Mind – The master of puppets

The root of the suffering in the world is the mind and its creation. Although we believe that we perceive the world in an objective way through our five senses, the reality is different. Our senses are very limited, having a very limited range of perception like an old radio that has a short bandwidth and is unable to catch the majority of the radio stations. All the parameters that come through the senses are gathered and interpreted by the mind in a twisted way. Why twisted? Because the mind is creating an image mostly based on past experiences and beliefs and also  on the limited sense perception. So we already have a distorted image created in front of our eyes, and that is without mentioning the last ingredient that distorts even more the image about the existence and how we perceive it. This last unfortunate ingredient that is making us drown more into illusion (self-created) is the emotions. 

The world around us is neutral in its pure nature, there’s nothing good nor bad, nothing ugly nor beautiful; it all just IS. The world is like an empty canvas, untouched yet, or we can say that it’s a very plain image without too much of anything in it. How does the image get created? The “drawing” appears through interpretation (of the mind – of course). Fake colors and images are added onto the canvas by misinterpreting and judging the neutral image through our previously mentioned altering elements. The reason for our suffering is our constant analysis and interpretation of life through emotional distortions and past programs (computer-like), cunningly implemented by Maya (the illusion) to capture us in its snare. 

Let’s say we see the cloudy sky. Automatically the mind starts creating thoughts: “it might rain”, “I don’t have the umbrella”, “I might get wet”, “I hate it when I am wet, I’ll be cold”. It’s almost like you can feel the cold of your wet body! But hey, it’s all a fantasy, it didn’t happen, or at least not yet, and you have already created a drama out of just some normal event which already alters the way you feel because the adrenals already secreted cortisol because the mind already created a “threat”. So, our mind is very good at projecting and complicating things, therefore our life is a mere projection of our insecurities, emotions and past experiences which get replicated over and over again because we can’t let go of everything and just observe, without interpretation, without whining, without complaining – just pure acceptance. 

All the good and bad in our life is created by the mind. It all starts with a thought. All the thoughts are detrimental to our true evolution. True, perfect(-ed) beings are thoughtless, just flowing with their being. There are less perfect people, still more advanced than the average, that are aware of the flow of thoughts, of the mechanics of their creation, they can’t (yet) be thoughtless yet they are not allowing them to proliferate, to alter their beings anymore. They know that thoughts are not theirs, they don’t identify themselves with the lower mind projections, so they continuously discard the thoughts as they come, no matter what type of thoughts. 

The so-called normal person is unaware of this aspect of their mind, hence they go with whatever thoughts they have, assuming that they are the creators of the thoughts so they are going to act upon “their” thoughts. The thoughts are waves created by the powerful mind which in its essence is boundless, omniscient and omnipotent, yet that capacity is not known yet, therefore remains unused. Thoughts can be easily picked-up or forced upon us by people or other entities. Being of a wave-form construct, the thoughts can be hacked and influenced. The influence can come willingly and unwillingly. The willing type of influence is happening when someone exerts willpower to manipulate the flow and direction of your thoughts based on their agenda. These people are either magicians, sorcerers or any other person who uses occult ways to manipulate reality and the second type are the corporations nowadays and governments who are manipulating public opinion through the mass-media and any other means. 

The unwilling type of manipulation of thoughts is happening when we are affected by egregores. Egregores are invisible big clusters of thoughts and tendencies that are specific to a group of people, country, ethnicity and so on. In bars and pubs there are egregores which will make it easier for us to drink, gossip, take drugs, or crave for sexual activity. In a mall and around we will feel like buying and spending time there or we feeling like doing whatever that egregor influences us into doing. 

So we are in continuous war. A war of our higher Being, which is thoughtless, pure, made of light, and devoid of interpretation and the whole illusion. That’s why the true spiritual paths are always recommending us to become thoughtless. 

From my experience all the addictions and desires have their origin in a thought. If we pay attention to that thought, the mind will create another and another that will make you say or do something towards the agenda behind that thought. Mainly the agenda is to keep us busy and in a low frequency. If we have thoughts but we discard them, not acting upon them, they will eventually vanish. 

Remove distraction if you chose to perfect yourself. Slowly eliminate everything that imposes a flow of emotions and thoughts that are pulling you in the illusion. Music, TV, playing games, Netflix; the desire to constantly entertain ourselves is detrimental and should be gradually removed.

Constantly be aware of the flow of the thoughts (I avoided on purpose to say “your thoughts” because true existence is thoughtless). If we are aware and on the observation mode we can find a way to figure out their mechanics. Thoughts are keeping us in stress, it appears that there’s always something to do, something to say, to plan and to solve. In reality life takes care of everything. Do 100% of what your duties are, but forget about them as soon as you finished. Live your life by serving others – knowing that we are all a representation of the Divine Ultimate Being, so that’s the explanation why the ego is detrimental, because it separates things, when we are all One! 

About limited mind and the ego

mind and ego

Mind is a good tool at a rudimentary level, but for further evolution and improvement mind has to be transcended. That’s why in Buddhist and Hindu texts a person that is mostly using the left brain (logical, analytical one) the person is compared to a monkey, since its understanding about life and everything else is limited by the bookish knowledge and assumptions that mind is creating because there is no realization that comes with the opening (using) of the right brain functions which are more related to the abstract/artistic way of thinking and seeing things.

