Heights exist in time. Noospheres, a fancy word for mental spheres, also exist in time. The noosphere mimics height measurement with hierarchies. One of the hierarchies we humans set up is called, “spiritual.” These, on their best day, are composed of dead truths—insights experienced, described, and held up as ideals to live by or strive to achieve. Although awareness may be expanded incrementally by them, Truth is never alive in these hierarchies. Truth, Spirit—these are alive and are you when the artificial you is abandoned by the brain. The artificial you (you as you are right now) is the noosphere. You’re mental. But not… you know what I mean. Spiritual knowledge, therefore, is an impediment to Truth, not a path to it. Knowledge keeps you mental. But not… you know what I mean.
Spiritual knowledge is useful as an indicator that there is an aliveness untouched by knowledge, but it becomes useless the second we try to use that knowledge to touch it.
When the brain abandons you, it steps out of time. It steps out of hierarchies with their learning processes and hollow promises. All thought constructs—including all of those impressive-sounding steps on various spiritual pyramids—are transcended and included, not through time and learning, but in a breath. It’s funny because pop spirituality is sold to people in part by its ease of achieving something powerful. Do this to get that in several easy steps. But the road to Spirit has no steps. It’s the quickest fix of all—and all it takes is a wrecking ball to the noosphere. But that means a wrecking ball to self, and no one wants that. Much safer to pretend to be learning, moving up, and gaining power. As true for the workplace as it is for the church as it is for us inside.
Understanding all of this deeply, with honesty as to why we’re even reading these words, is the pin that pops the bubble.