Revolution is upon us. Nothing is more indicative of this fact than the global build up of ‘The Occupy Movement’ and all of the discordant dynamics that surround it. And as we all watch its reach spread further around the globe, ‘Occupy’ grows heavier with more violence and abuse and less wisdom and enlightenment as each day progresses.
As Evolutionaries, we must view the world and our lives within it, from a higher and more energetically refined perspective. We must look at the actions we take and the attitudes we posses when we seek to create change, not as ‘entitlements’ but rather as foundations that determine how things will unfold. These foundations are either stable and can support the new dream or idea, or they are not. The foundation that Occupy is building is not a stable foundation, and we do not benefit ourselves; or the planet by believing that it is.
IT’S TIME FOR A RE-EVOLUTION
Have you noticed … the core of the word Revolution is Evolution?
The Occupy Movement will not work, because it has at its core, as do all un-Evolved Revolutions, a distorted and illusory belief that it is US against THEM, the Have’s against the Have Nots, the 1% against the rest of us, the rich against the poor, the corporation against the ‘Every Man. No desire to create or sustain change on a personal or global level; that is based in this sort of energy, will ever succeed in the long run.
As the crowds and emotions grow around The Occupy Movement, which seeks to change things by forcing the wealthy 1% to physically ‘pay up’ in order to level the playing field and shrink the gap between the ‘haves and the have nots’ – a huge opportunity for real change is being missed out on; the opportunity to change ourselves.
Sure, make a physical stand if you want to … but that will not change things at the root or causal level. If you don’t believe me and you still think that un-evolved dissent will change things, just look at history. The founders of the USA started a revolution to avoid financial persecution and unbalanced distribution of wealth by the nobility, by fighting, killing and dying so things would be different … and now, over 200 years later here we are again, this time … on a global scale … but now the ‘nobles’ are called Corporations, The Wealthy, The Stinkin’ Rich or the 1%.
Almost weekly, ‘evil dictators’ are being overthrown all over the world, only to be replaced by a different but identical ‘regime’ based in fear, control and limitation; each one more diabolical than the last. The faces may have changed, but the paradigm that drives the systems … all of them … has stayed the same.
This current ‘Revolution’ would have us believe that the terrorists are now the bankers, and the people who in our mind have more than they deserve. A new war has been waged. But this one is closer to home than ever before… it is in our pocketbook.
STICK ‘EM UP
What would you do if someone walked up to you on the street and demanded you give them your money? Would you give it willingly? What would you say to that person who wanted to remove something from you against your will? If you were an Evolutionary you might give it willingly, knowing full well that you can generate more of it whenever you need it, but there aren’t many of us out there who are that empowered… at least not yet. And until you ARE that empowered, you cannot demand that any other person on the planet be.
What would YOU do if you were one of the 1% of the most Wealthy who were being forced through rebellion by the 99% to give up a portion of your wealth? If you were really honest about it, you would not do it willingly – you would probably shout at the protesters who were camped out on your lawn and tell them to go get a job. Go DO something. Go CREATE something. Go BE something.
Even if you as the 1%, did concede to their demands, ultimately there would be little change or grounded success, because it wasn’t an idea seeded within your own heart. The results of those changes, regardless if it is about money, or race, or sexuality, or love, or faith, will never truly take root and come to a fruition that everyone is pleased by; because the energy simply does not support it.
Regulating others is NOT going to solve the problem. SELF REGULATION which is considered a core emotional and evolutionary strength will light the way.
I am NOT one of the wealthy 1% … not even close; but I do have the same opinion as those who would have their wealth forcibly removed from them. But for a reason that is based strictly in how we create our reality and where and when we expend our energy.
Protesting, griping, complaining or thinking that someone else is responsible for your level of success in any arena is a complete and total waste of time and energy.
The amount of energy required being angry, jealous and self righteous is more than enough of what you need to shift your awareness and start creating solutions of your own; be they financial, emotional, physical or spiritual. But if you burn that energy in rebellion you will have none left for evolution.
BECOMING AN ENLIGHTENED REBEL
Instead of Occupying Wall Street, or Fleet Street or Oakland, I invite you to ‘Occupy YOURSELVES’, perform a Personal ‘Sit In’. Take some time to participate in a ‘Singular peaceful demonstration’. Take some time to get to ‘Know Thyself’. As Evolutionaries we know that the source of change happens internally long before it is ever noticed on the external reality, so we owe it to ourselves to start there.
Do you want greater wealth? Do you want to have enough resources to do what you want, when you want, however you want? Then I must ask you an important question … WHERE are you FOCUSING your ENERGY? And how much of it are you WASTING on forcing other people to change their attitudes? Never mind the global crisis … where are you burning your own energetic resources, funds and finances in your day-to-day, moment-to-moment life?
The financial situation will collapse – it has to, because it is not based in true energetic or evolutionary laws – it will collapse whether you get angry about it or not. It is changing because the energy that is required to build it, support it and empower it, no longer can … It is a true example of ‘unsustainable resources.’
When you Occupy Yourself you begin to recognize your own personal and eternally sustainable resources – those of creativity, imagination, innovation, purpose and passion. Those are the refined energies of true value and these are the energies that will usher in a real and meaningful Revolution. If you want to be a Rebel, use these energies to source your mission for change. If you want to be an Evolved Rebel – HOW you approach your desire to change is even more crucial than WHAT you do to generate it.
If you are angry at the level of greed in the world – then I invite you to practice ultimate generosity; both with your resources and your compassion. If you are disgusted by the level of dishonesty surrounding us – then I invite you to live in the highest integrity that you are capable of maintaining – in word, thought and action. If you are disturbed by the perceived imbalances of materialism and consumerism – then I invite you to look into your own life and see where you are contributing to those distortions and begin to gently remove those aspects from your life.
In the lyrics of the song Revolution, John Lennon said,
“ You say you’ll change the constitution
Well, you know
We all want to change your head
You tell me it’s the institution
Well, you know
You better free your mind instead
But if you go carrying pictures of chairman Mao
You ain’t going to make it with anyone anyhow…
Don’t you know it’s gonna be ~ alright…”
There is no 1% and the rest of us … there is only the whole. When you ‘Occupy Yourself’ with the understanding that you do not become powerful by stripping power from someone else (regardless of how they achieved it), and that you are responsible for your own reality, (which includes how much wealth you do or don’t have) then EVOLUTION becomes REVOLUTION in its highest form. And from that higher perspective, you would have to agree with Mr. Lennon and say ‘It’s gonna be … alright.’
Live your dreams.