A Holistic Approach To Personal Growth
Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual
Here I have been for three months in Portugal. It is a big difference to be back in Europe, for many reasons.
Things are going fast, because time is being accelerated and nothing can stop the emerging of the new paradigm. What has just happened in Tunisia and South Sudan is just the beginning of a wave towards truth and transparency.
Everywhere movements are starting who- in their partial ways- present an alternative philosophy and practise. Some day these groups will get together across borders, religions, languages and races to form a worldwide coalition of goodwill.
The implosion of the present paradigm and of the Anglo-Saxon worldview is patent to all. The future is uncertain and chaos is mounting. We are all undergoing a colective initiation. That means that our most prevalent ways of being, our weaknesses and defects as well as our virtues, are being intensified. So that we really know who we are. At the same time we are being empowered to achieve our dreams and intentions.
The synthesis of the past is proceeding. To see what can be salvaged and transported into the emerging global solidarity and spiritual awakening paradigm.
Exciting times for mankind and for the universe!……
Time cannot be stopped, mainly in the cities. The vortex has begun spinning and everybody will be thrown to their exact physical location and in the end to their corresponding dimension.
The planet’s crisis cannot be solved by the system, by those in the economic and political worlds who have created it. We are literally in the hands of God.
Let each one assume its role and its mission for the battlefield now is Time.
Humanity will be given two options:
The politicians allied with the scientists will offer a new reality, increasingly virtual, where age will be reversed for the rich, to be promised immortality, people will be cloned at wish, disease will be eradicated and humans will live in a biotronic world where all their needs will be satisfied. It will be a world where physical money will be discontinued. A world without suffering and adventure.
Access to nature will be progressively fading and the spirit will be banished as an irrelevant idea.
The spiritual solution. A life of simplicity and contentment for all. Devoid of the materialistic and consumerist drive that has ruled us in this last cycle. The earth being uplifted to another stage of cooperation, love and integration into the sentient cosmos.
An inner acceptance of the will of God, as the creator of our spirits.
A life where we as gods will be creators, conscious creators of our reality. Thus ceasing to be like animals and to have to prostitute ourselves for a salary.
The economic crisis has already become a social and political crisis. It will become a spiritual crisis, a systemic crisis of the prevailing paradigm. People will really have to choose between two ways of living.
A new culture is available for mankind, a way out has been trodden. Soon it will be announced.
As I am not finding the way to leave a reply to all the encouraging comments I have received, I thought of writing a short text on these three characters of mine.
I felt happy with the comments and since this is my first direct and recent venture in these digital worlds, I now feel it is worthwhile to keep writing and I am looking forward to a dialogue with all those who feel an affinity with my expressions.
I assume myself as a writer and I recognize my qualities. I am not proud of them because they come easy to me. Being a poet I naturally feel the rythm and the visual of a text. To me words, spoken or written, are very important and our culture is very dependent on them a . And – as I believe that our human side is but a program, or rather a bunch of programs we call identity and personality – words are like keys which we use to access others and to re-program ourselves. .
I have many defects, deficiencies, lacks and prejudices. One is not being easily motivated to act. Hence my cultural, and namely my literary production, suffer from what others would call laziness. There are many subjects I could write about and I see the connections between many fields and the patterns which connect them. And it is true that both the writer and the blogger would like to reach many people with the purpose of creating something common.
Truly I do not see myself as completely separate from those who read or see what I do. It is my view that I exist in the minds of others who have created me out of their imagination and I also see people as a part of me, projected outwards into a screen or a mirror we call reality.
When I am speaking with someone who likes what I say I tell them it is them who are speaking through me, otherwise they would not understand or recognise and identify so quickly and easily with my utterings. In a sense we use others to clarify ourselves.And in the end we are always talking with ourselves about ourselves.
When I talk about the ambassador, it is not about my past diplomatic life or rank. It is because I feel I can play that role in the dynamics which I perceive to be evolving out of the present chaos in which mankind finds itself. Even though the roles of ambassador and cultural synthesizer are not the same, they are connected in the sense that an ambassador for a new culture has to be able to synthezise the present or exiting culture and to have a clear view and feeling of the wide encompassing alternatives which the new culture will present as a way out to the present cul de sac.
Many other things could be said, but the main purpose of this post was to thank you all who have enjoyed my other texts and to say I look forward to continuing a creative relationship.
We live in a most exciting period in the history of mankind, truly unique because we might be graduating. As the microcosm and the individual affect the greater whole, every interaction is measured in terms of quality, resonance and repercussions. We are universal and I deeply appreciate your support and encouragement.
As to those who would prefer to interact in other languages like Spanish, feel free to write in that language which I speak fluently. I am now in Portugal, where I arrived two weeks ago,and soon I will have a site in Portuguese. Perhaps another one in Spanish will follow. The Territory and The Map was specially dedicated to the awakening of South and Central America.Reality is not so different from fiction because this reality is subjective. As the Buddha said, this world is neither real nor unreal…
THE ANGLO-SAXON WORLDVIEW
I wrote most of the following articles during a few weeks in 2008 and kept them in the drawer as I do with most of my writings. I had thought of combining them into a single coherent one. Yet I came to the conclusion that it is best to leave them separate.
On one hand their themes vary slightly. On the other, by being shorter they are more readable.
When I invented the concept of The Anglo-Saxon Worldview, a subject benignly forgotten by the exiting culture, I did not realize all the far-reaching consequences of this basic issue.
As a concept hunter, a profession I have exercised for a few years, I tried to establish a pyramid of the concepts that rule the human program.
Basically, the idea has been to go down from oneness, unity and one-dimensionality all the way down to such varied concepts as makes of cars, types of food ingredients or types of emotions used by different races or ages.
Obviously the first differentiation was duality. The positive and the negative. The Yin and the Yang. Good and Evil. Inner and outer. Time and space. Separation and conjunction.
After this original sin, came fragmentation or multiplicity, ruled by the pernicious concept of intermediary. This concept is very dangerous because it applies both to time and to space. It justifies the concept of process (the parent of evolution and involution). It justifies the idea of center and periphery. Basically it gives acceptance to the idea of a way of space between two points and to the idea of time as a flow between past and present.
As this is an introduction to Anglo-Saxon worldview I will refrain from explaining further how we come down from concepts such as skin-continent-race to their language programs and to the way their respective individual members perceive their relation to the whole.
As Alice Bailey very well explained in her book “The destiny of nations” (I gave a lecture on that subject in 1980), every country and every race have a specific personality and a specific soul. As they all have a specific mission, the ability to fulfill their mission comes form their ability to put their personality at the service of their soul.
As it came to the Anglo-Saxon civilization to play the role of the final cycle-program of History, the English speaking commonwealth of nations, including the U.S. have an extremely important role to play: either they usher in a new era of abundance and creativity for mankind or they become the last bastion of separatism.
Hence these ideas which I express in the following articles are early contributions for the creation of a possibly new and very necessary discipline: The Anglo-Saxon Studies Science. This discipline has little to do with the historic Anglo-Saxons( although it should obviously include them) and everything to do with how the English people and their heirs, the Americans, see the world.
The very nature of these texts is controversial. I do not mean to attack Anglo-Saxons as people, something which would be ridiculous, yet I would like to make them aware that they are unconsciously being subject to a vast program and way of seeing reality which runs counter to their own aspirations. By writing this series, even though in a controversial and not very detached or neutral way, I mean to progressively expose a view of the world – others would even call it a conspiracy- which has impoverished the Western soul and is threatening to destroy the other remaining cultures.
Because of their controversial nature I kept these texts hidden from 2008 till 2010. Even though I aspire to be a cultural synthesizer and an ambassador for a new culture of peace, respect and conciliation, I now feel they can play a certain role in being released to the public, one of them the reclaiming the Anglo-Saxon worldview as a subject and discipline for studies and work. It was not in vain that a century ago,Max Weber,a precursor of cultural synthesis, wrote his The Protestant Ethic and the Rise of Capitalism, a book to which I would indeed like to make an actualization.
