History of Beliefs
from a talk after lunch at FalconBlanco…
are still shocked after the 11M happening and they are talking about nothing
else, also in TV they are still commenting about it every day, even though
two weeks have passed.
there have been strong reactions and in the days after the 11M, then there
were eleven million Spanish people showing their reaction by demonstrating
in the street. At the same time when this happened then there was another
kind of demonstration between the reporting of the tragic happenings: when
the TV program was switching to publicity. The discrepancy between the
actual happening and the tone of the consumer advertisements, with all
those pretended happiness and the promises for more satisfaction when buying
those dubious products, were a clear demonstration of the falseness of
this consumer society. It couldn't have shown up more obviously! Could
it be, that in this life style and its attitude, also lays the root and
reason for the actual tragic happening? It needs only a little step
to come to this conclusion, although the blinders which protect people,
will avoid the recognition of concrete facts…
the guilty ones are identified…
were named a few hours after the happening – without any proof. And in
the following days the names of the bad guys were changed several times,
until there appeared some proving facts; so that the need to find the guilty
ones is fulfilled? Then there is no question left open? Is this all?
There is a lot of suffering caused by this happening and people need to
release their fear and sadness, so they are demonstrating and looking for
the guilty ones and the authorities are obliged to find them…
right, but also it should give a push to look at ones own position in it.
Might there be something in one's personal actions in life that is
adding to the cause in its totality by not being aware of ones attitude,
behavior and beliefs? It is tragic that there were killed 200 innocent
people and it is tragic because they were killed intentionally, although
we don't know what the intention behind this cruel doing is. Nobody knows
and nobody is talking about it. The happening is causing fear and disturbance,
probably this is the real reason why eleven million people spontaneously
were demonstrating. So it was not the fact because two hundred people were
killed? So then it becomes clear why people are not demonstrating for
those people killed every day on the roads, even the number is hundred
times bigger, but this is not causing an impact on people, the same with
the thousands of innocent people dying every day because of starvation
and the thousands of innocent people dying of all kind of diseases. Every
day thousands of innocent people are dying: day after day. Who is demonstrating
for those people? Who is asking for the cause of the death of all those
innocent people? Even the cause is known, who is taking steps for a change?
Where are the Davids throwing pebbles (or at least cotton balls) at the
This is part of our daily life. In a way it doesn't matter, life goes on.
I believe that there is a higher plan and every thing fits into this.
is your belief that gives you enough security, otherwise this world would
be too cruel which doesn't make sense and would be impossible to take.
So believing in a higher plan we can go on with our daily life, somehow
worried but we do not need to doubt and to ask…
Yes, this is my belief and it makes sense to me. Every one has ones beliefs,
right? I have my beliefs and you have yours…
have heard this many times. You forget to add that you respect my beliefs
and that you expect that I respect yours... What means in other words that
you are expecting confirmation for your beliefs but if I can't give this
to you because my beliefs are too different, that at least I don't threaten
your beliefs. Right?
do not need any belief. I can live with the fact that there are things
I simply don't know. I don't need to know every thing. If something shows
up I don't understand, that means: which doesn't fit in the wholeness of
my view, then I can search about it trying to connect it with my experiences.
If I can't, then I leave it open. It is enough for me to pronounce the
question, then the answer will show up. If you tell me something I do not
know, I can listen to it without having any opinion about it and I can
ask myself if I can use this information in this moment. If your belief
you are expressing might give a creative solution to my situation then
I can prove it by investigating about it and then trying it, for this I
do not need to believe what you are telling me. Or I have an experience
and knowledge coming out of a realization in my personal life. Then this
is no belief, right? Your beliefs consist in having concepts about things
how they should or might be and you can try to accomplish these concepts,
but having those concepts often inhibits to do the step of realization.
Part of the concept often is that it depends on a Divine plan and that
we cant do anything about it… I don't want to convince you of anything
and I don't want that you let go of any concept you have. You are right:
they are yours. On the other hand: if you express yourself and challenge
me with it, then you take the risk that I respond and this might not confirm
you in your belief, but you probably know before hand that your reaction
is a defense and if you are not capable to look at it using it in a creative
way, then I am not interested to continue our exchange.
