God Versus Google: Is Google the New and Improved False God?
God Versus Google
Since my first blog post, I’ve had occasional articles that were viewed by many and other articles that no one saw. I’m definitely not a page rank queen. I love to write and am passionate about my topics. I hate choosing a word or title just so that Google will find my blog post attractive.
I’ve attended plenty of webinars, seminars, and teleconferences with each of the leaders claiming to reveal the secret desires of Google that allow one to become a worthy participant in his world. I’m quite certain Google is male; he’s not much different than the punishing male god or Santa Claus. These old contenders for the title of God have a new fighter in the ring. It is now God versus Google.
Quite frankly, I’m bored with it all. I’m becoming less attracted to the illusory world of Goggle with every passing day. It is just so 1500 BC.
I’ve felt this way before. I remember when I started my brick and mortar business, I learned all the rules of sales and advertising as spoken by the prophets of marketing; but then at some point, I said, “Screw this.” I did my own thing, and I did just fine.
Then there was the stock market. I started off thinking that I was too green to make money. I bought the courses and followed the stock market angels, and I lost money. Then I trashed the courses and followed my heart, and I’ve done fine ever since.
When I had kids, someone gave me Dr. Spock’s book. I didn’t fall for that false god. He was an ass. How can a man tell a woman when to feed her child? That is a really big ego. So I did have the potential to spot a fake some of the time.
Nevertheless, I still wondered if some people had the answers that I needed. I went through a religious phase where I tested out a variety of religions, but eventually the repetition, rules, and rituals made me lose interest.
Once again, I learned that I had to find my own way. That perfect way was in my heart if I just listened and paid attention to my feelings. I realized that I didn’t need others to tell me the truth. But I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that I kind of wanted someone to.
The wheel of life kept turning giving me yet another chance to step up my game. Google steps in to play the role of the false god whose job is to remind me that no one outside of me has a power greater than the power I have within. Once again, I almost fell for the tricky false-god scam.
When I started blogging, I didn’t own the web, but plenty of people found my articles. But then I started listening to experts in SEO, and my mind said I didn’t have the internet knowledge to please Google. My mind was dishing up an old pattern, but we rarely notice our own mental blinders. They are just too familiar. Typical to the pattern, I was doing just fine following my heart, and then I started listening to others because their charisma, strong beliefs, and logic offered what appeared to be proof that they knew the secret rules or had the magic potion.
I was really beginning to feel that I had to follow the SEO kings to get Google’s love and respect. Just about everyone agreed with me. But I also realized that if I had to write in an unnatural way to get Google’s attention, I really didn’t want it.
Absurdity — The Moment of Change
It is a very strange thing. The pattern in my mind had finally reached its greatest level of absurdity. It suddenly occurred to me that for thousands of years, people could not offer the patriarchal false gods what they wanted. No matter how good people tried to be, they were still afflicted with problems, diseases, and hard work. They were promised a reward when they reached the promised land or died. But they struggled and stressed for their whole life with only a half-baked promise from a judging, punishing dictator who never told the truth or kept his promises. It never occurred to them that they were more loving, honest, and kind than the god they worshipped. They projected their own love and power on the false god and could not see reality.
Who benefits from a system of fear-based authority? Not a real, unconditionally loving God. No, the rich and powerful authority figures in government and big business benefit. You don’t see these false god authorities postponing their joy. Why? They have the secret that the false god is and always has been an illusion, a damn good story that people have accepted as true for thousands of years because they are afraid to challenge it.
The false gods (and there have been many) never want creative ideas, intuition, emotions, or feelings; they want output and obedience. They want people who all think alike. They hate rebels and free thinkers. And today, google’s keyword detector and algorithms are just another perfectly-crafted false god.
If you ask people what Google really wants, they say good content that is valuable to its readers. Great answer, but it is not true. Google wants keyword-driven crap that its spiders can find that feed the never-ending desires of the masses who click on Google Ads for plastic surgery, viagra, porn, and soul mates. Google can’t detect passion or caring or love for the written word. Google can’t detect real love or beauty. The robots may have gotten smarter, but robot-like intellect will never have heart.
Google, King of the Fake World
How would Google rate a Picasso or a Mozart? By what people said about it. If people liked the Picasso, Google would like it too. How would Google rate a great theatrical performance. Google would look for awards and reviews. Google would not watch the performance and feel the energy. It can’t. Google could perhaps rate the pitch of a singer, but it can’t rate his or her passion and entertainment value.
