by Elle - Dec 2, 2015
We know something is up. We sense the flow of life has somehow been impeded. We can see it in the forlorn eyes of our fellows. We may be doubting our existence and our purpose. To be sure, in this state of ennui it’s wise to be vigilant, as doubt is actually a belief in what it doesn’t believe in—just more confusion we don’t need.
We watch surreal events unfold in our communities that throttle the freedoms we once knew, and we stare befuddled. So many have become a passive audience in a merry-go-round attendant’s dearth of meaning scenario. Dullness, an enemy of all sentient beings, has captured our non-attention.
With increasing frequency we are shown how speaking our truth in public has actually become a criminal act, while shouting fire in a crowded theatre somehow carries less offense. Have you noticed the strong recoil when the
words “the rights of the individual” are mentioned? And, how many realize that anyone can be taken away and jailed, no reason given?
Can you believe that?
While attempting to deal with these harsh realities, we are concurrently targeted with weapons of mass distraction which play an increasingly oppressive role in keeping our consciousness stunted and held in check. We are swept away by the sights, sounds, and sensations of a chaotic culture in a death quest for external stability, on a terra that’s not firma.
Meanwhile, those who engineer the materialism train prey upon the malaise of a sleeping population. They enchant them to exchange money for objects promising to quell all manner of existential pain, while sucking their energy to force repeat sales. They know that self satisfied and aware people are not primary players, as they have no need to habitually buy things to feel better about their psyche, their bodies, their partners, or their lives.
When we go contrary to intrinsic values, we often search for validation to justify our choices. These days it is ever so easy to sneak the Twinkie.Finding a group or book that promotes putting our head in the sand as a way to enlightenment, placates the childish among us; as the absence of giraffes in our back yard is surely due to our focused intention of an invisible fence.
Combine that with a “whatever” attitude based on a promised rescue by a _____ (a “save your” goes here), and it’s easy to see it’s a Hobson’s Choice world, serving the I don’t know and I don’t dare.
It’s time to decide,
to be or not to be
a do be or a don’t be.
As C. S. Lewis so aptly noted, “No clever arrangement of bad eggs ever made a good omelet.” Political Correctness or “coercive cooperation” is an oxymoron. It is tragic so many have such a difficult time seeing this and begs the question, have we given up our Godspark, our true essence of authority and freedom? If so, to whom? Our immediate challenge is to locate our own worthiness, not expect the group or the world to fill in our blanks. Like being assigned a prom date, feigning acceptance is a lie and feigning enjoyment is a farce. Like water, truth always wins in the end.
We realize that our programmed ways of dealing with life are somehow falling short. Certainly rational thinking is necessary to address the challenges we face, though at this point it may not be enough. As time and events are speeding up exponentially, our brains are being taxed to keep up. It is clear that those who rely exclusively on rational thought will be left by the wayside. Like a wind up toy stuck churning against a wall, their thought processes alone will not be enough to keep up in a world of increasing chaos. What then is away out?
At this juncture, it is wise to raise the bar in developing our intuitive faculties to amplify information gathering and decision making. We can learn to discern subtle changes in our feeling states and begin to trust firsthand observations and hunches, without the need of some authority to confirm them. We can gain competency by sharing our perceptions with others and improve their accuracy through practice and feedback. More than ever, it is necessary to trust what we perceive and look beyond what we’re told to focus on, as this can be a trap to control and divert our awareness.
In our quest to live an authentic life, we can begin by honoring the wonderful divinity and uniqueness of ourselves as individuals, without which no partnerships or groups are possible. Free societies stay free by remembering that the sanctity of each person is where liberty begins. As individuals, we have more power than we know. The power of one is the pioneer, the artist, the entrepreneur, the inventor, the leader, and with another ONE is a partnership that can shift the local community and the world. We are indeed, all ONE’s.
Energy and possibilities are the fuel to keep us moving. We can foster activities that strengthen the spirit. We can operate in service to one another by developing strong loving communities made up of conscious and courageous individuals not afraid to tell the truth, who stand by their principles regardless of the latest fad, group mandate, or sticky wicket.
We know that when we stand for ourselves we stand for others. Today there is no leader, we are all leaders who can focus our energy on freedom for all people. We know that a critical mass is necessary for our planet to be liberated to a new way of living and being. That starts with becoming our own save-your and living our truth with our eyes on the prize. It’s time to skip the reruns, let’s create new ONE’s.
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