Natural Law

Natural Law is the first of the four components of Qultura methodology and is the only component it shares explicity with Buddhism and Taoism but implicitly with any other religion or philosophy. This is also the longest and most extensive of all the four components because it's assumed that many of you may need to do some serious unlearning to offload the skewed logic you've been conditioned to accept is normal thinking. It's not. If you want the complete methodology in an e-book you will need 'The Principle and the Process'. If you want to get deeper into Natural Law in an e-book you will need 'Nothing right, nothing wrong' which is a beginner's guide to karma.


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Creative Law

The starting point for all Qultura methodology is the Tree Example (which is why the Qultura logo is a tree). Any tree exists in a natural environment surrounded by consciousness and space both of which are infinite in the universe. A tree is always connected to its environment both naturally and socially. Wherever you find trees you also usually find other trees, plants, and animals such as birds, squirrels, monkeys, snakes and insects, and also human beings. A tree is naturally a tree. It exists. It just is.

Understanding Natural Law and non-duality is not difficult because of its complexity, but because its something which is alien and unfamiliar to most people raised according to Western social and cultural values, which are of course based on the values of the three Abrahamic religions - Christianity, Islam and Judaism, which are based on moral reasoning. This is despite the fact that both Christianity and Islam are primarily faith based and as much spiritual movements as they are religions. Both Christianity and Islam have very rich and deep mystical traditions, but most spiritual and religious leaders from both Christianity and Islam tend to be very quiet about those mystical traditions.

You have to look for it yourself and figure it out all by yourself. But if it's not pointed out to you, and you're not made aware of it, how will you know where to look and what you're looking for?

The Moral Dilemma

Just to give you an idea why Natural Law and non-duality is fundamental to understanding existence, reality and life let's look into morality and moral reasoning. Define good. Now define evil. Now explain why your definition of good and evil is any better than our definition of good and evil, or anyone else's definition of good and evil for that matter.

We'll help you out here. You can't. Perception of reality is always subjective. Truth is always relative to individual conscious perspective and a narrative.

We all exist in a universe where existence (consciousness) and reality (space) are both infinite and go on and on and on and on infinitely. It should be obvious to you, if you stop and think about it, that neither existence nor reality can ever truly be understood, or fully known, or explained, or even defined.

Furthermore life has a fractal quality and because essentially life is an experience of a fractal, it is also true that - also when you stop and think about it - that you will never ever be able to fully explain to anyone else who you really are or what your life is really all about. Yes for sure you might have a better idea than anyone else, because you are the subject of your own experience of life. You experience life from an individual conscious perspective (Principle). But nobody else is able to see life, reality or existence the same way you see it, which brings us to the subject of ignorance.

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Ignorance

The very first thing you need to understand about ignorance is that we humans, all of us, are profoundly ignorant. In the above image you see someone playing a harp. You can see from the image that they are plucking strings and not just running their fingers across all the strings back and forth. That would not create music, would it? But see in selecting which string to pluck, and which note to play, the harpist rejects all the other strings and chooses to ignore them.

This brings us to the very first thing you need to learn or accept whenever you develop a Qultura method.

Let's say you're in a situation where you don't know what's going on, for example at a dinner party, in a meeting at work, or you leave your home and immediately find yourself in a situation where two of your neighbours are in a conflict or dispute or worse, they're in a fight. We would hope that you would not start mouthing off and giving everyone your opinion - which is what would happen out there in wider society. Hopefully you would keep your mouth shut and pay attention to what's going on around you, watching everyone, listening to everyone, and then only speaking from your personal perspective on the basis of what you have heard, seen, felt or experienced.

Mystical enlightenment

Mystical enlightenment comes in Qultura methodology from sharing your individual truth and nothing more than this. There is no belief system or ideology involved. The source of your truth is not important. Qultura methodology is based on the foundation universal principle known as the Principle and the Process. Please always be mindful of the fact that you cannot for this reason share a Qultura method, because it is your Qultura method and your unique and individual interpretation of Qultura methodology. Your individual truth is your individual truth alone, it is not a Qultura truth.

The truth that you share with another is your individual truth based on your consciousness and your mystical enlightenment is the mystical enlightenment that you were born with.

Mystical enlightenment is a process which is synonymous with your Process. The individual truth that you share should always be based on your conscious perception of your environment, both social and natural. Your truth should always come from the same source, your Principle. Your individual truth carries equal weight to any other truth in the world. Therefore you need to trust yourself, believe in yourself, and treat everything else you learn from others as a story.

