I watched a television show called “#Westworld,” that totally took me off-guard and changed my point of view for about 48 hours. The premise of the show is that a creator-inventor fabricated a fake Wild West with humanlike characters that people could pay large amounts of cash to experience a virtual world.
The writer #Michael_Crichton obviously metaphorically wrote a story of creation where each creature that is created and programmed forgets the day before and sets out on a new day with the intent to fulfill the script that had been programmed into his or her body.
However, these virtual characters must react with a new set of “visitors” from the outside world each day, who want to experience things like a old time shoot out, killing someone, having an affair with a prostitute, falling in love, or simply be a voyeur.
The twist happens when the characters that had been used and reprogrammed as other roles in the Westworld begin to self-actualize and become humanlike.
My husband and I were kind of mesmerized for 24 hours and actually decided we wanted to watch the rest of the first season, when we realized that #ONDEMAND let us watch only the first episode for free and the rest would cost $29.99. Then we decided against watching. We don’t like to watch a great deal of television. When we do, however, we want it to be part of the already expensive cable package we already pay for.
Long story short, I realized that I had gotten the lesson that I was to have received from watching the first show of the season. I am not a robot programmed to fulfill a purpose here on this Earth. I am an actualizad creative human being made in the image of the creator but animated by the vast Spirit within, who gets to choose everyday whether I want to be a part of this amazing world lesson.
Yes, I do believe everyday is a choice. We can choose to move toward the light or allow our egos to drive us to making choices that negatively impact others on the Earth or who will eventually come to the Earth for similar lessons.
The majority of the people around us are making negative choices are all around us, being influenced by #negative_entities and operating solely on their egos. We see it in the president and his cronies. We see it in most of our large businesses and factory farms. We we it in the advertisements on television trying to make us believe in illusions more than fact. We often don’t imagine it, though, that there are, in the ether, negative spirits coercing us to move off of the path of light toward a more negative path.
However, if you understood that you could move past this daily challenge of right and wrong to a higher state of consciousness, in a place some call heaven, perhaps, you would find yourself making more choices like the Buddhists, who believe that selflessness is godly.
There was a time I thought that #Christianity was filled with people who were “godly.” But it seems that most of the mainstream Christian folks have turned their back on the greatest message of Jesus, which is to love and not judge others. Christians have become like the Sadducees and the Pharisees of the New Testament. And as Jesus is here today in the clouds, (the people fighting for the rights of downtrodden and helpless) turning over the tables in the Marketplace set up just outside the walls of the church. Leading the rebellion are those who have been abused by people calling themselves Christians, thinly veiled in narcissism, people abusing children, animals, people not as smart as them, and taking advantage of everyone and anything they can for self gain.
I have realized that I have a choice. I have to call it like it is in my life. I once proudly said I was a Christian, because I thought the word meant to believe in the words of Christ. Now, however, the word “Christianity” has come to mean dual-minded and self-righteous and judgmental and greedy. I want nothing of this kind of person. I will, however, maintain my beliefs that Jesus, the God-man, was the perfect role model and will continue to follow in His footsteps, but I will no longer call myself a Christian, for fear I might be lumped into the pile of ego-driven judges that drive the right wing and those fighting for the rights of the “good people” who want the world to be all white.
I want no part of it!