A continuation of Fatima's well written blog article on the deeper meaning of activism from a conscious foundation....Good reading! Julie
As mentioned in the previous blog (Part 1) HERE, the excesses of empire (the Corporatocracy) are obvious. For many, too, these excesses look desperate because many worldwide have awoken and are organizing, creating, dissenting, praying, filming, writing, speaking, etc. The places for these ‘old powers’ to hide are getting fewer and fewer, but it’s far from over yet. It’s not enough education, exposure and empowerment by enough people….not yet.
Activism takes many forms and these forms are profoundly interconnected. For example,
1. There are those outlining the violations by the Big Everything and the solutions for a new Worldview through celebrity, documentary, film and video; via online and offline grassroots networks and organizations that may be local, national or international; via whistleblowing, books and journalism; via bloggers, hackers, social media activists, boycotters, petition organizations (avaaz, getup, sumofus, etc), alterative media radio, TV and news channels.
2. We have those who are literally at the ‘crime scenes’ themselves, physically demonstrating and standing up to governments, corporations and police/military personnel in order to expose their activities, and to dissent. Via the principles of civil disobedience, they organize, blueprint, congregate and peacefully march at G20, G8, WTO and Bilderberger meetings, for example. They address issues such as Monsanto, illegal, secret wars and drone warfare (perhaps between 70-120 at any one time), the banking cabal/cartels, the Federal Reserve, the TPP, climate change, fracking, the Keystone XL, the BP oil spill, illegal/pre-emptive war, arctic drilling, etc. They are farmers that stand on their own land or people standing up for their businesses that have been attacked and handed over to the transnationals. They occupy. They travel interstate or overseas as a way to, literally, in real time, illuminate what is happening as well as to obstruct further damage to people, legislation, the Earth..
3. Others are engaged in focused prayer, healing and intent, psycho-integrative and shamanic, either individually or in groups, perhaps also invoking the Intelligences of the non-physical world, to radiate the Maharishi Effect to clear negative energy and bring stability, and to hold energy and space for peace and for the New to enter and then become real via ‘the builders of form’ (taking it out of the realm of thought, and into physical manifestation). Organizations and people such as the Global Coherence Initiative, James Twyman, Children of the Sun, Lynne McTaggart’s ‘Field Experiments’, Celia Fenn and countless others, bring together huge numbers of people to focus upon deeply disturbed areas of the planet, aware of the interconnectedness of all things, and of the power of purposefully directed thought and emotion, in compassion. Understanding well the catastrophic effect that the Big Everything has upon humans and the Earth, they are deeply engaged with the effect humans have on the Earth and on the global consciousness field, and directing positive thought and emotion at synchronized intervals.
4. Others are involved with government, non-violent communication organizations, trade groups, NGOs, thinktanks, summits, Occupy, the World Bank, BIS, International Courts and the UN at strategy and legislative levels to thwart, hold to account, roll back and reconfigure the power of the Big Everything, to make it accountable to Rule of Law, in the interests of creating channels of exposing corruption and promoting distribution of the enormous hidden gold, silver and gem caches worldwide, and promote flow, communication, justice and economic freedom. Many of these are also deeply engaged in the creation and dissemination of the new economics, politics, science, multidimensional power-sharing models, sustainability programs, environmental healing, free and renewable energy, inclusive of the release of suppressed ET technologies.
The more we can move out of….
“So long as I know it not, it hurteth me not.” ~ George Pettie
.….and realize that the Big Everything is hurting us when we DON’T LOOK AT IT and hold it to account (giving it free license to grow unhindered)….the more empowered we will be to claim accountability, sovereignty, abundance and freedom for ourselves and the Earth. It’s the refusing to look that has cost us and the Earth so greatly, and is continuing to gobble up rights and resources…right now.
If we can stand in our knowing of our empowerment, then everything that is NOT of that will be made known, and we can combine the thought + feeling + action in healing ourselves and mobilize in service of that empowerment. We will clear the decks of ideologically ingrained powerlessness, worthlessness and the rape of dignity and resources. It will move billions of us beyond ‘survival’ at the hands of tyranny, and into full-bodied, multidimensional empowerment. That new story… It is crucial that we move the dialogue beyond the narrow parameters that have been accepted for thousands of years….and stop obeying these dictates, whether consciously or unconsciously.
