Friday, 17 August 2012

Pussy Riot and Russia's surreal 'justice'

When people become certain of their identity as 'fighting against' something believed wrong - or evil, they give themselves justification to break or except themselves from rules. If these rules are merely rules set by an illegitimate act - then those rules and the authority that made them is being challenged, and this can be an assertion of authority that witnesses to an illegitimacy. To take over a church as a stage and to be so dishonouring to the purposes and community that uses it doesn't feel like a witness to Putin's illegitimacy, or an act of legitimate opposition - but a shock tactic to get attention. It can be argued that such things 'work' - but I suggest that any momentary advance is met with a shift in mind that becomes more polarized and less available to any process of communication.

In respect of setting precedent, is it to be applauded or rewarded if anyone with a grievance or a cause, acts in this way?
However, to jail such offenders is entirely disproportionate - and is like the disproportionate sentences given anyone involved in last year's UK riots. It attempts deterrent rather than serve justice.

There may be a groundswell of a movement to rise up against or openly challenge Putin, and those within it may feel emboldened. If anyone gives the opportunity to use force by seeming to be a terrorist or an agent of foreign influence, I doubt Mr Putin will hesitate to use extreme force.

To withdraw allegiance and support for what one feels in one's heart to be illegitimate may not require taking a stance of being a lawbreaker or a rebel, but simply to provide only the letter of the law insofar as 'giving to Caesar' requires. To give others power is to lose one's own. It isn't worth hating or opposing if doing so makes of one's life a justified hatred or vengeance. Better to consciously focus on what is real in our lives and if called for, give witness from that shared reality when a communication needs to be made.

It is so easy to hate - and to love doing so when the 'other' is mutually agreed to be hateful. And there is a sort of hysterical attraction to it, in which we feel we are finding freedom, but are simply being used. Whoever gets in ... will tend to take the power role that fits or expresses the consciousness of the people. They may rebrand under new banners and change all the props and seem like a new beginning, but look around.

Instead of changing the world; change our mind about the world - by observing and becoming responsible at a level of awareness that manipulators (victims and victimizers both) do not want to be opened.

The issue of power over others, is so fundamental to our human consciousness - but in personalizing it, we play the game of divide and rule. The mind of deception and manipulation does not care who hosts it, and can easily insinuate itself into and as our personal thinking.

I write this in case anyone has some sense of this and recognizes themselves in it. The world is a sort of playground for getting experience and making identity - but at some point that becomes shallow and meaningless - and not a true or legitimate calling to the heart. And so we wake up to a different purpose or motivation - that expresses a wholeness into relationship rather than manipulate relationship for personal getting.

Growing the former, is starving the latter. As we grow this 'culture' within our own life we see and serve it in others. While the attraction to conflict and guilt traps attention, no one is listening, but these things do not truly fulfil us or hold allegiance forever and there are times when there is a genuine desire to find a better way.

Thank you for your attention

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Me, myself, us (comment of the Human Biome-Economist)

