“This thing in Connecticut is not a “Gun Issue”. It is an issue of how you all think collectively as a species. IE Negatively, hoping for the worst, not seeing the beauty in everything, and I do mean everything. Get what I mean by that and the world you want to live in will exist. So shut up about everyone else’s trip and get into your own head and create the world you want to live in. Stop the blame ’cause the blame is between your own ears. Half of you think the world is going to end next week anyway because of misinformation about some old calendars, you think that does not affect the nature of reality and cause things like this school shooting to happen. It does a lot more than “Guns”. People have been killing other people as long as there have been people. Animals kill other animals. I don’t care if guns are banned or not. But I am not so ignorant to think it will make a difference in cases like this. Maybe make things worse the person will just buy some petrol and make a bomb, etc etc etc etc. If someone really wants to kill another or a group of people they will find a way. So shut up and meditate on how your life and thoughts are affecting reality, you might just be surprised what you find. Look in the mirror !”
From Mark Gordon Brown’s Facebook status December 15th 2012
On December 14th 2012, and armed man entered an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut and killed 26 people, including 20 children. In the aftermath of this tragedy people of course have started to place blame on everything from guns, bullying, goth music, and the Apostasy (a fundamentalist Christian prophecy of a falling away from the fundamentalist Christian “God”).
Like most feeling and caring people, I feel for those who lost loved ones in this event, which is made worse because it happened at a time of year that is special to many cultures. I understand that people are going to be upset about this even if it did not affect their lives directly and want to place blame for it. I am going place blame for this event, as well in this article. The blame that I am going to place is going the reflect my belief system, and my core philosophy that consistently I try to promote in my writing, thus using this tragedy to get my point across, just like the gun control crowd, the America is to blame for everything crowd, the Religious Right, and all of the rest who are using this event to promote their own agenda.
Who do I blame? I blame all of us, including myself. Why? Because we are not doing enough mind and spiritual work to create the paradise that we were intended to create when we took physical form and came to this beautiful pleasure dome, that we have instead turned it into a prison of our own fears and doubts. As a species we create tragedy after tragedy while saying we are trying to end suffering, pain, and hate, with mere physical actions that are most often devoid of any spirituality (by spirituality I mean that which we think and feel in our minds and souls, not religion). The Physical actions I refer to often do not have proper intention behind them.
Intentions based more on a none admitted prideful ego (ego is okay if you admit it and use to create change in your spirit), or intentions as a result dogmatism, which has so infected to the point that people caught in it do not even realize the damaging affects of their beliefs and thoughts, because they are purely robotic beliefs and thoughts. Beliefs so insidious that their holders actually believe they are doing good, without ever questioning them. Being aware of your own thoughts and beliefs and why you have them can save lives and make this world the paradise it was intended to be.
How do we make the change? I recommend meditation and self reflection. Meditate and look in the proverbial mirror daily to see how you can be a part of the Great Work, which is making yourself better from within to make the world better on the outside. Before you place blame and judgment on others begin to fix yourself first, your mind, your spiritual being.
I understand that at this point some of you will take issue with the fact that I have passed judgment and blame on everyone, however, I included myself and I actively work daily on my inner world trying to improve it so that my outer world also improves, thus improving the whole of reality. I am simply asking the rest of you to do the same, and within the your own religious or spiritual belief system, and by doing this you can remove the hidden trash in your mind (we all have it) so that you can create an even better reality, and so that events like the one in Connecticut will stop happening.
We can create a paradise on Earth if we create a paradise in our gray matter.
We are at a crossroads as a species and we can either create heaven or hell. With so many believing that the world will end next week, December 21 2012, because of a lack of understanding about the endings of some ancient calendars can we really expect that this mass collective unconsciousness of fear is not having an affect that just might have been responsible for a school shooting in some abstract and protracted way? With so many people letting their physical reality control their mental reality, thus further fouling up their physical reality. With world wide fear of wars, natural disasters, global warming, deforestation, and financial collapse can we really ignore what damage those thoughts, when held and obsessed on, manifest as in the material world, just maybe a school shooting. So look in the mirror daily and change your thoughts to change the world. See the world as you want it to be. See yourself as you want yourself to be.