A Balancing Act
David Icke has said that, in the world as it is today, it isn’t enough to be spiritual. It might be enough if we were all agreed on being spiritual. But some people have shown by their actions that they are not only not spiritual, but are actually inclined to be malevolent.
These people have blown up buildings, caused hurricanes, created pandemics, and sabotaged whole economies. If we ignore this side of things in our efforts to be spiritual, we may encounter confusion and fear.
So, as well as being spiritual, we also need to be aware of the truth. Not hide our heads in the sand or deny what’s actually occurring. We need to be willing to entertain what’s actually transpiring in our society and then, without being vindictive or afraid or confused, set about the spiritual transformation of ourselves.
It’s not my job to focus on the spiritual. To talk about that, one needs spiritual awakening, which I don’t have.1
It’s my job to focus on the truth of what’s happening.
Truth is an interesting thing. There are many levels of it. There’s the absolute, sublime, unchanging Truth which all of us want to know. We have an inborn hunger in us to know. No matter what we settle for in place of the Truth, if we haven’t known It fully, that hunger persists.
There’s also the relative truth. The relative truth changes from moment to moment. Knowing what’s true at this moment may not help us with the truth of the next. Relative truth depends on the eye of the beholder. It’s hard to pin down.
I can know what’s true for me but I may not know what’s true for you. And to find out what’s true for a whole society is even more difficult, if not impossible.
Interpretation plays a large role in relative truth, whereas it doesn’t in the absolute Truth. The absolute Truth is free of interpretation. It’s the same for all.
But we live on the relative level, the Third Dimension, duality. And here the truth is colored by our filters, beliefs, interpretations.
Though the relative truth is difficult to know, we’re asked to act even if we don’t know the truth. We’re required to be accurate in our statements about it. Are we coming from knowledge, supposition, belief, feeling, intuition?
Are we acting on something we heard others say or on something we’ve experienced ourselves? We’re asked to be accurate about the status of our knowledge. If we’re not accurate, others may become upset. “How do you know that? Are you sure or just guessing?”
Have we any hope of knowing many of the things we seek to know? Can we ever know if the Pentagon is under the control of the white hats or the black? Can we ever know if the American military is “dominant”? Can we ever know what’s being planned by the military in the Gulf?
Probably not. Many actors in these situations are hiding information, spinning events, and selling “cover stories” to the public. What is true in Florida may not be true in Louisiana.
We may need to pick our way through a maze of conflicting reports. What we believe today, we may have to let go of tomorrow when more facts come in.
Moreover, truth cannot be used as a weapon. If we’re aggressive with it, we’ll blind ourselves to facets of it, adding to the other difficulties we’re already managing. The truth made to serve our own interests will cease to be truth.
Many times we only think we know the truth and yet not knowing is not an excuse to not act. Relentlessly we’re required to act whether we have enough information upon which to base our actions or not.
To have a provisional version of the truth, a version that we accept today knowing that we may have to reject it tomorrow, seems to be our inescapable lot.
Now the spiritual re-enters the picture and, in the face of the difficulty of knowing the relative truth, we’re advised to be humble and harmless, knowing that today’s truth may be tomorrow’s rejected version. Today we think only escaping oil needs to be watched in the Gulf spill; tomorrow we learn we must watch escaping gases. What do we do with yesterday’s truth? Hide our mistakes? Reject it?
We’re reduced to saying that this is as much of the truth as we know today, which will be modified by what we discover tomorrow.
Do I know if the Navy has “taken over” Northcom? No. Do I know if the Chinese control our airplanes and can render military hardware non-operational? No. But there are strong indications which I provisionally accept. The relative truth remains provisional, tentative.
Being willing to discover the relative truth, to the degree that we can, and then act on what we know, humbly, harmlessly, knowing full well that we may know more tomorrow, outfits us in the best possible way, I think, to take up the spiritual work which SaLuSa said is the “ultimate.” (1)
Being willing to let go of the relative truth of today in favour of what we learn tomorrow, humbly, harmlessly, including not harming ourselves, allows us to fulfill our obligation to act without creating impediments to our opening to the fullness of Self.
(1) “Following [restoring abundance to you] you will be in the right frame of mind to apply yourselves to the business of preparing for Ascension. That is the ultimate goal.” (SaLuSa, May 7, 2010, at http://www.treeofthegoldenlight.com/First_Contact/Channeled_Messages_by_Mike_Quinsey.htm.)