Comment Bump Up From Poetic Jusitce

Thank you for sharing.

Ponder if you will … what is required for awake humans who consciously lead by example in one area of life, to stop sacrificing integrity in the name of keeping the peace a.k.a. playing not to lose in others areas?

The same Power which creates worlds, galaxies, universes, stars, humans, and all creation, gives each of us breath, awareness, and ‘freewill’ to self empower. Courage is a defining moment and that moment is now. What we shift in ourselves impacts all life because every particle is inseparable from the whole.

To dis-establish the great CON of humans … CONsent … requires cooperation and peaceful corrective action, while our hands are still free to do so, otherwise silence is permission to destroy and enslave rather than protect and enhance life.

LEGEND: An old Cherokee teaching his grandson about life says, “A fight is going on inside me. It is a terrible fight between two wolves. One is evil: he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is good: he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you, and inside every other person, too.”

Grandson thought for a moment and asked grandfather, “Which wolf will win?” The old Cherokee simply replied. “The one you feed!”

Thanks, Doreen, yes, I’ve posted the Cherokee legend before, so thanks for the reminder. People either get that they are self-empowered, or they refuse to get it. IMHO, the biggest thing standing in the way of liberation is the fear of responsible creation. Most people willingly choose default slavery over the active process of choosing and accepting responsibility for their choices in troublesome grey areas. “Courage is a defining moment and that moment is now.” Many things need to be done on many levels, but people at least need to do something besides stick their heads in the sand. I would suggest beginning with some lines in the sand, since those require only lifting up the head far enough to see where to draw the line. 🙂

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  1. Ah. “…the biggest thing standing in the way of liberation is the fear of responsible creation.” Perhaps that fear is just the beginning. After all, we can be brightly shined in our new awakening (or old for that matter), and fully stepped out of fear. But what then? The words “responsible creation” I equate with active, meaningful and will-full acts of creation and taking the responsibility for what happens. It is a daunting thing, even for those who have been awake for some time. After all, as those whose lives have been defined for us, at least in terms of given parameters and choices limited within those confines; whose skill sets are sorely lacking in any creative fields, suggesting that we are just afraid, for example, to take up the tuba and play is just the first step. After all, I may be perfectly responsible for the sound that is going to come out, but it will still be Noise until I am either taught music, or scales or how the darn thing even works! Same with the written word, the paint brush, a garden hoe or even a hammer and nail. Courage allows us to step forward after we drop the mantle of fear, but I sense that unless/until we understand How to use the creative energy within us, get the skill set and to be willing to practice, to make noise without judgement or shame of ourselves or from others, can we really begin to ‘see’ what is possible in our lives. And in that, perhaps we need to awaken the child within and encourage he/she to come out and play…in safety.

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  2. Thanks for the great comment! I would have included a lot of that in the fear of responsible creation, but I love how you’ve unpacked that somewhat vague concept. Synchronously, your comment came through as I was watching the new Corbett Report, which includes a clip at the end by Joel Salatin. The whole report is great, but especially Salatin’s concept that “Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly — at first.” He encourages people to have the courage to fail and the create a big mess, so that they can learn how to create something more wonderful. It also reminds me of a favorite Gurumukh quote: “You must start somewhere, because if you don’t start somewhere, you’ll be nowhere!”

    Here’s a link to the Corbett Report: https://laurabruno.wordpress.com/2015/01/17/corbett-report-solutions-guerrilla-gardening/

    Thanks again! 🙂

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  3. Exactly…and maybe in the courage to make a big mess, we need to change the belief that there are limitations…that putting that line on a piece of paper to begin to draw is not going to ruin it, and if it does that there is more paper. In a world where ‘not enough’ is the general operating motto, maybe we all need to believe in abundance, that there is more paper. True freedom does seem to lead to a cascade of the old beliefs, a domino chain that needs to fall…like a beautiful waterfall. 🙂

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  4. Yes, and that’s the beauty of growing things — when you see how many seeds come out of one seed that grows into a plant. We can afford to take risk with seeds — both literal and metaphorically. I love your waterfall image, too. 🙂

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