Science reveals the mechanism beneath the illusion of a 'self' - and therefore of the 'world' which is an internal-mapping of the self image or concept, externalised as experience. The world being that aspect of the Unified Field which is defined as not self - being seen as outside direct control.
This is not so different from a virtual 'reality' running on top of an awareness that is in some sense substituted for or usurped from Self-Awareness. The virtual mappings or mutually agreed definitions of self and not self, are a filter imposed on a Unified Field - not unlike a Higgs field. It is observable by its effects - and its effects ARE our experience.
Self-Realisation reveals and is open as the Perspective of Unified awareness. This is not a control mechanism or coercive intent upon Itself - or of any virtual aspect running within its Capacity to extend Itself through Idea. From such perspective the causative foundation of a polarised or dualistic experience is not hidden and nor is the mechanism of delivery of the experience of the thought.
But it is felt within a Wholeness of Being that is prior to the consciousness of self in time and space - and yet pervades it.
The initiating 'program' of the virtual self is to have experience of its own thought and to wish it be real. This conflicts with the Unified Field and the interference pattern itself is used as a foundation for a sense of reality or self "over and against". Such a 'self' is predicated on conflict and the overcoming of conflict in an impossible attempt to become autonomous and righteous of validated. Its 'survival' is a maximal emotional effort that is accorded the status of truth and isn't called into question. Its seemingly unified organisation is yet always undermined and eventually succumbs to a multitude of forces to which it seems victim, while its essential underpinning of giving priority to its own thoughts and meanings is kept hidden - except for the more superficial aspects of the mind. In general the power and nature of the mind as foundation is diminished and denied by means of distraction and disassociation.
The body becomes the focus as the home of the private thoughts which seem to be the core identity and the exploitation of the body and the world of bodies becomes the essential arena upon which attention is fixated. Insofar as a 'self' can add to itself the experiences and identifications of success as it defines and believes - so will it persist unquestioned, but in its persistence, are the conditions generated in which it conflicts, depletes, disintegrates and dies.
However, Self-Awareness is not Itself inherently nor ultimately defined by its objects and the attention given to a virtual existence is a partiality not unlike holding an imaginary scenario in mind whilst also aware of concrete and current experience.
Thus far, I have attempted to talk of me, myself, us in concept - but experientially, the Unified Self individuating through the Movement of the focus of attention and intention, is a communioned sense of being, a connected and guided intelligence that operates out of a sense of wholeness and presence rather than the 'divide and rule' of conceptual identity.
Writing this here is a desire to sketch something of a different perspective than that which presumes to observe reality as if separate from it - and in order to manipulate it or control it for its own self -justifying ends.
Testing ideas in my world is being quiet of my own thought enough to discern of feel the nature of the thought. Coercive and loveless thought has a definite feeling tone - as do the thoughts of wholeness, generosity, sharing.
The scientific explorations tend to deny and undermine what makes us human when we use a tool as a foundation. But to merely indulge the personal sense in its own mythologies - scientific or religious - is to remain trapped in surface identifications - which is disconnected and isolated from all but one's own thoughts. While the conditions seem to be supportive, this seems to actually BE connection and relationship - but we are not self creating and are not autonomous - but are wholly dependent on processes beyond the mechanism of control but not of trust and cooperative alignment.
Human vanity and arrogance is seemingly inexhaustible, but it is our own that we wake up to, sooner, or later, as a fundamental error!
Thank you for your attention.

My reply to the following comment follows:

Are you having a hard time accepting yourself as an animal among animals? Is it human nature to put on airs, assuming that our thoughts and thought processes are of such great importance in the scheme of things? Or do you feel unworthy of recognizing yourself as the god you have created in your mind?

I embrace the animal aspect of my being as a communion - whereas the reductionist mentality really means 'mechanism' when it says animal - because perhaps excepting the astonishing capacity of man to 'understand the Universe' (Sic) - it is all revealed as mechanism.

Man's arrogance and vanity is in presuming his thought (as the extension of his sense of self apart from all that lives) are the judge and determiner of anything - and indeed all things.

It isn't so much that humans do this but that this mentality is pervasive to almost all humans. As far as I see it, Darwin teaches One Life. Now within our own minds we may construct or accept all kinds of interpretations - and these not only colour our experience - they create it. One does not directly experience anything outside one's own mind.

So what is the basis for what we think, accept or identify with, or give value to? You might say 'survival'.
This seems an unarguable fact - except for those who have lost their mind - and that sort of unassailable righteousness is very attractive to a persona that is intent on prevailing over its own thoughts.

There is something weird about the human - but before one even begins to think about defined differences - note that Being is your human experience. If you can let your own thought be disregarded or become still of the push and pull of identification and attachment, you can directly experience something that is not defined or definable by your thought. Because there is nothing of you separated from it in any way to stand aside and make definition or interpret.
This has been pointed to with the word God - but that word has also been rendered meaningless to many because that which made man in its own image, also made a 'god' in its own image.
But man's imagining is no more than that whereas the capacity to imagine anything at all, rests on a quality or capacity or nature of awareness.
The limitation of a mind to a body is a way of keeping God out.
This might seem unbelievable but belief makes the experience of a separated consciousness which doesn't know it is one with all this it experiences - and yet is the space or beingness in which all that is - is as it is.
The limited personal sense is an expression of the Living Universe that thinks it thinks alone, is protected and defined by a body and lives in a mostly hostile body universe full of other bodies, all of which seem to have separate and conflicting interests.

I feel that to accept oneself as a servant 'in our Father's House' is to relinquish the mind that thinks it thinks apart from life, and reawaken a communioned sense of Being that had been covered over, by a persistent distractive Idea - not unlike the Higgs field - so all pervading that the existence of mass and density is its proof.

