posted on Nov, 15 2009 @ 02:38 AM
I would like to preface what I'm about to say with that I fully believe people can believe whatever they want. I'm posting this to get people to
think about another possibility all together, one which I have not personally seen presented anywhere else.
For thousands of years the ancient teachings and wisdom of every culture have had ways to bring enlightenment to the individual. There have been many
names for these enlightened people, and they have fulfilled a number of functions in the cultures they were a part of.
All of these teachings, methods and practices have a number of things in common. These include ideas such as devotion, meditation practices,
initiations, the learning of sacred texts, mythologies, and lore, the honoring of various aspects of divinity, and of course, most of these have
numerous warnings given to they who would aspire to whatever wisdom is being offered, warnings against temptations, distractions, hubris and the like.
The warnings indicate that the path is not easy and wisdom is not freely given over to anyone.
For whatever reason every culture has been of the belief that it takes, essentially, dedication to spiritual development to achieve spiritual
Today however there is a plethora of people who preach and believe that at some point in the future (most of it is around 2012) humanity will suddenly
make a leap in spiritual development. The reasoning behind this idea itself is numerous.
The point I'm making is that there is a belief that somehow, magically, people will achieve a greater degree of enlightenment and have to do
absolutely nothing to obtain it. The planets, angels, aliens, or some other supernatural or divine force will facilitate this for us, act as a medium,
and we will all be saved.
Even in the less extreme forms of this belief, the idea is the same, that somehow people will get something for nothing. I would point out that this
idea of being saved, despite the fact that it is often espoused by those who believe they have a more modern conception of spiritual reality (often
called new age, yet not all who belief this are "new agers"), it is no different from the Christian idea of the rapture.
We have indeed entered a new age, where religious institutions have crumbled and people can forge their own, very unique paths. However, even those
who choose such a path do not come by their enlightenment for nothing, it does not come over night, and for those whom these things go deeper than
parroting pretty words and phrases, they know what they have gone through to reach that place within themselves.
So I ask everyone these questions:
When was the last time you got something of spiritual value for nothing?
When was the last time you met an enlightened person who did nothing to obtain it?
When was the last time humanity experienced any kind of shift like this?
What will you do when/if 2012 comes and goes and the world is as it is today, people still suffer, our leaders are still insane, there is still
slavery, war, famine, greed, pollution, disease?
I would certainly like what I see as a fairytale to come true, and for humanity to spontaneously become more enlightened. However I fail to see any
evidence or anything at all to point in a direction that this will occur. There have been profound planetary events in the past, there have been
profound changes in society, civilization, and world events in the past. Neither of which resulted in what people speak of and envisioning as
I don't deny there have been explosions of spiritual potential, Renaissances if you will. One happened around the 15th and 16th centuries, another
such explosion happened at the turn of the 19th century, another in the 60's, another in the 90's. Yet these merely opened up greater and vaster
doors for individuals to decide to take up spiritual development for themselves, it did not spontaneously cause these people to reach a spiritually
developed state. Furthermore, many of the people who got sucked into these revolutions didn't make it, they dropped out, quit, died, were driven mad
by what they saw.
It may appear there are more "spiritually awake people now than ever before" but remember there are 6 Billion people on the planet right now, way,
way more than even a hundred years ago. Of them, how many fit the profile of being spiritually awake? It may seem like a lot to you, but in the big
picture its really not. Also keep in mind being spiritually awake must endure the test of time, its all well to know 25 year old's who are into
Buddhism, the real test will be what they are when they are 40 (I'm in my mid 20's BTW, but have watched numerous people sell out who were once on a
path of awakening).
I'm not trying to upset anyone, rather I am challenging what I see as no different from the myth of being saved by the work of Jesus, or the rapture,
or any other such event which claims we gain something of great value for nothing, or for very little.
Most importantly what I'm saying is don't wait for a savior to come and enlighten you. Do it for yourself, now, then help others achieve the same as
soon as possible. In this way and this way only (so I believe) will humanity reach a state similar to that envisioned as the result of a shift of
In LVX, Love and Life