purposeful living

Freedom, Health and the Pursuit of Happiness

There is a “designed” veil of ignorance, concerning the awareness of Unalienable Rights.

Freedom, health & happiness are qualities of the highest value which we are ALL born with. These are the highest spiritual values that we must attain,  in order to create better realities of life and living. Values, not as forms of spiritual bypass, instead truthfully applying our spiritual practice to strengthen our mind and resolve.

A great rule of thumb for discerning “truth” as great acts of historical and contemporary Fraud are being revealed,  is to align with Your Unalienable Rights anything that is in opposition to them, will likely be the antithesis of Your Freedom.

Fraud being the opposite to “truth:” intentional perversions of truth & trickery that induces the surrender of your lawful unalienable rights. Deliberate acts of deception, the “act” or “practice” of one that deliberately deceives, to make things seem geniune, different to how it actually is.

Spiritual bypassing could be considered fraud also.  At a societal level, there are uncomfortable realities and injustices to acknowledge and address. When we avoid facing problematic issues in our outer systems, we invalidate the lived experiences of others while shirking our own accountability in creating healthier systems that support everyone.

Western culture teetering on the exaggeration of positivity, to avoid looking at the problems in the world or on a personal level. Spiritual bypassing is actually the body’s defense mechanism. As the name suggests, it is about using spiritual ideas to run away from unresolved issues global, societal or personal.  In these times it could be very easy to step away from the problems that require attention in favour of avoidance; if the mind can stay away from the problem, there is no need to worry about it. 

“Just be positive!” is often employed as a deflection mechanism by “spiritual” people who would rather not do the difficult work of confronting their own internal issues, wounding, and baggage, let alone the problems of the world. The “positivity” movement has exploded in Western culture in recent years. The Internet is overflowing with seemingly endless memes and articles repeating the same inane messages: “Think positive thoughts!” “Just be positive!” “Don’t focus on the negative!” – Jorden Bates high exsistence

In Robert August Masters’ groundbreaking book, Spiritual Bypassing: When Spirituality Disconnects Us From What Really Matters, he writes:

“Aspects of spiritual bypassing include exaggerated, detachment, emotional numbing and repression, overemphasis on the positive, anger-phobia, blind or overly tolerant compassion, weak or too porous boundaries, lopsided development (cognitive intelligence often being far ahead of emotional and moral intelligence), debilitating judgment about one’s negativity or shadow side, devaluation of the personal relative to the spiritual, and delusions of having arrived at a higher level of being.”

However spiritual methods if applied with right attitude and effort will in fact offer empowerment and solutions to problems.

May this knowledge spark inquiry into your personal values and quality of life. As we navigate these times of great change, please find this gentle reminder which may serve to inspire and remind: Who you are..