Insanity in the Collective Conscience
Transcending fear and mental illness
created by "We The People"
"You must be the change you
want to see in the world."
(Great Soul) Gandhi
"THIS IS SUCH AN
EXCEPTIONAL PIECE THAT I'D LIKE TO RECOMMEND YOU TO TRY THE FOLLOWING
EXPERIENCE. FORGET WHO WROTE THIS AND READ IT AS IF YOU HAD JUST WRITTEN IT
AND YOU ARE READING THE RESULT OF YOUR WORK FOR THE FIRST TIME, TAKING IT
ALL IN..." - Jean Hudon,
The Moment of Truth Series #4: Approaching The Great Breakthrough Point Into
a Brighter Future
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"...we must see from
an entirely different perspective, and create a more holistic paradigm in
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each of us is responsible for healing
and correcting our valued
beginning with our own self-righteousness that is nothing other than a
defense mechanism created to avoid and shift blame."
"Do you have any idea how expansive this is, how liberating?
I tell you, my friends, this is LOVE.
But until you are able to see beyond
you will only be able to see it afar off."
Focus on Expands -- What You Deny Remains Unhealed
By Ron Van Dyke, September 5, 2006
Virtually every metaphysician and every student of spiritual and esoteric
"truth" has heard the first dictum. It has been declared repeatedly in many
well-circulated books, movies, and channelings. The second one is less well
known; in fact, I never heard it at all until my meditation this morning. Its
truth resonates within me. Hopefully, it will find resonance in you as well.
It is my belief that the more we understand this principle, and embrace the
realities implied therein, the faster we will be able to move forward with
healing the less-than-desirable conditions we-collectively-have created, i.e.,
the human experience of fear-based emotions with all of their ramifications.
These "conditions" are those we try to avoid and deny. They are the "negative"
energies and creations we are not supposed to focus upon for "fear" of
expansion. Too late! They've already expanded; and they stare every one of us in
the face daily: demanding our choice and action.
As Librans are wont to do, I have always looked for balance. When I viewed the
movie, The Secret, that everyone raved so much about, I was troubled. To
me, it was unbalanced; and the people who seemed to rave about it most sometimes
give the impression of being in denial to me. Those who know me know that I have
never been an advocate of head-in-the-sand mentality. Often I have written about
the importance of being aware of as much as possible, because not only is
knowledge power, without it there can be no intelligent choice. Without that
conscious choice, personal and global maladies remain unhealed.
Too often, the tendency in human behavior is avoidance and denial of those
things in our lives that we would rather not deal with at all. We stuff these
"negatives" into our subconscious, attempting to lock them into the closet or
basement where all of our dirty laundry and less-than-beautiful demons hide out.
Yes, Jung called this part of ourselves: "The Shadow."
"Ron, when are you going to stop talking about the shadow? When are you
going to accept the fact that many of us do not want to deal with those things?
We are creating a positive world!"
Yeah, right. My head isn't in the sand; and I see the world WE have
created together. I choose to heal, and to face things I don't like very much
either. I am Spirit having human experience; and I am convinced in my heart of
hearts that the human experience has great value. The purpose of that
familiarity with contrast
is ultimate reconciliation of all things -- marrying the polarities within us
and creating a synthesis between
opposites that allows them to dance
the dance of Life itself in beauty and harmony. This, I believe, is an internal
choice and action that literally transforms the world by
transmuting the enemy and making it a friend.
(Are our demons really friends who teach us by showing where we need to heal?)
Speaking of friends, one recently gave me a photocopy of an article from
Horizons Magazine about Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len. He is the president and
administrator of Ho'oponopono
(which means "to make right,"
"to rectify an error"),
a foundation created by Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona, a native Hawaiian kahuna to
discover self-identity and become the divine self. Together with Morrnah,
Haleakala has worked with thousands of people over the years, including groups
at the United Nations, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and
Cultural Organization), International Human Unity Conference on World Peace,
World Peace Conference, Traditional Indian Medicine Conference, Healers for
Peace in Europe, and the Hawaii State Teachers Association. He also has
extensive experience working with developmentally disabled people and with the
criminally, mentally ill and their families. In all his work as an educator, the
supports and permeates every breath of his efforts.
