In reply to H. Vlad - who said:
This is the way of choosing. Thru out history there was a series of
puzzles that demanded attention because of results that changed (in
worst, most cases) the perception of reality, of life as we see it. We
as participants in this all around show that we call life, are
challenged to take a stance and make a CHOICE, utterly based, in
principle, to our convictions, our desires.
Yes - that's where I feel to be with regard to perceiving an 'insane' world. Step back and feel what the real choice is - rather than be conformed in false framing. If I write now on the theme of this - it is to (your) willingness to alight in it - and not as a personal response or expectation.
Giving power to hate, fear and death, is subjection and torment of such experience. The mind cannot think outside its conditioning but from a new choice, rises a new mind. The choice to hate and fear a negative... becomes the negative operating in mask or disguise. The choice to not align in, support or give focus of energy and attention in reaction is a 'releasing the mind' in which the true movement of an Original Nature aligns a choice I cannot make alone - for the 'alone-ness' IS the mind of the choice to give power to a wish - and believe it guilty of killing true - which in a sense it does while operating as the foundation of the mind.
The 'survival' (fear and war) script becomes an awakening script. Firstly to the exposure of the insanity as insane. A choice to hate and resist evil - unrecognized as choice - locks the mind into forcing its version of 'sanity' on top of perceived chaos under the guilt of fear - and the fear of guilt's penalty. From the point of the Projection called the Fall - this is where we 'came in' or were 'entranced' and so this is where NOT justifying re-investment in hate as word, thought and deed - puts the 'mind behind'. (releases a trapped or looped attention). And opens to all things new. This cannot be put into old paradigm concept without subverting the forms of new insight to the same old deceit.
This opening or disclosure may be imagined or surmised to occur in any case with physical death - but opening a House of Many Mansions while yet in the focus of physical sense is a collective shift - in a choiceless choice - for when the nature of what SEEMS choice is starkly illuminated, no 'mind' of 'choose-between' sits on its illusory fence. But the nature of the 'mind' of 'choose-between' is to know not what it does. Or in modern terms - unconscious of the nature and habit of its choices - in a world that seems to just 'happen' and to which reaction is already preloaded to be triggered.
To love in hell is a self-contradiction - just as is 'war in Heaven'. To be the willingness of love in hell is any instant of the release of the mind of self-hatred to the simple and native desire for truth.
If God so loved his Son that He gave him the world healed and anew - then to shift to the point of recognition of such calls for an alignment in like qualities - as the choices by which we accept a true Source and Authoring rather than assert an oppositional independence that only seems power by the hidden hate of a false self seeking.
The psyop of fear is at root the call to fear in denial. It calls for allegiance in sacrifice of wholeness to a reversal f Creation - under the guise of power and protection for a fragmented and dissociated sense of self.
The idea that humans do only what is in their own interest needs also to allow their accepted self-definition frames their perceptions and reactions. Self-hate is more than capable of operating a vengeance upon all that lives under an illusion of being a power above a hated life. For it supports not our self-specialness in 'wish' no matter how forcefully or how pathetically we play that out - and so a sense of betrayal is projected by the wish that is actually embodied in the choice of a wish over true willing. Knowing not what we do.
To raise the illusion of power, one must kill the truth and keep it so. But to the belief in such power does love seem total sacrifice - because the true power of life is not felt within such belief - being already the doing of the thing it fears.
This is a morning meditation. The sun here where I write is bright and today is at hand to be lived - one way or another. The feeling of being and the recognition of love's honesty is not demanding special forms and conditions to be itself, but rather a willingness of 'not knowing' into which the prompts and inspirations of the ordinary moment - become the felt movement of a flow of being. And yes - this will encounter 'unwillingness' or 'resistance' that can frame me in reaction or be released in discernment.
Why do I have a mind that can block the light - and cast all in its own shadow? When its victory is my defeat also?
Because I give it attention and allegiance and prominence in place of a true appreciation.
How might we wake to the nature and the act of what we do - beneath the mask of the world, but by meeting our Reflection at every turn? Are we damned thereby? Or released while the cock crows dawning by the grace of noticing.
If there seems a harvest of fear, is there also not a harvest of willingness for love? - through which love's recognition wordlessly extends - unblocked and truly alive?