REPOST: Op-Ed from SaS: The Nature of the Thing . . . The terrible killings today bring this offering from SaS to my mind. Please, please take the time to understand what he shares with us. Hugs, ~Jean
Source : 2012: What’s the ‘real’ truth?
First posted on October 7, 2012
The Nature of the Thing (click for .pdf file download)
Kurt Goldstein was a pioneer of modern neuropsychology and is credited with creating a holistic model of the organism (that’s us) based on “Gestalt theory.” His work, “Organismic Theory,” deeply influenced the development of Gestalt therapy as an existential and experiential form of psychotherapy emphasizing personal responsibility. It focused on the individual’s experience in the present moment. Within this context, the therapist and the client might explore their relationship, the environmental and social contexts of life, and the self-regulating adjustments people must make to cope with their present situation. The “organism,” he explained, was a phenomenon of a mutual awareness consisting of “differentiated members” articulated to function together. These integrated and articulated elements or members do not become detached and isolated from one another unless they are subjected to abnormal or artificial conditions such as those experienced in stressful situations that produce extreme anxiety.
His theory proposed that, arranged within this context of articulated functionality are organic processes he called “figures” which are processes set against a “background” encompassing the context of whatever it is we see as the world around us. They emerge from our consciousness to stand out and become` the “center” of our awareness or the focus of our attention. The figure then, becomes the principal element that influences our activity. For example, when you’re reading on this blog, the activity described as “reading” becomes the prominent “figure” (or process) that governs your concentration—your awareness. It becomes more important than, say, “the phone is ringing,” or “a dog is barking,” tapping your feet, or bouncing your pencil to produce a rhythmic sound; that flow of kinetic activity fades into the background. This is because the theme of our focus begins to develop contours of relevance and recognition forming a definite boundary between the task we become engrossed in and anything that interrupts our concentration.
What causes these articles of our reality to emerge is the actual task in which we are engaged and its relevance to our human nature. For example, a hungry person will concentrate on securing nourishment and focus on any process that empowers them to that task. However, Goldstein made a significant discovery when he learned that, if something is done to change the organism’s “nature,” if our hungry fellow were to become frightened, a new process would emerge appropriate to the task of dealing with that fear. A person whose life is in jeopardy will concentrate on empowering their survival instincts with any process that might aid them in self-preservation.
Processes that occupy our time addressing our normal inclinations are natural, ordinary aspects of our behavior providing a holistic and reasonable framework that enhances our discernment. Artificially introduced and isolated from our perceived sense of continuity are unnatural processes that stand apart from our rational worldview. These are aspects of a “background” wholly unfamiliar to us. They originate through traumatic events or repetitive discipline under circumstances that seem disconnected from us, irrelevant to our nature, and somewhat meaningless. Unnatural processes provide very little useful knowledge. We cannot adequately experience and integrate them as an evolving aspect of our human nature but they do take up our time. In this fashion, we often find ourselves engrossed in distractions that affect our preferred behavior as orderly, reasonable, and consistent with our human nature. An unnatural process imposed upon us through trauma or coercion, results in behavior that manifests itself apart from our true human nature and we behave like soulless automatons or worse, mindless savages!
Now, you’re probably asking yourself; “Okay, SaS, where, in-the-hell, are you going with all of this?” Well, I am confident that all of you recognize Kurt Goldstein’s Organismic Theory—the organization of unity, integration, consistency, and coherence—as aspects of your own normal human nature and individual personalities. We all perceive the world around us in this way. We are motivated by the uniform characteristics of the articles of our reality as Sovereign Integrals—we recognize ourselves as human beings and treasure the freedom of self-awareness. We know that we belong to “the whole” instinctively. We point to ourselves and say, “I am become human” as we emerge from infancy and enter adolescence; as soon as our nascent awareness matures. More importantly, we become traumatized whenever we are isolated from that unity long enough to suffer whatever dynamic event we might experience as “threat.”
What is our current circumstance?
We suffer trauma and contend with brutal coercion that compels us to adapt to an artificial and isolated hypothesis of existence. It demonstrates its alien and irrational supposition through the profound suffering of all life upon this planet. We all instinctively understand these subversive processes as abnormal in their presence and incongruent in their appearance; they are not a part of our natural world and do not normally manifest themselves as objectives within our consensual acceptance of reality. How are our adversaries doing this?
If we pause for just a moment to consider our dilemma, we should note that all of the natural elements of our grand illusion remain inseparably integrated into this universal cosmic context and that context remains the dominant theme of our awareness. It’s still there! To keep us focused upon an “esoteric agenda,” our controllers introduce specious rationalizations of our common experience. They base these rationalizations on inference and vacant assumption, constructing them from an inadequate architecture of speculation and dogmatic rubbish that relies solely on our willingness to accept it at face value. To get our attention such that we are focused on their artificial establishment of behavioral governance, they traumatize us and, once traumatized, we are compelled to adapt to the new regime.
