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Conscious Evolution For The Sake Of Our Future By Paul Lenda

Humanity is now experiencing the birth pangs of a global social transformation the likes of which have never experienced in recorded history. Never in the history of human life on this planet has there been such a grave and serious threat of the planet that we live on becoming uninhabitable because of the actions of one species that has asserted its dominance. Nearly everyone feels that something big is happening, although the reasons being proclaimed for this are as numerous as the stars, thanks to peoples’ various belief systems, subjective perceptions and current levels of knowledge and information about what is going on.

We are now in a completely new phase of evolution, a fundamental evolution of consciousness, that will change everything. This is an intentional evolution, based upon the shifting of our consciousness out of the ego’s domain and into the unity-oriented domain. Oneness among all peoples, regardless of how similar or different they may be to our own selves, will be key to this transition. By uniting together as one species, one family, we can not only ensure that we survive, but also that we thrive and transcend the lower realms of consciousness so that we can have a world that is finally filled with peace, love, and happiness (and not just filled with empty rhetoric). Not doing so will seal our fate in experiencing the most soul-crushing of dystopias imaginable.

There is thankfully an emerging worldview arising out of the ashes of the old order and it can be seen as a sign of immense hope for the immediate future. In order for our long-term future to be a bright one we must become unified in seeing this emerging unity-oriented worldview as being the key to a future we can all be proud of.

Do we want possible future explorers of our solar system to come upon our planet, find our artifacts and discover how foolish we were in our planetary and species self-destruction, becoming a footnote in the history annals of sentient races that brought about their own demise because of a lack of understanding about the interconnectedness of everything? Will we be looked upon as being an “intelligent” species that could have avoided imploding on itself if it only discarded its self-destructive positions of awareness? Let’s not become a footnote in a book of failed evolutionary experiments and become something that we can be proud of.

Let’s not forget how many similarities we have. Think about all the social conditioning from the point of birth to the time of death. Look at all the beliefs we amass that divide us as a species and notice how these are not necessarily representative of reality but were learned behaviors that further perpetuated the destructive cycles in human behavior that we see today.

There is a continuously-increasing number of people that are realizing the importance of an intentional shift in the collective consciousness of humanity. They feel within themselves that they have a critical role to play in this shift if they wish to see it occur. These people see that the entire socio-economic system has to be changed. When they look around and see the egoistic expression of greed manifest itself through the haves taking more and more from the have-nots. They see that 13.7 billion years of cosmic evolution did not intend to end here, with the current sad state of affairs.

The psychological addiction of consuming and acquiring, manifested through materialism seems to be increasingly infecting more minds in a shorter amount of time. We are at a dangerous position in our evolution where the old ego-dominated mentality is fighting desperately to maintain its current level of power because they are far too invested in the current order to give it all up and make the evolutionary quantum leap into a new humanity.

Trailblazing Towards a New Humanity

There is an increasing amount of individuals who are taking the human race by the hand towards the unity-oriented vision of humanity that is the answer to the current problems we face (since it is aligned with the nature of our environment). These people dedicate their lives to this cause, because they believe so deeply in it and have such an immense love for our human family, and naturally to the rest of life on our planet that is losing up to 100,000 species to extinction every year. The individuals can be called intentional evolutionaries, since they are making it a life goal for helping humanity make the shift and transition to the new unifying humanity that embodies the mind states of peace, love, and compassion above all else.

They will not allow these things to turn into cliches as has happened in the past, but will live them and become the literal expression of these higher levels of consciousness for the benefit of themselves and of everyone/everything else. As Pierre Teilhard de Chardin had once said,  “there is an almost sensual longing for communion with others who have a larger vision. The immense fulfillment of the friendships between those engaged in furthering the evolution of consciousness has a quality almost impossible to describe”.

How true this is since the feelings being expressed by these intentional evolutionaries are as genuine and good-natured as can be. There is no ego formulating a hidden agenda or trying to create a subversive attempt in order to get something for themselves. No, they recognize that they have a critical role to play in consciousness shift that is occurring. They know that if this consciousness evolution is to continue to fulfill its potential, it now must be deliberate, and they feel with the whole of their hearts that it is their responsibility and destiny to ensure this happens.

