Ripples of Truth

   Everybody is right but everybody is wrong… because we are prone to making a basic error whenever we follow someone else – believing what someone else says, doing what someone else says – because that someone is an “expert”, is “certified”, is “educated”. It does not matter if we’re dealing with science, religion, medicine, politics, etc.

Example:
1946 – DDT was sold as the “miracle” pesticide (it was “OK”, “harmless”)
1972 – after spreading over 600,000 tons in the US alone, DDT is banned because it is a persistent, toxic, pesticide (to humans as well as animals & pests)
But… what exactly is a “pest” & why? DDT is still used in certain countries/places.

   In time, one appears who understands, lives, and shares a truth (any truth). Like ripples emanating from a stone dropped into a still pond, the simple truth gently spreads to touch others.

   Then the one disappears.  The stone sinks beneath the surface of the pond. Now where is the ‘center’? Where are the ripples? Where is the living truth? Few understood, but they won’t admit it – they went along with the crowd.

   Now they fake it, turn the living truth into their own – dogma. They deem themselves the experts – the ‘initiated ones’. All others must be taught, led – must follow. The dogma ‘helps’ to understand the way of the expert – we know better than you. The dogma machine is ‘new & improved’… the emperor has clothes. Mechanical, ‘better for you’ waves are made.

Example:
Spare the rod, spoil the child” which originates in
He who withholds his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him diligently.” –Proverbs 13:24
We’re led to believe this means beating our children into submission.
In reality, the origin (traditional & historical) of the ‘rod’ is, in essence, a ‘switch’ (branch) used to tap or touch the shoulder of an ox when pulling a load, to direct it in a particular direction. Beating was frowned upon as cruelty.

   It’s always the same. Yesterday, the person was Christ. Today the dogma is Christianity. Yesterday, the person was Hippocrates. Today the dogma is Modern Medicine. Yesterday the truth was freedom. Today the dogma is money.

   The living truth becomes obscured. Few see. Fewer understand. Yet many go on spouting the dogma, spreading the deception – making waves. The blind lead the blind. The once still pond with gentle ripples is chaotic, frothing with dogma waves.

Example:
it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” –Matthew 19:23-24
According to Jewish tradition, the eye of the needle is the name of a small emergency escape gate in the wall surrounding the city. It is so small that a camel cannot enter through it unless all its baggage is removed and it goes upon its knees. Thus the impossibility of going through the eye of a sewing needle becomes the possibility of getting there through the small gate – humbly, with no baggage, on ones knees.

   Discern the true and gentle ripples. The truth is alive. It is always the same yet ever changing – like a tree or a river. Like a boat upon the river of life, the truth shall set you free.

M

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21 Responses to Ripples of Truth

  1. Once again, great writing.

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  2. All I know is I don’t like it that you have comment moderation, I just check the box that says people have to be logged in to comment and get zero spam….

    Takes too long for my comments to show up, sorry I have zero patience.. ha ha ha 🙂

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  3. This post also made me think, so many people always say to me, “Liz, why can’t you just be quiet and go along.” Well, my personality is super aggressive and opinionated, I would love to just “go along” with the masses, life would be soooo much easy. Less arguments, less trouble, and would flow easier. I wasn’t born a follower, but a leader. I believe there are leaders and followers, The leaders were born to lead. My life hasn’t been all that easy due to my dominating personality, not well liked by others….However, I am thankful that I do not need others approval to be “ok” with myself.

    This is a gift, that most do not have, so I am thankful that I was born with a gift of not having to gain others approval to live life .

    Wonderful, and thought provoking article…really has the wheels of my brain turning!

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  4. Your post reminds me of a documentary I watched at one time that stated that people in Africa are dying from misquotes because they did not have DDT. I also knew a friend who was caring for a young boy who was bitten my a mosquito and it caused him to be paralyzed. He had gotten very sick, oh I can’t think of the name of the disease….All I know is I would rather spray DDT on my body than to die from a mosquito related illness. The documentary was really sad, it stated many children were dying in Africa, because so many companies have stopped taking DDT to Africa. I don’t really know if that’s true or not, but I believe it.

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    • A legitimate view.
      But for me it changes real quick when I find out that DDT not only kills mosquitoes, but birds, fish, micro-organisms in the soil, etc. It has a negative effect on humans too – and now I find out that **every** woman has some level of DDT contamination in her breast milk, which she passes on to her children. What is not known for certain (yet) is the level of disruption/destruction that takes place in these children.
      I realize that questions of life & illness & death and the elimination of illness or prolonging of life is intensely personal. But right now I am more than willing to “have my ticket punched” – without any (mitigation except possibly for pain) – if it will mean giving everyone else a ‘cleaner’ start on their trip through this life.
      Check out —
      Silent Spring – by Rachael Carson – http://www.silentspring.org/
      Our Stolen Future – by Theo Colborn, Dianne Dumanoski, and John Peterson Myers. – http://www.ourstolenfuture.org/

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      • Thank you, had no idea!

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        • Geez Liz! What do you think I’ve been trying to do here?
          Breath M, breath. In… out… that’s better… OK…
          Really, help me out, how have I failed in getting through. I could really use the advice because if I’m not getting through, it hardly seems worth it.
          Then again, maybe your comment shows that I am getting through – slowly but surely?

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          • Well, Maybe you should write another short post that says this:

            DDT = Blah Blah Blah Bad Things

            With a giant photo of the grim reaper….think that would work? I think it would. Right now all people hear is the awful documentary that I heard about the children in Africa suffering from no DDT, that documentary ran forever on TV.

            Stuck in our brains…the brainwashing needs undone…..

            Giant picture of the grimreaper and DDT possibly?
            🙂

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            • OK, good thought. I’ll see what I can do. Thank you. 🙂
              Africa? I don’t know because I don’t watch TV. But I can tell you this, something is going on here. All of a sudden we have the mosquito (West Nile virus) spraying in Texas, this Africa thing, and other items. The question is why?
              I worked with a guy once that used to work in intelligence. He kept telling me, “You need to stop looking at what they’re (the media) saying and start looking at what they’re not saying, what they’re hiding, or what they’re prepping you for.” Over the years I’ve vome to find out he had a good point.

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  5. Cintana says:

    i like it… very powerful thoughts…

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  6. Yeah!! Powerful truth in your perspective! What a breath of fresh air!

    Glad I found you. Keep on keepin on.

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