Although the above definition may seem trivial, it is very real and depending on where each one is positioned, the impact on their daily life is quite different.
People limit their knowledge by the geographic area with which they are identified or feel integrated to. It goes without saying that the larger the area with which one feels integrated with, the greater the possibility for mind and knowledge expansion.
The more information and knowledge are acquired, so it will be the possibility for advancing in the evolutionary process. There is a parallel between the increase in knowledge and the development of consciousness. The definition of wisdom can be summarized as the best application of knowledge. Knowledge alone is useless, it must be applied otherwise Wikipedia would be considered “wisdom”, just as the Encyclopedia Britannica would have been at another time.
Returning to the areas that may or may not limit knowledge, let’s put this example that can illustrate what is been said. Let’s take any fish; we study its physiology, its peculiarities, its feeding methods, reproduction and the rest, but in this evaluation, we take for granted that this fish is in the water, be it an ocean, a river or a lake. Small detail, if there was no water, there would be no fish.
In a documentary we can see how the fish goes through its daily life and we have full and complete knowledge of its life. Any day we hear a news where it shows thousands and thousands of dead fish on the beach or floating on the water and the caused is being investigated.
In this situation, the relationship and/or influence of the environment and the fish may or may not be acknowledge. The fish of which we have so much knowledge only lives if the essential conditions for its life are present. If the water changes its PH, if a bacteria or algae grew excessively or any other variants that could happen in the water changes, the change in the environment will influence the fish.
Now let’s bring this into our daily life. We find ourselves exposed to influences some of which we see or hear and others that we do not see which transcend the geographical definitions not only of “our world”, but of the earth. In the same way that rivers and ocean’s tides and agriculture are influenced by heavenly events, so are we, like the fish in the water, are influenced at every moment by energies that we do not see, in addition to those of the surrounding environment.
There are three types of influences that could impact our “normal” life and development. One is the immediate environment, the other one is the general environment and above all, the influences we received from the universe. We must remind ourselves that we are part of that little blue ball found in the solar system. Most of the time we loose perspective.
The immediate environment is given by the level of identification (belief) that the person has. The general environment, which is the one that most people support or believe, and the other one that transcends any limit on earth and has to do with the universal order of things.
Yes, there is a universal order! Do not forget that the Sun rises every day at the exact hour and minute that is expected to rise, it is never late.
The immediate level or belief is given by the learning or programming process that the person has. That is the starting point from where each person usually acts. It is neither good nor bad, it is what it is.
Depending on where the person establishes his perimeter of scope (evolution), consequently, this will be his state of expansion of knowledge and programming horizon achieved. Each one sets its limits.
The vision of the world will be quite different from a person who never left the city where was born, or does not want to leave, with one who traveled, lived and evaluated other cultures, beliefs systems and ways of life. It is not a question of traveling and being a ‘tourist’, but rather being an “explorer”, analyzing the reason for each custom or belief and its origin. This will provide a broader overview and that knowledge can break down limiting barriers to previously held beliefs. In another words, updating the operating system.
The more knowledge one has of other cultures and customs, the easier it will be to get out of the straitjacket, which are the beliefs that limit evaluating things from a broader perspective. Let’s not forget that each belief was created or promoted by something or someone, it is not of our origin, it was acquired.
Take for example the United States, a person can be identified as “American” by the mere fact of being born within one of the 50 states of the American Union. But that is today, before the year 1776 when the independence of the United States was declared with only 13 states, the people born in the current territory of what is known as such, were not Americans. The same goes for Latin America or Europe. What we know as India and Pakistan were one country before the split. The reverse happened with Iraq, where at a certain moment a geographical area was limited and defined as Iraq grouping original ethnic groups that had great differences between them in the past. These types of changes continue today around the world.
Where are we going with all this? We are simply trying to mention that the beliefs that we have at a certain moment are only circumstantial, they were not always like that, they are not absolute, and these believes could change in the future.
So, are the beliefs that we currently have valid? In the examples mentioned, we are talking about countries, but there are also people who handle beliefs that are more limiting than just a country and have differences by region. Take for example Spain.
Religious beliefs add to the segmentation.
What has to be clear is that each belief system limits our personal evolution.
Is all this a coincidence, does it have to be this way or is there something else behind it?
As people spend their energies defending their ‘beliefs’ or views of what is right or wrong, they don’t realize that they are watching a movie, and they think they are a part of, when in reality they are mere spectators.
If the person does not get out of its own straitjacket, which can be defined as its limiting beliefs, the person cannot develop or evolve or, as we would say, “be part of the movie instead of being a spectator.”
The news in all countries is generally biased since it has the purpose of keeping alive the flame of some real or imagined concern that afflicts or may affect its citizens, society or the country. On the other hand, the ruling class, regardless of their political color, their only objective is convincing the electorate to vote for them in the next election, while they justify the problems and general deterioration to causes beyond their control. The causes always come from elsewhere, they are never responsible for unfulfilled promises or mistakes, there is always a justification, but yes, they assure that the next time, things will turn out well if they continue in the government.
The mass programming that exists worldwide has reached such sophisticated levels that people continue to think that the ideas they have are of their own and don’t realize they have been induced. The reasoning process has been annulled and this has been replaced by that of direct consumption.
Prepare for what is coming.
We are at a fork in the road in the evolutionary process of humanity, and these are quite different from each other.
People who cannot get out of their programming and straitjacket and are just waiting to be told what they can or cannot do, are like the fish whose environmental conditions changed. Similar to what happened when the fish appeared floating, afterword the authorities and experts will try to analyze what caused such event.
On the other hand, people who have been able to leave their programming and have freedom of thought and movement, will be able to decide which path to follow at will.
According to the theory of evolution, we were microorganisms in the water, which then evolved and were able to get out of it and walk the earth. This theory, regardless of whether you can accept it or not, applies to the process in which we are immersed at this moment.
The evolution process is personal and embracing that process is a personal choice. Nothing and no one can do it for you and on the other hand, once you made your choice to follow it, nothing could prevent you from exercising your free will.