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Its Bad to Be Good by Apollo Pampallis

From the time we are born our parents or guardians have used any technique imaginable, from blatant violence to in many ways more damaging subtle techniques of persuasion, including emotional blackmail, invoking guilt, (resulting self demeaning feelings and self destructive behaviour) in order to make us ‘good.’

What is ‘good’, other than a judgmental criticism in a dualistic perception of reality? It is the very concept of ‘goodness’ itself that inherently has, as its inseparable twin, ‘badness’. Just as (just let me duck for cover now) our divisive Abrahamic mythological concept of God cannot exist without a ‘devil’.

No sooner do we enter this body, this world as spiritual Beings, than we get assaulted by the poisoned beLIEf systems of our parents, (and of our parent’s parents, etc, etc). And we still haven’t even seen the ‘news’ or gone to school!

Our sole/soul purpose is to play out our own w/hol e/y role as a unique expression of the divine. This Whole has no concept of good and evil. Where in nature do you find a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ plant, stone or animal ? Where would you find anything ‘good’ or ‘bad’ in the entire universe, other than in the belief system of the human mind?

Good/bad, clean/dirty, useful/waste, living/dead are all concepts and thus manifestations of our perverted beLIEf system. In nature no thing or action is bad or dirty. There is also no dirt, waste or pollution. Every physical entity, every particle, from the greatest to smallest has its cycle, as has Life which expresses itself through the body of our Mother Earth in all its different forms, including you and me. A carbon atom will find itself in your body, a plant, the air, a rock, a grasshopper…..

You cannot embrace ‘good’ without also embracing ‘bad’. And vice versa!

Our purpose as we experience our short earthly existence is one, and one alone.

And there are two ways of putting it. One is to serve your creator.

The other is to serve your own True Life Purpose, as opposed to who you think you are or who/what you believe you ‘should’ be or what is ‘good’.

They are both the same thing. In One Word. Love.

Expressed in its infinite forms and ways

Forget all about a ‘jealous god’, who judged, divided, threatened, ‘smited’ and had ‘chosen people’, a bunch of commandments etc.

Somebody said, that there are no binding ‘commandments’ save the guiding Principle to honour the Creative Principle and (thus) one another. “For what I have done, thee shall also do. Nay, thee shall do better, for thou art Gods”, written in the Gospel of St Thomas which was excluded from the New Testament. I wonder why ;-) .

You see, if we are indeed made in God’s image, (and not the other way around to suit divisive/control interests of control and subservience), as was/is all of Creation, that’s all there is to it. That’s All we (already) Have, to Be.

That is the only way of sanity. Instead, depending on the interests of those we empower to control us, each one of us is programmed with a set of beLIEfs about what is ‘good/bad’. None of those beliefs are really ours. We identify with them as with other attachments, titles, money, ego/sex belongings (spouses) and other external ‘things’ upon which our ego in its insatiable hunger feeds.

We lose, both our identity and our purpose. And as a result we suffer.

We suffer in our own reality. We share the suffering in conflict with our families, friends, colleagues and those in our sphere of influence (which with modern systems of communications, weapons etc gives people in absolute power to rule the planet in absolute corruption, ruthlessly enslaving its population and degrading the planet like never before in our history.)

After all, should a righteous/good (X) not despise (Y) who according to his beLIEf systems is wrong/bad, and with a whole lot of violent past as irrefutable evidence? Look for instance at the Jews and the Arabs. Different versions of the same religion with practically the same religious practices. The same Semitic race, according to their own belief children of the same father. Had it not been for their different theoretical (‘theological’) perspectives, beLIEfs which they have made more sacred than Life itself, would there be any issue in the middle east?

The same applies to all conflicts, starting with internal conflicts and ending as world conflicts. If you look at all regional conflicts, you will find an (external) controlling interest is being served.

Starting from an esoteric (meaning within ourselves) level, for when we subordinate, suppress, insult, imprison, squash our Sacred Mission (i.e. what we Really Are) in order to be ‘good’ according to our imposed beliefs, we develop an inner resentment which is ‘bad’. Thus ‘good=bad’. In fact ‘good’=badx2, as in the first instance it takes us away from our Unique & Sacred Mission, and in the second it perverts its energy, making it come out in ways which cause, instead of joyful, synergistic awareness, greater pain, alienation, conflict and unconsciousness.

This is unavoidable, and this conflict is then projected out into our world and in turn reflected back to us in a vicious cycle.

So what this Life on Earth is all about is so simple. Me BE me. You BE You. Yet we have succeeded in making it so difficult.

Now enough with theory. How to put into practice?

1-Catch yourself, every time you pass a judgment on yourself, another or any situation.

2-Secondly, notice your own behaviour. Are you being influenced by your thoughts, beliefs, fears? When you see an attractive potential mate do you shy away in shame or do you surrender to the Sacred Magnetism of Eros which uses us as its instrument?

When you feel like expressing yourself in any way, even if it’s a beLIEf, in words, in action, in starting a new venture, in dying your hair orange, what motivates the behaviour and what suppresses it?

3-Thirdly, as parents, child carers, be aware of your role in ‘passing the curse of the fathers’ to ‘our’ children. Of our egoic ‘need’ to make them unto our own image at all costs. Also whether or not you approve of ‘your’ child’s behaviour, who is its role model, and who is teaching/reflecting to whom the truth and who is teaching lies?

Consistent with what has been said, there is not good/right or bad/wrong.

There is another reason why we can never judge an action. Because we never know the motive behind an action another takes. In fact we usually don’t even know the real motivation behind our own actions! That is how confused we are! Are you dying your hair orange to provoke a reaction, to vent anger, or because you genuinely like the way you look in it? On the other hand are you not doing it because it may be perceived as being ‘wrong’ by others? Do you desire a man/woman because of who s/he is or because of the fantasy you are projecting onto them? Are you hoping to steal from one another what neither has?

