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We Built A World For Our Egos, Now We Will Build For Our Souls

We Built A World For Our Egos, Now We Will Build For Our Souls

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Published by Denise Gibel Molini
We are facing a new world, one that is brighter because it shines from within
We are facing a new world, one that is brighter because it shines from within

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Published by: Denise Gibel Molini on Oct 18, 2009
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We Built A World For Our Egos Now We Will Build For Our SoulsOver the past seven or eight years, with increasing urgency, people have beenasking me when things will go back to the way they were; when life will return tonormal? We should not seek to once again walk that path that brought us here.That is recovery. We need to forge a new path, let us not recover, let us recyclethe lessons that we learned from that past and create a New World, one that doesnot reach to scrape the sky but to touch the heart of Heaven. Now is our chanceto redefine what it means to be a human, and not an animal.We are at the end of an age, imagine, lets say, one of those plastic bottles ofElmer’s glue that squeezes out. In the beginning, when it comes out it is smooth,tight, solid, dependable, it goes where it’s put, precisely and easily. But as theend draws near it may begin to slow down, requiring more force to get it out, butstill, it comes. Once the end is reached, it comes out in jumps, starts, andsprays, it is almost impossible to direct, control, or depend on.All of us alive today have been born at the end of this era, the Age of Pisces.The twentieth century was a critical century for mankind. The number 19 is akarmic number. It represents the needs of the self (1) versus the needs ofhumanity (9). This was the essence of the century, it highlighted separation fromthe whole, whether separation by race, religion, nationality, or economic status,we dealt with the loss of and the fight for human rights (9) throughout the world.We were forced to face our dark side. It first came to light with the Nazi’s andtheir attempt to annihilate the Jewish people. We have witnessed the Black peopleboth in the United States, South Africa, and other counties being hung, killed,and treated as second-class citizens, we have seen many attempts at racialcleansing throughout this century and watched millions of people being slaughteredin tribal wars, and we have done nothing as Africa dies of AIDS. Nothing has beenmore open and in our faces than the issue of the rights of the few versus therights of the whole.We have been forced to see that there is a gap between the image that we held soproudly of ourselves as civilized beings and the reality of our darkness; we beganto perceive our frailty, this has been our first unconscious inklings thatperhaps, we could not trust ourselves or, for that matter, even life. It was thefirst, microscopic fissure in our façade. We began to speed up the pace of ourlives: to get more life into a day, and more living into a life. Woman, afterworking in plants and doing the jobs that were previously held by men, began tofeel that they could do more, have more, be more.A generation of children was born into this atmosphere of dissatisfaction, andconfusion. These children absorbed the emotions, existing all around them, intotheir souls; they observed the shattered image that man had once held with pride.Hidden in the closets were the skeletons of bigotry, hatred, and hypocrisy, whichscreamed out at them. This was a generation driven by an evolutionary intent tobegin the process of exposing what was hidden by questioning the lies that hadheretofore been accepted as natural. They came in to begin the dismantling of anage. They brought prejudice out into everyone’s faces to deal with; they insistedon civil rights, and woman’s rights. They demanded a world in which their parentshad only pretended to live.Aware that their parent’s generation had stood idly by, while Hitler massacredmillions; made them commit to not just standing by and watching. They fought,peacefully, and violently, they lived hard and many died young: they were driven.Yet, it was also a generation whose strength was its numbers; that Vietnam thinnedout badly, and whose weakness was its youth and its idealism. It made an enormousdifference, but what it didn’t do, what it couldn’t do, was reach its goal; it
 
could not create a beautiful world. It couldn’t do it because it ran up against agreen wall of money and power. It believed that it knew the enemy, and the enemywas in front of it and had the power. So, it decided to regroup, go into the worldto obtain the power from the enemy and change the world. Unfortunately, It did notknow that idealism does not die, it transforms into cynicism. And when we get thepower we become the enemy because the enemy does not have the power, the enemy isthe power.We, unknowingly, took the last step towards becoming the enemy…we turned our eyesto the power we needed to obtain our goals and through the power — lost sight ofthem. Power easily becomes Force. It is the ring in Lord of the Rings, and onlythose without desires can wear the ring, wield the power without being devoured byit. Our goals were full of God, but, when we turned to power and money, we becamedistanced from God. The light of God is a soft and eternally burning flame but thelights of the material world are like the lights of New York City at night. Theman made lights are blinding, and make it harder to see the other lights, untilthey finally go out, by whatever means they go out — and they go out quickly; orthey burn us out quickly.The big lights are hungry, and greedy, they draw us in like moths to a flame, andso the closer we get, the more we want them, we become addicted until we overdose.The lights have become both stronger and stronger while the soft flame both harderand harder to find. Many of us joined the quest to put the ring where no one couldfind it. Few of us emerged untouched by the lure of the darkness that shines likeneon lights. And by the time 1994 came along, we saw on television one million menwomen and children being brutally slaughtered in Rwanda, just as our parents hadknown about the Nazis and just as our parents turned a blind eye to the Nazis, weturned a blind eye to Rwanda…again, we did nothing. Since then, we have watchedrepeatedly as outbreaks of brutality and genocide have swept the world. As theymight say in Star Wars, “The Dark Side is strong in humankind.”Imagine being God. You have a garden that you created with love…into that gardenyou put the children who are the most precious to you. You provide them witheverything they could possibly need. But they see something perhaps brighter andshinier than everything else and they turn away from what you offer them — and goto all that glitters. It is that old tree in the Garden all over again. Weconstantly create new kinds of shiny golden calves. Generation after generation ofmen and women are seduced, we bite the shiny apple, we worship the shiny statuewhile God looks on and sees His once beautiful garden all cut up, five of Hischildren have ninety-five percent of the world locked up behind huge walls, whilethe other ninety-five of his children starve outside.This is not the first time that He has watched us do this. The weak and oppressedunite to defeat the strong, then they in turn become the strong and oppress theweak; after the oppression becomes too much, again the weak unite and again thecycle starts over. The next step is that the stronger of those on the outside ofthe wall storm it and seize the resources…with the intention of sharing them amongall, and then they decide to hoard rather than to share and then rebuild the wallsonce again; the persecuted becomes the persecutor they once defeated.Part of our divine impulse is to create, it is inborn — if we cannot create wecannot survive. Yet, we are continuously being devoured by our creations becausewe keep falling in love with them. Or, we become so enamored with our owngreatness that, reminiscent of Narcissus, we keep falling into our reflections anddrowning. And in the image of Adam and Eve, we keep biting the apple. It is partof our nature and most of us sadly have been unable to rise above it.The story of man’s birth, man’s temptation, man’s heroic effort to overcome, and

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