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Salvation yes. But I think the salvation is for the individual, not for the outer world of that individual. It seems to me we live in separate universes. I think that after one has had a spiritual awakening the world begins to become darker and darker. I think that spiritual awakening is God choosing you to be saved just like he chose Noah to be saved. After that you become a seeker, and that is to try to gather the instructions on how to "build your ark". Meanwhile the world, as you can see, is falling down into hell at a speed that is increasing exponentially. That increasing evil is the water rising. But you, who had a spiritual awakening, are on the ark floating on the water. So the world is going down, but you aren't. You are ascending and shaking off the world. All those things that you feel like changing, or fighting for, or just getting upset or fearful about, all those things are traps, it's the world, which you could be shaking off, trying to pull you back down. The solution, the way to make the shaking off go faster, or the crumbling of this world go faster, is to not fall for those traps but see through the deception and become distanced to everything material.
There is always a chance of salvation, I hope to one day bring about change via music.
I have been thinking about this as above so below theory. But I'm not sure if I believe in it. To me it seems like the outer world is not a mirror of all of me, it is a mirror of just a part of me; a part that is crumbling as I'm evolving spiritually. I feel like the more enlightened I get the darker the world gets. I think this is like, again, Noah on the ark. That of those options I listed your view is that the world can go upwards, and my view is that it cannot. It can only go downwards, but that that is a good thing. It leads closer to the Apocalypse, which is when all of this simulation evaporates.
reply to post by introspectionist
Change the world? Impossible. Change yourself? Of course. You have to remember that you and everyone else are connected in ways not understood yet.
The problem in the world in all its capacities exist within you. The personal problems that we have personally exist in the world in an amplified state. For example, the greed of the world's richest is not exclusive to the rich but in all facets of society. You will see this in rush hour traffic, the anger, greed and selfishness, in line ups at coffee shops and fast food, in your house with your friends, family strangers.
One cannot judge the world without first asking him/herself if these problems that you claim to identify are only identifiable within you. Once you can rid yourself of these mental injustices, vices and contradictory hypocritical angers within you then know that others around you and around the world are coming to the same realization.
How do you change the world? Change yourself and wait maybe beyond your lifetime. This is one of the purposes of life.
reply to post by letmeon
Thanks for the uplifting post. Good for you. I would say that you if you don't want to change the world through war, then you need to manipulate people so that it happens without them realising they are being herded.
reply to post by introspectionist
Well said!!! All we need to do is concentrate on 'who we are - I am that I am' and simply be a witness to events without forming attachments.
We come into this world alone and we shall leave this world alone - the question is: 'What do we take with us?'
To try to minimize your life down to living frugally.
Is political activism worth your time or is it pointless?
Do you care about career and affording a nice home etc? (especially if you don't have that now)
Could the world begin to become better today? Or does the world have to go downwards before it can go upwards? Passing through some kind of apocalypse. Or is it the way I feel that it is that this world can only go downwards, political activism is pointless, and all you can do is either fight for change, in which case you become that which you fight, or you give up and put your destiny in God's hand?
If one wishes to change the world, they must understand the depth of the deception and agenda that they are facing. No one exactly know the depth, but it can be estimated. I have theorized such a agenda will come in five steps. The fifth being complete implementation and success, the first being conception and articulation of the idea.
All you need to change the world is a good idea and a delivery mechanism. In this case the internet works for delivery, so all you need is an idea. Look at Bitcoin, it has redefined money and if the NWO is a thing, has single handily set them back. There's now a currency out there that's not under the control of any nation to corrupt.