So, I’ve received some feedback about my recent posts; some of which is from folks who are used to me writing about personal empowerment and the creation of success, who wonder why I seem to have gotten more ‘political’ in my recent posts. I am not more political than I was before. I’ve just decided to be “more in your face” about personal responsibility and the daily choices we all make about how we live our lives. To prove it is not a new fad of mine, I reprint here an article I wrote several years ago called:
Personal Transformation:From Victim to Victor.
In every moment we each make choices that are critical to our individual and collective futures. Yes, you too. Even though you may not be conscious of this. Most of your choices are, in fact, not conscious or intentional. They are habitual.
About 60,000 thoughts pass through your mind every day; most do not serve you. You likely do not consciously choose more than 1% of those thoughts. You have a myriad of mistaken preconceptions and assumptions. You have not likely ever critically examined your core beliefs.
You are mentally, emotionally and spiritually caught in a web… the myth/meme/waking dream of humanity’s collective unconscious. You are a victim.
You are also bombarded day in and day out with information; much of it purposely designed to control and limit you. You are being victimized.
You are thus disempowered by your own lack of willful intention and choice and by the willful intentional restrictions of thought and belief placed on you by the very institutions you rely upon for support and succor.
At this critical juncture in humanity’s development, the choice to continue to be an unconscious participant in the way things are unfolding is a suicidal choice. Humanity is standing on the precipice. Each of our individual decisions to remain a victim or become a victor becomes our common decision to be victims (of our own making) or victors.
Choose victory. Begin now to make conscious and intentional choices. Become a conscious creator. Begin now to create a new myth/meme/dream. Begin now to transform yourself from victim to victor by making conscious intentional choices.
“Either everything is sacred or nothing is.” -Matthew Fox
It is my contention that the purpose of being alive on planet earth is to revere, relish and contribute.
In order to truly be capable of honoring or revering the sacred, you must recognize and claim your own sacredness and your own divinity.
In order to be capable of enjoying or relishing the gift of life, you must recognize and acclaim your kinship with all creation and its inter-connectivity to you.
In order to make a difference or contribute to universe, you must recognize and reclaim your creator potential and begin to remake your world.
To do this, you must loose the chains that bind you to the outmoded picture you hold of yourself and your world. You must become the change you wish to see in the world.
You must become awake, aware and active.
This will not be accomplished if you do not radically transform yourself. Leave the creature/caterpillar behind and claim your conscious creator wings.
The choice to become a victor rather than remain a victim is the choice to stop being a creature of circumstance and start becoming a creator of circumstance.
“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.” – George Bernard Shaw
In order to transform yourself from victim to victor, you must become an activist. You must decide to make a contribution. Each of us must make a meaningful difference today or we will be made meaningless tomorrow.
Nasty things are going on in your name. You might choose to ignore them or to deny that it is in your name. However, so long as you choose to allow your elected leaders to do what they do, then it is in your name; and ignoring the reality of what is going on does not make it go away. It is necessary to take action.
Would you fight to protect your home from destruction from a small group of malicious vandals? Well, your home, planet earth, is being systematically raped and pillaged by a small group of greedy and power-mad people hiding behind corporate identities and profit margins.
Would you do something if your brother’s children were being slaughtered? Well, children are being slaughtered in wars fought in your name. Would you do something if your brother’s children were starving to death? In the time it takes you to read this sentence another child starved to death. And now, yet another. Can’t see their faces? They are real.
Would you do something if your own children were being poisoned? The foods your children eat are filled with poisons. The air your children breathe is filled with poison. The water your children drink is filled with poison. The TV programs your children watch are filled with poison. They are being victimized; all in the name of profit margins, all because you allow it to happen.
Would you do something if your freedom was being taken away from you?
Would you do something if your future well-being was being destroyed?
The choices you make determine whether you shall remain a victim or become a victor.
“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.” – Albert Einstein
“All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing.” -Edmond Burke