How do you feel about this?
On the stage of the world theatre, it has never been fully clear to me who are the white hats and who the black, as the drama of the last year played out.
Or to use the metaphor of the chess game, who plays with the black pieces and who with the white. But as I was reminded, at the end of the game, all of the pieces go back in the box.
In the midst of this game, while some say the new earth has ascended, I still see the black pieces of a new world being played. Perhaps they do co-exist, even need each other to be defined, like Batman and the Joker.
My experience of life depends on where I focus attention. If on the world, I will experience division and the fruits of separation and discord. If on the spiritual new earth, I will have the choice to experience oneness, and the fruits of natural harmony.
So when my mind gets nervous by overthinking things over which it has no control, such as the ascendence of a totalitarian technocracy, I remind myself of what choices it does still have, like giving priority to the essentials of relationships, nature, and the Now.
Thankfully, I can choose to participate in powerful technologies whose trusted developers are committed to a more egalitarian society, especially those of The Cardano Project.
I also have some choices to stop using technology designed to control me. For example, today during setup of a new laptop, Windows advised me that I cannot install apps which are not MS approved. I cannot install Chrome, Firefox, or any other browser, and am forced to use Edge. S Mode is for my own safety they say, and removing it cannot be reversed. But I *can* stop installation long enough to consider if I will allow fear tactics to dictate to me. No, I choose faith in something that is beyond big tech.
Even the prospect of a needle which could affect my body-mind in ways I would not choose, can be turned to an opportunity for strengthening my relationship with the True Self and subtle realms. That strengthening might be my only choice to avoid oblivion in the new world.
Here it comes to the nitty-gritty, where rhetoric and opinion no longer apply. To rephrase a line from a sci-fi movie, 'identify with the True Self, or die.'
That message is for me, and I take up the challenge with renewed vigor and confidence. Of course, it is not what I write but how I live which matters, and I am aware that the living doesn't always live up to the writing. It is a process, which perhaps I share too openly at times.
The challenges presented by the world of contrasts are in the separated mind, and the opportunities for successfully meeting them are *before* separation, in the unified field of feeling what is Now.
I am the One Being,
in divine duality,
feeling what is Now,
being moved by the One.
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Some interesting thoughts, and parallel to much I have been pondering on lately. Basically trying to not worry too much about the future but focusing on the now... and I also was thinking about chess, but kinda funny stuff... wondering why the queen is so much more powerful than the king, who she tries to protect and is just about the wimpiest player on the board... yet when he’s gone it’s game over... kinda a strange game.
But I do get nervous about the “ascendence of a totalitarian technocracy” and have to reel my mind back in to what’s immediately in front of me, remember my true self, and trust in the One. Thanks for sharing your insights!
I got lost in the length of the concepts being discussed. I've settled into a place where I watch the chess pieces being shuffled around on the board of life. I imagine who the players are and what their goals are. But I can't say that I know for sure. Plato's shadows and the cave fit pretty good.
My "job" is to keep myself from getting caught up in the game. It's still very tempting at times. With the passing of time I've learned to navigate back to my center. Keeping centered has been a great boon this past year. Don't know where I would have wound up if that hadn't been the case.
Thank you for your comment. It is helpful. As the writer I am not always (usually) aware of how it will come across to others. Often I am quite surprised. I relate to what you wrote about returning to center.
May I add your comment to my post?
Thanks for your thoughtful and hopeful post.
I believe there is much nuance in people, and it is rarely black and white in a complex world (even extreme positions can trigger their downfall thanks to feedback loops stemming from people finally saying "This is enough!" or "We are better than this!").
Instead of the metaphor of the battle, I believe a metaphor of "Ultimately, we ARE on this spaceship Earth together, no matter what" is useful... Looking at the future through the lens of the physical, emotional and mental health of children in one's neighbourhood is useful, local, and practical to build bridges along political fault lines.
"For example, today during setup of a new laptop, Windows advised me that I cannot install apps which are not MS approved."
You can install the applications (not the apps) if you want... I use Firefox and other browsers as necessary on my laptop. Personally I prefer Firefox, with containers add-ons (privacy-related software limiting the ability of websites to go cross-tab)
Very helpful comments. In the past I've been able to install Firefox in Windows. This time, the notices which came up during setup were more strict. It told me I could only install Firefox by disabling S mode, and that I should think twice before doing so, as that would adversely affect safety and performance. Also, if S mode is disabled, it cannot be restored.
That is quite a thoughtful post. Thank you for sharing with us.♡🐢 Personally, my view of the duality you are speaking of is a good more multi-dimensional.
To utilize your Chess game/pieces metaphor. Yes there is duality of the black and white pieces each group having a match. Only a win/lose /draw possible.
What I am hoping to describe is an unseen piece that has the capability of the entire set. And with that capability of movement and activity one may view and play an entirely different game. ♡🌺♡ Can you imagine that?
What I can imagine is one thing. What I can manifest in my experience is another. And that is one of the main gaps I am applying myself to bridge.
Yes I can visualize what you described very nicely. Can you tell me how to gain such a whole perspective, and embody it?
I appreciate your metaphor, will re-read, and would like to add it to my post, with your permission.