“Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”
The End Time Papers
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When studying the bible many years ago, I recall reading the parable about the wheat and the tares and how these would be separated in the “last days” (Matt 13:24-30). I understood that the parable was talking about the separation of the “children of darkness” from the “Children of Light,” however, at the time, I thought tares simply referred to “bad people or sinners.” Later, I learned that tares look exactly like wheat, having the same color and seed. They grow the same way, but tares are always unfruitful (no kernel of grain); like weeds, they don’t produce anything of value. As time has passed, I now understand this parable at a deeper level. The “fruit” of the children of Light is found within our souls as higher knowledge, creativity, and love of Light and Life, whereas, the children of darkness are bound to and lost in their personal lust for wealth, sex, power and prestige in the material world.
Since the end of WWII, we have witnessed a progressive deterioration of our country, which today, makes me view this parable in a more serious light. Now I understand this as a psycho/spiritual battle between the faithful and the godless. This manifests as an existential threat to the way of life for freedom-loving people everywhere from the godless secular people who want to control the world and its masses. This is presently a global battle between Light and darkness in the form of an outright struggle for liberty between godly, spiritual, freedom-loving people and godless, power-hungry, materialistic people.
Informed patriots are exposing the godless principles of Communism which are disguised under many different masks: Marxism, Socialism, Progressivism, political parties, corporations, the global elite and their paid minions; those who carry their water are the: environmentalist, anarchist, abortionist, Antifa, BLM, SJW, liberals, activist, and an abundance of useful idiots who want a place at their table. These communist ideologues are the godless tares, who want to recreate the world in their own image because they think they know what is best for everyone, and America and its Constitution are standing in the way.
History appears to be repeating itself with similar transformative patterns of the 60’s emerging in politics and in our culture. On the political front, we see the leftist radicals of the past and present blatantly attempting to transform our country into a socialist state. Political activists like Antifa are calling for a violent revolution as a way of tearing down not only the present political framework, but also the institutional systems which support a free and ordered society. The progressive agenda uses deceit, fakery, and lies to infuse chaos, fear, and confusion into the masses by attacking and undermining the documents and structures which guarantee our freedoms. This does not sit well with patriotic citizens who know that the American way of life was founded on the universal laws, principles and values derived, in part, from the teachings of Christ. However, as the nation’s political turmoil, social unrest, and cultural degeneration are being splashed across the headlines, few people recognize the transformative nature of this time period, let alone, where it is taking us.
The clearest example of where this global chaos is headed is described by the Apostle John in the Book of Revelations 6:1-8. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are dramatic and symbolic warnings of the chaos and destruction which is likely to occur at the end of days. The four riders represent oppression or conquest, warfare, famine, and death. The symbolism of the Four Horsemen happens on many different levels, but in the physical world, I believe we have seen the manifestation of the White Horseman in the ongoing persecution of religions and religious people worldwide; and the persecution and suppression of free speech. I believe we are entering the period of the Red Horseman which represents war, civil wars and violent chaos in various hotspots around the world.
We are presently seeing this breakdown of civilization in major cities and countries around the world as brave individuals protest against tyrannical governments trying to enforce Covid restrictions to keep the populace “under house arrest” even though this virus has a 99.8% survival rate. Based on the math for the world’s 7.8 billion people, only 2.3% (182 mil) have been infected by the virus; only 2.1% have died (3.94 mil); and our chance of getting Covid is presently .04%. These numbers do not represent a global pandemic. Ironically, the Covid vaccine being pushed upon people fits the biblical prophecy of the “mark of the beast” or 666. It has been revealed that eventually vaccines will contain a digital chip which rests in the wrist or forehead so it can be scanned for vax passports. (The Corbett Report)
As the symbolism of the Red Horseman unfolds and continues to manifest, we will see worldwide conflicts. As the Bible says about the end times, “There will be wars and rumors of wars.” As these conflicts drag on, people are likely to experience food shortages as supply chains are disrupted and resources become scarce. These circumstances throughout the world represent the coming of the Black Horseman or hunger followed by the Pale Horseman signifying death and destruction. At face value, such a prospect for our world seems dire and frightening. However, it must be understood that the Four Horsemen are archetypal symbols representing the probable conditions which could manifest based on circumstances in the world. It does not mean that this will necessarily happen to everyone is the same way.
Each one of us has a unique destiny which envelops our being at birth and directs our experiences throughout life. Each one of us is a unique thread being woven into the tapestry of Life and this tapestry represents the collective destiny of humanity. Within our unique destinies, each one of us determines how we will handle and process our individual life experiences based on the clarity and stability of our individual thinking and emotions. The ability to think and feel with clarity, poise and balance depends a lot on how connected and confident one is with the higher spiritual knowledge and the presence of God.
In order to understand the “why” of these volatile times, it is necessary to understand cause and effect and the universal laws and principles of thought. We live in a world which is seen and unseen, material and spiritual; or as quantum physics states, people and the universe are composed of particles of matter and waves of energetic potential. Individuals, through their thinking and actions, create the causes which will eventually have a direct impact on their lives. The vast majority of people in the world perceive life through the “lens” of their self-centered ego-persona. They listen to and act on the advice of their “chattering mind.” The “chattering mind” knows nothing about thinking and feeling with clarity, poise and balance. This ego-mind functions the same in everyone, but each ego-mind has completely different content and motives, and thus, acts and moves differently in the world from everyone else.
