Many moons have passed since I attended the Emergence/Convergence at Maia Earth Village in the Philippines. Many times since, I referred to the extraordinary epiphany I had on the last morning of the gathering.
In the ‘reflection’ I posted soon after my return to Santo, the ‘terrible’ truth I shared that day …has grown in ever-increasing amplitude as it sought and found relevance in the mirror of reality.
I am convinced now that this vision I shared …is one of the most profound insights I have ever ‘seen’. More than that, it is a karmic burden beyond any we [the species of us ironically called ‘sapiens’] have acknowledged or even considered…
But in the past month or two, quite recently, the publication of independent research has begun to scratch the surface of the consummate reality we had been living. In a new version of this reality, it is emerging that we were not at all the fittest species to have evolved from the dark shroud of mystery, but doubtless the most aggressive …hence we proceeded to dominate [and ultimately destroy] the others of the evolving family of man. Such a sad conclusion has finally begun to present itself like an idea whose time has come, the way of the 100 monkeys.
All too few of us have connected the dots for which we are here…! Nor do we recognize just how critical our present situation really is in consequence of this new reality. …We are at the very precipice of extinction… abd it is all too clear now that objective analysis …has us squarely in the midst of a mass-extinction event.
Most of us continue to believe the great deception that we [especially we ‘whites’] are the fittest of the [many inferior] species that evolved from the phenomenally unique genus known as “Homo” that earth expressed so hopefully in an evolutional burst of bio-diverse love four million years ago or so.
Only now is the startling evidence of an other-than- parochial ‘reality’ of this supposed superiority being challenged by some adventuresome anthropologists and other scientists …and thus offering a far more accurate perspective from which to see ourselves ,,,being brought forth from the depths. But the dread implication of the tragic reality defining us …has yet to be appreciated. What is insistent, however, is the powerful need to bring this developing ‘reality’ into sharper focus. And in it, thus, the realization that our species – rampant as it is upon the earth today – was NOT the highest and mightiest of the human family brought upon the earth that long time ago …just perhaps the most tragic of failures!
We cannot either ignore the possibility that this rich new spectrum of life expressed as Genus ‘Homo’ came upon the Earth for some particular purpose. So, when looked at through the wide angle lens of loving acceptance, there may be here a story far more comprehensive than any we have previously imagined…
Maybe when we consider it this way …we will begin to face the dreadful truth about us …perhaps then we shall remember what really happened to all the other creatures of our Genus with whom we shared, such as it is, a most ‘particular’ history …since, tragically, they are no longer here to tell us…!
‘Genocide’ is an inadequate descriptive to characterize what might have occurred to the rest of our family because the word has been trivialized by us as we sought to catalogue the various horrors we have inflicted upon the world. As for what horrors we are capable …one has only to look at the ‘world’ today – it is all too clear. Our ‘understanding’ has been comfortably diminished by applying the word ‘geno-cide’ to the fratricide we have practiced for thousands of years. We need a new word to acknowledge the full extent of the ‘final solutions’ we have wrought upon the Earth… and a confession of our willing complicity in this vast catalogue of crimes for which we are uniquely responsible.
Then, perhaps, we can just begin to appreciate why there is embedded in the collective karma …an over-whelming grief, a culpability so great …there is no word for it in any language! The possibility of a real response, then, is mired in a shame we have yet to assume …and effectively insulated by an arrogance so typical of us! Thus do we ignore our terrible truth: that we are trapped in a failed collective of our own making! Yet we call ourselves …humanity’!
Thus when, at the Convergence, I suggested that this reality was the heaviest burden we might ever realize if we are to finally make sense of ‘our’ inheritance, I don’t think anyone fully got it. Nor had I, not yet …in spite of such specific context …understood what was given to me to share.
The ultimate anomaly of our nature …still needs time to fathom. It does take time to mature in the psychic dimension. After all, the implications …are as troubling as any ever conceived…!
The painful epiphany I have been describing would have been overwhelming from any perspective …yet the grief I had begun to express was unlike anything I had ever experienced before …I was simply compelled to share it at the Gathering in May …truly, I could no longer carry it alone…
For the first time, I began to appreciate the dimensional reality my elder brother had effectively expressed when he said: ‘Gather yourselves …the time of the ‘lone wolf’ is over!’ Thus was the concept of Communion and Community first born in my own spirit journey.
