Posts Tagged ‘vegetarianism’

Nuclear disaster

lördag, mars 19th, 2011

The world is shaken and Japan in kaos. After the quake and tsunami 11th of mars the nuclear power plant of Fukushima is melting down! All the things, that was not suppose to go wrong, did! Rescue workers now risk there own life to cool the core to prevent radiation burst out!

fukushima disaster

In time of a catastrophe like this, where several small cities are wiped out, thousands of inhabitants killed and a major escape from the country is beginning, it’s evident that victims ask the questions: Why us, why me!

It seems highly unjust that Japan, once before hit by nuclear radiation, should suffer again! How can God exist? How can there be divine justice and love in this?
Well, we see that love and compassion does exist in all care and help offered to Japan from all over the world, and through all unselfish rescue work and assistance taking place in eastern Japan on a daily basis! In a strange way, humanity comes forward in times of trouble, giving hope in a time where consumption and market economy is hitting high score in cynicism and egoism! The bright site of crises is the chance for man to evolve compassion and empathy, and get closer to each other and the essentials of life!

But as time ease the pain, the question still remains: Why?

Let’s try to broaden the perspective to get a glimpse of the divine plan behind this!

First – mother earth is alive, humans being braincells in her organism! The movement of continental plates – four of them meeting outside the eastcoast of Japan – is just part of a normal organic function in planet earth physiology. The life of mother earth is much slower seen from the perspective of her microbeings – humans and animals – so our illusion of stability is only a trick of perspective! The famous words of Heraclitus Ta Panta rhei, ”everything flows” is getting a new meaning! The shape of continents, mountain and rivers are constantly changing and earthquakes, tsunamies and vulcanic activities are natural signs of the growth of  the physical body of mother earth!

So there is no evil in these disasters, only ignorance, to understand nature as a living being! In the future, man will learn to share the planet and inhabit only safe land! We might be better to understand and predict natural disasters, allowing us to visit the risk areas for recreation and travel in safe periods, but not to stay resident permanently!

Apart from this, the suffering of natural disasters, still has a meaning as a karmic release of meat-eating karma, as explained in other blogs! Killing without hate, is the common indicator – we don’t hate the animal we slaughter – and mother earth don’t hate those microbeings, who is caught and killed in her growth process! Slowly the experience of suffering refines our empathy to embrace animals and fish as well as other human beings! But it’s a slow learning process!  How many disasters does it take to create a vegetarian? We need many lifetimes for this evolution of real humanity!

And so the question of nuclear disaster! What is the cosmic logic in this? Well, nuclear processes are natural in the sun and in the core of living planets, but they are not suppose to exist on the organic surface – the biosphere! The obvious threat of  radiation damage to biological life ought to be enough to ban the use, as the problem of danger with vaste material for thousands of generation to come! The present disaster brings new energy to debate and surface the actual danger and risk in a very clear message, through daily media of the world! This is indeed out of hand!

But what is the karmic pattern here? Well, apart from the obvious egotistic issue of materialism, consuming the goods of the earth, craving energy over our assets, prepared to get rich at whatever cost in human and biological life, to the point of extinction of it all – there are an even deeper cosmic threat!

The atoms we split in fission reactions is part of microcosmic life! The universe is life within life! The tiny particles in the atom is actually inhabited worlds in microcosm. Size is just a trick of perspective again! By using nuclear power, we actually become destroyer of worlds!


For the cosmic eye, there are no size – all is equal! A cosmic conscious being is able to visit the microworld like a pandora box! It opens and reveals worlds of beauty and life! To split an atom is a gigantic global disaster for a microworld! What if macro scientists look at our world as a particle in an atom? What if they need energy and wants to split the ”dead matter” that happens to be our home? Do we really know what we are doing, messing around in microcosm? What seeds are we planting, using this kind of energy in our homes?

As awareness grow in these matters, it becomes a major task for humanity to stop using nuclear energy and weapons, and to find solutions in science and lifestyle, that can support life, instead of destroying it! This will be the turning point of  human evolution toward karmic liberation. Karma is only the teacher of life; so when the lesson is learned – it is resolved! Of course the law of cause and effect is still working, but more and more in favour of pleasant karmic release, due to our own well-doing from the past! The secret is simple – place the seeds you want to harvest! Support life, and you will gain life! Help your fellow beings and you will receive help when needed! Care about both macro – and microbeings, and nature will embrace you with the beauty and wonder of life, for all times!

Hermes

Suffering

onsdag, mars 3rd, 2010

The world crises is not only about money and terror, but even nature disasters as earthquakes, tsunamis and hurricanes. Mother earth is alive with a potent immune system that we call weather, climate and nature catastrophes. In the cosmic scale, it all makes sense, that the organic defence system of our planet is reacting on pollution, global warming and other man made crises. It’s a historical fact that the winters of the great wars have been severe cold in the temperated latitudes, as the chill before a planetarian fever. Are the present cold winters a new chill of a coming world war III?

