Dan and Sheila Gendron, Contributers
Twenty five or so years ago, when we were wading through heaps of hard-copy books on religions, aliens, secrete societies and such, there were precious few others who understood – let alone would bother to research – what was going on and where we as a society/culture were going. Basically, people we could talk with about this were few and far between.
In the past 10 to 15 years, we noticed that the number of people who “get it” began to explode exponentially. This seemed to be the first wave of people who figured out that life as we had become accustomed to it – an affordable house, healthy food, a future for our children – was going to drastically change. The anger brought about by that realization seemed, at least in volume, to spawn a cacophony of Raised voices, displaying displeasure at the government, the system and anyone else who might be at fault for this unwelcome change. Each shout of anger and hatred has been used right back against this wall of noise by TPTB to make those protesting look silly, uninformed and downright psychotic. It plays right into TPTB’s hands, giving them something to cling to, something against which to energize their own forces. They know how to play that game.
But recently there is a new sound breaking through the din. It is the sound of Rising voices, a harmonious, clear sound that says, “We do NOT give you our power.” “We do NOT accept your authority over our bodies, over our lives and over our spirits.” “I know what I need to live a healthy and happy life and I choose to acknowledge and serve my higher self.” “You may choose to war with your fellow humans, but I will not be a part of it in body, mind or spirit.” “I have no fear of you, for you were born with no more abilities, and no more power than I was.”
The most effective tool available to remove the “P” from TPTB is one simple word – “NO”. “No, I will not support your wars.” “No, I will not allow you to molest me nor take my nude picture before I get on a plane.” “No, I will not put my health care into your hands.” “No, I will not eat your GMO and additive poisoned foods, nor drink the fluoride in your water.” “No, I will not be programmed by your TV.” “No, I don’t care what you do with your money. I don’t need it because I am self-sufficient.” “No, you don’t scare me. I – as we all – will die someday. If it is at your hands, that is on your karma, not mine.”
These rising voices confuse TPTB. All they know how to do is tighten the leash, try to cling to a tighter control, when faced with opposition. Why can an evergreen tree keep its leaves (needles) to feed itself all winter, while the maple must shed it’s leaves and sleep through the season? The evergreen tree does not fight the heavy snow. It allows the snow to fall off, giving it a gentle path to the ground. The maple, proud, with its branches turned upward, cannot take the weight of the snow, which having no where else to go breaks the limb. Notice which trees grow the tallest in the forest. It is the evergreens who can reach up to the sky.
Don’t think that standing toe to toe with TPTB makes you a better person, nor them any less. Be an evergreen and reach up to your fullest humanity. Don’t waste your energy on a raised voice. Become one of the rising voices. May your voice rise in peace and may your rising voice join the chorus of the new paradigm.
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Dan & Sheila are the authors of Surviving Survivalism – How to Avoid Survivalism Culture Shock, and hosts of the podcast, Still Surviving with Dan & Sheila. For questions about space in their Intentional Survivalist Community or other survivalist issues, they can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.