Why We Aren’t Here to Learn: Challenging the Earth School Perspective

Why We Aren’t Here to Learn: Challenging the Earth School Perspective

We often hear that our purpose on this earth is to learn about ourselves through a series of spiritual tests and lessons. But what if this isn’t right? What if we are here for something much more meaningful? In this episode, we will challenge the earth school perspective and explore why this is limiting our potential for a better world.

 

In This Episode:

  • The Divine Spectacle:
    • We explore what is the Earth School perspective?
    • Three ways this perspective limits our potential.
    • Introduce the idea that we are evolving rather than learning and why this matters.
    • That we are part of an emergent universe that is growing and expanding. Learning is a by-product of this rather than a causal factor.
  • The Sacred Mind:
    • What is emergence?
    • How is this idea different than learning and why does it matter?
    • Why the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
    • Introduce the idea that the universe is moving from unmanifested consciousness to manifested consciousness.
    • Why being evolutionaries rather than students is more powerful for dealing with existential threats.
  • It’s Worth Your Time:
    • Listen to Daniel Schmachtenberger’s talk at Emergence.
    • He explores the properties of emergence as a result of synergy and synergy as a result of relationships, and relationships as a result of attractive forces. Those attractive forces are differing expressions of consciousness.
    • He talks about us becoming conscious agents for the Whole through our abstractive capabilities and participating in conscious evolution.

 

Why We Aren’t Here to Learn: Challenging the Earth School Perspective

Can We Ever Go Home Again?

In today’s episode, we look at questions of relevance, identity and re-visiting old ways of being. Is it possible to ever go home again? What are we really looking for?

 

In This Episode:

  • Divine Spectacle:
    • We play with the idea of returning to an old way of being.
    • We look at how our feelings of irrelevance and the opportunity for a certain outcome might be at play.
  • The Sacred Mind: 
    • We explore the Buddhist’s view of impermanence and the static self as the key to our suffering and desire to return ‘home’.
    • We look at the Toltec view of self-importance and why our relevance does not matter in the first place.
    • The great paradox where everything is meaningful and meaningless and how we reconcile these two truths.
  • It’s Worth Your Time:
    • Meghan Daum’s book: The Problem with Everything: My Journey Through the New Culture Wars
    • This book gives a GenXer’s perspective on the current climate of identity politics, feminism, victimhood, and the cancel culture.
    • She assists the reader in not only understanding the generational divide but helps people have more compassion for ourselves and others as we navigate our own questions of relevance.
Why We Aren’t Here to Learn: Challenging the Earth School Perspective

Diminishing Other’s Sovereignty

What are the ways that we diminish the personal sovereignty of others? How do we diminish our own? Join us as we explore multiple perspectives on what it means to be sovereign and how this might be the lynchpin of our personal evolution.

 

In This Podcast:

  • Divine Spectacle Segment
    • We explore the two ways we give up our sovereignty, either by diminishing another’s or diminishing our own.
    • Looking at why taking pity on someone gives them an added obstacle to overcome and without all the information may unnecessarily make them a victim.
  • Sacred Mind
    • We explore the power of conscious choice as the true path of our awakening.
    • How the question: What do I choose now? can be a powerful perspective in any challenge.
  • It’s Worth Your Time
    • We look at Jordan Greenhall’s framework for sovereignty that he talks about on the podcast Neurohacker Collective.  He defines sovereignty as your capacity to be an effective agent in the world. And he outlines 4 components that allow you to enhance this capacity. 
Why We Aren’t Here to Learn: Challenging the Earth School Perspective

Creating a Better World: Contemplations on 2020

As we move into 2020 what should our focus be individually and for humanity? In this episode, we explore intention setting and how to make meaningful enduring changes. We also look at three things we can do to change the crazy collective energy and bring about the world we want to live in over the next decade.

In This Episode:

  • The Divine Spectacle:
    • My hope for humanity this coming year is that we will bring some stability and self-mastery to the collective consciousness.
    • We look at three ways to do this: by doing our own inner work, using our fire to create rather than destroy and finding our own centers.
  • Sacred Mind:
    • We look at a framework for intention setting.
    • We look at why intentions are more valuable than resolutions.
  • It’s Worth Your Time
    • The importance of spending time unplugged over the holidays.
Why We Aren’t Here to Learn: Challenging the Earth School Perspective

My Truth, Your Truth and Somewhere In Between

Do you believe there is an objective, knowable reality? Where does it exist? How do you discern if someone is wrong or bad? In this episode, we explore the masculine and feminine aspects of knowing and seeking truth. And the value in both the data and the story we use do define our reality.

In this episode:

  • The Divine Spectacle:
    • We look at objective reality vs relativism. Relativism contends that truth varies relative to the worldview, culture, and language. 
    • Who holds the objective truth?
    • Is the cancel culture an inevitable consequence of postmodernity?
  • Sacred Mind:
    • We look at the masculine and feminine aspects of truth.
    • The value in science and the value in community, relationships and whole knowing.
  • It’s Worth Your Time
Why We Aren’t Here to Learn: Challenging the Earth School Perspective

We All Live in Glass Houses

We live in a time when people want to reduce others down to a single idea. Making it is easy to pass judgment on someone else without considering their whole story. Often judgment is a way for people to avoid looking at their own shortcomings. Is there a piece of themselves in the critique that is too difficult for them to look at? Join us as we explore how we can transcend judgment and move into a more compassionate way of being.

 

In this episode:

  • Divine Spectacle: 
    • We consider that all people live in glass houses in some way, meaning that everyone has flaws and imperfections.
    • We look at why we need to get our own house in order before we can criticize others and when it is important to speak out against injustices even when we don’t.
  • Sacred Mind
    • We look to the judge as an archetype both in the empowered and disempowered state.
    • How our judgment of others stifles our own potential.
    • We explore how biases lead to judgment and how to overcome our biases.
    • How to transcend judgment from a mindfulness perspective.
  • It’s Worth Your Time:
    • Educated by Tara Westover.
    • Her memoir about her time living in rural Idaho in a fundamentalist moron family. Looking at her struggles to claim her power/self in an abusive male-dominated household and religion.
    • A fantastic book that explores the complexity of relationships, families and finding your own voice.