Remembering the Future

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Remember is a word that is derived in the Old English and the Latin – forceful mindfulness.

In our culture remembering involves events that have already happened so remembering the future is an oxymoron.

To remember the future besides being impossible from a linear time mindset sounds more like science fiction or magic. I have written about linear time, ego and the structure of language supporting the reality of past, present and future and how to step out of that headspace. It’s not easy explaining how linear time could dissolve from the structures of the written word. Ego is definable and reductive creating a sense of self that narrows the concept of time in a past – future dynamic.

Stepping out of Ego, or releasing ego allows Being to emerge. I have written about Being and Being – Time in other blog postings (see notes at the end of this piece). Ego is attached and identifies with “stuff”. Being exists without our attachment to “stuff”. Being-Time expands and encompasses all of the past and all of the future making past and future meaningless. One could include the beginning and the end in one present moment, all lives lived in the past and all lives lived in the future.

For example:   In late November 2001 a friend had introduced me to her Quantum Xeroid machine – measuring and exploring electro-static fields around the body. I arrived at her place around the corner at 4 pm.

“Do you want to do past lives, Ontario?” She asked me – many people called me by my last name at that time.

“Sure,” I said and readied myself to experience a past life.

Instead I “flew-over” ten thousand past lives I had experienced on Earth and then found myself inside a composite Being of 23 others (24 in all including myself) or 12 couples in male-female pairs. I observed Planet Earth being formed physically and this being supervising the process of planet building as well as anchoring higher vibrational filaments to the planet. It was an expansive and uplifting experience.

I left planet Earth and traveled to a rogue planetoid with its own light-heat source that from a distance looked like a luminous atmosphere. I occupied the body I had left there: a being resembling a horse with wide eyes and multiple irises, scales and hooves in a body about 9 feet tall. The forward hooves had small tentacles with delicate hand-like structures. Our major method of communication was telepathy.

I lived with seven others in partially open huts / structures. Twenty foot tall beings with no discernible faces with legs resembling spiders but different were our Guardians living within our homes.

Millennia in the past, the elders had called on a group of volunteers to save the planet from an ecological disaster that would have destroyed our world. Four hundred forty four of us released the light / heat source that ran along the axis of the planet and that divided our world into separate realities. One reality for the 12,000 or so individuals that lived with the lighting and heating source that ran through the axis and our reality with an empty axis and a gas cloud or light surrounding the planet.

The Guardians informed us that we must raise the separate realities of Earth to a higher vibration in order to heal our peoples into one once again.

I decided to use the tech to go further into the past. The path took me into the future of humankind and back to my starting place.

 

No past, no future, only now.

 

My friend was saying something. She repeated a word again and again. I realized the word was my last name. When I opened my eyes she said:

“I called your name nearly twenty times,” she said. “You were out there.”

I nodded.

It was around nine pm when I walked home. Fog permeated the streets threatening to obscure the street lamps. Wisps of current events feathered across my mind – the attacks on the World Trade Center, the inconsequential notion of human consciousness in the vastness of consciousness itself and me – infinitesimally small lost in the streams of light agog within the circle of time.

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My life has been punctuated by significant events that have seemed more textually real than other mundane events. I have felt that the being within me represents an aspect of future society in the present. This could be related to a skew in both my genetic and societal identity as a man, meaning that I have an atypical identity that stands between male and female – an identity shaped in the future.

In my 20s and 30s I would tell people that I came from the future to talk about the fundamental differences in society and culture as a way to point a direction to take to embody the future now. I began by embracing the principles of the Women’s Liberation Movement. It was selfish – I would begin because women’s liberation would mean men’s liberation, that men would consciously wish to let go of their privileged status in culture and live as equals with women…

I began by saying that I both “saw” and felt there would be a time when a child, woman or man could walk down any street in the world in the dark or daylight without any fear.

During that period I felt a new world in the making, as I do now, as I have in my own small way contributed to changing the world from an “upside-down” paradigm to a “right-side up” or balanced paradigm.

Imagine a world where the all the people promote community, where there is little to no oppression, where there is equal opportunity where fears, prejudices, biases and elitism are melted by compassionate action.

Imagine a world where our economy is community based instead of survival based. In other words when we work to make a livelihood we include how it will effect community and include community both in a micro (local) way and in a macro (world-wide) way. Currently we live in a survival based economy of making money from a fear base, disregarding the greater good (or at least the greater good is an afterthought in most cases) [See notes for more], In a survival economy making money leads to wanting more money, finding ways to protect income, to greed all of which stems from fear and does not benefit community – only the self. Perhaps deciding we feel secure is a choice and not necessarily based on how much money we have or possess. However there is change occurring here – there is movement from a survivalist culture (economy) to a community based economy.

