at the right moment. It is the same with the art of cinema - movie scenes happen in time, so filmmakers don't have the luxury of taking time lightly because they might ruin the movie. Dance also takes place in time and all sports, projects, plans, and goals. There is the concept of "time for everything" or "everything in its own time" because not every moment is right for achieving a particular goal. This would specifically mean that it is wise to know the time cycles and align with them, whether age (degree of maturity) or even astrological cycles where specific periods are favorable for achieving one type of goal and other periods for some other goals.
But the so-called "material security" is not all that we need to feel stable and protected – human needs also relate to subtle dimensions that make up a far greater share in the totality of our existence than the physical aspect. Subtle dimensions are supernatural forces whose presence we witness every day but are not inclined to consider as concrete and objective aspects of our lives. But even science claims that the entire material universe, both visible and invisible, makes up barely 0.5 percent of the totality. So, 99.5 percent of the universe is made of energy/matter invisible to the senses and measuring instruments.
The nature of such energy is still being debated. Still, I lean towards the idea of the Italian astrophysicist Giuliana Conforto, who claims that the heart of this invisible energy/matter is nothing but universal, unconditional love spoken about by practically all religions. Although it is possible to experience such love directly, as a subtle all-fulfilling force, it manifests itself in the most obvious way through interpersonal relationships as their building fabric. That's why I based the definition of mental health on the fact that a person who doesn't have a single relationship based on unconditional love cannot be happy and, therefore, cannot be considered mentally healthy.
Unconditional love is a concrete cosmic force on which we can base our relationships.
In addition to unconditional love, the subsequent quality of subtle energy/matter is that it is a creative force we can use practically to achieve our goals and realize ourselves creatively. Essentially, such a creative force can be manifested through an expressed intention aligned with our original nature and universal ethics. Therefore, the existence of a goal and the work to achieve it is the following characteristic of a mentally healthy person. The mental health criteria are straightforward to set once we know the subtle dimensions of existence. No matter how important it may seem, the physical aspect is secondary to the so-called "spiritual" one, which consists of far more permanent forces and bodies. And true human needs rest on such powers, which society cannot recognize. Built on pure psychopathy that rewards the predator and punishes the victim, society sets mental health criteria that have nothing to do with health.
Society believes that money, popularity, beauty, sex, houses and cars, power and social status are primarily important to man. No, such things are of prime importance only to mentally ill people, ill according to proper standards. Therefore, adapting to a society that respects these values or even sets them as mental health criteria is completely missed. I'm not saying that the listed things shouldn't be necessary for a healthy person. Still, they need to be secondary and thus well balanced with the primary ones. So, what is primarily important for a mentally healthy person? Contact with nature or the elements (fire, water, earth, air, ether). Healthy food filled with elemental energy is essential. Intimate relationships with family, partners, and friends based on unconditional love are important. Furthermore, working on goals that express our dharma or life mission is also healthy. Since such a mission is inseparable from our original nature, mentally healthy people know who and what they are and then express themselves, thus realizing their creative potential.
Man has the intention as a cosmic creative force to realize himself at his disposal.
Art by Govardhan
And here we are at the final aspect of the invisible energy/matter and a dimension of existence – consciousness. Quantum physics proved theoretically and experimentally that consciousness is a concrete physical force. Therefore, the development of consciousness is a natural human need. Acquiring new knowledge - practical or abstract - is undoubtedly a desirable process. Getting stuck in one state of consciousness is not natural or normal, although this is almost the meaning of life for most people. Seeing how the older generations fix their worldview and impose it on the younger ones is grotesque, so it is not unusual for young people to be rebellious. But the younger generations are no better. Their attention is scattered on trivialities such as social networks, the internet, or cell phones, and the mainstream media form their opinions. So, the problem with the possibility of changing consciousness is huge and crucial.
Nevertheless, it is possible to change consciousness, even though humans are highly programmable. But precisely because of this fact, it is almost ridiculous to think that the reality we currently base our worldview on is fixed or unchanging. It's not, and this is easy to prove. Remember our upbringing and the many worldviews we changed during such a process. Who says the worldview of the so-called "adult" is the only existing, unchanging, and final?
