. (Part 5 of 5) First of all, before we reached this point in our spiritual journey, we experienced living in a culture that was in harmony with the natural world. We experienced this in the heavens above and in the heaven below. This is the only way humans were able to use their spirits to bring forth understanding necessary to create civilizations (harmonious living).
Knowledge of how to live this way is stored in every person's genetic memory library because we are those same spirits, though now unbalanced.
Second of all, no matter which aspect of spirit we are following, and no matter which variation of culture we are a member of, the culture must satisfy our basic needs, otherwise we will abandon it – unless the information our logic uses tells us there is no better way.
Now, since many of us choose to remain members of cultures that do not seek to live in harmony with the natural world, our logic must be telling us that living in harmony with the natural world IS NOT BETTER than the way we are currently living.
Most of us continue to seek a better life by following the ways of the culture even though the non-harmonious culture has no chance of helping us achieve our goal. This creates many abnormalities as we seek to fulfill our needs.
One of the ways we know this is by what happens to people when they retire.
Anyone expecting to delay living as intended now and then retire, no matter how much money they have, and expect retirement to be some sort of near-Utopian golden year period full of satisfaction and contentment is currently living in a culture that has merely seduced them into a delayed awakening to reality. All of this in exchange for your resources for which you can never get back the value and for which you have no recourse once you give them up to such a cult.
We intuitively know our current anti-harmony culture is not the way, yet we choose to stick with it because individuals and small groups can achieve small portions of what they need at the expense of other individuals, groups and the non-human natural world. Part of the illusion and confusion is the culture makes the small portions seem like the main thing and everything.
We refuse to critically assess the culture of the lower-self (single species human society based).
If we did, we would quickly understand that such a culture, because its human systems do not function in harmony with the ecosystem, must then, continuously find ways to account for its inadequacies, because it will always be out of balance.
Be sure to understand that such a culture does not attempt to correct inadequacies or bring itself into balance. No, instead, such a culture always attempts to avoid, deny, delay, shape-shift the form, bandage and mask inadequacies in self and the inadequacies it helps foster in other people, other cultures and in the rest of the natural world. For example, exercise is marketed as a highly intelligent thing to do but it is a suboptimal attempt to hide the fact that our lifestyles are inadequate to keep us healthy. Exercise as a separate activity is a substitute for healthy living. Exercise for the body is not supposed to be a separate activity from what it takes to live each day. However, as long as a person lives a suboptimal lifestyle, they should exercise. For another example, walking your dog is viewed as a caring thing to do when in fact, it is not. Dogs should have sufficient room that allows them to be dogs and take care of their activity and waste removal needs without having to wait for us.
Truth-seekers (truth-in-self-seekers) (not necessarily the same as holy book believers) won't have to go into deep analysis in order to recognize these cultures.Are you in a cult where the people think truth comes from the natural world?
Or does your cult believe truth comes from a holy book?
How about truth comes from the government. Is that your cult?
Whichever place your context of truth comes from is the basis of your cult-ure, for sure.
Note: It is not possible for a culture not in harmony with the non-human natural world to live in harmony with other human cultures or to be in harmony within its own culture. It is not possible. From where would such internal harmony come? What would it be based on? Just because internally, all are members of the same culture does not mean there is harmony. It can't be because the cultural philosophies, values, ideas, practices and traditions do not teach what is essential to harmony. In other words, you can't be disharmonious without and be harmonious within and the other way around.
"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.”