Friday, September 22, 2017

HOW THE EGO DELUDES US

As I continue to see the toxic aerosol spraying of heavy metal nano particulates daily over my home in the San Francisco Bay Area and as monster hurricanes continue to be manipulated I feel the need to take our conversations to another level.  (Quick Note:  Weather and hurricanes have been purposely manipulated in some form or other since The Cirrus Project in 1947.  http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/006880.pdf)

My past blogs have talked about humankind’s evolution with some emphasis on the science of Kabbalah, the premise of which is that the Thought of Creation was for the Creator to bestow pleasure onto a vessel or creature.  This creature was designed to receive pleasure in its early formation.  That is, in order for the Creator to bestow pleasure, something had to be wanting and willing to receive it.  So, the Creator created a world run on desire, and in this case a desire for pleasure which is seemingly never satisfied.

For more detail on this refer to my past blogs.  However, the ego and humankind’s unending desires are topics of religious systems and philosophical discourse for millennia.  As I have said before, I’m not being judgmental.  Our ego and desires are part of our creation and we are not yet fully created spiritual beings, so we encounter numerous challenges along our path in the never-ending process of self-realization or Creation.  Until we become aware of our true Self and allow this nature of our being to lead, we will not only continue our struggles with but will find they will increase exponentially.

The ego and desire are discussed in other religious systems and while Kabbalah places emphasis on desire in Creation, this aspect of our being has been well documented in religious, philosophical and literary writings.

The Vedanta views our ego consciousness as the mischief maker and the root of all illusion.  “He who cherishing objects, desires them, is born again here or there through his desires.  But for whom those desires are satisfied and who is established in the Self, all desires vanish even here on earth.”  Mundaka Upanishad, Vedanta, Heart of Hinduism, Hans Torwesten.

Buddhism considers three types of desire:  Kamha tana or the desire for sensual pleasures; bhava tana or the desire to become something such as ambition for money or power; and, when we get disillusioned with trying to become something there is vibhava tana or the desire to get rid of things such as suffering or anger.  Buddhism sees these as all aspects of desire.  Buddhists do not say one should reject their desires, but rather reflect on them in a detached manner where one can better manage them through the Self.  http://www.buddhanet.net/4noble12.htm

“Free from desire, you realize the mystery.  Caught in desire, you see only the manifestations.”  From Tao Te Ching.

The opposite of ego is often seen as humility. Both the Old and New Testaments give references to living humbly.  In the book of Micah, we read, “What does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8).  King Solomon declared, “Humility and the fear of the Lord bring wealth and honor and life” (Proverbs 22:4).  Jesus Christ is the often-cited Christian example of humility.  Jesus is seen as not coming to earth to be served, but to serve, making “himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant” (Philippians 2:7). We see an expression of Christ’s selfless attitude in the Garden of Gethsemane when He said to His Father in heaven, “Yet not as I will, but as you will” Mark 10:45Philippians 2:5-8). “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls” (Matthew 11:29).

Our ego and our desires unchecked make us blind to truth and slow the evolutionary process of the Self towards Truth.  Much can be learned with some non-judgmental observation or detachment as we pay attention to our world.  One important observation which is cited as stage four of the evolutionary process in Kabbalah is Creature’s (Man) desire to have everything.  By everything Kabbalah means to not only be like the Creator, but to be the Creator.  When this desire manifests we get into trouble.

This desire to be the Creator is seen in much we attempt to create from pharmaceutical drugs, genetic engineering, GMOs, cloning of animals and soon humans, artificial intelligence, transhumanism, geoengineering/weather manipulation, being all powerful and ruling the world.  These manifestations are an attempt to manipulate and control Nature instead of embracing and integrating with Nature as the whole of which we are a part.

In Ken Weber’s book, A Brief History of Everything he starts with the concept of holon.  Everything is a holon.  Everything is a whole independent functioning creation and part of a larger created system of which it both participates and depends on for its survival.  As an example, atoms create molecules which create cells which create tissue and organisms.  These are basic building blocks of life.  They are all wholes and parts of larger structures.  When anyone of these basic building blocks are disrupted for any reason they affect the larger structure or organism of which they are a part.  Likewise, if the larger organism neglects these parts, not only will the parts malfunction, but the organism will eventually die.

From the perspective of the larger biosphere of which we humans as wholes are a part, Wilber discusses the process of transcendence in which humans can decide to differentiate and integrate or dissociate and alienate.  To differentiate and integrate we recognize our physical manifested difference with those of the larger biosphere, but also the importance of integrating with this biosphere and all other holons associated with it in a fashion of integrating our actions to support the larger whole.  When we dissociate and alienate we see ourselves as greater or more important than the larger biosphere of which we are a part, become alienated from the whole with total disregard for our actions as we seek to satisfy desires for personal pleasures, control, power and sovereignty.

Wilber cites the Mayan civilization which dissociated and alienated the larger biosphere. They didn’t transcend and include.  They repressed and denied.  Since the biosphere has always played an integral role in the survival of the human holon, they secured their own destruction by slashing and burning forests. 

In the book, Self-interest vs. Altruism in the Global Era, author and Kabbalist Michael Laitman discusses the act of altruism or bestowal exhibited by even the smallest living entities such as atoms, molecules and cells.  This act of bestowal is a natural phenomenon where the individual wholes instinctively understand their roles as parts of the larger system as pertains to the health and survival of the whole as well as themselves.  He relates this basic premise of God’s bestowal of goodness to systems theory, “No system can persist without its parts yielding to the interests of the system.”
By focusing on our personal desires and self-interest we leave ourselves vulnerable to those who want to manipulate this self- interest, us and Nature.  We become susceptible to illusions, lies and untruths as seeking truth threatens our perception of self-interest, pleasure and desire.

A spiritually evolved being would not desire to be the Creator, as the Creator is the essential component of the whole of the Universe and there is only One.  A spiritually evolved being would understand that they were a whole and a part of a bigger system (biosphere).  They would understand that as a part of a larger collective whole they have a responsibility to altruistically give to the whole (bestow) and how important the whole was to their own survival.

Humankind’s denial of the desire to be God as manifested by an elite group of powerful people misses this critical point in our evolution.  We already are very much like the Creator with the ability to create realities with our thoughts.  What we lack is the attribute to altruistically bestow goodness onto others and the whole as the Creator does onto us.  This is our challenge and this is our goal, one we need to act on in determined fashion every day.

For now, most of us are caught up in our own personal desires and with this a blind eye to how our desires are effected by Universal Laws and helping to manifest the world we see today.  Our ego is joyously manipulating us through fear, denial, doubt, powerlessness, greed, ambition and total disregard for the kind of world being created for ourselves and future generations.  All of which our consciousness will survive and re-manifest in another lifetime either back here on Earth if we as a species survive our current dilemma or another realm as we continue on our spiritual path.

However, is what we have helped to create on this planet in this lifetime a manifestation of our true essence?  Are we satisfied with this manifestation?  Are we so caught up in our egos that we will take our blindness with us to our next lifetime?  Can we become fearless enough to unleash our desire of our Self to seek and know Truth and deny those who are willing to destroy this world and with it us to simply satisfy their own egos?  When do we harness our inner desire to be like the Creator and manifest its goodness above and beyond everything else in the actions we take?


My next blog writing will continue this discussion. For now, contemplate what was discussed without fear, judgement, denial or guilt and pay attention to what thoughts come into your mind.  Reject any negative thoughts and go deeper.

Always be fearless, be joyful, try not to judge, emanate love and bestow God’s goodness onto others.

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