- Beliefs: Origin of Modalities
- Internal vs. External
Internal vs. External
Spirituality is pretty simple once you mentally remove all of your externally created prejudices such as God, religion, church and whatnot. When you believe in you and nothing else, you are no longer weighed down by the external.
Love-based truths are internal, subtle, whisper-like, intuitive. This is you, the original person, unclouded and undiluted by the synthetic externalities and their empty promises to confer to you what you already have and are.
Fear-based beliefs are external-oriented. And anything external is subject to manipulation. If it's expected, implied, or explicitly asked of you to do something external, it's fear-based, meaning that it's false, synthetic, or artificial. It's not real.
One example: accept Jesus Christ as your Savior to receive eternal life. This statement is based on another example, the original template articulated in Genesis 3: eat the fruit and you will be like God.
If you believe that you were born a sinner and must accept Jesus as your Savior, you probably don't perceive that these two examples are identical. They both are fear-based externalities, things that are outside of yourself but appear to be true; they are truly stated but not statements of truth. All lies are.
Deconstructed: Eve believed she was not like God, do this external thing and she will be. She did, and the instant she bit the apple was the instant that false evidence appearing real, externalities, crashed into her heart and mind like a meteor, destroying her intrapersonal ecosystem. This experience is common to those who believe they they were born sinners. Read the rest of Genesis 3 for a description of what happens to people who believe whatever their Church leaders keep repeating. I easily summarized: they felt naked and afraid.
Summarized: do this external thing in order to receive/achieve ________________.
Why Fear Works So Well
It's easier to believe the wrong things about one's self due to the way that beliefs are genetically coded into one's DNA and transferred up the family tree, and the way beliefs self-reinforce. This is science.
Dr. Bruce Lipton's "The Biology of Beliefs" explains how beliefs are hardwired into DNA. Every human life began in their grandmother's womb when their mother developed all the eggs she would ever have. That's where the DNA was transferred. Here's amazing part: external stressors modify one's DNA. Whatever one believes about their environment changes their DNA. And how is that communicated: physically and via DNA, and verbally via articulation of the external.
Understanding this is crucial for overcoming the fear-based, self-limiting beliefs. Every human them whether they believe it or not.
If the examples of fear-based beliefs offended you, caused you to feel negative in any way, that is evidence in and of fear-based beliefs. Furthermore, those negative feelings are rooted in language and concepts that are thousands of years old, and perpetuated institutionally via various religious modalities. Pick your religion and you've chosen a religious modality that articulates fear-based beliefs.
While I write primarily for Christians, the science of "The Biology Of Belief" applies to every single human born. Every baby was born enslaved to hardwired, fear-based beliefs.*
Now for the Good News, the real, loved-based good news, the one that Seminaries and any other modality taught at institutions of higher learning don't teach. What Dr. Lipton discovered is that the hardwired beliefs are epigenetic, meaning 'control above genetics', meaning you can overcome the hardwired, self-limiting beliefs you were born with. You can choose to continue in your fear-based beliefs, or you can just choose Love regardless.
Blasphemous, right? Crazy, huh? "The Biology of Belief" flies in the face of all fear-based beliefs, of which all of the world's religions and western medicine are based on, regardless of what their texts might say.
But what Dr. Lipton explains is identical to what Jesus said. "Unless you believe as a child, you will by no means enter into the Kingdom of God." Believe in what? Nothing, just believe.
"You can say to this mountain, 'be removed and cast into the sea', and if you do not doubt (disbelieve), it shall be done for you." Raise your hand if you don't believe that this possible. Keep your hand in the air if you don't believe in miracles or believe that miracles can happen today.
It's easier to believe fear than it is to believe miracles. Miracles seem impossible, particularly in the context of merit-based beliefs that are are bound by fear and its sibling lack. "You lack, therefore do this." But fear? You feel that flagellating you every single moment if you let it.
All Externals Are False
There's never been a nanosecond in your life where you were not feeling, thinking, and acting from beliefs. Beliefs are your operating system, preceding, superseding and controlling your body. The way you feel about absolutely everything known about the Universe is a direct reflection of your beliefs.
