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The Big Picture; The Big Lie; The Tremendous Truth

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Epistemologist Gregory Baetson states that Nature's language is metaphor and metaphor is a language that connects. Mull that over in your mind. Scientist Fritzof Copra states of Baetson (http://www.anecologyofmind.com/bateson/):

In an age characterized by fragmentation and overspecialization, Bateson challenged the basic assumptions and methods of several sciences by looking for patterns connecting different phenomena and for processes beneath structures.

Could it be possible that the language of metaphor has come under attack through the centuries by the "ruling elite" in order to keep people ignorant of Truth, or Nature (Essence) and Her power. In suppressing the relational language of metaphor, the elite have been able to suppress the majority of the populations of this world through a "divide and conquer" mentality. Thus, as Chief Seattle reportedly states:

"You have man against woman, children against parents and left against right. We think you people are crazy."

Chief Seattle is simply pointing out the insanity of the European and Middle Eastern philosophy of dualism. This is the language we have been indoctrinated with, and it is the language that helps to keep us enslaved to the system.

When you think of the essence of duality, how silly would it be to imagine a woman slapping the left side of her face with her right hand and the right side of her face with her left?

This is exactly what we are doing in today's world in our left (liberal) vs right (conservative) politics. Yet, when one really sees the patterns, there is a corporate elite pulling the strings to both left and right. Could it all be an orchestrated drama show to keep us stupid? Yes, our slapping ourselves in the face sure is entertaining!

Divide and conquer. Meditate on that. This is exactly why we have such an absurd predicament in our culture.

One of the ways we are kept ignorant of unity while remaining in the drama of duality has been through fostering a divisive understanding of spiritual teachings and writings.

Yet, if we open our eyes past the divisive mentalities that we have been indoctrinated with, a pattern emerges across the world that has been held from the public eye by the powers that foster the divide. This mentality has been cultivated in order to keep people in fear and ignorant of going into unifying states of mind that induce change.

How can we make war if we saw ourselves as brothers and sisters? Would the ruling parties want you to realize this relationship to each other and all life. Or are their brainwashing ideals such as the absurd notion of the "battle of the sexes" serving a sinister purpose?

Indeed, perhaps if men and women began to really see themselves, they would see their being opposites is the same as looking into a mirror image. Thus, in a mirror, left becomes right and in male and female the inner becomes the outer. Testicles and penis mirror vagina and ovaries.

How many inhabitants of the Christian churches attend to the commandment that speak to seeing ourselves in the "other." Commandments such as "judge not lest ye be judged?" Or, how about "love thy enemy / neighbor as thyself." I would further argue that these Christians are deeply manipulated into their divisive mentalities, and away from their own teachings, in order to foster the agenda of those that wish to keep the world under their thumb. "Divide and conquer" is the motive of that agenda. Watch mainstream news for 30 seconds with open eyes and you'll see it unfold before your eyes. Transcend the division and look at how the two warring parties mirror one another.

Where do we begin to see our deep unity? Let's explore some of the creation myths from throughout the world in order to understand the common themes behind them, so that we may begin to heal from the divide and conquer mentality that we have been indoctrinated with (see Hall, 2007):

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Burl is an avid writer and publishes to OpEd News. He is author of "Sophia's Web: A Passionate Call to Heal Our Wounded Nature." As of this writing, Burl is planning to self-publish the book. Alongside his wife, Burl co-hosts an on line radio (more...)
 

