By Bill White – The Real Talk Report
Around you, the world is changing. Many are up in arms over the many problems and injustices that seem to plague our world. From one broadcast we hear the dire news about our economy. From another, the sky is literally falling from global warming. In the U.S., a President is elected, not once, but twice, with a slogan for change. Perhaps you struggle even now, racing to keep pace with debts and inflation. Maybe you’ve gotten the pink slip at the office, or maybe you’ve been out of work longer than even that and can’t find a job. Perhaps you’re concerned about the latest pandemic. If you watch the news enough, it would seem the best solution is to lock yourself in your home and pray the storms will pass.
But frankly, we’ve been fortunate for most of our lives. Many of us weren’t born during the Great Depression. We didn’t have to go fight in the World Wars. We don’t have to use a particular bathroom or sit at the back of a bus. And those of us who did experience these things are thankful that these are distant memories. Let’s face it, even though the last decade has been rougher than most in our lifetimes, life has overall been pretty good by comparison for the last few decades by comparison. Over the centuries, many people struggled for a better life, against the back drop of plagues and war, tyranny and hardship. For most of us, that kind of horror seems unfamiliar.
Amazingly, we, the people are both the problem, and the solution for most of the ailments in the world today. We have the power to increase our conservation efforts, relearning how to live in harmony with the very planet that sustains us; reforming our society, our governments and our educational systems. We can solve the problems of starvation and poverty. Because we now have the incredible resources that reside right here on our computers and smart phones. We can rally a call against the elites who have dominated not by ethical commerce, but by greed and deception. We in fact, have more of an opportunity today to effect great change, than perhaps any other people n the history of mankind.
It is my belief and my conviction, that we were born in this time to be the vehicle of great change. Astrologically, we have just entered the Age of Aquarius. This is a time of communication and intellect. Coming out of the Piscean Age, whose influence allowed deception and illusion, we now see the corruption and deceit being exposed at levels none of us can remember occurring before. This presents us with an opportunity. A great opportunity indeed.
The last 40 years have laid a groundwork ahead of us. We have risen to a distinct level of individuality that has given us a chance to discover a great power inside of us if we will only see it. Never before have we seen diversity of this magnitude and open communication instantly and at virtually no cost, disintegrating national, social, religious, racial and economic borders before our eyes.
We have become more financially well off than our great grand parents could have imagined, and with technologies that surpass us quicker than we can typically even keep pace with. But, despite all of our wealth and technology, deep down, many of us feel there is something missing. With all of these advances, we have forgotten the inner world, our spiritual natures have been stifled. We are seeking our purpose and longing for meaning. Whereas we have physics and engineering to design the latest gadgets to make our lives easier, I am going to suggest it is time to use what we know of spiritual laws and techniques to begin engineering the forgotten part of our lives.
This isn’t about “The Secret,” or using spirituality to get more “stuff,” and it really isn’t about believing in this doctrine or that. It boils down to being authentic and connecting deeply with our heart to our brothers and sisters at every level. This is about creating a reality for ourselves where we fully engage living, coming from an inner power that is our own and accomplishing our purpose here on earth.
By turning inward first to reconnect with ourselves, beyond the marketing hype and the indoctrination, then turning outward to connect with each other, not with bias or hidden agendas, but with a groundwork of respect and courtesy, we can finally come to realize the big secret that corporations and governments don’t want us to figure out. That it isn’t about filling our lives with “stuff” and it isn’t about beating anyone who doesn’t agree with you into submission, but to simply recognize that each of us is born into the world the same way, and will leave it the same way just as surely. What this means is that we are inherently equal. An old italian proverb say, “in the end, the pawn and the king go in the same box.” We may appoint leaders. But ultimately, the power they have is only what we consent to give them. And I think we are on the verge of recognizing, that each of us is the sovereign leader of our own life. If we were to master this ability, led by pure hearts and open minds, we could in fact render all governments essentially irrelevant. I’m not talking about chaos, or anarchy as most would think of it, but autonomous, self regulated freedom.