Monday, 6 May 2019
Written by Mathew Naismith
A spiritual teacher is asked to do a presentation on what the teacher is about to a small group of people, they accept. When the time comes, they greet everyone who comes through the door and once this is done, they then place themselves in front of the people and immediately queries, "What are you all doing here?" There is no answer because the people are perplexed by the teachers query.
The spiritual teacher then states, "You are here because you did not listen to your eastern mind, a mind of non-materialism, thought, wisdom and non-controlling ways. You are here because of your western minds material imperfections, distractions and controlling ways."
To the spiritual teacher, there is no question of the eastern mind being positive, right, good, etc, and the western mind being negative, wrong, bad, etc. As of always, and quite naturally too to the western mind, there is an obvious positive and negative in relation to the western and eastern mind. Now, why were the people sitting in front of the spiritual teacher to start with, expecting guidance and answers to life?
A predominant western minded person goes into a jungle alive with carnivorous beasties (beasts). Fear will either save this person or cause the death of the person. Now, an enlightened person of the absence of material imperfections, distractions and controlling ways enters the jungle. The carnivorous beasties react in a totally different way. Instead of being ferocious towards the enlightened person, they react playfully and acceptingly. This is actually occurring with certain people at present, where there interactions with wild carnivorous animals are at the point of being playful. You don't have to be enlightened to experience this, just of the absence of material imperfections, distractions and controlling ways.
The spiritual teacher then poses a question," Am I positive because I am the teacher and you are negative because you are the students fixated to material imperfections, distractions and controlling ways? I am not separate from you as I am not separate from creation as a whole. Whatever is of creation, we are of no matter what the western ego mind desires to only be of. The different being, no matter how much we are connected to all of creation, I am also the teacher as well as the student only because I have also learnt to listen to the eastern mind as well as the western mind."
You will notice that certain spiritual teachers will make note to taking control, especially of the mind. If the teacher mentions to the western mind to tame the mind instead of controlling the mind, what is going to occur, especially when the western mind is known to be all about taking control rather than releasing oneself of control?
It is wise when approaching the western mind, to be expressive of what the western mind comprehends to then understand. However, there are teachers who only approach a mind not dominated by the western mind. The mind approached doesn't have to be predominantly eastern but certainly not predominately controlled by the westernised mind. You will never sway a predominant western mind all about control rather than releasing control to comprehend taming the mind to start with, for only the eastern mind in all of us relates to taming the mind rather than controlling the mind. In saying this, at times while trying to influence the western mind to tame the mind, the eastern mind becomes more dominant, this is because the eastern mind, while not being of control but of releasing control, becomes more influential on the mind itself through recognition of taming the mind.
I actually approach the western mind by pointing out the difference between the eastern and western mind, one is of control, the other of taming. The problem with this to the western mind is, honesty is often not the best policy, this is why many teachers will mention taking control of the mind instead of taming the mind. I should point out here that I am not a spiritual teacher.
The spiritual teacher then goes on to express, "As you are different to all else, doesn't mean you are separate to all else. This also means all else not of your positive is negative, just a different expression of yourself. You can deny that the environment around you is not of you but all this proves is that your western mind is in control. Tame the western mind with eastern minded influences, within this, all that seemed to be negative to your own positive dissipates. The western mind loves perceptions of negatives and positives for this gives the western mind more power and control over our mind and our environment, or so is deceptively perceived by the western mind in control over our minds."
Note: At no time did I read or listen to what is mentioned above in relation to a spiritual teachers presentation, this is wholly my own thoughts of a spiritual teachers starting presentation.
Monday, 18 March 2019
Written by Mathew Naismith
There can be quite a big difference to what is perceived to be spiritual between the eastern and western mind. To the eastern mind, spirituality isn't primarily based on love, harmony and being positive where the western mind often bases New Age spirituality on love, harmony and being positive. Often in this case the perception of God doesn't figure for a lot of people, even though the perception of God is of a pure state of oneness. Love and harmony are simply a derivative of being spiritually connected. This love and harmony is also embraced by easterners but knowing that spirituality is not limited to just a few aspects as love and harmony.
To the eastern spiritualist, spirituality isn't limited to certain aspects but is of all aspects, even of the aspects we don't desire to include in spirituality. Hinduism and Taoism are prime examples of this where the balance of negative and positive are apart of being spiritual, leading to a more aware and wiser state of being. It is not a separation of negative and positive, unlike in western spirituality, it is the culmination of negative and positive. To understand this, a truly connected spiritually aware person does not desire being positive over being negative for positive and negative work in unison as one. What does the western mind do instead? Separates the negatives from the positives and calls this spiritual!!
I once came across a person who was crippled up, they were experiencing extreme discomfort and pain. I have never come across anyone so spiritually connected. Look at it this way, how many people experience their most enlightening moments in life while experience trauma, a so-called negative to the western mind? Trauma and pain can either be learnt from or suffered from, very much like humans learning from history rather than suffering from history. Of course this does take wisdom to do this which we have, in the modern age, replaced wisdom with what we desire.
Try to remember, the western mind in all of us can be excessively critical, this includes critically judging what is and isn't spiritual to the western mind.
When you get to a state where you can ask any question and get an immediate correct answer, you know you are on your way to being spiritually connected. When you no longer need to ask questions to get an answer, you are spiritually connected. Only in this state do you then realise that the questions we asked were not formulating the answer to the questions, for the answers to what ever questions we ask always existed!!
