Perceiving Reality - Where Are You?
What is it about the way that we perceive that stops us from knowing, what's keeping us in the dark?
Can I ask you a serious question? Where are you in front of a computer screen, in a body, in your home, in a city, or somewhere else on this planet?
Are you in love, in pain? What is all this stuff that you see and you feel? What's it for? Where are you and why are you there? If you really think about it, it's pretty clear that the answer to those questions holds the answer to every other possible question. And the only thing preventing us from getting the answer is the way we perceive reality. Because if we could see it for what it really is, then we would know for sure where we came from, what we are, where we're going, and why everything happens.
So what is it about the way that we perceive that stops us from knowing, what's keeping us in the dark? OK, let's start out there. Let's say that this is the whole of reality, where we are right now.
What about everyone else? What anyone might think of as another dimension, a non-material existence, any possibility of there being infinite potential. Everything that is hidden from us, our future, what we want to feel - but can't, what we want to know - but don't. If it's there for some reason we have no sense of that other. So right now to us, it's as though it doesn't exist at all.
For most, existence is what their senses can absorb. What if you were able to absorb everything? What would that be? Unlimited pleasure? Unbounded existence? Complete perception. Connection with the force that built, holds together and guides the material universe.
So really, where we are, is a closed box with five little openings to what surrounds us, and even though we have these five senses to tell us what's real and to guide us, none of them works in a way capable of sensing anything that is or may be out there for what it actually is. The problem is that is where we actually live.
Yet we only experience what we find here in our box. And what you find is limited perception, isolation, fleeting pleasures, and all kinds of problems that cause suffering. Why don't we experience what's out there, instead of what's in here?
When something from the total of reality comes calling? We may think we know what it is, but we never get the thing itself. It never actually enters our box because our senses aren't really openings, they are filters.
When something outside the box tries to enter it hits resistance, a screen, a barrier, like an eardrum, or an eyes retina, a nerve that interprets what's outside and then it provides us with an identification we have been taught and learned. That identity and the meaning are based on what we have come to expect according to the effect that it has had on our box. But the interpretation that our sensors give us is entirely limited by the way they have been programmed. Our program doesn't actually tell us what it actually is. Ours is a learned subjective reality.
Our sensors reduce it, turning it into something else according to its rules. And all of our senses run on the exact same program.
So whether you use an electron microscope or the Hubble Space Telescope, what you'll ultimately see will always be a subjective picture determined and controlled by your program. So what exactly is the program?
It's called egoism. Self-concern. How does this object affect me? What do I get out of this? In other words, the will to receive. Our box is a machine. The inputs are formless and unknown, they are processed through our inner program and the output of the machine is our reality.
But this isn't really reality. It's just the way it appears, everyone in the world is subject to the reality their sensors have learned from birth. Out there, actually, everything operates according to a different all-encompassing program that only creates, sustains, and guides. It has absolutely no self-concern. So it has no limitations.
It is unconditional altruism, the general law of the universe, the single benevolent force behind all nature and existence. It's the thing that gives you your life. This is the complete polar opposite of the box. It's like comparing the Big Bang to a black hole.
It is so unlike the reason behind everything we feel, want, and do that as long as we measure life through the senses we have been provided with and the will to receive, we will never know our true nature, the nature of reality, or the purpose of our lives. The end.
You don't really think that is the end, do you? If you do that would mean that life was designed to be cruel and senseless and even though it often feels that way, right now there's a tiny point inside you that is sure that there's a way out of this narrow existence.
There is. It all depends on your desire when the need to get out of the box finally becomes strong enough. At that point, a different kind of desire appears as a tiny point in your consciousness, and the only thing that it wants is to be directly connected with the program outside of the box. Once this point of desire is awakened, if you learn how to develop it, it can grow to become the basis of a completely new non-physical sense that can perceive the greater reality and even the thought of the force behind it. How can that happen?
It can happen because there's a principle of non-physical nature called “equivalence of form”.
In the physical world. You can take to things that are very different in form and quality, and you can put them near each other in space and say they're close. But outside of the box, there is no time, no space, and there are no separate objects like there are in the physical world. Out there, there are only forces, fields of influence, of varying levels of “bestowal’ which resemble the thought behind the general law of the universe.
In the non-physical, if things have different qualities, they're distant. If they have similar qualities, they're close. But if they have exactly the same quality, feeling, and purpose, then they are in fact the same thing. They're inseparable, bonded.
So the egoistic quality of our senses blocks our perception and gives us our experience of separation, isolation, and constant lack. That embryonic voice in your heart is unconsciously similar in quality to feelings in the world which are intimately connected and interwoven with it. This is why some people often feel connected to things they have never done or learned anything about.
And the stronger your desire to transform your inner program to be like the outer one, the closer it brings you to knowing and entering it and seeing see that everything in your life, every desire, every joy, every disappointment is really the general law of the universe, guiding reality to develop and awaken you to consciously come into balance with it so that you can receive what it most wants to give you.
The ability to be just like it, so that what it feels you feel, what it knows, you know, and what it can do, you can do. The method of developing this additional sense is called Kabbalah.
Kabbalah is not a religion. It's not mysticism or magic. Essentially it's a user's manual for reality. A map of our sensations and feelings. It explains how our inner and outer worlds are constructed and why. It is a science so fundamental that it can only be called wisdom. Kabbalah has been passed down through an unbroken chain from teacher to student for many thousands of years, it has been kept hidden until our time, a time when humanity would need that knowledge. A stage in humanity's development, where it could properly understand and use it. That time is now.
Authentic Kabbalah is made available to anyone who needs it, regardless of race, religion, nationality, age, or gender. If that point in your heart really wants to know more.
Here is a link: - Kabbalah
And here is a link to the video version of this article: - Perceiving Reality