The Fatal Greed of Trump and Company
- Their greed is based on fear.
- Their greed is based on denials
- Their greed has signed their death warrant!
- That there is only one Source of everything.
- That there are no orders of superiority and inferiority.
- That there are physical limits to everything on this physical Earth.
- That the supreme law of the land comes from the Source, not “Man”.
- That life is not simply an accident of matter.
- That evolution is not a blind struggle for survival.
- That there is a divine, creative purpose in everything.
- That what we call “heaven” occurs only after the death of the body.
- That what is true is all about compassion and service.
The Nature of Fear
I would like to invite Trump and Company – and you – to look at the nature of fear… that it projects to a time that does not exist – the future. Therefore, “fear is an illusion.”As the principle of Attitudinal Healing goes, “Now is the only time there is, and each instant is for giving.” This principle is known in virtually all spiritual practices. These same practices recognize that our ego is ignorant of the spiritual reality that is the entire Universe.
These same practices that have existed for centuries also maintain for us the awareness that the ego is limited to keeping the physical body alive. Its work is to separate the one from the other, making levels of superiority appear real. Such levels lead to jealousy, about which, the Prophet Mohammed is widely quoted as saying, “Beware of jealousy, for verily it destroys good deeds the way fire destroys wood.”
Parenthetically, greed and jealousy go hand in hand to keep the ego’s use of fear alive. As long as they coexist, great harm comes. When they are the primary motives of the executive of any organization, including a nation such as ours, we are incapable of good deeds. Tragically, nature is capable of creating such extreme holocausts as recently consumed the California town of Santa Rosa, effectively preventing good deeds by the thousands. I am also aware of those who connect our behavior with Nature’s behavior…. (Could we be looking at the signing of our death warrant?)
Three Native Prophecies of “Purification”
Moreover, I am aware of three Native prophecies for this land of ours: one for each green and beautiful coast, and the third for the beautiful and dry Western lands. They all describe the deception of the fair-skinned ones that come from the East with a good tale but with no honesty. They all suggest the possibility of a process of “purification” that will cleanse this nation of its illusions. In the early 1990’s I heard the Hopi Elder, Thomas Banyacya, speak of this process, and I have lately read his words in a 1990 Beyond Words book, Wisdomkeepers (p.52). I strongly encourage you to read it (I got it through an interlibrary loan.)
From what I have learned from the Native people of this country is that the “purification” has two possible outcomes – two roads that come from the Road of Life. One road leads down a barren track to a dusty death. The second leads onward through a beautiful, green and growing world. It is clear to me that we are at a fork in our road, and it is also clear to me that which branch we take is a matter of choice – personal choice. Remember that Yogi Berra has advised us that when we come to a fork in the road, take it.
Free to Choose
I know that when we realize that we are on the barren track we can choose to follow the lovely, rewarding Green Road that goes in the opposite direction. I am also well aware that people are having an experience of death that goes way beyond “near-death”. They know they are dying and they go through the darkness into a beauty with indescribable colors and perfect love. They then find a call to return to perform a specific service. One of these humans is Rev. Peter Panagore who has written about his experience of dying of hypothermia in a wonderful book called Heaven Is Beautiful https://www.peterpanagore.com/
I do not know of any other way to get the executives I refer to above as “Trump and Company” to make the change to green creativity than to publish these thoughts, and firmly demand a change of thinking and action amongst those who would lead us down the dusty road. We, the people of these United States of America, have a divine right to demand that our executives destroy that death warrant they seem so intent on creating out of their own fear and greed. There are several attitudes and functions that would access the Green Road were these men and women who claim to wish America to “be great again” really want to make it great: compassion and peace are the two attitudes that years of H.O.P.E. work have proven effective. Forgiveness and caring are the functions I have found that tie in with the other two.
It is this work that can end the danger of the unrecognized shadows that do such great harm: slavery, genocide, and the abuse of women. Please look at the media reporting on these evil functions. Do we suppress them (again) or do we remember how many we’ve harmed and heal? Our choice… I know mine. I take the Green Road.
I close with the words of Desmond Tutu challenging the police who lined the walls of his St. George’s Cathedral in Cape Town to prevent a march against apartheid (1989):
“You are powerful. You are very powerful, but you are not gods and I serve a God who cannot be mocked. So, since you’ve already lost, I invite you today to come and join the winning side!”