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Aug 022017
 

Our society discriminates between adults and children, where adults “count more” – if you’d forgive my bluntness – than children. Children are both expected, as well as forced, to do whatever they’re told to do, and they have little choice on the matter. This goes not only with parents, but school and the entire so-called “legal” as well as “enforcement” systems.

Children are expected to fit a mold and become a cogwheel, supposedly in the service of society, but in reality in the service of those in power.

Adults are expected to teach the children what’s right and what’s wrong, but what adults end up teaching is what we’re all allowed to do and what not. Often, this has little to do with what’s morally right and morally wrong.

But children, and especially the very young ones, see and understand more about this world than most adults can possibly imagine. Their understanding is not fogged up by years of brain washing and programming. A small vocabulary guarantees that their perceptions are not limited by concepts and words that are the creation of many millennia of forced programming. They understand body language, facial expressions, voice expression, as well as other input that belongs in the so-called “sixth sense” realm.

Not only do we have very little of value to teach them; they have such powerful understanding, that they can teach us how to change this world in the most amazing ways.

At this point in time, where our world is being driven by insane psychopaths into complete annihilation, children have some answers. All we have to do is to ask and they will tell us. As long as we can put aside our ego and overcome a deep seated tendency to regard children as inferior; when we find the capacity to realize that they may actually know more than we do; then we can ask questions with integrity and respect.

It’s important to realize that being unable to understand their answers, doesn’t indicate their lack of knowledge, but rather our own inability to understand what’s behind their words. We should not expect to understand their answers immediately. It may take some time and pondering on our part, before the beauty of truth begins to shine at us. So long as we are careful not to dismiss the answers given, simply because those are not available for our own understanding and recognition right away.

We, the adults, with all of our grandeur, are incapable of stopping the insanity that’s destroying us faster than ever. Perhaps it’s time to admit – before it’s too late – that something very profound needs to change in our way of seeing and understanding, if there is anything to be left.

When children are the ones coming to us with questions, it may be good for everyone if the children are encouraged to come up with an answer to their own question. There’s so much that we can learn simply by observing the process of a child’s attempt to find an answer.

Please don’t misunderstand this to say that a child should be rejected. They should be encouraged to find an answer on their own, and be given plenty of time for this purpose. Eventually, however, we should give them what we feel is the right answer, but also add, that this is what we think to be the right answer and that perhaps there’s a better answer. And that perhaps there are several answers, all of which are correct.

Perhaps the most important thing is to listen to their descriptions of their dreams. Children’s dreams are the access to knowledge that is direct, unhindered and uncensored. To some, this could qualify as prophecy. We should overcome the urge to put words in their mouths as they may struggle to describe their dreams to us. We do not know what their dreams were and we do not have the tools to help them through the struggle of description. It takes humility on our part to control ourselves and our urge to “help”.

It’s perfectly OK to not understand what they are saying. Regardless, it would be of value to write down these dream descriptions, and read them occasionally. Things that may not make sense at first, may come to life in a very powerful way later on. It’s important to understand that young children – who are not yet “taught” to distinguish between the so-called Real and the so-called Unreal – know the truth much better than we do. In reality, the truth is that everything is Real. Most of us adults, are incapable of seeing the whole; the truth.

We have entered a new epoch. The rules have changed, and are continuing to change during each person’s own lifetime. The teachers of old, are now students, hungry for knowledge. The only way in which this hunger can be satiated, is by recognizing our new teachers, and learn.
Our teachers are kind, patient and loving.

Sep 172016
 

How simple it is for the experience of living to be overwhelming. There are twenty four hours in a day, bottomless to-do lists, repeated follow-ups on just about anything, needing to be there for others and confronting our plunging energy levels.

Sure, there are better days and days that we’d rather rip out of existence, but there are those periods of time in our life where life as a whole just feels as though it’s too much.

Society has its particular codes of ethics, even for individuals who are overwhelmed. Society’s codes don’t care much about the individual – it’s too busy protecting its own survival. It’s in denial of anything that would undermine its existence, and overwhelmed individuals pose a real threat for society’s continuity. So it just pretends that we are a negligible minority.

We live at a time where the rate of change seems to be increasing by the day. We used to live an entire lifetime in the same environment, more or less, and things were recognizable. Later, the rate of change increased, but the rate was such that it allowed us to gradually come to terms with the new.

Today, the rate of change is so fast, that as fast as something new is being introduced, so it also vanishes. We don’t even know whether or not the new trend (language, technology, education, politics, practices etc’), is here to stay for long enough, to even consider it as existing. Our society is in turmoil and we are left confused. Those of us who are not confused today, may find themselves in a state of shock tomorrow.

Nothing is wrong with us – individually or collectively. If any feelings of insufficiency or incompetency arise, it is only when we compare our life today – in terms of actions, thoughts, emotions and reactions – to what it appeared like in the past. Recorded history has no parallel anywhere in its unfolding, of such a light-speed rate of change, and there’s no one from whom we can seek advice. We are the cutting edge. Alone as a society and individually.

There is nothing wrong with us. There is nothing wrong with being confused. There is nothing wrong with being afraid or panic. But it doesn’t end here. With increasing confusion and stress on so many fronts, society’s codes and no-nos are being challenged as well. Crime, addictions, destruction of self and destruction of the other, are all part of this changing landscape. Society’s codes are being challenged. Society, as we know it, is crumbling.

Sooner or later we’ll be able to recognize the Phoenix as it will rise from the ashes, but at the moment, what we mostly see are the flames and the destruction.

Don’t judge yourself. Don’t blame yourself. Don’t expect to be the same person that you were yesterday. Don’t expect to know in advance how to act and whether or not it is right or wrong. We don’t know. But we’re going through all of this as one, perhaps more united as a society as we ever were before. That’s because the pain and fear is no longer limited to the underdog who never makes it to the news; it is now becoming a reality for those who thought that they were protected.

We live this movie as it is being written. We cannot flip a few pages forward to see what’s happening next. Once we can come to terms with such a reality, once we stop denying the fact that we really don’t know what to do next, that’s when we can take the first step: re-centering. We must take a pause. Look at the children when they play, with their arms spread sideways as they spin faster and faster and faster. At some point they can no longer continue. They lose their balance and they fall to the ground. If they stand up too early, everything will be spinning in front of their eyes. They must stay on the ground, overwhelmed for a while, before their minds can reorient and their balance resume. Only then they can get up and start a new game.

One day at a time. One crisis at a time. One breath at a time.
We can do it.