Consciousness – the ultimate instance of human totality.
Consciousness has several fundamental characteristics or functions, at least for humans. The most well-known is the aspiration towards expansion, whether it is acquiring new practical knowledge and skills up to those forms of consciousness that we usually call abstract or spiritual. But for the topic of this article, one less noticeable function, although essential, is equally important. It is about the ability to distinguish. What? Truth from lies, good from evil, right from wrong, natural from unnatural, healthy from unhealthy, useful from useless, and so on. The competence to make a true distinction has to be based on the awareness of absolute truth instead of the most diverse belief systems and mental constructions.
This skill also seems crucial to spiritual seekers. For instance, the meaning of the spiritual name of the Indian Mukunda Lal Ghosh speaks volumes about this. He became a yogi and took the name "Paramahansa Yogananda," which literally translates to "Supreme Swan Blessed Yogi." The status of "blessed" also exists in other religions, so the meaning of "Yogananda" is more or less known and clear. But why "Paramahansa," why "Supreme Swan"? In Hindu mythology, the swan is considered a manifestation of Brahma, one of the three highest gods of Hinduism, responsible for creation. In addition to this symbolism, Hindus perceive the swan as a magical being possessing the unique ability to extract milk from a mixture of milk and water. This power closely resembles the perfected faculty of discernment.
Separating milk from its concoction with water sounds impossible unless we possess special, God-given abilities. If we compare this kind of power with disparting truth from lies, we will see that it is an equally difficult task, considering the effort that someone invested in their mutual entanglement. Thus, Mukunda was not only a "Blessed Yogi" but also a "Master Discriminator." He could isolate one of the elements from a cloudy and completely interwoven mixture of ingredients, thus distinguishing one component from another. This gives a specific tone to Yogananda's personality and differentiates him from other yogis and people. That's how important the ability to discriminate is within one of the most prominent spiritual schools on the planet. It is recognized as one of the key attributes of higher consciousness and expressed through the spiritual titles given to the most conscious members of that school.
Mukunda Lal Ghosh's spiritual name was Paramahansa Yogananda or Supreme-Swan Blessed-Yogi. Why the Blessed Yogi is more or less clear, but why the Supreme Swan?
Although spiritual in its essence and thus related to our abstract aspects, the need for differentiation stems from all other traits of man's original design. Let's start with the physical body. To survive, it is vital to know which food is healthy and which is poisonous, which animal is dangerous and which is not, which people are friendly and which are not. We often don't have the time to use our higher selves to determine these things, so we leave the decision to our reptilian brains. The reptilian brain reacts instinctively and immediately decides whether to flee or fight in moments of danger. The impulses of the reptilian brain are faster than the conscious mind, so sometimes, we don't even know why we reacted the way we did in a stressful situation and whether our reaction was justified. But our reptilian brain doesn't always have to be correct. Its impulses might be justified and grounded, and they could also be unjustified and irrational. However, they are never neutral because there is no neutrality when saving one's life - the drive for self-preservation is too strong and impulsive to leave room for reflection and detachment.
But even though differentiation is a spiritual function on the one hand and a neurological function on the other, the human psyche with all three minds – conscious, unconscious, and superconscious – gets involved in this process to a great extent. The conscious mind tries to reach the correct decision and procedure using critical thinking, or "common sense." Critical reasoning is an indispensable tool for shaping our actions in everyday life. Although I believe that the activity of the conscious mind should be measured because thinking cannot be the only means by which a person should base his worldview and actions, I would never reject and ignore it. Intellectual intelligence has its place in our lives, despite not being our only type of intelligence. There is also emotional and spiritual intelligence, but the intellectual belongs to a precise third in contributing to our self-realization. We should also be smart, not just "wise" or "enlightened." At least try to be smart if logic is not our strong point.
The superconscious mind is connected to the Self (Soul) and the universal Spirit, so it is well aware of the law of karma, or universal ethics, and the meaning of our lives at any particular moment. The subconscious mind directly connects with the superconscious and serves, among other things, as a mediator between the superconscious and the conscious mind. Since the superconscious mind always knows what is right and wrong, it will try to break through to our conscious mind with such information. It usually sends the information to the subconscious mind, which then tries to pass it on to the conscious mind. However, the big question is whether the information will reach the conscious mind. The subconscious will use its specific language to send information, but the rationalistic conscious mind will often not recognize or take such messages seriously.
