For eons the mind has been welcomed at the front door of your consciousness as the head of the house … this was never questioned. There comes a moment for all when you answer this door cautiously as the odour of deceit wafts through the cracks. From then on, the conscious focus on Freedom is your constant companion. The mind usurped the throne of the Heart long ago and clings tenaciously to it. It is clever, devious and vicious depending on how deep and consistent your watchfulness is. It will slip silently through any unguarded crevice in the house of your consciousness disguised as Truth if you continue to ‘use’ the mind ‘to look for’ the mind’s deception … and you WILL be caught in its trap again and again.
Few things in its bag of trickery are more pervasive and seductive than spiritual arrogance. The history of religion is full to the brim with this disguise. All alternative spiritual belief systems are also epidemic with ‘fixing’ others … a trick that fools the fooler more than anyone. If you are vigilantly attentive you will recognize these false idols easily. Genuine humility, vulnerability, remaining open and knowing nothing until the need arises are the defenseless-defenses of ‘Emptiness’ that the false self cannot deceive.
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“MASS AWAKENING - What’s Really Happening - 2020 - 30 minute Synopsis” https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08M62X743
BOOKS by John McIntosh