Thursday, 28 February 2019
Written by Mathew Naismith
I wrote the following to further explain where I was coming from in relation to my last post, Human Existence - A Balancing Act
"Indeed my friend, we are one despite our differences in culture and mind. Because I am not into what is good and bad, wrong and right, negative and positive, unlike the western mind in control, there are no negative or positive tags in relation to the western and eastern mind. As I will explain in my next post, both the western and eastern mind has a vital part to play in life for they are apart of life."
"Look at this way, the western mind most often desires to separate the physical/materiel world from the spiritual, only desiring to be of the spiritual or material world. The eastern mind doesn't do this as it is of oneness, a oneness that sees a connection between the material and spiritual world in the absence of separation and division.
The western spiritual mind often determines that the material world is unbecoming as the western mind is quite critical within its judgement. The eastern mind isn't critical within its judgement but simply observant of what can be improved. As it is stated, the western mind will build upon its strengths while the eastern mind improves upon its weaknesses. One creates balance, the other an imbalance!!"
In all honesty, how many western minded spiritual people do you know desire to separate the spiritual world from the material world? I really don't think being spiritual is to do with separating one from the other more, in truth quite the opposite. The sense of oneness to start with is the realisation that everything is connected and of one. Yes, it is difficult while becoming spiritually aware that the desire to feel more in harmony, secure and loving, is more desirable over and above anything else that doesn't fulfil these desires but we must avoid this occurring. The desire to dispel everything in some way that isn't of what we desire to feel is quite strong.
Let's be honest here, the western mind is going to have a far harder time of becoming spiritually aware than the eastern mind, this is why it is wise to get to know your eastern mind. The western mind is perfect for getting to know the material world as the tools created to do so by the western mind is unlimited, as the eastern mind is perfect for getting to know the spiritual world.
Yes, as of the eastern mind, the western mind has its place, problems only occur when the western mind takes over from the eastern mind in all of us. Considering that the western mind is of taking control, and the eastern mind is of releasing ourselves of control, it is by no mistake that a predominant western mind will take control of what the eastern mind controls. The funny thing is, the eastern mind never works by taking control but of releasing itself from control, within this action, the human self is released from its various limitations that control creates.
Control means to take power to direct or determine; to determine a result in accordance with the control expressed thus limiting all expressions to certain variables or values.
As the western mind will no doubt take offence to what I am stating here, the eastern mind won't, even when stating that the western mind is better at knowing about the material world than the eastern mind. The eastern mind simply sees this as something that needs to be worked on, not just something to express disdain towards unlike the western mind that is a lot easier to offend than the eastern mind. What is the western minds strength? Knowing about the material world. Where is the world at, at present in relation to the eastern and western mind? The world is obviously predominantly expressive of the western mind. What ability does the western mind focus on the most? Its strengths while even deliberately ignoring its weaknesses, at times at any cost!! A good example of this is the environment we are destroying, the very thing humans rely on for their existence. Yes, the Chinese are destroying their own environment as well, only because they are predominately expressive of the western mind to compete in a western minded controlled world.
So what is a western dominated world focusing on the most? Its strengths, which is control, power, material wealth and global dominance, etc, also, anything and everything that doesn't pertain or is relevant to its strengths. This is why westernised spirituality, even when based on eastern spirituality, is often used to take more control and gain more power while in the material world. The western spiritual mind simply primarily focuses on the spiritual is in relation to taking more control, not what eastern spirituality is about, releasing ourselves from control.
“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” – Lao Tzu
“As spiritual searchers we need to become freer and freer of the attachment to our own smallness in which we get occupied with me-me-me. Pondering on large ideas or standing in front of things which remind us of a vast scale can free us from acquisitiveness and competitiveness and from our likes and dislikes. If we sit with an increasing stillness of the body, and attune our mind to the sky or to the ocean or to the myriad stars at night, or any other indicators of vastness, the mind gradually stills and the heart is filled with quiet joy. Also recalling our own experiences in which we acted generously or with compassion for the simple delight of it without expectation of any gain can give us more confidence in the existence of a deeper goodness from which we may deviate. (39)” –
“Life is a balance between holding on and letting go.” Rumi
"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need."
Monday, 25 February 2019
Written by Mathew Naismith
"Essence is a deep word: it drives our souls and is the engine which our spirit revolves around. Essence transcends each of our stories and follows us no matter which forms we may take. To see and accept the essence of another is to have power in how you work and flow with another. To embrace your style is to never work against yourself. Essence can have other meanings, but for a human being, this definition of style is one that will take you far."
A part of our own spiritual essence is to observe, at times without participating in what we observe, and accept the essence of other people, animals and the environment as a whole. Spiritual essence is about observing the connection with other essences with the environment as a whole. How many spiritual people feel this essence where non-spiritual people don't? Being spiritual is really to do with your own spiritual essence and the connection this has with all other essences within the environment. Yes, the perception of a God also gives us this spiritual connection that all is connected even when perceived to be separate. Sorry, but the perception of God is not disdainful to me in anyway.
A lot of spiritually aware people think we should simply observe as this is a more spiritual. To accept that everything has a connection is spiritual, this means accepting being a participator as well, for there is no observation without something to observe and visa-versa!!
How many spiritually aware people desire to separate themselves from the present participation, the present reality? A lot of people but you need to understand that our own spiritual essence is not comfortable being this out of balance, in fact the more of the spiritual essence we become, the less we desire to feel out of balance with the rest of our environments spiritual essences.
