We Are Doing Little to Address
the Cause of Violence in Our World

Could it be that all that is going on in our world right now—Syria, New Orleans, Boston, Iraq, Iran—is the result of a very young species of sentient beings undergoing the pains of its own evolutionary process?

The violence, the unending assaults of one group of humans upon another, the loathing and hatred which fuels it, the struggles of the rest of the world to overcome all of this while living alongside it…I believe that all of this could be, in part at least, the fallout of a fundamental condition in the human psyche—one might even call it a “psychological injury”—from which humanity must recover if we are ever to take our place as highly evolved life forms within the cosmic community of sentient beings.

Any animal, backed into a corner, will attack. When people are in pain—pain they cannot seem to find a way to end—they can react and respond in painful ways. They plunder, they injure, they rape, they kill. They go to war with each other, and in not a few cases they go to war with themselves.

What is not understood as widely as I wish it were among the people of the world is that this is a spiritual problem, not merely or simply a psychological one. It is because I understand this that I know the messages of the New Spirituality to be of such importance.

PART ONE OF A THREE- PART NEWS ANALYSIS

Humanity’s deepest pain is felt collectively by the species at varying levels among its members. Yet no single human being seems immune to it. The secret of ending humanity’s deepest pain may be found in a simple four-word statement that leads off a nine-book series of spiritual texts spanning more than 3,000 pages, called Conversations with God.

To see how this could be true, we need first to identify humanity’s deepest pain. That can be done with one word: Separation.

World famous  psychologists and psychiatrists, such as Arthur Janov and Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, have suggested for years that deep emotional pain that has been repressed by the mind is at the root of many of the psychological challenges faced by human beings, and nearly all of their dysfunctions, including violent behavior.

It is the mind’s job to push such pain deep into the subconscious, so to allow each person to go on with life in a reasonably well-adjusted way. So when bad things happen to us, we automatically and quickly submerge them—not actually forgetting them (although is rare cases we do even that), but removing ourselves (sort of, “stepping away from”) the emotional content of them.

Yet when you step away from something, you do not cause it to cease to exist. You merely put some distance between you and it. It still exists, it’s simply not right in front of your face.

Negative emotions are never deleted from our memory. They are simply stored in a different place: the subconscious; the layer beneath our conscious mind. Thus, our mind holds the data of our emotional pain forever.

Today’s computers work very much the same way. It is virtually impossible to actually delete data from a computer. You can send a document to TRASH, but that does not delete it from the computer’s memory bank. It merely moves it to another location on the hard drive—a place that is not “seen” on the desktop or in any of the user’s folders or files.

The data still resides in the computer’s memory, however—as persons with criminal intent have learned to their chagrin the moment that sophisticated law enforcement investigative techniques are used to examine their laptops.

You can now purchase software for your computer called, by some companies, a “shredder” (which inspires images of a paper-shredder-kind-of-program in your computer), but even this software does not remove any data from your machine. It merely overwrites it. Overwriting a file multiple times renders the data within it virtually indecipherable, and that is said to be one sure way to “trash” the data. Yet, technically, it is still there.

So it is with your mind. You can shove your unwanted data (bad memories, traumatic events) into your personal “trash bin” (the subconscious), but can never get it completely out of your mind. You can “overwrite” it with dozens of newer and better memories, and soon the bitter memories can begin to fade, but they will never be deleted.

Unlike computers, however, there seems to be no way to control if or when this “unwelcome data” shows up in our lives, triggered by something that causes it to spontaneously arise out of the subconscious and take over the conscious mind.

I believe that this is precisely explains the state of human affairs on this planet today.  It explains Syria and Boston, Iraq and Cleveland, and all that is going on in between. Yet there some ways open to us by means of which humans can release these negative emotions without harming others or themselves.

(Next: A look at what psychology offers around all of this—then, a surprising description of what you can do as an average, ordinary person to offer a non-psychological solution that, if it swept the planet, could change the world.)

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  • http://www.facebook.com/jenese.james Jenese James

    i agree, separation is ONE aspect that can be directly related to the ‘pain’ felt in this human adventure, and we look no further than the various religious beliefs that reveal where the belief and indoctrination into the notion of being separated from ones divine source begins

    separation does not exist alone however, you will usually find that to maintain an ideology or belief system based on separation one will have domination and control using force to enforce compliant citizens ….fear will be used ….to enforce this domination and this is where both religious belief and political domination tie in together for both enforce the other in terms of separation from ones own divinity

    i also agree, that it is a ‘spiritual’ wounding so deep that it is deemed ‘occult’ even to talk about it – again dogma from religious beliefs that tried to instill fear into anything that did not fit its agenda of separation became ‘occult’ dark, dangerous and illegal …….

