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The law of freedom of choice

(Legitimate alternative)

 

People make choices at every minute of their existence. These choices determine their way of thinking, speaking, and acting.

A person has limitless opportunities, which he or she has yet to learn how to use. At the same time, a person is charged with a great responsibility for using them and having freedom to choose, being an integral part of this world.

The first choice a person makes is the purpose of development, the purpose of activity. Many people have deliberated on the need of clearly defining the purpose: “If we do not know where we are headed, how shall we learn that we have arrived” and “Think of where you are headed, otherwise, you will get to the wrong destination.”

It is known that energy follows thought; therefore, it is very important to make the right choice of purpose, life as a whole, and each, even the most insignificant stage of it. How am I going to spend my life, time, effort, and energy? As a literary character once said: “I do not want to suffer for the rest of my life because of the mistakes I had made in my youth.”

However, apart from the correct choice of the purpose and its deep awareness, one must choose the means to achieve it. Aristotle (IV century B.C.) said the following about it: “Everywhere and always, the good depends on two conditions: establishing the ultimate purpose of all kinds of activities and finding the appropriate means of its accomplishment.”

There are two opposite approaches to the selection of means:

1. Machiavelli’s approach, which runs as follows: The end justifies the means (achieving the goal at any cost, even if it is necessary to neglect morality).

2. Einstein’s approach, which runs as follows: “There is no such lofty goal that would justify the unworthy means of achieving it.” (mandatory universal moral criteria have to be followed).

Universology states that the end does not justify but defines the means (that is, a lofty goal requires a decent means of achieving it). An alternative as the freedom of choice by a lesser developmental system occurs as a result of the lack of knowledge by the system of universal laws of development, as a result of its inability to understand that effectiveness of its development is determined by how well it is aware of the purpose of development and how its development is parallel to the development of the larger system.
After defining the objectives and the means of achieving them, one must choose the direction because “if a blind person leads another blind, won’t they both fall?”

F. Bacon was the first to set the task of developing a scientific method of making a choice. He said the following on the importance of choosing the path: “There would have been many more discoveries if the researchers were armed with the right method. Even a lame person walking along a road will overtake a healthy one running on a rutty, downtrodden road.”

Thus, it is important to choose a path that will be the most effective way of development, which is determined by the knowledge of universal laws.

Therefore, the priorities are the correct choice of the purpose, direction, and knowledge of the universal laws which will help to move most effectively towards the goal.

In fact, it is a choice between the two - an evolutionary or involutionary direction of development.

At the involutionary stage, the old, imperfect forms, the old way of thinking, the mindset and the concept that no longer meet the new development goals are destroyed, as well as imperfect structural links, inherent to the old way of thinking and imperfect living conditions.

At the evolutionary stage, the association of more scattered life systems ready for unification, including humans. As a result of this union occurs an expansion of consciousness and the acquisition of qualitatively new energy of connection, which opens up new possibilities.

Of course, a person is simultaneously involved in both processes. Just as in a human body the old cells die and new are born, the same way involution and evolution are two natural stages of a single cycle of development; both are equally essential.

The essence of the freedom of choice is a choice of orientation, either involutionary or evolutionary, a choice of developmental priorities.

This choice always belongs to Man.

What do people prefer? Which direction do they choose?

What do they choose each time: the path of a personality or the path of the soul?

It is important to understand that the aspirations of a personality and the soul are opposite: an imperfect person strives for comfort and stability, but the soul is always looking for a development and is committed to a greater perfection.

I. A person who chooses the path of personality

- tries to avoid stressful situations, without resolving a conflict, drawing conclusions, and gaining experience; this is the position of an ostrich, burying its head in the sand

- focuses on the past experience, often imperfect, old habits, or achievements

- prefers living poorly, but habitually, instead of searching, changing, renewing, or transforming

- avoids acting, wastes efforts, time and energy on it. A person is very resourceful in finding a reason not to act because “a wish is a thousand opportunities, but lack of it is a thousand reasons.”