The Non Local or Universal Field of Being cannot be defined, nor can it be made into any kind of personal image, concept or possession or status. My person, your person is the mask, the presentation of image. But what you are - or perhaps better; what is Being All That is, right where you are, is the Source and Nature of Being - for without it, nothing is.
We have more than DNA in common.

I don't recognize your comments as relevant to anything but your defined reactions to what you think you are reading.

Are you the animal you claim to be? Or is that a definition you assert and determine true? What is this 'you' that thinks and believes and identifies. I hold you far greater than that mentality could ever know, because it cannot know anything other than its own thought. But you can observe your own thought from beyond the wish that makes it seem real - and so are not the mask - but are the maker of the mask.
Consciousness experiencing itself via form.
The mind that would control, is the mind that blinds itself to wholeness, and stumbles in the dark. Its right in our face - but we look unseeing, because we are enamoured of our own thought reflections.
The human may think it is a central character in a script, but its function is blocked when in a loop of self referencing thought. The Universal is looking through you, but it is your self concept that is the stranger to its Self, not the Universe.

Very little of modern science has invoked direct experience of its precepts. The consciousness is lagging in Newtonian physics in experiencing concept-things as if they were really independent things.

There is a shop nearby called 'Concept, curtains and blinds', it is a funny title because it shouts a great truth - but of course the blind cannot see it.

If anything I write gave rise to any sense of wonder or fresh curiosity, then that is a very blessed (harmonious) meeting place, in any degree, with anyone.

Thank you for your attention

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

10 ways to fill the Olympics void

As I haven't hyped anything up, or joined in the hype, I haven't got the corresponding 'void' that inevitably replaces an artificial high.
When I have great pleasure or joy in anything, I abide in the gratitude and the blessing, rather than cultivate a compulsive-addictive sense of self.

Life is at essence Gloriously beautiful already, but we forget how to allow this into our hearts and minds - and even push it away with attempts to hype or manipulate life to fit our own, largely unconscious, ideas.

Abide through the temptations of withdrawal and listen in trust for the prompts and opportunities of life as they naturally call you in your day - and cultivate a conscious relationship with your life - that wakes and walks out from the prison of the thoughts of limitation - or of its overcoming. You may find this has you running for joy and one day breaking time records - but all as a result of something awakening within you, rather than any kind of 'should' or 'ought to'.
When anyone or anything suggests there is a lack or wrongness in you that you need or have to do something about - make sure to get calm and honest with yourself - so as not to let your own thinking or anyone else's thinking, deprive you of the wisdom of your own heart's knowing.

Drama, is the stuff of a surface life. If you like the rollercoaster then that's for you, but it is always restless and only momentarily content. Peace is a dynamic inclusive capacity to bring wholeness into focus where the heart directs.

As I said to someone recently, "the Olympics aren't my thing - I'm already Gold", and I see that despite my outer quirks, I'm just like everyone else.

Monday, 13 August 2012

World over-using underground water reserves, scientists say

This issue or water depletion due to over mining may seem to be about resources and politics, but there is a pervasive issue of which it is but a symptom.

"The Prodigal Son", in its self-bound orientation, is a mentality that does not honour its Source - but acts out as if it is its own creation. Such self serving thinking implicitly brings a wasteland of hollowness, falsity and depletion in return for a brief dream of being 'master of its own local universe'. All that we share as our basis of life can be seen as up for grabs in a war of force and guile, or as the means of honouring and serving Life.

Until the lesson sinks home, the error is repeated over and over and yet dressed as some kind of progress or protection. Perhaps there is no choice but to undermine our own existence on Earth, while choice itself is associated with expressing a separative self-wilfulness.

Get now - let others pay, now and tomorrow", is a devil's pact - for we are seduced and then compelled by a thinking that looks only at a partial aspects of the whole and 'fits' them together as if to validate its own partiality.

Wholeness is not an assemblage of parts - but arises naturally as the heart's discernment, in willingness and trust, to serve rather than wield, to listen and receive rather than to dictate or assert, and to be guided or shifted beyond the thinking with which it had become habituated.

This is not going to be a plan that can be evaluated as a strategy, but an ongoing step by step willingness that lays the foundation for the restoration of our mind to its True Condition.

For we do not create our own awareness and are not as disconnected and separated from the Living Universe and its Source as we may like to think.

To release ourselves from a false tyranny is also to let go of deeply cherished personal sense in which we gain a sort of comfort and protection - but always with the cost of isolation and fear.