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First thing this morning, I fell asleep during my prayer and meditation time, next I opened all the cupboards in the kitchen in search of stimulating foods, then I paid a couple of bills and started my laundry. It was raining too hard for a walk.   I stared at the computer monitor for nearly 20 minutes and I know why I did all these distractions.   Sometime yesterday, all the pieces of the questions integrated into the big picture. I know that once I have seen and studied the big picture I cannot go back.   I am free to wander back and forth through the doorway, but I am not able to stay on the historic side.  I have moved on and I am surveying the landscape but have not taken the first step.   Writing this morning is the first steps.

This is a giant thing I have integrated and my steps are tentative and not balanced or coordinated.  I received several confirmations that what I was experiencing was true and that indeed I had made a leap of faith and landed on solid ground.

One question that I was asking was why are “they” attacking women’s issues and women’s health.  The “they” being conservative politicians.  It is primarily because it looks like they are balancing the budget by taking irresponsible, loose women off the agenda and forcing them to be responsible, also if they can keep women fighting with other women they can go about their agenda and women will not notice what is going and focus on the controversy.  That is one of the oldest tricks in the playbook – keep them distracted by fighting with each other.

You might want to peruse TIME’s 16 Notorious Powerful Women

Another question surfacing is why are the folks who created the biggest budget deficient in history, loudly proclaiming that “It’s all about the budget?” This just makes me take a bigger look at what is going on with the budget and the people’s money.   As far as I can tell, it is not anything about the budget, it is all about paying the price for taking so much corporate money to get into power and the promises made to achieve the perceived powerful reference point.  The Supreme Court already gave corporations more power than individuals and Wall Street is once again running its own show – bypassing the new regulations, why would they be yelling about budgets? Distraction.   It is because folks have heard about budgets during their whole lives, but most of them do not know how to use them and count on others to take care of it. Economics is hard to understand. The people are made to feel like they did something very naughty and now they must pay the price. Bring on the taxes because Bad Behavior is not to be rewarded. We deserve this.

Since most of the teachers are women attacking the teacher’s union, schools and rights was a fairly huge mistake.  I was so happy to see that the people responded and spoke loudly and clearly – you may not have our rights.  Were there enough people watching?  Understanding?   It is particularly important now that we understand that is was not about balancing the budget, but it was about taking away millions of dollars from schools, teachers, and power from unions in order to give corporations more millions of dollars in tax breaks.    The public outcry produced the researchers doing their homework and getting out the word.  Now I had an answer to why these states’ Governors were being so foolish, and I was relieved to see that at least one is denied access.

Then to top it off I am seeing the fear machine working overtime to keep turmoil going and more and more individuals being demonized into the OTHER .

So here am I on the first day of Lent, with a 40 day carbon fast lined up, and my spiritual practices lined up and the disciplines of my routine in order and I am still avoiding understanding what my actions need to be.  I feel a tremendous responsibility because I can see the big picture.  What is my next step? Steps?

My Father understood what was going on over 50 years ago and he watched carefully the empire building in South America and the disastrous takeovers in Poland and Eastern Europe.  He saw how it played out in education circles and human lives.  He hungered for discussions and was always teaching me to listen and think. He felt education was the key.  One cannot allow themselves to think that these actions do not involve me, because we are all one and the same on one planet.

Never stop learning, endure the heat of the desert, always listen, trust yourself and the next steps will be revealed.

When do you know you are avoiding?  How do you take responsibility for your knowledge and actions? Will you take action?  Do you Confront? Educate? Or Reward?

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16 Responses to “Integration of Ideas”

  1. Hilary Says:

    Hi Patricia … everyone is so busy putting everyone else down – we should try to build each other up .. life is difficult at the best of times.

    I just keep myself on the up – and encourage all bloggers to do the same .. and out of necessity .. as I don’t have the time or the energy to give away … I tend to stay away from topics that are likely to encourage too much discussion or create dissention .. news, politics, religion, etc ..

