Saturday, June 11, 2011

THE REAL AND THE MAZE

Like a stuck record our inner narrative is an outdated interpretation of past experience, which can be understood as an expression of our struggle with unresolved issues of identity, self worth, love and trust. I see atmospheric felt-senses, nostalgic qualia and elusive tinged memories of past figments of self as being part of the collective dream emerging from the subterranean zeitgiest of the species. Rather than own these figments as our own experience of past lives, which is a misleading personalization that stops inquiry, we should be using these impulses from the ocean of noesis for their seeds of transpersonal consciousness in divining a more direct route to the mystic civilization. For we know that the "Kingdom has come" and the "Kingdom lies within" and yet we forever miss the mark in bringing this Kingdom into manifestation, because we invariably personalize the signs and wrap them into the web of our small, limited story. However if we lived more from an archetypal viewpoint—in tune with the timeless continuum—we would question how these symbols and qualia could be weaved into the tapestry of High Art, which builds the bridge to the transcendent future.

One morning I was in an elaborate dream. A woman was leaving to catch a bus and was deciding to either take a taxi or to walk the distance to the bus station. In the dream I had the memory of having walked that route before, I looked at the map, but felt uneasy about exactly remembering how to get there. So apparently this is a dream of an inexact memory...and we can never know if I actually DID walk the route in a previous dream, or if I was only having a fake memory of a past dream event that never happened. Past life qualia are like this...the unconscious mind LOVES to show us just how magical and mysterious we are, but we miss the message when we cling to the personal story and the 3D.

To evolve we must Grok that “the imagination is unlimited” and it can dream up entire universes and any number of fake past lives to express its magical talent for infinity and meaning making. It is up to us to then interpret the “dream” in the most expedient fashion in establishing the High Art, which builds the bridge to the transcendent future. In this dream I had anxiety over my "prior knowledge" of the journey, but I also felt a deeply hidden impulse of “laissez faire” in recognizing that it was up to the Other to find their own way through the labyrinth...and that although my primary drive is to become a Map Maker and Pathfinder...I cannot walk the path for others, I must indeed focus on making my OWN journey one of High Art...for only in THIS way can the Kingdom come.

The barriers between the layers of my psyche started to significantly unravel on watching the emotionally healing TV series "Kyle XY" on netflicks. The firewalls between the compartmentalized levels of consciousness must be breached in order for integral consciousness and the whole human to come into effect. Soulful inquiry and communication about this process of emotional-psychic healing will allow us to navigate these opaque, unconscious waters without confounding the process with the “resistances” of collective schizo-paranoia that shatters the world into parts and separates us from the Self-synthesis of divine communion. Thus we must first become benign unto our-selves to exist in a benign world and thereby manifest the basic structures of undistorted universal life.

“It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things. For the reformer has enemies in all those who profit by the old order, and only lukewarm defenders in all those who would profit by the new order, this lukewarmness arising partly from fear of their adversaries, who have the laws in their favor; and partly from the incredulity of mankind, who do not truly believe in anything new until they have actual experience of it.” Machiavelli

Machiavelli was an astute observer of human nature...and it is this kind of screwed-if-you-do/screwed-if-you-don't cul-de-sac that we need to study and clearly elucidate in order to move on from underhanded Borg tactics to “cosmic genius unleashed from restraints.” The bottom line is that the Borg is UNSUSTAINABLE for it is against the life principle...thus the Borg and all its evil ways is on the way out. Therefore we had better soberly and sincerely align with what actually DOES WORK in the universe in order to survive and thrive. We must lighten up to the essence of our essential nature…that of adventure, exuberance, differentiation, inspiration and experimentation.

The facile pendulum of power is a game of conflict played out to entertain the brainstem of the masses and keep their eyes off the ultimate prize...personal sovereignty.
The negative pathway, which we might call “violence,” focuses more on the disenhancement of others in an effort to get on top. Eric Fromm points out that one’s frustration must be experienced as unjust or as a sign of rejection for it to lead to aggression. To free ourselves from the Borg’s path of violence we must stop rejecting our Self, and re-enchant our world by hacking open our psychic firewalls and knitting together our compartmentalized layers, to live in the truth of what does actually work for us. We must become “Real” by dropping the confusion, monotony and banality of utilitarian programming to invent, nurture, and make room for our unlimited Self that lies hidden behind the stone fa├žade of the conditioned automaton. For the reign of peace on earth we all must stop the violence of self-rejection and become benign and Real unto our-selves.

Becoming Real: Defeating the Stories We Tell Ourselves That Hold Us Back by Gail, MD. Saltz and Gail Saltz. This is not your average self-help book! Gail artfully exposes our unconscious story-making that fatally influences our actions, happenstance and destiny.