Since time is a relativistic illusion, and since all things exist simultaneously across a gradient temporal scale; since separateness is an illusion, and since all people, places, and things are interconnected and one; we are every one, every where, and every when. Nevertheless, we make the requisite reduction to individuality, location, and clock time in order to connect with the ubiquitous linearity of the human mind within our current World Age.
Not so long ago for most of us, and as still exists for some; religious, political, and scientific power was possessed by the same people. Their objective was simple — to determine and control the “truth.” The religious leaders decided nearly everything. It was an evolutionary age within which awakening minds with innovative ideas were burned at the stake, beheaded, or imprisoned for life. Fear of losing their power prompted these leaders to use all available methods, including torture, murder, and mutilation; to keep the people from thinking independently. Their plan was to broadcast a compendium of beliefs, rules, and laws which forced, under threat, collective compliance. Although this approach may have produced limited benefits, such as social order and control; its costs included sacrificing the freedoms, rights, and lives of the individual for the personal gain of a few leaders. What are the current similarities and differences to such systems in your world? It seems like some things never change.
The Primary purpose of intelligence is to discern the true and real from the false and unreal. It allows us to discriminate the nature of things from misleading appearances, misrepresentation, and speculation. Through this realization of truth we develop our core beliefs, values, and perceptions of ourselves and the world. We awaken to the sacred, supernal light of truth; glowing like a radiant sunrise within the rainbows of reason. Within the revelations of this light, we discover who we are, the purpose of our existence, and what the world is really like.
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