1. ONE WORLD
The one world which is arising like a phoenix out of the ashes–more than multipolar or multicultural– is a synthesis of the best which human experience has produced and is being now being informed or wrapped up by divine wisdom.
In a sense it is not new but it has nevertheless little to do with the presently existing human culture, which henceforth we will call the pre-existing culture.
The pre-existing culture is represented by the Anglo-Saxon worldview based on Economism and Scientism. It has patently failed and impoverished the human soul. A way out is at hand for those who are tired of it, those who came to the planet at this juncture to steward its evolution to a higher stage of consciousness.
We do not have to believe in conspiracies to realize that this world does not deliver.
We do not even have to believe in God to ascertain that human generated and driven ideologies and philosophies were not able to deliver a sense of identity, meaning, satisfaction and fulfillment to the human race.
We do not have to be socialists to admit that this world is highly unequal and that the very few worldwide have enormous powers while the vast majority in every country suffers deprivations or at least a lack of quality of living.
We do not have to believe that this world is a prison or a malevolent matrix to realize that there is an admirable coherence, cohesiveness and inter-relatedness in the socio-political-economical scenario which this planet presents to the universe.
It is now too late for debates or new ideologies. It is even too late for a new world-religion.
The unification of the human race out of the best that nationalities and religions have offered will not be a synthesis of the past. It will not be a materialist reality where people have to prostitute themselves to have an illusion of satisfaction.
Irrespective of whether you believe that we are all sons and daughters of God or that we are fallen and forgotten gods, the divine is again treading this planet. Each one of us is a divine cell.
In this transitional period in which the political leaders of the world will prepare mankind for its next step, transparency will be inevitable. What we have done in the past is irrelevant. We were asleep.
Now that we are waking up to cosmic citizenship and claiming our divine inheritance we do not have to believe in those terms. And indeed all beliefs, religions and cultures are to be respected and do not have to be abandoned.
The new situation on the planet respects human freedom. Nobody will have to do anything. Only those who are willing to choose a new planet will be invited and empowered to do so.
The important thing is that humanity will finally be free to choose on its destiny, on what type of life people will want to live.
Those who want to stay in a 3D planet of war, hunger and control they will be able to inherit that planet. They will evolve at their own speed.
Those who want to live in joy, creativity and love, as is our birth-right, will receive the bounty of all these experiences on this plane.
The hour is near. Preparation is essential. Fear is out of the question.
2. REFINED PIGS AND BARBARIAN SLAVES
This essay is a strongly emotional and vindictive reaction to Ms von Bismarck’s 2008 article calling PIGS to Portugal, Ireland, Greece and Spain. I wonder who invented this name in that year, certainly with the intention of offending the natives of those still natural countries:
SLAVES is an acronym coined in 2010 to describe the Saxon—London controlled—Anglo—Victors of Second World War—Empire—Serfs.
As Hitler soberingly commented (Saba Salin would probably make a similar comment if she ventured beyond her familiar confines) after returning from a visit to Rome: “and to say that we were still barbarian tribes, roaming the forests naked when the Romans had already all that splendid civilization…”
The SLAVES are getting formatted to be injected into the virtual world through the hive mentality fostered by the internet and the mass hypnotizing of TV.
Not being refined and old, abhorring culture, wide thinking and deep feelings, not having memory, not making connections, worshipping sports, time and money, closer to the machines and the mechanical world they are becoming easy prey for the coming black hole which will engulf those who refuse to awaken to consciousness and turn to God.
The PIGS are refusing to pay the price which progress demands, the bonuses that CEOs exact from the masses, the dividends which banks raise from consumers to continue playing against their own countries in the casinos of destiny.
The PIGS are saying in the streets of Athens, in the irresponsibility of the Portuguese parliament and in the admirable atavism of the 16 year-olds Spanish matadors, that they have had enough of the collective madness which the Anglo-Saxons have spread through the world in the last three centuries.
I can imagine Russia, China, Latin America, Africa, the Arabs, the East, continental Europe and its Nordics saying:
“Enough is enough! The world is on the brink of disaster because of your folly and of your greed; because of your lack of comprehensive intelligence, historical memory and foresight!”
“We want a world not ruled by Economism and Scientism. We want a world of abundance for all and not for an extremely small minority. We were not made to produce and consume but to enjoy life and evolve further as spiritual beings incarnated.”
“You have failed because you have destroyed the standing of your own West in these two silly unwinnable wars. You have failed because you have allowed your banks to print and create money, a prerogative of the State. And worse, you have failed in playing the world unifying role for which you in a way had been called.”
“Also, you cannot deny what your own statistics have revealed: in your two countries -supposedly ruled by freedom, justice, fairness for all and democracy- inequalities and distance between the small master race and the modern day slaves of the market are getting the same as backwards, medieval countries like Portugal and North Korea.”
“Irrespective of the findings of the Dutch and the English Enquiry Commissions on the legitimacy of attacking Iraq, the verdict of History has been passed. You have lost the mandate of Heaven.”
“Your hope is to join the rest of the world in welcoming a new reality of abundance and joy for all. A reality where the human delusions of total free will and license will be of the past and where scientific hubris will be tamed. A reality where humanity accepts God’s loving guidance and takes its next step in the cosmic evolution.
Because we are gods and we can now claim our divine rights and inheritance.
3. A PERSONAL NOTE ON ANGLO-SAXONS
When I talk about the Anglo-Saxon worldview, in no way do I mean to give offense to the English and American peoples whom I sincerely like, love and admire.
As I consider my human side a program, I also consider languages, nationalities and races as programs to learn certain lessons.
I lived and studied in London, I have lived intermittently in the U.S. during twelve years. In fact I could consider myself an honorary American citizen as I consider myself a senior honorary diplomat.
Having lived so many years in the Anglo-Saxon world, it gave me a deep perspective about this beautiful race. Having lived as a nomad in many countries in the four continents I came to appreciate the differences and qualities of many civilizations: I ate their foods and practiced their religions and even the way I dress is a mixture of them all.
But at this stage of the story I have to repeat to the Anglo-Saxons what the victorious Saladin told the defeated but heroic crusaders who were leaving Jerusalem:” if God had not loved you too you would not have been able to do all that you did”.
The admirable progress which we have witnessed thanks to the Anglo-Saxons was a beautiful and necessary development which brought us to this amazing point in human evolution where we can claim to be co-creators of our reality.
I myself am immensely grateful both to England (from whom my royal ancestors came, and whose name of Lancaster I still bear) and to the United States for all the freedom I have been breathing since I went to London in the sixties and first came to New York in 1972.
What I do not agree is with the pervasive reductionist leveling of world cultures, which were a valid worldview, by a materialist bulldozer based on Scientism and Economism. What I fight is against a world where the spirit will disappear to be replaced by a virtual reality controlled by machines. A world that would forever forsake God.
It has been for a long time my earnest desire to contribute to the evolution of the world so that religions do not divide but unite, for there is but one God. The God who is in me as is in everybody, is the same in all religions. There cannot be a private God for the Jews or the Moslems and smaller minor gods for the rest of mankind.
Recognizing God in Nature is not paganism. It is recognizing that God is everything not just altars, tablets or stones. It is bearing faith and witness that the universe is an open temple; a temple indeed within.
4. SCIENCE AND ITS ANGLO-SAXON BEND
The more I read about the latest discoveries of science the more I pity the blessed scientists… they really are in the dark… And both their childhood and student indoctrinations make it impossible for them to accept the truth, that is, the holistic nature of EVERYTHING.
Why do scientists lack courage so much? Because they still want to buy that new car or house, feed and school their families, be accepted by their peers, continue to receive that grant for their research. But worst of all is their lack of imagination, coupled with their self-imposed bias towards exclusive segmentation, compartmentalization and specialization.
There is also something which scientists and the general public alike tend to ignore: in their private and religious or spiritual lives, scientists are exactly like the rest of us, no better no worse. Like the priests before them…
Dogma, be it religious or scientific is the same: the avoidance of accepting inconvenient facts for the preservation of the status quo.
