Friday, June 26, 2015

Victimhood is a Choice

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Victimhood is a Choice
by Story Waters -

To become human you entered into the illusion that your will is not truly free. This is a separation from the knowing that you are that which chooses the reality you experience. Instead of being able to instantly manifest whatever you can imagine (as you can outside of human form), you find yourself in a reality that can appear to not only be highly resistant in bending to your will, but can actually give you the experience of physical violation, assault or imprisonment.

The Earth contains some of the most intense experiences within the infinite possibility of creation (AKA The Infinite Matrix). Being within a dualistic reality that intensity is experienced as two qualities that are experientially associtated as being opposites. For example, with weight people are said to be fat at one end of the scale and thin at the other. In this way fat and thin are said to be opposites.

In terms of the Earth's own self-defined language such opposites are literal and seemingly absolute because they have been defined within the Earth system to be that way. However, when you move to look at the experience of qualities within consciousness itself (not just on Earth) you will see that fat and thin are each a quality of life that can be independently experienced. Though the logical human mind make not like it, usually to the degree that it refuses to recognize it, someone with an eating disorder can feel both fat and thin at the same time. The emotional qualities of the human psyche do not respect the rules of language, logic or tradition.

What is being said here is that you are an infinitely free being that has chosen to come into a reality that appears to resist your will, thereby giving you the intense experiences that you enjoy. A quality that many people experience directly within human life when they want to watch The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones.

There is no wrongness in this. How can there be wrongness in enjoying the intense experiences of the infinite qualities of creation? This is what brought you to choose to be human. Like all space-time realities, the Earth is an experience of intensity brought on through the idea of finiteness. On Earth this is felt as an experience of lack whether that be physical, emotional, temporal, etc.

For an infinitely free being, which all life is, to experience limitation you must enter into the illusion that you are finite. This is to enter the illusion that your will has minimal bearing on the reality you are experiencing. It is to enter the illusion that you are not completely free in the creation of your experience. Again, though this kind of limitation sounds negative to the human conditioned mind, it is something you choose with great wisdom, knowing and purpose in order to have the experience that arises from it. The human mind is not broken in how it experiences. It is exactly as we designed it to be. Something you will remember when you stop resisting your experience or when you leave human form - whichever comes first.

To summarize, because all that is (all that has beingness) has infinite free will, in order to experience being human you must enter the illusion that you do not have free will. This is the experience on taking of beliefs that you are limited. The beliefs are then experienced outwardly as absolute limitations. This gives rise to the experience of not being the creator of your reality.

This simple idea is the explanation for all that you experience when human, whether positive or negative. As you do not have trouble believing you would choose to experience positive things little is confronted there. The journey of human awakening is no limited to any one path, but all paths contain the journey of coming to understand why you chose all that you feel has caused you pain.

The route out of pain is to see that you are choosing it and that is a journey of feeling everything that this confronts in you. It is appropriate to feel angry, but all arguments against this idea are arguments that seek to solidify the existence of the victim (someone who lives inside the creations of another).

The victim within is real. It is a real quality of life that is experienced when you choose to forget you are the creator. It is the experience of not creator. So understand that in telling you that you have chosen all your own pain I am not seeking to diminish the experience of the victim. I am not seeking to say it does not matter. I am seeking to make the realization that it is a choice, a conscious understanding within humanity. I am not telling you here that the experience of being a victim is not real or painful. I'm not even going to say its not a bit fucked up. It will initially feel a bit disturbing that apparently we are some kind of masochists that like to torture ourselves for intense, emotional experiences.

It does however come to make a bit more sense when you see that we are learning to create in this reality. Religion usually sees this as the idea that we are sinned and we must endure this pain until we learn to create responsibly, then and only then will we graduate to a 'better place'. This is completely arse-backwards. We all start in the 'better place' and choose to enter physical realities from there!