This blog is about how we do that unconsciously, and the cost of that to ourselves personally, collectively and to the Earth. In our own consciousness, we need to de-legitimize the old structures at fundamental levels (be they spiritual, political, economic, religious, etc) and ‘comb them’ for where they have us accepting things to our detrimental. ‘Spiritual bypassing’ is a good term for some to recognize where they may be inadvertently giving power away by not really BEING HERE.
There are times, such as these, when tyranny throws down its gauntlet to have its moment, its hour. It is showing its hand: the question is………who are you? What do YOU really want to experience? Where do you stand?
“It’s not only what we do, but also that which we do not do for which we are accountable.” ~ Moliere
None of these activist activities stand alone. We need each other, and they are cross-pollinating certainly. And as they do, these all converge into drawing attention to a no longer workable worldview, and they combine to halt further destruction and, critically, to stimulate imagination, balance, vision, healing, peace, debate, action, ideas, awareness, dialogue, powersharing, legislation and creation. Though these do not and cannot stand alone because this in a systemic overhaul, these are all seeking to bring heightened presence to the table, based on care, nurture, collaboration and responsibility to the present generation, as well as to future generations. They are endeavoring to take humanity and the Earth into a brighter and far more empowered, safe and multidimensional future.
The longterm view is for bigger and bigger collaborative movements to heal deep splits within human beings and in the distribution of power and resources, and to build in critical mass that progressively activated global consciousness and change in favour of the actions, practices, policies, ideologies, philosophies, stewardship and cosmologies that birth multidimensional interdependency, interconnectivity, species protection, human rights, environmental protection. The above are all about collaboration for longterm sustainability rather than the current menu of short-sighted, cruel, market-driven goals….for equality rather than elite-driven, exploitative and humiliating oligarchical models….and to decisively shift the worldview from the current dominator paradigm to a partnership paradigm (referece, Riane Eisler)….in quantum-field limitlessness.
Toxic Hemispherical Imbalance
At the heart of much of the paralysis in ‘really seeing the Big Everything’, and therefore, active engagement, lies the culturally-sanctioned split between spirit and matter of the outdated worldview, and the imbalance of the right and the left brain, along with life itself, seen as seeming mechanical parts in a mechanistic universe, with the parts separated and unrelated.
This worldview can no longer be maintained.
Cutting to the chase, too much right-brain focus leads to great heart-centred feeling, empathy, connectedness, but no plans, no action and magical thinking (one has only to think or feel, and the desired outcome will magically appear, whoosh!). Too much left-brain focus enables plans, action and concrete thinking, but no feeling, empathy and connectedness. To move forward in our evolutionary crucible now, both sides of the brain need to be balanced and working together in feeling-centred planning and action.
Increased empathy is an evolutionary marker of our species opening to greater levels of connectedness, but for the moment, there remains a significant amount of disconnection between the two hemispheres, and therefore, the holistic, hands-on operation of thought, emotion and action combined.
The disconnect is reflected at large in not understanding that spirit and matter are one, and that each reflects the other. The imbalances that we see on the Earth and in humanity, in other words (matter) are reflections of the spirit (thought and emotion). Biospherical destruction continues like a runaway train, due to hemispherical imbalances that compromise the ability of thought, feeling and action to work cohesively as one.
In particular, excessive right-brain emphasis leads to an abdication (‘spiritual bypassing’) coming in the form of believing that just feeling good, thinking positive thoughts are enough. Its voice says: “It’s in God’s hands’, ‘It’s God’s Will’, ‘If I am meant to do something’, ‘sending love and light’, ‘it’s not my reality’, ‘it’s all an illusion’, ‘someone or some future event will fix this’, ‘in it but not of it’, ‘ascending and leaving here for another dimension or parallel Earth’. In more extreme forms, it’s about completely turning away from what’s going on (hiding one’s head in the sand and turning off ‘matter’ and taking refuge in ‘spirit’) in order to persist with making OK even the most challenging violations of humanity and the Earth. Whilst there is certain, necessary validity in turning away from the smoke-and-mirrors propaganda and in not going into incapacitating overwhelm, there remains an extremely fineline that centers upon saving oneself from overwhelm versus not being here, on this Earth, right now….and engaged, with critical thinking, feeling and action combined.
Perhaps a to-the-point example might be how one would be mobilized, faced with their child having been run over in the street outside one’s front door, or with Fukushima’s radiation reaching one’s own food supply and loved ones? Would one still apply the above ‘it’s all an illusion’, and not act, believing that ‘sending love and light’ to your child on the street would be enough while one continued to sit inside the house and read a book?
