Up-Wising Has Begun!
by Christopher Rudy, with
a lot of help from my guru*
"This is the year of the
American Evolution, where all those who prefer the Golden Rule
to the rule of gold get past left and right, and come front and center."
I've decided to try something else because the evolution revolution is in
need of a Big Shift in consciousness. What better way to raise the standard
of a rEVOLUTIONARY Up-Wising than with a little humor? So wise Up,
everybody! The Big Shift has begun. It's time to beat the odds with
For years now, I've been telling you "shift happens," and wondering when,
where and how. Now finally, it looks as if the shift is about to hit the
fan. This is good news for all those shift fans who've been wondering if the
new age will arrive before old age does. Of course, if you're looking for
signs in the news, you won't find them. At least, not yet. The news might as
well be called the "olds," because the world still seems stuck in greedlock,
ruled by fossilized fools fueled by fossil fuels. But I have been receiving
encouraging intelligence reports that say indeed, humans are becoming more
intelligent. Yes, people everywhere are wising up. And that's great, because
we could sure use an up-wising!
The LOVE-centric rEVOLUTION to a
Fourth Wave paradigm for civilization has
begun. But before we see changes in the old needy-greedy, we humans must
change our consciousness -- and the first step is becoming conscious of how
unconscious we've been. It's the law of nature that biofeedback has
scientifically proven with the first law of conscious awareness. When we
become conscious of that which has been unconscious via biofeedback, we not
only WILL to control those unconscious habits, we can't resist self
control. It's self-governing self-correction at a core level.
Now the Internet is turbocharging the Big Shift with "psyche-feedback". We
can't escape our collective conscience any longer. Our new
instant-everywhere-interactive Net reality is accelerating the Big Shift
from paradigm paralysis -- the stinking thinking that wants to remain
unconscious. This is a big challenge to the "DUH!" syndrome of "Dummies
Unconscious and Heartless".
As the saying goes, the truth shall upset you free, and last year saw lots
of upset disillusionment. But what better to free us from the far more
dangerous condition of "DUH!" illusionment? If we want to stop the abuse of
power, the first step is to disabuse ourselves. So, here's some good news:
Despite a massive media impropaganda machine that feeds the public "babblum"
(strained bullshit made digestible for a simple child's mind), more and more
Americans are reading between the lyins' and peering behind the Irony
Over the last year, Americans had to face the sad realization that the Bush
Administration's "pro-life" stance appears to be limited to the unborn and
the brain-dead. Despite being panned by critics everywhere, the Iraqi Horror
Picture Show continued its run, as thousands and thousands of born fetuses -
ours and theirs -- lost their right to life. While we may or may not have
saved face by staying there, we have most definitely lost ass. And we've
been assured we'll be stuck in that morass until -- well, until there's no
more ass to lose. Meanwhile, more and more Americans reached another sad
conclusion: We're not in Iraq to keep the peace, we're there to keep the
The signs of up-wising are everywhere. Even the most unpleasant stories are
beginning to break through the soundless barrier and defy the President's
"don't ask, don't tell" policy:
"You promise not to ask us what we're doing, and we promise not to tell
you." Although we've been
inundated with "fear-gnomes" and ominously warned we have to protect
ourselves in this dogma-eat-dogma world, a majority of Americans are no
longer comfortable with the notion that the only way to defeat the
"evil-doers" in the world is to out evil-do them. Although our President has
assured us that "we don't torture," it is now common knowledge that we
simply send detainees to countries that do torture when we want them to
"testify under oaf."
As for those progressives who've been whining that the President "never
listens" to them, well it turns out he's been listening all along. And
thanks to the so-called Patriot Act (which, I understand, is about to be
renamed the Endless Insecurity Act), it looks like he'll be able to listen
in even more -- all in the name of making us safe. But now even some
Republicans are beginning to see that there's a difference between
protection and the "protection racket." And with the recent revelations
about Tom DeLay, Jack Abramoff and other gold collar criminals, some of the
more devout conservatives have come to realize that the "family values" they
voted for bear an uncanny resemblance to Soprano Family values.
If there was any warm feeling in 2005, chalk it up to climate change.
Katrina hit, and in the government's response we saw a future when at last
all Americans will be equal -- where everyone regardless of race or creed
will be treated like Black folks.
Alarming Policies Have Awakened Millions!
