Saturday, November 26, 2016

Individual Mental Patterns

There’s a great deal of talk about climate change. Some people deny the fact that people are influencing that change. That’s okay. Believing that it is not happening doesn’t stop the planet from expanding and growing into another version of itself by using us. The planet is more conscious of what we do than we are. And there is a reason for that.

Religion has not been very kind to us. When there is talk about individual invisible mental patterns, religion credits God, especially when things happen that can’t be explained. That’s okay too. But our individual mental patterns do exist just like climate change. Our ideas can’t be denied or credited to some unknown force even though those ideas can’t be located anywhere in the body or brain. Scientists probing the brain have yet to discover one idea in a genius or a fool. But we all have ideas, and we create a lot of stuff using them.

I say religion hasn’t been kind to us because our individual mental patterns have been compromised by religion. Our ideas are filled with thoughts and feelings. Ideas do impact how mankind is organized in any given segment of time. The ideas created by the individual mental patterns of every person alive contribute to the psychic atmosphere of the planet. The seasons, floods, and other natural disasters are the products of the collective ideas, thoughts, and emotions of every person alive. But we don’t believe that, and that’s okay. We believe God is behind those ideas. According to most religions, God creates the psychic atmosphere, not us.

And therein lies the conundrum. Many of our beliefs are rooted in religion, and many of those beliefs help us deal with the complicated as well as false perceptions that have been tattooed into our psyche. And, those beliefs impact the psychic atmosphere we live in. On one hand, we ignore our individual mental patterns in order to conform to religious dogma, and on the other hand, we question why God has done something irrational like electing Donald Trump or killing thousands of people during an earthquake or flood.

But we are moving, like the earth is moving, to another state of awareness. As we get closer to that state, many of the old beliefs are falling from our religious tree of life. New ideas are brewing, and those ideas are tearing the religious created shroud off of God. What we believe is, awareness is the work of individual mental patterns that influence the mass consciousness. Religion has separated us from those mental patterns for thousands of years. Our mental patterns are responsible for what we experience in any reality.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Other Corners Of Our Canvas

Creativity has no use for barriers or compartments. Life is creative art. Life is the opened ended canvas on which we paint. We use ideas, impulses, perceptions, and thoughts to express our creativity on that canvas. Thanks to those tools, we inhibit and compartmentalize our painting. But even though we mark our canvas with beliefs that become facts, there is a part of our canvas that escapes into other realms of awareness that defy space and time. There is a framework of eternal creativity where a part of us still paints, but our objective painting blocks us from sensing our expressions there. The greater life of every creature exists in that framework. That framework is an ever spiraling state of existence where our painting and all paintings are constantly changing.

We use knowledge to help create what we experience. Knowledge is automatically changed by the auspices of each consciousness that perceive it. Knowledge is translated into specific details on our canvas. But an emotional brush also appears from the inner realm of this spiraling state of existence that adds color and depth to every canvas. Religions help explain that state of existence using specific details and those details put a barrier around our creativity. The emotional realization of our extended creativity is barricaded in a corner of our canvas. Intellectual knowledge keeps our connection to other states of existence in that corner, so we change knowledge to suit that corner of our painting.

What and how we paint is also questioned by the aspect of the self that exists in that knowledge filled corner. But there are other corners of our canvas that allow us to expand our creativity and the canvas itself. Those other corners are portions of our consciousness that are carried to other states of existence that are far from dark, lonely and chaotic. They are also much different than the concepts of nothingness and nirvana. Those states are where different kinds of consciousness meet, communicate, and paint on their canvas and ours.