You first expressed those feelings physically. You cried at birth. You cried when you were hungry. Your cry activated your mother's beliefs about why you were crying and she responded accordingly.
Babies and toddlers crying is their initial expression of beliefs tied directly to the health of the body. As such they need to be taken seriously by picking them up and bringing them to your heart. This simple act is deeply reassuring and is the single-most life-giving and life-sustaining power we each have. Those who do this are the healthiest people alive.
As humans develop in childhood they begin to acquire externals beliefs from family and others. All of the physical interactions in the family transitions from the Physical-Emotional stage to Intellectual via language and whatever beliefs are articulated of and by various ways of thinking called 'modalities'.
The Intellectual stage of development is where one is taught the vocabulary and thought processes of other beliefs. It's marked by all kinds of emotions in reaction to the thought processes one is exposed to in family and the environment, which contains all of the ecosystems known and unknown.
If you didn't have a physically healthy, positive upbringing in childhood, you won't have a healthy transition into subsequent stages of adulthood. Physical health is the source of emotional health, which installs the code of the beliefs according to the physically derived emotions that the external beliefs elicit. One's intellect directly reflects this internal belief vs external belief dynamic, the push and pull.
Right here in this very moment, what did you feel as you heard in your mind what I said? Can you articulate it? How do you articulate it? What words did you use? Those words are your sharp, two-sided sword slicing through the invisible to allow the physical manifestation of your beliefs.
And what do you manifest? Feelings, thoughts and actions that self-reinforce instantaneously in your body, where it is stored in your DNA.
Remember what it's like to fall in love? Remember those times in your life where you felt amazing? You felt like you could take on anything. Remember? I do, but I was told that good times never last, so I let those memories fade; I didn't actively reflect on them, to learn something about myself. Reflecting back on that today, I realize that my parents didn't know that either.
Beliefs carry forward both good and bad, but our body stores the negative responses. As such, they're far more easily stimulated.
Reflecting further on the generational beliefs of 'good times don't last', it's imperative that you realize that you can still learn from the misbeliefs that your family and others like you have. Intrapersonally speaking, I find it extremely helpful keep the following in mind. You are are to learn from the negative, and you are to daily practice joy by recalling memories that take you back to your happy place.
You remember the feelings, now start putting the details back into place. Where was this? Who were you with? What made it so good? How long did you feel that way? Do you remember the words that were used? The ambience of where the memory was written into you? Do you remember how many times you remembered that since?
As you remember your happiest moments you will feel good all over again. Your health will become better. You will feel more vibrant. And then...you might start to wonder if you'll ever have that experience again. Soon you'll be back from the clouds to experience gravity under your feet. If this happens to you it means you have misbeliefs caused by mild to extreme trauma, the severity of which doesn't matter; trauma is trauma and it wreaks havoc with your body, and causes you to believe again the wrong things about yourself.
If you have misbeliefs about who you are, you have misbeliefs about anything else, and you will manifest accordingly. We all do, which is why it's critical to health and life to never get caught up in things external to you.
Beliefs In Action
When Jesus heals the paralytic at Capernaum, he intuits the Rabbis thinking that he's committing blasphemy right to their faces. Jesus regards their thoughts as evil. Memorize this because due to the way that beliefs powerfully self-reinforce regardless, it's easy to gloss over what transpired.
Jesus healed the paralytic by telling him that his fear-based beliefs, which were based on the Rabbis fear-based beliefs, are forgiven, meaning that the man could choose to believe Jesus, or continue to hold fear-based beliefs which self-reinforced his condition.
The Rabbis thought Jesus was committing blasphemy by telling the man, in their fear-based language, that his sins (misbeliefs) are forgiven. Jesus turns to them with a two-pronged question: "Which is easier, to say to the paralyzed man, ‘Your sins are forgiven’; or to say, ‘Get up, and pick up your pallet and walk’?"
The Rabbis already established that only God can forgive sins, which is true, but only in the context of their fear-based belief that obedience to the letter of the law results in God's blessings. In that context the man sinned, which is why he is paralyzed. So option one is off the table before it's even considered.
