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Events in the past few weeks are prime examples of disturbance. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those killed, injured or influenced in any way to all that has transpired – anywhere in the world!

I want to share a quote from Mahatma Gandhi:

“I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before any one even at the cost of your life.”

Notice how quickly and easily the police and military ‘locked down’ specific areas in Boston? Noticed how compliant the people were? Notice how they could perform door-to-door warrantless searches of peoples homes? This is what martial law is all about and the state is getting very good at it. Why does it work so well?

Sure, fear is a part of it, but there is way more to this than fear. We all choose how we are going to react to any situation we are faced with. Some choose to turn and run away where others run forward to help and assist, despite the risks. Both were most likely facing their own fears in very different ways and with obviously divergent results as well. All told, most people will end up changing their lives and behaviors to accommodate the feelings they have around these kinds of events. That is why violence is still an effective tool to manipulate people with. It works very well!

To me, I recognize that one or more individuals were involved. These people continue to get away with actions like this because too many of us run away and hide. These terror experts win because we let them influence us. We respond to their terror and so they continue to use those tactics. Most people run towards the state for protection without realizing that the state is indirectly or even directly involved. The state will not and cannot protect you. That is not their interest or mandate. Their mandate is to teach you to be completely obedient and submissive.

What if blowing up people no longer results in mass fear and manipulation but instead results in solidifying our resolve and results in a level of confrontation that would shake the foundations of power throughout the world? Is this no different than standing up to the bully in the school yard? The last thing he / she wants is a whole bunch of attention or the mass of people turning on them.

In the end, I believe the vast majority of these events are planned and executed by those people behind the curtain. They need to manipulate people so that they can get their consent to give up even more liberties. The bullies get away with this day after day because we let them.

I for one admit that I am responsible for this. I have lived most of my life completely unaware of how easily I was manipulated and controlled. It took many years of work for me to get to the point where I am willing to surrender my body in order to protect my soul. I will no longer put up with this level of behavior. I refuse to change how I live because some lost soul decided to be a coward and wants to bully people so that he or she can get their way, build themselves up because they feel so powerless otherwise.

Matthew 10:28: And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

For me, hell is where we end up when we submit to fear, anxiety, despair, hopelessness and all those other feelings associated with surrendering ourselves or bowing down to others.

I bear witness to the evil acts of Man who do harm to others or take advantage of people in order to manipulate and control. Shame on all those lost souls hiding behind their masks looking to influence or bully public opinion so that they may exercise their power and control over others.

I strongly believe that the disturbance will continue until the majority of people find the courage, strength and fortitude to stand up and say NO! This will require confronting ourselves and ask the tough questions or confronting those who choose to trespass or choose to force their will against others. This will require coming to terms with who we are, how we feel and what it will take to establish healthy boundaries in our lives. As always, this comes down to our relationships and how we choose to confront those who violate or disrespect our boundaries. Courage, support and righteousness is required to stand up to the bullies in this world and especially to confront our responsibility and participation in it. I AM 100% responsible and accountable. Tough statement especially when realizing that my reaction to events outside of myself is purely my responsibility.

I always have a choice. This time around my choice was to reflect and meditate on what happened before I write about it.

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