“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.).
My novel, which I originally wrote a few years ago, contains a premise and has action built around the structure of what I call an informal conspiracy.
To me, powerful egomaniacs who have purposefully shut themselves off from their own Heart, for the most part, have designs, a general plan, to keep expanding their power, wealth, and control. I don’t think of them as coming together in some sort of conspiratorial super secret, super conference and setting world domination agendas, but that spirit is there.
When I wrote the book, I never envisioned the actual scenario that exists in the American political scene right now. The way things are, I believe, happened because of a number of the types of informal conspiracies I describe in The Fellowship o.f the Heart People with extreme wealth and, therefore, influence use Ego in powerful and intelligent, creative ways to extend their influences. The problem is they truly do not care if they play games with others’ lives.
A bigger problem is they believe their own self-centered stories, actually invent and believe their own justifications to explain why their way is better for all. When Ego is the motive force, it’s never better for all. Skilled oligarchs know how to make it appear so, and their wealth, promises, and power convince many others.
So what happens in my novel when some are faced with scheming, deceitful oligarchs who construct informal conspiracies, manipulations, and machinations to control segments of society at the expense of others? (I almost said personal gain, but I think personal gain isn’t a problem unless it hurts others purposefully and directly). In my novel, one tact that is taken is to simply walk away, disengage, disentangle themselves from the schemers, thereby foiling them.
Why am I writing all this? I believe the Heart-attitude and -response to such people and their schemes is Love and Light. Many people who have awakened to core Self may not have any inclination to speak or react to political or social issues, and that is exactly as it should be for them. For me, though, I have opinions that I wish to express, that I think may shed Love and Light on hatred and darkness, opinions I hope will help others to think in terms of discovering Self and living significantly in this life. Of course, I care about people who may not have a voice or a way to express it — it’s my personality, who I am, can’t help it.
The best choice, the best course of action, in times like this in this world and in America, in particular, is for a mass of people to awaken to core Self. Such people then walk in fellowship with their Heart and stay focused on the positives like Love and Light, the sort of qualities that permeated the Declaration of Independence. Love and Light undergird those words that “…all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness…” They were written to expose the hatred and darkness of a monarchy that kept between 2.4–2.5 million people in legal and moral subjection.
I don’t need to do the history — see my July 1–7 posts — but the approach was to expose the hatred and darkness, the unmitigated antagonism towards people that irked the established world order of King George III. He and his powerful business supporters wanted the control, and they treated 2.5 million people and many more in other areas as ‘problems,’ as those who because they wanted the opportunity to live Heart principles were marked for obliteration socially, economically, and politically. It didn’t work.
It won’t work now, either, in America. The colonists and their descendants forsook their own values and brushed aside other minorities. When the pattern is repeated, stupidly, arrogantly, and pompously today, I wish to expose it. A few dismissive sentences and ill-informed, bold pen strokes signing some bogus executive order that treats Native Americans the way they have been treated for 500 years while undoing the hopes of alternative energy sources that could extend the life and the quality of life on this planet show little regard for human rights, human dignity, or Love and Light. They reek of an egotistical oligarchy that seeks control of this nation by pandering to a riled up mass of people who have been betrayed as far as principles of the Declaration are concerned for many years now.
However, so have many others, maybe all of us. The evaluation of any governmental action — executive, legislative, or judicial — as to ‘good’ or ‘bad’ should be made through the lenses of Love and Light. Executive orders that egotistically dismiss and ignore millions of people — no discussion, no logical Heart-centered debate, compromise, or resolution — just outright stink. They may be legal, but if they are destructive, harmful, and egoic, they should be made illegal by judicial decisions and legislative action.
Ultimately, I am saying to I wish to think, evaluate, and make decisions based on Heart. Yelling “Rah! Rah! Rah! make life great for us” is no justification for implicit hatred and darkness. If anyone believes that the present course of decisions to undercut the Sioux tribe or resolve immigration issues by being a hard ass are the only options, they do not think very creatively, critically, or innovatively; more importantly, they are not thinking with Heart in Love and Light. By the way, this has nothing to do with political parties.
I leave it with you, and I would not reject or hate any who think differently. Love and Light, my friends.
Questions to consider:
How many times have you asked yourself or simply thought about the following questions?
Who am I, really?
What is my truth?
How do my actions reveal what I really feel and believe?
What would I do with my life if I could do anything?
What is my passion?
Why am I here?
How can I discover answers to any of these questions?
If you have considered any of these questions, I hope that my experiences and writing will give you some guidance. Please read my blog and comment and share your thoughts. I would love to hear from you!