Unity and diversity need not been separate. It’s possible to be united in the expression of higher mind states such as compassion, joy, love, and peace while keeping the attributes which make each one of us special and unique. Cooperation on a global level is possible and in fact necessary if we are to make the transition to a new humanity. It seems as if it’s something a child would understand, but unfortunately the actions of some (particularly world leaders in government and industry) demonstrate that this elementary concept is not grasped by the aging remnants of the old world order. War, famine, and environmental destruction would be a thing of the past if only the peoples of the world cooperated with each other to bring about such a world. Today, with various crises extending far beyond any one country’s borders, there is a very real possibility for global unity and cooperation to finally become a reality.

If the human response to crises such as the ones following Hurricane Katrina, the earthquake in Haiti, and the revolutions against tyranny around the world tell us anything it’s that we can put our differences aside and unify to cooperative with each other in order to create a positive change. Do not become depressed about the state of affairs currently on our planet. There is a massive awakening occurring with a realization that it is now or never. We need to shape up or we’re shipping out of this world with no possibility of coming back anytime soon.

Become an intentional evolutionary and take advantage of every opportunity that may arise in order to promote the creation of a fundamental consciousness shift that is global in size and scope. Make it a part of your life’s purpose to help in creating a critical mass of consciously evolved individuals that will stop the destructive nature of the current socio-economic order. Our very future and survival depends on it.

Paul Lenda is a conscious evolution guide, author of “The Creation of a Consciousness Shift“ and co-founder of SHIFT>, a social community of intentional evolutionaries focused on anchoring in the new paradigm and assisting the positive transformation of humanity. With the drive to be aware of and experience the wider horizon of Reality, Paul has developed an extensive background in the spiritual and transformative elements of life; one that is both knowledge and experienced-based.

Paul has spoken at various shows, events and locations including the United Nations and My Spirit Radio, and has had his articles published in magazines and journals around the world.

The “Event” Deception By Ari Kopel

I’ve done everything I can – and then some – to exit “stage left” out of this dense reality. I bet many of you feel the same way. How much more do we need to endure? How much longer do we have to wait? It’s the same thing over and over again – like “Ground Hog Day”. The circumstances in your life and on this planet repeat themselves and don’t seem to change – or they do change, but not for the better. Nothing seems to be working to alleviate this condition. Yet, we’re told otherwise by the all-knowing discarnate voices of channelled messages and so-called spiritual leaders. They say that portals of light are opening everywhere and that the dark forces are leaving the planet by the droves.

Where? How? Which planet are we talking about?

In the meantime, we’re in a perpetual “waiting room” – hoping for news about an outcome. The outcome is the fate of humanity – our fate. We’ve done everything that we feel is necessary to prepare ourselves for a “home-coming” that doesn’t quite come together. We’ve been given dates and time frames, and yet more dates; and we see these come and go – along with the seasons and our favorite holidays. Many sources, like so-called spiritual teachers and channelled messengers, have given lame reasons as to why we haven’t witnessed a transformation, an ascension, a major “shift”. We’re told the dates have been moved, or that we’ve jumped timelines and other such delusional explanations – that many are buying into and not questioning.

In the meantime, we wait and hang on. We live life one day at a time; and the only thing that allows us to wake up in the morning is the hope that soon we’re out of here; and that soon we’ll wake up to the view of a sun birthing from the horizon of a new Earth.

The reality though, is that some of us are barely surviving, or just getting by. We’re struggling. Some of us try to stay optimistic by keeping up with information that contains promises of an “event” that will unfold shortly. This possibility gives us some relief – but the relief is mental. It quiets our mind. What we don’t know is that nothing is really happening behind the scenes. There is no rescue planned; no outside source intervening; no special thing that will, all of a sudden, grant us entrance into a fifth-dimensional Earth.

The problem lies in the lies. We’ve been duped – again! We’ve been preconditioned to think it’s an “external” event. Something outside ourselves that will happen to get us to a realm that is free from strife, free from grief, absent of despair and disappointment. Something that is off-world is coming and will get this “whole enchilada” back on track… or we’ll go to sleep one night and wake up in a totally different reality – the one that we see when we do our visualizations.