The problem in communication between the three minds essentially wouldn't exist if people knew how to use the language of the subconscious and superconscious mind, which are certainly not words or intellect, but bodily states (sensations), emotions, intuition, symbols, or creative ideas. With appropriate training, it is also possible to communicate with the superconscious mind directly. However, in modern posthumanist society, increasingly technocratic and robotic, hardly anyone cares about emotions, intuition, or hunches. The aspect of society we call the "control system" has done an excellent job of demonizing the functions of the superconscious mind, belittling all the human dimensions that are its expression. Therefore, it would be good to introduce some of this education into the system, although I don't see that happening soon. But it will have to happen at some point because there is no optimal functioning and realization without uninterrupted communication between all three minds.
Given that it conveys the truth to the conscious mind, the subconscious mind is exceptionally moral - it will never leave us unpunished or guilt-free if we behave unethically. "Not even in a dream" because the subconscious mind creates dreams. Since it processes all repressed and unlived contents, if we don't want to deal with such contents consciously, the subconscious mind will serve them to us during sleep, in the REM phase, through dreams. If we have not overcome some unethical tendency, it will be expressed during dreaming. "Wish is father to the thought" is the old proverb that could be paraphrased as "wish is father to the dream." But no matter which censored aspiration is expressed through dreams, the subconscious mind will edit it in a certain way. If, for example, you have a sexy dream in which you and a person who is not your current partner are involved, you will feel guilty, and probably nothing will happen. You will wake up and wonder, " Why was I moralizing? It was just a dream; I could have used the opportunity". But the subconscious mind doesn't allow it. Knowing the difference between ethical and unethical, it will try to tell us what is right and wrong through discomfort and guilt. And consequently, it will censor a potentially "fun experience."
So discrimination is clearly a natural human ability, and we see that some aspects of our spirit, psyche, and body serve as direct means of discrimination. Using them, we try to shape our original values, on which our philosophy of life rests. Here we slowly come to the central topic of this article - ideology - because consciousness, with its ability to distinguish, also creates a philosophical or ideological template for our attitudes and actions. But, if the mind, especially the subconscious one with its programs and constructions, gets too involved in such a distinction, our attitudes may not have anything to do with common sense, the factual situation, or universal truths. At the same time, people tend to cling to some of their beliefs due to insecurity, as drunkards cling to a fence. Because of this type of conformism, they are willing to surrender voluntarily to cognitive dissonance. As in Andersen's Emperor's New Clothes, they don't trust their reason and senses when what they see contradicts their beliefs.
The need to believe in something is unconscious, automatic, blind, and everyone has it except for Tomislav.
Be like Tomislav...
Wikipedia says that ideology (French: idéologie, from Greek, idea, and logos) is a term used to denote a comprehensive set of concepts that include a group's or individual's way of viewing the world, goals, expectations, and activities. If our worldview, expectations, and actions are based on ideology, then ideologies are not insignificant. I would add that our need for an ideological model is also emotional, and that's why people defend their worldviews so vigorously. But on which ideology are their views based? And do we even need any ideology? I think we don't - we need truth. However, if the truth is not the fundamental value we strive for, we may become subject to various ideologies. This is because even in terms of worldview, man needs to "hold on to something" to feel safe. Although our worldview is a pure abstraction, we tend to hold fast to it. And everyone has such a need – both "believers" and "atheists."
When it comes to ill-founded ideologies, it is possible to sell all kinds of nonsense to some religious people. But it is interesting that the so-called "atheists" are equally prone to belief. As they do not believe in God, they feel they have no belief system to govern them. But the phrase "believe in science" goes down very well with rationalists and atheists. Their trust in the media, political parties, and the system is also incredible. They spend hours and hours watching state television programs, reading newspapers and mainstream media portals, and - believe it or not - trust the information they are served. But no, they are atheists, not believers. Of course they are believers; the only question is in what. They do not believe in religious dogmas, but they believe in systemic ones. They don't believe in God, but they religiously believe in various "authorities," whatever they say.
