Written by Mathew Naismith
I do apologise for this post being a little longer than my normal posts but I felt if I split this post up into parts it would have somehow lost some of it’s meaning.
Spiritualist or Spiritually Aware
I’ve mentioned a number of times in past post that I feel that everything is of the spiritual which is a lot closer to oneness than saying this is spiritual & that & that aren’t which of course causes us more conflicts so to avoid conflicts I refer to everything as spiritual. Of course there is another reason why I refer to everything as spiritual & that is everything came from the same source therefore is all of the same making everything we refer to as being spiritual.
It is a very hard concept for us to imagine especially in the west for the main reason we think to be spiritual or spiritually aware one has to be in loving harmony & this concept is taught in nearly everything written by western spiritually aware people however if we looked at one of the biggest spiritual centres in the world India you will find many spiritually aware & actual spiritualists living in poverty & suffering at least until they find some sort of enlightenment if not all their lives, some of these connected spiritualist actually lash out at people so to us westerners they couldn’t possibly be more spiritually connected than us in the west if at all connected because they are showing aggression by lashing out?
I would like to bring something up here that’s quite important to know, there is a huge difference between spiritually aware & actually being spiritual for starters this coincides with experiencing periods of spiritual connectedness to being actually connected. A spiritually aware person is only aware through periods of connectedness but a true spiritualist is that awareness through being connected. Like I said there are spiritually connected people in India who live a full life of misery on purpose & it’s not just to find enlightenment but to balance out the enlightenment with physical misery because to live a full life of a continues enlightened state would be quite daunting in realities like this one because at that point of full enlightenment one is actually living in at least two realities at the same time.
Lashing Out in Being Expressive: It’s not just living in more than one reality at a time that is daunting but once you become enlightened all you want to do is live in this reality as it is without enlightenment but once enlightened always enlightened until we die so some of these spiritually connected people lash out as if in anger. To a point they are lashing out in anger an anger brought on by deliberately allowing oneself to become angry which isn’t that easy either when your enlightened. One of the reasons for this is to give them a break from an enlightened state.
Now in the west this sounds outlandish & utterly impossible for a spiritually aware & especially a spiritualist person to do as it goes against all taught beliefs that spirituality is all love nothing else but especially anything negative in anyway. We have forgotten what is spiritual, it’s not this & for the other it’s something else, where is the oneness in that? Everything is of the spiritual including all of the nasty things which is going to be impossible for some spiritually aware people in the west to accept as they would obviously rather conflict with all the so called negatives in the world. This is a taught belief, a mode of thought, we have entrapped ourselves into believing & the longer we are entrapped by this thought mode the harder it is going to be to come out of it, it’s become habitual. We need to remember all is spiritual not just the things that make us feel good as everything around us is very much a part of us because we are all connected no matter what it is.
In the west especially through this new age spirituality we are told repeatedly about ridding ourselves of all the nasty things that make us feel bad & to only accept the positives by ridding or ignoring the negatives of life but to me this sounds awfully like self-serving & in actual fact that is exactly what it is but most importantly it’s conflictive.
What is more spiritual; accepting all for what it is in harmony or ignoring just the bad things which are conflictive? The more we see that’s negative the more conflictive we have become & believe it or not the more we have fed the egoist for conflicts are of the egotism. It is so funny to see spiritually aware people detesting the egoist & trying to run away from it but by doing so they are in fact feeding it through their own actions which are egotistical through conflicts with the ego in the first place. The ego brings on conflicts which in turn feed the ego which bring on further conflicts which in turn feeds the ego & so on it goes on & on on the merry-go-round. So what is the answer? Pure & simple acceptance of who you are ego & all as only through acceptance can one find true peace, harmony, enlightenment & oneness within oneself & the world.
So we become accepting of the bad things in life as well so does that means we are going to have to live with these bad things for the rest of our lives? No because by accepting we have now become non-conflictive & with this what we detested the most, the ego, fades away if by magic the more accepting we become but not only that the more spiritually aware we also become. What about the spiritual connected person in India who lashes out at people, isn’t he conflictive therefore can never be enlightened unless he rids himself of these conflicts? Once enlightened always enlightened until death then it becomes something else & this something else is all-knowing & this all-knowing knows we have really always been enlightened as it’s only through living in ignorance that we think we were not enlightened & need to become enlightened. The spiritualist in India who lashes out is actually switching between enlightenment & a non-enlightened state by lashing out, he is living in two quite different realities.