What has happened?
The new, artificial, unnatural process has developed contours of relevance that form boundaries between it and the natural world within which it represents itself as the focus of our attention. You can call it “misdirection” or redirection. We no longer see the natural alternative and live the life presented to us as the only operational process available. Look at the mechanism for just a moment. There is first, the suggestion of “threat,” then, there are a series of allusive suppositions proffered to our heightened sense of insecurity. Some of these suppositions are completely off-the-wall! Others are vacant and irrelevant to our psychological conditioning at the time. Still others are conceived as indefinably “reasonable.” In the second phase of “misdirection,” we are advised of a strategy through “scenario planning.” This is where the controllers develop an “alternative point of view” that challenges our original and more natural preferences. Finally, in the third phase of “misdirection” we are threatened with “non-existence” in some form. This is a primal fear that they deftly orchestrate to obliterate completely our natural predisposition toward the flow of events, motivating us to adopt their point of view and accept their solution as the only alternative.
Let’s take our present circumstance as an example of how this paradigm functions to influence our “organic functionality.” The drums of war have been beating furiously now for the better part of a decade. In the beginning—at the start of their campaign of “terror”—we had no problem accepting what had become the obvious solution. We conceded our inalienable rights to the control of our handlers and “they” prosecuted “their” solution in an act of war against an indefinable enemy. We should have employed that “gratuitous skepticism” they had taught us to use as a tool for policing each other’s attitudes and behavior but we didn’t. We allowed our handlers to piss through trillions of national treasure and precious human life to fight an unseen, unknown enemy whose characterizations always seemed to reveal an adversary of simple means and little fortune defining them as nothing more than desert nomads or average human beings. From where did they get this idea that with simple weaponry and a few shekels, they could destroy the one remaining superpower? We didn’t bother to ask that question at the time. We wanted retribution and for what? Why for “Nine-Eleven” that’s what! And, what was “Nine-Eleven?” Thousands of engineers and scientists have contested the feeble assertions made by government apparatchiks in the definition of cause but none of us ever went for anything other than “the effect.” We disassembled the social infrastructure of entire nations chasing after a boogey man the likes of which existed only in a James Bond movie as the infamous SPECTRE (Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion). Yes … it isn’t that their methods of manipulation won’t keep us well-informed of their intentions; we just have to pull away the veil to discover how they manage it all!
As they pressed us into service through “shock and awe,” we were also continually spoon-fed unimaginative drivel in the nightly news. It was then and has always been a meaningless plethora of sports, celebrity gossip, financial scandal, police brutality, evolving imprudence, and political irresponsibility just to identify a few aspects of their manufactured frivolity. While we were so distracted, we—of course—had to get on with the business of living and so were impoverished through manipulated markets, financial trepidation, joblessness, civil unrest, and a monumental erosion of civil liberties that has become so profound it lacks reasonable justification! That kept us busy, didn’t it? We are currently in the midst of suffering yet another hand-wringing impasse of uncertainty as blockheaded buffoons desperately labor to appropriate a theoretical account of the “Epic of Armageddon.” The cycle begins anew with tedious symmetry; the processes of subversion and manipulation form newly defined contours that isolate them at the boundaries of our consciousness. It has now become ritual. Their intrusions resonate with all of the cognitive dissonance. Do you understand just how close to the mark Professor Goldstein was when he formulated his now famous theory? I have faith in all of you and imagine that you do, as I am certain that you can “see” how well it all works!
I love when all of you engage in lively discussion and I am grateful for your considerate participation as discussion is the progenitor of determination. We’ve seen several posts offered by mysterious individuals claiming to be members of the “public resistance movement.” Curiously, they have begun to focus their dialog with us on an esoteric agenda. In fact, that video, “Esoteric Agenda,” was posted just recently. You should view it. Ben:Stewart (this is how he spells his name) is, perhaps, the most intelligent modern-day philosopher of our time and we are fortunate that he shares his thoughts with all of us! His is a remarkable thesis supported by empirical evidence—facts that expose the fiction. It’s good training. What might be the cause of this sudden escalation in seemingly innocuous discourses on gods and goddesses, on the teachings of the occult and pagan mythos, the aspects of divination, or the consequences of historic indiscretion?
While they construct the framework for prosecuting “Armageddon,” our controllers must keep us preoccupied and distracted with the immaterial aspects of our “awakening” just as they intimidate us with the fear of “non-existence” in our daily routine. Their programs of propaganda and subliminal disorientation plunge us into a sea of cultural bullshit. They boorishly prod us to accept it all as our social imperative, holding the public’s attention captive to celebrity, infamy, political prestige, intellectual vacuity, barbarism, and feckless domination.
- I am black; you are white.
- I am an American; you are an illegal alien.
- I am an obedient citizen; you are a terrorist.
