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There is a light this world cannot give, but you can give it. (A Course in Miracles)

Why do we want so badly to change the world? Because we long so badly for paradise, or even just a temporary retreat from the madness. We want the darkness of this world to end so that peace, love, justice, and kindness might reign.

But can we really ask more of the world than what it is? I don’t think so. From my perspective, the world is not dark. It is filled with so much beauty and perfection that it cannot be fully experienced in 1,000 lifetimes. There is so much light, so much color, so much warmth, mostly balance, the right amount of excitement, and pervasive beauty available to all the senses. It is all here, surrounding us right now. Even human beings, if looked upon in this light, are the most magnificent creation of all.

Where anything is wrong, it is that we have retreated from the natural state of beauty into the darkness of our own minds. We have assumed our own fictitious stories and identities, and have withdrawn into our own darkness. Yes, we have been conditioned unjustly and led astray; but this tragic outcome is nothing more than an individual choice for each and every one of us alive.

How is it that we claim to seek light from the world and not see it? Why do we claim to want light when, in truth, we have sought only darkness and have cared only about the darkness? The end of this tragic error starts now.

What I call the light is life, itself, which is experienced as the energy of love. Its energy pervades this world and it is what we are. You are innocent, the doors of this so-called prison are wide open, and you need only take a single step toward the light. See only the light within and without—be only that, ignoring all else because nothing else has any reality. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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How the 2020's are the decade that healed the world

We all felt it, as 2019 passed into the rear view and we were thrusted into the 2020’s, that the world was going to change. My, how it has, and how beautiful it is to be alive now!

I said at the beginning of this crisis in this and several other posts and podcasts, that this is the beginning of the collapse of ego. With one news cycle of fear and panic right at the start of the decade, the ego’s insanity and dysfunction has been exposed. Now there is no going back, and the egoic mind can no longer function in a way that would allow anyone in its grip to survive.

The pleasures of ego are gone for good—the symbols of consumerism, luxury travel, crazy parties, pointless flights around the world, the growing economies that supported purchases of extravagant cars and real estate. Now the ego offers nothing anyone would want. Utterly abandoning all appearance of sanity for total fear, how the ego suffocates us by forcing face masks in the mall, embracing social distancing—those who follow this way of thinking may never experience a passionate kiss or have great sex again. This version of salvation is only a vision of death.

What once made the ego desirable was its pride, and the possibility of pride is fading fast. While once cool, those in the grip of ego now present a laughable image—fearful, confused, silent, unfree, fading into obscurity. This will continue, and not because anyone imposed this destiny upon anyone; rather, because the ego did it to itself. Game over.

Those who are in their 30’s or 40’s and still single, waiting, unable to function in a relationship—now will not have children because they are even more afraid of new people, even more isolated, judgmental, unable to enjoy the present moment, utterly paralyzed. Thankfully, they will not pass on these values of death to any children, and so the earth may be slowly rescued. The false images of oh-so-hot singles on Instagram are not quite as common, the activity on Tinder declining, and the old, dysfunctional ways of serial monogamy is clearly exhausting and pointless. Now is the time for true, actual love—something the ego knows nothing of and cannot do.

Those in the grip of ego who already have children are no longer presenting much of an example to those children for them to aspire to. They are no longer able to project the false images of the perfect family, no longer able to convince their children that school matters (when it so easily closes) and a good job is salvation (when their parents are losing those jobs). This style of parenting no longer offers much. Children are watching and are learning well. They will not cling to the same illusions, will not repeat the same mistakes, and so the earth shall heal.

Thus, the 2020’s is the decade in which everything changes. What survives is truth, authenticity, humility—the values of love. What we will enjoy is what the spiritually awakened have been able to enjoy throughout this so-called crisis—the present moment, perfect relationships, perfect health, time in nature, cooking, listening to music, reading, sex, wine, romance, creating, serving others, being.

The teachings of all the great spiritual traditions are proving to be exactly true. What is real is that which has always been real—that which has been covered up by all the endless distractions and illusions—the spectacle of the media, sports, consumerism, ridiculous makeup, luxury travel, designer clothes, obscenely large houses and cars, and false identities attached to our work. This illusion is being exposed.

The meek shall inherit the earth—those who create value, serve others, love themselves and others openly, accept others fully, and let go of all fear, all illusion, all that which is temporary, meaningless, nasty and false. What a beautiful time to be alive! We continue tomorrow and each day after that.  

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The consciousness revolution is bring brought about through accelerating change

As the rate of change in this world constantly accelerates, the only way to cope is to allow everything happening to pass through you. This requires presence.

We are living in a time when the rate of technological and social change is increasing. Each day, we might communicate with hundreds of people using advancing technologies and tools. Our tastes and opinions are also evolving because media information and advertising is getting better at reaching us through multiple touchpoints.

In his book “Waking Up in Time”, Peter Russell suggests that, as the rate of change accelerates, there will come a time when humans can no longer continue to cling to the external. The material world will become even more obviously impermanent and unstable. To survive, we will become more centered in the present moment.

