Life, Mind, and The Being Speaks

The days seem to fly by and at times I feel like a yo-yo. Do you remember those toys? Some days are “around the world”, others are “walk the dog” and then from time to time it is just the basic up and down spiral of events. No matter what state I am experiencing at any given time, I’m acutely aware of a deeper resonance of life. It’s like I can see the truth through the lies and the things that use to bring passion to life have been exposed as the compulsions of slavery. Have you ever explored your own participation in slavery?
Until here of late, I thought slavery was when one group of society owns another, like the years of the South “owning” the Negro population. Although, today I see the deeper truth in this illusion; yes the atrocities did happen and have happened all over this planet with many cultures. The truth in all of this is when you can get the people (cultures, countries, classes, genders, races, religions to name a few) pitting against each other on the ground. When the focus is right in front of you, with the goal of being the “winner”, then no one is looking at the instigator of this barbaric behavior. This is not about race, gender, or class equality. This is the system that over hundreds of years has been propagated to keep the masses at odds with one another so that a few elite can drive this train.
Let’s look at the types of slavery currently going on today in the year 2014.
Debt Slavery ~ The act of keeping people tied to jobs, serving a corporation in order to survive. There are so many ways this has been propagated and expanded. Things like multitudes of taxation, welfare systems that have no progression plan to self sufficiency, social security – your hard earned money disbursed (once you reach 62 – 65 , counting on you not living that long) in small increments that fall below the poverty level, are all means that keep each of us tilling away each day to live with basic needs. These are minimal, what about those who like technology, own a television, cell phone or pay insurance (the betting game of just in case where they up your premiums if you actually file a claim) and pay hundreds of dollars each month to keep them all going?
This month as you move through your days I would ask that you make note of each time you “have” to do something. Truly “have to” or there will be dire consequences. As you make note of these things, take a moment to imagine an alternative. If we did away with classism, cultural borders and held the leaders of each country accountable to the people they are supposed to serve, we would not have immigration issues. If people felt safe, had clean living conditions and came together in community to serve each other no one would be running away trying to improve dire circumstances. Just contemplate this for a short while.
THE DEFINITION OF SLAVERY [sley-vuh-ree, sleyv-ree] Spell Syllables
Synonyms Examples Word Origin
NOUN
1. the condition of a slave; bondage.
2. the keeping of slaves as a practice or institution.
3. a state of subjection like that of a slave :
He was kept in slavery by drugs.
4. severe toil; drudgery.

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