It has been a long time … Part 4

Thanks I still have left the faculty to (sometimes) ask myself the right question, or to have experience to do so for me when I am totally lost.
Today Nelson Mandela died and in some way, the way people perceive him, his path, his message, it gave me faith back in what I could do, that I still could do something, I had a living example who crossed my generation, a master to teach me not to resigned, to tell me not to call myself discouraged, because it was no longer my name.

He is dead and someone must arise to carry what he represent to the living and futures generations, the faith in humanity, the living experience that you and me can do what he did if we decide to do so.
If we lost this experience, we will lost the knowledge that goes with it, the knowledge that one can dedicate his life to stand against the oppressor and be joint by millions, even billions, over the world.
We can not let this knowledge become a urban legend with time, in the context of Capitalism there are millions of opportunities to define ourselves as someone who stand against the one who abuse the weakest..

During our coffee chat, when asking my gran mum what she was thinking about expropriating empty edifices and houses of Banks and full them with homeless people to end having people dying in the streets,
Or making a law to forbid the waste of food from supermarket, to illegalize food dumping ( Which consist in burning stock of food to regulate market prices) in order to provide food freely for the people who needs it,
To nationalize back the energies supplier ( Water, Power company, Petrol) the publics services lost and transport companies, to provide the citizens the service with cost of exploitation in order to alliviate people’s bills to more or less EURO150 / MONTHS ( Water, gasoil, Electricity, transportation) and others similar processes to concretly and efficiently initiate a change in our society by giving houses to the homeless and making our poor fest,
How to change the world with 3 easy law … And make a difference in people life from a day to another …

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Surplus tomatoes are dumped on farmland in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. Photograph: Sally A. Morgan/Ecoscene/Corbis

She answeres me “That’s sound simple and great. But we will never see a politician who will offer these options “, on the same way they use to say “they wont be a new Mandela soon”, on the TV news.

But today I’ve realised, I want to be that one that no one expect, I want to carry this image of faith in humanity, I have lost too much time hating myself, such a focus on the self, I have no time anymore to loose on egoism, I had almost surrendered, I saw myself condamned to live in a world that makes me cry every time I think about it, because my heart is not yet big enough to take it …
It needs a break to recover from all these emotions created by our context, it still needs to be purified from time to time, putting me in period of darkness to send all those emotions out of my body through the tears.

Nelson Mandela died today, but he made me a great gift before leaving, I shall not waste it.
He remembered me that one still can make a difference, any one can do it, only a matter of choice, sadly today thousand of Mandela’s shall arise to health this sick world.

It has been a long time … Part 3

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I arrive at my tent, it’s all messed up, the solar panel, usb keys, hard drive, SD card, knife, machette, has dissappeared and I can found several papers all around the tent with written over GUARDIA CIVIL and a phone number to call.
It’s around noon, I decide to spend the afternoon there to prepare my stuffs, I am going to leave that place. I feel sad, in one year homeless I never truly felt like home untill I reach that place, I understood earth was my home and they just expropriate me from my place. The whole afternoon in stress of seeing the police coming back. The next morning I’m making my last coffee and starting to unbuild my camp, an helicopter is flying over the montain and hover over my camp for a good 30 secondes, so close that I could see the pilot’s moves inside the cockpit.

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I’m thinking that I am paranoid but my heart pulse is rising up, the adrenaline is rushing in my brain, I am now starting to move my stuffs to the closest house of my camp ( A couple who occupies an abandonned house in the montain ) walking trough the nature with my stuffs, I need to do several round trip it will take me 4 hours, in which from time to time the helicopter will come back and hover near my position, wherever I am on the way for a few minutes, sometimes I’m hiding myself in the bush, I m paranoid may be, but I feel something I hate, bad feeling. Right now, I think, Fuck, I am in GTA I can feel my heart rushing and my skin is reflecting my emotions.

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I am putting all the boxes in my mate’s cave, a Police SUV arrives and requires me to approach them, I do not want to get out his garden, it’s private property, they have no right to enter and I perfectly knows it. I stay behind the wall which is about one meter sixty tall and they ask me what I am doing here and request my ID for a “routine” check.
I obviously comply, provide them my passport, my NIE number and my adress in Barcelona. After writing everything down, providing the information to the radio, they give me my passport back and wishes me a good day.

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My heart is now beating strong against my chest, I m calling a friend who lives the town and ask him if he is free for a coffee, at the only near by coffee, the train station one, I wanna jump in the next train to Madrid and get the fuck out off here as soon as possible.
I meet my friend who tells me he gave up on a project he was working on due to the pression of the local guardia civil, he is a native from this small montain town, ” Los Molinos “, he also take the time to tell me that a friend of him heard the guardia civil asking about a french guy, in the train station coffee.
Exactly where I used to go when wanted to have a coffee or fill  my water bottles when coming back to my place after a stay out. It’s when I tell my friend about the guardia civil ceasing some of my hardware and the Policia Local ID checking me half an hour earlier.

I am moving back to Italy to spend a few days, when I m being aware that the municipal crane took off the Cherokee that was parked (For stay without moving the car) I am so going back to Madrid after a few days, 700 euros later the car is parked at a friend place and I am deciding to go back to “Los Molinos” to recover some of my stuff. Since July I am with my backpack and only summer clothes, winter is coming…

I reach Los Molinos to discover that the cave and the house has been break-in, I recover a Keffieh ( That has an important emotional meaning as it’s a gift from Rachton (A brother of mine) to Kevin (Another bro), who then gifted it to me the day I left my previous lifestyle, a tee shirt and another few clothes. All my boxes of stuffs, tent, hardware left disappeared.
What a nice experience of ” Materialistic condition shall not didacte my disposition ” – Confucius.