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But just as you trust in yourself, believe in yourself and speak your truth from your perspective through narratives, you also need to trust others, accept others for who they are, and accept their narratives as their truth. In so doing you are embracing akashic power which is based on a mystical principle which has the backing of 3.8 billion years of biological evolution. Your mind becomes open and you become aware of the possibilities.

These possibilities are not accessible to you through any belief or ideology, because all beliefs and ideologies are based on the false belief of separateness between self and other and self and environment. All beliefs require you to surrender your humanity for an ideology and in embracing a belief you embrace the separateness and falsehood that comes with that ideology.

Above you see an image of a sunrise over the ocean. You see many waves on the surface of the ocean. But the waves are all part of the same ocean. Similarly you are a human of this universe and so too is every other human. We are all of the same universe.

But you will also see that the wave as a crest and a trough and constantly goes up and down, up and down. A wave is the same as a cycle. All existence is change. All existence is relationship. All existence is cyclical in nature. This brings us to the sunrise or daybreak. Daybreak essentially means that the day has broken into the darkness of night with sunrise, ending the darkness. This is what enlightenment means, it means the light that breaks through the darkness.

Understand that your mystical truth can break through the darkness in other people's lives and liberate them from trauma, misery and suffering. But so too other people's mystical truth and enlightenment can break through the darkness in your life and liberate you from your trauma, misery and suffering. Liberation from someone else always comes in the form of inspiration. You can inspire others as they can inspire you.

From this we get empathy, the connection between self and other. But to understand how to find those connections we need to understand dependent arising and karma.

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Just to emphasize the point that being able to perceive your environment or something from an individual conscious perspective is not completely infallible we've shared this image above from Gestalt psychology. Above you see three images of different things. But what can you actually see? Have a go and try to look away and look at each of the image a few times. Does what you see in each image change?

To clear up the confusion we'll give you the reveal. From left to right you should be able to see either:

  • [left image] a Rubin vase or two human faces in profile facing each other
  • [centre image] a tree and some birds or a gorilla and lioness facing each other
  • [right image] a silhouette of a man playing a saxophone or a woman's face

The image you first saw was the image you most closely identified with through your conscious perspective or principle. This is where we need to get into the difference between consciousness, energy and space.

Let's start with energy. Unlike consciousness and space, which are both infinite and go on and on and on and on throughout the universe infinitely, energy is finite, cannot be created or defined, and is a matter of wavelength, frequency, and how it relates to both consciousness and space. Energy comes at you constantly in waves, because energy is either a particle or a wave, but a wave is the same as a cycle.

Consciousness on the other hand is information, and thus is existence, because nothing can exist without giving off information about its existence, right?

But what you need to understand is that consciousness can also be space, and space can also be consciousness, because consciousness is existence which is also non-existence, and space is non-existence which is also existence, so what is space and what is consciousness is a matter of individual conscious perception.

Quite simply, all reality is subjective. There's no such thing as objective reality.

Being

Dependent arising is the 'being' aspect of Natural Law, as opposed to karma, which is the 'doing' or activity aspect of Natural Law. The universe is the space which contains everything in existence in the present moment. But everything in existence is connected, through space, and so is interconnected and interdependent on everything else in existence.

Energy is the medium through which you are able to perceive not just energy but also consciousness and space. You can only perceive consciousness and space through physicality and energy, which explains why you are attached to a physical body, a sensory nervous system, and a brain, through which you perceive everything from your conscious perspective through a mind which is space. So no, not everything is all lumped together into your Ego, as you've been conditioned to believe, but you have a conscious perspective which is conscious and a mind which is space, but this is defined in the Principle and the Process in the next component 'Universal principles'.

Dependent arising

This is where we get the term dependent arising, because to be able to perceive existence you also need to perceive non-existence and energy vibrations. Consciousness is dependent both on it's non-existence and also the energy through which you can perceive it, because it's the energy which defines the form be it light, sound, smell, taste, colour, shape, and sensation. All senses are based on contact and touch, which is the most powerful of the five primary senses, and something we share with other animals, plants and trees.

If you cast your mind back to the Gestalt image above you will recall that the image you didn't see formed the background for the image that you did see. For example if you saw the Rubin vase in the left image, you could only see the Rubin vase because the two faces in profile facing each other formed the background as you perceived the faces as the space with defined the Rubin vase. Similarly if you saw the gorilla and the lioness in the centre image this was only possible because you perceived the tree and birds as space, and therefore the reality which defined the existence of the gorilla and lioness. You being able to perceive the gorilla and lioness was dependent on you perceiving the tree and birds as space.