We are a world comprised primarily of billions of ego-centric people who predominately think about what they want and desire and since we are all competing for the same scarce resources, this causes problems. Consequently, large numbers of humans collectively, consciously and unconsciously, create unique circumstances or conditions which impact their local environment, state, country or world, like war, famine, or even diseases. Whatever people see manifesting in their individual lives or in their world comes from the unseen where collective thoughts, ideas, and universal principles are the “seed-patterns” which eventually manifest as “reality” for all of us.
Even though people do not recognize their individual participation in worldwide events, nevertheless, their destiny is being woven into the collective destiny of humanity; in some small way, they have a part in what is happening. In terms of cause and effect, there are numerous examples of the “troubled reality” which has manifested in the world today, such as: instability and inflation in the global financial markets, world-wide disruption of the supply chain, over-population, the pollution and destruction of the oceans, turmoil and war in the Middle East, divided and unstable political systems, attacks on religion, societal degeneration as a result of the PC culture, and bio-weapon(?) pandemics – all are the effects which come from macro causes. This includes the manipulation of institutional systems by governments, corporations and the global elite for personal gain in their agenda to suppress and control the masses. The broad and immense spectrum of potential fallout precipitated by these types of global events will impact everyone on the planet. The scale of this global shakedown indicates that the unseen macro cause will transform humanity because the crisis we are having on this planet is not just political, social, cultural, or religious, but spiritual.
A global spiritual awakening will separate the wheat from the tares; it will separate the faithful from the godless. Such an awakening will transcend all religions as God will draw to the Light all good-hearted people from everywhere and people will worship God in whatever manner they choose for God knows our hearts. The spiritual transformation of an individual requires that we must “die” to our ego-personality, that is, all habits, beliefs, desires, personal attachments, day-dreams, and dark psychological patterns (our shadow); everything must be stripped away before we are able to awaken to the next higher state of consciousness which is one of being clear and free; whole and integrated; and one with our true Self and with God. The same holds true for the spiritual transformation of humanity; however, the chaotic unraveling of the institutional systems which support our civilizations will be on a macro level worldwide. These events will shake the underpinnings people need to maintain a peaceful and orderly existence, thus forcing them to reach out to God for support.
Spiritual initiation can be painful and frightening, but only to the ego-persona which does not know grace nor does it have faith in God. The way of the cross is an example of how a necessary “corrective” darkness is a path to resurrection. Corrective evil is darkness for the sake of Light, whereas, willed evil is darkness for the sake of darkness. When Mother Mary remains at the foot of the cross, she represents the example of how we all must persevere spiritually in the face of evil and believe that goodness and Light will triumph in the end. The pain and uncertainty of spiritual initiation and radical change are the dark side of the feminine nature, and Mother Mary shows us how to turn our experience of darkness into Light by maintaining our faith in God’s divine will. Prayer to the “dark side” of Mary is for strength to bear difficulties, but such prayers are not for removing these challenges. Once we embrace the mystery of the cross, we realize the world holds us in the same contempt as it held Jesus Christ and because of our commitment to Christ, we can expect no better treatment from the world. Christ was not a victim of pain but a victor through pain.
As a result of humanity living in the illusion of material reality and being driven by their ego-personas, we are a divided humanity with half of us trying to live principled lives as Jesus Christ, Mother Mary and the great avatars and individuals of history have shown us, and the other half are lusting for all the power and material wealth they can accumulate because, for them, there is no God or afterlife; they want their reward now. The Bible states that the end-times will see wars and rumors of war, but those who are faithful and stand in the Light will be tested, but will persevere; and they will be transformed in the Light and rise to a new and higher state of consciousness. We need these dramatic changes in order to get back on course. We humans must realize that we are not our physical bodies; we are eternal spirits filled with the Light of God.
The collective darkness, corruption and chaos that is pressing down on humanity at this present time is trying to “crush us,” and the only thing that will save us is a spiritual awakening which happens within each one of us individually, between our true self and God; this will take us to a higher level of understanding. This spiritual transformation is already at work awakening people to the darkness, evil and hatred running amok throughout the world. In psychological terms, this is an eruption of the dark, violent collective unconscious of humanity; the same dark impulse that started the French Revolution. Timothy 3:1-5, “Know this also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”
In other words, this is an eruption of the collective shadow of humanity, that is, a collective shadow like our individual shadows (See: The Shadow). Just as the signs of gathering clouds, moist air, and a shift in barometric pressure signal the approach of a storm and a time to take shelter, so too do the signs from around the world indicate that macro events are converging. As this transformative process continues to unwind, whether slowly or suddenly, these troubling events will change the world “as we know it.” Change is what spiritual transformation is about; it is the tearing down of all our familiar underpinnings; it is the introduction of chaos into our lives so a new order can emerge; it is the way in which our Creator helps us to learn what is really important in life.
