[Excerpt from TT: 2005-02-13]
[flimflamdamn] I know that I almost always ask about current events, so I’m sorry if this question is in any way redundant. But here goes:
[M Entity] We do not require qualification of your questions, nor an apology. But you know this.
[flimflamdamn] The government of my country seems to be more and more dangerous, both domestically and abroad. And so many of my fellow Americans seem to be asleep, self-obsessed, and ignorant of the rest of the world, just buying the whole program that’s being sold to them. I and many people I know feel that our spirits have been broken, that we no longer live in a democracy, and we are frightened of our environmental and political future, not just here but all over the world. Right now, everything seems so status-quo, and the most destructive, selfish people seem to be getting their way in everything – I sense a future of diminished choice and degraded lives. What are the strongest probabilities this year, in this respect, and/or in terms of global or national events that affect us all? I should say I FEAR a future of diminished choice.
[M Entity] In terms of “diminished choice”, we are assuming you refer to the privileged level of choices afforded the American lifestyle?
[flimflamdamn] no…more like, the choice to control ones’ reproduction, the choice to live in a healthy environment, the choice to be part of a peaceful rather than war and fear-driven nation; not the choice to drive a Hummer or live in a McMansion; the choice to send one’s kids to school, to be able to live rather than survive – that is what I refer to.
[M Entity] The choice to “control one’s reproduction, live in a healthy environment, and to be part of a peaceful nation” are still quite local to the United States’ established privileges.
[flimflamdamn] well then, perhaps that is what I am asking about.
[upstaate] unfair distribution of the nations wealth?
[flimflamdamn] Hard-fought freedoms
[M Entity] If that is the case, we see no specific blows in the lack of choice afforded the United States’ people in the year ahead.
We suggest that the dynamic of division within the United States is not one-sided. The chief features of the older souls are as strong a contributor to the divisions and turbulence and fear as any younger soul.
Consider the structure of a school:
Physical Age would determine the levels of responsibility afforded the different groups of people participating in that school. Physical Age would determine the levels of (or circles of) choice allowed the different groups of people participating in that school. Physical Age would determine the available wisdom accessible to the different groups of people participating in that school.
Consider that the “adults” are the Older souls and that they have resigned to levels of simple criticism, superiority, and other methods of huffing in disgust at the children. The population of children (younger souls), of course, outnumbers the population of the adults (older souls), so it is valid that there is very little that can be done to herd the mass of children into order by the adult standards.
[flimflamdamn] but lately the children seem to be running things…and they seem bent on destruction.
[M Entity] There are only two methods that an older soul can regain a sense of peace in that environment: through RESTRICTIONS or through FREEDOMS.
[Tibtyc] Adults stand aside and just watch…
[M Entity] Restrictions would require a great deal of energy that is usually not interesting to an older soul to expend. However, if that choice were to be made, it would mean a grand implementation of order to remove the ability of the young to make their own choices.
[flimflamdamn] sounds disagreeable
[M Entity] In fact, most literal adults use this method to train and grow literal children. The effects of that restriction, of course, are only to directly benefit one group of people, the adults (or older souls).
The other choice is through the method of FREEDOMS. This means that the older souls, or adults, OFFER alternatives, educate those who are interested, and create paths that can help funnel the energy of the younger.
[freyaisissuz] sounds like the Super Nanny’s
[Tibtyc] Choice, and not Laws…
[M Entity] This then gives peace to the adults because now the experience of the personal world can begin to be filled with accomplishment, meaning, and support for the choice toward peace. This also diminishes the destructive effects of the younger souls because it only takes one fragment out of 1,000 fragments to change the minds, hearts, and actions of that 1,000.
[upstaate] can you give us examples of the RESTRICTIONS?
[M Entity] Examples of Restrictions might be: Lock-downs; Public Humiliation; Broad Judgments and Punishments; Removal of Services; Apathy; Callousness; Resignation; Force.
Of course, the globe and life are not as simple as a school, but we use that analogy as a means of simplifying.
[flimflamdamn] How does this apply to the very real dangers of what our leaders are doing, secretly and explicitly?
[M Entity] Leela, this applies in a very real way. Rather than brooding about and condemning the children of your world, much can be done to funnel that energy into creating choices and paths for those who CAN support your vision of a peaceful world.
The world is currently in no better or worse position environmentally, politically, socially, or politically than 10,000 years ago or before. There are simply more people, more choices, and more exposure. There is a tendency for the older soul to generate the worst visions of reality when there is an overwhelming diet of exposure to tragedies in the world. Those tragedies will exist with or without your consent and approval.
We do not suggest one disengage from the reality of tragedies in your world, but we do suggest that you are not the parents of the world and that the children will eventually learn. You did.
[flimflamdamn] thank you. This does help. I still fear the children who have nukes…but this does help.
[M Entity] The horrors that each of you imposed on the freedoms of other fragments across your lifetimes are as much a part of this world as the current horrors being explored among other souls.
Use your energy and your ability to choose as a way to input into the world what you most want from it. Simply condemning the world to tragedy and impending loss is more telling of how you perceive your own life than as an accurate perception of your shared world.
Leela, people do not “have to learn through horror.” People CHOOSE to learn through horror. It is quite popular.
As soul ages become more condensed and exponentially accelerating in growth, so do the apparent horrors seem match, as this is a very quick way to learn.
Consider the deflection of a child’s hand from fire through your verbal restriction and intervention. Nothing was learned except that the adult is afraid of the orange light. A child who touches the flame will rarely, if ever, intentionally touch a flame again.