reply to post by snowen20
What are we going to be?
Well, we’re curious, that’s what we are.
And as to “conquest” of this solar system; conquest implies some kind of physical/military/psychological struggle has taken place to extend our
sphere of influence.
You’re forgetting that an “empire” can be invisible, benevolent and altruistic. Empire doesn’t necessarily mean control. It can mean change.
And you’re also negating the possibility that any “conquering” force might not actually be a “force”.
That we’re standing back and letting you do your thing - whilst we are capable of the most unbelievable, mind-bending
actions - is the
kindest act of all. One selfless concept can protect billions just as well as the searing whiplash of any directional hypersurface reed
A belief in the fundamental right of sovereignty of individual species on their own worlds is the protective shield – the unassailable notion –
that surrounds the space Earth occupies. You are unique in many ways. We help you to maintain that.
Only to those “beings” – and I use that word loosely - who operate without consciousness or the binding breath of the soul. And they exist,
believe me. Mindless hordes living without intent and intellect; mere destroyers. Only to those meaningless entities can one exercise oppression and
domination, as they deserve nothing less.
“God” is always
one step ahead.
Don’t forget that.
No matter how “advanced” or “spiritual” you believe you’ve become, you’ll never
be on a par with the Cause and the Reason.
The cultivators of society?
As long as you’re prepared to destroy what you’ve created. The philanthropic stimulus of new societies is a noble motivation, but it can go wrong.
And horribly. Never forget; Chaos is a force that remains unconquerable.
Messianic deliverers of prosperity?
And remove individuality? Remove the need to learn?
Galactic Repo men?
You have nothing in your possession that wasn’t meant for you. How you use your technology is up to your collective conscience.
But don’t forget to include the counsel of your heart, too, in those decisions.
In kindness: frequently.
As an aggressor; never.
This does not necessarily mean we just destroy the flesh; more often a concept, a belief that has become something bloated and rotten, is the target
of a vital surgical excision. And the resulting fall-out is never easy to witness.
Though we wield the energies of the very fabric of space/time, and traverse universes and dimensions undreamed of, we are often reduced to tears by
the sadness we have to inflict upon those who are less advanced.
and should not
harden the heart.
As to those of us who live amongst you; we proudly consider ourselves as being Human.
We live here, we love here, raise families and share your joy and sadness, your triumphs and failures, as they are ours
We walk amongst you and you do not see us as we truly are.
You cannot as We are You
You are Us
There is nothing separating us but a better understanding of all there is. There is no difference. Skin or eye or hand or colour are but clothing for
the wonder that resides within.
To you, we are exotic and marvelous, but the truth is that we are merely Custodians.