Originally posted by desert
Yes, that's what I've been thinking for awhile. "God" is like a big batch of bread dough, and we're like the bits we pull of to make more bread.
Once I started to see others as my "brothers" and "sisters", and once I started to practice loving myself and others unconditionally, that's when
my Life changed.
Aspects of Self, of which we, you and I, all of us, are that same Self. Yes. I think it is so strange that this is pointed to everywhere, in all the
traditions, and everyone looks at the "finger" pointing to the moon, rather than at the moon itself.
In the link provided by the OP, the Elder says,
The elder delivered a simple, direct message. He called for human
beings to come together in support of life and light. Right now each person and group is going his or her own way. The elder of the mountains said
there is hope if the people of the light can come together and unite in some way.
Reflecting on this, Mr. Barrios explained: "We live in a world of polarity: day and night, man and woman, positive and negative. Light and darkness
need each other. They are a balance. Just now the dark side is very strong, and very clear about what they want. They have their vision and their
priorities clearly held, and also their hierarchy. They are working in many ways so that we will be unable to connect with the spiral Fifth World in
"On the light side everyone thinks they are the most important, that their own understandings, or their group's understandings, are the key.
There's a diversity of cultures and opinions, so there is competition, diffusion, and no single focus."
This bit about the "light" side is important. Everyone wants to be a Buddha. (Well, not the Christians, they would want to be Saints, Angels,
etc,) but you get the drift. It goes something like, "Yeah I want peace and enlightenment for all, as long as somehow I am SPECIAL in this
process." I have thought about writing a book about the Mysteries, and as the authors name signing, "If everything is ONE, what the hell does MY
name matter?" Even the most enlightened seem to forget this very important element. Who you THINK you are, and who you ARE, are not necessarily the
same. Who we THINK we are is what is driving the division, the duality, even on the light side. This is also pointed to everywhere, in all
and then he goes on;
"Ether the element of the Fifth Sun is celestial and lacking in material substance, but is no less real than wood, stone or flesh. "Within the
context of ether there can be a fusion of the polarities," Mr. Barrios said. "No more darkness or light in the people, but an uplifted fusion. But
right now the realm of darkness is not interested in this. They are organized to
block it. They seek to unbalance the Earth and its environment so we will be unready for the alignment in 2012. We need to work together for peace,
and balance with the other side. We need to take care of the Earth that feeds and shelters us. We need to put our entire mind and heart into pursuing
unity and fusion now, to confront the other side and preserve life."
The "dark side" is nothing more than Division itself, judgment, duality, whatever you want to call it. It is afraid of Unity because it requires
the idea of separateness to exist. All the traditions, including Christianity with its story of the fall from grace by means of "Original Sin" have
stories about "what happened." If you think about it, the "knowledge of good and evil" is no more than duality itself. The genesis of division,
separation. Once you "know" duality, you must die. Because "Being" is also divided, into life/death, where before there was Being alone. The
Eastern traditions are more clear and explicit about this concept, and carry less interpretive baggage, but it is there, everywhere, in all
To undo this "sin" or illusion of separation is humanities greatest task. The Dark Side, that which was born of Duality, Ego, Identity, Mind,
whatever you want to call it, must transform. It cannot be "done away with" as many interpreters mistakenly suggest, instead it must be
"un-separated." It must, via Acceptance, Awareness, Love, be pulled back into Unity.
All of this said, language in itself springs from duality, and even the concepts of "Unity/Division are flawed and dualistic in themselves.
Jesus was fond of saying, "Let he who has ears hear." Not because ears were rare among the Israelis of the time, but because "hearing"
non-duality must be done with a faculty residing outside the physical ears/brain alone. It may enter the perception via the physical ears, but it
must be "heard and understood" with something other than the processor we call the Mind. It must resonate somewhere inside that has not lost
attachment to Self.
Which is why the Mysteries can be, (and are) flung around pretty freely. They mean nothing to those aspects of Self operating solely from the
"mind," although they can be "repeated" in misleading ways that can add to the confusion. Those aspects that are too strongly divided hear
"Truth" it resonates, somewhere as no one is completely divided, but they mistake the message by interpreting it through the "architecture of the
mind" which is about distinction, duality, and cannot comprehend on its own, "no distinction."
[edit on 3-2-2008 by Illusionsaregrander]