Please note that the text below was written by the feeling-being ‘Peter’ while ‘he’ lived in a pragmatic
(methodological), still-in-control/same-way-of-being Virtual Freedom before becoming actually free.
Here: In this place or position. In this world; in
this life; on earth. Oxford Dictionary
Peter: A reasonably explicit definition but unfortunately the dictionary
writers overlooked the fact that there are three distinct versions of the word here:
– A state wherein humans attempt to be here but are constantly
prevented by the fact that who they think and feel they are is a lost, lonely, frightened and very cunning entity inside everybody. Inside
the head a little man frantically tries to control everything and in the heart one desperately tries to ‘connect’ with other lost souls.
One is inside the body, looking out through the eyes, one hears with the ears from inside, one smells, touches and feels what is outside and
foreign. One is both cerebrally and emotionally fearful of being here and the world is perceived as being a grim place to be. The equivalent
of wearing grey-coloured glasses.
achieved by meditative practice, the spirit-ual people manage to live in an imaginary inner world – a state of denial and renunciation of
the real world they so desperately seek to escape. Being here, as a soul in a flesh-and-blood body, on earth, is seen as a trial; one is but
a temporary visitor, and the sooner you are out of here the better. Meditation and ‘going in’ is the practice and cultivation of a state
of getting ‘out-of-here’. This other-world, the spiritual world, is given credence and substance by the emotional imagination of a soul
seeking salvation and immortality, and by thousands of years of fear-ridden superstition and fervent belief. Thus to feel spiritually ‘here’
is 180 degrees opposite to actually being here. This is the equivalent of wearing rose-coloured glasses.
– given the absolute dominance of
the psychological entity over the body’s senses, humans usually have only rare, fleeting, glimpses of actually being here in this physical
universe. Often shock or drug-induced, but certainly not always, these peak-experiences or pure consciousness experiences (PCE) are often
quickly forgotten or interpreted as a spiritual altered state of consciousness, or satori, according to one’s particular beliefs. To be
actually here is to be here in this moment of time, which is the only moment one can experience anyway. To be actually here is to be in this
place which is no-where in particular in the infinitude of the physical universe. Coming from no-where and having no-where to go we find
ourselves here in this moment in time in this place in space. To be here is to be the universe experiencing itself as a human being. To be
actually here is a ‘self’-less state, either fleetingly experienced in a PCE, virtually experienced in Virtual Freedom, or permanently
experienced in Actual Freedom.