For newcomers, this is the substitute teacher in for Elisa on her day off.
Today the first day of July starts the second half of 2012. We ask Erik to step up to his internet pulpit (and suggest no grabbing of it or anything else, as a break for Jamie!) How long that might last, well….who knows? The intent is golden… “time” is relative and hope springs eternal. The substitute teacher has no lesson plan this week, so mass will be as the sermoners decide. As usual, ST = substitute teacher, E = Erik, C = The Committee.
ST: Erik, 2012 is the big year and we’re halfway though; what’s in store?
E: Another half year mostly. The world ain’t gonna end and George Carlin will still be here, no matter what he says.
ST: What’s happening to us over the next six months?
E: We’re going to begin to see the new age on Earth, lots of changes, some big for some people and some not so big for some people. All that will start.
ST: You know everybody wants to know what date and time this is going to happen and that’s going to happen. Can we know?
E: No, because the days aren’t known. The plan of events is, but the moment on Earth is random, whatever time it happens to be on the date, that’s when it happens.
ST: Can you explain that in more detail?
E: Throw a ball at a spinning disco mirror chandelier; where’s it gonna hit? Does it matter? You know it’s gonna hit if it’s aimed right. Nobody runs around with watches timing shit; the people who need to be certain places when something happens are there. Time gets slowed down or sped up for ‘em so it’s all coordinated. What time it is on Earth doesn’t make a difference; what’s important is not what Timex says.
ST: Big things seem to be changing all the time, Greek and European economies, US medical insurance laws, political scandal involving the US administration and stuff like that. Are these things part of it?
E: Yes, weather stuff, too. No purple rain or pink snow’s gonna fall. The weather and natural events are all things that happen anyway, except the pattern will emerge after a while. Some people will see it, some won’t for a while. It’s all a part of what’s going on.
ST: Should we be worried?
E: If the events don’t affect you, no. Look at the news, sure, but don’t get hot over it, man. Most of what’s the system now is gonna change anyway.
ST: The “system” you said; what systems?
E: Government, education, business and stuff like that. You’ll have all this, but it’s gonna change and pretty quick, it’ll have to. Some people are gonna be disappointed and a lot of people are gonna be really surprised. Who you thought was bad maybe was a mix of good and bad, same thing for the good person. A lot of people are gonna see things weren’t like what they thought.
ST: Give us a few examples for the things you mentioned; what changes can you describe?
E: Government’s gonna be less of an influence, play less of a role. The idea government action is key to causing problems or solving them will go away because governments aren’t going to be able to help or hurt things. What’s coming is new and doesn’t fit what the government’s been set up to do. Education will be less administration; more teachers and students. Teacher volunteer work is coming back; teachers as career employees will be less and less. Business will change the most, ‘cause all the stuff y’all buy and sell will be less and less. Ya ain’t gonna be importing food from across the world or sending TV sets and appliances someplace else nearly like now. It’ll be a lot less business activity. More family time, friend time.
ST: Disasters that sink continents? Earth’s poles reversed? Hidden planets showing up? Green martians from outer space?
E: None of that shit. Some stuff’ll be going on, and some of it’s gonna scare people, but it ain’t the end. It’s a phase.
ST: You know we had some good entries this past week on abusers, abuse victims and estranged children and many touching, emotional, heartfelt comments. Your humble substitute teacher mentioned these would be covered in today’s sermon, and we’d like The Committee’s and your input on what we all believe are meaningful subjects.
E: Damned right, just what I was saying about family time. By the way, Jamie you know I love you just as much as the shock look you put on! These things are what’s important; this is what life on Earth is about, mostly, and other stuff just feeds into it.
C: Indeed we say and allow us to tell you all, we have a larger than heretofore committee this visit. More of our friends have come to help out, nicknamed Yoda by some readers. Great smiles we wear as we think of this movie character as representation of us. This day please think of a Yoda Committee, we this costume enjoy, we do.
ST: Yoda Committee?
E: Ya gotta see this crowd! It would make the Star Wars bar scene look like British House of Commons. Better behaved though, no communication with language, less interruptions!
C: Indeed, please all hear your thoughts. Listen to the words you do not hear; hear the messages not spoken. All of your Angels to you they speak. They say much of great value. Great wealth there is given.
ST: Esteemed Yoda Committee, can you expand on this past week’s discussion of abuse and abusers?
C: Erik’s arrows point accurately; there is truth in his descriptions. We must say, we felt the emotion of thinking a young child would shoulder blame, hold fault or responsibility for this treatment. Your life there shows the child as that alone, as it is intended. The soul of all is far more than the body and role seen, played out and lived. There is great strength in the young person subject to such behavior; such force, resilience and power as a human cannot know, for you are human. Just human for this moment and inside what you know, you know what is wrong with this and so learn from it you all do. Indeed the pain of this lesson is unbearable in many cases, and we do say, there is comfort given not seen, that cannot be seen. You all learn a great compassion and understanding from it. We shall, as he has suggested and given permission to mention, describe your great Erik as a good example. He served as a teacher to many who needed his strength; a police officer who will know the error, the others whom he knew who have now thought deeply of their interactions. Had Erik not crossed their paths, how would they have come to experience their own selves and learn of what churns inside them to then send it out, unaware it came from inside their thoughts?
