The point of this talk is that we all contribute to the toxicity of the American Culture in which we swim. Each of us can’t change the bowl and the water, but we can change the toxicity in us. Each of us is Culture and Culture is us. If we each see and remove the toxicity in us, then eventually the water of the American Culture will clear. There has to be a shift in the consciousness of America as a collective, at least a shift in enough to shift the direction we are going.
American Culture is like a Cruise Ship. You can’t change the course of the Titanic on a dime. Course change is slow, but if the majority on board want an immediate course change, the American Culture can shift directions abruptly. We are the ship and the ship is us. There is no one steering the ship but us. But it is our collective intention or blindness that is steering the ship. When we have enough pain, when we have enough of pain, then a shift occurs. That’s what having enough means.
Our individual lives and our collective live is the same. Using the analogy of the smart phone, each of us is America (internet) and America is us (the individual smart phone). We are an interactive relationship, a dynamic unity. When enough of us shift, the whole internet shifts.