OCCUPY THA FORESTS!
OCCUPY THE FORESTS OF THE WORLD!
mOM eARTh is our HOME! We are not 'camping'!
"...beginning to see another angle [about the Occupy Wall Street intention]. Occupy Wall Street was always about something much bigger than a movement against big banks and modern finance. It's about providing a forum for people to show how tired they are not just of Wall Street, but everything. This is a visceral, impassioned, deep-seated rejection of the entire direction of our society, a refusal to take even one more step forward to the shallow commercial abyss of phoniness, short-term calculation, withered idealism and intellectual bankruptcy that American mass society has become. If there is such a thing as going on strike from one's own culture, this is it." --page 65, Rolling Stone Magazine, Nov.24, 2011
Reality got to slapping too many of us in the face in its windy ways...even those of us whom hadn't yet been caught living "too free" began to realize that our "luck" might not hold out forever and that maybe it was time to come out of the woodwork (so to speak!) and share our powers, our ways of seeing, our input.
At least a little. See how it goes. Seed a little here, a little there. And possibly touch the hearts of our fellow human beings wherever we might!
WHERE WILL YOU GO IF THERE'S A MAJOR TSUNAMI??? To the woods?
Many of us will seek the forests when the only choice we may have is shelter from the heavily institutional Red Cross, et al. But are we prepared enough?? Apparently from what i've experienced and read, many many Occupy communities are dealing with unprecedented levels of intensity. Some or much may likely be due to the sad reality of political police seeking to block our seeding and crush our momentum. But we also need to see that many human beings are also authentically off-balance. And that to play into the alienation that keeps such off-balance folks so (and worsening) will be detrimental!
"How we see what we see affects the quality of our reality," goes wisdom from the Lakota people, and i wish to build onto that. i mentioned this amongst some of the occupy folks already, and i'll try to pass it on as broadly as i may possibly do!!!! Off-balance folks, especially angry, anarchistic youth, are symptoms of the reality we live in; and they hold powerful gifts within their intensities--IF we give ourselves permission to see the puzzles that they (and we!) are!
We come into these action groups for reasons of the heart. Shall we toss away those heart-motions as soon as we are faced with challenge? Mundanely-challenged mindsets would like you to, apparently; "Misery Loves Company" after all. And a lot of pros would like to see the symptoms swept back into silence, i.e. via the Titticut Folly Syndrome (a.k.a. psychiatrick management)...and "let the pendulum swing back" to that stupidity again.
But we have power. Our Nuclearized families don't know it, of course, and thus many of us don't know this, that we all have power. That our power is crucial to the challenges we face!
It's almost 2012 and many people whom i respect speak of this time as the paradigm shifting time. Shall you wait and merely consume it when it gets its "10 minutes of fame" on your favorite Zone-Out Media, or shall you be A PART OF her/history in experimenting with your bests on the cusp of this alleged change?
How deep is your creative intelligence? How much shall you practice? Me, i'm practicing full time, and also amongst the Occupy movement (outside of Orygun these days). i spent about 2 weeks at one Occupy. There i had many opportunities to see and share crucially differently than devoutly 'normal' ways of perceiving. Now i'm going "viral":
A) on the one hand, seeding creative approaches which the worry-whacked seem to not be able to see: i.e. that we are ALL puzzles with gifts, no matter how off-balance or ideologically-challenged!
B) Broadening out our human appeal (to the excellence of informal humanity) in diverse ways. I.e. The Hidden Art Gallery Sho(w) is a mainstay at one of the forest camps! Another angle: Camps created to "art" intense folks! (Where intense folks are part and parcel of camps becoming articulate!!!)
We have "no chance" against the forces of martial mindlock arrayed to stop us, but we DO have chances to art, to touch their hearts, to become WITH (not against) each other realizing the value!!!!