Fortunately this is the State of the Universe Address, and from a universal
perspective, things are humming along quite nicely. It turns out that the
Earth is the talk of the Universe these days. In fact, the odds-makers at
the Intergalactic Enquirer say the odds are actually in our favor: "We're
betting on the human race to reach critical mass before they get to critical
massacre." And we could beat the
odds, if we finally gave up our addiction to getting even and got odd
instead. It stands to reason. If each of us used our unique oddness to
improve the odds for everyone, there would be no need for getting even.
Yes, the up-wising has begun, and intergalactic observers are saying that we
have none other than George W. Bush to thank. How is that, you may ask?
Well, I am reminded of a story my guru's guru, Harry Cohen Baba, used to
tell. A well-known minister died and arrived at the Pearly Gates at the same
time as a cab-driver from New York. The cabbie was ushered in, but the
clergyman was left waiting outside. After waiting and waiting and waiting,
he finally called over the attending angel.
"Excuse me, but I'm a renowned minister.
How come you let that cab-driver in, and I'm left waiting out here?"
the angel said, "when you preached,
everyone slept. But when he drove, everyone prayed."
For millennia, spiritual teachers
have been calling on us to go for the highest common denominator, but we've
always seemed to end up with the lowest common dominator instead. And now,
George W. Bush has done what preachers, teachers and other far-sighted
visionaries have failed to do up until now: His policies have been so
alarming, that he has awakened a slumbering body politic that slept through
all previous alarms. Where others have failed, he has people all across the
world praying, "God help us!"
And instead of waiting for an intervention from above -- after all, we
cannot expect to be fed intervenously forever -- people are beginning to
help themselves, and even more importantly, help each other.
Sure, there are still plenty of Not-Sees out there who insist on not seeing
that we humans are all in the same boat. The good news is, more and more
Americans are getting that sinking feeling that there's only one Earthship,
and ignoring a leak because it's
"on the other side of the boat,"
is a mistake of titanic proportions.
The Big Shift floats the Big Boat
Now is the time to catch the wave of the Big Shift if we can plug the
big leaks. The ship of state takes no responsibility for the Big Shift, nor
the crack-up on an iraqberg . They blame the crack-up of the ship of
state on their faulty intelligence. DUH! There was no leaks when the
ship of state had integrity. There was nothing to leak then. Intelligence
was more intelligent. War was not so profitable - and there are far fewer
leaks when political correctness is not morally wrong. This has caused even
bigger leaks with the Big Boat being shot at by "friendlies" -- who were
once friendly -- until getting shot at and then blamed for being terrorists
for shooting back! It can drive an ordinary boat-person or Palestinian
We Are the Leaders We've Been Waiting For
America, the world's only super-power, doesn't need a revolution. We've
already had one, thank you. What is needed now -- and what has already begun
-- is the American Evolution where enough of us wake up and see that those
two political parties have been partying on our dime, and we the people
haven't been invited. Time to go beyond choosing the lesser of two weasels.
If we want to evolve the dream of our Founding Fathers -- instead of devolve
into the nightmare of Big Brother -- we must become the leaders we've been
waiting for. I've said it before. The only force more powerful than a
super-power is a Super-Duper Power -- the power of the people plus the
Power of Love. And anyone who doesn't believe
we are a Super-Duper Power, well they have been super-duped!
It's true, many people still feel that the affairs of the world should be
left to the bolder and badder among us. But look what that leaves us with:
Are you satisfied choosing between Saddam Hussein and George Who's-Not-Sane?
Now I know those "God, guns and guts" Old Testament Christians might have
forgotten, but Jesus did say that the meek shall inherit the earth. In all
undue immodesty, maybe it's time for us meek folks to boldly step forth and
accept our inheritance.
For just as 2000 years ago Jesus stood up to a class that placed the rule of
gold above the Golden Rule, today we face the modern version of the
Pharisees -- the Phallusees, I think they are called. They cynically cloak
themselves in religious robes, but the only power they trust is the power of
the stick. Well, there's another old saying: It doesn't matter how big your
stick is, if you stick your stick where it doesn't belong, you're stuck.
Another sign of the up-wising and coming evolution is that people are
growing dissatisfied with the positionality of "my side vs. your side," and
are seeing the whole issue of sides from a new angle: Maybe we're all on the
same side. For example, this argument between creationism and evolution is
just another way for dueling dualities to steal our energy. I believe in
both. I believe the Creator created us to evolve, otherwise Jesus would have
said, "Now don't do a thing till I
return." I have it on good
authority that the Creator is pulling for us:
"Come on, you children of God. Time to
grow up and become adults of God instead."