Consciousness is always dependent on space, existence is always dependent on non-existence and it's from dependent arising that we get the mystical transaction, which is based on dependent arising. The individual is always dependent on the totality, the organism is always dependent on its environment, and consciousness can only be developed out of the reality of space, and yet it's the development of consciousness which develops and defines the environment and space.

Dependent arising is the basis for polar thinking.

Polar thinking

Polar thinking is the ability to make the connections to understand the relationship between two or more things and understanding how they are related, understand how each thing goes together to make up a complete whole.

This includes being able to see the connection between two mutually exclusive opposites and see how they are one and the same thing. It also enables you to understand both sides of the mystical transaction and how the environment or totality influences the organism or the individual. In social and cultural terms polar thinking enables you to understand the relationship between social and cultural environments and how it influences someone's being, identity, thinking and behaviour.


Polar thinking is fundamental to developing empathy and understanding the significance of non-existence, space and silence relative to existence and being.

Polar thinking is fundamental to understanding the binary nature of existence (that existence also implies non-existence) and to make the connection between self and environment and self and other.

For example it allows you to see the relationship between you and the universe and you and your environment. If there was no universe, would you in fact exist? How long do you think you can live without breathing air, or drinking water. How would you be able to survive without access to heat, or light, or food? How would you be able to live without using language, or understanding what things are called or even whether something is edible or not? Hopefully now you can see how you and both the universe and your environment are one and the same thing.

Likewise how would you know who you are if you don't understand who other people are? How would you know if you're a man or a woman if you'd never seen a man or a woman or didn't know that they were a man or a woman? Can you understand that for every inside there's an outside, for every top there's a bottom, but just like a man and a woman are both human beings a top and a bottom always go together as part of the same object.

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Separateness

Hopefully now you can understand that separateness, something which we are all conditioned to believe is real and normal from very early in our childhoods, is actually an illusion. When you base your thinking and perception on this belief in separateness backed up by moral reasoning - where you choose to ignore or discount half of what you perceive - you explode your natural ignorance and seriously distort your sense of perception and logical thinking processes to the degree that you become delusional.

Unfortunately this is how most people think, and tragically they see this way of thinking as so normal they're prepared to fight to defend it.

You end up living your life on what can only be described as fear based reasoning. Basing your thinking processes on fear not only skews your entire perception, causing you to cling to anything which seems permanent or stable, it's also an enormous drain of your natural energy. Your life is a finite amount of time and energy. You are no different to a light bulb. Once time and energy runs out that's it, you die. However unlike a light bulb which burns with the same energy throughout, about half way through your life, because your life is a cycle, energy becomes harder to come by and regenerate. You cannot control time, because it's the one thing you cannot get back. But you can manage and control your energies. Therefore one thing you need to think about is how much you need to cling to moral based reasoning and the illusion of separateness. Conscious thinking is a major drain on your natural energy resources.

Another thing the false illusion of separateness and moral reasoning both cause you to do is to make all kinds of superficial assumptions about your environment and other people. You're living on the assumption that you're not ignorant, you know and understand everything that's going on around you, and you know and understand everything about you and who you are and what your life is really all about. This reasoning of course is based on the assumption - a massive assumption - that your Ego is all there is to you, and the Ego is all there is to other people too.

Invariably you end up living a lie because you think you understand when you don't and you think you're in control when you're not. You live your life superficially, ignoring the many opportunities to develop consciousness, not seeing the opportunities that exist all around you, not accepting, not appreciating, and therefore not enjoying the process of developing consciousness and gathering insight or appreciating other people or the beauty and wonder of that what's going on around you. Living this way you leave yourself wide open to trauma, to deception, to many different unforeseen circumstances unless you've listened to your fears too much and built a bubble out of your comfort zone outside of which you're rarely willing to venture.

You develop the mindset of a chess player, constantly thinking everything through and (assuming you play white) living in fear that "Oh God no, Black might win!"

Intuition

Understanding dependent arising is the fundamental basis for being able to develop intuition and the ability to sense and feel resonances and resistances in energy vibrations.

In order to be able to develop intuition you need to maintain a conscious connection to your natural and social environment in the present moment and to be totally committed to not seeking control of either in any way. Seeking to control your natural or social environment is not only futile but also creates disruption and unnecessary karma in your mystical transaction creating separateness and conflict between you and your environment.