- I am a responsible and productive worker; you are an unproductive public welfare recipient.
- I am rich and therefore valuable; you are poor and therefore worthless.
- I am entitled to life; you deserve to die.
These discretionary analogies are the penalties we suffer from social memes intended to misdirect our attention from what is important to us to what is important to them! These observations have no relevance to our humanity but our consideration of them, however short the span of its endurance, empowers their duplicity if only for a while. In our most recent colloquy, we immediately identified the ruse in play but then kept on analyzing it for several days while, in our material world, a new archetype of treachery was hastily conceived to manifest more fabricated prophecy. If we continue to gaze into the hypnotic flame of conspiracy, they will draw us into the meme yet again and, once secured in their service, we will resume our unfathomable fascination with death and destruction. What in the hell is wrong with all of us?
We are human.
Yes, we are human. What does that mean? It means that we are capable of insulating ourselves from this artificial menagerie of fictitious felons and “terrorists” and all of the chaos that accompanies their presence. We can concentrate our attention and ergo our awareness upon the natural arrangement of reality as conceived through consensus—the mind of the One Creator God and not upon capricious and manipulative deception. Stop thinking about who they want us to be and start contemplating the reality of who we really are! And, who are we—really?
“Questioner: For the general development of the reader of this book, could you state some of the practices or exercises to perform to produce an acceleration toward the Law of One?
Ra: I am Ra.
Exercise One. This is the most nearly centered and useable within your illusion complex. The moment contains love. That is the lesson/goal of this illusion or density. The exercise is to consciously see that love in awareness and understanding distortions. The first attempt is the cornerstone. Upon this choosing rests the remainder of the life-experience of an entity. The second seeking of love within the moment begins the addition. The third seeking empowers the second, the fourth powering or doubling the third. As with the previous type of empowerment, there will be some loss of power due to flaws within the seeking in the distortion of insincerity. However, the conscious statement of self to self of the desire to seek love is so central an act of will that, as before, the loss of power due to this friction is inconsequential.
Exercise Two. The universe is one being. When a mind/body/spirit complex views another mind/body/spirit complex, see the Creator. This is [an] helpful exercise.
Exercise Three. Gaze within a mirror. See the Creator.
Exercise Four. Gaze at the creation which lies about the mind/body/spirit complex of each entity. See the Creator.
The foundation or prerequisite of these exercises is a predilection towards what may be called meditation, contemplation, or prayer. With this attitude, these exercises can be processed. Without it, the data will not sink down into the roots of the tree of mind, thus enabling and ennobling the body and touching the spirit.”
– The Law of One, Book I, Session 10
Please everyone; don’t be cross with me. We’ve all dwelt on these esoteric mysteries of the ancient epic and dark perverted mythos of Empire long enough. It really isn’t necessary to spend so much time observing what we know to be a form of irrelevance. Whether you meditate on the Creator, contemplate the existence of the Creator, or pray to the Creator, the One Creator/God will always know to whom you are directing your thoughts and emotions because the One Creator/God is within you and you are within the One Creator/God.
The Mayan people greet each other with a virtuous maxim; “In Lak’ ech” (pronounced: “In’-La-kesh”) It is translated to mean “I am another you.” To reinforce the cosmic, universal relevance of this simple greeting, we can read from Revelation 19:9-10;
“Then the angel said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!’” And he added, “These are the true words of God. At this I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “Do not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”
You see? There are no externalized and powerful gods and goddesses for we are One! We are the gods and goddesses of the One. And, what did Jesus of Nazareth tell us in this regard? Well, he said in Matthew 22:37-40;
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
There is no esoteric agenda of any greater importance to our awakening minds and molten intellects; there is nothing of “This System of Things” that requires more than just a brief and simple determination. Our first impressions do us credit but without the governance of our hearts, these first impressions can expand to dominate our lives with trivia, submerging our consciousness in an artificially articulated functionality that has no relevance to the question of why we’re here. And now, why are we here? Well, we are here to learn how to use our free will and we can’t complete the experience unless we learn how to make decisions; decisions that are appropriate to our personal objectives as they might be governed from the heart. Yes, we have work to do and it must focus the resources available to us on the evolution of our consciousness.
Brothers and sisters, gaze into the mirror. See the Creator. Apart from this vision, there is no one … there is no one that is worthy of your worship or dedication and certainly no one who can act as a mediator between you and “The One.” There are no gods or goddesses of any consequence, no demigods or demigoddesses that you must revere, and certainly, no one who, in demanding fealty, is worthy of your prominence as a Sovereign Integral of the One Creator/God. As you gaze into the mirror, behold the eyes of the Most High. Take back your divine estate and let this ancient notion of ritual and obligation rest now, dearest brothers and sisters. Put it aside and begin your ascent. Rise up out of the Abyss. You are “The Light.” You know who you are; change this world into a place worthy of your presence, power, and immeasurable goodness.
In Lak’ ech