Few days left before the 28S, one year celebration of 25S, but for what concerns me, I do not recognize myself in this social movment anymore, it became a media based social group focused on the ” Proceso constituyente ” which I personaly do not define as a priority, I see it as a natural consequence of a revolution not as a way to reach revolution, may be I am wrong and I would be pleased to be shown wrong.
But I have too many ethical conflicts to keep being part of the 25S, Members hiding details to others, manipulation or instrumentalization of informations, emails received not shared to the group, act of assemblies censored, transparency raped etc… I love the people who compose the group, but the group itself as an entity and I must split in our respective experiences to evolve.

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So I will not be part of the celebration of 25S, instead I am going back to France, in 2 weeks it will be time to harvest grappe in France, and I need to make some money, the Cherokee needs mecanical fixes and I got in debt to get it out the deposit.
Before leaving Madrid I realized that someone had led a campaign against me and my project (Based on a personal conflict, I did not want to fuck with her… literally…), a leader of Barcelona’s group had issues with Police and went to live with her boyfriend to another EU nation, a group leader in Madrid is going to live to another continent, the sky just fallen upon my head.

I am in France, harvesting weed, the day after I ll be on my way to north of France, near Dijon to harvest grappe. I am going with Qwen Tine, there we will be meeting with Manu from the Garance Festival, Chateau the ex (and futur) Qwen Tine’s roomate ( We merely knew each other from Barcelona, we had met once or twice before ) and other friends of them. Another deep and wonderful experience with a (huge) group of people from Poland, Spain, UK, Italy, France, all with their wonderful individual stories and experiences, I am experiencing how true is ” Life is made for travel and encounters ” ,

All those people I met have restored my faith in human, but on the other way, I am realising that not only I have disconnected since month from my spirituality, my lifestyle, the social movments and more importantly my project. I’m realising I am the one I have to blame if today things went the way they are, day after day since july the pleasure I had with the body (Partying, drinking, smoking weed) and those I had with the mind ( Meeting people, disconnecting from my life and forgetting all that goes with it) had eaten me from the inside, it had disconected me from my soul and my true target, the goal I set myself to reach, I feel like I have been working a whole year and I lost it all because I was stupid and selfish.

I hate myself realising this, I knew it, day after day I could feel the feeling increasing, but it was so good that I blinded myself, stupidly, egoistly, I set aside all that I believed in for personal interest, my self pleasure. I have been and am acting like all those politicians I do not grant my respect to and who represent all I stand against. I became what I was fighting against in some way … I am disgusting and disgusted … I am lost, totally lost, I do not know what to do next, my body is starting to reflect the depression suckin up my body energies through my mind, my blood infection is creating skin infections more and more often, the infection getting stronger and stronger, till even some very tiny part of the skin reach necrosis, which requires me to monitor the wound and to abundantely clean it with pure alcohol after removing the dead black necrosed cells. Self medication and field surgery are skills I acquired during my stay in the mountain with the book ” Where there is no doctor “. Truth is, sometimes I enjoy to practice it.

My body is like my mind now, balanced in the worst way. I find sometimes myself crying for being who I am, such vision I had of what I could do versus the failure to reach my principal objectives.

It has been a long time … Part 2

My Gran mum and people on TV agrees on one point, we wont see another Mandela in our present times. In a political system that regulates it’s own cast, in which you can not access highest spheres without compromising your moral or ethical integrity (Not even talking about spiritual dignity), in our democracies so similar to the very first Athenian concept, the freedom for slave owners,
The death of Nelson Mandela is the end of the light his presence between us provided to our collective consciousness.

Not only he died, but a part of our faith in humanity has left us with him. We all claim him as a model, but who act like he did, he spent nearly 25% of his life forced to hard physical work as a retribution for his beliefs, 25% of his life in a cell as a consequence for his fight, I feel so ashamed of myself today…

Because if I didn’t write in this blog since so long, it’s because I nearly surrendered, I felt powerless, discouraged, I felt dying, day after day since the month of July I have been again lying to myself and when I am doing that, not as a punishement but as a natural consequence of it, I am loosing faith in what I am doing, thinking, fighting and standing for, in myself, in life, in men and in God.

It started when I left my camp in the montain to join my brothers in a road trip through Europe. Looking at the social context in Spain, quiet calm due to the summer context, having settled up a few things on my project I decided I could take some time off and went for those wonderfull holidays.
When coming back, I went to spend time with my baby in Italy, I went to see her and took the opportunity to set up a part of my project in Italy where I met several people of social movments in Firenze. I there had a great time and met wonderfull people, it was like it happened in Paris, meeting new people and spending a few days to get to know them, such a wonderfull experience. After those few days I went back to see my baby again, and decided to move back to Madrid.

On my way to Madrid, I stop by Barcelona and spend a day as the buses are full to go to Madrid. Qwen tine, one of my Barcelona’s brothers and Durdoss a friend of friends that I am having a lot of fun with are planning to go to the Garance festival in France.

They are going there 4 people and offer me to go with them. The buses being full for the day after too, I m taking to opportunity to go with them , just for the ride to France, the festival is 45min away from my mum’s place and it has been a long time I did not see her.

