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Here, there is nothing that is believed, so there is no one here who wants you to believe anything, either. Here, the invitation is to be free of all that you have been programmed, conditioned, acculturated, and domesticated to believe so that you can be free, period.

FROM A SITE VISITOR: Floyd Henderson, have not forgotten to contact you - been spending some time viewing the DVD’s (The Seven Step Journey to Reality) for the second time. It is interesting waking up to the understanding and the direction you’ve pointed me in for the last eighteen months. The block of the belief in a [literal, personal] Higher Power has me in silence, struggling with thirteen years of prayers and beliefs and a [“special book.”] I do want to continue with you. I am looking at the personas that caused the insane behaviors and am understanding “The Helper” - very clear today [that I was] seeking to be loved and to fix the broken. I can see how this has blocked [me from knowing] my True Self. Thanks

F.: [Continued from yesterday]

Yesterday, it was noted that “if Personality Type Two’s do begin to discard the traits of that type, they often move into the quiet and begin to seek the Authentic Self." The same can happen with any who are trapped in the limiting identification of a persona (or, most often, personas).

Next, no one has ever been trapped in a persona or in personas who has not been exposed to considerable indoctrination. To fail to see that one has been indoctrinated is to continue to be driven unconsciously by one's indoctrinators.

So, the invitation now is to expand the focus in order to find all of the sources of indoctrination that have had a hand in warping the consciousness (which now prevents some of you from seeing clearly) and that blocked the consciousness (which now prevents some of you from being able to answer the most basic question, “Who/What Am I, really?”)

The indoctrinators include those working in the institutions of government and education; in the institutions of religion; and in the institutions of “reform” and “self-help”; but the earliest source of your indoctrination was within the institution of the family—the household.

Since the man who wrote the e-mail above was subjected to decades of programming by Catholics, then certain words spoken by the post-Realization Christ will be shared. They evidence Christ’s exposure to the Advaitin teachings and provide a pointer that is relevant to this discussion:

"Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace. I come to bring a sword, for I came to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and a man’s enemies will be the members of his household."

So the members of the household are indoctrinators; those working in the institutions to whom the members of the household gave unchecked authority to program their children are indoctrinators. Those in ideological movements and “spiritual groups” and organized religion are indoctrinators.

And what those calling themselves “Christians” do not see is that they are ignoring the messages from the man they go to church to worship in services offered via organized religion. They ignore what he modeled for them, specifically: he tried organized religion; he abandoned organized religion; he entered the forest dweller stage to seek truth; he stopped sharing from the texts used to indoctrinate him during childhood; and, at the end, he shared the Advaita teachings during the final days of manifestation before taking mahasamadhi:

"When you speak of me, speak of me as I AM"

"Before Abraham was, I AM"

"No one shall ever see heaven - it's within"

"Heaven and earth shall fade away"


“I come to bring a sword, for I came to set a man against his father”

Meaning ? Meaning, the household roles of “son” and “father” etc. must be seen to be false identifications. Meaning that the members of your household must be seen as those who indoctrinated you and who programmed you to believe that myths and lies are truth. Meaning that if you would be free, you must see that they were the first to strip away the natural instinct to question nonsense when nonsense is offered as truth.

Indoctrinators rob the masses of the simplicity of natural living (which is marked by peace and freedom and harmony) and set the stage, instead, for the disharmony of accumulation-and-ideology-inspired fighting and killing, especially in regards to four issues:

…“hatred of any considered to be 'different'”

What are the actual roots of all such unnatural and supernatural living that result in disharmony and fighting and killing? Being programmed to accumulate; being indoctrinated to believe in the concept of “ownership”;

being conditioned to believe in a dualistic concept of “a god of right and wrong” who wants persons involved with the “right” religion to kill all of the people involved with the “wrong” religions;

being acculturated in ways that instill nationalistic pride and a sense of entitlement that leads to the belief that some humans have the right to take the lands and resources being used by other humans; and being acculturated to believe that any who interfere with the bogus ego-states which are assigned by your culture and which you take to be "who you are" should be hated and eliminated.

Yet what might be the most baffling result of all indoctrination is this result: that the indoctrinated will believe that the truth is based in what their indoctrinators say rather than in what their indoctrinators do, actions that are insane, nonsensical, hypocritical, and self-contradictory.

At the beginning of this post, the pointer is offered that “here, there is nothing that is believed, so there is no one here who wants you to believe anything, either.” The surest sign that someone is intent on indoctrinating you is that they have a set of conceptualized beliefs;

that they want you to accept their concepts and beliefs as truth, without question; and that they want you to go forth and parrot those conceptualized beliefs to others.

It is the thousands of years of such unquestioned participation in the cycling of ignorance that have left the masses trapped in their beliefs about a personal self and personal god(s); trapped in their present stupor;

trapped in their present state of discontentment; and trapped in their sleep-walking and sleep-talking condition. It is the Nisargan that offers the invitation to cast aside all of the ignorance-generating and nonsense-perpetuating effects of indoctrination and programming and conditioning and acculturation and domestication and abide in a natural, AS IF fashion.

Please enter the silence of contemplation. (To be continued)

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IT'S ALL BULLSHIT (And Why Knowing It Sets You Free)
SPIRITUAL SOBRIETY (Recovering What Religions Lost)
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[Provide a broad overview of the understanding]
[Begins to free the seeker of body identification and the desire for body continuity]
THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS "PEACE OF MIND" (There Is Only Peace if You're Out of Your Mind)
[Shows the seeker how to be free of the subconscious motivators of the false content of the “mind”]
[Shows the seeker how to be free of the subconscious motivators of personas]
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FROM THE I TO THE ABSOLUTE (A Seven-Step Journey to Reality)
[Directs the seeker along the “path”]
CONSCIOUSNESS/AWARENESS: The Nature of Reality Beyond Self-Realization (Peace Every Day When Abiding as The Absolute)
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