Yes, as we become more of the spiritual essence, we desire to feel more balanced with our environment, not less balanced. However, you come to a point where you also observe, in the absence of desire, that accepting the present reality as it is, is just as spiritual if not more spiritual no matter how imbalanced it is. Once our desires (ego) no longer control us, we are free to observe and participate in all of what creation is for what it is, not what we desire it to be. This simply means any true spiritual person can exist in any environment. Many of us today are a good depiction of this.
In my early teenage years, I had a choice to either become more of an observer or become more of a participator. Even though I had to endure discomfort from a chronic injury from six rears of age, I chose to be more of a participator than an observer. The trick in this is the ability to observe your own participation but also accept simply being a participator at times. I allowed my participation to be free of my own observations thus allowing me more freedom to express myself as a participator. To be honest, even if we know it or not, a lot of us are doing just this, allowing our own participation to express itself without the influence of observation from any source.
I don't find it strange that while we are being observed by the authorities within our participation, a lot of us react differently to if we weren't being observed. Why do multinationals do as they please? Because they have a perception they are not being observed as they have no authority above them observing them. They would indeed change the way they participate when observed by a higher authority, this is why many of them stay ignorant to any other higher authority observing them!! Actually, a lot of people do this, stay ignorant to any other higher authority or consciousness observing their own participation.
Of course if you are spiritual in essence, it seems no amount of observation will change the way you participate in life. Actually, knowing you are being observed influences you to become more of the spiritual essence within all things. However, you will find when you come to a point of spiritual growth, you will accept participating while not under the influence of observation just as much as accepting being influenced by observation. It is amazing how people react when they truly believe that God, a higher authority, is observing there participation. This of course changes when the Church or sect becomes the higher authority!!
Hard to imagine isn't it, that a person of true spiritual essence accepts participating as much as observing? This is only hard to imagine because many of us desire to be and feel a desire of being spiritual in essence only, in all honesty, desires and feelings have nothing to do with spiritual essence. A truly spiritual person will not desire to be in any one state over and above other states no matter what they feel or desire. Of course feelings and desires are of participation which is as accepted as being totally egoless!!
In a reality of imbalances, you will desire to feel balanced; this is so natural for a person spiritual in essence. Once you connect, not only with your own spiritual essence but with the spiritual essence of your entire environment, you will see the balance within the environment. It is like looking at the small picture, your own spiritual essence, as opposed to looking at the big picture, the spiritual essence within all things.
Should we accept the imbalances that are created in the absence of perceiving that we are not being observed by a higher authority? Let's be honest, why are multinationals so expressive of imbalances? They perceive they are not being observed for only in knowing we are being observed do we express more balance. How many criminals act more in a balanced way within their present environment when being observed? How many religious people, who believe in God, act differently when God is the higher authority, not the churches or sects? If you don't accept being part of this imbalance, it is most likely you are a part of bringing human reality back into balance with the rest of the environment. To bring natural balance back in human reality, we must also accept being non-accepting of being imbalanced as well, a true sense of acceptance.
Thursday, 7 February 2019
Written by Mathew Naismith
Imagine if somehow your positiveness was taken away from you. Most people couldn't mentally, spiritually and physically cope with this because they rely on being positive to live life. Now, what would happen if a spiritual Guru had their positiveness taken away from them? Absolutely nothing in their life would change, probably because a Guru doesn't rely or have any kind of attachment to what is and isn't positive and negative in their life. Imagine how harmonious this would be, were our lives are not determined by any factor pertaining to attachments and desires.
I need to now insert the following exchange I had with someone in relation to my last post, "A Touch of Guru.
What I notice. while not taking any particular view to heart, is today's non spiritual person seems grounded in post modernist thought, while dismissing a natural view of spiritual people throughout history who were much more grounded with a natural reality...and all the questions that entails.
For instance, Yeshua ben Yosef is not who is presented in today's belief. Furthermore, the Christian tradition itself was a natural movement, not a religious diatribe of dos and don'ts.
For instance, Yeshua ben Yosef is not who is presented in today's belief. Furthermore, the Christian tradition itself was a natural movement, not a religious diatribe of dos and don'ts.
You seem to be so true to yourself it is nearly unbelievable. To be true to yourself is to observe the world through as little bias as possible, all else is an untrue depiction of yourself and the world around you. A touch of Guru.....
As I am presently writing, take away positiveness from most people, they would crumble. Take away positiveness from a true Guru, nothing would change in there life. I have a funny feeling you comprehend this, not many people would or would want to. Take away positiveness from a false Guru or most western spiritually aware people, they would too crumble, if not more so than non-spiritual people.
Sadly, when ideologies, isms, concepts and beliefs become a fixation, something we have attached our psyche to for security and support, we lose the true nature of these ideologies and isms,
I am often impressed by your psyche because you explain yourself very well, especially on this topic. If you don't mind, I would like to use your reply here in my next post. I won't make any personal reference to you if this makes you feel more comfortable with this.
It is amazing. Ever since I have been mentioning the difference between Eastern and Western thinking, a certain cultural people have stopped interacting with me on quite a huge scale. This is while other cultural people, even other Western cultures, of the world have remained steady. Within their own actions, they have unknowingly proven the points made about the Western mind being easily offended. As it is said, the Western mind is easily offended, even to the point that if you are not praising the western mind, you are attacking it. This is like if you are not positive, you must be negative, the Eastern mind in all of us doesn't think like this.
Extract: Those who make certain words offensive do so because there is something to be gained. For many, to feel offended is to feel important, validated.
