Continuing on with the theme of working to remove the impediments that keep us from coming together, one heart, one spirit, I would like to turn my attention to countries.
From Unbound by Robbie Robertson.
If it isn’t religions that seek to keep us separate, it is our own “motherlands”. How long had the US and Russia been at odds. Each of our countries telling us that the other was evil. Yet, if individual people from each of the prospective countries were to come together, we would find that they would be sharing in the dance and music if given the opportunity. Yet, in some cases, these very same countries actually make it illegal for you to associate with someone from a supposed “enemy” country. Imagine being jailed for simply stopping to have a drink and a laugh with a stranger. Imagine being jailed or at least subjected to extreme questioning and suspicion for simply breaking bread. Yet, that has happened and in some cases continues to happen. Imagine that you are subjected to questioning simply for being of a certain decent. Yet isn’t that what is happening to many around the world? Where do these suspicions come from? Our governments continue to tout propaganda regarding other countries to instill fear so that we will not come together as a people and find that the emperors have no clothes!
Can you imagine the richness of our cultures if all our wisdom, all our songs, all our dances were allowed to be shared?
There are so many prophesies that talk of a time when we all will come together to do such a thing. According to one, each of the races was sent off into a different direction so that they could concentrate on their own wisdom. When the time was right, they would all come together and share what they had found. This would bring about a time of peace, balance, and harmony. What happened? Well, for one, we have religions that try to tell you they are the one true religion and that you have to follow them. Two, our own governments that try to make us believe that all others are lying and that we are the one true “heroes” of the world and whatever we do is for the good of all. The thing is, if you even question this, then they denounce you as unpatriotic, a traitor, a communist, or socialist.
Where did these borders come from? Where did these artificial lines in the sand arise from? Why do we continuously feel that we need to build these fences? Whether it is the Great Wall of China, the Berlin Wall, or this spiffy new wall they are building along our southern border.
Our governments work overtime to make sure that we are fearful of others. They need to. This was no more evident than under this latest administration that took a horrendous act and fanned the flames of hate, fear, and distrust. In just a few months, this country looked on every Middle Eastern person, whether a first, second, third, or even fourth generation, with distrust and fear. People who got on a plane with someone from Middle Eastern decent, or even looked Middle Eastern, would cause great unease. Unspoken questions about whether they were there to hijack yet another plane. The old Cold War game of distrust was put back in full force and helped to stir the drums of war. We were led to believe that our government was here to defend us from these terrorists. So we went into Iraq. Hmmm, wasn’t it Osama Bin Laden that attacked us? Oh that’s right, weapons of mass destruction. What, there wasn’t any? Well, we have the troops over there anyway…
The thing is, our leaders, no matter what country, have a propensity to instill fear in the populace in order to take their power from them. After all, we have to surrender our power to them so they can protect us. That is why it was so easy to pass the UnPatriot Act, um, sorry, the Patriot Act, to take away our rights and give the government more power. The US is not the only government guilty of this.
We are told that the fence along our southern border needs to be put in place to stem the tide of illegal aliens coming in and stealing our jobs, our government services, our healthcare. Yeah, they are taking the real choice jobs aren’t they? Let’s see, laborers, hotel maids, dishwashers, farm workers, yep the choice jobs that every American is clamoring for. I worked for a hotel company and they could not get enough people to take those hotel maid, busboy, laundry, and other cleaning jobs so they had to bring in workers from Jamaica for the summer. Yet, they stirred up all this brouhaha about closing the borders and set about building a wall along our southern border. Oh, but we can skip over that golf course because hey, illegals don’t cross the fourteenth tee. So we don’t need to build the wall right through the golf course, but those houses over there are okay to build through. The fear fermented so much that we can no longer just drive up to Niagra Falls unless we want to stay on the Buffalo side. We have to apply and get approved for a passport. So we have to go through all this government questioning to get a passport just so we can cross a bridge to Niagra. No more can you just take a cruise over to Bermuda without first getting grilled by the government in order to get a passport. Who are they trying to protect? Or is it just another way to gain more information about the populace? My only concern is that they will give me a passport just to get me out of the country and then not let me back in. Which of course can happen if you make it on their list or have a name similar to one that is on the list.
Can you imagine a world without all these fences and borders? John Lennon posed that question in his song, Imagine. One of the big reasons that you hear from those wishing to impede the flow of illegals is that they are taking from resources that should be going to our own citizens. Yet weren’t we supposedly one of the most prosperous countries in the world, yet we couldn’t share? Part of the reason that many Mexicans and other illegals come into this country is seeking a better life. Yes, they don’t follow the right channels, channels that are bureaucratic and slow. Their families are hungry now. Imagine for a moment if we did away with all the borders, all the fences, all the nationalities. Imagine if we truly acted in the true spirit of religion, coming from the heart. Imagine if we saw that people in another area of the world were starving and we brought them food and medicine without asking for anything in return. No negotiations for land, resources, mineral rights, just out and out love for one another. What would this world be like if we didn’t have a flag to fight for?
I have read in numerous writings that it is time to bring balance back to the world. For too long the world has been dominated by male, especially alpha male, energies. This has kept the world at war and out of balance. Maybe it is time to pull in the fangs and claws and start introducing more feminine energy to the world. Note, that I am not saying to put women in complete charge, but a balance. It will be a long tough road to get there given that there are many areas where women are considered chattel.
I guess the point I am trying to make is that it is time to stop taking our governments at face value and start questioning the reasoning behind their actions. When we hear someone questioning the government and getting assailed for doing so, stand up for them and say, there is a true patriot for they have the courage to stand and ask the questions. Remember, that here in America, it is supposed to be a government of the people, by the people, for the people. If you, the people, aren’t asking the questions of the government, then you have given your power away and deserve whatever government you get. We are at a crossroads with a new government coming into play. It is time to take a stand and have a voice. It is time for the people to hold their government accountable for whatever lies and deceptions may have transpired over these past years. It is time to chart a new direction. Not a direction born of fear, hatred, and hoarding of resources, but one of heart. One heart, one spirit, one people. No borders, no fences, unbound. It is time to let our spirits soar free from fear.It is time to break down the walls and fences that divide us and take the time to learn of these other cultures and remove the ignorance that divides us. Maybe if we stop seeing those on the other side as enemy, we might see that they are just like us, just trying to survive in this world of diminishing resources. Maybe if we start to come together as a world community instead of individual countries clamoring for resources to hoard, we might just find that bringing together the wisdom of all the people may be just what we need to find our way out of the morass we have gotten ourselves into.
I will leave you with a quote I used in the last blog. I think it is just as fitting in this one.
Leaders don’t force people to follow – they invite them on a journey. – Charles S. Lauer
If your leaders need to resort to fear and division in order to lead, then they are not true leaders. What we truly need at this time are not leaders in power, but healers. Maybe President-elect should invite the Grandmother’s Council to bring their feminine wisdom into his cabinet. As I write this, the image of Grandmother Mona Polacca comes to mind.
There is something about her. I feel it.
My heart to your heart, one heart, one spirit.