Those who interpret dogma, be they pastors, scientists or politicians, lead lives that are as banal as those of all of us.
They still have sexual desires and infidelities, they still believe in the material and the visible, they live in their emotions and their thoughts, they are still governed and ruled by time and by money.
In spite of these facts, humans having seen through religion and not having much choice in politics, now give science the exclusive of telling us how to see the world.
This happens mainly in the Anglo-Saxon world. Indeed here we have a social pyramid very different from the rest of the world, namely from Europe. On top we have the scientists and the doctors. Then the sportsmen, the Hollywood people and the performers like singers. The third echelon is the businessmen, the bankers and the CEOs.
When this type of pyramid rules a society neither the blood nor the spirit have any say on the direction it is taking. Such a society is easy prey to Economism and Scientism.
Scientism is a program which humans have indeed swallowed together with Economism.
These two lethal materialistic programs are as viruses destroying the face of the earth.
Modern science was created in the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries in Great Britain and continental Europe. From Newton’s beginnings the view was reductionist and mechanicist. Economic Science was also created in Britain with Adam Smith who invented a god-like invisible hand of the market that would lead people to happiness.
Both science and economy are ruled by quantity crude numbers and density which are a sign of materialism. Both sciences were developed in the last century mainly by Anglo-Saxons. In Psychology they created the Behaviorist School, another materialist approach.
It is recognized that scientists operate under the sway of a natural optimism. In that, they are like children, convinced that only good can come of their play, exuberant with their toys, amazed by their discoveries, oblivious to the possible consequences of their research. Like children, scientists live in their own world where nothing else counts. They are contented in their little segment of reality. Seldom do they enter into multi disciplinary avenues and almost never do they question the basic tenets of their disciplines whose philosophy they probably never studied.
I am not a Luddite fighting against the advances of science and the benefits it brought to mankind. What many of us are increasingly repeating is that science without consciousness, science separated from the rest and from the whole, is just an ancillary tool. Not the panacea for all our questions, not the final oracle on mankind’s nature, origin, evolution and destiny.
The economic imperialism of a single tiny island kingdom (England) is to day keeping the world in chains.
This article was prompted by Mr. Blair’s attitude before the Enquiry Commission on Iraq, in January 2010:
Of course the world is better without Saddam, but that is not at all the issue.
These are some of the issues which were then obfuscated by the barrage of lies and which will be one day for the international court to consider:
- Do countries in the XXIth century still have the right to strike pre-emptive wars against others?
- Were the hundreds of thousands of human beings who were killed and severely maimed during or after the war worthwhile the toppling of Saddam? This not the mention the two or three million people that became refugees in the neighboring countries?
- It has been repeatedly proven that Saddam had no ties but rather aversion to Al Qaeda. Why try to connect him again with 9-11 if he had absolutely no ties to those attacks? Besides, several people consider them an inside job, mainly after the aging Rumsfeld on a recent off guard video interview mentioned “those who shot the Pennsylvania airplane.”
- There were absolutely no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. The former U.N. inspector Scott Rider very convincingly made the case, before hostilities begun, that Iraq had been militarily devastated by the Gulf War and crippled by the sanctions so that it was in no way capable of any threats. Thus, when the B-B axis decided to press the case against all evidence they knew they were against truth.
I have been insisting that the main culprit of the present situation in the world, be it financial, economical, social, political or spiritual is the Anglo-Saxon Worldview. Until its rule is not superseded by a more holistic view most of the world cannot escape a negative or destructive scenario.
You can then ask what that worldview has to do with Iraq and with the world.
Blair when asked about what he wanted to be as a youth said: “a football player or a rock star. Since I knew I could not be either of these I chose to be a politician”. Indeed he became a star player on the world stage.
The so called democratic system which allows these superficial, clever, manipulative, dynamic and image-oriented youths to become politicians does not prepare them from childhood to be statesmen, like Kennedy, Churchill or De Gaulle. The system that allows a Sarah Plain, who had had never left her small little town and had never thought of getting a passport before she became a candidate to be vice president of the world is a system or worldview which as a whole cannot be good for the rest of the world.
There would be more to say about this worldview, its pious mantel of democracy and the way that the two-party system works, but the essential has been shown in this type of episodes.
Sooner or later Obama will have to choose which worldview to support: the world’s traditional view of the interrelatedness of everything or the Anglo-Saxon mechanicist view of separation and materialism.
America has a great role to play if it follows its Founding Fathers, who were both Christians and Masons. It can become a beacon to the world and the cradle of the Aquarian Age. Because its compassion, generosity, friendliness, egalitarianism and dynamic inventiveness are a great and necessary component of such a new golden Age.
Nobody doubts that it was the Anglo-Saxon side that plunged the world in the present financial, economic and military debacle.
As the Chinese know all things under heaven obey to certain laws. One of them is that when a ruler has caused upheaval in the system it loses the mandate of heaven.
All people who follow political and economical world issues know that the Anglo-Saxon prevalence over the rest of the world is coming to an end. Only the admission of that evidence can be somewhat delayed. That procrastination is what is also happening with the issue of the existence of the extraterrestrials which the Vatican has wisely and discreetly already acknowledged.
All my life I have studied religions and empires. I have observed how they evolve and adapt. I particularly studied how they collapse when they do not possess the wisdom to steer things in a direction which is inevitable. As the Romans used to say:
Fata volentes ducunt, fata nolentes trahunt. “Those who heed to destiny they are lead by it, those who resist it are dragged by it”.
Everybody who knows, knows that there is no rational solution to the economic depression which has been starting all over the world. The system simply run amok and cannot be fixed in spite of the pious utterances about recovery by world leaders.
I never paid much attention to Nostradamus prophecies. I knew how garbled, hermetic and easily manipulated they are. Nevertheless, yesterday, reading a simple small book by Andrew Tomas (Beyond the time barrier) I came across the following quatrains written by Nostradamus in 1555:
Le grand empire sera par Angleterre
Le Pempotam des ans plus de trois cens.
(The great empire of England will be all powerful for more than three centuries).
As the author notes: at that time England was one of the less important countries in Europe. Later it defeated the Spanish Armada and its power lasted till the end of World War I, when America rose as the dominant power. This take-over was foretold by Nostradamus in another line where he refers to Le chef de Londres, par regne de Americh, (which means: The chief of London ruled by America).
Beside the surprising facts that a European in 1555 would talk at all about just discovered America and his accuracy about the three centuries, what I want to underline is the fact that this prophecy by someone I never paid attention to comes to my knowledge at the exact moment I am writing about the implosion of the Anglo-Saxon worldview.
Indeed even though I personally admire the Anglo-Saxons and their impressive achievements I feel that the stage is now ready for the replacement of their materialistic worldview by a divinely inspired novel way of being human.
A world society where everybody can lead a life, which although simple will be blessed with creativity and contentment.
7. BRITISH DECOLONIZATION and a new synthesis
Everybody knows… that divide and rule was the motto of the British Empire.
The naïve Portuguese who ruled the world for one century still feel somewhat guilty about their colonial wars and about their hasty decolonization of the first and last truly multicontinental empire.
Yet what neither the Portuguese nor other people know is that the British colonization and decolonization (which was also forced on them but with much more time to apply it) had terrible episodes and present day dire consequences.
I give a few examples, besides those of Aden and Sri Lanka:
1. Africa: the Mau-Mau concentration camps in Kenya and the atrocities there perpetrated in the 1950’s.
2. Middle East:
The creation of an artificial map in 1919 which was a dagger in the back of the British hero Lawrence of Arabia, namely by not creating Kurdistan as he had proposed. This, at a time in which it was easy to do it.
Some of the results:
The mess in Palestine and Israel.
The invention of Kuwait and its consequent war.
