Candice O’Denver – The Power of Role modeling

Through the comprehensive map of education that Balanced View has put together—put together by the Balanced View Team—we come to see ourselves as we actually are rather than as we were told we are. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?

And still it took us a long time to memorize all this stuff. It took a very long time to memorize it and hold it all in place. However, it takes a much shorter time to let it be as it is. Why? Because one is aligned with reality and the other isn’t. One is aligned with complete fallacy—in other words the idea that we’re damaged goods—and the other is aligned with reality, reality as it really is.

Since we haven’t really had much training in reality as it really is, we can only check it out within ourselves. It’s just like after being introduced to open intelligence, checking it out, seeing if it works. The first time the introduction to open intelligence takes place, there is a change, and it is a feel-good change. It is a change of immediate benefit, which should be the only aim of any philosophy. That’s my bias: the only aim of any philosophy should offer immediate benefit. So, we’re charged with that immediate benefit. It exists; we no longer suffer from the lack of education in its nature. Then we notice that each time we get into a troublesome or problematic situation, if we rely on open intelligence, when we’ve been introduced to it, we just rest naturally, rest body and mind completely, we notice that there’s more immediate benefit.

It is a change of immediate benefit, which should be the aim, the only aim of any philosophy; that’s my bias. The only aim of any philosophy should offer immediate benefit.

We’re charged with that immediate benefit. It exists; we no longer suffer from a lack of education in its nature, and then we notice that each time we get into a troublesome or problematic situation, if we rely on open intelligence, what we’ve been introduced to, if we just rest naturally, rest body and mind completely, we notice that there is more immediate benefit. The immediate benefit is self-kept. We don’t have to get a bunch of it together and hold onto it forever. It is self-kept. This is simply a matter of acknowledgment of reality. We are acknowledging reality; reality already is what it is. It already is kept, it already is self–kept; it’s just a matter of us acknowledging it and realizing it. It’s very simple. It has to work for each one of us and we have to see its benefits. We have to see its benefits deeply and profoundly in the changes in our lives.

I was speaking a little bit earlier about the importance of intelligence to our speech. We can notice that the changes in our intelligence, in our mind, as it grows to be more beneficial to us, and then we can notice the influence it has on our speech, that there are things that we say that we didn’t say before, ways we speak that we did not speak before, things that we said that we no longer say. This is more very powerful evidence of us as a very special creature, or whatever you want to call us. Our body, we see that our body engages in life in a new way. What does that mean? It means everything. We’re a lot more conscious of what’s going on with our body, and we realize things like that we’ve had aches and pains all our life. That when we go home from work and we say, “I had a backache all day,” that is literally impossible, to have backache all day. If we sat there all day long, every single second saying, “I have a backache,” we’d end up in Napa! That’s a place in California, but there’s a place like it in Colorado, I’m sure.

It’s based on what we find within ourselves that we have access to—qualities and activities that we have never entertained before. We haven’t entertained them because we have just gone along with what has been told to us. We have accepted that we are not okay and that we need to spend our entire life making ourselves okay, that if we have a bad thought we better not indulge it; we better avoid it or replace it with another thought. The same with emotions, sensations, and other experiences—never or almost never are we told to leave everything as it is. To just let it be as it is, that this is actually the fuel of our own beneficial potency, no matter how it has been defined in the past by the Oxford Dictionary or Miriam Webster, whoever it is. That is a very limited range of definition of data. Data is beneficial potency; it is the power of open intelligence. We can only find that it is the power of open intelligence, in other words the power of our own self, by letting it be as it is. Otherwise, we’ll always be crammed down in that little definition in the dictionary. If we let it be as it is, it opens up into a power we didn’t know we had.

Well, I’ve seen that not all people are interested in what a human being really is. However, those people who are interested in what a human being really is are very important people, because they have the power to save the species from extinction. How so? Through role modeling human nature as it actually is. The only way that we became who we think we are with ideas about being damaged goods, original sin, karma, all of these things—the only way that we have accepted that or learned that, accepted it into ourselves is through role modeling, and it is the same with who we actually are. It’s just that at this point in time it is more important than any other point in time for us to acknowledge this, en mass. We must acknowledge it en mass, all of us.

It is so important to our future from an evolutionary aspect, as well as an educational aspect; it is so important to our future, that will happen whether we want it to or not. The ones who are here and on the live stream who are actually acknowledging it are having a good time, that’s great. But regardless, they don’t have to go out and become tooters of the horn for Balanced View, because it is an evolutionary process. It is the first time in the history of the human species that human beings have taken part in their own evolution.

What we’re talking about here is something very powerful indeed. It isn’t some other kind of New Age propaganda or philosophical abstraction. Good heavens, we’ve had those for so many years, as far back as anybody could care to remember or write about. Instead, we have the reality of facing ourselves as we are and facing each other as we are. When we face ourselves as we are, we cannot help but face others as they are. Once we know ourselves as we really are, we know what makes everyone tick. There is no mystery about it anymore.