posted on Sep, 9 2009 @ 12:28 PM
Reality is Built on a solid foundation of lies
These lies are typically referred to as myth. Some people use myth as a pejorative term, an attempt to discredit that which they are saying is a myth
as something impotent because it's not "real".
Yet Myths are behind everything we believe. Even in science, your mythos might be a deterministic universe or a non-deterministic universe.
More importantly, the myths we allow ourselves to believe or that we continually tell ourselves, are the seeds which make us who we are and what we
will be. Obviously genetics plays a huge role in the physical elements of what our body will be, but the myth we put into our "belief system" will
either work with, against, or independent of these genes.
The myth you put in your "belief system" can empower you, or make you helpless. It can cause you to bite your tongue in social situations you
disagree with, or go off the rails and hit someone. Each of these actions will determine the next phase of your life and both are based on your
Beliefs are all lies.
Some will bristle at this. Some believe that a lie means something is impotent, that it can only cause corruption. However, entire civilizations are
built on these lies for generations. And some of these become self-fulfilling prophecies only because actions were taken based on the lies which were
In the end, lies are only problematic if they get in the way of the current lies in the "belief system". And then, only if they reduce the power of
those who operate on said "belief system". Some lies might actually "upgrade" the current "belief system". Such is the lies of Christ. An
attempt to upgrade a specific belief system (Judaism), with the result of making the new form of it accessible to a larger population (Gentiles). Not
to mention the other "upgrades" or "modifications" which occurred in this process, some of which completely changed the meanings. In reality
every new generation has thrown it's own lies on top of the collective lies within Christianity making it something different than it was before,
like a giant generational game of "telephone".
What's interesting is that some things are harder to believe than others. This is based primarily on how much something conflicts with what else is
already inside of our "belief system". However things which our minds are most resistant to believe can have the greatest effect on us when we do
For example, one who has a near death experience might believe they were sent back to live life differently. That can have a HUGE impact on the
trajectory of their life and the lives of others. Whether or not their experience was "truthful" has no bearing on the situation. What matters is
simply that they believe it.
Although many claim to only seek truth, no matter what truth they find, they will always attempt to place that truth into their own narrative, which
is built on a solid foundation of lies and deceit. Their mind will wrap it up in something which fits the way they feel the world actually is.
Whether you are an atheist or a Creationist, you will see the next scientific fact to be announced in two completely different perspectives. However
both will have one thing in common, they will confirm whatever each person already believes to be true.
How we feel about things is also effected by our "belief system". When a loved one dies, if we believe they are going to a better place, we will
feel better about the situation. We may be able to get through the stages of loss much easier, than if we get hung up on the belief that they don't
exist anymore in any capacity. This is why Nihilism can be, in some situations, a serious impediment, unless the person who has that "belief
system" has also gained a "co-processor" which empowers them to continue in the face of their belief that nothing matters.
The question for the engineering like minds then becomes, "How can I change my reality through changing my beliefs?"
At first glance you may think that you have to be duped in order to believe something, and although that can help, it isn't necessarily the case.
For example, some people just want to believe in that which is being proposed to them. Nothing more is required than their desire to believe, no
matter how outlandish it may appear. Note, that many Christians will say "All you have to do is repent and accept that Jesus died for your sins, and
your life will change". This is why that saying can actually work. Once again, it doesn't matter if this is factual... it matters that you believe
But how can you believe something which goes against everything else you already believe? A few beliefs become stumbling blocks. For example, the
belief that believing in something which is a lie is harmful. That one right there can get in the way of believing anything. And although it may be
come to fruition that if I believe there are no cars on the road and walk on the highway that I will get ran over, that doesn't mean believing in
lies always brings harm.
Another issue that can really hamper the ability to "upgrade your belief system" is the belief that possibilities are determined by what others say
is possible. This is the one which most of us fall into. For example, our parents tell us that you have to do X to be successful, and if you do Y
you will be a failure. Until we come to the realization that their beliefs were based on the results of their own experiences and conditions, we
won't be able to discover if this is absolutely true for ourselves because our beliefs won't let us.
Even more damaging are the beliefs we accept about who we are. If we accept, that life will always be hard and miserable, well then it will be for
us. However, if we make room for the possibility that we can have an enjoyable life, then we have much more chance at making that our reality.
Obviously it's more difficult to believe something which is in stark contrast to our current environment, than something which is in line with it.
For this reason, it's important to program yourself in an area which is removed from external stimuli which reinforces the beliefs you want to
change. Jesus admonishes his followers to go into a closet to pray. He also takes himself into the wilderness to face down his own demons. Ritual
can help a lot with this. Ritual makes something we believe in seem more real. It reinforces the belief in our minds, thus aligning our actions and
attitudes with this "belief system".
Changing one's beliefs can have very dramatic effects, sometimes even very negative effects. Especially if we remove, without a proper replacement,
the beliefs which allow us to maintain a positive trajectory. However, in some situations, this is what we must endure to get to that which we desire
more. Sometimes our reality has to be dismantled to allow for a new one to emerge. Although, I would advise that anyone looking to change their
reality in a huge way not start off with the belief that everything must go. Study the concept of the "Union of the Opposites" to better understand
how to make these progressions without all of the upheaval that can come with the blank slate or pendulum method.