Look at the moment when we are very happy, they seem so scarce, so short especially compared to the “bad” moments. If you feel like that too, it means you have a “victim” mentality and from my experience, the victim continuously sabotages own life, attracting aggressors in his/her life with the fearful behavior and lack of trust. You may say: “well, but lack of trust is similar with cautiousness, so how can a cautious person attract aggressors in his/her life”? The victim and aggressors are attracted one to the other like magnets attract each other by having reversed polarities. The aggressor “smells” the victimization in the victim and after all, he’s just going with the script. Many times by having extreme fear, we provoke being attacked, because it’s the same like the animals have a sixth sense about smelling the fear of their victims. Of course everything happens behind the curtains, since both are unaware, so they will both go with the “program” which is of the same low vibration. The only difference is that they are having different polarities. When you are in fear, you must remember that you are an eternal being of light and everything is temporary. Anyway the threat is probably less real than we may think, and even if we’re facing the inevitable, like I said in a previous article, what’s the point of dying in fear, agony, or crying? Die if you have to die, smiling, enjoying the last minutes, since it’s a moment that has to be experienced with full awareness and devoid of fear.
Often the victim feels empowered in their existence after traumas, as a way of life to make it even, hence there is a chance of getting out of it, but by not being able to love himself fully and unconditionally, they tend to go to the other extreme, becoming an aggressor, and the aggressor invariably change places, since eventually all aggressors become victims one way or another.

I realize that we should have a new goal of recognizing the victim/aggressor behavior in ourselves and in order to render them obsolete, the only real thing that we can do is to fully surrender to the flow of life and to decide not to act, nor to react, which is the hardest since the reactions are 99% of the time are surfacing automatically . After the reaction, if we are aware, we may realize that we were mere spectators of the show put on by the “autopilot” which is programmed so that we either notice the patterns that are dragging us down, or we will succumb to them. The “autopilot” may get us into trouble, because of one moment of wrongly “going with the flow”, the flow of the low-vibration programs.

So you see my dear reader, ego is part of the game/Matrix, the very game that wants you to be ignorant and waste your time and energy into futile endeavors. This ego is the one that pushes people to suicide, kill or harm others. Just because this “little self” is a conglomerate of all of the bad qualities that we are having: pride, shame, inferiority, superiority, entitlement, guilt, anger, fear and many other. It’s impossible to “delete” it, or getting rid of it, as many so called spiritual leaders are recommending. Impossible from the simple reason that the removal of the things is also a trick of the Matrix, it will only be there in the back of the head, silently, running its silent programs undetected, because in our ignorance we assume that it can be removed. Removing it fully, it’s only possible when we are surrendering our bodies (when we die). So let’s not try removing it, let’s acknowledge it and decide that we are just to disempower it, fully aware of its existence and potential destructiveness in our lives.

How to disempower it? simple by cutting its energy out, by not feeding it with our victimized way of living, by not being neither of the extremes, no victim neither aggressor and not even savior, which is another ace in the sleeve of the Matrix (illusion). Just live everything half the way, don’t be too sad nor too happy, just try to understand that the point where the pendulum is resting is the point 0. When the pendulum goes to one extreme, it will make its swing to the other extreme as well, no doubt about it. So when there is a big moment of joy and we are emotionally fully immersed in it, we create the reactionary force that takes us to the negative side allowing us to experience “the other side”. Going towards extremes is just a waste of energy and time, energy that can be used otherwise. Life is just a collection of good and bad, black and white, female and male and any other representatives of the duality that we are here to experience. But as soon as we establish ourselves in neutrality we start discovering that there’s nothing to analyze, everything that happens in life is just neutral, with no meaning, but to experience all the degrees of it, both antagonistic parts of the duality and to raise above it, evolving out of it. Neutrality is the next level of evolution!
Mind creates reasons and explanations which are deluding and tricking us to believe that a certain experience is bad, very bad, good or very good, the problem is that it all comes through its previous experiences which already were misinterpreted and now we build misinterpretation based on the previous misinterpretation. Out of 2 twin brothers who were verbally abused in the childhood, one got traumatized because he interpreted that moment of abuse as the end of the world, something very traumatic which made him victimized, creating a reality out of the wrong assumption that nobody loves him and everyone wants to take advantage of him.

The second brother on the other hand didn’t interpret anything anyhow, so he was not affected anyhow by the verbal abuse of the father, so he didn’t develop any misconception about life or the happenings.

The traumatized brother will always be ill-programed by seeing some “darker side of the moon” in everything, although there may be nothing there.

Let’s say that when we are young we can’t really know how to do, how to react in certain situations, but now, as adults we have to remove the childhood programs that are plaguing our decisions, working with them. When programs from the past have no power anymore in our lives, we have a chance to improve, to be aware and not to develop new misunderstanding about anything.

As a conclusion, the mind creates misconceptions about everything and the ego is the very enemy on the evolutionary path of evolution trying to keep you ignorant. Realizing it, it’s already a huge step on the road to self-refinement.