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The cause of all problems
De oorzaak van alle problemen
HOE GEEF IK MIJN EGO OP?
Page dedicated to Evelyn Underhill
Some key questions:
Why, we Western people, after having everything we want, aren't happy?
Are we still missing some essential thing, something "having" cannot
Why, despite our wellness culture, do we
suffer from psychological disorders?
How can it be, that stress, frustration, restlessness, fear, depression and
burn-out are dramatically on the rise?
Why illnesses cannot be prevented, why severe chronic diseases keep increasing,
despite our "superior" modern medicine?
Why, on the whole, is our entire "civilization" in decay, while at the
same time science and technology are at their heights?
Why are there no
satisfying answers to our questions?
Regular medicine only treats symptoms. In case of e.g. hypertension the doctor
gives you a pill to suppress it. Not exactly curing you (at all).
Natural medicine is treating the disease. It recommends you to change diet, take
some herbs and do more exercise. It certainly helps, but only on the physical level.
Holistic medicine is treating "the whole person". It combines
psychological with spiritual therapy to promote inner balance.
Yoga and meditation
("mindfulness") are some of its favorite approaches.
The surprise: you aren't satisfied and happy either. Everything appears to lead
to more effort, not to true peace of mind.
The trouble is, that
even after all these remedies YOU haven't changed.
On the contrary, even
"spiritual" therapy only aims at supporting your functioning as an
It only helps you to survive as an ego in its self-created egocentric society:
reducing stress, promoting self-acceptance (not entirely bad, of course), develop
body-awareness (dito), overcoming "negativity"....
It doesn't affect your core-problem: that of being identified with your ego,
that of being a self-created isolated entity, cut off from Reality.
The crucial moment in history was the destruction of our existential roots -
Heaven ("heretics", gnostics), earth ("pagans", women) and the
community - by the Inquisition.
Through centuries of persecution, people
had no other choice but to fall back on the only faculty left: the ego. The
Church thus being responsible for "secularization", individualism and
Moreover, it made us depending on a savior. We were degraded to helpless
creatures, that became obsessed with "personal salvation" only. Our inherent
glory - being in harmony with existence - got lost for many centuries
Wholeness means your Spirit is part of
Heaven, the body is part of the earth and your soul is part of the community. The ego, on
the other hand, isn't part of anything. It exists by itself and for itself....(at least,
that is how he thinks of himself)
Ego is the self deprived of its Context.
That's why the center of our personalities has become deeply pathological. It means that
on the existential level something is very, very wrong. It is like a house built on a
stresses, that "deep in our genes" we are determined by archaic patterns.
Ignoring those patterns means exposing ourselves to disbalances, which, because
of their primordial character, could have grave consequences.
One of the most fundamental patterns is that of humans being part of the Whole:
spiritually, emotionally, physically and ecologically. It is a new definition of health.
Now, while the rest of nature - plants, animals - are "spontaneously
obeying this law", we humans, in the course of time - have developed ourselves in a
This Law can be defined as the Cosmic Womb - Absolute Nothingness - ruling the
universe through "Her" Cosmic Forces of Creation and Destruction. These Forces
complement each other, guaranteeing the "Web of Life" or "universe",
making life possible.
Science confirms that the entire
universe "is born out" of the Cosmic Vacuum. In the future cosmic spirituality
(religion) and physics will certainly intimately cooperate. I did a first step in that
In ancient times humans
still lived according the Law of birth and death.
They considered themselves as part of Nature. So-called
"Vegetation Gods/Goddesses" ("Green Men" & "Wise Women")
embodied this: they "died" every autumn while being reborn in spring.
By submitting themselves to this Law, inner balance was guaranteed. Until the
moment men refused to serve the Great Mother......
Echnaton and Gilgamesh were the first, who went on the quest for
immortality. Rather than being part of the (natural) Whole, they started claiming
To "Escape from the Law of Birth and Death" became the
aim of all patriarchal religions.
This Quest became the cause of dualism: God vs the world; good vs evil, Light vs
Dark; masculinity vs femininity....
Men increasingly identified with the former while rejecting, denying,
demonizing, oppressing, destroying the latter. This "me
against the other" was the birth of the (male) ego.
this. It shows that ego-formation is based on exclusivity. During our upgrowing we
identify ourselves with those things that please us, while rejecting what we don't like. A
split is created between "me" and "not-me"
In the course of time it became "me
against everything else". "Escaping from birth and death", after all, is
escaping from life (which Buddhists call "samsara"), the latter symbolized - how
can it be otherwise - by the maternal, the feminine.
Its "positive" side is
emancipation from the undefined Whole, to create the possibility to function socially, its
"negative" side, however, was its isolation from Reality, its being cut off from
"Heaven, earth and the community.
