250th Anniversary of American Independence
The excellent and massive corporate tax cut [ from 35% to 21% — now closer to that of countries like Canada (15%) or Ireland (12.5%) which we should aim for ] was great but won’t yield more of the desired outcome unless there is a deep cultural shift from the “business is for business” maturity level, with all its blind spots and long-term consequences, to a higher stage of maturity level on the part of the leaders. Reviving America and sister nations, the unleashing of generativity, cosmogony, innovation, creativity, reproduction of natural order [ holarchies, ] … on a higher scale, is a multidimensional endeavor that needs to take into consideration the growth and stewardship of the whole of the “Kingdom” entrusted to us. It will further require maturity evolution on the part of the governing systems as well as on the part of the other organisms within the larger contexts, coupled with the wisdom to know the right changes and transformation that needs to happen in sync with the evolving processes.
Here, we have a small example from the past, when the Rockefellers, an organism within the domain of the United States of America, were led to a new level of “individual” evolution, taking “a greater good” and a righteous reason, or cause beyond themselves, into consideration:
When the United States of America directed Standard Oil to split up due to antitrust litigation, it created 34 separate companies, all of which John D. Rockefeller still owned significant equity in. This actually created enormous wealth for the Rockefellers as many of those companies grew very large individually, resulting in the value of his equity in all the individual smaller companies increasing to many times that of the value of his equity in Standard Oil before the breakup.
This example is not blindly advocating that large companies or individuals and groups in charge of great wealth, resources, influence, … should follow the same exact course of action. There are many individual cases when aggregation, acquisition, and merger, is the right and wisest thing to do for the prosperity, health, and advancement of the larger system. I’m pointing to the truth that leaders need to have the intelligence and maturity to lead from a vantage point beyond narrow, organization-specific objectives, and to take into consideration the highest purpose, meaning and sense of stewardship of the interweaved realms — the development of the Eternal Kingdom “on Earth as it is in Heaven.”
In 2026, [ exactly 7 years, 7 months from today, ] America will turn 250. This is an excellent and exciting time in the history of the nation and of the world, to step back for a moment and to think about the American experiment from where we are in the timeline of history, but with the wisdom and courage to do what the fathers would do if they were here today, with the determination to move the world forward as they had and did during the time they were here, considering their context and stage of progression.
The forefathers of the United States of America seem to have understood well the process of transformation and evolution, and acted in conjunction with what they perceived as the “Finger of Providence” as they moved forward with the process of detachment from a system which would not yield greater prosperity, blessings, and progress to their realms of influence and responsibility. The American Revolution ushered the rising Nation into a new era revolutionizing not only the United States, but it also changed and is still changing the world.
When an individual or community, in a broader sense [ e.g. United States freedom from Great Britain, ] tries to grow, expand, self-realize, act from internal center of initiative [ Spirit in us, ] natural and genuine hierarchies will affirm, support, encourage and even help on the natural growth process, pointing to a reality beyond current self reality [ SDI 2nd Tier, generative and abundance mindset. ] Godless and disintegrated hierarchies will try to dominate, attack, suppress, … those pathological hierarchies can go on for a while, but they’ll continue to sink and shrink, unless they change. Metaphorically, leaders like Saul [ pathological, fear ] fail to acknowledge the Davids [ Centered and genuine, Agape, Eros, … ]
Freedom is the right foundation, the battle for independence and the declaration of independence was right, but the created framework and process to develop leaders and leadership systems were not the best it can be. Freedom was just a step and stage on the ongoing evolutionary process. Without the development of the next stages or the right structures and layers on top of freedom, a nation can degenerate or deteriorate to lower levels.
“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.” Declaration of Independence
“Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, …” United Nation’s Preamble
“Whereas the peoples of the United Nations have in the Charter reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and women and have determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,” UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Today, as an example of an evolving natural hierarchical system, after transcending England, America developed a special relationship — an unofficial term often used to describe the political, diplomatic, cultural, economic, military, and historical relations between the United Kingdom and the United States — with England. The two nations have been close allies during many conflicts in the 20th and 21st centuries, including World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War, the Gulf War, and the War on Terror.
