Source – zengardner.com
– Here’s a good exercise that will help alter your conscious awareness and put punch and clarity where slosh once existed. Don’t even use the words “hope” or “believe”. Every time you’re tempted to say, write or even think these debilitating, nebulous concepts, replace “I hope” or “I believe” with “I think” or “it appears to me” or something else realistic that clearly indicates what you really mean.
These types of inhibitors are a subtle trick of the programmed language we’ve been handed.
We don’t need full evidence to make conjectures or intuitive surmisings. Just call them what they are. Hope is one of the most misleading and disempowering terms we’ve ever been handed, as is belief. Drop them entirely. We tend to know what people seem to mean when using these terms, but they’re still just as intellectually and spiritually crippling.
When you catch yourself using these terms you’ll be surprised at how often they appear and how much this exercise strengthens your perception and awareness. These misleading terms run around humanity like viruses just waiting to infect the unwary. Just as we wash our hands regularly when going out in public, we need to do the same with our minds and the use of their dirty language.
It’s a bit like fear porn and falling for the dark side of viewing the world around us. Sure we need to be aware of the sickness pervading society and the machinations of the would-be Controllers, but these language tricks are all potential traps to sap our energy and powers of true intention and conscious awareness, the very tools we so desperately need to rise above this ongoing fray with the forces around us.
Free Your Mind – Meet the Trivium
The above segues nicely into something I’ve wanted to bring up for some time. Many are familiar with this rational approach to learning and discovering as it’s quite remarkably lucid and helps one stand back and clearly assess the information before us and regain our intellectual and even spiritual sovereignty.
Unfortunately and as expected, this method of learning has been lost or adulterated in today’s world as evidenced by the confusion and blind ignorance that are so rampant in society and our deliberately dumbed down educational system.
The ideas of “hope” and “belief” are deeply intertwined in religious thought and hence all of society. They are perfect examples of false, misleading and disempowering concepts that learning techniques such as the Trivium can quickly dispel for upcoming generations. This subject deserves serious study but I’ll include some introductory information here to help give the feel of what this is about and hopefully stir your interest in this fascinating and liberating conscious learning technology.
In medieval universities the Trivium combined with the Quadrivium comprised the seven liberal arts. This teaching method is based on a curriculum outlined by Plato. One of the key intentions behind applying the Trivium and the Quadrivium is to distinguish between reality and fiction. By training the mind how to think – instead of what to think – this method provides a teaching of the arts and the science of the mind as well as the art of the science of matter.
Tools of Knowing
The Trivium and the Quadrivium are often presented in a Pythagorean triangle which represents the human way of knowing :
Any observation enters our mind through the 5 senses. Then we use our mind and apply the Trivium and the Quadrivium in order to process the observation. This process consists of several steps which enable us to understand how the observation relates to what we already know, how we can explain this new piece of information to others and how we can store it in a methodical way.
The Trivium method of thought
The Trivium is the first half of the 7 Liberal Arts. It consists of 3 elements : General grammar, formal logic and classical rhetoric. Sacred texts often refer to these 3 elements as knowledge, understanding and wisdom. The overarching topic of the Trivium is communication and language.
Within the process of seeing, conceptualizing and speaking it is important to be aware that the created concept about how we think reality is, does not equate reality as it really is.
In other words, the map is not the territory.
Aristotle who is considered to be one of the originators of the ideas behind the Trivium stated that an educated man should be capable of considering and investigating any idea or concept thoroughly without necessarily embracing or dismissing it. If during any discussion it becomes obvious that the other person is emotionally involved regarding a particular subject matter, then it is impossible to have a rational discussion based on the Trivium with them. Any emotional attachment to a particular belief blocks any kind of rational or logical argumentation. [Emphasis mine].(more>)
[*Note the direct reference to those emotionally attached to a belief and how it blocks rational discourse. – Z]
Sounds Too Rational?
We’re dealing with the rational mind, which works in conjunction with our imaginative/creative mind. These work in concert. Above all is keeping a conscious awareness above both processes, but each has its place, just as we inhabit a physical body that works in conjunction with Spirit.
Here’s an excellent interview that explains the subject in more detail for those so inclined:
Logic, Fallacies, and the Trivium. Tony Myers Interviews Jan Irvin:
Don’t Hope or Believe – Know or Don’t Know
It’s not that big of a deal when you think about it. The biggest trick is in the language and how it’s been appropriated and used in this ongoing onslaught of group-think. The above Yoda quote takes it to another level, but it is still the same dynamic. Having a truly conscious frame of reference, if we can call it that, requires us to have a foundation based in detachment first of all.
Learning to let things sit or even pass until reality takes shape is as important as finding seeming factual information.
