So glad this article appeared, a well considered response to the much ballyhooed Cameron Day article, “Why I’m No Longer A Lightworker.”
On the other hand, that “light workers” were freaked out by Cameron Day’s article may be a good thing. Perhaps now they will learn how to, I’d say, not just “balance” their good/evil, black/white, light/dark tendencies, but to go even further back, “beyond good and evil,” as philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche put it, in his famous book of that name.
(Hey, I just noticed that, guess what? There’s a “legendary, award-winning, action-adventure video game” called Beyond Good and Evil. Ye gods!)
And to do that, we need to pay attention to the unusually clear practical/mystic teachings of Eckhart Tolle, for example. Yes. Let us continuously train our awareness to stay in the moving point of the present moment; let us learn to hover as a bright sweet alertness inside the presence of the whole, oneness with all, dwelling continuously in that infinitesimal moment just prior to when the world splits in two: self and other. That’s the first thing babies learn, as they begin to differentiate out of what another philosopher, William James, called “the buzzing, booming confusion” of the newborn infant, into our Newtonian billiard ball language of “objects in space.”
First, they learn how to say “me,” as if, in awareness, pointing to themselves as an object; then they learn the subjective: “I.”
“I,” the ego; the first “thing” we learn in order to order the world into objects in space, is the last “thing” to which we return, when dying to the “self,” when we dare to go through the deconditioning process that yields, ultimately, the overflowing abundance of endless mystery.