Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Those Lost Inside Love

The immortal Sufi poet, Rumi, had a lot to say about his reality. One of his sayings was: “Don’t try to figure what those lost inside love will do next.” There it is. Thanks, Rumi. We are lost inside love. We want to find out who we are and who is best. The essence of consciousness is calling us. We don’t answer. Or we answer with our version of love. You know that version. Love that judges. The love that covets. The love that is selective and self-serving. We keep looking around this world and we blame. We never see the inside from the outside. And outside, we are told, is our life.

Life is a pleasure and we dip it in experiences. We compare experiences and try to adjust them to conform. Yes. There is comfort in the mass not knowing. Not knowing we are knowing is a tiring adventure. There is comfort in pushing our self into a prefix that turns words into other words. We try to be happy, but being a prefix we turn that word into unhappy. That is the rub, isn’t it?

Those lost inside love forget various levels where existence flows in a canal overflowing with vibrations. Soothing vibrations. These energetic aspects of consciousness tune us to the nearest station, and we create individual realities.

Here’s the secret we don’t try to figure out: We exist in multiple realities. We focus on one, then another. And we continue to experience the thrill of those realities. We are the black holes of physical existence. And we suck everything in around us. We use that everything, and create an individual reality within a mass reality, and then we change our focus.

We are lost inside the love of one reality until we change our focus to another reality. And in those other realities, we become the essence within them. Yep. But we are the essence of our own earthy reality too, and in a way, we will continue to experience that reality using a different vibration. We do it now in dreams. We are the almighty, vibrating, creative mirror, and the faces we see in it.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Bowels Of Ignorance

Democratic government will work to the full advantage only if all the interests that matter are practically unanimous not only in their allegiance to the country but also in their allegiance to the structural principles of the existing society. Whenever these principles are called into question and issue arise that rend a nation into two hostile camps, democracy works at a disadvantage. And it will cease to work at all as soon as interests and ideals are involved on which people refuse to compromise.

Joseph Schumpeter, the 1925 chair of the department of economics at the University of Bonn wrote those thoughts in his 1942 book Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy. Schumpeter goes into great detail in that book. He describes Marxist socialism, American capitalism, and democracy in sometimes simple, but also complicated terms. Schumpeter said all capitalistic societies will adopt some form of socialism to survive. Capitalism is a destructive force, and it has to consistently reinvent itself in order to grow. American greed capitalism is reinventing itself at such a fast rate that it is almost impossible for it to maintain balance and produce economic and social stability.

The election of Donald Trump is more than a break in the established rules of politics. It is an obvious lack of concern when it comes to repairing the system in an orderly and agreeable way. It is also confirmation that greed capitalism is eroding the structural principles of American society. Social unrest from that erosion may surpass all other periods of unrest in American history. The world is watching greed capitalism destroy any allegiance it has with democracy, and any allegiance it has with social equality.

The inability of the American two-party system to agree on anything is a symptom of the self-induced illness that is weakening democracy. Democracy is operating on life support, and cause capitalism is on the seriously ill list. Hybrid forms of socialism are in the birth canals of the nation, and social equality is emerging from the ignorance of egocentric political buffoons.

This is the dawn of social enlightenment, and America is waking up to a new world. Greed capitalism is following slavery to the bowels of ignorance.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Capitalism Is A Destructive Living Thing

Capitalism inevitably and by virtue of the very logic of its civilization creates, educates and subsidizes a vested interest in social unrest.

Joseph Schumpeter, the Austrian-born American economist, political scientist and Harvard professor wrote those words in his book, Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy. Professor Schumpeter was the Finance Minister of Austria before he became a Harvard professor.

Capitalism is a living thing. Capitalism is constantly in motion and the system continually reinvents itself in order to survive. In the process of reinventing itself, Capitalism creates social unrest. As Schumpeter mentions, there is an element of creative destruction in a capitalistic society. Entrepreneurs are, by design, the destructive force that supports economic growth. Entrepreneurs destroy long-established companies, and they undermine the institutional boundaries of Capitalism. They keep investors happy while they look for difficult developments and unsustainable growth. Capitalism inevitably leads to some type of socialism.

