Monday, 14 September 2015
Written by Mathew Naismith
Gaia's Lack of Ego: Gaia is in relation to mother Earth and is known to be a living breathing entity that is conscious, in other words aware and even wised up to it's environment Gaia exists in. Man's consciousness itself has evolved from Gaia's consciousness, this doesn't mean however man has taken on Gaia's consciousness, it's evolved from Gaia's consciousness to form it's own consciousness which is mainly influenced by ego.
The following was a response I gave to a group of people who wanted to retaliate against the judged evil in the world. It's interesting to know how Gaia would react in our circumstance.
Gaia's Consciousness: It is the acknowledgement that Gaia is a conscious and sentient being of which we are all active cells with specific functions as parts of her body.
Gaia's consciousness is obviously much wiser than man's consciousness even collectively, man's consciousness after all is of Gaia's consciousness, not Gaia's consciousness is of man's consciousness.
Going by man's perception, man would seem to be evil collectively to Gaia, does Gaia then react by counteracting man's evilness with extreme motions of love? Remember, Gaia's consciousness is far wiser than man's consciousness. I should also mention, man also uses the environment to destroy or harm himself, this action isn't Gaia's.
Gaia just sits there taking it because Gaia hasn't got an ego to contend with within itself, in the end, man will destroy himself by his own hands through his misuse of the ego.
You cannot give love to evil in retaliation, the reason is simple, evil thrives on love because it turns this retaliative love into lust and desire, Gaia is wised to this so it sits very patiently within it's stillness. Give love to what we have judged to be evil but do it with very little motion as Gaia does.
If we gave our love to Gaia, we would live within a heaven on Earth, this takes balance. Any extreme reactions to another motion we judge as evil isn't balance. If we allowed it, Gaia would still today embrace us with her love and affection, please do as what Gaia would to onto us, embrace what you have judged as evil, don't keep feeding it.
Any extreme action, especially if it's driven by retaliation, is an expression of egotism, in other words extremes can't exist unless driven/influenced by egotism and of course the more extreme our reactions are, the more expressive we are of egotism. You cannot fight egotism with egotism though, these people were talking about fighting the evil in the world but all they are doing is feeding the evil in the world within their reaction. Fighting evil with love will only feed this evil with what it desires and even needs to exist.
Any judged evilness will of course thrive on any retaliation that is extreme, especially if the retaliation is in extreme opposite to itself, this is wholly due to this kind of consciousness thriving on the love of conflicts. Conflicts are of course but another trait that can only exist through expressions of egotism. Fighting extremes with extremes is exactly the same as fighting egotistical expressions with egotistical expression, all this will do is feed the egotism in the world. Love might not be conflictive to someone who loves but it is to someone who only lusts.
Gaia Consciousness: When we think of Gaia, we usually only think of in terms of mother Earth, in actuality, Gaia refers to nature period which means all of what the universe itself is, Gaia is the universe itself. This isn't just a living breathing entity but a living breathing consciousness as well. This doesn't mean our moon is conscious of Saturn's moons or our planet Earth is conscious of another galaxy, this means Gaia herself is conscious of all of what it is. How aware are we of even the person next door or a person in another town that we have never conversed with or even seen? We know there are people there but we are not aware of the people themselves, Gaia is, this is why Gaia is way beyond human perception. How many of us know or even want to know Gaia exists?
Human consciousness is far more unaware than that of Gaia, this is a strange perspective because even though Gaia's consciousness is far more aware than human consciousness, Gaia isn't controlling but man's consciousness is. In actuality, the more aware man becomes, the more controlling he tries to be, Gaia is by no way controlling. Gaia allows the cycles to run their course, for example, if a sun has finished it's cycle, Gaia allows this cycle to run it's natural course without trying to control the sun. If man had control of the universe, would he allow the sun to continue it's natural cycle, especially if it benefited him if the sun didn't finish it's natural cycle? The answer is obvious......
I've also noticed new age spirituality is more about control and it is new age, this is wholly due to old age spirituality being about releasing control, not gaining it. We have applied the basic principles of old age spirituality but with new concepts based on control. My recent conversations, with new age spiritually aware people, certainly supports that we are more about control than ever, control of course being all about egotism strangely enough.
The more aware humans become, the more controlling they become either it be through science or spirituality, Gaia, if you noticed, didn't and doesn't do this, so what's the main difference between Gaia's consciousness and human consciousness? Ego, which gives us control, the funny thing is, if we didn't have an ego, we wouldn't want to control anything, this however doesn't mean we wouldn't be able to control anything though if we had the will to do so. Ego actually gives us this will to control so we act it out, we basically give in to the will of the ego. The reason Gaia doesn't give into this will is wholly due to, not awareness, but wisdom, Gaia is wised up to the will of the ego and how controlling giving into this will can be. In actuality, Gaia is wised up to how destructive control can become.
