Reality, Truth, Perception, and Balance
(taken from The First Three Ideas of the Shadow Jedi, by Tyron Indigo)
This lecture will expound on the first three Ideas of the Shadow Jedi that I wrote. These have to do with Reality, Truth, Perception, and Balance. As we move more into the Ten Ideas of the Shadow Jedi, I will be expanded this to cover other subjects, such as the Force, Reality Shifts, Universal Energy, and the Ten Statements of a Shadow Jedi.
To understand the ideas behind reality, you first must understand what reality is. Reality is not an absolute setting in which everyone exists. Reality is, rather, a simple path, a path which you walk on. It is a path that you pave yourself, as if you are trailblazing. The Universe as we all know it is created by the paths of everyone being mixed together.
Every person, every being in the Universe has a slightly different reality. As they have different realities, they have different rules as well. This can make communication difficult. When one person thinks that a plane is a Cessna 152 and one person thinks a plane is a Boeing 747, communication is difficult. To communicate, you must first establish a common set of rules.
Humanity does this by defining our realities in generally similar ways. That is what has created, over the years, this illusion of a unchangeable, fixed reality. In truth, the fixed reality that we refer to is simply the reality of the group, all 6 billion humans on this planet contributing to it. It is generally similar to allow for communication between people of different individual realities. If you alter your individual reality so that it is drastically different from the group reality, then you are seen as insane.
This is because the group reality does not allow the perception of things that are different. Since individual people form the group reality, when you alter your reality you alter the group. This causes others to be able to see your reality, to a limited extent. The more drastically you depart from the established group reality, the less people can experience it. Eventually, you will be the only one who can witness your reality and therefore you are seen as insane.
Since reality is different for all people, truth is a complex illusion. The truth, the almighty god of reason and rhyme that so many people take for granted, is an illusion based in the group reality. There is no truth. If you look carefully, you will see why. Every person has a slightly different reality. Truth is defined by the laws of reality. Since they are different for all people, truth is different for everyone. There is no real truth.
Truth is an illusion created by the human mind in order for it to cope with the idea of a limitless universe in which anything is possible. Everything is possible. Nothing unreal can exist.
Finally, balance. Balance is based upon a variable, reality. Because of the fact that reality is not a set thing, balance also changes depending on what your focus is. This means that no one can successfully force a code of balance on you. Only you can force a code of balance upon yourself, because only you truly experience your reality.
From these conclusions, we can draw the first three statements of a Shadow Jedi.
1.) Focus and perception are the ultimate creators of reality.
2.) Truth is an illusion created by the human mind in order for it to cope with the idea of a limitless universe in which anything is possible.
3.) Balance is an internal measurement of your relationship with your reality.