Talk about the perfect storm of society! It’s definitely not a good time — IF you just listen to the news. I don’t advise that. At all.
However, I cannot ignore the injustice, inhumanity, and an instigated insanity, but I will not address any of it in depth. Very brief comments about three things. (By instigated insanity, I mean either directly engineered situations or a byproduct of deceit and lies that drive irrational, abnormal behaviors and thoughts).
Instigated insanity abounds around the recent presidential election here in the United States. The deep divisions created by the candidates and their affiliates has been effective in polarizing people to such an extent that I see sentiments similar to those involved in the Civil War. I actually know families who have disowned one another — brother against brother. Sound familiar? I think it sounds absolutely sick to allow a contrived institution like government destroy the very fabric of one reason we even come into this existence: relationships of love. It’s ironic when government should be establishing conditions for such relationships to prosper.
Is who one votes for really grounds for war? We have been duped, and many have succumbed to willful ignorance. Ego — every last nasty part of such divisions. I’m not saying politics are not important. I am saying unless these decisions and leaders begin choosing Heart as the operating system for their minds and souls, divisions will be exacerbated, and our national situation looks to deteriorate further.
Injustice and inhumanity, corrupt the very fabric of our society, especially evident in the racial tensions and conflicts being manifested between police officers and racial minorities. I take no sides because I don’t need to. The various events are all forced into one frame, one composition, for one effect, and the artists want everyone to buy into the perspective in which they frame the picture. That is illogical manipulation.
Every situation in conflicts of these kind need to be evaluated independently. Yes, minorities have been treated in a prejudicial manner, overall, and there are unequivocally unqualified authorities and officers. At least some are beginning to pay for that. However, any dumb assholes who randomly target police officers should count on dying; no justification exists for mob violence or ambushes.
In reality, the big picture looks like almost all parties involved on an individual basis simply want good relationships and peaceful existence. Most of those embroiled in the antagonism have refused Heart by responding in anger without reason — always a mark of Ego. If you hate another group as a whole, no matter what qualifiers you attach — you know, something like, “They’re not all bad.” — let me ask you something. How does hatred feel? Does it give you peace, love, joy, significance — anything positive? No, it doesn’t. Stop being stupid.
I have been thinking quite a bit about the situation with the Dakota Access Pipeline and the skeevy bastards running Energy Transfer Partners. Yes, strong language. I’ve written about the situation at Standing Rock. I’ve seen the videos stacked up against the lies that authorities have been telling. I also know a fair amount of the history of White treatment of Native Americans, and it would be one thing to be able to view this from history, but this is a replay of 500 years of purposed oppression. I’m just not saying any more about this tonight.
I need to get to this. None of this is inevitable. Even though I have opinions and take a stand, I am not discouraged. Why? Because I know who I am and I know why I’m here. My hope is my opinions and discussion, no matter how brief, of these issues will bring anyone who reads this to the same point.
Answer those two questions for yourself. Who am I? What is my purpose in being here? Determine it for yourself. Settled peace about those questions will allow opinions and open discussions with others, differing or not, from the place of fellowship with your own Heart. No better place than that.
I had thought to get a bit further, but I will do that tomorrow. In the meantime, please exhibit goodness, peace, rationality, and love towards fellow human beings. (Hear that, you “officers” in South Dakota?) And if you know yourself, then find others who do, too, and work together in the Fellowship of the Heart.
Wishing you blessings of peace in these times of turmoil.
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!