Within today’s spiritual communities there is this growing influence of half-digested truths. It is true that our focus and thoughts direct energy and create reality. It is true that focusing obsessively on the negative is co-creating it. At the same time it is often ignored that ignorance is almost equally harmful.
There is the whole Law of Attraction community which seems to be obsessed with being positive all the time or just noticing the negative if they feel strong enough to deal with it. Only if they can spin it into something positive within a couple of minutes are they willing to look at horror. As a result many are ignoring the other demons and shadows lurking in the dark catacombs of their soul and the collective drama which is playing out on the stages of the world. It is too much to bear. Too ugly. Not pretty enough. Not easily enough deflected by spiritual half-truth and teachings put out of context to soothe the mind.
It is in the shadows which are so dark that you can’t see your own hand in front of your face that the demons lure. It is there that they hide. Guarding not only the treasured of your soul, but themselves from you. It’s not them who are evil. It’s the tyrant within which needs to be exorcised.
The tyrant within is the very same part of us which I regularly call the self-hater. It’s an Ego structure gone rogue.
In my last post I already explained a little that the root of all evil can be found in the lies of separation. It’s an Ego gone rogue which keeps telling these lies. I actually made a whole video about he spiritual purpose of the Ego to go deeper into that dynamic. My video about judgment vs. comparison should serve to be quite illuminating about the subject as well.
Whether you choose to watch these videos or not I hope that I can get this basic truth across to you:
Separation is the false idea that we are somehow isolated and exist not only in a state of exclusive agency, but superiority (in some cases inferiority) in comparison with the rest of creation. This kind of comparison equals the judgment of the unintegrated Ego. It’s an Ego like that which likes to divide the world into white/black, us/them, men/women, gay/straight, good/bad, etc. for the sake of simplicity. We want to understand the world and in our naive trust we have adopted the beliefs of our parents that this can be achieved by simple divisions.
In reality these very same division obscure our perception of reality and lead us down a spiral of self-hate and self-rejection, because we can’t maintain the lies of separation without beginning to divide ourselves. We then start to lash out against the world around us in judgment, because we seek validation for our beliefs and feel threatened by the people, cultures and religions which represent a different truth to us. Especially by those who mirror the suppressed parts of our Self.
Is is in this division, in clear-cut separation, that we plant and nourish all the seeds of racism, sexism, homophobia, classism, xenophobia etc. which have been spread across the world.
We can never hope to uproot these seeds by creating more separation. That would be like fighting fire with fire instead of water.
Ignorance and avoidance are just different names for separation.
When we ignore something we don’t want to deal with it. We don’t want to accept the reality of it. We don’t want to be touched and moved by it. As a result we withdraw our focus, energy and attention. We pretend the undesired emotion, state or problem no longer exists. We walk away.
Do you see how this action is creating more separation between you and the thing, issue or people that you try to ignore and avoid?
Now let’s keep in mind that usually when we don’t want to face something there is a hell of a lot of resistance within us. We are resisting the painful truth. We are resisting our own complicity in its maintenance. We resist the fact that we are powerful co-creators.
Another thing we resist is the universal truth that there is no separation. You can pretend for as long as you want that the shot black kid, the attacked lesbian girl, the starving child and the abused animal aren’t a part of you. You will still feel their pain beneath all the pretense because we are all one and the same thing. No death happens without a part of us dying. No birth or change without a part of us being transformed and born again.
How would our actions change if we lived from a place of understanding our interconnectedness? How would we treat the people, animals, plants and other beings around us if we recognized them as other parts of Self?
Also: How would we approach the Divine, our Goddesses, Gods and Spirits if we fully knew them to be just another part of Self? Us being as divine as them? Them being as complex, unique, willful and compassionate as us?
It is truly time that we let the lie of separation go. It is truly time that we begin to tell ourselves and others stories of our interconnectedness and interdependency. If we want to make Utopia happen, the revolution needs to take place within our Self and through our actions, words and prayers in the world(s). It needs to be a revolution of love – and love never looks away.