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Covid-19 and Global Transformation—We Are “No Longer In Kansas!” Part IV

The global battle with Covid-19 seems to be another layer or wedge added to the growing polarity (socially, economically, politically) so evident in the world today.

Metaphorically, Covid-19 can be thought of as an infection of mind brought on by the contagion of fear, whipped into a frenzy by the polarity of sides taken: Democrat/Republican, Globalist/Nationalist, Pro-Trump/Anti-Trump, Pro Vaccine/Anti-Vaccine, etc. etc….and it is so seductive to focus upon, engage with and “take-a-stand” somewhere along that spectrum of polarity!

It is one thing to stay informed about all that is going on in the world, but certainly another thing when the news (and its polarity-creating sensationalism) whips up the emotions, creating reactions of fear, anger, blame, panic, etc.

As I mentioned in the previous post, besides the intense polarity that is going on in the world, there also seems to be an undercurrent of subtle vibrations that are moving through the Earth at this time.

These “subtle vibrations” can be felt in sharp contrast with the polarity that is raging in the world. For me, connecting with this underlying current is like remaining in the “eye-of-the-storm,” where the mind and emotions remain quiet, unperturbed by the “storm” of polarity raging all around.

The point that I am making here is that, during these outwardly tumultuous times, brought on by the threat of Covid-19, humanity as a whole has an unprecedented opportunity to connect with and feel the exquisitely subtle and yet transformative underlying currents of the Primal Bliss Resonance.

In my opinion, the intensity of the polarity storm has made it easier to viscerally access our “center,” the “eye-of-the-storm” where body, mind, spirit remain focused, still…held in resonance with the Bliss Vibration.

All that is required is to feel deeply into your center. The Bliss Resonance is strong during this time and can be connected with more readily if you make up your mind to disengage with polarity (of blaming, shaming, judging, etc.).

Polarity is strong, seductive, enticing and the mind and life force can easily succumb to its siren call…if we allow it to. Just understand that there is another “Voice” that is making itself known to you right alongside the crude belching of polarity. This other “Voice” is an upwelling of the Bliss Resonance calling you home to center!

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Covid-19 and Global Transformation—We Are “No Longer In Kansas!” Part III

The Covid-19 Pandemic has given rise to a whole spectrum of reactions and narratives: from outbursts of fearful reactivity to creative and helpful responsiveness. In a sense, our reactions to Covid-19 can be thought of as a kind of individual and global litmus test of our psyches and emotional maturity.

In other words, where do we place our attention and energies when faced with the threat of Covid-19? Where do we go emotionally? Do we lash out in fear, blame, reactivity, panic? Do we get emotionally and energetically shut down? Or do we respond creatively by focusing on steps that are within our power to take now and in the days/weeks ahead?

Although there is understandably a great deal of fear and anxiety “in the air,” there is also a massive amount of positivity that can be witnessed and felt. Individuals and businesses are “stepping up” in so many creative and helpful ways.

The internet and social media has made it possible to witness and experience—from the relative isolation of our living spaces—the global spectrum of reactions, from very dark to transcendently light.

I suppose the important question is, “Where does our individual attention and energy fall on the spectrum of reactions?” There is something that I’m noticing.

The degree of polarity in the world, that has always been present (politically, socially, economically, racially, religiously, etc.), has risen to a fever pitch as I’ve never seen before. Covid-19 seems to be just another layer that has been added to the “mix,” further polarizing those who are stuck on the “seesaw” of emotional reactivity.

To me there also seems to be an undercurrent of an exquisitely fine vibration that is becoming more and more apparent even as the polarity in the world gets wider and wider. Sides are being taken, lines are being drawn, an inner and outer war of cosmic proportions is being staged!

What is this “fine vibration?” It can be felt as a thread-like vibration running up and down the central channel of the spine. It imparts a most delicious sensation of upliftment, of balance and centeredness!

This vibration has always been available, but to me, especially during these times, there seems to have been an uptick in its amplitude, making it much easier to feel…if I do not get caught up in the “trap” of polarity.

In a sense, the strong polarity that is raging in the world is like a monstrous storm that can easily suck up all our time, energy and life force if we attach to any part its polarity. However, because the intensity of the “storm” is so fast-spinning, it makes it easier to viscerally locate “center” when we choose to focus upon and move towards our central core,  the “eye-of-the-storm.”