So what this sounds like it’s saying is it’s alright to lash out? When already enlightened yes because we should show acceptance & understanding if possible towards such circumstances however if one is still seeking enlightenment no because again lashing out denotes ego therefore conflict & we are not going to become enlightened if we are consistently in conflict however small bouts of conflicts are conscious building. I will put it another way, we were already enlightened beings before living in realities like this one ignorant of one’s true self, look at the Indian spiritualist in the same way as us before living here in ignorance, what did we do by living in this reality? We lashed out by becoming ignorant & what does the Indian spiritualist do? Lash out in ignorance but the big difference is he lashes out ever so briefly where’s we can live out our whole life in ignorance never finding enlightenment.
As mentioned by lashing out we are also conscious building however there is a big difference to just lashing out & not hurting anyone to hurting someone as well. What do I actually mean then by lashing out? One can lash out in conscious expressiveness or one can lash out in plain anger driven by egotism, the spiritualist in India is lashing out in conscious expressiveness because they also know this reality is but a game & it’s we westerners who take it way too seriously. For example I can be in two states of consciousness at one time but when I’m fully conscious of just plain consciousness I’m in a state I just smile at myself & the rest of the world for taking life so seriously, as soon as I’m in this state that is the first thing I always feel. I know a lot of other people just feel love but feeling unconditional love is but the tip of the iceberg & certainly not the be & end all even though it might seem that way at first, take one step further away from the desire of love & the whole of reality will seem so much different.
Western Ideological Flaw: The biggest bug bear I have with western spirituality is it teaches us to stay in conflict by being non-accepting towards the things that are so called negatives, conflicts are conflicts no matter how you want to put it which feed the egotism within us all. How many people are there like me who struggled through spiritual awareness because we were told this that & the other are bad & won’t lead to any kind of spiritual awareness but if you rid yourself of the ego through being conflictive instead of being accepting you will surly find enlightenment eventually in time for as long as you don’t do the wrong thing & become accepting of the bad things in life again.
The thing is I didn’t struggle as much as others because I didn’t read & take on this concept of non-acceptance but many like me did. These spiritually aware people need to know they are doing far more harm than good, I know most of them haven’t a clue what they are really doing if they did I know they would stop doing it because most of them are genuine loving people who are very caring. There is a huge difference between spirituality in India to the rest of the western world, we in the west who are spiritually aware are wanting & desiring better but are the true spiritualist in India doing the same? Very much the opposite for the reasons I have discussed in this post.
For an example I’ve conversed on a number of spiritual forums & because I wasn’t all loving & non-accepting of the negatives I was at times ostracised by yes spiritually aware people who are supposed to be all loving & positive. Yes I lashed out but by doing so I was being expressive & to be expressive is conscious building but most of these people didn’t realise that because they were too busy running away from the negatives they didn’t like about themselves which is spiritual consciousness itself in all it’s positive & negative forms. In saying this they had no idea how much more conflictive they were to me; I tried my best that’s all I could do. So were they wrong? To start with there is no wrong or right when you take in the full perspective of consciousness only in an emotional form can a wrong or right be applied. No they weren’t wrong they too were just being expressive in their own way as I was which yes is also conscious building but the big difference is they were being a lot more conflictive than I was being but they couldn’t see that no matter what I said.
Experiencing to Actually Being: One of the biggest differences is, as I have mentioned earlier in this post, one is only experiencing periods of spiritual connectedness where’s the other is actually being connected, most western spiritually aware people have just experienced connectedness & are not actually being connected unlike a lot of the spiritualist in India & I did say most as there are others in India like in the west who have just experienced periods of connectedness as well. One is spiritually aware & the other a spiritualist. The biggest clue between these two spiritual modes is the experiencer of connectedness will excitedly say that everything is pure unconditional love away from this reality but the person who is literally connected will show a lot less enthusiasm towards love being so dominant away from this reality as they know we can make whatever we want where ever we are just like we have done here in this reality. Don’t get me wrong a spiritualist feels a great deal of unconditional love right throughout existence & in actual fact this is one of the biggest drawing cards that entices the non-enlightened towards enlightenment but when enlightened one is also in tune with every other emotional mode of thought as well without fear or should be.
