Our governments now figure out how
we should live for us, without a true consensus or democratic
vote of what best serves society.
We have given up our rights
through apathy and greed, understandably focusing on making ends
meet, but also by allowing a system that does not govern for the
people by the people, but for the elite, by the elite.
As long as we believe we are slaves
of this system, we will continue to support it, in conscious and
Doing nothing, however, also
supports the current system. While apathy, sometimes called the
democratic disease, is understandable, it doesn't work. People
fought so we could vote.
Perhaps we are given the illusion of choice in our political
system, but we can vote with more than a slip of paper at a
poll. We can vote with our dollars, time and attention. We can
vote with our actions in every day things, like telling our
grocery stores we won't patronize them if they keep stocking
GMO foods, or starting a car
pooling service in our neighborhoods so that we don't rely on
These are just small examples.
We gave away our ability to heal
ourselves by making doctors, pharmaceutical and insurance
The sheer breadth of knowledge about
healing and vitality that is offered by mother nature and its
keepers, namely our shaman, medicine men and women, tribal
elders and ancient teachings from civilizations we have since
swept aside, is staggering.
Exactly when we decided to give the
power to heal ourselves away
to Big Pharma is now
irrelevant, but we can start to heal ourselves by educating
ourselves. Meditation, for example, may seem like a non-action,
but it is more effective at healing pain (when done for 80
minutes as indicated in a recent study) than morphine.
Countless foods and herbs can cure
every nameable disease and self-inquiry and forgiveness (as
practiced through Ho'oponopono) can heal disease before it even
Just try saying the magic words:
I love You, I am Sorry, Thank
...as often as you can throughout
the say and see how different you feel.
thousands of herbs and natural substances
cure cancer, alleviate a common
cold, and even cure depression. We don't need pharmaceuticals
and a health care system that poisons us to 'cure' us.
Modalities like yoga, Thai chi, Qi
Gong, Rolfing, acupuncture, energy healing, sound nutrition,
exercise, etc. should be the new norm.
They are more effective at
preventing disease before it even starts and much cheaper than
using pharmaceuticals and chemicals at healing us once disease
has taken over our bodies.
We gave people with PhD's high
rank, not unlike a military official, and allowed them to tell
us what was 'true' or 'untrue' meaning 'good' or 'not good' for
the world at large.
While scientific study is key to the
advancement of society, it does little to make us a more
well-rounded, happier society if not kept in check.
The same experts who made Hiroshima
and Fukushima happen could have
powered the entire planet with a cleaner (non-uranium based)
NASA can send a rocket to the moon,
but not solar power the entire globe? We have more than enough
expertise, technology and resources to completely change the
world we live in.
Let's put our money behind the
individuals and organizations who use their science for good,
and leave the bomb-makers and nuclear-fallout guys empty handed.
We made banks and the fiat currency
'real' when they are totally contrived.
When the central
banking system rewards debt by
bailing out banks and creating inflation, while supporting
gambling on a derivatives based market, and can reprint cash
with the push of a button while looking at a computer screen,
you have to ask yourself - why have we given such a monetary
system so much power?
It isn't based on real goods and
services anymore - or even a resource like gold or silver. It is
based on debt primarily, and lots of smoke and mirrors. Fiat
currencies don't allow accountability and so they don't work.
The Chinese tried, the Romans did to. Greece failed miserably.
We can see how miserably
the Euro and Dollar are doing.
It's time to refuse the current fiat system and go back to
either a bartering system or a currency based on real goods and
services, and not the wild speculation by certain fund managers
and banking institutions that leave an entire nation in debt.
As Dr. Jude Currivan
explains, we need to wake up to the following:
Debt and gambling are all
the fractional reserve banking system create.
The current system creates
booms and busts - on purpose. They will never go away.
The 1920s stock market crash was due to a boom and bust
cycle, as was the dot.com Internet boom and bust, the
real estate boom and bust, etc.
Purely mathematical models
of trading and currency valuation don't account for real
people and real circumstances.
The debt we have accumulated
can NEVER be paid back as things currently stand.
Most government debt is
odious and entered into without our conscious agreement,
i.e. loans are taken out for reasons we would not agree
to, and that don't help the people of a country.
The current system keeps
inequality going. It rewards the rich with more riches
and makes the poor a slave class indebted to the elite.
This doesn't mean that all rich people are evil. It does
mean that having money makes getting more money easier,
and having little means getting more money much more
We believed that consumerism would bring
us closer to our most innate needs - of warmth, security, food,
and love, but what we really want is each other.
It is now proven that human beings
receive just as much, if not more pleasure from a meaningful
experience wherein they connect with another human being in a
positive way, than merely by getting some new material thing.
There are hundreds of studies that
prove, beyond having our basic needs met, money doesn't
provide happiness, and neither does having a $250,000 car or
a jet airplane.
What does make us happier is
supporting each other in meaningful ways, sharing what we have
and learning something new.
We have enough when we look at
people around us and the love we share with friends and family
instead of ruminating on our bank accounts.
While it is possible to
construct a precarious and quite mechanical unity by
political and administrative means, the unity of the human
race, even if achieved, can only be secured and can only be
made real if the religion of humanity, which is at present
the highest active ideal of mankind, spiritualizes itself
and becomes the inner law of human life.
The Ideal of Human Unity
We lost our connection to our own higher
selves by relying on a middleman.
We can see endless versions of
giving away our own direct-connect to divinity in history.
The Catholic Church has one of
the most strident examples of this with the invention of
indulgences - you could be forgiven your sins and an
eternal damnation in a very literal hell if you just told
your priest about all your evil ways and gave him some money.
While the sacrament of penance is
all well and good - let's not forget that we can forgive
ourselves and our brothers and sisters on this planet without a
We can also choose to act
differently, and instead of sinning - which really means
miss the mark - as in make a mistake - in the same way over and
over again (which sounds pretty much like hell to me) we can
learn from our mistakes and become 'enlightened.'
We are made of earth and ashes, as the great poet Rumi suggests,
but we are also made of the primordial, infinite substance that
the entire Universe. Literally.
We don't need a middleman to this
connection to the Infinite. It is innate within us. While we
don't need to give up
our religions, it is
interesting to note that over 15% of Americans now claim they
'have no religion.'
Spirituality and religion don't go
hand in hand, and its time we realized we could be one without
Our spirituality can only reach as
far as our spiritual maturity - and while we were reckless
teenagers, we needed a Father-figure to tell us what to do and
how to pray. An intermediary to get to God, you could
Now, though, we are maturing, and
becoming more responsible, so we can see that our actions, do
indeed, have very real consequences.
We are behooved to act with charity
and kindness, not because someone tells us to, but because we
understand the laws of karma as immutable forces in the universe
that teach us how to function within it.
We don't need
clergy/pedophiles to tell us
that diddling young boys is wrong nor do we need a church to
tell us that stealing isn't right. Its time that our religious
views stopped causing arrested development, so that our
spiritual realization can take root in our actions.