I don’t know if it’s better to speak from a personal level at this moment about the process that’s happening inside of me or at a global level about the problem that faces all of us, as I imagine it to be.
Allow me to touch on both, without trespassing upon your time.
I’m in a process I’ve called emergence on many past occasions. (1) It can’t be described. It can only be evoked and felt.
If I were to say that one way to emerge is to “stand forth,” one’s imagining of the action of “standing forth” should evoke an image of will, of willpower, of assumption or resumption of authority, etc. That evocation itself matches the spiritual action of emergence.
The process of emerging or standing forth is rather like taking our finger, hooking it in our own mouth, and pulling ourselves forward. Just thinking about that is paradoxical. Another image also paradoxical would be to think of us as being behind ourselves pushing ourselves forward, so to speak.
Ordinarily we emerge by this exertion of will. Remember the mother who lifts the car off her baby by a sudden release of the power of her will.
I’m emerging partly as a result of will but also partly as a result of bliss.
The act of will lies in declaring myself. I’ve said what I’d like to do in regard to the situation in Europe: After the Reval, get the migrants and refugees sufficient funds to allow them (1) to fare well and (2) to build communities for themselves, given that they probably will not return to their homelands. (Take care of residents who’ve been adversely affected too.) That is declaring myself.
Once someone has said, “let’s do this,” others arise who say, “no, let’s not do this. Let’s do that.” Social debate arises and issues are resolved that need to be addressed and resolved. One obvious issue is: Suppose neither migrants nor residents want separate communities built, two solitudes as we’ve sometimes called the Canadian experiment in biculturalism? Suppose they want to be integrated? OK. That’s great. It’d work to find out what they might want. (2)
But the act of simply declaring myself has by itself caused me to emerge. And this process of emergence seems to go on day after day these days – midwifed by bliss.
Now the global issue. How much chaos and desolation will it take for us to realize that we have to stop making war on each other and begin taking care of each other? If we get involved with thoughts like I don’t like this person because she wears a scarf or that man because he wants to breed us out of existence or whatever our thoughts may be, we’re simply going to prolong the conflict in this world.
Proceeding this way will never work.
How do you know the man saying we’ll breed them out is not a CIA plant? How many times have we been fooled and “played” in the past? Breeding a people out is the response of people who fear poverty and want. When people are comfortable and safe, they most often choose against large families, as far as I’m aware. So we’re simply hearing the words of a desperate few.
Europe has long pitted one nation against another for its own enrichment, as has the United States. Our hands are not clean.
The Muslim world has been in conflict since time out of mind. Women are stoned, married off to people not of their choosing, killed if they try to make their own marital choice. Your hands are not clean. None of us is clean. Martyr me and you only prove my point.
Whatever the case, we simply have to pull out of this downward spiral and begin caring for each other. We have to start in.
I for my part, after the Reval happens, will earmark a generous portion of my Reval earnings to the rehabilitation and adjustment of Europe to the mass movement of people that has occurred and continues to occur. That includes migrants and residents because both have been impacted. That money will require an organized pipeline to flow through and that needs to be envisioned and built.
I refuse to retreat into fear and defensiveness in the face of the breakdown in social order that has occurred in our world through our global society’s tolerance of warfare and exploitation.
I refuse to judge a single person unworthy of economic assistance and compassionate treatment. And I feel the strongest possible compulsion to say so.
(1) See “Emergence” on Spiritual Essays at http://goldenageofgaia.com/spiritual-essays/.
(2) And in fact one reader did write in and say, why not allow the migrants and residents to decide for themselves? Of course. That presupposes that someone can somehow represent the voice of the migrants or even the residents on such a matter as this and I’m not sure anyone does.
But doing what the residents and migrants would want still remains vital even if it’ll prove hard to discover what that might be. No matter what course we choose, we may be loudly criticized by someone for doing it. If we’re doing any of this work for thanks, we may be disappointed. In my view, we have to do it as service to the Divine Mother.