    however – deep pain has been caused in breaking away from religious indoctrination that relies on fear – in moving away from such indoctrinated beliefs, often involves not just moving away from beliefs, but from entire communities/families – and there is much pressure, – peer pressure to conform and stay within the fold …so its a huge thing to step outside of this sort of separation ….because their is fear embedded within the consciousness ….which is why so many see it as a psychological pain

    but people are changing – the so called ‘new’ age has enabled many to find their divine source outside of religious dogma and boundaries ….enabling a growing awareness of other peoples, primarily first peoples, concept of the creator – which brings them back into alignment with nature …which was part of the separation from ones divine source

    the separation from ones divinity – from nature and ultimately from ones own self has been a major characteristic of the old paradigm that most of us have been born into – from the last century …1999 –

    remember we are here in the year 2013 standing in the second decade of not just a new century but a new millineum – and also if the Mayans’ and other are to be believed a new cycle of time ……thus a new story is unfolding even as i write ……awakening to this becomes a priority

  • mewabe

    Thank you Neale for addressing this all important issue.

    As you may have guessed I actually did the therapy under Dr Janov in LA (I always felt a persistent sadness I could not shake, that’s why I did it), and I know the unbelievable depth to which such process can take you.

    Interestingly, the deeper I went into it, the more difficult it was for me to live in this world, in its present conditions. I understood, directly, through deep feeling, that most people are disconnected from themselves (because of strong defense systems) and consequently cannot experience reality or “what is”, rather they filter it through their unconscious material (suppressed pain, anger, fear, trauma etc).

    I now have nothing but empathy and compassion for all who experience pain and suffering. It would be impossible for me not to…I can see their inner distress so easily. It scare some people, as it threatens their defenses system, although I do not wish to threaten them.

    Yet something has been missed by Dr Janov, and it is the spiritual aspect. Being scientifically minded, he rejects all notions of spirituality. In my experience healing has to encompass the whole being (heart mind body spirit) and bring it in alignment with the cosmos.

    The separation from a part of ourselves (called neurosis, an automatic survival process for a young child whereby an extremely painful single event or an ongoing hurtful experience is suppressed because the young, vulnerable mind cannot handle it) parallels the idea of separation from the divine, from nature, from one another, from life, from our bodies, our emotions, basically from everything.

    Healing is, ultimately, a very spiritual undertaking, as in represent a union, an integration of parts of the self that were dissociated, made separate.

    That’s why those who experience it speak of having reclaimed themselves, having recovered a large part of themselves that was missing. They are reconnected. Feeling, knowing, being and doing are now a single process, they are in alignment.

    But again, it is not easy to be healthy in an unhealthy world…to be feeling in an unfeeling world…to be knowing in an unknowing world, to simply be in a world that has forgotten what being is.

    You are so much more conscious of the pain so many people carry around, and how unnecessary it all is. You see children being hurt emotionally, psychologically every day, and feel impotent in stopping the massive carnage, because the parents, the family are neurotic, the system is neurotic, meaning non-feeling, unconscious (driven by unconscious material).

    Yes, even when unconscious material is not triggered by a present situation, even when it appears comfortably and safely buried and defended against, it still drives a person to act in ways that are not conductive to happiness and fulfillment. It drives entire population, the whole world, to perpetuate suffering, from one generation to the next, and in creating social situations that scream of unconscious pain.

    • Michael

      Hi Mewabe :) I’m wondering if you’ve got any resources that you could share with me related to this subject of reconnecting with painful feelings etc. The first book I was given when I started on this spiritual journey was “Right Use Of Will” and it scared the pants off of me. I read and tried to understand and use the teachings but I had no prior knowledge of spirituality so all of it was a bit too overwhelming for me. You might see why if you have read that material. So, one night I went out on my porch, frustrated beyond anything I’d ever felt and I yelled at the sky, demanding clarification on this subject and the next morning when I woke up I felt an urgency to go to the local bookstore. and thats where I found Conversations With God book 1. That was five years ago. Now I feel ready to do this emotional release work. So if you can help in any way please dont hesitate. Thank You :)

      • mewabe

        Hi Michael, I hope I can be of some help with your question…

        First I would recommend two books by the same author, Arthur Janov, whom Neale mentions in his article:
        -The Biology of Love
        -Primal Healing

        Also the book: Facing the Wolf by Theresa Sheppard Alexander, a Janov trained therapist.

        Depending where you live, if you want to go that route (deep feeling therapy, or alternatively called primal therapy), the best would be to contact these two centers, they may be able to give you names of qualified therapists (very important that these therapists are qualified, many claim to be but are not and do more damage than good, or at best they would waste your time):

        -The Primal Center (run by Dr Janov)
        209 Ashland Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90405
        Phone: (310) 392-2003
        Fax: (310) 392-8554
        E-mail: primalctr@mac.com

        -The Primal Institute (run by Vivian Janov, Dr Janov ex wife)
        10379 Pico Boulevard
        Los Angeles, CA 90064
        TEL: (310) 785-9456
        janov@primalinstitute.com

        This is the real stuff, you will be amazed. Janov did not invent it, he discovered it, from one of his patient, something that happened spontaneously.
        But do not try to do the therapy by yourself…and when you start, do the opposite of what you usually do (for example if you avoid people, be with people…if you avoid being by yourself, be by yourself. This will lower your defenses and bring stuff up, which is what you want).

