The Word of the Day today is OBLIQUITY. I have a feeling it has more to it than meets the eye.
You are right. I picked that word for today for a certain reason. In the definition, what caught your attention?
Um…a part of the quote: “But that is not all, that is not his worst defect; his worst defect is his perpetual moral obliquity…”
Yes. What do you understand from that?
“His perpetual moral obiquity” sounds like someone who is constantly being a double-headed snake. You know. A phoney. Not a sincere person. Someone who says one thing and does another.
Yes. What is the exact meaning of “obliquity”?
There are several.
Choose the one that shouts at you.
Okay. There are two. One: “divergence from moral conduct, rectitude, etc.; immorality, dishonesty, or the like.” And the second one is: “a confusing or obscure statement or passage of writing, especially one deliberately made obscure.”
What is moral conduct? But more specifically–what are christianity’s or rather let us speak in general terms–What are religions’ rules for moral conduct?
Would you believe I had to google that?…Um. Okay. Wiki.answers.com’s answer seems the most appropriate. Religions’ rules of moral conduct are: Love God with all your heart, soul and strength. And love your neighbour as you love yourself.
Now my question is: even though you are not in religion anymore, are you still adhering to those rules of moral conduct?
With regards to loving God, I like to believe that I do. What do You think?
Didn’t I say that your faith in Me is already carved in stone?
Then yes, I love God with all my heart, soul and strength. Now for the second one, love my neighbour as I love myself. Well, I am trying very, very hard. I like to think that I do but I feel that only those who have had encounters with me will know the answer to that question.
Throughout this ordeal, you have encountered many, many people who have judged you and mistook you for someone other than who you really are, have you not?
So have you forgiven them for doing that?
Why? For a purely selfish reason–so that I can move on. If I do not let go of the resentment and anger, I will never be able to move on. And since I have done that, as in forgave and forgotten, I have peace. Peace to live life as per normal. Besides, it’ll make me sick. I hate being sick.
Yes. Whatever affects your Soul will eventually affect your physicality. Now to get back to our Word of the Day–obliquity. One of the definitions is–divergence from moral conduct. As in you are being immoral. Remember, that when it comes to your Soul, there is no such thing as right or wrong. I Am your Soul. I Am everything. I Am the good and the bad as what you perceive in your rules and regulations. Morality is exactly that. Morality is rules and regulations that all of you have invented in order to keep everyone in their place. Now, why do you need to keep everyone in place? It is because there are those of you who want to be in control. There are those of you who believe that in order to be powerful, you need to control another. No one owns anyone in this world. All of you are free. All of you are free spirits. Children are not even owned by their parents. Parents are guides and teachers who will eventually set their children free. Free to find their own Truths. Some of you may say, “But I still have to be under someone’s control because I need to work in order to earn a living.” No one need serve another unless you need something from that other. That is how you have created your world. That is how your world works. You are what you create. In truth, no one needs anything from anyone. (But let us not go into that because I have already gone through that with Neale in one of his books.) What I am trying to say is this: You are a free spirit. You are not beholden to anyone.You can come and go as you please in anyone’s life. If this someone is holding you obligated to him at the expense of your own happiness then you are only betraying yourself. I did not put you in this world to suffer. And worst of all to suffer for someone else who is only thinking of himself and his reputation. If you believe you are being a hero by enduring suffering for someone else’s sake you are very much mistaken. You are not only depriving yourself of happiness but you are also short-changing those who are affected by your suffering. The best thing to do is to set yourself free and thus others will be free from their bondage of resentment and anger as well. If all of you think that by sticking together in fear you will one day make it disappear, think again. Fear multiplies as quickly as grass grows. It is only when one of you gets up the courage to break away from this fear will the hold be broken. The result may not be immediate but that is what patience is for. God is patient. Be God. Choose joy instead of fear for once and only then will you experience The Perfect Outcome. All of you have already come so far. Do not waste The Truth by hanging on to your anger and resentment. The Truth has already been absorbed by your Souls but you are hindering its freedom by clinging to your old beliefs. It is time to let go. Your rules and regulations do not apply to the ways of The New World, The New Spirituality. It is time to live in The New World.
Are we still talking about the Word of the Day?
Child, you know very well that is only a point of reference. We have to begin from somewhere which makes sense. If not, anyone who’s reading these words will not remember its lesson.
As in moral of the story? As in moral as we discussed regarding obliquity? Hey! I brought us back to where we started from!
Yes, you did. But keep in mind, moral of the story is different from moral as we discussed regarding obliquity. Moral in the story is a practical lesson derived from a story or a fable or even a parable. And you already know what moral means as meant in the word obliquity.
I think we have to stop. I’m getting dizzy from this moral merry-go-round.
Exactly. Your rules and regulations sometimes make your life more complicated than it really is. A virtual merry-go-round. And how do you break away from this rules and regulations merry-go-round?
By jumping off.
No need, child. You’ll hurt yourself. Simply step off.