Nature versus city

25.08.2008

G: I have just spend some time in nature and it seems to me that people who are in nature are more close to the right level of consciousness.
Gabriel: well, I am going to surprise you, the ones who are asleep consciously –  are the people in the village.
There is nothing that causes us to sleep more than nature. The ones who have more potential to wake up consciously are people in the city. The farmers have no potential to wake up consciously, they reach a certain mediocre harmony and beyond that they cannot reach. In order to wake up consciously you need dissonance, and this is lacking  in the village. Now in the city you have a huge dissonance, which can turn in two directions:
One: In the direction of frustration, tension, hostility, aggression and alienation.
Two:  In the direction of working on yourself. Meaning: to take all this negative energy of the city and binding it or channeling it towards your personal growth.
Meaning: if I will search for someone that will have the energy and the motivation to develop consciously, I will not search for him in the village, because in the village all already reached its peak.
In the village people develop a tendency to be mediocre complacent. They are just merging in nature and becoming another tree of a cow. And the only reason why people believe that living in the nature is bringing you close to a consciousness development is romanticism.
G: Yes, I also see that it twisted my perception; because I saw nature itself – although nature allows things to grow – a person has to stand against nature.
Gabriel: There is no standing against nature. Nowadays, life in the village is very comfortable. Very organized, with all the tractors and all the fertilizers…
G:… The bank of seeds, the system of irrigation, greenhouses of course.
Gabriel: They live very peaceful and relaxed and very mediocre.  I say that it is a romantic point of view to think that if he wants to develop consciously, he has to be in harmony with nature and (in order to do that) there should be a return to nature.  I say that in order to have a consciousness development, you have to go against everything that exists. To rebel against everything, to go against the stream.
G: Do you say that consciousness is against life?
Gabriel: Life is not against consciousness, and consciousness is not against life. Consciousness is against the stream of things. Anything that comes here from the higher part of the creation is very powerful, but it is already sinking. The direction of the energy of creation is towards ‘sinking’, towards ‘being numb’, towards ‘becoming paralyzed’ – the energies of life are going downwards… This is the natural direction energies from above. Growth is against the direction of what comes from the creation, anything that wants to grow does it against the direction of the energy of creation. But when we look at nature – it does not look this way, because already it got fixed in a mechanical repetition.
If I would have to describe the energy that comes here it is like a stone that comes back to earth after that it has already reached it highest point and it is on its way down just one meter before it falls on the ground.
That is the state of the energy here: it reaches here, but it is already very heavy and it wants to stop. The energy that comes here from higher places from the ray of creation already lost its vitality and freshness. It is more close to being physical, that is why it is hard for things to happen here. Because it has to go against the direction of this almost solid energy. This energy is already solid, and everything that wants to happen must go through these dense energies that want to be fixated/fixed. In order that something that is just at its beginning will be able to reach a new octave, it has to go through a lot of resistance:
A to swim against the materialized energies that come from the universe, energies that have more the tendency to be solid and fixed.
B. To go against the norm of society.
This 2 will show you how hard it is to raise consciousness.
Nothing will help you, everything will disturb you.
Now the fact that you found a parallel line in between living in the village and raising consciousness is a big mistake. You reach that conclusion through logical thinking: if raising consciousness is something true and living in nature is truer than living in the city – than to be a farmer and to raise consciousness is the same.
And the perception that sees a relation between life in nature and consciousness development is a romantic point of view.
But, again, that is a big mistake: a farmer is more fixed in his level of consciousness than people who live in the city…
G: So what do you see when you look at nature? What is it for you?
Gabriel: In the beginning, like everyone else, I am looking for something in nature – for something that doesn’t exist, something that is not there, something wise, something intelligent, and something spiritual. But I mostly find lifeless mechanics. Life in nature is mechanical life, life that happens automatically. People are forcing romance on nature.
It is like searching for wisdom in men’s feet. If there is wisdom in men, it would be in the head and not in the feet. There is no God in nature, it could only be found in his awakened consciousness.
Now, let’s say that I would agree, and say: ‘the farmer is indeed closer to consciousness than anyone in the city…. And actually life in nature is excellent for developing consciousness. What would you do?’
