Use your imagination for a few moments. Imagine:
You have the sensory apparatus to hear sounds in the range several octaves above what you typically hear. As such, you will be able to hear the energy generated and/or echoed by individuals that now lie secret and hidden, even from themselves often: their thoughts and feelings. Now, with this enhanced auditory ability, you are pulled back to sit in a comfy cosmic seat to be the audience for the present symphony being produced by humans upon planet earth. The energy vibrations, that are currently beyond awareness, now become your own private show. Imagine that you can rewind to the first sound. “In the beginning was the sound….” You get to start there. Watch… and Listen. As you do, periodically a section of earth’s orchestra will crescendo (gradually get louder and louder) or decrescendo (gradually get softer and softer). At times, some sections will even appear to take over the rest of the “instruments” (individuals and groups of individuals) and perhaps even carry on a percussive clanging maleforous beat which would be impossible to miss. In contrast to the tumultuous and menacing, thunderous and roaring sound offered by some, others seem to emit very little frequency at all, except for a periodic mournful wail.
Yet… within small sections of earth’s orchestra, there are a few who have found such an indescribable vibration of pure and exquisite sound that your soul is stirred and thrilled. While the other discordant sounds continue, you tune them out, choosing to focus instead upon the pure “song of redeeming love” offered up by those few. And as you listen… you melt. You seem carried away into a bliss of such pure deliciousness that everything else seems to have faded away. Each atom of your body echoes the resonance of that divine melody until the element of which you are made seems to melt, and you become the vibration itself.
And so it is. Mother Earth, carrying each of her children upon her back, is currently going through a grand transformation. She is writhing and stretching, preparing… And so is each one of her children. One by one, each is beginning to wake up and real-eyes that which is really occurring. Some of us are tuning up our minds and hearts and, thus, bodies, and joining in with the ecstatic frequency, attempting to stir those within our circles of influence.
Like a conductor’s score, measure-by-measure we each join in with our re-attuned mental instrument, waking up in our pre-determined “own due time” to become fully and authentically Conscious. Although Joseph originally wrote into the end of the LDS Endowment that Michael *WAKES UP!*, Brigham Young, his successor, did not understand, and so deleted that part. Oh, if the people could just get it! To properly heal and strengthen one’s Ventral Vagus Nerve, one could then assimilate and coordinate all the functions of one’s consciousness and every area of the brain (and, thus body) properly. When the three chief seats of human cognition function as intended and as ONE integrated circuit, with “Eve” (Christ/ Pure Ego/ Subconscious) as the officially appointed “Overseer,” then we *WAKE UP!* Having awakened, one is then ALIVE and ready to get on with the JOY that comes from helping Others to wake up and enjoy a sociality that is vital and beneficial for all!
Some, however, are not just “sleeping.” Going about “the American Dream,” or attempting to, many operate from the programming administered by their culture: especially their religions. For them, this discordant “dream state” has become a traumatic NIGHTMARE. And science, sports and entertainment are just as much programmed-in “religions” as any organized churches; all operating as “opiates of the masses.” The foremost administrators of mental programming are the individuals’ parents (who operate from the mental programming of THEIR parents, who operate from the mental programming of THEIR parents, who operate…).
And so, faulty programming, escalating according to the Second Law of Thermodynamics, steadily descends into a more and more chaotic decaying mess. Enter in the current level of reality: The cascading effects of trauma on a species.
From 1932 to 1942, Dr. Francis Marion Pottenger, Jr. conducted an experiment to determine the effects of heat-processed food on cats. The experiment included 900 cats over four generations and was well documented by Dr. Pottenger. The cats were divided into five groups. All the groups were supplied the same basic minimal diet, but the major portion of the diets were varied. Two of the groups were fed whole foods (raw milk and meat – real foods for cats). The other three groups were given processed foods: pasteurized, evaporated and condensed milk.
