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Two Perspectives by Greg Calise


Posted on Riverbank of Truth March 27, 2014

The other day I came across this quote:

” As a former mental health professional, I learned that I cannot care more about clients than they care about themselves. There is a lesson to be learned from that experience regarding the multitude of sheep that inhabit our country.”
- Dave Hodges

I find this to be good advice. You cannot heal someone who doesn’t want to heal. You cannot awaken someone who doesn’t want to wake up. I see that all I can do is throw small pearls of wisdom in the street. Those who are interested may pick them up. and some of those may throw them back into the street for others to pick up. But I cannot force, trick, manipulate or coerce someone to pick them up. From one perspective, it is natural law to allow others to live their lives the way they choose, as long as they do not cause harm to others. Everyone has the absolute right to believe whatever they want, even if I know that their beliefs have been coerced into them by programming.


And this is where the dilemma is. From a higher perspective, I can see that each person chooses the life path that gives him the experiences that the soul needs for his present development. That path may even be rather unsavory, or full of tragedies. But each person has chosen his path. It is not a just action that either forces, tricks or coerces a person to do or believe something else. Yet it is a just action to reveal truths to those who want to know.

But I think that it is quite obvious that there are not many people who are really interested in truth. Yes, there are many people interested in pseudo-spiritualism. The religions and new age philosophies have huge followings. So sometimes I feel like I’m swimming upstream. I am observing how the entire world has been programmed, and I observe how the world is spiraling towards major upheavals. There is war mongering gone mad, the economies are all poor, the fascist state is closing in, and the environment is being poisoned. Yet the majority of people pretend that everything is normal.


This is rather perplexing, but it is the way things are. I can see the situation from the higher perspective, that this is the plan, for the old energies to crumble away, to make room for the new energies. I see that everyone has chosen to be here at present to witness the experience of this, and it is therefor all perfect. But this creates a dilemma. I can see from another perspective, the perspective of my humanity. From this perspective, it is very different, as I am in the middle of it. I see everyone in their innocence, having been programmed to believe lies and deceptions. I see humanity as victims to evil predators, who have tricked us into slavery. I see friends, family, acquaintances, all of them fellow human beings, with feelings, sentiments, family, and the right to happiness.


From that perspective, from my humanity, I have a desire to awaken everyone I meet. Obviously, I don’t act on those feelings. I have in the past. It doesn’t work well. Sometimes I want to grab a microphone and announce to the entire world what is happening, to wake everyone up before we fall off of the cliff. But that’s not the plan. The plan is going on as planned. Everyone has the right to remain asleep. If someone really wants to know the truth, he can find it. But not many people are interested. For some reason, My life path brought me to this time and place, took me through so many dead end roads, only to finally awaken to a world gone mad. And about all I can do is watch it all happen, while throwing little pieces of wisdom in the street. It’s a very odd feeling.

- Greg Calise

Perspectives of Others

I often say that I have not an original thought in my head, but that the construction of the words I use to represent my thoughts are. While I cannot speak to other author's original thoughts I do love to read their particular construction in the same way I enjoy viewing a complicated building project upon completion. There is much to learn if only we would look and listen.

With that in mind from time to time I will cross post those articles, essays and excerpts that I find interesting, enlightening or just plain fun. Please visit this page often to find out what's on other authors minds.

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