We are at War

The War Between The Rich And Poor

The War Between Influencers and Influenced

The Great War Within Ourselves

We are in the middle of several great wars, but unlike past wars using bullets and bombs, these use far more subtle yet devastating methods.

A war that has been happening for thousands of years is that between the ruling class, the governing body, those with great wealth – and the workers, slaves, the ordinary population.

Governments ask you to vote on anything except this – an even and fair sharing of the nations wealth. It is unfortunately true that those we vote into power often end up millionaires. Or if they are already millionaires their wealth is increased.

But things are much worse than you think – so please see this report – it is extraordinary.   Click on the image below to see it –

It sometimes means that the impoverished cannot even care for their babies.

I guess the dog had a sense that some people cared even for street dogs and so took the baby there where he had found someone who could be trusted with living things.

What can we do about it? All I have to share are my own responses.

As mentioned, many battles are not fought with bullets any more, they use things like our uneducated tastes, heightened by advertising and films that use incredibly powerful suggestions – such as, if you are really living an enjoyable or creative life, or is you need to deal with stress you are shown people drinking whiskey. Strange because all spirits are poisonous, but obviously a slow one.

There is that old joke about a man who is obviously drunk, and a doctor says to him, “Don’t you know that drinking is a slow death!” To which the drunk says, “That’s okay. I’m not in a hurry to die.” See health risks of Alcohol.

Another battle we need to fight is the way the majority of us are literally eating our way to serious illnesses. Several nation wide studies has pointed out that we are literally giving ourselves cancer, diabetes and other serious illnesses by daily eating what we do. If you watch this video it shows exactly how our illnesses are caused. Also it shows cases of serious cancer cured by a change in diet without the use of medical drugs, that are literally poison.

To me the video shows that if a change in diet can cure a serious cancer, then our normal diet is the cause of most of our illnesses. The video The Magic Pill was originally available on You Tube but was blasted of by many law suites, and is not only available on Netflix https://www.netflix.com/watch/80238655?trackId=13752289&tctx=0%2C0%2Ceaa3de7eea5facb4220ef02d7f995bc3d726afad%3A4e116d5cd1c98820d8d4e97d0d04b0d54356dc61%2C%2C

The reason it was harshly criticised was shown clearly in the video in following the case of a South African doctor. He found that many of his patients were ill because of their diet, and he suggested eating

  • Whole and organic foods
  • Eliminate processed foods, grains, and legumes
  • Edge out bad fats (vegetable oils) with healthy fats (olive and coconut oils, animal fats, eggs, and avocados)
  • Aim to consume free-range animals and wild caught seafood
  • Introduce bone broths, organ meats, fermented foods, and intermittent fasting into your diet
  • That means stop buying or eating manufactured foods. Most of us do not realise white flour, white rice and white sugar are highly manufactured, eating them causes the body to make up the huge deficit they cause, because all the goodness has been ripped away from them. So eating white bread and all white flour products like pancakes, biscuits, cakes, is like taking in spoonfuls of sugar, for as soon the white flour or white rice starts digesting it turns into sugar. We have been lied to that avoiding natural fats such as butter and full fat milk was what causes overweight. It is not, it is all the massive sugar intake from manufactured food.

This caused so much criticism from other doctors he was ridiculed and so was knocked out of the doctors clique. But he fought it and in the major law court proved them wrong and was reinstated. But of course the opposition which are the producers of the artificial food we eat, companies earning millions, are trying to down him again.

I switched to the diet promoted by the video in May 2018. I was not fanatical about eating exactly as suggested, partly because I am a low wage earner and cannot afford all it suggested; also I love dark chocolate and occasional sweet things. But in 20o8 I experienced a serious stroke which paralysed my right side; I recovered my speech and most movements, but in 2018 my walking was difficult, leaving my right foot dragging. Also all my life I had an irregular heartbeat, and at 81 had developed a middle/old age spread and a domed abdomen. But after just three months of the diet my heart beat is apparently regular, my domed belly has slowly gone down – still a bit to let go of; my walking has improved enormously and heal and toe walking is developing instead of dragging, and generally feel more alive.

