Teaching fear doesn't work - even when dressed up as a pseudo religion.
Nor does living from fear. A manipulative intent feels dishonest
regardless of the data set and scientism is so in bed with corporate
interests as to acquire a layer of public distrust even apart from its
constant revisions or oddball perspectives.
In many ways the mind of science is the mind that created the
possibility of man made global warming, because it gives power to the
mind of exploitation and control over nature at ever more subtle and
powerful levels. Where is the wisdom to use it? Where does wisdom arise
Whether influenced by man or not, Global change is in progress, and
patterns of climate as well as human cultural assumptions are no longer
predictable and no longer work. We are obliged to change, radically.
What we need is not fearful carbon or fiscal austerity mentality, but
true vision. This doesn't come from science though scientists may also
be visionaries. We need a positive unifying vision of life and the ways
of living that extend as expressions of that vision. For when we
recognize our heart's desire, we give acceptance and freely embrace it -
but fear manipulates and substitutes its own control mentality in place
of a true responsibility for life.
(I stopped the comment here and put a link to this blog. I then essayed in the moment, the vision as it is alive in me and as words came to clothe it. It is not in the words, but in the willingness to listen in your being, in some measure of trust and honesty. For what is denied cannot be heard, but what is in awareness can be discerned as to its true gift).
The vision I share must start with the individual in true relation. Unless we uncover a true foundation, there can be no vision. To be open to this we have to be willing to question everything we believe true and be open for insight from within Life rather than imposing or asserting a will upon it. The mind that is locked in its own certainties will refuse this or not even recognize the call. But conditions of our lives in the world will help us question what we used to take as de facto certainties.
The other thing to share now is that this foundation is effectively seeking your discovery. You are not alone. You do not live to survive or as robots to a genetic machine - you live to behold and share Life - and as a direct expression of the Movement that Is Life. The mind that has developed and taken as your own, is a device for experiencing through, and not your wholeness awake. The personal sense, given priority in an exclusive identification, blocks and obscures the direct expression of Life and thereby experiences its Life as fragmented, chaotic, threatened and threatening. It seeks to escape or overcome its inherent dilemma in ever more complex and dense evasions in dissociation and distraction that work to deny current awareness. But, there is no escape from reality and one has to realign with truth by letting self-illusion go - even as our collapsed financial system is being forced to give way to something that actually serves real value and true wealth.
Reality is not merely external to our mind. This is what humankind is afraid of, and what a control mentality seeks to maintain as its overriding priority; its own definitions of reality, as arise simultaneously to the definition and determination of self.
The polarisation of the mind in conflicted and self-definined differentiation is effecting a defence against a unified Intelligence that is not a controlling intent, but a sharing intent. Each of us is a microcosm of the whole. You will find the world within that you see without. Fear, manipulation, deception and control? They are reflected in your experience. To fight them is to feed them. Look beyond them in yourself for what is beneath them. Man makes all things in his own image - but they are not as he defines and he is not the maker of truth but can behold the light of truth and awaken that light as the truth of Man. Unless our 'truths' serve the awakening beyond a mind of control and definition, to a true wonder, appreciation and honouring, they but serve self-illusion rather than free us from it.
There is a natural order that does not operate on imposed control, but is of a conscious relationship within life itself. This is out of reach of control mentality and none who do not relax, can proceed, for it is trust embodied. Not trust in a believed or agreed outcome - but trust in the Movement of being that IS the Life Force though a Living Universe. It is not 'other' to us like an external god - but we have become 'other' to it and strangers to ourselves and our World.
There are no warnings in what I offer, but action plays out reaction in the nature of Universal Mind. Mind is not as our thought and sensory input defines it. Nor a thing apart at all from anything or anyone. The attempt to divide and rule is not inherent in Mind but in the wish to experience a mind all your own - along the line of your own creation.
Whereas wishes can seem to fill the surface mind to no effect beyond a personal daydream of virtual existence in self-commentary, a wish at the foundation level of the mind can become substitute for your true devotion and identity and set all things false that ARE true!
The setting of a true foundation is uncovered automatically in willingness to look directly upon a false one. It is not the job of a false self sense to atone for or overcome its false self. The meaningless must simply be recognized as meaningless instead of being used fro fear, guilt and control.
The vision is not a plan of control to be implemented upon, as a method of becoming something in our own right. It is the natural inheritance of this and every Living Moment - as it is released from the imposition of a plan of control mentality seeking to become something in its own right!
The undoing of the nightmare, of the grievance, of the hate and guilt of a false sense, is the coming back into a true inheritance - of what can be called a "Living Father" - because we inherit all that we are from the Extension of Living Mind in which all is, as it is - and not as we would think to have it be. The separating sense projects fear and guilt and conflictedness upon Life, and reacts to it as if it were 'outside our mind', but such attempt to push it out are what feed it reality and keep it in your experience; in your mind.
The resources invested in defence and propaganda are released to creative expression and communication. The purposes of seeking a false self protection are replaced with the purpose of seeking the opportunities to share and be grateful. This is no mere overlay, but the release from tyranny and madness. For we NEED to learn and to demonstrably want the way of opening and maintaining our channel of communication and communion in Life - as our context of learning and guidance, from which true relation expresses spontaneously AS the wholeness of our situation.
The desire to think-understand Life is heavily alloyed with the wish to control it. Understanding is given, but as a by-product of acceptance. Accepting Life, you will understand therefrom. But accepting the egocentric mentality, must cover a wholeness of being and set one against another.
Whereas the ego framework makes work of impossible complexity and proportion, true relation requires only the trust in the movement of your true desire revealed. Revealed because a false or surface reaction is no longer accorded authority or validity in your mind.
We are afraid of our true desire, because we are afraid to be hurt at our very core. We carry a memory of being hurt at our core that was so painful, its shadow has carried through the ages and yet each knows as its own separation from love's presence shared.
But where we once made a choice in error and from it suffered division in confusion of fear and guilt, we are now able to look at in a from another perspective. From a willingness to be shown instead of a desire to prevail over. Is this not so?
The desire to control Life is passing, even though it enacts itself writ large upon our world. When a new foundation is set, there is no argument! The desire to argue is the attempt to cling on in suffering, in the mistake that it is reward!
Information is not power, but is called for and given as asked. To learn what you want and ask, is to expect and receive its unfolment in your experience. What you need to know is being offered, but what you demand or try to take will seem to deny you. Coming back into true focus will meet difficulty, but the difficulty will reveal the nature of the mind that can now be recognized and released easily, because one is no longer deceived. To want conflicting things is to want conflict - no matter how ingeniously it is maintained and presented. In all honesty you do not want it - though you seem to want incompatible or warring outcomes. The only way to know and be whole and at peace, is to put down the thinking mind and its emotional hooks and snares, so as to feel the movement of Life as a wholeness of being. You must be willing to make time for this or you will be wasted in time in place of truly appreciating the presence of Life.
The knowing that is inherent to being is not coercive upon you, but if you elect to ignore it over time, you will become as one who cannot hear and cannot be reached, until your world falls out from under you and you wake in fear and confusion without a culture of welcome and recognition for your very Life.