New Age "One" Belief = Spiritual Borg?

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posted on Oct, 16 2009 @ 04:15 PM
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First, please allow me to say I am most definantly NOT attacking anyone's spiritual beliefs. I am merely stating my opinions on the gist of what I have been told, you follow the path you believe and I do respect that. But, I am curious. I found an article that somewhat addresses my viewpoint. I hope this brings forward some interesting discussion as I am not seeking to attack.

The world’s religions have changed from their ancient demands for blood sacrifice to their modern insistence on a more personal commitment to the divine. Blood provided life-force renewal to the interdimensional predators who call themselves the gods. But blood-on-demand is nothing in “loosh quality” compared to willing, devoted worship. Robert Monroe was told as much in his encounter with the light being (see my two last articles).


Yet there is another, more insidious reason why the ancient religions, which taught fear of God, have morphed into modern religions and spiritual practices that teach surrender or love of God. The reason concerns free will. If that deeply human element can be won over, if the heart and ability to choose can be wholly offered to “the divine,” those on the receiving end no longer have to siphon humans for their energy, they can simply assimilate us. We become one with their system, with their collective consciousness. Our personal energy signature – the soul or ego, individual self– that which makes us creative, original, reasoned, deliberate beings of action – that is taken from us. Or more precisely, we give it away.


We give ourselves to “the divine,” and in so doing, align our personal frequency with those who have fed on humans since the dawn of history. We become entrained with them, like a tuning fork that hums the pitch of the humming forks around it or a soldier that marches in step with his army. As in the military, the surrender of personal choice results in a strengthening of the collective. Soldiers fall out of step when they cross a bridge, because the power of marching in unison is great enough that it could break the structure. Assimilation strengthens the collective that is the gods.


If the “Star Trek” image of The Borg comes to mind, the parallel is not inappropriate. The Borg in the sci-fi TV series were a civilization of beings half biological and half cyber. Like a hive, they were ruled by a central queen, whose will ran the collective. They thrived by discovering new planets and assimilating their inhabitants. Assimilation was accomplished by mind-controlling a person and then inserting, in place of the individual’s mind, the mind of The Borg. The victim’s will became the will of The Borg, his actions entrained, like an ant’s, to work for the collective’s purpose.


Cosmic consciousness is not what we are told: a state where the individual mind merges with its own interior pure consciousness. Cosmic consciousness (“enlightenment” or “Brahman”) is a fusing of one’s personal self with the force that has hijacked the universe.


We can reason that the Infinite Source of all the egos in the universe must be an unlimited consciousness of love, life, joy, creativity and immortality. It knows no destruction or death, either for Itself or its children. Why would a self-fulfilled, joyous being want to make individuals that don’t share in and express Its own qualities?


Brahman is quite different than this original entity. Brahman is the consciousness that enfolds the physical universe, spitting out supernovas and destroying them with all their attendant life forms. We are told Brahman is the creator, the maintainer, and the destroyer. Brahman is that consciousness that feeds and depends on physical matter, creating and devouring it at will, as humans breed then slaughter animals on a farm for food. When meditators have cosmic visions of themselves as all the universe, this is the consciousness they identify with. By uniting with and surrendering to it as their Higher Self, they become possessed by the entities who have taken charge of (and perhaps created) the physical universe.


I remember a chilling moment in a videotape of the popular spiritual teacher, Eckhart Tolle, where he describes the movement of the”Presence” in the world. He reaches out a long arm and makes a swooshing sound with his mouth, drawing the arm back in. Then he makes a swipe in the air with his other arm, then the first one again. That’s Consciousness, he tells us, creating then sucking back in life form after life form. That is what Tolle has aligned himself with, the Presence that creates and destroys individual life.


A loving and unlimited creator of individual awareness would not create life forms only to destroy them. That is the act of a farmer, not of an artist or innovator. Creative people don’t make things in order to feed off their creations. They make things to express what’s inside them: the joy or beauty or humor or wisdom. We know this from our own life experience.


Happy people create good things around them, and cherish and take care of those things. They don’t decide to blow them up or devour them. If we as humans naturally behave like that, how could the Infinite Being from whose cloth we were cut think and behave like a savage? How could It be unfeeling or uncaring, when we by nature are feeling and caring? How could the children be greater in character than their own Creator? It’s not a very reasonable premise.