We often wonder why the world acts and reacts the way it does. The global economy is the grandchild of basic Capitalism. It is capitalism on steroids, and those steroids are causing a great deal of negativity in the world. The negativity surfacing from Capitalism is manifested in political elections, social programs, religious teachings, and economic decisions. Capitalism rules politicians, educators, healthcare professionals, and even social workers. In order to get anything accomplished, people must think and act in a capitalistic way.

The eventual demise of Capitalism is not upon us, but it is imminent. An element of self-responsibility is boring holes in the walls of Capitalism. A spark of socialism is in the air, and eventually, that spark will become a flame. The flame of socialism, as Schumpeter said, is the product of Capitalism, and socialism is not all bad. Socialism of some kind will light the way and create a sense of social calm in future generations.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Neurotic Events

Private beliefs can distort the events that connect an individual with other people. We all interpret events in a personal manner, but there is a psychological meeting ground where shared events become personal events. Private symbols are thrust over sense data, and the result is a physical world that impacts the framework for experience and human relationships. The conscious mind interprets sense events, and freedom of action for physical and psychological mobility occurs. Our imagination colors and charges this mobility, but the power behind this action is our emotions.

Emotions are in overdrive right now. Our mobility is interrupted by our distorted beliefs. We believe the world is in trouble, so our focus is on trouble. The troublemaker is an emotional individual who colors his world using sense data that borders on paranoia. His paranoia is hidden under nationalistic banners. The paranoid organizes his psychological world around his obsessions, and he disregards everything that does not apply until all things around him conform to his beliefs. Unprejudiced sense data would bring relief, but the fine balance between mind and matter is compromised and rules in one direction.

People have followed paranoid people for years. There is a certain attraction between people who disregard the beliefs of others. Paranoid champions turn into fanatics sooner than later. Some have already crossed the border into the world of fanaticism. Fanaticism has a strong hold on the human aspect of the psyche. Religion is deeply immersed in fanaticism, and so are political and social institutions. The trick is to recognize the distortions before they become habit forming. Jumping from one fanatical idea to another is addictive. Individuals are swayed by the sizzle more than the taste of the fanatical belief. Fanatics ignore the psyche’s grandeur, and their connection to nature is eroded, when fanatical behavior becomes the norm. Life becomes a grand imbalance wrapped in neurotic events.

Friday, February 3, 2017

The Challenges Of A Self-Righteous Leader

No one is as fanatical as the self-righteous. America has its fair share of self-righteousness. One high-profile new political leader is a stern idealist. He believes in an idealized good while simultaneously believing man is fatally flawed. In his mind, man is filled with evil, and man is naturally prone to bad rather than good intentions. He believes in the absolute necessity of power, and he believes that individuals are powerless. Individuals can’t alter the march of evil, and the corruption he sees in the country, and in all other countries. No matter how much power he achieves, other groups and other countries have more power. But their power is evil. Even though he believes in the existence of an idealized good, he feels the wicked are more powerful. The good are weak, and they lack the energy to overcome his concept of evil.

This leader sees himself as just. Those that don’t agree with him are his moral enemies. He believes he is surrounded by the corrupt, and he will use any means at his disposal to bring down anyone that threatens the presidency or the state. He will use an idealistic tone to make people believe in him. But our impulses don’t lie. This leader is a fanatic that wants to rule instead of lead.

When does an idealist turn into a fanatic? If someone tells us, we must follow this decision or that one blindly, and in complete obedience, there is room for concern. And, if that decision is the only right way toward an idealistic good, then we are dealing with a fanatic. If he tells us to kill for the sake of peace, he does not understand peace or justice. And if he tells us to give up our free will, and follow his decision, he is a hopeless fanatic.

