The message here on this talk about the latest Sacrifice of the Innocents is that we are all responsible for the swimming pool we are swimming in, which is the American Pool. We have polluted out pool, and there is no easy fix. You can’t change the cultural water overnight. We’re not talking about some turds in the water that you can blame and fish out with a net, we are talking about the water itself. And our minds and the world are the Water of the American Pool.
We like to think we are separate individual swimming in the American Pool, completely innocent of the water because as bodies we are not the water. Our body is in the water. But our minds are not in the water, are not in America; our minds ARE America. As minds we are the water. So being the water, we tend to blame something else in the water for the pollution that pains us. I didn’t pollute the water! So don’t blame me. I’m innocent. Other people are guilty, but not me.
That is the pollution.
THE POOL IS POLLUTED; JUMP IN.
That is the title of this talk.The American Pool (which is our reality) is polluted. You have to jump in, knowing that it is polluted, knowing that you are part of the pollutions. If you are American, you are in this pool. But our problems rise when we think we are innocent. It is other people who are polluting the pool, not me. So I think I’m standing on the side of the pool blaming those in the pool for polluting the pool, while all the time I’m also in the pool, saying, I’m not jumping in that polluted pool. But all the time this blaming others is the effect of the pollution.
The only way to change the water in the pool is to begin with myself. I am the pool and the pool is me. And the only way to change the water in myself is to realize that I too am polluted. But you can’t remove the pollution by the slow process of filtering the water unless you see where the pollution is. My own mind is polluted. My mind is the American mind and the American mind is me.
We are all suffering in this American Water. No one is not effected by the toxic water. And yet because each of us believes we are not the cause, we blame others, and there is no end to the causes for the pollution because we are looking in the wrong place. The pollution, the toxin, is the division in the American Mind into innocent versus guilty.
You see in relationship there are four people present. There is You as a subject and the other as an object. I am innocent; you are guilty. But the relationship has a twin brother who is subject and object, only now you are the guilty object and he is the innocent subject. The Relationship is ONE but it is divided and experienced as TWO. And each half of this One that is Two want to restore the original ONE….How? But eliminating its reflection in the mirror. Each half of the relationship wants to be the Original One, the one that is right, but it is mutually dependent upon its reflection as the other. You see the insanity of this?
The only way to restore unity, the only way to restore the American Pond to One pond is to relax and see yourself in the other mirror reflection of you. When. you suddenly see (Eureka!) that all relationship is the ONE that is Two, unity is restored through SEEING, not through blaming.
I have hope that through the grief and suffering of the sacrifice of the innocents America will come to its sense and begin the process of purifying the pool so we can all swim happily together.