A person resembles a weak chess player, who, facing a difficult task behaves poorly, that is, secretly hides pieces or whisks them off the board. However, it is impossible to solve a problem by breaking the rules.

II. A person who chooses the path of the Soul

- understands the randomness of everything that is happening and tries to realize its cause

- perceives difficulties, tension, conflict as a test, which the soul forms so he or she could gain the necessary developmental experience

- looks for a way which may help to resolve a conflict or a stressful situation

- strives to gain new developmental experience and work out:

- some missing qualities (dashes in the matrix)

- weak qualities (compensation of unilaterality);

- hidden qualities (numbers in parentheses).

When a person assumes a feasible share of responsibility, and directs all his or her strength and ability to do the necessary things better, a result is visible. That is, in accordance with, as are the ability and opportunity equals the intended purpose and the right choice of the means to achieve it.

It is known that in the field of higher tension forms the greatest potential of an electric current that provides a greater impetus of development.

Therefore, it is important to learn how to treat any tense situation as an incentive to development,

which will open new opportunities. Then the difficulties and obstacles become the steppingstones for further improvement. This is what the Living Ethics states, “We grow in spite of the hurdles.” It is said from the point of view of the soul.

What are the criteria for optimal or wrong choices?

One can judge whether a choice has been made correctly or wrongly by the effectiveness of a subject’s development. If

- more opportunities for creating causal relationships open up to a subject

- he or she requires less time

- new opportunities for creativity open up, the choice has been made correctly

The wrong choice leads to

- distortion of the space of display; the creative space is reduced, or limited or bound

- loss of time; a person has no time to do anything

- an unnecessary increase of energy consumption; a person complains about the lack of opportunities, the lack of money, etc

This demonstrates the necessity to correct the choice, to prognosticate and form the most

effective way of development, based on the universal laws.

“The boundary between the personal and the common good” which separates the humanity is defined by the choice of developmental priorities. This choice determines the degree of a person’s development.

1. The degree of a person who is at the beginning of exploring the world. This is the degree of learning the world by way of separation, destruction, differentiation, or analysis. This degree corresponds to the initial stage, the involutionary stage of development. This is the stage of demonstrating what already exists, that is, the stage of learning the past.

2. The degree of a student who changes the world based on what has been learned. To this end, a person brings together what has been separated, by creating the most effective conditions for unity. This is the stage of evolution, or transformation. This is the stage of building based on the synthesis of the best achievements of the previous periods, considering new developmental goals.

The energy sources used serve as the main criterion for the direction of development (evolution or involution).

At the evolutionary stage of development, using, the energy of creation is used; that is, the energy produced in the process of unification.

At the involutionary stage, the energy of external sources is mainly used, the fracture energy.

It seems that humanity has forgotten that being the fourth estate, its goal is to help the lesser creatures by encouraging their development.

Instead, humanity is currently engaged in the destruction of the planet and leads a criminal war against the environment. Although energy sources become more and more subtle (e.g, the energy of the atomic nucleus), but the essence continues doing the same - robbing the environment for personal, egotistical needs.

How deeply has the philosophy of consumerism penetrated the people’s minds?

Considering the fact that some people are true believers, how often do they give back to God in their prayers or plead: “Please, give me, Oh, Lord?”

In the transition from the involutionary to the evolutionary stage, the developmental motive changes:

- from destruction, separation, or analysis to unity, creation, or synthesis

- from competition to cooperation

- from consumption to bestowal

- from living to serve oneself to serving others

- from the personal good to the common

A clear illustration of choices made is the prayer of Francis of Assisi.

The Powers of Light differ from the Powers of Darkness by this developmental motive and the sources of energy.

