Much of human history comes to us, fabricated, from religious-based teaching institutions and/or secular based public educational systems. Plainly, learning industries are biased in their particular conditioned beliefs, and of course greatly influenced by the human proclivity for story-telling and myth-making. Speaking bluntly, I would submit that most of the history that we are taught is contrived by humans to serve expedient human agendas, and does not reflect anything close to actuality.
Consequently, for those with open minds who reject the official Kool-Aid of consensus reality dished out in churches, schools, and media outlets, or at least find it suspect to one degree or another, there is an alternative paradigm. This model extends beyond the two major propaganda industries which the majority of humans have affiliated themselves with for most of their lives — religious provincialism and scientific materialism.
Contrary to the usual core assumption, we are not our bodies. We did not create them, but rather occupy them. Immortal Spirit infuses a portion of its light energy, called “soul”, into temporary organic mechanisms. These bio-vehicles with which souls are fused for the lifespan of the individual were fabricated, just like everything else in the universe (though not by some creator deity who subsequently demands eternal worship).
When entering 3-D virtual realities (AKA illusions) such as Earth, our memory of who and what we truly are is usually suppressed so that we can concentrate on this current life, as if it were the first and only one. The ensuing amnesia gives us the freedom to experience the unknown, and to enjoy our human ride with maximum visceral impact.
The type of adventures typically pursued on the more primitive planets such as Earth will most often include integrity issues revolving around greed, envy, hatred, ignorance, and pride. Most of us will not find out (remember) that we are forever until we die.
While in human form, the whole creative process of manifestation may seem like magic, but it is actually more in the nature of an advanced technology that accounts for the appearance of the world and its props that we typically believe to be concrete reality. The whole material plane itself is more in the nature of a convincing illusion, or holographic projection. Essentially, it is an extension of what we might call the “spiritual” realm, which is without beginning and will never end.
Everything in the physical and ethereal existence is created. Planets, suns and all forms of life, intelligent or otherwise, existing on planets, moons and space cities throughout the universe are all compounded, fabricated phenomena. The concept of “random” is nothing but a human contrivance – a speculative fantasy with which to amuse ourselves while asleep in the dream.
Nothing happens by chance or accident, although humans in their physical incarnation are not generally conscious of the programed, choreographic nature of their existence. If they were, it would defeat the purpose of the illusion, which is to provide a realistic experience (holograph) of what human life entails for each experiencer. In essence, it’s a customized ride, and is called “empty” by some, because it is composed of the very same stuff of which dreams are made. As the late great sage Ramana Maharshi noted, “you will find the world of which you are now aware is just as unreal as the world in which you lived your dream.”
In terms of being able to fathom the mysteries of this universe, both religious fundamentalists and scientific materialists are like children in the kindergarten playground feuding over whose Dad is tougher. People tend to imagine that there are only animals, humans, and some Creator Entity they call God, or else that matter on its own somehow formed itself into San Francisco, London, and New York over time. However, it is more likely that in reality there are millions of levels of beings on the spectrum between Source and humans, some of whom create solar systems and all the stuff that comes with star fields.
Humans are pretty much confined to this planet, which means they are still in a kind of baby play pen, relative to the rest of the galactic community. Naturally, babies see their mother or father as God, because they don’t know any better — they have no basis for comparison. Either that, or they enter a rebellious adolescent phase in which they refuse and deny any parental authority. Both cases can be recognized as developmental stages, rather than fixed positions to be clung to as if they represent any enduring reality.
In the same way, early humans may have encountered beings who landed here in spacecraft and regarded those beings as God. Over time, they may have gone on to make up stories and legends about them, which then got edited repeatedly by other ignorant humans. Such myths in turn come down to us as texts like the bible, which some people who are either too lazy to investigate for themselves, or else are so indoctrinated from birth that they can’t imagine any other possibility, take as the literal truth of their origins and history. Either that, or we imagine that our sciences alone have finally answered the question of our appearance in this realm, even though science itself is regularly updating its theories on consciousness, human origins, as the nature of the universe itself.
