Whether it be music playing in head , lryics/poetry coming to you ‘out of the blue’, dreams, inspiration, imagination, voices speaking to you during sleep-like a powerful message, or when you first wake up; bad news people, it’s all deception. It is not some ‘special’ message from god, a higher being/intelligence, the universe, angels, a dead relative/friend/famous person, higher power, Jesus or any other deity.
It is your own mind! I know it’s ‘sad’ we are alone, I repeat it is your own mind, from your subconscious/unconscious. All of this really just gives you the run around, keeps you dependent on hope and not fully here in the physical, keeps you busy running, running on faith, hope, prayer.
Does it ever assist you in any practical way that is significant enough to change your life or the world? Well, that’s the tricky part because the answer is , sometimes! The other times we religious/spiritual faithfuls explain it away with ‘oh, it wasn’t time for me to get that’ ‘I obviously have to learn a lesson from not receiving this’ ‘I trust god/universe/fill in the blank that it will come in time’ ‘I’m not in charge, I just hand it over and let god/universe etc. take the wheel’ and on and on.
What kind of loving force would not want you to be in charge, have control over your physical reality (like your own body or the weather for two examples), your own destiny and remain helpless here? What kind of a ‘lesson’ does a child born into extreme poverty and starvation learn, if that is what you believe in? Hey, even if you are financially loaded you will still age and crumble/decay and die so your ‘power’ of money is ultimately an illusion, nonetheless a helpful and necessary one.
I believed that a ‘higher’ more knowing force was communicating to me for years and I know several people who believe this, in some form or another, as well. It is widely accepted in the ‘spiritual’ wave of the last 15 or so years. Spirituality? Why it is considered less drastic and more ‘real’ or loving to worship the universe than a god? I have no idea. It all results in the same thing; you and I being controlled & you and I abdicating our collective and individual responsibility for the increasing madness and abuse that is occurring in our world right now!
Even now, that I understand it is my mind speaking to me, it pulls me in , for awhile, into ideas, sweet promises of fame and fortune using my ego to lure me. Yes, into the world of thoughts dreams, hopes, fears and away from self realization as who I really am as life, one and equal, on planet earth. So much so that many of us spiritual ones have forgotten what is real; YOU and I with our feet on the ground, our eyes open, walking, moving…this is life and this is how things happen here! This is how we will truly effect change in our world. By physically doing it, living it.
For years, after I begged god for help when my husband left me and kids penniless, I received music in my mind and figured it was a sign and I was ‘suppose’ to write music and I wasted my time and life on ‘following the guidance of a higher power’. Note, nothing wrong with music, I still love to write, play and sing, music is enjoyable to create and share! But music won’t change the world or it would have already.
The thing that fucks with you is sometimes your mind-higher force/god-is right!
OMG, I have accessed the almighty universal force, the secret OR OMG I am one of god’s special chosen ones, OR OMG I am psychic OR OMG I am given great lyrics, I’ll be rich and famous OR OMG I know where the roulette ball will land…so now life will be easy with this magic, psychic force, ability I have to foresee/predict the future (I could often) I will be able to earn a great income for my family and enjoy life! Right?
Wrong, the thing is, this ability/information is right sometimes and sometimes only.
So what good is it. Zero, I tried every which way in the book. It is tempting to assume I was ‘using god’s/the universe’s gift wrong’. Oh my, how far we delude ourselves in order to not to burst our ‘safe’ private bubbles of self-interest.
One good thing that came from following my higher power=my mind was I learned a lot, unwittingly, about the mind!
The main thing I learned was YOUR MIND WILL GO WHERE YOU LEAD IT or you can let it lead you. Very flexible that god/higher power is. If I think I want to be a nun the mind will go there, if I think I want to be a prostitute, cool says the mind, sell drugs to make quick easy money, ok, write music for charity and save the world, yes that’s cool too, to god/the mind, it will switch /change course with you (I realize not immediately but after a few warning nightmare’s or whatever). Not to overstate it, but if I say to myself/think about murder THE MIND WILL EVENTUALLY SUPPORT ME. See a problem here?
You do not have to be faithful/loyal to something that is so flippant, dare I say insane?!
Conversely, if I let the mind lead, usually when I was very fearful (like please ‘god’ tell me /show me the path), it would lead me to the world systems of survival always. To career, marriage, children, the whole story, being a ‘sexy’ woman to keep a man happy. But also bit of a loser never really building a life of stability, tranquility but plagued with self doubt/low esteem. That was my story, the story of Sandy, born….died…WHF?
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