by Robert Wilkinson
One of my primary concerns as a man of conscience and blogger has been to spotlight the stench of slavery wherever it is happening, that we may all affirm and do whatever moves us to end this abominable virus upon humanity. I've spent years focusing on the child slaves of the African chocolate meatgrinder feeding America cheap chocolate on the backs of starving children. Today I found a very valuable article sketching a larger global picture of slavery that offers a broader view of the larger issue.
This seems a perfect time for this piece given the larger trends already set into motion on a meta-level. If we are supposed to learn "to love our neighbors as ourselves" then perhaps our persistent focus on that which afflicts our sisters, brothers, and children of the world might eventually yield a lessening of the suffering.
That's why some of my articles help us "remember" some things. This "concentration of consciousness" used to be called "Witnessing." Historically, "witnessing" was, is, and continues to be is an important function in the collective consciousness remembering its Divine Estate. While direct action is always good, ANY action is also good. Different people of conscience have different skills.
Ultimately, the purpose of being here is the extinguishing of ALL the sources of destructive human relationships through us consciously imagining and living a better way. Our challenge is not to turn away from witnessing what could be in the face of what has been.
If Divine Freedom is the true estate of the human being, then slavery is truly a horrible illusion. It's time for all forms of slavery to end, and the Oneness of All Our Relations, the group of Souls that we ALL are together, to reclaim our collective freedom on our Path of Return. The Kali Yuga is over.
For your consideration, via the ever-fantastic TruthOut, A World Enslaved by By E. Benjamin Skinner.
© Copyright 2008 Robert Wilkinson