Interestingly, that was my third encounter with Dr. Hew Len's work. I first
heard him on News for the Soul with Nicole Whitley. Then another friend
forwarded a piece to me about him. Finally, I was handed the aforementioned
article. All this was in the space of two weeks. To me, that has all the
markings of a message of importance.
What is very different about Dr. Hew Len's approach is that he takes
personal responsibility for everything in his
life. If he encounters a problem, it
is HIS problem (even if it appears to be in another person). He is the one who
needs to do healing work -- on himself. Amazingly, as he repeats,
"I'm sorry. I love you,"
circumstances in the lives of those he works with change;
but the change began in him.
That's taking personal responsibility to a whole new level of consciousness.
If "others" are pushing my buttons, the
problem I perceive in "them" is actually in me.
It is MY problem presenting ME with MY
opportunity to heal it.
What happens if I chose to ignore the problem altogether? What happens if I
focus only on what I like, the things that I do not perceive as pushing my
buttons? Have you figured it out yet? My answer, should you choose to accept it,
is that nothing changes. Nothing happens. Everything remains the same; and we
are what we are till the day that we die. No growth! Succeeding
generations stay stuck in the same old morass of polarized reality; and of the
polarities it can be said, "Never the twain shall meet."
[Until we get our act together. -CR]
As difficult as it is to take
responsibility for things I do not like, things I believe are the result of
someone else's choice, I have to realize something vital.
While I am an individual, I am also part of a
much larger collective; and whatever I
choose to think, say or do, does effect the whole. The collective called
"the human race"
has been on a journey into a
"far country" to experience
Yes, we are the prodigal son and
daughter. We embarked together on this
journey, creating an entire system of illusions to support the separation
perception we had chosen. That system contained everything we needed to "prove"
that we were not one, that we're not connected. Every negative emotion that can
be named or felt is the direct result of our trip into this fantasyland we
What rules this dream, this world of illusion?
Even though it is not based in truth,
we are such powerful creators that separation appears real.
We think about it; we feel it; and we act upon
it. Perceiving the disconnect as real, we
suffer the painful, fear-based emotions of not good enough, unloved,
shamed, angry, lonely, abandoned, neglected, guilty, deprived, sad, weak, lost,
limited, and so many more. Because we feel
these things and believe them to be real; and because we cannot see the reality
of the interconnectedness that still exists as fact, we think those with
separate bodies are somehow different than we are.
We project OUR guilt onto "them" -- the
other person. After all, we do not even
like the problems we see; and as long as we can stay out of the gutter, we can
justify our judgment of those in the gutter. We rationalize that
made bad choices. It's "their"
Yes, and we do not want to even look at
"those bad people" in prison, or up there
or over in the Middle East,
or in Communist China,
or anywhere else in the world where we
think the problems originate. Oh, yes,
I'm as guilty of doing this as the next person. I have done the
myself. It's the Illuminati's fault, the
Zionists, the Bush regime, the Masons,
or whatever scapegoat my investigation can
uncover that allows me to
transfer the blame for what I have created
with the rest of humanity to any small segment of the whole. Therefore, I can
avoid personal responsibility for MY creation.
But can I really? Does anything change, either within or without?
I am suggesting to you that some of our most cherished "truisms" may, in
fact, be very misleading. The one we began with --
what you focus on expands
-- may be the exact opposite of reality. The truth, as I see it, is that
we are actually focusing on avoidance and
denial of what we want to go away; and
it is the very thought of ignorance (ignoring what we do not like) that
CAUSES the problem to remain and grow. Have you noticed that the problems
seem to keep getting larger; or have you chosen to look elsewhere? Do you think
you can make these situations diminish or disappear by simply denying their
existence in this "reality of illusions" WE have created? I think not!
