Thursday, April 1, 2021
4:35 a.m. Let’s try, anyway.
You are familiar with the social effects of the Black Death upon Western European society. [I had to look it up: Mid 1300s.]
I am slightly. The only thing I real know about it is that losing such a large percentage of their population in England and France (don’t know about elsewhere) had the effect of elevating the condition of the poor somewhat, because with labor in greater demand they had some bargaining power. But whether what I “know” is actually true, I can’t say.
The Black Death was one of those transformative events that were, in effect, a world war by society’s larger non-3D beings against existing conditions. But note, we said “in effect.” It isn’t that the abstraction “society” had a specific “higher being” that went to war against society’s 3D underpinnings.
No, not literally. Still, as if.
Change is continuously called for, and when blocked for too long it will be effected in exceptional ways rather than [only] normal ones. Really, of course, catastrophes and natural processes occur side by side, but the one is evident and the other less so.
I am having to restrain myself from following the impulse to guess what you are going to name as our society’s choke points and their origins. I don’t imagine that my shorthand description of specific causes is much more than scapegoating.
Excellent. Very well done indeed. To hold convictions while criticizing them is not unheard of. But to hold strong convictions recognizing that they are nonetheless almost certainly inadequate is much rarer. Yet this is nearly always the true condition: Your explanations are rarely very accurate except at the most superficial level. How could they be?
Because we never have the data?
That, but more because you rarely have the deeper perspective that allows you to soar over the landscape rather than be tied to the data. A small example is the way people ascribe importance to irrelevant or at best secondary factors because they do not suspect the deeper factors’ existence, as in your example of technological necessities driving increased regulation.
So people are conservative or liberal and cherry-pick facts to support their stance.
At an unconscious level, yes, and in advance. Nor is this the only spectrum of political opinion, though many may not get beyond it. Other lines cut across this spectrum at other angles, and thus people’s attitudes within each spectrum differ.
Violence / non-violence. Revolutionary / evolutionary. Mystical / materialist.
And many others, yes. Now notice, bias doesn’t mean you can’t form valid opinions and can’t see reality in a form no more distorted than any other way of seeing it. It merely means, “Here is your starting point.”
[6 a.m. Continuing after an interruption.]
So when we look at the shortcomings in your society, we are unlikely to look only to the relatively superficial flaws you all see. Instead we, having a longer view and a broader understanding, look to deeper causes.
Calling us shallow, eh? I admit it. Guilty, your honor.
It is a matter of available RAM, as much as anything. How many years can you study? How many interconnected subjects can you study? How much first-hand experience can you gather, in a given lifetime?
JFK traveled all around the world, and was always reading, and had privileged access into the lives of the powerful of his day, and still it is easy to see how many things his life did not bring him into contact with, neither at first hand nor at second hand. So he was one of the most well-informed leaders of his time, and still it is plain how much more he needed to know, and didn’t. And this from a man who never stopped learning.
As we say, a matter of available RAM. You will remember that Carl Jung compared the unconscious mind (as he thought of it) to an infinitely wise individual who had lived forever, accumulating wisdom and experience forever, and never stopped learning. How would the 3D portion of a 3D being hope to compete with this? A better plan is to cooperate, rather than compete. We can know; you can act.
“Act’ in this case extending to the act of choosing who and what we want to be.
Of course. That is your primary action, not accumulation of honors or resources or achievements. Note, we don’t say “only,” we say “primary.”
Now, if you concede that we see better, know better, than you, and you agree that you in 3D are uniquely positioned to function in a way that changes who you are not merely during 3D life; not even primarily, but who you and your non-3D component together are, what you represent, you can see perhaps how inefficient it is for 3D and non-3D to work at odds with one another.
Yes, I was hearing the “however” too.
However, life may require that 3D life proceed as if in isolation. Your society has been passing through that phase for some time now. What is a materialistic society but a mechanism proceeding without a pilot? Yet it may offer useful conditions for a while, possibly for some while.
I take that to mean, there is something to be gained by leaving up a structure that sees the world as only what can be measured, that sees meaning only in those things that proceed from such a truncated view of what we are.
Any and every attitude is grist for our mill, you know. Who is as ardent an advocate of unity as a reformed separatist? (This is not the primary reason for continuing such societies, of course.)
So unless I am mistaken, you are about to tell us that “World War III” is to help free us from the materialist nightmare that had so complete a grip on at least Western society in 1914.
Recalibrate and try that again.
It’s more like “World War III” continues the process that 1914 so spectacularly initiated. And it is the spectacular side; the mundane changes have been continuing and accumulating their impact all along.
That’s better. This is not a “one-off” and it stands in a lineage, it is not an isolated event.
So it might be said that if we had taken different paths, the virus might not have happened?
Surely that is self-evident, unless you semi-consciously believe that things sometimes occur “at random,” as the charming phrase has it.
It makes it seem like a punishment.
Of course it does, to those inclined to see the world that way. But they could just as easily see it as the result of invisible laws of nature. Drop a 10-pound iron on your foot and it is not punishment operating, it is the law of gravity. Well, that and your not moving your foot in time.
Move your foot in time, would be our advice.
I think we might have done better if not for my physical problems this morning, but – we could have done worse, too.
Or could have not done it at all. We wish you well as always, and we will see you when it is possible.
Okay. Our thanks to you, of course.