by: Edward Jones & Marilyn Meadors
As children, we seem to be intelligent. We’re able to speak the truth about what we see. We’re able to see the world as it actually is. Of course, as we see it as it is, we begin to check-out of it. As the horrors of the world press in on us, we begin to move into the illusion of thought, belief and feeling—the world of insanity.
We might have come up out of the ocean; we may have come from outer space or we may have been created. None of that really matters, for what we are at this moment in this place is what is actual. Nothing else is real. There is no actual past and no actual future, yet that memory of the past and the dream of the future is where we spend our lives.
When we are the future or the past (you can also include the “now” if you say you are living in the now), we are not living, we are dreaming. For some, that dream is pleasurable and happy and for others it is suffering and misery. This manner of living is living in Time. To live outside of time is to live in reality, ecstasy. That is where all things are created, created in the space of intelligence and love.
In that space there is no war, no anger, no jealousy, no pride, suffering or the myriad of feelings we are prone to. That is the new consciousness, and it has arrived on the planet. It remains to be seen if people will welcome and embrace the new consciousness, or will it be rejected, which will surely bring about self-genocide.
Are you waiting for the other person to step into the new way of living, or are you going to step up to the plate and say, “enough is enough?” Will you take 100 percent responsibility for your share in this mess that you have helped to bring forth to this marvelous piece of real estate in the midst of space? Each one of us, if we care for our life and the lives of our children, will say, “If not now, when? If not here, where?”
Are we so steeped in belief like a child who believes in the tooth fairy that we will “pass the buck” to an imagined sky-fairy to come down and save us? Someone once said when he was a child, he spoke as a child. When he grew up, he gave up childish ways. We could look at that statement in two ways.
Children are born with knack for brutal honesty. They speak the truth of what they see. If they see a fat person, they say that person is fat. They may ask the handicapped guy how he became crippled. They frequently say, “I don’t like you.” They just speak the truth of what they see. But then they are taught by the parents to not say those things because it is rude and disrespectful. They are admonished every time they speak the truth of something that the adults have been taught by their parents is rude and unacceptable. They learn to lie. They cover their truth under a bushel basket—they hold it in.
In this manner of teaching our children, we are teaching them lying is “OK,” that it’s actually the thing to do. Then we tell them not to lie. They then have to remember which lies to tell and remember when they are supposed to tell the truth. The truth is gradually beaten out of us, and we grow learning how to fit into this violent world.
Could our civilization be any other way than liars and thieves and cheats when we have all been taught that for thousands upon thousands of years? We break the laws in front of our children when we don’t following the speed limits or wear our seat belts. We cheat and steal in front of our children we lie or fudge on our income taxes. We call in sick when we are not. There are thousands of ways that we teach our children to learn to live in the insanity of lies. The little white lies we speak every day are not missed by the innocent mind. Children see it all, and they accept it. In the end, we wonder why our planet is filled with lies, murder, rape, war, molestation, and on and on.
Another way of looking at the statement, “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, but when I became a man, I put away childish things” is to put away the beliefs we were taught as children and continue to hold on to. Children quickly learn that there is no Santa Clause, tooth fairy, boogie man, and various other imaginings. They are told that these things are false and they give them up. However, one belief that they hold on to is the belief of a God or a savior and a heaven and hell or reincarnation, etc. because the parents themselves hold onto these beliefs.
The reasons supposedly rational and grown up people hold on to belief in “powers” above and beyond themselves are too many and numerous to list. There is really no way of knowing when or where or what prompted humans to leave living in reality and start living in belief, which is actually the lie.
Every culture in the world seems to have a belief in some kind of supernatural being that will ultimately solve their suffering and problems and ease their fear of “being no more.” No one single religion or spiritual belief in this world has ever proven that there is a super natural being, spirit, or god; yet we continue to believe. Perhaps the person who said to give up childish things was suggesting to stop believing like a child believes—in foolish things, and all beliefs are foolish.If you would like to learn more about your possibility for Transformation or bringing forth a New Consciousness, perhaps visit my website: A New Consciousness Born. Edward Jones, New Consciousness Coach and Author.