Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 -( 12°C /54°F @ 5:55 am with the sun trying to break through a hazy- not quite blue sky in Atlantic Canada )- Today would have been my Great Uncle Franklin’s Birthday.

Sun behind clouds, Earth in Shadows

Before the Dawn

What do you do when you discover that virtually everything you were taught to believe in is a lie?

Your parents repeated the lies they were taught, and let you know the depth of their displeasure when you questioned them.

Your girlfriend had to leave home as soon as she could to escape a toxic, dysfunctional environment – and when a stalker tried to break into her ‘secure building’ and her apartment, the police she asked for help accused her of lying to them for attention, possibly trying to seduce a cop, and informed her that she should not be living on her own, she didn’t bother trying to explain that ‘home’ was killing her self-esteem and convincing her that it wasn’t realistic to go on believing that life was worth living. The police are not here to serve and protect you, they’re here to keep you in line and serve and protect the powerful.

Your government is not here to nurture, support and protect you, they’re here to exploit you. In the land of the free, it’s their job to strip away those freedoms one at a time. Their propaganda machines are working overtime to try to convince you to surrender your rights and freedoms ‘voluntarily’ while they ready their stormtroopers in case you don’t buy their line of bull chips.

Religion? Let’s go the ‘Western Route’ –

All True Religions come from the same Source, share the same Truth, understand the same Wisdom, are inspired by the same Love. The apparent divisions occur because the Divine Truth has to be translated into explanations that are limited by human languages, which conform to human cultures. Moses said, “Thou Shalt Not Kill!” Jesus explained that as, – “Love thy neighbour as thyself.” – If your heart and mind have been touched, purified, blessed and/or expanded- by the Divine- You know better than to want to kill anybody.

Moses gave Israel a system of moral, ethical and legal guidelines and told his people that if they lived within those guidelines, their society would thrive, grow and bloom and become an example for all. Then the money changers took over inside their temples and judges strained the laws through rationalized misunderstanding, greed and power lust disguised as ‘judgment’.

To misquote a Greek, “I have learned this from Philosophy, that I do out of choice what others do only out of fear of the Law.”

Christianity was hi-jacked by the Romans, they canonized a false prophet and re-wrote ‘The Word of God’ to suit their lack of divine wisdom and understanding.

So God sent The Prophet, Mohammed – God Bless Him Eternally – to try again and almost as soon as Mohammed left the material limitations of this world behind, small-minded men seized control and fought among themselves, ignored The Prophet’s instructions, and created factions which all claimed to preach the one true version of the Truth.

And all the above dramas and misunderstandings are playing themselves out to this day.

Argh- I could probably go on all day, and maybe continue for several more days.

But I need a bottom line here.

Everything we believed would make our lives worth living turns out to be a lie.

So now what do we do? Give up and maybe go out in a blind stupor, or get really pissed off and go out in a blaze of – inglorious furor? Nah, that won’t help.

Suicide doesn’t work, sorry, I’ve been to the other side and you don’t just stop being. You find yourself in an emotional amplifier and any little pain you ever caused another becomes worse than the Fundamentalists’ visions of hellfire and brimstone.

Is there a God?

There’s Something ‘Out There’ and “Inside You” that is pure Love and Guidance. The only thing that keeps it from reaching us is our own misunderstanding, fear, and guilt.

Yeah, yeah, but that doesn’t help at all, does it?

“If you try to stay on top of the water, you sink. If you try to sink, you float,” – Alan Watts.

There is a purpose behind the painful state of disillusionment. Some of us never learn. Some of us never had to. You have to realize that all your ‘human sensibilities’ can’t save you. But ‘Something Else’ can.

While the chaos of apparent hell is screaming at us from all sides at once we have to find a way to sit down and close our eyes and whisper, “Help!” and then listen until we hear whatever it is that ‘Our Higher Selves’ and ‘The Loving Spirit that Created all Universes’ is trying to tell us. You’ll know you’ve found it when it hits you. And then you have to sit there and embrace it, and figure out how to hold all the Love and Wisdom and Understanding you could almost happily drown in – hold it inside and feel it change the world around you, all by Itself.

——— Cryptically Yers,

~~~~~ Jim