What ever form the crises takes, the result is suffering for millions, and without the perspective of reincarnation and karma, it makes no sense at all! But in the light of cause and effect -the law of karma – the mystery of suffering is solved! In this brilliant logic of cosmos, no one can harvest injustice, but only the effect of it’s own act -karma! So even the major crises, wars and catastrophes as every days suffering due to illness and loneliness, is self imposed!

As the universe is friendly, we need to understand and acknowledge the meaning of suffering, in all it’s shapes and variations – the main quest of future evolution on earth! As described in earlier bloggs, meat-eating karma is the major trigger of collective karma release as accidents and nature disasters!. Man is a slow learner, and the growth of humanity through suffering, takes many lifetimes, before the empathy and brotherly love expands to include even animal life. But for each strike of nature, for each tear and pain, the ability to imagine the suffering of our fellow beings, grows stronger -and one fine day our sensitivity will stretch out and embrace the victims of our eating habits, to that extent, that it becomes impossible to kill to live.

At that point in human evolution, to hurt another being, hurts as much on our own body, and the awareness and understanding of the killing and animal suffering in the meat industry, as well as the unhealthy influence on our microbeings, makes it obvious to choose the vegetarian lifestyle -not because of fashion or trends, or nutrition science research, but because of a deep ethical conviction rooted in life experience of former meat-eating karma!

This is a major graduation in the school of life, and the major power of peace work and healing the planet! It’s a long way to go, but for every new generation, we will see more and more ethical vegetarians, in all those reincarnated victims of past disasters and wars.These are the future of peace loving, animal loving emphatic beings who will refuse to bear arms and kill animals! These are role models for a haunted civilization.

So the future quest is to embrace life in all aspects – even the teachings of karma! With a higher quality of human awareness, we can learn the lesson faster, realize our own part in the creation of crises and disaster, and start new behavior to exchange old habits and conventions. Is it not miraculous, that we can start world peace and solve global warming at our dinner table, just by awareness of our eating habits? Step by step, we will change our patterns to acts of life instead of acts of death – and by this create a new and better destiny, both for our own future, as well as for both micro- and macrocosm in our organism and on or planet! That’s when we will all graduate in a master degree in real humanity!

Hermes

Awareness

söndag, januari 10th, 2010

Awareness is a popular concept in New Age circles, and is defined en many ways concerning the art of ”being in the now” , ”mindfullness” , and in many spiritual groups inspired of eastern philosophies! It’s often indicated that modern man is to much in either the future or in the past, and so less present here and now!

It’s easy to understand, that regrets of past mistakes and future worries can fill up our mind, to that degree, that it consumes all our consciousness, so we miss the present…… but let’s go a bit deeper and investigate some paradoxes, that follow these thoughts!

First, let´s put the question: What kind of creature is always living in the present?  Yes, Animals! Is it not what make us human, that we have the capacity to expand our consciousness from the now, till both past and future? And is it not an expanded awareness to be able to remember our mistakes and plan for a better future? Humanity is to bother! To be careful not to do the same mistake again, when it comes to our relation with our fellow creatures – both man and animal? To live on pure instinct, as an animal, guided by survival instinct and hormones only, is not the kind of awareness we would like at the present state of evolution!

So the art of awareness is not solely to live fully, here and now, but even to be conscious in both past and future, in a balanced way, so we can learn from our mistakes and create a more human future for all involved, without missing the thrill of now! The paradox is, that an unbalanced indulgence in the now, takes us back in evolution, more close to animal life, where we very easily will consume our fellow citizens now, due to lack of good planning! Poor planning and poor updating of earlier experiences will create more kaos and mistakes, and thus more need for help from others, consuming their chance to recreate in whatever now, they need for health and inspiration!

Of course, the karmic paradox in this is, that helping each other out in chaos and crises, might be just the right focus to help us into the now again! It’s a well known fact that people come closer in times of crises, and the now and the awareness of real human encounters is much more alive then, than in  escapism of media, film and literature! So in this way karma do help us out again!

The closest we get to that kind of awareness in daily life, in the present state of earth evolution,  might be in therapy groups and other kind of encounter groups, where skilled leaders create such a safe atmosphere, that we can let go defenses and share our most vulnerable side, with no risk of abuse or psychological violation of our integrity. This is where catharsis help us release inner tension and blocks and help us to insight of old trauma and support us in the healing act of forgiveness! Being totally ”naked” and open in sharing our inner most, is a unique awareness, that gives us a glimpse of how a totally human society would be like, in the future real human kingdom of peace and harmony.

