The Transformative Principle
Hatred is spreading and appears unstoppable.
There is a well-defined narrative which has been mobilized around the world to intentionally create fragments and massive fault lines in the consciousness of the western world. This narrative proposes to fight hate in the world while cleverly promoting hate as its counter-argument. Each counter-argument is non-sensical and intolerant of intelligent debate and seeks only to censor and destroy freedom of thought and spirit.
Though intelligent debate is often openly supported, the reality is, in fact, a lowest common denominator expression of talking points which are built to manipulate emotions as opposed to stimulate the intellect. We see this play out on the mainstream news, online forums, and now in person-to-person interaction in the real world where real people attempt to live their lives and build a future.
The facade which passes for debate nowadays is a far cry from the gentlemen expressions of disagreement which were packaged and delivered with courtesy and rightmindedness. These “debates” are beginning to evolve into outright expressions of hate and acts of violence.
The acts of violence are starting to become so extreme that each passing day and week usually brings some new level of surprise and shock. The incremental normalization of this hatred and violence is what is most surprising. Even greater and more disturbing threats of violence are outright terrifying for those on the receiving end.
But hate is one of those emotions with the transformative power to forever change the world and each of us in it. On a personal level, hate and other negative emotions can serve as catalysts for individual change and transformation. The negative aspects of these emotions put us into a downward spiral which eventually will reach a point of exhaustion. This point is a wall which provides the hard stop and reversal back towards the light.
This has characteristics of the alchemical transformation from where many quests have begun.
Keeping with the POM exploration of the esoteric relationship between the microcosm and macrocosm it would be worthwhile to consider that the individual pattern of using hatred as a transformative principle in our individual lives can also be applied to the world as a whole. But like our individual lives, this transformative principle can easily slip through our grasp and leave us abandoned in wastelands of our own mental and emotional construction.
The world is entering the period of greatest risk, but also greatest reward. The transformative principle can be felt within each of us and around the world on all levels and in all nations. Everyone around me in the personal life is experiencing a transformative year at varying levels with varying outcomes. This spirit of transformation is always there but usually remains at a low hum or vibration as we go about our lives.
This hum or vibration has now become a full-on shaking of the foundations of our very shared existence, and it doesn’t appear to be letting up any time soon. Those who have been anchored to ideologies and religious beliefs will soon find themselves disconnected and confused about what is happening within themselves and in the world around them. Some have already been disconnected and are acting out through frustration and fear.
Hatred is the manifestation of fear. We become what we hate and fear. Convince people that they should fear everything and they will learn to hate everything, including themselves. From there it is a simple process of social-engineering to re-direct that hate and fear onto others and the process of war has begun.
Balance needs to return to this world. We have swung too far in one direction and if it goes further the momentum will create the energy to cause the pendulum to swing all the way in the opposite direction towards the other extreme. We need to understand how these forces work within each of us and outside of us in the world we share. The balance of light and dark is shown to us in the material world with the dance of the sun and moon. This is our guidepost.
There are levels of transformation which can be achieved and are sustainable. The destructive forces involved with a full swing in both directions should be avoided. Would you make such swings in your own personal lives? What would be the consequences of such dramatic actions?
Allow the transformative principle to take root within you so we can all work together towards building a better world which is designed around rightmindedness and kindness. The alternative is unthinkable. – JC
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