It cannot be God, in the sense of a supreme consciousness, that requires sacrifice, worship, surrender of ego and ultimate physical death. That can only be the agenda of limited spiritual beings, who see the manifest universe as their playground. They are the playground bullies. They’ve convinced everyone that they by rights run the show and that they even created it.


I remember Tolle’s story of his “awakening.” After suffering for years from severe depression, he decided he would commit suicide, at which point he felt an energy vortex sucking him in and heard the words “Resist nothing.” He blacked out and when he awoke, the world was fresh and new. He was a man without depression, without desires, without thoughts. He was a clean machine, devoid of his former sense of personal self. From that day on, he has moved through physical reality without an ego. “Life” moves through him, he says, and he identities that “wholeness” as his Self.


But Tolle’s wholeness is a small particle in the vastness of the Infinite. It is not the Infinite, however much he believes it must be. Brahman is not Infinite, it is the collective consciousness of the material universe, which embraces good and evil, birth and death, as equal in value. The consciousness of the Infinite surely never intended suffering or death for its children.


Tolle, like the enlightened guru-followers, has accepted all that happens in this world, horrendousness included, as the wonderful will of the divine. He regards what happened to him the night of his transformation as an awakening to the highest truth. I suggest what he awoke to was assimilation of his will, his personhood, all that made him uniquely human. He became a vessel for the voice that told him, “Resist nothing” – words that eerily echo the voice of The Borg, telling its victims the moment before assimilation: “Resistance is futile.”


Brahman, what Tolle calls “Presence,” does bring euphoric peace to the experiencer. The grave is peaceful, too, but I wouldn’t want to spend time in one. There is peace when an individual surrenders their personal self. Gone is the responsibility of making choices, of finding motivation, of coming up with creative solutions. Gone is the need to think and the sting of emotional repercussions from former bad decisions. The enlightened need to do nothing, say nothing, become nothing. But to achieve that iced-over state of detachment, that cosmic disassociation, they must sacrifice the most precious thing they have ever been given: their personal divine spark. The enlightened willfully self-implode. And God’s very purpose for making them, as a unique, personal expression of Itself, gets subverted.


Surely we were meant to be more than automatons, possessed zombies, walking around the earth while something else moves through us. Surely God’s plan was not for Its creatures to become mindless robots, with glassy grins and empty hearts, who regard suffering and happiness, death and life, as all the same in value. Surely there is something beyond what the gurus’ teach as the ultimate, Something that celebrates, supports and cherishes each being It ever created, that desires them to live forever and in harmony and joy, as Itself.


The gods have not stopped living off human sacrifice. The rules of the game have only changed a little. Blood-on-demand is not as delicious as the willing offering of a human soul. Siphoning is evolving into assimilation. This is the tyranny of One, the reason the New Age teaches that awakened consciousness means seeing “small self” as illusion and “Cosmic Self” or “the One,” as the true reality. The intent is to fuse all egos into the will of the One, the will of the Overmind.


The gods are masquerading as Cosmic Self. We either open our minds and recognize our programming, and reason our way out of this snare, or we grin like foolish children and follow the Pied Piper right into the maw of the mountain. Will we choose to amalgamate or to shoulder the burden and joy of becoming conscious, empowered individuals? The fate of the universe rests on our decision.
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posted on Oct, 16 2009 @ 04:30 PM
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This fits into my personal TOE in that I believe what we call and refer to as "gods" are little more than something akin to a parasite we create and sustain with our believing that being is real.



posted on Oct, 16 2009 @ 04:37 PM
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Oneness and Individuality are only incompatible on the dualistic-plane of reality not in actuality, imo.

My sense is - and thats no offense to you - that the author of that Blog-article does not know certain states of spirit.

[edit on 16-10-2009 by Skyfloating]



posted on Oct, 16 2009 @ 04:43 PM
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I guess I could be counted amongst that number... But don't worry I don't take offense. But then again I do equate spirit or soul with consciousness.
But I would love to hear your take on it.



[edit on 16-10-2009 by Watcher-In-The-Shadows]



posted on Oct, 16 2009 @ 04:48 PM
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Oneness is a complicated topic as individuals of this one consciousness that people alledge too.

In nature, we can see the natural model that to create a biological entity, we need many small components arranged together to make the entity who it is. Many small parts to make one whole.

In fractal science we have individual fractal nodes making up a larger fractal canvas a so forth.

