The writing’s on the wall (read it!); Jesus is on the cross; Hell is upon us & the exit is in sight, if you are facing the right direction.
Either Dave Oshana’s lost the plot or we are in an even tighter spot than I thought, & it is time to find your plot, & get tilling.
A number of you (not many but enough to justify my efforts) have responded to my attempts to encourage, inspire, and incentivize you to make the leap, outside of your culturally-constructed comfort zones & customized hell-homes. Reasons for remaining in the desert of unreality have been stated, excuses made, reservations declared, sometimes coldly & boldly, sometimes mild & mincing, sometimes an odd mix of both.
Beloved substances have come up ~ as if 48 hours without a beer or a stogie was too great a sacrifice for men of war to make. Sad times indeed. But I realize that this isn’t really about attachment to habits ~ it is based in a position of misguided manliness (including among women!), an unconscious assertion of pseudo-independence.
Ironically, it is the quality of true autonomy & independence, including a refusal to comply with external coercion, that Dave & I are looking for. The capacity to Say No in Thunder.
But saying No to Satan in thunder is very different from a culturally manufactured & incepted false image of autonomy, right down to the booze and the smoke of the lonely rider, doing whatever a man’s got to do ~ to avoid intimacy, community, vulnerability, human warmth. If you choose to stay numb by any and all means necessary in order to stay out in the cold, your heart can stay frozen and won’t ever have to be broken again; but so what? You won’t ever get to use it anyway.
The fact is you & your inner warmth are needed, to tend and defend the fire of the human energy field. & meantime, our counterfeit independence (which is based on an illusion) is going to lead, not only to our own early expiry, but to the extinction of all we love and care for. And all because of a diabolic ideological trick of Hollywood that caused us to embody phantoms of reality instead of our own soul nature.
Pause to consider.