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So here I am, in the car with them, a friend of Qwen tine, Manu is meeting us there, we are in the car with two girls that I do not know, Olivia a nice and funny french girl and a nice Spanish girl ( That I shamefully can’t remember the name right now ),
We on the road with all the experience that goes with such has sleeping on the beach the first night, getting the car emptied of (almost) all the weed and hash by the cops on a checkpoint before we even cross the French border etc … Things will turn in a way in which I will have a free pass to get into the festival ( A staff teeshirt ) and will spend 3 days and 3 night meeting and getting to know new people, such an amazing and addictive experience… When saying good bye to each other, we deal with Qwen Tine and Manu that we will see each other in France for the grappe harvest in October.

The summer goes fast, I am staying a few weeks in France at my Brothers, a few days with my Mum, then going to see my Daughter again, I’m seeing her a lot recentely, I love it, I love it …
Then finally back to madrid.

It has been a long time … Part 1

Nelson Mandela died tonight, Nelson Mandela died tonight …
It’s not like I knew him or even had an interaction with him at all, but his death creates in my present reality the experience of grief… Not only he was a role model, a master to me,  but he also incarnated the faith I had in human beings.

I went to take a coffee at my Gran mum’s today, the TV news was covering the topic, we could see all those politicians such as Obama, Hollande, Sarkozy, The Dalai Lama and nearly any opportunist with a TV camera at hand making a declaration, saying in an (so) hypocrite way how sad they were, how a good model Mandela was for the humanity and all sort of bullshit they will repeat all day long.

I’m looking at them, with profund disrespect, I’m shared between the feeling of having a tear and throwing up the 2 coffees I had this morning,
They all are (with no dignity) licking Mandela’s dead ass when most of them would have jailed him in under their respective governments.
I agree with my gran mum when saying that our jails in the world are full of Mandela’s.
In this very moment I’m thinking about Alberto… Hold on, be strong bro, God isn’t making a day in which I don’t think about you.

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We (Gran mum and I) then talk about those politicians, Goldman Sachs, the finance, we having an eye at the real time debt of France ( http://www.oxoty.com ), how Bankers control the world from economics to medias and politics,  we speak about the famillies struggling with starvation, peoples in our streets dying because of coldness, the empty buildings they shown on TV the day before in the center of Paris, we spoke about the educationnal gap between rich and middle / poor  social classe’s and finally about elections and presidential previous or future candidates …
How lost is our society … Then we speak about the vote,

I am making my point by telling my Gran mum that if I do not vote and do not plan to, it is because 1) No one represent my ideas or ideals and 2) The white vote is not calculated and so, valueless 3) No one of them deserve my vote, it sounds to me like an insult to my democrates and republican ancestors to use my right of vote for any of the actual potential candidates to presidential’s elections.

So If I have to choose to eat between:
1) The shit of a guy who had strawberry’s during his last meal (Let’s say the Left Candidate)
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2) The shit of a guy who had cherry during his (Let’s say the Right Candidate), I prefer to fast, to me sounds like the right choice.

Now if you ask me what if there is a situation like 1995 in which the extrem-right reach second round of election, then the choice it made easy ( has the extrem-right Candidate surely had the shit of the Right Candidate during his last meal ) , I am going to eat strawberry’s or cherry’s shit, but no way that I eat shit that has already been eaten, digested and re-shitted (This is what Extrem right usually does, it recycle the shit of the Right party to make it theirs, less consistent and more smelly).
It’s disgusting, I know, but I think that goes well when reffering to Politics and what comes out of their minds and mouth.

Moralité: Ne jamais bouffer le cul d’un politicien.

Rich men’s Christmas

” No tenemos casa, pero tenemos jamon pata negra ”

After my first night in plaza Celenque (where homeless families occupies the HQ of Bankia -Plataforma de Afectados por las Hipotecas- in order to protest against the robbery of their houses by an illegitimate gouvernement voting laws to allows banks to take possession of people’s houses without cancelling their debts), I truly wanted to spend Christmas with them. They are modern superhero, the PAH have blocked over 500 houses embargo by collecting signature for each families menaced and pressured the banks, they have collected over a millions signatures to change the law regarding expulsion and embargo, they are in Celenque since now 64 days  (on 25/12/2012), these families sleeps in the streets and keep fighting for the others not to loose their houses, I believe that I am not that strong as they are, if one day I’d have find myself in the street with my baby girl,  I would surely have shot myself a bullet in the head like so many Spanish people did on the embargo day… they decided to keep fighting, I admire them.

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I wasn’t alone, my brother Kedies had decided to join me in my trip to Madrid, we went both to participate to the #20Dluto as to this wonderful Christmas evening. We brought them some food and joined what was going to be, my first true Christmas.

Kedies is not a brother in the means of blood, as Mickael and Nicolas my lovely 2 wonderful blood brothers, Kedies is a brother in the means of heart,like his uncle Abdel AKA Bassitup with who, I had spend the previous Christmas last year. We are a true family, we all knows cousins, mother, brothers, even grand mothers of each others. It’s wonderful how far love can go when there is no expectation but the love of a brother.

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Bassitup is the brother thanks to who I can participate in the Madrid events, he never denied to offer me his sofa, contacting my mum to tell her I am all right when I fail to do so, making up my heart stories when I fuck up, to share his food, his feelings and whatever he could knowing that I’d never be able to return him the half of what he did for me, this is family, I am lucky to have a dozen of these brothers, so lucky, there is nothing like the love of family, even if we don’t express that love as much as it should be celebrated, we all knows how deep we love each others.

I always perceived Christmas as negative since I am twelve, wishing death for the 25 December, see my blood family splitting apart in clashes and cries, but that’s also true that before this, I always enjoyed unboxing the gift, allowing the adults to payback their sentimental debts with materialistic values.