This is the fundamental basis for trust. All existence is change. All existence is relationship. Trust is fundamental to relationship. When you trust your environment, and allowing the universe to flow through you and just go with the flow, you are also trusting yourself.

Liberation through truth

Life is no different from a movie. You've watched a movie and see the action in a movie as no different to that in life, one continuous serious of actions. But all movies are sequences of still images moving rapidly at 25 frames a second, or 50 frames per second. This means that what you are watching are sequences of still images, each one separated by a blank screen. But you never notice the blank screen because you're identifying with the still images and the intervals are so quick you won't perceive them anyway.

But real life is no different, it's still on off on off on off on off in rapid succession. You perceive the existence, but the existence is defined by the space and it's non-existence which gives it its reality.

The truth is that you are a happening which manifests as a rapid sequence of energy vibrations. You create everything you perceive in your environment through your sense organs - eyes, ears, skin, nose, tongue - and they are sensitive enough to work out what is consciousness, what is space and what is energy. You don't catch everything you perceive because the brain has to create memory to record consciousness, and your memory can only record so much.

Now you can accept that you're a momentary flicker of existence and consciousness and focus on that, disregarding the space and the reality. Or you can perceive both the existence and reality together as one and see everything as it is in reality. Any position you take between these two extremes is entirely arbitrary. You can settle for that and live by the roles and the principles you've been taught and conditioned to believe are real. That's okay. This is your life. Your mind. Your reality. You play this how you feel this. You're going to make a choice and say "This matters to me." You make the attachment and identify primary with your physicality. You can learn Qultura methodology for fun or your own amusement, not take any of this seriously and continue to take everything just as seriously as you did before you became aware of Qultura.

Or you can accept that existence and reality always coexist and go with that. But if you go with this then you've got to take into account not just that what you perceive, but also the entire universe in its entirety from the Big Bang, embrace the fact that you are one and the same as the whole universe and accept that reality and existence is just too infinite to ever be able to make sense of.

You can let go of everything you've ever been taught or told is the truth, see the cultural reality for the illusion that it is, and decide to live your life from this point forward on the basis of mysticism and universal principles and say to yourself "I'm going to be real. I'm going to always walk my walk, talk my talk, and live my truth fully. I'm going to believe in myself, trust myself, live my life the way I feel I need to, and share only my mystical truth in the present moment."

If you go down this path you commit to developing your consciousness from this point forward on the basis of doing what you love and developing whatever consciousness you need to so as to enjoy as much of your life as is humanly possible. This is your life. Your reality. Live however which way you feel you need to live.

Karma (an introduction)

To be able to properly understand karma and what it actually is, you need to understand four things:

  1. Natural Law is predicated entirely on equilibrium, balance, flow and harmony.
  2. Consciousness is spontaneous, random, unpredictable and 'pulsates' between being consciousness and space but, once it exists, it is eternal.
  3. Energy is finite, constant, cannot be created or destroyed, and is the basis for all physicality (both concrete and abstract). Energy is either a particle or a wave which varies in wavelength and frequency relative to its relationship with consciousness and space. Only physicality is objective through its form and dimension - trees do not vanish, neither do other physical objects, but see physicality is also water, which can be both ice, as cloud or steam.
  4. Trauma is any physical force manifesting as impact, shock, violence, harm, decay, death, division, separation, which is always the starting point for a new process of creativity and interaction.

This means that karma is any physical activity which involves creativity and interaction. There is no relationship whatsoever between karma, which is natural, and morality, which is conceptual. Karma is only an issue when it results in trauma, be it physical, emotional or psychological trauma, harm or physical damage or injury.

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Karma

Above you see a photo of a strawberry at the point it hits the surface of the water.

The impact of the strawberry creates impact. From this impact there is a splash from the water. The strawberry sinks below the surface of the water. As the water from the splash hits the surface of the water the strawberry stops sinking and begins to rise once again to the surface. The water from the splash hits the surface to create waves. These waves appear to flow outwards from the point of the water to the edge of the water, but this - like the Gestalt images - is an optical illusion.

In reality the water is behaving no differently from the strawberry, which is bobbing up and down in diminishing waves or cycles until it becomes still again floating on the surface of the water. Likewise the waves are just water moving up and down in diminishing waves and cycles to form ripples and then, when the point of equilibrium is reached, you end up with a strawberry quite still floating on the surface of the water which is once again smooth.

What is karma, really?

In the chapter 'Dependent arising' I wrote about the 'being' aspect of the coexistence of consciousness, energy and space and how consciousness and space always go together to form existence and reality. Karma is a Sanskrit word which simply means 'action' and in this tab I'm going to be writing about how consciousness, energy and space interact with one another and how consciousness and space influence how energy behaves in relationship to both.