The reality we’re experiencing is fundamentally an illusion. There’s nothing wrong with changing viewpoints, perceptions and understandings. After all, we’re continually evolving spiritually within a very confining environment that is engineered to distract and delude our thinking and comprehension of the world around us.
Why the deliberate confusion? For us to draw awake and aware conclusions would mean the inevitable fall of their power structure.
Then so be it. Illusion cannot stand in the face of truth and conscious awareness.
We need to watch our language and what we unconsciously adopt as our medium of exchange. Abolishing the use or application of words and concepts like “hope” and “belief” is a great starting point on the road to recovering our power. There are many such Trojan horse words and expressions.
Beware the conspiracy of language. Use the language, but don’t let it use you.
Here’s to the joy of getting free and awakening!
Much love, Zen
See more on the power of language:
Powerful things, words. This subject has always fascinated me. From “In the beginning was the Word” to the metaphysical explanation that creation began with one sound and spread out as electric plasma and that we’re all simply vibrational expressions of varying dimensions of a primordial signal.
And how do we communicate? In person–with vibrational words, of all things.
But we also think and write mostly in words to express feelings, concepts and images. Do words therefore have intrinsic power even when not spoken? Big question. One thing for sure – how we formulate and express concepts can be helped or hindered by this pre-designed societal packaging medium called language.
Alas, generations of hand-me-down languages, some clearly better than others, some lost to antiquity.
The Language Matrix
Language to me is one of the most intriguing, under-appreciated and carefully veiled ‘mediums’ in human existence.
Everyone knows describing something can never take the place of an experience. You can write books about what it’s like to fully submerge your body in water, but it will never come close to actually doing it. If you’ve ever had a psychedelic, kundalini or peak experience of any kind, this word limitation and restriction comes front and center to your consciousness.
Life just is and it’s amazing way beyond words. You realize everything is essentially inter-connected vibrational energy at all kinds of wondrous levels. And language cannot begin to convey these realities.
In fact, language usually hinders its full expression.
Sadly most of humanity are observers and not full participants in this glorious potentiality of life. Instead they don’t just read and think in the terms they’ve been handed, they literally watch others play life out on a flat screen in their home while living boring, hum-drum existences.
Language can do the same thing. Separate us from and chop up and impose false or limiting definitions of experiential reality.
Enter the Manipulators
From my worldview, while language itself is obviously an essential medium of exchange with fascinating empowerment potential, I think it could also very well be the controllers’ most cleverly crafted and effective tool of mental and spiritual containment and limitation to keep most of the world blinded as to humanity’s true identity and infinite potential.
I propose that the matrix of the Big Lie thrown over humanity is intrinsically reinforced by our deliberately poor, limiting and manipulated language, its very vocabulary, structure and tools. In addition, what language and crude weapons of expression we do have, and what enlightening vocabulary there may still be, is being deliberately degraded and stripped from our lexicon in their continuing campaign to dumb down, disempower and spiritually blind the world’s citizenry.
Words have imbued power
This subject isn’t new by any means. I’m sure you’ve thought about examples of language limitation before. While English has one word for love, Greek and other languages have several to include the many “types” of love you might want to describe. One culture just recently discovered in the jungles of the Amazon don’t even have a word for time.
You’ve also no doubt felt the frustration of trying to come up with the right word to express something. The beauty of writing and communicating is that your language skills come alive and improve. You don’t give up till you find the right term. Or if you’re a learner you’ll look up synonyms till you find and learn a new word or group of words to convey your concept.
That’s empowering, but still limited compared to our true potential of expression.
My point is the tools we’ve been handed are not only relatively primitive and tend to limit conscious awareness, but societal engineers have been slowly replacing enlightening ideas and concepts with moronic epithets, while taking acute and illuminating words away through oversimplification, repetition of crude concept mantras, and starvation through omission.
We learn to repeatedly use the same forms of expression and descriptions in this form called language. We’re inescapably corralled into a society of similarly communicating beings who speak the same way with the same formulated ideas following the same trends. This society inevitably subjects you to information through education and popular media using the same conceptual ideas and methods of communication. This becomes your inherent language tool.And we’re seemingly stuck with it. Or so they would have us think.
Where Are We on the Communication Evolutionary Scale?
Early man used simple tools, or so we’re told. These tools eventually became more sophisticated and efficient.
Where are we with language as a tool? Are we able to express what we’re really trying to communicate, or are we being literally limited in our ability to experience due to the lack of latitude our language allows? Could we be communicating much more wholly, efficiently and dare I say, spiritually, with expanded resonating sounds and intimacy bordering on the intuitive or telepathy? Some already are.
Just think about the language-framed archetypes spoken of by Carl Jung. These are huge concepts, that liberate the mind to freely roam consciousness for how the collective chemistry of the Universe works. It’s open, inspiring and liberating.
