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Our social & political body has cancer cells. These are the predators guided only by their own physical survival and destruction of others. It is not enough for all the spiritually oriented people to become even more spiritual. The cancer cells, the predators, have to be removed from the body.

"Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing." - John Stuart Mill

Gandhi's "passive" approach was calculated to shame the British sense of fair play, which he understood from studying law in England. But it would not have worked against Genghis Khan. And it will not work against the predators who control our press, politicians, and banks, who are blanketing us in false narratives, censoring our freedom of speech (to protect their false narratives), and creating chaos in our world for their profit.

Fighting for Justice is a spiritual act, as when Jesus physically kicked the money men (materialism) out of the temple (spiritualism).

Another example is Marianne speaking the truth in the face of our increasing authoritarianism and censorship.

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Beautiful post, thank you. ❤️ You are right, collective shifts are possible, they seem to come in fits and starts, one step forward, two steps back, then five steps forward.

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Marianne, I am not sure if you want to hear what I want to say. I think you put a lot of your heart into what you had to say. The problem is that we all need to STOP! Stop and see that what is going on, is a manifestation of what we have created. We were given something beautiful, the universe with it’s vegetation, animals, sky and water, and decided that we were going to change everything. Our ego is that big! I believe that architecture can be beautiful, but there is a balance. When it comes to power and money, there is no balance. Even our government is structured now, so we fight all the time. We are not in this world for each other but for ourselves. Does that seem right? I think we need to go backward, not forward. We have made a mess and have a lot of cleaning up to do. You cannot go forward when you have lost your way. Each person is 100% responsible for the way they see themselves and their life. Do we have good morals? Do we have integrity, honor, honesty, and decency? I have 25 year olds who want to go back to the, “age of innocence”. When people cared about being the best they could be inside and out. When people believed in something bigger than themselves. You heard it in the music, with the ,”hippy generation”, you saw it in our dress, you watched it in our films, and you saw some assemblance of good in our government.

History shows us that there is a higher intelligence. An intelligence that is so far beyond anyones comprehension! You can call it a creator, or just the universe. Ask our tortured souls, who have the wisdom of what the past tells us. Ask a Native American, ask an African American who has come out shining on the other side, ask a professor that has studied past civilizations, ask Jane Goodall about the connection with animals that is beyond incredible. We are suppose to be wiser. We can self reflect and better ourselves. Each day offers a new beginning. If we listen and look closely there are signs given to us of our wrong doings. The biggest elephant in the room, the biggest sign, is what is happening to our world. It starts with every single one of us. That is how we come together. We try, each of us, to our best ability, to be the good, not the bad. I see a lot of bad going on with individuals, that is beyond what you might imagine. We have seen this ugliness before in our history as well.

What I am trying to say, is not rocket science. I am reaching out to all of you. My life is almost over. I am saying this, to those of you that will inherit this world. You can believe me our not. But, are you will to error on the side of good or bad? I would think that, “good” is the winner, no matter how it ends. I do not want this beauty to end, it can, and it will, if we do not awaken our souls.

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"Gandhi said the leader of the India Independence movement was “the small still voice within." ... In many of us that small still voice hasn't been heard in years ... The curtains need to be opened ... the dust covers removed ... and one must listen!

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In loving agreement with all you say here .. except that any news can be found on TV .. the media is so untrustworthy. Healing individually and collectively may include going through the feelings of being betrayed by media we trusted to have some connection to truth ... they have proven themselves blatantly untrustworthy. *Certainly any media who ever said "horse de-wormer" cannot be trusted to get anything else right.*

Thank goodness for Substack, and other truly independent media who report with the complexity that can't be one side all good, one side all bad. https://off-guardian.org/2022/02/27/7-fake-news-stories-coming-out-of-ukraine/ || https://markcrispinmiller.substack.com/ || https://www.eugyppius.com/p/ukraine-and-the-global-american-empire?s=r || https://tessa.substack.com/p/war-is-horrible?s=r || https://corbettreport.substack.com/p/the-ukraine-crisis-what-you-need?s=r || https://tessa.substack.com/p/russia-covid?s=r

