TO BEE OR NOT TO BEE, WHAT IS TO BE?
To bee or not to bee, a honey bee that is, also called the hymenoptera family. Hymenoptera comes from the Greek words hymen meaning membrane, and ptera meaning wings. The honey bees are a highly social insect, which produce their own environmentally safe home for up to 20,000 to 60,000 bees. They work together peacefully in a well ordered collaborative environment. Each bee belongs to one of three groups called castes. These castes are queens, drones, and workers. The queen will produce two million eggs in her life time. The queen has a stinger without a barb, allowing her to sting multiple times. Humm, then you have the drones that have no stinger. Their sole purpose in life is to mate with the queen. How many men would like to be a drone? But many drones at the end of the season are considered nonessential, and are driven from the hive to die a lonely death. Then you have the worker bees who are sterile females. They do all the house cleaning, temperature regulation, collecting pollen and nectar, and of course defending the hive. These bees have a straight barbed stinger. When a worker bee stings someone, the stinger is ripped out of their abdomen killing the bee. A most intriguing aspect of the honey bee is their hive, the honeycomb. The comb is a hexagon perfectly consistent in its shape. The cells are a precise distance apart, depending on use for food or a nursery area for young bees. How can the honey bee be so intelligent when their brain is the size of a sesame seed? Why is it bees can solve complex mathematical problems which might take computers days to solve. How did the bees learn their waggle dance, and what is the purpose for this bee dance? Search this. Why are the bees now disappearing? What intelligence do they have? What message do they have for humans? How do the bees know what to do and when to do it? Who taught them the social order in which to live? Perhaps if, this were understood humans could learn from the bee. What is the social nature of humans?
History books present Aristotle was one of the first to study bees, but it was actually Socrates who began the study after being stung in the forehead, while teaching in the marketplace of Athens. What can be learned here? How can bees carry such intelligence from birth?
What is the difference between a bee and a human? Is the bee born with innate intelligence, to know what their purpose in life is to be? Why is the bee born with this knowledge on how to create an environmentally safe home that is not detrimental to the earth?
It brings about the question; are humans also born with innate intelligence? Throughout my years of studying human behavior, it appears that humans are copies of their environment or are they? Take, for example, feral children, or called a wild child. The boy raised by wolves. Another boy raised by sheep. Not just boys, what about the Hungarian bear girl? The list goes on and on. How do these children learn language? Is it the language of the wolf, sheep, and bear? Look at the study of Noam Chomsky who spoke of the innate capacity for children in learning languages. Not all agree with his findings, but his research goes deep into the human abilities.
I asked the question, are humans a copy of their environment? Why do these children take on the characteristics of the animals that raised them? You can study abusive parents and find their children often become abusive parents. What about an alcoholic parent, how often do the children become alcoholics? I can’t tell you how many times I have heard someone say to me, “I am angry because my mother was an angry person. I am depressed because my father was depressed. I cannot stay in a relationship because my mother married five times.”
Are children a copy of their parents and or environment? If they are copies what about their innate intelligence? Is it that bees just copy each other? How can a bee begin its purpose starting at day one? If a bee has innate intelligence, then certainly a human must have innate intelligence. But where is it as a whole? Why can a bee create an environmentally safe home and humans do not?
Look at our educational system. A child begins school, they are taught to read and then tested on what they read. A child is not taught if the book is correct or incorrect, no they are taught to memorize the content of the book. Is this not teaching a child to be a copy of the book? What about a college student who is studying history? What if he or she were to read a history book and be tested on the book? What if, during the exam, the student wrote on his test page this history is bulls—t. It is all a lie. What are the chances the student would fail the test? Is it that children and young adults are praised for being a copy, and punished for using their innate intelligence? As a philosopher I have looked at the different types of philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, logic, ethics, and aesthetics. I do not prescribe to any one particular philosophy. Years ago, when I began studying philosophy my Chinese teacher would reveal, “Oh, but the philosophies of the world simply keep one in the world. The philosophy of the innate keeps one in universal wonder.”
It reminded me of the statement Socrates made, “Wisdom begins in Wonder.”