What you will come to see is that Earth is game and no one, in all existence, ever has to come here. It is a very special game in that it includes forgetting the wider 'better place' and believing you are exactly what you are currently experiencing yourself to be. Though that may seem a strange game to us within human form it is important understand that all beings have their own unique experience of meaning. The meaning experienced on Earth is largely tied to the definitions of the Earth. When you die those definitions will feel like a dream. The level of meaning that remains is emotional. When you understand you are an eternal emotional being seeking satisfying new experiences then the Earth starts to make a lot more sense.

It is not my mission to prove this to you my friend. The basis of the reality created by the human mind is that you live within the experience of your beliefs. As I said, I am not saying that the painful experience of being a victim is not real. I am not saying victims only have themselves to blame. I am saying there is no blame, only choice, whether it be conscious or not. When you understand this you will see that I am not even saying it is a fact that you create your own reality because you can choose to believe that you don't. What I am saying is that if you choose to focus on experiences that suggest the belief in victimhood then you will experience victimhood in some aspect of your life.

The trick to stepping out of a belief they seems evident in the world around you is to stop focusing on victimhood in others. To see someone in suffering and think 'they are choosing that' is not the goal here. The place to apply it is with yourself. So you may wish to think of what I am telling you as being only directly at you personally. I am not telling anyone else that they are not a victim. I am only telling you. The advantage in this is that you know the meaning that you live within. Only you truly know how your suffering has benefited you. Only you truly know how you have grown, how it has made you the person you are today. No one else can answer that, only you. So do not expect to look at others and know. Just look at your self and your life and it will eventually become clear to you, no matter how horrific your personal history may be, why you chose it.

Again, there are infinite paths to awakening when human, and all of them pass through the release of victimhood. They do this not by seeing that it isn't real, but by seeing that it is created by chosen unconsciousness. The realization therefore represents the release of that unconsciousness which can only occur through the realization that unconsciousness itself is not a mistake.

The People Must Be Overthrown


NPC O Street Market, Washington DC 1925
Thanks Arthur for the heads up on this... -AK

http://www.philstockworld.com/2015/06/26/the-people-must-be-overthrown/

The People Must Be Overthrown

Courtesy of The Automatic Earth.

Perhaps I should apologize for writing about Greece all the time. Thing is, not only have I just arrived in Athens last night (and been duly showered in ouzo), but Greece is the proverbial early harbinger of everything that’s wrong with the world (not to worry, I know that’s a hyperbole), and of everything that could be done about it.

That places a responsibility on the shoulders of Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras and his team that maybe they don’t want, and for all I know don’t deserve either. But they’re all we have, and besides, they’re all their own people have. In that sense, this is not about everything that’s wrong with the world, other than that’s the same as everything that’s wrong with Greece.

I was struck last night, talking to people here in Athens, by how much their appreciation of Tsipras, his overall composure and the way he handles the Troika talks, has increased over the past five months. They were doubtful about him before the Syriza election win; they no longer are.

Still, the negotiations are nice and all, but they’re not going anywhere, and they never will. The Troika side of the table is interested in one thing only: to humiliate Athens and force it into ultimate submission, along the lines of those photographs we’ve come to know of Abu Graibh.

Yanis Varoufakis labeled the Troika policies vis-a-vis Greece ‘fiscal waterboarding’ when he started out as finance minister, and here’s thinking he should have stuck with that image in a much more persistent and a much louder fashion.

Yes, we know, Syriza doesn’t have the mandate to take the country out of the eurozone. A daily dose of fear tactics in the domestic and international media still have Greeks, even Syriza voters, scared stiff about going it alone.

It’s time for Tsipras to turn to his people, on national TV, and say look, whatever we can discuss with the Troika, and whatever compromise we may be able to reach, there is no option on or off the table that would allow for you, the people of Greece, to not be debt slaves for the rest of your lives.

The European Union is merely a crude modern version of a feudal society (but without the debt jubilee older versions had), that’s all the morals that Brussels and Berlin can muster. And, Tsipras should say, if that is what you want, if you want to be slaves instead of a free people, tell me so. I will draw my conclusions from that.