Powers of Light

- stimulate the development and work of lesser creatures

- the source of their power is the energy of unity

Powers of Darkness

- gain energy by destroying and robbing the lesser creatures without developing, but subjugating and destroying them

- exist at the expense of lesser creatures’ error energy

Powers of Darkness lose if they stimulate the lesser creatures to development; that is why the

Developmental System is granted only by the Powers of Light.

At present, it is essential that people think of what energy they use and which forces they serve; whether it is the energy of unification, creation, or destruction.

If it is the energy of destruction, do they need it to the extent they use it, or it is necessary to think about optimizing the needs.

Speaking of freedom, people have to answer the following questions:

What is freedom?

Why do people need it?

What is the relationship between

- freedom and the knowledge of the general laws of development
- freedom and responsibility

- freedom and discipline?

What is freedom? Why do people need it? How are freedom and responsibility related?

B. Spinoza gave one of the most concise and capacious definitions of freedom: “Freedom is recognized necessity.”

K. Marx wrote that it is impossible to live in a society and be free from it.

When asked: “What do people need freedom for?” V. Frankl, wrote: “Human freedom is not

“freedom from” but it is “freedom for.” Freedom is for assuming an even greater responsibility; since if freedom does not involve liability, it threatens to degenerate into simple arbitrariness. He loved to repeat that he dreamed of a time when “the Statue of Liberty on the East Coast of the United States would be complemented by a statue of Responsibility on the West Coast.” It remains to add that the “Declaration of rights and freedoms” should be complemented by “Declaration of duties and responsibilities.” Therefore, freedom involves responsibility.

The best representatives of humanity have been endowed with a sense of great responsibility: “If I do not do something, who will? If I do not do it right now, when will I do it? If I do it exclusively for myself, who am I?” (Hillel, 2000 years ago).

The actions of A. Bruckner, an Austrian composer and organist of the 19th century, serve as a very good example. His sense of responsibility to God was exceedingly great. He used to say to his friend: “They want me to write a different kind of music. I certainly could. Yet, I have no right to do it. Out of thousands of people, the Almighty chose me to endow with this talent. Someday, I will have to report to Him. How can I do it if I listen to others, but not Him?”

How are freedom and creativity interrelated?

Everyone knows that the one who has more must give back more. The more abilities a person is endowed with, the greater is his or her responsibility for applying them.

Therefore, it is important to help a person to reveal his or her creativity. Yet, simply developing creative abilities without a sense of responsibility for applying them, without a holistic worldview, without stable value orientations is a deceptive and dangerous phenomenon.

Socrates once said that if he had realized all his talents, he would have become a criminal.

It is essential not only to realize them but to be able to decide which of all the existing opportunities is at the same time a necessity and that it has to be implemented. Each time this is the people’s choice and responsibility.

At this point, a person’s orientation of values comes to view.

How do the biological nature and the moral essence of a person correlate?

There is a science called axiology. It studies the nature of values. There is an interesting coincidence: axia is Greek for value, axis is Latin for center. Thus, a person’s idea of values is his or her basis.

Values are multifold of which the philosophical and moral beliefs are the main human values. A person’s moral orientation is an indicator of his or her spiritual maturity. They are a person’s basis, his or her inner core. A person, above all, is judged by which system of values ​​he or she practices.

I. Kant wrote: “Two things in the world are worthy of wondering: a starry sky above and the moral law within.” Kant studied the ratio of the biological nature of a person and his or her moral values. He wrote that a person as a biological entity is subject to the necessity of nature, which naturally defines his or her desires and impulses. However, this is not a person’s essence. The purpose of human mind is not a means of satisfying the sensual needs. An instinct serves this purpose better. The purpose of mind is the ability of moral duty to overpower an individual’s natural impulses.

B. Frankl demonstrates a very good example of a man, who survived four concentration camps and who wrote about how greatly a person is able to challenge the most difficult, unimaginable conditions. This is his response to Z. Freud who claimed that if one places different people in the same conditions of hunger, he or she may see that with increasing hunger all individual differences will disappear, but hunger will prevail.

