Most of us, most of the time, live on the competitive plane.
The competitive plane has several aspects, and depending on your disposition, you'll be able to counter some, while not be able or willing to counter others.
- The first aspect of the competitive plane is comparison.On the competitive plane you are always going some place, you are never where you are, the only concept you have from the here and now is that it's not enough, not good enough, or wrong. Not the right thing, not the right place.
That is the foundation of the competitive plane, and the result is misery... felt or not, when you operate in the competitive plane, you are miserable, always hungering, always yearning, always out of sorts..
It would be a lot more accurate and descriptive to call this plane the "comparing plane" because all the activity there is based on some comparison. Or it could also be called the "or-ness plane" but then no one would know what you are talking about.
Today's society, the whole setup, exists on the competitive plane. On the competitive plane your job is to be better than the guy next to you. Not become the best version of yourself, no, better than the next guy.
Today's society, the whole setup, exists so you can be unhappy, unsatisfied, feel less than, and admire "high achievers" that, somehow, won the game that you are not winning at.
But when you scratch the surface, those winners preach about win-win, maybe even teach about win-win, but underneath it all are using everything and everyone to serve their purpose: winning.
The number of healers, gurus, teacher I have tested, it is becoming really obvious that they got taken over by this culture of winning at all cost.
I am writing this article, because, accidentally, I found myself on the competitive plane this afternoon:, serious tension, headache, hurry, alternating with "I need to chill" thoughts.
After muscle testing, it turns out it was not mine, it belonged to my downstairs neighbor... but because I could feel it, I wanted to write about it: who knows when I'd have a first-hand experience of being there.
The counter, or the opposite, of the comparing aspect of the competitive plane, is, to stop comparing.
Comparison always takes you out of the present moment, and joy only lives in the present moment. The fulfillment of success only lives in the present moment.
If you can master catching yourself comparing, and returning yourself to the now-moment, you are halfway through getting on the creative plane, where you are effective, and can be fulfilled.
- The second aspect of the competitive plane is an insatiable hunger. A hunger that doesn't get fulfilled by getting what it hungers for: it simply demands more.Greed, wanting, craving, yearning all live only on the competitive plane...
That hunger is what runs your life, and it overrides conscience, if you have any, decency, if you have any, inclusiveness and foresight: if you have any.
That hunger is the desire to win at all cost, and it is the hallmark of "desire for the self alone" or in another word: Evil.
Evil is a real power, and it is the amoral drive of the power-hungry second-hander to rule the other, to have power over others, to rule the world.
It is the psychopath next door, the guy/gal that looks successful, and you envy him/her.
I would never have thought of categorizing them as such, until I read Laura Knight-Jadczyk's book till the end (remember I have been reading it for a month. Just finished it last night...)
I am going to gather some of her videos and writings for you.
As a teacher of mine, Robert Hartmann said: to win over evil, you need to know evil, intimately, so you can recognize the wolf in sheep's clothing.
The problem we have recognizing evil is that if you are imbued with caring, empathy, and conscience, you will think everyone else is like that. And if you are a psychopath, you don't know anything about caring, empathy, or conscience... and you don't think anyone else does... after all those things don't exist.
That is a fundamental psychological handicap of humans: relating to another that looks and talks like them, as if they were similar, run by the same fuel, the same desires, the same priorities.
As I am finding out, finally, after decades of unsuccessfully dealing with psychopaths, that they are not run on the same fuel, they don't have the same desires, they don't have the same priorities as me.
They are wonderful at hooking their fodder... at pretending that they are human, but time and time again we find out that they are like aliens, like cancer: they only care about themselves and what they want. And taking care of their family (Godfather) doesn't make them human either.
If you are a normal human, not one of them, you care about your environment, about the people in your life, co-workers, bosses.
Try saying the sentence, out loud: "I want for everybody what I want for myself..."
Did it go well? I'll let you know what to observe in my next article...
PS: as I have written in previous articles, Laura's vibration and the truth value of her teaching is not very high, and yet. Some of her insights are brilliant, her theories, the comets' effect on life and history on earth, and the labeling a certain lack of empathy, caring, and conscience as psychopathy... are pure brilliance.
I read everything with my critical faculties set on "ok, give it to me, I trust myself (and my muscle tests!) to decipher what is true and what is not."
I am grateful for insights: after all each and every person has a personal barrier that makes them blind in certain directions. Or sometimes it is a lack of exposure to certain thoughts. Either way, staying open AND critical to opinions is the hallmark of a person that can grow.
This topic, identifying psychopathy in people you like, follow, trust, admire, want to emulate, your leaders, your gurus, your heroes, your politicians, your doctors, you marketing gurus, is a sore topic for the psychopaths: people who have hidden their "desire for the self alone" ways so far successfully.
But to fight evil humanity needs to face and know evil, so we will spend time to clearly identify what to notice, what to pay attention to.
If we want humanity to live in peace, to grow to fulfill its destiny, we'll need to identify and discredit the psychopaths in our midst, or better said: the psychopaths that define life, culture, society, laws, politics for us.
PPS: in one of the upcoming article we'll strategize how to be happy and succesful and fulfilled in a world dominated by psychopaths