From living at home, into the dorm. Promise that all will be well if you hold your grades. Mom and Dad are footing the bill, or perhaps you have a scholarship. You hold your grades, everyone is healthy.
Illness falls upon the household, mom or dad loses their job and can no longer pay for college, the hospital bills mount and there is no money. You must leave school, and find that there is a bill sent due to unpaid commitments. The housing you enjoyed there, stripped from you. The job promised, unattainable.
OR … perhaps, you are able to finish college, your grades were awesome, yet after all is said and done, there are no jobs ~ you have to move back in with mom and dad, you feel as though your accomplishment wasn’t such an accomplishment after all. You wonder where to go from here. You long for your own place, yet it is not affordable.
Promises … promises … they keep us trapped. From the childhood home, to the dorm, to an apartment dwelling with many strangers. The ownership of a personal home eludes most people, it is difficult to care for self, and the immediate family, let alone reach out into the world to create something better.
The military becomes an enticing option. They will pay for you housing, they will give you the health care you need … all you must do is commit to “war”.
This is the cycle … of entrapment. This is the method of molding thought patterns and beliefs. The system is one which catches people in a perpetual cycle of need. There IS something more, and it is rewarding. You feel it within you, it is there.
I woke this morning with this experience in mind. Grades insufficient to continue dwelling in the apartment provided by the school. Relationships broken, no where to go. No where to live, no one to reach out to, no support system … only “the system”. The programs which keep people bound and trapped and questioning their ability to care for self, leave them with a deep pit in the center of their being, of hopelessness. The struggle becomes very real.
Empowerment is crucial for the people in the world. The health of humanity, and of the earth, is of the utmost urgency, our assisting each other a vital necessity if our hearts and minds are to survive, if any possibility of joy returning is to be.
If we are to rely on anything or anyone, we ought to see the value of supporting each other. Leaving behind the thoughts that someone out there is going to bail us out, or make everything ‘survivable’ is erroneous. Only we ourselves are capable of tending our very special and unique needs. There are others who have these similarities. There are those who are developing programs, groups gathering to assist each other in supporting the earth, in support of each other.
Teaming up is needed, not separating and fighting for scraps. There are other possibilities … which include the age old give and receive. If we put energy and effort to the success of the whole, rather than our small, shrunken world, we will begin to see things open up and grow into something greater.
We see that when individuals step out to become self sufficient, government sectors swoop in to confiscate land, to impose fines, to stop people from growing their own foods, to squash them in any way possible … to get them back in the cycle of needing them.
Where to begin? I honestly say I am no expert, however, in the mind of self is a great beginning. With these thoughts, something positive and freeing can be born, can be created by those who are natural born creators! You are one … and stepping out of fear, we can become many, and helping each other, we gain strength.