3. Asia: the partition of India, its ensuing wars and the present tensions and hostilities.
Decolonization only worked in White inhabited and ruled cooler temperature colonies: Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
All over the world anachronisms exist as a remnant of British colonialism:
They, like the Elgin marbles, were carved out of poor impotent countries throughout the centuries and imposed on them and the rest of the world.
The Falklands, Gibraltar and Belize are just a few of many examples of unresolved situations which go against the grain of the region.
They are the fruit of a Machiavellian combination of lip service respect to the human rights of a tiny minority with the real politik of a world-power.
What do these specific issues have to do with a worldview?
If a race, namely the pink one considers itself superior to all others. If its citizens cannot speak other languages, if it considers its Protestant religion the only approach to God, if it considers other cultures as exotic and not scientific or hardworking enough to deserve to be studied, engaged and fused with, then that race naturally feels that it can destroy those other cultures.
This is a pity. Because those who could mostly help this new synthesis for which the world stage is ready, seem to be possessed by some fear which does not allow them to take the first step.
Yet the dice have already been thrown.
Those incapable of reading them will be like Emperor Belshazzar when he looked at Mene Mene Tekel U-Pharsin written with letters of light on the walls of his palace’s banquet hall.
For those who do not know this Biblical episode the translation or interpretation by Daniel is the following:
Your days have been counted
Your actions have been found wanting
Your Empire will be divided.
8. REGULATION AND THE W.A.S.P. WORLDVIEW
”Ultimately the goal is for the industry to police itself “
As I see it, America cannot play its prominent role in the emerging world reality unless we make inner changes that lead to a new collective paradigm……
Today those jewels of the pharmaceutical industry, Tylenol and other medicines like Rolaids and Saint Joseph’s aspirin have been recalled, after a few years of complaints by consumers, apparently for bad smell.
It would thus appear that the laxity of the FDA is changing at least in one glaring case, towards responsibility and making Pharma industry accountable. This comes one day after the British Government apologized and decided to give compensation to the birth defect victims of Thalidomide. This after almost 50 years of political denial.
These two are just some of the effects that I attribute to the widespread Anglo Saxon worldview.
You can then say: does this not happen in other countries?
Yes, it does, only that it is the result of an evolution of a process that started in England in the mid XIXth century: the alliance and interlocking of science with the economy.
What the Latins, the Slavs, the Blacks, the Arabs and the Orientals, not to mention the American Indians intuitively perceive as wrong is the worldwide spreading of a system which runs contrary to human nature and fulfillment.
What is the link between the pharmaceutical and the financial debacles?
To say that it is lack of regulation is just the beginning. Because laws and their effective application are only an intermediary or regulatory factor between ideas, beliefs and paradigms and the people, products and organizations which are on the other side of the scale.
The reasons why a great part of the world is not happy with the Anglo-Saxon paradigm are several and I believe that Mr. Obama might have one day to decide whether he wants to continue condoning the traditional WASP (white-Anglo-Saxon -protestant) perspective or to follow his gut feelings and embrace the holistic worldwide perspective while it still exists. Because time might be running out for the present human experience on this planet and 2012 might be a moment of reckoning.
When Wyndham Lewis wrote his book, The art of being ruled, in 1926, even though he was an Englishman, he quoted Matthew Arnold who referred to those “barbarian oligarchs, the English aristocracy, with their fine fresh appearance and fondness for outdoor sports but who for thinking and reading have no great turn”.
Like in Mexico and Brazil, countries which are basically still controlled by the descendants of the original Spanish and Portuguese colonialists, the U.S. is not controlled by Latins, Blacks, Orientals, Poles or Italians. Those who rule are basically the collective descendants from the English immigrants. And what rules them is the Anglo Saxon worldview.
What are the main constituents of this worldview?
- Spirit is separate from matter.
- The material is more important than the invisible.
- Scientism and Economism should rule society.
- What you have (mainly your bank account, your house and your car) determine who you are.
- The other races are basically inferior to the pink one. They should therefore oblige to the WASPs.
- Free will, democracy and human rights, as conceived by the WASPs, are the cornerstones of civilized society.
If we further clarify these issues we will see many other aspects which are a consequence of those dogmas.
You can rightly ask again what Thalidomide has to do with democracy. I will then ask you what the world financial crisis has to do with deregulation, and say that deregulation is a consequence of oligarchy, the government by the rich.
The naïve and puritan idea that the invisible hand of God would always insure that the market was free and self correcting has now clearly had its day. But its consequences are still with us.
One consequence is the FDA’s idea that the pharmaceutical industry should police itself. Yet everybody knows, like the tobacco, the oil and cell phone industrialists very well do, that in the long run we are all dead. And that therefore, we can continue to pollute and destroy the environment and play with the masses’ health.
Americans are rightly suspicious of what was called Socialism and its excessive governmental interference in the economy.
Yet Socialism and Communism are two very different things. Also, with the end of ideologies, what is now called socialism in Europe has mainly become an empty word used by centrist political parties. This does not detract from the fact that the most advanced egalitarian societies in the world are the European Nordic countries which have pursued socialist related views for several decades.
We then come to a most vexed issue: what is free will, freedom, liberty?
To save us time it could be said that:
The free will which is used to create something that benefits the whole which we are, which does not go against or in separation of oneness is divine and evolutionary. The license to do whatever anybody wants to do is not synergistic. Ultimately it leads to chaos as we are witnessing.
It is interesting to quote W. Lewis again. Talking about every northern or white community, he says that by their superficial idea of freedom and by their insistence on the individual they have made it impossible for the white race to combine and consolidate itself, because each individual, when he got the chance, became a little universe to himself of exclusive personal life.
At this stage I am not interested in pursuing his views that the West could have unified the world if it had been an organizer and civilizer rather than a globetrotter and a buccaneer. Neither will I insist on his view, which he related to the Anglo Saxon elite, that good brains have been born in the West as in the East, but less used and exploited by the over-materialized western rulers.
What seems interesting to me is his view that the western democratic principle has always been too anarchic to be sensible. It sees things in pieces. It even sees life in pieces: its personality is unstable and easy to isolate.
The ideas of the French Illuminists of the early and mid XVIIIth century which influenced the American and French Revolutions posited the individual as the center of everything. This was understandable after millennia in which the individual had just been seen as an irrelevant part of his tribal, feudal or national group. It was then necessary to extricate the individual from religious dogma and royal tyranny. The problem was that all rights were recognized but no time was devoted to study the concomitant duties. That void was filled by nationalism, that emotional chimera which ruled for a century and a half and lost much sway in Western Europe after 1945.
As a conclusion I would say that the piecemeal approach which Lewis mentions applies to all fields, from democracy to science above all. Sometimes I feel that the blessed scientists are like a mechanic that forgot that the final purpose of disassembling the car was to put it together again. People will perhaps never understand that the more you investigate and find the more you realize that we do not really know very much and there will always be more to ask, to investigate and to find.
This is not to say there should be no science but to remind us that until a holistic approach is embodied by us we will remain at a loss.
As I feel it the energies now flowing through this planet are leading us to oneness. Let us foster and embrace them. Let us see the outer division and discord as our own, let us feel them as the projection of our inner cleavages. Let us finally see the spiritual work which we daily do on ourselves as the evident progress of the world.
What is Cultural Synthesis?
Cultural synthesis is the harvest of an evolutionary cycle.
Cultural synthesis is the distillation and preservation of the best that a certain civilization has produced.
Like the Hindu god Shiva, who destroys to recreate,
A scanner is now going through human culture to see what can be salvaged…
What essence is worthwhile to be preserved…
A reactor, an attractor, a synthesizer is operating deep within the archetypes of the human psyche,
Exerting a pull towards oneness…
For those who are ready for the harvest.
Culture is not in the libraries or the theaters;
Culture is the hearts and minds of everybody:
It is how and what you think and feel and how you act.
This is the inner individual culture.
The outer culture is then what a society or a group gives to the individual, as a mirror.
It is here that the pre-existing or exiting culture has failed.
Because what people need and are really looking for
Is for identity and meaning.
And neither the organized religions nor science have come up with valid answers for our times.