Since most people use their minds to differentiate, they associate their worldview with various mental constructs, thinking it will allow them to know the good from the bad. Behind such an effort is nothing more than insecurity, which they try to overcome by adopting the first available worldview that will restore stability and faith in their moral correctness. It doesn't matter that they are usually deceived and led to accept a bad person for a good one and vice versa. It is important to eliminate the internal pressure created by a subconscious urge to form an ideological template for their thoughts, feelings, and actions. The attitude towards right and wrong is such an important factor of psychological stability that most people will try to establish any belief system to immediately determine what is good and what is bad, what is right and what is wrong, what is healthy and what is sick, what is ethical and what is unethical, and so on.
Whoever wants to find the truth must dig deeper than the boundaries set by the "establishment."
For this reason, they expressly took sides in the case of war in Ukraine. Some immediately sided with Ukraine because it was a "poor victim," while others sided with Russia since Ukraine "deserved to be attacked" because of its policy. A few people refrained from the automatic determining. They searched for complete information about the background of the conflict, which couldn't be found on the front pages of the propagandist media. Remember that most people are not interested in knowing the truth but only wish to determine themselves as soon as possible to establish an inner balance. That such a balance is based on an illusion doesn't matter. The human tendency to believe in ideological fairy tales is the reason why in almost every country, there is a criminal organization in power masquerading as a political party. Given that people must know who and what is good and who and what isn't, those who persistently present themselves as good must be good, even if, at first glance, it is clear that they are not. This is because, without faith in good, most people psychologically fall apart. So, if they are unaware of true good, people will believe in false good.
Our politicians and rulers are well aware of the importance of ideology for managing the masses. In the documentary about Putin by the famous director Oliver Stone, an interesting scene occurs in Putin's villa (starting in the 45th minute of the video) near Moscow. Walking through the estate, Stone notices that there is also an Orthodox chapel, which surprises him considering that Putin is a former KGB operative, a member of the Communist Party, and, therefore, an atheist. Asked where the sudden religiosity came from, Putin replied that the collapse of the USSR and the Communist Party created an "ideological vacuum" in Russia (read - people didn't know who and what to believe). And such a vacuum was ideally filled by the Russian Orthodox Church, or religion, to which Putin had to return whether he wanted to or not so he wouldn't appear a hypocrite. If he was ever an atheist because, as we have seen, there are no true atheists, only declarative ones.
And so the modern world is almost entirely built on superficial, manipulative ideologies that give people an illusory sense of security and stability. Believing in science just out of a need to believe in something can be equivalent to believing in messiahs like Adolf Hitler regarding the genocidal aspects of that supposed science. For instance, the experimental "vaccine" manufacturers do not take responsibility for the side effects and want to hide information about them for 75 years. The state does not take responsibility, and the doctor who administers it doesn't take responsibility. Still, they convinced people they are irresponsible for refusing it because they must "believe in science "?!?
And people will trust those hypocrites because they have to believe in something but are too lazy to dig their way to the absolute truth. Since the biggest enemy of the control system is precisely the truth, it tends to be distorted, obscured, and relativized in various ways. Why? For the rule of the minority over the majority, for the survival of the slave system, for population control, and eugenics. Today, when the means and techniques of indoctrination have been perfected, when people can be programmed however their rulers wish, ideological blindness is the ideal means of rule.
What passes as an "explanation" to obscure the absolute truth is just miraculous, as is the belief of the masses in apparent lies. The reason for the scourge of sudden deaths is anything but the vaccine. The reason for chaotic and destructive world events is anything but the elite's carefully planned and secret actions. Conspiracies do not exist, so the three buildings of the World Trade Center collapsed due to anything but a controlled demolition with pre-placed explosives. There is no Agenda 2030, and Klaus Schwab and the World Economic Forum wish people well, "what are you toothless flat-earthers and conspiracy nuts talking about?!?". Cash is abolished to improve the economy, not because of the complete control of all transactions and the possibility of freezing the accounts of the disobedient, as Justin Trudeau did in Canada with truckers.
Even with healthy eyes and ears, an ideologically indoctrinated person cannot see or hear anything, even when someone has all the attributes of a typical villain.
