Hope, the biggest trap! 

I am sure that the majority of you reading this article are going to scratch your heads in disbelief. So I will try to explain my perspective. 

When we hope that something is going to happen in a certain way or the outcome of our actions is going to be the one that we want, we pave the way to diving deeper into the illusion and into misery. 

Before taking birth into this life we’ve seen the things that we are supposed to experience and we agreed with them, believing that it will be like a walk in the park. Unfortunately the problem is that when the soul is not being bound to any physical vehicle (body) we can’t realize how much the pain would be felt in the body, how overwhelmed we might become by emotional pain and traumas, and we’re also unaware of how addictive is everything in this experience. Besides being out of the body means a certain higher level of freedom and a clearer vision of the world and the game that we are about to enter. Most of us fail over and over, because of hope doubled by ignorance. We are just unable to accept things the way they are. We are unable to realize that whatever happens is correct for us and there’s a big realization behind any trauma and “bad” or unpleasant event. I know this myself, yet it’s so hard to break free out of this extremely well-built game we’re living in. 

Hope is the very desire to control, to manipulate life events towards a desired outcome. But what if being in this game with almost no awareness about who we truly are, and what is the purpose of us being here is impossible to grasp? What if surrendering to life and its flow is all we can do? It’s scary, because people are afraid, afraid of the unknown, afraid of events that will shake their lives. But if you are ready to go whatever way life comes, with a smile on your face, then you are definitely on the right track.

Hope is emphasized over and over again by mass-media, and the society in general. It is the warden of our invisible walls jail that we’re inhabiting. Hope is our very strong will and imposition onto ourselves. “I hope that I will get that job”, “I hope that my wife will love me forever “… The silly thing is that we are attached to things and people and by hoping, praying for something to happen we are influencing the outcome of life how it was planned before incarnating this time and we are missing the point hundreds and thousands of lives. 

“I hope that I will get that nice job” . Maybe it’s a dead-end for you, maybe it’s some warm unnecessary stop from the evolution. Maybe by concentrating our creative energy towards achieving that goal we’re missing something better. 

“I hope that my wife and I will be forever together”. 

We are just trying to stop the time and it’s just a laughable idea. What if you don’t project any willpower, you are happy with the wife you are having, yet you are not dependent and you accept that nothing lasts forever and you are surrendering to life and the events that you chose to experience. I am not advocating lacking of vision or promiscuity,.. The things that I am talking about are subtle, they’re happening under the gross aspect of life, so we can enjoy life and its beauty, but recommended not to attach to anything due to the continuously changing characteristic of life.

 We are powerful(without knowing it) and this is the downfall in the illusion, because we are trying to manipulate the game to achieve some minor comfort and we forget that our plan was to experience and expand our limited perspective about life. By praying or hoping towards achieving something, we are lost, we wasted another life and it will happen so until we relax and accept the ride (life) as it comes, without hopes or desire to manipulate events or the outcomes. 

Now there’s this coronavirus fear all over. This makes us automatically infected by hope. We hope that we are not going to catch the virus, or if we catch it we hope that we won’t die,.. The illusion is getting stronger and stronger in its grip by hope. Accept the “reality” as it is, but employ your maximum awareness and flow in life with awareness. If so, you will always know what to do in a certain situation, you will know if and what to do, if and what to say. Just accept this ever-changing nature of life and your existential drama will fail to shake you.

 Hope carries with it desire for a better life, better future, preservation of what we have.. Again attachment. By not being able to fully accept what we’re going through and what we are experiencing at the moment, we are blocking the possibility towards extracting the right essence, the right knowledge out of the situation so we are doomed to repeat the process in this life or the next until the lesson is learned and the true knowledge is extracted and imprinted into our beings. 

Give up hope and build inside yourself acceptance towards whatever life brings and once in many thousands of lives we will start realizing our being and the purpose of our existence in here. 

Dream in a dream

This world is a play of mirrors, everything and everyone reflects us and our own power of creation.

The whole world is just a play of our own mind, a dreamlike creation of people, things and events that are happening only in our mind, the whole existence is happening in a tiny spec of dust. The trick is that we become slaves of our own dreams and even if we grasp the information that it might be a dream we don’t really want to wake up from it, it’s too cozy, to comfortable to let “the script” rule us instead of waking up and taking full responsibility for own creation and if we dislike it, we can always change it. But no, it’s way easier to be victims of the dream.. “Oh no, we’re living in a nightmare”, well, you can always wake up and change the dream.

