'When Silence Becomes Betrayal'
By Jim Kirwan
The title is taken from the words of Martin Luther King Jr., that are included in the coming Tavis Smiley PBS Special that will air on Wednesday night. The broader issue here speaks to something I've wrestled with for the last 42 years that is based on what has been forgotten; while at the same time it was never understood by those that grew up in all that time between the end of King's life, and the current impasse that has shaped the world which so many are still trying to correct. In many ways this 'special' is about the differences between 'America then versus America Now.' (1)
In the national discussions that have not taken-place; the references to 'political-parties' is not meaningful because all-official-parties were almost universal in their attempts to intrinsically remain locked-into the continuing destruction of everything related, to keeping this nation alive, in these final days of the endings which our actions over the last four decades have allowed us to create.
One reader wrote: "[still] caught in the illusions are you, Remember in the Clint Eastwood movie aptly named, A Fistful of Dollars where Clint comes into town and there is turf war between a Mexican gang and a gringo gang. That is what is going on now. At one point in the story he props up dead Mexican troops to fool the Mexican gang. This is what is going on now for you. There are all sorts of dead people writing you to distract you and wear you down and to make it seem like a lost cause.
Stop wasting your energy on trying to convince the dead! Write to inform those who are alive, put your energy into those who have begun to see and risk falling for the "propped up dead" maneuvers now being employed. Collapse is imminent and unavoidable why are you stuck there? Nostalgia is fine and great when sitting around the camp fire but sorry buddy your out front now. It reminds of what my Mom use to say "Everyone wants to go to heaven but yet they don't want to die" guess what if there is to be new then the old must pass away. It is time to prepare to deal what is next in a serious and thoughtful way. You can do that and write that. You have done as much as you can sounding the whistle but sounding the whistle will not stop the sinking. Look at what is happening people are awake (some) but they are falling for the same games, divide and conquer, immigrants don't belong hmmm heard that about the Italians the Irish, etc. Political manipulation Tea Party, heard that with all the other populist machinations. Being awake does you no good if it is too dark for you to see. Stop arguing the cause and put forth the direction, it's at that stage now you've got the platform now what? May the force be with you!"
Strangely, in this regard I just spent the last three days with an extended family that opened my eyes to just how much of this country still exists at least in many of its people; (and how much of what the writer above was trying to get me to see); despite the seeming burial of all that has literally gone before.
The family I stayed with consisted of seventeen people ranging in age from infants to the matriarch of the family. Their occupations were as varied as could be, but the common denominators all referred back to honesty and to that sharing which cannot be faked between loved ones. The course of the lives of these people also covered the full spectrum in both health and wealth, and yet remained united in that confidence that comes with doing those things that must be done if there is to be a future for any of us.
What the experience brought to center-stage, for me, was a certain knowledge that this 'family' remembered what the world was like before we consumed the poison and the brain-washing of the current situation. Formal religion did not play a part in this. They remembered what matters and choose daily, to live according to that rudder of civility and purpose that can bring stability and love back into this troubled and blood-stained place, which has become what might appear to be the world-of-today.
I've largely been focused upon far too much of what was never-learned by the latest generations, forgetting too often that these principles are innately human and despite whatever any current fad might dictate; the truth of what is both right and human can never actually be denied; because despite the propaganda and the psy-ops: It is one thing to have remembered through family connections what it was like to live through those times when women did not yet have rights, or when freedoms were challenged but were not yet publicly denied, or when criminality was rampant but was still illegal; but it is quite another to choose to live in this personal freedom. Spending time with people that are determined to confront the crimes of today's politics and today's emptiness, when it comes to an inner compass for anyone's existence, was as refreshingly beautiful as it was potentially possible. Once I began to realize that this personal power (of theirs) is not only actually within the grasp of a lot more people than I once thought was even remotely possible-yet this is one possible way that we still have which might be able to allow us to change-within-ourselves what we are living in, from the cesspool that it has become, to the realm of possibilities which such problems ought to have been brought to the surface long ago.
This also brought to mind that quietly invisible strength which is there to be used by anyone who is serious, about actually being able to make the real changes which we sometimes need, in almost every area of life today. That strength comes from 'the invisible means of support" that underpins virtually any life that is being lived in accordance with having an authentic life; rather than just a long series of wants to be satisfied, or toys to be acquired.