Although both governments also have close relationships with many other nations, the level of cooperation between the United Kingdom and the United States in trade and commerce, military planning, execution of military operations, nuclear weapons technology, and intelligence sharing has been described as unparalleled among major world powers.
We are now at another crucial moment in the history of America and of the world when leaders must, once again, avoid the human tendency to be passive and to be in denial on the face of absurdity, becoming lucid to the current circumstances, as we witness the possibility of a downward trajectory the Nation could be moving toward, in case it doesn’t firmly corrects its direction by breaking free and letting go of internal systemic patterns which no longer work for the present reality of the realm and for the future, and to recognize the need to reorganize and restructure itself on the basis of a firm and lasting, built to last, core, foundation and framework that is congruent and compatible with our Original Design, the Right Order of Heaven, created by Infinite Intelligence and being slowly rediscovered by humanity, as the created beings are being reawakened to the Presence of an Eternal Kingdom in us and all around us.
A better future is contingent upon the insight to understand what needs to be conflagrated in order to guarantee the continuation of the process of cosmogony, the hierogamy between Heaven and Earth in the land of the free and the home of the brave as well as on the other nations. “We must, however, place a confidence in that Providence who rules great events, trusting that out of confusion he will produce order, and, notwithstanding the dark clouds, which may threaten at present, that right will ultimately be established.” George Washington’s Sacred Fire | Chapter 17
The current system has served America and the world for almost 250 years, “… Nor am I yet such an enthusiastic, partial or undiscriminating admirer of it, as not to perceive it is tinctured with some real [ though not radical ] defects. The limits of a letter would not suffer me to go fully into an examination of them; nor would the discussion be entertaining or profitable … | … mankind, in modern times, have apparently made some progress in the science of Government. Should that which is now offered to the People of America, be found an experiment less perfect than it can be made—a Constitutional door is left open for its amelioration. … For myself I have wondered that sensible [ virtuous and wise ] men should not see the impracticability of the scheme. The members would go fortified with such instructions that nothing but discordant ideas could prevail.” George Washington [ February 7, 1788 ]
With its bi-polarity, reproduced from the collective psyche’s divergences, inconsistencies, and incohesiveness, Republicans and Democrats, Religious and Non-Religious, Civilization and Barbarism, … characterized by the absence of a True Axis, or Fifth Element, it can be said, the current system is more focused on the suspicion and mistrust of leadership figures, and of Divinity, instead of one that is centered on the development of legitimate, authentic, trustworthy, and holistic leaders, or well matured Kings and Queens and Sages, who in turn are focused on the conscious propagation and development of the life-giving, generative, joyous, wise, protective, … patters throughout the realms — Prudence, Courage, Temperance, Justice. We can look at the American experiment, 242 years later, and this is more obvious than ever, America made great progress, but it spent nearly a quarter of a millennium struggling to find “the Way,” to becoming integrated or whole.
Paraphrasing president Donald Trump, who was unconsciously describing the lack of the conscious development of the King Energy or the lack of a growing sense of the generative, orderly and creative “Presence of Heaven” at the very center of the American government, during a press conference after the last 2016 election, “They come here young and they leave old.” In other words, he was describing that the young people who go to work there are soon drained, have the life sucked out of them, instead of being filled with the King Energy that should be at the very core and center of the civilization. By King Energy, I’m not referring to the Archetypal pattern and Presence in just one person, for the King Energy/Archetype lives independently and outside of people.
Now, from where we are in history, we have the luxury of a variety of studies, researches, that show how many of the issues we’re now facing are directly related to systems based on the suspicion and lack of the collective King Energy, disconnection from Divinity, and the “meaningful identity” stage of development that is directly related to our sense of stewardship of the realm.