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Covid-19 and Global Transformation—We Are “No Longer In Kansas!” Part II

There is a global/collective focus on Covid-19 that has caught the attention of the entire world, holding us mesmerized by the “invisible” threat that it represents. Strangers, neighbors, relatives, all pose as potential carriers of this “unseen enemy.” And so we hunker down, shelter-in-place, doing our best to adjust to a life that will not be “business-as-usual” for the unforeseeable future.

As mentioned in the previous post, I believe there is so much more going on below the surface than what is presented by our collective focus and fight with Covid-19.

In my opinion, although this pandemic is not an “extinction level” event, it does represent a global “wake-up” call, a “shot-across-the-bow” so-to-speak.

It is a full-on “Stop!”…a kind of “two-by-four” across the head that is meant to shake us out of the collective trance that keeps us walking in lock-step with the insatiable corporate machines of avarice and greed! Like vampiric entities, they feed upon our life force!

In a bizarre kind of way, Covid-19 is perhaps Nature’s way of saying, “Stop the madness now!” We have gone so far down the tracks of our collective psychoses, so deeply out of balance with Nature and Spirit that it seems to require a severe shaking to stop us in our tracks! Will we listen? Will we reevaluate our directions in life? That is for each of us to ponder.

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Covid-19 and Global Transformation—We Are “No Longer In Kansas!” Part I

I can imagine that for many of you, these times of massive uncertainty (brought on by the threat of Covid-19) did not come so much as a surprise or shock, but rather with a recognition and knowingness of what this time in history represents: global transformation!

There is a sense that the “other shoe has dropped,” and that we are “no longer in Kansas” so-to-speak! We may not have known how this “event” would show up, but there has been an intuitive sense that this is what we have been waiting for, that this is what all our dreams and visions have been pointing towards.

Also, like many of you, I believe there is so much more going on beneath the surface than what is represented by Humanity’s collective focus upon and battle with Covid-19. To me, Covid-19 is a creation of Humanity’s inability or unwillingness to heal the collective inner darkness brought on by the “viruses” of anger, hatred, greed, fear and violence.

There is an overload (built up through generations) of dark and toxic energies that must be collectively purged before healing can take place. All that we have refused to face and heal within ourselves has now manifested outwardly in a form that we can now point our finger towards and label as “enemy,” but in so doing, we miss the opportunity to understand the part we have each played in creating an outer representation, an “unseen enemy,” of what we so fear and refuse to acknowledge within ourselves.

Of course the virus represents a very real threat and must be dealt with to minimize suffering and death, but the point that I am making here is that it would be a pity to not “get” the unique opportunity that is presented side-by-side with the threat.

Things are not meant to return back to “normal,” back to the insane imbalance and collective hypnosis that keeps us blind and unaware of all the trauma and societal toxins that are being brought to the surface during this time.

If defeating this “unseen enemy” represents a return to our “normal” state of imbalance with Nature, with ourselves and others, then this “victory” would be short-lived. It would have served to only drive the darkness back into the gaping hole of our wounded selves.

Out-of-sight and out-of-mind, the “unseen enemy” is given carte blanche to fester and grow until it resurfaces with ever-greater velocity and force, to inject its venom once again into its unsuspecting host!

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Surviving the Meltdown – Conspiracy of Time

This is a repost of an article I wrote over 10 years ago. The information seems to be even more timely now considering all that is transpiring across the globe with the fears and concerns regarding the Covid-19 global pandemic.

The following post with Higher Self addresses the “Zeitgeist,” or spirit of the times. It also speaks of the dream nature of time itself.

Global catastrophes, economic meltdowns, viral pandemics, World War III, etc., etc. are ominous threats that seem to loom just on the horizon, all adding to the dreaded fear that many people feel so very closely at this time. Surviving the meltdown is part of the zeitgeist of this particular era as we move closer to 2012 (as can be witnessed by the many websites and books that address this topic of survival). And yet there is also a feeling held by a growing number of individuals throughout the world that much of the upheaval is part of the birthing process of a New Consciousness, a frequency shift in our evolution as Co-Creators moving towards higher dimensions of Being.

Changes are happening quickly on the macro as well as the micro levels. Old belief systems that no longer serve you, both spiritual and secular, are crumbling–as they must–in order for the souls living during this time to progress beyond the hypnotic spell cast upon humanity asleep in the illusions of time and caught in the narrow dimensions of ego identity.

