The Universe brings us knowledge in an array of ways. It is the obligation of the observer to discern the lessons bestowed upon her or him. In my own life, I’ve noticed much of the knowledge and wisdom that I have been granted has been in the form of stories and dreams. And my reflections upon these stories and dreams dictates the lesson learned. I’ve noticed some of the best stories come from the many random encounters that seem to inevitably run into me. And usually these encounters aren’t ones that I would typically welcome but instead of approaching with fear and defense I simply approach with a willingness to listen. For instance, I’ve had hour long conversations with the homeless, with teen runways, with ex-drug dealers who were fortunate enough to get out the game. Each one has a commonality to them and each one has a unique perspective. Each conversation was as random as the next and each one held an earnest level of sincerity. You see when someone is poignant and honest with you…I’ve noticed that there is always a lesson to be learned.
The other lessons I receive are from dreams. Now these lessons are of a different nature, they usually give insight about my own life and hints as to what paths I should take and my place among the order of things. Usually the dreams that provide the most insight are the dreams in which I am most fearful but manage to conquer my fears and intake the lesson. Random, but in dreams I’ve been inundated with the fear of being ripped apart by wild beast only to have those same beast impart words of wisdom. I’ve had dreams where I’ve been lead to a holding cell for various demons only to have knowledge bestowed to me. I digress; I say all this to say that knowledge doesn’t always come as you would like it to.
Who are you to judge in what form your lesson is to be presented to you?
Most of these lessons and occurrences are quite organic. For you to dictate on your terms when insight is to come seems rather insolent—timing is everything. For you to dictate or be dictated to isn’t a communal experience. It is outside the natural order of things. An organic course of action is usually triangular– two starting points converge at a mutual time and/or space. It is a give and take on one level or another.
The idea that someone can acclaim God and then turn around and exclaim money is quite laughable.
Only because there is a dissonance there that doesn’t make much sense. Either their concept of God is warped or their relationship with God is warped (devaluing of self). The idea of God is actually the exact opposite of the construct of money. God represents the omnipotent, omniscient and the ubiquitous—the infinite if you will. Money, on the other hand, is quite narrow, it is constrictive, it is a means to an end, it separates, and encourages individualism. Money is about control and not much more. On the other hand the very idea of God is freedom.–The ability to do all things regardless of the situation and despite any circumstances. —The ability or concept of the supernatural—the transcendence of logic and bounds. God is the ability to manipulate nature, human emotion, and human awe—if one is defining “God” on the most basic of levels. Yet God transcends even these trivial acts in relation to that which is infinite.
Now if you want to delve deeper than that, the architect of the universe has nothing to do with money. Money is a construct of man—a construct of a construct of a construct. A construct that is very limited and quite restrictive. That from which all things have sprung forth life from would have the very least to do with money. That which compelled the universe into existence would have nothing to do with money a billion years ago, a million years ago, today, or anytime in the near/distant future. That which stands outside of time wouldn’t even acknowledge a brain that was bound to such logic. Neither would any “God” that is worth its weight for that matter. For any God with any semblance of power can actualize something out of nothing– no middle intermediary necessary.
Thus the fact that one would praise money on the one hand and then praise God on the other hand gives me insight into what really has a grip on their mind. It isn’t the money that is God but the idea behind the money.–The power and greed behind the money that is God.–The idea that you can control your reality through a piece of paper—very telling. The idea that you would reduce your existence to being controlled by a piece of paper is also very telling. The idea that you would willingly give your life’s motivation to the will of a piece of paper is a true tragedy.
The spirit that is energized by such a tragedy would reveal who is truly their God. –Money becoming ruler of man. A construct becomes master, bending god to its will.
