Re-posted, from Waking Times, with many thanks for this thoughtful piece to Julian Rose and Waking Times. Inspiring guidance for the new year….May this new year be one of light, justice, change, reprieve for all of us. And a transformation of our world from being war-focused to peace-focused…fascism-leaning to individual-honoring…security & greed-fixated to heart-centered…secrecy & deception-ruled to open sharing & being. And may each one of us step forward this year in clarity and courage to fully express ourselves and fearlessly spill into the world the unique light that surely burns brightly always inside each of us.
Shine like the Universe is yours–Rumi
8 Critical Actions for Joining the Resistance and Building the Ark in 2017
by Julian Rose, December 28th, 2016
I’m going to take it as a prerequisite that you feel some sense of urgency about the need for change. The need to find your place in the resistance. The need to get onto the road that’s supportive of life, rather than death. If you don’t even feel this, no point in reading any further; go back to the TV, the KFC and the GM lager.
OK, so you’re still with me, and eager to break-out of whatever is holding you back. Good. So the first action to take is ask yourself “Where do I need to go in my life?” and “What is holding me back from going there?” Give yourself enough time to actually answer these two questions, because without good answers you can’t get to action number two.
In some cases you might already know where you want to go – and you might also have an inkling of what it is that is holding you back. Fine. In this case your next task is to stop prevaricating and simply do it. The time for prevarication is long past. You can go forwards or backwards, but not hang around in no man’s land waiting for the rescue party to winch you out.
Action number two is the starting point for a number of practical, pragmatic actions that you must take in order to ‘come alive’ to a point where you can think clearly, feel good about yourself and get your house in order. Also to enable you to start your role as a member of ‘the resistance’.
Food for Life
So, action number two concerns what you put in your stomach; from day-to-day, week to week, month to month and year to year. Food is absolutely fundamental to all our lives, but choosing the right food is equally fundamental to the nourishment of body, mind and spirit. Unless you are nourishing all three – you aren’t moving forward towards the manifestation of your true destiny, nor are you going to be much use to the resistance. And it’s vital that you ‘join-up’ with the minimum delay.
So you have a choice: go to your closest farmer’s market, ecological farmer or natural foods store and purchase ‘real food’, ecologically grown and minimally processed, packaged and preserved.
Make such food the basis of your eating needs from now on, because everything else is killing you.
Or, and this is the second option, get involved with a local food cooperative, or similar, and start learning how to grow your own food. This has the advantage of ‘earthing’ you, a survival factor necessary in this age of gismo addicted virtual reality, which destroys the ability to be human and to act humanely.
That’s your starting point for all that follows. Leave the issue of a decent diet out and you will have no secure health foundation upon which to take the actions you’ll need to take in order to turn the tide on the 1% who are your chief oppressors.
You will also have taken a deliberate action in supporting the restoration of nature and the environment, by acquiring food grown to a humane and environmentally benign formula. Excellent. Compare that with supporting your nearest dedicated globalist supermarket food and people killer.
Kick Out the Killers
Taking action to help save the life force of this planet from terminal destruction at the hands of corporate killers, is a key component of your involvement in the resistance. It gets you out of the state of perpetual worrying about yourself, as though you’re life was the only thing that mattered.
You’re life does matter, but taking it to the point of obsession is called narcissism – and it’s pretty much an epidemic in affluent and semi-affluent Western World right now. It’s a fundamental reason why so little is done to redirect the evolution of this planet.
Action number three involves kicking-out as many as possible of the toxic elements that form part of your daily home life. For example: the phosphate enriched washing powder; the sugary synthetic toothpaste; the excessive amount of plastic; the junk food snacks; the TV (mind killer); the Wi-Fi (mind/body killer); the mobile phone (mind/body killer); the microwave oven (mind/body killer); the Smart Meter (mind/body killer) the hard alcohol (mind/body killer). I’m not going to produce a definitive list because you can find hundreds of books and websites that do this – and I’m assuming you wish to take control of your destiny and not have a nanny permanently on hand to change your nappies.
Wake Up the Spirit!
