Hand in hand. Heart to heart. Head to head. The life we have now is ours to give.
“There is an urgent need to reeducate the world.
Everything we have been taught, everything we have been blindsided to in our upbringing, is not true. We are not limited beings. We are not who we think we are.
YOU—are not who you think you are.
The Beatles brought such a crushing momentum to the world because there were parts in all of us that were essentially free. We held this vision. We pursued this vision. We saw the power four people could have and we dove into the meaning of that. We knew that which would free us would free the world. We were not just a pop group. We were not just a rock group. We were a band of free men leading a world to a different consciousness. It had to come in the way it did because those was the times. In these times, things like this—this book, other movements—these are the bands leading people to higher consciousness.
Heed the call.
Dark must become white. There is no other way to say it. What is hidden must be revealed. What is closed must be opened. What is rejected must be embraced. A starving child must become beautiful in our eyes so that we will embrace it. An abused mother calls for us to put our arm around her, not shun her, not walk away. A homeless person must call out to our compassion, not our ignorance.
We must open our eyes and see in a new way.
This is the call of this generation, to wash our eyes out with a new kind of compassion. I feel the worst at times and yet I see the brilliance of a future where all men and women shall rest in the bosom of light and love. I don’t mean to sound sappy. I trust that the light will do its work and find renewal in the hearts of every man and woman and child. It is not only in the children where we must find hope. That child is inside all of us.
I sought this in my life but I had to sequester myself from society eventually to hear that voice. We can so easily be confused by all the patterning that society throws at us, not the least which is the media. The media needs to wake up that they are creating patterns of thoughts—greed, lack of verisimilitude, dishonesty—and that like attracts like. They will find themselves in a cesspool of deceit and greed. This desire to make money for its own sake must be changed. It is sick, truly.
The money I had meant nothing to me, truly. But it can be binding. I longed to lead a simple life.
(John seems to have a need to stop and think, and then reboot. Long spaces of silence in between the transmission. Let’s sit in the silence, he would seem to say as if he wanted us to meditate together. Then he’d start again.)
Reeducation. Reorganization. Renewal. Imagine that as a political platform, a leader who actually has the power and the insight to lead the globe through massive transformation of the spirit, one who has gone through transformation him or herself, who stands up and says, Yes, this is the way the new reality is. I’ve been there and seen the light. Maybe it will take someone who has had a near-death experience, a walk-in, a spirit from another being-realm more advanced than the common man but dear in heart, determined in vision, belonging to the human race and yet above its frailties and greed and defaults.
All the lonely people, where do they all come from? A haunting song Paul and I wrote. We were feeling this undercurrent in life, this quiet desperation that leads to self-destruction. From this vantage point, we see how truly wasteful that loneliness is, how necessary it is that people join together, to recognize how to say “I love you” to each other, to look behind the facades and pick someone up off the sidewalk, take them in, feed them, care for them. We are family. We are one.
We are not separate beings on an island. How I wish I could convey the words, the rhythm, the harmony, to express that and have it lodge in your heart as a guiding star.
How deeply do I wish that.
How deeply do I wish that for you.
My heart opens to this vision and light streams forth to touch each and every one of you, to ignite within you the dream this soul has held for eons. Light your fire now. The world is coming in a flash, in a torrent, in an avalanche to pick you up and demand your best.
Reeducate. Reorganize. Renew.
There is a massive need for reorganization. The money system. The distribution of supplies. The way men and women interact. The way families interact within themselves and with each other. There is a greater vision of family interaction, communal living, communal assistance, not one family inside a home with closed doors. We can care about each other beyond our closed doors.
Whatever I could say about my private life now is not important. What I have to give is this vision.
Hand in hand. Heart to heart. Head to head.
The life we have now is ours to give.”
–From the soul of John Lennon, in HEAVEN SPEAKS: Intimate Interviews with Illuminated Souls (Soul Connections, 2010).