Time to Overgrow the System From the Grassroots Up
The time for revolution and overthrowing has past. Now we need an evolution
where we "overgrow" the current dysfunctional system from the grassroots up.
You are probably familiar with the story of the Native American grandfather
who tells his grandson that there are two wolves fighting inside all of us:
The wolf of fear and anger, and the wolf of love and peace.
"Which wolf will win?"
asks the young boy. "Whichever one
we feed," replies the grandfather.
It's like the living saint, Mother Theresa, who said "There's a little
Hitler in all of us". Call it "Elmer FUD" (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt).
The FUD minset is always trying to shoot that "silly wabbit" who makes a
fool out of the FUDmeisters. The wolves in sheep's clothing feed that
mindset with FUD and DUH!. When we feed into that "BS" (Belief System), the
wolves feed on lamb and mutton chops while they pull the wool over our eyes.
And so when people ask me to predict what will happen, I tell them the only
thing I can predict with certainty is the uncertainty of any prediction. The
future's just too unpredictable these days. This is a Universe of infinite
possibilities, so it all depends on which futures we invest in.
There is something far more empowerful than predictions, and that is
Tell-A-Vision. If you're fed up with the current programming, my advice is
turn off your TV and tell a vision instead. That way, we will have healing
and functional visions to step into -- and that beats what we've been
stepping into. So I will tell my vision for 2006: This is the year of the
American Evolution, where all those who prefer the Golden Rule to the rule
of gold get past left and right, and come front and center.
I see Americans of all political stripes, plaids and polka dots (not to
mention blue and red states), choosing to face the music and dance together.
Sure, we'll have to learn some new steps, but it's time for a new dance - "ABunDance".
That is where we get up off our assets, move our buns, and dance together in
rhythm and flow. And what better way to turn the funk into function, and
leave the junk at the junction? ABunDance sure beats the "ScareCity"
dance. The value of ScareCity is an oxymoron if there ever was one. It just
feeds the fear wolf -- that there's not enough to go around. ABunDance
cares enough to share in the spirit of peace and love.
I see us in a new reality show -- Extreme Planetary Makeover -- where
everyone can play and everyone can win. Just think. Something more
compelling than reality TV ... it's called reality!
I know, I know. Only a crazy person would dare to propose anything that
sane. But maybe it's time to declare the current institutionalized insanity
illegally insane, and set about building a sane asylum big enough for all
six and a half billion of us. As my guru's guru, Harry Cohen Baba, has said,
"Life is like a good deli. Even if
something isn't on the menu, if enough people order it they have to make
it." So what kind of new world
order are we ordering up? Do we feed the wolf of fear and buy into the
"it's every man for himself"
story? Or do we nourish the wolf of
love and evolve into the "we're all
in it together"
If we're going to be a Super-Duper Power, we have to be super-duper powerful
in activating the Power of Love, and cultivating
the power of joy. So laugh more. Why not? We all know there's something
funny going on. The wall of lies cannot withstand the vibration of laughter.
All seriousness aside, only a farce field that combines truth and laughter
can bring down the Irony Curtain once and for all.
Release the old story -- been there, done that -- and speak the new story
into the world. Dare to imagine what we could be doing if we weren't
spending so much of our livelihood on weapons of deadlihood. Think about it
... think tanks where they think about something other than tanks. Young
people living for their country instead of dying for it. Health and
education fully funded, and the Air Force having to run a bake sale so they
can buy a new bomber.
Can we change the course of history? Can we shift our karma into surpassing
gear? I cannot say for sure, but if we choose to give up that old Dodge and
trade it in for an Evolvo, that's a good first step. So ... let the
Evolution begin. We don't have to wait until the first Big Shot is fired. If
we create a powerful enough field, the Big Shots will end up firing
Long Live the rEVOLUTION!
*PS -- that's to my "guru", Swami Beyondanonda, for some of the inspiration
and much of the wording above. If the greatest form of flattery is
plagiarism... well I'm sure my guru will remember that love is for-giving,
not for-getting. It all ultimately comes from the same source! (It's his
publisher's attorney I'm worried about:)
See also the sequel to Power
of Love at
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