Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Law of Allowing: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Last night we watched the movie, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Watch it if you dare. After seeing it, as well as a few other significant news items lately -- like the forced medication of Danny Hauser, and the torture memos -- I decided to distill into words my outlook on the matter of liberty. Here goes:

There is one law -- the Higher Law -- that all others or based on, either in support of, or in defiance of that law.
  • The Law grants the freedom to do anything . . .
But because we live here, and the Higher Law is manifest in this world of opposites, it proceeds in statement as:
  • . . . except denying others the same freedom.
And because the passivity of allowing has an opposite activity, it continues:
  • Only the defense of freedom will assure it. Passivity in its defense is activity in its corruption.
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There is awareness and there is action. Where do I stand?

What do we do when we become aware that freedom is denied to another who is not being justly defended? Should we speak out, state the obvious and make others aware? Or is not doing so passivity in defense of The Law? Passivity, I believe, will result in heightened action -- either in defense of The Law, or its corruption. Revolution need not be violent.

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Be aware that
what and when and where
to speak and act
is best guided by
a more direct connection
to The Source
of the Higher Law.

The Spirit of Life
does not degrade it.

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There are no Others. We are all Soul. Soul is a spark of the Divine.