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Random Ramblings: Changing the Perceptions of Society
Creating the Ripple Effect
Remembering what it is we are, we must now change our perceptions, radically, about what has value. Our culture caters to the material; the more you own the more you are envied and revered. People are measured by their net worth.
We need to change our value to what has been contributed to the benefit of All Life. What have you done to improve the evolution of living things? What have you done to help energy to thrive through the manipulation of the physical? Money and material possessions can’t be taken with you when you leave this life behind. But the physical effort, the ways you move the material world, will affect the outcome for all, including you. There will come a time for you to return and continue the work you left off previously. The ripples you leave behind will either stimulate things to progress further, or they will shimmer for a moment in time, and then fade.
Make a Ripple that Lasts
Fame and fortune, notoriety, these things shimmer for a moment in time, and then fade. Famous CEOs for a company will be replaced by new CEOs. The same with actors, singers, sports stars – any high profile face. They will shine brilliantly for a moment in time and then fade and blend in with all of the other shining stars that came before and after them. Sure, it is a thrilling, exciting, high profile life with all the money and possessions you could possibly want. But when they grow old and pass away, what is it they leave behind? Will their fame and fortune be their lasting legacy?
Well, yes, someone will profit from that, of course. But their lasting legacy will be for all the things they won’t be remembered for at all. Their legacy will be the result of all the ripples they created in the physical world that advanced the evolution of All Life. It will be the things they did that inspired others to get up and manipulate the physical and make the world a better place.
The songs that live forever will be the ones that move people into action. The movies that live forever will be the ones that inspire. The people who will be remembered forever are the ones who managed to move the material masses in great waves by quickening the spirits of energy that embody them. Do you see? It’s the physical action that has the profound lasting value; it’s the energy that will affect evolution and the future of All Life. Not the money, glitz and glamour.
We See Our Reflection in the Reaction of Others
I understand the draw of fame and wealth - wanting to have more than others, wanting to be upper class. Survival of the fittest was one of the most profound ways energy managed to evolve Life, and it is a part of our becoming physical. It plays a big part in us, as energy, forgetting what it is we are. When we opened our eyes to the overwhelming feeling of the physical world – sight, touch, scent, flavor – we wanted to experience and have ALL of that, and forgot what we were supposed to be doing. We are here to tweak and perfect what we have managed to evolve over eons as ethereal energy only. We forgot, and we became me.
But now, knowing where the true value lies, there should be absolutely no stigma at all with working, sweating, and getting dirty. Unfortunately, this is going to be a hard perception to break through. It will require a massive paradigm shift in the thinking of all the masses of humanity. Master and Slave, Aristocrat and Commoner, Upper and Lower Class, caste systems, will have to become a strange way people used to live in the past, and people will have to be valued for all aspects of the work they do, both cerebral and physical. The truth is, all the work must be done by someone. All work has value.
The reason an equal society cannot thrive today is because, for most, physical labor such as cleaning toilets is beneath them. Labor is degrading. Living a life of leisure is the ultimate goal.
The ultimate goal should be living a healthy, productive, happy life, filled with love and contentment. We all know that even the folks living in the lap of luxury are not experiencing this; but by altering our thinking, All Life could be experiencing this. We simply need to remember what we are.
Speaking for myself, I have no problem getting on my hands and knees and scrubbing the floor. I do not feel the people who are working at their desks watching me are above me, or better than me. They are busy doing a different job. It's all work, it all needs to be done. Why is one kind of work considered degrading?
And why do people have to be so hostile about having to work?
Here's the thing. I think if the President of the United States, or the Queen of England, sees a pile of dog poo in their yard, they should be able to bend over and bag it up and throw it out, and not see it as beneath them or degrading. They should simply see it as something that needs to be done; and do it.
People seem to want to do the least amount of work they can in a day, and get paid for it. You have to be at your job 8 hours a day regardless. Standing around makes for a very long, boring day. So - clean. Start picking the gum off the bottom of the tables, clean out the garbage cans, do the paper shredding, organize the equipment room. Do something. Moving your body and using it is good for you! Why do people PAY to go to a gym when they can get paid to sweat at work?
Why shouldn't you sweep the floors or wipe down a window? Because you didn't go to college just to end up doing that? Because you are worth too much or get paid too much to do that sort of work?
Or, is it really because you don’t get paid enough to do that sort of work?
Why do people think like that? Why are they too good to vacuum their own offices?
The perception that people who do sweaty, hard work are of lesser value than a doctor, a CEO or a musician is a completely false perception. People who work and work hard should be treated with the same respect and valued for their abilities. But that certainly is never going to happen if people with intellectual abilities can't possibly be seen getting down on their knees to scrub a floor. Why can't they?
In today’s society, people actually prefer to pay to go to a gym and work up a sweat, producing absolutely nothing. How does this benefit and balance life? Doing some physical labor at work can produce the same sweat, while doing something useful and productive in the process.
The only way to create a great change in perception is to get out there and make it happen. Writing about it won’t help. Reading about it won’t help. Do you want to have an effect on the future of All Life, the way we evolve? Then you have to do. You have to act. The ethereal energy you are must manipulate the matter around you. Create the ripples that will stimulate things to progress further.
It will be discouraging at first. People may seem to look down their noses at you while you scrub the floor of your company break room. You will face all sorts of resistance. People will flatly tell you; well, you can do that, but I'm certainly not going to! In fact, I wish you wouldn't, because the boss will start expecting me to work like that, too! You need to stop, so the rest of us can continue as we are. We have “cleaning people” who can do that!
People will actually resent you for working, until they understand what it is you are trying to do. Standing alone is uncomfortable, difficult work; nothing is so hard to do as a thing that goes completely against the grain of our whole society. These are exactly the ripples that we need right now. People need to remember what it is we are doing here.
Peer pressure should have no effect, other than to open a door for you to explain what it is you are doing. When people criticize, shrug it off and say, I have to be here anyway; I might as well be working and doing something useful. Don’t expect anyone else to help you, and don't condemn others for not helping you - doing this will have the opposite effect to obtaining your goal. Make these changes in your daily routine yourself, and trust that the ripples you create will have some effect. It may take months or even a year, but people will start to follow suit, especially when they see the benefits the work is having on your health and self worth. Everyone should do their physical work with the same attitude that they do their mental work; with their heads held high and the knowledge that this is work that someone must do; and you are, in fact, someone.
People will change, people will start to follow your lead, because, deep down, we are all connected, we are all of the same energy, we are all a piece of God. We all know on some level what it is we are and what we are doing here. Just have patience; lead by example, and the energy we are will wade up to the surface of the physical, and they will remember. Over time, as more and more start to lead by example, the imbalance created by the evolution of our physical “I” will level out and begin to balance in harmony with our energy “We”. We will remember what we are here for, and start manipulating the physical to evolve the way we want it to evolve.