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I totally agree with what Marianne has written. If you are ACIM student you know that all minds are joined. Thinking in in the way of the thoughts we think impact us all. Thoughts of fear, guilt, jealousy, anger and so on, have been collectively created so much havoc on this planet. Its been going on for a long time, for sure. However, more people have realized that taking responsibility for what we put out there will come back to us. That has definitely helped us all. But, We all have a little (or a lot) of negative thoughts roaming around in our heads, at least from time to time. Its as simple as loving and forgiving others but making sure you love and forgive yourself, too. That will change the world.

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Yes, transforming ourselves so we are the Critical Mass.

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It is time for a global strike, especially including the people in Russia, Belarus, and China, as well as all of the rest of us. Ghandi showed us how to do it.

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I think an honest look at how the US is escalating this war, intentionally provoked this war and has been fueling insurgency for at least a decade in the Ukraine is sorely missing from our paid for by corporations media. The cold war era tactics of making Zelensky a hero and in your own words "Putin is a madman" are not helpful. The hypocrisy, lies and distortion of truth by our media owned by the real madmen who are making money off the deaths of so many innocent people all over the world is appalling. The lack of coverage of other wars where millions of people of color have died is telling. Do you care about the people who died in Yemen paid for by your tax dollars? Is Zelensky just a tool of the corporate elite--a real actor who remains an actor? He has forced families to be separated and put guns in the hands of teenagers and those men unwilling to fight their neighbors. They did not have a choice. He is calling for a "no fly Zone" which would bring disaster. Does he even care? Peace within, between and among us is only possible with honest reporting, clarity and compassion. Dig deeper for the truth. Be willing to be a stand for the peace that passing all misunderstanding. The right have been fighting the right since the beginning of all time. It is time to stop the forces of killing within and all around us. Why aren't you interviewing Chris Hedges, Univ of Chicago Professor John Mearshiemer or other intelligent experts who have been silenced by our mainstream media? We accuse Russia of what we have become. Look in the mirror, my beloveds. It is important. When we deny our shadow self, we strengthen its power. What we cannot talk about is in control of us.

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But how do we get that's all still voice that's is now screaming to be heard? I tell at the Tv screen at all these talking heads that claim to be “the professionals” yet they can't hear me. How can we as individuals meet those other light-bearers to pull their headlights together to help illuminate others around us?

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Thank you dear Marianne, your words resonated with the ones I spoke with friends for the last week. It's not by adding to the mess that we clear it, though sometimes realigning could look like a mess. That's why we need to do the job, turn inwards to remember why we are here. What really matters. Remembering to send love to every cell to support the healing of the body. One step at a time, one human at a time, knowing love makes miracles.

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Mar 9, 2022·edited Mar 9, 2022

P.S. There are so many wonderful organizations offering medical, logistical, humanitarian, etc help on the ground. Assisting them is a way of helping.

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Watching the horror of this war unfolding is becoming too much to bear. Thank you for the wisdom and hope you offer in the midst of near despair. Yes, we can change the course of history. It’s the only choice we have to save humanity and the planet before it’s too late. May peace and sanity prevail and may God bless the brave people of Ukraine. 🕊☮️✌️❤️🙏

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Mar 9, 2022·edited Mar 9, 2022

You try so hard and so eloquently. It’s still the patriarchy in denial.

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So well said, as always. Your ability to articulate my sentiments is so uplifting. You are a great inspiration. I truly appreciate your dedication, commitment and love. And yes, we can make this shift with love, dedication, facing our courage, accepting that we are all one human being and our past does not have to control us it is a tool to learn, to learn about our connectedness, etc. With much gratitude, thank you

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I tried to explain just this (which you do sooo much better) to several people recently. They seem to not grasp what I am saying. It's almost like taking a step back from it all and yet even going deeper all in one in order to get to the core root of this disease within our collective selves. And it won't go away if we are even unable to watch it any longer.

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