Stand

“We have been sitting down for so long, we have forgotten how to stand.”

Dawn of Possibility:

There is nothing more significant in our life than our commitment to make a stand. This is the most potent form of our self-expression.  It is in the authenticity of our integrity that we truly thrive.  Before we embrace the opportunity to seize the power of our stance we must first be willing to acknowledge it.  We then need to integrate it into our lives by who we are being.  Our society does not empower, encourage or support the genesis, ownership and application of our personal stand.  In order to claim it, we need to be open to and at cause with its possibility.  We must be willing to surrender all we know we are to become all we can truly be.

Cast in Society:

We are multi-dimensional beings existing in infinite experiences simultaneously in any given moment.  We must accept this cosmic truth before we are able to channel it into a focused expression of being.  Our perception is conditioned by society’s two-dimensional reality.  The multiplicity of our consciousness is condensed and suppressed into a narrow vision of the universe.  Our relations with others are regulated by the linear boundaries to which we abide.  Reality is based upon the laws and limitations of educational, religious and scientific institutions.  Our social evolution anesthetizes us to the truth of who we are.

Rose-Colored Glasses:

Reality is imprisonment.  In our inverted world, even the most alluring freedoms are still forms of slavery, for they exist within a paradigm of illusion.  It is simply the nature of the perception we adopt.  If we conform to experience life through the filters of education, religion and science, we automatically abandon the majority of what is and what is possible.  Eventually we will enable and resign ourselves to the rules and restrictions that keep us engaged in a bait-and-switch matrix of engineered and suspended animation.  Ever reaching for an elusive truth we frequently ignore and resist in the exact moment we become present to it.

Artificial Authority:

We have been giving away our personal power long before we were even aware it existed.  Most of us are oblivious to our personal empowerment and only experience it in accidental, fleeting moments of confrontation, difficulty, stress and survival.  The energetic quality of the power we emanate and exercise is chaotic and dense in vibration.  It begins as a genuine expression of the heart yet is ultimately distorted by perception and reality.  It is often transposed into an aggressive and explosive energy.  Instead of inspiring others with the presence of our authentic power we frequently allow it to be manipulated into a force of violence.

Existential Savior:

Many of us have been waiting for someone or something revolutionary in our lives to open the doors of opportunity and possibility.  Though there are numerous times when these prospects present themselves to us, we seldom choose to acknowledge and embrace them.  We opt for a lifestyle of fantasy, romance and suffering in our perpetual quest for an easier path.  Yet, the cost for artificial achievement, convenience, gratification and security is not just our life, possibility and truth.  It is our heart and soul.  We have been running away from ourselves for so long we have epitomized the divine comedy that is the “human race.”

Springtime of Truth:

Humanity is asleep, yet is beginning to awaken.  There is far too much evidence, movement and truth manifesting from the obscure confusion of contemporary social reality.  The vast super structure of cause and effect that was once our forebears’ captivity has now progressed into an emancipation of awareness, creativity, expression and community.  We are becoming present to the realization that possibility is the nature of the universe.  Its infinite opportunities empower our experience of life.  Possibility transforms our being with multi-dimensional consciousness using our intuition as a gateway to the universe.

Rise and Shine:

All of us have experiences that inspire us into enlightenment, action and being.  We are all motivated by circumstances and events that define the what, why and how we are empowered.  Our commitment to petition for it is the foundation of our expression.  Our focused intent manifests what becomes our vision, mission and purpose.  Who we are and how we express it in our lives determines the nature of our stand.  We are a vessel of possibility for the world.  It is our purpose to create and sustain this sacred space.  There is nothing as vital as the awareness we bring to our life.  Our stand is the compass of our consciousness.

In Our Power:

Identifying, embracing and conveying our personal power can be an awkward and terrifying experience.  The practical arenas of reality rarely if ever foster or endorse individual empowerment, let alone accept its mere possibility.  Personal power is the antithesis of the foundation upon which society is engineered.  This is the primary reason why it is exceptionally challenging to consistently and successfully apply it to our everyday lives.  Its extraordinary nature is essential to the manifestation of our transformation.  The only true expression of our being is sourced from our personal power.  It begins with our choice to be.

The Calling:

Our lives are ripe with opportunities to claim our truth and choose the nature of our stand.  Usually it is something that inspires us to step out of ourselves, professions and the structured reality we adopt.  Our perception expands, our heart pounds, our mind races and energy courses through every element of our being.  We are present to possibility, yet we are also conscious of something new.  In the epiphany of our realization, we are acquainted with our empowerment.  In these pivotal moments we have the choice to either ignore our calling or claim it and become all who we can only imagine.

Eternally Empowered:

No one else can bring into our lives and the world all we have been intended and gifted to give.  No one else can conduct the energy that the universe sources us to generate, express and share.  No one else can be inspired by our lives to the degree that we are empowered to stand for them.  No one else can live for us an extraordinary life that transcends the possibilities of our being.  No one else can experience our unique creativity, evolution, insights, transformation and destiny.  We are the only ones who can become, cause and emanate the greatest manifestation of our lives.  To this we are immortally called.  For this we need to stand eternally empowered.

“We must stand for something, or we live for nothing.”

