He who has watched now battles…
The walls are abandoned…the field is engaged.
This war is of the heart and mind, of soul shadows in landscapes of the Spirit.
Do you feel the ground shift? You will stand.
Do feel the storm’s fury? You will prevail.
Your maps are useless…your scrolls outdated…your plans brought to naught.
Burn them in the fires of battle and arc the sword within.
The Truth is within you…and so is the Enemy .
You who held Death must now defeat Him on the Field of the Soul.
You who feared Hell must know It is within you…
Conquer them, and save the world.
For the warrior IS the war , and He manifests the victory over Self, which is the enemy.
When the Self is defeated the Dark Ones have no blood on which to feed.
There is no fear because there is no Self…there is no Death…there is no Hell.
Lose the World…the Kingdom is Within!
Randy Maugans – August 29, 2011
The Back Story:
Late last year, I published a “word” and a show, entitled “The Walls Will Be Empty Before The War”. Over the last few months I have repeatedly prayed about this, sensing I would leave my own “post”, which has for eight years been the Threshing Floor. I want to be obedient, and since it was, by my own words, so posted, I needed to hear if it was “time.” Things in the Spirit are often quite different than what we think “we” hear…or, shall I say “I”?
I spent this weekend in considerable time with the Father, in prayer and meditation. I felt a continuing heaviness of spirit, and the events of the last month have impressed on me that the “shift” is ramping up at a dizzying rate. As the power elites have scrambled to, paradoxically, preserve and destroy their own phony financial system; as the Earth cries from the wounds of man, and as so many—myself included—struggle with the shadows within us; the Still became my sanctuary for a long hard spiritual “work out.”
The religious system, which is part of the global control grid, has destroyed us in the prayer chamber. Many truly fear, or cannot get to, the inner place where we meet God—and our own soul. Religion teaches of the darkness of the “others”, but never dares us to confront our own hearts and souls. The fear of the Lord is not fear as men have taught…but the reverence and awe of the ONE who created us, and knows every atom of our being. There are no secrets there…we are naked; and we truly cringe at being so exposed…at confronting the true nature of the hearts of man.
The darkness without…the condition of humanity and the world around us is a reflection of each one of own darkness…we can’t bear that. But, we remain disconnected from the Father until we are willing to “go there.” Our inability to heal this world is because of ONE THING: Selfishness. religion feeds the ego-driven heart by re-directing the darkness from us, onto the global landscape. Like so many phantoms, we battle shadows.
Like Don Quixote in Cervante’s novel (later known as “Man Of La Mancha”), we delusionally battle against windmills in an outer battle that is the distorted image of our own inner landscape. Like the fictitious nemesis in the novel, The Enchanter, we project onto the external world our own creations..of Death, Hell, and Suffering…all spiritual powers both very real and very much a reflection of who we are, spiritually. Religion taught us to “tilt at windmills” rather than reach into our being…the inner court wherein the Christ told us was the very kingdom of God.
My heart’s cry became in that place: “Father, show me my own darkness.” This is not a prayer taken lightly. We do not “tap dance” with God, nor should we lightly consider what may be shown and told. This is the place where lies, self-made deceptions, and our weaknesses are fully exposed. I share this, here, because there is great comfort in a Father who IS love. The consuming fire becomes a balm…IF we endure the Still, and allow these things to begin to come to the surface. I share this because I am far too exposed to remain silent—lest I be found a hypocrite and fool.
I share this because I know that many others are in this same place, and because it is the beginning of healing—on a personal level, and that this is where we can begin to affect our world. I share this not because “I made it.” No, if anything I see how inadequate, how weak, and how mangled my own heart became…how far from the so-called ‘perfection’ I am. But what I found was a key. The key lies in the major flaw of humanity, and the reason we continue to be victims and not victors.
It is called many things: the “fallen state of man”, human weakness, vanity, pride…I could go on, but you get my drift. It is really called one thing: SELFISHNESS, and it is really separation from the ONE-ness that is the Beingness of the Godhead. When we view ourselves as separate from our Creator, we create within our soul, every condition of human suffering, from war and poverty to depression and low self esteem—and we create a victim, which is the “I”. This is the root of ALL ofthe world’s present suffering, and our own.
Like many in public ministry, I have often called myself a “watchman.” That was easy in the days when I used a Bible to hide behind; when I could invoke all the religious hobgoblins and conspiracy theories (both real and imagined.) It was easy because “I” never took any responsibility for this world’s condition. “I” was very good at pointing fingers out into the dark landscapes and like the hallucinating Quixote, saw the monsters which were my own “Enchanter.” My self-righteousness, shored up by religion, was that “I” could exercise discernment with precision…that “I” saw…that “I” understood.
In the Still…the Presence of the ONE…these delusions melt. “I” is the problem. and “I vs, I” is the imaginary war game of the religious mind…it is “I” that must be healed, and “I” that must be vanquished. So the “word” above is not some outwardly directed edict, as is delivered by the phony “prophets” of the religious system. I woke very early today…after a long sleep. I felt drained, yet also renewed. I felt “cried out”…and I felt loved. I felt like I wanted to apologize to the world for “I”—the false one that pretends he “knows”.
This “word” is for me, first, but I also feel compelled to share it because there are many other “I”s out there who are also being moved to confront some very basic issues. I realize my own weakness…and what was shown to me was that it was this very thing, my admission of my weaknesses, that begins a healing process. It is the beginning of the REAL war within…and it is amplified by the times we are passing through right now.
“I” must be vanquished because “I” has fear…”I” has insecurity…”I” is separate from God, from the Son, and from the Mother Spirit. “I” has many enemies, many dark forces aligned against it…”I” has pain that cripples it—because “I” is not real and “I” is very much separated from Source. “I” is not who we truly are, “I” is the imaginary self who stages dress-up battles to avoid the real issues. “I” must die.
As a postscript I would add that God’s plan for healing us is perfect. The “Author and Finisher of Our Faith” is certain of the outcome. He only asks our submission, our willingness to be naked and transparent, our endurance in his crucible of the Still. In the Cervantes novel, Don Quixote is confronted by his own phantoms and in a violent battle with his delusions, he is to be cured. As this occurs, the author announces that the “play” has ended. In a clever literary device, though, the characters of the story protest this ending and demand a different ending, threatening to burn the manuscript. In the film, this is where the song, “The Impossible Dream” is heard.
This is the very condition of humans…”we” demand a better ending for “I”. But it is not some “impossible dream”, it is the reality mankind now faces in the shift. The death of “I”, and the healing…or the ending for which we have no “rewrites.” Our missions here,on this planet, in this time are, each, unique…but our condition is not. We came here to learn the ending of the “I”, as this world must face the end of man’s reign…and the return of the King.
The wall is vacated…the battlefield joined…the warriors will enter…the “I”s will be vanquished…the ONE will reign.
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