Before you swear at the next refugee, or spit on the shadows of heartbroken immigrants, or victimise displaced persons – consider this:
There will come a time when you – yourselves – might require asylum. When that time comes you will understand how it feels to be at the mercy of a system you are unable to control. It is a frightening feeling, having something other than yourself decide your fate – based on what it thinks it knows of your situation. Systems are systems for a reason. People are human for a reason. Letting a system decide your fate is not what humans do. Or at least – they shouldn’t. You decide your own fate – and in doing so, you can change the fates of many people who currently cannot make that choice for themselves.
The next time you find it wisest to sit on the side-lines and watch human atrocities atrophying the human mind, remember that that paralysis is ultimately going to be yours. Each boat-load of hopeless humans is a weight around our collective necks. Every exile, ourselves. Please. Let’s find solutions. Enough children have died for causes that were never theirs’ to fight. More than enough. It is time that adults began seeing eye to eye and teaching their children that in this world – there are alternatives to war.
There was a time once in Amsterdam when I found myself confined between the tramlines for about two hours. It was a simple dilemma. Walk across the line, or don’t. That decision took some time and I am mighty glad that I made it when I did. I found myself right where I needed to be, which was particularly fortuitous. Another time in places flung far and wide I was fortunate to experience a good few touch-downs. I found touching-down more satisfying than being confined. Each has its merits, for a time, but it is one of the best feelings to find your feet planted firmly on earth after centuries of confinement in the sky.
Touch-downs involve scoring. Adding up points. In a game of football, a touch-down is the objective. Not the only one, but nevertheless one of the most important. All the members of the team are trained to understand that their objective is collective. They know that the ball will not get from one end of the field to the other without each man in his place. That is not to say that footballers do not exchange places from time to time to play other positions. They do. In a game of skill it pays to be able to play the entire field.
San Francisco is a great place to find tramlines. As is Switzerland. Riding trams is a joy in the wetter weather, the cold – and when you find treasures lying inside them. In my experience there is treasure to be found everywhere, particularly on trams that are made to sail past Wonderland on the way to Alice’s salvation.
A lot of people have an issue with generalisations. They can be offensive, understandably, but sometimes they are necessary. When we are included in a bracket, or labelled as a whole, it forces accountability upon the everyman. Or woman. Interestingly, that makes individuals more inclined to define themselves as different from the masses in order that they distance themselves from the responsibility the masses must carry.
A point in hand is that each generalisation that is made is a reminder. A reminder that each one of us is part of a larger picture that has a history about which we can currently do nothing. It exists. Unfortunately, humans are largely predictable. They follow like lemmings their own kind, year in and year out. They insist on behaving the same way they have done for centuries. This needs changing before generalisations can be done away with.
It can be frustrating for people who do not deserve to wear the labels that are generally given to the collective. There are always those people who do not fit the mould that society has sculpted for every man, woman and child. Those ‘misfits’ who have been dragging balls and chains that do not belong shackled to their ankles. The ‘misfits’ are okay with their load – it has facilitated their unique position. They have the best of both worlds. They can blend with the generalisations into obscurity – along with the majority of the planet – or they can take accountability for their contributions to the history of our now and refine their definitions.
In order for military force to be eradicated from this world, all the countries on the planet would need to be trustworthy. They are not. Can you imagine North Korea ever opening up and becoming trusting of the rest of the world? You cannot trust them to be open for one minute. They are paranoid. Scared of watermelons. And that is dangerous; it makes for reactionary, trigger-happy. Certainly they are not the only ones who do not trust in this world. In fact I do not think any leader trusts any other leader, really. I am not surprised. Each has their agenda to try and squeeze into the Universal schedule and it would seem that when time is measured, as it is, there is no space in the calendar for charity.
The best loyalty is that which develops through ongoing mutual trust. You cannot force loyalty. You cannot employ fear and expect to be shown loyalty. Ever. Fear may force allegiance, but it cannot force loyalty. At base-level, loyalty is what you want. It is what you need in this life. When it comes to loyalty, tread gently, respectfully. You are working with heart. You cannot force your heart. It should be said that a forced hand is not a happy hand. It may do your bidding, but it will not move to save you when the tables are turned. And believe me, the tables are always turned.
A forceful spirit is not what to aspire to. Please remember, spirit is gentle. Unless it gets extremely angry. Let’s keep the collective spirit, calm. Understand that because of the way we have all built Earth, force is occasionally necessary – to explain in this day and age to a mindset warped by violence – that violence is not acceptable. After countless experiments it has been established that this is the only effective measure (with the majority, the masses) in getting a violent mindset to stand down.
