June 28th, 2012
ok, here it is, my theory:
Individuals who abuse others: bullies, household tyrants, wife-beaters, child-abusers;
Groups & organizations who abuse others (individuals or groups): this includes not only KKK, for example, but organizations whose modus operandi is deliberately taking unfair advantage of others;
and Nations who abuse other nations, groups or individuals; Germany under Hitler, of course, but also US, because like it or not, admit it to yourself or don’t, our unnecessary, repeat, unnecessary violence, killing, and threatening presence on this globe is unmatched;
all abusive individuals, groups, and nations suffer from similar mental illness. The two most in-your-face symptoms of this pathology are: 1) absence of empathy 2) self-aggrandizement (The act or practice of enhancing or exaggerating one’s own importance, power, or reputation.)
February 20th, 2012
so, as mentioned earlier, I, lilysoleil (as I refer to my alter creative underlying and fermenting self) as opposed to my social persona – the one people see out and about, a perfectly interchangeable cog living out the American Dream — walking by homeless wrecks of humanity with barely a glance or a troubling thought, for example — I tend to gravitate more toward the Global Consciousness camp of human prophecy.
There are reasons for this beyond simple conviction and belief — all evidence notwithstanding.
First of all, I’ve had 51 years to notice that people are afraid. Fear has a spectrum, the extreme end of which is ongoing paranoia (‘hell’). At the opposing end of the fear spectrum, fear is a potential, inside, lying dormant and awakened in times of real threat. I’ve also had 51 years to learn and realize that ‘Love’ truly is an antithesis of fear. It’s hard to define love and love has a spectrum also; but I have learned, simply put, that Love is good and fear is bad.
Can one put such simple, absolute value judgments on emotions?
I don’t think Love or Fear are only emotions. I think they are living unseen somethings. When fundamentalist Christians refer to Satan or Lucifer rising up to battle Jesus and God in End Times, I think they are referring to, what I think of as, Love and Fear.
I’ve arrived at these ideas through thought, experience, learning and through what I’d refer to as faith. I’ve arrived at a higher understanding of love thanks to my own long and painful journey through the dark night.
February 19th, 2012
one can’t help noticing lately, as the ‘world’ becomes more and more global from one day to the next, that two major trends of ideology are fermenting, infectiously spreading, polarizing and dichotomizing one another and their two camps of humans–like day and night, or light and dark — or good and evil…
These two ideologies concern the near future and are both prophetic in the sense that both camps herald the dawning of a new day; both believe that the ‘world’ as we know it is ‘ending’, that something profoundly different, almost impossible to imagine, is in the making, that humanity will soon be radically and irrevocably revised.
I put the word “world” in quotation marks because I gravitate more toward the global consciousness camp. I tend to think that ‘world’ is a different thing than that ball in space which we can see from Hubble Space Telescope pictures. I tend to think “world” has a different meaning than “globe” or “Earth”, or even the collection of living and non-living (in contrast to what elementary science textbooks are still teaching kids, I imagine that minerals and all matter are more ‘living’ than not) objects that populate the space ball. I don’t claim to have any ‘secret’ knowledge, I just tend to think that nothing is what it appears to us humans to be. If basically every object in the universe is composed of what appears to be balls whirling at impossible speeds around other balls whether we are looking at the macro or micro scopic levels, with impossible quantities of space between the inner ball and its satellite balls — well — and then you have light as a singularity moving at even more ridiculousy impossible speeds… let’s face it, none of it makes any sense… one can only conclude that whatever it is humans perceive and are able to make sense of… well it’s only a fragment of the whole picture and what fraction, we have no idea. Perhaps the fraction of reality that humans have been able to make sense of thus far is minute, like .0025% or less — we don’t know.
So, when I think of ‘world’, I think of something that is only symbolized by that which we know and are capable of perceiving and identifying as the world. I think of something mysterious, that probably isn’t even really a ball zipping and zooming and spinning through dark space around a giant fire-ball.
When I think of humans, people, I likewise tend to believe appearances are deceptive and represent only a perhaps tiny fragment of a greater whole that we are generally unable to perceive. I don’t believe that humans are what they appear to be. I question the concept of ‘self’ as we know it. I’m convinced that we are all connected to one another even though we appear to be objects moving hither and thither of our own volition.