In reality, this phenomenal universe itself is nothing more than a grain of sand on an infinite beach of the totality, which has no limit, no beginning, and no end. It is unimaginably vaster than what is currently perceived by humans with all of their primitive instruments and speculative theories which change from year to year. Moreover, it’s occupied by countless numbers of distinct energy forces more numerous than the stars. In contrast, human reality is a pinprick on a strand of vibrations that make up the smallest part of an atom.
The scientific materialists may critique the religious believers as backwards, but what they don’t realize is that they are simply identifying with another belief system themselves (and an incredibly confining one at that). Human belief systems always compete with each other, hence the current and enduring nature of this realm — perpetual warfare. On the other hand, were they as truly open-minded as they claim, the materialists might take the time to inquire into their own beliefs.
What they would eventually discover (if they were sincere and persistent) is that no belief is true, but merely a subjective and provisional mental formation, conditioned by various causes, and subject to ongoing modification due to the very nature of consciousness itself. Additionally, they will come to recognize that consciousness is not a brain phenomena, as they now contend, but actually just the opposite.
Moreover, if they persist in sincere inquiry, they might come to recognize that the human intellect, with all of its reason and logic, can only take one so far, before it too becomes an impediment to the revelation of the Mystery of the Unknown which transcends human comprehension.
Essentially, all “isms”, even the most seemingly comprehensive, still represent the human intellect’s attempt to organize chaos into manageable conceptual designations, and thus are artificial superimpositions on “what is”. They are fabricated stories we tell ourselves around the tribal campfire, to shield ourselves from the looming unknown of the dark night. Ironically, it is only be letting go of such mental constructs and surrendering to the vastness of the unknown that the infinite reality in all of its wonder can begin to reveal itself.
When we become truly humble enough to recognize that we don’t know, we may become available to a spark of the true knowledge, which our arrogance has thus far obscured from us while we’ve been debating about which religion or “scientific” point of view can more accurately account for the totality of universal manifestation.
We try to apply human knowledge to that which transcends human knowledge, and most of us carry our fixed beliefs with us to the grave, never bothering to consider that everything we’ve been told about life and accepted as our personal belief may simply be somebody else’s second-hand story – and only as real as the reality we ourselves have granted it.
Human souls have existed prior to coming to earth and will never stop existing even after death. Indeed, there is no such thing as death – we wake up after this life into another life. Once on the “other side”, what do we find? What some call “heavens” are just more sophisticated classrooms a little further on and higher up in the development of the soul, and like our earth-type planets, are still temporary environments. There are far more profound realities, inconceivable to the human imagination, which await us beyond the utopian realms we might take to be “heavens”.
Ultimately, even the concept of some individual soul may be seen through and transcended, but for us humans, that is putting the cart way before the horse. There is a whole lot more work to be done before that recognition is anything other than another intellectual fantasy, and in fact clinging to such an idea (“anatta” in Buddhism) can be merely another impediment, conflating absolute and relative views.
One thing is certain – there is no longer the need for any religion or philosophy once we have left this rock behind in the rear view mirror. Such pastimes are for those who can only guess and speculate about the nature of reality. Once awakened, we will no longer need to indulge in such fantasy – it will all be startlingly clear.
“Conclusively, in my opinion, religion was a useful vehicle to gravitate awareness to a new resonation of values in Earths history. It was useful, in their former original forms and values to begin to invite spiritual thought and self-reflection. It is my view and understanding that religions, in their current form, no longer sustain or gravitate humanity in the same way they once did. This is simply because such religions cannot meet the demand for higher forms of information, of science and of validation which so many human beings now seek. In a sense, human beings have evolved beyond the appeal and promises of religion and seek answers, experiences and validations which religion cannot provide. The original values of unconditional love, brotherhood and harmony with the Earth must be reintegrated into the modern world, within modern living and modern thinking.”
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