Like his predecessor, the punishing God, Google rates the activities, the output, the contribution to its bottom line, and the devotion to it over the competition without evaluating the intention or passion behind the action. And people who lack compassion for others, who live in the intellect, who live for the bottom line do exactly the same thing.
Is this not a pure reflection of our mass consciousness as fueled by government and big business? We are good if we work hard, serve the system, and don’t break the rules. We’re good, but we’re dead inside. To be creative in this world, you must be a rebel. And being a rebel wears you down. The blindly obedient masses flash their false bravado in your face constantly trying to get you back in the box. And while they’ve got your attention, they try to get you to follow their particular false god giving their team a little more power. Stay with me, and I’ll give you the real secret.
Knowledge Replaces Wisdom
We buried our Garden of Eden wisdom when we entered the illusory world of the knowledge of good and evil. Knowledge is always acquired outside of us. It comes from others who sometimes pretend to have the secrets to pleasing God and know what is right for us. Most of those people since the beginning of history have had an agenda. Those who want us to obey their beliefs must make our wisdom or creative urges wrong or bad.
Now don’t get me wrong, knowledge is not bad. And I’m certainly not sorry that Eve ate that apple. I suspect that Eden eventually got boring. You can only watch fruit grow for so long before you want something new.
But, back to knowledge. If I want to learn to play guitar, I want to gain the knowledge from another who already knows the techniques of guitar playing. But the artistry must come from me. I needed the knowledge of how to make a stock trade, but what to trade is better left for my inner wisdom. I need to know the rules of grammar, but what and how I write must come from my heart. Google can either be a trap, a closed-loop system, or it can be a code that is meant to be used or broken by creative minds.
The Birth of the False Gods
Let’s try and understand this pattern from the perspective of esoteric wisdom. It was said that a long time ago, people’s minds were clear and their hearts were pure. Anyone could think something, and it would manifest easily. Life was simple so people’s requests were probably things like dinner or a new stone for the yard. Nevertheless, people were happy and thought earth was a paradise because their desires were fulfilled. They enjoyed and trusted each other. They didn’t have problems, disease, war, or pollution. They just had experiences.
This was a very democratic time in the purest sense even though there were no leaders. In fact, it seems that disagreements were few because people wanted everyone to do well and everyone followed their heart. Everyone was equal. If you were the cook, you were equal to the healer or storyteller. Every person was essential.
But suddenly, it is said that the idea of leadership emerged. Leaders devised new rules or knowledge that they did not pass on to everyone else. They were powerful, not because they were more essential or special, but because they had secrets. Their biggest secrets were about what the almighty and powerful, punishing God wanted. They also made up the idea that God was pissed off at everyone but them. They would make up rules that served their personal interests and then portray those rules to be the best for everyone. The rules dictated what was good and what was evil in God’s eyes and ears. No one noticed that the leaders were never evil in their own rulebook.
We see this pattern today in government officials who don’t pay for their criminal acts and priests who rape boys but just have to go to confession. Consequently, the leaders were (and are today) free from the guilt and shame that tends to drag ordinary people down.
Back to Google Versus God
The people felt confused by the new rules because they had lived without human rules for a long time. They always communicated with the divine directly. But they were innocent. They couldn’t imagine that anyone would deceive them because they didn’t have a concept of deception. So they trusted the leaders. Slowly this created the great divide between the rich and powerful and the common man.
Just like these false leaders (also called lords and gods), Google makes the rules of what is good and evil on the internet; and they don’t share those rules with everyone. If you don’t follow the secret rules, you can get banished or remain invisible to them. Your voice isn’t heard. Have you noticed, you can’t talk to Google. There is no phone number to call. The old man in the throne is now a giant CPU, same principal updated for modern times.
Google has power because they have secrets. The elite is elevated by stories, secrets, and beliefs that are sold as true and powerful beyond measure. If you become part of their inner circle, you grow rich along with them. The high priests of SEO are erupting all over the place saying, “I have the secret Google rules, follow me, and you’ll get to the land of plenty.” They are today’s Moses; they get you to follow them by promising the kingdom while you wander around in the desert for decades.
But the joke is on the false gods in the end, because our heart won’t follow them. Our mind follows and obeys false gods, but our heart sees right through them. The real God Versus Google battle is nothing more than the same old battle of the mind versus the heart. The true God doesn’t have any rules because when people follow their heart, they never harm another.
Who is Our Mind Following?