Today I’m 30, I’ve a different vision how what should be Christmas, my perception evolved, I want my Christmas to be a dedication of Jesus values, unconditional love and compassion rather than materialistic definition of love. The biggest the gift, the more love is expressed, our culture raped the spirit of Christmas. I truly perceive that offering a material gift to Christmas sound’s like going to mcdonald’s in order to celebrate Che Guevarra’s life, but that’s my perception.

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I am not downgrading the Christmas I had previously with my family, it is just a new perception of Christmas that I wish to experience from now on which does not fit our cultural experience of it, I love you mum and grand mum for having made our Christmas like you did during our childhood, you know I would never had understand this 15 years ago, I would have hate the whole world for not having the gift I wanted, this is how stupid, ignorant and blind I was. Today thanks to you I have reach this perception, and this is the best gift you ever made to me. The irony of duality in experience…

Context given, you can now have a better understanding of my decision to spend this evening in Celenque.

We have been received and cared like kings, people thanked us for being there, when we were the one who shall have get on our knees to demonstrate our gratitude to be there, we were asked every 5 min to take a plate of that delicious food ( what a banquet we had !!!!!!!!!!!!!! ) made of donation and cook with love, the food truly tasted love, we were singing, eating, dancing, loving each others, laughing, the time of a night we all forgot we where fighting against banking corporation and a government without dignity, even if no one forgot they were homeless, I can truly tell you that we were the most happy.

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The TV came over, accepted because being from the Sexta (one of the only TV channel in Spain who kept his objectivity and doesn’t manipulate people words and images, at least not that much), they shared a couple of hours with us, the reporter and cameraman were good fun, they brought with us love and good mood, that was also a notable point, they gave me a bit more faith in journalism. The Sexta in Spain is one of the major TV channel

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Luis our doyen had a Santa Claus costume to had some more fun, he gave the kids their gifts, I had a tear when one of the girl came to show me her gifts (and to everyone, she was so happy to come to every person to show what gift she had received) , she had two books and stars in her eyes, I’m crying writing this, at her age I was unpacking video games, having food excess in my mummy’s house and not understanding what Christmas was about. With two books she had more than I ever had, her perception of these gifts made me realize how poor I was and how poor I would ever be even with a million dollar banknote gift.
The perception of Christmas experience is the true gift, she’s less than 15 and she already got that, how rich are these people ? Way that I could always pretend to be, another master have cross my path for a huge emotional lesson, on this day.

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A family joined us after I suppose their family dinner, a couple and their two kids ( around 6 and 10 years old ) joined the fun, this is the kind of parent I wish I could be, to bring my baby to such emotional event, this is the kind of father I dream to be, a teacher by the means of creating an experience, such a wonderful and funny family.

When we started with the music, the police patrol present 24/7 (I guess the police support the cause) came to make us shut it down, what we did, a few hours after we had a second try, they did not bother the second time.

We were rich, really rich, when richness is love, I know that we were richer than Goldman and Rotschild, so thanks to you people in Celenque, you offered me more than I could ever offer to anyone for this wonderful day, you brought back the definition of family to his higher level, a family not define by blood but by brotherhood, thank you.

I love you, merry Christmas to all.
Julien

End of a dream

I spent a 10 days with my wonderful little girl, it was magical, I truly was in a dreaming state. After 8 months without seeing her it has been an emotionnal shock, so far I used to say that I never had the pleasure to meet a true master.
Nashira, my wonderful daughter, you have remind me so much, so many lessons I ve learnt from you, your pure innocence and the exctasy of the unconditional love are from the greatest teachings and experiences I had in my life.

It was hard to leave you, very hard, I truly felt my heart splitting apart, my mind and body wanted to stay with you, it was too magical to give it up, I felt the sadness and loneliness coming from my heart, creating my thoughts, I cried a lot and it felt good (Until it remind me how headhache and crying for sadness was related) but I accepted it, it was and still is my choice, when I am spending my time in trying to change the things of our world, I feel like it is the most meaningfull act I can experience in my life, but being with you, I knew that it was the most pleasant thing I could experience.
I miss you so much, so so so much, from now on, whatever happens to me, I will always carry these beautiful memories that I have tatooed on my Soul.
See you soon my love, very soon …

Your innocence is a teaching by it’s essence,

Your blind trust in a context in which people fears their own brothers ,
Your way to love unconditionally in a world on the edge to celebrate their values and demonstrate their love in the condition of materialism,
You are the perfect image of pure awereness in a world of walking and consuming bodies,
You are a being full of curiosity and wander in a world full of fears answering every question with violence,
Your total self-acceptance in a world in which people go to surgery to redefine and accept who they are,
Your instinctive knowingness in world who only can believe what it sees and only understand what it can explain,

You are a model, I love you.

The way you have to call the moon as if it was your life-time friend, you don’t even wonder if it’s alive, you just know it, may be you even feel it,

You do not yet have the social barriers that will cut the sight from this pure and instinctive knowledge, you have yet no ego, one day you will loose a part of this, it’s the process of each of us, to gain individuality we must create and feed an ego (Then one day you might realize it only is a jail to your inner wisdom and power).

The feeling of the experience of oneness, I can feel that the same source is embedded inside us, the same energy drives us, one day I’ve read ” If you can not find God in a flower, in a rainbow or in another being, you wont find it in a religious book

I did understood the concept, but merely have the experience in my lifetime, surely not enough to convert the concept and experience in knowledge, I could never be grateful enough for this time of growing and loving, I found God into your eyes.

You remind me who I was, a cell in the cosmic body, linked to all other cells by the magic of our subjective individualilty of the eternal soul.

