Showing posts with label addiction. Show all posts
Showing posts with label addiction. Show all posts

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Moving On From The Ephemeral Flame

Written by Mathew

I had a good internet friend of mine called boots reply to my last post titled, Frustrations within Spirituality, I thought it made sense in what boots was saying so I thought I would share it with you but before I do, I better explain myself a little better in regards to the ephemeral  and eternal flame.

The ephemeral flame is still burning but will one day go out unlike our eternal flame which will never go out.  We are putting so much toxic and hallucinogenic debris on this ephemeral fire we can’t see or even realise that there is an eternal flame (fire), this ephemeral fire of course is relating to our present conscious state and the eternal flame is our true selves, our true conscious state.  There are a lot of people who refer this to as God’s consciousness.     

Yes, you are right as usual Mathew--"Stand on the bridge and watch yourself go by." And, one of my personal favorites: "No one makes it 'til everyone makes it, and as soon as one person makes it, we all make it."

G'day boots, good to hear from you again.

Yes, we are one consciousness so if one part of this consciousness starts to change, this will eventually change the rest of consciousness.  You and I and people like us are a part of that chain reaction. 

I'm certainly not always right boots, I'm trying to find my way through the smoke like anyone else, we just need to stop stoking the fire and let it burn out on it's own while we move on. The problem is the fire is warmth and security to a lot of people, how does one leave such a fire, it's not easy and they will fight anyone who even suggests such a thing. 

Recently I've been interacting with people on a science based spiritual site, the diehard science minded people fight me all the way even when I hint about taking on a new mentality. They just don't want to leave the fire, there security blanket.

Much blessings my dearest

I of course relate human consciousness to the fire built upon by human consciousness itself, this fire burns only because we are consciously evolving and developing which is warming to us however it’s not eternal no matter how intoxicating it is to us.  We are so intoxicated by it, we can’t or don’t want to see any other way to exist even though we are burning up everything around us to feed this ephemeral flame (fire).  The further we evolve and develop, the more we are feeding this fire until there is nothing else to feed it. The hallucinogenic and warming security feeling this fire gives us isn’t eternal but it feels eternal, so we continue to feed this fire without realising or wanting to realise there is a better existence that isn’t destructive but very constructive.  

This ephemeral fire is affecting our mentality like anyone who is intoxicated and addicted to actual hallucinogenic drugs; we just don’t care as long as we get our fix. These fix’s that we feed the fire with is anything from our fixation to a particular ideological principle to consumerist materialism to warring, we are feeding this fire with highly toxic and hallucinogenic debris, a debris that is being created by human consciousness which again isn’t eternal. The smoke from this fire, like any smoke that gets in our eyes, is blinding however this smoke is also very toxic to us. You would wonder how such a fire can be so securely comforting when it’s so destructive, it has of course everything to do with it’s hallucinogenic properties that make us feel so secure and warm, we just don’t want to leave this fire for this very reason.

This fire has greatly affected our mentality to the point we think this is the be and end all, there couldn’t possibly be anything else but some of us know there is, we know there is a far greater constructive mentality which is eternal, our eternal flame.  There is still fire and warmth and security but it’s eternal not ephemeral, this of course would be a far better and far more constructive fire to live by but of course to even realise this we must detox ourselves first from our drug addiction.  Our drug addiction is referring to what we are burning on this fire; ideological principals, consumerist materialism, warring and so on are addictions that have affected our mentality.  All we really need to do is become aware of this addiction and the intoxicating effect this has on all of us, it sounds easy but it’s not, we are too comfortable existing and being around this ephemeral fire.  Like any drug, this fire has duped us into feeling secure when we are obviously not.