What was the cognitive dissonance behind the creation of the Soviet Union? You have a Communist/Marxist ideology that is used as the basis for this new form of state. That ideology says that it is meant to spread around the whole world, so the whole world can be communist, yet at the same time, you create a system where there is no room for acceleration. How can something spread and encompass the whole world if there is no room for acceleration?
Let us just, as an example, look at the economy. The creators of the Soviet Union realized that they had to force communism on Russia with a Civil war. They realized that the only way to force communism on the rest of the world was through a violent revolution. Despite what you think about capitalism and money, waging a war to take over another country takes money. So, if you plan to spread to the whole world, it takes a lot of money. Well, how can you produce that in a state that has a closed-ended economy, where there isn’t room for the economy to grow? Why wasn’t there room for the economy to grow? Because there was no room for individual initiative, there was no room for people to transcend their current state. You created an essentially static system, where a small elite of those who were leading the party had control over the majority of the population. None of the two classes in the classless society had freedom to go beyond the system. The leaders could only stay within the ideological boundaries defined by the Communist/Marxist ideology, or we could say Leninist ideology. Of course, the people had no way to come up with new ideas to do things better, to do things that were entirely different from the system.
So you had an economy where there was no room for growth, no room for acceleration. How could that economy ever provide the financial basis for a worldwide expansion of communism? It simply could not. There was no way this could ever have worked from the outset. It was doomed to failure, it simply could not happen. This is something that people are ready to begin to see, the tension in the collective consciousness has been building to the point where people are ready to see this. Therefore even without knowing about higher awareness, people can come to see that a communist economy cannot actually provide growth, it cannot ever provide self-sustaining growth. This means that there is a limit to the amount of material wealth, the material standard of living that a communist system can provide. It was pretty much what you saw in the Soviet Union where there was always a lack of just about everything.
You have created a system that can only produce a state of lack and that can never go beyond that state of lack, this is what common sense can show people. Again, it is important that there is some growing public awareness of this, because it can then open up people especially in Eastern Europe to say: “Well how can we then create an economy that provides the growth that is the foundation for a better material standard of living?” How can we give our people that standard of living that they obviously need because of those many decades of lack? People need to overcome this state of lack because what does the state of lack do? What happened to most people who lived under the Soviet system whether in the Soviet Union or in the Warsaw Pact? They came to accept that this was what they could have, they couldn’t have more. This then caused people, unknowingly in most cases, to shut off any desire to have more. If you shut off the desire to have more, what do you then shut off? You shut off your creativity. Because what is the driving force of creativity? You want more than, you do not want more of what you already have, you want more than what you have. You want a higher state than what you have, and that is the driving force of creativity.
When you shut that off, then people come to accept: This is my station in life, this is all life can be, this is all I can have. They shift away from the natural built-in tendency for growth, they now take on a very unnatural state for a self-aware being, namely that you want to grow, you want to accelerate, you want to have more. Instead they take on this state of consciousness which you could consider human, based on what you see in the world, where security, stability is more important than anything else. That is why you still see people in former Soviet countries who are longing back to that state of security, where they knew what they had, and they knew that what they had could never be taken away from them, or at least so they thought.
The reality is however that when you have a system where there is no growth, no acceleration, that system is not sustainable. Therefore there will come a point where what you have will be taken away from you. Is that not what you saw in the Soviet Union states and in the Warsaw Pact countries when communism fell, do you not see that what you had was taken away from you?
Now there are people who look back and they say: “During Soviet times we had a place to live, we had a job, we had a certain income and it was a secure income, we always knew what we could count on.” Then comes capitalism and now there is insecurity, many of us lost our jobs and we do not have an income, we might even lose a place to live and all this insecurity. It was not the advent of capitalism that caused you to lose what you had, it was the collapse of communism that caused you to lose what you had. The collapse of communism was inevitable from the very beginning. If the Soviet Union had not collapsed as it did, it would have slowly started a decline which it already had started. The decline would have become worse and worse, and more and more people even under the Soviet system would have lost their jobs, would have lost their places to live. Because the system simply could not have continued to provide what these people thought they could never lose. They would have lost it anyway.
This is again not beyond what people can come to see, just with a normal sense of awareness, just with a normal knowledge of how life works and how the economy works. It is important for people to see this. The economic collapse of the Soviet Union was inevitable, it was set in motion at the creation of the Soviet Union. Why did it last so long? Why didn’t it collapse sooner? Partly, because some Western financiers kept the Soviet Union alive because they were making a profit out of the tension between East and West that caused them to be able to sell weapons to the West. So, as some of these bankers in the United States, as is fairly well known, financed Lenin’s takeover of power, they continued to finance the Soviet Union giving it (so to speak) life support. But they did not have the finances to do more than just give it life support.
