Love/Hate…all is one

WHERE IS GOD IN THIS?

Yes, like many others, I have been outraged and horrified at the brutality and violence that continues to be perpetrated in the name of God…

Extremism and fundamentalism – twin horrors that have emerged from the human psyche…the religious impulse is part of an overall programming mechanism to prepare humanity on its journey of spiritual-self discovery and actualisation…the shadow-self nature of spirit is an innate aspect of our carefully chosen human experience and it is embedded deep within our akashic code…a vestigial link to the dark side of god which strives to resolve its own issues of self-actualisation and self-doubt and until we – as a race of beings, embrace our intrinsic, inborn spiritual perfection, until we have outgrown the need for religious expression and identity or spiritual discrimination of any kind – these dark aspects of our nature will continue to vie for control and abhorrent, de-humanizing fundamentalist movements such as Sharia Law or the trailer-trash white supremacy thugs will maintain their hold over our ignorance and superstition…

Yet even the so-called “New Age” movements are rife with dogma and doctrine, disinformation and a plethora of “do’s and don’ts” that specify to us who and what is “spiritual” and who and what is not…that dictate certain pathways which must be followed if we are to become “spiritual” or “enlightened” or “perfect”…that preach their version of the “only way” –  whether it be vegetarianism, yoga, meditation, chanting, “right thinking;” far too many workshops and books on “How to Be Spiritual” (imagine reading a book on “How to Be Human!”…or paying thousands of dollars to learn how! Absurd, right?)..or that embrace the warm and fuzzies with puppy posters and a “love is the answer to everything ” credo as some universal panacea for the afflictions of Self and Soul…and a host of other paradigms, proscriptions and prescriptions that doom us to a thousand years of reincarnation before we become eligible for so-called spiritual rewards…or that set standards that, frankly, we being rife with human frailties as is as our natural disposition, are almost impossible to live up to, condemning us to never being able to achieve this elusive “spiritual” – (certainly not in this lifetime)…

Whilst all these modalities and practices are undeniably invigorating and rejuvenating for mind, body, emotions and Ego, they have no actual impact on our individual “spirituality” or spiritual development (other than what we believe them to have)…because by very definition of our existence we are inherently spiritual, like the minute strands of DNA inside us all are inherently human…yet we accept and are guided by voices that admonish us to meet an endless list of criteria and dictated “ways of being” which, if we cannot, we are told we are imperfect and need to spiritually “grow” or we are “young souls just starting out” and so many other discriminatory determinates, when all we ever need is to be…just be…who we are, what we are…as we are…

And, as hard to swallow as it may be, even vile hate mongers are following their true, spiritual paths as facets of the Infinite Cosmic Light Being, as perfect aspects of this perfect god we so revere…and in the end…we always come back to the same faithful old cliche that…All Is One (and it doesn’t mean you have to accept or buy into anything or not strive to change anything…just be who you are and do what you do..that is enough).

Who was it that said: “If you cannot see the Buddha in everything, you see the Buddha in nothing!”?

Raging Against the Machine….

JUST A THOUGHT…

I was at a recent rally  at my local City Heart space, to rage against Monsanto and the GMO movement…later, I took my daughter to see the movie “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” and, like the movie “Pay it Forward” I was left with a sense of deep compassion and humanity, my heart bursting with an urgent desire for mankind to change and yes, I cried. Walking back through the empty space of the recent piece of political theatre, the energy spent, the CityHeart back to the rhythm of its day, everything as it was, I wondered at this desire we express for demonstrative change and the energy of righteous anger compared to compassionate conviction…and how we discern what changes are “good” and what may be “bad,” and although I’ve never attended them, it brought to mind the many similar rages against gene splicing and stem cell research of the previous generations and where they have taken us as a race preparing to enter a vast and infinite future…As I am not particularly political – though many of my younger friends are, I have no comment on these issues either way really other than this:

“… 500 years or more from now, as the earth has become less habitable and as the Human race has launched itself into space and inhabits asteroid cities and self-sustaining space stations, littered throughout the solar system and perhaps beyond, many things that will be accepted as normal, right and acceptable have changed…the food we eat, including fresh fruit and vegetable simulants… without benefit of sun and soil, wind and rain…using advanced hydroponics and genetically modified to develop in zero gravity,contains all the nutrition necessary to maintain healthy, human life…it is packed with anti-oxidants and a host of  DNA management  nutrients that ensure disease has no opportunity to develop…thanks to advances in stem cell research and DNA/genetic modification, post-humans, as we are fast becoming, live almost as long as we choose, use more than 50% capacity of our brains, rely less and less on vocal communications and more on mind melds…we can manipulate how we choose to look and what talents we wish to manifest…the notion of “spirituality” has been transcended, there is no need for faith or belief…we know, energetically speaking, what our cosmic components are and we express them as casually as any other day-to-day aspect of our lives…there is no longer a concept of a “god,” rather, we acknowledge , through manipulation of our own energetic frequencies and links, the intelligent, sentient cosmic order  that  is responsible for existence as we know it…we recognise and understand the pioneers who began – centuries ago, experimenting with GMO foods and stem cell research that have allowed us to live in deep space, as we do, that allow new species, both animal, vegetable and sentient mineral,  to survive and thrive on an almost inhabitable earth. Yet we also recognise that early protest movements against this research initiated certain changes and modifications that directed the science into more powerful and positive outcomes which benefited all of mankind, wiping out poverty and disease in less than a century…but that was so long ago and humans have embraced their place as a First Level cosmic civilization…”

It’s just a thought…