We speak of ‘genocide’ [when we have to…] only in the contemporary idiom …and doubtless consider it something we grasp, although we never really experienced to this extent what I am so determined to share with you now. In the deep chord of truth we are trying to express… ‘Genocide’ is not the simple outrage we have made it out to be. What we mean by this paltry ‘euphemism’ applies only to the endless ethnic, racial, religious and national warfare we continue to wage upon every species …for which we are, ironically, the root cause! …we, the one ‘species’ that continues to survive, arrogant as ever in our comfortable supremacy …’white’ above all… Or yellow as the case may be [also …above all].
So, then, what I have also shared with you …is where this grief has taken me …and is now taking others. Too great to bear alone, we must share it …to somewhat offset the burden we inadvertently carry. Not many of us will go to this place of grief. For the truth is …it expresses both ultimate failure… and collective shame. It has led us to the [terminal] condition in which we now find ourselves.
Little did I realize before I expressed the epiphany here …that the source o9f it …had already given birth to East of Eden …and that although there is no way to mitigate the dread truth of our history …guidance could only come from an acceptance of it …and thus help us recover our Divine Purpose… So might we transcend the collective burden it otherwise represents …and from which we have not yet separated!
This is what the Gathering of Rainbow Warriors at East of Eden is all about… It is incumbent on us to recall our progeny from the ‘four directions’ into the enlightened unity intended at this time and in this place… it is the last chance we will have…
Now perhaps you will appreciate how deeply incumbent it was upon me to share my burden at the Convergence …and now maybe you will take it also upon yourselves …to evolve it in your own lives.
Each day we choose to accept the bizarre phenomena the world is experiencing and see the exponentially growing crisis taking hold of it …but do nothing with our own lives …we are complicit with its tragic intention. Nonetheless, I am sure this ‘event’ becomes easier to see as you pick your way through this most recently edited journey.
So let us begin here, in this all too rarified world close by …and wherever in this world you find yourself …Listen! If you do not hear the voices of the natural world around you – they also the living progeny of Creator – then reflect long and hard on that… consider the implications …and be so warned.
There is no way to hear but to listen …for everything in the ‘natural world’ is alive and conscious …and gladly sharing its Life with you! Those who do not “see” …or “hear” their voices …are bereft! – if only they had learned to listen!
May it be understood now why we are gathering… as each of us must know for what we are called – it is our story …our history.
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You may recall that in times past when I reached out to you, I referred to the ‘terminal decision’ it took to get ‘where we are…’ – such decisions never cease. That’s how you know they are real. In some certain way, I reminded you how Community and Communion are a complete manifestation of Unity, what we were meant so much to be…
When one’s own mirror is clear, terminal decisions come easily …but only when one’s raison d’etre has reached some certain base level of maturity. You know it as a ‘place’ from which there is no return, when, once upon that threshold, forever is one’s consummate reality.
Not killing other creatures with whom we share spirit [and eating them] …was such a decision; simply because of the reality that we are all family. Not to see this is not simply ignorant …it is criminally insane!
Decisions that are not sustainable …must simply be discarded; as the detritus it is. How does one then accommodate the truth that, failing to do so …is tantamount to living in a cesspit Respect for the Tree of Life is sanity …the only sustainability.
So, yes, Loving is a terminal, permanent decision …not what ordinarily passes for love. That only satisfies some temporal proposition in the grand delusion we euphemistically call ‘life’. In reality …we no longer ‘live’ there. Such are moments from which no return is ever again possible.
This little story cannot be conveyed by resorting to metaphor …for each of us knows what truly resonates with us… we are all experienced in ‘moments of truth’. Whether or not we are prepared to accept the outcome of our meditation is the only outstanding issue… These are special moments – denying them is a mechanism of suicide – that is what has led us to alienation and disconnect.
So as we embark on another ‘evolution’ …we are beyond delusion. Breaking the last addictions that held us like marionettes …takes all the energy one can summon. But we are prepared now …to exorcise the paradigm – with all its constructs – that seeks to overwhelm us all in one sad demise…
Karma is absolute and inevitable!
Yes, In Lak’ech Ala K’in… it is time to bring the kids home; time to let go of all else. The Children are waiting to hear this song of ours, for the great story it portends belongs to them …it is the story of our future; the Rainbow of our Love.
The circle is drawn – the Children are to gather in East of Eden …and so end Mothers’ grief – she is in consummate need of her progeny now. The warriors will heed us now…!