Climate change is a community-based issue that requires the cooperation of communities (nations) to solve.

Imagine a world where Earth is loved and honored as a cherished friend or relative; and is thereby included in a community-based economy.

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The fabric of consciousness is interesting as it is replete with islands of synchronicity as lifted from a divine book that is my life. Here are some examples (not a complete list):

 

  1. Feb 1st 1973 – Suicide Attempt – out of coma on Sunday Feb 4th 1973
  2. Feb 5th 1990 – Asking “God what am I suppose to do with my life” – Next morning – an experience and helped save a woman from taking her life.                   https://psychesweather.wordpress.com/the-calling/

 

  1. After having completed an autobiographical novel (not yet published) I saw a film (Midnight Special 2016) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2649554/?ref_=nv_sr_1] that helped awaken a memory of who I am: https://psychesweather.wordpress.com/2016/07/31/saved-at-age-twelve/

 

  1. I recently saw the film Arrival [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2543164/?ref_=nv_sr_1] and the alien beings look exactly like the Guardians written about in this piece holding time as one present moment with no past or future.

 

NOTES AND LINKS:

Being is and as such is eternal. Doing belongs to Ego and a linear-time line, thus Being and Doing: https://psychesweather.wordpress.com/2015/11/24/being-and-doing/

Ego’s idea of eternity could be heaven in perpetuity. Eternal Life exists in every moment, thus Ego Life versus Eternal Life: https://psychesweather.wordpress.com/2016/07/01/ego-life-versus-eternal-life/

Shared Consciousness, Past Lives or Both: https://psychesweather.wordpress.com/2016/09/19/shared-consciousness-past-lives-or-both/

 

 

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Environmental and Social Responsibility Amendment to the US Constitution

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The four planks to the ESRA can be found through the following link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rabbi-michael-lerner/the-environmental-and-soc_b_7115984.html

The four planks are:

The ESRA (Environmental and Social Responsibility Amendment to the US Constitution) has the following planks:

  1. It bans all private money from state and federal elections and permits only public funding, thereby eliminating the huge advantage that the super-rich have to shape the Congress, the presidency, and the various state legislatures. This is a far more powerful step than allowing the Congress to set limits on money donations by overturning “Citizens’ United” decision of the Supreme Court. ESRA also does make clear that corporations are not “persons” with rights that are granted to human beings in the Constitution and that money is not a form of speech protected by the Constitution.
  2. It requires the wealthier corporations (those with incomes of over $50 million/yr—but excluding all the small businesses) get a new corporate charter once every five years which will only be granted to corporations that can prove a satisfactory history of environmental behavior and social responsibility—to a panel of ordinary citizens who will also hear the testimony of people from around the world who have had their lives impacted by the behavior of the corporation being reviewed. The system of “regulatory agencies” doesn’t work—the regulated corporations have succeeded in getting their own leaders, lobbyists or other loyalists, appointed to these agencies by presidents of both major parties—so the ESRA extends to ordinary citizens (with environmental experts as consultants) the ability to decide the fate of corporations just as our legal system now gives those citizens the right to decide the fate of fellow citizens facing crimes that might even lead to a death sentence. The ESRA specifies a set of areas that the panel must consider, but it can also bring in other environmentally relevant considerations. This part of the ESRA applies to all corporations selling goods or services in the US (whether based here or not) as well as US corporations operating only outside the US, and it provides a massive incentive to corporations to change their corporate behavior (because with the ESRA, the environmentally sensitive people within corporations will be able to insist to their corporate leadership and to investors that they risk losing their license to function and hence the investments of their stock holders totally unless they dramatically change their practices to be dramatically and demonstrably less destructive to the environment).
  3. It requires every school from k-to graduate or professional levels to teach environmental practices, latest information, skills both in working with and protecting Nature but also in empathic communication, caring for everyone on the planet, and learning how to organize and use democratic and nonviolent methods for protecting the earth and humanity’s future.
  4. It overturns any treaty or trade agreement (including the currently secretly negotiated TPP that Obama and the Republicans in Congress have sought to give “fast track” approval) which can be shown to be destructive to the wellbeing of the environment or to working people or is judged by a court to stand in conflict with the intent or specifics of the ESRA. It also requires corporations which seek to move assets or operations out of the US to provide reparations and compensation to the people of the area in which it previously had been operating. And all terms of the ESRA apply equally to any firms to which these larger firms subcontract.