As fearful egos lost in the maelstrom of time, there seems to be no end to the ongoing nightmare of suffering, and yet a Great Awakening is upon the world as individuals begin to shake in resonance with the Divine Song that calls all souls to awaken to and remember their unique gifts of Love. Souls are casting aside as never before the shackles and straightjackets of narrow bigotry fostered through the generations by hearts corrupted by greed and soulless attachments to power and money.

Those who choose to remain asleep, who will not release attachments to the nightmare will remain in that realm of dark struggle until they are ready to move forward.

The you of worldly dimension lives in the realm where time is so powerful that it induces ways of thinking and acting in the world that is limiting and constraining. As you begin to live more and more naturally in the consciousness of Now, you will come to experience the world of time as just one dimension of your existence within the infinitely wider sphere of the Higher Self, beyond time and physical constraints.

Move and dance, write and draw; going from word to word, movement to movement, feeling to feeling without stopping the flow of awareness. As you lessen your desire to tightly control and mentally edit, the awareness will expand and merge into the vast backdrop of your True Nature. In this dimension of Being, there is no grappling or fighting with Self. It is all part of the larger “Dance of Creation.” It is all part of the Divine Song of the Cosmic River that flows effortlessly towards the Ocean of Freedom!

Enjoy and allow yourselves to remain in this state for as long as you wish. There is then no stopping the flow of what wishes to express. Stay in this place of deep wonderment and mystery, expanding and allowing the awareness to merge with the creative energy that swirls within and all around you.

No matter what you do in the world, the call of your Soul will ever beckon you to walk in alignment with your Authentic Self, which is a unique expression of the gifts you were born to express in Life.

The world of time exists in a consciousness that is fragmented and narrow. It supposes limitation and linear movement of energy and constraints of cause and effect. The body and consciousness appear to be confined solely to this plane of existence only when the awareness has bought completely into its illusion and attaches to it as being the only “reality.”

When the Soul begins to awaken even a little, the consciousness begins to understand its Self within a wider spectrum of “realities” that include and yet is not limited by narrow constraints of time and space. It is then able to act and respond to certain “crises” in the worldly arena without succumbing to the fears and very “real” events that take place with regularity on the earthly plane.

There are so many levels to the worldly dream…the narrow identity to body and place in time is but a dream dimension that is ongoing and repetitive. Caught in the energy loop of the recurring nightmare of suffering, this is the entanglement that the billions of souls struggle with on this particular planet.

And yet the entanglement is not a web made from steel. They are, rather, made from the gossamer strands of belief forms humankind has clung to through countless generations: “fight or be killed; win at all costs; amass a fortune to be happy; only the strong survive…” And the structures of fear built around these beliefs continue to condemn humanity to ones of violence and wars.

And yet, is there true safety in the world? The body will pass on sooner or later, as it must, in order for the soul to learn the many lessons offered in the dimensions of time and space. However, the observable world of disease, suffering, wars and death also contains the experiences of Love, joy, happiness and peace.

The world may be shaking with violence and wars, and yet the choice to live in the dimension of Love is the true shelter. Its power is not less strong than the barbs of anger and bigotry; of missiles and bombs. It is just that humanity as a whole has not learned to harness its powers as an answer to the recurring nightmare of wars.

Enter the Great Stillness, the Great Love, and feel the vibrations within. The Cosmic Music plays on and on, in ever-changing beauty and grace. From moment to moment, the energy moves to express and create.

If you allow yourselves to calmly observe and to deeply feel, the energy gathers momentum and power as there will be no constriction or tightness around it. It will be like waking up from a deep sleep, sloughing off the dusty veils that have kept the mind in one place and in one way of thinking. The environment then takes on a clarity and brightness, as though lit from within by a gentle light of protection.

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Surrendering to the Cosmic Stream – The Great Awakening

The day-to-day challenges of your life are the very  patterns that the Universe is asking you to face in order to proceed to the next steps in your evolution. The quick and easy fix of just settling for worldly solutions will not work for you. Your test lies in surrendering to the Cosmic Stream that is asking for a total letting go of self into its ego-shattering current.

What does that mean? I still need to live and survive in the world with all of its financial and physical demands.

The kind of surrender we ask is for a releasing of all that you hold on to regarding who you think you are in relation to the constraints and limitations imposed upon you by the cultural and religious conditioning of a world that continues to keep most souls in places of “stuckness.” We are asking you to expand the “knowing” of yourself as an energetic being; not just thinking and mentally understanding this, but truly feeling this.