We must take a stand as our country, way of life, and the values which make it holy are being violated. Consequently, as American patriots are vigorously holding to the founding principles, so too are they firmly embracing the Christian values that make this country great; America is great because “the people of the American Spirit” are good-hearted people. For all the races of people in our country, it is the American Spirit within our hearts that we need to protect and to preserve at this time. Let the Spirit into your heart and stay strong in the Light of Christ… and do whatever must be done to protect that sacred Light and those who carry it. May God Bless His Children!
FREEDOM vs. POWER
“Think not that I am come to bring peace to the earth: I came not to bring peace,
but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and
the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her
mother-in-law.” (Matthew 10: 34-5)
There are two very different paths that people follow in life – love or power. Those who follow the path of love are freedom-loving people who believe in “live and let live.” Those who follow the path of power have an insatiable desire for more power for the purpose of control; in their minds, they can never have too much power. Each of these paths to which I refer is about the intentions people hold in their hearts because intention is like an invisible rudder which steers us through life. The thoughts and emotions which are generated from our daily life experiences circulate in a person’s mind and “precipitates” into one’s heart as intention. Love in the heart and intention are the same thing; we love what we intend and intend what we love; this fills the heart with light. The intent for those on the path of power is about getting more power by acquiring money, sex and prestige; this gets them more power in the world of mammon. This insatiable desire is a never-ending vicious circle. The intention in their heart is “dark light.” Christ pointed this out when he said in Matt 6:23, “If thine eye (spiritual intention) be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness (devoid of God’s precepts). If therefore the light that is in thee (your inner self, heart, conscience) be dark, how great is that darkness!”
In this dualistic, material world, these two perspectives determine the intent of a person’s heart. As an avenue for engaging life, a person’s destiny or karma draws them to one of these two paths, which will ultimately form the basis of the individual’s worldview. Our worldviews and intent establishes the motivations and actions in each life. As mentioned in the paper above, there are different dimensions from which people can think and live. On the one hand, people whose thinking and orientation is bound to the duality of the sensual, material world (two-dimensional thinking) perceive everything through the senses, so the dualistic objective reality is the only reality which comprises their universe. For them, the laws of science are the supreme “dogma” ruling the world. To them, this world is a mindless blob of evolving, organic matter from which we humans emerged, and since they do not believe in a creator, God does not fit into this equation. Consequently, they believe they are the highest form of intelligence in the universe and in their minds, they hold the moral high ground, so they think they know what’s best for the rest of us. In order for them to “make things right” in the world, they need POWER!
They need power to save the environment of “their planet” from all the ignorant people who do not agree with their worldview. They need power in their “new world order” to neutralize, control and contain these bad, uninformed people who are, in their minds, incapable of governing themselves. They need power so they can save the world or, in their minds, so they, the elite, can recreate the world in their own image. This lust for power and sex comes from the lower, animalistic nature of the instinctual body, the power drive. The power drive is one of three auto-erotic drives of the physical body: the power (self-image), sexual (self-gratification), and survival (self-preservation) drives. For these people, organizations and groups which do not recognize God, the collective intent is about their desire for power, money, sex (of whatever sort?) and position as they try to push America into the initial steps toward Communism, which is currently being called Socialism; it is their intent to turn America into a cog in the statist, global machine which would neutralize America as well as our capitalistic economy.
On the other hand, Americans who believe in God feel within their hearts that they have been given the gift of life, and it is their responsibility to hold this life as a sacred blessing; this is their intent. This involves three-dimensional thinking because even though we interact with the dual, sensual, objective nature of the physical realm, we feel/experience in our hearts sentiment and divine presence in the sacredness and freedom of life. We know that only in freedom can we experience what it means to be responsible for our lives and what it means to make choices and how these choices affect our lives and the lives of others.
In this freedom, bestowed upon us by our Creator, we are able to be amazed, inspired and reverent of the beauty, majesty and perfection of this miraculous Creation. This adoration of life cannot happen if people are being controlled and manipulated by other human beings who happen to see things differently, especially if they do not believe in God. This is a direct assault on all that we hold dear: God, family, country and the inalienable rights God has bestowed upon us as living souls. True power comes from God; it is not meant for humans to claim power, especially with the intent of using it to oppress others. This kind of scenario sets the stage for some serious disagreements.
Not Peace, but a Sword
I have always been curious about the verses above from Matthew 10, wondering what conditions in this life could possibly cause such a divide as to put a father at variance against his son, etc. For me, I thought the answer was apparent with the growing divisiveness among people socially and culturally, but most especially in the political arena. Now, with this Wuhan Covid virus and the push by authoritarian governments for people to get an untested and unproven vaccination, this is more likely the issue that is causing family members to take opposing positions about the “jab”. This just adds to the divisiveness which exists between the American people and our present government. Many Americans are alarmed at the sudden rise of political philosophies and doctrines which are contrary to the freedoms we hold sacred. For the last 3 decades, we have witnessed the blatant overreach of the government, the abuse and “weaponizing” of government agencies (DOJ, FBI, IRS, NSA, DHS, CIA, and EPA), activist judges making their own laws, the growth of the Deep State, and the continuous stream of “straight-faced lies” and deceit by news media and corrupt politicians. Every day we see clear examples of what extremes these kinds of people will do if they get power.
