Thu September 29 2022 Law_of_Purification_West_Week Day 5
Day 639

Whatever games are played with us, we must play no games with ourselves, but deal in our privacy with the last honesty and truth.

 Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), American writer and leader of the Transcendentalist movement, see his essay the Transcendentalist in Selected Writings Of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Daily Guidance:

Ponder the linkage today between playing games and being true to yourself, and others. Plan to purify at least one relationship.

Cynthia's Journal:

As I went into the bathroom this morning and shut the door behind me, I thought about closed doors, and the many things we do behind them especially when it comes to physical Purification rites and rituals. It's hard to imagine how we could purify our bodies without some privacy.

One of the tactics torturers use, to humiliate and break down their victims, is to make them urinate and defecate in public. Lately I feel like the public is being tortured with all the crap coming to light in Washington. It's a genuine Purification tale, albeit of a different sort and scale.

The former top lobbyist to the Bush administration, Jack Abramoff, has just cut a deal with the Justice Department. He's agreed to 'dish the dirt' and name names in what promises to become the biggest Congressional bribery scandal in US history. The list of law makers he has paid for favors grows longer by the hour.

Abramoff also bilked various Native American tribal councils, for over $66 million, while promising to get them preferential treatment. In emails now made public by the FBI he refers to Native Americans monkeys and idiots. In a message he sent to Michael Scanlon, his fellow conspirator, he wrote, These mofos are the stupidest idiots in the land... We need to get some more money from those monkeys!!

Why does this kind of person have access to the highest ranking government officials in the country?

Somewhere along the way, as we are taught shame and embarrassment, we learn to deal in deception. How many conspire to turn us into players of games instead of tellers of truth?

This is why Purification, and coming clean, is so threatening to so many in the 'system.'   

The last honesty is the naked truth, whether its our bare bottoms, or the loneliness of feeling spiritually forsaken in a culture where you're considered hopeless naive if you expect honesty from authority figures.

Several friends have recently shared with Malcolm and me the stories of difficulties they are having with their own teenagers after I've written about the troubles with my daughter. While some praise my unvarnished accounts, I suspect that others might think I am airing the dirty laundry.

I think our opinions about telling the truth are directly related to where we are in our personal Purification Process. Our work is not done if we think one thing but say another. None of us have to pretend we're perfect.

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