This article will upset many. Just please know, that if you are getting upset, it is indicating that your vibration is very low, and the anger is a smoke screen to avoid seeing it, and avoid being seen as such. As a pet owner, you are, probably, priding yourself of giving life to a pet, but the reality is much more sinister than that.
Consciousness is going to cost you something... a delusion? An illusion? Being asleep and oblivious? We shall see.
Another reason it is important for some of you to read is this: if you want to become and Expanding Human Being, if you want to raise your vibration, then you need to be effective. In order to become effective, you need to act on what's real, on what's so, instead of action on some delusion, some fantasy... like Don Quixote.
Imagine yourself in a cold room with a fireplace. If you think the fireplace is lit, you'll act differently than if you know that your fireplace is NOT lit... in the first case you'll blow on it, you'll bring more wood and put on it, you'll get better quality firewood, but you won't think of lighting it: in your illusion the fireplace is already lit.
Most of you are acting the same way about raising your vibration... Most of you don't have your fire lit yet.
This article will examine one area where, if you gain consciousness, i.e. find out that it's acts as damper on your fire, you'll gain more power to move in the direction you'd like to move.
A student of mine made a comment today:
I had an upsight today. I did not get before why we needed to be awakened and become aware but now I am getting. This is why it is very important: because when you are sleeping then the machine (mind) is in charge of you and the machine does not want you to awaken so you cannot catch or see what is going on, so you can stay the same. Thank you. xo
...and here is another quote:
"The masses are controlled by the emotional manipulation of societal institutions. Schools use emotion to educate; churches to indoctrinate, governments to subjugate, families to motivate, media to disseminate and business to proliferate. Only mentally tough critical-thinkers escape this cognitive enslavement." --Steve Siebold
You could replace the "mentally tough critical thinkers" with people who are awake and aware.
I read another interesting thing today:
Energy Drinks With Secret Ingredients
According to a new study, teens who love energy drinks are also the ones who smoke, drink and do drugs. So what are we missing? The good stuff, apparently.
Today's human is aimless, pleasure seeking, and largely lost. We are rapidly approaching the world of the "Brave New World" of Aldous Huxley, where your job is to consume, have sex, and take soba... a drug simulating emotional wellness. Haven't read it? Can't remember? I got you covered... Get a free pdf of the book here
So, where does having a pet come into this picture? Right here...
Having a pet is like taking drugs. Having a pet is like masturbating every time something upsets you. Having a pet is like turning on the TV every time any emotion hits your chest. Having a pet is like eating to suppress your Self to assert itself.
Having a pet keeps you busy and tethered to menial tasks... much like religion.
Having a pet replaces having a goal, having a purpose for which you work hard.
How? Having a pet gives you, in small doses (like masturbation) a release of endorphins, so you don't have energy, and drive to go for big things... you'll settle for small victories, like getting up from the couch and going to bed. Or gossiping. Or shopping. Or overeating.
Having a pet makes you feel needed, and gives you a sense that "at least my pet loves me." I hate to break it to you, but that makes for a small life...
Now, am I talking to people who don't care if their life isn't going anywhere? NO! I am talking to readers of this site, who came here, specifically, to learn how to raise their vibration.
Did they know that it is going to take work? That it is going to take going for a while without releasing discomfort, so they can gather enough energy to propel themselves forward? No, none of them knew. That is not part of the culture... so they didn't know.
If you didn't know, now you know.
Pets use up your energies that you'd need for self-reflection, for facing the ugly truth of your life, the state of your health, being able to catch yourself having turned your life over to the mind, the automatic, the part that you never programmed, the part that the Powers that Be... (society? schools? Dark Side?) program every waking and sleeping moment, to make and keep you a zombie.
And zombie you are... to one degree or another. If you own a pet, then more.
Can you claim back your life, while you continue having a pet? I don't believe so.
Can you stop taking care of your child's pet? Because they don't take care of it? Yes.
But either way, it's going to be the biggest jail break in your life... if you do it.
I don't expect any of you to do it, but at least now you know that your jail is partially sealed by the fact that you own a pet.
OK, now hate me as much as you want...
I love to say good bye to people that don't belong here...
Now, before you leave: let me teach you something.
When someone asks something of you (a request), you have four possible moves, instead of the two you have been using (one for many of you if you can't say no...)
- You can say yes and that means you promise to do what they asked you to do, by the time they asked it. Example: would you take out the garbage now? When you say yes, you said yes to both parts of the request: do and now...
- You can say no... and not justify it. Just no... or sorry, no.
- You can say: Let me think about it... now, that, contrary of popular practice, doesn't mean avoiding to answer. In the Culture of Integrity it means: I promise to promise later... by tomorrow morning, by next Tuesday 5 pm... etc. Then, at the time YOU specify, you give them an answer.
- You re-negotiate/counter-offer. This is the "weirdest" in today's culture, because no one has seen it, it's like a white elephant. But it's the most powerful of all: You consider the request, and start to make it your own, but with modifications.
For example: Please take out the garbage now! you answer with: "will it be ok if I do it at 4 pm, when I am done with my assignment, phone call, show, etc.?"
I encourage you to look at my suggestion that you get rid of your pet with a re-negotiate or counter-offer move.
Just like in any action towards integrity, it puts you in action. Integrity means: being in action to restore integrity!
There was a stray cat that my downstairs neighbors fed. When it got cold, they let him into the common staircase. The cat slept on my doormat, and left all his flees there for me. I bought a flea trap, I got angry, but finally...
I asked them to stop letting the cat in. In two or three days the cat disappeared from the neighborhood. What happened to it? I don't know... they found a solution. It all started with my request... Requests are powerful and start the ball rolling.
Even if you say "no"... No is a commitment, and in this case, a commitment to NOT raising your vibration.
It's OK... at least you won't have to pretend any more. Congratulations.