Many people wonder how it is that modern humans are so fascism-prone. Of course, those same humans think they are not, but it is very evident from their behavior that they are. How could they not be when they are emotionally and spiritually infantile? Their limiting patterns, including archetypes, influence them, so they believe that the state (government) is the Great Father, and the church or ruling party is the Great mother. That is why they blindly accept the information from the indoctrination systems used by the state and the party/church. Do you think religious communities have a special status just because the governments of various countries support spirituality? No, it's because religions have become a means of mind control. Of course, this is not their original purpose, but they are misused that way. Napoleon is credited with saying that the only thing that prevents the poor from killing the rich is religion. I would add, for those who do not understand why this is so, that it is because religions promote, among other things, a victim mentality and a caste system, at least the four biggest ones (Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and Hinduism).
Then there are the so-called "official media," which, like some "ministry of truth," constantly point the finger at an imaginary enemy or villain while at the same time promoting an equally fictional hero. People who own the media know human nature very well and are aware that the mind of an unconscious person automatically tries to take sides, to set up a belief system that will tell him who is negative and who is positive. As the information is based on propaganda and not on truth, a person opts for one or the other variant and then believes in it religiously. People feel protected by an alleged hero and endangered by an equally alleged villain. Based on the threat, they become aggressive toward the villain, demanding and justifying his destruction. Isn't this the definition of fascism? Can a semi-conscious man be anything other than a fascist, at least to some extent? And the consequences of various unnatural ideologies, such as fascist or communist or those based on religious extremism, are widely known and terrible.
I think he meant to say never underestimate the stupidity of voters…
What, then, should a true ideology be founded on? First and foremost, on common sense and facts. On the ability of critical thinking based on the right to critical thinking. And then on striving for absolute truth instead of forming different belief systems that rest on the activities of the human mind and manifested universe. Although entirely ignored by mainstream society, the world of Oneness is a fact all religions and spiritual schools speak about. And recently, even science, such as modern physics, uses almost esoteric lingo to express current theories. The essential life truths and answers to all critical life questions exist and belong to the world of Unity. It is because the manifested universe, or the apparent (material) world, is illusory compared to the unmanifest. Yes, the abstract spiritual world is far more solid and stable than the material one, although it seems the opposite because the walls seem more tangible than the etheric energetic realms. But walls are only solid until we reach the subatomic level, when this illusion is also dispelled. And people are inhabitants of both the manifested and the unmanifested universe equally. Since thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs are part of the transitory aspects of our existence, we cannot hold on to the mental constructs that we find at the core of every superficial ideology. And yet we do it because we have to hold on to something in a psycho-spiritual sense, just as we hold on to the firmness of the ground under our feet.
All you need to know about ideology is that it only makes sense when based on truth.
Of course, it is natural for a significant part of human consciousness to be focused on various aspects of the dual, manifested universe. Having considerable knowledge and skills that enable successful activity in the material world is inevitable. For example, to write this article, I need to know the English language laws. Although I try to convey an idea, I need to know how to make it so that the information reaches the other person. And despite the information being far more important than the means, the transmission efficiency depends on the skills. Life in the manifested universe certainly enables the acquisition of a wide variety of practical knowledge that allows us to survive and contribute to the quality of life. All art is based on the skill of expression, continuous training, and quality of activity aimed at conveying some initially abstract idea. Thus, an illiterately written article will probably be read by a few and literate by many, so a skillfully expressed idea will reach more. And since I'm not a native English speaker, I hope I'm doing well…
However, what if the solution to a particular life problem requires a connection with the world of Unity? It is impossible to grasp the meaning of life by thinking because it is the means of action in the manifested universe and cannot provide the true knowledge needed for our realization. We should base our ideology on direct experience of the world of Unity. Direct experience is beyond the limits of the intellect or any process belonging to the mind. It is impossible to find out intellectually who and what we are, what life or another human being is. The intellect is a means of processing phenomena that belong to the manifested universe, thus the dual world, while the absolute truth lies beyond the boundaries of the process and duality. Therefore, the meaning of life can be grasped by entering the world of Unity and directly experiencing such a world. Although this kind of experience seems non-existent to the human cybernetic aspect, it does exist; it's just not possible to experience it in the usual way, through the senses or the mind. The aspect of ourselves that enables direct experience (or "enlightenment") is consciousness. Using consciousness, which is independent of the brain and nervous system, we can come into contact with the world of Unity and experience its countless qualities directly.