It is quite interesting that a predominantly Westernised mind doesn't see itself also being of the Eastern mind. In the West, it is often thought if you are not positive, you are negative, offensive. In the East, you have obvious depictions of yin and yang or like in Hinduism, the importance of a harmonious interaction between the male and female within everything. Of course harmony is constructive while disharmony is destructive but even destruction has its place.
To live in harmony in an earthquake area, you either learn to build better buildings or you move away, thus you have learnt from a negative situation. We often become more enlightened through the negatives than we do the positives, the present state of the world is no different. Of course to learn from the negatives, one must not ignore what the negatives have to teach us while in favour of the positives!! In all honesty, what is the Western mind doing on a huge scale at present? The state of the world simply shows that the Western mind in all of us is simply not learning. The Western mind is even shrugging off thousands of years of life experience; this is like killing off all the old people because they no longer serve any purpose. No matter what the life experience has been, we can learn from it.
This is interesting. If you removed the Western or Eastern mind from the spiritual Guru, you would see a huge difference. Yes, even taking the Western mind away from a spiritual Guru would make a huge difference in their lives, for the Guru is not of one or the other but of all of what is without bias and desire. What makes a Guru a Guru is the harmonious integration of opposite polarities. Try to remember, just because it is an opposite, doesn't mean it is always in opposition. I have lost count how many Westernised minds/people see themselves in opposition to me, it is quite insurmountable, especially from when I started writing about the difference between the Western and Eastern mind. Could you imagine the reaction from the Western mind/people if an Eastern mind/person wrote about the difference between the Western and Eastern mind as I have done!! How offended would have the Western mind/people become then?
I found the following research by psychologist Steven Heine quite interesting.
Wednesday, 6 February 2019
Written by Mathew Naismith
1- (Sikhism) each of the first ten leaders of the Sikh religion
2- (Buddhism) a Hindu or Buddhist religious leader and spiritual teacher
3- A recognized leader in some field or of some movement
"a guru of genomics"
Should we truly ignore or denounce an environment that depicts a high degree of life experiences, awareness and wisdom? Imagine ignoring an environment that has thousands of years of life experiences behind it because of our prejudices. The psychological benefits of not ignoring such an environment are huge to start with. Imagine ignoring a Hindu spiritual teacher/guide because they are Hindu, even while knowing that Hinduism is the longest surviving religion/school of life. As many of us have discovered, techniques in dealing with modern day life still stands today, even though this kind of wisdom can be thousands of years old. In actuality, because these ancient teachings are still relevant today, shows they are proven.
Imagine from infancy not learning from our environment while experiencing the very same environment we are not learning from!! How many of us are doing just this these days, totally ignoring the very same environment we are experiencing as opposed to a desired environment in accordance with our own prejudices? Some of us desire to be only of a fifth dimensional reality, while showing no desire to learn from their present 3rd dimensional environment!! So when you have dismally failed in learning from one year of schooling, you go onto the next year of schooling!! It is simply not going to happen.
Gurus, no matter of what kind of Guru, is apart of our environment we can either learn from or not as of any part of our environment. Yes, spiritual Gurus can become wealthy or financially comfortable while teaching a whole history of learning of awareness, life experiences, wisdom and psychological sustainability or balance. Material wealth is simply apart of an environment a Guru teaches in and does not ignore or have disdain for because they are of spiritual virtues. One of the main differences between a spiritual Guru and spiritually aware people, is that the spiritual Gurus have no disdain of an environment or desire to be of one environment over and above another.
It is wise not to confuse a wealthy Guru to a wealthy multinational. Most often the multinational losing all of their material possessions will emotionally suffer greatly, the same can't be said of a spiritual Guru. As of all material possessions, including our own possession of our physical self/life, it is but a passing moment as all that is finite in nature will pass by. It is no big deal. How many people, including spiritually aware people, spend a lot of their energy taking care of their mind and body, in other words their greatest material possession? So it is not okay to gain material financial possessions but it is okay to gain and cherish to death our own personal material possessions, our physical body and mind!!
There is a big difference between a Guru and a non-Guru; thousands of years of life experiences, awareness and wisdom are but a few main differences, especially in regards to a spiritual Guru. I don't follow Hinduism or any other religion /philosophy religiously, but I do know of the benefits of not ignoring them because of my own personal prejudices and disdain.
You might then look at new religions or modern day science not being of thousands of years of experiences, awareness and wisdom. Modern day science derived from mysticism and philosophy, in other words thousands of years of experience, awareness and wisdom. New Age religions have also derived from thousands of years of experiences, awareness and wisdom, however, if this thousands of years of experience, awareness and wisdom are ignored because of our prejudices, we lose what our environment as a whole had to teach us. My own wisdom tells me this is a huge mistake that so many of us are presently making.
I have to say this. I take my hat off to the people who have been avid readers of my blog/blogs, I have told it how it is, not how we would desire it to be told. The desire of being negative or positive, bad or good, wrong or right, black or white, has no bearing upon you. It takes a huge amount of energy to obtain and always be in a positive frame of mind, as it takes to be negative, this is while being truly positive takes no effort at all. If being positive to you is avoiding anything remotely negative or positive, are you truly being positive? A Guru is not conditioned to a black and white mentality like this, where one frame of mind is sought above all other frames of mind at the cost of everything else. Being a Guru is simply the extrication of the conditions of a black and white mentality, a mentality that always seeks to be positive or negative within their own frame of mind. It actually takes no energy at all to be truly positive in any circumstance.