        Good luck :)

        • Michael

          Great! Thank You. Have you used these services? I recently ordered a copy of Facing The Wolf and I think it has arrived. Are you familiar with Right Use Of Will?

          • mewabe

            Yes I did the therapy, at both centers, in the 80’s…while living in Santa Monica. I also later met the author of Facing the Wolf in Northern California and had a session with her.
            I have never heard of Right Use of Will, I will google it and check it out.
            Deep Feeling Therapy does not mention spirituality, but it is nevertheless a very spiritual process, because it takes you right back to love…after you process the stuff that stands in the way of love. It takes you back to your true self, your “real” self as they say.

  • http://twitter.com/Awareness16 Awareness

    Thank you Neale Donald Walsch for your continuing service to God. Serving God is the same as serving the Self and all of Life :)

    The Law of Gratitude is Given :)

    “The Law of Gratitude is that sense of satisfaction in knowing that energy, which has been given, receives its certain reward according to its nature. Energy that is given moves
    out on that curved and unequal line, and when extended far enough, can only return to its source bearing its appropriate gifts.” by Cosmic Awareness (GREAT SPIRIT!) :)

  • http://twitter.com/Awareness16 Awareness

    “Focusing on the suffering and the pain will energize the pain, creating more pain. Focusing on other things such as creating, writing, or painting, one can look back later with a sense of pride in their creation, and the action of focusing thusly helps alleviate the suffering…” by Cosmic Awareness (GREAT SPIRIT!) :)

    • mewabe

      I am sorry awareness, but I have to express disagreement. There is something that is fundamentally not understood here in this new age theology (“focusing on the pain creates more pain”)

      This is actually a very widespread and dangerous teaching (“focusing on negativity creates more negativity”), because perpetuating a culture of denial and suppression, which is extremely unhealthy.

      The point of healing is not to “focus” on pain (whatever this means) but to FEEL, express, integrate and release old painful (childhood) feelings that are partly or completely suppressed, unconscious, and consequently unresolved, yet that have not vanished but that may be sipping through to the conscious in symbolic, disassociated form, causing a person to perhaps sabotage herself, to act in a way he does not understand, to consciously want happiness but unconsciously be driven to seek struggles and experience misery.

      As far as hurt that originates in the present rather than the past, the natural course is to fully feel, express and release all feelings, and this has nothing to do with “focusing on pain” either. It is what an emotionally healthy child does, and how she quickly heals. It is what nature demands.

      Such new age blanket statements are in my opinion a new form of dogma that is at least as bad as the old religious dogma, disregarding nuances and oversimplifying things to the point of gross distortions, and originating from the same place as the old dogma, namely neurotic tendencies that always lead to denial, suppression and/or separation.

      • Victor

        This new form of dogma, that Neale has called the “New-Age by-pass”, is actually very widespread. The principal New-Age dogma by now.

        So, it would be beneficial to bring widespread light to this issue: Denial and suppression, do not lead to awareness nor consciousness.

        Thanks Mewabe!

        Very clear insights!

        • mewabe

          Thank you Victor!

          • NealeDonaldWalsch

            I agree wholeheartedly and completely. Yes, in my writings and lectures everywhere I HAVE called this the “New Age By-Pass.” No one suggests that we should “focus” on our pain, if “focusing” means to continually think about it, pay attention to it, ruminate over it. But to ignore it completely, trying to pretend that it is not there, is neither suggested nor recommended by true “new age” healers and teachers. Indeed, just the opposite is true.

          • mewabe

            I agree Neale, and I know you are not a “New Age By-Pass teacher”, you are not teaching denial and the suppression of feelings, thank God!

            When I wrote that something was not understood “here”, I did not mean here on this website, I meant in Awareness’ comment, in the specific text he quoted, which is what I called the new age theology, that so many people follow.

      • http://twitter.com/Awareness16 Awareness

        ““Words are the least reliable purveyor of truth.” – Conversations with God :)

        “There is no such thing as the truth” – Home with God by Neale Donald Walsch pp 168 chapter 22 :)

        Cosmic Awareness needs nothing and expects nothing. Cosmic Awareness does not require you to believe in it or what it says and neither do I. “Awareness tells you not to believe anything, even this Awareness not to believe, but to question, explore, doubt and discover for yourself what is the truth. Cosmic Awareness only indicates and suggests.” :) And your truth may not be anothers truth and vice versa :)

        Words are used by God to communicate with his creation only as a last resort. The preferred means of communication by God is our feelings (See Conversations with God) :) Words are subject to interpretation. The I have understood what the Cosmic Awareness has indicated is to deny “suffering” if that is what YOU believe you are experiencing. I interprete it as meaning that you must not focus solely on “suffering” rather you must also consider and focus also on what is going well in life with you and appreciate it. There is no benefit in immersing yourself completely in “suffering” look at well being as well. Do not forget and possibly forget what is going well in life and what is working well. Infact Cosmic Awareness has said:

