Trayvon Martin is an explosion of light in our lives, so bright that he is illuminating our ways… so that we can change them.
The physical life of this beautiful teenager ended on February 26, by someone who needed to feel powerful. How can it be that such atrocities are still happening, here in the 21st Century, with a police cover-up that defies all precedent?
These travesties cannot help but happen because that is the NATURE of this heartless system that we are stuck in. The time is 2012 – and it’s time to transform this impossibly imbalanced world into something that has love at its core, not hate.
2012 was never about the end of the world – but the end of the world as we know it – the end of the class system in which PEOPLE are classified, sorted, evaluated, labeled, and exploited according to how useful they are to the system! This cruel way of life keeps us so distracted and dumbed down that we are unable to learn from experience … unable to learn from our mistakes… So on it goes; history repeating and repeating and repeating itself.
But now there is REAL dialog going on in the United States about the REAL issue of our times – this ‘human race’ we’re all running, each confined to our own ethnic and economic lanes by flawed programming which tells us that one ‘type’ of human being is superior to another – and that those with ‘white’ skin are somehow privileged and therefore in control of the whole game. That is the basis of the ‘trickle-down’ theory which, obviously, does not work. Furthermore, there is a black man living in the white house, which was never part of the plan.
There will always be racism for as long as we continue to race – which is what competition is! We have reached a point in time – 2012 – at which we must stop competing against each other and start cooperating with each other instead. Competition is the nature of capitalism, imperialism, classism, racism, sexism, agism and all the other discriminatory ‘isms’ that set people against each other. We judge ourselves and other people by outer appearance and the shallowest of considerations.
We are NOT the human race. We are humanity! We convince ourselves that this is life when, in fact, it is certain death. Being fully conscious of our constant ‘looping’ in history is the first step to breaking free into our real potential
Trayvon Martin did not die in vain. He is a catalyst for CHANGE, and his death is connected to every other area of inequity going on in the world, including the role of the police and their corporate allegiances; the judicial system, bullying at every level: the war on workers, all wars in fact, and especially the war on terror. If you listened to Trayvon’s screams, you will know what sheer terror sounds like.
Terror is the most heightened form of fear. “Going to war” on this emotion can only produce more fear, more terror. Fear needs to be soothed, not attacked. There is so much for us to learn about our emotions, which are essentially our feminine energy – our honesty – our WILL…. and we delude ourselves into believing that our wills are free!
The war on women is an extension of the war on terror. It is a war on the feminine energy that exists in men and women alike – our ability to feel and sense what’s happening rather than have the system tell us what’s happening. Our masculine energy is our ability to think. This is our masculine/feminine electrical/magnetic makeup, and this is the target of what they call ‘the war for hearts and minds’. Total control of our senses.
The emotions of Trayvon’s father, Tracy Martin, and mother, Sybrina Fulton, are not controlled, but focused. Their feelings are so strong and raw right now that they are relentless in pursuit of justice for their son, despite their burden of shock, grief and loss.
This is not just a black problem, a white problem, or a Hispanic, Asian, Sikh, Hindu, Jewish or Arab problem. This is a problem for humanity – at both the individual and collective levels. We are the only species on Earth that is constantly at war with itself, and we are at a point where our survival is at stake. But until we change on the inside, outer reality cannot help but stay the same. That’s how powerful we the people really are. We each have the ability to change the world from the inside out. From our hearts. It is the only way to go, because every change starts within. Thinking about it does not change things. You’ve got to really FEEL it – the anger, fear and grief along with the hope and inspiration.“If we don’t fight hard enough for the things we stand for, at some point we have to recognize that we don’t really stand for them.” Paul Wellstone
Trayvon Martin did not die in vain. He has brought a dangerously divided nation together in a scenario where there is nothing to dispute. He has brought to light the terrifying fact that countless other people died in similar ways because someone judged them to be suspicious, inferior, up to no good, “fucking punks”, or “assholes”, (the latter descriptions are from Trayvon’s killer, the self appointed Neighborhood Watch “captain”, George Zimmerman.
We judge each other’s ‘worth’ because we live in a system in which such barbaric behavior is the ‘norm’. If it wasn’t the norm, it would not be happening with such frequency – or with the consistent outcome of no real investigation, and cold-blooded murderers going free.
We must continue to feel as deeply as we can – and express what we feel as spontaneously as we can… on the common-sense understanding that there is NEVER a need to hurt yourself or anyone else when honestly expressing what you feel. It all depends on what’s in your heart, love or hate.
But if we try to get rid of hate by bombarding it with more hate, that’s precisely what we’ll get – more hate! And we’ll end up hating ourselves for hating. However, just as love can sometimes turn to hate, hate can also turn to love. Hate must be understood, accepted and turned around because hate is love being channeled in the wrong direction. Hate is love in reverse.
Trayvon Martin did not die in vain. He has started the process of turning hate around.
Shine on Trayvon!
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