The prevailing cultural paradigm is the one of multiculturalism
It informs the approach of many forward looking movements, like the Institute of Noetic Sciences.
Yet it has led to a cul de sac, a dead end.
The precursors of multiculturalism started in France with Existentialism in the 1940’s and later with Structuralism in the 60’s.
One could even argue that its remote beginning was associated with Romanticism in 1800.
Then it was that the cult of ruins and the admiration of the fragment was born.
All these cultural movements led to the prevailing idea that
Everything is relative,
No truth is final,
Every culture has equal rights and worth
And, finally, to the hope that out of all the world’s cultures, a global culture will emerge by the fusion of all this variety of elements,
Ranging from the archaic and shamanistic to the ultra technological and virtual.
It is not really a question of high and low culture,
One reserved for the people who have time, money and taste
And the other thrown at the masses
Addicted to sports, soap and novels.
The new culture is equal for everybody, every social class.
Because it gives answers to what people are looking for
In terms of identity and meaning.
Only that- contrary to the naïve faith, hope and belief of the multiculturalists-
It is not coming from a fusion of pre-existing and disparate elements.
It has always existed in the human spirit
It is a center. It is holistic. It is integral.
There are a myriad of theories and religions, avenues of discovery and channeled materials.
We are overwhelmed by an excess of information and a theft of time to digest it.
Humanity has given up on finding something truly new.
Yet a new culture is available,
Which goes much beyond religion and science
And their respective dogmas.
This is a culture of vibration, resonance and correspondence.
Where all the past is gathered, recollected and
Into something new
Like the Phoenix being reborn of its ashes.
This culture of oneness goes beyond duality and dualism.
For indeed there are no good and evil, but different expressions of the same evolutionary urge.
Polar energies at the respective end of a continuum,
A spectrum of light and darkness.
A constant search for the mystery and the unknown.
One can tell the present writer that perhaps the reason I am disaffected with today’s culture is because I am growing old. I am indeed getting wiser.
But when I go to trance parties I dance faster than the 18 year olds.
So it is not that I do not understand present trends in youth culture and it is not a question of high and low culture.
I have lived through the high period of human creativity of the late sixties and early seventies.
It was a cultural revolution.
So threatening to the establishment that it had to be diverted and silenced.
I still accompanied what came later, but soon after, all color was gone starting with the late punk.
From then till now has been the reign of black and grey.
Artists, gallerists, cultural managers, even chefs and hairstylists, all adhered to the new uniform of cheap chic.
Fragmentation (and its correlated human isolation, depression and bipolarity) hit an all time high. Collage of cultures and mixed media became the natural way of expression.
And the last vestiges of truth were relegated to the radical extremist fundamentalists of religion,
For even political ideologies had been discredited or died of natural death.
As an artist and a writer I can see culture from different viewpoints.
This is exponentially compounded by my being a nomad without a fixed abode
And by having been a career diplomat, specialized in big political, economical and cultural international organizations.
More than a cultural synthesis… what this is all about is really about oneness.
As the goal of human evolution.
To reach it, one has to start with unifying all the divergent parts, or bodies of ours,
The physical, the emotional and sentimental, the mental, the spiritual.
Then we are attuning to the integration and unification with our human environment: our blood or chosen family, our human endeavors movements and causes, our common working to save the planet…
Our oneness with mankind is inscribed and imprinted in our core
… If we only listen to the spirit in our inner hearts…
We came from an origin, a source where we were one with all.
The real synthesis is the clipping of our experiences as nomads of the universe, wanderers of dimensions.
We are returning.
Because we feel the call.
Because we have gathered in our projections and creations, for we have seen through them…
Because the universe is contracting and returning to source…
It’s the great universal conjunction, the harmonic wave of synthesis.
The healing of the breach, the sealing of the great divide.
The end time for the addictive game of space-time.
Human Paradoxes Joao Motta
1. People ask me why I don’t sign my works of art or my writings.
An obvious and true answer would be because I forget or I don’t think of it.
Yet others remember that when I published my book, The Territory and the Map , the last page mentioned that the book did not have any copyright and that anybody could make copies of it, making mention or not of the name of the author.
Did I invent the words or the colors?
Or…(here begins the paradox)…did I write all the books on this planet?
Can I dare say that I am channeling this so-called planet?
I see myself and any other human as a paradox.
On one hand, after due research (which has to give credit to humility and intelligence), I came to the conclusions that the human is a program (in fact a rather binary one) and that the so much admired personality is but a sub-program of the physical body.
Once one accepts that one is a program, life starts to simplify and you start observing that the other humans are also their own program with many features in common with yours and you start to appreciate diversity from a new angle.
On the other hand, after a few experiences in your life you start realizing that you are more than the sum of your body , your emotions and your thinkings. You start positing the hypothesis that you might be a spirit incarnated, using the physical , emotional and mental bodies as a vehicle to experience. Once you open to that possible larger identity, you start having experiences that prove to you the truth that you are more than what you think. Might you be a god that has forgotten its true nature in its journey to and through this Earth? a forgotten god, a fallen god?
Then you see that we are not a human paradox, that we are of a (at least ) dual nature.
You start seeing, if you exert due diligence in your observation, that your experience is you, that whatever you see is a part of you, both the people you admire, like the Hollywood actors, the politicians, the religious ministers and the scientists ( all with all their galaxies of problems) and those people you despise, reject and not want to face.
It is true, you need both intelligence and humility to accept this path of scientific investigation about the nature of reality. That combination may sound like another paradox but it is not. To be truly intelligent you have to be humble, otherwise you will not be open to new knowledge and to unexpected wisdom.
2. Once a spiritual teacher asked me “ wouldn’t you just be a nameless particle in the void rather than a charicature of a biography?”.
That stroke a chord within me. Indeed it is ridiculous the way we get identity through our past achievements rather than being open to a new personality. Which shows the lack of trust in the unknown that characterizes us.
So, to clarify this question, I would say that as we are all one and as ideas are in the air and do not belong to anyone, I am not very concerned -at least at this stage of my being an unknown person-with particular issues of authorship. In my Magical Gardens I use all types of objects that were made by others. We just add our little bit of effort and genius to the long chain of creativity. It could even be said that it is the divine working through us that facilitates all our productions.
3. Besides, having been in different spiritual groups who give names to their adherents, I have different names to which I relate. With which one would I sign?
I tried ( and still use) different names for the writer, the artist of the Magical Gardens and for the actor/dancer.
But in the end I do not feel that any known name encompasses all the energies who I am, I did not yet feel any name that would resonate within my heart, any name that would draw the best out of me.
Having in mind that in order to achieve a coherent personality to interact within society, a personal name is the hallmark ,is its synthesis, I would then say that ,as a human paradox , I am neither a coherent, finished personality, nor I am yet beyond a certain identification with my vehicles. So, until that moment of truth comes I will keep signing my life with different names or not signing at all. The One has many faces, ours is just the button we press.
WHAT IS A MIRROR?
A mirror is something that gives you identity, meaning, consciousness.
A mirror is everything or everyone that gives you identity, that tells you who you are. Something or someone that gives you meaning, that gives meaning and significance to your life. Something which helps you build your vision of the world. A mirror also gives you consciousness. You become more conscious of who and where you are.
Here on Earth, we live in a world of duality: of opposition and complementarity. We are in an unstable scale, a balance where we compare ourselves to the more and the less. In terms of whom we think we are.
Yet we are not what we think.
One day, we will see ourselves in the mirror of oneness.
We will see the face of god in the mirror.
Whatever we do is our mirror. The paintings we make, the photos we take, what we write, the films or television we see. It is our friends and even our colleagues and our family.
3D is but our mirror. It is malleable, flexible, workable, in constant flux, never objective.
We are not 3D. We are basically 2D and we project 3D. We project ourselves into 3D. We emit 3D. So that we can see ourselves in a mirror. So that we get to know what we are not, what we do not want to be.
But it can also be said that there are others who use 3D not to see themselves. It is ok.