It happens many times when we are dreaming something and we wake up and we go to toilet and when we go back we feel like it may be amazing to go back to the same dream. We’ve all been there. But how about now? Are you ready to wake up from one dream and to realize that you are in another dream again? Probably the depth of these Matroska doll realities is not yet graspable to us, yet waking up from one dream makes the previous dream look more real, so if we are able to realize that which is almost not verbalizable, then we grow more and more, heading to our true intelligence which is all-knowing , all-pervasive.. But for that we have to transcend the mind of this dream, in order to discover the “reality” behind it. Overly intelligent people will fail to realize it this life if they are too attached to the logical linear way of thinking. Because their highly esteemed intelligence has reached a very rigid state, where in order for it to evolve, it has to break through the misconceptions, and many of those information that they were so proud are very inappropriate for the quantum level they are about to step into. The majority are unable to let go of it, they cling to it and hope that what is written here might not be right, because it’s so hard to let go of projects and desires, so hard to accept what we all have by the confirmation from our intuition.
The same happens when we wake up from a wonderful dream and we feel like going back to sleep so we can experience it more. We are just addicts and this is what keeps us clinging to this pseudo reality. That’s the very reason why all the ancient scriptures are emphasizing over and over again the “non-attachment”, lack of desire to control, and renunciation… But you see it’s so easy to mistake the information, people are going to isolate themselves as many millions tried already yet to no avail. The true renunciation, detachment and flowing with life has to be in the given circumstances of life, without running away from them, without isolating ourselves, actually embracing the challenges instead of running away from anything. The true renunciation is when you still eat, still work, still having sexual intercourse, and so on,.. But all these come from the inner contentment, and surrender to life flow, not from the addiction, not from obsession, lust, or neediness… It’s all just a flow, and each thing that happens it’s just neutral for that advanced being, it fails to bound him/her. And it fails because there’s total unobstructed flow of being in that existence.

Our surroundings are reflecting our inner turmoil. The beings that we come in contact with as long as they create a response in us are the reflection of the inner instability and lack of balance. Accept everything as it comes, be wise, realizing that there’s more to learn out of an uncomfortable situation rather than some pleasant event. Anyways life is alternating them so no need to attach or crave for neither of them. Eventually we are supposed to become neutral even whilst experiencing “good” events.

Smile and let all the thoughts disappear, like clouds disappear in the summer sky and realize that that is the perfect moment, regardless of where you are, regardless of what’s your status or any other thing that might bother you. If you manage to see a glimpse of that eternal existing inner-happiness, then you know what you are, everything else is a dreamlike illusion.

Is there such thing as “truth”?

Everything is true. Every single bit of information is in the same time true and not true at all. There are different levels in which each information becomes true or false. For different individuals the same information can be false and true, but the individuals are on different levels of perception of the world/ reality (illusion).

As an example we can take the diet wars.. Vegans versus meat eaters, advocates of vegetarianism against ketogenic diet ones. They are all right, according to the purpose of the diet, the level of knowledge and the level of evolution: there are several angles to look at a situation. The smaller the number of angles from which we see something the more limited the truth is. The ketogenic diet can show some weight loss features, yet if we are unaware of the rest of the implications like the energetic lowering of the vibration of eating only animal flesh it is highly detrimental. Even on the physical level the toxins, hormones(that were previously injected in the living animal), antibiotics aside from the hormones of stress (cortisol) that are released in enormous amounts into that poor animals blood when killed. How about the lack of vitamins and other phytonutrients which are lacking in such a diet just to name few of the risks and negative implications of this type of lifestyle or diet. So the truth of the ketogenic (or Atkins diet) adepts is a limited, ignorant type of truth as the truth of many people who consider themselves knowledgeable just because they acquired some bookish, predigested knowledge. Yet it’s true to a certain extent. We are all knowledgeable and we are all ignorant.

Those who think that know much are the most ignorant of all. It may sound crazy, but more the people get a chance to access the true knowledge (a higher level of truth than the previous one), more humble they become. By realizing how many times the new level of truth totally changed the paradigm, and shifted their system of reference, their perception about life, its purpose and the world in general, they become more aware and humble, realizing that the next level of truth might again twist their perception and whatever may seem now as being undeniably true might become eventually obsolete and laughable.

