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Reconstructing Our Global Reality

Chris Renzo, Contributing Writer
Waking Times

Our nation, the United States, is the richest and most powerful nation in the world. The rich live a decadent lifestyle, and there exists a large middle class, but tens of millions live in poverty. 50% million people [1/6 of our population] cannot afford basic health services. 15% of our people live in dire conditions. 85% of retired Americans, the most vulnerable demographic among us, live in poverty. We also have one of the highest infant mortality rates in the world. Yet how can this happen in the “wealthiest”  nation in the world? We all feel somewhat helpless don’t we? This helplessness does not feel good, and so we often suppress our compassion in an attempt to defend ourselves from the perverse inequality in this country and in the world. And sometimes, in attempts to ward ourselves from the pain, we blame those in povertyfor being in poverty. Subsequently, we look outside ourselves for the solutions to our problems. We want “someone” else to fix the big problems facing our world. Yet, when we do this, we subvert our ability to be optimally human by allowing “our leaders” to deal with our inner most spiritual and ethical dilemmas. The roots of this dilemma are psychological.

We need to be brave and observe the belief structures that uphold this current way of life. All of it. Do we really believe we are “survivalists?”  This belief supports our current destructive ways. Yet, I know, there is a place in all of our hearts that cries out to the injustice, to the destruction, and to the tyranny all around the globe.

We need to be brave and honest. We need to ask ourselves whether or not a concentrated group of people, those who have a detached interest apart from you and I, a group of people whom create the politics that govern the distribution of power and wealth, can really be trusted to the overall wealth of the entire collective of people?

I understand the confusion, the frustration, and the desperation we feel. The problem seems so beyond us and too big to deal with as individuals. And, therefore, we plead for our governments to fix our ills. But we need to bare witness to the possibility that our desperation gets us to oversee the truth that politics is a game of deception.

If we were really allowed to see all that went on in government, we would not choose to be governed at all. Governments aim is to convince us that the decisions it makes are for our own good. Yet this system allows for our food to be poisoned, in the name of profit.  It pushes us into war to protect its own interests, in the name of profit. It is a horror. And we are told that we are “survivalists.”  But are we really? Or is that what we are taught? Therein lies the deception.

Politics is a practical art. The political arena becomes a place where people of power seek to convince you that their self-interest is your own. In this process we abdicate our autonomy to a governing body that each day alienates itself further and further from the needs the common person. The 99%.

Now, this is not my attempt to bastardize America. I am pointing to an endemic of social system dysfunction that can be felt and observed everywhere. The governments no longer govern; they conduct deals for their own self-interest. War and dysfunction are their business. War is absurdly profitable for the powerful. Furthermore, over 50% of America’s hard earned tax money goes to fund the military: [Pie Chart]. “That’s the name of the game,” they tell us. “Freedom is never free,” we hear. But how are we free, if our social ethic condones the mass murdering of civilians and soldiers worldwide, in the name of profit? Is this really freedom?

On the surface it seems that no one is going to stand up to the outrage of inequality we see. Yet, there is an outrage building within the hearts of all of us. We are becoming more compassionate, and, I feel, more of us are becoming more aware of ourselves and each other.  We feel the outrage for the innocent children, with their rib cages exposed and swollen bellies, desperately looking for food at their local trash heap. If we are to evolve as a society, and as people, this perverse inequality cannot continue. And anything that gets in the way of progress should be made aware of and done away with. We must ask ourselves the ultimate question: Can self-interest ever be replaced by the best interest, the common interest, of humankind? If so, how?
The profit motive allows us to justify and condone our destructive ways of life. And who do you think keeps in place a way of life where the acquisition of wealth justifies the destruction of the world and the dis-empowerment of most of its people? The banks, those with the wealth and those in power. Those with the power would no longer retain power if they acted in the interest of the commoner. And that is why nothing ever changes.