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So, we wait… and wait… and wait – millennia after millennia, century after century, year after year. We get placated by pretty, flowery words and promises that state: “the shift is only ten years away…”, and then, “the ascension is only two years away…” These empty promises have us chasing a proverbial carrot that we can never grab – because it’s not meant to be grabbed.

We are in a perpetual hypnotic trance – a state created, and perfected, by “creatures” that have the ultimate formula on mass-marketing and mass hypnosis. It’s the astral version of Madison Avenue. It is meant to keep the masses, and especially the Light Emissaries, in a perpetual stupor, and in a state of docility and dependence.

These masters of deception have studied us well; and they know our hot buttons. They know the triggers that elicit certain behaviors and reactions from us. They use those, whom they’ve hand-selected, to deliver intentionally deceptive information. Because we’re so desperate to get answers – that give us a reason to go on one more day – we embrace the lie as truth.

The truth is that we make the decision when this “shift” will occur. The shift is within us – not an outside event.

What are you doing to shift?

What are you doing to change things in your personal life and in the outside world?

If you haven’t been doing anything because you’ve been waiting for ‘something’ to happen – something that is external to you and out of your control – you’ll still be waiting twenty years from now for that “magical event” that will change things for you. How much time do you have left in embodiment? Some of us are at that point in our lives where there isn’t much time left. Our clock is winding down… and we’ve pretty much wasted a lot of valuable time waiting for the “golden ticket” to Nirvana to arrive. Maybe we should have started walking twenty years ago – we would have been there my now!

Throughout history, others were waiting for that “magical event” as well; and they all transitioned from this world without witnessing it – unless they chose to be that change. When this occurred, because the individual “got it” or understood what had to be done, they mastered themselves and found the key or the “golden ticket” out of this reality. The golden ticket was Self-Mastery. Those who mastered themselves in this manner were able to transcend the life-death cycle, all illusion, all limitations and the physics of this density.

I am certain that during their various embodiments in this realm, there was plenty of talk about an outside event or situation that would graduate everyone at the same time – without really much effort. It was the “grand-fathered-in” concept, where everyone got to go through the eye of the needle, just because they were a member of the human race. But, the few who have attained their liberation from this density have done so through deliberate effort, by correct thinking and by making correct choices. How many actually attain self-mastery? Not many.

Many want to be able to obtain that level of spiritual attainment, as quickly as one would prepare instant coffee – not desiring to do the spiritual work necessary or take the time necessary. That would require connecting to Prime Creator, approaching communion in a humble manner and in awe, like a little child. Apparently, this is too much work for many. Keeping our thoughts in check, our reactions in alignment to the Divine and taking right action is not something some of us are willing to undertake.

It is much easier to get the intel from pseudo-spirituals and their astral cohorts than to get the pristine uncorrupted guidance and truth from the One who created all knowledge to begin with. So the easy route, otherwise known as the path of “thinking our way to enlightenment” via disinformation brokers – who are more than happy to provide the golden nuggets of truisms, mixed in with blatant lies – is the path of choice. The lies that have been fed to us have kept us from truly taking the appropriate steps necessary to earn our spiritual mastery. Instead of being empowered, we’ve become disempowered. The spiritual decadence of this New Age Era has provided a “smorgasbord” of different ideologies, beliefs, concepts and understandings that keep us arguing and divided – behavior that is not representative of someone with higher spiritual understandings or someone who upholds the light. It’s the Dark Ages meets Atlantis – the Era of Deception!

In the meantime, the sinister forces gloat to watch us on a path of derailment. When we think we’re one more year away from a graduation, we regress into an enfolding darkness – the Great Void. This is the age of disillusion, the age of spiritual decadence, the epoch of spiritual arrogance and spiritual irresponsibility. It is the era of non-discernment and spiritual self-indulgence.

