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Monday, 23 May 2011

In Ourselves We Trust


There is only one path to clarity.



The path will not be found by following what others teach. The path will not appear for one who relies on others to show the way. Be weary of those who claim to know truth and groups who claim to be "higher" than others. Beware of people who label themselves. Take everything with a grain of salt.



There is surely a battle for the mind. Whether this is done by outside powers purposely or not is not the issue at hand. The issue at hand is to insure that the mind is not owned by anything other than the entity that the mind is directly in connection with. Your mind is your souls mind; your heart is your soul’s heart. Insure that these are not sabotaged for whatever reason, and by trusting your gut, trusting your internal knowledge, you will protect yourself from outside influence.



Confusion runs rampant. So much information, so many are claiming this or that truth. There is only so much claiming of truth that one can handle. We are fed up of being fed what others believe as truth. We must awaken to the reality of universal knowledge; the library is open and waiting for all to enter. If you want truth, we cannot teach you, we can only urge you to look within yourself; we can only present you with the option to find truth in self- reflection, deep understanding of who you are. Why do you behave as you do? Be honest with yourself. Why are you here? What is your purpose?  How can you reach the fullest potential, as intended? What is right and wrong, is it universal? These questions have answers that are universal, they are found in almost every spiritual and religious practice. These answers are also found within, every single one of us hold these answers. It is NOT a coincidence that every  messenger, every prophet, every genuine spiritual attained come to the similar, if not identical answers through deep meditation, self-reflection, self-observation…it is the connection to the same source, it is universal knowledge, and this knowledge can be attained by every single one of us.



Before we can understand what was intended, before we can see unity, real unity, not the illusion of oneness that is fed to us, but actual unity, no hierarchy, no leadership necessary, before this can be a reality, we must understand ourselves individually, and we must strive to evolve from our state of “natural born sinner”.



We always pass blame. We say that the planet is the way it is because it cannot be any other way, impossible for anything other than what we see. We claim original sin, or that it is not possible for all humans to change the way that we were created. Does this not all sound like a way to not take responsibility for the current status of our system, a system that clearly enables all the deadly sins that are preached in the same faiths that preach original sin? Do we also do this on a smaller scale? We blame everyone else for our misfortunes; this is why most of us have issues solving personal problems, because we rarely take full responsibility. We must grow up, and take responsibility; we must evolve, and rid ourselves of the old ways of thinking. The bubble is almost gone, but it lingers...



I am an idealist, I do not bother with statements such as “that’s not possible” or “it cannot be changed”, for if I can think this way, then surely, others do as well, that my friend, is reality.

I am not equal to God, for God is my creator, and the creator of all. The created cannot be greater than the creator. God is not above me, God is not below me, nor is God beside me, God is not seperate from me at all...God is within me. For when we say "In God we trust", we are also saying, "In ourselves we trust".


WIth Love

17 comments:

  1. Although I agree with many of your points but this is a classic case of did the chicken come before the egg or the other way around. Does self trust come as a bi-product of trusting God as an outside source or the other way around. Most religions indicate that humans as they believe will adopt ways of thinking that are internal such as checking themselves and making sure that they are conducting themselves in good manners which then increases their self trust as there main gauge for good character. On the other hand can people be guided with total disregard of religious ruling telling them what to do by being true to themselves along the way despite wrong actions? If people were to trust themselves whole heartedly even if they were acting wrong, never instructed and directed they would not subconsciously integrate the ideals of good conduct and come to those conclusions later on unless they observed it in interactions with others. And the saying goes you cannot give what you have not received. As you grow up, it is difficult for children to comprehend the concept of being good in the eyes of their caregivers because they see themselves as being nothing but good so they see the futility of it all and yet they realize that for their own survival and security from a world filled with (whether imagined or real) threats that they should conform. This conformity is not destructive to their true-self but is builds on it. Both their sense of self as a being and their sense of self as human with its own titles, identifications and labels are meshed together and one cannot be denied. That is why I dont agree when you say that God is not above you because as a human being who has both a growing part and an "is" part that already is, the is aspect naturally becomes realized without effort by believing in something that is greater than himself. Naturally and effortlessly he becomes sure of himself more and more because of his trust in God both within himself and without. This trust in God will allow him to sleep at night because something greater than him is in control and yet gives him the strength to do his part in living a conscious life without the feeling of having two conflicting parts to him but an integrated whole.

