posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 03:26 PM
As we’ve seen, there are all kinds of beliefs out there. There are minor and major political differences, diverse religious opinions, even
fundamental differences about the importance or lack there of, of human and animal lives.
I wanted to conclude my list of resources with those that would inspire outrage and sadness. How can people do such things? They seem so far beyond
what any normal, decent person would do. Yet, there are people, who coolly, and without moral issue commit the most horrible of crimes.
People can be convinced of anything. They can think any belief is true, and have absolute Faith that they are right. A human being can be motivated to
commit any crime, or engage in any behavior without hesitation. How can so many people have such differences of opinion? Teaching peace and love is a
far cry from tossing babies into a pit of fire while their raped mothers watch.
It’s not a question of intelligence. On all sides, there are brilliant people. It’s a question about how belief comes to be. How do we determine
what is right and wrong? How do we know what is true and false?
This goes far beyond the doctrine of any religion or philosophy. Each has a multitude of interpretations as different as each snow flake.
How then, can we account for so many people, many with high levels of intelligence, believing so many different things?
It’s called Auto-Suggestion.
Auto-Suggestion is the process through which an individual determines reality.
It’s very simple. Whatever the Conscious Mind repeatedly accepts as true, the Subconscious Mind accepts as fact, and interprets all later experience
and data through that bias.
When an idea is internalized, it’s because we’re looking for answers. When through experience we make a determination, we may have an answer. But
most of the time, we accept whatever we hear from a trusted source.
When we are children, we get most of our opinions from our parents. We inherit from them their religious beliefs, their social bias, not through
blood, but through indoctrination. We can be exposed to something a million times, and never accept it as true. But, if we Consciously hold on to
something for 21 days or more, it becomes a part of us, programmed into our Subconscious Mind, entirely without bias.
Our Subconscious Mind doesn’t care what kind of data we program it with. It simply follows orders, like a computer. I may open up a document and
type “Love” or I may type “Hate” it’s up to me. The Subconscious Mind does not care, it only acts on what is repeatedly accepted by the
Conscious Mind, and what is emotionalized.
Emotions play a valuable role. Many find Jesus or God in a time of need. They are looking for help, they are WANTING something to appear. They are
looking for intervention.
When we emotionalize something, we increase the potency of the programming. For example, when you first fell in love, you thought of the person a lot.
You wanted things to be right with them. You thought about them day and night with loving thoughts. This emotion reinforced the images you were
picturing in your mind, and your Subconscious Mind eventually accepted that it was love.
Take another instance, pick someone you dislike. How did you grow to dislike them? You thought of them, picturing things you disliked associated with
them, and connected them to what enraged you, and boom. You hated that person.
Through this process, anyone can be made to believe anything, and that is how they will see the world. All that is required is for someone to
emotionalize a mental image repeatedly for 21 days or more. Then, that belief becomes a part of them.
Many of us actually have very negative opinions of ourselves that are grossly distorted. Take the anorexic as an extreme example. They think they are
fat, when obviously, they are skeletal. We often look in the mirror and judge our lips, or teeth, or eyes, and compare them to someone else, being
unsatisfied. We judge our wealth, our success, our capabilities, by comparing them to others. Then we become sad that we are not where “they” are,
and so emotional scars build up. Auto-Suggestion does this as well, working on the Self-Image, which is an internalized image of ourselves, our
personalities, and abilities.
Through proper use of Auto-Suggestion, we can change our beliefs about ourselves, and change our Self-Image.
How do we defeat an ideology? With guns? Bombs? Threats? No. We cannot defeat through conflict. Conflict only brings resistance.
The people of Germany during WW2 didn’t think they were evil Nazi’s. They thought they were proud Germans. Even Hitler said he was doing God’s
The only way to defeat an ideology is through information. Give them enough conflicting information that eventually they start questioning their
beliefs. Once they begin to question their beliefs, they may begin to accept what they are being exposed to, over past programming.
When faced with conflict, we cannot fight back, and build anger, that will only prove they are right. We must instead show them a side that they are
not aware of. A side they must think is false. Change public perception.
This is done through rallies, talks, documents, books, literature, television, media, seminars.
The only way peace and love can prevail is by convincing the world that war and hate only hurt ourselves, and one another. We must teach that each of
us has one power, the power to choose.
We can choose the path of Harmony, or Conflict, in all circumstances.
If we choose Conflict about ourselves, say that we are bad, or stupid, or weak, or ugly, we create conflict with ourselves. Instead, we must choose
Harmony, and eliminate that hatred we have for ourselves. Only by developing an unconditional love for ourselves, can we find inner peace.
If we choose Conflict with others, they fight us, and we fight them. If I push you, and call you my enemy, you will think that. If I shake your hand,
and call you my friend and brother, your opinion about me may start to change. From our unconditional love of ourselves, we develop an unconditional
love of others. We do not say for an instant that I am better than her, or he is better than me. We see each other as all different members of the
same family, all with our own strengths, and weaknesses.