Let us now go beyond what people can come to see with a normal level of awareness. Free will is the ultimate law of the universe. Now when we say this, there are many people in the world, who would say: “Well free will means that we can do anything we want.” Free will does not mean you can do anything you want, because once you make one choice, you are creating a certain consequence. Because if you did not create a certain consequence by making a choice, how would you know you had made a choice? So you cannot make choices without creating certain consequences, you are setting something in motion, this is what then creates your physical circumstances.
The entire background for free will and co-creation, is that you are starting with a certain matrix in your identity body. You make it more elaborate, more detailed, more concrete in the mental body. You give it energy and drive in the emotional body, and this then is what manifests your physical circumstances.
This is how it works on a planet in a natural state. On a natural planet you are not in the duality consciousness. Therefore you are not creating unpleasant circumstances for yourself. You are creating circumstances that you see as neutral, there is just a certain outcome. If you create a certain physical circumstance, let us say a group of people decide to create a certain village where they want to live, then once they have created that, they can then choose to experience that for some time. In principle on a natural planet, you could experience that circumstance indefinitely because there is not a force there that breaks down what you have created, so if you want to experience it for a long time you can. The thing is, on a natural planet because people are not in duality, they always want to experience something more. So they might choose to live in a certain environment for a time, but there will come a point where at least some of the people will want something more, something different. So, they will either get all of the other people to want to create something higher, or they will move on to other places where people are more open to creating something new. There is no unpleasantness, there is no punishment because you know you are creating through your mind. Therefore you know that whatever you have created, you can uncreate, you can change, you can accelerate to a higher state.
Now, once you go into duality, you are in principle doing the same thing, you are formulating a matrix in your identity body, in your mental body, in your emotional body and this is creating the physical circumstance. What happened when a majority of the people on earth fell into the consciousness of duality, was of course that the earth fell out of its natural state. When a planet is in its natural state there is no lack, there is no struggle. You do not have to struggle to provide the basis for your material existence, what you here on earth call a place to live, food, clothing and those necessities of life. In order to survive physically on a natural planet, you do not have to struggle, you just co-create it and if you do not feel it is the way you wanted, you change it or you co-create something different.
Once you go into duality, once the majority of the lifestreams on a planet go into duality, you very quickly create the state where you have to struggle to make a living. The reason for this is that when you go into duality you activate the safety mechanism that is built into the law of free will. In principle the law of free will gives you completely free will. You can do anything you want. There are no limitations put upon your free will by higher awareness. However, whatever you co-create, you will experience. This is in a sense the safety mechanism. Because this means that when you co-create something from the duality consciousness, you are co-creating a physical material circumstance just like you do on a natural planet. So what is the difference? Well the difference is that on a natural planet you are consciously aware that you co-created that circumstance. Therefore if that circumstance is to change, you have to change yourself, you have to change your state of consciousness.
When you go into duality, you lose this. What does this mean? It means that a group of people have now collectively co-created a certain circumstance. But they are not consciously aware that they themselves have created it, because it is an out-picturing of their state of consciousness. What does it mean that they are not aware, that they are not taking responsibility for what they have created? Well, how do you avoid taking responsibility for what you have created? You project in your mind that it was created by some force outside yourself. Whether it was an almighty God in heaven or some natural law, it was created by something outside yourself. What does that mean? It means you cannot change it, because you do not think you can change it. You do not think that this circumstance was created by the powers of your mind and therefore how can you think that the powers of your mind can change it? If it was created by some force that is more powerful than you, how can you accept that you could change this? You could say that it was created by a force that is more powerful than you as an individual, because it was created by the collective consciousness and it is more powerful than most individuals, especially when they are in duality.
So this is then the safety mechanism that is built into the law of free will, namely that when people do not think they have created their circumstance, they cannot change it. What does that mean? It means they keep building onto it, they keep repeating that track. It is as if their co-creative efforts are locked on a track and how can they get out of it? They all experience that this is something unpleasant, they have to struggle against this. It is not really what they want but since they do not think they can create it, how can they get out of it? They can only get out of it through what we have called the school of hard knocks where people come to that point, where they have had so enough of that particular circumstance that they finally become willing to ask themselves: “Is there something I could do to change this. Could I change myself, could I change the way I look at it, could I change my attitude, is there something I can change?”
The question now becomes, what does it take for people to get to that point where they make that shift? Once they are in the school of hard knocks and they are not taking responsibility for themselves, not listening for any higher direction, then it is only that they keep co-creating more and more of the same until their creation breaks down. Why will their creation break down? Again this is something that is built into the law of free will. What is the entire purpose of the law of free will? It is to take a self-aware being that has been created with a point-like sense of identity and allow that self-aware being to expand it’s sense of identity to the point where it can ascend to the realm of higher awareness. So the entire purpose of giving free will is growth, is acceleration, is self-transcendence.
