The Awakening of The Elect
A time comes in your life when you finally get it… when, in the midst of all your fears and insanity, you stop dead in your tracks and somewhere the voice inside your head cries out… ENOUGH! Enough fighting and crying and blaming and struggling to hold on. Then, like a child quieting down after a tantrum, you blink back your tears and begin to look at the world through new eyes.
This is your spiritual awakening.
You realize it’s time to stop hoping and waiting for something to change, or for happiness, safety and security to magically appear over the next horizon.
You realize that in the real world of chaos there aren’t always fairy tale endings, and that any guarantee of “happily ever after” must begin with you… and in the process a sense of serenity is born of acceptance.
You awaken to the fact that you are not perfect and that not everyone will always love, appreciate or approve of who or what you are… and that’s OK. They are entitled to their own views and opinions.
You learn the importance of loving and championing yourself…and in the process a sense of new found confidence is born of self-approval.
You stop complaining and blaming other people for the things they did to you – or didn’t do for you – and you learn that the only thing you can really count on is the unexpected.
You learn that people don’t always say what they mean or mean what they say and that not everyone will always be there for you and everything isn’t always about you.
So, you learn to stand on your own and to take care of yourself…and in the process a sense of safety and security is born of self-reliance.
You stop judging and pointing fingers and you begin to accept people as they are and to overlook their shortcomings and human frailties…and in the process a sense of peace and contentment is born of forgiveness.
You learn to open up to new worlds and different points of view. You begin reassessing and redefining who you are and what you really stand for.
You learn the difference between wanting and needing and you begin to discard the doctrines and values you’ve outgrown, or should never have bought into to begin with.
You learn that there is power and glory in creating and contributing and you stop maneuvering through life merely as a “consumer” looking for your next materialistic fix. You understand that the shiny does wear off…
You learn that principles such as honesty and integrity are not the outdated ideals of a bygone era, but the mortar that holds together the foundation upon which you must build a life.
You learn that within the mortar of honesty, are the rocks of God, not bricks in the wall of powerful men.
You learn that you don’t know everything, and it’s not your job to save the world and that you can’t teach a pig to sing. You learn the only cross to bear is the one you choose to carry and that martyrs get burned at the stake.
Then you learn about love. You learn to look at relationships as they really are and not as you would have them to be. You learn that alone does not mean lonely.
You stop trying to control people, situations and outcomes. You learn to distinguish between guilt and responsibility and the importance of setting boundaries and learning to say NO.
You also stop working so hard at putting your feelings aside, smoothing things over and ignoring your needs.
You learn that your body really is your temple. You begin to care for it and treat it with respect. You begin to eat a balanced diet, drinking more water, and take more time to exercise.
You learn that being tired fuels doubt, fear, and uncertainty and so you take more time to rest. And, just as food fuels the body, laughter fuels the soul. So you take more time to laugh and to play.
You learn that, for the most part, you get in life what you deserve, and that much of life truly is a self-fulfilling prophecy.
You learn that anything worth achieving is worth working for and that wishing for something to happen is different than working toward making it happen.
More importantly, you learn that in order to achieve success you need direction, discipline and perseverance. You learn that no one can do it all alone, and that it’s OK to risk asking for help.
You learn the only thing you must truly fear is fear itself. You learn to step right into and through your fears because you know that whatever happens you can handle it and to give in to fear is to give away the right to live life on your own terms.
You learn to fight for your life and not to squander it living under a cloud of impending doom.
You learn that life isn’t always fair, you don’t always get what you think you deserve and that sometimes bad things happen to unsuspecting, good people…and you learn not to always take it personally.
You learn that nobody’s punishing you and everything isn’t always somebody’s fault. It’s just life happening. You learn to admit when you are wrong and to build bridges instead of walls.
You learn that negative feelings such as anger, envy and resentment must be understood and redirected or they will suffocate the life out of you and poison the universe that surrounds you.
You learn to be thankful and to take comfort in many of the simple things we take for granted, things that millions of people upon the earth can only dream about: heat in the winter, under a roof, a full refrigerator, clean running water, a soft warm bed, a long hot shower.
Then, you begin to take responsibility for yourself by yourself and you make yourself a promise to never betray yourself and to never, ever settle for less than your heart’s desire.
You make it a point to keep smiling, to keep trusting, and to stay open to every wonderful possibility, but not to be a fool either. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.
You hang a wind chime outside your window so you can listen to the wind.
Then, maybe, you wake up and you learn that you have been lied to all your life, that you cannot buy happiness, it comes from within, not without.
You learn that the dream of materialism, is the dream of rich men, and marketers, so that, you want more, and thus you make them richer and you poorer because of the treadmill of material existence. And you, if you are wise, understand, that a disposable society, is a society of a wasted Earth. That corporations that ‘externalize’ their costs, put those costs and poisons on to you, as the cost for cheap goods. That if things are built to last forever, like our grandparents made things, and they were made to be easily repaired by men with common sense and common tools, those resources would not require even more resources to recycle, repurpose, or rebuild. That the meaning of life is Joy, but not just for you and me, but into the future for all the generations, and that Earth itself, is not yours to waste. Will your great grandchildren hate you, or revere you?
Finally, with courage in your heart, you take a stand, you take a deep breath, and you begin to design the life you want to live as best as you can.
Sleeper awaken… see the world as it is, for only truth will set us free.
Yet only in the depths of time with the perspective of years, or being born a very discerning spirit,
can you ever know,
that there is Truth here.
And you also know, that Truth cannot overcome lies,
for the lie is sweeter than the Truth.
Truth is salt, and lies are sugar.
Truth is the double edged sword that cuts both ways,
and joins both sides in between the sharp edges,
lies are the single edged blade of division,
salt heals, it only feels good to the truth seeker,
sugar rots the body, it feels good to the evil,
and evil is the sweet words on the tongue, that grow bitter in the belly.
As long as the truthful, independent, intelligent and reflective souls,
remain a slave to themselves,
for their greatest strength, is also their greatest weakness,
their very independence is their Achilles heel.
Evil knows this, and evil unites,
that they may know power over truth.
Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely,
but centralized power attracts evil like moths to a flame,
and so is corrupted whole nations, societies, and innocents.
God intended that we have Joy,
but we forgot, because we worship money,
yet, Joy falls to power, and money,
Is there anyway to change the Earth?
To eliminate evil, power, and money?
You say the Rule of Gold, cannot be conquered by The Golden Rule?
You say it cannot be, one by one, and it will not.
You say it will be, as One, and it shall be.
So what shall it be?
To be, or not to be, that is the old question.
The answer is within, and without, the All is One, and One for All.
To hang together, or most assuredly, to hang separately.
To see the Phoenix burning, and then, what?
No more Mr. nice guy, nice guys finish last,
nice guys don’t know, turn the other cheek,
works only when relative good is in charge,
when the worm turns, evil is good, and good is evil,
sell your coat, and buy a sword,
in this current incarnation of the World,
evil comes, like a splinter in your mind,
as the Phoenix finally becomes ashes of dreams,
Yet evil arises again, to take the reigns,
just say no, as One.
let there be no more kings, or corporations,
or bankers, or lawyers, death comes, and watch the world bloom.
Yet, how do you re-incarnate, a world?
First, it must die, and be reborn, for death is new life,
so that your swords may be pounded into plowshares,
and your spears into pruning hooks,
and neither learn war, any more…
for the true joy of all the children,
yet, you must remember to remember…
knowledge without action, is faith without works,
evil thrives, when good men do nothing,
evil thrives, when good men give up their power,
evil thrives, when you centralize,
evil thrives, when you love money above all other things,