Through our mundane choices, we affect the events in our world. The mass world is the result of multitudinous individual choices. Our choices are rooted in impulses, and impulses are energy geared toward action. Some impulses are conscious, some are not. Even our private impulses are based on the greater good of the species and the planet. The fulfillment of the individual will automatically lead to the betterment of the species. Our impulses will override the power of this fanatic, just like they have through the centuries.

Fanatics create diversity to feed their self-righteous ego. At some point, the diversity becomes a type of unity. Through our inner desire to experience the challenges of a delusional leader, we become what our impulses tell us we are.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

A History Of Denials

The greater life of every individual exists in the framework that originally gave it birth. What that framework is, and how it functions, is a mystery. Seeing the self in physical form is a major accomplishment. No amount of information or the accumulation of a vast amount of facts gives us the inner knowledge we use to grow from an infant into an adult. That journey is one of the most difficult journeys in physical life, but it is also one of the easiest thanks to the connection we have with our inner nature. We intuitively realize we are immersed in and a part of our physical growth, and it seems to happen on its own. Growth happens through the framework we lose contact with, while we focus on the world we live in.

Religion has been the vehicle we use to connect to our inner nature. But the messages within religious thought have been distorted by eliminating knowledge that does not conform to accepted beliefs during certain time periods. People often leave religions searching for that eliminated knowledge, and some people never find it. Churches have altered many of the old records that explain our inner framework, and we accept the distorted beliefs. Those beliefs hinder us from relying on the natural growth and learning process within our inner framework.

The attainment of adulthood means a lack of purpose for many people. Their only purpose is to rely on religion to give them guidance, and that often means denying the physical body or procreating for the sole purpose of keeping the human species alive. We interpret the private events in our life through these powerful myths. We create a history of denials in order to conform to our filtered assumptions and perceptions about our individual reality.

If our greater life exists in this unknown framework, then death is not an affront to life. It is a continuation inside the framework of our own nature. Going back to that framework is an individual accomplishment and the beginning of a life that explains why we accept the history of denials in this physical life.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

New Age Election

Imagination is the catalyst for creativity. What we imagine becomes our reality in one way or another. We like to tweak what we create. We color our creations with emotions, influences, and associations. Our experiences are filled with the wet paint of expansion. We don’t believe that. Just like we don’t believe we expand in storms. All kinds of storms. Nature shows us how we react in storms. People die in storms, and death means the end to us. But storms also create a transformation of consciousness. Nature highlights that transformation by dividing itself into four seasons. We go through different psychological storms that break down our bodies and poison our minds. We create those psychological storms in order to experience and feel them in this reality. Our imagination never fails us in a storm or in the calm.

The recent election has created a storm for many people. The thought of a New York businessman as president is a scary one for many people. This election created a mental storm, and that storm is colored with fear, anger, joy, betrayal, and sadness. All of that energy is floating around the planet, and it will manifest in all of us, in some way.

This is not the first time that someone was elected with a hidden agenda or a plan that goes against popular opinion. The world is more connected now. Past elections were nationalistic creations. This election was a global one. The world wants a major storm. The world wants politicians and lawyers to ride in the rumble seat of life for a while. Lawyers and politicians created a system that started off with a resourceful bang. But the bang turned into a colossal nuclear explosion of principles, and fragments of those principles are scattered like autumn’s dead leaves.

So this new storm is bringing new leaves to our psychological playground. No one knows what those leaves will look like, but we all know they will be different. We could be in the winter of our psychological season, freezing in agony from a senseless choice, or we could be heading for the hot summer begging for rain to put out the fire of overactive egos. Some of us want to create a spring shower that will make new political creations grow within us. Others want the slight touch of fall to clear the nasty legal debris that sits by and waits for a chance to infect us with unwanted political rhetoric. Whatever creation we choose one thing is certain. We will all experience this new age election in our own way, and we will all expand from the psychological season we choose.