So fight the good fight. Illegitimi non carborundum – A rough translation is – Don’t let the bastards wear you down.

Ask yourself which giant corporations are earning billions and are not putting it back into the community, but have massive savings, often overseas. If they are doing it, why are you still buying their goods?

Or maybe you might try:

The Funding Circle (https://www.fundingcircle.com/uk/) – Recently saving has seemed pointless because banks pay almost zero interest. But my son introduced me to Funding Circle, which brings interest between 6% and 10%. It does this by loaning money to small businesses –  what I save helps.
In the UK even your ISA savings can earn this higher interest.
Links for FC are –

UK = https://www.fundingcircle.com/uk/
USA = https://www.fundingcircle.com/us/
Germany = https://www.fundingcircle.com/de/
Nederland = https://www.fundingcircle.com/nl/

I have tried it and it worked. It is not stocks or shares, but peer to peer loaning to businesses that need a loan to improve their business.

I have tried it and it worked.

 

That is a huge one sided battle that has been lost by even the middle classes, but it is only one of many. For many have been infected with the nihilistic modern philosophy, feeling they and their lives are meaningless. There is a huge idea being presented that we are nothing but a meaningless dot lost in the immensity if space.

So there is also a battle going on between those who feel connected with life, living creatures and the universe, and those who fight against such feelings and ideas.

“I woke early his morning to pee. As I woke I was aware of having been dreaming, but I could not remember what the dream was. However, I was experiencing a strong feeling of being connected with all things. I had a deep sense of being part of everything, and of everything being a part of me. It was very real and I had a spontaneous image of standing in a great garden, an immense place of creation and unity – the Garden of Eden feeling. As this happened I had an insight that most of the people in the world do not have, and perhaps do not want to be a part of this unity. This thought, in the way it was experienced was completely new to me. I couldn’t understand why anyone would not want to experience this wonder and communion. I knew I was at the wedding feast, the celebration of life or creation. It was a wonderful feeling to be a part of this mystery. Therefore the realisation that many people did not want this was slightly shocking or unnerving. It made me ask myself the question of whether I was naive, perhaps not seeing or realising something. This realisation went on to the sense that in fact a sort of battle was going on between those who were part of the celebration, and those who didn’t want it. I thought that those who didn’t want it were perhaps frightened of losing the control they thought they had over their life and the world. I knew I was playing a part in this battle or struggle.”

I do wonder whether the nihilistic philosophy is part of a war on any living creatures motivation to exist and fight against any opposition. I see that many, many people are certain that if their brain is injured badly or they suffer Alzheimers they as a person ceases to exist.

But having suffered a serious stroke so that I could not move, I couldn’t speak and had lost control of my body, to the extent that I wet the bed until a nurse put a catheter in my body. I wasn’t ‘with it’ at all. Also I probably looked a mess, as due to the stroke the right side of my face, so I have been told, was still sagging. But in fact all I was aware of was just peace and calm love.

In that wonderful state of mind I looked at the faces of my family and friends and ‘read’ what they felt with extraordinary awareness. I could see and respond to the deep panic at their thought that I might be dying; the sureness and love in the face of death, the strange struggle between loving and holding back, and the tender presence. But because of my brain damage I could express none of that, so I see the brain as a method to express through the body, but the body is not us.

Here is an image of a brain known to be in a vegetative state, and yet the brain activity is vast

Signs of consciousness in People who are Considered Vegetative

I know it is not thought of as usual, but I remember being in my mothers womb. At the time I had no sense of being a person but was a living creature.

I felt like a life form existing in a pond of water, and something threatening me was attacking me. (I was born with jaundice). Of course at that time I had no words or clear thoughts to attach to such an event. All I can say is that the integrity I felt was me, so I felt what I imagine a tree or a plant might experience in being attacked by bacteria or bugs. The plant doesn’t have a centre of awareness giving it an identity, but it does respond, it does attempt to defend itself in various ways. It does try to preserve the integrity of its own form and function and fights against anything attacking it. So I believe when I was a baby, even as a foetus in its early stages of development I was faced with attack or disease, I believe the life form I was felt threatened and did battle against attack.