Lacking a context, the ego faced no
boundaries for its ongoing expansion. Its refusal to "die" led to ego-inflation,
a bubble that - through the lack of Being - became addicted to having, expressing itself
through lust, greed, status and power.
As an isolated entity - "being
thrown upon yourself" - existential Angst arises (fear of nothingness). To
overcompensate this, the ego blows itself up, becoming obsessed with growth, profit,
"progress", expansion, exploitation....
In the "virtual world"
ego-expansion found its ultimate goal. A bubble blowing itself up infinitely, will one day
collapse, though. It's like Lucifer flying high, eventually falling down to earth.
In the mean time, accumulating more and
more things without, the ego becomes increasingly more desperate within.
To the ego, the gap between itself and
"Heaven, earth and the community" is unbearable. "What you cannot get, you
start to hate". The ego thus made one further step: from an isolated entity to a
Through the capitalism, science and
technology complex (CST-complex prof.dr. E.Vermeersch) it viciously started to exploit and
destroy its natural environment
2000 years of "Christian
civilization" have shown, that religion wasn't able to curb the ego. On the contrary,
Jesus death on the cross had a totally adverse effect.
Instead of redeeming us from our ego's,
his "dying for our sins" gave us a free hand to continue "business as
usual". It is the final echec of Christianity as a religion.
Neither brought the "Quest for
immortality" (Enlightenment) the long awaited liberation. Nowadays it has degenerated
into a commodity: something to have
Here the same ego-pattern:
"liberation" as a personal ambition/enterprise, instead of fitting yourself in
in the Greater Whole.
We humans have thus to face the fact,
that the "center of our personality", our self-acclaimed "crown of
creation" is indeed utterly pathological. "Curing" the periphery (as
described above) will not heal it.
As long as the ego has the chance of
identifying itself with "something", being it a new car or "God", it -
like a 1000-head hydra - will continue to ravage individual and collective life.
Only "dying to our own ego's"
can liberate us, something nobody, not even Jesus, can do for us. It is an old Truth:
"Die (the ego) voluntary and you will live (True Self) or live (your ego life) and
you will die involuntary.
We have to totally re-define ourselves
in relationship to our environment. A healthy humanity is one which is part of the Whole.
The ego isn't the master, but a servant, not harming, but protecting the Whole.
Unless the ego has found its place in
the Context of the Whole (once again), there will be no way out of our collective
self-created ordeal. It is the reason why the "Cosmic Mother Healing Shrine" is
the center of my "efforts".
Only Absolute Nothingness can curb,
destroy and transform the ego. It is because "She" doesn't offer any possibility
whatsoever for the ego to cling to. It is the final Triumph of the Mother, the latter
truly being the Beginning of a New Era.
Cooperate with the Mother - give up your
ego - and through Her you will be reborn. Refusing to do so, you (your ego) will be
destroyed. Creation and Destruction thus working in favor or against you. It all depends
The irony: the "object" of
your (your ego's) greatest fear - Nothingness - appears to be your ultimate
The function of the Shrine is to invite
you to come and "give back" your ego to the Bottomless Depth of the Cosmic Womb.
"In return" She grants you the birth of your True Self. With your True Self you
become part of "Heaven, earth and the (new) community"*, once again.
* I have called the latter
Eventually, being part of the Whole
raises deep joy and gratitude. You have found your True Home. They are the incentives for
your subsequent compassion for the earth and her inhabitants, leading to your commitment
to "Healing the Planet".
JAI MATA DI
(May the Mother prevail!)
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"HOUR OF TRUTH"
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Please come to the "Cosmic Mother Healing
and I will teach you the Way
We are part of the earth
The earth is part of the universe
The universe is part of the Divine
The Divine is part of the Cosmic Mother
mystics agree that the stripping off of the I, the me,
the mine - self-abandonment - is an imperative condition of
the attainment of the Unitive Life"
"The spiritual life is not a
special career, involving abstraction
from the world of things. It is part of every (wo)man's life;
and until he/she has realised it he/she is not a complete
human being, has not entered into possession of all
"The transcendental value of
spirituality has only been increased
rather than lessened when confronted by the overwhelming
disharmonies and sufferings of the present time"
"Spirituality is the art of union
with Reality. He/she is a person
who attained that union in greater or lesser degree; or who
aims at and believes in such attainment"
"Wisdom is the fruit of unity;
ignorance the inevitable portion
of those who "keep themselves to themselves" and stand
apart, judging, analysing the things which they have
never truly known"
"(Wo)man dwells, under
"normal" circumstances, in a world
of imagination rather than a world of facts; that the universe
in which he/she lives and at which he/she looks is
but a construction"
"The world of Reality exists for
all; and all may participate
in it, unite with it, according to their measure and to
the strength and purity of their desire"
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