05 Nov Sundance at Conservative Treehouse – Insight and Inspiration
Few websites have a larger, more devoted following than the Conservative Treehouse, operated by a gentleman who writes under the name ‘Sundance’. His recent post below is a window on why the following is so loyal. He has a feel for the spiritual/faith dimension of American patriotism. He and his followers are not going to go down without a fight….a MAJOR fight.
Check Yourself – You Are in Control
It might, heck, -check that- it does seem overwhelming at times. But that is the nature of this collectivist strategy. That is the purpose of this “great reset” bombardment. We must hold strong; you must hold strong.
If you look closely at the attacks that unnerve us, most of them are weak, and almost all of them are targeting your psychology. Do not fall into the trap of despair. Step outside of your home right now; look around, do you see any threat – or is the sense of fear and foreboding created by a dark imagining? If the latter, ask yourself, is the psychological attack working simply because you are allowing it?
You have purpose. If you walk into a room, and the people within it respond negatively to your presence, it’s likely because your disposition unnerves their demons. The need for control is a reaction to fear, and you have stopped pretending. As a consequence, you create fear amid those who do.
When I share the message, “Live your best life”, it is not without purpose. Every moment that we allow the onslaught to deter us from living our dreams, is a moment those who oppose our nation view as us taking a knee. Do not allow this effort to succeed. You might ask yourself how I can, one person, a flea looking into a furnace, retain an optimistic disposition while all around me seems chaotic and mad?
Ultimately, the collective weight of leftism is putting us is isolation. There are many historic references to this disconcerting sentiment to review with hindsight. However, ultimately the feeling of isolation first begins with a rejection of God. Defeat dark imaginings by embracing Him. Stand in the light of a loving and purposeful God. Hold faith, and evil manifest will run away because the dark whispers will fall on impenetrable ears.
Yes, it is true; I will not deny it; all around us is this great sense of foreboding, ugh, and it’s not just connected to you – it’s everywhere. Everything being created by the constructs of those in power is weird; everything created around us is less comfortable; everything created around us is intended to project less joy – and as a consequence, it requires an intensity of thought just to carry on ordinary events. It’s exhausting at times.
Diminished faith creates anxiety, a sense of foreboding, a sense of fear and worry and a sense of trepidation. Additionally, evil tribesmen know the strategy to create the environment for control is isolation. Isolation, the tool to remove hope, first begins with a diminishment of God. A faith-filled person is never alone.
Throughout history, large armies have been defeated through the process of division. It is not a leap to see the same strategic objectives being deployed against social assemblies with ridicule, labeling, targeting, diminishment. All of it intended to fuel this purposeful division.
Ultimately, it is the currency of human connection that is the true value in our lives. We have each felt how our positive influence upon the lives of others nourishes our own sense of purpose and fulfillment. Do not lose that.
Perhaps we are in this position today because we didn’t sit still enough and contemplate the real priorities in our lives. Fellowship is the essential ingredient to a purposeful life. I fight like hell to keep this website operating, to keep our community discussion ongoing, in the largest part because the assembly is the point. The connection is the most important facet.
On our prayer threads, and within our conversations, families return to see, read and feel the words from those we and they have lost. Do you know the scale of responsibility that comes from hearing the words of a granddaughter who visits CTH every year to read the words of her grandfather who has passed away? Can you imagine how hard you would fight to keep that ability present? We are more than just a conversation!
Perhaps tears flow at times, and we struggle to understand what this unusual anxiety is all about. Then, we begin to struggle with the feelings of shame or guilt for being weak and allowing our humanity to pour out of our human selves. Then, perhaps when needed most, our faith organizations are slow to understand the importance of fellowship and community amid an upheaval that seems unrelenting.
The insufferable lack of regional or national leaders standing tall only makes the anxiety worse. Where ARE the brave?
Where are the purposeful few who know the benefit of larger messages?
Yet, I do not fault their absence; I find value in it. Why, because the void reminds me to stop, look at that face I see while brushing my teeth, and remember the greatest strength of all is from within. Nothing has the capacity to remove the strength provided by a loving God unless we allow it to, unless we allow them to.
As our grip on our familiar surroundings becomes more tenuous. As we face dictates or mandates, or financial pressures that only exacerbate the issues, the ridiculous media drumbeat becomes an incessant noise intent on destabilizing us. Perhaps we cannot quite put our finger on why the impact is worse now, but it is. This effort of theirs is more impactful. It is all ugh. It is all just ugh.
If you find the assembly of these simple words familiar to your current sense, first understand YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
Second, understand there is nothing wrong with you. This blanket of anxiety is laying across our entire nation, indeed the entire world, and no matter where we stand – we are all sensing a various level of this ‘ugh’ with some familiarity. However, that said, it is important to know this is transitional. We will not be in this place long. This too shall pass.
How do we shake these destabilizing feelings and emotions?
♦ The first way we shake this ‘ugh’, is to give to others without reservation. Giving with purpose is the true spirit of human contact. The giving is not related to money or wealth, the giving is related to our human purpose. Perhaps we give a smile. Perhaps we give a kind word. Perhaps we give a compliment, or perhaps we just give time to another.
Giving, is being present – talking, engaging… giving yourself.
Perhaps send an email; or better yet, write an actual penned letter to a dear friend or family member. Or just randomly, like right now, pick up the phone. Reach out and tell them they matter and express why their place in this life of yours is important. Remind them of your specific thankfulness, and connect to the purpose of why we endeavor in this thing we call life.
Years from now, what they will remember, what will have much greater impact, is today. That random message from YOU to THEM that they matter, that they are loved, will not be forgotten.
That moment you create, perhaps those multiple moments provided by your strength, will NEVER be forgotten. And don’t be surprised when you hear, “You have no idea how much I needed to hear that right now. Thank you!”
That look in your eye or sound of your voice that reached into them and emphasized their value, their worth, their importance. That is the gift they will remember in great detail, forever. If you write it down, they will cherish that letter forever and carry it with them in every move of their life.
The important thing is to give, and to do it without any other intent or purpose than to fill their heart.
♦ Within the giving, remind yourself what this journey is all about, and look around to recognize how fortunate we are to have this life. Choose to cherish the ultimate gift from a loving God who wants joy and hope to permeate our human sense.
Hope is the one necessary human element beyond all other facets of life. Give the gift of hope and light to those you love by first reminding yourself of the gift that a loving God has given us all. It is too easy in our human sense to forget the biggest gift we have been granted, the gift of life. The ability to live and choose how we engage in the lives of others.
Remind yourself of the kind of purposeful HOPE, because that hope is pure. That love is perfect.
No politics, or false sense of security, can overwhelm the message of HOPE that a loving God has provided. No effort of man or human disposition can surmount the greatest love of all. The message grace and faith, the message of the purest truth, is bigger and greater than any great reset or legislative battle.
“No power of hell, nor scheme of man”, can come close to the purpose of God’s intent and love for you as a unique person qualified to receive that love.
Wrap yourself in the blanket of that unconditional love. Stop listening to the dark imagining, the whispers of foreboding. Pause in the peace of the moment that you can create within your own mind. Set down your troubles, pray, LISTEN and FEEL.
Love to all,