WAKE UP THE PLANET
First book in a trilogy
Sharon Lee Davies-Tight
A Window Into Your Soul
Connect The Dots.
In no particular order success is best served now!
In my early years, whether reading for enjoyment or for school, and I read a lot, I rarely read the introduction to a book or anything about the author. Neither did I like to see previews to a movie. I had no interest in the overview of the entire work, a summary or the titles to the chapters. I didn’t care about the historical context or what the author was thinking when he/she wrote the piece. I simply wanted to read the work, or see the movie.
Maybe I was too impatient, maybe I liked the element of surprise, maybe I wanted to judge for myself without somebody else telling me what to look for or how to interpret the work. Maybe all of the above and more. Even now when I see movie stars doing an interview on television before a movie comes out it ruins the movie for me. Once I see a movie or a T.V. show, knowing about the personal life of the star ruins the image of the character they portrayed.
Similarly, when I view a work of art, I have no interest in what period in the artist’s life they created it, what they were suffering or celebrating, or the process they went through to develop it. I want every work of art to reach me on a level of familiarity, to surprise me within that realm of familiarity, or to simply awe me, absent the familiarity, by the splendor of the image or the brilliance of the work, even if I don’t understand it. When I look at a rainbow in the sky I don’t need nor want to know the history of the sun and the rain and what created the rainbow in order to thoroughly enjoy it.
Most of us don’t know how electricity really works, or how computers do what they do, but we’re all awed by the result, even though we don’t understand the process.
Even in museums–historical, art, science or otherwise–rarely do I read the plaque that accompanies the display. I am enthralled, or not, by the work. It impacts me, or it doesn’t. Impact is the key. Blow me away by the ugliness, the perversity of the art, or blow me away by the subtlety of the art, or find a place where I settle into the art.
Years ago, for our weekly entertainment, my husband and I would stay up to the early morning hours with our three dogs, a bottle of wine, after a few beers, and a book of poetry. He read, we listened. One poem always got read more than once on each occasion: Walt Whitman’s “When Lilacs Last In The Dooryard Bloomed”. We didn’t need to understand all of it or really anything about it, for it to reach both of us on a deep level of emotional knowing, longing and healing. The title alone does that. Years later when the news said that he was gay and writing about his gay lover who died, it ruined it for me. Not that he was gay, but that now my personal interpretation was not valid.
I didn’t have to know that Van Gogh cut his ear off, or now, maybe he didn’t, according to current news reports, in order to enjoy his paintings. Now every time I see one of his paintings, that’s the image I see.
Introductions are a form of advertising. If you don’t like the advertisement, you won’t read the book. If you don’t like the preview to the movie, you won’t see the movie. If you don’t know anything about the artist, you won’t view the art. Now, who’s being impatient? As far as having to know every little detail of the creator’s life in order to enjoy the work, I say the creator wants you to interpret the work through the prism of your life, not theirs–at least this artist, writer, chef does.
The only benefit you’ll get by reading anything I write twice, or by looking at anything I create more than once is that you’ll see more detail.
The names of people, groups, nations found in WAKE UP THE PLANET, A CALM LONG RANT and VIVID VIEWS were used, not to offend, but to point out flaws in order to help everyone else. They were real examples, instead of hypotheticals. Substitute any name, any group, any nation for the one used and what applies to one applies to all.
We change the world by changing ourselves.
We change ourselves by applying the five principles.
We achieve the five principles by taming the God in us.
By taming the God in us, we live a better life.
A better life for you means a more powerful you and a more empowered everybody else.
Tame your own God by embracing the Five Principles To A Better Life:
No prejudice, discrimination, enslavement, torture and slaughter. Then watch the world change from you to everybody else.
NO PDETAS is pure, exhilarating, positively directed power.
There are no preconditions to acquiring this power.
Power is free.
At the moment you commit to eliminating the five flaws by embracing the five principles, you’ll know what real freedom feels like, no matter what situation you find yourself in at the moment you decide to commit to a better life.
