This is just something i was thinking as a possibility. Tell me what you think of it. Keep in mind, your response to it is regulated by our current
collective unconscious, and so inherently biased. This makes it a tricky thing to think about, because were used to a certain paradigm. Its almost
impossible to percieve a paradigm shift which is the opposite of your current emotional reality. This idea which i explore below is an example of a
drastic change in thinking, and in percieving the world. It probably wouldnt resemble the world we live in today, but, it could also be paradisical.
The collective unconscious, as i understand it, is the collective archetypes that underlie the basic human condition. Whatever we express outwardly,
in feeling, thought, and action, exists in an unconscious state in an alternate reality, subtler, and more abtract than normal cognitive brain
This level of reality is called by the Kabbalah, the "Shekinah", which means "divine presence". Its a feminine noun. The basic idea is this. The
Shekinah is the expression, the word or logos of the philosophers, which comes into actuality as containing some minute separateness from the original
unity. So its basically the most subtle idea of unity, which underlies all of reality. It is the collective unconscious.
At this level of reality, everything we do in this world is found up there.
This is an interesting predicament. Bearing in mind you agree with my definition, if everything we do here perpetuates what happens up there, does
that not mean that if we could percieve something deeper, and holier, from a deeper level of intellectual reality, here in this world, we could change
what exists up above???
For instance. Lets talk about law, and the purpose of law. The idea of law is to habituate people to a certain set of behaviors. More often then not,
people have a fear ie; a communion, with law, but its based on fear, which means its self focused.
Fear is the negation of something which exists, and is real, and powerful. Thus, Fear is a contraction; a taking away, if we could imagine it
physically, it would be a vacuum sucking the breath out of your lungs. It is the direct opposite of the former (although there is a 'mirror' type of
relationship between the two).
But what if law was designed to push our minds to a deeper awareness of reality, and in doing so, radically transform the very structure of spiritual
Since time immemorial, man has been animalistic. We dont need to go through the history of mankind to show this, because each of us are like that.
Were selfish; which causes us to be desirous, needy, egotistical; and so arrogant, angry, jealous etc.... Why do we act this way?? Because we our
enslaved to our bodies. Were in constant and endless battle. Not just physically, with hunger, tiredness, and other physical needs, but emotionally.
We are weak, and yet we pretend were not. Were all much more sensitive than we'd care to admit.
So, lets say this world was created, not to be left as it is, but to be corrected. What then? I dont just meant "corrected" in the sense of, just look
above in an abstract sense, and everything will be fine. Thats not correction. Thats dualism. Thats leaving this world alone and looking past it. TRUE
unity is much more ambitious, becauase it seeks to bring THIS world into the upper world. To sanctify this world, and so SEPARATE it from the
imperfections that exist, not to be sustained, but to negated. The very nature of evil is negation, and contraction. It is a taking away. On a plus
minus scale, evil is - . So, wouldnt the perfect and most logical human response to evil be negation? It would be giving it exactly what it truly
After generations of pursuing these higher ideals, the collective unconscious will begin to transform. Its contents will be the spirit of holiness
that comes from without; from the infinite one himself. This holiness, vivacious by its nature, would impel men to purse this holiness further. An
endless and constant pursuit of spiritual closeness with the creator and source.
In the beginning, before this awareness is achieved, it has to be ingrained. Right now, people could not enjoy the reality being spoken of, because it
would simply disinterest them. They want different things; partying, drinking, travelling, TV etc. But eventually, the actions being done will draw
down a spiritual awareness, and perception, which in turn motivates further action. Its as if you are being rewarded for your effort with a desire to
put more effort; to pursue greater goodness.
Worlds beyond worlds may be beyond our current perception of things, and yet some of us stand where we are certain that the way things are is Perfect.
The paradox is, the world indeed is perfect, yet its wanting of external perfection, which its not perfect until we do our part to greater perfect it.
Its as if our very ability to reason, and live as individual human beings, had a divine purpose. And is not as pagan traditions teach, that we are
simply to 'transcend' without fixing ie; abiding by a certain set of laws designed to fix. Our Egos are tools designed to affect this fixing. But in
the end, the ultimate purpose is connection, and union with God. To not just be one with him, but to raise this world, and all its contents, with
To me, this sounds like a beautiful idea. Its clearly idealistic. And so, you can probably guess by now that i am referring to a Jewish doctrine,
called the Torah - which means "instruction". The very purpose of instruction is to perfect. You dont need to be instructed if you know; only if you
need to be guided, and shown where it is you need to go.
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