There are basically three states or species of people.
First there are those who see and know, even though in different degrees. They are found in all walks of life, in all spiritual, religious or philosophical points of view.
Then there are those who are in relative ignorance but are open to expand their understanding of themselves and their views about the nature of reality.
And finally there are those who know they are creating a separate reality where their free will is used to create and maintain a reality separate from oneness, a parallel reality which they do not want to conjoin with the whole. They want to remain separate. They do not recognize oneness.
And then… how can I repeat to people that seeing, dreaming, thinking or feeling is the same?
How can I tell them that the characters in a movie or in a written story are real?
Real for them if they identify with them, if these characters move them, if they make them evolve.
How can I remind people that the brain does not differentiate between what you are dreaming and what you are doing in physical life? Do they know that science found already in 2004 that the mirror neurons do not differentiate between what you do and what you watch others do?
How can I insist that there really is no difference between remembering and seeing, between discovering and remembering, between imagining and creating; that all these are the same?
All of them are frequencies in the brain, basically the same frequencies and the same images in the same areas.
What all these actions or moments really are is points of identity, segments of meaning, regrouping and grounding.
But how can I then tell people that meaning and identity is the same?
By telling them that we use the meaning we give to things to create, build and reinforce our identity. Hence meaning is identity and identity gives or is meaning.
Also, how can I tell people without offending them that all of us humans suffer, in different degrees of an identity deficit? That only the whole, the divine has a real identity in which sooner or later our separations will merge?
People are afraid of losing their precious identity that they conquered with such an effort and difficulty through centuries of Western progress. And they also rightly fear the theft of identity that the virtual world has been preparing for them.
Yet the question is not so much about mortal identities, the roles and characters we play in this 3D movie. The issue is not even about the mission that spiritual groups rightly tell us that each one of us has.
In fact, in a culture where we have accepted transgender and transsexuals, where expatriates, modern nomads or traditional immigrants are common, where we tend to accept that all religions turn to the same one god, the real issue is whether we want to perpetuate our perceived differences and identities (once again, they are the same) or we want to open and expand our identity to encompass a much wider and much more interesting and rewarding view of self.
It could even be said in somewhat simplistic terms that the choice is between the past and the future.
Let those who want to remain in wars, social struggle, environmental degradation and estrangement from the source remain where they are. It is ok. That is their stage of evolution. They are probably doing their best. The best they can identify with in their present mirror of whom they think and feel they are.
But let those of us who are starting to see our truer selves in the mirror embark on a new journey. Shared with as many as possible people of goodwill who are having doubts about the nature of this game. Those people who are secretly longing to return to the source, the father, that origin from which we once left.
The time has come for us to claim our inheritance and receive it while in the physical body. That means recovering our universal memory, our cellular perception and our light bodies. In fact, it is to finally recognize ourselves in the mirror of our cosmic identity.
It will only be then that we will be able to say: I serve.
THE NEW HUMAN GOD
And then things seemed to be different. Humanity had a choice. The old alliance, the unholy alliance between politicians, managers, scientists and clerics could not hold anymore.
The very universe was imposing change: no more war, poverty, inequalities, exploitation. No more separation or quarantine between the earth and the rest of the conscious universe.
The opiums of the people, those ideas that had been imposed on people as inevitable, as a given, such as progress, development, democracy, were seen for what they were: covers for the perpetuation of the status quo under the disguise of evolution.
What was the content of political democracy if the republic was controlled by the very rich people, their managers, and their politicians?
What was the good of the clerics if the only thing they could deliver were emotions and the sale of some piece of heaven?
What was the good of the politicians if they had no wisdom?
What was the good of science if it had lost sight of the whole?
And above all, what was the meaning of progress if the human soul had been impoverished and slowly brought into the slavery of the senses, the visible and the reign of quantity?
People were awakening to their shared consciousness and to the interconnectedness of the universe. A worldwide mass movement was growing and reaching its critical mass. Nothing could stop it.
The unholy alliance tried to regain control of the momentum by spreading new falsities about the nature of reality, new fears and new imaginary threats. Asteroids and pandemics were supposedly threatening the human race.
But it was too late. The gods were starting to reoccupy their physical bodies. These bodies had been for too long left to the whims of the human personality, dispersed and divided between its emotions and its intellect. The gods were realigning their physical, emotional and mental bodies with their indwelling spirit and their spirit with the one god.
People had been marching and campaigning for the rights of the spirit. Finally the spirit had headed the call and it was becoming manifest in matter.
Oneness was felt in the cells, words were not needed, time had been tamed and seen for the illusion it was.
The humans had become divine and god had again reoccupied their heart. The heart it indeed had never left.
Dynasties and Programs
September 1st 2009
Introduction: this text is a pot-pourri of many issues and it refers cryptically to certain political characters whom people will recognize and to certain political issues in a very abbreviated way which were in the news of that day:
Much* news (which appropriately became so ephemeral) is not read, interpreted, connected and dimensionalised by people.
Most of the news that matter is fabricated, doctored, synchronized and spun**: These are just two events and four news which I read today:
1. A dynasty dies (Kennedy) another is being born (Bush), the latter conveniently migrating from politics to visual media. The new glitz is also another reason for Bill Klates to be dazzled by the patricians. Only that it is becoming known that the media sooner or later will switch allegiances: they will cease to offer asylum to politicians and turn to people. They will stop to brainwash and start to enlighten. Ceasing to be fearful slaves and becoming instructors, animators and co-creators. A phenomenon which is already happening if you read the internet or the printed media (I do not have a television and very seldom go to movies).
2. The Chrystal general says ‘we need money and troops in poppy land (and we need to pullout immediately from the sands); so, on the same page we read: a people are*** making $ 4 billion from banks (out of a lost trillion). The 4 billion is ammunition for two fronts: the visible war (really singular) and smoke against mounting moral hazard evidence.
Among other recent events I will mention two deserving attention:
The Catholics’ most grasping couple. Not unlike several other politicians with certain characteristics which create foundations. Pretend to help the universal cause of conjunction. While tending to their universal ambition. The overseer rightly forced Thatcher’s dynasty’s heir, who after two years, finally did something and finally said something to his primary allegiance****: cell phones are important in the bank.
Meanwhile the sarcoma had a new warning: “heed and head to the healing lighted pool. Choices are being made of which you are unaware. Abandon glamour and ‘childish’ things. In Spain lies hope for you”.
————–Footnotes relating to the asterisks: —————————————————————————————-* The Anglo -Saxons have an unusual view of what is singular and plural in other languages, for instance: News is singular, 4 billion is singular, data and media (the plural of the Latin ‘datum’ and ‘medium’) are singular, while a family is plural, a government is plural and a people is plural.
These could be said to be relics of early tribal periods, but they are interesting suggestions and can perhaps make a lot of specifying sense( the Anglo-Saxons aggregate differently) and reveal an example of another forgotten vector of the evolution of the human program. Because words and languages “fire and wire” together with their corresponding emotions.
Hence it is only in the U.S. that people speak about ’the nation’. Much as in previous times people would talk of a city with so many ‘souls’.
That is also why, now talking about visual terms, the U.S. is the only country where regular people can have the national flag displayed outside their houses. In other countries, the flag is a symbol of sovereignty, much as the Queen’s crown, which has been appropriated for use by rulers and governments alone. Even though European governments are now starting to condone the use of small national flags in cars and house windows under the populist context and period of international football games.
A funny true story: apart from the Americans, the only other people that display national flags outside their houses are the immigrants from the Azores( a Portuguese archipelago in the Atlantic), who on return from the U.S. to their islands display a flag: only that it can be the American one, the Portuguese one or the independentist movement’s one…
Another interesting story: Portugal is the only country where the founder of the last dynasty did something baffling for a foreigner: when he was acclaimed as king, in 1640, he put the royal crown on the head of the Mother of god. That was on a statue of Mary, (in this case of the Immaculate Conception), whom the orthodox and the catholic Christians consider to be the mother of the Christ god.