It is said every great empire eventually meets its ruin…
If you would be kind enough to allow an analogy, I’d like to give that which we call America the depiction of a living entity– that of a monster. A monster too big to be restrained or held in any type of cage. A monster that seeks only conquest as well as servitude and eventually devours all rivals. A Monster so big that its only concern is its own survival… A survival that it will seek out by any means. It will go to the extreme of eating its young or feeding off itself when necessary…
Freedom is its greatest weapon. Freedom is its biggest allusion.. The ideal of freedom is how it lures its prey in and feeds its young. Yet there is so much unfreedom that the collective consciousness of its citizens can’t help but act out. –Birthing monsters out of men. The unfreedoms push people to act out in a variety of psychic unconscious ways… Some seek true freedom through sexual exploits (sexual liberation or grotesquely deviant sexual acts) … Some seek true freedom through violent acts… Some seek freedom through drowning out the unfreedoms via drugs or alcohol… Some through food…And others, like their mother America, seek freedom through the conquering and controlling of others…
Yet this all works in America’s favor. A monster that requires human sacrifice to thrive… A human sacrifice because she is willing to eat her young…As is America’s economy is its life blood and America’s economy thrives off of man’s vices… Man’s low self esteem and insecurities is truly the building blocks of America’s economic model–the end result of a vast spending power …
The strength of a man is to know who he is… The strength of America is for a man to be ignorant of self.. It keeps the skewed balance of power in tact… America keeps it’s young in zoo cages…Ignorant of the fact they are indeed men but reinforcing the idea that they are caged monsters as their mother. These cages are grandiose and glamorized but on the most basic level they are zoo cages nonetheless… Inundated by brick and mortar… Some go hours upon hours without ever even seeing the sun…They wake up in a Box. They travel to work in a Box with wheels… Enter a big Box.. Sit in an box with windows if lucky.. If not a smaller box surrounded by other caged monsters of various degrees.. Leave work and find relief by staring into or at a Box.. Then finally go to sleep in the same box they woke up in–living to repeat the cycle.
Man’s biology has barely had enough time to adapt to this lifestyle of living… If we’re using the premise that men have been evolving over millions of years, this recent caged phenomenon of the modern era is a quite sudden influx. Our bodies aren’t adapting as smoothly to this life style as we would have liked to imagine. Just look around at the rampant obesity and and influx of disease…We’re struggling to adapt physically because we’re really aren’t designed to live as a monotonous machine.. And If our body hasn’t adapted to such slavery one can imagine how the mind has struggled (better yet the soul)… The psyche or psychic undercurrent of an individual.. Our Subconscious is coping to such a dull perspective of reality… I imagine it constantly acts out and is the source of much deviance as a means of self-medicating… I imagine plenty of resentment is projected on any and all other li’l caged monsters America has birthed…I imagine it would be the cause of most destruction man inflicts upon each other. For when you see others as monsters as opposed to men it becomes very easy to treat them as such.
What is the true nature of man.. The beginning… Who are you? What are you? Simple questions… With profound implications… Maybe the answers alone could provide true freedom…
What is Evil but the sum of disavowed choices gone unaccounted for…
Utilizing the most basic concept of God, I shall present a speculative deduction.
From one perspective: Evil is nothing but the Self Accountability that God refuses to acknowledge… All of the world’s ills spawn from one source: the eternal. Just as all the world’s joys are derived from one impetus. Or what I like to refer to as the infinite. God (in the broadest concept of the word: metaphorically) likes to gather together all his unmentionables, all his malicious desires, all his nefarious inclinations, all his shameful urges, and cast them off on an island to be. Neglecting them if you will. He likes to isolate them and keep them in a box and act as though they aren’t a part of him. As though they are not of him and not worthy of acknowledgement.
You see, God, instead of looking after his maliciousness and managing it, would much rather let it take care of itself. Like a small abandoned child the viciousness is left to raise itself, it is left to fend for itself, it is left to its own devices. A tempestuous and volatile spark left to survive by any means necessary without any sense of direction. When you allow a child to raise itself it will inevitably lash out and nothing but chaos will ensue. It will eventually out grow its box and out grow any means you may of had of controlling it. At that point it becomes estranged—completely unfamiliar to you. At that point it no longer becomes a part of God led astray but “evil”—a completely narcissistic, self-absorbed, hurt conglomerate of chaos–unbalanced emotion.
You see, the God in man isn’t just accepting all the accolades for all the benevolence one spreads in the world, to one’s peers, and to the people around him. You see, the true power of a God rest in the ability of controlling all aspects of oneself. –Embracing the ills as opposed to shunning the ills. –Understanding the ills as opposed to detaching yourself from the ills. –Provide a healthy outlet for the ills as opposed abandoning the ills. For when one begins to understand the entirety of self, only then can one grow with a healthy balance. Only then can one begin to nurture all aspects of their being.
God isn’t necessarily all that is Good. Evil isn’t necessarily all that is Bad. One is of the of the other. One stems from a lack of understanding of the other–an inability to truly love oneself wholly. A fear of an anomaly within, that creates a rift that eventually becomes to deep to mend.
Being accountable for all aspects of oneself can help us be all that we were meant to be.