Hear me, I am NOT suggesting that we must fight and wage war against any
perceived enemy that appears to be outside of us. On the contrary, that kind
of focus is certain to bring more of the same; i.e.,
terrorism and war.
What I am saying, is that we must see from an entirely different perspective,
and create a more holistic paradigm in
which each of us is responsible for healing and correcting our valued
misconceptions, beginning with our
own self-righteousness that is nothing other than a defense mechanism created to
avoid and shift blame.
To do this, we must focus intently on the problems WE (holding ourselves
accountable) created. What I have been doing since having Dr. Hew Len's work hit
me squarely in the face is to look at the things I do not like, think to myself,
"I created this,"
and then say, "I'm sorry. I love
you." I haven't had a long enough
time as yet to ascertain the results, but I deeply feel that this is both new
and powerful. At some level, I already know it is working. I can feel it.
In closing, I am learning to become
grateful for everything in my life.
I am finding that I am actually able to be
thankful for those things I have hated. I love my body. I love my physical
existence. I love my illusions. I love having the opportunity to heal myself by
remembering that I am more than any of this human experience. When I choose to
give up my body, I still go on and on and on.
I am eternal, connected, loved, and graced
with the chance to learn more about my amazing being by going through things
that teach me what I am not.
Do you have any idea how expansive this
is, how liberating? I tell you, my
friends, this is LOVE. But until you
are able to see beyond your fear, you will only be able to see it afar off.
I am sorry. I do love you. Aloha
Also see Ron's other recent article...
THE PARADOX MAN SPEAKS: THE LAST SHALL BE FIRST! (August 30, 2006)
We live in interesting times. That's an understatement. The dramas being
played out on the world stage are mind-boggling. Two worlds are colliding in a
virtually invisible confrontation. You won't see it on the six-o'clock news or
even on the 24-hour news channels. You won't read about it the daily newspaper
or in most mainstream journals and magazines. For the most part, the government
is mum. The sermons from most pulpits are devoid of acknowledging, let alone
articulating the awakening that is happening before our very eyes-at least those
eyes opened to see beyond, behind, and beneath the surface of approved news and
commentary. For all those who do not see, especially those who refuse to
see, I have a word: "The
first shall be last!" Those who
have ruled by deception, by secrecy, by conspiracy, by greed, by force, by
intimidation, by violence, by treason, by cover-up, by scapegoating, by
smearing, by perverting justice, and by the sheer arrogance of egocentric pride:
your day is passing quickly into history. The last shall soon be first; and the
shift will be obvious. CLIP
"No responsibility" translates to no love at heart.
There is a way to float all boats which have been
grounded on the shoals of global insanity. You would think that would
interest 100% of humanity. Or at least that's true if you agree that
"humanity" means every human who has the inner sense of responsibility for
humane virtues of loving kindness. If such REAL LOVE healed the violent
mental illness in Dr. Len's psycho-ward, what happens when the same
HO'OPONOPONO PROCESS is applied to culture
in our ubiquitous social networks?
Would you like to know how that could happen? If
responsibility empowers the
ability to respond,
are you that "response able"?
What do you think will happen when we "Ho'oponopono" not only one's personal
meditation process but also the planetary
whereby the instant-everywhere-interactive Internet media connects our
hearts and minds with this higher level of
That's really the CORE issue of planetary
civilization, isn't it? In an instant-everywhere ALL-connected world,
there's just too much pain and fear to go around if we don't love more. THE
HO'OPONOPONO PROCESS -- on the scale of a global LOVE Network -- can provide
cultural DNA for the Net reality of ALL-connected response ability.
I'll always remember the story of a very
successful football coach who said,
"If you treat players as winners, they
will be". That's true for the
game of life as well. But treating players as "winners" is more than
aptitude or a winning attitude. A good coach doesn't beat his players up
with fear of consequences if they lose. It's more important to focus on
playing the game well. That does not include changing the rules of fair
play. As my game-loving Father often told me,
"It's not whether you win or lose but HOW YOU
PLAY THE GAME."