** One spins into a thread. Threads, like languages, nationalities, religions and energetic matrixes purport to make sense of something previously unintelligible.
This is particularly important because meaning is what people inadvertently use to get identity. Meaning=identity.
* **”People” is a conveniently plural word thus including all the Anglo-Saxon ‘yous’ with which the media and the medical propaganda literature daily bombard us. Every American knows, for instance, that ‘you’ will die from any certain disease after any ‘statistically proved’ age.
**** The monos recognize a hierarchy amongst them: precedence, with all its consequences.
The Anglo-Saxons, as the newest and the last dominant race/program/cycle in the game, are not aware of half the story. There are master programs and there are specialized ones.
This is not yet the place to describe the different national, racial, religious and even astrological programs. In 1980, as a very young man and while I was working at the United Nations I gave a talk about those issues at “The Meditation Mount” in Ojai, California, entitled“The Soul of Nations’. I had been inspired by an enlightening book that Alice Bailey wrote with a similar name.
July – August 2009
An imagined story beyond time
Once (in the future) I gave a lecture to The Marines on Spiritual Warfare. The first thing I told them was that I felt to be some sort of a peaceful warrior outside and a child inside. They were surprised, naturally. But then I mentioned that the secret of invulnerability is vulnerability or transparence and that the secret of invincibility is trust. Trust in yourself, trust in the universe, trust in God. They became interested; they later invited me for a weekend workshop, which became a week. That was what really happened in 1980 when I was invited to give a lecture at the Meditation Mount, in Ojai, California.
I told them my father had been a Brigadier-General in the Portuguese Army. In spite of being a friendly person, he was a tough one. That had been the reason why twice in his career he had been deployed to a dangerous and a potentially dangerous theater of war. In 1942 he was sent to the Cape Verde Islands where the Portuguese Government feared a German invasion even though Portugal was a neutral country. In 1965 he was sent to deal with the Northern Mozambique insurrection against Portuguese rule in Africa, a time in which Portugal was fighting three wars at the same time. I still remember seeing him jumping from a jeep when he was already 60. For political reasons not related to him and for his independent and proud spirit he was not promoted to three stars general.
He came from an old line of warrior nobility, from Northern Portugal. Before Portugal was born in 1139, an ancestor of ours, Egas Moniz, a great warrior was the coach, the preceptor of Afonso Henriques who in that year became the first king of Portugal by declaring independence from what would become Spain.
But that is the past. Even though blood and genetics are important, and I will always remember that when we would misbehave, my father would tell us; “Dignity, dignity” (and he said that in English, which made it stronger), what is relevant today is attitude. By that I mean the serenity that comes from trusting yourself, from trusting your comrades and superiors, from trusting the justness of your mission, from knowing that if you die, that was meant to be and you as a spirit will go on in other more noble adventures.
My father would say to his soldiers: “You only die once; a coward dies a thousand times”. At that time I was a coward. I identified with my physical body and with my mind. I had no cause to fight or die for. I thought I was alone. Above all, I did not trust myself…
In that first lecture I could not tell them what I told them later: “You came back here to understand the reason why you made certain choices, you came here to undo certain things you did. You came from your future. And you are creating your future anew. You asked for a second chance.”
In those times I believed in money, the so-called” root of all evils”. Money, the mother of the deception that lures self into false security. I did not believe in energy or information. I believed in my bank account. Like the Americans, who –so funnily to the Europeans – believe in their omnipresent ‘credit score’and say “someone is worth $…”.
When I gave the lecture I could not tell them yet that one cannot change other people’s karma, one cannot change other people’s lives. If you take their past you have to carry it with you. Like with the parents you never made peace with before they died. I could not tell them that it is we who choose the airport in which we land, our mother. I could not tell young people that our parents are exactly what we needed as an experience.
Above all I could not tell them that everything is perfect. Or for that matter that everything is interchangeable, as I explain in another text (‘ a personal synthesis’). They could only accept that everything is possible. And even to that one of them said:” You cannot grow wings”. To which I replied: “How do you know what is in the 90% of your DNA that the scientists in their innocence call junk DNA?”
In those times I was not fire, I was all air and earth and with no emotional waters.
But I did tell them that true warriors are above good and evil and that they know no sentimentality or hate. That is because they are said to come from Shamballah, the Center where the Will of God is known. In that they were interested, they wanted to know more about it. Surprisingly enough for me they wanted to know about Atlantis, Lemuria, the heroes of ancient Greece, some had even heard about the quest for the Golden Fleece…
Yet, only one of them asked me about the warrior of the heart. He was a Christian, he had still been reared in the good principles of solidarity and simplicity and he was a much focused young man. He knew what he wanted and he radiated his determination.
Both Parsifal and Siegfried were warriors. Some people say they are mythical entities, who never lived in our reality. Others know that myth can be truer and more powerful than recorded history…
To him I told the stories of Siegfried and Parsifal. How one bold, adventurous and full of earthly love young man could become the pure lad that finally was admitted to the table of the Holy Grail.
What remains is that The Holy Grail is true and real, only that you can solely find it in your eternal heart, the universal heart which is in everything, everywhere. That is your ‘second’ heart, the inner heart that is beyond time. For if you are in time you are mortal and if you are mortal you are already dead.
From my father I received a sword, a steel blade with its hilt made of gold. That sword was the sword of the last absolute king of Portugal, Michael, the First. This Miguel ruled from 1828 to 1834. Then the tide of European constitutional liberalism, embodied in an ultimatum given to him by France, England and Spain, forced him to go into exile, for the second and final time.
He was a very courageous man, to the point of temerity. He was very young and inexperienced and he was very badly advised, both by his extremist mother and by his commanders-in-chief, who committedi mistakes and did not enjoy stability in their jobs.
The hilt of that sword has an eagle with a serpent in its claws and mouth. The meaning then as nowadays is clear: “Rise above the earthly, transmute the crawling into the winged, soar into the ethers. Conquer yourself!”
The buckle of the belt that comes with the sword is made of finely chiseled gold. It is a serpent with two diamonds as eyes. They are powerful eyes that quiz you. They remind me of what Dom Miguel was not, except in his later years: wise. He was impulsive, quick, bouncing; he loved galloping horses and was a keen bullfighter.But he was not very intelligent, he had no culture or even very good manners and his religious feelings were just inherited and superficial. Only in later life did he become loving and compassionate. In such a way that he died- in the words of the time – “in odor of sanctity”.
Some say that symbols are not real and they are of the past. Yet one full hour of that weekend workshop was devoted to symbols. I believe without a doubt, that from their reactions, they were fully convinced of the extraordinary power of symbols. They certainly saw how symbols have driven mankind throughout the Ages. They certainly understood that symbols are the great motivators, the visible emblem of our deepest aspirations and the synthesis of our collective identity. They drew and found the symbols that personally motivated them; they created personal mottos and they enacted the roles that empowered them.
And then there is the question of medals. On the side of my mother I come from a family that dedicated themselves to Justice and to Law. Both my grandfather and my great grandfather were Judges at the Supreme Court. Then two of my uncles became diplomats and so did an elder brother of mine. I had been impressed with their lives and I wanted to escape the Military College where I did my secondary education. So, like three of my brothers, I took a degree in Law, in order to become a diplomat, which I did become at the age of 22. I then became the Secretary to the Foreign Minister and I thought myself very important because I lived under the shadow of power.
But when I started I had no medals. And the first official journey in which I accompanied the minister was to Brazil, where we, headed by Admiral A. Thomas, the then president of the Portuguese Republic were going to offer to the Brazilian people and their military government the bones of Peter, the elder brother of the Michael I mentioned before.
This Dom Pedro had declared himself and Brazil independent from Portugal in 1822 and he is known in Brazil as Emperor Peter, the First. Both were sons of John, the Sixth, King of Portugal, of the Braganza dynasty.