Thanks for the knowledge my love, a poem from Rabindranath Tagore, Love you.


The Beginning – Rabindranath Tagore

Where have I come from, where did you pick me up?” the baby asked its mother.
She answered, half crying, half laughing, and clasping the
baby to her breast

“You were hidden in my heart as its desire, my darling.
You were in the dolls of my childhood’s games; and when with
clay I made the image of my god every morning, I made the unmade you then.
You were enshrined with our household deity, in his worship I worshipped you.
In all my hopes and my loves, in my life, in the life of my mother you have lived.
In the lap of the deathless Spirit who rules our home you have been nursed for ages.
When in girlhood my heart was opening its petals, you hovered as a fragrance about it.
Your tender softness bloomed in my youthful limbs, like a glow in the sky before the sunrise.
Heaven’s first darling, twain-born with the morning light, you have floated down the stream of the world’s life, and at last you have stranded on my heart.
As I gaze on your face, mystery overwhelms me; you who belong to all have become mine.
For fear of losing you I hold you tight to my breast.
What magic has snared the world’s treasure in these slender arms of mine?”

Rabindranath Tagore

Role Model – Jesus of Nazareth

Few days left before Christmas, birth´s celebration of Jesus of Nazareth king of Jews.
Again I want to stress out the fact that being deeply convinced of Confucius Ethics does not make me a member of the Confucianism religion, neither considering Jesus of Nazareth as one of the most important example of our civilization makes me a believer of any of the Christian church.

I will try to provide my perception of Jesus life experience, based on historical contents available, my perception and various lectures.

JESUS CONTEXT – A PALESTINE ON THE EDGE TO EXPLODE

As for the previous blog entry on Confucius, I would like to give the context of Jesus life experience to have a better understanding on the fact and a better feeling of how people lived in this era. Jesus comes from a Judea-Romanian culture, in ancient Judaism culture and religion were the same concept, as it defined all aspect of human life, from social interaction to religious believes.

Jesus was from a modest cast in a time period in which life expectancy were around 30 years, Palestine was occupied by the Roman empire and the noble local cast were collaborating in the share of 2/3 of richness with Rome.
The lower classes were in conditions of poverty and extreme poverty, rendered to spend most of their energy and time in begging for survival.

At this period it is know that Rome contained several uprising in Palestine, an historical fact state a public execution of several thousand dissident.
The Jew population was divided between a minority of collaborators to Roman empire ( mainly nobles and priests ) and the people who suffered the occupation with starvation and daily struggle, politically, economically, religiously and culturally there civilisation was about to explode.
The Priests of the temple were chosen by Rome to conduct the internal Jew affairs in Palestine. This was the context in which Jesus of Nazareth started his life experience, which I believe to be quiet similar of our actual context, replacing Rome by the Financial power, the corrupted priest class by our political (corrupted) class, the noble by the actual private corporates to whom the economical crisis is one of lifetime advantage to make more profit spending less money in humans budget and the population by our working and medium class, we are (from my point of view) on the same edge.

JESUS MESSAGE – THE KINGDOM OF GOD

For many over the world, Jesus is the example of how a man should be, lives and act. Apart of the context in which he lived, available from historical Roman and Jew archives, we virtually know nothing about the first 30 Years of Jesus.
It is said that he studied in India where he discovered Hindu and Buddhism which shaped his perception of reality.

If your leaders tells you the kingdom of God is in the sky, the birds will precede you, If you leaders tells you the kingdom of God is in the sea, the fishes will precede you, the kingdom of God is inside and around you ” – Jesus
We must remember one fact, Greek and Roman translation changed slightly some meaning, for instance ” Kingdom of God ” is an English translation from the Greek, but in the Greek meaning of the original word, Kingdom does not imply a territorial connotation, it´s the meaning of ” Guidelines or Rules ” which is more adequate.

When speaking of the Kingdom of God or Kingdom of heaven (as in the ancient Jew culture the name of God was not called) Jesus was speaking about a place of being, a personal conduct and he predicted that one day on earth all people will lived in this state of mind or within these guidelines, which will convert the earth Kingdom of man into the heaven, the kingdom of God.

” I must proclame the good news of Kingdom of God, the Kingdom of God is near, live your life accordingly, change your ways, think and act as if the kingdom of God was already here ”  – Jesus

They were a set of principles to this Kingdom:
Generosity
Give to anyone who begs on you, loan to anyone who borrows on you  ” – Jesus
In the Kingdom of God the food is common and shared on a common table, eating is practised as a sacred exercise, it ties people together and promote social understanding and peace.

Unpossessiveness and forgiveness
Wealth is an obstacle to the kingdom of God ” – Jesus ,
He considered the forgiveness, like many as a discipline, a skill acquired by exercise ” Forgive 7 times, 77 times ” – Jesus.

No retaliation
Do not react violently to violence ” – Jesus
The above statement is clear, do not react violently doesn´t mean ” do not react “, it only means react in a way that will not injure people or hurt their emotions, resist in a gentle way.

In my perception,  I consider these principles to be Jesus guidelines for the ascension to heaven ( Which I interpret as enlightenment in his given context, rather than a kingdom in the sky govern by God and were the population are angels – Angels which I interpret as enlighten people). I can only notice that these concepts contrast as much in our present time that it does in occupied Palestine in the people´s routine.

