CBS and its (new?) Matrix trick
... If your comments on the CBS news site happen to displease the resident censor, a.k.a. moderator, they will be silently removed from the stream of readers’ comments while still appearing on your own computer screen. In other words, your post shows up on your screen, but if someone else tries to view it either as a visitor to the site or as a reader who’s logged in under his or her name, it’s not there....
Deceit is pervasive and able to mimic or adopt the forms of what seems acceptable or desirable or true to you. The idea of the deceiver is not new but has been known of, and warned vigilance against, since our first split into mask and deceit.
Note that the deceiver can also masquerade as the protector or warning voice against deceit.
It should become immediately clear that you cannot trust your own thoughts - unless you have discerned and found them as representative and aligned with the true of you. Deceits provoke reaction that does not allow time to pause and listen or feel within and so they are triggers that operate through the weaknesses through which you are most vulnerable - hence deceit works to nurture and magnify your weaknesses by presenting them as strengths so that hate can seem self righteous and fear can seem wise. I cant use words to define the true - but only in the willingness for truth. Sharing such purpose allows communication across and despite apparent differences but the deceit provides an identity that needs to be set against different others by which to seem real.
For ourselves we can discern what we accept and extend through us - so that hate and fear does not use us as its instrument and become the framer of our thinking and behaviour. This actually requires waking up to and owning hate and fear feelings that have historically been denied asap and masked in fairer forms. Where to go with such hateful and conflicted feelings if not to try to banish or hide them - or - to use them to fuel the self-guilt and self-hate that is our fundamental deceit? Feeling is not a slave to conform to the dictate of thoughts but a quality of knowing in its own right - though it needs consciousness and form to embody that knowing. Accepting and feeling our feelings within a willingness to heal or find healing is very different from a sense of being violated and attacked and having to call up immediate defence, and within the acceptance of THAT we are feeling as we are feeling - is the freedom to evolve, change and open fresh and more embracing and less polarized perspective.
Without inner understanding and compassion for the nature of mis-taken identity - we are compelled to attack or judge it - in ourselves in secret and other in the world at large. Indeed our identity problem is one where fear of loss brought a sense of separate self assertion and the inevitable and inherent power struggles within ourself and with others.
The act of extending or living from the true of you - which embraces the other without having to choose the same choices - has a different quality than the assertion of identity.
Personal and social mores also include all kinds of mutual agreements and definitions that are in effect the collective refusal to receive or relate directly in the true feeling presence that we are whether we live and remember this or pass off a suitable masking presentation - not least because the realm of open feeling expression is associated with a can of worms - or every kind of conflicted entanglement. But I remind you that the desire or willingness to heal is an entirely different purpose and vibratory resonance of communication than identity assertions, validations and power struggle - no matter how adeptly or naturalistically nuanced.
'Local reality' is already running and it presents itself as My mind and as identity and freedom seeking power and therefore in terms of a movement toward power. The private mind is a deceit - but in truth nothing can come into your experience that you are not the vibration of - and therefore it is your teacher, reflecting information back to you that serves balancing within the wholeness as the unique expression of individuality that is recognisably You.
While we are so distracted and engaged in outer reflection that triggers our separation drama - or should I say trauma - we are held in an exclusive focus that has suggested an either/or winner loser interpretation and thus a uni-polar reality. It is this that holds us in an almost exclusively physical or material framework of experience - where the power and freedom of imagination in service to an integrative sense of self is denied - perhaps often unknowingly - but the denial is the active force beneath the appearances of our 'local reality'.
Giving witness truly grows the awareness of true as our conscious experience - from which the live all our relationships and inspirations. Giving false witness is no less powerful - but in a negative or segregating and fragmenting and dis-empowering way. This drives the hunger for power - which is not merely some kind of sin of greed but also the survival instinct of a mis-taken identity running with all the belief given it.
While its reality reflections conform to its interpretations, such power struggle is fed or justified - by opposition as much as by alliance or conformity. It is up to you where you give your attention and allegiance - unless you define yourself in such a way as to give your power to others to frame and dictate your thought. While this is a nonsense in itself - it is tragic in its consequence of experience.
Can we give true witness without succumbing to the seduction of vengeance?
The fruits of true communication - which is infinitely more than words - are miraculous rather than the result of any coercion or ability to acquire and manipulate power. Those who have tasted of this have some basis to persist where the world sees only folly. Those who uncover the insanity of the mind set exclusively in terms of the 'local reality' meet that none-sense in their self-reality as an unworkable and meaningless identifiction - that can no longer be exclusively believed true. However, we can only work with the material at hand and regardless where our starting place - the willingness to learn anew is ever the starting place - and not the form we grasp... and become entangled with.
If winning is a perfection of loneliness and isolation; If power is consolidated in that which operates against Life in attempt to enslave and replace it with ultimate self-validation, then victory results in a wasteland of hollow robot slaves; A living death.
While you are alive enough to know it, you are never too late to re-evaluate your goals and therefore your starting premises. But if all your investments are in your mask then can you forsake them? "Better then to die in the mask than suffer the humiliation of exposure" ... to what? To a true Acceptance that you are as you are and not as you judged.
"There is nothing new under the Sun" - and "Behold I make all things new!". These can be seen to illustrate two aspects of choice - re-enactment (that conditions the mind to auto-pilot and believe itself autonomous) and exploration of willingness and curiosity for truth in its OWN terms - but as resonating within our heart as our true desire - rather than the conformity of the masked and masking from feared or hated power. You wont get this with your head (or be deceived you have) because it has to be felt and realized or recognized. Short-cutting true awareness with un-checked or out of true definitions, short changes us - and each other of shared presence.