You are light! All is light! A great influx of Cosmic Vibration is moving through your planet now. Feel this! Experience this! It is all vibration, a distillation of energy and as such you can instantly change the circumstances of your world by changing its energetic patterns.

The dream you believe to be so real is but energy solidified into the hardboiled existence of pain and separation. Awaken now! Experience now the waves of feelings that flow into the oceanic knowing of Self as the Cosmic Dreamer. You are the Infinite Spirit that allowed itself to be stuck for just a little while upon the island of forgetfulness! The Great Awakening is happening though, and soon enough the sleep of ages will fall from your eyes and you will marvel at the wondrous journey of Love that Spirit intended all Creation to partake in through the Cosmic Dream! Wake up now!

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Surviving the Meltdown – Conspiracy of Time

Global catastrophes, economic meltdowns, health pandemics, World War III, etc., etc. are ominous threats that seem to loom just on the horizon, all adding to the dreaded fear that many people feel so very closely at this time. Surviving the meltdown is part of the zeitgeist of this particular era as we move closer to 2012 (as can be witnessed by the many websites and books that address this topic of survival). And yet there is also a feeling held by a growing number of individuals throughout the world that much of the upheaval is part of the birthing process of a New Consciousness, a frequency shift in our evolution as Co-Creators moving towards higher dimensions of Being.

The following post with Higher Self addresses the “Zeitgeist,” or spirit of the times. It also speaks of the dream nature of time itself.

Changes are happening quickly on the macro as well as the micro levels. Old belief systems that no longer serve you, both spiritual and secular, are crumbling–as they must–in order for the souls living during this time to progress beyond the hypnotic spell cast upon humanity asleep in the illusions of time and caught in the narrow dimensions of ego identity.

As fearful egos lost in the maelstrom of time, there seems to be no end to the ongoing nightmare of suffering, and yet a Great Awakening is upon the world as individuals begin to shake in resonance with the Divine Song that calls all souls to awaken to and remember their unique gifts of Love. Souls are casting aside as never before the shackles and straightjackets of narrow bigotry fostered through the generations by hearts corrupted by greed and soulless attachments to power and money.

Those who choose to remain asleep, who will not release attachments to the nightmare will remain in that realm of dark struggle until they are ready to move forward.

The you of worldly dimension lives in the realm where time is so powerful that it induces ways of thinking and acting in the world that is limiting and constraining. As you begin to live more and more naturally in the consciousness of Now, you will come to experience the world of time as just one dimension of your existence within the infinitely wider sphere of the Higher Self, beyond time and physical constraints.

Move and dance, write and draw; going from word to word, movement to movement, feeling to feeling without stopping the flow of awareness. As you lessen your desire to tightly control and mentally edit, the awareness will expand and merge into the vast backdrop of your True Nature. In this dimension of Being, there is no grappling or fighting with Self. It is all part of the larger “Dance of Creation.” It is all part of the Divine Song of the Cosmic River that flows effortlessly towards the Ocean of Freedom!

Enjoy and allow yourselves to remain in this state for as long as you wish. There is then no stopping the flow of what wishes to express. Stay in this place of deep wonderment and mystery, expanding and allowing the awareness to merge with the creative energy that swirls within and all around you.

No matter what you do in the world, the call of your Soul will ever beckon you to walk in alignment with your Authentic Self, which is a unique expression of the gifts you were born to express in Life.

The world of time exists in a consciousness that is fragmented and narrow. It supposes limitation and linear movement of energy and constraints of cause and effect. The body and consciousness appear to be confined solely to this plane of existence only when the awareness has bought completely into its illusion and attaches to it as being the only “reality.” When the Soul begins to awaken even a little, the consciousness begins to understand its Self within a wider spectrum of “realities” that include and yet is not limited by narrow constraints of time and space. It is then able to act and respond to certain “crises” in the worldly arena without succumbing to the fears and very “real” events that take place with regularity on the earthly plane.

There are so many levels to the worldly dream…the narrow identity to body and place in time is but a dream dimension that is ongoing and repetitive. Caught in the energy loop of the recurring nightmare of suffering, this is the entanglement that the billions of souls struggle with on this particular planet. And yet the entanglement is not a web made from steel. They are, rather, made from the gossamer strands of belief forms humankind has clung to through countless generations: “fight or be killed; win at all costs; amass a fortune to be happy; only the strong survive…” And the structures of fear built around these beliefs continue to condemn humanity to ones of violence and wars.

