It started with the random thoughts about this year’s god-awful election debacle.  The whole “Greatest Country” stuff.  And the first thing I saw was what comes of that thinking – the concept of’ “greatest”.  That is judgemental thinking and must include the opposite – that which you are ‘greater than’.  And thinking you are the greatest also includes the need to remain the greatest – and that need puts you in the state of constant, even if only ‘low level’, fear.  The fear of losing your ‘status’ as ‘the greatest’, because if you are dwelling in the concept of opposites – there is always some ‘other’ whose goal it is to take over your position at ‘the top’.

So – what do you do?  You do whatever you deem necessary to protect and defend your position.  You create a “Department of Defense” and a military whose job it is to “defend” your status and “defeat” anyone who might challenge you – thus proving you really are ‘the greatest’.  And you get a little paranoid about it all – as humans are prone to do – and you begin attacking those who even look like they might be a threat.  And you continue to build your arsenal of weapons, and call it ‘protection’, even if the using of those so called “weapons of defense” could likely destroy even your home – the one called “Earth”!!  And you start putting people in charge who are truly committed to maintaining your ‘greatness’.  And you totally forget who you really are.

And then there is the other way superiority has manifested in this ‘greatest’ country – that white is superior to all – as in ‘white skin’.  WTF, my mind said – what is that about???  Ah – pretty simple – a very basic belief – light is better than dark.  A bright sunny day is good.  A dark, stormy night – not so much.  Dark is inherently scary, threatening – “the dark forces of evil”, etc.  I guess because our eyes aren’t as effective in the dark?  We are frightened by the fact that we can’t see what MIGHT be there because we have come to believe that our 5 senses are the only thing that we have, the only means of ‘survival’ in the physical world.  So it follows somehow in our human brain logic – dark is inherently at least scary and ‘untrustworthy’ and obviously less good than ‘light’/white.  This is all automatic, habitual, non-thinking!!  It is part of very old and outdated programming!  Handed down for generations and never even acknowledged, let alone questioned.  In many ways that old programming actually thinks us.  Our very lives are created by unconscious thinking, and then we wonder why and how come ___________.

And included in our fear – of losing our status as ‘the greatest’, or our ‘white superiority’ – is the concept of ‘infiltration’ and resulting ‘dilution’ and/or an ‘internal’ attack.  Do you remember when a bi-racial child had little chance of a ‘normal’ life???  And these days – wearing a ‘funny’ head gear could be reason enough to be ‘feared’, or if your skin is anything other than ‘snowy white’.  So now we are actually planning to build a wall to help maintain our self-proclaimed ‘superiority and greatness’.  [Pardon me while I puke.]  (Sorry, just a little personal opinion thrown in here)

I think it’s time for all of us to take an authentic look at what may be lurking in our mind closet of ‘false beliefs’ and bring them out into the light to be transformed.  Remember, you cannot even see what is not already ‘known’ to you, what you don’t ‘believe’, even if it isn’t an acknowledged belief.  All of what is currently happening in the World, and more specifically, in our “great” (cough, cough) country is simply an out-picturing of our beliefs – however deeply hidden, denied and unacknowledged!!  I for one, have been ‘hard at it’ since early this year when I first realized that I actually did have something to do with all the ‘shit’ showing up in my world.  Consider this an invitation to join me in a quest for “A World that works for everyone”.

And I am now stepping down from my soap box – feel free to step onto yours in response.  My skin is much tougher than it used to be ^_^

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