For the last few days we have been learning to use my compass. This is a tool that has been very helpful to me over the years. Today we will look at how the compass can help us to recognize false self behavior.
Are you ready? Let’s go!
The compass is true self
What I have done with the compass is to substitute the way that true self looks at existence for the false self illusions. When we are first created, long before we are able to take a physical lifetime, one of the first things true self learns is why we were created.
If you think about it, shouldn’t we know why we are created? Shouldn’t that also be something simple and easy to understand? I keep repeating this, but what could be more simple and easy to understand?
The reason that we exist is to learn and grow and share that learning and growth with each other.
The only rule is that we do not interfere with the free will of another individual because that interferes with their ability to learn and grow in the manner that they choose.
Our true self learned this concept almost as soon as we were created. We have lived our entire existence based on this idea. We have used this as our guide during our countless lifetimes on other planets. We have used this during the time that we are nonphysical and are not physically present anywhere.
The only time we do not use this principle on which we were created is when we follow what passes for decisions made by our false self when we are on this planet. As we have stated in many previous posts, this is because we have not properly trained false self to listen to the guidance of true self.
The compass vs. false self
For the past month we have taken a long look at false self. We have attempted to understand why we have a false self, recognize some of the false self behaviors, and explain different kinds of false self attachments. There is a common thread that runs through all false self behavior. That thread is that we are not reading our compass.
At first it can be very difficult to live our lives by taking readings from our compass. Many of the ideas and behaviors that we take for granted are diametrically opposed to the compass readings.
False self thinks that it has to look after itself first before it can take care of others. This is true, but not necessarily in the way that false self thinks it is. False self thinks that if it helps someone else it has to give up or lose something. False self is convinced that if it shares something with someone else that means that it no longer has what it shared.
Think about this for a minute. If our primary purpose is to learn and then share that learning, how can there be a finite amount of learning? Isn’t there always something more to learn? When false self is afraid of losing something when it shares what it has learned – all it is doing is believing in an illusion.
There is an infinite amount of knowledge to be gained and there is nothing that true self can lose when it shares that learning. False self is the only one worried about loss when anything is shared.
So much for the learning and sharing part of reading compass. Let’s look at the part of the reading that talks about not interfering with free will.
False self interferes with free will all of the time. Let’s look at a few situations where it is easy to see this in action.
False self is fearful and wants to change a situation so that the fear is eliminated. One common way of changing the situation is to demand that other people change their behavior. We find this deliberate interference in everything from our personal relationships, to our justice system and even in international relations.
This happens in our personal relationships when our spouse does something that causes us fear. It may be that our possessiveness is triggered when they talk to someone else. Possessiveness is just a false self fear. Even though our spouse may find the conversation very helpful, we demand that they do not talk to this person again. Our false self behavior – fear – has caused us to interfere with the way our spouse is choosing to learn.
In our criminal justice system this happens when we continue to punish individuals who have committed a crime and are attempting to learn form their mistake. I am not saying that people do not make mistakes. Neither am I saying that there are many people who do not want to learn from their mistakes.
My point is that there are many people who do the crime, do their time, and then are punished for the rest of their lives. When we create a justice system that does not make the effort to truly rehabilitate those who want to rehabilitate themselves we are interfering with the free will of those individuals.
The same is true for international relations. When one country decides that it is afraid of another country it usually decides to punish the other country. The punishments can range from economic sanctions to pre-emptive war.
The dispute is usually between the leaders of those countries, not between the citizens who make up the populations of the country. By punishing the citizens of a country because of a dislike of their leader we are interfering with their free will to live the way they chose. Who knows, given enough time and free will they might even get rid of their leader and chose one that we like.
We have just seen how we can apply our compass to false self based fear. These examples looked at several levels from the personal to the international. They all share the same root.
False self based fear is not the only way that we trigger interference with the free will of others. It is just one of the more common ways. One of the ways we can learn to use the compass is to use it to read our relationships with those around us as well as our thoughts about the situations around us. Whenever the compass tells us that we are interfering with the free will of other individuals we have found a very good indication that we are engaging in false self behavior.
That’s all for today.
Until tomorrow –
Es kava turen hai
We work towards an identical goal.
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