The image to the left describes this phenomena in the fire-line, just below the knee and between the words "RELEASE" and "Hostage." In this illustration I wanted to physically represent this key concept that contributes so much to the freeing of any individual from those self-imposed restrictions by which too many of us still tend to imprison ourselves.
And of course there is that other quiet truth that "life is a mystery to be lived rather than a problem to be solved." These two things are simple to say but very difficult to live; and yet even without putting these two thought-forms into any kind of literal equation this family (apparently among many others as well) is living out the beauty and the challenges which these concepts have added to their lives, from the youngest to the oldest among them. As I was returning to this grind I began to see what they have done, individually and without pre-planning as a Gyroscope of mental-balance which they have used, intrinsically, as they go about their very individual lives. This is why I felt the need to talk more about this a bit more here.
One of the things that came up over the weekend was the existence of Indigo or Crystal Children, the existence of which I was basically unaware of.
"How do you know if you, or someone you know, is an Indigo or Crystal Child or Adult?
We will describe the main features and characteristics of these people. But we want to stress that the Indigo/Crystal phenomenon is the next step in our evolution as a human species. We are all, in some way, becoming more like the Indigo and Crystal people. They are here to show us the way, and so the information can be applied more generally to all of us as we make the transition to the next stage of our growth and evolution.
The Indigo Children have been incarnating on the Earth for the last 100 years. The early Indigos were pioneers and way-showers. After World War II, a significant number were born, and these are the Indigo adults of today. However, in the 1970s a major wave of Indigos was born, and so we have a whole generation of Indigos who are now in their late twenties and early thirties who are about to take their place as leaders in the world. Indigos continued to born up to about 2000, with increasing abilities and degrees of technological and creative sophistication.
The Crystal Children began to appear on the planet from about 2000, although some date them slightly earlier. (>>Jill's note: Most definetly, especially in mid to late 90's including my own children) These are extremely powerful children, whose main purpose is to take us to the next level in our evolution, and reveal to us our inner power and divinity. They function as a group consciousness rather than as individuals, and they live by the" Law of One" or Unity Consciousness. They are a powerful force for love and peace on the planet.
The Indigo and Crystal Adults are composed of two groups. Firstly, there are those who were born as Indigos and are now making the transition to Crystal. This means they undergo a spiritual and physical transformation that awakens their "Christ" or "Crystal" consciousness and links them with the Crystal children as part of the evolutionary wave of change. The second group is those who were born without these qualities, but have acquired or are in the process of acquiring them through their own hard work and the diligent following of a spiritual path. Yes, this means that all of us have the potential to be part of the emerging group of "human angels".
The following extract describes the difference between Indigo and Crystal Children. It is from Doreen Virtue's article, Indigo and Crystal Children:
The first thing most people notice about Crystal Children is their eyes, large, penetrating, and wise beyond their years. Their eyes lock on and hypnotize you, while you realize your soul is being laid bare for the child to see. Perhaps you've noticed this special new "breed" of children rapidly populating our planet. They are happy, delightful and forgiving. This generation of new light-workers, roughly ages 0 through 7, are like no previous generation. Ideal in many ways, they are the pointers for where humanity is headed ... and its a good direction!
The older children (approximately age 7 through 25), called "indigo Children", share some characteristics with the CrystalChildren. Both generations are highly sensitive and psychic, and have important life purposes. The main difference is their temperament. Indigos have a warrior spirit, because their collective purpose is to mash down old systems that no longer serve us. They are here to quash government, educational, and legal systems that lack integrity. To accomplish this end, they need tempers and fiery determination.
Those adults who resist change and who value conformity may misunderstand the Indigos. They are often mislabeled with psychiatric diagnoses of Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Sadly, when they are medicated, the Indigos often lose their beautiful sensitivity, spiritual gifts and warrior energy..........In contrast, the Crystal Children are blissful and even-tempered. Sure, they may have tantrums occasionally, but these children are largely forgiving and easy-going. The Crystals are the generation who benefit from the Indigos trailblazing. First, the Indigo Children lead with a machete, cutting down anything that lacks integrity. Then the Crystal Children follow the cleared path, into a safer and more secure world." There is more at the site (2)
All in all this was a fascinating turn-of-events, at least for me. So when I got the note above; I decided to pass along what might be of a continuing use to a lot more people.
1) Tavis Smiley on Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.
2) Indigo Children