 

Below are some ideas I have put forth:

Criminal Justice System

  1. Overturn the three strikes law. Reduce the reliance on mandatory minimum sentencing until it is a last resort. De-criminalize all elicit drugs. Shed For-Profit Prisons. If “We the People” are to allow private sector prisons let them be non-profit prisons based on true rehabilitation when possible.
  2. When someone is arrested for possession and /or use send then to a mandatory drug treatment or dual diagnosis program. If possession is over a certain about then criminalization may be appropriate.
  3. Make Marijuana legal (as it is in California) nationwide and tax it to help with more addictive substances and the rehabilitation of their users – as in healing.

 

Tax reform

  1. Lower tax burden on the middle class by raising taxes on the top one percent.
  2. Institute a National Business Based Renewable Sales Tax – Businesses that manufacture products that use parts not made from recyclable materials or use fuels (as in automobiles) that are not from renewable resources. The more recycled or renewable materials that they use the less sales tax. Could a Nationally Based Renewable Sales Tax replace the Federal Income Tax for both businesses and individuals alike? Remember Human Beings are one the top of the Renewable list.
  3. Offer tax credits to businesses that use Renewable Resources and Materials in the products they sell as well as in the manufacturing of the products.
  4. Expand tax credits for individuals that buy products and services that utilize at 50 to 100 percent of the products / services that are renewable or use renewable resources

 

Education

  1. Utilize emotions / intuitive principles in learning as ways to dream and envision creativity in Grades K through 12 as well as compassion for oneself, community and those that are different. Education based on diversity not division.
  2. Include emotional tolerance – diversity education in elementary and high school education.
  3. Increase funding and infrastructure for specialized technical education as an alternative to college

Transforming Anger/Fears and “Too Much Democracy”

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It’s important to use compassion and tolerance with people whose opinion is to crush us and make us the enemy. When we allow our own anger / fears to meet those that make us the enemy the result is unproductive and we succumb to the battle of prejudice and lowering our standards. We become part of the problem when we resort to name-calling.

The personal experiences that follow are the underpinning of a beginning to include everyone in systemic transformations:

In the 1980s I was with my good friend traveling in his van with his dog to a nearby city. We encountered a hitchhiker and decided to pick him up. The young man thanked us and he slipped on a headset and listened to a tape on his Walkman.

My friend remarked about the lack of communication from this young guy. We both surmised this was from his fear that made for the separation. My friend remarked how the world had changed via the overwhelming fears.

The 1960s and 70s by contrast people seemed bold and fearless. In the 1980s fear began to creep in even more creating more division between people.

My father was a man who had many fears. He was a man in rebellion and rage that stemmed from fear. He personified the rebelliousness of his youth against his father to a defiance against government. Some of this defiance was a desire to be free. However the vehemence of his rage against authority and his obsessive need to be right and make others wrong was a clear indicator of his underlying fears and insecurities.

The 1960s and 70s represented a brief time in history where fear seemed to diminish and visions for a new way of life seemed possible. Democracy flourished through the civil rights movement, women’s liberation, protests against the war in Vietnam – people were getting involved and taking political action for change. Some would say it was a brief moment in the mid 1960s where a robust and wild creativity showed a possibility for a new world. I am not writing about the causes of the demise of freedom and creativity, just that it happened and fear took hold everywhere and nobody seemed to notice. Both conservative Republicans and the Democrats reliance on the Trilateral Commission’s report that the citizenry of the United States had too much democracy, and this needed to be scaled back.

White people had begun to re-enter a new kind of materialism – the yuppies. African Americans were taking their homes back from the power oppressors through the Black Panthers. This was movement quickly extinguished by the Federal Government’s introduction of guns and drugs in the ghetto in part through the CIA fueling gangs and wars of color.

As I began to work through my own problems with anger and rage uncovering fear and grief underneath I saw how easily people get stuck within the grip of anger and its justifications. I watched my father become increasingly isolated behind his anger. His desire to be right alienated my mother’s friends when I was in High School. His obsession with righteousness allowed him to beat me with the stick of his power and make me wrong, devalue my existence and subjugate me under his rule of terror. I know his father (my grandfather) did the same to him.

