12 September 2011

Libertarian Government and Spiritual Fullness

We say about human beings things like, "she's full of spirit" or "he doesn't have any spirit." Such statements refer to being in touch with great inner energy and power. Our spirit, quantum physicists might say, is energy we share with all the universe. If such physicists are open-minded enough to use religious language, they would say we are one in spirit with God. ("God" was originally an ancient term referring to "all being.")

People in communist countries are said to be "spiritless," in socialist countries "spirit-drained," and in free market countries "full of spirit." Why is this?

Since our spirit is all being, it is not inappropriate to consider our spirit "holy" and say our holy spirit guides us individually to the greatest possible well-being, This includes at a minimum: (a) inspiring us with inventions and breakthroughs; (b) inspiring us with course corrections when we've drifted off base (i.e., teaching us lessons we need), (c) inspiring us to be in the right place at the right time to benefit ourselves and everyone; and (d) inspiring us to help others open spiritually so they can also hear their inner spiritual voice guiding them.

From the perspective of the human condition, it can be said to be all about spiritual guidance vs. ego guidance. Spiritual guidance leads to the fullness of life; ego guidance leads ultimately to destruction and death.

This entire inspiration and spiritual guidance process works best (for example, inventions can be developed most easily, lessons can be learned most quickly, being in the right place at the right time is most facilitated, etc.) when we are free of political coercion, free of a political system trying to FORCE us to do something different than our spiritual guidance would have us do. Maybe this can be summed up by a statement such as "Our spirit is free and wants us to live in a political system which reflects that freedom."

Quieting your intellect for a moment and listening to your holy spirit, you can ask inside if there is a need for government. And if the answer is "yes," then what purpose would that government serve and what would spiritually guided government look like?

The answer is something like this: In earth many individuals will be tempted to let their ego guide them rather than their spirit. So there is a chance they would initiate killing, destroying, fraud, etc. out of ego-vested interests. So as a REMINDER of spiritual laws, and as in infrastructure for RESPONSE to such violations, the establishment of a government is spiritually guided.

Such reminder and response benefits EVERYONE, regardless of whether they support the government intellectually or financially ... much the same principle as a church doesn't hesitate to help and benefit even those who do not support the church intellectually or financially. Possibly this can be summed up in the statement: "Although government reminds people what are rights violations and responds to apparent rights violations, the government does not force people to support it and therefore does not itself violate any one's rights."

A government which allows political liberty best serves your holy spirit ... and is the government which is proper for a people full of spirit.  In current modern language it's called a libertarian government.

The device which even more deeply prepares freedom lovers for success, A Course in Miracles , talks about our ultimate need to free ourselves from every kind of slavery:

You have been told to bring the darkness to the light, and guilt to holiness. And you have also been told that error must be corrected at its source. Therefore, it is the tiny part of your self, the little thought that seems split off and separate, that the Holy Spirit needs. The rest is fully in God's keeping, and needs no guide. But this wild and delusional thought needs help, because, in its delusions, it thinks it is the Son of God, whole and omnipotent, sole ruler of the kingdom it set apart to tyrannize by madness into obedience and slavery.

Also available free of charge online:
Course in Relationship Miracles

"My inner voice guides me perfectly."

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