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Anybody ready to move beyond the divisive politics... by Burl Hall on Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 4:27:15 PM
But it is doubtful that we will, as a group anyway... by Kim Cassidy on Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 2:39:08 AM
Think I hear you Kim.  All I know is I'm prop... by Burl Hall on Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 3:35:48 AM
Are deeply connected, and I also understand the NE... by Kim Cassidy on Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 3:50:41 AM
Wow thanks for that idea, Burl. I knew that the ... by Theresa Paulfranz on Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 6:58:27 PM
Yes, I agree regarding science....I also wonder ho... by Burl Hall on Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 2:37:45 AM
which shows how particles (such as fine sand, or t... by Meryl Ann Butler on Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 8:28:07 PM
Yes, I'm somewhat familiar with the Jenny studies.... by Burl Hall on Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 3:11:44 AM
If you decide to have a group meditation--i have b... by Kim Cassidy on Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 3:54:38 AM
How would you envision this?  Would we have f... by Burl Hall on Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 6:04:43 AM
Our group silence if we achieve it will probably b... by Theresa Paulfranz on Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 6:43:31 PM
my life is different every day - assisting my elde... by Meryl Ann Butler on Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 10:25:06 PM
that the flower of life is the unfolding pattern o... by Meryl Ann Butler on Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 10:18:10 PM
Burl,I agree with you that there is a pattern behi... by E. J. N. on Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 3:49:50 PM
I'll start, by suggesting that tomorrow at noon PS... by Kim Cassidy on Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 9:26:44 PM
And i love that you are getting the ball rolling! ... by Meryl Ann Butler on Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 10:26:53 PM
I shall be there.  Now, since I have a memory... by Burl Hall on Friday, Jan 18, 2013 at 3:06:04 AM
Yeah, let's just see how it goes, and grows... I t... by Kim Cassidy on Friday, Jan 18, 2013 at 3:22:02 AM
For 15 minutes before noon, so I would have time t... by Kim Cassidy on Friday, Jan 18, 2013 at 4:13:50 AM
From my end the group meditation was fabulous, did... by Kim Cassidy on Friday, Jan 18, 2013 at 2:46:57 PM
How is it you think I did?  I'm asking becaus... by Burl Hall on Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 5:22:41 AM
It reminds me of a dream/vision I had, which inclu... by Meryl Ann Butler on Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 10:37:25 AM
Thank you for sharing it! Yes, I think facebook w... by Kim Cassidy on Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 5:05:29 PM
just ruminating about whether there is a way to do... by Meryl Ann Butler on Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 7:44:22 PM
I've had a lot, beginning in my late 20s. But as a... by E. J. N. on Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 2:56:41 PM
Ah, Jerusalem, Place of Peace...all Her ways are P... by Burl Hall on Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 6:34:08 PM
It's been many years since I've heard Neil sing it... by Kim Cassidy on Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 8:25:03 PM
I am very happy with our meditation yesterday--so ... by Kim Cassidy on Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 4:23:14 PM
Sounds great....I may be quiet for a while....I'll... by Burl Hall on Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 6:41:27 PM
I assumed she was ill and you were going to tend t... by Kim Cassidy on Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 8:39:52 PM
I don't think it's merely chance that we all wound... by Kim Cassidy on Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 8:58:21 PM
with a friend in China. It begins by visualizing a... by Swamper Tom on Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 at 1:10:41 PM
Would you like to join in our common cause meditat... by Kim Cassidy on Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 at 4:00:51 PM
I believe we are already on the same wavelength an... by Swamper Tom on Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at 10:23:11 PM
There is really no time limitations, of course the... by Kim Cassidy on Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 at 12:38:53 AM
Have you had a chance yet to meditate with the gro... by Kim Cassidy on Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 at 4:07:12 PM
I have meditated with you at 12 noon for the past ... by Theresa Paulfranz on Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 at 6:51:03 PM
I will send you my email address if that will be b... by Kim Cassidy on Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 at 1:00:57 AM
I did meditate today, but not at the appointed tim... by Meryl Ann Butler on Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 at 7:54:18 PM
Yes, I've been meditating and work on focusing on ... by Burl Hall on Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at 12:13:35 AM
If there is a better time for you, or if you want ... by Kim Cassidy on Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 at 1:07:46 AM
I think Swamper Tom is right on target....in medit... by Burl Hall on Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 at 5:39:20 AM