“Give me a child for the first seven years, and I’ll give you the man”
(What about women St. Ignatius? Nah…)Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556)
Many of you are familiar with this quote attributed to Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556), the Spanish priest who founded of the Society of Jesus, known as the Jesuits.
The emphasis of this quote is the recognition that a child’s experiences and programming through age seven are the primary factors that determine the character of an individual’s life. This insight from nearly 500 years ago now has a scientific foundation in regards to the role of conscious and subconscious minds and their influence on epigenetics. The only new insight offered by current science is that the “programming” actually begins earlier, it is actually initiated in the last trimester of pregnancy.
This quote’s powerful insight on how to control human behavior has not gone unnoticed by world leaders since that time. Today’s version of programming children as future “controllable” citizens is profoundly enhanced by technology. Modern education, that is “programming,” is no better exemplified than in the current widespread use of tablets, such as the iPad, by toddlers.
The cultural beliefs surrounding the disempowering notions of a Darwinian “survival of the fittest in a struggle for existence,” or the belief that our fate is programmed in our genes, has undoubtedly disempowered individuals and perpetrated on ongoing fear-based civil unrest. These scientifically invalid assumptions have “mis-programmed” the public to keep scrambling in a world in which they are continuously trying to outrun the proverbial saber-toothed tiger (… or perhaps, their “friendly” banker).
Over 90 years ago, the quantum physics revolution revealed a new truth about our Universe that completely pulled the rug out from beneath conventional science. New physics debunked the perception of a Newtonian material world. A fact that Einstein humorously referred to as a “persistent illusion.” Quantum physics, the most valid of all the sciences, emphasizes that our life experiences are founded in our consciousness. In a recent essay in Nature, the world’s most prestigious scientific journal, Richard Conn Henry, a Johns Hopkins Professor of Physics, concluded his article on quantum physics with the following sentence: “The Universe is immaterial – mental and spiritual. Live, and Enjoy.” This is a fact … not a suggestion! (Bruce is as adamant as me…my analog ;-))
While this “truth” has been around for nearly a century, the world’s population has been continuously programmed with fears and anxieties that undermine health and precipitate environmental crises.
Interestingly, when “love” comes into one’s life, be it love of a person, an animal, art form, gardening or even baking a pie, the experience engages a state of mindfulness. People stop playing their subconscious programs and start manifesting their conscious mind’s wishes and desires. They begin to experience life as Heaven-on-Earth. An interesting assessment would be to survey what people really want in their lives. Surprisingly, initial surveys along this line of questioning reveal that almost all people want the same thing – health, peace, happiness, security and love.
In conclusion, the significance if people would stay mindful and stop playing their programs, in just one day, the world would actually become “Heaven.” This vision does not require intervention by some super natural agency. The world will express this amazing evolution when the public becomes fully aware of the principles of current science. Knowledge is power and knowledge of self, is “self-empowerment.” Since neuroscientists recognize love to be the equivalent of the The Matrix movie’s red-pill … there is one thing that can solve civilization’s ills:
What The World Needs Now Is LOVE
Wishing you a happy and peaceful change of seasons.
With Love and Light,