And yet, is there true safety in the world? The body will pass on sooner or later, as it must, in order for the soul to learn the many lessons offered in the dimensions of time and space. However, the observable world of disease, suffering, wars and death also contains the experiences of Love, joy, happiness and peace. The world may be shaking with violence and wars, and yet the choice to live in the dimension of Love is the true shelter. Its power is not less strong than the barbs of anger and bigotry; of missiles and bombs. It is just that humanity as a whole has not learned to harness its powers as an answer to the recurring nightmare of wars.

Enter the Great Stillness, the Great Love, and feel the vibrations within. The Cosmic Music plays on and on, in ever-changing beauty and grace. From moment to moment, the energy moves to express and create. If you allow yourselves to calmly observe and to deeply feel, the energy gathers momentum and power as there will be no constriction or tightness around it. It will be like waking up from a deep sleep, sloughing off the dusty veils that have kept the mind in one place and in one way of thinking. The environment then takes on a clarity and brightness, as though lit from within by a gentle light of protection.

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War! What is it Good For? – Absolutely Nothing!

Isn’t it time for another ’60s-like Peace and Love movement? I’m reminded of the popular song from 1970: Edwin Starr’s “War,” that helped galvanize a nation reeling from the Vietnam War:

“War, what is it good for–absolutely nothing!”

The grass roots movement from those days seemed to stem from the daily “body count” and graphic pictures of maimed bodies, not only of our nations’ young but also the innocent children of those we fought against, the “collateral victims” that gave faces to an “enemy” we knew little about and understood even less.

A generation later, once again embroiled in a war that harkens to what is most brutal and degrading and that serves only to awaken primordial blood-lust, this time the TV Networks and dispensers of national news mysteriously omit the daily body count and graphic depictions of wars’ insanity. “Out of view, out of mind.” Like frogs slowly being boiled alive, we have forgotten that the heat is on, that in defaulting to violence as “last measure” we relegate Love to powerlessness, to “no measure.” We light the match that is used to boil the water that we sit in.

It is time (and time long overdue) to change the direction of hatred and anger, to allow Love’s frequency and power to change the course of humanity’s incessant river of blood. Love is not a weak response! It can stop anger in its tracks and can even shoot down missiles of hatred from the skies! We just haven’t given it a place in our global hearts.

A wise man once said, “To give God second place is to give Him/Her no place at all…” I believe this to be true regarding Love. That nations must resort to war even as a last measure may seem at times logical and even moral, but it also shows a national consciousness that has not connected truly with Love, with its own heartbeat. It shows a nation unwilling to explore beyond its own fears and loathing, to apprehend a resource far beyond the powers of bombs and missiles.

Love is not a weak sentiment, nor does it mean an absence of anger or hatred in human consciousness. It is, rather, a transmutation of those qualities by the shear act of observing their energies within the body and mind without creating mental stories and pictures that add fuel and fire to their power. Allowing no place to “catch fire” within, the conflagration of anger and hatred ceases to burn.

This post is not a call to rally “against” the war, or to fight “against” perceived atrocities and injustices within and outside our borders, but to rather embrace the “Silent Observer,” to melt into the “One Song” that flows through and sustains all beings and creatures and is known by the name of Love.

Love is the “Great Filtering” presence within that—like the proverbial alchemist— changes the iron of dark thoughts into the gold of Loves’ wide embrace.

What would a ’60s-like Love and Peace Movement look like today? I believe that more and more individuals and groups are coming together to help one another through the use of sound and frequencies to ground the energies of anger and hatred, to transmute those energies that can then be used for powerful creative and healing work.

By learning to listen to Love’s vibration within, they transmute and attune first their own heart’s ability to receive, and then by connecting with groups throughout the world, the power of their unified Love rises like the tide to inundate and transform hearts now consumed by fires of war.

Isn’t it time? To try Love on for size?

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The Great Alchemist, Love – An Answer for World Peace, Pt II

The following post is a response to a comment in an earlier post entitled: “The Great Alchemist, Love – An Answer for World Peace.” (Thanks Vicky! Your deep and thoughtful comments generated some thoughts that I wish to express here). It also addresses some of the issues of fear and freedom as expressed in my post, “Zeitgeist the Movie.”