This is what Jesus Christ means when he says, “I came not to bring peace, but a sword.” We are in a most unique time for our country and for the world because just about everyone on the planet is going to be required to make a decision between love (freedom) and power. The choice between freedom and power will appear in many different guises, but have no doubts, by this choice, each person is declaring for himself or herself, how they choose to live, with God as the Supreme Power in their lives or with the State as the authoritarian power of the world. By their choice, people will choose to stand in the heavenly light or in the darkness of the world. In America, our divided scenario is being played out in the political and social realms, but in the Middle East it may be about religion and women’s rights, in Europe it may be about authoritarian Socialism and immigration. Presently, it seems as if every country around the globe is divided and fiercely debating the choices between freedom and authoritarian power.
In the world today, unpredictable situations in the political and social realms have everyone “stressed-out” energetically as people are becoming aware of the nefarious motives of: governments, corporations, and technology institutions; the unchecked, advancing technologies that put people and countries in danger; and the extreme agitation and often, violent reactions of people who see life differently. From the roiling and turbulent circumstances in the world, we all are being psychologically changed within, whether we like it or not. This rapid, ongoing, transformation of the individual and collective consciousness of humanity will be a “soul saving” decision for each person to make; it is a decision between two very different realities and lifestyles based on freedom or authoritarian power.
These dual realities affect and transform individual consciousness, they are: light/darkness, freedom/power, Constitutional Republic/Socialism, rule of law/lawlessness (or innocent until proven guilty/guilty until proven innocent), morality/no morality, personal responsibility/irresponsibility, peaceful/violent, rational/irrational etc. Each side of this duality represents a political narrative, a moral reality, a social reality, a guiding reality, and a spiritual reality or an anti-spiritual reality. Christian American patriots have no choice but to stand strong in the Light of Christ; our highest “standard of living” is being challenged, threatened and disparaged. Families are already at variance with one another about a variety of political, educational and social issues that adversely affect and undermine the values by which we live; and it seems as if each side is getting more heated and intense. As to the universal principle of order and chaos, we are in for more chaos before the cycle can change; chaos must totally exhaust itself before it can transition to order.
Undoubtedly, if things continue in the direction they are going, the violence and aggression we’ve seen grow in politics will spread to other “grievance groups” and we will see chaos across the country. This is the direction in which we seem to be headed; it reminds me of George Washington’s Vision. Like the fake news of today, there were detractors of GW’s vision because it was a second-hand account, but I think it is real. I believe this vision to be true primarily from the way GW describes what physically happened to him during the vision. This description of altered reality and its impact on human sensory experiences is not something a person can make up. The vision is increasingly plausible, but you will have to decide for yourself if GW’s vision was about the future of our country. I included it here because the vision speaks to all that is happening in America at this time, here it is:
The following is an account of George Washington's vision from an old soldier, Anthony Sherman, who recalled it in 1859 and gave it to Wesley Bradshaw, a writer. The vision depicted three great wars on American soil. The first was the revolutionary war, the second was the civil war and the third was a war yet to come. Sherman informed Bradshaw that the vision would soon be confirmed by a second war in America. This came to pass two years later when the Civil War broke out in 1861. Washington received the vision at Valley Forge in the bitter, cold winter of 1777. The revolutionary army was facing its darkest hours and most difficult challenge. The bitter cold, disease, and starvation was on the verge of destroying the army and all hopes for independence. Sherman's account of Washington's vision was reprinted in December of 1880 by The National Tribune, the U.S. war veterans' paper, and on December 21, 1950 by The Stars and Stripes.
George Washington’s Vision Valley Forge – Winter 1777-8; The 3 Wars of America
This afternoon, as I was sitting at this table engaged in preparing a dispatch, something seemed to disturb me. Looking up, I beheld standing opposite me a singularly beautiful female. So astonished was I, for I had given strict orders not to be disturbed, that it was some moments before I found language to inquire the cause of her presence. A second, a third and even a fourth time did I repeat my question, but received no answer from my mysterious visitor except a slight raising of her eyes.
By this time I felt strange sensations spreading through me. I would have risen but the riveted gaze of the being before me rendered volition impossible. I assayed once more to address her, but my tongue had become useless, as though it had become paralyzed.
A new influence, mysterious, potent, irresistible, took possession of me. All I could do was to gaze steadily, vacantly at my unknown visitor. Gradually the surrounding atmosphere seemed as if it had become filled with sensations, and luminous. Everything about me seemed to rarefy, the mysterious visitor herself becoming more airy and yet more distinct to my sight than before. I now began to feel as one dying, or rather to experience the sensations which I have sometimes imagined accompany dissolution. I did not think, I did not reason, I did not move; all were alike impossible. I was only conscious of gazing fixedly, vacantly at my companion.
Presently I heard a voice saying, `Son of the Republic, look and learn,' while at the same time my visitor extended her arm eastwardly, I now beheld a heavy white vapor at some distance rising fold upon fold. This gradually dissipated, and I looked upon a stranger scene. Before me lay spread out in one vast plain all the countries of the world - Europe, Asia, Africa and America. I saw rolling and tossing between Europe and America the billows of the Atlantic and between Asia and America lay the Pacific.
