“There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” –Shakespeare from Hamlet
There are many Americans reeling right now, uncertain of the future. The Ironic part is they occupy both sides of the political divide that both the left and right worked so diligently to create over the last 50 years. Those on the right believed in less government and let the forces of the market place define the future, only to find themselves in economic bondage. Those on left deluding themselves by believing that they were part of a progressive liberal view of what the natural evolution of government and democracy should be and their view would be embraced on a global basis. On a global basis it has not resonated. This last election demonstrated that both of these views were soundly rejected and NOBODY really won the election by a landslide. By that we mean that neither candidate received more than 35% of the POTENTIAL vote and 51% of those who could vote chose not to vote or participate.
As a result, the most unlikely candidate won the presidency to the shock and horror of those who thought they were “in-the-know” on both sides of the divide. Now, everyone wonders what happens next to America, America’s role in the world, and indeed the impact of this election on the current world situation. This fear and wonder extends to global leaders in both the West and the East. What does it mean to the global economy? What is going to happen in relation to on-going global conflicts and those allied and opposed to the current US policies and war efforts?
“The future is operative and speculative. It leads the contemplative to view with reverence and admiration the glorious works of the Creator, and inspires him with the most exalted ideas of the perfections of his divine Creator”. –Anonymous
We would like to suggest that our current reality is a construct of our collective consciousness. We, meaning all of us, have collectively created this reality to finally wake our asses up and let us begin to understand we must ACT to confront the greed, avarice, bigotry and racism in the world. We, each and every one of us must ask ourselves who we really are and how we are, as individuals, going to act and respond to what is going to happen next. Are we going to allow the building of walls, mass deportations, registrations of people based on religion or ethnicity? Are we, as a global community, going to respond to one another out of fear and ignorance? Are we going to allow a future where the education of our children is not a priority? Are we going to ignore and fail to act in relation to the dramatic changes in our climate? Are we really going to do that by just sitting back and lamenting as to how things have turned out? Are we still going to feel helpless and fail to act?
Here is a few suggestions that may help us work through the next few months. Each of us should ask ourselves a few questions about who we really are.
Have you accepted that whatever seems to be is not, and that that which seems not to be, is?
Have you learned that facts are fallacies, and physical existence a delusion?
Do you accept that material bliss is impossible?
Are you willing to relinquish your former associations, to cease to concern yourself in the affairs of men?
If you seriously contemplate these questions, we believe the following thoughts will emerge.
You will soon behold the true origin of your vision, the hope of humanity. It is universal and crosses all boundaries of ideologies.
The cares of life will fade; misery, distress, hatred, envy, jealousy, and unholy passions, will consequently be blotted from your existence and that will collectively lead to the necessary disobedience and non-compliance of the status quo.
Men must seriously consider those truths which, under inflexible natural laws, govern the destiny of man.
It is love that enslaves mankind; love that commands; love that ensnares and rules mankind.
Love is the seed, and sorrow is the harvest, but this harvest of sadness is to man the richest gift of love, the golden link that joins the spirit form that has fled to the spirit that is still enthralled on earth.
He who heeds best his sorrow-teacher is in closest touch with humanity,
Once we realize these truths, we will throw down our weapons and set aside our hate and fears. We will refuse to destroy our towns and villages, and countries for material gain of a few elites, and we will finally see the dignity that ALL humans possess. We will at last have awakened to the truth of our collective divine destiny.