Now and then I would ask myself what is it that keeps me peering at British politics with almost a devotional attitude as if in hope of glimpsing a revelation or elevation. It seems from the cosmological point of view these are the previously realised insights and adherence to my vision, but on a human, mundane level, I understood it is simply my ever appreciative sense of humour.
Today I will share a little about two strands which influence human conscious and subconscious, therefore human manifestations and results, on a global level. I will turn to aspects of Judaic and Christian traditions, described and included in The Old and The New Testament respectively. The point of this is to illustrate the complimentary attributes of each aspect. The comparative representation aiming at showing superiority of one above the other, is necessarily included in religiously influenced thinking but irrelevant for our analysis. Judaic tradition should not concern itself with Christianity and vice versa.
Adapted from Misfortunes of systemic transference.
In Contextualising Economy I mentioned very briefly systemic transference giving algebraic vs economic transference as an example. Today I will expand on the subject by examples of Friedrich Hayek’s and Aristotle’s theories, to indicate that systemic transference, although it can assist in intellectual understanding within and across disciplines, not always translates into successful tools of social management. For the sake of this post I will assume that the reader is loosely familiar with Hayek’s theory of free markets as well as Aristotle’s Politics and will move directly into presenting my views. I will operate within macro and supra levels to illustrate them.
After David Cameron’s strong stance towards European Union this spring it will be inspiring to see if the camaraderie in Brussels take the hint to look at and re-evaluate their inadequate and overly intruding policies.
In 2013 I decided to seriously look at becoming a British citizen. After 10 years of working diligently perhaps there was indeed some extra benefit in holding a British passport. There are several criteria but applying is only possible after one had passed a test of knowledge. There is a preparatory book you need to be learning from for the test, entitled Life in The United Kingdom, a Guide for New Resident. It was a great test of patience ploughing through it. It is really a bigger marketing pamphlet, this book. Knowing the realities of living in the UK reading the skewed version was both enlightening and amusing, especially the last chapter.On page 123 of the manual one is informed that on becoming a British citizen they will be asked to take an oath. It reads:
At the beginning of this year I had a chance to share my vision of unified~umbrella political system for Europe with someone who understood my concepts and saw them in a wider context. A semi-formal occasion, I barely know my partner in conversation but my hands are in the air, I’m on my tiptoes, heart pumping, speaking quicker than usual. And being aware of it. The topic engaged the Whole of me. Far more than my ‘usual’ creative expressions of dance or painting. I slowed down, I had mixed feelings, I rarely let my passion loose in public. But I just had.
On the way home I enquired what was it that really kept this fire burning, always present although not always acknowledged by my practical self. Yes, I grew up in a political household and my writing got me into Youth Parliament. And these perhaps form the framework, ‘the stones around the fire’. But it seems the core of it is threefold.On the superficial level politics is one of the most stimulating exercises for my brain, it appeals to one of the strongest aspects of my mind – organisation. This in turn sits against the backdrop of my understanding of hierarchy. Politics, through good organisation, is the best medium to deliver socially what the said hierarchy suggests. Slightly deeper there is an activated aspect of my psyche which drives the heat ‘upward’ and keeps me focused ~ politics taps into and empowers the archetype of a humanitarian in me which I feel strongly connected to. Then there is the deepest level of my understanding, underpinning the rest.
Years ago I thought it was the power, which I believed politicians represented, that inspired me. Today, after I’ve grown and matured a little I smile at the ‘cunning’ of the Universe, at its continuous games. It transpires that my deep interest in political structures and delivery is nothing more than an extension of my continuing fascination with Spirit and how it finds Its way through the intricate tapestry of human construct. From a wider perspective I see global politics as an expression of a collective ego mind which ‘terrorises’ the subtler, more alive expressions of humankind.
