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2. Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "God," the "Son of God," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns. See the end of the post for the full meaning and implications of that. 

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Offspring Number Forty-four = 
No Interest in Being Truly Free and Independent 


There are hundreds of definitions of “freedom” and many thousands of ideas about what freedom is and what freedom is not. 

I received an email recently from a woman in Mexico whom I’ve worked with in the past in terms of personality inventory and freedom from entrapment in mind and personality identifications and from attachment to a seriously-unhealthy and freedom-robbing relationship. 

In the years since we last met, she finally divorced and reported that she has been reveling for some time in her new state of freedom. 

For her, that included freedom from being involved with any and all of the things that had been brought into her marriage which she had been required to be engaged in, including “spirituality,” and “recovery” and “personal growth” and, yes, even “non-duality” as well as high levels of fanaticism around those things (all of which her mate and his acquaintances were absorbed with and all of which they wanted her to be as fanatical about as they were). 

Indeed, I had pointed out to them how “busy” they were with all of those things which had become the center of their existence as well as the "prisons" which had robbed her of her freedom and independence and ability to choose (as opposed to being controlled and driven). 

Maharaj could have related, and so did I. 

Regular visitors here know that his wife Sumatibai was a devout Hindu. By contrast, Maharaj’s family of origin was not especially involved with religion and neither was he. 

His guru did encourage him to offer bhajans with their singing and dancing in order to attract locals to his flat with the intent of slipping non-dual pointers into those activities, but Maharaj was not especially interested in religion beyond using it as “a draw.” 

Those who knew Sumatibai described her as “a nag” and “very bossy” and “controlling,” constantly on Maharaj’s case about not being religious enough, among other complaints. In the 1940’s she died and, within a short time, acquaintances began trying to “set Maharaj up” with this woman or that woman. 

Matchmakers came out of the woodwork, it seemed. Maharaj was not interested. As was the case with the woman who contacted me from Mexico, and in the case here, and in Maharaj’s case, there came after a divorce / a death an end to years of constant exposure to the Personality Type Eight (Controllers and Bosses) in our lives along with an overwhelming sense of relief, of new-found freedom. 

Eventually, when one frustrated, would-be matchmaker asked Maharaj why he refused to re-marry, he answered, “Because I have already re-married.” A look of confusion clouded the man’s face, knowing full well that Maharaj had not married anyone at all. When he challenged Maharaj, Maharaj explained, “Oh yes, I truly am presently married. I am married to freedom.” 

But many do not want to divorce in order to truly be free. They are the dependent and co-dependent types who are willing to give up their freedom if a person or institution will take care of them by providing food, clothing, shelter, medical care, etc. 

Others give up their freedom for those basics plus a rich lifestyle to boot. 

Some feel entitled (often because of their attractive physical appearance and body), and they give up their freedom because they believe that they should not have to work to meet their own needs but deserve to have someone else meet their needs for them. 

Yet there are so many other forms of freedom which most never consider seeking, such as: 

1. Freedom from body identification (of the type which says “I work out daily to keep these abs which assure I get the attention I want” or of the type whose father - mentioned here earlier - who said to his daughter, “I’m not going to waste money sending you to college. You’re got a beautiful face and a great body, so it’ll be easy for you to find a wealthy man who will take care of you”). 

2. Freedom from the mind which has been filled with the beliefs of others and freedom from the notion that one must go weekly or daily or many times a day to meet with those who will reinforce the beliefs they pass on in recovery programs, spiritual programs, religious groups and a host of other cults and sky cults. 

3. Freedom from personal identifications which subconsciously drive thoughts and words and actions. 

[Every personal identification / ego-state / role / persona / etc. has a primary desire and a primary fear which generate emotional intoxication. Those desires and fears subconsciously drive one’s thoughts and words and actions. If one has assumed 80 roles (not an uncommon scenario) then there are a potential 160 unhealthy emotions which are capable of producing stress, anxiety, frustration around unmet desires, etc.]

Also, no persona can stand alone. All requires a codependent, counterpart player in order to be thought to exist. (“The Spouse” cannot be thought to exist without “a spouse,” for example.) 

An illustration used here is this: if you are being driven – say, in a car – there are three places you can be and one place you cannot be: 

You can be in the passenger seat, in the back seat, or in the trunk / boot. Where can you not be? In the driver’s seat; therefore, you have no say in where you go, how you go, if the car stays in its lane, or if the car drives off the road into a ditch or over an adjacent cliff. 

To be driven is to have a total lack of freedom, and personal identifications drive persons. 

4. Another freedom many never even consider is freedom from beliefs. The fact: 

Regardless of how proud one might be of her so-called beliefs or his so-called beliefs, there is actually no such thing. There are only “their beliefs” which have been accepted as “your beliefs” and stored in your mind and prized as if they were uniquely yours and uniquely precious. 

