by Elva Thompson, Contributor Waking Times
We live in the Information Age – a fast digital reality of gloss and glitter – a stage show with plot and purpose specifically designed to keep us in a constant state of physical stimulation – lots of things are on offer in this electrical paradigm from toothpicks to silicone sex dolls and everything imaginable in between.
The wrong direction
Locked up in our cities of concrete and glass we have become fast ‘everything’ junkies living our lives through facebook, twitter, phones and ipads. We have traded the natural world for a digital copy and given our minds away to computerized numbers and codes.
If we wish to go into the future with any vestiges of humanity left in ‘a stuff your everything whirled’… we’d better wake up to our Spiritual Self. Wake up to our multi-dimensional heritage and take back our minds from the imposter that rules our lives….the voice in our heads that whines and undermines. See my article http://www.heartstarbooks.com/prisoners-of-the-voice/
Species in Crisis
“Man, proud man, -Dress’d in a little brief authority,
Most ignorant of what he’s most assur’d—
His glassy essence—like an angry ape – Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven
As makes the angels weep.” ~William Shakespeare
Estranged from nature, programmed by fear based religions and hijacked by technology, mankind and his planet have reached a tipping point. We are a species in a spiritual crisis. We can either stagnate with the hive mind – become a chipped matrix clone – or turn inward and explore spiritual reality.
In a Duality there are two kinds of awakening: Physical and Spiritual.
Physical awakening takes place when we realise we’ve been duped by the guys that run the stage-show – the educational, legal and political systems are all about controlling our minds, using our energy and taking our money, – and the financial markets are just one gigantic ponzi scheme….and we are not invited to share in the profits.
Friendships go down the drain
Most of the time our new revelations of fact and fiction don’t sit well with our family and friends.. and the hive mind is quick to react with denial and anger when its belief system is undermined or challenged. Years of friendship can quickly go down the drain into the gutter of the past, marriages break up and families get divided. But it is what it is, and when you know the truth about our world, there’s no turning back the page or pressing the mental delete button.
Awake is here to stay in a world of sleepwalkers, and even some of those people who have woken up to the physical lie are still spiritually asleep.
The awakening of the spirit
Spiritual awakening is far more complex that physical awakening because it deals with the unknown, unseen side of our nature. And, like all cultures, we get the inherited spiritual thought forms and fairy stories programmed into our consciousness: ghosts and monsters, witches and ghouls and things that go bump in the night. And, to top it all off, we get the religious programming of devils, demons and lakes of fiery brimstone to frighten us into mental submission.
A priest on our reservation asked one of the Lakota elders if he knew about the devil. The old boy replied. “You tell me. You brought him over.”
In all of ‘old time’ faerie stories there is a dark understanding of what awaits beyond the veil and in this climate of confusion and hate, we need to proceed on our journey into spiritual reality with caution.
Discernment in the search for meaningful connection
Waking up takes time, and in our eagerness and longing for a deeper, more meaningful connection with the spiritual side of our life, we are vulnerable to predators both physical and energetic. The internet is a cess pool full of dark magic and agendas…and most of the smooth glitzy sites pushing all things spiritual are traps for the unwary. We have to be on our guard and not give our minds away to some charismatic dude in his digital cloud castle who doesn’t practice what he preaches.
Did we make a quantum jump without knowing
We have all kinds of folk in our lives – family and friends, people we work with, our mates down the pub… and there comes a time when we suddenly realise how shallow and superficial their lives are….and how shallow and opinionated our lives were before we woke up…
About the Author
Elva Thompson was born in England in 1947 and moved to Rosebud Lakota reservation in 1987. She is the author of the Heartstar Series; Book One: The Key made of Air, and Book Two: The Gates to Pandemonia.