Originally posted on One World Rising:
I like people and things I read, to get me thinking, to see things from a whole new perspective, to drag me outside the box. I like to sit alone and ponder things, switch them around in my head, try them on for size, see if they fit in my heart. I like to be challenged. I guess this was why I was able to shift to this new paradigm relatively easy. I was open and hungry for a new way of being, I accepted the challenge that said ” Can you learn to let go and go with the flow in a new direction?” There was that challenge that fired me up! It’s good to set up challenges for yourself, it spurs you on and pushes your buttons. That is why I find it so hard to live in the world as it is today without residing in my spiritual heart. In the regular world everything feels dead and frozen in time to me. It reminds me of the Stepford wives, everyone seems to be walking around in a daze, not exercising their brains or stepping outside of their boxes, like everyone is being held in place by their own invisible, underground dog fences. I’ve seen photos online of black friday and they made me weep. A picture of hoards of people straining to get under a partially opened overhead security gate at a big box store, unable to even wait for it to open entirely. It made me realize just how far we have to go to wake up. Those people have been hypnotized by corporate America to buy, buy, buy. If only I could awaken them and save them from what they are doing. Heck, even George Bush told our country to go shopping after 9-11!! That was truly surreal and unbelievable. We weren’t asked to or offered help to, process the horror of what we just witnessed. No, go stuff the corporate pockets some more, go shopping! We are so being led down the wrong path here. Time to get the old brains thinking and stretch ourselves in new directions. Grab hold of a new idea and go get quiet with yourselves and try it on for size.