What I posted recently ( http://loveistheanswer.info/mental-bondage-vs-mental-maturity-blessed-part-3/ ) was, like everything I post, sincere, integrous, and from the depths of my being. And it works. Spot on…. For me…. And it can assist YOU, too. But, that post will not completely take you to your “finish line.” Here’s why:
The words I wrote were aligned to how I lived preparatory to an experience I had in June of 2012. That experience shifted the “rocks” within my head, allowing me to “see” for and direct others (as a “bridge”) as they complete their own mental circuitry.
Just as *I* needed a “zap” in the temples from an Advanced Being… after all the zealous and sincere work on myself I could do…
Just as *I* needed that “zap”… so do YOU… from Me.
That is MY role… and my gift of service for YOU, in order to get YOU eternally connected and not needing my… or anyone’s… help!
Here’s an experiment:
Stand in front of a mirror. Look at yourself. See yourself… at least the physical representation of you… But realize that this is not really *YOU.* You are not seeing what another mortal sees when they look at your physical self. (For instance, when another looks at you, they see your left eye in the right of the frame that is You, whereas when you perceive yourself from within, you see yourself from the inside out with the right on the right the left on the left.) Yet, ponder on the fact that you are not capable of seeing what your Divine True Self sees of you. But… and here is where I come in… *I* do! *THEY* have given me *THEIR* eyes… for Your benefit!
Okay now. As you are looking at the reflected image of your physical body… Close your eyes. Get still. Center yourself deep within yourself. As you keep your eyes closed, from deep within, extend your right hand so that it is in front of you. Can you feel that? Okay, now. Open your eyes. Look at your reflection. That’s YOU, right? Your head is at the top, just as the “you” that you feel within tells you it “should” be. It’s not sticking out your back or poised on your left shoulder. Your feet are down at the bottom… so far so good. But, which hand is the reflected You raising? Not the right hand. Your reflection has not obeyed completely. HE is lifting his left hand, while seeming to comply with your instructions.
And that there folks is the conundrum.
Think about this. The *YOU* that you view yourself to be from within, your intentions, your goodness, is NOT the you that others see, neither is it even True. Our image is a reflection of who we are, a contrived counterfeit. Though the height and width conform, there is a reversal of images; a chiasmus. In our mind’s eye, when we reflect upon who we are, our desires, passions, appetites, we see an image of our self that is in contrast to who we Really Actually Eternally Are! We see our right hand as our left, our left hand as our right. We are NOT who we think we are! As mortals, our “appetites, desires, passions,” ideas of what is “good” and “right” and “compassionate” and “appropriate” to benefitting humanity is, often, contrary to the long-term good of all. We each, as individual humans, are our own individual and collective mortal family’s WORST ENEMY.
That which we do that we THINK is helpful, we BELIEVE is good and in service to another… is usually NOT; and yet we’re BLIND to this awareness. It is often in contrast to our spiritual progress while damning to society’s evolution. When we do what we really, truly, think is beneficial, we are often being counter-productive and even harmful.
In Matthew 25, when scripture describes what will take place at the “second coming,” we have, hidden within, some profound insights. (Verses 31- 46)
“When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.”
UNTIL Y.O.U. likewise have the rocks in your head shaken into proper position, you may very well BELIEVE that you are “good” and “righteous” and “belonging to the one and only true church upon the earth” and “serving humanity honorably” while deserving of Christ’s “right hand”… but you will find out in a very shame-ridden and embarrassing “wake-up call” that you have only been serving your false beliefs and are, in fact, existing “upon the LEFT HAND of Christ.”
“Destiny finds those who listen, and fate finds the rest.” Marshall Masters
The conundrum: With two ears affixed to the head, most people THINK they are listening. Yet they are deaf to their call to destiny. Listening to the cacophony of the news, the media, the internet gurus, their friends, their religious leaders, the appetites of their fleshly self… they are Deaf to their pure inner voice.
