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Stunning - so much content here and food for thought - this is just brilliant.
Powers of Ten
"Much of the world operates in powers of 10."...No, much of the world functions on a scale of such magnitude that humans have devised a collapsed way of quantifying it using smaller numbers. Using logrhythmical scales such as decibels or pH means we don't have to try to grasp numbers greater than 10.
The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails—given by one shepherd. Be warned, my son, of anything in addition to them.
Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body. Ecc. 12:11-12
Quote: "For me everyone is nice! We are all potentially divine. We all are children of god!" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
BeiYin: This represents the naivety of a four years old child before it has been told from its parents not to trust somebody, just because this person is 'nice'. The 'potential' of something is one thing, that one should keep in mind, but the daily reality of conditions is another thing.-
To put the unknown and what goes beyond one's understanding into boxes, with a label on it and keeping these as a concept together with all the other... This has happened since beginning of humankind and has created a view of reality, that is erroneous and based on misinterpretation coming from a consciousness of people that still is primitive and limited, even though meanwhile the intellect has of some individuals has developed and is used for one's survival need, mainly to manipulate others and the surrounding. With the result of more and more destruction...
First we need to clarify our condition, finding out what our real potentialities are and how we can activate these. So first we will need to free ourselves from our self created fake reality, that holds us in the straitjacket of our established mindset. That's the biggest obstacle, because every body is identified with one's mindset and getting one's feeling of existence out of it and as every one has the inbuilt need to survive with one's identity and 'property', so every thing that will influence a change, will be ignored and rejected, - even though it might be a realization of one's learning and growing process.
That indeed is a dilemma! But when one has suffered enough and more than enough, then one will question oneself and one's surrounding, but not just giving the fault to the outside and others, but be more critical to what the common goals and values are. In this way a few individuals are starting to *wake up*, giving space to their *growing*...[Hide Full Comment]
Patricia's comment: When babies and children don't receive the love they deserve, they grow up with a big, black hole inside them. Not knowing how to fill it, they start wanting "things" in ever increasing amounts, which results in the plundering of the earth to try to fill up a void that can never be filled. Babies with traumatic births, and children raised with harsh punishments, grow up into angry, aggressive adults, looking for an excuse to fight some other person (or nation). It doesn't have to be this way. Consciously conceiving children, and raising them with respect, love and compassion would create a generation of gentle people who would care of the earth and all the other "earthlings" who live here. There is hope, even for those of us who were abused as children, because we can get help to heal and transform ourselves. And when we have transformed ourselves, we can start to transform the planet. - - - - - -
Bei Yin: You are absolutely right Patricia! That's what I'm trying to point out in all my writings: To change the conditions of our world, we must start with ourselves! Each of us with *OneSelf*. Yes, babies should be raised with love fulfilling their most profound need. But an advice for a certain attitude doesn't help, even though the parents have the best intention to follow hints. As long parents have not cleared up themselves in their personal learning, growing and healing process, they will act and react out of their established structure. Only if they have transformed themselves, then their behavior will be the result that they can live and from there manifest in their daily life with all and every thing that shows up and so also with their children. For sure these children would raise up already with a certain sovereignty within themselves and will not so easily fall into the traps of substitutes... You are also right, when you tel about the 'big black hole' people carry with them due to the damage they have received in their childhood. But there is a view from a different angle: People are all structured by all the influences they have received in their life. One must not see them because of this as 'victims'. We should have the attitude, coming out of *trust* that whatever condition or happenings one encounters, that this is exactly what we need as a challenge, being able to learn and to grow through the process of relating and responding to this. With this attitude we can stay open and must not defend ourselves because we don't like what shows up. What means that it doesn't confirm our expectations... So then we miss the chance, trying to survive with our old, probably worn out, self image and erroneous mindset. So... might there show up a question?
Every one of these statements has spiritual implications. Keep looking.
My work on the Lower Great Lakes has croosed paths with several of these concepts. Google "Joe Barrett/ice boom" for a tale science vs. big money. THX JBB
Not much mention about spirituality here. If science can't measure it, it doesn't exist. And so scientists alienate the majority of people with their materialist worldview.
All the above scientific concepts will serve to upgrade ones mindset, but will not change the total of ones established property in ones erroneous parts, especially that what is unconscious. Ones knowledge might be more sophisticated, but it is still bound to the state of ones *awareness* and this is in all humans still on a limited level, even though the individual has a high pitched intellect. The common social mindset is the result of interpretation since beginning of humankind and every body participates in this with ones individual mindset. The misinterpretation, due to a still primitive consciousness, has created a fake reality that people take for real and trying to live it. The dilemma and obstacle is, that humans are identified with their mind and so with their 'property' and they have developed many tricks to protect themselves, not wanting and not allowing any influence that might reduce them, as they are getting their feeling of existence out of it. That is one reason, why people constantly are in urge to be confirmed in their 'property' and so they are reacting to every thing and all what shows up out of this need. This is a basic expectation and people seek to fulfill this, but dealing with daily reality, it shows that even when ignoring what doesn't fit into the picture of oneself, there is caused a lot of stress, when conditions and happenings are so much different than how one wants them. People are suffering and so are open for new concepts that might help them to survive and it doesn't matter if these come from spiritual ideas or scientific ones. It might give them back some balance for some time, but they stay in the same game when dealing with themselves in their illusions and their erroneous mindset, that then might be felt as a 'straitjacket'...
In our society there are many ways to get rid of this uncomfortable feeling, but then the moment will come, that nothing will help, not even the most clever substitutes and the individual will need to confront one condition, that is the result of suppressing one *growing* force permanently. This is the moment, when some critical questions might show up, about oneself and ones surrounding. One of the answers will be, that ones 'knowledge' is not enough to give satisfaction and to answer ones questions. One need to go *beyond* and connect with a level, that only can be lived and then experienced as ones *being* that is NOT bound to ones limited mind...
I am writing about this for more than twenty years and the astonishing fact is, that nobody is interested. Every body is just looking for confirmation of ones established self image and mindset and if something doesn't serve, then it is ignored and rejected. But this doesn't stop me from writing, because I'm convinced that there might be a few individuals, that have suffered enough and are ready to do a step in their 'evolution' going beyond their knowledge. The questions that will show up, might be answered out of ones *being*.
Science is limited by its need to repeat with same outcomes makes sense in the material domain. At the same time we realize that the role of the observer influences outcomes, expanding the realm of energy and potential. This juxtapose is at the center of everything...love it!! We know enough now to let go of our arrogance, of 5000 years of story by the few, for the few and of the few as it has left us in a very fine mess. Most observing people realize our fixes are ever more problematical as we go about bandaging wounds and pretending away causes (aka protecting the values of the “creators” that have 5000 years of story under their belts!)
However being stuck in these little beliefs just hampers our evolutionary possibilities. This article is good for explaining how we now know enough to know that we are part of a "more." Thank you.
PS Please G Sachs, really? The Ponzi scam y'all shuffle around is so not aligned with super reality (nature’s chaos of abundance, diversity, love, whole-ism, unity) but lost in the abstractions of its own trajectories culled from our ability to mine data from foundations that are archaic, insane even. Creates an ever shrinking platform as it narrows full possibilities and choices via its “vision” of how the world works. ( as in what is best for self which when out of context is a lossy attribute) ..aka a spiral down. Check into generative economics and wow the world!!