- Cost Of U.S. Opioid Epidemic Since 2001 Is $1 Trillion And Climbing | https://www.serenityatsummit.com/abuse/trillion-dollar-opioid-substance-abuse-crisis/
- .Spike in suicides and “deaths of despair” as symptoms of a much larger problem. | https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/04/06/how-dare-you-work-on-whites-professors-under-fire-for-research-on-white-mortality/?utm_term=.3a957bf01ff1
- World’s rapidly changing, % of U.S. defense budget constantly declining, rebuilding military efforts for preservation and advancement of freedom not moving as fast, … | https://www.heritage.org/military-strength
- According to a research report in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings journal, the Army suicide rate increased 80% from 2004 to 2008 | They’re our best, and we owe them a better way of building the inner-warriors, inner-kings, connected to the Political King, Sacred King, … Sacred Warriors, part of legitimate and genuine ‘kingdom[s],’ not soldiers. | https://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00687-8/fulltext
- Climate change and consequences. | https://nca2018.globalchange.gov/
- According to the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, the cumulative neglect of our infrastructure has resulted in a D+ grade. | https://www.americafirstpolicies.org/issues/rebuilding-americas-infrastructure/
- Plus a variety of other problems and issues that we’re facing that I’m not listing here.
Even though I have some differences about how I view Ken Wilber’s theories, on his book Up From Eden, he made some interesting remarks which we should take into account. | Traditionalists: “You have lost touch with the pulse of Spirit’s ongoing evolution and unfolding, the miracle of evolution as self-realization through self-transcendence.” Liberal social theorists: “You have not understood the difference between natural hierarchy and pathological hierarchy, … you have tossed the baby with the bathwater.” … “Without holarchy you have heaps, not wholes, and no integration is possible at all.”
If the kings [ leaders ] do not live according to the Order of Heaven then nothing will go right for the people and for the kingdom as a whole. Without the integrated and True Kingdom Vision, Axis, without honoring the “Will of Heaven” and its reality, the aspects of our souls, building our external structures according to the Original Pattern, the “nations/kingdoms” are vulnerable to all kinds of disasters.
On the King/Queen archetypal energies and patterns:
“John Weir Perry says that the Sacred or Solar King is the principle of order and space. When the King is present, there is a sacred space free of chaos. The King does not create order; more simply, where he is, there is order. The Sacred King blesses; that is a second quality. Robert Moore, who has spoken wonderfully about the King, emphasizes a third quality: he encourages creativity as his realm. The Queen’s power is also great. Sometimes she is in the lead, sometimes he is. Because he and the Queen are in right space together, the fig tree blossoms, the apple trees bear fruit abundantly, ditches run milk and honey. The Celtic fairy tales, some of which begin with images of that sort, are not describing the state of things on earth, but the state of things in “Heaven,” or the mythological layer.” Robert Bly [ Iron John ]
“… But it was not just sexual acts producing both divine and human children that showed the King energy’s capacity to fertilize. This capacity to be generative was also the result of his creative ordering itself. … As the mortal king went, so did the realm, both its order and fertility. If the king was lusty and vigorous sexually, could service his often many wives and concubines and produce many children, the land would be vital. If he stayed healthy and strong physically, and alert and alive mentally, the crops would grow; the cattle would reproduce; the merchants would prosper; and many babies would be born to his people. … In the Bible, we see the same idea expressed in the stories of the Hebrew kings and patriarchs. Two things were required of them by Yahweh: first, that they walk in his ways, … We see King David taking many a woman of his realm, and having children through her. The point is that as these men prospered physically and psychologically, so did their tribes and their realms. The mortal king, so goes the mythology, was the embodiment of the King energy. The land, his kingdom, was the embodiment of the feminine energies. He was, in fact, symbolically wedded to the land. Always, the king’s culminating ordering/generative act was to marry the land in the form of his primary queen. It was only in creative partnership with her that he could assure every kind of bounty for his kingdom. It was the royal couple’s duty to pass their creative energies on to the kingdom in the form of children. The kingdom would mirror the royal generativity, which, let us remember, was at the Center. As the Center was, so would be the rest of creation. … So the king was the earthly conduit from the Divine World—the world of the King energy—to this world. … He was the central artery, we might say, that allowed the blood of the life-force to flow into the human world. Because he was at the Center, in a certain sense everything in the kingdom (because it owed its existence to him) was his—all the crops, all the cattle, all the people, all the women. … It was not only fertility in an immediately physical sense or generativity and creativity in a general sense that came out of the second function of the King energy through the efficacy of ancient kings; it was also blessing. Blessing is a psychological, or spiritual, event. … He did this by seeing them—in a literal sense, in his audiences at the palace, and in the psychological sense of noticing them, knowing them, in their true worth.” Robert Moore [ King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine ]
From a very sympathetic perspective, it’s not very hard to understand and to formulate the many reasons why the current system was constituted the way it is. For instance, the main premises of the constitution were freedom from tyranny and the prevention of the rise of oppressive power, leadership. Using another language we can say that it was based on a national level “father/mother wound” and the misunderstanding of our natures and of reality as a whole.
