by Zen Gardner
November 10, 2013
Do you feel like youíre taking on water
ship is a bit battered
with the sea of bad news
so that you canít seem
it out quite fast enough?
Many are having this experience and
express varying degrees of despair and frustration over this right
Understandably so, itís a real onslaught weíre having to endure on
several fronts at once. And itís getting worse.
It can make you lash out at those seeming to emphasize all of this
violence and oppression by reporting on it. I know Iíve been guilty
of dwelling on the negative at times, it is a form of fascination
when you start to see the incredible degree at how all of this is
transpiring even in our efforts to expose it.
Itís like standing on the deck of a boat
watching a massive wave mount as it comes towards you and you are
frozen in your footsteps in awe of this wonder, even though itís
potentially about to overwhelm everything in your world.
We Are the
I hear this type of comment a lot,
ďWhy does the alternative media keep
bringing up all this doom and gloom and never have any answers?
When is someone going to come up with a constructive plan we can
While the question is sincere and the
underlying frustration is shared by many, it reveals some basic
We look out over this landscape of news and views and alternative
exposure and feel overwhelmed. While we tend to point to others, the
speed of any awakening is what is happening in our own lives, not
the general trend. The trend may reflect or even catalyze more
awakening but the battleground is each of us personally.
How far will each of us take or apply
what we already know? Individually?
So many observe, waiting for someone
to wave the magic wand with solutions. There are many wonderful
solutions being posed and working, the alternative media is by no
means all gloom and doom if weíre honest, but I can see how it can
appear pretty dark at times.
The truth of whatís going on just
happens to have many seriously negative aspects.
Our personal lives are our magic wands. Take any and every avenue
you feel called to but donít wait for a movement to answer your
needs or someone else to point the way. If the general direction of
where to go isnít clear at this point I donít know what to say.
Being frozen in inactivity really is no
excuse once you find out whatís really going on.
- Let It Pass
Like healing, people are trained to run to the doctor for
almost any malady when in almost every case things just pass
Take some practical action if need be,
cleaning wounds or resting or changing diet or just get off your
injured foot, but most things heal just fine with a little patience
and common sense. Get trustworthy advice if need be of course, but
most things generally just pass.
Itís the same with emotions, spiritual sensations and moods. And the
awakening. Thereís a very real external spiritual climate outside of
ours that has nothing to do with us except influence us.
We just happen to be here and have in
most cases inadvertently taken part in its propagation just by our
Itís from an external source that you
did not bring on. Yet we often take on these adopted imposed
spiritual mood swings and then assume something is inherently wrong
with us or semi-consciously blame our surroundings for our plight.
That or we inadvertently let the seeming hopelessness of this
continued lower vibrational bombardment become part of our make
up and it thereby drag us into its morass. Then their mentality
becomes ours. Thatís not where we want to go.
Our interpretation of the situation is very often what is wrong. By
attributing this spiritual smog attack in any way to ourselves or
other bystanders and observers is to give it dominion over us. And
itís not always obvious how it worms its way into our make up and
makes us feel like itís no use doing anything in one form or
This distinction is intrinsic to
spiritual survival, and overcoming.
and the Bilge Pumps Working
Therein lies the trick of our external onslaught:
debilitation, discouragement and
disempowerment - shutting down your spiritual engines and all
important bilge pumps to where you take on more sewage and
faster than you reject it. If you let it.
Everything compounds from there.
Weíve all been there - the longer we let
the bilge of lies and propaganda accumulate in the boat the harder
it is to pump out, and the more discouraged we become.
Whatís happening to your
neglected, engine-less craft?
Are you drifting with the
current of this nasty matrix and getting tossed by waves of
confusion, soon to be dashed on a rocky reef like other
casualties seen on the litter strewn shore?
Iím seeing this despair phenomenon all
I wrote about my own battles with it in
The Death Wish Agenda. We all
face the same battles. Itís an incessant warfare and only going to
get worse, so itís time to get the hang of it.
That or people will be forced to bow out
of the fray and take the easy road of least resistance. The last
thing any of us need is fellow ship mates fainting in their hearts
pounding on the deck about how hopeless it is and to turn around and
tie up in port.
