Do you? Do you care? Do you care about yourSelf enough to discover Self and find out what Self wants to do? Do you care that Self wants to collect all the wonders of this world, discover how it can connect to the rest of this creation (because that’s what all true Selves want), and then create a Purpose, something for Self to do to bless others? Do You?
This morning I thought about the distinction between Self and selfishness. I did so because I asked for a string of blessings as I spent time in fellowship with my Heart and the Spirit. I love when answers come from my Heart. The clear dialog, the words, the energies prove so valuable, and I heard the following when I asked if my requests were selfish and egotistic or if they were good and based on my personal truth.
My Heart told me that if the requests were not selfish, then when I received those blessings, I would be able to give them and their results and consequences to others. Breathe them in and receive them and breathe them out and transmit them. Organic respiration of the Spirit. Inhale goodness and magic and wonder and love. Exhale those in the work of my hands, works sparked and marked by the Spirit and life energies that are fruits of the Spirit. This is a good way to know when Heart moves my asking.
Some of what I asked this morning revolved around the words I write. I want them to be helpful in helping others discover Self, Purpose, their own Truth, and Happiness. That is Heart work. My Heart work involves perceiving the energies of life around me — in part. This implies I sense the feelings of others, which further means I care about social issues. Some of these issues are very complex, well, at least solutions are. And the solutions are complex when everyone isn’t coming to the council table with Heart as their motive force.
Such is the case with the Native American situation of the Sioux Nation in North Dakota. I feel many — not all by a long shot — of them have engaged with Heart. Native Americans have continuously in the course of interaction with the Whites been silenced, been kept as voiceless as whites could engineer it. Why? Simply because they had what whites wanted — land and resources. Egotistical motives are revealed when anyone thinks they have to take something from someone else to have what they want.
Such is the case in North Dakota and the issue of the Dakota Access Pipeline. This is one of those social issues where I perceive the energies and my Heart is to stand with the Sioux, though I am not one of them by race. I am, however, one with everyone of any race and any tribe who is in the Fellowship of the Heart. So, I stand with them and against the oligarchy of egotists and thieves.
Unless you think this is isolated, I will repeat here that the intent of Whites as a tribe from the beginning has been to eliminate the Native Americans. Not every white person and not every Native American, but this is the general tendency for over 400 years, 500 if we count, which we should, the Spaniards’ invasions. The rule has not changed; the tactics have not changed; their energy and spirit (not Spirit) has not changed.
Witness what has gone on in Utah during this same time frame of the protest at Standing Rock. In September of this year in Utah, a bill was proposed that had been four years in planning, one that the Ute Nation was unaware of until January of this year.
A republican congressman decided that 100,000 acres of Ute land should be used for state purposes, so he wrote a bill and they were voting on it Sept. 14. Utes weren’t allowed to speak at the hearings that day. The Utes only knew about it since January, and they were falsely accused of not responding to input over eight months time. A classic tactic: All plans made (favoring mining companies), the oppressed brought in last minute, then accused of not giving input. Same thing happened with the Sioux. The motive force of those manipulating, controlling, subjugating, and stealing lands of both the Ute Nation and Sioux Nation is Ego, and this Ego bears hatred.
Let it be known that no matter how good, righteous, or reasonable or profitable or beneficial the egoic perpetrators justify their actions to be, they are exposed as evil because their purpose is to destroy.
Indians of the past knew and recognized this. If these are Heart issues to you, read Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, by Dee Brown. An easier read that is a collection of the direct words of Native Americans is Great Speeches by Native Americans, published by Dover Thrift Editions, and edited by Bob Blaisdell, which is where my quotes have come from.
Sitting Bull, Tatanka Yotanka, understood the Spirit and the life energies of today, understood them from the perspective of over 130 years ago: “What treaty that the whites have kept has the red man broken? Not one. What treaty that the whites ever made with us red men have they kept? Not one.” Yes, I know, broad generalizations, but they are characteristic of the history?
Tatanka Yotanka also made an apt observation that undoubtedly the Ute Nation can value: “The part of the country you gave me you ran me out of.”
Many millions of whites would consider the grabbing of land for “progress” for Utah and the development of a pipeline for domestic oil would be blessings. Yes, you can breathe in such blessings through duplicity, but when you breathe out, it is filthy, fouled breath of hatred and destruction of a Spirit-favored people. Shame on all you leaders who have encouraged these actions, allowed them, or maybe even worse, remained silent when your Heart told you to stand.
Awareness, my friends, can do much if you allow your Heart to move you to speak of this, to write of it, to reveal your mind and soul about this. And I hope that my words, as I have received them through inhalations of the Heart, will be received as an exhalation of blessing by many. Multiple blessings and love — to all involved!
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!