Lies, hidden agendas, manipulation, the everyday of political interaction with the public, are Spirit’s tools to bring us to the realisation of what we are and what we are not. Our awareness constantly navigates through the obstacles of falsehood, fraud, deception, guiding us, individually and collectively, towards what is more Whole-istic, genuine, relevant, in the present moment. Everything is exactly as it ‘should’ be, right here, right now and serves us to raise awareness, to touch and engage us. From the place of true engagement we can consciously create. I believe global politics can evolve into an intelligent, unified model and serve as a balancing, rather than a governing force. And just like the Ego, when accepted and integrated (or transcended if you had chosen to Ascend) in tandem with the Soul it can deliver miracles to this Earth. Believe it or not.Related posts:
The current shape of Poland and its boundaries were decided after WWII. A home to nearly 40 million people, Poland has had its boundaries moved and realigned several times in history and at some point it did ‘not exist’. And because Poland was once what is now Russia and Germany (Map 13) these influences are also present in our psyche. According to Norman Davies Poland is “the most ethnically homogenous state in the whole of Europe” and I see this clustering of pure identity and values in one place as a result of the historic shifts of ‘our’ land. Another ‘consequence’ is our excellent adaptability which in politics manifests in its shadow form as ‘spineless’ leadership. The history of national boundary influences us all collectively. What is important to understand is that these influences date back to the moment of creation of lands and the changes are observable as energetic layers in the land itself and as historic imprints in our psyche. Additionally our core Slavic wisdom has been, over the centuries, either eradicated or enveloped by religious indoctrination. This sociologically shows as irrational loyalty to Church and close-mindedness and politically means we act either impotent or satirical on international scene.
The second example of energetic influences of land and collective psyche on the ‘tangible’ outcomes is visible in Scotland and specifically in the voting pattern during the recent Referendum. Scotland is geographically very defined, solid and had not been prone to boundary changes as much as Poland. In fact Scottish land runs deepest into Mother Earth among European countries; what happens here, due to law of Nature will have a lasting ripple effect across Europe. The land exudes strength and independence and so does the collective spirit, including Scottish diaspora. However, since 18th century and the Age of Enlightenment, part of the collective psyche detached itself from ‘the body of Scotland’ and has been entirely invested in belief in reason. Energetically it looks like a total split, and it seems that Scottish nation acted out this particular form of schizophrenia last year. It was clearly visible in the nearly 50/50 result of the Referendum, where each side was deeply convinced of their choice but the whole nation at large was far from united in thought.
Vatican, on the other hand, is a perfect example of ideological and strategic unity. Although in my view Catholic thought has had a profoundly detrimental effect on the collective psyche, I am full of admiration for how Vatican runs its affairs. As small as it is, its global influence cannot be denied. Vatican and everyone there knows exactly what the values are (ground), what the Catholic Church wants to achieve (goal) and everyone is absolutely devoted and united in achieving that goal. Even though occasionally its underbelly is ravaged by scandals of paedophilia and money laundering, Vatican has an excellent leader who ensures continuation of power. Pope Francis is inclusive, progressive and expansive and is the first Catholic pope whom I not only agree with on many levels but also value as a person. Certainly someone to be learning from.On the other side of the ‘size’ spectrum is
USA. I have been fascinated with this country for a long time especially in how its complexity is not respected by the government. Looking for the roots of how USA behaves in Middle East and Europe, I naturally looked into the land. It is both fascinating and devastating to observe, the land is covered in scars, which almost never heal, and the ‘weeping’ of the indigenous people can be heard in the background. I receive it as a low, continuous hum, hovering above the land, up to 1 m above but rarely in the mountains. It is not surprising for me that American society is so disconnected, USA never properly ‘landed’ , it’s too difficult to own the history. The disconnection from land can be seen in the epidemic of obesity, dependence on drugs and violence (passive aggressive). The psychological denial is acted out on other, remote lands in Europe. What’s more, each state is really like a country itself, each has its distinct mentality ~ Arizona, California and Oregon for example have deeper capacity for transformation than Texas, New York or Oklahoma. To have one government ‘representing’ all 50 states borders on criminal domination.And returning home, closer to the ugly uncle Britain and Mr Cameron’s continuous rhetoric directed at Mr Putin, it seems Britain is asserting something it is not. Scottish Referendum clearly showed what a divided, confused, psychologically vulnerable and spiritually non-existent nation Britain really is. It’s a historic shell with hollow core, very easy target. Russia has a strong and very integrated spirit, Russians lived through realities which the Brits can only read about and exchange remarks at dinner table. Until that, too, crumbles under the weight of their pride and ignorance.