For Jesus, the kingdom of God was a present reality that anyone could choose to experience “ The kingdom of God is among you ” – Jesus

JESUS THE MAN AND THE REVOLUTION

Jesus defined himself as ” The son of man ” and in some occasions  ” A son of God ” and not ” The son of God ” . He believed in a personal relationships between God and the people of earth, he never thought himself to have a special or divine relationship with the creator of life, but he considered God as his father ( From the Aramean translation of ABBA, which his baby language to say dad, so we are closer than daddy or dad rather than the formal ” Father”).
Jesus practised a lot of spiritual exercise such as meditation and prayer to keep and to enforce his relation to divine wisdom, he also was know as an exorciser and healer, with 3 documented resuscitation.

He believed something was terribly wrong in his social context, people no longer cared about what God care about (Principles of kingdom), he believed people had gotten absorbed in ordinary concern about themselves, they had departed from God, which led his will to change his current context, to prepare the people for the venue of a new context, the kingdom of God.
Aid your neighbour as yourself ” – Jesus

” Congratulations you poor, God´s kingdom will belong to you, Congratulations hungry, you will feast, Congratulations you in grief, you will have a laugh ” – Jesus
He was also referred to be a Messiah, this term comes from Arameen and Hebrew, it means the anointed one, the one anointed with divine insights to lead his people.
The King Syrius who freed the Jew of the exodus from babylonia, was entitled to this titled and many other Jew kings.

Jesus the real revolutionary

After the Greek, Roman occupations and the prophecy yet to be accomplished from Elijah, a new Messiah was expected, the one who will free Israel from the Roman occupation, Jew people expected a military anointed leader. In these times of revolution, they were several messianic claims associated to violent revolutionary movements, even if Jesus did not claim himself to be the Messiah, it is said that he did not want to be associated to these violent movements, it is also said that he did not see himself as the messiah ( The messianic secret ), both interpretation are from my point of view considerable and not necessary in contradiction.

The major incident in Jesus revolution took place after Jesus reach Jerusalem, in the temple, he overturned the tables of temple merchants and money changers, in the context we are talking about one of the most important site of the Jew civilisation, the temple of Jerusalem was destroyed 2 times during various war and occupation, it was a symbol of the Jew civilization which under Rome occupation had shift into a house of commerce and the house of the Jew leaders ( Priest designed by Rome ).
” It is not written ? My house shall be a house of prayer for all nations, you made it a dawn of robbers ” – Jesus

Jerusalem´s Salomon temple

The citation above was addressed to the priests in charge of the temple, collaborating with the Roman empire to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle of luxury and power in exchange of misery and privation to the people of Palestine.
After this incident, Scribs and Priest chiefs decided to remove Jesus out of their present reality, he was arrested without any resistance and judged for several crimes in which no witness would stand, and so the last charge which could be sentenced was his answer to the question ” Are you the Messiah ? ” to which he answered ” You said so “.

He was condemned for blasphemy and it was required to the Roman authority is sentence to death, only Rome could take the decision of a death sentence during their occupation of Palestine. The Roman authority through Ponce Pilate, ordered the execution of Jesus (willing or not to do so at a personal level ), Rome could not afford an uprising.
Knowing that crucifixion was used for crime of sedition against the Roman empire, the execution goes in the sense of the fear of insurrection.

Pastor Jim Lincoln
November 8, 2009 Jesus and Revolution – Mark 6:30-44

Consider John’s description of the crowd’s motive in 6:15, “They came out to Jesus in order to make Him king by force.” They came to force Jesus to be their new
revolutionary leader. They had enough of Herod and Rome and they wanted to run both out of town and they were not going to take “No” for an answer. Liberation and revolution were on their minds.

Now these men were right about Jesus – He is a king and He is a revolutionary, although not in the way anyone expected. Revolutionaries hand out weapons and begin boot camp and gorilla warfare training. Jesus gives out His word and bread.

Jesus is not interested in liberating the oppressed so that they can merely take the place of the rulers they now despise. First, they have to be taught by Jesus before they can ever lead in a good revolution.
There are hungers that political revolution cannot ever satisfy. Moreover, there is a significant danger by those who established political power without being taught by Jesus. Most are not ready for political power. I am not suggesting that Jesus is against political transformation. But when political change is not informed by the teachings of Jesus, it will never get its priorities right. Jesus’ kingdom is permanent, eternal, life giving and not just the replacement of one oppressor for another. Jesus is saying that if you know Me through My word, and through my deeds of healing people, spiritually, emotionally, physically and socially then you are part of My revolution. That kind of revolution was unexpected.

Be careful of putting your hopes in anyone who wants political power but who has yet to be
taught well by Jesus, especially those who do not know about how Jesus uses authority or how He combines exclusive claims of authority with an inclusive love, or the value He put on all people regardless of race, gender, wealth and social status.

Jesus gave these men His word and then He gave them bread. Jesus demonstrated that His revolution was also about acts of love and mercy. He fed 5,000 hungry men and perhaps more. Yet, healing sick people, cleansing lepers, raising up children or feeding some slightly hungry people are not the kind of miracles revolutionaries desire.

When we think of miracles, we think of the suspension of the natural order.
However, Jesus’ miracles are the only pure natural things in a world that has become unnatural and wounded. God did not make the world the way it has become. God created a world with no hunger, disease, poverty, injustice, leprosy, blindness and death. Thus, these things are unnatural! Jesus’ miracles are not the suspensions of the natural order; instead, they are restorations of the natural order.

This is the Jesus revolution; this is His bread. Those who feast on Him, who taste and see the He is good, and learn from Him will follow His lead into His revolution. Someday, in the fullness of His kingdom He will satisfy every good hunger and more than you can possibly imagine.

