April 21, 2012 in Spirituality
During my last two years of college and for several years afterwards, I held a position with a local church. My responsibilities included teaching three classes for young adults: one on Sunday morning, one on Wednesday evening, and another on Friday evening. Since my goal was to get those who attended one class to attend all three of them, I taught a series on Bible prophecy. Each class answered questions raised during a previous class.
My plan worked. The attendance gradually increased as many of those who previously only attended one weekly class started coming to all three of them.
The meetings became the cool place to be on Friday evenings and it wasn’t unusual to have more people attend my Wednesday evening class than attended the church’s main service.
When I jokingly asked the senior pastor, who was also a good friend, why this was happening, he gave a profound response.
“You’re talking about the future coming of a hero. I’m talking about present responsibility. Most people prefer it when the spotlight isn’t shining on them.”
In the almost thirty years since then, I have noticed this isn’t only true with Christians. It is true with humanity in general.
We are all looking for a hero.
Jews look for the Messiah. Christians look for the second coming of Jesus. Other traditional religions have their heroes too. Those who believe in ETs look to the skies for their salvation from today’s trials.
On a more earthly level, we look to The White Hats, The White Dragon Society, or The Oath Keepers to lead the revolution that will restore democracy, deliver us from The Fed, and give the 99% the opportunities only available to the 1%.
As I have lived my life, faced daily challenges, and had different levels of success, I have noticed that more often than not…
…you have to be your own damn hero.
Don’t get me wrong. It is always nice to have help, especially the supernatural kind.
The myths of something wonderful happening in the future are so prevalent that I have to believe they contain substance. Each story of help from The Messiah, Jesus, friendly creatures from another galaxy, or the Hopi’s blue star kachina resonates with humanity at a deep level.
The rumors of mass arrests reported by Drake, David Wilcock, and Benjamin Fulford feed our need for a hero.
I believe it is part of our DNA and, as a result, it is something we will manifest.
This in itself is not a problem.
The key is our response. If we are not careful, our response to this innate need, fed by current rumors, will take us out of the present moment. We will abandon our responsibility. We will let someone else, anyone else do our job.
Truthfully, this is how we got here.
We abdicated our responsibility to someone else. We relinquished our financial prosperity to the banks. We gave up our rights to prosper and live at peace.
Now, as we realize the consequences of our actions, we are looking for someone else to do the dirty work so we won’t have to do it. We cling to the idea of a champion.
May I be frank?
I believe the hero we crave is an internal emptiness that each person is attempting to fill.
I believe the hero we are looking for without can only be found within.
Supernatural assistance may be available. A revolutionary movement may be happening.
We are on the threshold of a new world.
However, for true change to take place, each person will have to be his or her own damn hero.