The more we are imbalanced on right and left brain levels, the more we are disconnected from either feeling or action, or being here in active partnership, and the more we turn a blind eye to ourselves, the Earth, our bodies, one another, animals, the Universe. And alarmingly, because we are disconnected and asleep at the wheel, the more these violations of the Big Everything will continue because we are ‘missing the powerpoint moment’ and what it represents to human beings becoming the caretakers and stewards of one another and the other. Somehow, consciously or unconsciously, we will be legitimizing the violations because they are ‘over there’…until, that is, Fukushima’s radiation, money-supply malfeasance, or fracking, Monsanto, the Keystone XL reach one’s own doorstep….which, for many, is already the case.
We live in a multi-layered, multidimensional, unified system of exhilarating diversity, with all parts mirroring and related. What is going on ‘out there’ is a response to what is going on ‘in here’. What goes on ‘in here’, goes on ‘out there’. The ‘luxury’ of remaining split is fast coming to an end as imbalanced ‘matter’ arrives on our doorsteps, asking for engagement, proactivity, healing, recalibration and the personal mastery of human beings to assume the role of responsible, unified caretakers at last.
And….the Breakdown is NOT an End in Itself
Ultimately, for those caught in dualistic, “either/or” separation-thinking, the personal and the collective, spirit and matter, politics and spirituality, the internal and the external are unrelated. This is a disconnect taken advantage of (and promoted) at large by the Big Everything.
We are all welcoming the exposure and breakdown of the toxic, of course, but we may mistake it as an end in itself, rather than but one component of an all-systems, tipping-point change in which the overhaul of our own selves, as mentioned in Part One, is the key factor in the seeding and formation of a new worldview. Many seem to be registering what’s happening as ‘out there’, or waiting for something or someone to come. Many leave themselves out of the co-creation equation entirely due to outdated belief systems, and they fail to engage proactively. They might believe that exploitation of the poor, or destruction of the environment will magically stop, or that a new Great Barrier Reef will somehow ‘magically appear’ when the current one has finally been completely destroyed, or that the radiation spewing into the Pacific daily from Fukushima will magically go away with a single prayer.
Being here now is about seeing ‘what is right now’, then being inspiring by ‘what is right now’ into one’s own unique galvanization of thought + emotion + action. The ‘what is right now’ is the personal and collective launchpad to the new worldview. The ‘what is’ is the illuminated, waiting, inviting, precise nexus-point of power, it’s very crucible, in this super-charged evolutionary moment. That’s what this moment is telling us. Let go, yes. Let go of the stuff that keeps you pretending YOU don’t need to change.
There is no remedy for the Great Barrier Reef, the TPP, market manipulation, pre-emptive warfare, the Keystone XL, pre-emptive warfare, fracking, human trafficking….except the people:
This moment is a call for integration of the material and non-material, understanding that these are ONE, and at play, right here, right now, on the Earth. BEING HERE NOW is to be a conscious witness AND participant of where we collectively take the story next.
Everything that has been achieved, all advancements, whether women’s right to vote, the repealing of child labour laws, reform in environmental practices, civil liberties and civil rights, the articulation of ‘the 99%’ and its inclusion in the modern-day lexicon, international laws and declarations, anti-apartheid, anti-colonialism, freedom of information, human rights legislations, indigenous rights, pro-Monsanto laws being repealed or Monsanto being banned, anti-fracking laws enacted…..these all started with ‘looking at the news’ somewhere, then feeling a disturbance within oneself, that was then articulated into thought and a desire for changed energized by one person that grew into a movement of many people, which utilized action that resulted (or is resulting) in change to the prevailing structures that had become outdated…and surpassed them.
What we Don’t Value Gets Taken Away
So the questions come down to what we value. What we don’t value gets taken away, just like the Great Barrier Reef (picture, left), communities, businesses, human rights, human beings, species, oceans, internet freedoms and personal privacy, to name but a few, that are being destroyed/taken away right now. None of these are guaranteed unless we claim them. Unless we decide we have a right to them. No one need give us these rights: we ARE these rights, if we know that to be true. And to claim them we must value them and we must value ourselves. Get off our knees, if it matters enough.
Dysfunctional cognitive dissonance has us desperately wanting to hold all our cherished attitudes and beliefs in harmony so that we can avoid disharmony and discomfort at all costs, but this can be to our detriment as we compromise here, then compromise there. It is time to look at how we are personally enabling imbalance of global systems by holding to our dissonance. How doing this is resulting in us giving up our most deeply valued freedoms and rights (free speech, freedom to assemble, data privacy, internet freedom, travel freedom) in order to maintain a false harmony and balance, so that we don’t need to face the discomfort (and do anything about it).