Pastor Jim Lincoln – Jesus and Revolution

JESUS – THE STONER

Most Christians might hate me for what I´m going to talk about here, so I will not take a personal point of view (All people that knows me are aware of my position on weeds – I love it for these which doesn´t know me) but an article of the Guardian as a source ( For what is worth).

” Jesus was almost certainly a cannabis user and an early proponent of the medicinal properties of the drug, according to a study of scriptural texts published in January 2003. The study suggests that Jesus and his disciples used the drug to carry out miraculous healings.The anointing oil used by Jesus and his disciples contained an ingredient called kaneh-bosem which has since been identified as cannabis extract.The incense used by Jesus in ceremonies also contained a cannabis extract, suggests Mr Bennett, who quotes scholars to back his claims.

There can be little doubt about a role for cannabis in Judaic religion,” Carl Ruck, professor of classical mythology at Boston University said.
Referring to the existence of cannabis in anointing oils used in ceremonies, he added: “Obviously the easy availability and long-established tradition of cannabis in early Judaism would inevitably have included it in the [Christian] mixtures.”
Mr Bennett suggests those anointed with the oils used by Jesus were “literally drenched in this potent mixture. Although most modern people choose to smoke or eat pot, when its active ingredients are transferred into an oil-based carrier, it can also be absorbed through the skin”

Source: The Guardian – Jesus healed using cannabis

The ancient recipe for this anointing oil, recorded in the Old Testament book of Exodus (30: 22-23) included over nine pounds of flowering cannabis tops, Hebrew “kaneh-bosm”, extracted into a hind (about 6.5 litres) of olive oil, along with a variety of other herbs and spices. The ancient chosen ones were literally drenched in this potent cannabis holy oil.

You can find here the Chris Bennet´s perspective on the subject, make your own point: Chris Bennet. A good source if you more curious or sceptical on this topic.

JESUS – THE RETURN OF THE SON OF MAN

Truly I tell you they are souls standing here who will not taste death untill they see that the kingdom of God has come to power, in these days the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give his light, the stars will be falling, the powers in heaven will be shaking, they will see the son of man, coming in great power and glory […] Truly I tell this generation will not pass away until it has happened ” – Jesus

Jesus returns is expected by the Christian churches for the final judgement, but Christian religion from my point of view understood since thousands year the power of the fear over masses control, they adapted Hell and Heaven, Angels and Demons meaning to serve their purposes, so the final judgement to me is also a mean of fear control, If the kingdom of God as to be expected, the final judgement ( my opinion ) refer to the social transition which will be ( or is ) taking place in our era.

Muslim eschatology discipline, which I personally find very interesting and pertinent through the lectures of Imran Hossein ( Islamic Scholar Imran Nazar Hossein
) announce the imminent return of Jesus, some student are talking about 20 years from now, others about much less time, I think the book ” Jerusalem in the Quran ” to be very instructive on this subject.

Jew´s prophecy announce the return of their king for the total recovery of Israel territory and are still waiting for their Messiah ( Jesus not being ever recognized as their Messiah due to the fact that Elijah shall have been present in the Jesus times to proclame his arrival, some texts affirm that John the Baptist was the reincarnation of Elijah, and so Jesus was the expected Messiah ). This prophecy led us to the geo-territorial war and illegitimate occupation of Palestine that is going on actually.

Will Jesus defeat Monsanto ? 🙂

My opinion, I might be wrong of course but I am not expecting the return of Jesus in his physical form, but I can observe in my context the social changes imposed by austerity and financial powers, we are reproducing the same context, the poor are poorer and the rich gets richer to an unacceptable level, nations have more houses than citizens and yet millions of families are homeless, we produce food to feed 12 billions mouths and yet billions are starving, we pretend to be civilized and evolved, and yet billions spend their life experience in inhuman emotional and physical conditions, we are producing the context for such a Soul to enter into the game.

But as I can observe, social movement in streets prone the no-violent resistance (Coordinadora25S – No violent Civil disobedience – Spanish), 2000 years after the innovator, the message reached the masses, and for once it is not only into the words, but it take place into our automate reality, a very few minority of protesters uses violent means and if we remove the infiltrated cops, it becomes a few minority into a few minority.
I see here the return of Jesus values and actions, not only in one man but in millions, people over the world rise up against illegitimate oppression in a pacific and no violent way, using flowers against rifles, using love against fear.

We are the Souls standing here as mentioned in the gospel and proud to be with you millions people of the streets, because we all fight for what Jesus did, in different description but a world of dignity which removes misery and oppression against the weak, is the same direction.
” Truly I tell you they are souls standing here who will not taste death untill they see that the kingdom of God has come to power, […] Truly I tell this generation will not pass away until it has happened ” – Jesus

Of course they still are people who prone violence as a way of defending themselves against a violent oppressor, stating the no violence resistance is a social concept imposed by our leaders, you can realize that pacific resistance is way older than a new social concept, is has been the most repressed form of resistance in our civilisation, and today in any European town I go, I can see a church to remember me the power of Love against the oppression, so here´s my invitation, judge not, but educate people, make them realize the difference between Love and Fear, make them think about the wings they have when in love and the union that is creates between different person, make them remember how much fear can paralyse and the separation that it creates between two of us.

A flower handled to anti riots cops during the 25S in Madrid – Spain

To me, those protesters in the streets are more Christian than the Pope himself who allows the Vatican to be owner of rifles factories, in their actions, from my perception of reality. What defines one is his actions, and going to a church is not what makes a good Christian, allowing a few to submit our futures generation to austerity by lack of will to resist, or because the church says it is the right thing to do, to support a government in place doesn´t make one a good Christian neither. What makes a good Christian (By Christian I mean a follower of Jesus teachings, not a follower a church) is the action we take in our daily life, are we acting within the principles of the Kingdom of God or are we acting without sincerity in the personal concern of our routine ?