But this is getting painful. We have an entire team of Greece’s brightest drawing up plan after plan, most of which are never even discussed by the Troika. It all comes down to you, the people, and we, your representatives, being rudely insulted every minute of the day by people whose only interest is their own personal careers and agendas.

I, Alexis Tsipras, think I deserve better than that, and much more importantly, I think my people deserve better than that. But in these negotiations, no matter how long they last, we will never get what we deserve. The Troika seeks to humiliate us, and force us on our knees with our pants down our ankles and a hood over our faces..

This will take courage on the part of Tsipras; it may well end his political career. But such courage is exactly what the Greek people need to see. They need a leader who is willing to put it all on the line, or else why would they themselves?

The threat of Armageddon following an exit from the euro is an abstract and unknown phenomenon akin to various bogeymen used to keep children in check, akin to the threat of drowning that makes waterboarding such an inhumane experience.

But whatever may or will happen, there is nothing that says or guarantees that a euro-less Greece will be worse off than it is now. Not even from a purely financial point of view (other than for an initial short period of time).

What the Greeks are sure to gain, though, is their independence, their dignity, their pride. Why on earth would they, once they understand the predicament, vote to stay on and pay their odious debts and kowtow to the five families in Brussels and Berlin for the rest of their lives?

It makes no sense at all, and it makes no sense for Tsipras and his team to keep on negotiating for a deal that will never do anything but humiliate them, and shackle the people who voted for them. There is no other possible option on the table, and there won’t be in the future.

As I was writing this in the early Athens morning, I saw an article by my dear friend Steve Keen come in, and I’m very pleased to see Steve think along the same lines I do, at the same time.

Bureaucrazies Versus Democracy

    This belief that economists know better than politicians how to run an economy was enshrined in the Maastricht Treaty itself, which limited government deficits to 3% of GDP and government debt to 60% of GDP. It was a set of rules designed to shackle political freedom, so that the economy could flourish under the incorruptible leadership of experts.
     Some experts. Firstly they designed a system which would only work if capitalism never had crises. Secondly, when a crisis hit, rather than backpedalling on their flawed rules, they doubled up on them. Then, when the people had the temerity to elect a government which opposed their agenda… Well it’s obvious, isn’t it? The people must be overthrown.
    I know from personal conversations with Varoufakis and his advisors, as well as from the public record, that Syriza is willing to do almost anything to stay within the Euro. As Yanis put it at the INET conference in Paris in April, the Euro is a bit like the Hotel California: you should never check into it in the first place, but if you do, you can never leave. 
    But the conditions the IMF, EU and ECB are insisting upon here are so extreme, and their behaviour so counter to the very concept of democracy, that maybe the Greeks would do better to show them what a democratic government can do. Maybe they should leave the Euro, and default on all their debts—especially those to the Troika. The financial stimulus from throwing off the yoke of debt may counterbalance the initial chaos from re-instituting a national currency in a seriously damaged society. 
    It may also teach the bureaucrazies -and no, that is not a misprint- a lesson about the limits of bureaucratic power.

You know, it’s true that maybe it’s too much for outsiders such as Steve Keen and myself to ask of Alexis Tsipras, and the people of Greece, to jump into a big unknown. But it’s also too much to bear to watch the inane piece of theater being played out by quasi elected B movie protagonists.

And no, none of us get a free pass on this one. Your voice is long overdue. Because no matter where you are or who you are, whether you’re American or European, it’s still your government, acting in your name, that supports and magnifies the craziness unloaded upon the cradle of democracy.

All the Greek people know until now is that Europe and the IMF are attempting to strangle them. Still, so many among us don’t agree with that at all. Thing is, it’s time to let that be known. To the people of Greece, and to our own ‘leaders’ who if we don’t get vocal will continue to do as they please. Just because the people you’ve elected don’t have any morals doesn’t mean you don’t have to either.

Another big CME....







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