Gaia isn't egotistical, this is obvious through the lack of control Gaia acts out, but Gaia does express the ego without allowing the will of the ego to take control of Gaia's consciousness, this is quite the opposite of man's consciousness mainly because man allows the will of the ego to control him. In a real sense, man isn't being controlling but controlled through the will of the ego to be controlling.
I find it strange that we haven't learnt from Gaia, one of the most enlightened teachers a species could ever have as a mentor. Become aware of Gaia's consciousness and how it allows the natural cycles within nature to run it's own course, yes by all means express the ego but don't give into the ego's will. We might think by not giving into the will of the ego is taking control, it's not, by just being wised up to how destructive the ego can become naturally automatically disallows the will of the ego to influence such a consciousness. There is also no reaction in this, when a consciousness is wised up to the ego, it is able to use the ego constructively with very little effort and motion.
A consciousness fixated to control and the will of the ego, will never become wise, this is wholly due to a consciousness being controlled and trying to be controlling. Observe Gaia as Gaia is observing, in other words become the observer and become wise through observing Gaia.
Being only a participator through control will only teach us knowledge and awareness, it won't teach us to become wise, this can only be reacquired through letting go of control as Gaia quiet plainly shows us in my mind.
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Written by Mathew Naismith
In a human perspective we need intentions to learn and evolve otherwise we wouldn’t evolve, yes if we were living by no or few intentions we wouldn’t destroy as much as we do with our intentions but we wouldn’t evolve either, does this mean intentions at the human level is a must to evolve? This is not an easy question to answer, the answer is yes and no depending on which perspective we perceive by.
At the human level, the human perspective, it is obvious to us we need intentions either that be bad or good, destructive or constructive intentions, these intentions assist us with our growth in nearly all aspects. I did say nearly all aspects; the one aspect that human intentions don’t assist us with is spirituality, human intentions make it hard to become in tune with our inner self, our inner knowing, this is because our inner self isn’t of intentions when our human self is, there just not in tune in this situation.
At the human perspective there is bad and good, destructive and constructive intentions, if we only had good intentions wouldn’t this be better than not having any intentions at all? The problem with good and bad intonations is who judges what a bad intention is and what a good intention is? Every religion and spiritual concept has good intentions to the believer of these religions and concepts, which one is truly good or bad? We might judge that a constructive intention is good and a destructive intention is bad but again by whose standards? The human perspective certainly isn’t an easy one to figure out, it’s actually quite chaotic.
Now let’s look at this question through the spiritual perspective. There is no judgement of bad or good or even what denotes destructive intentions and what doesn’t, all what everything is, is an experience, just a different way to be expressive. At the human level we judge destructive intentions as bad but at the spiritual level it’s just another way we are able to express ourselves.
So are human intentions a must for humans to evolve? Yes in sense, it’s one way to evolve but what has been shown is that this way creates chaos and the more intentions we have the more chaos we create. This however doesn’t take away that human intention do indeed assist us in evolving but at what cost? Evolving in this way destroys a lot in the process and could even cause the demise of the human race, what would be the point in evolving in this way if it’s going to cause our demise?
Very few people throughout human history have chosen to live by no or very few intentions; to me it’s certainly worth trying on a collective scale.
I thought I would share an interesting discussion between me and another person on the topic of intentions.
Hi Mathew! This has really jumped out at me, your comment "but we also chose to try to dominate Gaia instead of just living with Gaia" .. I wonder if this is the intention behind the intention, our wish to exert dominance over our surroundings/our own experience, when really we are swimming against Gaia's tide. I wonder how this affects our free will to set our own intentions for what we think is our higher good, if it isn't necessarily true . . .
You obviously know this, you are indeed this connected. Good point, the intention behind the intention.
Gaia has an intention; this is obvious however we humans exert our own intentions over and above Gaia producing even more intentions which are not natural with the current environment we are experiencing. Yes indeed we are swimming against the tide or the flow of natural reasoning.
Another good point, how indeed does this affect our free will over all!!
Expressing such dominating intentions would have to affect our free will in every way, this is due to not just living within the present moment but in the past and future as well. We try to exert or influence the past and the future when there is only the present moment.
Exerting our intentions over and above Gaia seems like we are expressing free will when all we are doing is taking away what free will Gaia gives us. All we are truly doing is what our controlling egos want us to do which isn’t about our higher good; we truly have no free will under this influence.
Gaia is about being expressive without the control of the ego; we couldn't have more free will living with Gaia if we wanted too.
Hmmmm, are you channelling as well, you to me certainly seem connected in some way Carolyn!!