When you give people free will, you also give them the option to go into duality, but in duality they are not transcending themselves. Therefore they are not growing, so how can they create a society that is growing? How can they create an outer circumstance that is growing, that is transcending itself? It cannot be done. That is why gradually they create more and more of the same. They add more and more fear-based energy in the emotional realm, more and more self-centered mental energy in the mental realm, a more and more separate sense of identity, and that associated energy, in the identity realm. They densify. You are always creating more, but if you are creating more of the same, what must happen? You densify. When energy becomes denser, it crosses the threshold and becomes what you call matter, physical matter. Physical matter is densified energy. The more of the energy you create in the three higher bodies, the more dense the physical must become. The more dense things become, everything slows down, everything becomes more difficult, everything becomes more of a struggle.
That is why eventually there comes that point where, as you can see in a train, where the train slows down. There comes a point where the momentum of the train going forward is not big enough to overcome the friction between the wheel and the track, therefore the wheels stop turning. There is simply such friction, there is not enough power in the system to overcome the friction, the friction becomes bigger and bigger and therefore the wheels grind to a halt—as the economic train of the Soviet Union started grinding down more and more. This is actually what Gorbachev realised, he realised that the economy of the Soviet Union was not sustainable. It was only a matter of time before everything would stop, or before the Soviet Union would fall so far behind the military development, the technological development of the West that they could not deter an attack and therefore he feared that there would be that attack. Which is what the Soviet Union would have done if they had the advantage and therefore either way the Soviet Union would end. So he thought that it would be possible to make economic reforms but maintain the Soviet system. But this simply could not be done.
Jesus expressed it in his parable about the talents. The servants who multiplied the talents were given more and the servant who didn’t, well from him was taken what he had. It is not as it is portrayed in the bible some God up there that makes a decision: “I am going to reward these two but not that one.” It is just simply the law. When you are multiplying what you have, you are accelerating. Therefore you are part of that what could be called the upward pull of the entire sphere that pulls even on earth. You are part of that accelerating movement, therefore you are growing, the economy is growing. Why is it growing? Because you are able to receive and bring down to the physical level, energy from the realm of higher awareness.
When you are co-creating in a positive way, you are bringing more energy into the system. When you are co-creating (although it isn’t co-creating, it is de-creating) from a state of duality, you can only work with the energy that is in the system. But since you are densifying everything, there comes a point where there is not enough energy in the system to keep your machine moving. If you look at the Soviet Union, you could say from the moment of the creation of the Soviet Union, Russia and the other states who became part of the initial Soviet Union, they had a certain amount of energy in their identity bodies, a certain amount in the mental body, a certain amount in the emotional and a certain amount in the physical. As the Soviet Union kept moving on, in order to sustain the state that was there in the physical, they had to pull energy from the three higher realms, they had to pull it down to the physical level. That meant that they were gradually depleting the energy in the identity, mental and emotional realms. What was the effect of this? First of all, it shut off creativity, because the less energy you have in the identity realm, the less energy you can receive from the higher realm. It also shut down people’s ability to think clearly. Again in the mental realm, people became so starved that they could not think about new ways of doing things. All they could think about was repeating the old patterns, their thoughts were locked on a track, their emotions became locked on a track. There was not even enough energy that people could muster the determination to say: “This is not working, why are we doing this, we do not want to do this anymore.” They mindlessly kept doing the same thing. A few people here and there were thinking more clearly, were attempting to provide reforms, but could they. You could say that Gorbachev was thinking more clearly, but when he tried to enact reforms, he ran into such an opposition because there was not enough energy in the identity, mental and emotional realms that people could even grasp what he was attempting to do. So you see that it was inevitable that the machine would grind to a halt.
How can you create this new human being that you want to create in order to get your system to work? You can only do it when you use force, you can only lower the consciousness and so you lower the creative potential of the people. You force them into a state of passivity where they were not open to any kind of creative flow. What is creativity? It is a flow. There is an energy and ideas flowing from your higher self through your three higher bodies into the physical. Well when you cannot even connect to your higher self because your identity body is so starved, how can you even have that flow? What few people have understood but which actually could be understood by certain economists, is that when you look at a functioning economy (this is not talking here about a capitalist economy as the opposite of a communist economy) a functioning economy where there is some freedom for the general population, then you see that there is actually more energy brought into the four lower bodies of the earth and the four lower bodies of the people. This means that there is now more energy available to create economic growth, to create wealth.