B. Frankl also writes that in a concentration camp, the opposite phenomenon revealed. In the extreme conditions, people’s true nature revealed. Since masks were removed off the faces of both animals and Saints, people’s behavior was so dramatically different. The essence of hunger did not change, but the people acted quite differently: there were some people who gave up, but there were also some who tried to support the weak ones to endure. It was not the calories that were taken into account but the people’s innermost, true essence.

How are freedom and discipline correlated?

A person has a freedom of choice as a standard law of life. How does the law of natural selection differ from hierarchical discipline, the discipline of conscience? People constantly make choices between duty and desire, and moral or natural motives.

A person may say, “I am free, because I can do whatever I want whenever I want and however I want.” Yet, the one who speaks so is no longer free. He or she has limited himself or herself to personal interests. A person who lives only by personal, egotistical interests is subject to the law of natural selection.

The law of natural selection is the law of force, when a strong one subdues a weak one; in nature - a strong animal eats a weaker one, whereas in a society of humans, this happens in a more subtle way, but the essence remains the same. There are many examples of that in life, in business, politics, and science.

This law allows a person to improve on three lower energy personality levels. By fleeing from a strong person, he or she is physically improving. He or she has yet to learn how to interact with the surrounding world and develop flexibility of mind harmoniously. That is, the law of natural selection allows a person to develop their personal qualities in order to develop spiritually.

A person who has expanded his or her consciousness to a group creativity gradually enters the sphere of hierarchical discipline control.

Hierarchical discipline is conscious discipline, a discipline of freedom and conscience. Like the soul, hierarchy controls secretly, without forcing, imposition, or dictate, but with great affection: “We do not lead, we direct”.

Conscious discipline is the discipline of conscience when true conscience has nothing to do with the fear of punishment. According to B. Frankl, “a dog’s behavior, which soiled a carpet and is hiding under a couch, is not the manifestation of conscience, but the anxious expectation of punishment”.

However, as long as the motive of human behavior is the fear of punishment or hope of reward, conscience is still dormant. It is important to learn how to live in accordance with conscience.
Conscious discipline is the ability to be driven by a sense of inner responsibility, when a person takes responsibility for what is happening not because it is easy to do, but because he or she understands its necessity.

According to A. Bailey: “A sense of responsibility is one of the first signs of a human soul’s awakening.”

Thus, conscious discipline is the strife for evolutionary development in accordance with the universal law of development.

Hierarchical discipline is a discipline of freedom, which Roerich, a famous Russian painter and philosopher defined as “conscious discipline - true freedom”.

Hierarchy issues orders to no one. It is the highest love and wisdom. Each person takes on a burden in accordance with the law of freedom of choice. Then, a person gains power accordingly. The more a person manages the more power he or she gains.

Each person has the right to evade responsibility, in which case, he or she immediately falls under the control of the law of natural selection.

How are freedom and the knowledge of laws correlated?

In nature and society, necessity exists in the form of objective laws. Essentially people live within those laws.
Before people learn the laws, they manifest as a “blind” necessity, in which case a person is a toy in the hands of fate, he or she is a slave of conscious necessity, a slave of circumstances, not free.
The Gospel of Philip states the following: “Ignorance is slavery, knowledge is freedom.”

According to G. Bruem: “It is easier to lead enlightened people, but they are impossible to push.

They are easier to manage, but they are impossible to enslave.”

The further a person develops the deeper he or she studies the universal laws and applies them to

life, the more conscious, complete, and effective are the life and work, the freer people are on the

path of realizing their human potential.

Thus, there is a freedom of remaining a single particle or uniting. The law of freedom of choice is the standard law of building the world. Each person is free from the obligation to follow the basic laws of this world. Yet, people must remember that in addition to the law of freedom of choice, there are other universal laws, including the law of polar interactions and the law of causality. One should remember what happens to the body cells, when they isolate themselves, no longer fully participate in metabolic processes, and cease to evolve.

