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Meditative Explorations of the World as Sparked by Shaman Don Oscaara Miro-Quesada

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The ramifications of believing in an ideology are huge. Ideologies lock us into a prejudicial ways of looking at life. They place clouds upon a mind that in its clarity gazes upon and beyond an infinite sky.

Perhaps, then, being a-theistic is the most foundational means towards being spiritually connected to Nature or the Self? Could it be atheism is the deepest of religious experience? Most folks who claim atheism are still locked into the dogma of western philosophy and thus are in the same boat as dogmatic Christians, Jews and Muslims. They have developed a reactive "ism" that mirrors the very thing they abhor. (One more thought trap to move beyond if we want to be at peace with Earth!)

Ah, let's explore Goethe to make the point more clear: "Give them the stone of Sophia (Wisdom) and you'll find philosophy gone, and what's left? The stone." He's got it! Indeed, he's one of the ones that gave it to me! I'd answer Goethe this way, "Yes! Philosophy as idealism goes away and what happens is we become Philo (Lovers, Eros) of Sophia (Wisdom).

A person trapped in ideologies is simply all talk. Who wants to talk about lovemaking when one can experience it and shout in ecstatic joy, "YES!"?

Are our definitions of terms like religion and philosophy the result of conditioned thoughts, our "ologies?" We could do a horror movie on this: "The Ology that destroyed the world!" Perhaps this would give people a visual to understand how our ways of looking at life are destroying it?

Aren't our "Ologies" participants that keep us stuck in wars and abusive relationships between nations, people, men, women, children and Nature? Can you see the "Ologies" behind greed for oil, money, power, etc? Isn't this greed for money and power also the ground for abuse?

What if we did a major reframe on what these terms mean? What would you say?

Yes, our power has been externalized. Thus we put our God on a stage behind a podium while us "sheep" sit below on hard benches soaking in his sunshine. And, if you go into a courtroom, how do the judges sit? Are they, too, gods?

"We are sheep," the man on the pulpit speaks. Aren't they passive creatures that are easy to lead to slaughter?

But what if the Son of Wisdom shines from within us, and is not externalized as the Man Behind the Curtain, the CEO at the head of a huge polished table, the President in the Oval Office, or on the corporate owned court bench? Are we the ones destined to truly turn over the tables of the "money handlers"? Are the actions of Christ truly ours?

Do you ever contemplate that in a church you are sitting on a wooden anal splintering bench listening to a preacher standing high above you on a heavenly stage? Yes, he explodes an orgasmic thundering of "Praise da Lord" as he preaches about ways to be saved.

Very entertaining.

And what are all these theatrics about? It's all about getting you to ascribe to a particular way of viewing the world. And, this way is often described as being righteous while other ways are described as being wrong, or evil. They are excuses for all our wars upon "the evil empire" of all, including wilderness; that is different from "us."

But, wait a minute. Isn't what I say before that Nature is Essence? Who is our war truly against?

Thus, it is said, "if you don't believe what I'm telling you; then, you will spend an eternity being tortured and fried in Hell." In other words, don't trust in your Self.

"Thank you for saving my Soul," I respond. Yet, I ask: "Is this truly for my sake or even the sake of God and Nature? Or is it for the sake of the money handlers behind the curtain standing upon a pedestal? Or, perhaps, I'm here to serve YOUR ego by surrendering to your desire to control me and the world?"

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