Clearing Your Mind of the Topical and ‘Incorrect’ Things
It’s a religion with a single rule. There are no other rules at all, but it’s extremely difficult to obey this single rule at all times and in all circumstances. So, although there is only this rule to follow, you need to work extremely hard to put it into effect.
Our biggest enemy is our wisdom. We should increase our diversity by making choices freely, so God can learn from our experiences. And we need wisdom to be able to do this, but wisdom always has limitations because it is made by people. It can only consist of the things we’ve learned.
To be universal, we need to go beyond our current wisdom. This is the only way we can reach divine wisdom and understanding. For thousands of years, many different doctrines have tried to teach this to people. There are many techniques, systems, and methods that enable people to find their inner essences and the unity that created them, namely God, by clarifying their wisdom. All these methods have the same purpose: Saving humans from topicality and enabling them to become universal…
At some point, we should ask ourselves how our wisdom was formed in the first place. Let’s imagine this now. Even though you would have the same body and soul, if you were born somewhere other than your native country, you would be a completely different person. You would have a completely different wisdom that was shaped by a different culture. You would enjoy different foods and drinks, and you would feel emotional about different songs and prefer to dance to different music. You would be attracted to different physical features, and you might prefer different natural landscapes. Even more interestingly, you would have different opinions about politics, government, law, marriage, sex, and God. In other words, you would be a different person because your mind was shaped in a different country, despite having the same body and soul. From now on, instead of saying wisdom, I will use the word mind, because this represents both wisdom and intelligence.
Even if you were born somewhere else in your own country, you would still be different to how you are now. You would have a different understanding even if you were born in a different neighborhood or even in the house next door. Even if you were born into the same family and in the same house but maybe 15 years later, you would again be different. Your viewpoint on life would be different, and you would make your most important decisions in a different way.
Because of this, we should first understand that our minds are the result of the time and place we were born into and grew up in. All our judgments, the right and wrong things we know, are actually products of the time and place where we were shaped. This undoubtedly serves the purpose of diversity by making all of us unique players, which enables God to know himself better. However, our aim in this game is to discover God within ourselves and reunite. Orienting ourselves toward this single goal is only possible by clearing our minds from topicality.
This will not alter the things we love and like or our culture. The main aim is to reach a point where we will not judge or refuse others or find them odd. You will stay as you are, but on the other hand, you will regard others as different parts of the unity.
There is no right or wrong, although the mind claims there is. There are only different choices made by God’s other parts. We learn about right and wrong while being shaped by the norms and standards of our environments. The problem begins when we presume our topical “rights and wrongs” to be the basic laws of the world or even the universe. We assume that “right and wrong” is the same for everyone. We think everybody should live according to our topical values and make their choices accordingly. Our mind becomes so conditioned that it cannot accept that other people might be as mighty as ourselves and have their own choices in life.
So, should we aim to live our lives without any concepts of right and wrong? Of course not. Eliminating the concept of “wrong” is enough, and we should preserve and protect the concept of “right.” Our ideas of what is right, which change over time, are what make us different and unique with our own experiences. To reach our target and experience it, we need to be different to others as a unique part of God. That is why our choices should also be absolute.
The interpretation of evolution in the East is to become insignificant, to die before death and erase your image from the mirror. However, this leads some people to complete isolation, a passive consent and surrender. When you become insignificant, you may rid yourself of your “wrongs,” but you find yourself sacrificing your “rights” as well. However, you are not required to exterminate your ego to enrich and diversify your experiences. Being able to discipline your ego is enough.
Instead of sacrificing your “rights,” you should stop expecting the same “rights” from other people. You should stop expecting others to be like you. On the other hand, you should accept that there is no “wrong” and that there are only different choices.
Following our own paths is the only way to reach our personal goals without vanishing or becoming insignificant and without denying or judging the other parts of unity, because our ultimate aim is to enrich and diversify our experiences.
To become a single drop in God’s massive ocean is not supposed to mean waiting passively or agreeing with a weak mind. On the contrary, we should remember that all these drops are actively present in every wave and current of this massive ocean of God.
How can we clear our minds from “wrongs” and patterns that cause us to judge both others and ourselves? We judge others and ourselves constantly, even giving out harsh punishments as a result. If we would treat ourselves as we treat our children, we would also stop judging ourselves, so this makes the clearing of our minds even more important.
Modern science divides the mind into two sections: conscious and unconscious. The conscious mind handles what we are aware of, while the unconscious section holds what we are not aware of. However, the word “unconscious” is not sufficient when clearing the mind. Spiritually, the unconscious should also be divided into two sections. One section holds that what we don’t know that we are aware of it, and we call it the subconscious. The other part is the section that we know we are not aware of, and we call it the higher consciousness.
It is comparatively much easier to clear the conscious mind. Modern science and different mental techniques, such as inculcation, can help us to eliminate patterns that cause us to think some things are wrong. However, it is much harder to clear the subconscious mind, because both the diagnosis and remedy are very vague in the subconscious mind, even when we know it.
