Infinite Possibilities Viewed from a Finite Perspective
[voice from the Other Side - Sha'Tara]
What does it mean for those programmed to view their world (singular!) from a finite perspective to hear the term "infinite possibilities" regarding life?
Some of the most common responses to life on earth:
The hedonist: We are born for no purpose except to make the best of what life we are thrown into and we die: Case closed.
The religionist: We were created by God to serve God. If we believe in God, we go to heaven when we die. If not, we go to hell. Case closed.
The one in-between these extremes: There is no way to know why we are here, so we do what seems best. There is no way to know what happens when we die. Case closed.
Less common, but gaining acceptance: We are here to awaken or become enlightened. We've been here many times before and will likely come back if we don't learn our lessons or pay back karma. (The ones who generally administer the "lessons" can be spirit guides, angels, divinities, God or aliens.)
That's about it. Pretty bleak and general. And to make matters worse, these positions are correct. They are part of the realm of infinite possibilities. Which means we haven't even begun to tap what other "reasons" there may be for being "here" -- for being alive. For being intelligent, sentient, self-aware. For being able to reason a place and purpose in the grand scheme. (Or for choosing not to.)
Belief systems were designed to limit choices, to control; to prevent ISSA minds from expanding and "seeing" too much and asking questions banned within any closed system. When I discuss my understanding of life with belief system individuals I find great reluctance in even listening to what I have to say, even if I'm pretty convincing with some of my "stories." It's as if my understanding was a direct challenge to another's personal belief.
My views may (and often do) challenge other positions. They question the validity of existing beliefs, and call a "time out" when the claims of such beliefs do not match the performance. But all that is an aside. The point is to demonstrate that any number of "beliefs" or possibilities regarding any subject, including - especially including - the future, not only can, but must, co-exist in any interaction within open-ended systems.
By observation, life is an open-ended system. This means it moves on a constant flow of input from an endless field of beingness into an endless field of possibilities. (I'm sure it's been stated better but that's the best I can do right now.) That means any conflict we generate among ourselves in speaking of, say, the future, or the right and wrong of things, is a product of misunderstanding - of fear. For example those who believe in one God and a heaven for the faithful fear I may be right. "What then?" Well, knowing that there can only be one end to this life according to their belief, I have to be wrong. There can be no other option. We cannot both be right, and since they cannot be wrong, I have to be. Otherwise their "faith" is for naught. They could go to hell if they allowed that I could be right. This remains "true " to them even if what I point out; what I say, is true .
That's not how it is. All choices are valid. My choices are real choices within a real scenario. My thoughts, dreams, visions, ideas, lead me in a certain direction within an infinite choice of roads. Granted many of these roads must be discovered and assessed. Some are difficult, some easy and some have to be cut out of the raw fabric of my share of life's process. The Golden Path is more or less such a road.
People are programmed to see two basic paths: a right one and a wrong one. And it has been left to "experts" to expound which one is right and which one is wrong. That the experts are never in agreement doesn't seem to matter. People will still kill each other over which is which. How terribly simple it is to control a race such as Earth people! Invent a crude construct of simple opposites, then pit them against each other as enemies: God versus Satan. Good versus Evil. Black versus white. Communist versus capitalist. Protestant versus Catholic. Man versus woman. Every thought, every deed is then categorized within these two extremes. No one is allowed to escape the labels. The rest follows - war on every front of Earthian interaction. Competition; predatorship; judgment and condemnation. And the inevitable result: death.
If earth people would discover health and long life, they must first break free of their limited, limiting, closed minded, closed-system thinking. They must free themselves of their "divine" masters and their artificial "laws." They must find self-empowerment and make that the object of their teachings and education at all levels. The rest will most certainly follow.
Self-empowerment operates freely within the realm of infinite possibilities and expects things to manifest naturally. It is highly imaginative. On a world such at this one, it can easily imagine such as: selflessness, peace, justice, respect, compassion, empathy. It may even dare imagine love, however difficult and costly such a concept will prove to be. (Yes, I deliberately use the future tense here: no one on earth understands the concept of love, which is "that which freely gives up its own life that another may live." If love was understood here there would be no possibility of injustice; of oppression; of war, to name just three of man's most abject failures.)
The point to remember - and it is just as difficult for me to do as for anyone - is that life, of itself, is always neutral. In the overall scheme of things, there is no right and wrong. But such an awareness is easily perverted by ignorant, parochially-thinking people and therefore dangerous to expound upon. Life may be neutral, but there is nothing "neutral" about those who make war to steal someone else's resources; who kill for profit, personal comfort or pleasure. The avatar keeps these things in perspective. Earth, although part of the flow of life, knows nothing of neutrality. It is a world at war. It is a world controlled at all levels of rulership by evil forces.