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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.
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
People are very proud of our three-dimensionality. We laugh about the possible experiences of Flatlanders. Accordingly, some people believe that sculpture is superior to painting , like others believe that the monumental is superior to the miniature. Yet, the truth might be that… one-dimensional is superior to two dimensional and that two-dimensional is better than three-dimensional …
The brain, in its thoughts, feelings and imaginations is two dimensional and it has its reality, it is creating. But the brain wanted to see, to see itself. It wanted more definition, more texture, layers. And then it started projecting, attracting matter to give body to its intentions.
People can imagine that before the Big Bang, before dimensions began, nothing was happening and that one- dimensional now would mean something boring, eventless. Yet there can be 13 dimensions inside a point. This is easy to accept for a scientist. That is why they postulate the need for 11 dimensions in the super string theories. These dimensions are ‘enfolded’ as they say. They really are inside.
Only that people do not know anymore that they have an inside… We don’t even know how to conceive of it.
People live so much outside, in relationships, in movies, in sports, in their jobs, that they are not even aware there is a physical inside to their skin unless they have some pain or illness.
And when you do not know your body you cannot see and feel it as a vehicle. A vehicle made to interact with the third dimensional world. And any scientist can tell you that it is in the brain that we reconstruct and give three-dimensionality to what our eyes see and our senses convey to it.
But the brain craves excitement, novelty. It is not content with dreaming. It does not really believe its thoughts are real. It believes they go with the wind. Yet, if it would start being less rigid and constringent, reality would also begin to flow and be perceived as energy, as the energy it really is.
Quantum Physics tells us that the atoms can behave both as wave and as particle. They are in their natural state flowing as a wave, but when we observe them , they ‘collapse’ as particles. To be configured according to our private devotions, to be shared with our co-believers in this collective hallucination called objective reality.
Harder for people to accept is that we are programs. Not exactly like those of the computers but not very different either. It only takes some time for you to observe yourself and have the humility to recognize it.
I have done that cursory investigation and I have seen how binary I am; a complex but binary program. We are binary because we live in a world of duality. We are ‘inside’ a world of subject-object, framed by time and space, a world where our achievements will always betray our expectations and desires.
We are binary programs also because it could be said that people’s personalities in the end really can be divided in those who see the cup half full or half empty; or people who trust and believe in themselves and the universe and those who don’t; or people who give and those who take. That is how we are programmed. How our brains are wired. How genetics and culture have given us certain lenses to see and react to the world. The baby comes free from bias but soon space and time start creating distortions in its fragile perceptive vehicle.
As a personal note I have to admit that all my life I paid importance to my dreams and to so-called coincidences. This gave me leverage into understanding the connections between inner and outer life, the openness to the possibility that they might be one, that after all there is only one life. Not a dreaming one, a sexual one, a working one, a traveling other, another one that paints or writes.
In the end you are your experience. Whatever happens to you is you, is the story you are narrating, to yourself and to others. They are your characters, they are your audience.
Perhaps in the beginning our creations and projections were simple. But due to the brain’s craving for more and more, because the more it has the more the ego believes in its reality, we inflated our reality with an ever expanding array of emotions , feelings ,objects and possessions.
And with the advent of the screen we can have –virtually- whatever we can think of. Funny that nobody that I know has mentioned that the TV and computer screens are exactly a screen where we can project ourselves. Where we can see ourselves without the effort of self-analysis or the boredom of a physical mirror. Thus men can feel themselves as sport heroes and women and teenagers can vicariously live the emotions of soap operas.
There are now many young men in Taiwan (as well as South Korea and Japan, for this is the advancing area) that live completely inside the virtual world and shun the company of physical girls. This is not a fad , it is a growing trend .Obviously, each society has its peculiarities, but for several reasons that are not necessary to explain now , America seems to be the next candidate for pursuing this dream. The dream that you can live without a physical body. That you can cross the mirror. That is why some years ago some teenagers committed suicide after their character was killed in the game of Dragons and Dungeons.
When in my role of concept-hunter- always trying to discover the umbrella concepts that include many other words and things – I say to people, for instance, that dimensions and generations are the same they get surprised. But then I give an example: when you buy a new computer, a third generation computer, you know that it comes with many new windows, vistas and portals into new spaces; that it flows at higher speeds of connectivity and comprehensiveness; you know that you and the computer have passed into a more evolved dimension, and, certainly, when images will become holographic you will have no more doubts about that.
But this text is just to introduce certain ideas. Hidden behind it waits the proposition that one-dimension resulted in all this we see and that to one-dimension we will have to return if we want to mend all this chaos which we have created.