Thoughts on Standing Rock by Yash Akasha
Specifically and only when I tried to do the check in for Standing Rock yesterday, my phone kept being dysfunctional and unresponsive. Then it asked me for a security code to decipher like they do when you use the wrong password too many times. I filled out the code, and the page slowly reloaded without a check in button and only zeros at the top of the page. This type of thing happened repeatedly and never changed. Later, I ran into a friend who is one of the most active and visible supporters of the Standing Rock movement that I know. I told him about my experience and he said that the same thing happened to him when he tried to check in earlier that day.
When I was actually at Standing Rock there was a clear theme of peaceful, ceremonious, and prayerful protest. Countless nations came together in solidarity in an incredibly powerful symphony of ancient traditions and sacred practices. Lakota elders, Aztec dancers, and Hawaiian Kahunas, living side by side, demanded that we act as water protectors and not as reactivists. I was physically there not long ago, I saw the sacred burial grounds that were demolished by oil company bulldozers, I heard rumors about how the company might be trying to infiltrate the camps that are too atrocious to mention. The elders told me that they could not hold prayer circles or sweat lodges before dusk due to surveillance because they’d get harassed for doing that kind of work. And now hundreds are being arrested and hurt.
When I was in high school, I began to question this entire world at a deeper level. I would read about clubs like the Bilderberg Group, and I would see videos of militarized enforcement agencies using sonic weapons against protesters. Some of my friends have dear teachers and friends at Standing Rock and told me that the law enforcement was using those same sonic tanks on them. Independent news reporters are openly confirming that there is advanced technological interference on site, and that enforcement is messing with people electronics. And who’s really covering this? Who’s really informed? Who is the media working for? The White House? The celebrities? The war mongers? Sure seems like it…
But there’s more…
The thing is, my money is currently in Bank of America, one of the biggest investors in the pipeline. I use a car just about every single day, it’s not a hybrid, it requires oil changes, and so on. I myself am partially the product of subconscious conditioning, and still hold certain programs and tendencies connected to the very same archetypal energies and impulses that are running our unjust society. I notice so many countless details in which I directly and indirectly feed the very systems that I am here to dismantle.
But furthermore, why would this particular instance be the catalyst for me to change bank accounts or ride my bike more often? Of course, it might make sense to do those things, but my point is that I’ve recognized and presumed that Bank of America is primarily a negative force in the world before I knew that they were dabbling in the dapl crapl. I have chosen my battles and learned what to prioritize and what to relax about and embrace over time. And it’s an ongoing process.
This particular event is huge, but it’s definitely not the only crazy thing going on in the world right now. Everything is shifting, everything is transitioning, and there are so many enormous examples of injustice and oppression, even bigger than this fractal microcosm at Standing Rock. I have witnessed mass-brainwashing first hand, in a different way than we have it here in the US, when I visited Russia last Summer. And even that is just the tip of the iceberg. So many are confused, so many are deprived, so many are suffering, and we are all a part of it.
So what can I do? Beyond any particular event or revolution, I wish to devote my entire life work, day after day, more and more, to this planet and its inhabitants. I wish to spend my time, make my livelihood, beat my heart, in commitment to higher principles, in commitment to being the change I wish to see. Beyond protesting, I want to offer whatever I can contribute best for the sake of addressing and healing the very core root issues in each of us that are perpetuating the Babylonian paradigm. I wish to serve peace and be lovingly proactivated in this world and this realm. Each of us can do our part, even through one kind gesture for a friend or “stranger”, through one moment of self-forgiveness and self-acceptance, one instance of speaking truth to power, each of us can keep tipping the scales of his(HER)story in the right (LEFT) direction.
The time has come to light up this entire grid of isolated points of change by linking them together and rising up as one, beautiful, diverse, empowered, awake human family!