“The archetype is like a black hole in space: You only know its there by how it draws matter and light to itself”. Source
But that too is classified as “psychology” and put on a shelf in terms of daily communication potentialities.
That Brings us to Logos
This is a much more powerful language, and guess who speaks it? The elite controllers.
The word logos literally means “word” in Greek. These symbols are the language of the Illuminati and its hierarchy. Whether it be corporations, political parties, military branches, banks, sports teams, clubs or secret societies, there is more power in a logo than there is in a long explanation. The use of symbols throughout history to impose and perpetuate ideas and goals is one of the most fascinating studies there is, and probably the most revealing.
As Confucius profoundly stated:
Signs and symbols rule the world, not words nor laws.
If you listen to earlier indigenous forms of speech you’ll notice a more musical sounding quality, with greater use of tones and breath. It conveys not just concepts but spirit and a much deeper awareness.
Native Americans for example use rich sounds and picture words that have an inherent respect and reverence for nature and the Universe built right into their language, using profound analogies and metaphors referring to their shared interaction with the wondrous natural world around them. You hardly have to know what the words mean it’s so enriching and fascinating to hear.
Listen to the late Native American elder Red Crow at the end of this clip when he sings a Native American blessing.
Modern languages, however, have deteriorated. Why?
Culling the Language….1984
Here’s a profound example by a renegade thinker almost 80 years ago who apparently saw what was coming on mankind. It portends exactly what seems to be coming to pass in today’s society, and his references to language are ominous:
Newspeak and George Orwell’s 1984
Newspeak is a fictional language in George Orwell’s famous novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Orwell included an essay about it in the form of an Appendix after the end of the novel, in which the basic principles of the language are explained. Newspeak is closely based on English but has a greatly reduced and simplified vocabulary and grammar. This suited the totalitarian regime of the Party, whose aim was to make subversive thought (“thoughtcrime”) and speech impossible.
The Newspeak term for the existing English language was Oldspeak. Oldspeak was supposed to have been completely eclipsed by Newspeak by 2050.
The genesis of Orwell’s Newspeak can be seen in his earlier essay, Politics and the English Language, where he laments the quality of the English of his day, citing examples of dying metaphors, pretentious diction or rhetoric, and meaningless words – all of which contribute to fuzzy ideas and a lack of logical thinking. Towards the end of this essay, having argued his case, Orwell muses:
I said earlier that the decadence of our language is probably curable. Those who deny this would argue, if they produced an argument at all, that language merely reflects existing social conditions, and that we cannot influence its development by any direct tinkering with words or constructions.
Thus Newspeak is possibly an attempt by Orwell to describe a deliberate intent to exploit this decadence with the aim of oppressing its speakers.
Basic principles of Newspeak
The basic idea behind Newspeak was to remove all shades of meaning from language, leaving simple dichotomies (pleasure and pain, happiness and sadness, good thoughts and thoughtcrimes) which reinforce the total dominance of the State. A staccato rhythm of short syllables was also a goal, further reducing the need for deep thinking about language.
In addition, words with opposite meanings were removed as redundant, so “bad” became “ungood.” Words with similar meanings were also removed, so “best” became “doubleplusgood.” In this manner, as many words as possible were removed from the language. The ultimate aim of Newspeak was to reduce even the dichotomies to a single word that was a “yes” of some sort: an obedient word with which everyone answered affirmatively to what was asked of them. Source
Pretty bang on, eh?
Reminds me of the expression “my bad”, and all the violent words in today’s pop lingo. Rap music is a perfect example, although it can be used to convey some great things as well. Language is predominantly how it’s used. My problem is how most of humanity takes today’s language for granted and don’t see how they’re being brainwashed and manipulated by this and other types of social engineering.
In spite of all this…
The human spirit always comes through. We have infinite consciousness within each of us, what manifests as personality, or spirit. It cannot be quenched or contained, as hard as the social engineers try.
But I believe we MUST be aware of the relentless attempts to dumb down and suppress and limit humanity and realize the parameters we were born into “ain’t necessarily so”!
It’s worth thinking about…
When you realize natural foods and remedies are called “alternative” medicine and have been inherently marginalized by the wording, whereas “modern medicine” is the bastardized alternative, you start to get it.
When you see how “conspiracy” is automatically attached to “theory” and thereby auto-debunked, you start to get it.
When you see how the power of “political correctness” steers masses of peoples’ activities and produces paralyzing self-correcting thoughts and sets off fear-inducing alarm bells as in “anti-semite – racist – hate speech – homophobe – or dare I say terrorist” you start to get it.
When the assumptive terms “Sir, Your Majesty, Doctor, Your Highness, Mr. President” become strangely surreal, you’re starting to get it.
It’s all about words and language.
In the beginning was the Word…and the end, if you’re not careful. Use your tools deftly, and always look past the veil.
There’s more to life than meets the mind.
Love always, Zen