        “Humans are extremely resourceful in their denial. It is a subtle, even subconscious, habit that must be guarded against. But denial is not a lone avoidant strategy. For humans also have many other creative diversions that successfully avoid and quiet unpleasant feelings.
        Distraction is also a handy Flight Response. Humans distract themselves from bad feelings by behaving in ways that bring pleasure. They can escape into safe and fantastic imagined realms through books, television, films or other entertainment; they can focus intently on distracting or thrilling tasks, they can eat, socialize, work or make love. Certain of these diversions are harmless, even quite rewarding, in MODERATION. But any such activity in direct response to (or avoidance of) emotional pain, does nothing to resolve the imbalance. In excess, they can even become neurotic compulsions and the feelings will only get stronger.” :)

        I have a few questions for you:

        1. Are you happy?

        2. Have you resolved any unconscious issues that you may have?

        If yes for 1 and 2 then good. If not then I suggest you resolve them. Hypnotic regression therapy is one method which Cosmic Awareness has suggested for resolving unconscious issues. I would suggest that you read up on the work of Dolores Cannon :)

        I am enjoying this interaction immensely :)

        LOVE, Oneness, LAUGHTER and The LIGHT of GOD Almighty, GREAT SPIRIT! GREAT SPIRIT :)

        • http://twitter.com/Awareness16 Awareness

          Correction: In paragraph 4 above, I meant to say “I have understood what the Cosmic Awareness has indicated as NOT to deny “suffering” if that is what YOU believe you are experiencing.”

        • mewabe

          Are you rested?

          The question “Are you happy?” is often asked…yet I find it to make about as much sense as my above question, because all feelings are a relative response, not a permanent, fixed, rigid condition.

          I am happy when I cause myself to be happy, or something or someone causes me to be happy. I feel pain when I, or something or someone causes me to feel pain. The same principle applies to all the feelings I experience, and I do not try to control my feelings, I live in the present, and respond to the present.

          That is how an emotionally and psychologically healthy child responds…and it is the ideal state, the natural way of being. Only the neurotic “pursues” happiness, or desperately tries to hold on to it. The person who is free of unconscious pain simply is, and responds to whatever comes up in the here and now, without attempting to control or direct emotions.

          So, instead, I would say that I am at peace and responsive, centered, and that yes, I am conscious, as I have very conscious, real dreams, rather than symbolic dreams as one has when disconnected from the unconscious.

          Books are written about dream interpretation…But I have nothing to “Interpret”, as my dreams are as real and direct, with feelings connected to experience, as the rest of my life.

          Thank you for inquiring and for being seemingly concerned though.

          I do not believe in the effectiveness of hypnotic regression therapy, which is used as a very highly suggestive means to direct the patient, too rapidly, into unconscious material that often takes the form of symbolic expressions because not properly processed.

          For example, a child who was neglected by his father may, in an hypnotic regression session as an adult, “experience” that he was lost in the wilderness, all alone, in “another life”. This does nothing to resolve the issues at hand, because it does not integrate the feeling (feeling alone and lost) with the actual memory (abandonment by the father). Instead, the feeling is expressed symbolically, as it would in a dream.

          In other words, hypnotic regression is at once dangerous and ineffective, because it short-circuits the natural process of integration through the rise of unconscious feelings and associated buried memories, and is controlled by the therapist rather than the patient.

          But it does appeals to those who want instant results, and they are many, as speed is seen as a virtue in our frantic, neurotic world.

          • http://twitter.com/Awareness16 Awareness

            I feel at “rest” (peace) in the Heart when I am fully in the NOW present moment and acting on my highest excitement with courage and integrity. It is based on Bashar’s (from Sassani Civilization) suggestion. I am applying it to my life and see that it works for me and increases my zest and motivation for life. It rendezvous me with situations, events and people that the limited mind simply cannot foresee :)

            “Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.”

            “The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but thought about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. Separate them from the situation, which is always neutral. It is as it is.” – Eckhart Tolle :)

          • mewabe

            Awareness, I want to clarify that I am only participating in this as a form of dialogue and exchange of ideas, not to attempt to say that my ideas or perspective are better.

            Whatever works for each of us at any stage is good for us. It may not be good for another.

            I personally have always disagreed with the idea of detachment, or “separation from the situation”. I believe it feeds neurosis (dissociation) rather than healing it. It also requires a conscious effort, and I believe in spontaneous health and happiness, not in efforts or mental struggles, or mental gymnastics.

            Not everything is thought. For example, if a truck runs over my foot, it won’t be a thought that creates unhappiness but the situation. No matter how much I attempt to separate myself from the situation (a crushed foot is not neutral), the pain will remain until healing takes place.