But we must awaken to our own POWER! We have it, and it is within us. It is the invincible truth within you that no one can touch. Therein lies your true freedom and source of highest intelligence. Inside you exists your moral and social compass. Let’s realize that those with the power could no longer retain power if we awoke to our true nature as divine creators on a collective spiritual journey.

If our civilization is to evolve, we should be governing ourselves. We cannot grow and become great when we are constantly being told what to by government. Government influences everything in our lives. From education, to medicine, to our morals, and to what we know. Believe me, there is no elite of people who know better as to how the course of your life should unfold. Only you know what is best for yourself.

I suggest we get out of our minds and into our hearts and let OUR morals guide us. The highest voice within should be the voice that guides us into the future, not the voice of another of whom you elect to do so. There is a voice within you that loves and cares for everything. Listen to that. We may just see the world change!
You cannot legislate mortality. You cannot mandate equality. What we need is a shift in the collective consciousness, not an enforcer of collective consciousness. And we can only experience such a shift when we come to terms with the currently reality. Each of us needs to be responsible for what we see here. And we can only do that when we have equal compassion for ourselves, as well as for others. Only when we see another’s plight as our own will, we change the world.

The entire planet faces a crisis of consciousness. We must decide whether we can care for each other and move forward with a drastically new way of life. If we don’t, we may just destroy everything we have worked so hard to create. It is time for the world to stop kidding itself, to wake up, and realize that the only problem of humanity is a lack of love. Love breeds tolerance, and tolerance breeds peace.

The fastest way to get to a place of love and concern for humankind is to see that all of humankind is your family. When we awake to the the realization that we really are one giant family, our compassion will govern us. No longer will we see each other as separate and a new world ethic will be created and felt.  These are simple yet profound guidelines.  They can help us reconstruct our global reality and govern ourselves in a way that will truly create peace on earth.

About the Author

Christopher Renzo is a life coach and writer who specializes in helping others get in touch with their source of inner power and confidence to create a more harmonious life. He has been working with clients in a professional manner since 2009 and has been helping people with his intuitive gifts ever since he was a teenager. He holds the notion that once people understand the root of their troubles from a psychological and spiritual perspective, they can break free from the conditions that bound them to a life of discontent. Born and raised in the New York Metropolitan area, Christopher now resides in Berkeley, California. Please visit his excellent blog, Keen Awareness.

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  • Great article Chris! The insanity that prevails will only change when enough of us make the shift to the heart. So love – yes. It might sound airy fairy, but the truth is – love is the force that CONNECTS. What we have here, on the planet is a massive DISCONNECT. The wealthy and the rest of us. Demockery – haha, good one. That is it exactly. The illusion of democracy. The reason? we find ourselves being controlled by rampant ego-maniacs. These people are sociopaths, psychopaths, narcissists, ruled completely by fear and ego.The good hearts are filtered out, they don’t get to the top, to positions of power. Love is the opposite of fear and it is fear (and its agent, the ego) that has created the ‘situation’ we find ourselves in. It isn’t our fault – there are agendas at work here that were put in place eons ago. However, it IS part of our evolution to be here now, at this crucial time – where fear and ego have taken us to rock bottom. Now our task is to come together, replacing competition with cooperation, disconnection with connection, and fear, with love – and to create, together, a new earth. It’s a mission – that’s for sure. Coming together is crucial – and this we are seeing, all over the world. So there is cause for optimism. It WILL happen. But it may take a total collapse of the existing order first. At least we know we are infinite beings.

  • DarkStarAz

    “…the rich live a decadent lifestyle…” Per cpita the wealthy are no more decadent than the middle class or those in poverty. Probably less so.

  • the first democracy was a paid mob screaming “CRUCIFY HIM” ….


    although they were not voting…or speaking in “Yiddish”…

    learning a little history and using a little common sense would eventually lead to Men loving their children enough to find out the Truth…GET THE FACTS {straight}….and do what is Righteous.