The days are done where you can exist solely for yourself, your immediate family. Your family is a cell in the bloodstream of life on Earth. You are not a unit exclusive to yourselves. Not any longer. You are a part of the collective. Your thoughts contribute to the wellbeing – or detriment – of this planet. We need to align our thinking. The power of thought can change a destiny. Let’s change Earth’s destiny. As it stands, her future is looking pretty bleak. Like it or not, this planet is full of very selfish, very greedy and very corrupt people and they are trashing the balance in society. We need to weed these people out and get rid of them. They are a cancer. Corruption cannot be tolerated on any level, in any organisation. You cannot work well with people you cannot trust and corrupt people cannot be trusted. Ever. Once a soul is corrupted it is a different creature. It becomes interesting. You have to watch its behaviour, it becomes changeable. You cannot let your guard down when it comes to soul, the vastness of the darkness we all carry within is reason enough to be vigilant against opening willy-nilly to the creature. You must address darkness with some reverence, it holds all your secrets – clues to your future. You must regulate your opening, your closing. Like breathing. In. Out. I do not believe that leaving yourself open to darkness all day and all night is helpful. You need perspective in order to manage its ministrations. If you cannot get perspective then you must step outside yourself for a while. Free your mind. Think of the silence of space as the silence of mind. Imagine your soul as the universe. You are everything there is. That means you carry within you the power to manifest as your dream. Your dream will only be the beginning.
The end of days is nothing to be afraid of. When you realise just how inter-connected we all are you will understand that on one level we all face this event horizon. We are together. The best way to transcend the ‘end’ is to converge. To become one. We all have a current running through us, we are electricity and we are light. Forget for a moment that you are flesh. Separate the concepts of mind and body. Concentrate on the fact that you are capable of telekinesis. You are born with that facility – you must just learn to use it. That takes effort. If you can be bothered to be a proper human being you are capable of producing masterpieces with your lives. Masterpieces. You must know that touching a person means tapping into another energy field. Be careful whose energy you choose to connect with. Be selective in your associations. Avoid arseholes – be they male or female. We have no time for arsehole-energy in our thinking field. We need to focus on a better world. We can all benefit from this vision. And remember – any improvement is an improvement.
We work together, we become a force that cannot be stopped. It is important to know which page we are on. We cannot align our thinking if we are all on different pages. The worry there is that we become zombies if we all follow the same prescription. I do not think a zombie-world is what we need. We do not all want to be thinking the same, independent thinking is recommended. But we need a framework upon which to hitch our ideas. As a collective. We can all come up with productive thoughts to pin to the board – that is not hard in this upside-down world. There are a lot of things to be improved on this planet – one of the first of which is the children who scour rubbish dumps for a living. I cannot accept that as a childhood.
The way to ensure that you avoid further conditioning is to follow your curiosity wherever it takes you. Important – curiosity is not malicious. It will not lead you to shoot up a school just to see what doing that feels like – that carnage is the work of a bent mind. A bent mind is a dangerous mind. It should be said – there are too many mentally ill people roaming this planet. These people are not thinking right, and wrong thinking is turning our reality into a freak show. Worse still, these people are bringing up children who are dreaming a future into being.
If you have no curiosity about anything – that is your problem in life.
Start by asking yourself how much you know about this planet you inhabit. Its people. Its animals. Its problems. How much do you know about yourself? It is easy to assume that you know everything there is to know about who you are, since you are the one who has lived with you since birth, but in each of us there remains the unknown. There are aspects of ourselves that lie dormant, waiting patiently for the push it will take to wake them up. That push comes from facing adversity. From loving with everything you have. From procreating. From creating. We are all creators. Take pleasure – and pride – in your creation: your life. If you cannot feel pride about your life then you understand you are on the wrong path, wasting your potential. If you cannot feel positive about your days and the place you find yourself in them, then you realise you need to adjust your thinking. You cannot avoid having to modify your thoughts when you want to take yourself out of a mediocre situation. There is not one of us who should accept mediocrity. If your life is mediocre, fix it. It has the potential for excellence. You should want to find the best in yourself. If you do not feel that need, you should perhaps question your purpose on this planet. If you cannot define your purpose, you need to find one. You cannot go from dawn until dusk each day without true purpose.
Others are helpful when it comes to making us aware. Be willing to take another’s opinion on board, sometimes it will be your saving grace. If a person is brave enough to tell you what you don’t want to hear, respect their courage and do your best to impact the assessment. If you do not trust the person who is giving you their opinion, then do not bother taking their words to heart. Use them as exercise, emotional exercise. It is easy. You will know if someone is criticising you, or giving you feedback. You cannot mistake the feeling of being criticised. Be grateful for feedback when it is objective, honest. Do not accept insults, accept the truth.
In your awareness, make space for further awareness. Expand your capacity. Know that your mind is eager to stretch itself to accommodate the new. Be curious about who you are in relation to other people. We are not all the same, but we are a collective. Your differences are your distinction. Similarities are sweet, comfortable, routine. They make us feel safe. A difference makes a difference. Find your best in your distinction. You will not find your best when you sit in the ditch with the rest of humanity whining about the world owing you a living. The world owes you nothing. You owe you. It is important to realise that giving in this world is what is required right now. Giving is vital for a person’s well-being. Until every single person on this planet is in a position to give (something back), we have a problem – an imbalance. When you give nothing, you get nothing. When you have nothing, you cannot give. It’s a vicious circle.
The thing to know is that the world does not pick up man’s mess. The world moves along at a pace unchanged. Time ticks as fast as it always did, we only have twenty-four hours in each day. Make sure you use your hours for the betterment of yourself, of others. Be aware of your wants, your needs. Be aware of what you say, to whom. What you have to say for yourself, tells.