            The same goes with the human psyche, in my opinion.

            We are responsive beings. We are not meant to detach ourselves from life, but to relate, at all levels, and to embrace all of it, the joy and the sadness, the pleasure and the pain.

            The common confusion I think comes from not separating feeling from judgment. It is natural to feel…it is not natural to judge. Animals feel (pain, pleasure, etc) but they do not judge.
            You do not have a compulsion to judge when you allow yourself to express all your feelings as they come up. No healthy feeling is ever inappropriate or invalid. All feelings are legitimate, and all require expression.

            Only distorted feelings are a problem (feelings distorted by neurosis, by suppressed and unconscious pain, rage or fear). Feeling is indeed a problem for the neurotic, who knows he cannot trust himself, and to respond appropriately to any given situation. That’s why the neurotic is all tied up.

            That’s why our neurotic world is all tied up, and explodes periodically in violent releases, in cathartic acts of individual or collective violence, and responds to such by seeking ever more control, when it is the exact opposite that is needed for healing.

            The “detachment” that some seek should not be from feeling, it should be from judgement. That’s where the mind comes in and does additional damage, by drawing conclusions from experience, such as “this is good, this is bad”.

            A constant unhappiness is as unnatural as a constant happiness. Both of these states are the product of a mind screwing itself. It is, in my opinion, best to just be, and be yourself at all time, naturally, spontaneously, freely.

            The natural person (by this I mean the person who has the clarity of a young child) neither pursues happiness nor flees unhappiness. The natural person responds, as does all of nature, to what is here and now.

          • http://twitter.com/Awareness16 Awareness

            From Seth Audio Clips, Volume 1, Tape 24, Page 2-3:

            “You make your own reality: your dreaming reality, your waking
            reality, and all realities in which you have existence. THERE ARE NO ACCIDENTS. Your joys come from you, and your successes, and your failure, or what you think of as failure…”

            Audio Clip 3: (transcript of audio clip below)

            From the Seth Audio Collection, Volume 1, Tape 1:

            “Your beliefs form reality. Your individual beliefs and your joint beliefs. Now the intensity of a belief is extremely important….

            And, if you believe, in very simple terms, that people mean you well, and will treat you kindly, they will. And, if you believe that the world is against you, then so it will be in your experience. And, if you believe…IF YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU WILL BEGIN TO DETERIORATE AT 22, then so you shall.

            And, if you believe that you are poor, and always will be, then so your experience will so prove to you. Your beliefs meet you in the face when you look in the mirror. They form your image. You cannot escape your beliefs. They are, however, the method by which you create your experience.

            It is important that you here realize that you are not at the mercy of the unexplainable, that you are not at the mercy of events over which you have no control whether those events are psychological events or physical ones, in your terms.

            As I have told you, there is little difference if you believe that
            your present life is caused by incidents in your early infancy or by past lives over which equally you feel you have no control. Your events, your lives, your experiences, are caused by your present beliefs. Change the beliefs and your life changes.”

            From Seth Class, Saturday, February 3, 1970:

            “If you realize that you create your physical relity through your own thoughts and desires , then you have learned the most important aspects of reality. This is what you have been setting out to do in your other lives, in your past existences.

            The realization of these truths nullifies any so-called debts from other lives. When you realize this, and act upon it, there is no reason for you to come back here again unless you want to. Any of your difficulties in past lives were caused because you did not realize these basic truths.”

            Seth, Session 614:

            “You are in physical existence to learn and understand that your energy, translated into feelings, thoughts and emotions, causes all experience. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.”

            Seth Class, May 20, 1969:

            “You must understand the nature of reality before you can manipulate within it intelligently and well. In this environment and in physical reality, you are learning — you are supposed to be learning — that your thoughts have reality, and that you create the reality that you know.

            When you leave this dimension, then you concentrate upon the knowledge that you have gained. If you still do not realize that you create the reality that you know, then you return and again you learn to manipulate and again and again you see the results of your own inner reality as you meet it objectified.

            You teach yourself the lesson until you have learned it. And when you have learned it, then you have begun to learn how to handle the consciousness that is yours intelligently and well.”

            Seth Class, November 21, 1972:

            “…for the very point of physical existence is that you realize that your thoughts become matter while you are here.”

            Blessings to ALL :)

          • mewabe

            Thank you Awareness, I read all of Jane Robert’s books in the early 90’s…they are very interesting, and I enjoyed them, but like any other books, in my opinion they do not contain the whole picture.

            What I was addressing was what happens to the undeveloped brain of an infant or young child (especially before 3 years old) who is subjected to intense trauma or constant mild hurt, or deprivation. What happens is called neurosis, a dissociation from feeling, which manifests itself in varying degrees.

            This condition is extremely widespread in our world…the brutality of certain living conditions, particularly in Europe throughout many past centuries, assured that children where not treated in the most loving and caring manner, which produced neurosis, a trans-generational condition (passed from parent to child) which is essentially a state of confusion stemming from a certain amount of disconnection from oneself, and which causes a subsequent fear of feeling.

