BEYOND THE ISSUES
The question, 'What is the single most pressing social issue of our day?', gives me fodder for a muse.
Is there truly any pressing social issue? Or do my biased perceptions project an appearance of social issues, and actually help to manifest and perpetuate them?
The word 'issue' indicates generally the idea that there's unsettled matter in one's world of perception.
Most ideologies of society force uniform and divided thinking as a misleading invitation to belong. Fear is instilled with the limiting concept that I am separated from the Source which is so essential to my life.
For millennia, humanity as a collective has manifested and experienced a social environment built upon traumatizing fear, a world shrouded in beliefs and disputes that often dismiss the deeper solution.
The solution for the social issues I experience and witness in cultural consciousness is found in cognitive psychospiritual development.
Growth or expansion in my life happens when I choose to use my life force and cognition to liberate myself from unkind thinking and limiting actions — by examining the contents of my mind in the light of expanding awareness.
Turning meditative, I experience a peaceful calm, and can look into any idea from a space filled with clear-sighted vision and creative intelligence.
Within that presence, my life shifts into freedom and fluidity, with vibrations that by their inherent nature are a catalyst for social change. Issues cannot linger to create havoc or stagnation in the expansion of a liberated creative intuitive mind.
A NEW SPIN
Comments came that over-population is the most pressing social issue.
Here's my spin on over-population. As with all issues, 'over-population' is the perception that there's a problem.
The perception stretches the comfort zone of the perceiver, making it an issue.
Facts and figures may seem to indicate over-population threatens our survival, but it still comes down to individual interpretation of the facts. Some say it's an issue, some say it's not.
The world's best scientists cannot agree on issues such as global warming and over-population.
Well, I made a decision in 1978 at 25 to not have children. I cannot do anything further, legally, to reduce human over-population. The best any of us can do, in my view, is to make the best of what we have. Forcing by activism brings no lasting solutions.
The world elite, it seems, are currently working on the 'problem' of over-population. How they go about it may be on their karma.
We who value the thriving of earth and her creatures, including the human species, can put more energy into elevating the quality of life for those who remain, such as by teaching 'our children' emotional intelligence skills (I now have two sons and grandchildren by love and marriage, and am related to all children by humanity).
Making the best of what I have means also to support a shift towards a 'better world' by putting a different SPIN on myself, that is, by allowing my Source-Psyche INtegration to emerge.
SOURCE-PSYCHE INTEGRATION (SPIN)
Universal vibrations of joy, peace, and freedom signal throughout the human design, non-intrusively yielding to the inherent gift of free will choice.
On our journey through the ages humans develop and expand, learning to understand our potent gift of free will. Individually and collectively, the far-reaching and extreme life experience of awakening can be very unsettling. Another, more self-empowering possibility is that we take our psychospiritual development into our own hands.
From an early age, my love for spiritual truth along with an innate urge to question what was presented to me with an open mind, propelled me into many new and often challenging experiences.
I hadn’t found any lasting satisfaction in the solidified material world. Drifting off into religious structure had stiffened my life. Exploring spirituality came with a feeling of exclusion and aloofness. Abstract thought was entertaining yet not very lively.
While critical thinking and knowledge kept me awake to a degree, integration opened all the doors that had excluded me.
It wasn’t all smooth and easy, as mental processing of right and wrong had to shift gears. Expanding into the universal mind of neutrality and creative thought is a continuous process.
But, that is just one side of the coin. While gaining insights into the universal workings, I saw the need to walk my talk.
Pondering my latest mantra, 'I am Source having a human experience....', it dawned on me that the individual soul or human psyche is a type of regulator for spiritual voltage through the human body.
What allows, I wondered, the free flow of spiritual voltage in the human experience?
With delight, I recognized the beautiful and effortless intelligent design of Source.
My early interest in psychology was recently rekindled by Paul Micallef, an aerospace engineer with a passion for teaching Emotional Intelligence, who like me, is on the Autism Spectrum.
Through his liberating insights into Asperger's Syndrome (now known as level one on the autism spectrum) I see again the great gift of integration.
Spiritual integration has yielded fruitful branches within the tree of psychology. I welcome newly helpful tools to develop and optimize the aspects of persona that still are unsettled within the whole.
