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Don't Take Anything Personally



Let’s review what was in my last blog.


We, as individuals, live in the collective dream of a family, of a community, of a nation. We, as individuals, live in the collective dream of humanity itself.


And every time a new soul enters this experience of earthly life, its people rush in to hook its attention and to indoctrinate him or her in the ways of this collective dream. Every time a new soul enters this experience of earthly life, Moms and Dads and siblings and friends and teachers and ministers and, dear God, the media and social media, rush in to hook its attention and to indoctrinate him or her in the ways of this collective dream.


And because that child quite simply doesn’t know any better, the child agrees with the ways of the outer dream, for better or worse. And in so doing, the outer dream, for better or worse, becomes the inner dream or what the author calls, a personal Book of Law.

And this process, a process driven by rewards and punishments, by which the outer dream, for better or worse, becomes a personal Book of Law, is called the domestication of humans.


And it’s through such a process that this outer dream, for better or worse, gets passed from generation to generation to generation.


Now, I say for better or worse because, because, as I quoted last week, entire lives have been constructed on Books of Law which are largely false. Entire lives have been constructed from the accepted fiction of generations of fearful humans.


And so it is that when a human stumbles upon such a lie – when an untruth found in one’s Book of Law conflicts with the wisdom found in one’s heart, one arrives at choice.

Will he abandon the lie? Or will she retreat to the safety of the lie, no matter how false, how limiting, how mediocre, how destructive it might be?