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Between the Lines

“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” – Edgar Allen Poe

Artificial Reality:
Nothing is real in reality. All the intelligence, belief and wisdom in the world will not change this truth. The human race has prided itself on how many people, circumstances and outcomes it can control and manipulate to convey its synthetic power and conceal its deepest insecurities. All that shall remain of it is the watermark of its self-righteousness, insatiable appetites, veiled malice and egocentric conquests. Generations upon generations of human beings have come and gone, born with the greatest promise and buried with the greatest failure. A defeat most will not choose to acknowledge or claim.

We are not real because we simply do not live in the present. We are the most elaborate lie ever created. We are given the extraordinary opportunity to thrive by evolving, transcending and sharing all we encounter. Yet, we are constantly seduced by our ego’s incessant agenda. Our lives are truly not about helping others. They aren’t even about helping our families or ourselves. They are about enabling an elusive network of sociopaths a very few are willing to identify, engage or oppose. The tragedy is that we don’t even know or care enough about inequality and injustice to make a difference.

The simulated life in which we participate is our security blanket. It gives us an artificial sense of comfort, safety, status and purpose. It gives us a permissible excuse and reason to never become who we are meant to be. In our hearts and souls we know our potential and ability. Yet, we lean upon our shortcomings and reservations to prevent ourselves from creating and living our destiny. Mediocrity and insecurity seals the fate of our ordinary and meaningless suffrage. No matter how we may spin our incomplete and unfulfilled lives with financial, educational or religious means, they are still a lie.

The Dark Side:
Human beings exhibit characteristics that ultimately possess them for their entire lives. Many live with these conditions never knowing or understanding their dysfunctional nature and influence. Few are willing, open or authentic enough to identify and manage them. Even fewer are willing to transform them into opportunities to serve instead of being enslaved. This elaborate matrix of personal weakness and limitation festers in the presence of human conceit, denial, doubt, cognitive dissonance, self-righteousness and fear. They are all qualities that originate exclusively from the dark side of our ego.

Our ancient, reptilian mind is constantly seeking to take advantage and control of our life. We abide within a three-dimensional existence living a two-dimensional experience. What and how we identify and adopt as reality further strengthens the hold our ego has over us. It is a lifestyle that has been imposed upon us by a system of calculated progression, manufactured results, manipulated dynamics and engineered acquiescence. We are all caught in a spider web of deception. The very nature of the reality in which we exist is simply not conducive to truth, wisdom, community and above all else love.

Eventually, we become accustomed, comfortable and compliant within the shadows of our lives. We cower in the dark waiting for a chance that will never come. When it does arrive, it is merely a mirage of opportunity and success that leaves us empty and unfulfilled. We are disassociated with ourselves and our truth, passion, love and destiny. When we are presented with opportunity, we perceive it as a fleeting dream or an exodus from the “almighty” reality. Our reliance upon the common, familiar structures of mortal life prevents any and all true evolution and expression we may ever experience.

Seeing the Unseen:
Our visible world is less than 3% of the “known” universe. Our life is severely impaired by our archaic five senses. These expressions of our existence are the compass of our experience. They can also be the greatest diversions and inhibitors of our perception. As soon as we open our eyes, the alluring authority of visual reality compromises the balance between our senses. Our fascination and reliance upon sight instantly shifts our focus and awareness from a multi-dimensional possibility to a two-dimensional sentence. Our “blind” acceptance of reality confines us within our own invisible prison.

Sight is the most manipulated sense in our common reality. We are profoundly dependent upon what we see. We choose to believe more effortlessly and absolutely in what is visible than what is felt or intuited. It deceives us with our own apathy, criticism, denial, selfishness and opposition. All that we yearn to achieve in our lives is surrendered when we don’t choose to create or experience our lives to their fullest potential. The greatest weakness the human race believes to be its greatest strength is its mutual acceptance that life is measured by what we receive, not what we give.

There is only one way to truly experience the unseen dimensions of the universe. It requires a synergy between our instincts and our intelligence. This opens the gateway of our enlightened emotional consciousness. The balance between our body, mind and heart creates the three-dimensional equilibrium necessary to generate the appropriate focus, energy and expression to relate with our intuition. Our intuition is the “lightening” bolt that connects us with our soul. Only when we have attained this four dimensional, electromagnetic nexus within are we able to live in union with the universe.

All That Is True:
The truth of the human race never has, is or will ever be found upon the printed line. Because of its inclinations toward control and manipulation, humanity continues to exist within the darkness of its own conditioned intelligence, devoted compliance and unbridled insecurity. The human race is more willing to relinquish its personal power to authority than stand for and in its own. Personal power has become an endangered human expression. The daunting fear of responsibility that seemingly accompanies its ownership has not just made it nearly unattainable; it has rendered it non-existent.

Our perception of life and how we experience it is not our own. We are victims of an artificially imposed, media-driven deception. More often than not, our point of view is adopted instead of earned. Not just because we would choose to see it erroneously out of our apprehension for what “may” be true. It is mostly because we live in a false world, governed by false people with false intentions to gain false supremacy for false means. When we choose to establish and live our truth, it is a lonely, challenging and unfulfilling experience that yields very little “true” enlightenment in the “real” world.

Our lives are lived primarily upon the lines of a story we accept as the standard reality. The majority of humanity reads and emulates their role with patriotic obligation and obedience. Freedom will never be found in becoming a pawn upon the chessboard of society. It is claimed in our dedication to truly live, love and be. We must break our program and transcend the illusion in which we are all cast. Only when we read between the lines of reality will our truth be found. Only then will we be able to write our own lives. Only then will we be able to create the truth we are destined to be.

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