In the part where we don’t know what we know, there exist things that we lived in this life but didn’t record in the conscious mind. Just like a scent that influences our emotions, these memories were recorded in the subconscious, but we cannot fathom why they affect us emotionally. Knowledge like this is knowledge we gained in this life, but we send it to the subconscious, trying to forget it because of its traumatic and psychological effects on us. This knowledge causes many problems for our minds and souls, so our minds shuffle it into the subconscious. Another type of knowledge is the genetic knowledge inherited from our families. Many modern scientific studies show how traumatic experiences and emotions from our ancestor’s experiences also affect our lives today. As destiny repeats itself, many people who are led by their subconscious knowledge may end up unwittingly making their decisions while under the influence of experiences and emotions of past generations. Yet another type of knowledge is that from our past lives. The consciousness from our past lives, namely the conscious mind, is available to our subconscious in this life, just like files waiting to be opened, and they affect our current lives. Finally, if our souls are living conscious lives on other worlds and in different realities (in order to enrich God’s experiences), the subconscious carries the knowledge of these experiences as well.
I won’t be suggesting any techniques to clear the various layers, because there are too many to mention, and we need to cover the basics first. However, it is not enough to only clear the conscious mind.
Many people try to change their lives with techniques like positive thinking and so on, but they are unaware about the brakes of the subconscious, which are much bigger and more active than in the conscious mind. Let’s say you want money, a loving spouse, or a peaceful life. You cannot gain any of these until you clear your subconscious, ridding it of negative thoughts and thought patterns. Even consciously trying to think positively won’t help you.
Once the subconscious is cleared, the things you desire become more evident. The basic needs that are symbolized by your materialistic and tangible targets become clearer as well. However, this process shouldn’t be considered easy, but knowing that it’s needed is enough. People can then find their own methods to achieve it, separately clearing the four different parts of the subconscious. The final step is more advanced.
After the conscious and subconscious minds are cleared, the higher consciousness opens itself. You don’t need to do anything else for the higher consciousness, but trying to study it before clearing the subconscious would be a big mistake. If you try to know the things that you don’t know without first clearing the part of the mind where you don’t know what you know, your subconscious will play tricks on you, and you may find yourself far away from the truth you seek.
If we can clear our minds this way, we stop ourselves from thinking that there are “wrongs.” While treading the path to rejoin unity, we don’t prevent the experiences of ourselves and others. We don’t conflict with anybody, we don’t judge anybody, and we don’t refuse anybody. What’s more, we can achieve all this without giving up our “rights.”
This is the only way to apply the single rule.
Freedom of Mind
Freedom begins as the mind is cleared, and we begin to move beyond topicality. Our thoughts and emotions change. We reach a point where we realize we are a part of the unity. Because we take care of our own “rights,” we protect our individuality. As we continue serving God with our experiences, we eliminate the things we perceived as wrong. This way, we let God learn from other people’s experiences too.
Having a free mind means being able to ask more questions rather than seeking answers. It also means looking at the truth from many different perspectives. However, while changing our perceptions and awareness, the act of freeing the mind also causes a massive social transformation, such as abandoning our past knowledge, habits, dependencies, and loyalties.
We all know that giving something up is difficult. Even though we feel upset, we live in a secure area surrounded by our familiar problems. This place is like a secure prison. Even though there is the possibility of freedom and happiness on the outside, we fear leaving the prison, even though we hold the key in our hands, because the outside world might exhaust us with its new problems and make us unhappy. While struggling with our present world, we don’t want any additional burdens, so we don’t want to face new problems. Under any terms, we don’t want to start an adventurous transformation that does not guarantee a better life.
Another important factor is that freedom can be scary. Many of us have different free, and even irresponsible, sides to our real lives. However, because of our current social roles, responsibilities, and duties, we keep this side hidden. We think our suppressed aspects could capture our personalities if we freed our minds, and we fear this. Obstacles in our subconsciousness are also important. These obstacles come from past lives or genetic memory, and many of them could be summed up as the fear of enlightenment.
In fact, our only target should be to experience, improve, and learn, serving God who learns from our experiences. Every person we suppress decreases the capacity of experience. Although we came to this world with broad opportunities, we prefer to spend our time in our safe prisons because of our fascination with topicality. However, this disrespects God and the reason for creation.
A free mind does not necessarily have to be irresponsible. In fact, it shouldn’t be like that. Being the child of ourselves does not mean releasing the child in ourselves. We should also be a parent to ourselves, so we don’t end up only playing games and forgetting our targets, such as becoming unified and reaching God. We would become someone who consumes all his resources irresponsibly and doesn’t contribute to the unity. The main thing is to balance it all out. While keeping our children safe and happy, we want them to learn from their experiences, so they become responsible people who do not repeat their mistakes. We teach them specific lessons and rules to make this possible. We must improve ourselves to return to unity, God, and truth, but we also need to change to improve, and this needs effort. A life without responsibility and discipline can only take us to a neutral state, but this is not the sort of freedom expected from us.
Another point regarding a free mind is the mistake of rejecting all the knowledge gathered by civilization so far and considering every idea to be an extraordinary product of the free mind we admire. A free mind asks many questions, but it does not ensure answers. A mind that fails to be constantly doubtful about itself, a mind that doesn’t test the answers found within civilization’s knowledge, and a mind that forgets the possibility that any kind of knowledge (his own thoughts first and foremost) could, one day, be proven wrong is most likely independent rather than free. It is also good to have an independent mind, but it cannot be considered a free mind.
It is not necessary to clear the mind thoroughly to leave our secure prisons. Real freedom can only be gained after we experience freedom and pay for it. However, the point where the mind begins to free itself and desires more questions enables us to take the first step on the longer journey. It is possible to proceed using baby steps, which is definitely safer, even though some of us want to run. We may have many different problems while walking on this forgotten path of freedom. We may even fall down, but the best thing to do is to carry on. It is fine to have short breaks on the way, but we should never return to our secure prisons. If that happens, the fear of freedom will chain us to our prisons with shackles this time.
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