"Son of the Republic," said the same mysterious voice as before, "look and learn." At that moment I beheld a dark, shadowy being, like an angel, standing or rather floating in mid-air, between Europe and America. Dipping water out of the ocean in the hollow of each hand, he sprinkled some upon America with his right hand, while with his left hand he cast some on Europe. Immediately a cloud raised from these countries, and joined in mid-ocean. For a while it remained stationary, and then moved slowly westward, until it enveloped America in its murky folds. Sharp flashes of lightning gleamed through it at intervals, and I heard the smothered groans and cries of the American people. (Revolutionary War)
A second time the angel dipped water from the ocean, and sprinkled it out as before. The dark cloud was then drawn back to the ocean, in whose heaving billows it sank from view. A third time I heard the mysterious voice saying, "Son of the Republic, look and learn," I cast my eyes upon America and beheld villages and towns and cities springing up one after another until the whole land from the Atlantic to the Pacific was dotted with them.
Again, I heard the mysterious voice say, "Son of the Republic, the end of the century cometh, look and learn." At this, the dark shadowy angel turned his face southward, and from Africa I saw an ill-omened specter approach our land. It flitted slowly over every town and city of the latter. The inhabitants presently set themselves in battle array against each other. (Civil War) As I continued looking I saw a bright angel, on whose brow rested a crown of light, on which was traced the word "Union," bearing the American flag which he placed between the divided nation and said, "Remember ye are brethren." Instantly, the inhabitants, casting from them their weapons became friends once more, and united around the National Standard.
"And again I heard the mysterious voice saying "Son of the Republic, look and learn." At this, the dark, shadowy angel placed a trumpet to his mouth, and blew three distinct blasts; and taking water from the ocean, he sprinkled it upon Europe, Asia and Africa. Then my eyes beheld a fearful scene: From each of these countries arose thick, black clouds that were soon joined into one. Throughout this mass there gleamed a dark red light by which I saw hordes of armed men, who, moving with the cloud marched by land and sailed by sea to America. Our country was enveloped in this volume of cloud, and I saw these vast armies devastate the whole country and burn the villages, towns and cities that I beheld springing up. As my ears listened to the thundering of the cannon, clashing of sword, and the shouts and cries of millions in mortal combat, I heard again the mysterious voice saying, "Son of the Republic, look and learn." When the voice had ceased, the dark shadowy angel placed his trumpet once more to his mouth, and blew a long and fearful blast. "Instantly a light as of a thousand suns shone down from above me, and pierced and broke into fragments the dark cloud which enveloped America. At the same moment the angel upon whose head still shone the word Union, and who bore our national flag in one hand and a sword in the other, descended from the heavens attended by legions of white spirits. These immediately joined the inhabitants of America, who I perceived were well-nigh overcome, but who immediately taking courage again, closed up their broken ranks and renewed the battle.
Again, amid the fearful noise of the conflict, I heard the mysterious voice saying, "Son of the Republic, look and learn." As the voice ceased, the shadowy angel for the last time dipped water from the ocean and sprinkled it upon America. Instantly the dark cloud rolled back, together with the armies it had brought, leaving the inhabitants of the land victorious!
Then once more I beheld the villages, towns and cities springing up where I had seen them before, while the bright angel, planting the azure standard he had brought in the midst of them, cried with a loud voice: "While the stars remain, and the heavens send down dew upon the earth, so long shall the Union last." And taking from his brow the crown on which blazoned the word "Union," he placed it upon the Standard while the people, kneeling down, said, "Amen."
The scene instantly began to fade and dissolve, and I at last saw nothing but the rising, curling vapor I at first beheld. This also disappearing, I found myself once more gazing upon the mysterious visitor, who, in the same voice I had heard before, said, "Son of the Republic, what you have seen is thus interpreted: Three great perils will come upon the Republic. The most fearful is the third, but in this greatest conflict the whole world united shall not prevail against her. Let every child of the Republic learn to live for his God, his land, and the Union." With these words the vision vanished, and I started from my seat and felt that I had seen a vision wherein had been shown to me the birth, progress, and destiny of the United States.
AMERICA’S COLD CIVIL WAR
I recently read an Imprimis lecture by Charles Kesler, entitled “America’s Cold Civil War,” and felt this information fit seamlessly with the End Time Papers; the following is my summation of the article.
“Today in America, the political divisions of this country have finally emerged from the shadows after decades of dark, subversive anti-American activity. Those on the left are openly promoting socialism, something that would have been unthinkable during the Cold War. Democrats, Liberals and Progressives have radicalized by using identity politics, with its quasi-Nietzschean faith in race, sex, and power as the keys to being and meaning. In the #MeToo movement, the credo has been, “Believe the women” meaning “her truth” is greater than any objective or disinterested truth. The left have also adapted a new form of leadership utilizing technology companies which build “Republican” websites that spread misinformation to confuse uninformed voters and to distribute propaganda against Republican candidates; this tactic was recently revealed in the Alabama Senate race between Moore (R) and Jones (D).
To clarify this situation, political scientists usually distinguish this division as being between normal politics and regime politics. Normal politics takes place within a political and constitutional order and concerns means, not ends. In other words, the ends or principles are agreed upon; debate is simply over means. By contrast, regime politics is about who rules and for what ends or principles; it questions the nature of the political system itself. At the heart of our political divide is the reality that we are leaving the world of normal politics and entering the dangerous world of regime politics – a politics in which our political loyalties are diverging more and more, as they did in the 1850’s, between two contrary visions of the country.