How does a person break out of the mold society, parents, and teachers have placed them in? How can a person begin living their innate intelligence without accepting punishment? Many times I see people try to move out of their expected role in life, only to walk into a wall of judgment and condemnation. How many then turn around and walk right back where they came from saying to themselves, I knew I would be punished? They bow their head and pray for deliverance (symbolically of course or maybe not). How many are making a decision to stay in their mold, at the same time asking God, angels, the universe, or something in-between to take away the pain? Can one actually walk out of their mold and not tolerate abuse? Can a person use their innate intelligence to walk away from harm? Perhaps God, angels, or the universe is not delivering you out of suffering, because it is waiting for you to walk out of your mold that has inhibited innate intelligence from being fully known in your conscious mind? Be as you wish you were. Educate yourself out of the illusion of mass hypocrisy. Innate intelligence is aware of where you came from and where you are going. Innate intelligence knows the pathway, the journey, and the joy of the journey. Like the bee, you are born with innate intelligence.
The question can be asked, why is it so hard for a human to live one’s own innate intelligence, and be so easy for a bee? Could it be the bee is living in its own complete natural environment? Could it be humans do not belong here in this dimension of evolutionary cycles? Could it be that the innate intelligence of humans becomes blindsided, trapped in an illusion because the innate intelligence of humans does not resonate with the third dimensional animalistic life frequency?
Is it possible for a human to empower their full innate intelligence? Yes, but how many are willing to do the work it will take. How many allow themselves to learn what is being taught to them? How many are willing to set aside their painful beliefs to understand there is an enhanced way to ascend out of this illusion. How many are willing to listen, to hear, to feel, to bond, or to love?
So what is to be? What is to be with your life, your purpose, your plan? How many justify their existence by saying, “Because of what I have experienced in life it has made me what I am today.”
Some time ago a person came up to me after an Intensive and made this statement to me. I asked them, “Is this why you are bitter, angry and resentful?”
“No,” they said, “it is because of the events that have occurred in my life that made me what I am today.”
“Yes,” I replied, “bitter, angry and resentful.”
How many define themselves by the events that have occurred in their life because of living in a mold? What if the mold is the illusion? What if the illusion is the mold? Could this be why humans want so much to copy each other? Could this be why plagiarism is so dominant? Could this be why when one comes up with an original idea they are copied by others who claim to have the original idea? Could this be why so many want to be a copy of someone else? Perhaps they want to be a copy of their teacher. Perhaps they are so discontent with their own life; they try to live the life of another, being a copy of another. Can one become an original human? If yes, what will it take? What will it take for one to become an original human? No longer copying your parents, teachers, or society’s suffering, but being your own true individual. What will it take to live your dream? What will it take to walk your path? What will it take to respond to the home of the heart? If you can answer these questions, then that is what it will take.
Corporations make over ten billion dollars a year in selling antidepressants to millions just in the United States. Could it be the corporations have an invested interest in keeping you in your mold? Could it be you have been taught to protect your mold with your life? Could it be you are an exemplary corporate citizen?
I had a woman tell me that she decided to start taking antidepressants, so she could compose herself to go to her family reunion. I asked her, “Wouldn’t it be wiser not to go to the family reunion and not take antidepressants?”
“Oh no,” she replied. “My mother would never forgive me if I did not show up.”
“You must be the perfect daughter. You are just like your mother.”
“Oh, thank you Hossca. What a marvelous thing to say.” She did not get it.
Once years ago, when I was hiking in the mountains of Colorado I came upon an older man who told me, “A wise man must know where he came from, in order to know where he is going.”
He did not give me a chance to ask him what he meant, he just kept walking. The next time I met with my Chinese Teacher for my Tai Yi lesson, I asked him the meaning of this statement. He replied, “If ones do not know where they come from, they do not know self. If they do not know self, then how can they know where they are going?”
Do you know where you came from? Please do not give a copout answer, I came from God, or I came from the universe. Do you know where you came from? Not, what do you believe where you came from, but do you know where you came from? Is it theory or fact? But then ones will state how can it ever be fact? Must not fact be proven? Must not fact be accepted by the majority? Indeed, many years ago the majority believed the earth was flat. It was considered a fact because the majority believed it so, and “important people” with titles said it was so. Can the fact of where you came from be known by the progression of becoming your innate self? One can follow in their social given mold and defend their right for self abuse. One can argue for the right of self abuse, “important people” with titles will ensure you believe self abuse is a fact of life, and then give you a pill to hide from it. To bee or not to bee, what is to be? Socrates asked a long time ago, “When the knowledge is taught, are the students listening?”