Limits on Knowing
I’m having discussions of these two topics often enough these days that it may be easier to say something generally.
I’d like to assert that, in an imperfect world, there are limits on knowing and sharing.
I remember one lesson I got on this. When I began to sit on refugee claims for the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, it took no time to see that I was being asked to make sometimes life-and-death decisions for people without knowing the truth.
Oftentimes refugee claimants had a high investment in keeping the whole truth or part of it from me because they needed to fit into a category of a statute and, if the whole truth were known, they might not.
Sometimes I was sitting in front of an illiterate farmer, at other times in front of someone from a radically-different albeit urban culture. Sometimes the truth was being presented to me and I could not see it. Oftentimes my western bias got in the way.
Madam, why do you not look me in the face when you speak to me? You’re obviously lying. No, she’s just following the way of her culture where women get beaten if they look men directly in the face and take issue with them.
Sir, why do you not know information which it is second-nature to know in a western country? You’re obviously withholding information. No, he just comes from an agrarian society that doesn’t mark time as we do or have computers, the Internet, an office, etc.
I thought to myself that government did not lie. It never occurred to me at the time that the very government documents I relied on to know the “truth” might be fabricated. The premier source on international human rights was what we called the DOS Reports – the Department of State Country Reports on Human-Rights Practices. I did not know at the time that a government could intentionally kill 10,000 of its own citizens (9/11), start illegal wars against other countries (Iraq, Afghanistan), deprive its own citizens of their constitutional rights, or run drugs and sex-slavery rings, etc. I did not know about reptilians, extraterrestrials, and Illuminati. I did not know about a corrupted Congress or religion that served ideology.
Had I known, the first thing I would have done would have been to question the evidence of the supposedly-neutral DOS and British Home Office Reports, etc.
No, I had to make decisions not knowing the truth. I had to accept, as a basis for decision-making, various degrees of possibility, probability, and plausibility.
Likewise we here often do not know the truth of something. The Illuminati and the New World Order keep us like mushrooms, in the dark and fed manure. Many sources of information don’t know what’s true. Other lightworkers cannot state the whole truth or they would put lives in jeopardy. They must hold some information back from us.
If we move beyond these bounds and enter into the truth of life, we’re faced with the fact that all truth is relative save the Truth of the Formless, Transcendental, Absolute One.
Truth at any other dimension or density than the Formless is relative to that dimension and may not be truth at a higher or lower level at all. All truth other than the Truth of the Formless has a domain of applicability and inapplicability.
I acknowledge that these limits on truth can be frustrating but that doesn’t make them less real.
I ask certain things of myself in light of this situation and I make certain demands on others. Of myself I ask that I state the status of my knowledge to you: am I guessing? Do I know? Am I sensing, feeling, intuiting, repeating what I’ve heard? I tell you the status of my allegations.
I cannot make others state the status of their knowledge so I subject their evidence to credibility tests. I discover whether what they say is plausible, probable, possible, etc. I look for contradictions and omissions in their testimony. I look for biases, investments, competing agendas, etc. I assess the reliability of their sources.
That testimony that holds up to scrutiny I regard as credible and the speaker as reliable, until I learn otherwise. I then prefer testimony from that source to testimony from another less credible or reliable.
So, generally, I prefer testimony from Matthew, SaLuSa and Hatonn than testimony, say, from others whom I won’t name but whom you’ve asked me about recently. Matthew, SaLuSa and Hatonn have a good track record with me. They correct their errors. They state the status of their knowledge. They tell me when they omit something or won’t discuss it, etc.
Other limits on knowing, and perhaps sharing as well, are limits on time, energy, resources, etc. Poor David Wilcock doesn’t have infinite time. He can’t consult all sources. I personally don’t have limitless energy; I do what I can; I would fall over if I tried to do all that’s asked of me. And lots of people don’t have limitless wealth to afford all options.
All of us are restricted in the amount we can do. If we expect all things from all people, we’re just setting ourselves up for disappointment.
Especially in the volunteer world of the Internet, no one owes anyone anything. David Wilcock isn’t obliged to study, know or speak on all things. Give him a break. He studies and speaks on what interests him. Why require him to do otherwise? And so with all of us.
We are none of us exempted from the need for discernment. We are none of us required to be all things to all people.
That’s what I needed to say about the limits on knowing.