In the cosmic perspective, the highest form for awareness is cosmic consciousness -the ability to see through the universe in both time and space. This kind of awareness is totally unlimited, it’s the divine consciousness itself! Legends and spiritual traditions talks about this as the highest form of initiation and modern spiritual science acknowledge it as the ultimate goal of spiritual evolution. The forerunners of this natural state of human evolution are what we call ”cosmic glimpse”  – a very short spiritual experience, often in seconds only, where we suddenly know that life is eternal, the universe is living and infinite, that we are all one and that all is very good!

This awareness of oneness – that all living creatures are linked and in the inner core, the same divine presence, will instantly change our lives! We will know, as clear as bright sunlight, that we are all brothers and sisters -including animals, plants and mineral, and our relation to our fellow beings, will change our behavior and conducts of daily life! Being most concerned of the wellbeing of all living creatures around us, we will do our very best, not to harm anyone – especially creatures with a developed nervous system like humans and animals! Any pain or suffering on a fellow being will instantly be felt in our own organism, due to the extended empathy of this conscious oneness. It’s obvious, that it would be impossible to eat any kind of meat or fish, or even animal products that are waste products of the meat industry, with this kind of awareness!

So it is important to differ between the use of words like awareness and oneness in this deeper concept, and the more common use as a feeling of oneness or awareness in different New Age doctrines and methods! We should be cautious not to fall into new movements of mass suggestion, where the strong sensation itself is taken for proof of higher levels of spiritual consciousness! Man is a highly suggestive creature, and can easily be seduced to believe that a strong ecstatic feeling or sensation is proof enough, but are there not thousands of examples in religious history, of how this strong suggestive sense of  ”oneness with God” or the feeling of being the chosen one , can turn leaders into the worst kind of inquisitors  and crowds into holy warriors? Too many wars are conducted in the name of God, and too many condemnations from spiritual conviction!

So we need to be aware of the difference between a state of mind and a state of evolution.  Therapy, encounter groups, spiritual disciplines like meditation and yoga and the suggestive power of strong spiritual leaders, can help us experience another state of mind and higher awareness and feeling of oneness in connection to other beings, nature and everyday life experience.  This is like peeping through the keyhole to divine bliss, and can give us good inspiration on our path ahead, but it is nothing compared with the open door of cosmic consciousness, where our nervous system and organism is fully developed and prepared to be aware in Gods prime consciousness.

Humans are eager and impatient, and the longing for inner peace and joy, makes it popular to seek shortcuts to paradise. Art of living could be to find peace with exact that level of spiritual evolution, that comes natural at each step on the eternal ladder. There are no harm in getting inspiration and to peek through keyholes, but if we ever get disappointed of the setbacks of daily life , that can contrast immensely to those rare moments of feeling total aware, we can get comfort in knowing, that there is no hurry – and that we will all get there in due time!

If we are in doubt of our natural state of human evolution, the most dependable valuation is, only to judge the tree from it’s fruits. A true spiritual leader is always walking the path ahead as an example for all followers! His footsteps should be bordered with signs of real human qualities as brotherly love, humbleness, forgiveness and concrete signs of respect for all living creatures on earth. Awareness in ecology and vegetarianism are obvious examples!

So when karma knocks on our door and demands attention to irritating earthly responsibilities and duties, abruptly taking us away from our wonderful meditation  of oneness and awareness, it’s a good chance to practice our new talents of humanity, and maybe we can change our state of mind in forgiveness and tolerance, being fully aware, that the annoying person that knocks, is a perfect mirror of our own past, and thus little by little reach the next state of evolution.  To be at peace with our own natural state of evolution, is to be tolerant and patient to us selves. There might be setbacks -trial and error -and it might take much longer, than we think;  but eventually -as all is very good – we will all get there!

Hermes


Mother Earth

onsdag, januari 6th, 2010

The threat of global warming with extreme weather conditions, nature catastrophes, hunger, pollution, epidemics  and water crises are a wakeup call for global awareness, that now – maybe for the first time in history – concern all mankind on earth! In spite of obvious changes in climate, the established scientific society is still in conflict about cause and effect!


How can the perspective of karma bring light to this issue? Well, two important cosmic principles might help us out:

The principle of life units and the principle of perspective.

In a living universe everything is alive – living beings within living beings – and so it’s obvious that planet earth is alive too! And if it wasn’t for man -she would be a perfect organism in ecologic balance! Man -being the braincells in her organism – is apparently going nuts, destroying his own host!  And now we fear, that this stupidity might indeed end up with a total catastrophe -that the microcosm of mankind can kill the macrocosm of mother earth, and so even itself!

How is karma working in this area? What kind of teaching are we facing in near future, as this escalates further?

Well, from the basics, that there is no such thing as injustice, we are looking for logic, even in cathastrophies like Tsunamis, earthquakes, vulcanic eruptions and hurricanes.