A true spiritualist can manifest what they want to experience at will & not all of it is about love. Again we were already enlightened being before coming here to this reality to live, we chose to live at will what we wanted to experience in this reality, an enlightened spiritualist living here can at will do exactly the same thing in living in this physical egoist form. So if there is so much unconditional love out there away from this reality why did we choose to come here when we could have enveloped ourselves in all this love forever? What is it again to self-satisfy one’s own desires? Egotistical & that is exactly what we would be feeding if we continually chose to live a life of just love. I know the ego & human emotions are supposed to be just of this reality or realities like it. Please refer to a previous post of mine for further explanation in why I think the ego & emotions period are not just of realities like this but in the very foundations of our soul http://spiritualityscience.aussieblogs.com.au/2013/03/07/the-wondrous-creative-ego/
The Expressive Ego: In recent posts, as shown in the above link, I’ve talk about the ego a fair bit before for the main reason the ego keeps coming up in conversations with other people & we all seem to have a different perspective of how we understand the ego which gives us different action & reaction towards the ego, the following is but another different perspective in how we can perceive the ego.
As mentioned in previous posts there is a huge difference in being of the ego to being ego egotistical, one is being expressive of the ego & the other is of the desires of the ego, in other words it’s formed the ego into a desire instead of just being expressive of the ego. When the consciousness expanded that wasn’t being of desire but being expressive, yes we are the expressive parts of consciousness it’s humans with their huge array of emotions who have made the ego only of desire. The universe is also an expression of the consciousness’s ego as well is of everything that is connected to physical realities but being connected doesn’t mean that something has to be physical it’s the connectedness to the physical that gives us this expressiveness of the ego as well.
As I have mentioned in past posts what we perceive as physical in this dimension is quite different to what is thought of being physical in other dimensions, we think being physical has to have form but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Let me ask a question here, is consciousness, which is everything, entirely physical remembering all physical being has come from this consciousness? Of course not as physical being is but one mode of thought or another way of putting modes of thought expressiveness of the consciousness’s ego therefore we physical beings are but an expression of consciousness. Being expressive is being a representative of the initial source therefore if we are just representing the source the source must also be physical without form but we must remember also we are that consciousness so consciousness has form anyway.
We are indeed the expressiveness of consciousness because we are that consciousness therefore of the ego as expressiveness denotes ego no matter how you want to put it. So is I, a flawed spirit? Yes definitely because if I wasn’t I couldn’t be as conscious as I am through conscious expressiveness. Yes I know it’s I am not I but I has helped me become conscious of my consciousness through expressiveness as I otherwise wouldn’t know of I am in realties like this one, in other words one needs the other to recognise itself being what it is in our present mode of thought which is very simular in context to the ego!! Can you see how a lot of these western ideologies that are being preached out there are so harmful, they only go part way but they express their ideology of being total when there not as in saying everything is unconditional love including our inner selves when it’s not as there’s much more to it than that. Ask yourself what is so oneness about accepting just love of being one’s inner self? Again this feeling comes when one only goes part way into enlightenment.
One more thing, there are a lot of actual spiritualists simular to the lashing out Indian spiritualists who are just sitting in their own reality being as little as expressive as they can in helping people to become spiritually aware, this to me is just wallowing in one’s glory for one’s own benefit & is related to being egotistical just as much as a materialists. The problem of only going part way with one’s enlightenment is one tends to sit where it is most comfortable plus one also tends to look at this reality too much like a game knowing that everyone is a chosen part of this life. The funniest thing is if it wasn’t for my disability that has stopped me from doing my trade I also would be wallowing in my own glory without trying to help others, it’s funny how life goes at times.