“In every era, humanity produces demonic individuals and seductive ideas of repression.” Henry Kissinger
“Order without freedom, even if sustained by momentary exaltation, eventually creates its own counterpoise; yet freedom cannot be secured or sustained without a framework of order to keep the peace.” Henry Kissinger
In one of his books, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, composed by William Blake and his wife, between 1790 and 1793, in the period of radical ferment and political conflict immediately after the French Revolution, we can see a clear picture of the lack of acknowledgment and repression of the natural energies and patterns, instead of accepting, incorporating, nurturing, developing them in the whole self, individually and collectively, … The repression and non-integration is usually motivated by the “conservative” mind’s fear. Of course, without the True Axis, Cause, Eternal Kingdom, … the energies are misused and can turn “demonic,” but repressing them is also a form of evil. | “Do not quench the Spirit; …” Paul | “I came to give life.” Christ | Movie example: The King’s Speech [ a repressed man. ]
“… Good is the passive that obeys Reason. Evil is the active springing from Energy. Good is Heaven. Evil is Hell. ” William Blake
Blake’s book is a clear example of misunderstanding the natural energies as “evil” because of wrong belief systems and because of a lack of knowledge and wisdom. There’s true evil in the world, but not our God given energies and soul patterns, which are to be developed, not repressed. Individuals with negative experiences in regards to leadership and the misunderstanding of our natural, golden energies, also tend to be very suspicious of leadership and hierarchies.
Systems based on suspicion, low propensity, and high analysis, incur low trust burdens including bureaucracy, politics, disengagement, and turnover, and they lose high-trust dividends such as innovation, collaboration and productive partnering from the part of the people and organisms it comprises. The most essential currency in a connected collaborative world is smart-trust.
The current federal system has evolved into a government with about $88.9 trillion [ $88,911,000,000,000 ] in debts, liabilities, and unfunded obligations at the close of its 2017 fiscal year.
Disconnected from the highest calling, true royal line of development, transcending cause, healthy relationship to archetypal patterns or cardinal virtues, evolutionary processes, humans have the tendency to become passionately attached to their opinions, usually motivated by concerns which do not have anything to do with the transpersonal Eternal Kingdom [ Axis, ] objective truths, … politics becomes inherently controversial and chaotic, reflexive of chaotic minds, instead of driven by cohesiveness, intelligence and the noble desire to build “Jerusalem” [ Metaphor for Cosmos. ]
Americans View Government as Nation’s Top Problem in 2017 | https://news.gallup.com/poll/224219/americans-view-government-nation-top-problem-2017.aspx
A pick into the collective subconscious | https://news.gallup.com/poll/228089/news-billy-graham-admired-list-times.aspx
We have to take into account that throughout the time of the American Revolution, when America was first constituted, the United Kingdom was operating as a kingdom [ empire format, ] but if they truly were life-giving back then [ Open Blue, or Blue viewed and functioning from the abundance mentality of the 2 Tier, SDI, ] exercising the functions of a legitimate Judeo-Christian Kingdom, blessing the colonies and fostering their progress, growth and development, introducing the true life of the Kingdom of Heaven, the main teaching and focus of Christ’s life, infusing them with the True Vision, why would the colonies want to disconnect from a great and life-giving relationship? Imagine the unleashing of life and creativity [ generativity, order, innovation, … ] and true world order that would have been a consequence of the conscious application of the Eternal/Universal Kingdom and process to our reality? America fought to disconnect, during the time of the American revolution, because Britain was acting from the tyrant pole of the “king energy,” and America wanted to be “free from tyranny.”