Even those who BELIEVE they listen to and hear their inner guidance are often going from “gut reactions” which are programmed in belief systems from the news, the media, the internet gurus, their friends, their religious leaders, the appetites of their fleshly self… thus, they are STILL Deaf to their pure inner voice, and, as such, an “enemy to God.”
Carl Jung said,“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”
But Jung did not take the concept far enough: The goal of humanity is to make your unconscious conscious so that it can direct your life as the Overseer it was meant to be. Trusting its direction, you will come to understand and gratefully comply with it. This is your Destiny. Finding your Destiny, you will also discover your Purpose, your Power, and your JOY.
The one known as Jesus described the dilemma this way: “The Father and I are one. You have seen me, you have seen my Father.”
It is this “Father,” this unconscious inner element within each of us, that can, if and when we bring it forth as our conscious voice, assist us to live the life of Destiny.
Yet, until a person makes the 100% integrous commitment (and dedicatingly clings to it) to clear out ALL of the competing voices that have been implanted in his mind, it is impossible to clearly and correctly hear (and thus, follow) this wise inner voice, one’s “Father.”
I wrote much in the following post regarding “mirrors,” “mirror neurons” and those termed “narcissists” by academia. (http://loveistheanswer.info/healing-yes-healing-narcissism-mommy-who-am-i-mirrors-blessed-part-6-b/) I also pointed out that EVERY mortal, to some extent or other, react to life with narcissistic tendencies…
Today, I will take that concept further to show that UNTIL we have reversed our reversed inner images, it is impossible to become integrous, whole, and one with our inner essence. This makes the difference between being on the “left hand of Christ” (thinking all the while that we are “good” and “righteous” followers of his) and being on the “right.”
Again, the “True Ten Commandments” (see the link on the right) are the “recipe” to developing the ability to truly HEAR. UNTIL a mortal reverses his implanted animalistic tendencies, his knee-jerk reactions, his (truly stinky to his eternal progression) IN-STINCTs, he will be moving in REVERSE to his eternal progression… unawares, and while considering himself moving forward.
Mortals do not see their actions as the wise outside observers see their actions. Taking again David as an example, to him, his episodes with anger were justified as correct RE-actions to unjust behavior perpetrated toward him. To him, he was RE-acting (and reacting appropriately and as warranted) to an un-just situation. He saw me as an enemy, an attacker, a threat. In his (reversed) mind, he was only acting naturally, as his instincts had been programmed. His threats, punitive words, yelling, demanding, controlling of things, prevention of my leaving, etc. were all appropriate to the situation. And yet, there are many in our society who would, and do, re-act similarly.
The goal of mortals is to REVERSE our self, to make our animalistic instinctual tendencies, our knee-jerk RE-actions, our predator-prey/ fight-flight programmed-by-nature conscious self SUBSERVIENT TO our Un-conscious DIVINE Self. To do this we must tenaciously apply the “words of Christ” as given in the True Ten Commandments. We must eradicate the self-centered (narcissistic) “MY WILL BE DONE” and replace it with our Father’s Will: “THY WILL BE DONE.” In this way, we become emotionally strong, capable of Really assisting in a positive way our mutual spiritual siblings.
In 2 Nephi 2:14, Lehi speaks to his children: “And now, my sons, I speak unto you these things for your profit and learning; for there is a God, and he hath created all things, both the heavens and the earth, and all things that in them are, both things to act and things to be acted upon.”
Joseph Smith, Jr. taught: “You ask the learned doctors why they say the world was made out of nothing and they will answer ‘Doesn’t the Bible say he created the world?’ They infer from the word create, that it must have been made out of nothing. Now, the word create came from the word baurau (sic), which does not mean to create out of nothing, it means to organize the world out of chaos – chaotic matter, which is element and in which dwells all the glory. Element had an existence from the time he (God) had. The pure principles of element which can never be destroyed; they may be organized and reorganized, but not destroyed. They had no beginning and can have no end.” History of the Church 6:308-9
“Intelligence is eternal and exists upon a self-existent principle. It is a spirit from age to age and there is no creation about it.” The King Follett Sermon, Joseph Smith Jr.