It is the time of flirting with dark forces that whisper words into our ears, words that mesmerize – words that are like spiritual opium. These have the power for negative creation – because they disempower. They leave us only wanting our fix of feel-good messages and deliberate denial of the unprecedented conditions that we’re facing. We are being used to help create the demise of our civilization, of our morals and of our humanity by our inaction and lack of attention. We are giving our consent for the desecration of a pristine world and all its life-forms. When we say nothing and do nothing this is giving the “go ahead”. We don’t understand that when we look away, this is a “conscious choice” which leads to a descension. This, of course, will not be pointed out by those who have designed the deception, because they want to keep us as their prize possession within the matrix, or cage, that they’ve created for us!

History does repeat itself. Sometimes through irresponsibility and self-absorption, we’re plunged to even darker depths of human experience.

Not too long ago, Moses was throwing tablets at a people who decided to explore decadence instead of holiness. Today, the “people” are displaying spiritual arrogance and listening to discarnates give messages that lead to self-service, apathy and indifference. Our behavior is indicative of what is displayed right at the end of a Great Cycle. It is the time of pseudo-enlightenment – the Era of Deception.

What does it take to wake up from the hypnosis and enter into true gnosis? Who wants to reclaim their power and Divine connection – and be warriors for radical change? This is the only way to experience “the Shift”, the Transformation – the Ascension.

Have I done everything I can to exit “stage left” out of this reality? No… I’m obviously still here – and it takes more than just thinking I’ve done enough! The desire for Self-Mastery has to burn in me. I have to yearn for this connection with Creator and desire to be “spiritually self-reliant” and infused with Its Essence. Going to the “local priests” of the day doesn’t cut it!

It’s time to reclaim our Power and Authority. There are no more timelines or dates – no more events in the future – the time is Now! Those who proclaim something is coming over the horizon, which will transform everything magically – without any effort or direct Connection to Creator – are deceiving you.

It’s time to wake up!

About the author: 

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Ari Kopel graduated from the University of Miami in Psychology and Communications and attended Columbia University in New York for postgraduate work in geology. Ari is also the creator of the website 2012Emergence.com that was designed to create awareness about the time frame of 2012 and beyond, where membership is growing daily, as articles and videos are posted that discuss the events on the planet that help Shatter the Matrix and help its members become inoculated against fear.

Ari is also the creator and show host of the Shattering the Matrix radio show on BlogTalkRadio.com which brings forth information about the truth with respect to the deceptions and disinformation given by dark forces.

As an author and speaker, Ari will be launching her book in the winter of 2015 and will begin a speaking tour, sharing tools of empowerment and protection for all those that are ready to go to that next level! If you’re interested in knowing when the book is launched or receiving newsletters or emails from Ari, please visit arikopel.wordpress.com and fill out the contact information form provided.

Be Your Own Work Of Art

Everything is beautiful, in its own way…
~ Ray Stevens

I woke up yesterday morning (my birthday) thinking about beauty, individualism and self-expression. So many of us have been brainwashed and trained into not showing our true selves to the world for fear of rejection or reprisal. It is important for our health and well-being to break this indoctrination. It is also just as important to see those around us as equals and appreciate their uniqueness. The differences between us is an art form all unto itself. Our individuality is a canvas…

Like the lyrics in Ray Stevens’ song, I believe everything has beauty.

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A tree is its own work of art.

 

 

 

 

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A bee is a work of art.

 

 

 

 

 

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A rain storm or snow storm is a work of art.

 

 

 

 

 

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What will you put on your canvas? How will you express yourself? Do you enjoy the beauty of your fellow humans? Opening your heart to the world is a grand thing. It is also a scary thing, too. No one likes to feel vulnerable especially in this day and age with wars, disease and cruelty. But, if you take a minute…just one minute and think of your own beauty, the artwork that is you, perhaps, your own personal desire for self-love and greatness could be the one intention that could change the world for the better. Try it.

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Does Perfection Exist?

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Does it? Does it actually exist? In my opinion, the short answer is, definitely, no.

Dictionary.com gives this definition:

noun
1. the state or quality of being or becoming perfect.
2. the highest degree of proficiency, skill, or excellence, as in some art.
3. a perfect embodiment or example of something.
4. a quality, trait, or feature of the highest degree of excellence.
5. the highest or most nearly perfect degree of a quality or trait.
6. the act or fact of perfecting.

