Thursday, February 6, 2014

Domestication and Dream of the Planet

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The Dream of the Planet

Dreaming is the main function of the mind, and the mind dreams twenty-four hours a day.

Before we were born the humans before us created a big outside dream that we will call
society’s dream or the dream of the planet.

The dream of the planet is the collective dream of billions of smaller, personal dreams. This
includes all of society’s rules, its beliefs, its religions, its different cultures and way to be, its
governments, schools, social events, and holidays.

The outside dream has so many rules that when a new human is born, we hook the child’s
attention and introduce these rules to his or her mind
Attention is the ability we have to discriminate and to focus only on that which we want to
perceive. The adults around us hooked our attention and put information into our minds
through repetition. That is the way we leaned everything we know.

We learned how to behave in society: what to believe and what not to believe; what is
acceptable and what is not acceptable; what is good and what is bad; what is beautiful and
what is ugly; what is right and what is wrong.

Our parents, teachers, and siblings were all trying to hook your attention. We also learn to hook
the attention of other humans, and we develop a need for attention, which can become
competitive. The need for attention becomes very strong and continues into adulthood.

The outside dream hooks our attention and teaches us what to believe, beginning with the
language we speak. Language is the code for understanding and communication between
humans. Every letter, every word in each language is an agreement. Once we understand the
code, our attention is hooked and the energy is transferred from one person to another.

As children, we didn’t have the opportunity to choose our beliefs, but we agreed with the
information that was passed to us from the dream of the planet through other humans. The
only way to store information is by agreement. As soon as we agree, we believe it, and this is
called faith. To have faith is to believe unconditionally.

That’s how we learn as children. Children believe everything adults say. The result is surrender
to the beliefs with our agreement.

This process is the domestication of humans. And through this
domestication we learn to live and how to dream. And we also learn to judge: We judge
ourselves, judge other people, and judge the neighbors.

We train our children whom we love so much the same way we train any domesticated animal:
with a system of punishment and reward. When we went against the rules we were punished;
when we went along with the rules we got a reward. Soon we became afraid of being punished
and also afraid of not receiving the reward. The reward is the attention that we got from
others. We soon develop a need to hook other people’s attention in order to get the reward.

With that fear of being punished and that fear of not getting the reward, we start pretending to
be what we are not, just to please others, just to be good enough for someone else. We are
afraid of being rejected. The fear of being rejected becomes the fear of not being good enough.
Eventually we become someone that we are not.

All our normal tendencies are lost in the process of domestication.

The domestication is so strong that at a certain point in our life we no longer need anyone to
domesticate us. We are so well trained that we are our own domesticator. We can now
domesticate ourselves according to the same belief system we were given, and using the same
punishment and reward. The belief system is like a Book of Law that rules our mind. We base all
of our judgments according to the book of Law.

The inner Judge uses what is in our Book of Law to judge everything we do and don’t do,
everything we think and don’t think, and everything we feel and don’t feel. Everything lives
under the tyranny of this judge.

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[The Four Agreements ]