Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Gaia Portal -- February 14th 2017: Stereotypes are done. | with interpretations by Justin

The raw Gaia Portal update is first, followed by my extrapolated meanings in black. For other interpretations of these reports see Rosalie Parker and Kauilapele. 

I moved to Virginia earlier this year and I've been trying to get my groove back. Hopefully, I can get back into the habit of doing these interpretations that I enjoy so much. 

Source - Gaia Portal

Stereotypes are done.

Cantations reflect the inner Gaia.

Reflections of the Light are guaranteed.

Fleshes are removed.

Celebrations occur within the Hue-Being.

And now the analysis:

I do not have an insider or direct source for the meanings below. This is my interpretation of the update, based on extrapolation and contextual usage of the terms. The meanings provided are not the only ones that can be gleaned; in my view, all meanings have value, especially when shared and discussed openly. Please comment below if interested, I'd love to hear other's thoughts on this material.

Interpretations: "Stereotypes are done." - A stereotype is a socially promulgated or habitually developed oversimplified belief about a person or thing. For example, wealthy people stereotypically are seen as arrogant. What characterizes a stereotype is that it is a generalization that could be accurate and is often a socially accepted norm. Stereotypes are a hazy impression or representation, a kind of ideational thumbnail that provides a precursory appraisal of a situation. In other words, our first impression or what is socially accepted may not be true—a cliché. For example, within western culture, the idea of progress is a well established cultural belief—that civilization has been getting progressively better in social, technological, and medical arenas, to name a few. But the basis for this assertion is often unsubstantiated, that is to say, it is a form of cultural dogma. Stereotypes are useful in that one can invoke a general understanding so as to make a choice in the heat of the moment. For example, it is stereotypical for the surface of a stove to be hot after use, as such, using a towel to pick up a glass pan resting on its surface is a prudent assumption. Thus, while stereotypes are not in and of themselves evil, disempowering, or bad, they can be if used in a dogmatic way.

Given all this, what could this statement mean? One interpretation is that the dogmatic use of stereotypes is done. Since stereotypes are images or representations, the risk in using them is that one doesn't question beyond the surface idea or impression. A police officer, via their experience in lower-income inner-city environments, might come to suspect people of ethnic backgrounds are engaging in criminal activity—also known as racial profiling. For the police officer, it could be stereotypical that people from lower income areas commit more crimes. If they were to see someone on the street who fit this stereotype they might suspect them of a crime—this is their perception based on experience. And sometimes, this assumption is enough to compel an officer to dogmatically assume there is wrong doing taking place, and then seek to prove this by any means necessary—even if there was no crime actually happening. This is where the problem lies. In essence, past experience can inform us about the present, but one cannot ignore the present in favor of maintaining a presumed belief. That is to say, the police officer cannot know for sure if someone they stereotypically suspect of a crime has actually committed one. They should, respect the truth, and seek to objectively investigate their suspicions, always placing reality at a premium.

As such, perhaps the dogmatic use of stereotypes is ending. People might be starting to think for themselves, above and beyond their knee-jerk appraisals of reality. This is of prime importance for soul growth and evolution because the truth is not black and white. While objectively, the truth is immutable, subjectively, our comprehension of truth is dynamic. Ideally, we come to understand something (an image of truth), verify it using discernment, and then expand it by way of open-minded investigation. Since the truth is a singularity, all our truths or knowledge must also be unified and holistic. But if one rests on images of truth alone, never spending time thinking about how one truth relates to another, they tend to employ stereotypes in a dogmatic way. That is to say, we can't become lazy and assume what we knew in the past is complete and perfect. We must always strive for the whole truth in the present.

"Cantations reflect the inner Gaia." - The term cantation is an antiquated reference to singing. Today the term incantation is used to refer to the act of spell casting or ritual. As such, this statement seems to be implying Gaia is performing some kind of magical working, a working in consciousness. Herein, the term is used in reference to a reflection of the inner Gaia. The phrase, the inner Gaia can be interpreted to mean the inner world of consciousness of the Earth mother. Consider that the inner world for human beings is the subjective experience of emotion, intuition, thought, idea, desire, discernment, philosophy, and so on. The personal experience we have in relation to the objective world is within. And, given that everything we do in the objective world is brought through, and inspired from, within, then arguably all behavior can be considered an expression of the inner world. But going further, we could also define the inner world as that pure and highly idealized spiritual experience, slowly manifesting through our free will choices in the illusion of creation. That is to say, our perfect higher self, the Hue-Being potential can also be thought of as the inner temple or sacredness of the inner-self. Thus, a cantation that is reflective of the inner Gaia could be thought of as the higher self of the planet finding expression. If this interpretation is correct, the influence of this high vibrational energy will provide catalyzing energy for evolution. Those on the path of truth will find it increasingly productive to move through the various challenges they face. Those on the path of falseness will find it increasingly difficult to maintain their overly simplified stereotypical ways of thinking. In essence, Gaia has chosen the path of truth and is slowly changing herself to make progress in that choice.