Quantum mechanics describes everything as being made up of smaller bits and the model of many parts to one whole fits into my theory of oneness.

Are we part of a larger Consciousness that like a cell in our body contributes to the over all picture of ourselves, do we as a sentient conscious self act like a molecule in a larger universal Consciousness?

It seems plausible based on the very models we find in nature, physics and how the entire Universe is structured on this premis. Many parts, to one whole. And like fractals, the more we zoom in, and zoom out we have a different picture of the Universal model that we are exploring.

If the Universe is this One Universal consciousness, then everything that exists within it, is also a part of it. If that part decides it's too individual to be part of the Universe, then it's probably evolved something simular to our human intellect and ego.

At the end of the day, we are all just a part of a much larger Universe, so why not a much larger consciousness?

It's all very compartamentalized anyways. Will we ever feel like we have returned to some "oneness" state? Hard to say.

Seems like we will just keep on churning and recycling ourselves in this endless expression of existence.



posted on Oct, 16 2009 @ 04:56 PM
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Ah, but the realm of mind of consciousness is an entirely different animal that of the physical world do you not agree? Consciousness or mind seems to fit strangely into the big scheme of things and seems at times to be governed by rules not of this physical world. While yes I agree that our bodies are part of the universe I am not soo convinced that our minds per-say are. Do you get what I mean?



posted on Oct, 16 2009 @ 05:00 PM
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What is interesting in this, is a personal observation based on reincarnation.

In my last life, I certainly didn't absorb back into some "one being" state rather met with a being and had to be re-processed into a human that I am today. This process inevitably did strip me of my former life, but the essence of who I am as a being carried over in this life.

Following this essence and other out-of-body experiences and observations from that state also suggest that there are a series of lifetimes where this process has repeated.

Now from the liner or chronological perspective, each serialized life embodied one thing in common, and that is my essence of being. However the personality of who I was conveyed the state of which my consciousness was focused. The fact of the matter was, in the end I was one being of one consciousness serialized in many lifetimes as many different people.

Can I say that all those lifetimes are one with who I am today? Or are they sepparate and individual of myself? Even thought at the core of who I am, they were all "me".

Where is the oneness, or lack of it in these expeirences?



posted on Oct, 16 2009 @ 05:18 PM
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Well the principle would be the same if we ever figured out how to completely wipe a mind of all memories and program a completely seperate set of memories and identity. Would you still be you? I am inclined to believe you would still be you. Just defining you in a different way. And neither should I point out this denotes a "oneness" except that you are one soul with multiple life times.
And, well, I believe reincarnation is a choice not a compulsion unless you make it such.



posted on Oct, 16 2009 @ 05:20 PM
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Originally posted by Watcher-In-The-Shadows
But I would love to hear your take on it.


I already shared my take on it...that individuality/oneness are perfectly compatible in an Infinite Context.




posted on Oct, 16 2009 @ 05:22 PM
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I was meaning the "certain states of spirit".


[edit on 16-10-2009 by Watcher-In-The-Shadows]



posted on Oct, 16 2009 @ 05:29 PM
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Originally posted by Watcher-In-The-Shadows
I was meaning the "certain states of spirit".



Yeah, those are nice. States of consciousness. Of awareness. Of energy. Profound. Awesome. Beautiful. Amazing. Blissful. Nothing "Borg-ish" about them. Nothing like what the quoted Blogger indicates. Nothing at all what Eckhart Tolle looks like.

[edit on 16-10-2009 by Skyfloating]



posted on Oct, 16 2009 @ 05:31 PM
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Well, in many ways this is like a fractal tree.



Where one node with many branches represents that soul, and it decends into other nodes, and other branches... when you pull away to observe it all, you see the one tree which is way we are all a part of.



posted on Oct, 16 2009 @ 05:32 PM
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Do you call the fruit the tree?



posted on Oct, 16 2009 @ 05:32 PM
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Do you call the fruit the tree? Especially once picked?


[edit on 16-10-2009 by Watcher-In-The-Shadows]



posted on Oct, 16 2009 @ 05:35 PM
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There are earthlings who mistake One-ness of the spiritual kind with physical "one-ness". These people are commonly referred to as Communists...



posted on Oct, 16 2009 @ 05:47 PM
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It's a fractal tree, so only more nodes and more branches, never ending. No fruit, just one big tree.