This will give you a solid foundation in understanding Natural Law and make it much simpler for you to grasp the four universal principles of Qultura methodology and mysticism.

Natural Law is predicated entirely on balance, harmony, flow and equilibrium. There is no point whatsoever to existence or the universe. Despite human attempts to explain the existence why the universe exists, why it started, where it came from, how it came into being, and how it's going to end up, nobody has managed to figure out what the universe is all about. Not that it matters. The universe just is, it's infinite and goes on and on and on and on and on. It's constantly changing. It's also coming at you constantly in a multi-dimensional continuum of sensation and experience. This means that everything is happening everywhere all the time.

However if change is the only constant in the universe, due to the constant creativity and interaction going on, then what gives?

The answer is trauma, which is the polar opposite of balance, harmony, flow and equilibrium. Trauma is the solitary force in the universe which creates the violence, shock, explosions, disruption, separation, divisions, impact, decay, death and so on. Karma is the action, reaction and interaction which arises out of trauma. That's essentially what karma is all about.

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Physical action

Fundamentally, as trauma is the starting point of any process of creativity and interaction, karma is any physical action or activity.

As trauma is based on physicality, then so too is karma. This is very important to remember because unlike Buddhism and Taoism Qultura methodology does not associate karma in any way with morality. Does the wind blow because of variations in atmospheric pressure, or because the planet has been 'bad'? Do the planets orbit around the Sun because the solar system is 'evil'? What do you think?

Karma is purely about physical action and activity, and is therefore based entirely on the energy wave or cycle and energy vibrations.

As you can see above all energy waves (and cycles), just like waves in water, have a crest, a trough, and a midpoint - the point of equilibrium. You cannot have a wave without a crest and a trough, and it's the motion or action between the crest and the trough which defines the cyclicity and energy's relationship with both consciousness and space.

This is where we get the polarity between space and solid objects. Solidity is based on an extremely close relationship between energy and space where the wavelengths are so short and the frequencies so high the object appears solid. Think of what happens when you turn an electric fan on. The blades spin so fast that you see a solid disc. All solid objects follow this same principle and the relationship between energy and space is so close that other forms of energy - such as light energy - cannot penetrate the force field. Think of a brick wall. But it's still the same relationship between consciousness, energy and space.

Furthermore energy is always relative to both consciousness and space and its the relationship energy has to both consciousness and space which determines its wavelength and frequency. This is where Natural Law and Creative Law are different but essentially say the same thing.

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Intuition

Just as with dependent arising, understanding karma is the fundamental basis for being able to develop intuition and the ability to sense and feel resonances and resistances in energy vibrations.

In order to be able to develop intuition you need to maintain a conscious connection to your natural and social environment in the present moment and to be totally committed to not seeking control of either in any way. Seeking to control your natural or social environment is not only futile but also creates disruption and unnecessary karma in your mystical transaction creating separateness and conflict between you and your environment.

This is the fundamental basis for trust. All existence is change. All existence is relationship. Trust is fundamental to relationship. When you trust your environment, and allowing the universe to flow through you and just go with the flow, you are also trusting yourself.

Intuition is part of what is known as synchronicity and being able to sense, feel, or perceive connections between different things. It's fundamental to the development of empathy and is just one example of how karma and dependent arising go together to make up Natural Law.

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Doing v. happening

Language is one of the main reasons why many people find karma confusing or difficult to grasp, despite the fact that even when they do misconstrue karma consciously, subconsciously they get the gist. For example when someone defines karma as a divine form of retributive justice - which it isn't - they are still implying a relationship between the environment and the individual.

Just to confuse you a little further by giving you another example of the way language confuses the issue of karma, consider the following:

  • The fact that you were born.
  • The event of getting the hiccups.
  • Growing your hair.
  • The grass growing in the garden.
  • Losing your job.

These are all events to which, through language, you can attribute a cause and an effect. But see you can only attribute a cause and effect to something if you see that something as being separate to everything else or at least separate to it's environment. You can only do this if your reasoning or thinking is based on separateness and you're not taking into account the relationship involved or the connection of that thing to everything else in existence.

For example does grass grow all by itself? Or does it need an environment and things such as soil, sunlight, and water in which to grow? When you were born were you forced to be born by your mother or did you just naturally emerge from her body in relationship to her going into labour? Did you emerge from your mother's womb screaming and bawling your lungs out, fighting the midwife, doctors and nurses and resisting your birth, or were you rather more willing when you were born? Is growing your hair something that you do, or something that just happens to you? What about cutting your hair?