Merriam-Webster says this:

per·fec·tion
noun \pər-ˈfek-shən\

: the state or condition of being perfect

: the act of making something perfect or better : the act of perfecting something

: something that cannot be improved : something that is perfect

1 : the quality or state of being perfect: as…
   a : freedom from fault or defect : flawlessness
   b : maturity
   c : the quality or state of being saintly
2 a : an exemplification of supreme excellence
   b : an unsurpassable degree of accuracy or excellence
3 : the act or process of perfecting

Wikipedia simply says:

Perfection is, broadly, a state of completeness and flawlessness.

Now, after all of those tidy definitions, the long answer, as an addendum to the short, sweet, ‘no’ above, is perfection can’t exist. To attain it would mean stopping. Stopping everything…growing, learning, experiencing… If true perfection is reached, what is left? Nothing, as sad as that sounds.

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I get periodic emails from an Indian woman in Massachusetts that is a Psychic/Akashic Reader. I got a reading from her on my birthday two years ago (boy, was that interesting). The email I got today was about vulnerability. Here is an excerpt:

Have you ever felt so raw inside that you just want to hide in a hole? That the last thing on your mind is being vulnerable? What if being vulnerable opens doors?

There was a time years ago when I was going through a deep depression. The dark night of the soul. I couldn’t function, my emotions overwhelmed me and the desire to even be on the planet was minimal.

I was walking around a my favorite lake in emotional pain and tears were running down my face. So many people looked away, avoided me. I realized then that they were uncomfortable with my imperfections. That I was infringing on their comfort level. Or perhaps they didn’t know what to do. Either way, I was ignored by them.

I almost decided to stop crying, get in my car and go home so I wouldn’t upset anyone. But something inside of me decided that being vulnerable mattered more. This was what I was feeling and experiencing.

A few very kind people stopped and asked me if I was okay. I told them the truth. That I was really sad and that crying helped it release. I was authentic. I didn’t pretend I was okay, because I wasn’t. One woman gave me a hug and reminded me that I would find a solution. I got to talk to her about her life and how she’d changed it. It was a gift, my vulnerability brought me her wisdom and kindness. I still remember her fondly.

What if we’re willing to be so vulnerable that we’re authentic. Ourselves no MATTER what. Real, raw, open.

What if that has more potency than perfection? Perfection is a result (an unrealistic one), where there is no improvement, change, expansion. Vulnerability opens doors and windows to our souls journey and it allows others in. Perfection cannot allow anyone in. If you allow them in while being perfect, your secrets will be exposed. With vulnerability there are no secrets.

Perfection is the high sugar, no nutrition version of being the self. It’s the, let me pretend I’m someone or something so the world doesn’t judge me.

Unfortunately for many of us, we’ve been punished, judged, ignored for being ourselves. That being who we are is a wrong, bad and offensive. Enough already!

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As she states, above, perfection is an unrealistic goal. Our culture bombards us with images of someone else’s idea of perfection. Who are they to speak for us? For you? For me? Chasing after the ‘perfection’ that is fed to us on a daily basis via our media is a futile effort. It wastes time and prevents all of us from growing. Blonde hair and perfect teeth are not the answer to all of your problems. YOU are the answer to all of your problems. Quit trying to be someone else’s idea of ‘perfect’. No such thing exists. Expansion and experience leads to more expansion and experience…and just think of the people you will meet along the way. Be YOU and no one else. Anything else is a waste of energy.

The Best That It Can Be…

A Highlight From: The Chris Thomas Files

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The Best That It Can Be…
On the face of it, this is a good statement: the positive approach to our life and the way we live it. Why should it, our life, not be the best that it can be? […] We humans, mostly in the West (I regret to say our influence is spreading), have come to believe we deserve the best. We have interpreted ‘the best it can be’ into all aspects of our lives. This means we should aspire to the best house, best kitchen, the best car, furniture, clothes, television, computer, mobile phone and, of course, the best food. […]