That is a basic instinct in living beings, and anything which undermines that is an attack against the person is felt as an attack, something we need to do battle with.

But many, as this young man says, “I feel that I haven’t any meaning, that there is no point to my existence. I am really feeling my “drop out” self is taking over. There must be so many people just like this, who feel they have no point, nothing to do, no point for doing it, no reason for existing.”

But it is a realisation many come to in this time of great change, that there isn’t any reason. We know there isn’t any reason, any god. But if the do not run away when you realise that, they may come to see that, “I am my own life and strength”.

One day I experienced that my self. and described it as, “The path I had chosen led me to a hill, and when I reached the top I was on the edge of a precipitous drop. The view was extraordinary, like looking into a vast void. It was like seeing into everything, and with a sinking heart I could sense no being, no God, just a huge impersonal space.

The feeling floored me and I sat there and gave up on any hope of finding what I had hoped for – a sort of wonderful welcome. But as I sat a deep quietness grew in me – I had given up everything! And that was when a quiet bliss grew in me, and I realised that many others had got to the same spot and sat there. I also realised that I had been seeking an external god, and in giving up my search and becoming quiet had found the inner god that we all are.”

For we are told in Genesis, “So God created man in his image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.”

When you have so many wolves around, it is not good to act like sheep. So, it is true that when we truly give up our life long control and struggle to survive and cope, we gain an amazing companion who fights with us – it is our connection with what has lived through all wars and battles – Life.

How can we find this contact?

As Elliot so rightly said –

I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope
For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love
For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith
But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting.
Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought:
So, the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.

I had tried all sorts of methods and approaches, and none had worked, so I decided to sit each day for about 30 minutes without any aims or expectations. For in the past I had meditated for hours, done energetic yoga and breath control; true that had effects, but none brought peace and satisfaction. So I gave up trying, and sat with the feeling that if there was a reality beyond what I knew that could help me, I would simply wait without expectations. After some months of this, one night when I was returning to bed from going to the toilet, I heard a disembodied voice say, “You have asked what are the results of God’s activity upon one – now watch closely.”

That was the beginning of the huge change that entered my life. It wasn’t about being in control of ones life, or planning ones  future, but occasionally surrendering ones control and purpose to something bigger than oneself and finding a wonder.

Many have fought the wars mentioned above, but another war that few are the veterans of is one that takes great courage and perception; it is the war and conflict that all of us are involved in without many being aware of.

The fight is against the human fears, anxieties and terrors many are subdued by. Also the enormous amount of failure, shame, sense of personal defeat that crush many of us. But the height of the battle we meet is with ourselves, our very nature.

We can be crushed by difficult events, by an accident, by criticism or even by our own moods. Sometimes we allow parts of us such as love or creativity actually crush us. Perhaps without being really aware of it, you already know your body is a screen. When you see a film or read a book you might be moved to laugh or cry, or shout out in fear. Considering that the book and film is not reality, what is happening?

Well, the outside images or words are helping you to experience things upon the sensitive screen of your body and mind. You had buttons pressed that produced fear, anxiety, sexual excitement or any mixture of feelings. Yet whenever we feel such responses, it is not like real life, because you mind is nothing like outer life where things could hurt you, but is surface upon which images, words and events are more like a cinema screen that even if a gun is pointed at you and fired it can do no damage – except if you run in fear. So all the things that influence you are simply your own fears, emotions and imagination projected onto the screen of your  mind.

If you recognise that your fear, your emotions are all changing, and are all produced by you reactions to them. Behind the changing world of you emotions is the still non changing screen of you mind – the real you.

Example: I dreamt of being with a woman who was desperately seeking a man. I was also with my own female companion. I believe the woman had been suddenly dropped by her man, and I and my partner were close and with her.

Still in the semi-awake state I tried ‘being’ the woman, and had a very clear response. I experienced being her, but was also me with experience of seeing into myself in some degree. I saw that the woman, like most of us, was a female creature whose instinctive drive was to find a mate. But she was not aware of this as an instinctive drive but as a personal feeling. As such she had become, like many women and men, lost in a huge web of personal ideas about whether they were attractive, sexy, with many complications about love, gender mixed with childhood unconscious traumas and the heartbreak all that brings.

