Governments

Can you show me a country on the face of the Earth today in 2018 where a significant majority of that country’s population is happy and feels connected freely with their leaders’ Executive function?

What does your answer tell you about the way that you see the world, tell you about the way in which you receive the news and the way in which you feel about how successfully you are connected to your body, how much connection you feel with your universal animal instincts?

These questions are not designed to confuse you. With even a quick skim through my blog postings from my two blogs that I’ve written over the last four years, then it can be seen that I hold that a disease is collapsing the leadership function of individuals and systems.

Car engines can be governed to protect them from misuse and to protect the drivers and the others who might be hit by them.

Governments are designed to protect those who are governed by them, to protect them from themselves until a maturity is arrived at that allows that person an inner anarchy that makes sense of having submitted to imposed discipline in the first place.

This inner anarchy does not seek the destruction of the mundane outer governments within which this inner anarchy has been made corporeally possible. On the contrary, an enlightened person sees from where and how the outer government arrives and seeks only to serve its balanced continuity, so that others may follow their proven pathway toward inner anarchy and freedom.

It is only the half-baked that try to completely destroy outer forms of government with promises of some Eutopia that would then naturally appear.

I am not saying that governments don’t need challenging, that they don’t need help to reform and innovate. What I am saying is that as an enlightened person, my job is to carry a message of inner anarchy for individuals and a message of strong and fair leadership for utility providing governments at local, national and international levels.

This is the only way that, as ‘Abd al Mu’min, my appearance within the utter Unity of Existence can make any sense of the certainty granted to me by God.

For you to understand what I mean by ‘certainty granted to me by God’, as a string of words that seem utterly unintelligible in this early twenty-first century, then you may have to put in a certain amount of effort.

In the meantime, the certainty that I appear

within carries on sustaining the material fabric of this outer world of ours, despite the best efforts of both the world’s struggling leaders and the naysayers who think that there is nothing save that which appears to their five physical senses.

When Christ (Isa) asked believers to pray for their enemies, He was giving the key to inner freedom. He was laying the foundation for Muhammad (pbuh) to pray, “God, I seek refuge in You, from You.” Christ also layed the foundation for the story in the AA Basic Text which offers the antidote for all forms of Spiritual disease, as follows:

“In my prayers that morning I asked God to point out to me some way to be free of this resentment. During the day a friend of mine brought me some magazines to take to a hospital group I was interested in, and I looked through them and a “banner”across the front of one featured an article by a prominent clergyman in which I caught the word “resentment.”
He said, in effect: “If you have a resentment you want to be free of, if you will pray for the person or the thing that you resent, you will be free. If you will ask in prayer for everything you want for yourself to be given to them, you will be free. Ask for their health, their prosperity, their happiness, and you will be free. Even when you don’t really want it for them, and your prayers are only words and you don’t mean it, go ahead and do it anyway. Do it every day for two weeks and you will find you have come to mean it and to want it for them, and you will realize that where you used to feel bitterness and resentment and hatred, you now feel compassionate understanding and love.”
It worked for me then, and it has worked for me many times since, and it will work for me every time I am willing to work it. Sometimes I have to ask first for the willingness, but it too always comes. And because it works for me, it will work for all of us. As another great man says, “The only real freedom a human being can ever know is doing what you ought to do because you want to do it.”
This great experience that released me from the bondage of hatred and replaced it with love is really just another affirmation of the truth I know: I get everything I need in Alcoholics Anonymous —everything I need I get —and when I get what I need I invariably find that it was just what I wanted all the time.”

About Andrew Dettman

Counsellor, Leadership Consultant, Poet, Cabbie,
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