The first part of this essay may have been discouraging to some, as peering into a mirror often is. We humans have a way of mixing fantasy into our reality and creating visions of grandeur for ourselves that we don’t deserve. That is what we have done with this country, because the truth is not quite as acceptable as our perceived reality. There IS much hope for our future, but only if we change course.
In order to do that, we must first, in a very real way, turn our back on this viewpoint that we humans are here to conquer and subdue the earth. This basic belief that originated from the bible . . . ” “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” . . . is either mistranslated or just plain bullshit. Ruler should be replaced by caretaker. “Let them be caretakers over all the earth” makes far more sense.
In all reality ‘God’ is a mystery to all of us regardless how much we can convince ourselves otherwise. Does anybody actually believe that the creator of all heaven and earth would have to write a book to get his word across to his creation? Is not the common artist known by the works which he has made? How much more the great artist?
My God reveals himself through His works. The earth is a place of indescribable beauty. Most of it’s ugliness has been created by mankind. I personally would not give the men running this world, in this time, charge of a pig pen let alone my greatest artistic work. So let’s just say if we were given stewardship over the earth we are doing a damn poor job of it and get on with the story. . . . What can we do?
First, a change is coming, we must find our place in it. Second, we must begin to realize how powerful we are and how well adapted we are to fulfilling our caretaker duties. We must begin to see that if there is to ever be a heaven on earth, it will be created by us.
Once we get the message of just who we are, and understand our job classification, we will find that we already have the power to make it happen, but first we must rid ourselves of those who are destroying our planet. Not by killing them, but ignoring them. We can ignore the fools who live only for wealth and power by simply jumping off their rat wheel. We must find a way back to our future and teach ourselves to walk softly upon this planet.
When they see what we have done they will destroy their system on their own and come and join us. These bankers, and corrupt politicians, and industrialists, and war mongers, are also our brothers. When they see the light they will run to it like moths to a spotlight for they have the same calling we do. Our enemy is not them, our enemy is their ignorance.
And above ALL else we must learn to love ourselves, and that can only happen in a real way once we have aligned ourselves to the mystery that created this whole thing in the first place.