In an increasingly chaotic state, the only way to find inner calm, joy, bliss and inspiration is to become so present that everything is let go of as soon as it passes through your field of awareness. In your work, your relationships, and in everything you do; become so present that you no longer imagine the future or hold onto the past. You then begin to interact with the world as it is, in real-time, where your capabilities are optimized while you remain in peace.

Let the world go its own way as you open your heart, open your mind, and stay present. As accelerating change in the material world brings us to a tipping-point, the majority of humans awaken. This is what is called the Consciousness Revolution.

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Nothing is going to change until hearts are changed

Only love has the power to change hearts. Only changed hearts have the power to change minds. Only through this inner transformation can the good prevail.

It goes almost without saying that violence and aggression is entirely counterproductive. How foolish it would be, for example, if a population of people who are too often viewed as angry and violent would resort to anger and violence as a response to this very perception. Is police brutality not caused by this very perception? Would making this perception look real not undo all the historic gains in civil rights and ensure that racism and discrimination thrives?

Protests are also counterproductive because they don’t change hearts. They are aggressive, loud, standoffish, and they are set up as a confrontation of “us against them”. Now those who are attempting peaceful protest are vulnerable to the aggression of the oppressor, they get drawn into the violence, respond with more anger and violence, and come away badly defeated.

This approach hasn’t worked—obviously not, simply look at the state of the world. If it had ever worked, we would not be in this sorry state. Why doesn’t any of this work? Because all of this is only the response of ego. Ego fighting more ego. The cycle continues, the wars rage on, nobody is ever right, nobody ever wins, just escalating pain, anger, violence, and fear.

There is only one revolution and it is the consciousness revolution. It is the alignment with unconditional love, total forgiveness always, and the complete withdrawal of our attention from all the fear-based fiction of the world. None of it has any real power. What is real is consciousness, life itself, and in this recognition, we rise above all sin and error to align with our true, divine selves.

Love is the only solution to every problem. Those who have forgotten what perfect love is—those who act from any negative emotion—are experiencing hell on earth and they ultimately may not survive these apparent end times. The meek shall inherit the earth. 

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Abscondo Podcast #87: How to end racism, police brutality and oppression

Here's a controversial and unorthodox solution to solve the problem rather than continually escalating it with more attack and counterattack.

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While it may be dramatic and interesting, fighting fire with fire is no solution at all.

"Your function in this world is healing, and your function in heaven is creating." -A Course in Miracles

A Course in Miracles teaches that there are no exceptions to the message because the lack of exceptions is the message. The one, real, required course comes in many variations and combinations of words, traditions, and faiths; yet there is only one truth. How might the true perspective be applied to the current situation of police brutality, angry protests, riots, looting and worse?

All attack is of the ego. Therefore, there is no truth, legitimacy, or morality within it. It is a tragically misguided solution that will never change anything and will never communicate anything real. Pain and the anger as a response to injustice is perfectly understandable. Attack would appear to be justified under the logic of an eye for an eye—but all attack is error because there is no true power within it. It can lead to no real solution; rather, only more anger and counterattack.

The only solution to any problem is the loving response. Those who are angry at government officials should calmly, lovingly walk into police stations, courthouses, schools, and all the supposedly untouchable places of false power and simply talk to so-called authority. No shouting, no demanding, no violence. We can come together, simply walk through the door and ask for a meeting, a conversation. If refused, we can wait outside patiently, smiling. No chanting, no slogans, only good people waiting to have a loving conversation with brothers and sisters who have erred.

If a police officer commits an act of violence, or even of murder, the entire community might come knocking at his door to talk calmly. They should find him at work, in his car, or at the grocery store, and reach out to heal a brother who is ill and in need of love. Forgiveness followed by loving outreach to all those who have erred would heal the world and teach authority how we wish to be governed. By merely dropping ego, society would instantly change and would become a heaven on earth.

“The ego teaches that your function in this world is destruction, and that you have no function at all in heaven.”

The egoic response to ego is a tragic error.

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Stop trying to control. Let go of fixed plans and concepts, and the world will govern itself. (Tao Te Ching, 57)

However noble our intentions may be or how true our opinions may seem, the line is crossed the instant we try to impose our will upon another. Everyone already has limitless power, and it rests in our ability to think, to feel, to express ourselves fully and do as we please. If we happen to speak and live the truth, others will follow willingly and enthusiastically.

Oftentimes, however, we get frustrated when others fail to share our intentions or agree with our opinions. Rather than respecting those differences and honoring free will, we may then wish to impose our will and to control others. We may even adopt political ideologies which restrict personal liberty. So sure of our fixed plans and concepts, we may even justify or applaud heavy-handed politicians who brutally impose severe limits on freedom.

But harmony and balance is impossible so long as anyone is attempting to control anyone else. Now the world is blocked. Nothing is working quite right, and the reason is that so many fixed plans and concepts are being imposed upon people despite our God-given, inalienable right to exercise free will.

