You’re Only Human

“The beginning of freedom is the realization that you are not the thinker.  The moment you start watching the thinker, the higher level of consciousness becomes activated.  You then begin to realize that there’s a vast realm of intelligence beyond thought.  That thought is only a tiny aspect of that intelligence.  You also realize that all the things that truly matter, beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace, arise from beyond the mind.  You begin to awaken.
Eckhart Tolle 

Fear, loneliness, hate, and countless other negative emotions are the things that make us human.  Compassion is wonderful.  However, I’ve often leaned on compassion as a crutch.  How many times have you heard your friends dismiss your emotional traumas, moments of weakness, or mindless mistakes, by saying, ‘Don’t be so hard on yourself.  You’re only human!’  It’s taken a few decades, but today I would argue that we are all so much more than human.

Love and compassion for ourselves and each other are essential.  However, to not take responsibility for thinking, feeling or acting out negativity because we’re ‘only human‘ is a questionable path.  Negative emotions are the energetic vibrations that keep us attached to the physical realms.  Beauty, love, creativity, joy and inner peace are qualities of the non-physical world of spirit.  Realizing that negative emotions may be preventing your growth as a ‘being of the cosmos’ can provide great motivation in making the effort to detach from Earthly thoughts, feelings and actions.  Quieting the mind is the quickest path to ascending beyond the pain and suffering of the physical world, to the bliss of the non-physical world of spirit.  You may be only human in the physical and emotional sense of the word, but your spirit is so much more!  Based on my out-of-body experiences at the Monroe Institute, life, love, and joy are far more intense, to the point of being ‘beyond your wildest dreams‘.  I’m guessing that my experiences were just a hint, courtesy of the greater consciousness system, and the best is yet to come.

I do not want to leave anyone with the impression that spiritual growth (improving the quality and thus decreasing the entropy/chaos of your consciousness) is like working in a salt mine.  Besides being useful, spiritual growth is also thrilling, interesting, rewarding, fun, and joyful.  Once begun, it is so exciting an adventure that you will gladly want to put more of your time and energy toward it.  It is also practical:  Increasing the quality of your consciousness immediately increases the quality of your life.”  Thomas Campbell