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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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THE SEEDS OF DUALITY WHICH PRODUCE DUALITY'S PROGENY: 
Offspring Number Forty-seven = 
No Interest in Being Truly Free and Independent 

THE MASSES PREFER DEPENDENCY AND CODEPENDENCY AND ATTACHMENT TO THINGS WHICH ROB PERSONS OF THEIR FREEDOM 

[The masses do not understand WHY, continued] 

“Go to zero concepts.” 
--Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Whether discussing concepts, ideas, thoughts, perceptions, impressions, theories, views, opinions, inklings, suspicions, or a knowledge base which the masses hold so dear, all of those can be most clearly defined and summarized in one word: "beliefs."

The beliefs of the masses block all opportunity to understand WHY . . . specifically WHY people think the way they think, WHY people say the words they say, and WHY people do the things they do. 

Here are some of the beliefs which block their understanding: 

1. Shared in the past was the response of a client to his counselor when she suggested that he complete the enneagram personality inventory and find the traits inlaid in his mind from early on which are still driving him today. His chauvinism-laden response: 

“Little lady, that was then and this is now. I’m not here to find out what my parents mighta done wrong back then when they was raising me. They actually did a damn good job at that. I’m here to find out why that bitch sitting over there is causing so many problems in our marriage now, today.” 

What most do not understand is the direct correlation between what happened “then” and what is happening “now.” And what often happened then? Traumatic events. Mental and / or emotional abuse. Physical abuse. Sexual abuse. The list is near endless. And because those traumas were never processed with a professional, their effects can be triggered and can be as powerful today as ever. 

Most persons go through several “serious relationships in a lifetime.” The obvious effect: They go through several breakups as well. What they don’t understand is the cumulative effect of untreated trauma. 

When someone has suffered as a result of broken relationships, then the next time that they experience a breakup, ALL of their emotions around ALL of their breakups will resurface and their current breakup will carry the weight of the five or ten breakups which they had previously experienced. 

As another example, some visitors know that one summer weekend when I was a child, we traveled to visit dad’s brother and his family. One of my cousins came running out to our car as we pulled into their driveway. 

He told me, “Come see! I made a fort for us to play in!” We ran to the backyard and he had placed several sheets and blankets over a picnic table and its benches. He lifted a corner and told me to go in. 

I bent over and began walking awkwardly into the area under the table. Within seconds my head knocked down a yellow jacket wasp nest which had been hanging from the bottom of the table. 

Unlike bees which can only sting once, yellow jackets can sting multiple times. The doctors in the emergency room would count a total of 26 stings on my head, neck, face, shoulders etc. as they swarmed all around me, buzzing and stinking me over and over in the area of my head. 

I ran out from under the table and almost immediately experienced anaphylactic shock and fell to the ground. 

Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction which causes one’s immune system to release a flood of chemicals that result in a blood pressure drop; also, one’s airways narrow and a swollen tongue or throat can occur, causing wheezing and trouble breathing. 

I would be told later that dizziness set in and I had fainted. My face was so swollen that my eyes closed and I could not see for days. In less than two minutes after our arrival, the “weekend vacation” was over. I spent the weekend in the hospital and then we drove home Sunday night. 

The point: 

To this day, more than 65 years later, if a housefly buzzes by my ear, I experience an involuntary shudder and chill. That is what it is like when the memory and effects of a traumatic event are triggered and remind one instantly of past pain or misery or suffering. 

THEN: Buzzing. Pain.

NOW: Buzzing. Automatically re-living the memory of the pain.

Realization has not reduced the memory and effects of those stings at all, but realization can end many other causes of misery among humans by changing thoughts and words and actions which have been repeated over and over and over again and which have generated so much suffering. 

2. Another key belief which blocks finding the answer to WHY? was mentioned yesterday, namely, the steadfast belief that persons are making conscious choices when what they are doing is actually rooted in subconscious drivers and motivators. 

As noted yesterday, once programmed, conditioned, etc. - and once personality identifications are assigned or assumed and believed to be real - then there is no longer even a remote possibility of making conscious choices. All thoughts and words and actions are determined by subconscious forces; hence, conscious “choosing” is an possible. 

The sages for ages have advised persons to be free of personality / personal / persona identifications, understanding that every assigned or assumed personality comes with a basic desire and a basic fear. 

Additionally, many personas are willing to fight to the death – of themselves or someone else or both – in order to preserve a false identification (such as “Lover,” “Mate,” Spouse” etc.) 

In the U.S., as mentioned here occasionally, 59% of all women murdered annually are killed by one claiming at some point to have "loved" them: "The Lover" or "The Boyfriend" or "The Husband" or "The Common Law Husband," etc. When are those women killed 59% of the time? When they try to leave their "Lover" or "Boyfriend" or "Husband" or "Common Law Husband," etc. 

Wait. Not killed by foreign terrorists or immigrants? No. Killed by locally-grown, all-American males whom they have been sleeping with (as in “sleeping with the enemy”). 

Again, as noted yesterday, 

when persons have no choice, they are enslaved, and enslaved persons have not an iota of freedom; 

and 

until persons find the answers to all of the WHY’s involved with their relative existence, past and present, they cannot and will not ever be free; 

instead, they will abide in ignorance without ever having understood WHY they think the way they think, WHY they say the words they say, and WHY they do the self-defeating, self-destructive things they do. 

And that applies to the "Super Religious Ones" and to "The Spiritual Giants."  

WHY are you really so involved with religion? What is the fear? What is the desire? What is the supposed payoff? Do you subconsciously enjoy doing whatever you want and then once more getting "a clean slate" by merely requesting it from your Power?

WHY are you really so involved with spirituality? What is the fear? What is the desire? What is the supposed payoff? Who are you trying to impress? What do you hope to gain? Does it involve gaining power and / or control?

While giving lip service to "authenticity," might you actually be far more concerned with image?

To be continued.
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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. 

THE EXPLANATION 

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) 

and 

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

and 

"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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