            Few would argue that such a fear of feeling has been and continues to be one of humanity’s strangest and most damaging characteristic.

            I have attempted to explain all of this already, I can’t keep repeating myself, if you are interested you can check out Dr Janov’s books.

            Thank you for sharing these quotations,

          • http://twitter.com/Awareness16 Awareness

            “Your Inner Being feels NO LIMIT. So, anything that feels like limits is something that you have self-imposed.” by Abraham (SOURCE ENERGY) :) Excerpted from the workshop in Sacramento, CA on Saturday, March 15th, 2003 :)

            You are your own ultimate authority. Anything else outside of you is secondary to your own God given inner guidance. That is why in my previous post I shared the quote “There is no such thing as the truth” from Neale’s book “Home With God” :)

            So even the findings of Dr. Janov or any other source no matter how respectable (spiritual or otherwise) must always be questioned and not just believed. You must filter everything outside of you through your own inner guidance (HEART INTELLIGENCE). What is another’s “truth” may not be yours and vice versa :)

            “This Awareness says that those sources that are from the HIGHEST levels will always give INSPIRATION and UPLIFTMENT, will ALWAYS ALLOW TOTAL FREEDOM to QUESTION and QUERY, and will ALWAYS have the Light to follow and not an abyss to fall into.” by Cosmic Awareness (GREAT SPIRIT!) :)

            LOVE, Oneness, LAUGHTER and The LIGHT of GOD Almighty, ALL That IS, GREAT SPIRIT! GREAT SPIRIT! :)

  • nicole

    I am sorry I have to end up saying this but YOU, american people are responsible for CO-FINANCING CRIME with your total ignorance.

    Most of corporations that devastate nature, steal resources from 3rd world countries are from US mainly, then Canada and UK.

    We are currently fighting Chevron, that had paid our corrupted gov people go grant them license to start exploration of shale-gas in areas that are most important for romanian tourism, in an area that has the largest underground sweet-water in Europe, which is at high risk of contamination with harmful chemicals that they don’t even want to disclose.

    It’s a breach in human rights first of all as the romanian people haven’t been informed about what is going on.

    Same is happening in Apuseni, where Gold Corporation has paid large amounts of money to be able to start mining, destroying with cyanide large areas of nature and historical sites on over 2000 years (UNESCO heritage).

    Monsanto has just bribed european union to enforce a law over the seeds that will surely start a war with small farmers, it’s a matter of time until they will succeeed!

    Nestle is lobbying the privatization of large sources of water!! their greed has no limits!

    YOU CO-FINANCE all of this with your daily choices of purchases and ignorance.

    You have to step up first of all to shame your gov people for this crime happening around the world and to stop buying their products.

    Hitler was supported by his co-nationals but that was for a while; I am sure you ask any german now and they will say they are ashamed for those acts of terror. SO SHOULD BE YOUR ATTITUDE.

    STOP crying about what is happening in your country and start doing something to put an end to those criminal corporations that are literally devastating our planet. LITERALLY devastating it!! It’s a matter of time until you will pay consequences as well, you live on planet Earth!

    WE HAVE TO UNITE! and Neale, I know this job stinks, your reputation would be at stake, but the awareness about co-financing crime has to start from somewhere!

    • mewabe

      Yes Nicole, we have to unite…inner unity, unity and kinship with the earth and the cosmos, unity and kinship with each other. We are all sharing the same life.

  • mewabe

    I am always surprised when people point fingers at what is wrong with the world, from wars to injustice, obscene greed, corruption, the destruction of our environment, and their attitude seems to express that these things came from nowhere. Some even say that secret societies, or aliens, are the root cause!

    They seem to think, everything was perfect, or nice enough, with the world, we all had a good old time, and then came greed, and injustice, and war, and a group of bad guys, to spoil it all.

    And the bad guys are you, or me, or them…it’s not us.

    If we look at history, the main course of the world civilizations has not veered one inch. The goals of ALL so-called advanced civilizations has been control and dominance. Brutality and oppression, wrapped in rationalizations, have always been used to achieve these goals, along with political, economic might and religious authority.

    The priestly class indeed is a product of the pursuit of dominance, first of the people, then of the conquered.

    To this day, relatively peaceful so-called primitive societies are not very admired by anthropologists, but aggressive, conquering non-European cultures that achieved dominance, such as the Aztecs, are spoken of by most educated or non-educated commentators as if they were describing a new sex position. And perhaps they are, in Freudian terms…who knows what goes on in the mind of those who admire conquest.

    The destruction of our environment by corporations, which are strictly in the business of manufacturing and fulfilling artificial needs by nearly any means possible, does not just come from greed: it comes from the very ancient idea of separation from nature, which itself comes from the very old idea of separation from everything (the divine, life, all of it).