Having arrived early in London, I rushed along to see the family. The courtyard, gardens and front of the palace were empty, the guards silent. I hoped to have some private time with Aunty Victoria and my wish was granted. I travelled all the way from remote Edinburgh, bridging the aftermath of the Referendum to lay the pro arguments, like puzzle pieces, at Victoria’s feet. She smiled, appreciative of my efforts and amused. ‘No, my child’ she said ‘The Queen never lets go of that which she cares about deeply’. ‘Oh’ I looked her in the eye ‘in that we are very much alike, Her Majesty’. It was one of the most intimate moments I have ever had with Mother England. I felt like in the eye of a tornado, in the midst of European transformation which Scotland, on the physical platform, had brought to light. I knew there was no going back. I looked away.
Indeed, Victoria and Albert spent some of their most beautiful times together in Scotland; that part of the Empire had always been very dear to the royal family. I have always known it but that day, feeling Victoria’s heart I understood it on a primal level. Yet again, the form of the Yes campaign revealed itself to me as immature and inadequate. In September 2014 Scotland’s mad rush away from its ‘oppressors’ backfired. Have we not understood that independence is as much a political affair as it is a matter of spirit and mind of the nation? How independent in thought Scotland really is?
I felt it could only dislodge itself from British history by respecting its position in the royal heart, not rejecting it. And it is with the royal family that the new born nation will need to cut the cords with, transforming the form of the monarchy as we know it forever. Counter-intuitive for the wild, rough and determined Scots perhaps, that separation will ask for gentleness. For matters of the heart run in our families, in our blood lines.
Despite the biological continuity of the royal lineage, the Windsor (factually House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha) dynasty, with its weak men and common women, has no one to replace Elizabeth II who would embody her clarity and adherence to the code of conduct. Britain’s affair with royalty will only further drain the country’s resources and stall its progress. The British monarchy has really nowhere to go but into radical transformation. Whether it will do so kicking (with people’s revolution) or with dignity (people’s evolution) the next decade will show.
For the first time however it is people who have the cosmic forces aligned with their voice and choice. I am not sure if society is aware of how much power it had already gathered. If this power is not contained and adequately navigated towards the desired results, Britain might end up in civil war – the current state of its subconscious is a perfect match for that. It is enough for a ‘terrorist attack’ to hit London that will act as a trigger and an excuse.
Then again perhaps this is exactly what is needed to ‘clear the air’ before any substantial change can occur. May we tread with courage.
Someone from metaphysical circle quizzed me recently about my Brighton adventure. They wanted to know if re-opening the crusted energies of IRA bombing could have in any way triggered events in Paris that followed shortly after. I was intrigued by this way of thinking but still saw it as linear.The fact is, even if the subconscious currents play a pivotal role in orchestrating what emerges in the physical, the collective events have hundreds of different influences shaping them, from the visible to the cosmic. The events of 2015 have been centuries in the making, certain things are simply inevitable. Does it help to know that the alignment of planets is similar to that of 2008, when the financial crisis hit us?
It’s enough to look around – US, under the emblem of democratisation and bringing order to the countries of its choice, militarises itself by planting its weapons in Europe and Middle East. These weapons will never be indexed against US. An excellent and disastrous tactic. Of course US is itching to sink its militarised tentacles into the Ukrainian soil – right under the nose of the dragon it knows very little about – Russia. US, like a 17 year old who thinks he knows everything about life is teasing a ruler who has support of 80% of Russian population. Even in sport opponents respect each other – in politics idiocy prevails. Nothing new, only when these two giants collide, it will be the mainland Europe that suffers. Yet again. Oh the joys of the collective karmic cycles. One Merkel seems grounded but is she also a redeemer?
However, cynical as I sound, I have never understood my work as preventative. For me it is only natural that Earth, while balancing itself and expanding, will clear the excess of human population. War or major global conflict would serve or assist that purpose. It’s similar in mechanism to an illness, or a cough when body is ridding itself of toxins, releasing what no longer builds it or serves our purpose. From the karmic point of view I don’t believe it serves evolution for humans to go without reaping the consequences of their continuous rape which they perform on the planet.
And just like an illness, conflict is neither good or bad, just a part of the process. At this stage of our evolution it is offered as a catalyst. Our attitude towards it determines if we learn or deny the lessons it brings. When conflict is understood, a great clarity, truth and respect can arise from it. But I’d stress – when understood, and this faculty of our minds is rarely applied globally. Moralities, codes of conduct, laws – plenty of those but true understanding is scarce in the collective human psyche. As far as I can see.
And a bucketful of laughter for the one who challenges my point of view and corrects my thinking.