The Limits of Capitalism, and the Emergence of Organic Systems Awareness

Here’s what hit me between the eyes this morning: For centuries now, humanity has been using the free market system as our primary means for exchanging goods and services. We’ve been taught that the “wisdom” of the market is sufficient for setting the prices for all such interpersonal exchanges. By inviting buyer and seller to reach agreement around what the cost of a product should be, we assume these transactions will inform the larger market what should be produced, why, and who gets it. We’ve long accepted that this process is the most efficient and logical...

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There IS a Reason for Living

Modern society—which has become almost totally externalized, objective, mechanistic and materialist in its worldview—informs us that we live in a random, purposeless, dead and dumb universe. All that really matters in such a world is satisfying the body’s biological needs until we die. So the more sensory satisfaction we can generate for ourselves (and for those few others whom we really care about) the better. Control the world’s externalities so they can’t upend your little corner of reality, and life will be fine. Allow the world’s externalities to control you or...

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The First Lesson

Here we are In the Garden of Creation Like Children In this sandbox of Life We smack one another On the head Our plastic shovels fly As we cry and wail “Mine…that’s mine!” It seems we have yet To embody the First Life Lesson Share, beloveds. Play together. Together we can build Such beautiful castles of sand.

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The Highest Truth of Conscious Evolution

At the level of archetypes, the Divine Masculine represents the external, objective aspect of reality and the Divine Feminine represents the internal, subjective aspect of reality. For ages these twin aspects of human consciousness have been acting out a play of duality. By granting each of them a turn in the spotlight (first the feminine in the form of the Mother Goddess, and then the masculine in the form of the Father God) we’ve been able to experience and appreciate their cognitive differences, their unique emotional ranges, and their discrete physical capacities. And by performing this...

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The Subjective and The Objective: A Conjoined Relationship

The subjective and the objective are twin halves of a whole experience, in the same way that consciousness and matter work together to form living, even self-aware, organisms. Subjective reality works in conjunction with objective reality. The two are not separable in any way. We intake objective reality through sensory impressions, which we’ve defined as sight, sound, smell, touch and taste. Note that all five of our externally-focused senses describe the means by which we interpret what exists outside of ourselves. Used together, they help us interpret objective reality across a wide...

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From Animal-self to Human-self to Spirit-self…the Evolution of Human Consciousness

Humanity’s first rule-makers were early adopters of a higher consciousness that was evolving within our species at that time. As our brains got bigger and human beings developed a stronger sense of individuation, a desire for agency and a demand for personal rights emerged to reflect our new and expanded understanding of what it means to be human and alive. Evolutionary advancements in mentation (the ability to project and to reflect) as well as the emergence of more complex personal emotions (compassion and love) fueled mankind’s drive to develop a set of minimum universal...

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