Yes, a Guru will extricate themselves from reality, a reality that is conditioned to a black and white mentality in that you have to be negative or positive, black or white. Being truly positive is like enlightenment, it is something obtained without effort or expenditure of energy. What you are doing is releasing yourself from expending so much energy, releasing yourself from expending so much energy all the times to fulfil your desires and a desired state of existence. This is a touch of Guru.
Wednesday, 11 April 2018
Written by Mathew Naismith
Spiritual to me is a comprehension beyond normal 3rd dimensional aspects, aspects which are defined as being of material body, form or substance. Being spiritual is also the awareness and comprehension that consciousness isn't just of and created by the physical brain.
Is being spiritual extricating oneself from 3rd dimensional aspects thus creating a safe haven from human existence? What did the truly aware and wise do? What did Buddha, Jesus, Confucius, Rumi and so on do in their lives? Seen as I have a good friend who is a Hindu, the following is the Hindu equivalent to the above mentioned. Sama Darshanam (Equal Views) Samana Darshana (Aligned Views) Manava Shastra (Human Science).
These very wise and aware consciousnesses went out of their safe havens even while and especially while enlightening themselves. What are we doing? Protecting our safe havens from all that can enlighten us!!
Buddha and Jesus sacrificed their human safe havens. If you are not willing to lose what you have gained, you really haven't gained anything. Any fixated attachments we are not willing to sacrifice for the good of all is what we really should be avoiding, not what could be enlightening us.
Look at Jesus, Buddha, Confucius, Indian spiritualists for example; they sacrificed their haven to be truly spiritual, wise and aware, what are a lot of western spiritual people doing today? Sacrificing everything else to create and protect their haven, they are not willing, like the wise and aware, to come close to sacrificing their haven for other people. Anything remotely threatening their haven is usually deemed as negative/toxic!!
Being Human: Can we have a human experience without being human? This is like; can we have an experience of being a mother without being a mother of a child? It's the so-called lower qualities (vibrations) that make the higher qualities so high. Could the existence or perception of a God exist if it wasn't for the lower qualities?
On the other hand, experiencing being human doesn't mean we will be of humaneness as being a mother doesn't mean we will be a mother to our child.
To the true wise and aware, there are no lower qualities, just simply less aware consciousness, it's these less aware consciousnesses that create a perception of lower and higher qualities of being human. It really does take a perception of a lower quality to perceive a higher quality.
Consider this, what would a truly wise and aware consciousness desire or even need while in a state of complete contentment? This state is often referred to as a higher realm, vibration or ultimate state of reality by human consciousness. Desire or need within this state has no purpose, it simply doesn't exist. There is also no desire or need to be in this state so this kind of consciousness can find itself in any state at any given time. This kind of consciousness has no need or desire to be in this co-called ultimate state, desiring or even needing to be in this state is human. What makes human consciousness human? Its awareness, every state of consciousness is based on awareness and the wisdom to know how to use that awareness.
God's and Demigod's: We are simply still trying to be demi-gods, how many people in wealth and power today act as they are God's and Goddess's? The Rothschild's are worth over 500 trillion, the God like power and status this wealth has gives them is beyond words, they are able to do as they please as they can buy anyone and anything. Of course if they have no need or desire to buy certain people or countries, these people and countries are often dealt with.
An actual demigod is of divine nature, being that they are descendants of God's and Goddesses, basically, descendants from an aware and wise consciousness beyond most human comprehension. The people in power today are not God's or even true demigod's, they are simply human beings of a basic human consciousness, an awareness not much above other humans in certain areas but a consciousness way below other humans in other areas. The truly aware and wise have no need or desire for wealth, power and control, just to simply serve.
It's basically the age of false demigod's, an age of conditioned ignorance as opposed to an age of true awareness. How many of us are still trying to reach this ultimate state of reality, in other words a demigod status? To do this of course takes one to negate everything that isn't of themselves by judging everything not of their own vibrations as being negative or toxic, something to be avoided instead of assisted. What are the false demigod's in power over the world doing? It's all of a false demigod status.
Only a false demigod will desire or see a need of a higher status or higher quality of being. All I see is that people need to stop trying to be of a demigod status, or of a lower status, and be of what they truly are. Within this simple act, all will reveal itself to what you truly are which is everything without question or exception.
Do we desire to be everything without exception? We only desire to be of what we desire, no more, this is simply a false demigod status, a consciousness of false bearing (standing). We are much more than we could humanly perceive, of course to perceive this takes a consciousness beyond human conscious understanding. Simply don't limit yourself to a demigod status, especially a false one.
This is to me a true depiction of what being truly spiritual is......
Monday, 8 January 2018
Written by Mathew Naismith
Personally, I think it's advisable to go along with your own social acceptance mentally and physically. The picture above shows me wearing a thawb/thobe, just because in my culture this kind of dress isn't usually accepted, this doesn't and shouldn't mean I shouldn't wear this kind of dress. It's advisable not to be limited to and by your own culture, all this creates is separative ideologies and concepts therefore realities based on separatism.
Yes, at no time cause distress or show disrespect in one's dress but one, in my mind, should always try to dress to one's own social acceptance. If you go to a black tie event, you wear a black tie. I wore this dress at a market that is one of the biggest markets in our area, at no time did I feel I was being disrespectful or giving people grief. Yes, it was obvious certain people of my own culture were unconfutable and non-accepting of my dress, however, it was they who were giving themselves grief through their limitations in accordance with their own culture, not me.