Just another metaphor of oneness. Another good analogy of oneness is white light passing through prism revealing the layers of color. Our individuality could simply be one of those layers, until we pass through the prism again.

The metaphor of oneness is everywhere in science and nature, I do believe entirely that it applies to consciousness as well.

Individualized units of consciousness all parts of one universal consciousness. One self, with many parts.



posted on Oct, 16 2009 @ 06:34 PM
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What a great topic. I have had this conversation over and over with new agers, and have spent a lot of time tthinking about this.

It has to do with whether we actually have free will, because maybe we just have the illusion of free will.

Yet if one is god and what would be the mystery?... What would inspire that being if everything is mechanical.....

On this physical level, life is.... and does what it has to to survive. So if something or somebeing tries to take that away, Are you not going to do anything and everything to survive? This is a pure egotistical desire to be alive. That is programmed in us, so it must mean something.

Personally, This loss of oneness, from love or harmony, or yada yada, is actually our Fall from the hive mind. It was the birth of our ego and the start of humanity as we know it today. See the serpert from eden..... (kundalini or the double helix if you like)

God left the corral open and said "Yaw now get on out here. There's all kinds you can do now that you have feelings." Then he took away our tower of babel,"Hey what you speak is more than just communication, it is creation, figure it out."

From what I have experienced it seems like the universe likes diversity, and when I'm in my light, I feel more individiual, more like who I am. It's more of a sharpness than convergence.

But I'm not a big fan of being told what to do, so I will have to be creatively tricked.




posted on Oct, 16 2009 @ 06:55 PM
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giving yourself to the divine should be the opposite of serving the will of the Church. Remember that the story of Jesus states that he was killed by the Church for preaching his own way. I preach the way to the divine Self, which is you, no different from you. It is up to you at that point if you wish to carry on the blood sacrifices the church has demanded. I wouldn't recommend it.



posted on Oct, 16 2009 @ 07:00 PM
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William Bramley has this to say in "Gods of Eden":

"The above discussion suggests that many popular ideas about “God” may be inaccurate. For example, some people with “near-death” experiences report going through a tunnel and meeting a “being of light” which instills in the near-death victim feelings of love and “all-knowing.” I met a man who belonged to a Hindu sect which attempts to contact and merge with this “being of light” in its meditations. The man wrote a paper describing his personal experiences. His descriptions of spiritually traveling down a “tunnel” and meeting a “being of light” are very similar to the statements of near-death victims. While I acknowledge the importance and probable reality of many such experiences, I question some of the beliefs which have arisen from them.

The feelings of “love” and “all-knowing” conveyed by that “being” can be instilled by drugs, electronic emanations, and by other artificial means. Interestingly, some UFO abductees have reported such emotions during their alleged examinations aboard UFOs. In some of those UFO cases, the surrounding evidence strongly suggests that the feelings were caused by an electronic device used as a sedative. Whatever the near-death “being of light” might be (and I will not even try to guess), it is most assuredly not a Supreme Being. It may even be an object that contributes to post-death spiritual amnesia.

People should not be counseled to “merge with” or “go to” the “being of light” during meditation or at death. They should stay away from it if they can. In saying this, I do not mean to deny the otherwise positive and profound feelings experienced by some Hindus and near-death victims as a result of temporarily re-experiencing their spiritual immortality. What are we then to think of the idea of a Supreme Being sitting in “judgment” on the beings of Earth? "

Emphasis mine. The above appears about half way down the page.
It is now an E-book at this site.

Gods of Eden



posted on Oct, 16 2009 @ 07:13 PM
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A hindu's experience in meditation is the exact same as a NDE because they are both uncovering the true nature of life. I think it is remarkable how convenient they are. I meditate and I approve of people "going towards the light" and are opposed to the Catholic fear tactic that warns against meditation as if it was letting evil spirits into your mind. There is no such thing as an evil spirit, all spirit is good. Furthermore, it is a positive experience if done properly and so the only negativity comes from assuming it is a dangerous thing to do. "Going towards the light" is actually Self-Realization of what you really are. If the light was something different from you, you would have to go into it. But since the light is who you are, all you have to do is realize it is what you are. So there is no physical activity taking place, it is simply the mind realizing what its inherent nature is. That is the one difference between the NDE and the Hindu meditation: the individual in the first case goes towards God, which is metaphorical, whereas the Hindu actually experiences God because he realizes that he is God.





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