The fundamental problem is that we have been unwilling to look at the truth: the good, the bad, and the ugly.
I was spiritual awakened through the teachings of A Course in Miracles, and people like Eckhart Tolle and Michael Singer. But deep down I questioned their emphasis on being—to the point that doing is seen as almost irrelevant. Isn’t this exactly the kind of passivity that has caused many awakened people to bury their heads in the sand and to care nothing about what is happening in the world?
Many have become so absorbed in their spiritual identity that they are unwilling to consider the full truth—the good, the bad, and the ugly. When good people withdraw attention from ugly truth and do nothing, then evil has the darkness and secrecy it needs to flourish.
Now they are coming for us. Humanity is overtaken by tyranny and we are at the brink of genocide. Even still, most of the so-called spiritually awakened are unwilling to look at the most obvious, self-evident truths.
Organized religion—Christianity in particular—also has its problems. Followers often identify so firmly with the particular words, stories, and rituals that they start to take it as a sort of magic. There is a divine order to how reality works, but it has nothing to do with magic.
The stories of the Bible were meant to teach us wisdom. Many teachings are not literal; rather, to be taken as metaphor. Truth cannot be fully possessed by a religion or fully contained in words and concepts. Words and concepts, at best, can only point us to spiritual truth.
Organized religion is also passive and limiting. Followers wait for heaven or for the rapture, but the future cannot be literally foretold. What is real and true is all here, in this present moment, where everything that has ever happened has always been happening. When has it not been now? If the future is going to be different, it is a result what we are doing now. This now. Here.
To awaken is to take truth-seeking all the way. Find out the truth about everything. Tell it. Do something about it. Mountain-top experiences are beautiful and uplifting, and part of the process of awakening. But we are here on earth to take part in the whole experience.
Now question everything. Because of some very good people who are, right now, freeing the world—everything you thought you knew is about to change. You will be shocked to discover that criminality, anger, and fear is not human nature—just what we have come to see as normal because we have been ruled by people who have been engaged in evil deeds. Despite what I thought, not every institution is evil—just the ones that have been in control. Behind the scenes, right now, there is one very large institution that is saving us.
Despite what it seems right now, life is not going to suck. But we have to be willing to look at the truth: the good, the bad, and the ugly. This has been the fundamental problem with humanity. Break free from a thought system of fear and separation. Open your heart. Open your mind. Embrace what is here.