When I say that important existential questions can only be solved by direct experiences, like Zen koans, I mean the following - do you know who you are? Who are you really, beyond all beliefs, roles, social status, and profession? What did your original face look like before your mother was born? Who were you before this life, and who will you be after you die? Without awareness of one's original identity, there is no true fulfillment, no realization of one's life mission. Given that the life mission of every human being is to be who they are and to express their essence, they cannot achieve it unless they know who they are. Until then, we are subject to external influences; we easily become robotic Borgs on whom others may impose their will and dictate the purpose. Can you be who you are, no matter what anyone says?
It's the same thing, for example, with life. You need to experience life directly, completely demystify and free it from all mental concepts. The question is whether there is life at all - it seems that there is, but is this an absolute fact? And what is the purpose of life? "The purpose doesn't exist," a hyper-neurotic postmodernist philosopher Slavoj Žižek would claim. And if there is a purpose, does it go beyond the boundaries of any ideological attachment?
This is the kind of nonsense that modern "philosophers" indoctrinated with Marxist ideology and glorified by the establishment deal with...
Of course, getting to the truth is not always easy. Such a process, as I said, can be extremely painful because to get to what truly is, we need to reject everything that is not. It is necessary to disidentify from illusions and lies and all previously desirable ("normal") relative truths. For this reason, it is immeasurably easier to indulge in superficial conclusions based on casual conformity. That's why most people don't even scratch below the surface, let alone dig deep into the essence. Admittedly, they have neither the time nor the energy for such a thing because it is stolen from them by the economic machinery they work for. But they will have to do it sooner or later - precarious and traumatic times are coming, and tremendous pressures will force people to dig deeper. The control system wants absolute power and total control, with a robotic man who can only dream of a fulfilling life, realizing it in some virtual "metaverse." In reality, he will be a slave and food for the creators of the control system. Kali Yuga isn't over yet; year after year, it will get crazier and more painful. Those willing to wake up and resist such a scenario will have some chance. And I wouldn't be in the shoes of the others.
What can the direct experiences of Unity enable us? A worldview based on universal, absolute truth. Knowledge of natural laws and principles, such as the law of karma, and how to apply them in everyday life. Sharpened perception for the most diverse relative truths concerning happenings in the manifested universe; knowledge about healthy and natural life processes, as opposed to unhealthy ones. And that is precisely why the truth and the ability to distinguish are under such attack by the control system. Remember which tree was forbidden to eat from in the biblical Garden of Eden. People usually forget which type of ability was the most dangerous for the "gods" of Eden, so they interpret the Book of Genesis in various ways. They call this particular tree the "tree of knowledge." Knowledge of what exactly they consider unimportant, even though everything is clearly presented in the Bible. Here are quotes from the second and third chapters of the Book of Genesis:
The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. And the Lord God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die."
Then the snake intervenes and persuades Eve to eat from the dangerous tree:
Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God really say, 'You must not eat from any tree in the garden'?"
The woman said to the serpent, "We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, 'You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.'"
"You will not certainly die," the serpent said to the woman. "For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."
When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.
In the end, Yahweh, the good God full of love and understanding, curses them and expels them from Eden, stating:
And the Lord God said, "The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever." So the Lord God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side] of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.
Cornelis van Poelenburch – Expulsion from Paradise
The so-called "expulsion from Paradise" is a gross fraud orchestrated by the ruling castes to create an ideological template for the normalization of slavery.
Given that it has clouded even our perception of God, Creation, and the spiritual fall through fabricated "scriptures," does anyone still think that the ability to distinguish between good and evil is irrelevant to the elite who rule our planet? Does anyone believe that the elite does not invest all available means to prevent people from having this ability? It is, therefore, not unusual that the truth is hard to come by. The state blurs it; society blurs it; families blur it. And we do everything we can to deceive ourselves, trying to adapt to society.
