F.: So infected have “the minds” of the persons on the planet become that most haven’t even the slightest clue regarding what “natural” living involves. Too, most haven’t a clue how being embroiled in the activities of what you call your "spiritual journey” actually prevents natural living. All the happenings that inspire persons to turn to religion or spirituality are the root problem of programmed and conditioned persons. The problem is not the absence of religious or spiritual personas but the presence of all other personas. 95% in the U.S. practice some form of self-abuse with self-destructive behaviors or habits. [Of course the false “self” or “selves” will always try to self-destruct.] Millions turn to religion to seek a “better” life, but nothing in any dogma addresses the core issues that drove the self-abuse, so avoidance might happen but true solution does not. Millions of other persons turn to spiritual programs or journeys to provide a cure, but those processes do not address the central issues that drive self-destructive behaviors; therefore, some persons might stop abusing alcohol but will continue their self-abuse via use of other substances or practices to try to address the core issues that remain and are not addressed. What good can come of being physically sober if a person remains mentally intoxicated, emotionally intoxicated, and spiritually intoxicated?
How could the original relativistic problem of playing roles possibly be addressed and cured by playing more roles and by adopting new personas to replace former personas? Where is any evidence that the Ultimate Medicine has been received and applied? How could that which inspires the assumption of more personas possibility eliminate personas that are at the root of all self-destructive conduct? Where is any evidence of sanity having been restored? Where is any evidence of truly being in touch with reality? Where is any evidence of natural (self-constructive, AS IF) living in the relative existence amidst all that religious fervor or spiritual giantism? “Avoidance” does not equal “cured,” and that is evidenced by the fact that religions admit their approach has a one-week limit of effectiveness before persons need to return for another “treatment” while spiritual programs only promise a “daily” release before more treatment is needed. Where is any permanent shift in either? Neither offers the Final Remedy since both are four steps removed from restoration to sanity and from being in touch with reality. [See the magical thinking that both inspire for evidence.] Religious and/or spiritual practices are absolutely necessary in the process of shifting from body and mind identification. They are also necessary as a bridge that can allow persons to reconnect with reality, but they are only a bridge to Reality…not Reality itself. And neither ever leads to consistent, natural, AS IF living for the remainder of the manifestation.
Study the remote tribes that anthropologists have found in recent years to gain a glimpse into what natural living was like for humans for millions of years prior to the last five millennia or so when men dreamed up the concepts that became the basis of modern religions and modern spirituality as well as the “spiritual journey” that you think you’re on. Study the remote tribes that have no dualistic concepts and that have no words for “good” or “bad” or “reward” or “punishment” or “sin.” See how they live with none of the crime that is typical in “the godly nations.” See how they are free of all of the "hangups" of programmed and conditioned and traumatized persons. See how they suffer none of the rigidity that marks and mars the relative existence of persons nowadays who are trying to adhere to the tenets of unnatural standards of conduct dreamed up by “leaders” and imposed on the masses by their institutions. See how they are persona-free. Only by seeing the natural alternative and how far persons today have been removed from natural living can one see how far away from sanity persons have moved in the so-called “developed nations.” And when awareness of the ways of natural living are lost within a culture, then unnatural living and super-natural “living” both flood in to fill the seeming “void.”
But for those who sense that their religious and spiritual movements are a watered-down version of truth or that the movements are not providing the whole truth, then pointers to that which is beyond disciplines and devotion and worship and study and action and "service" and spiritual states are offered. For those who can read these postings with a non-judgmental attitude, it can be understood that I AM the Absolute, that state in which even the “I am” consciousness is not present. [Consider that billions long for that state every night, wherein they are in such deep and restful and peaceful sleep that they are not even conscious of their “I-Amness” but are completely “at-rest.” Then, consider how their learned ignorance and their desire for continuity of body inspire them to hate the notion of being in that state post-manifestation.]
As the Full Realization happens, the shift is (1) away from the belief that “I am my body” and (2) away from such mindsets as “I am a spouse” and “I am a boss” and “I am a Christian or Muslim or Jew or Buddhist” or “I am a very spiritual person” to (3) abiding in the awareness of only the “I Am” to (4) even being free of any consciousness of “I am.” Like the rest that comes when in a delta-level sleep, such is the reality of the Absolute. Please enter the silence of contemplation. [To be continued]