One vision is based on the original Constitution which is grounded in the God-given natural rights of the Declaration of Independence; a vision supported by Conservatives. The other vision is based on what Progressives and liberals, for the last 100 years, have called “the living Constitution.” This term implies that the original Constitution is dead and that in order to remain relevant to our national life, the original Constitution must be infused with new meaning and new ends, duties, rights, and powers. As an example, this “new Constitution” would have no limits on the size of government.
Woodrow Wilson was one of the prime formulators of this doctrine. He deceptively kept the outward form of the Constitution while inserting the idea of the “living Constitution” that would undermine the spirit in which the original Constitution was understood. This “liberal Constitution” is not a constitution of natural rights or individual human rights, but of historical or evolutionary rights. By evolutionary rights, Wilson meant that this liberal Constitution would be easily amendable to experimentation and adjustment. In comparison, the original Constitution was meant to keep the times in tune with the Constitution; whereas, the purpose of the living Constitution was to keep the Constitution in tune with the changing times.
In the last 50 years, liberals believed the living Constitution would incrementally replace the conservative Constitution through gradual evolution. However, in the 60’s, when the New Left abandoned evolution for revolution, the defenders of the old Constitution began to fight back against the inevitable victory of the living Constitution. They fought against the disappearance of limited government and of republican virtue in the political life. When this became clear to the left in the 70’s and 80’s, the cold civil war was on. Thus, confronted by sharper and deeper convictions for the conservative Constitution, the liberals radicalized, following the path of the New Left. Now, the gap between the liberal and conservative Constitutions has become a chasm, to the extent that today we are two countries – each championing a different Constitution.
In the living Constitution, the prevailing liberal doctrine traces individual rights to membership in various groups – racial, ethnic, gender, class-based, etc. – which are undergoing a continual process of “consciousness-raising” and empowerment. This has been a prominent feature of Progressivism for over a century although the groups have changed. Liberals still emphasize group identities; the only difference is that the winners and losers have been scrambled. Now, the “privileged” members of the white race, and especially white men, are the losers; and the oppressed of the past, now want compensation, privileges and power.
Conservatives, by contrast, regard the individual as the quintessential endangered minority. They trace individual rights to human nature, which lacks a race. Human nature also lacks ethnicity, gender, and class. Conservatives trace the idea of rights to the essence of an individual as a human being; we have rights because we are human beings with living souls, with reason, and with the Eternal Light of God within each of us. This explains the distinct difference between the liberal Constitution’s platform of freedom from religion and the conservative Constitution’s freedom of religion. Likewise, the liberal Constitution wants equal speech rather than free speech, and not surprisingly, it has no Second Amendment. The liberal Constitution is designed to overcome the separation of powers; it supports the increased ability to coordinate, concentrate, and enhance government power – as opposed to dividing, restricting, and checking it.
For the last 50 years, the voting norm in America has been divided – the people have more often preferred to split control of the national government between the Democrats and the Republicans rather than entrust it to one party as it has done in the past. At present, our Constitutional Republic and all that America has stood for in the last two and a half centuries is being vehemently rejected by this new socialist regime, and no one is giving an inch of ground. Under the present circumstances, America’s constitutional future seems to be approaching a crisis – a crisis of two Constitutions in a divided and increasingly volatile nation. There are few viable possibilities for a peaceful resolution. If George Washington’s vision is correct, it is likely that the cold civil war we are presently in will turn hot.”
BE AS WISE AS SERPENTS
Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves:
be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. (Matthew 10:16)
The reading of American history reminds us that the states, in which we live, their institutions and laws, have come into existence through conflict, and very often, bloody conflict. To Americans, our Western culture seems to be the great determinant of how humans ought to conduct themselves. We are cultural animals who take great pride in the richness of the American lifestyle, but at the same time, as human beings, we recognize the potential for violence is “close to the skin.”
Since the end of WWII, America has had over five decades of peace and prosperity on our home soil, but lately, the stream of 24/7 news is telling a different story. These reports defy what we generally perceive as cultural normalcy, they invalidate our expectations of how the world will be tomorrow or the day after. Anyone who is paying attention realizes there is an incurable schism within the political ideologies of Congress which has spilled over, completely contaminating the American culture as well as our Christian heritage. As stated in the paper above, it is not likely that this cycle of chaos and contamination will change until it has been thoroughly exhausted, and only God knows when that will be.
As the title indicates, the subject of this paper is about Christians understanding what it means to be “as wise as serpents.” Most translations of this verse use the word shrewd instead of wise, which means acute in perception and sound in judgment; also, practical, hardheaded, clever, and wise in judgment. My experience has taught me that good-hearted Christians are somewhat naïve about the “ways of the world.” They already know how to be “harmless as doves” because they tend to see the good in everyone, which is the natural thing for a Christian to do. However, as we move into these times of tribulation, it is perception, cleverness and wise judgment that will be needed more than innocence or harmlessness. Normally, the solution to differing perceptions is found in the middle at the balancing point, and the same holds true here.