All four generations of the raw meat and raw milk groups remained healthy throughout their normal lifespans. The first generation of all three processed food groups developed diseases and illnesses near the end of their lives. The second generation of all three processed food groups developed diseases and illnesses in the middle of their lives. The third generation of all three processed food groups developed diseases and illnesses in the beginning of their lives and many died before six months of age. There was no fourth generation in any of the three processed food groups. Either the third generation parents were sterile or the fourth generation cats died before birth! Remember, all four generations of the raw food groups were healthy throughout their normal lifespans.
Thank you, cats, for giving us a poignant example. Now, we take a lesson from the bees.
Creating a Queen Bee:
Likewise, the “Queen Bee” (of which there is only one per hive) begins life as any other female. Yet, from infancy, she is fed “royal jelly.” It is this distinct difference, the food she is given, that transforms a standard female into the Matriarch of the Hive. The determining factor differentiating between the development of honeybee larvae into worker bees or queen bees is the larvae diet, what the larvae is fed. A freshly hatched female larva of a honeybee can develop one of two ways; either into a sterile worker bee or a fertile queen, ruler of her hive. Queen bees are made by being fed “royal jelly,” a highly nutritious milky substance secreted from the workers’ hyperpharyngeal glands; a substance potent enough to change the bee’s epigenetic makeup. While all worker bees are born with the genetic ability to become queens, the workers’ diet suppresses that ability.
And what transforms a human being from standard-crazy, devolving into drama decay and death… into an Advanced Being, capable of Waking UP? “Men ARE that they might have JOY.” Truly, you ARE what you Eat. Partaking of JOY (the energy of emotional balance/ L.O.V.E.) creates beings capable of “singing the song of Redeeming Love.” As we become emotionally mature (wealthy in spirit vs. “poor in spirit”… see Matthew 5:3), we become powerful beings, utilizing our mental circuitry to understand, see and hear that which is missed and misunderstood by the masses.
Truly, “by their fruits ye might know them.” Those who experience and live this JOY (although almost impossible to measure and gauge according to mortal’s rule-book) live this JOY because they EAT this JOY! The “fruits of the spirit”: love, peace, long-suffering, kindness, gentleness, patience…” this is the energy (food) that Gods eat. This is, thus, what they digest. This is what they expel! As “garbage in–garbage out”, so “fruit of the spirit in–fruit of the spirit out”! Again, though, only “those who have (engaged spiritual) eyes can see” those who (of like mind) feast upon and then radiate out… this real fruit of the spirit. A clever counterfeit is the currently common “passive-aggressiveness” which is a silent smoldering of dampened down vitality while seeming to exude peace. Another clever counterfeit is the pseudo-enthusiasm of those attempting to appear as happy by putting on their “Sunday faces” or their “public countenances. One whose eyes are “single” can readily discern the difference.
Yet, what if it is possible… even written into Your Life Plan… that YOU, and each of You, become the Master of your own life, overcoming the pitfalls and snares that have tripped you thus far and become the grown Up, mature GOD of LIGHT that you have in your spiritual DNA to become? What if it also comes down to the food that you eat? What if YOU can change your mental and emotional diet, re-parent your Self and become an Advanced and Powerful Being? What if this is what Joseph was alluding to when he gave the characteristics at the end of the Temple Endowment of you embracing (properly) your “Heavenly Father”… a.k.a. pure blueprint (spiritual DNA)? (Refer to yesterday’s post: http://loveistheanswer.info/the-high-way-to-wisdom-through-joy/ )
Here, I will give one (of 7.5 billion possible) examples of how an individual typically “devolves into a devil” while believing that he is truly a good person, where “all (they’re) trying to do is help.”
You see, each person is actually a highly advanced compendium of matter (the highest possible), and the most important person in the universe. To him, this is his universe, his life experience. To him, we (the rest of us) are simply a part of his universe and existence. Nothing he could ever do to us would be wrong. How could it be? It was right for him at the time he did it. Somehow his actions were justified in his mind. As such, his actions are not “evil,” no matter how they might affect the rest of us, but are actually good. They are the right thing for him, for his life, for his existence, for his universe … for his God. In fact, nothing that is done by a human is wrong … for them. It might be wrong for us, but not for them. If a person does something, the person is following the dictates of their own conscience, or better, doing what their mind tells them to do.