Anyway, in Brazil, when I arrived, I felt slightly diminished when I was at those big receptions and cocktails in Brasilia’s modern palaces. I was the only man without a medal. Happily I got one very quickly so I was more at ease by the end of the visit…
So fast was I at getting medals that in a year and a half I had already gotten six. It was then, in 1973, that Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh came to Portugal to commemorate the 600th Anniversary of the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance. I remember the first time we met, after a state dinner at the Ajuda Royal palace: we, junior people of the worlds of power and society were making an alley through which the high dignitaries were passing. When he passed in front of me, he stopped and stared at my medals. He sort of pointed to all those medals of mine and half jokingly and half patronizingly asked: “What are those?” And I replied with the same noncommittal look and tone:” Some South American decorations, Sir…” Somewhat taken aback, he questioned: “South American? Why? Who are you?” To which I replied nonchalantly; “I am the Secretary to the Foreign Minister, you know how we get them by traveling…” and he laughed.
But I am somewhat but not entirely digressing, for medals are symbols of merit and even though there are no medals in spiritual warfare, there is plenty of kudos that we or others give to us. It is a question of justice and merit and of recognition that we have done well, that some missions were accomplished. That is why when the Queen came to Portugal in 1983 I refused a British medal because I considered that I did not deserve it. Due to my excessive sense of justice, I reasoned that since I was just interim head of a Department and because my department had nothing to do with her visit, I did not need that medal.
During that future workshop I told them about the 2.2s which is a new race that is manifesting on earth. What is a 2.2? Someone for whom its mission is its identity and its identity is its mission. Not bad? But it requires a lot of humility, for all the reasons that you can imagine. And can you imagine not to be tied to a fixed identity? Not to be bound by a bunch of opinions and parochial prejudices? Not to be dragging a past that one day will kill you? Not to be ruled by those emotions that were never digested? Not to be incarcerated by linear time and its mirages of controlling the future? Would you be willing to leave behind this kindergarten cum jail?
In another text (Soul Auctions) I explain what the Earth 1 and the Earth 2 are. Essentially they are games bought at the central galactic stores. The Earth 1 is now fading on this planet and is starting to be discontinued. The Earth 2 is the new game which is beginning to be played here. The 2.2 people, those who accept to be assigned any identity or mission, will be a minute percentage of humans. The great majority of humankind will only and gladly accept the simpler and less demanding 2.1 version, which gives them what they have been longing for throughout the ages.
The 2.2 have a logo and a motto. The motto has been associated with the British Royal Artillery: Ubique quo fas et gloria ducunt. That means: ‘Wherever destiny and glory lead you’. Like the American Indians warriors, who, when in battle, each one was his own chief, the 2.2s are proud of their freedom, they are proud indeed to be free from themselves.
You might be one of them; one of us… All it takes is curiosity to investigate. Once the idea and the energy start making sense to you, things become easy, more and more evident.
A good point of departure is to be open to realize that you are a program. If you study this issue, that is, if you observe yourself and others, you will go beyond the idea that programs are just for computers. The concept is wider: a set of means or instructions to obtain certain ends or results.
A program does not have to be written, ours is biochemical. Our DNA is a program and its four-letter code, as scientists have confirmed, works very similarly to the binary ones that we know. Our nationality, language, race or religion is another type of program. People do not know that they think according to the language which they use. As I speak six languages I know that issue. I know that I feel completely different according to the language I am speaking.
For instance, English is a funny language, where the earth is called dirt and is soiling; where spirit still means alcohol and where intelligence means espionage. If we were to invite an E.T. linguist, it would probably comment: ‘That says it all about the mind and emotions of the Anglo-Saxons; about their view of the world and of the nature of reality…’
People perceive but don’t really realize that those who live in cities abide by a different program than those of the countryside. Generations are also a program. All ‘Boomers’ have much in common and the succeeding generations too. We know how we react to certain things, how predictable we and others are.
These are some of the many things that most people don’t know and few are the people who know something and attempt to put all their knowledge together.
Indeed, humanity has treaded the path of specialization; so few people pursue a wide or integral vista. Most viewpoints (and that is what a human is) are rather limited. Few people are curious. Most, even the rich or the intelligent just prefer to follow their neighbors… People are so afraid of what the others think of them…People have so little trust in their imagination and in the invisible…
I could have given this imaginary talk to many groups. Duty, loyalty, courage, order and justice are not exclusive domain of the Marines or of any Special Forces of any country. What I talk about, martial artists and spiritual activists know already. This talk could have been given to both monks and regular folks. The bettering of one’s life is at stake for everybody. Anybody can have the curiosity and the perseverance to investigate life. And, when there is a will, the way always manifests.
I am a man who deals with a wide range of issues. I believe the time is coming in which people will have to make choices. Those choices might affect their lives, those of their families, eventually those of our planet. People who are not used to thinking will be faced with the need for important decisions. I am starting to present opportunities and alternatives. These are timid for now, but they will probably be bolder with time and definitive in the end.
There comes a moment in a man’s life, sooner or later, in which you have to see yourself in the mirror. Because the mirror has been watching you all along and sooner or later it will catch up with you.
For a long time I believed I was a good person, full of defects, but fundamentally good, honest, transparent. Yet a recent dream, in my interpretation of it, showed me that there also was evil in me. That was sobering and that was good news, because I started a new investigation about what is evil in me. Not what is wrong or morally condemnable, but what is really my inner adversary. The parts of me that sabotage my priorities and the decisions and directions I have taken .The doubts that creep in regarding my standings, alliances and allegiances. And I started seeing these saboteurs coming before they settle in, unsuspectingly.
Moslem scholars and devout people know that the great Jihad is against oneself, against the sub-personalities in you which do not want to evolve and become transformed by the divine. You might be forced by the circumstances to use your sword. But if you have integrated in yourself what you perceive as outer differences, chances are that the environment will respect you and in the end reflect your values.
To know yourself and to conquer yourself are two parallel but converging paths. The one who reaches that point of inner stillness where those too converge is considered a master. Be it in martial arts or in flower arrangement. The field does not matter, because the outer elements are a projection from your inner territory, they are just your field of expression, the way you pay back to the universe what it has taught you.
When you are near that point, and all of us are always within its unconscious reach and within its quantum potential, you feel centered, content and in harmonious flow with the universe.
It could be said that, as a point of departure, a master always positions himself at the center of the matrix. It is later that he knows as a matter of fact that he is the center of the universe.
At the moment a master gets awakened an immediate and invisible connection is created with many things and people. These do not have to be humans and the things do not have to be already known here. That is the time when, spontaneously, things and people start getting attracted to that person.
But one has to realize that one can only become the fire that devours space and time if you have clearly set yourself on the certainty that this world is neither real nor unreal, as the Buddha said and also if you are really willing to die.
That neither real nor unreal teaching about the nature of reality is I believe the Middle Path which that master-god was talking about. Knowing that subtle sensation seems to me the surest and safest state of mind you can travel during life before complete liberation from illusion. This ‘neither real nor unreal’ world can then be seen and felt as an illusion, as a dream or as a matrix of space-time, all according to our temperament. All three ways of seeing it lead to different approaches of research, but in the end you reach the same interconnected conclusions.
The practical consequence of all this is that you are relaxed in the now. That relaxation comes from a center. That center is divine, even if you don’t believe in God. And, if you don’t believe in God, make yourself a god! In the end it will be the same if you don’t let yourself get tainted by arrogance and if you also see, feel and respect the other human beings as gods, even if slumbering.
This center is first needed as a flicker of identity and self-respect, as a point of departure and direction, as a point of regrouping. It is a point outside the emotions, the mind, and the ego where your heart pulsates. It is a point of recognition, of reconciliation. It is a point where the whole universe can converge.
One needs that center until the whole of oneself is aflame with divine enthusiasm, a state in which all our cells have been re-programmed and all our energetic potential has been activated.
After that, nothing more can be said. The center is everywhere.
You are free. You are joy. You are law. You SERVE.
There is NO MEMORY LEFT. Universal memory takes care of itself.
The body moves and dances.
LET THE PARTY BEGIN