Occupy Forgiveness Now: A Key to Making the Occupy Movement Really Work for Us (plus a message from Laura Bruno)

~day 303: september 11, the path of forgiveness~
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This repost is a much needed message from my amazing friend Laura Bruno.  I’m compelled  to share this article this morning because it speaks to a very important underlying concern I have about the Occupy Movement. Not only are we seeing innocent people being pepper-sprayed, but many of the people “occupy” with intentions to never forget and never forgive.

Personally, I acknowledge my own responsibility as a human being with free-will to have taken part in vibrationally creating this 1% (elite energy) — perhaps by not saying “no” to what was morally wrong in the past, perhaps for not asking questions about policies, perhaps for not looking into the mal-affects of vaccines before simply signing up for them.

We all have our own shadows. The parts of ourselves that we ignore or feel aren’t good enough. This elite energy represents our collective shadow. Do you know what our shadow selves really want?  They want to be accepted. Welcomed. Comforted. And do you know what happens when you really accept those shadow parts of you? Those shadows stop being so scary. They integrate with your light.

If we don’t forgive our shadow… our government…. the Banksters… We will suffer. I guarantee you that the  shadow government doesn’t “want’ your forgiveness. Because it feeds on lower energies of fear, doubt, anger and greed. If you can keep being mad at them, they can control your higher energies of LOVE and CONSCIOUSNESS. And, they win.  Forgiving “them” is forgiving you and me. Its helping all of us. The intention to forgive is a great place to start,

Please read Laura’s post. It represents the reasons why I will not  “Occupy,”  but would rather support the occupiers with foods and energies to raise their vibration and heighten their message.

Occupy, George Soros and Anonymous: A Call to Lightworkers

By, Laura Bruno

I wrote this post as an after comment to my Uncle Brad’s recent insider report regarding Occupy Madison and Recall Scott Walker. Since my comment looks at more global patterns and symbolism, I thought I’d also include it as a separate entry:

find myself cautiously excited that so many people are waking up to hidden patterns that have arisen like giant boogie men in the night — boogie men that, ironically, are forcing people out of “comfortable” lies that never felt that comfy. As people mobilize from powerlessness and shame into anger, they begin to reclaim their power. There is power in rage. There’s power in saying, “Enough is enough.” And, as we’re seeing, there’s power in peaceful protest.

I still have my concerns on several levels, not the least of which is that Obama’s calling home 20,000 troops to deal with potential “domestic emergencies.” Earlier this year, way before George Soros’ money funded the initial Occupy Wall Street idea, returning vets admitted being asked if they would shoot American citizens if ordered to do so. I’ve had dreams to this effect, and I hope they don’t come to pass. The fact that Congress wants to cut veterans’ healthcare benefits but not Congress’s own cushy pensions and healthcare may result in more and more veterans waking up to how much their government continues to betray them and the Constitution they swore to protect. Thenew law by Obama to permit detention of 500,000 Americans as “terrorists” or “potential terrorists” makes him the first American President to name his own citizens as a threat to national security. “President Obama is said capable of seeing up to 500,000 American citizens jailed for the crime of opposing their government.” (Full article here.) Opposing their government? What exactly are all these Occupy folks doing? I support them, but I also support people being “wise as serpents and harmless as doves.”

I don’t like to give much attention to these sorts of things, but they do cross my radar, especially in light of all the police brutality and the fact that local law enforcement officials are being sent to Israel for “counterterrorism” training. I just really, really don’t want to see Occupy used as a justification for Martial Law, the cancelling of 2012 elections, and a grab for a New World Order One World Government. When these things cross my radar, I very firmly increase visualizations and feelings of peaceful, radical change –on both the inner and outer level.

Another thing that concerns me about Occupy is the credo of Anonymous: “We do not forgive. We do not forget. We are legion.” I do see this as a version of “Enough is enough,” but it also makes me cringe. Refusing to forgive or forget locks people into the ties that bind. In the words of Lewis B. Smedes, “To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” A movement aiming for freedom, which has as its motto a refusal to forgive, cannot ultimately attain its purported aim of freedom. I like Brad’s point that installing another candidate is a step, not the endpoint. Perhaps if we can focus on the initial steps to end the abuse, we can eventually all move to the next steps of forgiving and forgetting — forever liberating ourselves from abusive governments, corporations and religions. I am not known as the most patient of people, so I continue to tell myself, “Give it time, Laura, give it time. For most people, this is the first they’re discovering any of this. They are living in a Gloria Steinem reality: ‘The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.’”

And so I breathe. I do a lot of breathing, and I work to root out any lurking masochistic tendencies hiding in my own Shadow. I also encourage Lightworkers to amp up positive visualizations of what we do want.

The last part of the Anonymous credo makes me shiver, in part, because I hear myself repeating something scary, compassionless, fear-mongering Ann Coulter noticed.(Never say never!) The truth is, I am a closet Bible nerd. “We are legion” refers to Mark 5:9 where Jesus prepares to cast a demon out of a man: “Then Jesus asked him, ‘What is your name?’ ‘My name is Legion,’ he replied, ‘for we are many.’” Jesus then drives the Legion into a herd of pigs who fling themselves over a cliff and to their deaths. I don’t know if many people in Occupy know of this connection, but it gives me the heebeejeebees and makes me wonder if some sick wacko isn’t laughing with irony at the entire Occupy Movement. It would sort of be like Henry Kissinger saying, “Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy.” I really hope the Occupy scenario isn’t intended to set the stage for much imprisonment and many deaths, a la an Agenda 21 and Codex Alimentarius 90% depopulation scheme complete with FEMA camps, a one world government and a UN thug army.

I mention this not to create fear, but rather as an urgent call to all Lightworkers to please join me in surrounding this entire upsurging of humanity with lots of Reiki, healing, love, forgiveness and light. Love awakens DNA in ways that fear and unforgiveness simply can’t. Let’s consider that the torch has been passed, and now the masses themselves are beginning to see behind at least a few curtains. A new level of awareness has covered this planet, freeing Lightworkers to focus even more healing and positive energy towards the shift. Something’s shifting, alright, and I’m so encouraged by films like Thrive and I AM. I feel so encouraged to see people meditating at Occupy events and to see people refusing to take the bait of riot-seeking police.

But I love this planet, and I love this land and its people. The stakes are high now. I love a good story, and we’ve got an exciting one unfolding right before our eyes. Front row seats. I’m here for the happily ever after. We can find that space within and hold that space while the outside world sorts itself. If you want to make a difference and don’t feel right about physically protesting, that’s ok. Please do Occupy Yourself. And if you feel called to do so, please surrender and release this Movement and all movements to the Highest Good of All. Namaste and Blessed Be.

Laura Bruno is an author, medical intuitive, Reiki Master Teacher,  blogger and amazing soul who I am happy to know. Her work keeps us constantly updated on what’s really going on in such a love-action kind of way. Visit her at laurabruno.wordpress.com