Moral relativism is the belief that sends the message, “that which is true for me may not be true for you”; it is a subjective view of truth, and not an objective view of truth. If moral relativism is how we should live, and there is no right or wrong, then by extension, humans do not have rights either, because there are no wrongs that can be done against them. You cannot believe that we all have basic human rights while also believing that there is no right or wrong, for the latter is the foundation of the former, and negates the possibility of the human rights being built upon it. Beliefs about morality are the foundation of our experience within any particular societal structure; so if moral relativism is the foundation of a society that has no rights, then moral absolutism is the foundation of a society that does have rights.
Believing in moral relativism is an unconscious agreement that is projected out into the collective that states that you have no rights, for if you do not believe in a right or wrong, the collective will relate to you as if there is no right or wrong that can be done towards you. This belief grants your personal consent to living in a society that lacks basic rights for individuals, and to a police state which enforces this lack of basic human rights. Once the agreement has been made, via your belief that there is no right or wrong, you have added your consent to the collective unconscious, and by extension to your government, to remove any individual rights that you might think you still have, in the country in which you are dwelling. The government does not give you rights though, nor can it take them away, your beliefs are what cause that; governments simply reflect and enforce your beliefs, along with the beliefs of the overall collective unconscious.
However, if it is beneficial to have morality as the foundation of our society, this begs the question, whose moral absolutes should humanity collectively adhere to? The purity of the moral code that is believed in is also a factor in the individual rights that each person has, for if a person believes in a strictly left brained analytical, survival of the fittest based code, or a right brained religious zealotry, the government will likely reflect those imbalanced extremes back to them. But if the majority of people are psychologically whole, individuated, full of self-love, and utilizing their full brain for thinking, then they will experience an entirely different form of government that highlights individual rights and minimizes governmental interference; a sort of love based anarchy (an = without, arkhos = rulers), where the community’s sole purpose is to support the individual.
Do you wish to change your society, and by extension the world that you live in? If so, then you will first need to become extremely clear about what beliefs you have about right and wrong, and then decipher what messages that your beliefs may be sending out into the collective unconscious of humanity. Are they religious or dogmatic in nature? Do they stem from fear and survival needs? Are they morally superior? Do they attempt to control others in any way? If they are either left brain or right brain imbalanced, and include control of another for any reason, even for defensive purposes, you may need to do quite a bit of work on clearing your fearful feelings.
Second, after becoming clear about your conscious beliefs, and integrating the extremes of dualistic opposites that you find, you will then be able to look for any contradictory unconscious beliefs that may block your main desires for individual liberty, and then harmonize / neutralize them. This step is needed because most people have several unconscious contradictory belief patterns running at the same time as their conscious beliefs. These contradictory belief patterns are commonly known as “self-sabotage”, where we state that we want one thing, but then act in contradictory ways to our consciously stated goals, which sabotages the desired outcome. In self-sabotage, we are our own worst enemy, policing and blocking any attempts at leaving our illusory prison. We recommend EFT, Carl Jung’s shadow work process, and his individuation process for navigating these two steps; while your childhood is the source material for finding the roots of all of your limiting patterns and beliefs.
The core reason for our lack of sovereignty and personal power stem from our unconscious tendency of relating outside-in rather than inside-out. Unfortunately, we unconsciously relate as if the outside is a cause that can effect our internal state of being and quality of life. We therefore reason that if we can only imprint our version of order on the external collective, we will feel safe, free, and happy. We feel chaotic because we are trying to control the chaos of others, but it is the attempt to control the external chaos with our own flavor of order that causes our internal world to feel chaotic. If we were to stop trying to bring order to the external chaos, we would again experience our natural order from within, and allow the external chaos to be what it is.
We lose our individuality and become chaotic when we try to control the external chaos, but we do so anyways because we see the external chaos as overwhelming and frightening. This fear of the unknown chaos triggers us into trying to control and order it, which then causes our internal order/structure to become chaotic. In short, it is in trying to control the chaos that we become chaotic, but if we were to just be in our natural state of order, we would see the external chaos as a canvas in which we can create our desired experiences and outcomes.
The core payoff / hook that keeps us attempting to control the external world, is that if we stop controlling, then we will be easily controlled and in danger, however, the truth is, if we stop interfering with and controlling others, then we cannot be interfered with or controlled—life is our mirror. Ironically, the belief that controlling the external world keeps us safe, free, and happy has kept us dependent on the external world for our safety, freedom, and overall happiness.
Thus, the moral absolute that we must then adhere to in order to experience a life of safety, freedom, and happiness, a person must individuate from the collective puddle of unconscious thought, behavior, and sameness, to instead align themselves with Natural Law, as outlined in the Seven Hermetic Principles. To be aligned with Natural Law is to experience a life in which we are not afraid of the external chaos and thus attempting to control it, but one in which we embrace our internal order and project out onto the external canvas of chaos to create our own reality. Whereas in duality, we attempt to control our own reality by externalizing our focus from the outside-in, we can instead experience the unity pattern where we create our own reality from the inside-out. This is a subtle and yet profound shift in perspective that will increase our quality of life exponentially, and change the world we relate with even more.