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20/20 Hindsight

Updated on April 27, 2019
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Thanks to John Hanson, Elijah was inspired to write a poem after a fourteen year dry spell, as a thank you to him the following is written.

20/20 Hindsight

Yes my Brother John,

I served too when I was young

a two-year stretch in Vietnam

in a war that was a US sham

to revenge a US torpedoed ship

done by the US to make the trip.


Foolish are the young conditioned well

to believe the lies their governments tell

to risk their lives defending our homeland

when it was a plot they had planned

where thousands of American's lives would fall

in a war where a victory had no way to come at all.

The explanation

Hindsight has 20/20 vision for observers who will take the time to analyze their days of youth, as I did, while so many were prevented from having that privilege. At first I was angry upon discovering the truth until I realized everything that happens is a repeat of thing that has no beginning nor end for allowing the law of Karma to be fulfilled. Since I see it as Karma in action and have overcome eating from the tree of "the knowledge of good and evil" I just say "It Is" and live with the purpose I now see for everything.

© 2019 Elijah A Alexander Jr

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    Elijah A Alexander Jr 

    7 months ago from Washington DC

    I know that feeling, Manatita, it is something I often felt until I discovered the full meaning of karma (see my "Jesus' Karma") and realized what I did had been done to me as that body or I will enter it and do it to another life-force in this body. Since then I don't retaliate many incidents, I usually say to myself since this is my last incarnation, "they'll remember this when they're in this body" and let it go. That's how I forgive, just give it to spirit in that way.

    Peace.

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    manatita44 

    7 months ago from london

    It is an outpouring from a Heart of Love. True, one need not use the word. Sometimes I feel a sweetness which I cannot explain and it is usually when I'm offering myself to others. But it needn't be. It can happen when I am walking away from the temple and am just looking at the flowers or a sheep or a car. Anything really, but back to forgiveness.

    Before all this happens, there are sometimes knots in the Heart that needs to be removed. Father against daughter; mother against son or man against man. Inner resentments are like dark veils, like curtains, covering the Light of the sky.

    I had an argument with a senior at work some four months ago. She was in a very high position and resented my approach, even though I was right. She reminded me of her superiority (People tend to do that, when cornered or insecure). But I lifted my voice and she was hurt. I took this home with me but as it was unusual for me, it did not sit well in the Heart. So I came back and apologised and brought two gifts. I was fine then.

    So Bro, perhaps we can say it is a letting go of the inner unease so that the Light, like the sun, can come in. Or we can just do positive actions, acknowledge Grace and wait for inner instructions as we do daily. Our Lord is always merciful. This time you made me chuckle, though.

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    Elijah A Alexander Jr 

    7 months ago from Washington DC

    Yes I know, Manatita, the word "forgive" is said in almost every source teaching "the way to enlightenment" but I haven't found a satisfactory definition for the it so I just say "there's nothing to forgive" and will continue today it until someone provide me with a meaning that suggests what I believe it means. What I BELIEVE it's saying is "via Karma it will also be done back to you and the act will have been returned to you." Nothing else comes close as far as I can see.

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    manatita44 

    7 months ago from london

    "The ancient discovery.

    Forgiveness, forgiveness, forgiveness.

    Is the only real way to happiness." 'Sri Chinmoy.

    If we consciously embody God, Great! If not, we need to be careful not to contradict those with actual and constant contact with Spirit. Reflect. Since you seem to love Christ, you will understand.

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    Elijah A Alexander Jr 

    7 months ago from Washington DC

    Thanks for reading it, Manatita, but there is nothing to forgive. What needed is to seek to understand cause, effects and consequences to find relief from OUR discontentments OUR ignorance imposed on us.

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    manatita44 

    7 months ago from london

    Good. Beautiful! Insightful!

    Evil exist to appease his daughter: greed - a product of ignorance. Let us forgive as our Lord. Excellent piece!

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    Elijah A Alexander Jr 

    7 months ago from Washington DC

    Thank you bro. John, what you say is so true all over the earth. Since the year 1898 that I know of every foreign war the United States has been in were caused by nan act of Treason by the US government except Korea I don't know how we got involved in it. Not counting Korea it averages one Treasonous caused war every 20 years since then. Plus here, there has been the Treasonous declared War on Drugs which arrest the people rather than just the drugs here since 1971.

    I don't believe to "trust everything to the law of karma you will have a much more peaceful existence" is true. For karma to pay everything back to everything that done anything to another life force existence has too repeat itself exactly the same way unceasingly. Peace can't happen except for the short time the "son of man" governing the world brings it for those who have balanced their earthly karma to live environmentally as they are required to live while replenish earth for the alternative civilization and while this civilization is begins again some 98,000 year from this one's end. Every life-force has to reincarnate as everybody who did something to them and they did something to before they are raptured to another destination within this zeroverse.

    I have it set so I have to accept every post, I don't want what happened to Eric here and I accepted both so others who read all or most posts will know.

    Thanks for your concern.

    Peace.

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    John Hansen 

    7 months ago from Queensland Australia

    I did comment here, Elijah, but it hasn’t appeared. Did you receive it?

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    John Hansen 

    7 months ago from Queensland Australia

    Thanks you for sharing your story verse Elijah. Our Governments and authorities tell us so many lies in order to get there way or push their agenda that it is hard to have faith in anything they do. In this instance the US torpedoing one of their own ships, but their have been so many other instances e.g. fake weapons of mass destruction and IRAQ, even theories about Pearl Harbor. It is not just the US Government at fault either, all governments lie for their own agendas. If you can trust everything to the law of karma you will have a much more peaceful existence.

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