    It is this idea of separation that is more lethal, in practical terms, as Neale has clearly pointed out, than any chemical pollution, because it is at the source of all destruction, past, present and future. And it is an idea almost everyone shares, not just corporations.

    It lead to the idea of dominion, which caused the desecration of the earth, and a literal war of conquest unleashed upon nature, a war that still goes on to this day. Now we want to conquer space, apparently…plant flags everywhere in the cosmos, and the military wants to have control of space. But the military is just another expression of our beliefs.

    We are not just killing the world and ourselves with chemicals but with our ideas. It all started in the mind a very long time ago. Human civilization has not gone wrong, it was wrong from the very beginning, the instant we, as earth creatures, conceived of ourselves as separate, and by extension above nature because we separated nature from the divine, and mind from matter. That’s when the war against life began.

    Now we are starting to see the outcome of our actions. BUT WE NEED TO SEE THE RESULT OF OUR THOUGHTS, of all of our thoughts. There is no way to veer a runaway train in the right direction, to make a bullet make a 90 degree turn. Our civilization is an enormous bullet…that is smashing into life in full force. Nothing surprising about it.

    And we are powering this bullet with our thoughts, our perception, our experience of separation…with our minds. Separation has caused us to become insane.

    So let’s get back to sanity and reality…which is that we are one with all life, including each other and the divine…and take time to think how this changes everything…such as, we can no longer rape the earth, which is part of us, as we are part of it.

  • nicole

    ok, so separation is the issue… how do we unite then??

    I know that you can only contemplate with the mind the oneness at some point, because some book told you so… but until you live it in your heart, until your life becomes a constant prayer to God, is a long path, and that is only thru prayer, meditation, constant exercise of forgiveness and compassion… and love
    and there is one more issue, the masters of separation in this world need help with that too… although it sounds terrible for our mind, but they need the most our prayers because by themselves they cannot even get to the point of at least considering the option of oneness

    plus, praying FOR the masters of separation in this world, would be a great challenge to our minds that pretend to be so spiritual and into the oneness

    • mewabe

      There is an easy way Nicole, at the personal level…

      The separation I wrote about was not just between people. It’s a perception of separation from everything, including nature, all life.

      And it is precisely by getting out of your mind that you will return to this feeling of oneness. For example, the body is not separate (from the divine, from others, from the entire universe)…the subconscious is not separate, the unconscious is not separate, and of course the soul is not separate. Only the conscious mind think of itself as being separate.

      There is so much more to us than the conscious mind. All we need to do is shift our identity, no longer identifying solely with the conscious mind, which is only a tool and was never meant to be thought to be the foundation of the self. The instant you get out of your conscious mind, you experience a greater identity…you experience a sense of oneness with whatever it is that you are contemplating, whether it is music, a tree, or the whole world.

      Your foundation is being, and being encompasses everything…your heart, mind, body and spirit…the ground you stand on…the air you breathe…all of this is part of your being….being implies relationship, to be is to relate to all that is around you, above you, below you, before and after you…meaning people, all of nature, the whole universe, past, present and future.

      It would be a mistake to think of oneness in terms of oneness with other human beings exclusively. The greatest sickness of civilization is a belief in separation from all life (nature, the earth, the cosmos). And it is the easiest to heal…and the most urgent, because achieving global brotherhood and sisterhood on a planet we keep on killing would not be very intelligent.

      Those you call the masters of separations, those who have a vested interest in maintaining the status quo, are also a reflection of all of us. They are not the outer enemy, but the enemy within. They are the outer manifestation of our own spiritual self-betrayal.

      When a majority of the world population has changed, the mirror reflection it looks at, which it calls the world, will show a different picture. When we no longer fight our own nature, betray our own identity, we will no longer manifest leaders who betray us.

      When we no longer hate and fear nature, we will no longer participate in the creation of a civilization whose main purposes seem to conquer, subjugate and enslave all life forms.

      The path does not have to be long Nicole…there are different ways to shift your identity…to get out of your mind.

      But above all, be true to yourself…to not try to be what you are not, it is only good to feel compassion or forgiveness is it is genuine, not when it becomes an exercise as you said. Love is meant to be a spontaneous feeling, it does not flourish under coercion.

      So do not judge your feelings, thoughts or actions, because if you do you will keep playing the game of black and white…of good and evil…and remain in conflict within yourself and with the world. Simply follow your feelings to their source…the source is always love.

      Praying to God, by the way, implies a separation from God…when you are one with God, there is no more prayer. What part of you seeks unity with God? The part that believes itself separate…the conscious mind.

      Your fingernails are one with God. Everything is, or it would not exist at all. Only the conscious mind experiences this illusion of separation. So the solution is extremely simple, get out of it!

