To paraphrase a well known saying, “the road to enlightenment is paved with varying intentions”. Whilst we on the road of truth and discovery sometimes lambaste those with a dark agenda, we are equally guilty of having ulterior motives. Granted, they may not be vicious, evil or manipulative… but we do have them. My intention here at The ‘Guide has always been to show those who may not grasp the full scope of the global agenda, a little evidence for the case. My hope is that this may spur them on to find some greater truths. I also hope that, through mass awareness, the people will recognise the systems that control them. Maybe if enough people can’t be fooled anymore, the agenda players will eventually find it impossible to proceed… and the mechanisms and goals will collapse under their own weight.
This had led me to a degree of belief and faith!… something I once thought impossible. I’ve always believed that knowledge and awareness is enough to find the greater truths. This may have been tainted by my misunderstanding of the term ‘belief’. It is a word I generally associate with religious / spiritual concepts or scientific principles, given that both require a degree of faith. Both Science and Religion require an unwavering faith in established principles. Both allow for reconfiguration if the circumstances change, but the belief always remains.
The underlying principle is a degree of conformity to these beliefs and it is here that I struggle. Conformity has never been my strong point because not all principles of conformity are flawless. Religion rests on so few evidential facts… Science constantly changes the rules… How can we place our faith in so little. Faith is not blind, but it does suffer from tunnel vision!
Despite all this, much of the world’s population subscribes to one, the other or both. This is the great contradiction. Religion, at it’s core, promotes the fellowship of mankind and helps to remind us that being good, kind and loving is a noble aspiration. Yet, the divisiveness of organised Religion has been the cause of more wars and bloodshed than anything else. In much the same way, Science has advanced us from the point where we would be doing little more than standing around scratching our heads. It has shown us that we are all part of the same cosmic tapestry. But have we learned those lessons?!… Not really. Science has created tools for nightmare scenarios and allowed for the bastardisation of all that is natural.
This is the great contradiction. How can beliefs that are potentially so wonderful, be so cruel?
What is largely ignored, is the alternate path. Spiritual beliefs that exist away from organised religion can be tailored to accommodate and enhance our existence, without caging us. In much the same way, Fringe and Esoteric Science allows for the capacity to contemplate inconceivable notions… notions that allow us the imagine the impossible. Like organised Science and Religion, this path is also not without it’s flaws. It opens itself up to cranks and fly-by-night merchants who prey on those desperate for quick answers. But it is, free of dogmatism.
The great truism of existence is that we all desperately need answers and aspire to meaning. Today, more than ever in history, people need to know that all the suffering and confusion was not in vain. This is where I get controversial… however remember that this is simply what I believe. I don’t wish to take anything away from others.
The ‘true’ great truism is that the answers (mostly) are not there to be found… not anytime soon anyway. This doesn’t mean that we should give up though. For if we cant find out what life IS, we can definitely find out what it is NOT. Take truth seeking for example: I don’t know definitively what happened on 9/11 (the cause, the motive, the culprits, etc). But I DO know that it was not what they told me. I know something was covered up and until they can prove without a shadow of a doubt that it was not what the truth community (whichever belief you hold) believe… I will hold fast to mine. I personally don’t think they’ll manage it though!!
Another case in point would be the UFO and Extra Terrestrial phenomenon. Whilst many UFO sightings could be attributed to natures abnormalities or top secret / experimental military aircraft, it simply doesn’t explain them all. With the abduction aspect, the nay-sayers point to sleep or psychological disorders. Yet, how does this explain multiple person abductions or people being taken in the presence of several other people? Also, it may sound trite, but it is so arrogant to assume that we are the only sentient life to occupy the universe… Or even our little corner of the galaxy. As before, I may not have the answers, but I know it’s not the answers I’m being told.
A final thought would be the spirit phenomenon. Ghosts and paranormal activity are usually associated with the afterlife (and by extension, a divine or deified one). I have absolutely no proof of a divine hand in the creation or afterlife of humankind, or even the vaguest concept of what occurs in the ‘great beyond’. The believer has no monopoly of proof here. I have, however, witnessed what could be called ‘ghosts’. I cannot prove that it is confirmation of life after death, but I know for certain it wasn’t the hallucinations of a tired or maniacally delusional mind. As before, I only know what it was NOT.
For some this would not be enough. For others it can be. To coin a phrase, “Rome wasn’t built in a day”… Perhaps we were never meant to get even close to all the answers. The most important thing is recognising that there actually is more than we perceive around us. Whether you think it’s all an illusion of trickery and this ‘reality’ is a complete façade or you get just the faintest whiff of something being ‘not right’, you’re on the right track.
The great truism is that, whatever it is or means, we are here for the duration. We can make our ‘existence’ much more than we ever dreamed if we want to. We’re all in the same boat and perhaps we should stop more often, look about us and remind ourselves of our commonality. We can make this ‘existence’ a whole lot better if we were just a little nicer to each other, show a bit more patience, tolerance and love. It doesn’t have to be like it is; we only buy into that because we are programmed on a daily basis. Turn off your TV, throw your newspaper in the bin and stop letting people control you. Show them a better path and if they don’t want to know, just walk away. It’s their loss, not yours.
As for our perception of reality, you only have look at the true majesty of nature… a sunrise, the night sky. This sounds like a total cliché, but it’s pretty amazing when you stop and look. I’ve heard people say: a gilded cage is still a cage, but what you gonna do in the meantime… wait for it all to fall away, ready for the big reveal? What if it never does? What if this is all there is?
It’s a hell of a long time wasted on simply waiting!
Whatever your beliefs, faith and convictions,
Sceptics and Believers alike,
Peace and love to you all.
Till next time!
The Truth Seeker’s Guide.