You've always got to be mindful of how you use language because although we all use the same words, the central focus of life experience for human beings is language, not consciousness, energy and space.

Words are extremely powerful, and they need to be used with care as words form the basis of not just language but also culture, social interaction, beliefs and magic.

Mindlessness, especially when it comes to either using words or understanding them, can lead to a sudden build up of karma and unexpected things happening in your life.

Let's take the example of Jack, an experienced scaffolder, and Tony, his young apprentice. They were working together one day erecting some scaffolding on a building site. While they were working Tony asked to take a break because he needed to go to the bathroom. But the nearest public toilet was some distance away. Not thinking anything of it, Jack handed Tony the keys to the van and said, "Okay. Here. To save you the trouble of walking you can go in the van."

That's exactly what Tony did. When he got to the van he opened up the back doors, climbed inside, pulled down his pants and took an almighty shit in the back of the van.

Therefore when using language it's not just how you understand what's being said and written, but also how other people understand what you say and write.

We all have a unique and individual perspective on life which is why unity between people is never ever going to come from ideology or beliefs alone.

Unity comes from understanding that, despite our unique and individual conscious perspectives, we are all on some level one and the same thing - an individual human being.

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Perspective

Now if your entire reasoning and thinking is based on separateness and thinking in terms of cause and effect, believing that your Ego is your sense of selfhood and basis for your conscious awareness it can only be so if you were socialized and educated to think that way by others.

When you were born you did not perceive either reality or experience on the basis of separateness. Babies are not born with either an Ego or logical reasoning based on separateness. Babies are born perceiving reality as it actually is and perceiving themselves as being an integral part of that reality and their environment. Even after a year or so of life a small infant has a completely undifferentiated perspective on life. They live completely in the moment and see everything as equally important.

It does not matter whether or not the child is raised according to a religious belief or not, inevitably the child will be socially conditioned through a process of education and socialization, i.e. social and mental conditioning, partly through learning a language and culture, to believe that their Ego is the fundamental basis of consciousness and sense of selfhood and that separateness is real and necessary.

This can be perceived as intentional or unintentional, depending on your personal perspective. But it's important to understand two things here.

The first is that the process of socialization and Ego development is a necessary and fundamental process to teach you how to be able to live as part of a human society.

The second thing is that if you're not taught discipline of faculty in your process of socialization, either by your parents or your teachers, there is nothing to prevent you from taking the initiative yourself and learning discipline of faculty all by yourself. Understand that you were born as a completely autonomous human being with complete and total control over your mind and individual conscious perspective.

But what is discipline of faculty?

If you were unable to use your legs properly and couldn't control how you walk, then you would be perceived as having a disability, right? Similarly if you were unable to see clearly and couldn't see things properly, then you would be regarded as being sight impaired and be given a pair of glasses, right? So what if you don't have control over your mind and are unable to properly control the way you express your emotions, feelings, or the way you express yourself or behave? Ever wondered why being unable to use your mind or think properly isn't regarded as a disability or an impairment?

Discipline of faculty refers to two things. The first thing it refers to is mindfulness. The second thing it refers to is mental and emotional discipline.

Basing one's perception of self, life and life experience on separateness leads to a sense of instrumentality out of which, perceiving self as separate to both environment and other, there is a persistent sense if isolation, alienation, even loneliness which lies at the root of one's perception of being and life experience. It's important to realize that this is not natural, nor is it inevitable, but arises entirely out of the human concept of life, being and life experience.

Additionally if your perception of 'self' is based on your Ego and your social conditioning (your past) as it is for many people then you can always be controlled, manipulated, and exploited by others through fear and desire to believe that anything is the truth. Your ability to control your mind, your thoughts, your emotions, your feelings is impaired because you are either partially or totally dependent on others for your individual truth.

Your mystical transaction does not include or involve any other person in any way. Your mystical transaction is your connection to your natural and social environment. Who you are, who you really are, is nothing more than an individual perspective of consciousness (your Principle from the Tree Example) experiencing life - a conscious experience - through a physical body which grows naturally relative to its environment. Understand here that your physical body, your brain and your physical senses are the necessary instruments through which you are able to develop consciousness and consciously experience life.

This means that your physical body, your brain and your physical senses are part of your environment, not a part of you. They are all part of your life process as are all your beliefs and your Ego. Together they make up your Process.

