Why do we lose individuality in a group?

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Anything spoken with a strong conviction makes a lasting impression on the minds of the passive listeners. Anything spoken with a doubt or devoid of a strong conviction in the mind of the speaker is identified subconsciously by the listeners and they too do not take it up seriously. History is full of examples of such leaders with 100% conviction in their ideology, even though it was flawed or evil one, who attracted millions of listeners who blindly followed them as they were pulled by their conviction above anything else.

The conviction dwelling in the mind of the leader becomes the conviction of the followers as they are devoid of any such strong conviction in their own life. The leader usually has a grand vision which he/she very clearly portrays in the minds of the passive listeners. The listeners themselves confused/unclear about their future, seek solace in this grand vision and become an active co-creator helping the leader manifest this grand vision –even if that vision requires murdering of millions of other innocent people usually identified by some specific religion/skin color/belief/nationality/race etc. Thus, the otherwise non-violent innocent individual identifies himself/herself as an important part of the truth/vision shared by the leader and becomes totally blind to his/her own thinking/beliefs/sensitivities/truths thereby losing his/her individuality.

History repeats itself! Because of this pattern of the power of conviction in so-called truth/vision of one leader, the lives of millions of beings are affected on both sides of the fence – those who invest their faith in this truth/vision as well as those on the receiving end! Turn back the pages of history and you will find great battles for truth being fought as well as gruesome genocides that happened due to the power of the conviction of just one leader.

This is the same with the group psychology. One non-violent innocent person can lose his/her identity/truth/beliefs when he/she becomes part of a group (fuelled by some kind of anger or hatred) and can act violently-insanely in a manner he/she alone can not even imagine. Such fanatic groups formed under religious/political/nationalist/racist motives are most violent and gruesome, while they assume actually doing a good service for the leader or for the cause for which the group was formed. Sometimes a group without any human leader can have a common cause giving them the much needed strong conviction that was missing in their own individual mind. Those with strong individuality and conviction in their own truths find it difficult to become part of any such groups and are usually systematically marginalized by the masses.

So, while in a group, be aware of your own individuality and your own truths before your mind becomes submissive to the group psychology and your individuality fades away.

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Source: THE MYSTERIOUS ONE

Empty Your Mind!

Emptiness holds everything. Even after holding everything within it, emptiness is still infinitely empty!

The more you explore your true Self, emptier you become. Till the point comes, where you no longer find your ‘self’ – you become the emptiness!

All creations happen within this grand emptiness. All creations at all levels of existence stem from this emptiness, rise higher and higher and dissolve/transform/disappear into this emptiness. While all phenomena rise and fall – the emptiness witnesses it fully. The emptiness is not disturbed at all – not when a great creation happens nor when a great creation collapse. For there is nothing out there – all play is happening in this infinite canvass of emptiness!

Empty your mind of all concepts about phenomena. Just embrace this emptiness & then voila all will be revealed to you!

Enjoy the moment! Enjoy the next moment when it arrives. Enjoy the phenomena. But know well that this too shall pass! Nothing can remain permanent except the permanence of emptiness!

Rejoice in this knowing – be empty within!

~ The Mysterious One

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Divine Dichotomy!

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Central to your idea of identity is this constant yearning – to be something, to get somewhere, to have something, to destroy, to build, to create or transform – some action on mental, emotional or physical plane. That you must drop – not ‘to drop’ as such – but simply leave… and BE. Be fully in your mind-body-soul – just BE – and everything falls into its place without any effort. As there is nothing to achieve or discard… nothing at all… it’s just To-Be, All-That-Is. Already All-That-is is ME-You!

The only hurdle is to understand the depth of this teaching – ‘To Be!’- for it cannot be taught – you need to experiment with it to experience it from the depths of your Self.

Freedom – ultimate freedom – awaits you!

This is the great spiritual paradox – you lose all to win all. And if you are hell bent on winning it all – you lose all!

Divine dichotomy!

~ The Mysterious One

Source: THE MYSTERIOUS ONE

How to channel Your Higher Self?

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Can you imagine nothingness? Be in that zone of nothingness. Wait patiently till you hear a gentle whisper – a word coming out of the womb of nothingness. A flash – a sign – a gentle push from within to write it down. Go ahead and pour that word on to the paper and then stop not. Let the series of words that come to your mind be written down on paper without any judgement or any try from your side to verify it or justify it.

It does not matter if it’s related to your question or not. It does not matter if the words come to you in English or some other language. Write it down – whatever you hear – without stopping. Let your pen simply glide on the paper while you watch dispassionately – observing without any ego investment in this venture – between your body and your Higher Self! Nothing that comes to mind shall be ignored. Try to honor your intuition – and soon a day will come when you will have tears in your eyes – tears of joy as you touch the inner truth – the solid foundation upon which all those non-existent structures are built.

Gammon or Ganga – the words can be from any culture – examples taken from anywhere in the history – don’t try to limit or mold those words according to your belief system or perception. You are supposed to be absent while writing! It’s fine if you are reading what you are writing as long as you are not judging it in any way.

All you need is courage and confidence – and with little bit of practice, you will start channeling ME – the almighty – bringing the infinite into finite words – a space you can use for your personal development, for creative writing endeavors, for getting solutions to your problems, for guiding others, for learning higher science or math or medicine – as per your own field of specialization. I specialize in each and every field, so the information you seek is given to you if you have necessary background to process the information and use it wisely.

So do not get surprised if you don’t get anything when you ask something not relevant to your skill set. And be ready to get amazed when you channel what you are good at! Someone might channel a beautiful piece of music, some channel a great story, someone will create a masterpiece of painting while someone might channel radical innovation given to humanity from higher dimensions. All is yours as All That Is is you – ME. Remember this fact and start channeling your Higher Self. Why ask for help from someone else – some other entity – or packet of energy – when you already have inbuilt connection to Supreme Intelligence via your Higher Self?

Take time to master it. Be enthusiastic and experiment, learn, adapt and evolve. Channel more often – preferably after your meditation sessions.

– The Mysterious One