Archive for September, 2017

I’m going to come at this important question in a quiet, indirect, not very geopolitical kind of way.  I’m doing this because nothing can be sustainably built on a weak foundation; including political ideology,  community health or human well-being.

History has shown us some human behavior cul-de-sacs that turned out to be less than optimum.  History has also put some pretty awesome successes on display; things we can be proud of.  Unfortunately, much of what we experience today is much, much less than optimal isn’t it?  Why is that?  What role do we each play in this sub-optimal, anxiety prone result, this relatively unhappy circumstance where mere survival is winning – or do we just maintain it’s all someone else’s fault?  We are in fact not complicit.  Our hands are clean.

It appears and I don’t think its arguable; we live in a pretty frightening, though sometimes beautiful world; some nations led largely or in other cases bullied largely by powerful, pathologically ill, career criminals incapable of empathy, bent on self-aggrandizing, uni-polar hegemony of one sort or another and an utterly inhuman agenda whereby human life and possibility are brutally harvested, destroyed or are to be converted into some trans-humanist vision of electro-magnetic, mindlessly repetitive, machine life.  Are we going along with this agenda?

Given a choice, what kind of world would we choose for our children and grandchildren to inhabit?  Wouldn’t most of us choose a spiritually balanced, safe, secure, thoughtfully rational, imaginatively creative, caring, honest, considerate, compassionate, abundant, loving, generous world full of realistic hope for the incredible times ahead?  If not, my words fall on deaf ears, sorry.  If so, why is the world we live in so different, highlighting predominant characteristics such as spiritually moribund, unsafe, threatening, irrational, mediocre, corrupt, inconsiderate, uncaring, impoverished, cruel, greedy and nearly hopeless in terms of ever being better?

How did we get here?  How and why did we poison our own garden?  Did we and do we each play a role in toxifying our earthly nest; and if we are complicit, intentionally or unintentionally, can we each somehow get rid of the poison; contribute to the de-toxification of it?  Can it be fixed?  I believe we can detoxify our world and though we deal with ourselves organizationally through religious, ethnic, political or other societal affiliations; we can escape destructive, conditioned group-think; however, this detoxification can only occur and must occur on a spiritual level, which we’ll get back to shortly.

There are those fanatically caught in the monotheistic religion of scientism not only demanding separation of conscious phenomena from material phenomena as the sole path to knowledge; but additionally, claiming spirit to be nonexistent, with human thought and emotion originating solely out of electro-chemical reactions within our very finite brain tissue.  This mis-educated, self-induced blindness is to say rational thought and discourse so vociferously proclaimed by oracles seated mightily at the heights of academic tenure have arisen entirely from random occurrences generated by inanimate substances accidentally coming together out of primordial random slime; to finally, against all protozoan probability, form their own momentous human brain tissue and complex nervous systems of which they are so proud, they are driven to flaunt their colored robes and corded tassels above lesser beings – a pathetically irrational view of rational thought processes at best; intellectual bigotry at its worst.  We must ask if education is still education – or is it something else?

None-the-less, we know from science, thought manifests in our physical world via observable material processes, but insisting self-awareness, imagination, human creativity, compassion, empathy, generosity, need to love, etc. arise from random physical reactions occurring in chaos soup constitutes powerful denial of scientific method itself; ranking up there with the refusal to inquire, “what was happening the Wednesday before Big Bang”, yet claiming we search honestly for knowledge and truth?

Quantum physics proves interrelationship, even causality between sentient human consciousness and material reality.   Continued denial by scientism of the significance of repeatable scientific proof of philosophical concepts and thought manifestation in material reality; is simply more denial, begging the question, what are we afraid of?  What is it we don’t want to know?  Do we have an ignorance agenda?  Why do we oppose science and metaphysics coming together for the collaborative study of that which we can and that which we cannot see?  The Theory of Everything so to speak.

Why do we ignore our own self-evident consciousness?  Why does science not question honestly from whence that sentient, consciousness comes?  We speak often of freedom; but what does human freedom consist of?  Animals, plants, fish, minerals and other components of what we regard as nature operate at a level of consciousness dictated by the Laws of Nature.  These responses, fully constrained by Natural Law are repetitive, predictable and can be viewed as instinct, innate drives, etc.  A being constrained by these Natural Laws is free only within the narrow repetitive context of its own nature and place in the world.

A human being possesses sentient consciousness of a different sort, enabling a level of self-awareness, thought, emotion, imagination and judgement within space/time entirely unlike that experienced by other organisms or materials.  For a human to deny his or her uniquely sentient nature and personal identity is to reduce themselves to animal consciousness and repetitious behavioral constraints dictated by the Laws of Nature.  As a being restrained within the narrow confines of its physical, material nature, indifferent to its spiritual primacy, no freedom beyond that of Natural Law is possible.  This ignorance is an intellectual/emotional/spiritually deprived prison.