How Much Does Best Cost?
The consequences of all of these choices are that, currently, the world is at war over mineral rights, (Darfur is only one example of genocide and destruction based on the greed of the west for a mineral used in mobile phones and other electrical equipment), men and women are used as slave labour to make our clothes, the planet is being carved up and the rivers polluted for the copper, zinc, etc…to go into our newest and best electronic ‘toys’, such as mobile phones, computers and flat-screen TVs. Billions of tons of food is thrown away each year because it is considered not to be the best it can be, whilst those that live in the countries that grow our food starve. […]

A Complete Consciousness
It is the best that we can be, as a human and, as a complete consciousness. The best that we are is not made up of, or lack of, possessions. It is about how we live our lives in relation to the rest of the universe and, in particular, with each other. […]

Think About It
[…] Think about the consequences your actions will have on others and then make the choice that feels right to you. It is your choice and you cannot blame the consequences on anyone else.

Think about it. Are you the best that you can be?

Best Wishes,

Diane

Read the complete article HERE (PDF).
Originally Published: Cygnus Review Blog
Written by Diane Baker, Chris Thomas’ wife – November 15, 2010

Quote: Wake Up

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To be truly free is both very easy and very hard. We avoid the horror of our enslavement because it is so painful to see it directly. We dance around the endless violence of our dying system because we fear the attacks of our fellow livestock. But we can only be kept in the cages we refuse to see. Wake up… to see the farm, is to leave it.

~Stefan Molyneux

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Wall Street And Meditating Idiots

I peruse many news sites, looking for humanity. The television in my home has become a source of unbelievable exasperation. It is on, constantly (not by my hand) and I cut it a wide path. If I stop for one moment to look at it or take in any of its insanity, I wind up locked in a battle of wits with an inanimate object, screaming at it as if my reactions to it will have any effect. But, I digress.

Anyway, I surf the Internet, reading, searching…looking for humanity. If you dig deep enough through the pages and pages of fluff and flash that Google and Bing like to sling in your face, you can usually come up with some heart warming stories or an article or two that brings tears to your eyes from laughter.

Then, there are times when Matt the Drudge boy posts a link to something that leaves you speechless. And, here we have it. From The Independent in the UK:

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Zen And The Art Of Fund Management

Bankers are apparently turning to transcendental meditation to alleviate the otherwise intolerable stress of their work. Poor lambs. Michael Lewis, the famed chronicler of Wall Street excess, suggests some more, shall we say, appropriate ways for masters of the universe to unwind.

Apparently, the Banksters and their ilk have turned to “transcendental meditation” to help them deal with their daily stress. I’m partially amused and partially horrified. The first thing that strikes me is their use of the term “transcendental.” It’s an adjective meaning surpassing, superior, beyond ordinary, extravagant…

This article was written by a Michael Lewis and it is very tongue-in-cheek, as I would expect from the Brits (I guess he is a Brit; I haven’t a clue who he is, other than what is listed in the article). I can imagine his eyes rolling as he typed. Certainly, mine have. His humor is spot on.

Anyway, these Wall Street idiots are now meditating. They aren’t meditating to strengthen their immune systems or to understand the Universe or to send positive energy to Mother Earth or to try and make the world better. No. These whiny bastards are meditating to try and get an edge over each other and, presumably, to lower the stress levels that inevitably come about when you screw people (unless you are a psychopath and, then, you aren’t stressed nor do you need to meditate to alleviate that which you don’t suffer from).

Oh, and they aren’t just meditating. They are practicing transcendental meditation…meditation that is somehow better than the average person’s meditation. The level of absurdity that these people function at boggles a normally functioning mind. They have this incredible ability to take something pure and beautiful and, completely twist it out of shape…in this specific case, the use and the meaning of meditation. I’m reminded of the scene in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves where Robin gets away from the Sheriff of Nottingham by cutting the rope to the light fixture…
Sheriff: Locksley! I’m going to cut your heart out with a spoon!
Robin: Then, it begins.

Guy of Gisborne: Why a spoon, cousin? Why not an axe?
Sheriff: Because it’s dull, you twit! It’ll hurt more.

Deranged people will do that…twist intent. Now, Marines, SEALs and Seabees will adapt, improvise and overcome. They would use a spoon for a weapon if necessary. But, that’s training and that’s for another post.

There is one thing that I hope Wall Streeters discover during their “transcendentalism”…their souls. Hmmm…not likely.