Thank you Zombee and CR for your feedback. You both make some good points.
Here are some of my thoughts.
when I hear people say things like 'lower beings' or 'higher planes' and the like it sets my teeth on edge.
It just sounds arrogant and elitist to me.
One thing you hear often from the new age types is that being in nature can 'raise your vibration level', supposedly because the vibration of nature is love.
I don't know what nature on what planet they are observing, but it certainly is not this one.
Light and dark, creation and destruction, life and death occur in nature. It is not all love.
To deny the shadow and live exclusively in the light is to deny NATURE.
Another thing one hears often is that those who have a 'higher vibration level' are perfectly happy and content.
You know what, good for them, if they are deluding themselves it is no harm to me.
However to me CONTENTMENT is a form stagnation.
It is my discontent with the way things are that keeps me moving forward, seeking onward.
A state of perfect HAPPINESS is not achievable in this present existence IMO to anyone who is even somewhat aware of their surroundings, nature, the universe and the way it works, society, ect.
Not to say that one can not hope to escape the horror of this earthly realm while still in flesh.
For true seekers there are still the options of detachment and transcendence.
Edited by Solanaceae, 05 October 2017 - 11:26 PM.
Some are born to sweet delight,
Some are born to endless night.
(Fragments from "Auguries of Innocence") William Blake