Q: Can you explain what influence language has on our perceptions?
When we are born, we’re born with full awareness. We’re still connected to the All–That–Is. Looking into a newborn’s eyes, you can see the ancientness of their souls. You can see the wisdom of the ages looking back at you. Because this newborn is still fully connected, this is their experience.
But before long, to make us more suitable to living within the families and cultures into which we’re born, a unifying, shared reality is established. The dominant culture’s “terms and conditions” are layered over the remembering of the All–That–Is. The forgetting begins.
The seed of full remembering is still in all of us, but for most of us it lies dormant, with no awareness that this seed exists at all. What’s more, those who are indoctrinated into dualistic religions are trained to believe that the seed exists outside of us.
But there are some who remember this seed is within and set themselves on the path of enlightenment. Because enlightenment is the return home to full remembering and full awareness.
Q: What role does language play in the forgetting.
All cultures look for a means of unifying people into a cohesive group by creating a shared reality. Then it conditions that group to completely believe in its created shared reality as though it is the final truth. Not only is it not the final truth, it is only an arbitrary “reality.”
Imagine you’re standing in the desert and you see a mirage of water. Even though the water is a mirage, it will still show the perfect reflection of the sky. And even though we realize the reflection of the sky is also an illusion, it still “appears” completely real. In that same way, everything we experience here is all a reflection of the All-That-Is. It suggests the greater reality. But it is not the greater reality.
Even as we formed societies and developed into cultures, and began losing our connection to a conscious awareness of the All-That-Is, we still retained a profound urge for union. For being “part of.” Knowing that we are meant to be “part of.” This desire to be “part of” became misinterpreted as the desire to be part of a social structure. “I need to belong.” Again, this is a reflection that is mistaken for the reality.
As societies grew and settlements became the norm, telepathic communication began going dormant. You might think that because settlements provided a semblance of security, the opposite would be true, that telepathy would grow. But telepathy is only a part of the greater senses that lie beyond the five senses. The sixth sense is a misnomer because it lumps together all the greater knowing into just one more sense, when it is so much more.
This is a very large subject but the reason why telepathy was not maintained, was that telepathy doesn’t work readily with strangers. It’s easiest to do with those of one’s immediate group. I’m starting with “group” because, in the beginning, the ideas for family, tribe, or settlement didn’t exist yet.
As more humans gathered to coexist in the same area to share and trade goods, sounds were used to represent the same object for all those groupings of people. It became an efficient way for large numbers of people who didn’t come from the same close groupings to relate and interact. That’s how, as language became the standard means of communication, sounds became attached as meanings for objects.
Because humans survive by looking for advantage and leverage, the desire to maintain telepathy was no longer seen as valuable. Sound symbols became the means for a consistent method of identifying objects. All would know that when these combinations of sounds were made, it was referring to these objects and circumstances. It was seen as a more efficient means of sharing information. People came to believe that a particular sound symbol would create a particular image in everyone’s mind, and that image would be the same for everyone.
But even though the sound symbols were the same, there were differences in experiences of what these objects meant to different groupings. So, cultures started believing they were speaking about the same thing and that it meant the same thing to all. But from the very beginning, this was not true. Based on individual and grouping experiences, there would be shades of differences in meaning. As cultures started moving apart and traveling, these cultural differences would become more noticeable.
Yet even though language was seen as a means of accurately sharing the experience in one’s environment, it was inaccurate from the very beginning. For example, the sound symbol for “mountain” would conjure the image of a mountain. But it would not mean the same thing to all people based on direct experience, emotional interaction, and so on. Then the image symbol was then turned into line symbols to create alphabets. Language can never be precise or exact or unified. Because not everyone has the same experience. Emotions, memories, and experiences all influence the meaning. Once cultures began growing and moving apart and creating new cultures, there was a desire to protect that culture’s sound symbols, image symbols, and meaning.
Q: Wasn’t there a sense of loss when people started losing their telepathic abilities?
It happened very gradually. We are talking tens of thousands of years—before formalized cultures came into existence and started becoming the arbiters of reality.
Q: So was communication with other people the main use of telepathy? Wasn’t there also communication with nature, things we can’t see? Wasn’t there some other way to keep it alive?
Greater awareness, awakening, enlightenment, the All-That-Is—over time, through culture and the limits of language were condensed and reduced to the Sixth Sense.
Because the basic drive in all humans is the desire to survive, we’re hardwired to look for consistency. Because consistency means predictability. Predictability gives us the means for planning and control, and a feeling of security.
