In order to maintain its societal coherence, pyramidal collective intelligence has created its own doxa — a set of unquestionnable beliefs shared by everyone. Ownership represents one of the most powerful ones. We believe that we actually own something: a piece of land, an animal, an object, etc. Owning implicitely tells us that we can do anything we want on it: use it, sell it, destroy it, exploit it, transform it, etc. Most people see ownership and property as a natural trait of human nature. Even the Universal Declaration of Human Rights considers property as a universal right.
From the perspective of consciousness, ownership represents a transitionary step on the evolutionary ladder of a human being. A spiritually grown human being doesn’t feel interested in possessing something. He.she embraces reality as a continuous flow of things that come and go according to the needs and desires.
Given that property stands at the heart of pyramidal collective intelligence societies, most people don’t go beyond this stage in their personal journey, as nothing encourages them to do so. One remains entangled in the social thread of his.her time. Those who want to pursue their spiritual journey and walk the path to freedom realize the illusory aspect of property and possession. They become conscious of the archaic mechanisms of fear and separation that drive the need to own.
So I have nothing against ownership. It exists as a step on the evolutionary ladder. Because I live in a society that has put ownership at the core of its belief system, I have to adapt and make pragmatic choices. I don’t need to own something to use it, and even if I legally own something, I don’t have to buy into the belief system. For instance if I legally owned a land or a house, I would consider myself as a transitory steward of the place.