Sunday 11 August 2013

The Re-awakening.

The Re-awakening.

Have you been asleep?

Do you feel lethargic and drowsy?

Have thoughts about a better world been on your mind?

Then maybe you have been drugged by the effects of the global consciousness that has been groping about in the dark, under the false idea it were powerful and almighty. Perhaps you are beginning to awaken from this preoccupation with materialism and discovery to find a sense of wonderment at how fast we have been destroying our planet and the hopes of having a sustainable future here. 

What if it were now time for a change in our global (collective) and individual consciousness?

Often as human beings in the modern age, we are 'too busy' to have individually paid too much mind to what is happening and what our part in all of this is. We carry on in the way that society instructs us, without ever asking what the reason is for our collective mindset. We 'do our bit' for the society we are born into, hoping and believing that this is our 'purpose' for being here, alive. Religion has long told us that we have to serve god and get on with doing what he says we should, 'that's the way to happiness'. Observably that has not settled the minds of most people, even religious people are constantly in turmoil about so many things. If that is not so, why has it been that they have become involved in bitter and pointless wars?
Of course it may be noted that the people instigating these wars are not in fact dedicated to any type of peace, based upon belief in god or a desire to follow his commandments. (Remarkably all written by men and later claimed to be gods direct words) For peace to exist it must be in the heart of men. What is displayed however is not the result of a peaceful heart is it?

The bible says, that according to Jesus:
"You must love Jehovah your god with your whole soul, mind, and vital force, and you must love your neighbour as yourself". New World Translation. (I used this version because it is one of few that actually show that god has a name at all)

Now what did he mean if he said these things at all?

Did he mean live a life of complete ignorance to the causes of your actions? Blame others for what you do? Pretend to be a good person, whilst secretly carrying on a life of selfishness and greed?

I hardly think this is his message carried in the above statements. Did he not arguably mean: Honour the person you claim to believe in, and show that same respect and honour, to everyone who is your neighbour? And, do it as if you would do it to yourself. Doing otherwise would be a direct contradiction to Jesus' directive for a peaceful and happy life one might reason. 

Even Muslim people who are true to their beliefs will show respect to one another and to strangers in particular. It is expected of them to treat others as they would a valued guest.

Often I hear people say that the examples given, people like Jesus, and Gandhi and Mother Teresa, were saints, almost godlike. Well they were also human beings that walked this earth, ate, drank and defecated. They were no more saintly or holy than you or I. What they clearly were however, was compassionate, empathetic and kind. They exemplified the best that we as human beings could show to one another, love. They respected others, despite the facts that others held opposing attitudes and views of importance about many things. And, they were not held back by fear to do the right thing in the face of difficulty.

Getting back to today now. Many things are indeed being done to harm, destroy and even mutilate our planet and the consciousness of its population. Sadly it is us, the human species that is doing all of this recklessness.

Nature would get on very well without us, doing what it has done for millennia. Human beings however have decided somewhere along the way, to abuse the planet and their counterparts with alarming regularity and severity. Surely if you were prepared to look at things calmly and with a real sense of determination, you could not conceive of this type of behaviour having lasting possibilities? Logically, one cannot use a finite resource for an infinite period. One cannot keep killing without a repercussion to the longevity of the species, mathematically. Hate that festers and grows will surely be the plague that wipes us out of existence. It is not uncommon to be described in terms of humanity being a parasite. Something that feeds of its host eventually killing that host. 

Do you begin to see why I am saying that the time has arrived to become more aware of our affects on the planet and civilization? I'm not saying anything new of course. Many people have said the same thing and for many years it has been discussed what we should do about this.

Severn Cullis Suzuki for example, stood up as a child in front of the entire United Nations assembly and gave a speech about climate change and ecological issues. Some 20+ years later she is still advocating more awareness.

Al Gore has been campaigning furiously for changes to the mindset of each one of us for decades, with regards this ecological crisis.

James Redfield, Eckhart Tolle, Mandy Peterson and many other authors have been writing about these issues for such a large part of the past several decades with the aim of waking people up gradually into a new world. One that has been created by blindness and greed. The reason they have been attempting to wake people is certainly not to manipulate them further. But it does seem clear that these rather small groups of people have done so out of concern for the welfare of the greater number of their human family. Of course no-one likes to be waken in a violent and scary fashion. A cold bucket of water thrown over you might cause you a heart attack, but a slow gentle shaking will do no harm whatsoever.
Though this has been going on for some time, it would appear to certain observers that the result has been lethargic from the people waken from this preoccupation with materialism/things/resources. We are still using energy sources at rates that are unsustainable. Why even a week or so ago here in the United Kingdom, energy companies were reporting strategies that would stop private users demanding so much supply during the week, when manufacturers needed that power for industry. They were being encouraged (the private household consumer) to use supply at the weekends rather than at other times.
In the short term.
We are able to carry on using power and resources.
In the long term.
We will run out of everything and have nothing. Unless we conserve energy and find better ways to share and source renewable energies and products. OR, we just stop demanding so many new things and so often. Certain government people have been advocating the 'make do and mend' ethos from war times, when resources were stretched to breaking point. You may laugh, but what a great idea. How many pairs of shoes do you actually need? How many of the media and communication, brand makes, jewelery, gaming technologies (gadgets and gizmos) do you actually have to have to find peace in your life?

On top of everything else people are now becoming ever more aware of not only the health benefits of eating better, less mass produced food, but the sustainability of its produce. Huge amounts of energy is being used to transport food and 'stuff' around our planet, when it could just as reasonably be sourced locally. If of course we would stop thinking profit (for a few greedy people) and begin by thinking environmentally and sustainably.

Yes it is lovely to be able to have holidays abroad and trade things from far flung places, but what is the cost to our environment and the resources we have available to be used. What is the carbon footprint of doing ever more travel and thrill seeking to be happy?
I'm really not having a go at anyone, I'm just as keen to travel the world as anyone else.
All I'm saying is; Can't we share our world with everyone, in a calm and fair way? Can we not learn to be more compassionate and caring towards others who don't have the things that we do. Especially those that don't even have the basics, like fresh water, food and adequate shelter. Maybe charity is not the answer. Maybe a complete overhaul of our thinking is. Perhaps if we as a collective of humanity gave more power to the sharing of resources and raised our level of consciousness to see that what we have belongs to everyone, even other sentient beings on our planet, maybe then we would have peace. A peace that is sustainable and free.

I hope that we can exchange ideas in a loving way, to the glory of our race.


Love, Peace and Light.

Peaceful Warrior.

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