E: I had plans for many and met them.
ST: You mentioned some time ago, your family was, as much as anything, your platform?
E: The best possible. All great trees grow from solid roots, my growth came from the best.
C: The interaction of abuser and abused builds a framework of understanding. The abuser will, as planned, observe the encounter, step back into the role and review it from this point as the provider of the behavior. Then, with knowledge that damage was done, the abuser will experience what the object of behavior felt, knowing the pain and hurt was caused deliberately. The abuser will be again in the steps that led to the place of damage and see where opportunities to steer away were not taken. The pain felt as the abuser knows what is to come and what was done by the abuser’s own hand is excruciating to a level and degree your life does not know, so terrible it is. We know humanity’s lesson is forgiveness and how difficult this reaction is; it is the difficulty of reaction that so much learning supplies to your soul. The need to carry the hurt need not be; for all the challenges of organized religions there are, as you describe them in the density of Earth dimensions, jewels of wisdom in them are to be found. The concept of forgiveness is the great jewel of value to your souls. To turn the other cheek, as is said, requires great strength. The attack will be reviewed and relived by the attacker and so strong will be the twist and pain of the soul as this happens that no human words do to this give service.
Your souls we all see; the person you know not, aboard the train or the plane travelling quietly is as we see all of you. You yet on Earth, who would observe such traveler, know the person is far more than the hairstyle, necktie, suitcase or luggage even though this is all you can see. We see you all on Earth in this way, as you see yourselves and we also see into you, who you REALLY are, far beyond the life circumstances, the suit of clothes, if you please, into which you have travelled to live a time on Earth. The plan, the hurt, the pain, the joy and the review of all things of your life are to be seen by you again as you have chosen. All that you see and live, all of these things are as real as anything in the universe. They are not an illusion but for the idea that what is around you is all there really is. THIS is the illusion, that reality for you is complete in what you can see and touch; it is complete it is, inside the temporary veil of your choosing and visit there. The illusion is finality and separation, that what not seen by humans is not to be seen by humans, yet it is.
The abuse, the participants, the objects and perpetrators, all a great challenge they assume; to confront, have opportunity to change course, to refuse the pain, to resist the urge, to stand ground, to follow though, to suffer and all of it, all the outcomes of your free will, all to be reviewed and seen. It is with great compassion we all embrace the abuser as the act is seen, felt and reviewed for benefit. The experience of the pain with understanding of the choice to inflict it, this is so tough and horrible a thing of permanence that the object, the victim must be a truly compassionate soul to know how the review will be felt. Great and old souls are those who choose this route and it is of great service to enlightenment they assume this burden.
To execute a murderer as punishment we see as so pointless and we do know one great leap forward humanity will soon take is the understanding of the murderer’s experience. There is no punishment of this thing so horrible, and there is no purpose to doing it. Freedom of choice and ability to change course have often permitted this to be recognized and allow such killers to be treated differently; know that what awaits is not what humanity can see. Separation of a killer is the better route, for the killer not but for you who would see the effect of the act. Execution in one way sets free the soul of a murderer; where humanity need not end a life, it should not.
ST: What of estranged children?
C: Many examples of this there are, and varied are reasons. This will soon not be.
E: It’s fucked up, for everybody. Maybe it has to happen sometimes, but it’s still, what it is.
ST: Fucked up?
C: There is no complete answer to this; many circumstances have led to this in some families where in others, no such breakdown would take place. Circumstances of life on Earth will bring some families back together; many have this in their plan. Separations of this way will not be common.
ST: Yoda Committee, can you give us your input in general about what we need to know now?
C: As wealth seems to decline, remember poverty is where perception and circumstance cross paths. A reliable, inexpensive bicycle is more valuable than a car missing a wheel. The cyclist could be considered less wealthy than the owner of the car but when abruptly faced with the need to travel a good distance urgently, perceived wealth is of what value? This will come to face you all more often in the coming months and years. Circumstance will lead to beliefs of wealth lost; as you feel this, can you see what you might gain? “A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse” will bear relevance again for some.
Speak well of your foes as you see them flounder, as reunions with them you will face. Fall easily, as you need not crash when tripped. Look up for guidance and let not your hopes obscure those of others who might disagree with yours. The same ship you all occupy, as you chose to do. Poke not a hole under that foe to believe you shall sink not; water its level always finds. No burden you cannot bear will come about; great joy and fascination will also be offered and happy you can be with them.
You will all soon set sail in new directions; look not back with longing, look forward with appreciation for what is now behind you; there is no wrong in the past; the richness of experience is great for every human being, every one of you. There is no grade or qualification to be earned and compared and used to rank, classify and judge, so do not. Completion is a great accomplishment for all and all of you completion shall have. Bear witness to a great society now to be changed, its lessons to be the enrichment of you all, from this moment. Good tidings and blessings.”