We also have to take into account that during the time of the American Revolution, the Founding Fathers didn’t have the “Kingdom on Earth as it is in Heaven” comprehensive view and framework as we now have. Most of their religious education was derived from misguided and disintegrated views, from the version of the Judeo-Christian faith handed over to them. For instance, George Washington was influenced by the Anglican Church and by the early “protestants.” They protested, but they didn’t have an integrated view and a firm foundation or framework for the interpretation of the “Kingdom” either. Judeo-Christianity wasn’t successfully integrated, in its true version, with the political aspects of the European Empires, nor was the conscious continuation and understanding of The Vision, on the mind of the European leaders, although the “Eternal King, God” rules over the kingdoms of men influencing and guiding the course of history.
One of the best Britain’s theologians and very influential of modern Christianity’s faith exerted: “We’ve All Misunderstood The Gospels,” after publishing his book “How God Became King,” with a partial view and understanding of the “Eternal/Universal Kingdom,” in 2016.
I’m not stating that the faith of many of the founding fathers wasn’t genuine, and I am not questioning the legitimacy of their relationship with the Almighty, and their partial understanding of the Kingdom of Heaven, but the lenses, philosophy and worldview, from which they applied “spirituality” to the political arena wasn’t very clear. They did take the step toward freedom, but liberty without the Axis and Framework is only one step in the process and unsustainable without the next stages. The system they designed reflected their physical, psychological, spiritual realities, beliefs and condition, and it was passed on to future generations through the configuration of the system of government and institutions.
On his Farewell Address, we can read president George Washington pointing to the need for spirituality and moral virtues, we can also see his repugnance toward poisonous religious intrigues in other writings from him, which I complemented with following thoughts by the beloved philosopher Dallas Willard.
“… Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, [ true ] religion [ source of spirituality ] and morality [ not misguided moral perfectionism ] are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity. Let it simply be asked: where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice? And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
It is substantially true that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government. The rule, indeed, extends with more or less force to every species of free government. Who that is a sincere friend to it can look with indifference upon attempts to shake the foundation of the fabric?
Promote then, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened …” George Washington, Farewell Address, September 19, 1796
“Of all the animosities which have existed among mankind, those which are caused by difference of sentiments in religion appear to be the most inveterate and distressing, and ought most to be deprecated. I was in hopes that the enlightened and liberal policy, which has marked the present age, would at least have reconciled Christians of every denomination so far that we should never again see the religious disputes carried to such a pitch as to endanger the peace of society.” George Washington, letter to Edward Newenham, October 20, 1792
“Religious controversies are always productive of more acrimony and irreconcilable hatreds than those which spring from any other cause.” George Washington, letter to Sir Edward Newenham, June 22, 1792
“The blessed Religion revealed in the word of will remain an eternal and awful monument to prove that the best Institutions may be abused by human depravity; and that they may even, in some instances, be made subservient to the vilest of purposes.” From an unused draft of George Washington’s First Inaugural address
“But the more “mainline” religious groups, if they would be honest, might find that their own models of leadership actually prepare the way for cult phenomena because they too use these methods to some extent.” Dallas Willard, Hearing God