In other words: Everyone is following their own God and fulfilling their God’s commandments and desires. Religion is simply the process and organization by which a person convinces others to serve that person’s God instead of their own. Every God is right for the person who chose to follow God. So, those who are following their religions (or their looked to and esteemed “shrink”… or doctor… or teacher… or friend… or movie star… or famous athlete… or…) are not wrong in what they do, they are only following their chosen “God” (outside authority/ies).
But are they following their own chosen God, or the God that someone else has created and established for their own self, and then convinced them to follow? Once we understand the dilemma that mankind has been grappling with, it should be easy to forgive the people (parents, church/medical/educational leaders) in our lives. BUT… we need never forgive their religion.
You see, as a young individual searches for self-worth and -value while he is growing up, he embraces the belief systems of those he is primarily exposed to. When we have a strong connection with a parent, it is only natural that we align our mental thought patterns with theirs, adopting the belief systems… religions, diets, clothing styles, music and other forms of entertainment… that they have… or a working variation of theirs. In loving our parents, we naturally want to please our parents; particularly when their belief system stresses that that parent should be “honored” and obeyed. As an individual does this, he finds the cultural support which brings him value and purpose in life.
So, if we consider that there is only one God, and that God’s only true and living church is the LDS/Mormon Church, and that if one is not baptized and does not receive the other special ordinances of this religion, one will suffer eternal damnation, then a man can be considered a very good man for trying to save the eternal souls of his posterity, no matter what lies he has to say, no matter what laws he has to break. With this belief system securely in place, when he prays he will be answered by “the Spirit he listeth to obey.” As he prays to God for guidance, he is being answered by the only god that actually exists: his basic human desires of self-worth and purpose: the id. I have also referred to our individual mortal consciousness as… Lucifer.
Unbeknownst to all who go to another for advise (including “prayer”), all counsel and advise and prayers… are answered by Lucifer. Lucifer is the sole originator and perpetrator of all the religions upon Earth, every one! Lucifer is responsible for all the “commandments of God” that exist, which are simply “the philosophies of men mingled with scripture.” And this is exactly what is taught in the LDS/Mormon temple endowment presentation… almost verbatim! Right before the participator’s eyes, all those times that he attends the temple and does work for dead people, he is being told that the only entity that hears and answers mortal prayers is Lucifer.
The endowment presentation is specific and clear that anyone living upon earth, which is presented symbolically as living in a “lone and dreary world,” when they pray, no matter how sincere, they are always answered by Lucifer. The endowment presentation’s teachings are very clear that Elohim (the Mormon god) and Jehovah (the Mormon Christ) do not know what is going on upon earth and do not hear and answer prayers. So, for those sincerely living by the creeds of their religion: they have done nothing wrong. But their religion has. Religion is responsible for everything that many “good people” have done throughout their lives, good or evil.
So, return with me now to a typical childhood today. Instead of being taught and consistently mentored what foods to consume MENTALLY, PHYSICALLY, And EMOTIONALLY… children are raised with confusion and stress and *JUNK* food in each category.
With the advent of MRI scans, neuroscientists are now able to have physical renditions revealing the stark differences between healthy brains and the brains of individuals with early traumas resulting in emotional dis-orders of various labels. As I shared yesterday, emotions begin in the limbic system. It the emotional control center for human beings, and it is here that trauma, mental illness, and neural circuitry intersect.
Within the limbic system is the amygdala, the gland which regulates fear and aggression. Brain scans show that individuals who have undergone traumatic childhoods have amygdalas that are small and which may even have undergone atrophy. The smaller the amygdala, the more overactive it is. This means that when people with faulty emotional regulation experience an emotion, they do so intensely, and the ‘cooling down’ period may take considerable time. Additionally, for those with low emotional maturity, the hippocampus (Greek for “seahorse” and important to emotional memories and navigation) is in a state of continuous hyperarousal. Uncoordinated and dysfunctional, it consistently misinterprets threats, and relays faulty messages back to the amygdala.