What can cause the economy to grow? It is again the principle that Jesus explained in the parable of the talents, namely that those who had multiplied the talents received even more. Where did they receive it from, well simply they received energy from the realm of higher awareness. Again it was not some God who arbitrarily looked at people and decided I am going to reward these people. They simply activated a natural law. Because when you open up for the flow, the energy will flow. The energy is constantly being released in the higher realm, it is just a matter of is there an openness to receive it. There is only an openness to receive it when you are multiplying the talents. What does it mean to be multiplying the talents? It means that you are doing something that is not strictly self-centered. You may still have a desire to improve your situation in life, but you are not doing this regardless of the consequence that it has for others. You are not seeking to get something by taking from others. You are seeking to get more by creating more. You are doing something that also benefits other people that also benefits the whole.
The communist system or the communal ownership system can only work when people are selflessly working to improve the whole. The communist system could never achieve this kind of selfless action because it drove the collective consciousness and the individual consciousness way down below the neutral level where people become more and more selfish, so how could they ever work for the whole. But when you step up and start becoming less selfish, less self-centered, then you bring forth more energy into the physical realm and that is what creates growth in the economy at the physical level. There is simply no other way to grow an economy and that is why, if you have a nation such as you see in the Scandinavian nations that at some point decided, we do not want people to be poor, to be starving, to not have a place to live, we want all people to have a decent standard of living. When the decision was made to provide this, then there was a shift and suddenly the economy grew to the point where the income from taxes to the state could support a welfare system.
Right now the United States could not support a welfare system as you see in Scandinavia. This has been part of the Presidential debate for the last several elections. There are some that say: “Well the United States could not support that, the economy could not support that welfare system.” In a sense, they are right. With the present level of the collective consciousness, the present level of humanity, the present level of willingness to work for the whole instead of working for oneself, the American economy could not support a Scandinavian style welfare system. But if there was a shift in the collective consciousness as you have seen in Scandinavia, then the American economy would very quickly be able to support the exact same kind of welfare system with free universal health care, because the economy would grow to the point where it could support it. The same of course holds true for the nations of Eastern Europe, the nations who used to be under communism.
The communist system supported a certain very low standard of living. This would have been lost within a matter of one to two decades, where you would have seen the communist system starting to break down. Some people would have lost their jobs and their place to live, and then what would they have done, they would have had no place to go whatsoever. What would the authorities in the Soviet Union have done with this? They would have decided that for ideological reasons we cannot allow this, so we have to get rid of these people and how would they have done it? Well, how did they get rid of all the dissidents who did not accept the system? The individual in a communist system is expendable because only the state matters. Only the whole, only the ideology, only creating the communist Utopia matters. The individual is incidental.
In a capitalist system the individual does not matter either. That is why there is a need to create a different society with a different approach that is not strictly capitalist and is not strictly communist because it is based on that higher level of humanity where you connect to that humanity in yourself. This gives you respect for yourself as an individual. Once you have respect for yourself as an individual, you will have respect for other people as individuals.
Therefore a society suddenly emerges that is based on respect for the individual and therefore the state cannot set aside or violate the rights of the individual. It just becomes obvious.
So, this is what has the potential to happen in all former Soviet nations and Warsaw Pact countries. It can happen when you make that shift. In order to make that shift, you need to shift away from this focus on self and become more focused on the humanity. Now in a communist system, there was no room for humanity because nobody did anything for humanitarian reasons, they were all motivated by themselves, their own self-interest, their narrow self interest. In a more open system, a more free system, people can begin acting out of enlightened self-interest. In the beginning, it is still self-interest, but there comes that point where it starts to shift and more and more people actually go beyond the self-interest. Or you could say they expand their sense of self to the point where it encompasses other people, even the whole, even some kind of principle but it is not something that is forced upon them as it was in the Soviet system. It is something that comes from within and therefore it is creative and it gives them a creative drive.
This is what you see that some countries have done, they have done it unconsciously and that is why there is still some limitations as to how the economy functions. But if nations would start becoming more conscious of this, you could quickly change the entire economy of the world where more and more wealth would be created. So that instead of having rich countries and poor countries, all countries would be brought up to a higher standard of living. It is entirely possible, simply because it is mandated by the law of free will. How can you know it is possible? Well once you begin to recognize that human beings have created the current conditions through their level of consciousness, you can also realize that it is possible to create a higher state through your level of consciousness when you raise that level of consciousness. So by the very fact that you have been able to create the misery you see, you can see that you can also create a much better state. Perhaps even a much better state than most people could accept today. This is of course one of the great limitations of communism. People cannot see a state that is much higher than what they have experienced in their lives.