They are destroyed and excreted from the body as scum. At the same time, the body stimulates to development the cells fully able to function. Jesus said: “If a son shall ask the Father for a piece of bread, will the latter give him a stone?” It is spiritual, essential bread.

It is the knowledge of the universal laws that gives people true freedom, because it opens up limitless possibilities, creative opportunities, and a chance to realize serving others.

How is a person’s choice related to his or her level of consciousness?

People constantly make choices. Like everything else, they are determined, above all, by the level of consciousness.

The level of consciousness also determines which path to healing people choose.

1. When a person is not aware of developmental laws, he or she lives by personal selfish interests, wreaking havoc around. This creates levorotation of the torsion field. These fields act destructively. A change in direction from evolutionary to involutionary takes place. This causes a person to degrade and the world around to regress. Involution is always associated with decreasing of vibrations. As a rule, a person centered on personal activity, chooses the healing methods involving further lowering of the level of consciousness and coarsening the nervous system susceptibility. In fact, nothing changes but the limit of human sensitivity. In this situation, the reason causing pain is not eliminated, but it stops being perceived as a result of taking medication or other means of dulling the consciousness.

2. If people are aware of their unity with the planetary body, recognize and fulfill their purpose in the environment, if they know the universal laws and follow them, they are able to promote in a complete and straight way the energy that is streaming in their power grid from the grid of the planetary body. Thus, the cause of disease is eliminated, and natural healing occurs on a cellular level.

Everything is determined on the level of human consciousness. The situation varies depending on a person’s attitude to what is happening, including the attitude to a disease. Thus, deep awareness of the causes of a disease, taking responsibility, and optimism significantly increase the performance of the immune system, and man is able to cope with severe illnesses, including the incurable ones. It is known that in infectious hospitals and even leprosarium, aides full of the sense of duty, managed to avoid being infected.

The same happens in everything. It is in accordance with the level of people’s consciousness, their understanding of freedom, and sense of responsibility, that people make choices.

It depends on the people’s choice whether the environment will change for the better, whether they bring beauty of relationships, light of knowledge, and joy of conscious creativity, or sow chaos, darkness, and destruction.

Ultimately, people make a choice. Even when it seems that there is no choice and life has driven

them into a corner; even when a person is in the most inhuman conditions, as it was during a war, in a concentration camp when a person faced the gas chamber; or at present, in the face of a terminal illness or an emergency. Even then, a person always has a choice. Choosing the attitude to what is happening he or she chooses whether to surrender to despair and fear or keep the presence of mind and help others by setting an example.

No one has the right to deprive a person of demonstrating his or her freedom - a freedom of one’s attitude to what is happening.

It is about the highest sense of human freedom did many great people of the past say: “They can sentence me to death, but that they cannot hurt me.” (Socrates) “You can try to humiliate me, but you cannot humiliate me.” (Mary Stuart)

Man is capable of turning hopeless situations into the victory of spirit, with the inner essence of man is very clearly displayed.

Then it becomes obvious that in its inner essence a human life can never be meaningless, it always retains its meaning to the very last moment.

People always have a freedom of choice as did the people of Jerusalem, when the procurator of Judea would ask, “Whom will you choose? Whom shall I keep alive: a thief or a saint?” The people of Jerusalem chose a robber. It was the choice of the humankind.

In Jesus’ life, each temptation or trial was associated with a choice: in the Garden of Gethsemane before he ascended Golgotha, ​​there was the greatest choice, when there was a decisive battle between the personality and soul, when a person, even as perfect as Jesus, still had doubts: maybe it is not the time? “Father! Oh, if only you deigned to remove this cup from me.”(Luke). But then the soul took over: “But let it be Thy will, not mine.” It was Jesus’ conscious choice, a choice which each person makes at every moment of his or her life.

 
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