True human freedom can only be achieved through our path to deification, that is, unity with Divine Person, our Creator; with the faith that we are created for this union and can achieve it through grace as offered by the Divine and as freely accepted by us.  This offer and acceptance of grace, Divine Pressure if you will, is the process of revelation on both the natural and supernatural level.  Divine Pressure is never thrust upon us.  We must freely choose to accept this spiritual efficacy, thereby enabling the Divine to work through us.  I say Divine Person because we intrinsically know that life has meaning; and that meaning is ineffably intertwined with human spirit and all that exists.  If God is not personal, then life cannot possibly have meaning and we know it does.  You are absorbing and questioning these words because you know this; not because you hopelessly believe in random emptiness.

Natural revelation is the method or process by which we experience daily life and come to some understanding of its meaning.  Supernatural revelation leading to a deeper understanding occurs via thoughtfully opening ourselves to direct communication with Divine Person, today via the Holy Spirit, which remains with us to complete Christ’s incarnate mission on earth, that is, the deification, the reuniting with the Divine of all humans in eternal love.  We as humans undergo this process of unification together as a community of souls, never alone.  Individual human freedom can only be fully realized and appreciated within the context of spiritual community, love and within all the ramifications associated with this Divine Process.

Evil, the obstruction of freedom, exists only on the physical plane and does not exist in eternity.  “Fear Not, I am with you.” (Isaiah 41:10).  Evil is limited both in space and time.  Love is not limited and exists eternally as it is the essence of Divine Person and of ourselves, intrinsic to our nature, though it must be freely chosen by each of us.  Evil exists only for the enablement of this very real personal choice, in turn enabling spiritual growth necessary to unification with our own Divine Essence.  Evil has no meaning and no power outside that which we ourselves choose to embrace.  The correct choice is never embrace evil and have no fear of it.

On the other hand, refusal to accept or even recognize our own self-evident human nature; refusal to accept the graceful path to Divine unification leaves us open to evil in a powerful way.  As I look around our world today, it seems painfully obvious that as a community of human beings, we are guilty of denying the Divine and our spiritual relationship within it, which is to say we have chosen to live life on our own within the animal consciousness of nature and as such are susceptible to material corruption in all its forms.  It is only through our human faith in choosing true spiritual freedom that we become free of material constraints and are no longer subject to nature, but can rise above it to eventual unification with human destiny, that is Divine Person.

I am in no way against science, but when science arbitrarily ignores the factual reality of human consciousness and its interactive relation with our material world as can be seen in quantum physics; then science denies its own methods and is no longer science, but has degenerated to broken, rusty shovel useful only for knowledge obfuscation and occulted ignorance.

So, what does all this esoteric babbling have to do with a healthy multi-polar versus unhealthy uni-polar world?  I suggest the following:

As sentient spiritual beings in material human bodies, we consciously self-actualize and reach our human potential via our individual choice to participate in spiritual community with each other beneath the providentially Divine Person as a group.  Extrapolating this spiritual concept to all global society in terms of what we might call global community, our individual health and well-being require a multi-polar approach whereby we helpfully assist each other, through our communities to be all that we are intended to be.

A multi-polar world view eschews the electrical frequency of uni-polar fear and impoverishment as a means of communication and barest survival; choosing instead to focus on a more supportive multi-polar frequency of generosity, compassion, abundance and loving community.  We can’t accomplish this wonderful feat alone, however; success requires Divine assistance, which we must request and accept.  To the extent we have chosen otherwise, our world has been and continues to become less friendly and less inhabitable day by day.

In a nutshell, this is all that’s wrong with our 21st century world today.  Our personal denial of human nature, spiritual reality and our human relationship to Divine Providence in our material world have ignorantly led us down a uni-polar cul-de-sac of mediocrity, fear, hostility and mutual impoverishment.  Our world will change when we choose to change ourselves, accepting with faith the true freedom our spirits demand and deserve in reuniting with the Divine.

Until that time of choosing and subsequent multi-polar action leading directly to a safer, more abundant, more beautiful world; we can fully expect more uni-polar anxiety, greed, impoverishment, war, famine and ugliness – which is in fact all that evil can offer, despite its promise, should we continue to choose its dark embrace.  It is for this reason I answer the original question; YES – we do care; we must care.

Let’s at least care enough to consider choosing a more multi-polar world together.  Given the frighteningly bloody, deplorable mess we currently live in, what’s the risk?  Isn’t a different choice at least worth a shot or two?  As the venerable Wayne Gretzky told us, “You miss 100% of the shots you never take”.  Let’s at least not be guilty of ignoring Mr. Gretzky’s wise counsel.  Let’s take our multi-polar shot and see what happens.  It might be more fun, safer and more healthy than what we’ve been choosing for our kids so far.