"Reflections of the Light are guaranteed." - The term reflection refers to a things ability to mirror information, energy radiated outwardly, sometimes negating absorption. The term light here seems to be used symbolically as a reference to higher beings or orders of life in the universe. Generally, things of the light are considered to be in harmony with grand truths and in agreement with the will of creation. The term divine is often used to refer to a being who has made the conscious choice to follow the will of the Creator, to be an instrument of universal consciousness. Taking all this into consideration, this statement can be interpreted to mean that as a result of Gaia's cantations those influenced will begin to reflect changes in their being. In short, soul growth and change cannot be seen directly with the eyes or felt with the material body—because these changes are non-material. But, the fruit of these changes is reflected in all ways. A person who was formerly selfish, unkind, and traumatized—once truly healed by touching the light—is unselfish, kind, and open to the truth.

"Fleshes are removed." - The term flesh refers to the soft tissue found in between bone in the body. The term flesh is also religiously used to refer to the materially gross world of less spiritual things. The temptation of the flesh is a concept found throughout many schools of thought, relating to the idea the material world can distract us from our spiritual purpose. And arguably for all of modern human history, the people of Earth have been indoctrinated from birth to indulge in these temptations. In essence, due to the lack of social norms that are in harmony with spiritual values, the people of Earth have created a culture of materialism, one centered around indulging the flesh. And there is a host of justifications, reasons, and philosophies that lead people to believe this is the best way to be. But once the realities of spirit—the greater truth—touches the mind, the shallowness of the flesh can be recognized. In short, while the flesh can impart some temporary satisfaction, one needs to consume more and more to achieve the same effect, eventually becoming a zombie-like individual who can't see beyond the limits of their egocentric selfish consciousness, clamoring for entertainments of all kinds to dull the pain of the meaninglessness of life. Conversely, one who has focused their eye on the spiritual values of existence, one who set asides entertainment and distraction for spiritual entrainment and inspiration, the need to consume diminishes with each forward step. Their taste for the temptations of the flesh has soured, and now they yearn more and more for the sweet nectar of spiritual growth. This statement seems to be suggesting that as a result of making contact with Gaia's inner cantation the blocks and obstructions that hold back spiritual growth are being removed.

"Celebrations occur within the Hue-Being." - The concept of a Hue-Being, as defined within Gaia Portal, usually refers to the highest potential of human life. A Hue-man is one who has taken up the spiritual career and is actively working to harmonize themselves with the whole truth. Here, the phrase the Hue-Being indicates an emerging property of humanity in general. That is to say, the spiritual potential of the human race is called the Hue-Being. Sometimes referred to as the human organism in biology, which has the same general usage insofar as discussing the whole human race. But this phrase can also be interpreted to mean that the collective consciousness of humanity itself is celebrating. In the Law of One philosophy, a social memory complex is the aggregate of human order beings on a world, who after harmonizing themselves via social coherence, activate the superconsciousness of the planet, triggering the awakening of the singular global mind of humanity. In this sense, this statement could also be hinting at the fact that this emergent planetary consciousness is becoming more active, which indicates coherent evolution towards Gaia's chosen path of truth is taking place.

PS - In December 2014, when Julian and I were discussing the idea of sharing these updates on the blog, he encouraged me to do more than just share the raw post. He said that we could offer our insights into what they could mean and in doing so create a venue for deep discussion and consciousness exploration. There were many times I wasn't sure if others found any value in these interpretations, but Julian and others continued to urge me on in this venture. This is just one example of the countless ways he helped me in my life path, for which I am eternally grateful. I want to dedicate these interpretations to him and his memory. I will love you always Julian, and know that your zeal for creativity and loving service of others continues on.

- Justin

Note about interpretations: The above text is meant to be an exploration of meaning and an exercise in how the philosophic process works. Instead of looking for hard and fast meanings to label as "true," the practice of contemplating meanings in general is one way to expand consciousness and make contact with the mysteries of the unknown. Reality is symbolic by nature, that is to say, meanings can be generated subjectively using any kind of objective stimuli, whether objects, words, or other ideas. The goal isn't to arrive at black and white answers, the goal is to explore any and all meanings, regardless of how accurate they may be, with the purpose of expanding consciousness and unearthing hidden aspects of ourselves in the process. In this sense, whether or not something is true or accurate isn't as important as how it affects us and what we choose to do with it. Consider that misinterpretation or so-called "wrong meanings," despite the fact they may not be coherently accurate, are still real for the person experiencing them. An illusion of a man disappearing, for the person believing it, is just as real as an actual man disappearing. Thus, let the fun and excitement of exploration take hold when exploring meanings in life, whether here in Gaia Portal, or out in the wilderness of life's myriad adventures.

About The Author

Justin Deschamps is a truth seeker inspired by philosophy and the love of wisdom in all its forms. He was formally trained in physics and psychology, later discovering the spiritual basis of reality and the interconnected nature of all things. He strives to find the path of truth while also walking it himself, sharing what he knows with others so as to facilitate cooperative change for a better future. He is a student of all and a teacher to some. Follow on Twitter @sitsshowFacebook Stillness in the Storm, and steemit @justin-sits.

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