Every year in late December two totally amazing yet not always acknowledged events happen that call you to connect with a force within you that can not only change your life, but counter the forces of evil in the universe (I mean world).
EVENT ONE: We honor the birth of a mythic man named Jesus who showed us that one light in the world can defeat an Evil Empire of millions (the Roman Empire), and he did it with just the power of his spirit not an army.
EVENT TWO: Disney comes out with a new Star Wars movie (that is a lot of fun, I just saw it!) called “The Last Jedi” that tells the story of how light can defeat darkness no matter how powerful the darkness is in the universe, or the world, or within your own heart.
Coincidence? I don’t think so!
What these events together are calling you to see clearly are the dark forces that are taking over our world and that is time for you to step up and be the tiny light that brings down the Evil Empire.
If there was ever at time for you to become a Jedi and stand up to the forces of Evil, this is it!
Think about if you were casting yourself into a Star Wars movie, what role would you put yourself in? A Jedi or rebel fighter? A dark Sith or supporting the Evil Empire? Or, one of the seemingly billions of extras on the millions of galactic planets who run around helplessly as their planets get destroyed by the Evil Empire?
Which one of those roles did you play in 2017? What role are you going to pick in 2018?
If you pick anything other than Jedi, you are shooting way too low.
So what do you need to do to be a Jedi?
There are stories that before Jesus did his miracles, he was trained by secret mystical organization called the Essenes. Is it possible that the Essenes were the first Jedi training camps and Jesus was the first Jedi?
In the Star Wars movies, each of the Jedi’s needed to get training to disconnect them from the dark forces around them and in them so that the “Force” can move through them in such a way that it brings order back to the universe.
Cool, right! You can do this! Don’t you think the world could use your unique Jedi gifts or do you think that hiding another year from your power is going to somehow save the day?
The world (and universe) are counting on you.
Your Jedi training starts now!
I will teach you the 2 things that every Jedi must understand and overcome to be able to counter the power of the dark forces in the world.
There are 2 steps to becoming a real Jedi…
First, you must break free from the mind control of the Evil Empire and see them for what they really are, and understand that there is an archetypal battle between the light in you, and the dark forces like companies and relationships and organizations that want control of your mind and who you think you are. The way they program you to be what they want you to be, with rules that get to you do what everyone else does, and keep you from making waves, while at the same time being a good worker and consumer.
Second, you must see that there is another archetypal battle going on, an internal battle inside you between light and dark. Inside each of us is both light and dark vying for your attention and control over the choices you make, and how you are going to express your highest purpose or hide it.
Ready to start?
Wow! I am so proud of you! You are like a young Padawan (little Jedi) starting on the path of becoming a big Jedi!
JEDI TRAINING #1: The first lesson is not to ingest information like a child, but rather learn how to discern truth from lies so you are not controlled unconsciously by the power of dark force. To do that, you must feel what is at the heart of someone’s motivation to show you something.
You don’t have to look very far, the Evil Empire owns all the media channels and just about everything in the media is systemically trying to gain control over what you think and what you do.
To become a Jedi you must not be fooled by the motivations of people or the media.
Let’s take the movie Star Wars as your first training in mind control.
Sold to you as entertainment with no direct sales pitch to anything should always be suspect. What is the external message of Stars Wars? Light is good, dark and evil are bad, and no matter how dire the odds are against you, you should always have hope and the belief in the goodness of people.
But let’s look at the deeper motivation of the current creators of Star Wars, Disney.
Movies and TV are powerful mind controllers because they alter your state in such a way that makes you vulnerable to hypnotic suggestion that grabs your subconscious and can program you without your direct awareness.
You watch the movie, and when you walk away in a totally altered state, you have been fed an experience that leads you to feeling like the makers of Star Wars are truly in the corner of the little guy who needs to be given hope in a world.
This makes you trust them, that they must be the ones supporting real Jedi’s in the world like Malala Yousafzai, Bernie Sanders, Ai Weiwei, Elizabeth Warren and alliances like the Podemos Party in Spain who fearlessly stand alone against the massive insatiable expansion and maw of corporate greed and control of the systematic exploitation worlds non-renewable resources and people.
But, and this is where you decide to dig into your Jedi training and not ingest information like a baby any more, you notice that strangely the exact opposite is true of Disney, owners of the Star Wars franchise.
The truth about Disney: One of our greatest most trusted and celebrated brands in the world, Walt Disney many years ago went over to the Dark side. The Walt Disney Company recently acquired the Star Wars Franchise for $4 Billion but they also acquired Fox Media for $54 Billion dollars. And it is important for your young Jedi mind to understand that even though the Fox Empire now has a new happy face called Disney, it could easily still be a stunt double for the Evil Empire that promotes the rich getting richer, the exploitation of the planet non-renewable resources and people.
In Star Wars there is always one person or area of the Evil Empire that gives you hope that they might be good, don’t trust them! In the world, huge companies have divisions that do good things and they link that up in your mind as their brand. Don’t trust them, just watch their overall actions.
JEDI TRAINING #2: You must study and acknowledge that we all have both light and dark qualities, and it is never a choice to decide which is better, but how they both create an alchemical reaction in your body and mind that becomes a creative force in the world.
In each of us is the DARK: The dark part of us all is ruthlessly being selfish, isolated, elitist, using others for personal gain or pleasure, wielding power in a dictatorial way, instilling fear in others, being destructive, playing victim, being falsely selfless, isolating or rejecting others who need you and you them, and well.. just being evil.
In each of us is the LIGHT: The light being self-sacrificing for the higher good of all, being loving, sharing the infinite wealth available on this planet, bringing people together, wielding power responsibly, instilling trust in others, creating a society where every person feels their value and is honored for it, no matter how small their contribution seems.
Depending on your upbringing, you have vowed to only show one of these qualities and hide the other.
In Star Wars the actors model for us the real choice which is that, over a lifetime, we might easily flip back and forth between light and the dark.
The final part of your Jedi Training will show you that your light and your dark are both essential parts of your soul that needs the dark part of you being selfishly on a single-minded mission that you personally want, and from your light you know at the same time that that mission serves a higher purpose beyond your own desires and needs.
Martin Luther King Jr’s dark side was destroying the Evil Empire’s prejudice of the day but instead of the violence of the Black Panthers, he used the light of the church and blended his dark with his light, finding a way to express his purpose in such a way that it unified not destroyed.