It’s going to take more than 30 or 300 activists, posts, prayers, books, demonstrations, blogs or articles to stop exploiting people and environment, safeguard Australia’s Great Barrier Reef; stop 300 tonnes of radioactive material leaking into the Pacific daily from Fukushima; stop incessant propaganda, placating and mindcontrol tactics; make liable and accountable the planet’s greatest polluters; hold the World Bank to Rule of Law (and all world bodies, governments,etc; uplift a disenfranchised and desperate underclass (who are targeted and blamed); halt the destructive Trans Pacific Partnership; heal the widening gap between the rich and the poor; end global fracking; remove concentration of wealth from the hands of the few’ turn around the rigging of markets and commodities; expose and halt the weapons manufacturers and warmongers, policy brutality against dissenters, drones, Monsanto, big money, big pharma, big oil, big media, the Keystone XL…or the Koch Brothers.
These violations are paid for with our own taxes, resources, bodies and silence, are obscene, and they TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT OURSELVES and collective, institutionalized, ideological disempowerment.
And so, in the same way we would be ‘getting very busy very fast’ if we were personally diagnosed with cancer, we have to ‘get very busy very fast’ with these cancers. We need to stop pretending ‘it’s all OK….just breathe’. It gets dramatic OUT THERE when it’s not getting addressed IN HERE. That’s why, when the channels for representation are closed to the people, they get out into the streets, as they are, all over the planet. They are not in the streets for a laugh: they are in the streets because they are NOT being listened to and they are suffering. What needs to be addressed is NOT being addressed.
To do address this moment, it’s time to stop the pretending and:
1. discern the relationship between yourself and the allowance and perpetuation of such things as shared above
2. recognize where the apathy, fear, rage, denial, powerlessness and lack of real will within the current system exist within you
3. move beyond paralyzing, dualistic thinking and brain imbalance…and healing these aspects of you so you can get real and BE HERE NOW, whilst you:
1. dive into one or more of the loose ‘activist categories’ above
2. boycott the organizations, banks, products that support the transnationals (as did ANZ bank customers in Australia recently who closed their bank accounts because the ANZ bank supports fracking)
3. pick one or two subjects that you want to become a steward of (as per Sacred Activist, Andrew Harvey), and join hands with others
4. remember that you are powerful and you are far from alone
5. anchor that this is our planet and it is beautiful, and that we are are all intrinsically interwoven at the deepest, most subatomic levels
6. know that nobody need ‘give you the right to stand up, to speak, to be’: these are yours because you are ALIVE AND VALUABLE, just as you are
7. intend, concentrate, visualize and maintain sustained focus on the outcome already being achieved
8. just do it…. take the action, see the outcomes shift….and watch the old order continue collapsing as the power and wealth it was hoarding are released simultaneously
…..for us now and for our children, in order to establish that different mythology. An ecologically aware, connected, multidimensional, multiplayer, different story grounded in a new worldview of compassionate, abundant, scintillating unity in diversity.
If we want a Great Barrier Reef or no (Koch Brothers) Keystone XL ripping up and polluting Canadian provinces and American states, for example, it has to matter now, otherwise take your grandchildren to see their beauty now. The Great Barrier is on its way to complete destruction by the dredging and the coal terminals the Australian Federal and State governments and major national and international mining interests have no qualms in building. It’s going to an awareness right now that says ‘No’ to the destruction, in the same way you would say ‘No’ to someone busting into your garage to steal your car.
We can organize for the Great Barrier Reef or the Keystone XL today (for example), or organize for it tomorrow, or organize for it never. It’s all riding on our free will choices right now. The governments, the magnates and the corporations, powerfully in collusion, have already revealed their hands and their disregard, and they ARE organized. They know the precisely rights they are infringing upon and they’re prepared: it’s we who need to wake up and stop getting stuck on simple platitudes like,
“Be the change you wish to see in the world” There is NO documentation of Gandhi having said such words.
Gandhi DID say, however:
“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. … We need not wait to see what others do…I could not be leading a religious life unless I identified myself with the whole of mankind and that I could not do unless I took part in politics. The whole gamut of man’s activities today constitutes an indivisible whole.”