Harmlessness and innocence are internal states of being within the hearts of Christians, along with peace, mercy, faith, affection and goodwill. Shrewdness, perception, cleverness and wise judgment are meant for use in the external world to thwart the ill intentions of the wolves or tares, as discussed in the paper above. In a nutshell, the shrewdness spoken of in this verse means psychological awareness of other people and being able to discern their dark intentions. This is difficult for some Christians who “project” the innocence (or self-righteousness) of their religious perception onto other people and fail to truly understand the person they are engaged with. This is explained in several places on this site; it means that most humans see the world (and people) through their own self-image so instead of seeing the world as it is, they see the world as they are.
In these conflicted and troubled times we all need to open our eyes and recognize that the wolves “are at the door.” Self-awareness is the key to “shining the light” on the darkness that pervades our lives and country. Personal self-awareness awakens when one steps upon the path, the Way of Life as described by Jesus Christ, and that awareness is greatly enhanced when one begins to practice meditation. The shrewdness that Christ admonishes us to have is for the purpose of recognizing the darkness, schemes and bad intentions in other people. In a sense, shrewdness is the ability to discern the darkness in others, but, it is important to understand that there is a difference between evil and darkness. A person can be in darkness, without being evil; but if a person is truly evil, their whole being is full of darkness. (Matthew 6:23)
In this world, everyone is in darkness to some degree; in psychological terms, this darkness is referred to as the shadow, our personal unconscious. (See: The Shadow) Freud identified the shadow as the negative side of the personality which he called the Id or the repressed aspects of personality. Later, Jung used the term “the shadow side of the psyche” to mean the repressed, unconscious, dark desires of the personality. He refers to the personal shadow as the other in us, an unconscious personality of the same sex which harbors and hides all our unpleasant qualities and undeveloped characteristics as well as the negative aspects of the personality. Jung says, “Everyone carries a shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is. At all counts, it forms an unconscious snag, thwarting our most well-meant intentions.” I am reminded of the bible verse in Matthew 6:23, “…if therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness.” To me, this verse indicates how the shadow pervades our light, and as Jung says, “the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is.” Each one of us who believes in Jesus Christ has the ability to confront the shadow, banish it and restore our light. (See: Stage 2 Meditation)
The obscurity of the shadow, its nature and even its very existence, is difficult for most people to acknowledge. Thus, the shadow is denied expression in everyday life, making it a splintered fragment of the personality which is isolated from exposure and discovery. However, this does not mean this repressed fragment of personality lies dormant in the unconscious. Quite the contrary, this shadow self represents energetically charged patterns of feelings, urges and behaviors which still operate in the life of the individual, but “from the shadows,” making it all the more disturbing and disruptive to the ego-persona. In simple terms, people who are not conscious of their own shadow cannot be conscious of the darkness and ill intentions of others. In other words, people who have not engaged the darkness of their own shadow do not have the shrewdness, courage and perception to recognize it in others. Transforming the shadow through meditation or introspection is how we become “as wise as serpents.”
Three Realms of Perception
The ego-persona of most people in this world has an “outward-looking” orientation, and as a result, it is in the dark about the knowledge that lies within. Jesus said, “Seek and you will find.” Obviously, he meant for us to seek within. When we turn our outward looking attention back upon ourselves in meditation we discover states of consciousness which reveal sublime realities, exalted knowledge and divine presence. This light in our life shines forth into the world and reveals the darkness. John 3:19-21, “ … the Light has come into the world, but men loved the darkness rather than the Light, because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come into the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever practices the truth comes into the Light, so that it may be seen clearly that what he has done has been accomplished in God.” In order to be shrewd enough to perceive the darkness of the wolves, it is necessary for your light within to be acknowledged and liberated, and when your light is strong, courageous and peaceful, you will be able to abide in the light as an “innocent dove” and the wolves will flee.
The diagram below will explain the “how and why thinking” of wolves; this discussion will focus primarily on the bottom domain. The middle domain is “where” normal, rational, caring people function; the resurrection of consciousness in this domain is explained in Stage 2 Meditation and the top domain is explained in Stage 3 Meditation. The Moral Foundations are explained here.
Consciousness of a human being is most commonly thought of as the mind or intellect. However, within the reality of our individual consciousness, there are many “minds” and each of these minds has its own unique perceptions and responses. For example, there is consciousness referred to as the body-mind which is the awareness of the physiology of the body with its instincts, urges, impulses and desires. These instinctual impulses felt in the body-mind are often referred to as the animal nature of the body because the body-mind thinks instinctually; it functions and reacts on the same level as the beasts of the jungle, with the exception that the body-mind can also think rationally, feel emotion, speak and communicate. There are many people whose primary level of functioning is from this primal mind, consequently, their primary focus in life is on the body: feeding and sustaining it, and satisfying its desires and personal ambitions. This is referred to as two-dimensional thinking; this is the realm of the wolves or tares, i.e. those who hate the light; there are many varieties.*
People who are rooted in two-dimensional thinking are at the lowest level of consciousness development; this means the horizon of their universe does not extend much beyond their own selfish interests. They are self-aware, but only to the point of having a limited, self-centered self-concept, that is, in their thinking they are the “center of the universe”; thus, they seldom, if ever, think deeply of God. As shown in the diagram, the domain of two-dimensional thinking is centered in the primal, instinctual nature of the body where the power, sexual, and survival drives correspond to self-image, self-gratification, and self-preservation respectively; these forces and impulses dominate the body-mind. (See diagram above) Although these people live in “darkness, delusion, and suffering,” not all of these people are evil or even sinners; they are just unable to conceive of themselves in a “higher state or place” or to conceive of God or higher consciousness as being “nearer than breathing and closer than hands and feet,” as Tennyson wrote. If they believe in God, He is in a vague and distant heaven.
