True reality is a realm of pure consciousness. It is a realm far more authentic than this world, but of course, we cannot grasp that while we exist in this realm under the influence of our ego.
Our illusionary world is merely consciousness clothed in the garment of physicality. There might be different “styles” of clothes, perhaps, but the same force of consciousness lies beneath the garment. Make no mistake.
For instance, negative consciousness can manifest as a specific physical sickness caused by some bacteria or virus. Or it might manifest as a corrupt political government or movement or a violent group of religious extremists. All of it causes pain, darkness and sorrow to humankind.
We nourish the realm of negative consciousness with each act of individual self-interest and reactivity. The more reactive and selfish we are, the greater our influence on the swirling forces of negative consciousness that permeate and influence our world.
As humanity continues in its selfish ways, the negative forces intensify, the darkness expands and it exerts greater influence over us. This causes even more reactive behavior and more egocentric actions, which feed the dark forces further.
Suddenly, we see a pattern developing.
Suddenly, an Ebola virus appears and its destructiveness is unspeakable compared to previous viruses.
Suddenly ISIS appears and its destructiveness is unspeakable compared to previous terrorist organizations.
Make no mistake, beneath ISIS and Ebola is negative consciousness to the highest degree caused by the collective negative actions of humankind. Me. You. Everyone we know.
This “virus” of negative consciousness can also manifest as a cyber warfare or the crashing of our financial system or the disease that has become our global weather system.
Different clothes, but the same underlying cause: Negativity and selfishness and intolerance between one human being towards another.
If we continue in our ways, the next virus will be worse than Ebola, and the next group of religious extremists and terrorists will be even worse than ISIS.
Get the picture?
Things will continue to spiral downward on all fronts until we finally wake up and learn our lesson.
Life is not about how famous we become. Life is not about celebrity and consumerism and how popular we are.
Life is about treating others with dignity by learning to overcome the influence of ego. When that is achieved, then we will all achieve our dreams and attain a realm of pleasure and transcendent human existence that is unimaginable.
But of course, the role and purpose of ego is to invite cynicism and ignite skepticism about the fundamental role of consciousness and the other truths presented here.
That’s how we exercise free will and earn the exalted world that awaits us, right here on earth.
This latest Ebola breakout and violent rampage of ISIS is a warning.
We either destroy the influence of the ego, or viruses and extremists and war and weather will destroy much of humankind.
It begins and ends with consciousness.
Only the Zohar elevates our consciousness.
Only Kabbalah gives us the tools and technology to bring Light to Darkness and to empower all peoples, of all faiths with this Light and positive consciousness so that this infusion of Light will smother the darkness, snuffing it out, once and for all.