Going back to the beginning… When the baby grows up, after there has been so much forgetting, a profound panic sets in. We become aware there is this big hole. There is this sense of forgetting. But we don’t know what’s been forgotten. This is how the fear of the unknown was born.
But there is no “unknown.” It is all known. But it has been forgotten. And because it is so massive— language uses words like eternity and infinity—it causes deep anxiety and panic. What is it? Why is it? Why can’t I identify it? Why do I feel that it is continually hunting me? Why am I afraid, but I don’t know what I am afraid of?
Once that panic is in full bloom and the limits of language are in full effect, that person is ripe for a full cultural indoctrination. And cultural indoctrination is what creates and perpetuates bias, judgment, control, and manipulation. All of this, at the base, is about language.
And yet part of the purpose of being taught language is supposedly to help us get our needs met. If a person can communicate their needs, their chances of getting those needs satisfied appear to be greater. But the root need is never satisfied. Because there is no language that works to unlock that forgetting.
Q: I don’t understand why the need for the connection to the All-That-Is doesn’t overpower all those forces you’re talking about.
If a baby was from the beginning. taught how to remember, what to remember, and why to remember, then that would not be the case.
Q: How can that be taught?
All of these questions could have volumes written about them individually. But just to get started, it can be taught telepathically. It can be taught energetically. It can be taught in meditation. In dreams. In experiencing a direct connection with nature as frequently as possible. It is not so much that it needs to be taught as that it needs to not be closed down. The mere act of language closes everything down to the one right answer. The word “hammer” determines that that object can only be a hammer. It can be nothing else. And so on. As soon as language anchors energy into an object, it automatically limits the beingness to three-dimensional awareness.
Q: So should we try to stop talking and communicating as much as we do?
This is the purpose of meditation. Once language is acquired, the mind loses its natural ability to be silent. Once language is installed, even if one is not speaking out loud, one’s mind is speaking incessantly. That leaves no room for the awareness of anything greater to enter. Because the sound symbol and the image symbol overtake everything. It creates such a dense reality, there is no room to experience anything else.
One of the strongest ways to help young children stay connected is to teach them meditation and have them spend as much time in nature as possible. Work with them to learn and understand energy. What it is, how it moves, what it does. How it is not separate. That is how you help a child stay remembering.
But once that ship has sailed, getting it back to port becomes almost impossible. Because now other influences have entered, such as the cultural values that shape and influence and decide one’s reality based on what that culture values.
All human beings are looking for ways to identify within themselves who they are. Very often for a spiritual person, it’s framed as “What is my purpose? Why am I here? What is the meaning of life?” But from a cultural perspective, the questions become “How can I be a good son or daughter? How can I be a good member of the community? Father or mother? Friend? How can I be part of the capitalist system? To make an income to provide for the people I care about? To obtain those items which seem to be necessary? All these questions are determined by that culture and time and place. This is so arbitrary and yet can’t be recognized as arbitrary because we’ve been convinced it’s as essential as breathing.
All this is connected to fear. Fear of extinction. If I am not part of the culture, how do I know who I am or what my place is? How do I survive without what that culture provides? If I have no money. I become homeless and a social pariah. And so on and so on. Fear is pervasive as a means of control in all cultures. Culture survives at the sacrifice of the individual because the culture becomes its own organism, with its own power. And it no longer cares about the individual because now it has become a group entity. And the greatest power always wins, in this dimensional state.
Q: What are we to do?
Let me simplify. Language is a placeholder for the true reality. Language by nature of what it is and how it operates has to separate one from that reality. There is the reality and then there is the image symbol for the reality, once removed. And there is the sound symbol for the image symbol for the reality. We’re twice removed. Then there is the line symbol for the sound symbol for the image symbol of the reality. We’re three times removed. It is a reflection of a reflection of a reflection. How can one hope to know what the original face is?
Language can be used to create any reality, any emotion, any state of being. It is one of the most powerful energies in human existence. It can start a war. It can stop a war. It can create and change feelings. It can change realities—seeming realities—and yet people are so careless with how they use it. Because they don’t think about how it is used. It is used to obtain the desired objective, by hook or by crook.
The irony is that language is often used to silence. Not to give voice. Language is used to control the stage and the play on the stage. To convince everyone, this is the reality. This stage, this play, these players. Only by breaking free of language, can one remember that it is a stage with a play and players. Without learning how to free ourselves from the shackles of language, we can never stop being a player. We can never get out of the play.