So an inquiring mind asks, 'What preparation could ease me through the current cycle of cosmic events, to a new experience of existence?'
Source-Psyche Integration feels to be the foundation for ascension, to me.
Eternal vibrational qualities (such as love, joy, peace and freedom) can be experienced by softening attention, letting go of attachments, and 'sinking in' to the subtle and mystical whole.
From that space, the 'inner' voice spoke to Elijah (not in fire or earthquakes but in a gentle breeze) and through the psalmist wrote, 'Be still, and know, I am God'.
As an aside, while respecting the literary work of the Bible for its insights, the patriarchal/masculine interpretation of a separate God is to me preceded by the self-existent all pervasive cosmos of consciousness, referred to as Source.
According to the Ra material (Law of One), the determining factor of Ascension is whether a person's life serves self or others.
As I mused upon this, the realization came that if I serve others in order to gain reward for myself, I am actually serving self.
Therefore, clarity about my motivation matters.
A devoted practice of reflective contemplation on my self-identity mantra supports the integration process.
I am Source,
integrating a human experience,
guided and motivated
by Love for Love Itself.
'Love for Love Itself' instills trust and patience that whatever crosses my path will turn into a welcome gift.
Needs that have been long suppressed or relegated to later are met in the integration of the heart with the mind and the psyche with Source. The trauma of humankind is ready to be released, frozen emotions to be warmed, shadows to be hugged and fractured souls to be mended. Surely the more whole one is, the more realized one will be, through the process called ascension.
By honoring my earthly life with the illuminating and inspiring light of the integrated Self, the bridge is built into a life experienced in Christ-mind unity.
Comments are appreciated.
Image credit: found on Cacao Integrity site. Artist unknown.
In "The Biology of Transcendence: A Blueprint of the Human Spirit", Joseph Chilton Pearce writes,
"'The ability to rise and go beyond' is the definition of transcendence.... While this force constitutes our nature and fires our spirit, an honest exploration of it must contend with this counter question: Why, with a history so rich in noble ideals and lofty philosophies that reach for the transcendent, do we exhibit such abominable behaviors? Our violence towards ourselves and the planet is an issue that overshadows and makes a mockery of all our high aspirations....
"Neither our violence nor our transcendence is a moral or ethical matter of religion, but rather an issue of biology. We actually contain a built-in ability to rise above restriction, incapacity, or limitation and, as a result of this ability, possess a vital adaptive spirit that we have not yet fully accessed.
"While this ability can lead us to transcendence, paradoxically it can lead also to violence; our longing for transcendence arises from our intuitive sensing of this adaptive potential and our violence arises from our failure to develop it...."
"Culture, as the collected embodiment of our survival ideation, is the mental environment to which we must adapt, the state of mind with which we identify.
"The nature or character of a culture is colored by the myths and religions that arise within it, and abandoning one myth or religion to embrace another has no effect on culture because it both produces and is produced by these elements.
"Science has supposedly supplanted religion — but it has simply become our new religious form and an even more powerful cultural support....
"That we are shaped by the culture we create makes it difficult to see that our culture is what must be transcended, which means we must rise above our notions and techniques of survival itself, if we are to survive...."
"Creator and created as a co-inspiring dynamic make imperative a simple natural law: Intelligence, no matter how innate or genetically encoded, can unfold within us only when an actual model for that intelligence is given us.
"All dynamics must have their generative source, even if the source can never be factually determined — if there are two mirrors reflecting each other in an infinite regress, which one could we say initiates the reflection?...."
[Gary's note: Perhaps the initiator is the One who placed the mirrors, i.e., the self-existing Source/cosmos of consciousness/One Being which broke the Stillness so that creator Gods/Goddesses and their creations would emerge.]
"From the beginning of our life, the characteristics of each new possibility must be demonstrated for us by someone, some thing, or an event in our immediate environment.... models of nature's new possibility, our next evolutionary step manifested by our newest neural structure, transcending violence to create a new, viable reality...."
[Gary's note: Some few humans may also step out of their cultural confines and be the initiators of a new model — such as, 'I am Source, having a human experience, guided and motivated by my love for Love Itself.']