To atheists of extreme views, all else based on beliefs and faith is socially unacceptable, the same is with religious people of extreme views. In
you're not being a real man in certain social circles if you're not interested
in football, go figure!! So the coalition forces are not at war with real men
because they don't follow football and wear garments like thawb's and kaftans!!
Spiritually, one must sit, eat, think and be a certain way to be spiritual; at no time can one be conflictive, destructive or violent. Light naturally destroys dark, in a sense an unawareness is quite aggressively replaced by awareness. To the light, it may not seem aggressive but to the dark it couldn't be more aggressive. The Earth and the sun can be exceptionally violent and destructive; we can often find ourselves quite insecure and volatile in a natural world/reality. So because the Earth is violent and destructive therefore cause insecurities to ourselves, the Earth and the whole of the universe isn't spiritual!!
To a lot of spiritually aware, it is socially unacceptable for a spiritually aware person to be violent in any sense. Considering that certain spiritualists in
lash out at people and that
in certain Buddhist meditative practices violence is acted out, being limited
to certain accepted non-violent spiritual social beliefs isn't true in
accordance to nature. It's simply not natural to limit oneself to certain set
boundaries within nature, for nature has no limitations. Considering that
consciousness as a whole is infinite in nature, it's funny that we are still
limiting ourselves to certain set social standards, usually in accordance with
the culture we fixate ourselves to. India
A lot of people experience their most enlightening times under duress!!
Spiritual pertains to the non-physical, just because the non-physical is expressed in a physical way, doesn't make what is expressed physically non-spiritual as it's never not spiritual, even when the non-physical is expressed physically. Physical expressions simply mean interaction with different forms of energy sources separated by various differences. Just because I separate one energy source into different energy sources, doesn't make these different energy sources not of energy, then why do we think that by expressing the non-physical physically make it non-spiritual, especially if it's violent!! As energy is always energy, no matter how different the energy becomes, the spiritual is always spiritual, there is always a spiritual, a non-physical state, to the physical.
We are having a physical experience; does this mean we are not of our soul? We are never not of our soul no matter how physically expressive we are, in actuality, try having a physical experience void of a soul or the spiritual. Try mentally creating something physically void of thought, one comes before the other and is always of the other.
We might then think that we are being more spiritual the less physically expressive we are. To people like me, we are being more spiritual being expressive of physicality, not less spiritual. For starters, we are humbling ourselves and we are not allowing our egos to control how humbling we express ourselves physically. Secondly, to be expressive of everything physical, is to be aware of everything physical, in actuality, to be aware of separateness of physicality is to truly be spiritually aware. How truly aware and unlimited, infinite, are we when only aware of what we desire or perceive to only be spiritual?
In all, I simply could not imagine myself being limited physically and mentally to a certain cultural standard, in saying this, being limited to certain set standards like this is also apart of the spiritual journey. I was not accepted by certain people at the market in my dress, however, they too have a right not to be accepting therefore be expressive of their own culture in accordance with their own social acceptance.
It's not what we think, it's what we don't think that creates the problems we have in life!!
Tuesday, 2 January 2018
Written by Mathew Naismith
The magnificence of the world can only be experienced if properly witnessed, all else is but an abstract interpretation of the world........Mathew G
Abstractive: Being abstractive simply means a representation of part of, not a true interpretation or expression of what is as a whole. How can the magnificence of the world be truly experienced if not properly witnessed/observed? An abstractive representation refers to participation rather than observation; this is very much in line with how an abstract artist works. They don't observe in what they paint; they participate in what they paint, in turn, what is represented or expressed is participation rather than observation.
Yes, an abstract artist will observe what they paint, but they will only paint in what they participate in to what they observe. They don't observe in what they paint but paint in participation of what they observe, the observation becomes participation through abstractive representations or expressions. Human consciousness is an abstract artist creating whatever reality that is observed in an abstract way. Abstract = participation rather than observation, you could call this abstractive participation.
So what has abstractive participation got to do with shining spiritually?
Shining; simply refers to being aware to the point of physically expressing awareness void of bias and desire. This means within this state we don't pursue euphoric feelings of love and compassion, we simply allow these feelings to come and go void of trying to hold onto them. If I was to always try to hold and express these feelings, all I would be doing is expressing bias and desire. This is not shining but simply expressing an abstract expression of what is being observed or felt.
Now we might think that pure observation void of participation is shining, this is also simply not the case. Observation void of participation is simply a state void of participation of what is being observed, this kind of state is bias in that participation is absent, usually deliberately so. Also, being the observer is often desired over and above the participator, in actuality in absence of the participator. What is there to observe or become aware of if there is no participation to observe? A pure state of awareness can only be observed if there is also participation.
To be in quietness is the observer. To be in unquietness is the participator. A true form of abstract art is never quiet, however, art that is of the observer and the participator are of, not quietness and unquietness but neutrality, a state that represents observation and participation void of extremes or bias expressions. Bias imbalanced expressions simply create distorted realities, very simular to abstract art. Bias imbalanced expressions are not illusions but distortions; this is why I don't consort to the idea that realities like this one being simply and wholly an illusion.
Spiritual: Reference to the spiritual pertains, not to the sacred or holey but to the non-physical, in actuality, when I make reference to the spiritual, it's never of the sacred or holy.
The perception of sacredness and holiness represents separation, within these kinds of perceptions, we will never be of what we hold as sacred or holey as they will always be separate to us. We are of what we idolise and worship, only in distorted realities is there a perception of separation. Of course distorted realities pertain to a consciousness that is bias therefore of distorted truths. Separation of our sacredness and holiness is simply a distortion of consciousness brought about by distorted truths based on desires, the desire while within a distorted reality, of separate higher consciousnesses to ourselves.