But there are things I cant prove. My belief comes out of a long tradition,
people believed in it for centuries. I believe that there is a truth behind
even though I cant prove it.
beliefs have a long tradition, the same with all the power games people
have used to manipulate others for ones own purpose. Convincing people
of a certain belief or life style and then using all means to eliminate
resistance or in a more sophisticated manner by using ones knowledge giving
people what they want, confirming them in their already owned concepts
or creating new ones which add something desirable to the old ones. In
any case creating dependency and keeping people tailored and quiet – and
then selling them all the stuff so that they feel good, being addicted
to what they are used: dear habits of personality games.
From a higher plan it doesn't matter that there are killed people, behind
this there is a Divine plan we are not capable to understand, so we need
to believe in it.
come down a bit and use an example from our daily reality to demonstrate
what the ‘plan behind’ is: Lets say that there is an enterprise which is
fabricating alimentation, we might call it ‘junk food’. It looks tempting
in its nice package, it tastes good, it is easy to prepare, it has a composition
of a lot of additives and this kind of food is in fact making people sick.
There is spent a lot of money to convince people that this food is desirable
and so people buy it. Then on the long run people get sick. But this doesn't
matter, because this is part of the ‘divine plan’ because another member
of the ‘plan’ will sell the appropriate chemical remedies for the appearing
diseases. They intend not to heal, but rather to eliminate symptoms to
keep the person alive so that he/she is kept as a consumer for many years.
Going on consuming junk food, so serving the ‘plan’ and then also serving
the plan buying medication. So there is no doubt that the higher plan is
to keep people asleep as sheep, taking their wool and whatever they have
to give, and guiding them with a strong hand so that they go where they
find the food they need to grow - although ending up in the slaughter house.
But people have their free will…
this is part of their belief: They can make “Baahhh or beeeehhhh or buuuhh”
but they are running one after the other and in case one separates from
the herd then the watch dog comes and chases the sheep back. Our system
is well established and organized.
The established system protects their people from outside attacks and from
inside disturbance, things are well organized and the given rules have
their strict purpose serving every body. This is what we call civilization
and of course we have a long tradition in it that we can be proud of. Who
doesn't like it can go to live in the trees of the jungle together with
don't feel so sure about this what you call “being well organized”. Isn't
the chaotic happening a sign that there's something all wrong about it?
Is not the rising number of diseases a clear sign that our life style is
unhealthy? It looks obvious that we need to ask ourselves what it is that
is causing the problems and not to believe what we are told. Giving the
fault to an outside reason seems to be too simple.
But I prefer to see it that simple, why should I complicate my life more
than it is anyway?
I have to deal with enough difficulties. When I repair a motor then this
is a challenge, it is quite complicate and I am satisfied and happy when
it is done and the motor runs again. That's true: I do not need to complicate
my life even more…
know that things hardly ever are what they seem to be, there is always
a hidden aspect, but if we do not question things then we will not be able
to find out about the cause, to find a possible solution and we will not
be able to change anything, with this I mean in the first place ones personal
I still believe in the tradition of our beliefs. We all benefit from it
and we survived until now. It still makes sense and we can trust in it
as we are progressing and growing. I believe the Divine Plan functions
even though we do not understand it, but I am convinced we can trust in
all people benefit from it or just certain people? Can we dare to question
the well established tradition of beliefs? Wasn't always authority used
to establish a belief? And wasn't the people with power having always the
authority? Didn't they always use their power and authority to manipulate
people? Has it ever happened that a belief was autonomous and not connected
with the ruling government? Who were the founders of our traditional beliefs?
From where did the religious beliefs come from? How is it possible that
people believe in the truth of their religious belief and at the same time
they do things which are total contradictions?
Obviously, the Christian belief came from the teachings of Jesus. These
teachings were written down by his disciples and are the base of the beliefs
in our days and all the different branches of Christian beliefs.