Everything that makes life worth living flows from truth, beauty and freedom. The argument against freedom is the opposite of wisdom. What we need, want and desire on the deepest level arises from the basic freedom to be who we are, unrestricted. Can we not allow one another the right to speak our truths and to live as we choose?

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Your function is not little; and it is only by finding your function and fulfilling it that you can escape from littleness. (A Course in Miracles)

We have become little by accepting mental conditioning designed to create abundance for the few by domesticating the many. The real result is a system that has created suffering for all—even those who are supposed to be the beneficiaries.

To enforce this colossal error, what is imposed upon us is a heartless economic, legal, educational, and healthcare system doing deals and making policies that rob us of joy and cause us great stress and suffering.

We agree to systems that ruin lives, deplete resources and destroy the environment only so that the would-be beneficiaries must silently deal with the overwhelming burden of their own wrongdoing. These so-called elites are human beings, with real needs like the rest of us, but they have gone even further off course than we can imagine. Now their highly dysfunctional systems are only a reflection of their countless errors and overall insanity.

Absent of love, unfree to speak the truth or live it, conforming to the thoughtless normal of a shallow, uninspired society—the elite are the truly poor. In addition, they are no longer qualified to lead us. Now we must find ways to heal them.

This littleness we have known and our allegiance to this system is shed the moment we recognize the beautiful truth about who we are. None of this ever respected our worth. We messed up.

Now people of all economic classes, all races and nationalities, and all faiths are freeing ourselves from bondage so that we may invent alternate systems—systems of love and healing. This is happening now, and the new life starts here.

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The story of the marriage between Capitalism and Socialism

Once upon a time, there was a marriage between Capitalism and Socialism. Capitalism was sometimes distant, he was often unresponsive to her needs, and insensitive. Socialism loved him anyway because she knew that his role was important in their marriage, just as her nurturing ways were important to him.

While the relationship was never perfect, there was mutual admiration and respect. Like any normal marriage, the couple would argue at times; but they also created a beautiful life together, raised good children, and their marriage was recognized by all as a great success.

Over the years, however, resentment slowly began to build. Capitalism had become less responsive, more self-absorbed. Socialism grew more and more angry with him and began to believe he was the enemy. One day, the woman became ill with the flu. She wanted Capitalism to stay home, to stop everything to attend to her every need. At first, he resisted. He felt the need to take care of the finances, to hold everything together, and he figured she would be fine.

Socialism felt betrayed. Sick in bed, her mind began racing. Her fears started to become overwhelming. She was sure she would die unless he stopped everything. She forbade him to leave the house, demanded that her illness was the only thing real about life, and threatened to end their marriage if he insisted on going outside to take care of his responsibilities. Shocked, he felt he had no choice but to agree.

Now always at home together, the relationship became toxic. Now there was no respect, no understanding, no give and take, and they spent all their time fighting just as they let go of everything and went broke.

Eventually the relationship became so miserable that the couple divorced. Now Capitalism was no longer Capitalism, just as a divorced man is no longer a husband. Socialism was no longer Socialism; for she depended upon her union with him. A woman cannot be a wife without a husband.

Now that this marriage is over, we are divorced from these roles. Crisis is a time to heal by having a change of heart. The alternative is to stubbornly repeat the mistakes of the past and continue to fail.

To heal is to humble ourselves as we surrender to love, to being, to consciousness, to God—to become enlightened and willing to embrace the higher reality of truth. Only here are we free from the structures that caused this misery. Now that our roles no longer exist, we can create a beautiful new life that is honest and filled with joy.

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The Consciousness Revolution now emerges during this global collapse of Capitalism and Socialism

In 100 years, we have now learned that Communism does not work, nor does Fascism, nor does Capitalism, and nor does Socialism. The utter childishness and insanity we are seeing from the panicked media, the clueless governments, and the scared corporate heads can only mean that the world as we knew it is ending.

The social contract between the institutions and the people is broken. The promise of human rights and freedom is gone. The belief that our leaders and institutions are basically sane is incorrect. With the economy at a stand-still, capitalism will collapse. When that happens, socialist programs will also end because tax revenue dwindles. We, as individuals, must adjust to survive.

All ideologies fail because they cannot account for the complexity and totality of reality. External authority fails because authority is not external to us. Let us lose all faith in ideological thinking, in authorities to lead us, and in man-made systems of greed to save us.

As these end times play out, what is simultaneously emerging is the consciousness revolution — the massive spiritual awakening which reveals that truth is true, and that perfect love is truth. Everything about this world which is not loving is now to be corrected in love.

Upon our own authority, we will decide for no more fear. No more attack or violence. We will accept one another unconditionally and without judgment. In perfect love (which is the same thing as “God”), we are eternally safe, our life is abundant, eternal, and filled with joy.

Love is beyond ideology, beyond debate, it is the only true thought system. It is total and it is our salvation. With this simple shift toward truth, all the world’s problems will dissolve. I will be doing an in-depth Abscondo Podcast on this tomorrow.

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