(‘Politics’ from the Greek word, politikos, meaning “of, for, or relating to citizens”. Wikipedia)
In other words, he was talking about personal, social and collective transformation. He wasn’t saying one’s own personal transformation would be enough. In his own life, he saw things as a whole, drew a line, and said to the British, ‘That is enough’. He didn’t look away and pretend, ‘All is well. Domination by, and subservience to, the British is fantastic for India.’ Rather, he saw that ‘all was well’ within him for feeling the discord/disturbance/injustice/anger/turmoil, for facing head-on ‘what was’, NOT agreeing with it, developing a boundary and a vision, and hitting the streets.
We need to know that it’s OK to look at ‘what is’, as he did, and to say ‘No’, as he did, and to then articulate to ourselves what we would like to see, as he did also…and just do it.
There was a posting on Facebook the other day:
“A lack of boundaries invites a lack of respect.”
And that is the case personally, collectively, environmentally, spiritually, politically, financially…it’s ALL related… What you don’t respect/value, gets trashed/violated. How much MORE TRASHING are we going to accept?
These times are breaking our hearts and minds wide open to feel more, experience more. These times are dissolving the veils and walls of our seeming separation so that we can experience profound interconnectedness. And these times are showing us who has held the power to run our lives, and how this knowing rests with us, and for us to now reclaim the power and wield it for new adventures in a conscious evolution, now that we have been powerfully wrested awake.
Radical Personal Development
All of it involves radical personal development, and a radical combination of empowered thought, feeling and action……beyond the fear of authority, beyond the feeling-good opiates released in mediation and spirituality and thinking of these as solutions within themselves. They are not. It involves releasing the security of refuge in our old ways and old stories, and believing someone else is responsible for our creations and for our future, or will come and save us. We are responsible.
It’s radical personal development into deep organization, responsibility, mastery and collective stewardship for the institutional, environmental, political and social changes that will reflect the revolutionary changes that will have occurred in our own consciousness. That will show us how we matured into the wise use of free will, freedom, sovereignty, fully being here, taking responsibility for the Earth and its inhabitants, out of love, respect and the knowing of the worthiness and sanctity of life.
In this sense, we can view all the disclosure, exposure and revelations now present and the many still to come as urgent invitations into claiming the power that has been surrendered and was hidden away and used by others in service of the unspeakable. This invitation to reclaim, reconfigure, recalibrate and rise up has arrived at our doorstep. Running away from what has arrived is a disservice to both yourself and to the evolutionary trajectory of the seeding and manifestation of a new you within a new worldview, called by some a New Earth, or a new evolutionary agenda.
As we go forward and be here fully now, we take ownership of our thoughts, emotions, actions, manifestations and experiences. We grow up and land in the masterful co-creation of a new era as the months and years unfold into a new future. A future now characterized by multi-stakeholder dialogues, rule of law, collaborative dialogue, inspired action, holistic thinking and emotion, the understanding of right human relations, non-aggression, powerful self-worth and self-respect, and an inspired synthesis that is based on compassionate and awake identification with the whole of humanity and an Earth that allows many different worlds, libraries of information, beliefs and species to co-exist in enormous and welcomed diversity. A new era that is restorative to people, place and planet.
In the meantime, and as Noam Chomsky has said, truth need not be spoken to power for power already knows the truth but rather, it must be spoken to the people. Until we can face the ‘truth of what is’ and that is staring us in the face more pressingly each day, authority figures will continue doing everything they know how to do to be completely fear-based, unreliable, insane, trenchant, cruel, corrupt and despicable, and they will continue to trash the earth, destroy human beings, violate laws and rights….because enough of us are ‘accepting everything’, ‘judging nothing’, saying ‘all is well’, and hiding from ourselves and our power because we are unable to say ‘No, that is enough’.
As said in Part One HERE,
“To truly embrace the moment, we need to more masterfully comprehend the intrinsic connection between what we believe, and what has shown up when we allow Big Business, Big Pharma, Big Oil, Big Media, Big Religion to decide things on our behalf and to run our lives through the legislated rape of our sovereignty, freedoms and rights.”
When we decide we really are ‘the ones we have been waiting for’, we will be emboldened to think, feel and act in coherent alignment, and the breakdown of the old order will be assured, smooth and progressive, and we will be well on the way to developing the economic, political, environmental, spiritual and scientific forms of a collaborative planetary society based on the sacred worldview we all envision, in wholistic, biospherical respect, love, power and care….serving the wellbeing of the people and the planet.
The next Blog will cover: the Vatican Bank, the Jesuits, central banking, banking cartels, the Federal Reserve, the Magna Carta, sovereign rights, whistleblowers, the World Bank and the transnationals. That is, YOUR rights and the rights of the Earth.
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