Disclaimer: Hoppy as in jumpy, like a rabbit, not, hoppy as in beer. :)
After I posted about hitting the rabbit hole tonight, and apologizing before hand, then I asked if anyone wanted to join me. (You all know what I am talking about. its lonely in there) BAM! It hit me. Einstein said something about the fact that he wasnt so much more brilliant, but, that he sat with problems longer. Anyway, you get the drift, this is what Anthony writes back to me:
"I would join you but alas each of us has our own rabbit hole. I can't join you in yours but you can always share with us later what you find be it beautiful or frightening. That for me is usually reason enough to dive back in. There is always something else that needs to be unforgotten." I said something about "near perfection"
"There is always something else that needs to be Unforgotten", Anthony says.
So here I am sharing things I think should be Unforgotten. Things like unity against anything that seeks to control or infringe on a single persons God Given rights, if they have not agressed upon any person.
1. Imagine for a moment, that you are in a football stadium. Before the game, the brave singer, gives their rendition of our century old anthem. What if instead of looking at a flag with our hands on our hearts, we turn to each other, hearts covered with one hand, the other over the shoulder of your neighbor
Our country is NOT a flag.
Our country is each other. In a way, we belong to each other. The same people essentially own us all.
What if we said "peace brother" "peace sister" "be blessed"? What if these were the words we used to express love of countrymen and country? What if this was how we remembered we are many and they are few? That we love our country and each other enough to fight for what was always, naturally ours, Freedom and Liberty. In the moment the anthem started to play we actually showed each other, with our hands on our hearts, that we would do whatever we could to retain these things not only for ourselves. but each other, instead of an inanimate object. Showed a dedication to countrymen, not "country".
No matter color, no matter style, no matter anything. We would always stand together in that fight. We are all in this together. We can actually win this way, ya know? You just have to realize, and believe there is something to be lost, forever, if we don't unforget.
Wouldn't it be great though, to experience so much actual love, and the first real patriotism any of us has known.... I imagine it would.
As pretty of a picture that this is. Much cleaning up needs to take place. The blood from the streets must be washed clean and never replaced. Aggression must NEVER be tolerated, and dealt with in communities, in ways that each area sees fit. A common ground must be found. Our God given rights of Freedom and Liberty are a damn good place to start.
I am not sure about you, but the bloody footprints down the halls of every building are building up. Its gross. We treat each other grossly. Behavior such as young children with terrible parents, that grew up with over bearing, over controlling parents, generations of complete mess, and here we sit. Afraid of our neighbors, because they are the spies now (literally, we are told as adults to rat on eachother like little babes) thats disgusting.
As Bill Hicks so eloquently put it:
“Here is my final point. About drugs, about alcohol, about pornography and smoking and everything else. What business is it of yours what I do,read, buy, see, say, think, who I fuck, what I take into my body as long as I do not harm another human being on this planet?”~ Bill Hicks
Currently you are told to tell on your neighbors, for all of these things. In some cities you cant even smoke in the open air anymore. These laws are new and Bill Hicks R.I.P said these things before 2002. Do you think that what we read and buy will get censored more? I have no doubt. Bills on the senate floor about filtering and regulating the Internet. We wee ones are talking to much. To much chatter, not enough TV watching going on. Eh, Well, write your senator if you still thinks it does any good.
My day seemed to have some appropriate postings in a linear order.
"Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheaply, we esteem too lightly" -- Thomas Paine
I think that Thomas Paine knew when he wrote these words that conflict comes in many forms and one possible form is internal. This is the biggest hurdle I see for individuals "countries" etc. Getting over the past slights. Wiping the slate cleaning and starting fresh. This is not impossible though. Frankly it will be like walking through water for some to do the forgiveness they must to heal their own hearts. But, it would be worth it. I promise.
"Changing values are the sign of a maturing society. You are growing into a larger version of yourself. You are changing your values all the time as you gather new information, as you bring in new experiences and discover new ways of looking at things. As you redefine Who You Are." Neale Donald Walsch
"You begin on the road to your own glory when you begin on the road to your own truth. This path is taken when you declare that you will tell the truth all the time, about everything, to everyone. And that you will live your truth." Neale Donald Walsch
I see values changing in our society. I understand some of them are scary to those of us, that know misdirected value changes could be catastrophic. As catastrophic as they could be they could also be used to get where we are going. And that my friends, is stateless society. Live your truth, speak your truth. Observe those changing around you. No one is good at being patient. But the revolutionizing, happens one mind at a time. Not in the mass awakening.
"You have a gentle wisdom within you. Bring that gentle wisdom to your moments. Watch it change them. Watch it change you." Neale Donald Walsch
I know that each one of us can learn from this last quote. That in many situations, especially when dealing with those that obviously do not speak as directly as many of us do, we can be gentle with our wisdom. This I think is the ultimate lesson. For anyone seeking change. It takes much to get to this point. Can we convince everyone to do the work it will take to get here, or is going to take another 2000 years of evolution before we learn to get over ourselves enough to stop caring what another individual does, as long as they dont harm another. Govt would be over, if people would get over themselves. Charity over welfare. People are much more generous to each other than the govt ever thought about being with individuals.
"Healed countrymen over country"