Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Ken's Blog: Should one be led by the heart and surrender ego?

Should one be led by the heart and surrender ego?

Telling her what she wants to hear...
...Have you ever been in a situation where your heart said 'yes' but your head said 'no'?
How did that work out for you?

In this morning's internet surf, I came across this quote...

"All this was inspired by the principle - which is quite true in itself - that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying. These people know only too well how to use falsehood for the basest purposes." - Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, Chapter X, modified translation

I found this quote especially interesting because it addresses two things I see in alternative spiritual propaganda: 1) the appeal to emotion with the exhortation to turn off logic, and 2) the big lie.

While I do think putting more heart into what we do is a good thing, being completely led by the heart in a way that overrides the head is a prescription for disaster. There is a reason we are provided with both a head and a heart, and I don't think it's to have us turn off one or the other, but to use both in harmonious concert. Having tried both the imbalanced states of being head-led and heart-led in the course of my life, I personally settled on this: I will only accept and pursue those things on which both agree. If either head or heart (or intuition) is hesitant, I take that as a warning flag.

As for the big lie, there are many of those floating around in the alternative spiritual world, and they have been fed to us by channeled "ascended masters," "archangels," and "extraterrestrials," as well as by gurus who repackage the channeled ideas in various combinations and interpretations. So what are those big lies that are hanging around in our spiritual thoughts? Is "ascension" one of them? And how do we sort out the lies from the truths that are used to buffer them? Simply setting the intention to identify the big lies seems like a good place to start. And looking at all the sources one has already identified as disinfo and taking note of common themes they are selling seems like another good approach.

All this brings to mind an article from "the Earth Allies" I saw on the Kool Aid-dispensing site The Galactic Free Press yesterday. It contained the following passage...

"That is how we can assist best the collective consciousness growth, By shedding the Ego and Being an Example of Real Love, which is our natural State of Being...

The True Ascension is being FREE of Ego=Programming..."

Note how they stress the importance of shedding your ego to assist the growth of collective consciousness. This begs the question, "What form of collective consciousness are they talking about: a controlled domain or a peer-to-peer network?" To answer this question, we must ask ourselves another: what is ego?

Ego, in the context they're using, is the set of natural inclinations possessed by your incarnate spirit along with the conditioned attitudes and ideas you have accumulated during your lifetime. It is the spiritual/intellectual DNA, derived from both nature and nurture, that makes you a unique individual among 7 billion humans. Just like physical DNA makes your body totally unique, your ego makes your personality completely one-of-a-kind. Is that something one should give up?

Given that they are urging you to give up your ego (which is essentially the surrender of your unique human personality) to assist the "collective consciousness growth," I would argue that they're trying to bring you into a controlled domain collective consciousness. Essentially, they are seeking to make you a mindless drone who serves "the queen" in a beehive consciousness. And who are the ones who see the beehive as their ideal social structure?

Why, it's the Dragons/Illuminati and their Masonic servants of course!...

"The founding names of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith and Brigham Young were both Merovingian bloodline and that's why the Mormon-controlled state of Utah has a beehive at the centre of its seal. The bee or beehive is an ancient symbol of the Merovingian bloodline..."

In my thinking, the ego is not something to be discarded; it's something to be consciously refashioned by one's self. The natural spiritual inclinations with which we're born cannot be muted, nor should anyone even try to, but we can seek to reform the flawed conditioned aspects of our ego which were put upon us by family and society at large. In this process of resculpting the self, there are two objectives: 1) to refurbish our conditioned aspect so it works smoothly with the inborn aspect, 2) to ensure that we program-in the law of "do no harm" so we can pursue our natural inclinations in ways that do not impede others in their own personal expression.

Well, gotta go for now. It's supposed to be 75 degrees today, so I'm walking my son to Starbucks to enjoy coffee, hot chocolate, and the patio.

Till later, I send you my love....