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    Twilight Of The Doomsayer
    Twilight Of The Doomsayer

    Students of consciousness know that fear is a disconnecting frequency; it separates and diminishes with cold efficiency. Fear restrains consciousness by contracting it and binding it to the 3D, effectively isolating the individual from higher awareness. So it is that in these days of shifting paradigms, as the old hierarchies scramble to contain the effects of polarizing consciousness and wider galactic alignments, it is wise to be mindful of those who deal primarily in fear.

    We are born with only two innate fears: fear of loud noises and fear of falling. With training, these can be diminished or removed altogether. All other fears are habituated, social and mental constructs that we have imbibed from the matrix. Even pain is a conditional reflex, not a fear. I feel no fear when I burn my hand accidentally in a candle flame. Any anxiety that arises derives from the anticipation of pain or the frustration of an apparent misfortune. Consequently, though it may be explicable to feel fear in the veins when we observe the dystopian Control System framework being radically upgraded, it is a wholly synthetic response that we are activating, an erroneous software loop that has been conditioned into us.

    I am reminded of the Bene Gesserit litany from Dune (1965 Frank Herbert novel, 1984 David Lynch film). This was recited to help reduce the debilitating effects of fear.

    “I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”

    This is Zen technique. It seeks to counter the prevalent tendency for humans to falsely identify with the egoic mind, believing that they are the thinking entity inside their heads. It is this basic misidentification that encourages persistent discursive thinking, thereby granting overall authority to the linear train tracks of survivalist logic at the expense of higher dimensional awareness. Crucially, the erroneous belief that we are the ego transforms the human psyche into a fear superconductor.

    Egoic Ascendancy

    The ego plays an important role in helping us to endure in the 3D world, yet its influence over the entire mind-complex has become artificially elevated over time. The mutation of the ego into a position of artificial primacy can perhaps be better grasped by understanding trauma-based mind control techniques. The mind is subjected to such intense negative experience (suffering/sensory overload) that, in order to survive, it fragments into a number of distinct compartments, some of which can be heavily conditioned, or programmed. Some alternative historians have suggested that immense and sudden earth changes can bring about a splintering of the mind on a mass scale, resulting in a spontaneous and dominant separation of the ego.

    Finding itself wearing the white peaked-hat of the Captain, the ego takes to the helm, even though it is patently not experienced or skilled enough to do so. As indicated, the real job of the ego is to focus on survival impulses like eating, drinking, reproducing, gathering, tribalism, fight or flight. It is not equipped to command a large and complex vessel. Consequently, it makes a lot of mistakes, takes wrong turns, gets lost, runs into heavy waters and collides with other egos, regularly inflicting damage on itself and others. In this mode, veering from one predicament to another, thinking can only achieve relatively crude results compared to the awesome and expert command of the higher self. Necessarily, one must persuade the ego to take a back seat.


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    Scrobz     Sun, Dec 14, 2008  Permanent link
    Good memories when I think of the time I was 8 and my dad suggested reading Frank Herberts "Dune". I think the comparison between the Bene Gesserit and Zen buddhism is very right.

    The part referring to the ego reminds me of "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle. Though he is stating that it is essential to separate from ego by not identifying yourself to it.
    folkert     Thu, Dec 25, 2008  Permanent link
    Being who you are is not some vague new-age sentiment. It is the rigorous discipline of working on oneself to develop conscious presence. It is a natural spiritual trajectory. By bringing one’s unswerving attention into the present moment, we unplug the egoic thinking mechanism and free the mind from the flow of temporality.”

    Great — thanks for sharing, it's an important reminder to be repeated frequently.