Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I Return to the Golden City - Zhillart Imaginations, TM

Gold is often used as a symbol of wealth; it is a symbol of the wealth and life that is nourished by the sun, the generator for all that grows on earth. The bounty that flows from the heavens, the sun, is seemingly boundless and only limited by our own ability to witness it. A bridge is a symbolic and literal representation of a connection between realms; being strong enough to support its own weight and simultaneously flexible enough to withstand the changes and shifts that occur during its lifetime.
The city that lay below this mortal bridge, a golden bridge representing the precious fragility of the land of the living, is divided through both the sky and the earth. It is of one creation yet there is division, a line tracing from its summit to its origins far below. This divided land is of prophetic origin, symbolizing the parable of the wheat and weeds, stating that the wicked and the just alike will be reaped when the time comes; as it says in the Holy Bible to protect the innocent from death.
An Angel falls from the sky in an ocean of light, carrying with it the silver glow of the Holy Spirit, and its presence inspires all the true elements of the earth; the silver is emanating from the sun in the day, it reflects from the moon by night, and as the light penetrates the division of the world it anoints the heads and shoulders of those who stand outside and listen to its call. The masses, who remain outside the city gates, are those not absorbed by the act of living and are aware of a higher state of being; those that are not scholarly enlightened but spiritually awakened. They are clothed in this glow as an element of inspiration and are poised to march on the gates of the city as though seek those within the city, the land of the living, with ears that can hear and eyes that can see. One could liken them to prophets, and there is one that stands in the midst of them that is greater than them all; who could this be?
The Angel falls to destroy the Golden City and unite all creation through the Holy Spirit; the silver glow that filters through the division down to the masses gathered at the bottom of the canvass. Is it the end of days? Or…could it be the beginning?

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Occupy Together!

A growing assembly of likeminded individuals, the no longer silent 99% gathered at McPherson Square on October 6, 2011 to continue to make their voices heard. Centered in the heart of America’s governmental and capitalist economic focal point, Occupy DC/Occupy K St has been growing steadily ever since it’s birth on October 1st and shows no signs of stopping.

As members of the once named ‘silent majority’ gathered in a circle exchanging ideas and updates from the various committees spreading the truth about the nature of American democracy and, in unison, recited the proclamation recently conceived from their brothers and sisters in Occupy Wall Street, their numbers began to grow. Passers-by became involved in the discussion and voiced their experiences and reasons for being at this gathering and what their hopes for the nation and those suffering from the pandemic of corporate greed should be.

Moved by the power of this growing movement and the strength that all the peoples of the Occupy Movement assembled in solidarity represent, one woman stepped forward to share her story and as she held back tears she painted a vivid picture of the hurt and betrayal that she endured to this point.

A handful of individuals from the simultaneous demonstration in New York, Occupy Wall Street, stood to show their support of the local, organically grown movement in DC. Where some would seek to create division, one man spoke up to clear the air.

Amid chanting and an overwhelming emotional outpouring, the assembly fortified their belief in the message of this revolution and in solidarity and oneness amongst all peoples of the world as they stand together against what they defined as an unjust, uncaring corporate plutocracy.

Shydi Evans, aka Se7en of band ‘The Villains 21’, had these words of reflection.

The image of so many people from various walks of life coming together sent a message of unity and power against the corporate power structure that holds unprecedented sway over the governing body of the United States. They again and again raised the question, “whose country is this?” and in unison the 99 percent, not the 1 percent, responded, “OUR COUNTRY!”

Occupy DC is gathered at McPherson Square indefinitely. General Assembly is held at 12 noon and 6 pm on weekdays; however, there is no bad time to join the 24 hour occupation. They welcome and encourage volunteers, donations, and an exchange of ideas and inspiration from the local community.