Keep an open mind, let yourself explore the most unbelievable of the hypothesis of the information you may come across. The true ignorant denies the other person’s “truth”. The knowledgeable accepts the idea that everything might be correct at their own level for each of the individuals, in their own self-created illusion. How can it be that out of 2 illusionary worlds one is less illusion than the other? In the end even if there can be a gradation (one may be more fantastic than the other), they’re both fictitious. By realizing that, we realize that although we coexist with others, the evolution is very individual and it can’t be taught or teached unless that receiver is open to accept the new level of truth and the time is right. If the time is not yet right we can swim in the right knowledge, we can be forcefully-fed “the ultimate truth”, but we will be blind and deaf to it. And all these I experienced myself: I got a chance to find out good information some time ago but since I wasn’t yet ripe, or let’s say that the time wasn’t yet right, the information that I stumbled across failed to create any ripples in my waters and I am sure I am still experiencing the blindness regarding the next level of truth that I am not yet ready to find out.

Coming back to the diet example, according to my understanding, people evolving realize that eliminating animal flesh from their lives is beneficial (and according to my assumption, mandatory for being able to perceive further levels of consciousness/ perception) for a future, more advanced state.

I have experienced in my own path both polarities, I have been bouncing back and forth from good to bad and back again and I still do, from cold to hot, white and black. I want to emphasize it once again: the secret lays in between, the 0 point, the point of balance between the extremes, the point of singularity, when duality may be still there (while we’re still in the body), yet one becomes unaffected by the positive or negative currents through volition and Grace. It’s hard, almost impossible. But if one has a vision to evolve out of its self-imposed limitations, then the whole paradigm shifts and what for the majority is impossible, for the determined person “the impossible” starts fading and the truth starts unveiling itself.

The “Out of the box” realm

We are scared when one exposes the way life functions and doesn’t promise anything, knowing the unpredictability of life, not knowing that maybe that’s our best chance to be on the path of truth and surrender to what life has for us.

We are mostly afraid to step out of the box, to make decisions that may throw us into life, we are lacking the courage to make steps that might take us onto the path of discovering ourselves and the truth about this “reality”. We are very “conservative”. We like to preserve old beliefs which look safer, which are keeping our understanding (the misconception?) of the world together. Because we know that if we choose to step out of the box, there’s a lot of responsibility, a lot of work with one self and not so many people nowadays are even ready to accept that things might be this way.

It’s so easy to go to the old self, the old patterns of behavior.. So easy because it’s something we know, something familiar. It’s the very Stockholm syndrome manifested in our lives, captive in the hands of self-imposed fear and the ego. It’s a decision to fall for laziness and “comfort” since the other choice implies disillusionment; waking up realizing that we know nothing; implies accepting things that we prefer to pretend that are inexistent. That doesn’t mean that stepping outside is only bad, or there’s no comfort. On the contrary, it may become smoother and better with time, because after the negative is failing to deviate us from the path of self-discovery, the positive current is taking over, one of the last trick of the illusion to keep us captive. 

There’s always a risk on this path, the risk of returning to the old self. I still risk going back sometimes to that “safe zone” which is the forgetfulness of the soul. It is a constant struggle, a battle of our Higher Self and the old self, a battle in which the prize is either remembrance of who and what we are, or the sweet forgetfulness. It is exactly like in the first movie of Matrix when the traitor from Neo’s crew chose to betray his team and live in a fantasy world knowing that everything was experiencing was just fake, yet it was so appealing to him and the reality was so cruel so full of responsibility and work. Same with us, we are constantly exposed to the right information yet we are very afraid, we want to stay longer in the sweet and warm pool of oblivion, because we know that outside might be chilling, might be work that we have to do, might be that our entire system of values will be turned upside down and I get it, it’s a very hard perspective to face for those who are not ready.

I have been there. I delayed 20 years my “stepping out of the box” because I wanted to explore the illusion, to dive deep into it, and almost got consumed by it. Probably it wasn’t the time at that point so I don’t go back trying to blame myself that I should have started earlier, how I may be tempted to do. 

I know your doubts and your fears because you are me. I had them. I still have some, yet much less than previously. I am still caught off-guard, but I blocked myself outside of the box, knowing that there was a risk of going back in moments of weakness. So I drew a line under which I am unable to go anymore, I can’t go under a certain level and I am very grateful for the Grace that is with me in form of dear friends and Beings in my life,and in the form of books and information that I come across, that enforces and reinforces the already existing decision.

People and things are coming and going with huge speed in our lives, once “out of the box”, we should realize the futility of clinging or hoping, controlling or pushing a certain agenda onto anyone… We have to respect their choices and wish them all the best.

Be the “out of the box” being and you will be one of the very few who are doing it. By doing this courageous move, you will inspire others, without preaching without teaching, just by automatically spreading this beautiful scent of freedom through your very existence.