    Jesus declares in Matthew 13 the “workers of iniquity” will be rounded up and put in a fiery furnace…

    True conclusions are only reached using true information, it is no mystery really that the Truth haters print the currency, own the media and operate a kosher crackhouse called CONgress…

    one can “tolerate” a rabid pit bull mauling a child for only a short period of time…{no offense to pitbulls intended}

  • What We call democracy today makes a mockery of very concept of democracy. So, I call it demockery.
    Real democracy will be a publicly owned and controlled, interactive system designed to transparently define and fulfill the true will of the Governed regarding anything that affects them. As the Peoples’ will is publicly defined, it will automatically begin to manifest.

    The claim that democracy has ever been a reality is pure propaganda. We, the over-governed, certainly never made the democratic decisions to have continuous war, to widen the wealth gap, to institutionalize crime, to incorporate government or Us or to reward the banksters with trillions of dollars for sabotaging the global economy as their banks continuously foreclosed Our homes in which they had NO INVESTMENT whatsoever.

    Having our friends and neighbors rule Us will certainly be infintely better than leaving Our rule in the very hands of the few psychotic banksters who’re waging their secret, eternal War On Us with every conceivable covert weapon. After all, only We will always have Our best interests at heart. Only We can’t be bought off or extorted! Our will CAN be done at long last!

    It’s time to try out genuine democracy ~ Our unity ~ our masters worst nightmare. We’ll run things Our selves… but from our easy chairs at Our convenience from our personal reality control consoles at‘s Issue Forum System or some system like it. Let’s responsibly assume our rightful power, create real democracy, get reality firmly under Our control and ensure peace, justice, security and prosperity for Posterity! (And, you better come along to make sure it’s done right.)

  • kris

    I’m not into this love-and-light stuff. What’s needed is a complete turf-out of self-interested politicians and a cleansing of all seats of government all round the planet. There is oodles of money stashed away in huge accounts, controlled by the wealthy 1%, while the rest of us have to work and pay taxes, or receive benefits if working opportunities have been destroyed. Of course, many receive nothing at all.
    I’m not in America, but Europe, where smug politicians are driving towards “harmonisation”, a trick designed to convince the people of Europe that they should unite as one country, despite the massive differences in culture, economy and language. Such unity is actually communism, where everyone is reduced to the lowest common factor; personal aspiration is squashed, individuality frowned on and legislated against. The enforcement of “equality”, so that people have no gender, no identity, no recognition as male or female; where husband and wife are words being eliminated, as are mother and father, as “equality” rips through the institution of marriage and the churches.
    A Europe where the nation-state is being vilified and people are fed weasel-worded propaganda to brainwash them into worshipping the federation of Europe as an ideal country, with their “masters” in control in Brussels.

    I hate it all. Don’t bang on about love and compassion saving the world. It won’t. It will only be useful AFTER we’ve got rid of all the lying control-freaks that currently run our lives, and that will need force; violence if need be. THEN money will be released and THEN the mending can start.

    • Great comment!

      One of the first things People will do when We get real democracy started is to apprehend the banksters (all predators) who unlawfully own the so-called “free” world and Us, confiscate their stolen quadrillions of Our wealth and redistribute it directly and equally to their victims: the People. That should kick start the global economy that they destroyed and enable children to play outside again. See my comment below.

    • Rachel

      I think you misunderstand what the author means by this necessity for ‘love’. So many people already know about how corrupt and screwed up the world has become, but do not know what to do, and lack the strength to do whatever that is.

      The idea of love being key is based on the understanding that with love comes a connection to our true self who is very strong and knows just what to do–not based on logical reasoning alone, or even the need to think, but just to act in an instant, everytime perfectly, understanding what needs to be understand every instant, perfectly, in a way that is completely untouchable by the simplicity of our mundane thinking brains and purein essence, truly perfect, flawless.

      Simple reasoning with logic cannot even touch this type of reasoning, this power, this “love”. Music teaches it, dancing…art that improvises, life that improvises, words, poetry. That is what I think the author means. Love makes things better, the whole world better, the more love, the better the world, the more love, the better the “government” (or “anarchy”).

    • “Federation of Europe” could be named United States of Europe or “666.”

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