Hi Mathew! Thank you for your reply - very profound and it makes perfect sense! Also I don't think I am channelling! - ha! having said that I get strong prompts and, answers to questions - I am trying to follow the guidance which is not always easy but I now think that if I can align my own will to the will of God/the Universe/Source, that everything will flow smoothly and effortlessly to more joy and harmony! xxx :)
Monday, 15 December 2014
Written by Mathew Naismith
Sorry for going on about intentions and un-intentions but a few people are interested in this topic so I thought I would go a little further with this. This is not an ideology or a concept or anything like it and it’s not anything new, living without intentions is something various spiritually aware people have been doing all along especially through spiritual practices like meditation, praying, chanting and so forth.
So what would it be like living without intentions?
Let’s go back to early man; if man was content without any further intent to improve on himself in certain ways or had no intentions of ownership, what would the world today be like? The funny thing is the world would be somewhat more pristine than what it is now and it would be far less chaotic, yes you would still have animals and the environment reacting between and to each other but the world as a whole wouldn’t be as chaotic and as soiled to what it is today. In other words without man intentions, the world would be much more at peace and in harmony with itself. Does this mean man, no matter what, would cause chaos and soil environment? Well no, it’s man’s intentions that cause such degradation not just the presence of man himself. If man learnt long ago to live without intentions or very few intentions, physical life would be somewhat different to what it is today; I actually think man could have improved on the already existing chaos instead of adding to it.
You would think without intentions we wouldn’t have progressed at all but that isn’t actually the case, for example, man wouldn’t have had intentions of ownership and destroyed the environment for this ownership, the world would be still quite pristine and certainly not over inhabited. Indeed we wouldn’t have all these possessions and acquired human knowledge that we have today without intentions however I do think we would have obtained something far more valuable, an awareness and wisdom through being unintentional within our thoughts and actions.
Man has the idea to progress and to obtain knowledge we need to do this through intentions; this is the only way that most men know how to obtain such possessions, remembering man also treats knowledge as a possession. This is quite different when living by being unintentional within our actions and thoughts, you never own anything including knowledge and the way you obtain knowledge is quite different as well. There is no truer knowledge than inner knowledge and that is what I think most spiritually aware people tap into especially when living without intentions. Through being unintentional, we actually quite automatically improve on ourselves without actually intending to do so; this is due to being more in touch with our inner selves. Human intentions actually hinder us from becoming in touch with our inner self; this is due to our inner selves not being about intentions but about going along with the flow of things. This is saying that human intentions are not in tune with our inner self which makes it a lot harder for us to become in touch with our inner self.
I think this gives a pretty good idea what life would be like for us and everything else if man wasn’t so intent within his intentions. I also think if man wasn’t about intentions, he could have been more constructively influential on the already existing chaos instead of destructive through adding and creating more chaos. We indeed had a choice and we chose, we chose a life of chaos and degradation when we could have chosen a life of utter peace and harmony. It’s by no way too late to turn things around but to do this we must all become more aware of what our intentions actually create.
I received an interesting query in relation to my last post I thought I would share. This post in particular was brought about by other people’s perceptions not just my own; it’s a good indication that the collective is indeed becoming more aware and in synch.
wow! so much to think about!
My immediate thoughts are: perhaps intentions are mistaken for more earthly goals. . . Is there perhaps a 'higher' strata of intention that we might use to create a better experience for all of us? Is acceptance the opposite of intention? I am also thinking about the Taoist belief of action through non-action . . . Mathew, I love this, thank you!
I think there are higher consciousness's than ourselves that use intentions but probably quite in a different way to ourselves. Humans use intentions quite intensely which is why we create so much destructive chaos I feel.
I'm actually suggesting that we lesson the use of intentions as much as we can which will hopefully lesson the chaos in our lives.
Is acceptance the opposite of intentions? A very intriguing question to ask Carolyn.
I've been about acceptance for about two/three years now which has noticeably lessened my intentions. I don't think acceptance is the opposite of intentions as such but it certainly lessons the effects of intentions by being more accepting of our environment. When we are accepting, we don't react as much; acceptance does indeed seem to automatically lesson the use of intentions.
Action through non-action, indeed. An action depicts an intention however through this non-action we are truly not reacting at all, we are merely in action to stop reacting, once we are aware of what our actions produce, we automatically stop reacting unless we want to continue to react that is.
I recently wrote about living without intentions, it gives a brief depiction of what it would be like without little or no intentions; we could have indeed assisted Gaia instead of destroying her.
Gaia is of intentions but it’s very much different to man’s intentions in that Gaia’s intentions isn’t about dominance, power or control, it’s about an intention to evolve, that is all. You could certainly say that Gaia’s intentions are of this higher consciousness. It’s not of various and numerous intentions like man but very few intentions. We chose to live with Gaia but we also chose to try to dominate Gaia instead of just living with Gaia.