Good morning Roy, good morning Joseth
Life in the swamps is a whole lot of frogs sitting around on lily pads looking at the same pond from different angles. Every moment in the swamp is a life and death situation for all participants. The lower the life form is, the more it breeds, and the greater the risk of it being eaten. Yet always there are enough that survive to carry on the species. Bugs are the most abundant life form on the planet. They are killed off in the greatest numbers, yet they maintain their levels. The swamp is vibrant and alive. All species develop a pecking order. The strong move to the top. They have the best access to food and the weakest are left as food to other species.
The one at the top of the order sees only its position as being on top. It is focused on creating a position of guaranteed survival. It is willing to do anything that it takes to stay there. Amongst lower species with a pronounced order, one rises to the top through bullying and killing, much as humans do. It would seem that the higher the level of awareness a species has the more it moves away from individuality and into community. When one moves from individuality to community, he will find more security and abundance. In higher evolved societies, resources are shared equally. Its members do not live in fear of lack. What’s good for one is good for all. Every member is unique and cherished. Co-operation and trust is are innate values of an enlightened species.
One’s actions are observed, and it is noticed whether his actions work or do not. Actions that do not work are not repeated. All decisions are life affirming and consider all members. Leadership is voluntary. Strong leaders are very good mediators and have great visions. But they always seek the support of community. Ideas are implemented when community is ready and the decisions represent the thought of the community. The natural philosophy of the community is to move forward to a higher level of evolution.
In the swamp, all species have an equal chance of survival. The lower the species the greater the numbers lost, but the more births there are. The swamp is governed by natural laws and life is on autopilot…balances are maintained. Mankind is the only animal species that is made responsible for his own survival. Why? Is he more intelligent than a dog? If a dog was given awareness could he steward his environment any better than man? What has man shown in the area of intelligence, or wisdom, that is better than a dog? A dog loves unconditionally, man does not. A dog will protect his environment, mankind destroys his.
What is it that mankind has, that puts him in a better position to govern? Clearly, after thousands of years of governing, what has he demonstrated that he could be proud of as a race and a steward of his environment? What will be his legacy? Is the quality of his life better than that of a well fed frog? Does his community thrive? Is the balance of power in the community held by only a few at the top of the pecking order? What condition would the world be in, if frogs were given awareness, and mankind was hunted for food? Would man be better off if he was moved down on the awareness level by a higher species? Would humanity be better off today? What is the purpose of mankind having the awareness, while other species are at his mercy? Was this all just an experiment that went wrong? Has humanity demonstrated his superiority to rule over his environment? Has he demonstrated responsibility? What is the measure? When is the experiment over? After he has destroyed his environment or when the power is taken away from him? If this is all an illusion, then does it really matter, except in the eyes of the silent observer? Is it the result that has the most value, or the experiment? Is man testing his wisdom in the physical world? What is it that he wants to know?
If wisdom in the swamp is understood? What is it, that the misunderstood can give? Is it the unknown that attracts the silent observer? Why is it that man subordinates himself to achieve his superiority? What happens when man has reached a level of power over his fellow man and his environment? Why does he inevitably destroy himself? Has he found out that there is no where to go? How lonely it must be at the top. Why does he not share his knowledge of it when he reaches his apex? When you are all that is, where do you go? Is this what man fears the most?
What happens when man stares into the face of god? Man has an awareness that he is god, but at best, a much smaller and weaker version. Still man has all the attributes of his creator and an ego or personality that says he doesn’t. Mankind both acknowledges his connection and fears it. In his fear, mankind limits himself and his power. The swamp is safe. His enlightenment and his level of consciousness is just above the swamp mentality and he feels safe to work within its limitations. We have the same instincts as the other creators and can relate to them.
The creator has separated us by giving us awareness. Could he have done the same with another species? After thousands of years of practice, humanity has only just moved out of the horse and buggy era in the last 100 years. Would another species have moved faster? What would be the point? Life is about being, not about getting somewhere. It’s about experiencing self in physical form. There is no time table. Time only exists in the physicalness of your experience in the 3 dimensional universe.
Gratitude is the awareness. When we express this emotion, we demonstrate our awareness. Is another creature grateful for their existence? Can they express gratitude without awareness?
The focus of one’s attention, should always be in his physical world. There is purpose for him being here. The awareness that he is in control of his presence here and his circumstances should bring some comfort. Anxiety should be lessoned with the knowledge that mankind can leave or change his present circumstances. The awareness puts the power equally on his shoulders. He is not a pawn, but is the one moving the peaces. He is not a frog or the insect. He is the creator of all such creatures. He is both the source and the manifestation of his thought process. He is both the swamp and the creator.
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