by robert cinque
The story I tell about myself is the framework through which all my experience is processed. My story creates the parameters of my understanding of myself and the world.
The Story I inherited was that I am a mind inside a body, a soul encased in flesh. I am a separate individual in a world of other separate individuals. The more they have, the less I have, so I must compete with them to survive. My species evolved from amino acids floating in sea water. After millions of years, fish crawled out of the sea and became mammals which became primates, which became humans. This was caused by random interactions between particles of matter that evolved over eons of time through genetic mutations which allowed for survival of the fittest.
It’s me against them. My consciousness is the result of neurons firing in my brain. My brain is the seat and origin of consciousness and when I die, there is nothing that remains. This atheistic religion relieves me of the fear of death because when the brain dies, no experience is possible.
For those separate selves who believe in God, the problem of death is solved through salvation. At death, the soul is transported to Heaven, as long as all the requirements have been fulfilled.
These are the Stories of the separate self. They create a dog-eat-dog world of competition, aggression and mistrust. The Stories are an overlay, a template imposed upon the Actual Condition in which the so-called separate self appears.
You can do all the shadow work you want, but you will not be able to get very far without understanding the difference between your story and the Territory in which it appears.
The Territory doesn’t know what a separate self is. The Territory is the Unified Field of Intelligent Awareness that is Alive as all apparently separate things.
When you understand yourself to be the Unified Field of Intelligent Awareness, all Stories and Programs are seen for what they are: rumor, hearsay, innuendo, opinion, speculation, conjecture, theory, assumption and fear based strategies of control. No longer is the Unified Field restricted to these crippling limitations.
Instead, the Field becomes immanently available to the individual who is now illuminated beyond and free of his or her mental constructs.
What this means is that the very reason for strategies of control and domination fades away and disappears altogether.
I don’t have to control my heartbeat. I don’t have to control the trillions of cells dividing in my body.
Why then, do I feel like I have to control anything or anyone?
Answer: I don’t.
Strategies of control are fear based programs of desperation and anxiety. Should I worry if my kidneys will function today? Should I consult an expert?
How can I be safe and free from death?
That is the Question that creates the Story that creates the obsessive fear of the separate self.
When the Field outshines and replaces the Story of the separate self, the pregnant possibilities of every moment become available.
And, not until.
The Light can’t penetrate the armor of the separate self, so it conspires with Fate and plants bombs to blow it up. The cracks in our walls and barricades let the light in.
I believe that the Story is why the world is in such terrible condition. Yes, it’s the Rothschild Satanists, the Banking and Pharmaceutical cartels who create war and poverty and disease, the military/industrial/congressional complex who create dystopia, all “for our own good”, but all these entities are the result of the problem, not the cause.
The cause is the Story. The Story creates, enables and facilitates all our personal psychoses, and all the criminal cartels, syndicates and psychopaths who rule over us. That’s why the Mass Media and Big Tech are constantly fabricating reasons for you to feel victimized and in need of rescuing. They love our Story and use it against us. We also love our Story and use it to assign blame and avoid responsibility for ourselves.
The Story we tell ourselves is their greatest weapon. Without it, they would be powerless. We give them the power they have over us. Their domination and tyranny are a reflection of our default on ourselves.
The Way out is to deconstruct the Lie and Notice the Obvious.
The Obvious is the Gift of Life, freely given to all beings. The Obvious is the fact that every breath we take, every meal we eat, every thought we think is a Gift. We didn’t earn it. We didn’t deserve it. We are not entitled to it.
Life is a Gift. It’s even called the Present. Everyone loves their own life and wants to protect it. Every creature loves their life and seeks to preserve it. This is a clue, the Evidence of Life’s love for Itself. Understanding this is a doorway into the Universal Field of Intelligent Light.
My point is this and I am not exaggerating one tiny bit:
The entire, massive edifice of our civilization worldwide, the total gargantuan history of our thought, philosophy, art, religion, science, cosmology, medicine, politics and economics is almost entirely based on the assumption of a separate self, a belief that can be demolished by even the slightest glimpse of the truth.
The truth is what is Obvious to you right now. It is Obvious that you are alive and aware and are reading this sentence. Who or What is reading? A separate self who appeared by chance by the random interaction of atoms and molecules? Says who? On the basis of what evidence?
The separate self makes a separate cosmology. The Big Bang theory is an example of the Story of the separate self. So is the Story of the Garden of Eden. To the separate self, the Big Bang is how Reality came into being, through chaos and explosion, which created random associations that became biology which became human which became conscious. All random interactions and genetic mutations. Survival of the fittest is the law of nature and if you don’t compete and dominate, you die. You’re just a cog in the machine anyway, so shut the fuck up and get back to work. The separate self sees division and conflict because he is projecting his division and conflict onto the world and others.
Once we get over that, everything will change very quickly.
The truth is that consciousness Exists, miraculously, unexplainably, uncontrollably. The fools who try to control Nature are programmed by their false assumptions.
While there is competition in Nature, it is only a subset of the deeper Principle of Cooperation. In the human body, all the organs and tissues are symbiotic, animated and harmonized by the Conscious Living Intelligence of Radiant Light, the Condition in Which all space and time appear and disappear.
The One Who is reading this sentence is the Very One Who is Infinitely Alive as all beings.
It does not move, yet enables all movement.
It does not change, yet allows all change.
It is the Screen, we are the Images.
It is the Kiss, we are the Lips.
There is no separation, no dichotomy between the Screen and the Image, between Consciousness and Matter, between God and Self, between Whole and Part.
It appears that way when the Image thinks it’s separate from the Screen.
It creates the feeling of being marooned on an island of flesh, needing to compete to survive.
Recognition of the Obvious is the only way I know of that actually clears away all the junk and gunk of the separate self and restores gratitude, intimacy and happiness, the kind that lovers feel for each other.
A new Story of the Unified Self, one that Recognizes the Obvious Truth of our inherent Unity with all Life is the Way through the desert and swamps and dungeons of the separate self.
The Indigenous Peoples of the world are right.
Everything is Alive.
This is cause for great joy and celebration, the True Foundation of authentic human culture.