Winning is more
than the "toys", cars, money or power an individual or nation has. People
are more important than things. Civility is more important than global war
profiteering rackets. Where is the civility in a system of self-government
that sustains war powers by threatening loss of security with their terror
war mantra to "Be afraid - be very
afraid"? It reminds me the
cartoon character Pogo who said,
"We have found the enemy and he is us."
Quite often, the most strident in such
fear-mongering are the most fearful and wounded, crying out to everyone with
their pain. It's the same in national politics due to power elite
potentates who are ethical infants with a vested interest in an endless war
mindset. If you think it's criminal that leaders use every dirty trick in
the book to justify war and tyranny on the world, how much more criminal is
it that people are purposely intimidated into submission to this
psychology of subservience to tyranny?
For lack of REAL LOVE, we can see the endless war
problem as a blame game of those who have failed to PLAY THE GAME WELL.
Instead of responsibility for fair play, they would change the rules so they
can torture who they want with no responsibility. And to mask their
war-profiteering, they condemn any challengers to their win-at-any-cost
judgement as "cut and run" cowards. Bad sports out of sorts in the
So how do we overcome our victum dictum with
victory virtues NOW... and on the GLOBAL playing field of Net reality? Can
we agree that the sense of separation -- the source of all suffering -- is
not limited to our little world of personal relationships when we are ALL
connected in a global village of instant-everywhere Internet interaction?
The global game requires global game rules for
fair play. The abundant life requires abundant LOVE. It's rather
insane to war over a scarcity of oil when there is an abundance of clean,
virtually free energy from proven technologies -- see
www.GreatReboot.com -- that has been ruthless
suppressed by Big Oil. It's even more "not sane" to discover that abundant
peace is the enemy of military-industrial war profiteers who are playing the
endless war game out of the White House. Perhaps even more criminal is the
scarcity of truth regarding all this due to
biased mainstream media that has a
vested interest in war not only as an elitist and
supremacist ideology, but also through
ownership by military-industrial war contractors who put stockholder
profits ahead of TRUTH in the the mainstream media.
That's NO PROBLEM for the
HO'OPONOPONO PROCESS once applied on a grand scale. There is no time or
space in an instant-everywhere connected world. Consider what will
obviously happen when a transparent "interactive interface" for the
HO'OPONOPONO PROCESS is established with the "LOVE
Model" at the heart of interactive
mass-to-mass TeLeComm. Centering and connecting
through this vision -- in
frequency and form -- will balance and heal
the communication networks that define the "nervous system" of humanity.
Details on this process at 'An Appeal to Conscience'.
- The "dance of polarities" is not a mystery or merely
"The Secret" of one-sided Positive Mental Attitude (PMA). Reconciliation
with "the shadow" of fears, denial and "dark side" reality requires a higher
standard for love than just a good attitude. Loving one's enemies is indeed
loving one's ALL-connected Self. We avoid that because we avoid pain.
Damage control becomes pain avoidance. But the "collateral damage" for
denying Greater LOVE is always our humanity.
We have all experienced betrayal of faith, hope
and charity, and sometimes fall into the sense of separation, fear and
loveless despair. Any yet, every mature soul knows in their heart of
hearts that betrayal of virtue through the denial of love is not the answer.
embraces the wrong. To say "I love
you" heals it. And when we make
the holy spirit of LOVE-in-action
the heart of Net reality, the living grace of divine love will bless
humanity with a millennial Golden Age of freedom-in-love on Earth.
Indeed, LOVE floats
all boats, even those stuck on the shoals of endless war insanity.
When the Law of LOVE
-- call it the HO'OPONOPONO PROCESS -- becomes
the rule for "terms of engagement" on the global playing field, HOW WE PLAY
THE GAME becomes a win/win. The healing begins. Divine Love rules.
~ Christopher Rudy
"When I despair, I remember
that all through history the way of truth and
love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time
they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall -- think of it,
(Great Soul) Gandhi