“Entitlement is the shadow of enlightenment.”
Privilege is at the root of human nature. It is as accepted, endorsed and practiced as our instinct, thought and feeling. We all don a badge of self-expressed elitism. It is not just to compete, excel and survive in a cutthroat society. It is a defense mechanism we all inherit and adopt to protect our personal egos, issues and vulnerabilities. Our fear of being exposed before our peers for the divine transgressions of our empathy and kindness build the walls of our personal prisons. We cling to this security blanket with all the empty intention and social obligation we can muster. Eventually this prevalent lifestyle establishes the expression of our entitlement.
Vision of Oblivion:
The institutionalized propaganda of education, media, politics and religion has instinctively, psychologically, emotionally and intuitively rendered our culture oblivious. Whether it is our personal apathy, contempt, denial, fear or self-righteousness, we have become disassociated and desensitized to the bleak and bitter realities that consume us. In the face of our endless possibility and potential, we have wagered our destinies for a synthetically comfortable and convenient existence of anxiety, debt, emptiness, opposition and survival. We protect ourselves with the shield of our oblivion to avoid becoming who we truly are.
Society is rife with a who’s who list of inauthentic “spiritual” leaders who present and promote their doctrines to the unconscious masses. Many are motivated to expand their fellowships in quantity at the cost of quality empowerment. Most choose to represent the very antithesis of the principles their initial awakening inspired in them for personal benefit and profit. The measure of their enlightenment is often notoriety, position, possession and wealth. They exploit and manipulate ancient teachings and wisdom to engineer their initiate’s illumination at the cost of the relationship they have with their own soul. It is a divine comedy of fantasy and ignorance.
The Veil of Reality:
“Reality” is a construct that distracts us from ourselves and our destiny. It is a three-dimensional structure with boundaries, dynamics and laws to confine us into a matrix of control, deception and manipulation. Reality is an artificial projection administered by an authoritarian network to confuse, distort, divert, preoccupy and repress us with our own fear. We become helplessly and hopelessly dependent upon the intoxication of our fruitless, intellectual prowess and the drama of our irrational emotional attachments. Reality is the perfect machine designed to separate us from our heart and soul. It alters our multi-dimensional being-ness into the captivity of duality.
Ghost in the Machine:
Reality is a methodical tapestry designed to enslave us into an impasse of instinct, intellect and negative emotion. Society’s machine is absolutely effective in its exploitation of our anxiety, cynicism, denial, fear, indifference and oblivion for the sustenance of its survival. It is the perfect symbol of our culture’s insatiable desire to serve itself at the cost of its own humanity. Reality consumes all our authenticity, creativity, empathy, individuality, integrity and possibility. Our greatest qualities are replaced with anger, frustration, futility, obedience and resignation. Everyday we condemn our lives to the very oppression we despise.
“Enlightenment is an illusion of being.”
The Mind’s Eye:
We are all slaves of our own egos. The oblivion we entertain and enable with our pride, prejudice and partisan viewpoints tightens the proverbial nooses around our heart and soul. We are mystified by our own social conditioning to the extent that we all vie for a superior position in the simulated hierarchy of human existence. Our words weave complicated webs of academically infused concepts and philosophies to supplement the absence of our personal consciousness, intention, kindness, love and purpose. We sacrifice ourselves upon the altar of information, knowledge and wisdom at the expense of our relation with our soul.
There is one common element that has been ever-present throughout the history of human faith. Many may believe it is communal prayer. Yet, beyond it is the lie that may inspire or sustain it. Congregational belief is the greatest diversion ever envisioned. It is a strategic credence that distorts and destroys our universal connection. Anything and everything that is conceived from or devised by a dualistic society bound to its instinct and intellect is only as proficient as its intended potential. In other words, that which is created or exists within the three-dimensional paradigm cannot exceed or transcend its nature. It is a paradox of human existence.
Enlightenment has become an ideology established on the distinct vision of a few at the behest of the many. Therefore, it cannot fulfill mainstream well-being given the egocentricity of its origins. The guidance, illumination and wisdom of a guru, minister, shaman or priest simply does not apply to the unique spiritual needs of the individual human being. Where it’s intent may be to provide understanding, it only serves to distract and dismay the many into the obscurity of cynicism, futility and oblivion. Religion and spirituality are profound testimonies to the commercialization and distortion of contemporary enlightenment.
We have all been conditioned to be dependent upon the superficial expertise and insights of authoritarian influences. We have sacrificed who we are, why we are here, our fulfillment and personal power for anonymity, ease and oblivion. We have allowed ourselves to surrender to the currents of social acceptance, belonging and status. Our culture personifies our fear and reluctance to rise and stand for the vision and wisdom we are destined to become. There is no other individual meant to empower or occupy our experience. The truth we are born to live can only be established by our choices and the manifestation of our purpose.
A Path Unbroken:
Enlightenment isn’t about seeing reality or the world as we would hope or like it to be. It is about experiencing it as it is. The fantasy or ideology we may attempt to impose on ourselves and others only prevents us from being present to its existence and possibility. Personal illumination is reliant only upon the initiate’s creation and commitment. No other person(s) have the expertise or right to source the manifestation of individual destiny. Enlightenment, in its true expression, cannot exist within the three-dimensional realm. It can only thrive beyond the domains of our social and terrestrial experience.
“Love is the greatest expression of enlightenment.”
There are infinite pathways to enlightenment within the multi-dimensional experience of being. The path we choose to walk is a manifestation of our creation, declaration and expression. Though there may be times during the course of our lives when each of our paths may cross and relate, they are individual expressions with personal meaning and purpose. Only the boundaries of our fear, perception, thought and understanding inhibits our embrace with eternity. Our authenticity, creativity, integrity and intention are the foundations for the transformation that shifts the duality of everyday reality. Enlightenment is emerging from the oblivion of our ordinary fear and expressing the extraordinary power of our love.