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LOVE YOUR ENEMIES, AS THEY SERVE YOU WELL

The harsher the oppression — physical and non-physical — the stronger it grows: the desire – the passion, the need – for Freedom.

Love and appreciate your so-called enemies, both conscious (living) and circumstantial, for the critical role they play; they do you a grand service. Without them, in the absence of their ‘provocation’, stagnation, decadence, narcissistic self-indulgence and boredom would be your perpetual companions in this world.

True Peace is not the absence of conflict and challenge, but rather the absence of separation. Unity Consciousness demands the presence of Unconditional Love. Where Unconditional Love is present, so is True Peace. The stronger Its presence, the greater the inner peace.

Where there is Life, there is movement, flow, change, growth, expansion, creation — challenge. No challenge, no change. No change, no growth. No growth, no expansion. No expansion, no Creation. The line between stagnation and rot is wafer thin. The line between ‘peace’ — in the sense most people view that concept (as simply a lack of physical conflict and/or strife) — and stagnation . . . . . even thinner.

Physical death is a far, far cry from the ‘worst’ that one can experience.

As a musician once scribed some time ago, I’d rather wear out than rust out.

Be safe, stay centered, and stay very alert and discerning — both internally and externally — in the days to come.  May all your personal choices lead you upward and onward on your never-ending journey Home. . . . .

Unconditional JOY!

The concept of ‘unconditional love’ has been talked about, debated, attempted, experienced, attacked, reborn, syndicated, commercialized, ignored, revived, and finally just forgotten by many.  Among other things.  It IS a key to entering the Higher Realms of human experience, of course.  But many of us have gotten so . . . . um, tired of hearing about how we need to ‘embrace’ this concept, incorporate it into our ‘skill set’ of life, think in only those terms in our intimate relationships, etc., etc., that some people might be a bit jaded by the phrase by now — or even tempted to go in the oopposite direction.

So I have a suggestion, based on recent personal experience:  For those of us who may fall into, or nearly into, that ‘jaded’ category, let’s all give a good ol’ college try at a completely different approach: Unconditional JOY!  Yeah, that’s right, folks – Joy!  Elation!  Bliss!  Ecstasy!  (If you read a very recent previous blog of mine, you might notice how, um, ‘similar’ these two phrases really are in Reality. . . . .).

‘OK, WaveRider, now we know you’re really eating a bit too much of that ‘organic food’ from your garden these days . . . .’  Anyway, here’s what I mean. . . . .  The vast majority of people, consciously or unconsciously, must have some kind of reason to feel joy, correct?  Visualize this:  If a person came up to you with a big s—t eatin’ grin on their face – at work, say – gave you a big hug, and said, ‘Wow, life is just great, isn’t it?!’; and you said, ‘Yeah, I guess – but why are you so friggin’ happy?’; and then they said, ‘Oh, no particular reason. . . .’,  you might just ask yourself, to yourself, at that moment, ‘Who should I call about this person – the supervisor, to drug test this person, or the guys with the white coats?’

You see, feeling horrible for no particular reason is perfectly acceptable in our ‘modern’, negative-biased society.  But not only is it NOT acceptable to feel good for no ‘logical’ or ‘rational’ reason, but it’s generally considered lunacy to even think that that is possible!

So let’s all just flush, once and for all, that disastrously unhealthy and unproductive school of thinking, shall we?  I say we all strive to feel unbridled, unconditional JOY at every moment possible – just for the sheer fun of it! No props, no ‘reasons’, no specific external motivation at all!  To unashamedly – and unapologetically – rip off and improve a popular phrase that sold billions of overpriced shoes worldwide just a few years ago, Just Feel It!!!

As I heard once in a B-52’s song a few years ago . . . .’Now, doesn’t that make you feel a whole lot betta???’  So, from this moment on until our rapidly approaching arrival to . . . . a better place, please remember, as often as you possibly can, to . . . .

 JUST FEEL IT!  UNCONDITIONAL JOY FOREVER!!!

And so it is . . . .

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