Dude’s Perspective on What Distinguishes Humans from ETs
I know I have touched on the subject of what distinguishes humans from ETs but I thought it would be good to revisit the subject.
Some of you will recall me saying that Dude once told me that in all of our galaxy, we are the only beings who see faces in objects, where there are no faces. In other words we see what is not there. Et’s on the other hand do not see faces in rocks, trees, clouds and other objects. They see the thing itself. Now this might sound like a small point of no significance but actually it speaks volumes about how we are as sentient beings and how ETs are as sentient beings. We seek familiar patterns in order to entertain ourselves and/or to find meaning. But ETs don’t seek patterns like this. In a way we are projecting one form of reality onto another. And that seems to me like an awfully strange thing to do but we all do it. In a way what we are doing is avoiding the present moment.
Some of you will also recall me saying that the really big problem for our species is that we see separation. We can talk till the cows come home about oneness but we don’t really act like oneness is real. Last week Dude said something very interesting to me in relation to this. He told me that unlike humans, aliens are not compassionate. They don’t need to be. Everything is the same despite its individuality. Aliens don’t see differences. Because they don’t see differences, they don’t need to be compassionate. They are naturally caring because they know that everything is the same. That everything feels. He made the point, a point he wants everyone to know, that from the moment we’re taught to read and write, we’re taught to see things in descriptive terms. Such as the black man, the black and white cow, the drunk, the rapist, the hobo with schizophrenia, the pest, the dirty cockroach, the lazy pig, the Goth, the EMO, the Moslem, the Born Again Christian, the fat hippo, the black cat, the corporation, the mangy dog, the stuck up rich man, the yuppy, the scraggly tree, the lying politician, Once we start to think in descriptive terms, it taints our entire conditioning. And we’re only a few steps away from ignorance and brutality. Think for example about how advertising lures people into buying what they don’t need – things that are ultimately unsatisfying and impermanent. Think also about how nationalism prepares people for war. Or how our labels – rapist, murderer, schizophrenic, politician, thief, drug addict, nymphomaniac, alcoholic, gambling addict, mental illness, bankruptcy etc., taints people for life and distorts peoples perceptions of them as human beings with the same value and human rights. Dude suggested that this whole approach to our education and our conditioning – teaching children and adults to think in descriptive terms, is holding humanity back.If you really think about it and analyze our language – you’ll see that what he is saying is true. Try thumbing through a newspaper or a novel or a magazine or listen to a song or watch a movie or listen to the news and you’ll see that description (and implicit judgment) is everywhere in human expression.
Let me be clear about one thing. ETs like Dude, do recognize individuality and different ways of functioning. If they didn’t, I wouldn’t be writing this post. But fundamentally, they see life and that all life has equal value. You might recall Dude’s comment about materializing in front of me and treading on an ant. It was a joke. He wouldn’t do that. He was irritated with peoples blindness and projections. But in reality Dude and most other ETs would see an ant exactly the same as they would see you. They would see an ant as having the same value as a human being. To give you an example, last year I had a rather strange and lengthy encounter on my farm with 4 ET races. I’ve written just a little about that experience. What I didn’t tell you is that the beings who came to visit me, as a result of my request, spent more time connecting with the spiders and ants and birds that live on our land than they did with me. They recognized that the land held life and that I was only one life form on it. One race, the Chenntrame – who are particularly small relative to us (there’s description again), were smaller than some of the birds on our farm. They are on a different body scale to humans but they didn’t say “You’re much bigger than me and therefor I want nothing to do with you. Or you’re feathered or have 8 legs and I’m only interested in talking to that 2 legged pink skin creature in that big box above the ground.” They saw all life equally, without differences which would cause bias.
For humanity to get to that point when we are truly ready to become space faring, we need to overcome our innate desire to see differences and re-engineer the way we think and perceive. Such that the other, becomes me, despite her individuality.