“And no man receiveth a fulness unless he keepeth his commandments. He that keepeth his commandments receiveth truth and light, until he is glorified in truth and knoweth all things. Man was also in the beginning with God. Intelligence, or the light of truth, was not created or made, neither indeed can be. All truth is independent in that sphere in which God has placed it, to act for itself, as all intelligence also; otherwise there is no existence. Behold, here is the agency of man, and here is the condemnation of man; because that which was from the beginning is plainly manifest unto them, and they receive not the light. And every man whose spirit receiveth not the light is under condemnation. For man is spirit. The elements are eternal, and spirit and element, inseparably connected, receive a fulness of joy; And when separated, man cannot receive a fulness of joy. The elements are the tabernacle of God; yea, man is the tabernacle of God, even temples; and whatsoever temple is defiled, God shall destroy that temple. The glory of God is intelligence, or, in other words, light and truth. D&C 93:27-36
Implanted within EACH of us is the desire to assist humanity. As such, we each THINK that our actions are good, justified, appropriate to the situation at hand. Yet, the greatest thing any one of us can do for any and everyone else and to ensure our part in others’ happiness, is to BECOME completely and integrously and eternally HAPPY our self! And true, complete, integrous, eternal HAPPINESS is only possible when we are in connection with our True, presently still UN-conscious (for most), Inner Self.
AS our truest, highest, real self is accurately heard and complied with (obeyed), his voice increases in volume and becomes more reliable. As we release our allegiance to all the other implanted relationships and voices and give strict heed and diligence to this “still, small voice” alone, we grow in light. Remember, “light” is Intelligence, it is the UN-conscious but Real and original part of our self, lying underneath our NATURAL (carnal, fleshly) self. In other words, as we learn which voice to obey, we become stronger spiritually, leaving the “poor in spirit” designation as we climb steadily our spiritual/ emotional mountain and become spiritually wealthy… a “profitable servant.”
In this way, we reverse our mortal nature, become “DOers of the word” organizing through our obedience our ability to understand, gain greater access to Intelligence and become capable of ACTing instead of being acted upon. In other words, we complete our own “creation,” no longer living by animalistic instincts but as the divine emotionally mature beings that our inner desires would have us become.
This implanted inner self, our essence, that which seeks to become manifest, is the Un-conscious “genie in the bottle” (“Father”) inside who makes himself known through our feelings. Waiting the moment of his release, he occasionally makes his voice heard as the voice of conscience, one’s “Holy Ghost.”
A young child begins his mortal journey learning to see his (reversed) image and associating that (counterfeit) with who he truly is. Further taking upon himself the voices and “shoulds” of others, he shushes the voice of destiny further until it is nearly impossible to be heard, complied with, and brought forth into integrated, integrous Oneness. Yet, required for completion of mortality’s course is to cease looking to one’s biological father as one’s father, one’s biological mother as one’s mother, and look within for one’s Divine Parentage and direction. This is what Jesus did when he said: “My Father and I are One. You have seen me, you have seen my Father.”
Christian religions teach their adherents to ask themselves, “What Would Jesus Do?” WWJD. Yet, unknowingly even the most sincere members are seeking to overlay an “Image,” a reflection, a reversal of elements, a counterfeit, within themselves instead of bringing forth from within one’s self their Actual Divine Nature. Taking man’s translations and interpretations as “the Word,” has implanted further confusion. To overlay a 2-dimensional image over one’s self-identity distorts the truth of one’s being. For many years, I myself sang with all my heart the song, “Have you received his image in your countenance?” Yet, again, no matter how precious and perfect the “Original,” to implant its (reversed) image within one’s self creates not a Christ of one’s self but Christ’s opposite, an anti-Christ.
