“It flows through all things, inside and outside, and returns to the origin of all things.” Tao Te Ching
For all our plans and all our dreams and all our anxieties, this is how quickly you can leave here. In the twinkling of an eye you have completed this particular journey. We all stand shocked, angered, bewildered and mystified as to how someone could do this dastardly deed. Yet, we remain very disconnected from the invisible world of reality. We want to fix this outside of this invisible world. We will pray, light candles and say the same things we always say and then it will happen again. We don’t know when or where or with whom. It will probably be a man, not a woman, it will probably be a loner or a person with an axe to grind and we will light more candles, call the person evil, keep some more vigils and say some more prayers. We will wonder why but then we will go back to the same way of living. Vegas will return to its rhythm, people will bury the dead and the maimed will live a life of pain and doctor visits. Family members will grieve forever and they will be forgotten by the public.
Some day in the great future beyond today, we will care about humans as a whole and not as a separate entity. We will see ourselves connected and wounded personally as each of us is wounded. We will become personally involved in the welfare of each other and we will treat each other as we do ourselves. The newspaper might say something like Bob Jones, one of us, died today. They won’t mention what he did for a living until near the end of the article. We won’t care what he did for a living. He was one of us and we care because we are intimately connected to each other. We just don’t understand that yet. We are not ready to love one another as we love ourselves. Actually, some of us don’t love ourselves because we are so disconnected from the source of our own divinity and power.
We have never learned the unity of all message. We don’t know yet that when we leave here we return to the whole. Each religion professes to unite their followers but the very fact that there are different faiths and practices only strengthens the differences of each of us rather than unites us. We sing the hymns, we say the prayers, we profess the community of person hood and then we experience the backlash of beliefs. Our politicians play on our differences, our religious leaders perpetuate laws that have been written long ago by men who could control the masses and play to their ignorance. There are some wonderful leaders in various systems of our society and yet we continue with a pecking order of who’s on top and penalize those with lower rank. The latest pawn is Puerto Rico. How much is she worth fixing?
We are still very self-centered beings. The “I”dominates everything. We are on the brink of a new stage of development where unselfishness is taking shape. We see it in glimmers with a new generation of young adults who live in more of a sharing economy and are less interested in man-made religions. How many thousands of years will it take for this policy to take shape. As we enter the Aquarian Age in which the focus is on the mind and the masses, we should begin to eliminate the divisive calls from our leaders. The class that has perpetuated the separation of humans by color, religion, political party, nationality and money will die off–literally. For a while there will be their offspring and their followers but they will die off or change as well. We are generations away from where we care about our neighbor as we do ourselves but one by one it is starting. Our last Aquarian Age was 34,000 years ago. What happened? We are coming out of the dark ages at last and we will begin to care and act upon it.
I could easily say I went to Trader Joe’s and I never came home. Someday, each of us will experience a leaving of this place. Since we do not know the day or the hour, live every moment as if you could leave. What and how would you think and behave and what changes would you make to your life? The invisible world is real. It is more powerful than the IRS or childbirth. It knows all and sees all and works to bring about new creations. If you are to leave at an appointed hour, you will. While we the living are still here to help and understand how to create with our thoughts, it behooves us to know the invisible laws and work with the higher ones. Your choice is the situation we have now and will have again because we did nothing to help change the conditions.