G: I would have gone to become a farmer.
Gabriel: Did you speak with people from farms? They are mediocre. In the city the state of life is a torment to the human soul. And it is so poisonous that you cannot live in it. So if you adjust yourself to life in the city – you are becoming junk and bag of poison yourself. But if you have a soul that is special and that is not capable of adjusting to the highly poisonous state of human race, it will try to go against the stream and find something that will release it from this garbage. The only thing that can release the soul is a high consciousness state.
G: And what happens in nature regarding the soul?
Gabriel: It feels good in it, but the consciousness can’t grow to save it.
It is not right to do an ideology of life in nature or an idealization of nature. Nature is mechanical; it is stupid.  Like an idiot.
G: When I look at nature I see the beauty of a plant that manages to grow and raise itself to bloom. And it is beautiful, it is a wonder, it is amazing.
Gabriel: What is amazing?
G: The fact that a plant manages to develop all kind of mechanisms and arms that manage to lift him.
Gabriel: Ok, but consciousness development is on a much higher level, than a plant is developing itself to be a flower. You have to be fascinated by every step of consciousness development – you see or go through.  This is what you should be amazed of. I want us to stop being amazed of nature. Men have more amazing capabilities; of what he is able to reach with his human soul and with his consciousness… How can one, in the face of it be impressed by nature?
Compare what the human consciousness can reach in relation to a tree or a cow. It is, again, like you will compare the abilities of the cells in your foot with the abilities of the cells in your brain. The difference is that the cells in your brain didn’t reach the maximum, while the cells in your feet are already in their heaven. It is true that the feet are in the highest potential fulfillment and it is perfect in what the cells of a foot can reach. The brain cells are still working on 10% of their capabilities, and it is confused and it is far from perfect, but ‘perfect’ is only one criterion through which you can value something. Another criteria is the fulfilling potential, meaning: How far, or how high it could reach.
Cells in the brain can reach much further than cells in the feet. (Although they are already in their heaven). Cells in the feet have fulfilled, already, their potential – their maximum potential. That is why there is nothing to be impressed by, there is nothing to be impressed by something which has already fulfilled its potential. Although anything that has already fulfilled its potential is more spectacular and more beautiful than something that is on the way.
G: So what is the reason to look at things in nature in such a way?
Gabriel: It is more comfortable and easy to look – with admiration – at something which is natural, something that is true for itself. And when there is a struggle there is an imperfection. And imperfection never impresses, it looks defect. And it is not easy to prefer the defects that have the potential to reach something higher, than something which is not defect and which is complete, but it has no potential to reach something higher.
We possess this view that everything needs to be good and beautiful. So from this view you can say that nature is good and beautiful – and I want to see beautiful thing that are not defect,– But the question is, again, about what is the criteria; and if the criteria is to grow and reach to the next step, then you have to go to the next step through the imperfection and through the defects. And a person who is on a creative growth must see the defects and imperfection as something beautiful. Like the Japanese Wabi sabi:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wabi-sabi
http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?WabiSabi
http://nobleharbor.com/tea/chado/WhatIsWabi-Sabi.htm
G: And where this ability to look at defected things comes from?
Gabriel: well, it is very natural not to see imperfect things. In order to want to see these defected things, you will have to go against what is embedded in you. On the other hand, if you want to grow, you have to be very desperate to go against this natural attraction to see beautiful and complete things. You have to understand that you have no choice. You must develop your consciousness; everything in you must scream this to you. Otherwise the temptation of ‘falling into the beautiful’ might win.
Inside the human race, many people think that life as it is can be pretty and all they have to do is push a bit more and give a bit more effort so they will be beautiful, comfortable, perfect and fulfilled. I, personally, have no problem with life which is not  perfect, uncomfortable and not fulfilled, As long as I will be able to get out of myself more than what I was born with. The whole of me is recruited to the effort of developing the parts that have not developed in me. But for that we have to accept ourselves as non-perfect and to understand that we are on the way. And to be on the way is to be in a struggle, and in a struggle you don’t search for the harmony and perfection, but you search for progress and achievements. And achievements that are consciousness achievements.
 
Confirmed & edited by Gabriel Raam
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