Jesus teachings was a lifestyle inside certain guidelines defined by the unconditional love and forgiveness, the eternal wisdom and the deep insight of a spiritual life, he offered us the most simple path to enlightenment, yet we did not understood his message, may be because it sound to easy to be truth, or may be by a lack of faith in God ( Or the universe, for me ) but I truly can tell you one thing from my life experience, what you give away with the heart, will never miss you.

I will extend this subject on a further post about Christmas  the celebration of Jesus birth in which we celebrate the materialism as a way of expressing love.

Jesus, if your Soul decide to send you back on earth to give us a hand on the current worldwide uprising, then please let us know ( I swear to my life we wont let them crucify you another time) , that would be a great honour to share a demonstration on your side, ( and a joint 😛 )
Otherwise, don´t you worry my dear and lovely Soul brother, we will make it in any case, we have no choice, we can not let them keep going on, we have allowed too much already.

PS: Wine and Bread are outdated in our times, you will have to try with cheeseburgers and coke …

Role Model – Confucius

We all have people that inspires us, for some of us they are role models or even idols, mine are at the number of 5 they are called Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad and all recently Elijah. All of them for specific reason, for the lessons I could learn from them based on the (alterated) knowledge available in our cultural history.
I do not dream to be like them at all, I agree with Muhammad on the Idolization point, I am who I am and will not make the mistake to try to be who I am not, however their are great lessons that can be learn from those enligthened masters.

So I will start with Confucius, I will try to give you a glimpse of why they does inspire me, why I admire their exemplarity, given my perception of life.

Starting with Confucius, teacher of wisdom and compassion who preached for a moral and ethical social context.

Confucius lived in a time in which China was yet not know has China, this territory was define by cultural fronters reffered as ” wa chi”.
In the pre-Confucius area this territory was governed by the “Jo dynasty” in a feodal organization in which ruled philosophical kings and ethical leaders, ruling by their virtue and sense of moral.
When the Jo kingdom exploded, these kings and leaders lost their territories in favor of war lords and emperors. The Jo Kingdom splitted apart in several territories.
The rights given by birth desappeared in favor of hard earned rights, assigned by one’s power, talent or skill, virtue were not anymore a way of political practice.

After the Jo dynasty era, China was an anxious society stressed by the wars between kingdoms and the lost of people’s rights.

Confucius started his experience in dark times, however he always preached a return to the ancient values, moral and rituals.
Confucius wanted to be a politician, he wanted to be a king adviser. At the age of 15 he was named Minister of crime in his home province, it has been his first and highest political function, he then decided to become a teacher and opened a philosophical school, in which he had his first disciples, which most of them ended in political functions.

Confucius teached to every single Soul, with the only condition of a mind ready to learn, it is said that he teached to lower classes and criminals.
” I will not open a mind that is not starving for openess” – Confucius.

After a period of time, he decided to comply with his life objectives, he left his wife and daugther and went on the road for 14 years.
” One can help his society without office ” – Confucius
He preached a life without luxury believing that all unecessary comfort imposes restrictions to the mind and heart.

He had instructed and advised in 4 different kingdom, his dream was an ancient like governement, led by a sage and ruled by gentlemen leading by exemplarity of humanness and goodness, he believed in a governement for the people, not by the people, the world at that time did not ear about democracy yet 🙂

” Virtue can do what laws and police can’t, it’s power is so great that it doesn’t requires the use of physical force ” – Confucius
He is known to have solved wars by the power of virtue, on the other side he had ordered several executions, a troop of dancers and singers because he interpreted their show has disrespectful, he also ordered the execution of a great teacher, seen as a potential concurrent.

” The man is the message, not the beliefs ” – Confucius
He almost had not expressed or transmitted his spiritual beliefs, he understood that men will always differ in the beliefs, but not on the ethical and moral values. He also said ” An action teaches more than a thousand of words ” I can only agree with this statement of examplarity.

Confucius his known to have restore social harmony and stability between generations and kingdoms, he ruled over social context with this clear statement ” People follows laws because they fear the consequences of not respecting them,if you base a society on fear, people will naturally loose their conscience” how true is that …

He was a maniacs of rituals, he would not sit if the position could not allow him to be in a certain direction he also said ” Sincerity, humility, respectfulness, generosity and li (personal rights) are my everydays ritual to shape my humanness ”

He refused to be seen as a great thinker of philosopher ” I transmit, I don’t innovate ” referring to the ancient teachings and wisdom, by his experience he also declared ” everyone has the potential for unlimited wisdom ” and when asked about his social success he answered ” Success is medible by the depth of self-understanding ”

His teachings about love was based on a tree image, saying the parents are the root, the family being the body and the close beings the branch, the others being the leafs, the parent being entitled to the deepest love, and the leafs to a moderated one.
”  Be gentle in the correction of your parents ” – Confucius

He mentioned he never had meet a sage, he also refused to see himself as one, he merely defined himself as a teacher of ancient ethics.

Finally he believed that the path to heaven was by self spiritual discipline because ” The universe revolve around the self of each beings ” I interpret here some quantum knowledge.

There are many point in which I do not agree totally, but for his moral and ethical values, for his actions and what some would see as a ” sacrifice of social and family life ” Confucius has restored the social peace by the impact of his teachings and way of life.

This is why he is one of the great source of light and lessons to me and this is why Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi are not part of them, even if polls reflected that they are from the most idolize persons of this world…