I need to set the stage for a discussion of values for a New Earth.
I need to talk about the old paradigm first. That old paradigm had three features: (1) social Darwinism, (2) empirical materialism, and (3) ethnocentrism or race supremacy.
I’ll explain these schools of thought as we go.
I repost the next three article because I could not say it better if I rewrote them today.
I’d begin by reposting this article on what historians call “social Darwinism.”
It’s been in some ages the dominant filter through which westerners have viewed their world. It provided a “scientific” rationalization for the colonialism of the Victorian Age.
It was the language of choice during discussion of automation in the 1990s. It justifies doing nothing for the suffering. From Oct. 2013. Revised.
What is the mindset we’re trying to let go of, that tells us how life is in our everyday setting? Can we state it in its simplest and most fundamental form?
Let me offer my version of it:
We are separate selves struggling for survival amid seeming scarcity.
The best label for this view of life, in my opinion, is “social Darwinism.” Life is a struggle for existence, in which only the strong survive. The weakest go to the wall. This, the social Darwinists asserted, was a natural law of life.
Can we look at this short statement, as an approach to dispelling this primary 3D illusion?
(1) We are separate selves.
(a) We are selves. That’s true. God tied a knot in the ocean of love, light, and consciousness. The balloon thus formed, full of God-consciousness, we call a self.
(b) So long as our vibrations are dense and heavy, we can only know that self as something separate from all other selves.
We don’t see or feel the God-stuff. We refuse to admit that the seeming individuality we have is not fixed, permanent, or eternal. We are God but we refuse to abandon our penultimate state as God the Self, Christ, Atman, or pearl of great price.
Does anyone discuss this penultimate state? Yes, St. Paul describes the Self ultimately surrendering to the All-Self – in Biblical code – here:
“Then cometh the end [final enlightenment], when he shall have delivered up the kingdom [all the bodies, all the selves] to God, even the Father.” (1)
This surrendering of the Self constitutes “final” enlightenment, which, in my vision of 1987, was represented by the small golden star returning to the Father and immersing itself in him. (2)
Therefore, viewed from the standpoint of ultimate Reality, the One without a second, there is only One. We must be that One; otherwise there would be a second.
Viewed from the Highest Reality, then, there never was, is or ever shall be separation between God and this apparent “me.”
So the separation from God is only a seeming, an appearance, which occurs on the Third and Fourth Dimensions, the lowest and most dense we’ll ever see.
Thus we see that this part of our statement – that we are separate selves – is not absolutely and fundamentally true. In the end, it’s revealed as an illusion.
(2) struggling for survival
Survival – do we actually need to survive? Have we ever questioned that?
I’ve been outside my body and see that I’m not my body. When I was outside it, I never felt hunger or questioned where I’d sleep that night. I was free of all those conditions.
Whatever happens to my body at death need not concern me for I have a life independent of it. So for me, anyways, survival is simply not an issue.
(b) Struggling – do we need to struggle to survive? Or struggle for anything?
In the time I spent in Fifth- and Seventh-Dimensional love, I found myself in a state of consciousness where any idea of struggle would have been laughable.
Laughable because I could not have struggled for anything, so deeply awash in love was I – rich, profligate, generous. I could have given it all away, knowing that the replenishing flow was endless.
No struggle there. But no struggle also because I had everything I wanted. Don’t you see? Love – real love, transformative love – is what we’re looking for. It is everything we’ve ever wanted.
I’ve known that state of being where real love is free and plentiful and in that state is no thought of struggle.
In that state, we’re certain that we’ve arrived. There’s nowhere else to go except deeper and deeper into Love.
Therefore, that we need to struggle to survive is another myth, another illusion. Ascension will demonstrate that.
(3) amid seeming scarcity.
Leaving aside the fact that any scarcity we create increasingly seems to arise out of our own beliefs in lack and limitation, there was certainly no scarcity where I ended up. I drowned in an ocean of love. No scarcity there and I wanted nothing else.
If you offered me gold while I was in that state, I’d have only smiled. I wouldn’t have lifted a finger for it. What can gold give me that love does not? Gold is just a color and a belief. I laugh to compare it with love.
In that state you really get the importance to us of how we feel. Because when we feel brimful of love, we want nothing more. There really is an end to our wanting.
All I wanted was to touch the fingers of other love-soaked pilgrims as they passed me by going wherever they were in an unrushed, love-drenched world.
Consider the free gifting of replicators as a mid-term tangible indication that there’s no scarcity. The replicator will give you whatever you ask of it.
Then consider that, before our journey of Ascension has ended, we’ll be creating what we want by thought. No scarcity there either.
The trend is not towards scarcity but away from it. So this part of our statement too seems to be an illusion.
There isn’t a part of our statement of the fundamental credo of the Third Dimension that has held up very well to scrutiny, when viewed from a higher-dimensional perspective.
And yet this point of view is so basic to our behavior patterns that we “live it,” without thinking about whether anything about it is true, real, or eternal. And, it turns out, nothing about it is.
We are not separate selves struggling for survival amid scarcity.
We are Children of God, not different than or separate from the Mother/Father, learning our true identity by willingly entering an illusory world and limited existence for a time.
Our journey ends when all individuating bonds are broken (the balloon is burst) and we experience our Oneness again, picking up, I imagine, pretty much where we left off before we went out into the school of matter (mater, Mother).
(1) I Corinthians 15:24.
(2) See “The Purpose of Life is Enlightenment – Ch. 13 – Epilogue,” at https://goldenageofgaia.com/2011/08/13/the-purpose-of-life-is-enlightenment-ch-13-epilogue/