Limits on Sharing
Now the limits on sharing. No, I don’t share everything or allow everything to be shared on this site. I don’t share every article I come across because you wouldn’t like to read that much. I think you look to me to sift out the truly important from the fluff.
You surely know that I get twenty to thirty comments a day on sex, member extension, viagra, dating services, website hosting, etc. I have a spam filter and some of your comments find their way into it. Most I see and rescue, although not necessarily right away. Some I never see. Akismet takes them home ot its lair and feeds on them. If it were not so, you’d have to wade through numerous comments on viagra and worse.
These are logistical arrangements made to conserve time, not something nefarious. I’m not an agent of disinformation for the New World Order or anyone’s lackey. I’m not trying to hide the truth from you or prevent you from speaking yours, apart from the limits I discuss here.
This site is about certain topics and not about others. And I have certain areas of knowledge and certain areas where I lack knowledge. For instance, the site is not about medical information and I have no medical knowledge. It is, as an example, about UFO/ET disclosure and I have some “knowledge” in that area.
I don’t share a matter which is wildly speculative and promotes fear. When I regard some area as established, such as no nuclear war on the planet or the galactics disclosing their presence at the right time, I don’t require myself to make the case time after time as if nothing can be a settled question. I regard the prohibition against nuclear war and the coming of disclosure as settled questions.
I don’t allow various kinds of comments on the site. If one reader attacks another, I won’t post the comment. I’ll remove a thread that has become mired in attack. My human rights end where they tread on yours. Furthermore, I know that nothing else will sap my energy quicker than seeing a fight break out on the site. So I don’t allow attacks or fights.
I don’t allow foul language. There are other ways to put an issue. There is no future in foul language. Life is about evolving and the use of foul language is devolution. I’m not going there if I can help it.
This isn’t a site that’s provided for people to debunk galactics, spaceships, Obama, NESARA, etc. This is a corner of the world where people can come who want to explore those themes unmolested. If you think that all galactics and channels are bunkum, that the Galactic Federation is a bunch of shape-shifting evil aliens out to enslave you, you’d probably enjoy yourself more elsewhere.
This is a safe space for those who hold that the Galactic Federation and its allies above, on and below the Earth are here to assist us to escape slavery and bring us to Ascension in the Fifth Dimension.
Many if not most people on this site have lost friends, family, and associates because they were regarded as loony, unsound, gullible, etc. We need a safe haven to shelter from the storm. So if you think what we say is loony, please, help us out by going somewhere else. Please don’t suggest to me that you should have freedom of speech to tear us apart. Your freedom of speech stops where you attack us.
I’ve been on discussion groups where things were a free-for-all and people occupied themselves with attacking others. Nothing much got accomplished there and the most intelligent people left. We’re here to prepare for leadership roles in the New Age fast approaching. Whenever a person prepares for a role, certain lines of conduct are preferred and certain lines are abandoned. That’s what “preparation” means.
I’ve also been in groups where people have been doing the equivalent of preening in front of a mirror. This is their group and they’re going to post as often as they wish, on whatever they wish, and, if any protest is made, they retreat behind allegations of censorship and a lack of interest in the truth.
As I’ve said a few times, truth has to be tempered with harmlessness; expression has to be a co-operative process giving everyone a turn; etc. We need to get along here or there won’t be a site after a while. If we move from “doing it and digging it” to “doing it and not digging it,” it’s only a question of time before we’re gone.
We won’t make much of a leader in the New Age if our language is foul and we’re into attack. There’s a new paradigm coming and letting it all hang out isn’t a part of it if it turns others off or violates their rights.
Repression and suppression are also not part of the new paradigm. The middle ground is where we’ll probably be hanging out. Neither leaning too far to the right nor to the left, but being, observing and expressing from the center.
So hopefully that answers some questions about the limits on knowing and sharing here. You may also wish to read “A Comment on Comments” and “Reminder on Comments.”
There are limits until, as I understand it, we no longer need them because we observe the laws of nature and have learned to be harmless and compassionate. A feature of human life in the Third Dimension is duality, separativeness and often competitiveness and aggression. Limits keep us from enslaving and annihilating each other, which is something that we humans do, as I’m sure you know.
Here we learn about those natural laws and ways of being that lead us to a satisfying and fulfilling future. We have a wonderful opportunity ahead of us and not everyone will take advantage of it. But my self-chosen task is to see that you have ample knowledge to take advantage of it. Past that, the initiative lies with you.