In my last post (Will Trump trump Brexit?) I said, “It doesn’t matter who’s elected [as President]. What crucially matters is that we take heed of the psychic communications encapsulated by the feelings and emotions the events stir up within each of us.” Now that Trump has the Presidency, there are now two feelings, backed by a flooding of emotional energy, at the forefront of your mind—steering the focus of your imagination. These are fear and excitement—perhaps in equal proportions—but whatever your allegiances, fear will be the first to wrestle with your attention.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re not an admirer of Trump, a Democrat or Republican, an American national or otherwise, white, black, brown, or purple, male or female, straight or gay, in a minority or a majority, informed or uninformed, interested or apathetic—you will be experiencing a surge of emotional energy originating from the very depths of our Continue reading “Now Trump’s in, What do I do About My Fear? (Part 1 of 2)”
Underpinning any truly alarming or thoroughly obnoxious mass event is a subtle communication emanating from the spiritual roots of human consciousness. We co-create such events so that deep-seated unconscious psychological issues are brought into our conscious awareness. The more shocking the event, the more important it is for us to decipher and heed the encapsulated message if we are to change our future reality to a more compassionate and loved-filled one for humanity.
The race for the Republican nomination for the US presidency is one such example of an alarming mass event spiritually calculated to shock us into examining a core issue within our Western psyche. I am truly grateful to Donald Trump for bringing into view, through wearing the high visibility jacket of his bombastic personality, a superficial set of odious beliefs that stem from and blanket the core issue. Moreover, I have to say that Mr. Trump, although clearly unaware of his title role of devil’s advocate in this revealing rumpus, has my deepest appreciation, if not my vote. (Actually, he can’t have my vote as I’m British, but you get what I mean.)
Listed within this book are a set of “Natural Principles.” Gleaned from spiritual and metaphysical literature, they provide you with an ethical and vital code by which to live your life. They are derived from the natural forces, the “laws of the inner universe,” that drive everything in existence.
The Natural Principles are not a set of laws or commandments from on high; they are a purified set of behavioral guidelines—primarily mental behavioral guidelines—unadulterated by institutional dogma.
Caught on a street surveillance camera shortly after their attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices, two of the terrorists proclaimed, “The Prophet Muhammad has been avenged!” They were inferring that staff at Charlie Hebdo had violated the Prophet in some way and had now been “punished” in accordance with Islamic Law. Apparently, their “offense” was the unlawful depiction (a satirical cartoon) of the Prophet Muhammad on the cover of their magazine.
Interestingly, a little research will tell you that nowhere in the original historic Islamic Law is there a single edict or decree that prohibits pictorial imagery of the Prophet. More recent “fatwas” issued by the Taliban (published online in 2001) may have given rise to this mythical new law, when they decreed that all non-Islamic statues and shrines in Afghanistan be destroyed. You might suppose that a cartoon drawing of the Prophet might just fall under the description of “non-Islamic artwork,” however, as it would be impossible to destroy all copies of the artwork, do the artists themselves need to be destroyed? Apparently so, in the minds of the extremists involved. Accord to them, the Prophet Muhammad would condone their actions and reward them in the afterlife.
To those of us with less fanatical Islamic sensibilities, we are left deeply saddened, perplexed, and angry over the spurious logic concocted to support their murderous acts.
So, our “problem” with beliefs is nothing to do with beliefs themselves, as they are neutral psychological constructs developed by our egos so that we can make sense of the world. The problem lies with the amount of energy our egos assign to our beliefs over time—both from an individual’s standpoint and collectively as groups. Putting a great deal of energy behind a belief, particularly emotional energy, is what propels them from being “open to debate” into incontestable camouflaged beliefs masquerading as absolute “truths.”
We need to understand the true nature of beliefs*
When we emotionally nurture a belief into a truth, it becomes serious. That is, we can no longer examine them, debate them, or make fun of them—according to our egos. We solemnize them. Religions are very good at solemnizing their beliefs. Moreover, when beliefs are seriously solemnized they can very easily turn into “laws”—seen by our egos as universal laws that must apply to everyone, whether they believe in the beliefs that created them or not!
But beliefs cannot be truths. Remember, there is only one Truth—the Oneness of Consciousness/All-That-Is/Your God. Your ego may be adamant that some of its beliefs must be true, but they are always only your personal truths—the beliefs you imagine to be true.
Beliefs of any description are not Truth; therefore, they cannot be taken seriously!