So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains
And we never even know we have the key
An image that comes to mind is the Ratan Finger Trap
The finger trap is a clever little cylinder woven from ratan. It’s harmless enough until you put a finger in each side, then try to pull them out. At that point the ratan tightens and, you are trapped. The only way to free your fingers is to relax the pressure you were exerting. That allows the ratan to loosen.
The finger trap is like our justice system because we’ve stuck things into it that we are so adamant about that we would rather be trapped with them than change our minds. We feel extremely righteous, except that we can also see that your justice system has become a bit of a trap.
For instance, yesterday I discussed how homeowners are thrown under the busÂ by courts because the idea ofÂ someone getting a “free house” is more unacceptable than banks being allowed to use fraud in a foreclosure.
It’s as if we have one finger in one side of the trap that’s all about No one should get a free house, and one finger in the other side of the trap that’s all about banks and lenders getting special treatment in court, and the more we try to pull both out at the same time, the tighter they are trapped.
We have to key to this trap, these chains, if we just forego our greed that makes us prefer banks being unjustly enriched to the idea of some homeowners winning a foreclosure case.
If we give up our feeling that if we can’t have a free house, then no one should get one, then suddenly the courts will be free to dispense justice.
The beauty of this is that our Collective Conscious is ready, willing, and able.
Art Credit: The Trapped Angel by Dylan Sketch, Wallpaper Backgrounds