In an article on www.thecactusland.com titled Revolution or disengagement,
I commented toward the engagement of awakened Consciousness responsibility as an essential living presence amidst the disengagement from corporate consumerism:
The 'problem' in its various threads rises from a split mind that looks 'outside' while neglecting or disregarding 'inside'.
The nature of Consciousness itself is largely lost or forgotten within the specific use of a portion of consciousness for the exercise of a personal or private sense of power over.
My essential point is that awakening responsibility as Consciousness cannot merely redistribute, rebrand or repackage 'problem' as if to keep it from coming home, and expect a true foundation to bring forth fruit in our lives.
One has to own that which is our own consciousness and let go the tricky mentality of acting out from what one is NOT - from a disconnected coercive mentality that disguises itself ingeniously to suit its needs and not your own good.
It is like a parasite - excepting it is fundamentally an aspect of self-definition that automatically distorts and replaces the fundamentally felt quality of shared existence, with a sense of fearful disconnection and powerlessness. Such is the seed of the psychological drive to power that each calls 'myself'.
If (amidst one's commons sense responsibilities) one uses the world as a mirror instead of a dumping ground, it reflects such as to illuminate negative self-definitions that resonate, attract, reinforce and propagate through actions rising from them.
Materialism is blind to the cause facet of the event facet - where both are two sides of a coin. It completely overlooks and is blind to the current cause/event in its obsession with solving the past in the future - which is the denial of the living present - where Consciousness is - and within which is everything that is - including current models of past and future.
I attempt to re-mind readers here of a perspective upon our construct of consciousness, for which we each have so much identification and attachment, that it is utterly defended against exposure yet locked into self-definitions that are destructive or self defeating.
This mentality is writ large on the screen of our world, where instead of role-playing within it, we can use it to awaken, if we choose.
Shifting from a fear-driven linear mentality back to a reintegrated conscious freedom of being is not understandable in terms of the old paradigm. One has to - in a sense - abandon the coercive or fearful guide as one opens to the embracing inclusive guide. Such communication occurs within us in ways that guide and support and illuminate our consciousness to ourselves in ways we each recognize and accept. There is no call to push or coerce anyone into any patterning just because it has been helpful to our self. The truly connected do not need to reinforce self-belief by 'selling it', but can serve that process of willingness to reopen such connection in others.
The presence that is non-coercive communicates a tangible quality of knowing and being known - by doing nothing that would interrupt such a natural fulfilment of being. The attempt to puff up or magnify presence as a coercion upon life costs us our Soul-connecting awareness - and all the perspective, guidance and support that is integral to such awareness.
So in a sense, the message is initially stark and to the point:
"PUT THE GUN DOWN!". This shout is whispered within us from the gentlest peace of our being - that would take nothing from us nor deny us anything we choose. But if we begin to discern such an inner calling to abandon coercive will, so will a perspective be revealed in which we see we did not want it, nor does it give us what we want, but is blocking or destructive to our peace and our capacity for love and life shared. In THIS we have chosen differently, not as a mentality, but choosing to abandon a mentality as a frame of reference.
Words - all forms - can be used to deceive - while the desire to be deceived is active. Yet all forms are a carrier or vehicle for a quality of presence. learning to trust discernment is learning to abide in the heart, in the presence of a 'not knowing' that is open - and into which a wholeness of perception arises. Anything coercive can be felt from the innocence of such un-claimed presence - and can also be penetrated as to what is really moving through it.
When we hate the hater, we perpetrate a self-hatred yet know not what we do.
It has to stop somewhere, that all comes home and is healed of loveless intent. Now is always a good time to come home to a wholeness that one could never truly leave, but self-attack so asserts.
Gratitude to the article above - and to the willingness of others here for a the life that shares, communicates, knows and trusts its movement as equally unique with All That Is. A believed lack of true worth deprives us all of such presence - and searches in darkness for what cannot be found - because You Are It - but not specially, exclusively or separatingly so.