So it is evident that judgment, or seeing life in the polarizing lens of good/right-bad/wrong is ultimately no different whether it is judgment of another or yourself, but you will find that as you release yourself from judgment, the tyranny of good/right and bad/wrong, so, by projection, you will also let go of judging outwardly, choosing instead, as far as you will allow yourself, to actually see yourself, things, people and situations for what they are.

The worm, letting go of its ‘reality’ as a caterpillar, to spread its wings as a Butterfly.

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13 Responses to “Its Bad to Be Good by Apollo Pampallis”

  1. Lauren says:

    Good/bad, right/wrong only serve to further dichotomize people and the world. My consideration since eliminating beLIEfs that kept me from fulfilling my own passions in life, is what works and what doesn’t work for me. It is infinitely more beneficial than subdividing into negative/positive. And without the judgement, I am free to choose based on my needs, rather than on an assortment of beLIEfs I primarily absorbed when I was a young child. I hope more and more people realize this; it is the way to understanding and seeing what brings us together rather than what keeps us apart-from the individual to the family and to the world.
    Love and Light,
    Lauren

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  2. Madeleine says:

    I always enjoy your writings Apollo…
    I do so wish not-judging came easy, for sometimes I fear that our fathers and their fathers have spent so many years ingraining these beLIEfs that it seems to come more automatic than unconditional love.
    And every time I seem to embrace it on one level I notice how I judge on another level. Perhaps it is all just a journey – thanks for the idea.

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  3. Andy says:

    Hey Apollo, great stuff. Just a tad of judgment there however against ‘planetary despoilers’ and religious fundamentalists ? The World provides a theatre for them too.

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  4. Leila says:

    Hi Apollo, thanks for your article. I was interested by what you said about projections being the outcome of good/bad dichotomous thinking. I have been considering the pervasiveness of projection and find your explanation convincing.

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  5. Rick says:

    Apollo , I find your words make more sense to me than quite a lot of other teachings. Very well put, I came from a family that had similar repercussions.
    Thanks, I was also wondering if you had any books I can read. Please feel free to email me.

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  6. Zena says:

    @ Lauren – Your way of viewing things as either working or not working in terms of your goals as opposed to being ‘good’ or ‘bad’ is very helpful to me. Thank you :)

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  7. Lauren says:

    @Zena,You’re very welcome; it took me a long time to come to this place in my life and if my example furthers oneness between all humans, I am grateful.
    Love and Light,
    Lauren

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  8. sprout says:

    Thanks so much for this article. It is a potent reminder of what I believe and why I have been struggling so much with my current situation. As a parent there is so much of this right/wrong stuff that is foisted on us (damned if you do, damned if you don’t) and that we then, in turn, foist on our children in one way or another. It is only when our children become adults that we start to realise how badly our good intentions have affected them because of our intention to help them become ‘good’ people who live ‘good’ lives. I remember being a child myself and hearing this ‘guidance’ as criticism and yet I frequently make the mistake of trying to offer ‘guidance’ to my son and am surprised that he takes it as criticism. I am starting to realise that true guidance is either asked for or offered and accepted not dogmatically insisted upon by another.
    Thanks again, much respect
    ps I will also continue to accept these past beliefs and actions as part of me and my journey and not ‘good’ or ‘bad’ either.
    Namaste 3~’

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  9. Thanks Apollo for another thoughtful article.

    An illustration I use is just that of befriending (acquaintancing) those who are deemed “bad” because there are times in life when to have that “bad” person as an ally can be extremely useful such as when evicting non-paying tenants or confronting a swindler. The “bad” people definitely come across as love to me when I ask for their help. We can navigate how we befriend people and know that we are being navigated by others too. This is not the same as manipulating as it is done with an awareness prior to the judgement stage. We play “host” and we see this outpictured in the friendships set up by animals and plants.

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  10. My Life’s Memories Came True
    As a child I had “dreams” that seemed so real to me, almost visions to be. Where did these come from? I Had no time to dream these fantastic “dreams”, no input from life’s experiences to rely on, no TV shows were seen, no stories told. There they were visions of a race thru a tunnel to life. Being born into the path I was to call life with my Mom and Dad. The visions of energy to be discovered and changing of the world. Being given a path of my magical life of promise, the thrill’s to come seem planned and Im so grateful before things got rolling.
    Here I am, 50 years after those dreams and, New energy source found and on its way. Many of those dreams are coming true to be as the life Im living was so memorable.
    Im grateful to be me, to be chosen to be the one to help the world change, to be here to begin with. To be pure energy and and have a suit of human to be in. It heals its self, it walks, talks, feels and is felt, it can manifest life and all by a brain that can do wonderful things on its own, its on a beautiful blue ball called Earth that has Magic.
    Magic? You can have anything you want on this beautiful blue ball by asking. Where else in telescopes view can you do and have all this? You were picked to be the one to be here, your passion’s are your dreams for your life, they are to be your gifts to earths population, your donation to the world. We are here to live life and enjoy the gifts of asking, being a creator like God.
    Be all you can be and enjoy the passions you picked for your destiny.
    Loving the ride, your a gift

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  11. OSEI-AGYEI Kwasi Snr says:

    Any notion linked to space and time is subject to change. What may be good or bad right now and where I dwell may not necessary be true elsewhere or in another age. The most important thing for me is to create value in one’s life no matter what age and place. True value creation is neither spatial nor temporal.

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  12. robin says:

    Genious (-:

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