Action number four: wake up your spirit! We are all spiritual beings. We all have our origins in this cosmic firmament. All our energies are shared with this amazing universe, from whence we came.
But we are blocked. Sometimes by our own lack of motivation and sometimes by forces that wish to prevent our awakening. Usually elements of each of these. But it’s no use moaning about it and doing nothing to alleviate this crisis of human nature. Action number four involves getting onto the path of creative exigence and developing the intent to become that powerful and courageous being you really are.
Now then, I hear you saying “Yes, sure, but how on earth does one actually do this?” And my reply is: no set formula. No instant fix. However, starting today provides something pretty close to an instant fix. So here’s my advice: get your body moving! Run, dance, jump, swim, dig. But whichever you do, do it fully, boldly and enthusiastically.
Get out into nature and rejoice that she still exists. Rejoice that you have a life at all..that you are so blessed..that you are so fortunate. After all you might have come back as a nematode and have a fair bit of work to do to achieve humanness! Give thanks to your Creator for having been given the opportunity to do something valuable on this planet; something creative in this life.
Then, so as to go further and enhance the sense of ‘coming alive’, which should be getting underway by now if you are following my instruction, start to practice Hatha Yoga, because Hatha Yoga combines all the other activities mentioned above, in one. Clear a space in your now detoxified home for doing this yoga, and you will be amazed how revivified you will feel. How fresh everyday seems; how energetic you are becoming.
The combination of rhythmic stretching combined with deep breathing provides a powerful means of reconnecting with universal ‘prana’ (energy). When I was a young man of 24, the commencement of regular sessions of Hatha Yoga opened up a great well of potential within me and also enabled me to see/feel where I wanted to go and how I wanted to get there. It led me directly into joining the resistance. After a gap of around thirty years, I started up again and have been doing one hour every morning for the past ten years.
So this brings us to action number five. Now you are becoming increasingly conscious of the values that have turned your life around and how they contrast with your former life style. This is a defining time. Truth is emerging as the goal to pursue in all facets of life, not just while doing yoga and meditation.
Join the Resistance
In order to act on this new awareness, you need to harness your new-found clarity of vision to that which will bring the greatest good to the outside world. Taking actions that will directly counteract the control system’s attempt to foster chaos, division, destruction and hate as ruling principles over humanity. This is the moment I declare: welcome to the resistance!
The determination to embrace the way of justice and truth in all that matters is ‘the resistance’. One cannot become an aware human being until one recognizes the existence of the multi pronged opposition which exists to humanity’s awakening and emancipation. I speak of the forces of repression and centralized control whose web extends into all facets of society – all aspects of the status quo.
Once aware of this state and awake enough in yourself to recognize its symptoms, it is your duty (our duty) to go out into the world and give full support to counteracting the multifarious destructive deeds being perpetrated on a daily basis by these forces.
It should be beyond obvious, that they will continue their heinous activities so long as there are no attempts – or entirely inadequate attempts – to stop them. We are talking about forces that have their origin in a very small percentage of the population of this planet, but that have a multitude of blind followers.
Be the Activist You Are
Coming forward to expose and block the criminal activities of these tyrants, is your service to humanity. To the planet which has raised and nourished you. To your fellow citizens, and to your Creator. That special force which equipped you to be courageous in the face of opposition, but which so many feel inclined to deny.
This is the action which will define you as being either a true human, or simply a tepid imitation. It is in this arena that so many ‘good talkers’ fail to metamorphose into ‘good walkers’. So that, in the end, all the talk amounts to nothing. Empty and wasteful are the words that do not translate into deeds.
I stress this, as up to now, this is the area of our greatest failing. No one who discovers his/her mental, spiritual and physical powers can turn their backs on the mass injustices of this world and hide themselves away in isolated enclaves. No, not even to pray and meditate for ‘peace’.
The Resistance is a coming-together of compassionate individuals determined to form a block against the progress of all that undermines the health and vitality of nature, fellow humans, the environment, the animal kingdom and to the sanctity of life itself. Join it now, or remain part of the slide into slavery which guarantees continued support for the powers that be.
