Regarding the blog ‘How to win the Presidential Election”: Some found it funny. Some found it sad. The comments were interesting. The Will Rogers and Mark Twain quotes help us understand that this sort of political behavior has been the case for a long time.
When children bicker, we see past it so easily. We do not judge or get depressed about it. We even sometimes chuckle over the absurdity. Similarly, we must see beyond the tussles between political parties, individuals, and nations. Your vision of a current situation must be clear for you to deal with it wisely. To catch people in the web of political polarity is the trap used by the powers that be (the rakshasa value) to perpetuate the status quo. Political candidates are merely actors in the play.
Though it is right for us to tend to it on its own level, we must see beyond it. To heal a problem, it must be understood… just as children bickering must be seen through the eyes of an adult to be dealt with wisely. As Albert Einstein said, “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”
The status quo can, must, and will evolve. That is our purpose. That is our duty. Responsibility means the ability to respond. Evolution of consciousness is the way. We have the knowledge of the means. We have the ability to respond.
The two attributes of humility and wisdom you speak of seem to lead endlessly to each other. One of the greatest examples of it used to be required school reading for a century. Washington’s Farewell Address literally begged the nation not to form political parties because of the endless divisions it would create. I remember as a Representative to the State Convention, I could find no one who could even tell me where to find the definitions of Republican and Democrat. It felt way easier to go all in as “Us versus them,” than to sort out our ideas from a wise place of spiritual kinship.
To birth a great nation there necessarily was a group of highly evolved individuals. A wave of creativity and intelligence rises up. The founding fathers were such people. They had great insight into the mentality of the private as well as the public sectors. To rise as a great force in nature means to be in harmony with nature… our human nature. When the laws of a nation cease to be in harmony with the laws of nature… the laws of that land… it necessarily descends. To restore it’s greatness can only occur through the restoration of its harmony with nature, which is to say human nature. The true nature of every individual is divine. When a nation ceases to accommodate that or attempts to impose erroneous notions of that, the nation enters a descent.
Beautiful, absolutely beautiful.
I’ve often wondered about the U.S. Founding Fathers. Although it seemed inappropriate for [me] to comment or even speculate on their level of evolution, I often pondered questions about their nature, their evolution, state of consciousness, etc. and where/who are they today…
It would be incredible to some day attend your course on the true thread of history…
Those who want to get a feel for our founding fathers, their beliefs and ideals, what they were trying to accomplish, and the pitafalls they were trying to avoid, etc. may be interested in the book: “The 5000 Year Leap by W. Cleon Skousen (2009)”. I am particularly impressed by their dedication to natural law and to including spirituality (through freedom of religion) as a part of the governmental whole.
I’m thrilled to hear you will be teaching a course on the true thread of history!
Marty, that book was published much earlier and is part of the basis and bibliography on the History of Henderson County I filmed in 1995. You will find similar quotes decorating the 3rd courthouse even today because they were part of the project.
Thank you, Steve. The edition I have is a 2009. There are also various editions with commentaries, etc. available. The filming sounds like a very interesting opportunity. I hope you’ll share more about it sometime.