...while as a concept I hear your words, buy still re-cognize the separate "I, Me, My" in the phrases chosen...
I believe that the "Love" spoken of by most people, can only be truly understood by crossing over, and cannot be fully applied in this physical realm...so I personally strive for finding contentment in this day-to-day experience, which provides me with a viable barometer as to how my transition from re-acting to responding is coming along...
All things spoken of, all text and literature is knowledge provided and can only become wisdom when the individual takes it in and processes their own from that which was provided...Knowledge is Learned and Wisdom is knowledge Applied, imo
Yes, nuances are missing and that is inherent in this type of communication.
Some try to deny the I, me, my ... but it seems not to work.
An Asperger's brain tends towards the abstract although I endeavor now to bring concepts into measurable changes in daily life.
What others do with love is outside my domain. I feel connection with Source that is Love for Love Itself while recognizing it may be all in my head.
My greatest contentment has come from integrating Source energies.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts. May I add your comment to my post?
Borrowing the meditation instructions from the book, 'Sensitive Is the NEW STRONG: The Power of Empaths in an Increasingly Harsh World,' my statement of spiritual self-identity can be inserted to create a powerful reinforcement.
She writes, 'I invite you to carve out twenty minutes of time and find quiet space. Take four deep breaths before repeating the words* slowly in your mind or out loud for eight repetitions, with four breaths in between each. Once done, close your eyes for about five to seven minutes, allowing the words to sink in.
'You may wish to journal any insights that come to you during the process. Don't fret if nothing comes to you the first few times you do the meditation....
'I invite you to imagine experiencing yourself and the world in a whole new way, from a place of love rather than one of fear, expansion rather than contraction, connectedness rather than isolation. What would it be like to show up more authentically, empowered and fully connected to your intuition and your deepest purpose?'
*The words, 'I am Source, having a human experience, guided and motivated by my love for Love Itself.'
God is Our Refuge and Strength
(2 Kings 18:13-16; 2 Chronicles 32:1-8; Psalm 47:1-9; Psalm 48:1-14)
1God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
2Therefore we won't be afraid, though the earth changes, though the mountains are shaken into the heart of the seas;
3though its waters roar and are troubled, though the mountains tremble with their swelling. Selah.
4There is a river, the streams of which make the city of God glad, the holy place of the tents of the Most High.
5God is in her midst. She shall not be moved. God will help her at dawn.
6The nations raged. The kingdoms were moved. He lifted his voice, and the earth melted.
7Yahweh of Armies is with us. The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
8Come, see Yahweh's works, what desolations he has made in the earth.
9He makes wars cease to the end of the earth. He breaks the bow, and shatters the spear. He burns the chariots in the fire.
10"Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in the earth."
11Yahweh of Armies is with us. The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by the sons of Korah.
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COMMENTS ON LOVE FOR LOVE ITSELF POST
Chaos exists in order and order in chaos. Fractals demonstrate this tendency in their chaotic yet ordered beauty. When my life is in chaos (which it often is with our daughters and their mental incapacities) I try to find the predictable order that inevitably reveals itself. It's always there. I just have to remember to seek it and utilize it.
Without going into too much detail, I guess I should explain "mental incapacities"... Our twins were adopted from a Russian orphanage at age 7. They weighed 36# each at the time and you can imagine the physical and mental toll that took on their development. We have had many wonderful experiences with them and enjoyed their growth and development from whatever neglect and abuse they surely suffered. That said, early childhood is a critical time for developing a foundation for rational brain function in comprehension, empathy, maturity, predicting outcomes, and all of the other thought processes required for a productive and satisfying life. I'll only add that now at age 31 many of their choices have had and still have a seriously negative impact on many people, including us and most particularly their own children. We struggle daily with the consequences of those choices even though they no longer live in our home. Again, I always look for the order in the inevitable chaos. Thankfully, it is always there. It just takes focus to find it at times.
Although I have no experience directly similar in intensity to yours, my years as live-in therapeutic couple and houseparents with my wife (to adults with developmental disabilities and ASD) give me some basis for relating. I admire your strength, and also the lucidity of your writing and clarity of understanding.