"How you gonna know what the wind is whisperin' now?
How you gonna know unless you leave this world somehow?"
--Sleepytime in the Western World, Western sheeple sleep while the clever wolves deceive the nations
I’m gonna take a bit of a different tac here in re: to what Marty spoke to above, nearly everyone acts as though the assumption that human beings are only thinking animals is the whole truth, more importantly, we’re ALSO Spiritual Beings, living in a un-balanced, disharmonious and radically marketing-programmed world. While it is true we can be reduced to being competitive animals bent on getting what we want at all costs and to 'winning the competitive game,' I think there is a lie being told here, that is at the root of modern societies pervasive media playing to peoples lower, animal-like fears/desires/identities/addictions etc.
So to me, the real problem is the inner connection in most cases has been lost for most people or become latent in people inside, and outside in the world, it has generated as a consequence the world we see, where as Marty nails it, there is so much below the surface appearance of things. Most people cannot sit still for more than 5 minutes before they are driven out of themselves by stimulation, by the surface intellect’s wandering thoughts and fears, etc.
I feel the lie that is taboo to speak of is that human beings aren’t just ‘dog eat dog’ beasts out to kill or be killed, no. Have you ever encountered one infant or young child who was born with innate hate, fear, and a me-first selfishness--like the apes we’re wrongly told we're direct descendants of? From experience, I have found out the hard way, that we are all born with 2 minds: the deeper spiritual mind, the first mind, that contains the seed of who we are and why we’re here, and whom we're here to meet (purpose, meaning, and direction). Then, there is the second, surface-intellect that ‘thinks’ like an animal to secure its survival, it advantage, and its needed resources for life(competition). So we have one mind that thinks and the deeper mind that Knows, but many people in modern societies have lost touch with that deeper mind that we were born with and seldom is it listened to or heeded or consulted in big decisions. People today are focused solely on the surface mind, they are very rushed, they’re very focused on busyness/stimulation, their tasks, their ambitions, and no one is really listening to the voice of conscience, the voice of Spirit, the true inner voice within us all. And as a result no one really is paying attention, to what is going on in the world, and the direct response Spirit is giving them inside in relationship to what is going on in the world.
Much of our natural wariness, patience and our greater innate powers of discernment and inner guidance has been lost or become latent among modern industrialized peoples. Yet we were more gifted when we were less distracted, when we were more focused on life as it is, more technologically primitive and when we lived simple lives in balance with nature and the world, when we lived closer to the earth, our communities, and closer to each other and closer to ourselves as we were born to be. Now people depend upon experts, upon their technology, upon science, and upon the puppet corp media to tell us what is true and what is right. You used to go to your clergy to figure out what was true now you go to your science. Our god has become technology and this has generated great imbalance, mis-use and abuse of our only home; 200 species go extinct per day, everyday now.
We are entering into the 6th great extinction event in history, this will probably be the first one that is predominantly human-created. http://whyarethingsfalling.blip.tv/#1325125 background on what we’re facing in clips from a comprehensive new documentary called What a Way to Go that is an incredible doc to watch. We're creating a situation where we're going to have no choice but to wake up and face facts on, we will be forced to change or change will be forced upon us by nature, same as always, in any community in nature and history this has occured. I think as things change inside people and as things change in the world, all great art, literature, and science that is real and meaningful must change and has changed with the world, for the truth of our real spiritual nature must be given new expression to suit new times.
No one is listening inside anymore, and why should they? Corp Fake Culture certainly isn't encouraging that (see below), nor are the seminaries, the higher education institutions, or the churches and western spiritualities, for the most part. Really, why shouldn't they is the question. If people are not listening inside to what Spirit is indicating--no middleman required--then they will just follow their group, their families, their friends, their leader, their culture, all the while missing the real inner guidance that resides within Spirit inside all of us, waiting to be discovered and followed. Few talk about this in the West, yet in indigenous cultures and spiritualities, including our own North American Native American spiritualities, this deeper mind of Spirit was well known and cultivated through daily practice for millenia. So much so that seers and shamans were often recognized at early ages and given special instruction in certain tribes. These people (see links below) have prophecies that have helped guide and lead them, for a long time, many of these of different Elders are not coming true.
Unlike our forefathers, and the indigenous peoples we've displaced and decimated, in the West few if any really have much of a connection to nature anymore, especially in most urban areas. Because so many people cannot hear the real inner communication that is going on inside there is hardly anyone has real original thinking, real revelatory breakthroughs, and its seems so few now seek to establish genuine collaborative relationships of great benefit to the planet and humanity. its easy to see something that is true it shows itself with natural real messages of growing, changing, and meaningful achievement through devotion to one’s real inner self, to one’s real values they innately feel inside and to one’s contribution of their gifts to their community (among others).
In addition, most people are not able to be with their experience and to be with how they feel at a deeper level regarding what they come across in their daily experiences. They are too rushed, too stimulated by the constant noise, music, talk, media, activities, tasks, and the vagaries of daily life. (I am certainly guilty of all of these myself, so its is struggle at first, but after a while, through inner listening, you are actually able to 'click out of' the surface mind and its incessant noise, judgment, speculation, and fear and scheming nearly immediately. And what you find below the surface, is a vast and immense silent space within you where you can go for counsel and rejuvenation. This is the real temple within.) Most people cannot sit still for more than 5 minutes before they are driven out of themselves by stimulation, by the surface intellect’s wandering thoughts and fears, etc. There is a whole lot of talking in the world, but not a lot of listening. This band's lyrics speak of listening inside, to the deeper voice of conscience, the voice of Spirit that is nearly constantly communicating to all of us. Since I'm not concise here (sorry), check out The Tao Te Ching, The Dhammapada, which are concise & laden with what I'm attempting to say, in a earnest attempt.
For some other material to look at:
Some stuff online that resonates with these ideas Marty stimulated:
A Message for Young People: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAkS5U0Fjks&feature=PlayList&p=AEF11D19BCBEA39D&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=3
Earley, speaks to threads of this in his creation process in th'interview w/ SuperSweet:
Another video that resonated with what thoughts came up for me in regards to Marty's comments is this Hopi N.A. Prohecy video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7cylfQtkDg&feature=related
Dr. Lee Brown in a 1980s Hopi Prophecy video, (audio is soft)
In 2004 PBS’s Frontline did a piece called The Persuaders about how marketing agencies studied cults indoctrination and subverting human deeper inclinations for community and yearning for a larger meaning in their lives, to figure out how to get people to be loyal to their brand’s marketed values and image for no logical reason and for no better quality of product or service. (Historically, the father of modern PR --and its marketing/advertising spawn--was the nephew of Freud, he took what his uncle Freud did and used it to try to induce animal-intellect based reactions in people on the surface with clever insinuation and stimulation in ad campaigns, similar to Pavlov's dogs experiments.) watch it: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/video/flv/main.html?pkg=2303&seg=1&mod=1
Interview with lifetime power-marketer Douglas Atkin for this story (Hard to agree with his premise that "we shouldn't" discern whether these marketing-programming techniques are right or wrong based on their real effects, as though marketers clearly have excellent ethics in their 'restraint'):
from the forum about Cult Brands and part of the responses: