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The Shift Has Hit the Fan: Welcome to the Sane Asylum

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Humanity has shifted its karma into surpassing gear and political climate change has come to America. Thanks to a grassroots up-wising, we the people huffed and puffed together in the same direction and the winds of change blew in a breath of fresh air. And we can all breathe easier.

The vote in November was more than a vote for a new President. It was a vote for a new precedent – to overgrow the "lowest common dominator" paradigm and take a step towards government of the people, by the people, for the people, where the government does our bidding, not the bidding of the highest bidder and where the Golden Rule can finally overrule the rule of gold. In the short term, the up-wising has been successful and the American Evolution has begun. The first big shots have been fired and we are on the road to recovering from an eight-year bout with Mad Cowboy Disease and Electile Dysfunction.

But now, if we want to heal the body politic of conditions like Deficit Inattention Disorder, Truth Decay and the deadliest one of all, an unchecked Military Industrial Complex, we must elect ourselves. Spiritually, it's time to quiet our barking dogmas and evolve past the Ten Commandments to an even greater realization – the One Suggestion: "We are all in it together." Once a critical mass of us chooses to live by this credo, we can avoid the critical massacre called Armageddon, create Disarmageddon instead, and achieve fulfillment as a species, Humanifest Destiny.

The End of the Age of Nefarious?

Every journey into the light is preceded by a dark passage, and our entry into the Age of Aquarius is no different. As predicted in the celebrated quatrain ("When the goon moves into Lincoln's house and stupider aligns with Mars, then greed will guide the planet and fear obscure the stars ..."), the Age of Nefarious delayed the start of the new millennium. But now the quatrain is heading down a new track and soular power is shining a light on the endarkened corridors of soulless power.

Just as the eight-year journey that took us from Whitewater to Blackwater was coming to an end, some overzealous Bush-bashers hurled footwear to give the departing regime one final boot. That was understandable, but unnecessary. Better we should keep our shoes on and use them to stand together at a time when healing wounds is more important than wounding heels. Besides, without Bush there could have been no Obama. His alarming actions awakened more people than Buddha and a body politic in a fear-induced coma miraculously regained consciousness.

And now there is a new President, Barack Hussein Obama. After eight years of insanity, we can proclaim to the world, "America has a President Hussein!"

So now, we must face another awesome truth. We are living in a world gone sane.

Welcome to the sane asylum.

Trickle Down Goes Belly Up

It's a good thing our political fates are on the upswing, as our economy has taken a sharp downturn. The house of credit cards economy based on trickle down has gone belly up and we must face another, sadder truth. Individually and collectively, we've been suffering from Deficit Inattention Disorder and since we were unable to do the math, we must now do the aftermath. It's a buy-o-logical fact. You cannot spend more than you have. Nature knows this. We can use no more energy than what we have in reserve. We cannot charge energy on our Ascended Master Card and repay it next lifetime.

So yes, the casino economy is coming down, but there is an upside to the meltdown. There is a great opportunity in the crisis. Consider this. When the dollar hits zero, we can pay off our entire $10 trillion national debt and hardly feel it!

Meanwhile, over the past eight years we have seen the fall of reptilian entities like Enronosaurus Wrecks and most recently a character named Madoff made off with billions. Our entire economic system has been revealed as an extraordinary ponzi scheme where ordinary people are left holding the empty bag.

Unfortunately, this is nothing new. It's the same old needy-greedy where our collective fear of not having enough -- "scare city" -- has empowered those privatizing privateers who are plundering our planet with their mining operations; that's mine, that's mine, that's mine. This mining has overmined the planet and undermined humanity. Hence, the emergency we face right now.

So, what do we do? I am glad I asked that question. We must go beyond the fear-based state of emergency to a state of emergent seeing. That is where we emerge and see the genuine wealth that is all around us, the virtually infinite energy from Father Sun, the prolific nourishment Mother Earth brings us every season, the love we generate from our hearts and the inventiveness of our minds. With this realization, we have a one way ticket out of scare city and we enter a state of a-bun-dance. That is where we get up off our assets, move our buns, face the music and dance together. In using our resources to create good goods and greater goodness, we can weave a web of mass construction that will make us all interdependently wealthy.

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Steve Bhaerman is a writer, humorist and uncommontator who's been posing as cosmic comic Swami Beyondananda for the past 20 years. He is the author of seven books including Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future and a Way to Get There From (more...)
 

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