Option one speaks to the self-reinforcing attributes of beliefs. Beliefs self-reinforce instantaneously, creating feelings, thoughts, and actions which in turn create more self-reinforcing feelings, thoughts, and actions. Whatever you believe is instantaneously self-reinforced, causing you to feel, think, and act as if your beliefs are true.
Thus, sin is symptom of believing the wrong things about one's self. This self-evident truth is fully articulated in Genesis 3. Eve believed she was not like God, performed the external action and instantly she felt naked and afraid.
[Contrast that to Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in Daniel 3. They were thrown into a super-heated furnace and emerged unscathed. Compare this to Daniel 7 where Daniel is thrown into the lions den. He also came away unscathed. Guess who ordered him there? The son of the king who ordered Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego to be tossed into the fire. Beliefs self-reinforce throughout generations exactly as Dr. Lipton discovered. The Bible states it like this: "the sins of the father..."]
Option two was ‘Get up, and pick up your pallet and walk’. Oopsie! Jesus really put their fear-based beliefs on the spot because option two shows how dis-compassionate the Rabbis and Jewish leaders had become. They had been so obsessed with the letter of the law that they forgot the spirit of the law which was articulated in Leviticus 19:9-18 as the greatest command which was/is 'love your neighbor as yourself'.
Not only that, but they forgot the preceding 9 verses that explicitly state what 'love your neighbor' entails. Thinking good thoughts is not one of them, neither is 'thoughts and prayers'. Matt 25:34-40 paraphrases Lev. 19:8-19. Take care of other people, period. Consider nothing but others welfare.
The way we treat others determines our destiny and theirs.
The answer to the trick question was 'both' because Jesus always addresses the root causes, never the symptoms. To show his authority in spiritual matters — the invisible realms called heaven — Jesus tells the paralytic to get up and walk.
It wasn't that Jesus was the son of God that enabled him to manifest love in the form of miracles, nor was it because he was sinless in the traditional definition of sin; Jesus was a lawbreaker. What made him perfect was he never waivered in the power of belief. All miracles temporarily suspend the laws of physics, which is why they seem so impossible to us. They shouldn't be at all, because Jesus flat out states that we are to do greater works than he did.
He turned water into wine. He walked on water during a violent storm. He raised the dead. He placed a cut off ear back onto the head of a Roman soldier. He gave sight to a blind man. Greater works than these!
Did you learn about that at Church? Hell no you did not. Or if you did, it was in the most-diluted form possible that essentially conveyed that nope, miracles were reserved for Jesus alone. Never mind that the disciples were performing miracles on a daily basis.
If you believe, it shall be done for you. But since most people forget what they're believing for, they fall into disbelief because it hasn't happened yet. If it hasn't happened, then you're actively disbelieving. That is not to say that it will appear just the way that you hope, but that some things take longer than expected. Some things require baby steps to fully commit to handing these huge issues over to the Universe.
For the later, how beliefs self-reinforce, my "Beliefs: Origin of Modalities" rationally articulate how beliefs perpetually self-reinforce to the point where you're convinced that everything you think is true, and think that everything you believe is true. The most difficult aspect of human existence is articulating one's beliefs without being sucked into the undertow of one's self-reinforcing beliefs.
It's here at this point where everything becomes beliefs about beliefs. It's crucial that one understands the difference between 'beliefs' and 'beliefs about beliefs'. The former creates the latter. That's to say that 'beliefs about beliefs' are all of the millions of self-reinforcements that cause you to think and believe that your thoughts and beliefs are true. One really needs to chew on this in order to digest it.
Interestingly enough, this concept is articulated in the Bible as, 'new wine needs to go into a new wineskin'.
In this sense then, 'being born again' means choosing to no longer express your hardwired beliefs and rejecting all of the fear-based, external concepts about who you are. Just believe in you.
It's really easy to do on your own right now. Just tell me what you believe, and you'll be telling me what your beliefs about beliefs. I say that confidently because if you really understood how beliefs work, you would be facilitating miracles of all types, you'd be engineering the planet with Love which is the highest expression of the power of beliefs.