Weíve all been there to varying degrees, but these are extreme
When the going gets toughÖ
Ultimately thereís never a real reason to despair. We carry the
ultimate Truth within each of us. Thatís the secret.
Weíre each the answer weíve been waiting
for. This might sound too esoteric to the politically
motivated, but itís true.
Each awakening is an intrinsic
solution to the overall problem. When we underestimate that we can
easily become chopped bait eventually thrown into an open sea.
It passes. Discouragement always passes when your sails are set
right and you just keep on. No storm can deter the intrepid truth
sailor, however many times we falter. You have to know that in your
heart and stay the course.
This is where foundational decisions affect others.
Itís a daily practice, but levels of
commitment are all important.
Observing and criticizing from some same
self-circumscribed safe zone expecting or waiting for others to
come up with solutions is an easy game. We see it in trolls, bad
mouthing media, destructive imagery and language, and socially
engineered systems of thought.
Religion again is a prime example.
Putting peopleís faith and trust in some external source is as
debilitating as it gets. The exact opposite is the true reality.
We are the answer, our lives are
statements, our words and actions are weighing in towards change for
That, or weíre holding the change back.
Itís that simple.
Dynamic - A Call to Action for Each of Us
I hammer on this aspect because it is perhaps the most
underestimated truth there is.
When the spiritual change happens
and we respond to it our actions will follow. Even more so
something happens that changes everything at levels we can
Almost every sincere activist
researcher Iíve had the honor to know has had a major life
change - evidenced by changed lifestyles, circles of friends and
And thus the word of truth became
flesh - theirs.
Theyíre not waiting for a messiah,
a leader to lead the way or some program to follow. They are the
And learning and changing and growing
every day and influencing others to do the same.
This matrix will not change - it will struggle and fight and get
more dark and violent as it crumbles. Weíll never see this system
endorse the very things that signal its downfall. Forget that.
Thatís why political struggles are such a trap.
Do you really think we can out spin the spider on his own web-work?
Spiritual weapons are so powerful. Theyíre not just in the
etheric, although that is where the real action is going on.
When we make that conscious step or take
that new action to put into effect what Universe is bubbling up
inside of us with all heaven breaks loose. Youíll know as you do it.
Speaking up at the ďwrongĒ time, sticking your neck out to defend
the defenseless, calling out the Dark Ones in acts and words of
This can result in very practical
measures such as joining the fight for local farmers
against GMOs or big-agra encroachment,
starting local community groups, helping the war against
or geo-engineering, helping promote
natural medicine, or getting
bringing free energy to the fore.
Or helping or contributing to those whom you feel are doing an
effective work that youíd like to see continue and make more
progress and have a bigger impact.
Thatís an easy starting point. It really
is up to us. The volunteer team at The Peopleís Voice is a
prime example of that, but there are many hard working activists,
bloggers and researchers that need our support.
When you hear your heart calling, do it.
And it may be along more spiritual lines by spreading alternative
healing technologies or spiritual practices. It may mean joining the
information war. Itís really that simple. The point is to let go of
the shore and enter in to a proactive mode however we are called.
The time is now...
Donít let the barrage weíre facing get you down.
We all take dips but the important thing
is to keep going, and identifying what, if anything, weíre
holding on to that is holding us back. The storm can be a great
They say the wealthy were jumping off of the Titanic clutching their
bags of gold, only to sink more quickly to the bottom of a hungry
sea. Thatís a very powerful metaphor.
Donít be afraid to let go. And keep letting go. This warfare is all
part of the process. Revel in it!
Let the confusion and discouragement pass. And if you need help,
holler to those you love and trust. A loved one in time of need is
there just for that, and they'll happily lend a hand or some words
of encouragement or just be a listening ear. Before you know it
thereís a break in the storm and youíre back on your feet.
I hope this helps.
Weíre all in this storm together. We
knew it was coming but seeing it from a distance sure is different
from being in it, isnít it? It is for us all. Steady as she blows.
Keep your lights lit, engines well fueled and running and your hand
on the wheel.
And donít neglect the bilge pumps, or if you have to, bail out with
a bucket and call for help from others.