They can include religious beliefs or spiritual beliefs; political beliefs; beliefs about the inferiority of “others”; xenophobic beliefs; philosophical beliefs; beliefs about what relationships should be like; 

value-based beliefs about what is good and what is bad; about what people should do and what they should not do; about how they should think or not think; about drinking or not drinking; about how money should be managed, or not; 

about the best economic system and the worst economic system; about the best form of government and the worst; about what jobs are okay and what jobs are not okay; about sex and what positions are okay and which ones are not; about sexual preference; 

about suitable garb and unsuitable garb; about the right kind of haircut and the wrong kind of hairstyle (with Pentecostals, for example, telling women not to cut their hair and certain other religious groups telling men they should shave their heads); ad infinitum. 

So many beliefs, and most are consciously ignored and accepted on a subconscious level and then they drive persons in totally unconscious ways. 

5. And how free is someone who is told that they must attend meetings on a daily basis or a weekly basis or even five times a day? How free is one who allows others to dictate what he or she must do for hours every day or week? 

Moreover, have you ever thoroughly studied the actual level of attachment you have to relationships and to body and to mind and to personality and to caretakers and to beliefs and to your schedule and seen how those can rob persons of their freedom? 

Have you see the hundreds of other ways and means which can rob persons of their freedom? 

How devoted are you, really, to being totally free and totally independent

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Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "God," the "Son of God," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns. 


If looked at as nouns, they point to illusions and are, therefore, a total waste of time to even discuss; if looked at as verbs which are resulting in certain sane but rare behaviors among humanity, then they are worthy of some attention during the relative existence. 

Meaning? There are members of certain groups who say things such as "My concept of God in the past was of a weak God, an absentee God, A Santa Claus-type God, a mean, punishing, vindictive God, etc. Today, I am in close contact with a loving and caring God whom I worship and praise and glorify and give thanks to." 

The reply to that usually goes like this: "If you are in contact with a God that wants to be worshipped and praised and glorified, then you're dealing with someone like yourself - a narcissist - and hanging out with narcissists will never bring an end to your narcissism (that narcissism evidenced by the fact that you think you are "godly"). 

Next, in the phrase 'loving and caring God,' any supposed God that truly had her or his act together would tell you that the totally irrelevant part of that phrase is 'God' and that the only part that is relevant is the "loving and caring" part. 

"That is, a non-narcissistic god / goddess would say, "I care not an iota about being worshipped and praised and glorified by you or anyone else. How arrogant and insecure and needy would I have to be to want that? Forget the man-made, dreamed up noun 'God' and focus on the 'God as a verb' understanding and then go forth and let loving and caring be verbs - not adjectives - and let them generate the act of love and the act of caring and let those actions manifest through you." 

Yeshu'a (Jesus) and Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis were spot on: 

"No one shall ever see 'the kingdom of heaven.' It is within" 
--Yeshu'a (Jesus) 


"Heaven and earth shall fade away." 
--Yeshu'a (Jesus) 


"Heaven and hell are not geographic places 
but are states of mind, nothing more than 
concepts dreamed up by men." 
--Pope John Paul II 

"There is no hell." 
--Pope Francis, the current pope 
in an interview with journalist Eugenio Scalfari, 
a writer used by the Pope to issue off the record 
teachings which become a part of the Papal Magisterium. 

[That said, would that the popes who have shown the courage to reject a core concept of their dogma - namely, "hell" - would find the additional courage required to question the very existence of their institution in light of the centuries-long cover-up of their history of raping children and in light of the mental and emotional and psychological scarring of billions of their members past and present. 

And that need for courage also applies as questions need to be asked about why so many other sky cults are still being supported and allowed to continue to exist as well. When certain types of programming and conditioning have been shown to blind the masses, they should end. Will they? Not likely. Why? 

Because what the masses think and say and do is most influenced by the international crime families which hold sway over the masses as criminals conduct their planet-wide operations. What are the major international crime families and which are the most influential and have the largest memberships? 

The Mafia / La Cosa Nostra; the Catholic Church (with it 1.2 billion followers); Protestant and Evangelical Churches (with over 1.2 billion followers) like the one I was raised in where the youth director molested and sexually assaulted young girls; big business which has long created environments in which people have been abused; powerful political bodies like the U.S. Congress, etc., etc., etc.) 

With all of those crime families, neither the followers nor the leadership ever voluntarily step down or shut down their criminal activities. Be they gangs, organized crime families, religions, big business, politicians, etc., they all want control and they all want power and they all want money, and nothing internal will interfere with the driving forces at play. 

The masses must demand that all those in charge must step down and their groups and institutions must shut down, and there's the real problem because the continuation of their crimes are enabled not as much by the people running such crime organizations as they are enabled by the masses of people who - wanting some perceived "payoff" - remain involved with them and give them money and support them and aid and abet the continued existence of those criminal enterprises and thus facilitate the ability of church criminals and political criminals and other types of criminals to continue to commit their crimes.] 


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