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Pateo Newsletter No. 66

Pateo Newsletter of Saturday 11 September 2021 on what you see is what you get


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What you see is what you get

It is often counterproductive to want others to see something the way you see it. They get to see something completely different if they do not see it in exactly the same way as you do. In order to come to an agreement, therefore, we should not put first the outcome of what we see, but the way in which we arrived at this insight. So we should not stubbornly stick to the end, but instead start respectfully at the beginning. By taking others step by step into the origination of a certain point of view from a common ground, we are able to bridge any difference of view (or opinion). This is urgently needed, as the controversies have recently increased not only in number, but also in intensity.

Rather than judging whether something is true or not, and whether someone is right or wrong, the present times call for a more constructive approach. Incidentally, this approach is not new and was already used by Socrates about 2500 years ago, namely the dialogue. Through the Socratic dialogue, also known as the dialectical method, the joint exploration starts from a shared point of departure and then asks questions in order to arrive at a shared truth.

An essential condition for a constructive dialogue is that the interlocutors have an open attitude and are therefore not limited by dogmas or prejudices. The view that is thus built up in consultation is therefore by definition logical and contains only shared observations, meaning facts that can be verified by each interlocutor.

This constructive form of conversation is crucial in the present time, because we are in a transition to a new understanding of reality. The old understanding has brought us to where we are now, but at the moment this old understanding is hindering us from moving forward. Only by transitioning to that new understanding can we as humanity and earthlings begin to solve the problems that are growing because of that old understanding.

The old understanding is based on control, coercion, and domination. This works fine with artificial systems, but not with all that is natural. Because of this old understanding, natural processes are increasingly disrupted. The longer the old understanding continues to rule this planet, the greater the problems will become in the natural processes of humans, animals, plants, and even the planet we live upon.

The “solutions” that are devised from the old understanding to counter these problems are counterproductive. Anyone who dares to look at these natural processes without prejudice will conclude that we are going in the wrong direction. These “solutions” only focus on the symptoms, not the causes. We can only see the real causes from the new understanding, because those causes come from our way of seeing.

I see it as my task to teach this New Understanding to everyone who is open to this. It is important to realize that the observer is not separate from what is observed. This perception is namely colored by the consciousness of the observer, who is usually unaware of this. Therefore, you get what you see. If you are ready for this New Understanding, then delve into Wholly Science.

What you see is what you get

However, if you believe that you should not need to learn this new understanding, then you apparently do not realize that because of your old understanding you are part of the problem. I myself prefer to be part of the solution.


Self-knowledge is key to the New Understanding

Without self-knowledge, no one is able to fathom reality. In the month of October, five different online self-knowledge workshops will again be offered. In total, participation in this series costs € 110. Wholly Science students from Level 2 get a 50% discount. Each participant will not only receive the corresponding e-books, but also the video recording of each workshop. Register quickly, because the number of participants is limited, and participation is in order of registration including payment.

Participate in five online self-knowledge workshops

9/11 is already 20 years ago

The bizarre events of 9/11 have awakened many people, and the current plandemic is waking up many more. Awake people realize that both are emergency measures from the old understanding. Therefore, let us annually celebrate 9/11 as the end of the old understanding, making room for the New Understanding.


New book on how to study the Bible

As I have emphasized many times before, the Bible is the most important book on this planet. However, those who believe even a word of it will never understand why it is the Word of God. Moreover, the Old Testament and the New Testament together form one whole, which I call the ‘Christian Truth’. The greatest barrier to getting through to this Christian Truth is laziness in general, and mental laziness in particular. A lazy person is called a “swine” in the Bible, and the profound spiritual truths hidden in the Biblical stories are compared to “pearls”. If you are not a lazy “swine”, and you do want to know how you can learn to find these “pearls” yourself, then order this 55th book from me (which is only available as an ebook). The first chapter is free of charge, and if indeed you are not a lazy “swine”, then the other six chapters are too.

Christian Truth : On how to study the Bible

Thank you for reading this Pateo Newsletter (and possibly also forwarding it, and/or republishing it).

With Love and Wisdom,

Johan Oldenkamp

Pateo.NL : Wholly Science (“The wholesome reunification of sound Science and solid Spirituality”)



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