“But because of ideas arising out of the eighteenth century—focused primarily through “British Empiricism” and the Kantian/Rationalist reaction to it in Germany — the richly informative language needed to nourish thoughtful faith in God is no longer functional in our cultural setting. The ideas of Modernity now dominate the academic centers of the world, even where they are not consciously identified or understood, and even where they are explicitly rejected. This is also true of many of the Christian seminaries where ministers and teachers are educated, and where it is commonly thought to be a deep question whether or not we can succeed in thinking about God at all or can speak intelligibly of him.” Dallas Willard [ The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life In God ]
“Somewhere, beyond the tension between the pop culture and the exquisitely manicured version of Christianity that continues to “ghettoize” itself into the 21st century, is a kingdom, older than time, available to all those who seek after it. | Very few look for the way to the gates of this kingdom, and even fewer call us in after them. Dallas Willard, noted author and philosopher, is one of those few who have experienced life beyond the gates, and has tirelessly pointed a broken-down generation to the reality of that kingdom. | “… we didn’t lose the concept of the soul overnight. It took a century and a half to get rid of it, and it was not gotten rid of on a legitimate basis, but on a basis of a series of philosophical misunderstandings that still plague us today—the most important one being that human life can be accounted for in physiological and chemical terms. Now, the fact is that we aren’t even about to begin to get started [doing] that. It’s just that that is our faith today! Our culture’s faith is in the sciences, and we don’t think of God and we don’t think of the spiritual aspect of the person as real. We still talk about it, of course, in endless discussions on public television or on Oprah. But, religion and spirituality is generally treated like this in our culture: it’s a big discussion and sells lots of books, but it’s not supposed to deal with anything that’s factual. ” https://relevantmagazine.com/god/deeper-walk/features/324-qaa-with-dallas-willard
Without providing a clear picture of reality, people have a tendency to get lost in it. We’ve been on a long journey of maturation and integration process, getting the King [ and Queen ] archetypal functions off of pharaohs and kings, and into a kind of leadership [ Kingship, ] in which the leaders know they are not God [ the Supreme Being, ] but children of God who must live and lead from and for the transcendent cause.
“I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth — that God Governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid?” Benjamin Franklin [ July 28, 1787 ]
“The political king is a part of a three-tiered world, and he derives his energy and authority from his ability to be transparent or receptive to the [ Invisible ] King above him. Few actual kings are that good, but the three-tiered world [ Eternal King > Inner King > Political King | Eternal or Spiritual Realm, Internal or Soul Realm, External or Physical Realm ] depends on his trying.” Robert Bly
This long journey and process we’ve been through, from self-centered kings into the Hebrew kind of Kingship [ connected to and co-working with the Sacred King, ] and then into the incarnation of Jesus Christ, where the Presence of the Eternal King comes into the human, … continuing right out of that we get “democracy,” where the cohesive self is the vessel [ with the patterns, functions, responsibilities, … ] which makes possible a democratic civilization, or democratic kingdoms and democratic republics, of course and again, taking into account that the cardinal virtues or soul patterns [ King, Warrior, Magician, Lover ] are developed and implemented, otherwise, democracy deteriorates into the tyranny of the masses, which in turn becomes vulnerable to autocrats and autocratic regimes.
“Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” ― Winston S. Churchill | Here, Churchill is speaking from the transition between tyranny and repression to freedom, not from freedom to authentic “democratic kingdoms/republics,” which includes building the patterns, not from oppressiveness and shadows, but from a place of freedom and understanding of the “Truth” and Original Design, where Order, hierarchical systems, are accepted and inclusive, based on understanding, truth and love, not merely forced.
The original Judeo-Christian process and prophecy is about the building of democratic kingdoms, in other words, genuine theocratic kingdoms, where the life, patterns and reality of the Eternal Kingdom permeates every individual and organism. They become mature individuals and institutions capable of responsibly participating in the creative process as great stewards of the cosmos and of the God-given free-will and divine soul patterns and energies, in a dynamic relationship with the Creator.