Insecurities: Psychologically, a consciousness that feels entrapped or not of a particular chaotic reality will quite naturally separate itself from the sacred or holy, inturn, creating a distorted view/reality of sacredness and/or holiness. This distortion allows a consciousness in trauma to feel better or even euphoric. It's an in-built defence system within the psyche that automatically activates when a consciousness is in deep trauma or peril. Our own insecurities create numerous distortions within a consciousness, collectively and personally.
Once a consciousness is conditioned to insecurities, the psyche automatically activates a defence mechanism to lesson traumas associated with insecurities. How many new age spiritual people feel insecure/uncomfortable with the present reality? This will of course quite naturally distort consciousness even more, not less. Materialism is the same, it makes us feel happier and /or secure in a world conditioned fear. The trick is to not feel insecure void of separating ourselves from the sacred and /or holy. In my mind, the deemed sacred or holy or materialism should never make us feel more secure, we should already feel secure no matter how distorted the reality we are experiencing is.
Yes, become familiar and aware of the sacred and holy, but not in separation to yourself. All that separation will create is distorted realities based on insecurities. The shining is simply being void of separation and feelings of insecurities.
Thursday, 29 September 2016
Written by Mathew Naismith
I should firstly point out that this post isn't about the clinical representation of immunising but a spiritual one and yes, without us even knowing it, we do indeed immunise ourselves. So what are we unknowingly immunising ourselves against?
We, as humans, clinically immunise ourselves against the effects of viruses that affect us, spiritual immunising is the same, any excessive motion creates destruction, just like a virus. Spiritually aware people basically immunise themselves against excessive motion that is obvious within it's destructiveness. Just like a virus, excessive extreme motion often inundates less motionless motions, this is because this kind of motion is more active. It's like our own immune system, if our immune system is less active than a virus, the virus will most likely inundate the immune system and everything else attached to the immune system. In extreme circumstances, this can indeed cause the demise of a person or a motion. Excessive motion can indeed destroy everything human.
Basically, any excessive motion, especially if it's extreme within it's motion, is a virus or acts just like a virus.
Excessive motion = virus
Don't prejudge me as being negative here, viruses have been around since micro-organisms, they are a natural part of creation, I therefore don't judge viruses as being negative. Yes, as any excessive motion can become, active viruses can indeed be highly destructive. Liken this to Syria at present, the multinationals, with the aid of Israel, is pilfering Syria's oil and gas reserves, this action is highly motional and will only create destruction instead of peace. Like a virus, it's main concern is what it can get out of it's environment for itself. Highly active viruses are anything but peaceful, does this non-peacefulness make these people negative? Not at all because they are a natural part of creation, this would be like going up to a volcano and stating to the volcano, it's bad and negative because it's highly destructive within it's motion.
We are now coming to the main point of the post. There are people who are still immunising themselves against excessive motion and there are people who have already immunised themselves against excessive motion. There are also people who are of this excessive motion that spiritually aware people often immunise themselves against the infection of excessive motions. Also, as of clinical immunising, spiritual immunisation doesn't always work, in serious circumstances, the immunisation can be as deadly or harmful as the viruses, human history reflects this quite well.
The question is, how do you know if you are truly immunised or not infected by excessive motion?
Firstly, you try not to judge through a black and white mentality, meaning, you don't judge what is or isn't negative or positive for an example, you instead observe what is and isn't destructive while remembering not everything that is destructive is negative or bad.
Secondly, you immerse yourself in a true sense of love, this means loving and accepting what is and isn't destructive. Basically, you don't ignore everything you have judged as being negative or bad. Spiritual awareness is about being aware even of excessive extreme motions that are often highly destructive.
Thirdly, you don't participate in extremes, especially when in retaliation to another opposing extreme. This kind of action denotes a virus mentality, a mentality of black and white. It's natural for a truly immunised person to not express this kind of mentality, in actually it's impossible for them to do so.
Now how do you now you are still in the immunisation process, meaning, you are still being immunised against excessive motion/virus?
Point one, you will judge what is and isn't positive even though you are of a self-judged positive person. Even judging yourself positive, especially on a regular basis, denotes a black and white mentality.
Point two, you will most often stay away from what you have judged as negative vibrations. Anyone immune to these highly motional motions, won't be affected by the feelings of excessive motion. Anyone who is truly immunised, will feel a difference but won't judge a difference as negative or positive, this is all due to being immunised against excessive motion because they are seen to be no threat to them. We usually judge a negative or a positive in fear for example. A person in the process of being immunised, will often refer to themselves, and others like themselves, as being positive, being truthful here, this is in fear of being negative.
What about the people who are of excessive motion, how do you know you are of this excessive motion?
Any excessive motion, especially extreme motions, denote a person who is of excessive motion, for example, a person who is predominant within their materialistic motions/expressions void of any attribute that balances out materialism, is obvious within their own motions of being excessive. Spiritually aware people can also be caught up in expressing excessiveness, especially when in counteraction to something opposing them like any judged negative for example.
The question is, are people like me fully immunised?
Absolutely not as people like myself are obvious within their participation in motion. There might not be any expression of excessive motion or counteractive motion, but a high degree of motion is till being expressed.