Yes, the world is at a critical juncture in time: the mass consciousness of people on the planet, along with all the warfare and violence has created incredibly destructive “resonant fields” of anger and hatred. The imbalance created are like vibratory grids that threaten global destruction. Fear, like invisible talons, hold those who succumb to its voice in perpetual paralysis and confusion. We stand like deer in the headlights awaiting the inevitable “hit.”

A million Jesuses, Krishnas, Buddhas and Muhammads can come to earth, but unless we individually release the dense veils of blind belief and fear from our own eyes, we will not recognize them even if they stood in front of us. The great ones never came to bring scriptures or to build huge edifices. They came that we might experience for ourselves the transforming vibration of Love that is at the foundation of our very Being. Both sublime and terrifying, their presence is an invitation for each of us to do what is most scary: to release the veils of our attachments to self and allow our littleness to be shattered in the process.

For those locked in the death grip of their own attachments to self and ego, it is a horrifying prospect to consider jumping into the dark and unknown valley of omnipresence. The ego fights to remain in its one square foot of what it is able to control, and yet it fights its own reflection in the billions of other lights it sees that vie for the same crumbs of limitation.

And yet… there are those who are awakening. One by one, individuals are listening and responding to the inner call to immerse themselves in the waves of the Cosmic Ocean that dissolves the sand castles of their narrow world view. Released from the shackles of their own thoughts, these souls fly the dungeons of their limiting beliefs.

The great threat is not in the destruction of the atmosphere or even in the annihilation of the species (a doomsday scenario no one wishes to countenance). The ultimate threat is in settling for the straight jacket existence, remaining in the nightmare and wasting the opportunity to explore the vastness of the Great Consciousness we are all endowed with.

We are Cosmic Explorers, Divine Creators! Our essence is Love! And Love is our mission, the very backdrop of our existence…and yet we sometimes seek to destroy the reflection and divinity of our brothers and sisters because we are attached to the nightmare that screams “Kill or be killed! Destroy or be destroyed!” And our nightmare amply bares testimony to the “reality” and even “logic” of this mentality…and so fear begets forgetfulness of our divinity, begets suffering, begets the perpetuation of the nightmare.

We don’t need more churches or new “revelations.” Churches and scriptures have been in abundance throughout history. We don’t even need “saviors” or “gurus” to blindly follow. They are already with us, within the quiet of our own hearts, in the Great Consciousness that permeates all things. More and more, individuals will tire of churches that only spout scriptures and promises of heaven or hell. They will find sanctuaries in their own hearts and in the hearts of others who resonate in harmony with the Great Song of the Universe.

Prophecies of doom and fear of global catastrophe can be responded to in two ways: expansion or contraction. We can contract and go deeper into our fears and perhaps denial, resulting in a stronger fight against our growing “enemies,” internal and external. Or, we can expand and receive the messages of fear as a way to learn the next lessons of life: trust in a Universe that asks for a surrender of all that our little selves hold dear, a letting go of beliefs that no longer serve us.

We have choices to continue on in habits of thinking that we are familiar with (and thus continue on in dreams of fight and limitation), or we can choose to walk the path that seems even scarier, as it asks for a leap into the unknown. Either way, in a sense, we are faced with great challenges that threaten our survival either through global catastrophe or annihilation of the ego.

Ok, doom and gloom…annihilation of ego… It is all a cosmic setup. One way or another, the Divine is pushing us to learn the very lessons we are here to learn: the simple surrender into the current of Love that is the Great River of Consciousness. That it is scary or unfathomable is because we have allowed the mind to usurp the throne of our consciousness. The ego is afraid for its very existence and so fights against the current that offers ultimate freedom. And yet the Great Freedom is coaxing us into the depths, to relax into the waves that dissolve all fears, and that ultimately carries us to the ocean of Omnipresence.

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Zeitgeist the Movie – Conspiracy of Love

Looking at some of the “Zeitgeist – the Movie” forums on the web, the film has certainly generated some heated discussions, not something I wish to linger upon here. However, what is of interest to me is the sheer volume of people that have viewed the movie and resonate with the basic message: government involvement in the 9-11 tragedy, government conspiracy to control its citizens, etc., etc. For the detractors of the film, it has given them much fodder perhaps to further marginalize the “misguided whackos” on the fringe of society.

