Something is stirring in the world. There’s always been something stirring, but what I’m talking about is something different. Ancient orders of control are falling apart. Worldly systems are disintegrating before our eyes and the masters of those systems are desperate to keep them together. There is an awakening occurring.
Awakening From Religious Control
65 million people have left the organized church system in the US. Despite being told they are rebellious, angry, bitter and in need of humbling before God, over half of them have not forsaken God. Instead, they have come to a realization of the true and living God in Jesus Christ and are now endeavoring to live a simple life of love and community.
Around the country Institutional Churches are closing their doors at an alarming rate. The loss of finances due to the mass exodus has left many others on the brink of bankruptcy. The youth no longer feel any connection to the religion of their parents. They seek love and community which often times cannot be found in traditional services. They desire reality above entertainment and stale, regurgitated sermons.
The system is crumbling.
Awakening to Corruption and Perversion
A massive worldwide pedophile/human trafficking ring is being exposed piece by piece. Major world political figures and leaders are being implicated and several have already been exposed. Hollywood, which seems to be a major hub (Weinstein Scandal) for such activities, is becoming increasingly obsolete as more people tire of ‘La La Lands’ disconnect from the real world. Their recent summer of shame in which they had the lowest ticket sales in over a decade and only four of the dozen or so movies made any money, proves this. Yet so many of its ‘stars’ rally around her, desperate to salvage something of her former glory and their privilege of power and fame.
Awakening to Freedom
Catalonia has declared independence from Spain seeking to find their own way in this world much like the US did 241 years ago. Spain, much like Britain did with us, is seeking to stop this action from occurring. Desiring to maintain their power and control instead of allowing others to live free from oppression. Now, there are reports of Spain seeking to assassinate the head of Catalonia’s 17,000 strong police force.
In the US an ‘outsider’ won the Presidency from a self-proclaimed ruling class – something that’s not supposed to exist in the US. The people elected him. They wanted something other than what they have always been getting. Whether or not he will be a good leader remains to be seen. The self-proclaimed ruling class and those they control are not happy and are seeking to oust him anyway they can.
The World is Teetering
We are at a tipping point around the globe. We are balancing between total tyranny and subjugation of the population to forces that seek only their own power and influence, and a path to a freer world where the people decide their own fates. It’s accelerating.
For decades the world has been kept in a constant state of chaos and turmoil. Wars have been manufactured, terrorists have been created, attacks have been planned and enacted, ethnic groups have been pitted against one another, financial systems have been manipulated to crash and bring poverty to billions while creating outrageous wealth for the rulers, and innocents have been slaughtered by the thousands all in an attempt to move us to accept more and more control over our lives in exchange for our own safety.
Something is Stirring
Something has stirred though. There is an awakening occurring in the people around the world. Something that has slept for centuries. Maybe we are beginning to see that we can be free, that there are more of us than them, and that when we work together the powers in control no longer have control. Maybe we don’t like people telling us what to do anymore.
Whatever the reason, I believe an awakening has begun. We are living the Allegory of Plato’s Cave in which the philosopher describes a group of people living chained to the wall of a cave all of their lives, facing a blank wall. The people watch shadows projected on the wall and give names to these shadows. The shadows are the prisoners’ reality. Socrates explains how the philosopher is like a prisoner who is set free from the cave and comes to see that the shadows on the wall are not reality at all. He can perceive the true form of reality rather than the manufactured reality that is the shadows seen by the prisoners. The inmates of this place do not even desire to leave their prison; for they know no better life. The prisoners manage to break their bonds one day, and discover that their reality was not what they thought it was. They discovered the sun, which Plato uses as an analogy for the fire that man cannot see behind.
Our Eyes Hurt
It’s a slow process adjusting to the new reality we are experiencing. We seem to still be a bit groggy but we are waking. Most of us have never seen the real world before. We’ve only seen the one our rulers manufacture for us. To quote a line from the Matrix: Neo asks Morpheus why his eyes hurt, Morpheus replies, “You’ve never used them before”.
It’s rarely ever ends well when you awaken a sleeping giant.