However, the truth is that there is no "expulsion from paradise," "original sin," or "spiritual fall." It is nothing other than mental manipulation. Although Christianity constantly preaches expulsion, it never happened. The fall is subjective, a consequence of the state of consciousness, and nothing else. We are still residents of Paradise, the world of Unity; we just believe we are not. And then, such a belief became generally accepted and entered the collective field. And someone seriously benefits from this kind of belief. So, if we became aware that we are part of the world of Unity, we would return to Paradise. And most interestingly, there is no Yahweh, except as an inorganic entity that seeks to usurp the divine position. That the God of the Old Testament is a false god (who often refers to himself in the plural - "gods"?!?) does not even need to be proven by spiritual experience – we can do it with good old logic. For Epicurus (341 – 270 BC), the famous Greek philosopher from the Hellenistic-Roman period, the central philosophical problem was truth and how to get to it. Using critical thinking, Epicurus concluded the following:
"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?"
Dealing with the concept of God, Epicurus believes that the true God indeed exists but does not have too much connection with the material world. In my experience, he was right. The real God (or universal cosmic intelligence) creates the media of his (her, its) own manifestation (the material world, the universe, living beings) and then entrusts them with the responsibility for the development and experiences they will acquire. Therefore, the one who tries with all his might to usurp the divine position, who judges and imposes limitations on people, cannot be an actual god but a false one. And yes, then why call him a god at all? Maybe because we want to manipulate the masses with it - threaten and intimidate them, set prohibitions and rules, create ideological dogmas, and thus keep them in submission...
Although arriving at the truth is often difficult and painful, the gains are still priceless. As someone who has dedicated his life to the study of consciousness, it is a challenge for me to become aware of my limiting programs and to know as much as possible about the mechanisms that drive me. I consider it a complete failure to tie one's life to subconscious patterns that sometimes wholly control a person's life. I refuse to be ruled by my traumatic experiences, limiting bonds with family members, identifications, connections with the lower astral, miasms, morphogenetic fields and their programs, and inorganic entities that seek to rule man and feed on his energy. I do not allow my worldview to be shaped by the media, politicians, or religious leaders. This life orientation has brought me the most benefit and personal freedom.
There is nothing more tragic and senseless than being under the influence of limiting, artificial programs and insisting on them under the guise of "tradition," "religious affiliation," or "adaptation to society." But considering the stage of development humanity is in, I can hardly be surprised by even the most destructive human patterns of thought and behavior. I try to connect my ability to distinguish with higher consciousness as much as possible. Not with my instinctive reactions or mental constructions that I created out of sheer comfort because it seemed to me that it would be simpler and easier to live that way. All people who identify with their mental constructions live wrongly founded lives, yet some are proud of it and consider themselves morally superior to others.
The essence of freedom from limiting programs is self-observation as a modus operandi – the continuous awareness of one's thoughts, reactions, actions, attitudes, and ideas. It is necessarily accompanied by de-identification from the known so that we can learn about the new and previously unknown. True de-identification is about letting go of old patterns on all levels – mental, emotional, and physical. We must become aware of a pattern and consciously move away from it (mental deidentification). We have to become aware of the (apparent) gains and forms of fulfillment it brought us (emotional deidentification). We must change our lifestyle to reprogram our bodies from instinctively reacting according to the old models (physical deidentification). This process sometimes resembles death because people tend to identify with their subconscious patterns and even tie their identity and meaning of existence to them. But if our fundamental life value is truth, then there is no compromise with nonsense, even if that nonsense seems to suit us very well.
On the other hand, acquiring new knowledge and awareness and creating a new lifestyle resembles a resurrection. Each death is only a transformation into a new form of existence, usually more fulfilling than the previous one. At the risk of sounding like a priest, I think the better choice is to resurrect while still alive. It is time for a collective awakening and ascension because the boot on a man's neck is getting tighter daily. I hope that humanity will not have to go through the experience of a complete loss of freedom to wake up and finally rebel. But if they have to, people should be reminded that they were warned and that it was their choice.
Ascension, not ideological but actual, while still alive - a good raison d'etre...
© Tomislav Budak, September 2022