Try not to get demoralized when trying to understand the egos, but persist and study them thoroughly. As in the darkness of the subconscious is knowledge, and that knowledge can enable you to unlock the light of consciousness within you and lead to your spiritual awakening. This questions and answers session was recorded in December 2009 and it was the last public talk Belsebuub gave. https://youtu.be/yz2jt6AQcuQ From The Peace of the Spirit Within by Belsebuub: If you don’t explore within yourself, then the absence of knowledge of how you function will prevent you from understanding the spiritual and psychological root of yourself, which will prevent you from fundamentally changing. It’s like a mechanic trying to fix a machine without any knowledge of its inner workings. We as consciousness are here in three-dimensional form for the purpose of acquiring self-knowledge for our awakening journey back to the source we originated from. But for us as consciousness to do that, we need bodies to be in the different dimensions and an intermediary between ourselves and form, and that is the mind. The mind and the entire psyche is multidimensional; in this physical dimension we have a physical body with a brain [...]
What it takes to change within and what to do to have a spiritual awakening. The talk was in Berkeley California in 2008. https://youtu.be/6w_YMhgomGc
https://youtu.be/M-GV1rR38ZE A video of an interview from 2002 discussing ways to understand the egos and emotions and how the study of oneself is multi-dimensional and multi-faceted. It looks at how the beginning of inner knowledge is from seeing oneself in the present moment as one really is.
Illustration courtesy of Deesillustration.com Some have called ignorance bliss. But if you actually look into it, there is an incredible cost and consequence to ignorance; and there is no free ride for anyone. There is also a huge range of things both physical, emotional, and metaphysical we can be ignorant of, each with their corresponding consequences. On a Physical Level On a physical level, living a life of being ignorant of where our food comes from, its nutritional value, what is in vaccines, buying endless goods as if they come out of thin air, of the existence of chemtrails etc., means that not only do we cause suffering to animals, the planet, fellow human beings, and future generations, but we are subjected to poisoning, carcinogens, and chemicals even in our food, water, and air that causes us sickness, suffering, and premature death. Being ignorant of the hidden networks of shadow governments, of the worldwide banking system and how it works, of the real causes of many wars etc., means that we become its complicit supporters—perpetuating a system that enslaves us through debt where the individual is no longer the citizen of a country but the collateral of banks. [...]
We should take the time to know how we respond inwardly to life, because by changing ourselves and allowing consciousness to shine, we change not only our own lives but those of others around us, and, if enough people raise their conscious level, we can bring about a real change for good in the world. If we don’t understand ourselves, no matter how many victories for truth there are, the inner level of the majority will keep dragging society downwards into corruption, disorder, and destruction. And even those who pursue truth in the world are not immune to the adverse effects of the subconscious. All of us live in the present moment - it’s a quality of being alive, but it’s the way we perceive it that can make huge difference to our lives. Within us is a multitude of constantly changing thoughts, feelings and emotions, and not all of it is good. In fact, in the subconscious are awful inner states that are usually hidden from awareness and that are the roots of corruption and destruction. Read the rest of the article here
What is life for? So many things seem important; there are so many things to do. All of them are vying for our attention, and our interests drive our lives via the many seemingly small and insignificant choices we make each day. But what is it that is ultimately important? Why does this world, with all its limitations, struggle, opposition, and darkness exist? I believe the answer is fundamentally quite simple—that this world exists for us (consciousness) to learn about who we are. The ancients called this self-knowledge. The ever increasing number of recorded near-death experiences (NDEs) provide some of the most compelling evidence for this. Floating away from their bodies, no longer constrained by the physical world and soaring into the majesty of an eternal and spiritual realm, the experiences of those who have died and been sent back share many consistent and common themes. All of a sudden, the career, the kids, the TV, the projects they were working on are totally gone, and many are faced with what is called a “life review” in which they experience every moment of their life all over again, but feeling in a profound way not only what they went through, [...]
It doesn't take too much to see that there’s too little expression of love in the world, just as there’s insufficient expression of other qualities of consciousness. Much of the terrible suffering in the world is caused by a lack of love, but few can be moved to do anything about contributing to good and to positive change. Love is not simply about thinking positively, or thinking loving thoughts, or even doing kind deeds, although these may be expressions of it. It’s there in seeing and feeling and being part of reality, because in reality we’re all part of one - not only one humanity, but one substance, which is the cosmic consciousness of the universe. Read the full article here
There’s an event in near-death experiences that indicates a way to get better understanding from daily life. One of the most common things people recall in a near-death experience is going through a review of their lives. Many go through it in minute detail, recalling every event. Most describe how much they’ve learned from it and what a positive experience it was. But there’s actually a way to learn like this in every day of our lives, by reviewing the day, at the end of each day. What people tend to say matters most when they review their lives after death are simple things, such as how much they’ve loved, what good they did, how they hurt others, what they felt, and how they made other people feel. This is what they say is really important. It’s not how much money they earned, or what career they achieved, but it’s more to do with interactions with people, such as what emotions they felt, what they did to others and especially how they loved. To understand more about how you live, how you really are, and what’s important in life, it helps to do a review at the end of every [...]
Imagine you had never felt angry, how much would you understand about anger? Imagine your eyes had never seen, what would you know of sight? If you haven't experienced spiritual and cosmic realities you wouldn't know of them either, but it's easy to confuse knowing and thinking when it comes to spiritual matters and thinking alone easily results in a belief system. In spiritual terms thinking is the result of thought, while knowing is the result of experience. There's a tendency to look up to great thinkers in order to understand spiritual realities. But distinguish between great thinkers and great knowers. Great thinkers are great at thinking, great knowers are great at experiencing. A knower can think, but a thinker without experience is blind. Thinking about something is different from experiencing it. Therefore: think and know, don't just think. And don't be misled by those who just think.
It's not enough to like the idea of inner change, or to believe something about consciousness, to have the real thing you'll have to work for it, and be part of the struggle of light against darkness. Added to the Esoteric Wisdom section in Articles, its from a talk at the Oregon retreat in 2009.
This happens so often, a person with a negative attitude can make another feel low, so what do you do to counter it? Take a look at how you respond and deal with that. Read more in the article in the self-knowledge section of the articles page. Its from a talk in Oregon in 2009.