  • http://twitter.com/Awareness16 Awareness

    Dear Neale Donald Walsch,

    I would like to suggest that you team up with Gregg Braden to set up a group of at least 8,366 (square root of 1% of 7 billion Earth population) people trained to feel the feeling of peace in their HEARTS. This experiment should be continued long term and not just stopped after the desired effects on the Earth are observed, unlike the previous experiment in the publication “International Peace Project in the Middle East: The Effects of the Maharishi Technology of the Unified Field” [1]. I have referred to this in my previous post on this website.

    I am suggesting your involvement because of all the wonderful work you have done all these many years in the service of GOD. Also because you are now well known and connected with access to a wide audience and resources :) It is a feeling :)

    With this experiment as it seemed to be in the previous case [1], the group of HEART peace feeling practitioners will be communicating via the HEART (all hearts are connected) with the rest of humanity. As God indicated in Conversations with God, feeling is the preferred means of communication for the divine. Words are a last resort. Perhaps with this experiment continuing long term, the rest of humanity will begin to remember how to communicate more and more with the HEART rather than words :) This process of remembrance is occurring naturally also :)

    Blessings to ALL :)

    [1] International Peace Project in the Middle East: The Effects of the Maharishi Technology of the Unified Field Author(s): David W. Orme-Johnson, Charles N. Alexander, John L. Davies, Howard M. Chandler, Wallace E. Larimore
    Source: The Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol. 32, No. 4 (Dec., 1988), pp. 776-812 Published by: Sage Publications, Inc.”

  • nicole

    The first REAL initiative I see in the process of educating people about how they co-finance crime. I LOVE THIS APP!!!

    NEW APP LETS YOU AVOID MONSANTO & KOCH BROTHERS PRODUCTS: Did you know you’re supporting the Koch brothers when you buy Dixie Cups? Or that General Mills cereals use Monsanto products? A new smartphone app now allows you to scan items before you buy them to learn which companies benefit from your purchase.

    When you scan the barcode, the Buycott app will show you the product’s corporate family tree. It’s a powerful tool that gives consumers the power of the pocketbook.

    THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF REAL CHANGE!

    • Michael L

      Hi Nicole,

      Great stuff transparency.

      Does, George Sorros Have an app yet?

      Or where the IRS hierarchy pyramid is, for their decision making.

      I love these little gadgets,where we can find out whats really happening.

  • Michael

    Yes!! Thank You for bringing this up. :) Neale, if you ever decide to set up a service designed to help people do this type of emotional release work, I will be your first customer. This is probably the most important subject to me, and it is the only one that my heart has ever responded to. There are a few books I have read on this subject, one is called “right use of will” which is the first in a series of nine books. And “Feelings Matter Keys to the unexplored Self”. Please if anyone can recommend a therapist/practitioner that they have had success with doing emotional release work, I would love to get in touch with them. Some call it “deep feeling therapy” can anyone help?

    • mewabe

      I posted this below but I want to make sure you can see it Michael, so here it is:

      First I would recommend two books by the same author, Arthur Janov, whom Neale mentions in his article:
      -The Biology of Love
      -Primal Healing

      Also the book: Facing the Wolf by Theresa Sheppard Alexander, a Janov trained therapist.

      Depending where you live, if you want to go that route (deep feeling therapy, or alternatively called primal therapy), the best would be to contact these two centers, they may be able to give you names of qualified therapists (very important that these therapists are qualified, many claim to be but are not and do more damage than good, or at best they would waste your time):

      -The Primal Center (run by Dr Janov)
      209 Ashland Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90405
      Phone: (310) 392-2003
      Fax: (310) 392-8554
      E-mail: primalctr@mac.com

      -The Primal Institute (run by Vivian Janov, Dr Janov ex wife)
      10379 Pico Boulevard
      Los Angeles, CA 90064
      TEL: (310) 785-9456
      janov@primalinstitute.com

      This is the real stuff, you will be amazed. Janov did not invent it, he discovered it, from one of his patient, something that happened spontaneously.
      But do not try to do the therapy by yourself…and when you start, do the opposite of what you usually do (for example if you avoid people, be with people…if you avoid being by yourself, be by yourself. This will lower your defenses and bring stuff up, which is what you want).

      Good luck :)

  • http://twitter.com/Awareness16 Awareness

    Someone asked us recently, “Is there any limitation to the body’s
    ability to heal?” And we said, “None other than the belief that you
    hold.” And he said, “Then why aren’t people growing new limbs?” And we
    said, “Because no one believes that they can.”

    — Abraham
    Excerpted from the workshop in San Rafael, CA on Saturday, February 27th, 1999 :)

    • mewabe

      Yes, of course…and if wolves do not grow new limbs, it’s because they don’t believe they can…and if giraffes do not grow wings and fly, it’s because they don’t believe they can.

      We all know animals have very strong belief systems. I overheard ants debate worldviews with a squirrel no longer than yesterday. I couldn’t tell who won the debate, they were all very eloquent.

      I love new age dogma!

  • nicole

    “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
    and rightdoing there is a field.
    I’ll meet you there.

    When the soul lies down in that grass
    the world is too full to talk about.”
    ― Rumi

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