Photo - The World in a Drop of Water
We cannot, in order to live, not live.
-- Alexander Solzhenitsyn
We are fast becoming aware of being in prison; it has taken a long, long time to realize this in spite of the fact that America was founded by prisoners and the truly free people, free because they lived within the juncture of inner-outer experiencing, immediately became prisoners of the prisoners. In doing so, we missed the deep experience of the land of freedom – till this decision moment. The constitution of the United States enacts the thought of freedom, but if the spiritual Earth is neglected, the embodied human being remains in prison. We are of the same substance as Earth.
There is no external way out of the scripted prison that seems to make all desires possible, even pseudo-freedom, within the land of possession. A perfect set-up for dictatorship.
Trying to use any of the instruments of prison to get out of prison only enlarges the prison – as when we believe that if we had another job, more money, security, a larger house, fame, peace, technology, a better body, power, a perfect relationship, doing what you want to do, a different government, or a vaccine, we would be free. In the absence of soul-heartfulness, all of these contrivances open the doors to larger prisons.
In the prison camps of Russia and Germany, something quite amazing happened. The people who orchestrated their existence around survival and made the outer world stronger than the inner world were the ones who were more likely to perish. The people who survived prison were the ones who were ready to relinquish everything – except the embodied inner life of soul-heart (See: “The Mystical Experience of Loss of Freedom by A Political Prisoner”.)
It is not necessary to give up desires, hope, aspiration, goals, if they are not directed toward ways of imagining getting out of prison. Often, in the prisons, those whose lives were dedicated to the inner Life found that what they desired mysteriously appeared because they did not think of trying to make it happen. Living in this way operates out of different laws -- laws of spontaneity and synchronicities, known through the rhythms of the heart. Within the soul-heart dwells unexplained forces which are stronger than any forces of oppression.
Something else happens when losing the need to think that what we need comes from the outside. The way opens to a humane political system.
America is still the land of freedom – freedom undiscovered. It cannot be discovered until the spiritual Earth is recognized as creative, and until the body-Earth unity becomes a strong inner experience, and until we inwardly feelingly know the integral unity of inner and outer, and all true power, resides in the inner Life, which is not a power to use.