I am a studentnurse, and throughout my education I have been taught the importance ofcritical reflection in practice and in life. Without these critical reflectionsI would not be who or where I am today. I would never have found TheResistance, I would have never even thought to look. I am starting a spiritualjourney, something I have never tried before. It is exciting, I amapprehensive, but hopeful, and this is my way of working through this journey. Andyour guidance is always appreciated J
"The truthmay be puzzling. It may take some work to grapple with. It may becounterintuitive. It may contradict deeply held prejudices. It may not beconsonant with what we desperately want to be true. But our preferences do notdetermine what's true." Carl Sagan
I do notknow a great deal about Carl Sagan, I know what he did, but I do not know whohe was, his character, his being. But he has someincredibly insightful things to say, he is brilliant, for lack of a better word,his quotes are priceless, they say so much by saying so little, like the quoteprovided above. I only recently joined this site, honestly because I thoughtthe name was badass and reminded me of John Conner and “The Resistance” fromthe “Terminator” saga (symbolism in Hollywood?). I began to read The Code; Ihad previously heard the idea of reptilian ancestors, dismissing it asludicrous. Still now, half way through The Code, I find it hard to honestly andwhole heartedly believe in such an idea. Do not get me wrong, I am in no wayreducing the beliefs held by this amazing group of people, your faith in such asocially unacceptable idea is admirable and your ideas are brilliant andfantastical and shrouded in symbolism, which is largely unused andunappreciated in this society. Perhaps that is why I have difficulty acceptingsuch ideas.
But if The Code has shown me one thing, it isthe spirit and power I have within myself. My partner in crime (i.e. myboyfriend) is currently writing a song about how we are all made of the samestuff, we are all star dust, we are all atoms. He began this song before I foundthis site, and once I began reading The Code, along with other resourcesprovided by members of The Resistance, the idea of his song became incrediblyimportant to me. The idea that we are all one not just symbolically, but trulyone in nature, is so beautiful. It far surpasses Christian beliefs (which Iheld for the first 19 years of my life) or any other religious beliefs. Andwhen I see the destruction of our awesome planet it is clear, without a doubt,that this is connected with the destruction of humans. The astounding rise indisease over the past decade is frightening, as is the impending doom ofclimate change. Things are happening quickly, it is exciting but scary.
The Resistance hasalready begun to save me. It has guided me to my spirit, my true self, and letme tell you, it is like falling in love, but without the butterflies. I finallyfeel safe and in company when I am alone. I feel happy but scared that I willlose touch with myself again. I am ready and willing to fight, but some supportwould be nice J