While travelling through beautiful regions of South America I often establish a kind of connection with something bigger than us. Subtle energies make my mind calm down, just like during meditation, and this other, more hidden part of me comes to the forefront. I do not want to put a name on it or identify it, I simply switch to reception and I get filled with the content which the rational mind alone would not be able to create. I start perceiving what surrounds me in a different way, in both the narrower, personal dimension and in the wider, planetary one.
In February when I was in Merida, a university town in the Andes in Venezuela, I was a witness of very dramatic political protests. At the same time on the internet I saw equally dramatic news from Ukraine. Since I was in the centre of events I had an opportunity to understand the core of the problem. Both of them because Venezuela is divided into two different fractions: socialists and capitalists. I presented the political situation of this country in my previous article (“Sacred Economy”) but let me remind you the geopolitical situation of which this country with oil fields (3rd oil extractor).
A year ago died Hugo Chavez, the president of Venezuela who changed the direction of development towards the solutions giving new chances to the poorest groups of Venezuelans by using nationalised industry to guarantee education, medical and social care. This meant taking away privileges from the richest elite and limiting the influence of the foreign capital on politics. Since the death of El Comendante the power has been held by the continuator of the revolution, Nicolas Maduro, who unfortunately is nowhere near as good as charismatic Chavez. Maduro is not able to control what is going on in the country which is constantly under external pressure, in particular after Chavez’s death. What the media describe as protests of defenceless students is treated by the majority of the society as coup d’état which took place also 10 years ago, when Chavez was the president. There is evidence that among the students there are rioters supported from abroad who previously also tried to overthrow the lawfully elected authorities.
A similar situation takes place in Ukraine. There is no oil but there are many valuable resources and the location of the country on the map is also a geopolitical value in itself. What is the reality? I do not want express my judgment because this is not the heart of the matter. By demonstrating discrepancies between the “official” version confirmed by the media and the point of view of the people concerned I am showing how today the decisions regarding the future of nations are taken. Unfortunately, most of us still believe in the words written by large media companies which derive profit from the opinion-forming power and manifestly come into logical conflict with what a more perceptive mind suggests. To put it bluntly, and I write it with full conviction, most news from the television news programmes are lies, an interpretation of the reality which is in line with the largest interest groups. The news is full of information on conflicts, wars and crimes but unfortunately they lack deeper truth. The truth stands in opposition to the current system based on anti-values which benefit a very limited group of very immoral people. I am also saying it very diplomatically because I am not able to understand the situation where one person can send thousands or millions of people to death only to achieve power and gain influence, nota bene very limited in time (valid until someone more ruthless and inhuman comes). The fact is still the fact. Humanity is at the crossroads and it seems that it will be getting worse and worse. Is it really the case?
So let me get back to analysing this cesspit which we live in. I think more and more often that the more there is of it, the faster we experience deep changes. Maybe this nonsense which is surrounding us has some sense after all, maybe it is a catalyst for changes, necessary to make our transition from one, immature stage to a higher level of collective being. Our world has seen many individualists similar to Jesus and it appears that their number is increasing. Large religious organisations want to pull the wool over our eyes saying how we should develop at the spiritual level. I want to be free but institutions have been enslaving and controlling us for centuries, together with a similarly antihuman political machine which set boundaries between people. Did I warn you at the beginning that I was going to be subjective? So I am now. What is more, science is equally corrupt and it still defends the autonomy of only the material nature of the reality defined by Newton’s laws. Albert Einstein himself said, and here I quote:
“In the view of such harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human mind, am able to recognize, there are yet people who say there is no God. But what makes me really angry is that they quote me for support for such views.”
Einstein’s work is continued by many progressive scientists (such as N. Haramein who we can read about on RdA) and many of them put their reputation at risk because corruption of our “civilisation of science and progress” seems unlimited. There are no limits to the aggression to which the powerful people of this world want to convince us. They have power only to point their fingers at those who now need to be wiped out. Financial institutions want to subordinate the humanity completely so they take control over the resources of the last genuinely sovereign countries with the help of the politicians who exchanged their money for power. Therefore, today we have to deal with the terrorists of the Middle East and introduce democracy where freedom is limited to electing a party which for the next 4 or 5 years will perform the function of the overthrown dictator and will help plant in the ruined earth such valuable elements of democracy as Mc Donald’s fast food or low interest (only at the beginning) aid of Citi Bank.
So do you want me to keep listing other cases? Maybe it is enough and I will present a positive summary of this difficult subject. Jidu Krishnamurti, Alan Watts and many others show us that we did not come here to be who they want us to be… we lead a subjective life and we should focus more on our inner self. For ages, however, we have been succumbing to negative external influence. Bill Hicks, a rebellious comedian and stand-up artist claimed that life is only a roller-coaster ride, incarnation, one of many which were to take lessons here. Maybe you need more difficult lessons, maybe not, and maybe you will have a chance to get to know completely new worlds without this pointless suffering which is supposed to teach us something. I do not know what you think about it but for me this is the most important thing. It is important that I can express what is vital in my current life experience.
“The world is like a ride in an amusement park, and when you choose to go on it you think it’s real because that’s how powerful our minds are. The ride goes up and down, around and around, it has thrills and chills, and it’s very brightly colored, and it’s very loud, and it’s fun for a while. Many people have been on the ride a long time, and they begin to wonder, „Hey, is this real, or is this just a ride?” And other people have remembered, and they come back to us and say, „Hey, don’t worry; don’t be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride.” And we … kill those people. „Shut him up! I’ve got a lot invested in this ride, shut him up! Look at my furrows of worry, look at my big bank account, and my family. This has to be real.” It’s just a ride. But we always kill the good guys who try and tell us that, you ever notice that? And let the demons run amok … But it doesn’t matter, because it’s just a ride. And we can change it any time we want. It’s only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings of money. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love instead see all of us as one. Here’s what we can do to change the world, right now, to a better ride. Take all that money we spend on weapons and defenses each year and instead spend it feeding and clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would pay for many times over, not one human being excluded, and we could explore space, together, both inner and outer, forever, in peace.”
Bill Hicks, satirist, comedian.