As most of you probably know, the “Wall Street Protests” have pretty much spread all around the world. I do admire the courage of those who are involved in these protests. The message that I hear from these groups is that they are done having the banking and corporate elite taking all the wealth at the expense of the people. I see these protests as a way for people to send a message to the elite.
I do want to challenge those individuals who want to change the system. I believe that revolutions throughout history have failed mainly because people revolt but then end up replacing the system they revolted against, with the exact same system. Then over time, the system then corrupts again and consumes those that forced the changes in the beginning, resulting in the process repeating itself. I believe that if we are to brake the cycle, we must first take a look at some core root causes.
We are extremely powerful creators. The amount of power we have at our disposal is vast. Getting comfortable managing that power takes a lot of work. I’m still trying to get a firm grasp of how it works and how to manage it all. I found for most of my life I was very uncomfortable with that power, so I gave it away. There are a lot of people out there that are more than happy to receive that power. Those are the 1% of the world. Those people are more than happy to “capitalize” (verb: Take the chance to gain advantage from) on others so that they can profit from that excess energy. So I decided to stop giving them my power. Working a job means you are being capitalized! Where do you think corporate profits come from? The excess energy of the workers! Remember, they cannot “take” it. It must be given away! But that meant I had to completely restructure my life. It meant that I had nobody to blame but myself. It meant I had to become consciously aware of my power and ALL the forms it takes. It meant stepping away from the corporate, capitalistic, scarcity model and work towards a prosperity / sharing type model. Don’t ask me what that looks like because I am still trying to figure that out.
Money is one form that represents my energy, but there are others. How about being angry with somebody? That is a form of emotional energy transfer to that individual. Voting is another transfer of power. The list can go on and on. Some of them are obvious, others are much more subtle. Could the protests be a form of energy transfer to the 1%? I believe it is.
So for me, it does not make sense to protest against another human being as all I would be doing is giving them my power. I don’t want to force my will upon them either. Instead, I am working towards recognizing how powerful I am, using the power I have to support my family and using the excess power to help other people. What if we managed where our power went and used it for looking after ourselves and all the excess power went towards helping others rather than for corporate gains, etc? Would our communities flourish and find prosperity? Would poverty disappear? Would we have time to spend with family and friends? Would our relationships change? Would there be peace on this earth?
I think it is very interesting to watch the growth of the protests as it is a clear indication to me that there is a very specific energy flowing over the face of the earth. The question that remains is; do we revolt because we are angry about being the victim of other people’s actions or do accept that we created this situation ourselves, take 100% responsibility for our lives, make some changes and start acting like conscious self governing adults?”
I don’t have the answers and I am no expert on any of this stuff. These are just my musings and questions that I have. Worthy of discussion though.