You’ll know for the first time what pure power you have at your disposal to change the world by changing yourself.
If you fail at any particular moment or period of time to adhere to the principles, you will eventually crave that original liberating power and finally get back up on your championship self and succeed by living a better life.
One person can change the world, not only by changing themselves, but by raising the roof where they find PDETAS to exist.
Strong individuals make strong groups and nations.
There’s a new God in town. That God is you.
TAMING THE GOD IN YOU!
Wisdom comes from knowing that God is only as good as we are.
Peace of mind comes from giving that wisdom power to soar.
God’s promise is that no matter how we’ve corrupted our God, that that God remains steadfast within us to be what we truly want to be — all powerful in all of our worthy endeavors.
God’s plan is as it has always been: for peace and ultimately love to flow abundantly without reservation or condition through the veins of all existence, and for respect not dominion to direct all of our actions. This can only be accomplished in the absence of: prejudice, discrimination, enslavement, torture and slaughter.
The idea of freedom arises from the God who exists as the basis of our DNA. The power to use that freedom comes from that same DNA.
Whether we use it for good or for bad is at any given time part of our own discretion and part of the discretion of those we live among whose space we try to inhabit within the same environment on the same planet.
If used for bad, be assured that the markers that exist in all forms will make the necessary corrections to make this planet survive.
If used for good, then all good things are possible.
If you don’t know the difference between good and bad, then use the five principles to guide you.
THE MESSENGER and the MESSAGE
I am not just the messenger, but also the receiver of the message.
So what God has to say through me to you is for me too.
In that regard, I can interpret the message in terms of what it means to me personally.
I cannot, however, interpret the message for you. I would not be so arrogant as to think that I know what God is saying to you. That is a totally private matter between you and your God, and me and mine.
All I’m sure of is the foundation upon which it is said: in the absence of prejudice, discrimination, enslavement, torture and slaughter–“God’s Five Principles For A Better Life.”
IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER,
The thoughts and ideas in this publication are meant to stimulate your appetite for more knowledge through more thought, discussion, research, or as a wholesome (whatever that means), provocative, quiet, private, yet exhilarating exercise for the mind, soul, and heart. No one has to suffer as a part of the thinking process. It prejudices the thoughts. You can start by asking yourself why to any of the thoughts in this book and then proceed by answering yourself. Each thought, though appearing self-contained and complete, is a foundation encouraging further work, thus a process. Still…as a foundation each stands complete and whole–for now. How you proceed with the rest of the construction is up to you and your imagination. Keep out prejudice, discrimination, enslavement, torture and slaughter and you can’t go wrong with any design from any thought you wish to create. Guaranteed.
The underlying purpose of this publication is to illuminate for you the five fatal flaws: prejudice, discrimination, enslavement, torture and slaughter, while showing you how these flaws permeate all of what we think and do and how you can learn to recognize them in all their forms, as well as impressing upon you the danger signs evident when an individual, group or country begins to progress from one flaw to another. Without me even trying or appearing to address those underlying themes directly, the thoughts, big or little, will paint that picture for you as you interpret these words in your own way according to your own experiences and in conjunction with your own God.
This book is in total a work of art, thus its appreciation is in the eye of the beholder. The order in which these thoughts are presented are in no particular order and the order holds no special meaning to me. If it does to you, make sure the message you receive is in the absence of prejudice, discrimination, enslavement, torture and slaughter. No idea or thought is any more or less important than any other. If one thought seems to run into another, or jumps from one topic to another, well that’s pretty much how the mind runs. In the end, presenting the thoughts without much interruption or emphasis was an artistic decision that seemed to fit the overall intent of the book–without prejudice of one thought over another.
I encourage you to make your own book of thoughts and ideas, since thoughts are the most abundant resource we and the world possess, a never-ending well that grows with each new idea, from individual to individual. Where you note repetition, that’s just me being me. Maybe some things need to be repeated. This book doesn’t stop when it ends. In fact, the ending is nothing more than another beginning. So begin.