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Mystical enlightenment

It is here, right before the end of the first component of Qultura methodology, that we reach the central focus of the entire Qultura methodology, from beginning to end, from the Tree Example to the very last words of Revelation.

This is also the central focus of not just Qultura methodology, but also the Qultura community, and Qultura Core and everything that is to do with Qultura.

That focus can be summed up in just one word.

Truth.

You are already 'enlightened' and have always had mystical enlightenment somewhere deep inside you. Throughout your entire life your individual conscious perspective (your Principle) has been talking to you and telling you to wake up and become mindful of this fundamental truth.

No differently from the tree in the Tree Example, you have always existed in some physical form as part of the universe.

You have always been, you are now, and always will be your Principle and Process.

You have always been an individual conscious perspective experiencing the universe and life through a physical body, a brain and physical senses.

You're never going to be able to resolve all the karma you experience in life. You were born with a certain amount of karma to resolve, and you will die with a certain amount of karma to resolve.

It is your ability to resolve karma, which is dependent entirely on your level of consciousness (Principle) in the present moment, which defines your Process - the creativity and interaction which defines the nature and quality of your life.

It is for you and you alone to determine how you are to live, and how much time you want to devote to following an ideology which only takes you so far to your individual truth, and how much time you want to devote to actually living your truth.

This is where you need to understand, if you don't already, that karma is fundamentally choice. How many more choices do you want to make before you commit to seeking out your individual truth and working towards achieving some kind of flow or equilibrium in your life experience?

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The circle of life

Karma, one of the two aspects of Natural Law, is directly relative to reincarnation and the infinite cycles of death, rebirth and birth.

Therefore it is to be understood that the greatest polarity you can ever experience in life is the polarity between love - which is a unique and completely conscious experience, and death where you become separated from your physical body, your Process ends, and you begin a completely new life cycle.

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This means that life, love and death are three inseparable aspects of the same conscious experience of existence.

Death is just the interval between different life cycles - the trough at the bottom of the wave, which means that your life cycle isn't that much different from your Circadian rhythm and daily cycle of natural energy.

As you get tired towards the end of the day and eventually get sleepy, going to bed, falling asleep and then waking up in the morning, similarly you age, grow old, die, and then become reborn as a completely different human being.

Just as you never know how tomorrow is going to turn out, you're never going to know who or what you become reborn as and whether or not your life cycle is going to be a long one or short one. One can only assume that you are reborn as another human being.

You could be reborn as a tree, and be stuck in the same place for hundreds of years, and have to deal with dogs coming up to you and peeing on you all the time not to mention human beings attacking you with chainsaws. Or you could be reborn as a spider only living for some weeks before you make some woman scream and end up getting drowned in some plughole in a bath tub.

Either way it doesn't matter because fundamentally you will be reborn in a physical form relative to your environment and will still be experiencing life.

You cannot experience death. You're a conscious being experiencing life through a physical body. You cannot vanish. You cannot become invisible. You cannot experience death, because death is space, it's non-existence, always relative to consciousness and existence. When you die your only reality becomes life which is why, as a newborn baby, with not much conscious experience of life, you're totally connected to your environment and reality.

Additionally you cannot 'experience' anything without physicality and energy - you need physical senses, a brain and a body to be able to experience anything.

You might believe that something else happens after you die, but if you do, irrespective of whether you believe in heaven, hell or non-existence, all that you believe in is just your assumption and belief in a concept. Nothing more than that.

Death is not a concept just as life is not a concept and love is not a concept. Life and love are two very real, totally conscious experiences, and death is the total separation from both these experiences to start all over again.

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Time and time perception

We conclude the first component of Qultura methodology, the first component of Qultura methodology, and also the section relating to karma with a chapter about time and time perception. This is because time perception is based both on karma and dependent arising.

This is important, because your life is a finite amount of time and energy and when both run out for you that's it - you die.

Time is your way of measuring space or the reality involved in a conscious or physical action. You're conscious of how to do an activity, and each time you undertake any process involving creativity and interaction, for example popping out to the local shop to buy a loaf of bread or twenty cigarettes, subconsciously you measure each individual action against space or reality to determine both how much energy you need to expend or how long the activity takes.

Synergy and synchronicity are two extremely important factors when it comes to making connections, but these are two things which we humans rarely ever factor into our thinking.

synergy
any connection between two or more things made through space
synchronicity
any connection between two or more things made through consciousness

Ultimately everything in existence is connected through synergy, simply because the universe is the totality which connects everything in existence in the present moment in time. We humans cannot ever grasp the synergy of anything, simply because we perceive space as either non-existence, emptiness, or time.