The primary focus for the individual living in two-dimensional consciousness is self-gratification by any means necessary; these are the “end justifies the means” people. The most significant characteristic of such people is they do not engage in personal
self-reflection because they are not really conscious of it; it has no meaning to them just as God has no meaning to them. Self-reflection is a necessary function of consciousness for the development of morals, values, common sense, and goodwill; it is what makes one responsive to conscience in the life experience. By default, people who have no interest in reflecting upon how they impact life or people, automatically gravitate to using the negative morals as a result of their self-centered orientation. The mind, emotions and dark desires of these people reside below the diaphragm (in the world), never above in the area of the sacred heart and purified desire, referred to as the Kingdom of Heaven within. (See: Stage 2 Meditation) In other words, what we perceive, understand and know intellectually and spiritually, we experience as truth; through will we keep ourselves on the path of truth and experience this as goodness. The experience of heavenly consciousness for us is the union of what is good and true within.
These individuals who love evil and darkness are the wolves Christ refers to – what we today call the “haters” who act the way they do because they are not getting what they want; and what they want is the destruction of: capitalism, our Constitutional Republic, and the American way of life. They hate our culture, Christians, the Constitution, the rule of law, cops, unborn babies, America and anyone who does not agree with them. Not everyone who thinks on this level “acts out,” but the useful idiots, i.e., the “uncivilized, mindless bunch” who do, comprise the “mobs” and protesters we are seeing in the news lately. So many of these people simply want to have an emotional connection to something, even though they have no idea what the end results of their actions will bring. There is a universal principle regarding the cyclical nature of order and chaos – which is that one side rules until it is fully exhausted and then the other side rules until it is exhausted; and they switch back and forth endlessly. The chaos we see in these “end times” will only get worse before it is exhausted.
Self-reflection is what distinguishes third-dimensional thinking from two-dimensional because it has the capability or quality of relational perception. Relational perception means reflecting upon the relationships one has with the people, places, and objects within the life experience and what these mean to each individual. Self-reflection is what makes a human being human; it distinguishes us from the animal nature of the body. When such an individual yearns for higher knowledge and understanding, one is feeling the pull from fourth dimensional consciousness, that is, from the presence and influence of the spiritual reasoning mind and the mind of rightness which is called conscience and the higher Self; this is spiritual intelligence or light-illuminating internal knowledge. This is the influence and presence of the Holy Spirit which inspires one to follow the Way of Life and strive for Self-realization.
In this time of chaos, the world and its people need the Light of Christ we carry. Christians must learn how to stand/be in the light of Christ which is to be present in the highest connection one has to Jesus Christ and Mother Mary. When one can maintain this presence, we need to be ready to let shine the peace and light we feel within, especially when the chaos and darkness are near or around us. We all have a responsibility as Jesus said in John 6:29, “This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom He has sent.” Believe on Him and let Him into your heart to help shine your light to everything and everyone who comes into your life. Take care of your life and “walk upon” the Way of Life; many are, and one day we will all be united in the Light of Christ.
*Psychopaths & Sociopaths – Psychopaths are literally “wolves in sheep’s clothing” and their presence in society is more common than people realize. A psychopath is a person with a nasty personality who builds an attractive and very fake personality to cover the frauds, transgressions, and sometimes, murders. This fake personality allows for them to blend into society and perform successfully as CEO’s, mid-level managers, neighbors, politicians, cops, and even as spouses (See Goldie Hawn 1991 movie Deceived) to name a few. Not all psychopaths are violent or murderers unless provoked, but there are other notable and common characteristics they share: they are the most self-centered people on the planet, their only focus is getting what they want which includes revenge, and they will “act out” toward people who get in their way; they often have self-esteem issues; they have no conscience so they feel no shame or remorse regarding their actions; they do not feel love or affection even for a spouse or child, but they often pretend to when the situation calls for it; and they are unable to make long term plans. These conditions are the result of a malfunctioning amygdala, an almond shaped structure in the subcortical brain which is responsible for experiencing emotion. Psychopaths are the way they are because of a malfunction of nature, whereas sociopaths are the way they are as a result of nurture, meaning their condition is a result of parental abuse or neglect as well as adverse environments. Sociopaths have many of the same characteristics as psychopaths but live on the fringe of society because their behavior is more erratic and impulsive, and their tendency toward violence is higher. Unlike psychopaths who feel nothing: happy, sad, or even fear, sociopaths can develop feelings for close friends and family members. I write this from extensive experience with these and other personality disorders.
A excellent book, A History of Warfare by John Keegan, follows the history of warfare as it evolves over the centuries, and at the end of the book, he concludes that it is inevitable that humanity will enter the “war of all against all.” Thomas Jefferson also predicted the same future for humanity. (See a diagram from the book below - bottom right corner)