. (Part 4 of 5) Since it is possible to live in one culture and be a member of another culture, you must be well-prepared to understand many of the institutions of the culture you live in and many of the people will think differently than you.
This is not a problem and is easily manageable when the culture you live in and the culture you are a member of are variations of the same thing, i.e., China and America and Israel and....
However, when the culture you are a member of comes from the other side of spirit, than the culture you are living in, ALL of the institutions and most of the people will think and move in ways counter to the way you are thinking and trying to move.
If this is not happening, then you are going with the flow of the culture you live in.
Thus you have set aside your membership in your chosen culture, at least publicly.
Do not self-deceive and believe, just because you show some of your cultural signs publicly, and/or privately, that you are maintaining your cultural flow.
When one spirit moves counter to another spirit, it is felt and known at every level of awareness. It does not go unnoticed. It can't. It does not blend in. It can't because each culture is “messing up” the other flow – creating friction, resistance and a rougher experience than if would be if everyone was flowing in the same direction.
Again, do not be deceived into thinking, a flow that moves off to the side of the main flow or comes in from the side, is a different cultural flow.
"Free and critical minds can emerge only by a return to the source-the primary sources. A free and critical mind takes nothing for granted and is not intimidated by "authorities" who frequently may be more confused than the general public. Free and critical minds seek truth without chauvinism or shame." - Dr. Asa G. Hilliard III (1)
“One single bit of information, if missing, incomplete, out of order or just plain wrong, has the potential to significantly alter thought processes, conclusions, decisions and behaviors, even when that one single logic entry exists in a sea of accuracy.”