REASON FOR HOPE
58 years ago, a war ended. A war
against a tyranny so vile that humanity will forever use the name Hitler
to equate to evil incarnate. But here is a little shocker, Hitler
was the perfect man to fulfill his mission, and he did so
perfectly. Stalin it would turn out was as amoral/evil (or
more so) as Hitler. Turn the page; 58 years later and we are
hunting for a man, every bit as amoral-evil as Hitler or Stalin, and
again I say, he too is perfect.
In these despots we have the perfect mirror on the collective soul of
But, it is truth that "Evil" is a relative term, and as we grow
spiritually, more and more previously acceptable behavior becomes "evil"
in our view. Also as we grow it occasionally becomes necessary to
knock people of good conscious off of their complacent Butts and remind
them of just how much hate, greed and malice there still is in this
So why is this reason for hope as the title implies? Good
Look at human history, 200 years ago the norm was for nations to
conquer, the weak. Rape and pillage was still common
practice. This is the age when our nation, designed by enlightened
founding fathers, was born; created to set a new standard.
Now I will say this, we haven't yet risen to meet that standard, but
were getting closer. And the world in whole has come a long
way, towards more enlightened forms of civilized rule and order.
America has committed evil, off-course, take for instance our terrible
treatment of the native American people. But then we started out
with treaties and agreements that no other nation would have likely even
given a thought. While our nation broke its promises, it did not
openly pursue genocide, and slavery of the Indian people.
Slavery was another terrible evil, which nearly ripped the nation
apart, and yet it is no longer tolerated, though it is still practiced
today, in secret. Intolerance of slavery is a relatively recent
achievement in the course of human social evolution.
In this age of extremely accelerated technological and cultural change,
its easy to loose sight of the tens of thousands of years it took us to
get to 1945, and the fall of Hitler.
20 centuries ago, the prince of Peace was killed horribly to show us a
new way. A few centuries later a humble but pious "camel trader"
would become the "Seal of the Prophets" for a religion whose followers
now rank in the millions. Long after Christ's "good news" was
revealed, Mohammed was raised in a world where infanticide was still
common place; female infants were routinely buried alive. In
Mohammed's day women were often valued less than livestock, and treated
as such. In those days in Arabia, feudal wars raged on
ceaselessly, with each new attack bringing on new hate and revenge and
spawning even more violence.
Centuries after their transition to spirit, these greatest Icons
of peace, would have their teachings corrupted for evil. Holy wars
and crusades in God's or Allah's name fill our history
books. However, though it still occurs it isn't even close to the
scale of such things a few centuries ago. Today's Jihads of middle east
hardly compare to those of times past.
Today in general, enlightened ideas are becoming more and more
In a recent interview on NBC's "Today" show, about her new book,
"Out on a Leash" , Shirley Maclaine makes a great point.
Interviewer Matt Lauer, made a comment about some of her "fringe
beliefs" from "Out On A Limb" and she pointed out rightly, that a lot of
them are now more mainstream. Survey after survey shows more
folks believe in extraterrestrial life. Past lives (reincarnation)
is a commonly understood concept. Spiritual beings (I.E. angels,
guides etc..) are more believed in now then ever before the industrial
age. Not bad considering the headline "God is Dead" once heralded
a new age of selfish humanism.
So as you see Humanity going through its growing pains, take
heart. We've come a long way Baby", and the outlook is good.
Over the past few months, we passed through an incredible astrological
event. Alignments such as Pluto retrograde, Mars in closest
proximity, and in retrograde, and mercury retrogrades, all occurring in
such a way that it is a wonder man kind didn't blow itself off of the
face of the Earth. Had these alignments occurred in the early
1960s we would have certainly destroyed ourselves. But we
weathered this well. The reason is that the stars do not control
us, they only exert an influence. That influence can catalyze
negative events, by bringing negative energies to the
surface. But as we (humanity) evolve spiritually, we are
less inclined to allow those influences to control us. We are
becoming more spiritually mature, and that my friends is very good news,
and reason for great hope.
"All truth passes through three stages.
First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being