“God’s presence is everywhere around us. God is able to penetrate intertwine himself within the fibers of the human self in such a way …” Dallas Willard [ Hearing God ]
“The social order and organization at first projected out in the myth and ritual practices of the governing figure had a symbolic shape. The King was located symbolic at the cosmic axis or world center, and characteristically surrounded by a city-state that was constructed in the form of a quadrated circle as the pattern replicating the shape of the world or cosmos. With the democratization of the kingly forms, this center was now to be found within, the [ cosmos, “mandala” ] now the shape of the soul when it accomplishes its wholeness [ Eternal King > Inner King > Political King | King, Warrior, Magician, Lover ] and above all, rule now appearing as self-government, that is, psychic integration.
The mythic process of death and rebirth, world destruction and world creation, the clashes of opposing forces and their resolution, the establishing of renewed order in society, and the generating of life-giving powers, all the work of the earlier annual ceremonial process of renewal, now became recognized as the various aspects of the spiritual task of self-cultivation. Each of these elements that had been perceived as applying to the societal world now could be seen as representing one’s relation to one’s cultural world and also to one’s psychic world.
This history suggests that the ordering of a society starts with a reorganizational process expressed in the psyche’s symbolic imagery, whether in myth and ritual or in the corresponding intuitive mode of thinking. As a culture outgrows its past state and enters a new one, the restructuring thrust represents a healing in terms of self-organizing process, just as it happens also in the individual organism.
In this framework we can recognize the pattern of the evolutionary process in the development of the psyche and of the cultures it creates. This evolutionary process can be clearly traced through the differentiation of psychic potentials expressed in mythic imagery, and specifically through the development of mankind’s relation to the image of the center. This “archetypal” center, to use Jung’s language, is the source of each of the steps in psychological growth as the mainspring and governing function of the psychic organism’s experience.
… classical philosophies have consistently had their footing in a cosmology and cosmogony; so I began there, reviewing the current sciences of various sorts to help answer the question of where we have come from and where we are going in the creative process. … I was filled with a sense of wonderment at the grand panorama of the creative process, building upon itself layer by layer, atoms combining into molecules, these clustering to form living unicellular creatures, and cells joining cooperatively to construct the tissues of ever more complex organisms. The question pressing itself all the while was where is it going next? This time, in one of those transports that Maslow has described as “peak experiences,” I perceived that the thrust of evolution toward higher levels of order and complexity was now pointing toward its next phase, the creation of a new superorganism. I saw that if the highest achievement of this creative process so far has been the extraordinary configuration of energies that form mankind’s consciousness, then surely the next step is that of bringing together these individual psyches into an organic whole, which I saw as the “social organism.”” John Weir Perry [ The Heart of History ]
Just like in an individual’s life, collective and culturally, microstructuralization [ EKIKPK-KWML, building all the aspects of our inner and outer character ] doesn’t happen overnight and it cannot be achieved with the short-term problem-solving mentality. Pills [ acid or cocaine, … ] won’t solve our multidimentional cultural issues. New charismatic political leaders like the feel good or guilt and shame based fundamentalist churchian leaders, or pathological bi-polar business leaders [ like the ‘impulsive one’ who was co-chosen by Eternity to expose and, in a broader sense, help the leadership culture get rid of denail, ] or the “learn just to get an A+ on an exam” style of discipline, are not long-term solutions and sustainable framework for our nations/kingdoms. Beside the conscious connection to the Eternal Kingdom, Western civilization needs to understand and learn how to build inner and outer lasting structures on top of the “… that among these are Life, Liberty, …” step achieved at a very high cost [ hardwork and bloodshed ] by our forefathers. It will take a systematic and disciplined approach like the slow discipline of art, but making sure that we stop doing what doesn’t work on the Eternal scheme of things, for blind discipline without the True Vision, doing the wrong thing, is foolishness. We need to work in-sync with the Eternal Creator’s Vision of building the Heaven on Earth taught by the Great Master and Eternal King-Warrior-Magician-Lover Jesus Christ.
