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9/11: From State of Emergency to State of Emergent Seeing

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As more and more of us are awakening to realize, before there can be political evolution, there must be spiritual and psychological evolution. And while not everyone needs to awaken at the same level, those at the leading edge of this new paradigm must gather together under One Big Intent to live the principle at the core of every religious, spiritual and ethical path, the Golden Rule, and to express what Integral philosopher Steve McIntosh calls The Natural Theology: truth, beauty and goodness. 

While these ideas may seem abstract, they become very real as we set an intention as individuals, communities, nations and as One Humanity to bring them to life. My personal mission is to use comedy and laughter as a "people tenderizer" that releases us from rigid and obsolete beliefs, and attunes us to curiosity and new possibilities. When we "wake up laughing," we find the "aha" in the wake of the "ha-ha," and see the ironic joke that we have held the key to our own liberation all along.

And as levity lifts us to a higher seeing, we recognize that "love" is more than a nicey-nicey feel good word, but the very glue that holds our Universe together. And from this universal, outside-the-matrix view, we can see beyond both religion and non-religion to the perennial truth: One Spirit, Many Paths. While some dogmas insist there is a God, and others that there isn't, the one thing everyone can agree on is that there is a power of Good. Even in the most dire of human circumstances from natural disasters like hurricanes to unnatural ones like warfare the power of Good is always present, and seeing that good always inspires us.   Since the root of the word "inspire" is "infused with Spirit," if Good is inspiring, well goodness gracious, Good is as good as God.

Once we've freed the mind through laughter, and opened the heart with love ... we have to show up growing. We have to use our will, our hands and our whole physical beings to embrace change and take the next evolutionary step.   Whether we like it or not, we are finding circumstances tearing us from the safe harbors of comfort and complacency. We cannot pretend that our warfare state is a benevolent father who will care for our welfare and protection.   Nor can we rely on comforting cliches that make us right and others wrong, but don't fundamentally change the game.

We must now become the new precedent awakened, aware, proactive adults of God (or if you prefer, Good) willing to laugh at our own shadow, and courageous enough to risk standing for the world we know is possible rather than merely railing at perceived villains. May 2012 be a precedential year, where the emperor's buttocks are revealed but we the people turn the other cheek as well, shifting our attention from fighting disease in the body politic, toward building health.

May a new "movement of movements" emerge, where a new order arises from the grassroots up, and we strengthen the fields of truth, beauty and goodness, and the sociopathogens die from starvation. For as Swami has said, "The only way to overgrow big brother is through bigger brotherhood and sisterhood." Only by seeing that we are all brothers and sisters in the same 'hood can we transform the current state of emergency to an ever-growing state of emergent seeing.

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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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9/11 was an Inside job, Mr Steve Bhaerman. Ho... by aberamsay on Thursday, Sep 22, 2011 at 1:41:10 PM
It never claims 9/11 was not an inside job.  ... by Maxwell on Thursday, Sep 22, 2011 at 2:17:46 PM
...contrary to desperate attempts of a murder... by aberamsay on Thursday, Sep 22, 2011 at 3:52:29 PM
aberamsay I agree entirely with your position. 9/1... by Frank Legge on Thursday, Sep 22, 2011 at 11:45:08 PM
For evidence of the absence of a 757 at the Pentag... by Paul Carline on Friday, Sep 23, 2011 at 2:05:56 AM
gravity32,Research into 9/11 started the day Thier... by aberamsay on Friday, Sep 23, 2011 at 4:24:21 AM
Just because evidence of government complicity is ... by Maxwell on Friday, Sep 23, 2011 at 10:14:23 AM
...has to be a violent revolutionnary uprising by ... by aberamsay on Thursday, Sep 22, 2011 at 5:19:49 PM
This is a valuable article. It makes the valid poi... by Paul Carline on Friday, Sep 23, 2011 at 2:23:04 AM
It does matter.  But assuming it is one OR th... by Maxwell on Friday, Sep 23, 2011 at 3:30:23 PM
in the pursuit of 9/11 truth? The media gave that ... by larry payne on Friday, Sep 23, 2011 at 5:21:29 PM
It was meant as irony, as reflected by the quotes.... by Maxwell on Monday, Sep 26, 2011 at 11:51:21 AM
And anyone, even upon first reading, who sees this... by Maxwell on Monday, Sep 26, 2011 at 1:39:32 PM
"There are signs that a LIHOP version is being del... by Maxwell on Monday, Sep 26, 2011 at 10:15:04 PM
I have this crazy, obviously minority view, that m... by Maxwell on Monday, Sep 26, 2011 at 10:19:29 PM
Steve Bhaerman offers a positive of vision of wher... by Rob Kall on Friday, Sep 23, 2011 at 12:31:32 PM
that the one commenter was completely inappropriat... by Maxwell on Friday, Sep 23, 2011 at 3:00:23 PM
is because 9/11 created the path we have been on f... by larry payne on Friday, Sep 23, 2011 at 3:26:58 PM
All honest, sincere views should be allowed to be ... by Nathan Nahm on Friday, Sep 23, 2011 at 6:10:50 PM
Aberamsay had a legitimate reason to be mad becaus... by larry payne on Friday, Sep 23, 2011 at 8:31:50 PM
And that's not at all what the article calls for.&... by Maxwell on Monday, Sep 26, 2011 at 9:29:35 PM
But slowly because the media works against us. Bha... by larry payne on Tuesday, Sep 27, 2011 at 2:19:41 PM
While it was great to see my article elicited so m... by Steve Bhaerman on Saturday, Sep 24, 2011 at 9:46:45 AM
Comment on Comments (continued)The article was suc... by Steve Bhaerman on Saturday, Sep 24, 2011 at 10:02:00 AM
Comment on Comments (conclusion)I invite readers t... by Steve Bhaerman on Saturday, Sep 24, 2011 at 10:07:01 AM
and it was much more informative than what you wri... by larry payne on Saturday, Sep 24, 2011 at 11:17:56 AM