Because we have listened to others’ voices, implanted their “shoulds” and adopted their belief systems, it is impossible to see one’s self correctly. This is why Jesus himself counseled his would-be followers to “pluck out their eyes” and enter into heaven blind. In other words, cease looking to an outside interpreter for who one is, especially and particularly a man who does not have pure motives nor enlightened sight himself.
For some, they look in their inner mirror and ask, “Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?” and the mirror responds: “You are! You are grand and glorious and better than any other.”
For others, they look in their inner mirror and hear its response that they are “stupid, ugly, insignificant, and should be ashamed.”
Yet, the accurate answer is neither.
Most individuals accrue enough experience to understand by their mid-life that men and women think differently and see the world in utterly opposite terms. This allows for the problems and heartaches of mortality. In order to see our selves rightly one must let go of looking to any and all “others” for their eyes, yet again, here is the irony. We are so confused that we don’t know which is the one voice inside that CAN be relied upon until we have weeded out each and every other. This requires tenacity, determination and, as the Book of Mormon points out through its examples of Lehi’s family leaving all their mortal relationships and culture, Mahonri and Jared and those who align with them leaving all their mortal relationships and culture, Moses and the Israelites leaving all their mortal relationships and culture… we must each not just “be willing,” but we must also be “single-minded” and seek for the “Kingdom of God and His righteousness” and leave our Babylons as well.
Paradox: women can more easily reverse their already reversed spiritual image and become congruous and whole. As such, they are then capable of choosing a man and assisting that man to complete his own reversal back into spiritual wholeness. The conundrum is that mortality has been set up to view men as the “leaders” of families, churches, etc. Yet, Eve is required by Adam to finalize his creation. A man, in order to become truly JOYful and integrous, must first become meek and submissive and accepting of a woman’s instruction. But each must FIRST release their grasp upon the material world and the appetites, desires, and passions of the flesh which cloud one’s spiritual vision.
I have recently answered a requested question on Quora that has gotten much surprising exposure, many shares, along with many compassionate comments. It is just one attempt that I have made to become transparent with my life, my experiences, bringing forth that which has been hidden within me in an attempt to 1) understand myself and 2) assist others by providing exposure to hidden elements that are in subtle covert ways cluttering the perceived reality of THEIR lives. Until each of us are willing to look at our selves completely (nakedly), sincerely… and assist each “other” to do likewise, integrously dealing with each aspect that comes up with the goal being the discovery of our UN-conscious yet Actual Essence and the bringing IT forth as Jesus did, UNTIL we accomplish this, we will be living a counterfeit life, a reversed state of who we Really Are, yet THINKING that we are “good” and “assisting others” in beneficially helpful ways.
In order to extricate myself from all the believed implants from others, well-meaning or not, I had to “wake up” and figure out *LIFE* and all the illusions that I had been fed and bought into. As difficult as this is, as humbling as it is to really look deeply at the life we have lived and realize we have been living a “LIE,” a counterfeit life, this is the ONLY PATH (the “straight and narrow”) to a fullness of JOY. Our destiny.
I invite, with all the tenderness and passion of my heart… I invite YOU to dis-cover the Unconscious yet realest YOU within yourself and bring this You forth, reversing every element so that your physical body’s right hand enmeshes your spiritual body’s right hand and you have become your “Father” within. I invite YOU to live the life of your purest dreams and, as you do, CORRECTLY assist and bless all the rest of us, long-term.
In my pursuit of Real Truth, I have given up everything. Crawling through the “eye of the needle,” I have learned the *mysteries* and am now giving my life to assist YOU to dis-cover Who *YOU* really are, along with your unique gift to offer humanity. As you learn to seek (in the right place and with purified intent), you WILL find treasures of lasting value, along with every promised reward. Together, we will establish a society of humane beings and live life ALIVE, on PURPOSE, and with a sociality unequaled… because we will each BE and view each other as equally and profoundly DIVINE! Please… catch this Hope and Vision and join with me.