“My kingdom is not of this world … my kingdom is from another place;” “In it, but not of it;” “… ‘wind-hovering-over-the-water’ creation, the invisible moving the visible …” King Jesus Christ
Modernity has brought us many blessings, but it is still somewhat “intelligently” deceived about the main root problem affecting the culture, the absence of the True King and Queen “energies” and the wise, mature, and intelligent integration of our God-given archetypes and evolution.
My heartfelt wish to America and sister nations is that this will become true in your core, at the very center of who you are, about our Creator, His wisdom and creative evolutionary process: “You make known to me the Way of Life [ Real Life, ] in Your Presence there is fullness of joy, the pleasures of living with You forever.” King David
Using the words of one of the great advancers of freedom, Abraham Lincoln, “The best way to predict your future is to [co-]create it;” but not the kind of co-creation that happens from humans’ joint efforts based on rising slightly above divisive illusions and idiosyncrasies, but from the bond of knowing and acting in conjunction with the Spirit’s evolutionary process of building the New Heaven and New Earth — It’s unrelenting and unceasingly commitment to the fulfillment of the complete and legitimate vision initiated by the Author of the Universe.
When the bi-polar nations will reach the point of integrating the tradition of liberalism with genuine spirituality, nonexistent because of a mythic and impoverished view of Spirit, and disintegrating the tradition of conservatism from the worship of the ‘god in the brain’ or the worship of traditions, in exchange for the True, we can say that they have found the Way, Center, Axis, Kingdom of Heaven, and are consciously following the Spirit’s guidance to replicate the Order and Reality of Heaven on Earth. The downside of liberalism is that it replaced religious tyranny with economic tyranny. The god of the almighty dollar replaced the god of the pope, protestants, … the soul could no longer be crushed by ‘god’ [ small g, or religion ] but it could be crushed by the ‘factory,’ disintegrated corporate systems, … The key is that humans are wired for the Eternal Kingdom, for the True Center, for worship and communion with the Truthful, but deceived, fallen, blind, they’ve misdirect the need for the conscious connection to the Divine, and its work, toward the small g gods, religion, money, … We have to build “Jerusalem” [ metaphor. ]
The authentic Judeo-Christian mythological [ by myth I don’t mean it’s not true ] evolutionary process is the only hierophany that, beside redeeming all of creation to its original purpose and original design, it gives true meaning to the unfolding of history [ past, present, future. ]
The purpose of dissolving or transcending all attachment to visible reality, the familiar, dogmas, structural thoughts, hierarchies, false sense of self [ ego, ] in order to achieve union with “Energetic fields, Spiritual intelligence, Presence,” [ SDI, Turquoise, …”To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wild flower;” ] in other words, the process of attaining enhanced state of conscious awareness and union with “I AM” or “ALL” [ Colossians 1:16, ] is not to be disconnected or divorced from the physical reality, events, and work that needs to be continued by the “born again” Sons and Daughters of God, but to be reinvigorated from the deeper connection to Ultra-Reality, and to consciously, truthfully, meaningfully, [ knowing one’s true individual and collective purpose, ] advance the rebuilding of our inner and outer Structures [ SDI, Yellow, ] Cups, Containers, Hierarchies, Processes, Future … — the Eternal Kingdom on Earth as It Is In Heaven. Without structures, civilization degenerates into nothingness.
Amid the problems we face, there are many countless blessings and positive developments we must highlight, … our GDP per capita continues to grow, corporate profits continue to soar, the world’s population is on a continuous upward spike, … technological, scientific, medical, philosophical, spiritual, … advancements, continue to make our lives better in many ways, civilizations are continuously moving toward freedom and integration … Let’s aim to become greater stewards of the resources and domains our Creator has blessed us with, and let’s purpose in our minds and hearts to consciously seek first the Kingdom of Heaven and to advance the cause of our Creator — on Earth as it is in Heaven as we continue to build our world.
Have a great month of December, as we approach the end of another year and the beginning of a brand new one.