Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Conspiracy, deceit and reality


I offer what I write as 'upstream' to the issues here that seem to become polarised. Not least by the article's bait. Nothing is communicated in war except the refusal to open a line of open communication. War is a way of shifting society - the larger mind - when its intransigences do not yield or adapt gracefully to change.
We do not humanly tend to be aware as unified consciousness, we tend to create an identity in differentiation and fight its flag, as if our life depended on it. And this becomes repetitive self-fulfilling prophecy of Self-defeat.
What we tend to accept as reality is of course our human conspiracy. It's disintegrating and fragmenting effect is also the opportunity of an uncovering of the working of our mind - such that we awaken from our own spell by which we were deceived.
We seem to agree to define life in our own image - and give that priority in our mind. This is the way we deny the direct, vital and felt communion of the whole body mind with the all pervading quality and energy of Life. Just call it Joy for now.
Thus we become the determiner of what everything is and what it means, rather than the beholder of the Inherent Meaning of Wholeness of Life.
Why do I say this here? because the problem cannot be understood at the level it presents itself, and the primary underlying conspiracy of which I attempt to point to, is of mind fragmenting and hiding its own deceptions from itself in order to prevail as 'a' mind or will, over and against the life that it is actually one with.
The will to prevail is usurped from the will to love. They are not the same. We do not like to present the will to prevail openly because it is antithetical to love, to a shared, unified peace of being. We keep it hidden. It keeps us in the dark. Ok, we let it out in sport. But without honouring the game as a whole - including our opponents, our part is meaningless even in victory.
The will to prevail is disguised as love, as protection, as coercive manipulation, as passive aggression and as every kind of deceit. It always meets with opposition, because it is itself opposing - so it sees enemies everywhere - even in those it calls 'friend'. There is no love of truth in a lie. Its only power is of being hosted, protected and given agency of expression.
The manipulation of societies is not whether the deceits are believed, but by the successful achievement of shifting the mind to a fearful basis. Once that is achieved, they can be further manipulated. From a point of view of mind, it doesn't matter who or what, it only matters that the conditions are maintained in which to prevail. This will seem to be personified in a few, but they are simply hosts for a mind we all partake in unknowing. Until we wake up.
There is a lack of communication where fear is given power, and much that is known is kept hidden by the simple conspiracy of self interest and self protection. Yet this is the very mind that has to be looked at and found to be working against true self interest and against our peace. 
The means by which the mind uses power are the same means by which the mind is exposed as without validity. We may not convince others by our own limited articulations of something wrong. But we do need to bear witness to something true that communicates itself freely, when a tyranny of deception is undone.
The strategies of mind can be seen as a divinely ingenious decoy and distraction mechanism. But who or what sets in motion the purpose that it fulfils but the active desires and intents of our hearts? Looking outside for reality has its place in a larger wholeness - but is blind without a true discernment. What are you and I - and all of us actively calling forth as the determiners of value from which all else then proceeds? Is it truly honouring of you and of life?
Personalising issues reveals hidden investments. Focussing on such weakness in another for personal advantage is playing the same game. The willingness to find true communication has to listen inwardly and not merely 'understand' and process what seems to be arriving from outside.
Listening inwardly is a silence of trust for that which is uncovered when mind-processing is rested. Here is the condition for awakening a perspective NOT made by human guile. Acting out from such a renewed mind grows a different fruit than conflict, fear, guilt and war.
The capacity of the mind for deceit is much greater and more pervasive than anything in the world would have us suspect - because as long as it is cast out upon the world, our own mind's participation and involvement is kept secret.
A lie, protected from truth, becomes an evil. But a lie seen as a falsehood, may be seen as unworthy of support. What is resisted resists. But what is not used becomes obsolete.
I'm sorry if I'm hard to read. Its part of the territory and not my desire.
Thank you for your attention!

Note:
The first writing got to the stage below when I felt to just start again. But when I got back to it as first draft, I felt to include it below:
When the presumptions upon which a mind is predicated are undermined, the identity associated with the old mind continues to attempt to 'make sense' in its old terms.
Such reaction is compulsive, overriding all else, and is not open to truth so much as to reinstating its own basis for validity. For our sense of self is associated with the organisation of our thought and self-construct being valid to our own mind. Of serving the root desire that is active though not usually consciously recognized.
Choosing to believe is not merely about verifiable data, but of defence against that which can not or will not be accepted, being either beyond integration with current belief, or too undermining of the reality construct of self.
We are all 'working' through the device of the mind, with its virtual identity lived out amidst a 'human conspiracy' of looking away from the underpinnings of our own mind. We tend to be ruled by it, programmed by it and successfully so when unaware that our virtual identity is but a dream fuelled by an imagination and desire overlaid upon an actual movement of being.
There is that in us that wants to dream a self and live it real, which gives its power to definitions and beliefs willingly so as to have the experience that becomes the self and world we know. It isn't merely survival, it is a will to prevail. But it is not unified, true or real except as active desire to experience wilfully.
There is also that which wants to control the experience, by using the symbols and images
I have read a lot of the comments on this page - and used the process to watch and rest my own mind. What came up to say is speaking to that which is willing to listen amidst the appearances of this aspect of experience. I myself am also a listener.

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