Peter’s Correspondence on the Actual Freedom List
with Correspondent No 100
PETER: A post came in from No 99 a while ago that I had earmarked to respond to but didn’t get around to. The relevant part of his question was this –
Recently a post came in from No 100 asking very similar questions so I thought to respond to both together –
Whilst I can understand the difficulty that some people have with the notion that peace on earth already exists and has always existed, let alone grasp that this is a fact – and particularly so if they cannot remember having had a pure consciousness experience themselves – this need not be so, particularly in the current times we live in.
One of the most telling examples of the already existing and always existing peace on earth for me was looking at photos and videos taking by human being beings from spacecraft whilst orbiting earth, journeying to and from the moon or even whilst standing on Earth’s moon. I have written of this before to another correspondent –
I was so taken by the blue and fluffy white actuality of this planet that for a long time I had a photo of an earthrise taken from the moon’s surface as a desktop image on my computer in order to remind me everyday again of the sheer magnificence of the peerless perfection and peacefulness of this planet.
Of course one does not have to leave the planet or see photos of the planet taken from afar to gain such a perspective or to have such insights – I had a similar experience in the desert one evening whilst watching the red ball of the sun setting over the western horizon only to happen to turn around and be confronted by an equal-in-size red ball of the moon rising over the eastern horizon, directly opposite. It was immediately apparent that this very earth itself was also a similar ball hanging in space and a little reflection revealed that the borders and boundaries, conflicts and chaos, emotional trials and self-centred tribulations on this ball are all human impassioned fabrications. The reason I mention this experience is that this experience in the desert was not a ‘self’-less pure consciousness experience (and nor was it an altered state of consciousness) – it was simply an opportune moment whereby the actuality of the perfection of this physical planet became apparent and obvious.
I have also written of similar experiences in my Journal–
Many people I have talked to have had comparable experiences or similar insights such as these at some stage in their life whilst sensately experiencing the magnificence of the physical universe but most have affectively interpreted – or misinterpreted – what they are experiencing in exactly the way human beings have always habitually done – by feeling awed (at the work of some mythical Creator), by feeling grateful (to some mythical Creator) or by becoming totally delusional (by feeling that they are at one with the Creator or indeed that they are the Creator himself, herself or itself). When the emotions take hold of the experience in this way what is totally obscured is the actuality of the physical experience itself – a taste of the already and always existing peace on earth.
What I am attempting to point out in this response is that one does not necessarily have to remember having had a PCE to twig to the fact that peace on earth already, always exists – there are a myriad of clues laying all round that allude to this fact – providing one is willing to let go of one’s accrued real-world cynicism or one’s imbibed spiritual-world fantasies that is. And the cute thing is once you start to become aware of these clues, one’s own innate naiveté will be not only rekindled but will begin to blossom … and this will in turn allow for the circumstances to be ripe for a PCE to occur, all by itself as it were.
RESPONDENT: How did you handle the instinctual desire of sex/lust? Isn’t it very lucrative? How can you let go of that?
PETER: Well, in hindsight it was very easy to ‘let go of’. The only thing that is needed is to experience the dark side of the sexual predatory instinct – as in allow oneself to uninhibitedly feel the full range of feelings and deep-seated emotions associated with the sexual predatory instinct – and that experience itself was enough for me to want to let go of it as though it were a hot brick I was holding in the palm of my hand, as it were.
The other point worth mentioning is that in my experience the best way to experience the full gamut of the feelings and deep-seated emotions is if one is having sex with another person. This way one can avoid the pitfalls of intellectualizing about something that can only really be explored by a practical exploration. The reason I say this is that many people who have become aware of the dark side of their own sexual nature opt to run for the shelter of celibacy rather than use opportunity that human sexual attraction for another human being and sexual play with another human being offers to experientially investigate one’s own accrued sexual mores as well as one’s own sexual instinctual passions … in action as it were.
I don’t know what your particular circumstances are but when I came across actualism, I made a deliberate decision to find a female companion in order not only to finally get to the bottom of the morass of the sexual mores and instincts that plague all human interactions but also to fully investigate the love/hate trap that all human beings inevitably fall into in order that I could eventually experience the actual intimacy with another that I so craved yet was so afraid of.
I have always said that actualism would have been worth it for what I have discovered about sex alone but upon reflection what I have discovered about sex and the degree of freedom I enjoy from the debilitating societal sexual mores and blind nature’s rather crude sexual programming has come as a direct result of my success in being able to live with my current companion, sexual partner and playmate in utter peace and harmony.
The expression ‘be wary of putting the cart before the horse’ comes to mind.
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