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They say, “It’s always darkest just before the dawn.” If this is true then we are on the brink of a great breakthrough. It doesn’t make sense to continually talk about how bad things are, how ruthless people are, how the world is turning into garbage. This only sets the stage for ripples of negative vibrations to permeate all and everything. What use is that? That will only make things worse.

With the right energy set forth, we can move mountains and see a brighter day on the other side. Here is a chapter from Robert’s latest book, Conversations With All Self. This chapter on Governance outlines the path forward for a more awakened society.

 

Chapter – 47
Governance Is a Form of Soulfulness – 8/9/19
RP: I got an inspiration yesterday and I’m wondering if it was from
you, or from some other ‘enlightened’ source.
AS: I know the bit you’re talking about. It was not directly from me,
though all inspiration entering your mind does come from me, effectively.
In this case, it was from Orange in the year 500.
RP: That’s cool. Why didn’t she announce herself?
AS: It is not always her way—or mine—to do that. Nevertheless,
you sensed it was from a deeper source than your mind. Orange does
send her regards, by the way. And of course, if you wish you can
dialogue directly with her at any time.
RP: OK. I had forgotten I could do that—you and I have been so
busy with our stuff. Well, so I’ll repeat my download here for the record.
You can tell me if I got it right.
I have long believed that humanity is evolving towards a more
‘socialistic’ form of society. But I’ve wondered how that could exist
in a way that it still encourages entrepreneurs—sort of capitalistic
socialism. It seems like pure socialism, giving every citizen an equal
share in wealth, would take the incentive out of monetary creativity; it
would restrict productivity. There would be no energy to push the
envelop of development—in technology, economics, exploration, art,
sports and so on.
AS: I understand your concern. It is an impediment in the minds of
many—though there is much more creativity in the future than now, I
must say. Let me just say that ‘society’ is already socialistic, by
definition and origin; it is an organism, blending the functions of all
individual parts within a coherent whole. I can elaborate on that later.
But please continue describing your idea first.
RP: Well, my thought was that socialism doesn’t have to
mean limitation. Society and income distribution could be structured
in a way to facilitate the ‘common good’ on a flexible basis. For instance—
and here’s the crux of the idea—if an entrepreneur had
some great idea, she or he could apply to the government for an
exemption from the ‘equal-income’ rule. In a future where many
more people were ‘awakened’ to the Oneness in us all, a rapid, widespread
understanding of unselfish motives would facilitate any
‘investment’ activity.
Under the exemption, creative individuals could utilize whatever
financial resources they needed to get a job done. They could then
have the incentive to ‘make money’ and be rewarded within the field
of the project, for whatever time it required. The only stipulation
would be that the income would not accrue in a separative manner,
cutting off the flow within the society as a whole. I believe it could be
designed so that the entrepreneur would enjoy the benefits of her or
his endeavor without handicapping others at large. Of course, I
haven’t imagined all the details. But I have a feeling it might be
workable. (more…)

“Now, I must ask again, how does your ‘project’ relate to all this? Is the project something you want to ‘get done’? Will you explain what you want us to do?”

“This question links back to your original one, about what I had ‘in mind’ for a structure of the project. What I have ‘in mind’ is only what is passing through my mind from deeper presence in any given moment. I sense that passage at the same moment you do. It is always fresh and alive. Such is the way of presence. I cannot predict what will be coming through my mind before it comes. To try to do so would take the vitality out of it. This is the problem of any examination of the future, I might add. The future, to be useful, must always be held in the moment of presence. Vitality—Life with a ‘V’, if you will—is key to any creation and presentation.”

I react. “The Letters from 500 were coming from the future, right? Does that mean they were taking vitality out of the moment?”

“Orange’s books speak of the future, yes, as we are all aware. However, the essence of the moment is always present in them. There is no subtraction from presence in their contemplation of what is evolving for your species. The future in these letters is metaphorical for what is within you all in the Now.”

I admit, “I have always struggled with the idea of ‘the future’ in those books and how it relates to the Now. Many wise teachers have said that only Now exists and the future and past are not real. I know O has explained it many times. And now you have as well. But I still don’t really know what to think.”

V answers with empathy, “The future is only a thought, a way for your mind to understand a set of impressions. The importance of the messages can only be received in the moment. And the essence is timeless. But the descriptions and explanations enter into time—just as you are taking time right now to type these words. Words and explanations are all metaphors. Letters are metaphors. The future is a metaphor for the timeless evolution of your awareness. In the end, it is a paradox. If paradox is troublesome for you, then take a look at that. True paradox, even if it makes you struggle at first, is liberating in the end. It is all good. (more…)