Monday, July 17, 2006

Don Presents: Nuub Questions

1) What is the fist step to enlightenment?

wise_but_mysterious: Belief. Knowing whole-heartedly that something is the truth.

seraphimrazael: there is no first step or last step. it is merely a choice.

msheekhah: wanting. you have to want enlightenment more than you want what you currently have.

2) How do I know when it's time to make the choice?

wise_but_mysterious: You'll know. It will be blatantly obvious.

seraphimrazael: You've already made the decision. Now you just have to understand why.

msheekhah: When you decide you're fed up with what you have, because it is not working for you.

3) How do I know this shit is real?

wise_but_mysterious: I will refer to a Harvard Psychology Professor... He asks his class this same question every year for the last 15 years... "Prove to me that this chair exists". Only the blind man answers correctly. "What chair?"

seraphimrazael: How do you know you're real? How do you know anything is real? It's just a matter of choice.

msheekhah: If you ask and allow your idea of a higher power to prove it to you, and believe that it can and will, you will know this shit is real. However, if you don't believe in something greater than yourself, then you must somehow be greater than the universe.

4) If I'm greater than the universe, then why can't I change things?

wise_but_mysterious: consentual reality. There are a lot more people who believe differently than you than there are who believe like you. If everyone in the world believed it, then it would be so.

seraphimrazael: because you've used all of your awesome god-like power to convince yourself that you don't have any. Change that perspective, and change your reality.

msheekhah: because you didn't have the courage to tell your parents how insane they were for thinking you were less than omnipotent when you were a small baby. Instead, you believed them, adopted the fears they filled you with. A good example. Can you remember ever falling off your bike BEFORE you parents first warned you that you could do that? No. It never happened. Not until they instilled that fear into you. Same with reality.

5) You've been talking alot about belief. How do you change your belief?

wise_but_mysterious: Boils down to choice.

seraphimrazael: How do you change your socks? You just do it.

msheekhah: You become who you pretend to be. I had a friend who had a real rage problem. She would shake uncontrollably when her baby cried. The shaking was her suppressing her urge to hurt it. She didn't want to be like that. So one day, when she sits her kid down in front of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, something occurs to her. She starts watching it with her kid. Then she starts pretending to be like Mr. Rogers. After several weeks of this, she finds that she has the rage no more. She's now a Quaker and one of the most gentle souls I have ever met.

6) I've recently been reading some books on unlocking the psychic within. I keep seeing shit. Things that aren't there. Hearing voices. Is this normal.

wise_but_mysterious: There might be a problem here. Please seek professional help. *laughs*

seraphimrazael: One of two possibilities. My rather sarcastic friend could be right. And you do suffer from psychotic delusions that require professional help. But, there's always the second alternative. You are reading these books must have unlocked something. By giving yourself permission, you have unlocked your ability to see things beyond normal perception. They cannot harm you unless you believe they can.

msheekhah: Well, NLP teaches that schizophrenia really isn't a disease. It's a very powerful coping mechanism. Very few cases occur spontaneously that didn't develop in childhood. This is because it is an unconscious mind adaptation to stresses and forces that the child is otherwise incapable of handling. Even then, it's a powerful coping mechanism, that fulfills a very powerful purpose. The short of it is: you created it when you needed it, so you can let it go when you don't need it anymore.
But, it could also be that you're accessing psychic information from the unconscious mind, but you haven't necessarily learned to interpret what the unconscious mind is trying to tell you. Kind of like dreams. Again, this is completely under your control. All you have to do is sincerely want to understand what it means, and allow your unconscious mind to fill in the gaps.

7) What exactly is the unconscious mind and how to do I learn to interpret it?

wise_but_mysterious: I agree with razael below...

seraphimrazael: Your unconscious mind is a higher part of yourself. You don't learn to talk to it, it chooses to talk to you.

msheekhah: In order to interpret your unconscious mind, you need to learn to think like an infant or young child. We think in linear thought processes. However, what I remember of my young childhood and the way my mind worked is very much like the unconcsiouc mind works. It is incapable of virtualization. It always sees things in terms of absolute truth and absolute usefulness. Concepts are foreign to it. Right and wrong are merely what feels good and what doesn't. However, this part of your brain isn't merely a child's mind. It is the most powerful part of your mind. It is still innocent, yet it is capable of everything that the ascended masters have done. It just needs you to get out of the way and believe in it.

8) Do you worship the devil?

wise_but_mysterious: I don't believe in the devil. There is no absolute good or evil. There is only energy that is put forth by humans. It's like computers. They can be used for good things or bad things. Just like anything else. It just all depends on your intent. Intent is the second point of magick.

Alastar: There really is no such thing as Satan. It is merely an misinterpretation of the serpent in Genesis. In my belief, the serpent was used to represent one's own choice. The serpent representing the darker choice.

msheekhah: The consentual belief of the mass of humanity agrees in some majority in Satan. So in that sense, the conceptual creation of humanity makes it real. However, I can tell you for a fact that there is no Satan that is not a product of Man through his belief. Man has long in its religions used gods and totems to describe various forces and events that happen in nature. Sun gods. Thunder gods. Gods of good. Gods of evil. This is externalization of your own responsibility to choose what you want.
Good is a misnomer. The true essence of Good is creating win-win scenarios. That which brings unity. The true essence of Evil is that which separates. Holiness intrinsicly means sacred oneness. So, those religious leaders that would drive walls between "us" and "them" are evil, and those who make the two one, they are good.

9) I just finished reading "Stranger in a Strange Land" by Robert Heinlein. When Valentine Michael Smith says, "Thou art God", is he correct?

wise_but_mysterious: Think of God not as a physical entity, but as an energy. Sort of like thermal, magnetic, or nuclear. Imagine that every single thing on the face of this planet, living or not, all have this energy source in them at its base level. That would mean that God is in everything, therefore God IS everything. Holding true that thou art God, and so am I. Christ was asked "Are you the only begotten son of God?" He said, "Yes, yes I am. But so are you." Christ said that out of all of the miracles he had every performed, we would do greater. If Christ is God, and I will one day do greater than him, what does that make me?

Alastar: Yes. He was correct in stating that thou art God. Everyone and pretty much everything has the ability to create anything. You create the reality that you live in. And people's consentual reality of "God" in fact created said God. So, if you were the one that created God, what does that make you?

msheekhah: Can you imagine yourself walking on water? Can you imagine yourself walking on water as though it was real? Can you imagine yourself walking on water as easily as you walk on land? Can you expect that the next time you walk on water, it will be as solid as land? Can you perceive no difference in difficulty between walking on water as walking on land? These are your only obstacles to your Godhood. Only your mind is in your way. The divinity is already there.

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