But you're not, you don't, and you can't. Your beliefs are so wrapped up in the external "realities" that you're convinced the shadows are real. You're not alone, but don't take comfort in the safety of numbers because guess what? You have not obeyed the greatest command to love your neighbor. You do not, will not, and can not bring yourself to love anyone who doesn't believe what the TV and the Pulpits told you to believe.
You've substituted gold for brass, shoved it so far up your ass, hard-wired fear to your spine and called it divine. You think Christ is coming back just because you read about in the Bible. Cute. You didn't notice his return because you're so wrapped up with whatever the TV told you.
The context of Jesus' second appearance is identical his first.
Then: The Holy City of Jerusalem was occupied by the barbaric Romans.
Today: people are occupied by barbaric companies masquerading as benevolent entities under the guise of healthcare and food.
Then: the Romans tortured people by hanging them on crosses until they died in prolonged agony.
Today: the so-called 'best healthcare' injects toxic synthetic chemicals that cause all manner of prolonged agony.
Then: the Jews prayed for a Messiah, but didn't understand that Jesus was addressing the root cause of the circumstances.
Today: people believe that Jesus has not returned, but when he does he's going to undo everything he stood for. Thus people have blinded themselves to the root causes of corruption of their souls, which is the lack of Love.
You've heard it said, "love your neighbor as yourself", but have you read the 9 verses preceding it? Here are 2 of them:
Leviticus 19:17-18 17“You shall not hate your brother in your heart, but you shall reason frankly with your neighbor, lest you incur sin because of him. 18You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord."
You shall not hate, but talk with your fellow human beings. Hate is a built-in feature of Twitter and Facebook. The power of words is used to turn away, walk away, and cancel your neighbor. You can change the world for better just by talking with your neighbor. Literally. Leviticus 19:9-18 explicitly spells out how to love your neighbor: make sure their needs are met, treat them the way you want to be treated, and reason with them.
Anyone who doesn't do these things removes themselves from society and can justifiably be considered a pariah. Anyone who advocates the opposite of the principles is to be considered evil. "I am the Lord," is a marker indicating that the preceding commands are to be taken seriously. It's expected that one practice the principles. Mistakes will be made of course, but one cannot learn unless one practices.
Love is internal, hate is external. It's fake, phony, artificial, synthetic. There's no there there. Your true power lies in loving your neighbor as yourself. Internally, you have the same power and the same choices to make as your neighbors. Stop claiming that the external is identical to the internal. It's not. You're seeing shadows. You're confusing symptoms with causes. You see the tree as separate from the forest, that if you chop it down, then it's just one tree in a trillion. You were taught to devalue others, but right under your nose is a simple solution that prevents corruption of any kind, and its rewards are the highest because those who choose to love people c-create miracles as a byproduct of love.
It's always been so.
The antichrist is not a person or entity per se, rather it's what we have right now: externally-driven society caught up in symptoms without bothering to look at the causes. Of course, very few websites discuss the causes and if they do, they are censored and facts labeled as conspiracies.
An excellent example that we are bombarded with several times per day are those who break the law. False narratives about motives are written and believed, never to be revisited because in the minds of most people, the matter is already resolved. Onto the next crime, the false narrative created and believed, and in short order the conclusion is easily reached: bad people do bad things, and I'm not a bad person because I obey laws.
My take: if obedience to laws were the issue, then obedience should solve all problems. Seminaries churn out thousands of people every year who believe that obedience to laws is a good thing. It is, but only up to a point. This is exactly where Jesus' message comes in. His message stems from 10 verses from the Torah as articulated in Leviticus 19:9-18. They all resolve to one thing: the way you treat people creates conditions that facilitate sustainable communities, or they create divisions that always result in misery.
In short, moral behavior is a symptom of Love. Galations 4:1 identifies what it's like to live among people who treat others well. In turn, those communities continue to grow and become stable, and resilient, able to meet any of the challenges that come their way based entirely on the principles outlined in Leviticus 19:9-18.
What you perceive is controlled by your beliefs.