Our emotions and feelings about ourselves are like a keyboard that is played upon by people and events. If we are praised or rewarded our self confidence and therefore performance will usually be enhanced. That is fine except it means we will usually depend upon the world and events to create our moods and our sense of our own value. This makes us victims. We may not be dependent on a drug, but often we are dependent like a drug addict on praise, success, money, being admired or wanted. Without them we may experience the lows the drug user does on withdrawal.

However, the ancient explorers of the human mind discovered an extraordinary possibility. This dream of Ed’s explains it.

I was in a prison with several others – all in one cell. It felt as if I had been in the prison for years. I was standing near the bars angry and shouting about the injustice of my incarceration.

As I stood raging I suddenly realised that all my anger was having no affect on the world. I was the only one suffering it. I saw that the peace and freedom I wanted from release I could have now by letting go of my emotions and my anger. I would then be in peace, and would be free of my own negative emotions. So I let go of he feelings I had about my judges and jailers, and a change came over me. In the following years I learned to drop the other ideas and emotions I tortured myself with. Then one day I woke and was filled with joy until my bliss filled the cell. In this way all had changed for me. In a strange way I was now utterly free even though in prison.

The greatest prison of all, the greatest of torturers, is our own thoughts, emotions, our beliefs and our concepts or ideas. While Ed felt angry and held the idea he had been wrongly accused, he was tormented and trapped – imprisoned in his own ideas and emotions. To have received a public apology and released would have changed his feelings, but he would still have remained a passive victim of events. Instead he found in his dream the greatest freedom of all – a blissful freedom – the release from his ‘natural’ mind and emotions.

“Then I experienced an incredible dropping down into feelings and dramatised realisations of human lust, sexuality, and enslavement by such powerful desires, occurred. Image after image occurred. It was an exploration, a journey deep into my unconscious, into sleep, yet remaining aware. I saw and felt the whole drama of human passion, as it is daily enacted in marriage, work, politics, riots, war, and religion. Underneath the surface actions were the raging desires, raw, urgent, powerful, making slaves of people, leading then into soul destroying work, hateful relationships, even murder. And I saw how those arose who had lived, preyed on, the desires of others, and manipulating them delicately, subtly, forcefully, even brutally.”

In the end we are human faces on a line of beautiful animals, but as humans we have developed self awareness along with all it difficulties the animals hardly suffered from, as mentioned above. But we can work and fashion the natural into beauty – with effort.

“I sat on our settee listening to music, relaxed. The realisation came that what I was looking for was myself. Suddenly I remembered a dream of several years ago. In it was of a monolithic stone of huge dimensions that rose up from the earth. It was unfashioned except at the top, where a strange and beautiful design was worked on it. I had never understood this dream, but now I knew with certainty the great stone represents a human life, raw and natural except at the top, where conscious endeavours have left their pattern, making a wonderful blending of nature, of Life which has thrust us up to consciousness and an individual will – of the unconscious and conscious.”

Then slowly my blindness was eroded to reveal an older and deeper way of seeing. Gradually the rocks took shape, and I could see the magnificent head off a great beast. The rocks and their hollows suggested a huge muzzle and eyes. And still the vision cleared, and I felt the rocky beast was thrusting up from the depths of the earth; that the very earth and rocks had through unimaginable time become the beast.

I paused as the image penetrated me in this wild place. Then, further depths became revealed and I too fell upon my knees. For in the beast I then saw all creatures, myself included. And my heart knew the Beast as that grand mysterious process that emerged from the very rocks, the soil and processes of our Earth, and pushed, dancing through all its levels and forms, thrusting into life, into being, and into consciousness. And I knew myself as one face in the multitude of the Beast’s forms; a moment in its emergence, a footstep in its movement onwards.

What I had taken to be superstition and idolatry, I now knew simply as recognition. The rocks were rocks. But that deep life in me saw their shape and called upon me to look upon what they represented in myself, and see my wonder. For the Beast was the life within myself that had through untold ages lived and struggled and unfolded on our earth.

 

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