Jesus arrived there was already a traditional belief system established
and part of this were religious beliefs. I don't know how Jesus was relating
to this but obviously he was questioning the given concepts and he found
his own and independent way of realization of truth. He had a vision coming
out of his personal growing process and he felt responsible to share this
- probably coming out of love - expressing his new view to people trapped
in the traditional concepts. He found people who were listening to him
and a few followed him. When more people gave him attention and he started
to talk even in front of the temples of the established system then of
course the presiding priests didn't like it and denounced him to the governing
authorities as initiating a conspiracy. Then they arrested him and following
the tradition of defending the established system, they killed him. Has
anything changed since then? It served the political system in those days,
to use whatever happened as a way to manipulate the different power tendencies
and they used the growing new belief for their own purpose. From this they
established a new belief system by making their own interpretation so that
it conformed well to the existing power structure. Later, other branches
split off, continuing on up to the present time with its many congregations
and sects. [Sorry, that I needed to squeeze two thousand years into a few
sentences…] Of course in our days our religious belief system is not purely
Christian, it is influenced from other world religions and as a conglomerate
it is called ‘New Age beliefs’. Now people say that they are not religious
but that they are ‘spiritual’. The label is different but nothing has changed,
still New Age people are identified and depending on a belief system, not
having it realized in their daily life, what means with this as a base
relating to reality and responding out of it. Anyway the realization is
not the question; it is enough to have a strong, well rooted belief system,
confirmed by ones knowledge, experiences and other like-minded people,
all imbedded in a well functioning, us all protecting social system… Right?
I have a few drinks then I am happy, when I smoke a joint then I feel spiritual…
most important is that people are content and find a more essential sense
in their life than they get out of what the material orientated social
system offers. Each of us must find ones own way to deal with life and
don't think this is the most important, and I do not think that people
are really content, even they are pretending it because this is part of
the self image and needs to be shown to others. They are longing for more
than concepts - even though it's also true that most people are stuck in
materialistic or spiritual concepts - it doesn't really matter which kind
of concepts. Indeed, we all need to find our individual way to confront
life's challenge, but this should be a creative way by responding and relating
and not by making oneself numb or by escaping with one of the many offered
ways coming from the consumer society.
I believe that there exists a higher power which guides us, even though
we do not know about it from experience, but I believe that it is just
necessary to believe strongly in it and this by itself allows a certain
openness so that from there influences can guide us. We cant be made responsible
for everything that happens and for the power games and manipulations from
governments and multinationals. I am convinced that there have always been
people who have realized their religious concepts and lived it in their
daily life. Also it is true that from the beginning the religious concepts
were used to manipulate people as a part of the fight for more power. We
know that millions of people were killed in many wars over many centuries
and all under the name of God, Love, Peace and Progress, pretending to
bring Truth and the true belief to people, but in reality to take their
land, their resources and making them into slaves. Obviously nothing has
changed. The only change one can make is to realize one's own truth and
take care of oneself by relating to the given situation in one's daily
that's it. Relating and responding to whatever shows up in ones personal
life; by being aware what reactions it is causing and then making ones
decision out of it, which will bring an action, which hopefully will come
out of love. Not because it is part of the religious concept but out of
the feeling of being connected and not separated from other human beings.
I see that beliefs are somehow connected with the social system and understand
how and why beliefs developed. What I don't understand is how can beliefs
be used by authorities to keep people in dependency?
history of beliefs is closely connected with the history of dependency.
From the beginning of mankind people were afraid of the unknown. The fear
was much less if a name was given to the unknown with some kind of explanation.
This was always used by the more clever ones to gain power: The first medicine
man/woman might have told the frightened people that the thunder came from
an angry big man sitting behind the clouds called thunder god and it would
be good to give him something to calm him down. So people gave something
they owned and the clever man/woman had his/her profit, etc. So whatever
negative happened, he/she had an explanation and finding the solution;
in this way gaining a power position as an authority.
But why do people depend so much on authority and don't try to find out
people are immature; not only individually in their personality but also
humanity as a species. All problems result because of this reason!
The problems are seen as problems because there is no creative relating
to them. The response to problems consist in defense, wanting to eliminate
the symptoms, but never seeing the creative challenge in it as a part of
a growing process. The need to be guided is indeed closely connected with
the need of having beliefs. An example: a small child depends totally on
its parents. They tell their child what to do and what not to do. They
tell the reason why and why not, but often this is not possible as the
child is too small and cant understand. So the child has to believe what
the parents say, it is not capable to make ones own experiences, this would
be life threatening. The child likes to be dependent and it can grow in
a frame of security. Everything goes well if the child gets enough attention.
If not then the first games show up: the child asks for more attention
by pretending to need help or it is producing incidents to get the attention
needed. In general one can say that people like to be dependent and they
accept authority without resistance, as long as they have established a
frame in which they get enough self confirmation. If this framework, for
one or the other reason is disturbed, then also the problems with authority
start. This is a very complex subject and one has to do one's own investigations
in ones personal journey of self-discovery. This indeed is real work, but
I guess you wouldn't be here if you wouldn't be ready for it... Right?