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2/11 Now Supplants 9/11 as the Narrative of Our Time

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Life will never be the same again. United we stand. These colors don't run. 2/11 has changed the world forever. We now live in a post 2/11 world. All of our assumptions of global reality are in line for a fearless inventory.

The wind of the Spirit has blown. The Mystery has moved. The Paradigm has shifted. The Zeitgeist has zoomed.

9/11 consciousness is born of a few empire and tribal extremists that is imposed on the many. 2/11 consciousness flows from the synergy of millions with the power to root out an entrenched dictator in 18 days. 9/11 is corded phone, reptilian brain, flat earth thinking. 2/11 is iPhone, prefrontal cortex brain, cosmic thinking.

The 9/11 world is over. 2/11 is the new narrative of our time.

9/11 is about autocratic oldies, fear, suicide bombing, war, good versus evil, manipulation, propaganda, control, and human rights being stripped away piece by piece in the name of security.

2/11 is about democratic newbies, hope, peaceful protest, the good of the whole, clarity of purpose, straightforward communication, interdependence, and the elevation of human dignity.

Scanning my spiritual files I came across this archaic yet eternally effervescent illustration of Jesus.

"No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch will pull away from the garment, making the tear worse. Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved."

The empire and tribal patriarchs will keep trying to patch up the worn out garment of 9/11. Their actions will only make the tear worse. Time to throw the ragged clothes away.

The old wineskins are parched and cracking. 9/11 wine is rancid and causes soul sickness. It is time to showcase the new 2/11 wineskins. Let us toast with the elixir of our collective preservation -- Egyptian Beaujolais Nouveau!

The Sufi poet Rumi riffs in the same key with Jesus.

"There are thousands of wines
that can take over our minds.

Don't think all ecstasies
are the same!

Drink from the presence of saints,
not from those other jars. 

Every object, every being,
is a jar full of delight. 

Be a connoisseur,
and taste with caution. 

Any wine will get you high.
 Judge like a king, and choose the purest."