One cannot rewrite the annals of history, but one can learn the profound lessons from the past and apply its wisdom to the present. One might indeed choose another way to proceed forward... and in some instances... to return to a way that must never be forgotten. Every single moment in time has a meaning and purpose I believe...to reveal to us every aspect of human nature... from its profound incredible beauty to its unimaginable horrific ugliness. Wide ends of the spectrum from end to end, and that is this world's purpose... to provoke a human response. Here, one can choose and develop spiritually or languish in the pits of ignorance. These are the mighty lessons of our spiritual journey that can speak highly to our human integrity and potentialities...or attest lowly to our detestable character flaws and our ignorance.
I believe that what we see before our very eyes this day is the manifestation of our collective human choices. The surface issues are but a reflection and culmination of those choices that beget an answer to the deeper questions that lie beneath the reasonings and motives of the psychological mind, and these that gave rise to the thought systems of the world. Indeed... who are we... what are we... and what is this life about??
Experiences and observations will teach us well if we avail ourselves to truly look and see... and learn.
There is a great responsibility we owe to ourselves and to each other to act in consciousness from what we know, and from who we are... this is our greatest challenge... to be true to our authentic Selves... and act on the highest Truth from whoever we are, wherever we are. Therefore, it is vital to know ourselves and start from this point in development.
Africans can only decide for themselves the fate and state of their own internal affairs, and how to proceed forward within the context of their own conscious development and history from what they alone know, have experienced, and now see best within, directing their own course of action for themselves. European descendents must also decide for themselves how to deal with the bloodied history of the colonial mentality that continues to assault much of the globe to this day (the new word being "democracy"), with its greed and arrogance, from which we now find ourselves undeservedly benefiting off the oppressed backs of other nations in order to feed an insatiable gluttonous hunger. It is important to realize that how we choose to direct our course of actions will determine much the success or failure of our future...as we now have greater access to more information than ever before...so we must overstand the implications of accountability as revealed from our own point of perspective. Different issues can only be rightfully addressed by those who experience first-hand the direct consequences of their own history, and then choose conscious actions based upon what they know... from each of their own different spectrums within the lens.
So the question is... What are we each to do with what we now know? ... Indeed... responsibility of sight bears much to be reckoned with... and the fruits of our actions will decide our collective fate.
It is important to know history.... real history... not bogus history taught in the dysfunctional school system. The more I open my eyes, the more I realize the impact it has had on my overall understandings and the development of my universal and earthly Self and how it relates to all others. The Big picture can then best be viewed in its entirety, and in greater context...from human origins up to the present point of time and being. One can then proceed forward better informed... hopefully choosing better actions that will contribute positively to best serve the greater Good. If we could only but realize what we do unto ourselves we do unto each other. Individual responsibility is each man's and woman's alone... as free will is our birthright and will determine much the course of our actions.
Greed is a nasty seed that has taken deep root in this day and age. Its branches reach far and wide and span the four corners of the globe, digging into every conceivable inch. Like an overgrowth of unruly weeds it tries to choke out young seedlings reaching for the nourishment of light. Thanks be... the Light is far stronger for those seeds with eyes to see that can grow tall in spite of unruly weeds... for their root draws its source from another well. Yes, Babylon is going down, down to the ground as it chokes on its own greed and never-contented consumption... but who will go down with it?? Ahhhh yes... herein lies the ultimate question!
Indeed... it is time to blaze up the fire and purify the Souls and Minds of All who must bear response-ability for their own sight.
A man will indeed reap what he sows!
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