    Cheers .. not desperately inspiring .. but that’s me for now .. Hilary
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    Patricia Reply:

    Hilary,
    I can not believe How Corporations are ruling several states right now – Wisconsin took illegal actions against schools, teachers and unions last night and folks are rallying. This is really horrific stuff saying that we should cut schools 1.6 Million to give corporations 1.7 million in tax cuts…right

    How respectful can this be? I have to keep talking about this a working towards getting understanding….human beings are what we are about

  2. Talon Says:

    The art of distraction is always employed when times are tough. And fear is the ultimate weapon of choice to drive the point home and cause people to fragment. It’s really tragic that instead of pulling people together in common bonds to make things better, they choose to find points of dissention to pull things apart.
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    Patricia Reply:

    Talon,
    I am hoping that these distraction moves are pulling the people together – there are more people than corporations – it is the only way to protect each other.

  3. suzen Says:

    Hi Patricia,
    It’s the United Corporations of America we live in and there sure does need to be an enormous awakening of EVERYone to try to deal with this before it’s too late. Astrologically this is supposed to be the time of a huge global awakening and pretty much discovering the lies and cover-ups we’ve not noticed ( since we’ve been do dumbed down by “additives”, flouride etc. no doubt) These are some turbulent times. Bilderburg group anyone?
    How did your liver cleanse go?
    hugs
    suz

    Patricia Reply:

    suzen,
    I think once the “me generation” starts to awaken beyond the horizons of “self” we might find more hope. The last Presidential election cycle was fun with folks coming alive for awhile….There was a book out about 40 – 50 years ago called A Nation of Sheep, I think even that author would be amazed at the turn around.
    I guess I am fairly old school – no wonder I am out of work, training people to think – what was I thinking?

    I am just finishing up the liver cleanse….feeling very good, but wishing I could just give up on eating – I will write more in an email and probably do a post in the near future.
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  4. Galen Pearl Says:

    One of the many things I have appreciated about your blog is the spiritual inspiration in the context of current events. Always an education and inspiration to visit. Thank you!
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    Patricia Reply:

    Galen,
    Your kind words mean a great deal to me – my life is very spirit filled and I truly attempt to walk my talk.

    I am just so sad about the earthquake in Japan and the incredible tactics of the Wisconsin folks/ the rise and fall of Governors and Dictators….and the death now of 2 of my best advisers…I think I just need to be still.

    Seems to me history is repeating itself – ignorance is loud
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  5. Alien Ghost Says:

    Hi Patricia,

    Looks like as the dream of materialism could be kept alive in the minds of the non-questioners, the road will be empty for the biggest wealth collectors. I guess even when Rome was in flame, many still believed in the old ways. Only when there’s nothing left, not even hope, the eyes will open to the surroundings and reality, forcing the understanding of the situation as a first step in the road of education, which in turn will lead to a mass participation.

    Dreaming all night until we fall from bed, to wake up with a big headache; we stand up while holding our head and realize it was only a dream.

    Not very nice, I know, but there are always cycles to complete…unfortunately.

    Raul
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  6. Patricia Says:

    Raul,
    This is so true, but I am wondering why when we have had a book about exactly what is going on for the past years – well since Reagan, can we not get folks to understand…why must we always wait until the disaster point. Disaster Capitalism has had a name for years…and it has never worked….so why do humans dive in again and again?

    God gave us brains? Hopefully our state will watch and learn, I wish we had developed Ecotopia 50 years ago….

    Thanks for your well thought out comments

  7. Arts Web Show Says:

    We should but we wont because we are humans.
    Unfortunate. the world really does sound like it is going to pot. lol

    Patricia Reply:

    The world going to pot – or the fastest talking despot! LOL

    Maybe it is our turn to live in a dictatorship…. They keep saying we are different from Religious Zealots, but I can not tell how – Greed is winning and using the religious as dupes or dopes…shills

    Makes me profoundly saddened

  8. Val Says:

    Something is happening in the world, and I’m really not sure what’s causing it. It seems that in some places a change is about to occur (or at least, that’s what I feel) but whether it’s going to be a change for the good or the bad, I’ve no idea.
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    Patricia Reply:

    Val this is supposed to be the period of awakening according to the Mayan Calendar…

    Many think that is why we are having catastrophes and dynamic world changes. I think maybe it is going to be more like a season change….little winter, little spring, little sunshine, downpour…..because we definitely need a huge change around the world in every nook and cranny.

    We can not just keep hanging on to the old the known – we need to prepare for spring and earth’s changes

    Val Reply:

    Yes, exactly. I think you’re right.

    Patricia Reply:

    :-)
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