Quit the System
Action number six also involves, as far as possible, freeing yourself from ‘the system’. For a start, giving up the nine to five job, unless it is specifically concerned with counteracting the suffering felt by millions unable to cope with the vicious, inhuman demands of a moribund status quo.
Now is when you also take another significant step. That of dropping your familiar ties with those who are not prepared to take control of their destinies. This means giving up the easy socializing with family, friends and relations, and fully aligning yourself with the pull of your soul. It is simply not possible to maintain a split life any longer.
This does not mean never visiting close family. Sharing love is, of course, never to be decried; but be careful, your new found spirit energy can easily be stolen unless you watchfully maintain its centrality in all contacts and all realms of daily life.
Sever the Corporate Umbilical Cord
The Seventh action in your master plan of human emancipation, is to start liberating yourself from all remaining forms of attachment to corporate and government ‘providers’. For example, energy corporations; banking institutions; health-care systems and overt reliance on the educational and legal system. You are unlikely to achieve all these in one go, but get started, because soon these institutions are going to fail; and now your actions are going to be about community. Communities forging new and innovative alternatives to the disastrous agenda in which so many remain trapped today.
By now you will have ceased thinking ‘it doesn’t matter’ that you are supporting institutions that you know are destroying the planet and the lives of millions of living beings. You will have realized that every action you take is either promoting life or promoting death. Think carefully about it.
Build the Ark
This phase leads directly onto Action Eight; what I call “Building the Ark.” Because we have to do this. Very soon it will be too late. These arks will be havens of sanity, peace and love amidst a rapidly unraveling state of conventional law and order; a moving into chaotic confusion of much of what we have become accustomed to over the past few decades, as imperfect as it has been.
Building the ark is to come together with fellow souls and spirits so as to lay down the foundations of that which will endure and outlive the coming storm. This demands real courage, creativity and commitment. It is, in many respects, a quite brilliant challenge. It consists of putting a long-term stake in the ground. The ground that feels best suited to supporting the successful establishment of this life saving initiative.
Towards Self Sufficiency
It might be that the building of such an ark is already underway near you and that you join this initiative, lending your talents to those of others in growing an extended family of fellow entrepreneurs. But whichever way it happens, you need to be involved in building a way of life in which, at a very minimum, the community sets about growing its own food; running its own renewable energy supply, building its own pro-ecological shelters (if no other housing exists) and developing its own natural medicine dispensary. These are just the preliminary fundamentals.
This will best be undertaken in a rural setting, but could be achieved in a village or small town community, using existing housing stock and other adaptable basic support systems.
These arks are to be the chief life support systems for humanity within the near future. Certainly within two to three decades. Once established, they will open their doors to others in search of sanctuaries of love, humanity and good will. They will be the life-lines that connect through from a time of disintegration to the building of the World to Come.
With enough concentration of positive spiritual energy, these arks will gain higher protection from wanton invaders and cunning parasites. They will become treasures, islands amongst a sea of crumbling icons symbolizing decades of obsessive materialism.
Just Do It
Imagine what an honor it will be to be amongst those who helped pioneer this stepping stone to the rebirth of an emancipated, joyous existence. A veritable life-line whose fragile reality will hold the key to the future of humanity as a whole. You will be proud of becoming a beacon of light, guiding others through the passage of times of darkness.
You will experience deep joy in witnessing the rising sun whose rays spread out to illuminate a whole new chapter in the evolution of this tribe we call mankind.
And don’t forget, if you want 2017 to be a decisive turning-point, you need to be both foot soldier of the resistance and a builder of the ark. Both. Yes, both.
It can be done. It will be done. So now get on with it.
New Year’s Greetings to one and all.
About the Author
Julian Rose is an early pioneer of UK organic farming, international activist and author. Contact Julian at www.julianrose.info to find out more. He is President of The International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside, and is the author of two books with some very powerful perspectives: Changing Course for Life and In Defence of Life.
This article (8 Critical Actions for Joining the Resistance and Building the Ark in 2017) was originally created and published by Julian Rose and is re-posted here with permission. It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.