Cohabiting with a Monkey
July 4, 2012
Planet of the Apes
Is soul-body duality still relevant?
Or is it more relevant than ever?
by Henry Makow Ph. D.
I have a confession to make. I've been living with a monkey for most of my life.
I call him "Curious George." (He is very curious to me.) We're an odd couple. He is always posturing and foraging. I try to keep him in check.
His vulgarity is a constant embarrassment. It seems that at a young age, his mind was corrupted (programmed.)
When he sees a fertile female, he doesn't see a human being. He sees a hypothetical sexual partner. He's thinking, "Wow, she's cute." This is "Sex-obsessed George."
When his best friends suffer some misfortune, he does feel compassion. But there is a tinge of satisfaction. This is "Schadenfreude George." Or should I say, "Insecure George?"
Paradoxically, George is not a jealous monkey. He accepts that there are smarter, more talented, more hard-working monkeys, who are more deserving than him.
Sometimes I think of George as an airplane and I am his pilot. I have to fuel him up at least three times a day, clean his cabin and empty his toilets. I change his oil about once a week. Sometimes his batteries wear down so "I" take a nap.
I sit in the cockpit in front of a computer screen. George wants a drink. George needs stimulation. George is always "wanting" something.
This is "Bean-counter George." He tries to increase his store of coupons (called "money", very useful for acquiring food.) He also thrives on getting recognition from other monkeys and gets quite angry if they act like, well ....monkeys!
George lives on a planet that has been overrun by his kind. It is a large zoo without cages. He is surrounded by bad examples. It's "cohabiting with six billion monkeys."
The planet is ruled by a clique of evil monkeys who "corrupt in order to control." They don't want simians like George challenging their supremacy.
Everywhere George looks, he is encouraged to be his worst.
Porn, violence, greed etc. are pushed in his face. George rarely gets accurate information or sees positive role models.
I try to shield him from all the filth and instead, expose him to truth and uplifting experiences.
I wish I had home-schooled him. He wasted most of his life listening to other monkeys.
WHO IS GEORGE?
As you have probably guessed, George is an animal that has served as the vehicle for my consciousness for some 62 years. I figure he's got about 18-25 years left before he expires and I must hitch another ride.
(Apparently, the Creator has chosen this method of self-expression: Inject Himself into a higher Primate and hope the seed will grow. Unfortunately this plant primate is in some danger.)
George is definitely not the virile young ape he once was. There are many signs of wear and decline.
George is so demanding that I often forget I am not him. That distinction is what distinguishes me from an ape. It's what makes me "human."
The whole cosmic drama takes the form of domesticating our ape vehicles. I must regularly unplug the "George" computer. I want soul to experience itself instead of George.
I must increase consciousness through meditation, prayer and reading the New Testament. "The Lord is thy shepherd. Thou shalt not want." Hear that, George!?
Our would-be masters want to erase the idea of God consciousness. If we are just animals, they (not God) will shape and control us.
I wish George were more like a horse. Horses are vehicles by nature. They are graceful, peaceful and take direction.
I think God would like us to be more horse-like. It's a step toward becoming more like Him!
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