In all, try to realise that there is nothing wrong in being expressive of a virus, it's a natural part of creation, there is also nothing wrong or right in being immunised against excessive motions either. Yes, we are aware of how excessive motion (virus) can destroy for it's own purpose, there is a better more constructive way to exist, but this doesn't make excessive motions negative or bad in some way. I do know one of these multinationals was a pauper in his previous life, all he is doing now is experiencing the opposite, all be it to an extreme. Before judging, try to look at the big picture.
Don't get me wrong here, I am by no way for excessive motion in any sense, be it spiritually or materialistically, but what is meant to be will be while knowing we do indeed have a choice in the way we exist.
Until human consciousness can evolve from excessive motions, he will keep on experiencing a virus like reality, this is inevitable.........
Until human consciousness can evolve from excessive motions, he will keep on experiencing a virus like reality, this is inevitable.........
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Written by Mathew Naismith
Extract: Spirituality is a process of personal transformation, either in accordance with traditional religious ideals, or, increasingly, oriented on subjective experience and psychological growth independently of any specific religious context. In a more general sense, it may refer to almost any kind of meaningful activity or blissful experience. There is no single, widely-agreed definition for the concept. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirituality
Spiritualism is quite different to spirituality, or being spiritual, in that spiritualism is more defined to the actual belief and communication with spirit’s/ghosts, this also includes reincarnation.
Extract: 1. Of, relating to, consisting of, or having the nature of spirit; not material; supernatural: spiritual power.
2. Of, concerned with, or affecting the soul: spiritual guidance; spiritual growth.
3. Not concerned with material or worldly things: led a spiritual life.
4. Of or belonging to a religion; sacred: spiritual practices; spiritual music.
The thing about being spiritual is it’s not supposed to be about material or worldly things but we are often taught to manifest for our own desires, this is brought about by spirituality also being about meaningful activities and blissful experiences. There seems to be also a definable difference here between being spiritually aware and being actually spiritual in oneself. I often defined myself in being spiritually aware, full stop but that actually isn’t the case as for a lot of us who are not focused on our own blissful experiences.
Let’s take a look at sages, shamans, Jesus and Buddha for an example, are they defined as being spiritually aware or spiritual in oneself or both? These people conducted themselves in many meaningful activities and had many blissful experiences; this must make them spiritually aware rather than being spiritual in oneself?
What does it take to manifest for our own desires? Awareness, now what does it take to being spiritual in oneself? A lot more than just being aware, Jesus, Buddha, sages and shamans didn’t become aware overnight, it can take many hours of mental and/or physical pain, and like Jesus, they can take that pain with them to the very end, they are certainly not about manifesting for one’s desires.
I’ve never manifested for my own desires since I’ve become aware some 40 years ago, I’ve actually done the opposite many times over to assist others, in this time all my needs, as opposed to desires, have been met to one degree or another . In this time I have also had many blissful experiences and many not so blissful experiences, I have not once manifested for such experiences blissful or not.
Now you could say people like Jesus and Buddha manifested for their own blissful experiences and yes they would have had many. As you become aware you experience many blissful moments, however, to a person who is being spiritual in oneself, these moments aren’t manifested, they are part of being spiritual in oneself, this also includes experiencing not so blissful moments as well.
These people didn’t just fixate themselves in feeling blissful as they became aware, they experienced everything to do with being spiritual in oneself rather than being spiritually aware. Is there anything wrong in just being spiritually aware? There is nothing wrong in this it’s just not being spiritual in oneself.
Being spiritually aware is just about human development not spiritual development; becoming spiritually aware can help us to become aware of our own spirit, this is until we experience something that’s not so blissful, at this point we choose to only be in bliss. You could imagine if Jesus and Buddha did this, they would have stopped at just being spiritually aware and not gone on to being spiritual within themselves.
Is it worth becoming being spiritual within oneself and should everyone try to become spiritual in this way?
I can experience the most traumatic times and deal with the most obviously destructive people and still come out on top all the times, this is mainly due to realising that everyone has their own path to follow no matter how destructive that might be. This actually answers the second question, “Should everyone try to become spiritual in this way?” Not if these experiences are not a part of your own path. If you are fixated to just feeing bliss, that is your path, there are no right or wrong paths just different experiences.
There is something I feel we need to be aware of though, religion has time and time again made the same mistake in manifesting for it’s own desires which in the long run created even more disharmony. I see so many people today doing the exact same thing, yes it sounds good to manifest for our own desires but it also sounded good when the various religions and churches made it sound good as well. Everything is consciousness and we think we can manipulate it as we like to our own desires; we seem to be forgetting the cause and effect, action reaction, push and pull.
Pulling something in that feel like bliss to push something out that doesn’t feel like bliss is rejection, there is no acceptance here when everything is consciousness including what we are rejecting. You don’t have to pull something in to push something out that is less desirable, this is active intentions. Passive intentions take one to change what seems undesirable to something more constructive, something that is more needed than desired. A more constructive way to exist has become a need not a desire.
Buddha and Jesus felt a need that needed to be met, they didn’t feel a desire, desire would have taken to be of active intentions, pushing and pulling, rejection. They didn’t reject anything; they changed this destructive consciousness within themselves through a need not through a desire. I said within themselves because it’s always within ourselves, we are not a separate consciousness, consciousness is consciousness no matter what, it’s all of the same consciousness, this is why it seems strange to me why so many people reject any part of this conciseness to pull in a more desirable conscious experience .
Like Jesus, Buddha, sages and shaman, all you have to do is change this consciousness not reject it for something more blissful , what you have rejected doesn’t go away, as human history quite plainly shows us, but what we change can last forever if we do it for a need rather than a desire.