Because of the ways that these little children (the vast majority of our population today) learned to view the world and handle stress, their brains are operating in a less-than-ideal state and “answering their prayers”/ dealing with life’s dilemmas and relationship demands in aberrant ways. Instead of utilizing the Ventral Vagus to feel safe, empowered, and capable of meeting all the demands of their lives (“I can do all things through CHRIST which strengtheneth me”) these children grow up with atrophied and dis-regulated mental circuitry which has them view the world as threatening and dangerous… even when that may not be the intent or reality of the situation they are experiencing.
In order to maintain JOY (homeostasis, emotional balance, a.k.a. L.O.V.E.), there are three interconnected glands: the hypothalamus, the pituitary, and the adrenal glands. These all interact with each other and co-manage the pressures of daily life. It is this threesome that is primarily responsible for the body’s production of cortisol. Cortisol is a natural chemical released during times of stress. People who have not been taught emotional mastery, those who have failed to re-parent themselves properly in order to heal from childhood traumas, as well as those who have failed to release the build-up of stress in their lives, have abnormal levels of cortisol in their bloodstream. Too much Cortisol production means stress levels in daily life are always overwhelming. Emotionally, this means that resilience and coping skills are undermined, chemically, the body is overwhelmed.
The prefrontal cortex is the pinnacle of healthy human development, and is responsible for reason, rationality and decision-making. The prefrontal cortex also inhibits our primal nature, the id or “Lucifer.” Yet, with unresolved stress and without mature capabilities to handle emotions and intimate relationships, people have prefrontal cortexes which are inactive and inefficient. This creates explosive and impulsive emotional outbursts, faulty reasoning and far-longer recovery times. Emotional immaturity (being “poor in spirit”) means that the prefrontal cortex is basically dormant or sleeping. As Francisco Goya said, the “sleep of reason breeds monsters.” Yet, as I emphasized in a recent post:
Fear releases cortisol, and when cortisol is flooding our system our thinking is clouded but we don’t know it’s clouded because our thinking is clouded.
Cortisol is released in a response to stress; and so, extreme stress, especially experienced in childhood and over long periods of time, will lead to abnormal levels of production.
The reason for the atrophy of the amygdala, the hippocampus, and the prefrontal cortex, is because high levels of cortisol have eroded parts of it away.
This is the cruel irony: The brain develops in response to and as a reflection of one’s early life. Our brain is our individual mirror, reflecting our past experience… and what we have chosen to do with that experience. In this way it can be said that “God (the Triune Brain) creates man (the individual’s life) in his own image.” For many, stressful and unmanaged emotional lives have allowed cortisol to chemically erode the most prized assets of their minds, taking with it their divine potential and inheritance to wisdom and intelligence.
Emotionally immature “adults” are otherwise minds that have been worn away by developmental trauma. This causes emotional reactions to certain social stimuli that might seem disproportionate but are actually part of an ingrained fight/flight response. When a person then underestimates the disorder in favor of maintaining something resembling an ego, it is at their own peril.
Yet, this is essential to be understood: A person does not have to have developmental trauma in infancy. An emotionally immature parent, who was likewise taught that she was “extra-special” and “blessed with talents,” who additionally “belongs to God’s only True Church” does not have the where-with-all to mentor and be an emotionally mature trainer for her own children. When a child is not taught how to process their relationship experiences, how to properly deal with their own emotions and take responsibility of them, inordinate levels of cortisol flow and build up.
Spiritual poverty (emotional immaturity) then, is literally down to the effects of too much cortisol on a developing brain. This can happen to varying degrees at any time from infancy right through to adolescence and can come from multiple sources, most commonly caregivers, but not necessarily so. Again, the atrophy and mis-wiring of integral mental circuitry comes about through an accumulation of unprocessed experiences that are often “buried” and forgotten. Yet, again, those feelings buried alive never die! Consequently, the effects those experiences have on limbic structures and the hormones become the poisonous elixir in the terrifying environment in which one builds their mental home. It is then through this “glass darkly” that they learn about them self, others, and how to respond to their world.