    My two cents :) HEM

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  2. I will never ask or suggest that people steer clear of religious belief; I do believe there are some people who require religious belief as a base to morals and ethics. This may not be a requirement; maybe we can call it more of a security blanket.

    I do not think we can put everyone in the same boat; there are certain people who see things differently than say, I see them, or you see them. We all perceive our reality differently, according to our environment. We are products of our environment as you sort of said in your comment. I don’t agree that children believe right off the bat that they are good, our society has molded us to believe (through religious doctrine, or otherwise) that we are imperfect, natural born sinners, separate from God, etc. Why is it that when a child is complimented, rather than a confident response such as, "thank you, I know", they shy away, become awkward, and don’t know how to accept the compliment, some will even get angry. I mean, you see this same behaviour in adults...we are molded to not accept our own beauty, our own unique qualities, which in turn makes us into victims who do not take responsibility for our lives, our neighbours lives and ultimately, our planet, our galaxy, our universe. A lack of understanding and acceptance of the greatness of creation in turn brings about a lack of real appreciation to our creator. How can one trust God if they do not even trust themselves or their fellow humans?

    When I see a beautiful painting, before asking who painted it, I appreciate the painting and soak it all in. I appreciate the painting before asking about the painter. I appreciate the creation before I can fully appreciate the creator…

    When I say God is not above me, I am saying this in the literal sense, I say this mainly to remove the imagery of God being some bearded man in the sky reaching his hand down and "touching" mankind when he feels the need to do so. I do appreciate, accept and recognize that God is greater than I, though I is part of Gods’ creation, if God created I, then he surely also created self, and self is a manifestation of Gods’ creation. Meaning, Gods’ glory is seen in all that God has created. As I stated in the final paragraph, the created -I-(Ego) can never be greater than the creator -God-. And since God created I (Ego) , a part of God is in the I (Ego) which you can call the self (soul). I am not a psychologist and cannot pretend to be well versed in the creation of the terms I ID and EGO, but I have developed my own understanding of what I encompass...When one acts based on the self, and keeps the I in check, you can start to trust yourself by recognising the I, and in turn, you will find your way to the source. I=material, self=immaterial. I can be seen as a by-product of this material creation, and the self is the original immaterial creation that has a direct connection to the source ie God.

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  3. To conclude, in my humble opinion, religious institutions (regardless of which denomination) take the oneness out of spirituality and create a separation between the creator and the created. This is why mysticism is shunned upon by all major religious institutions. This is why most Muslims will think negatively about Sufism, just as most Christians will think negatively towards Gnosticism. Why are these religious institutions against these isms? Is it because these isms liberate rather than imprison the soul, no longer giving the institution power over the people? Look at the Pope sitting on his throne in the Vatican; does he truly care for people? Sitting on all that fortune, while others suffer and die all over the globe? Look at the Princes and Kings in Saudi Arabia, the sheikhs who serve not the Creator, but the men who dwell in palaces. They jail woman for driving cars, they engage in underground black markets, adopting western ideals and imposing backwards man made laws, claiming that they are truly “divine laws” on their own citizens. These are some of the people who want religious institutions to continue to exist as they do; these are the figures that are against liberation through spirituality. These are the leaders who impose rigid structure through religious institution and shun away any mystical practice, any spiritual liberation. I believe every single religion, since the beginning of time has been infiltrated and poisoned from deep within. Every time the true message almost reaches the humans, the message becomes distorted by the men who follow…this is why I say, we mustn’t trust others to teach us truth, to teach us what is right and what is wrong. We are capable of reading scripture such as the Holy Quran, and we can clearly see what haram is and what halal is, but just because you understand what it states, it does not mean that you truly and whole heartedly trust it, which in turn creates a false belief, a false following, the worst type of suffering is the one that goes unnoticed. Only ones who are completely honest with themselves will be able to recognize when this occurs.

    We must trust ourselves, because if we do not, we will never truly trust our creator.

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