He had voted for Kennedy and later for Nixon becoming a conservative Republican until the end of his days. The anger fueled his righteousness and made him feel powerful. He was highly intelligent and so often he had closed his heart to the suffering of others both inside and outside his immediate family. His need for anger and control drove him away from a compassionate look at the causes of these drives and fueled a compulsivity to become increasingly angry and get more control.

I often watched “All in the Family” with him. One time he asked – probably rhetorically – why conservatives were portrayed by the Media as ignorant and stupid.

“It’s because they have closed their hearts to the suffering of others,” I said quickly.

He grunted. My father was a compassionate man but his compassion was limited to his immediate family and there were strings attached.

I watched my mother emotionally isolate herself from my father with passive-aggressive statements that irritated him and in some senses may have laid the groundwork for my mother’s plunge into dementia. This produced great feelings of sadness in me for her and for my father and her as a married couple.

My father’s addiction to anger and righteousness has been mirrored in present day politics as Republicans make enemies of those that disagree. I lived inside the bubble of indifference to suffering during my childhood and teen years. When I discussed my opposition to the war in Vietnam I tried to argue logically inside the premises my father presented leaving me feeling devalued, defeated and sad.

My father complained about a neighbor who was a postal worker making almost as much money as he did.

“What’s wrong with that?” I asked him.

“Intellectual work is more valuable than manual labor,” he said.

“I disagree,” I told him. “All work is honorable and shouldn’t be valued over another type of labor.”

It wasn’t until I was a sophomore in college that my girlfriend came to my defense about my feelings around war, specifically the Vietnam War, when she said:

“How can a feeling be wrong? Feelings aren’t right or wrong they just are.”

I came to see that my father was an elitist who lived within an upper class politically conservative bubble where it was easy to ignore the suffering of others and explain away oppression because he judged everyone from his elitist perspective. His heart and mind were closed by judgments based on anger and ultimately fear.

Even in myself I have noticed fear and an exclusion of others from time to time based on judgments of “us and them” thinking. This is an easy trap that we may fall into as we identify with a group to the exclusions of others that don’t belong to our group. These judgments include a closing of our hearts through judgments, fears, righteousness and elitism to name a few. These are prejudices when we are unaware of how we exclude others and are both prejudiced and have biases when we become aware of the motivation without examining the root causes and healing them.

We cannot keep our hearts open all the time. Heartedness is an opening to the human condition of suffering, loss and grief as well as love and joy. If our hearts were to be open 100% of the time we would feel overwhelmed and perhaps we might dissociate. So retreating to the mind is important to protect our hearts from feeling overwhelmed. The danger of retreating into the mind is staying there without returning to a compassionate feeling heart-place. Also it’s possible while in our minds to fool ourselves into believing we are compassionate when we are not, or we are compassionate towards those that share our beliefs within our social bubbles.

Changing peoples’ minds and hearts especially where fear and exclusion is prevalent becomes an insurmountable force. Talking to individuals due to many factors cannot solve the problems of fear, anger, and prejudice. To change these exclusionary beliefs and policies a systemic approach planned over decades may begin to make a dent in the fear/anger dynamic.

PART TWO

In the A Working Outline of a Possible Plan:

Criminal Justice System

  1. Overturn the three strikes law. Reduce the reliance on mandatory minimum sentencing until it is a last resort. De-criminalize all elicit drugs. Shed For-Profit Prisons.
  2. When someone is arrested for possession and /or use send then to a mandatory drug treatment or dual diagnosis program.
  3. Make Marijuana legal ( as it is in California) nationwide and tax it.

Tax reform

  1. Lower tax burden on the middle class by raising taxes on the top one percent.
  2. Institute a National Business Based Renewable Sales Tax – Businesses that manufacture products that use parts not made from recyclable materials or use fuels (as in automobiles) that are not from renewable resources. The more recycled or renewable materials that they use the less sales tax. Could a Nationally Based Renewable Sales Tax replace the Federal Income Tax for both businesses and individuals alike? Remember Human Beings are one the top of the Renewable list.
  3. Offer tax credits to businesses that use Renewable Resources and Materials in the products they sell as well as in the manufacturing of the products.
  4. Expand tax credits for individuals that buy products and services that utilize at 50 to 100 percent of the products / services that are renewable or use renewable resources

Education

  1. Utilize emotions / intuitive principles in learning as ways to dream and envision creativity in Grades K through 12.
  2. Include emotional tolerance education in elementary and high school education.
  3. Increase funding and infrastructure for specialized technical education as an alternative to college