[As an important aside: When one is dealing with an over-active hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and amygdala, they frequently adopt a biological addiction, becoming literally addicted to oxytocin, the “love hormone” released during intimate touch and sex. This brings forth a “catch 22”: whereas oxytocin has the power to assist in the healing of the atrophied and mis-wired mental circuitry, like alcohol for the alcoholic, when not administered by a wise and understanding administrator and at the demand of the “oxyholic,” it can lead to toxic and irreparable emotional outbursts, destroying any and all otherwise-potentially healing intimate relationships through what has been called ‘Transference.’
Transference occurs when we associate present sources of oxytocin (friends, partners, or any interpersonal relationship) with former sources of oxytocin from the time when we needed oxytocin the most i.e. caregivers. Although oxytocin calms down the limbic structures of one needing emotional nurturance (at first), it can also easily produce a fight/flight response. Thus, paradoxically, Oxytocin can hinder trust and cooperation because of associations with trauma issues from early childhood.]
Sources of childhood stress can include:
· Sexual abuse
· Emotional abuse
· Absent caregivers, neglectful, or narcissistic caregivers
· Controlling environments that lack empathy and respect
· Childhoods where emotional control was not mentored nor taught
· Caregivers who treat the child as “Extra Special” or deserving
· Caregivers who require caring for themselves
… and basically any ‘adult experience’ that a child is given to deal with that a developing brain physically cannot handle.
Sometimes, even too much of the wrong kind of ‘connection’ to one’s care-givers can be a factor in developing ingrained habits of emotional and mental dis-regulation. The nature of the stressful situations of childhood will determine what a person can and cannot deal with in adulthood. Often, it is not until an individual attempts to enter into an intimate relationship that this faulty programming is revealed… but only for those “with eyes that see.” Thus, the one so emotionally damaged is often the last to concur. We cannot know as individuals what our childhoods failed to prepare us for until we’ve attempted to live as a mature adult. It takes great courage to choose to be responsible enough to look at the parts of our wounded self that we’d often rather not see. Where an MRI can reveal the otherwise invisible brain (amygdala and a hippocampus and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis that is on fire and lower activity in the pre-frontal cortex), each of us are affected when any one of us is suffering. In order to re-parent themselves, a courageous, determined person can apply and benefit greatly from the words of Christ. (See the link at the right to Matthew 5-7.) Additionally, I will continue to dedicate my life to seeing this world, and all committed individuals within it, come to wholeness.
In the movie “After Earth,” father/son duo Will and Jaden Smith act out the very real drama of each of us being tutored (unseen yet heard/felt) by our actual Unconscious “Higher” Self.” Though “fear is not real and is not an option,” courage is. Courage and Self-Responsibility. Only those of us who prove responsible and courageous enough will be able to heal our Trust circuits and become emotionally mature, spiritually strong. Part of the probative test of mortality, each amongst us will have opportunity to prove worthy, or not, of full access to our divinely appointed conscious powers. The key is: how much are we willing to allow the part of us that is unseen yet is far wiser to oversee and heal and lead us… no matter how “unsafe” the situation appears.
“I will try the faith of my people.” 3Nephi 26: 6-12 Truly, the adult opportunity is to learn in whom to trust and to re-gain the precious mental/ emotional (and physical!) inheritance originally promised. The amazing, and profoundly liberating secret, is that healing IS possible! As I have been attempting to emphasize, you need neither a “God,” nor any “prophet,” guru, teacher, counselor, or anyone else OUT THERE to tell you who you are… just you. BUT… in order to know “the truth that will set you free”… Who YOU TRULY and ACTUALLY ARE, a person must first develop a “broken heart AND a contrite spirit.” In order to Self-validate, a person must first be willing to see HOW THEY SEE (spiritually) inaccurately. Thus, I write, and give my life… to assist You to come to Know *YOU*… and thus *US.*
*US* is a power greater than you. As we collectively heal and reverse our lens to include ALL of US together, as One united “Body of Christ,” we will, collectively, realize a power otherwise un-imagined. That power is people. Humanity. A singular Family. All God ever was, and all he ever will be. Focus on them; their hearts and minds. By losing one’s self in the service of all others, one finds one’s self. Help *US* help *YOU*… and let US, Together, Heal The World.
HAPPY Valentine’s Day… my Beloved Children!
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.