Originally Posted by Shane Snyder
Correct me if I am wrong, but aren't you promoting "darkworkers"?
I did not know about this term until recently, but in Steve's blog articles he doesn't seem to be shedding a lot a "good" light on them. Are Darkworkers Evil?
I am confused as to why you would want to become part of a social network that is filled the the opposite of what you are...
Well, I wouldn't say I am promoting it -- as in, advocating Darkworking and trying to convince others that Darkworking is "the way" or anything like that. Rather, I am, with my website, simply offering up the Path as I have known it, for those who seek it out. Basically, offering up my own knowledge to save others all the seeking, searching, trail, and error so they can spend more time in whatever their Great Work happens to be...I benefit, both directly and in a more generalized sense, when they do so.
In any case, this is a great question that I figured would come up, because it sheds light on something important, but first let me tackle a technical point...
Nowhere did Steve indicate that Lightworkers only need apply. He did, indicate those with a "service-oriented" mindset are welcome, so I knocked on the door.
The problems, and more importantly how he framed the structure around those problems spoke to me, and I couldn't agree more with his assessment.
Does this surprise you?
I don't mean this negatively, but if so, it speaks more to a lack of understanding which many people have about Darkworking, than anything else.
But, I'll take on that understanding and frame it that way for a moment, if you'd like...
I am, like you, dependent on the systems around me.
How does it serve me to have polluted air, food, and water?
How does it serve me to have twisted financial systems that issue debt based money, and create exacerbated boom and bust cycles, which lead to hard earned opportunity rather than abundant opportunity?
How does it serve me to have no real control over the political system, unless I help instigate unrest with considerable risk, or climb to the top of the money heap?
Most importantly, how does it serve me to be dependent on unsustainable systems?
In short, who would rather live in a swamp over a paradise?
Its common sense, what hurts all of us, includes me. The opposite of these states for my environment, clearly serves me much better.
And now, dropping this false paradigm, its more than that.
Darkworkers must Honor the Self.
Just as I appreciate my "dark" nature, I am bound to honor compassion when it arises -- to do otherwise is to restrict me from full expression. Not gonna happen.
I admit, there are a small group of us who are definitely propping up some of these unsustainable systems. But, you are responsible for your own actions, and your actions alone, are you not? And even then, these rotten apples are, I would argue, in a state of Dark Fusion. Technically, as a teacher who claims Darkworking, I have more of an "obligation" to do something in regards to them than anyone else.
My other option would be to serve them and hope for a spot at the table, and I had that opportunity, but they disgust me. Over my dead body.
I believe in human potential, and find my "bliss" when I help it to fruition. They would choke it out. Thus, on this specific question, I have more in common with a Lightworker than I do with them. And, I understand that among Darkworkers, this "bliss" makes me a rare thing. It is what it is.
Its true, we are different. I will go farther on methods, use energies a lightworker would not use, and so on. This does not inherently mean we can't share a common goal.
If I am turned away from this group because of my chosen road, it says far more about Lightworkers than it would about me. And, that would be a sad thing, because all great human achievements have come when we have worked together. My contributions to this group, exhibited by what I have already done to wake people up to these problems (if you have been paying attention), would be massive.
And, after all, I know how the "problem children" think, Lightworkers don't.
I'm cold on the street here, and I'm tired because I got hit in the gut with a baton. I'm so tired. More than anything, I don't think I have two battles in me at this point. Its one thing to resist those who would oppress us, but I just don't have it within to struggle with potential friends. So, this isn't my best or most eloquent argument. Instead, I'll let this video I put together a while back speak for me, and hope for the best: Night Of A Thousand Masks -11.11.11 - Anonymous - YouTube