The false god’s domain of the mind is based on the power of numbers. That is why so many religions force people into joining. It is why governments want lots of taxpayers. If you have the most followers, you have the most power. Are you thinking Facebook or Twitter? And look who has the power? Kim Kardashian, Lady Gaga, and Justin Bieber. That will make you sleep good at night.
Why do we waste time following someone who can walk a runway or sing in tune wearing a meat suit? Why do we choose leaders that I’d not hire to babysit my children? Because we have been brainwashed into believing that we should NOT follow our own inner wisdom (our heart). We been trained that we don’t have the answers. We’ve been told that the answers are outside of us in someone else’s mind. And we believed it. We think we have to join them because we can’t beat them.
These ancient archetypes are funny things. They don’t change because people continue to believe them and honor them. They don’t challenge them. People today are still running from pastor to priest, from guru to master, to find out what in the hell God wants from them, and it has been thousands of years since Moses first declared he had the secrets that he obviously didn’t have. Likewise, we run from SEO king to SEO high priest without ever finding the answers. Each time we put Google and its minion on a pedestal above our inner wisdom, we give them more of our true power. And if we give Google our power, we have to follow its stupid, secret rules.
Nothing will change until we recognize the causal mental pattern and stop giving our life force to people and organizations who are nothing more than damn good manipulators. It is a pattern that has existed since the beginning of history (or his story). We can take back that power and drop those wimpy, little false gods back to earth where they have to get rid of their man dresses and put pants on one leg at a time.
It is Time to Follow Our Hearts
We have to start trusting our guts and our hearts once again. History has proven, that those who say they know the secret rules, usually don’t. And the minute we get that their power is false, a mere belief in our mind, it starts losing power. And we can let that belief go and drop their little elite asses back into reality.
Google has the answer to Google’s success. They are winning while others are losing. That is a sign that they are a false god. A true God (or true Self) wants everyone to win. And when you apply that criteria, you can always see behind the curtain.
All the religions give us enough truth to validate our instincts. Treat others like you want to be treated, strive for unconditional love, and follow your heart is really all any person needs. I’ve never found a false god that followed its own rules.
I can’t imagine standing before a real God, and he says “Cathy! You followed your heart. You tried to make life easier for others. You spoke the truth. You loved people unconditionally. If you had just lit a candle in church, I could let you into heaven. And damn you were so close, but you wouldn’t use those keywords.” All the pomp and circumstance is just theatrics designed to make us think those guys in dresses are more important than us. Oh, I’ll admit. I do love Ru Paul. But the Pope’s red shoes have got to go. Sooner or later Toto will pull open the curtain and reveal that Google is yet another little man with a big ego.
The more I follow my heart and decide from its calm, quiet place, the more life just works. Following another’s rules, even if they are Google, never feels satisfying even if I do get a moment of success. So I’ll write what I am passionate about, give what I’ve got to give without withholding secrets for the big money-making product, and I’ll do it because I love to do it. I’ll trust that those who want or need a reminder that they are worthy and have all of their own answers will find their way through the Google maze to me. Because people with false god-fearing minds don’t understand what the hell I’m writing about anyway.
Few people notice that faith in the false gods has never worked; in fact, it has moved people further and further from the very heaven it promised. It gets back to that old definition of stupidity where we do the same thing over and over again even though we don’t get results.
We didn’t do anything wrong, and we aren’t being punished by god. The ancient esoteric wisdom makes that clear. People with authority punish. God is a concept that gives voice to the power of unconditional love. That is how the ancient initiates used the word. It referred to the pure life force that makes the plants grow and the baby grow from two cells into an adult. Google, judges, policemen, and priests all punish because they are false gods. False gods punish like snakes bite. We covered up our truth and love with their beliefs because we were so innocent and trusting that we didn’t see the deception. How can innocence ever be bad? It can’t.
But just because our innocent Self fell for a trap or two doesn’t mean we have to stay in the trap. And when we emerge, we are enlightened to the trap; and we never fall again. The trap, in fact, made us stronger, wiser, and freer.
The real SEO keyword is that we covered our truth, we didn’t lose it. We still have it in our hearts, and we always have. As for Google, the most powerful esoteric wisdom said that when you become invisible to the illusory gods or their obedient minions, you are finally losing the tree of knowledge of good and evil and returning to the wisdom of the tree of life. You’ve found your kingdom. Welcome home!
Cathy Eck discovered esoteric wisdom through life circumstances and studying ancient mythology, initiation, and symbolism. She shares everything she discovers freely, and mentors people on a donation/ability-to-pay basis.