As mentioned in my August 8th entry, it’s so much easier to believe in an outside enemy, to believe that there are outside forces that wish to destroy us. This may very well be true, we’re not garnering a lot of goodwill points around the world. But cultural centrism makes it anathema to even consider that our own people, our own government would perpetrate such evil upon its own family. After all, we are “One nation under God.” We are Americans, flagbearers of Democracy! We have come a long ways since the days of slavery, a long ways since the days of annihilating our First Nation brothers and sisters from the lands we stole from them, a long ways since we incarcerated our American brothers and sisters of Japanese descent during World War II, a long ways since dropping 2 atomic bombs on cities in Japan killing 200,000+ civilians…. Of course I’m being facetious. It’s not that I do not trust government per se, it’s that I do not trust massive amounts of power in the hands of any organized religion or government; and I understand all too well the devastating affects of the misuse of power and belief systems by both church and state. History amply bares this out.

OK, let’s say that the idea of a massive conspiracy being perpetrated on the people of our country for purposes of control and manipulation are just too ludicrous to give second thought to. Maybe the government is incapable of managing such a cohesive illusion on that large of a scale. I can buy that. It’s just that the mind wants to place blame somewhere. It will always seek causation. Who is the enemy? Who did this to us? Al Quaeda? Our government? The “shadow government” run by the “suits and spooks”? Again I’m being facetious, but two things stand out in my mind. First, that whole groups of people have been targeted for genocide through conspiracy is not debatable. It has happened. Second, we know the power of individuals and small groups to control the minds and beliefs of vast populations. Just look at the spectrum of religions and political systems in the world and some of the things that are believed in! Now, I’m stepping on lots of toes here, but the point is that people can be made to believe in so many different things, in such a wide variety of cultural, political and religious dogma that boggles the mind when you look at the sheer range of what people believe in. Looking at it in this way, it doesn’t take a grand conspiracy or even a well thought out plan to get large groups of people to hate each other, and to perhaps even wipe each other out. The use of fear has devastating outcomes that makes it look like “There must have been a master plan behind it all!”

Fear has a signature stamp that seems primordially familiar; it hearkens to what is worst in mankind, and it smells of war and hate. Fear is the Great Conspiracy, forcing all who listen to its belching voice to dance like puppets entwined in their own strings: “Kill or be Killed. Conquer or be conquered!” Fear gathers around itself those of similar mindset and creates an “other” to condemn and hate, and the “other” is born through the union of hate and fear.

And yet we misread fear, following its drumbeat into impossible corners of our minds where we fight for the small turf of our limited beliefs that leaves no room for others. When left unchecked, fear ultimately implodes upon itself destroying its host mind and infecting those in close proximity.

Fear magnifies and exaggerates, creating phantoms and reflections of what we do not wish to see in every corner of our minds and in every face that looks different from our own…until we can no longer see the “Conspiracy of Love” that is also all around us, in the faces of untold millions that do good in the world. Fear conspires to shut down every heart that it infects whereas Love ultimately frees all hearts burdened with the shackles of sorrow. Fear and Love come together and yet Fear is not the evil twin. It comes only as a message to be taken heed of, a simple call to look within to embrace the gifts that it brings. Love is the energy of Fear transformed by Wisdom.

Fear cannot be fought in the sense of destroying it no more than darkness can be driven away by beating it with a stick. Fear can only be experienced, listened to and then respected for the messages that it brings.

Zeitgeist the Movie may have arguable inconsistencies, but it is natural and perhaps even healthy that so many people resonate with its message. We are really not all that far removed from the atrocities mentioned earlier. However, just as vast numbers of people can be controlled and swayed by fear, the influence of Love is no less powerful. For those who believe that “as flawed as humans and governmental systems might be, it’s all we have,” I would say this: we have so much more! The willingness of individuals to look squarely at their fears, and to acknowledge and take responsibility for their actions and beliefs is a huge step in breaking down walls that now separate us. Whereas governments might be weighed down by bureaucracy and inertia, I believe it takes only a few individuals throughout the world to step into the field of their own fears, to release the knots of personal and cultural beliefs that bind them, and then walk among others–not in condemnation–but as true brothers/sisters of the Great Spirit Energy that brings Love/Fear, to show that Fear comes not to destroy, but to also reveal the Great Love that is part of the same energy. Through that resonance of Being, which energetically touches the hearts of others in proximity, just a few individuals can change the face of Nations!

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