Nice description 👍🏼..... as kids we don’t know that what we really want is our caregivers’ presence. Lost in thought, parents don’t know how to simply be present wth us so we self soothe in various ways.

Our attention completely absorbed by the realm of form,

we externalize our search for completion, fulfillment...wholeness. We search the realm of form in futility for the experience of wholeness which can only come from formlessness.

Incessant mind activity blocks awareness of our body’s connection to formless Source.

It is in fact the body that wants our presence so it can feel oneness, feel this ever present connection to Source/Being. Our body sends out signals of unease or dissatisfaction to tell the avatar/me to be quiet and come home, to be quiet and allow the body-Source connection to be experienced.

The body does not want the me’s offerings, it’s attempts to pacify the body with thoughts or incessant emotions or food or stimulants or entertainment or endless dopamine hits. The body wants your presence. (as does the planet)

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A beautiful essay of deep knowing and clarity - thank you Caitlin. Alan Watts would be smiling, I’m sure. Carl Jung saw the ego as a construct of the psyche to enable us to interact and function in the world as a seemingly separate entity, even though we are intrinsically a part of and as one with that same world around us. Great problems have arisen from us identifying too strongly with the ego and believing that the separation is real, exacerbated by social and religious reinforcement of this easily exposed myth.

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We think we have to dominate ourselves, because we are used to being dominated. If we feel we have to manipulate the outside world rather than simply exist along with it, then this will filter down to our interaction with ourselves.

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Fantastic essay! And I loved all the thoughtful comments that followed. When I first started reading your newsletter, I thought it was because I wanted to see what someone on the far far left of me had to say. Now I see you as an enlightened thinker with a very broad manifesto that goes way beyond 'left' and 'right'. Thank you for your vision. PS. I couldn’t make out in your piece on Joe Biden's non-Alzeimers, whether it was sincere or sarcastic. Your (or anyone's) thoughts?

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Excellent..Meditate and enter the inner Silence and know what we are beyond the Ego Karen and control dramas..we are That no matter what happens in ego control world..

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" . . . can't let that impoverished nation in the Global South work toward its own prosperity in whichever way seems best to its people. "

Fighting 'yesterday's battles'? 'Economists' {and others} are ignoring the 'energy supply side'? According to Louis Arnoux, 'we' have ten years?

“ . . . our best estimate is that the net energy

33:33 per barrel available for the global

33:36 economy was about eight percent

33:38 and that in over the next few years it

33:42 will go down to zero percent

33:44 uh best estimate at the moment is that

33:46 actually the

33:47 per average barrel of sweet crude

33:51 uh we had the zero percent around 2022

33:56 but there are ways and means of

33:58 extending that so to be on the safe side

34:00 here on our diagram

34:02 we say that zero percent is definitely

34:05 around 2030 . . .


34:43 need net energy from oil and [if] it goes

34:46 down to zero

34:48 uh well we have collapsed not just

34:50 collapse of the oil industry

34:52 we have collapsed globally of the global

34:54 industrial civilization this is what we

34:56 are looking at at the moment . . . “


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Thank you, Caitlin, for offering you as you are...my spiritual search ended with the realization I am here only to lovingly serve the well-being of all beings and things through fully feeling the ever-changing "how" of all and gratitude continues growing....

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This is an exquisite essay Caitlin. I am looking forward to forcing my peeps to read this again and again until the spell is broken. You weave the critical and post critical so masterfully. I can't wait to delve into your books as I find time. --M

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Great essay, the human ego is a ravenous little baby that is so easily led astray.

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