What we do however understand and are able to grasp is synchronicity, and any connection which is made through consciousness. A simple example of synchronicity is seeing water and being able to imagine the sensation of being wet or cold. Another example is seeing fire and being able to conceptualize the sensation of heat and being burned.

Synchronicity is incredibly important, because it's how you make a conscious connection to both space and energy or physicality. It's extremely important when it comes to love and other feelings and sensations which are based primarily on consciousness, such as happiness, pleasure, truth, empathy and kindness.

But it's also equally important when it comes to feelings and sensations which are more based on energy and physicality, such as fear, anger, hostility, pain, stress, tension, and hate, which is a physical emotion or feeling generated out of love. Synchronicity is also important when it comes to time and time perception.

You already understand how synchronicity works, simply because you're living, all I wanted to do was to drag it out of your subconscious awareness into your conscious awareness so you can become mindful of its existence.

Time, and more specifically how you as an individual perceive time has got very little to do with a clock, and is rooted very firmly in your life cycle and your individual karma.

Many people perceive death as an event which terminates their life and which can happen to them at any moment. This is why most people are profoundly afraid of death.

This isn't the case. Death is the naturally occurring traumatic process which starts at your birth and is the non-existence which accompanies your existence. Therefore you are afraid of something which is already happening to you.

Now you might have noticed that, whenever you're doing something that's a chore to you, or hard work, or boring, or routine, or monotonous, your mind starts to wander and you start to think about other things.

This is because you're engaged in physical activities which don't require that much of your conscious attention, and as Nature abhors a vacuum your consciousness, which is spontaneous, random, starts trying to interact with the space of your mind by thinking up things and using your imagination.

This is why some creative people go off for a walk or do their cleaning while they're developing their creative ideas. Human beings are naturally averse to boredom and drudgery.

You might have also noticed that when you are bored, and miserable, or stressed, days seem longer and time seems to expand and pass more slowly.

But, conversely, when you're having fun, happy, experiencing pleasure, enjoying yourself, or being loved up with a partner time seems to fly by. This is partly down to your internal body clock or rhythm, and it's also partly down to just how much your life experiences are based on consciousness and not physicality.

It's always important to remember that when, according to your perception of time, that when time flies by it's not so much the time that is changing, but the pace and speed of your life.

Time has an inverse relationship to energy

Understand that fundamentally, time is just as much relative to your life cycle as it is to the Earth orbiting the Sun or the phases of the Moon relative to its orbit around the Earth relative to the light we perceive it reflects from the Sun.

Birth, aging and death are traumatic experiences which do not disrupt your life in any way, because they are directly relative to your life cycle.

All existence is based on the energy cycle or wave, and is therefore a vibration of energy relative to both consciousness and space.

This means that the more resistances you build up and develop in life, the more karma you are building and creating. The more karma you are creating and building, the further you're moving away from a point of equilibrium in your life where what happens to you matches up with what you do - the flow of life.

What you are actually doing is shortening your life cycle by expending more energy relative to both consciousness and space. Inevitably, your perception of time will be that time is passing slower.

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Understanding the process of death

We're right at the end of the first and longest component of Qultura methodology - Natural Law. So you should understand that consciousness and space always go together as existence and non-existence. You should also be able to comprehend the fact that all existence is dependent on creativity and interaction and the energy wave or cycle.

You understand that a wave has a crest and a trough, and two mid-points, one going up and the other coming down.

Therefore if you can understand that your process of natural growth stops somewhere before you reach middle age and full maturity, then you should also be able to grasp the fact that the process of your death starts just after middle age and full maturity when you start to physically decline and energy becomes harder and harder to come by.

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How do you want to die?

You see that old man in the above photo lying in a bed being cared for?

One day that's going to be you.

You can only die once. Therefore, surely if you can only die once, then it's in your best possible interests to die as peacefully, naturally and painlessly as possible, right?

Keep in mind that death is the final choice you can possibly make in life - the conscious decision to let go and move on.

The vast majority of people on this planet, some 80% of the human population, never get to make that choice. Death is something which happens to them, and it's a truly bewildering, scary experience. You might want to spend some time volunteering in a hospice just to see how common and usual it is for people to die utterly bewildered leaving behind loved ones in a state of shock.

Understand that you can only die on your terms if you are committed to living on your terms and are living the kind of lifestyle you're prepared to die for.

So ends the first component of Qultura methodology with hopefully something for you to think about.