‘Pride (In the name of Love)’ i
Given some of the content of Transition and the nature of the writing in terms of awakening to a larger truth about life and our true nature as divine beings, eternally existing and residing outside of time, space and form, and yet manifesting experiences through time, space and form in many guises, a brief explanation of some of the terms that might raise eyebrows and the context in which I am using them, seems appropriate. After-all, words often mean something very different to many people given our subjective filters we all view the world and manifest phenomena through. So to be clear:
First: in relation to the term ‘divine delusions’; exactly what am I implying? I am not for one moment using this term in context of say the man who murdered John Lennon (Mark David Chapman). An individual who believed that it was God who told him to kill John Lennon and offered as his statement the writing ‘The Catcher in the Rye’. An individual who, by his own actions of planning and then actually killing another person, was mentally ill and delusional in the sense of believing his actions were somehow ‘holy’ and ‘just’. Clearly, killing or harming others is not ‘holy’ or just at all and convincing ourselves such behaviour is, is delusional and dangerous.
Instead, the context I am speaking of when using the term ‘divine delusions’ is rather simply delusion in the context of holding a belief about ourselves that we hold as truth, but that is counter to our true divine nature. For example, we all have an ego (I) and personal identity/name that we all often hold to and believe is complete truth. Many of us even believe we are only our ego and personal identity and nothing more. And yet, in relation to the divine aspect present but unconscious within all of us, our egos are a delusion. A belief we hold for the duration of our life despite a larger truth to the contrary that speaks of our divine and eternal nature, as expressed in Transition. What I refer to as ‘divine unconscious amnesia’. That we are for the most part, complete amnesiacs for the duration of our life-time to the divine aspects inherent in all.
Whether we wish to admit it or not, the great majority of us are holding to beliefs and filters about life and humanity that in the mildest form, can be regarded as a delusion. Like many of us believe we are an ego (I) and a body, and that’s all. And yet the truth of our divine nature challenges us to see beyond this ‘divine delusion’ and embrace a larger truth about existence and who and what we all really are. Of course, the pain of a new idea’ is always a major hurdle to have to climb over, so for the sake of ‘maintaining the status quo’ we often reject anything that might suggest a broader view of who and what we are. Equally, by accepting our collective ‘divine delusions’ it means we might have to step into a collective responsibility for what is unfolding on this planet and in our day-to-day lives; a level of responsibility that is hard to bare for sure given what is unfolding on this planet, day-to-day.
Another example I’ll finish with for clarity sake. When I went to University I (like many students I met when arriving) held an idealistic perception of what University would be like and what the long-term benefits are academia were. Essentially that University was a step into opportunities and ‘Embracing Adulthood’; that getting a degree would shift me into a world of work whereby opportunities for success in life would be many. And yet, my day-to-day life did not actually reflect this ideal (particularly in the first year where partying and past-times were predominant as were wasting money like water etc). And yet, in a hope of success I (like many around me at Uni) clung to belief that ‘it would all be worth it and everything would work out in the end as we’d hold a degree’. And yet, upon graduation life showed me that all was not quite as many of us had believed and finding work after graduation was no easier than when I didn’t hold a degree. Moreover, going to University didn’t shift me out of my working-class roots, resolve any of my personal stuff, mean life-long friendships or ‘Goodbye’ to the day-to-day hassles and stresses of life. On the contrary, everything was pretty much the same after graduation except for a piece of paper with ‘Degree’ written on it!
So, we all hold many delusions (consciously or unconsciously) and many of these delusions are harmless and often little more than daydreams or overly positivistic notions of youth. Clearly, I am not suggesting that ‘divine delusions’ of our ego and sense of self is comparable to the delusions held by a murderer who believes his actions are somehow ‘holy’ and ‘just’ despite the fact that someone might very well have lost their life through such actions.
‘Divine delusion’ simply means that we often fully believe in and live-out an egotistic identity of who we consider ourselves to be, when in reality we are more than this and instead of being separate individuals, ‘there is only we in all reality’. In the bigger picture outside our ‘divine delusions’ we are all the highest vibration and consciousness in the universe and parallel universes outside of time, space and form, seeking to remember and recognise this. What we might call unconditional and enduring love.
‘There is a light that never goes out’ ii
Thank you for your time in reading this explanation. Peace out. Djl.
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I ‘Pride (In the name of Love)’ U2 1984 Island Records.
II ‘There is a light that never goes out’ The Smiths 1986 Rough Trade Records.
The first step on the path of divine awakening is often confronting what is already so in who and what we might believe we are.
Often, our ego’s are so predominant that we might fear letting go of what we believe to be absolute truth.
That to accept our ‘divine delusions’ in relation to fully identifying with our ego, we have to be first become aware they even exist.