Let’s define some new concepts to understand this on a deeper level:

  1. Collective Karma.
  2. Karma of principle
  3. Karma of perspective
  4. The meaning of suffering

1.  Great disasters are often seen as a proof of coincidence. It seems as if all different kind of people will be among victims in spite of religion, ethnic roots, education, status and so on. Even if the Tsunami strikes mostly at small fishermans villages round the cost, it even strikes among modern tourists along the luxury beach resorts and from a major earthquake in a big city, no one is safe! ….But then again, from the point of karma, everybody is just getting the best education, especially directed to him or her, served by a cosmic logistic process called collective karma! Imagine the spiritual activity in months or maybe years ahead, that prepare for such a karmic release! So in this perspective it is not coincidence, who will be on the beach that moment, when the wave roll in!

Lots of personal stories can confirm some of this activity when people get a hunch or a precognition to skip that vacation, or fall ill, or come too late for the flight or getting stopped by other obstacles – if their spiritual need does not fit that special karmic lesson.  But even for those who do get hit – it’s still the best and most loving lesson for the spirit to get exactly that experience of effect -originally created by it’s own ignorance in lifetimes long ago!

2.  But what exactly are we learning? Do we really need that amount of destructive power to evolve on this civilized state of mankind? Well, we need to look deeper in the cosmic structure, to find logic in this! What are the analysis of disasters and accidents? It’s all about violence and death without hate or revenge! So are there anywhere in civilized modern life, where we are blind to such a behavior in our selves?

Yes, sadly there are! The animal kingdom is full of innocent victims of our hands! Modern man take it for granted to have the right to kill his younger brothers and sisters – animals – to eat and clothe, without the slightest ideas of the karmic energy he creates every day by this. And as in the disasters and accidents, there are no hatred involved. We don’t hate the animal we slaughter, as the Tsunami don’t hate us when it strikes! This is how karma is matched by principle!

All this killing and induced suffering through thousands of years is piling up for such collective outburst of disastrous karma, with the only purpose to help us understand, on our own bodies, what suffering is all about. Only through this hard way, will our compassion grow to that extend, that we will be unable to eat meat or fish ever again!

In the cosmic perspective, we have lot’s of time -lot’s of lifetimes! Man is a slow learner, so we might need to die many times, before the lesson is fully learned! And remember, this is no judgement or casting of guilt, because we have all walked the same road!

3.  From our perspective it’s hard to understand why mother nature strikes so hard on us. Even if we are not taking so good care of the planet, the power of nature is far beyond our control, when it shows it’s full power in disasters and catastrophes! How can we ever have earned that amount of destruction?

Well, this is all about perspective. In comparison to a planet, we are small -like cells in mother earth. But in another view, we are a planet ourselves, inhabited by small beings -our own tissue-cells! We are fooled by the principle of perspective, to believe, that we are more important, than our own cells -our micro life. But do a braincell in our brain think that it is small and unimportant? And what kind of nature catastrophe do we in fact strike against these small inhabitants, indulging in unhealthy living and destructive illness of our bodies? Again, we do not hate our braincells when we drown them in alcoholic tsunamis, or kill them in volcanic inflammation and fever, or break our organs in cancerous or traumatic earthquakes! It’s just ignorance – we don’t know what we are doing! Until karma help us to open our eyes, mirroring back from macrocosm, what we ourselves serve to our microcosm – ”so in the big – so in the small”!

4.  The meaning of suffering is one of the great riddles of life. How can a all-loving, all-seeing, all-mighty GOD impose so much suffering to his own creation? The only logical answer is, that even suffering is part of GOD’s love! So by the justice of  karma, we can begin to understand the real wonders of the teaching of life. How pain and suffering from our own ignorant hands are returned with cosmic precision to teach us awareness and compassion and so refine our behavior and our mind and heart away from the unconsciousness of the zone of killing for living!

For a cosmic mind, these principles above is reality, even in everyday life, ruling every act and every step ahead! The only concern is then how to help and comfort all living beings, including the animals and mother earth, and to create a new lifestyle that will give life instead of take lives! A healthy, humanitarian, ecological,  vegetarian lifestyle is a natural solution – and this only thanks to the personal karmic lesson of accidents and disasters, that we created for our own evolution through the law of cause and effect, through many, many lifetimes!


The good news is, that this perspective gives us back the key in our hands! We might not hear the calling to be an environmental activist or a green politician, but we don’t need to be passive and helpless!

We are the master of our own universe within and can save the planet of our own organism to begin with, and thus save millions of lives from those microcosmic disasters and create positive karma for our own future lifetimes on earth.The cosmic logistics will adapt to this new karmic situation and slowly create a wonderful environment with harmony and beauty for us to enjoy, as our own inner world is healing and our microbeings are rejoicing in total organic harmony within!

Hermes