"A good teacher will lead the horse to water, an excellent teacher will make the horse thirsty first."
"A good teacher will lead the horse to water, an excellent teacher will make the horse thirsty first."
I recently had the pleasure of watching the movie Smallfoot and I was completely blown away by how deep and how accurate the movie really was.
Now a lot of people may not know this about me, but I'm pretty into ancient history and religious subjects. They're fascinating to me. I've read a lot of books about them, talked with many people about them and even run a site about the subject matter. So needless to say, when a movie like this comes around it's not hard to spot the beautiful motif unfolding in front of our eyes.
So a lot of movies these days have good stories where they talk about some truth or some type of personal problem and how to overcome it. Most movies will have a good message and in one way or another hit on being happy with yourself and overcoming hardship.
But this movie felt a bit different. It went deeper than that, and maybe it's because I was looking for it. The movie Smallfoot hit on one of the deepest themes throughout human history: religion and cultural beliefs. But it portrayed this subject matter beautifully.
The beauty of the movie was the way that it showed both sides of information and control. The movie hit on the very concept that I think is going on right now with many of the powerful people and organizations that run this world *cough* Vatican *cough* Royalty.
I've thought a lot about secret societies and some of the fraternal orders you may have heard about like the Illuminati. Mind you it's a very big subject and suffice to say there is a lot more to it than you may immediately think. Also, whether or not a secret society exists these days that goes by that name is irrelevant. When that term is used it is referring to the people at the top of society who pull the strings. We know this happens to varying degrees in varying forms and that many of these people are part of fraternal orders and do have certain rites and rituals which they do follow, for reasons they more fully understand than the average person.
Most people will immediately call the Illuminati evil or bad because they control people and keep people dumbed down. Fair point. But there's more to it than this. If we really have this group of people who have been behind the scenes pulling the strings throughout history we have to think about why.
Throughout most of history people have been pretty stupid. And even when people have access to better information, as they currently do through the Internet, they choose to be entertained rather than informed. I have addressed this subject matter to great lengths in my work.
Most people will almost always take the easy path. Most people won't make original decisions of their own volition. Most people are followers. I'm not being mean, I'm being accurate. So now here comes the equation of the Illuminati.
These people in positions of power know this, and in many ways the reason they are in positions of power is because of their doing something about this. People of the Illuminati bend are many things, but stupid is not one of them. Nor is lazy. These people have the traits of more successful people. They don't complain. They don't sit around and point the finger. They take matters into their own hands and get to work. They study. They learn. And they execute. And this is light-years further than most people on this planet.
So now we are walking the delicate line of good and evil. Now we are walking that delicate line of control vs freedom. And this is the very real part of the Illuminati that the movie Smallfoot hits on so greatly.
The Bible and almost all religious texts talk about how awake people are. They all talk about consciousness. And with this they talk about how much information people can handle. It's just like grade school. A high school student may be able to handle algebra with mathematics. But most first graders simply can not handle this. They haven't been "initiated" into that rite yet. They haven't "seen the light" in regards to algebra.
And it is the exact same dilemma when it comes to the Illuminati. That is what the very word means: illuminate. We are talking illumination, light. And light is illuminating and people who see the light are illuminated. And most people can't handle a lot of light when they're asleep. If somebody is sound asleep in their bed and you turn on the lights they will squint their eyes and try to avoid the light. This analogy holds true for everyday life with real information, with real enlightenment. As the Bible puts it:
"I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able."
"12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil."
It's all right there for people who read.
Manly P. Hall says the same thing in the very first paragraph of the very first chapter of his amazing book, The Secret Teachings of All Ages:
"WHEN confronted with a problem involving the use of the reasoning faculties, individuals of strong intellect keep their poise, and seek to reach a solution by obtaining facts bearing upon the question. Those of immature mentality, on the other hand, when similarly confronted, are overwhelmed. While the former may be qualified to solve the riddle of their own destiny, the latter must be led like a flock of sheep and taught in simple language. They depend almost entirely upon the ministrations of the shepherd. The Apostle Paul said that these little ones must be fed with milk, but that meat is the food of strong men. Thoughtlessness is almost synonymous with childishness, while thoughtfulness is symbolic of maturity.
There are, however, but few mature minds in the world; and thus it was that the philosophic-religious doctrines of the pagans were divided to meet the needs of these two fundamental groups of human intellect--one philosophic, the other incapable of appreciating the deeper mysteries of life. To the discerning few were revealed the esoteric, or spiritual, teachings, while the unqualified many received only the literal, or exoteric, interpretations. In order to make simple the great truths of Nature and the abstract principles of natural law, the vital forces of the universe were personified, becoming the gods and goddesses of the ancient mythologies. While the ignorant multitudes brought their offerings to the altars of Priapus and Pan (deities representing the procreative energies), the wise recognized in these marble statues only symbolic concretions of great abstract truths."
This is the story of the Illuminati right here. This is the story of religion. This is the story of human evolution. This is consciousness unfolding in this world.
And this reality creates a hierarchy of people. You have these Illuminati people who are more enlightened than most people conglomerate together. And they ultimately end up in positions of power leading people. And when they lead people it invariably opens itself up to the polarity and dualistic nature of this world. When somebody in power does a positive action there is also a negative action to be seen. When somebody does a negative action there is also a positive action to be seen. Not everyone in power knows what's best. Not everyone in power wants what's best. People in power do do selfish acts. And there is good and bad in everything.
So when we have these "Stone Keepers", as the movie calls them, calling the shots on what's true and not true people either believe or disbelieve commensurate to their current level of consciousness. This is how it is in the world. Those people of less understanding unfortunately needs to be led like sheep, for the most part. And when they do wake up and realize that they are being led like sheep they revolt and complain. And those that can see a bit further and have developed their consciousness more can see through the low-level allegories and stories which are necessary for 1st graders, but unnecessary for high schoolers. They don't need the training wheels, and the training wheels hold them back. But to the 1st graders the training wheels propel them forward.
Are you seeing what I'm getting at?
I'm talking about a very deep and very real subject. It has been one of the most common subjects throughout human history. And that is why I appreciate the Smallfoot movie so much. It hits this subject matter beautifully.
The apex of the movie was without a doubt the song "Let It Lie". The whole movie can be summed up in this song. This is one of the best songs I have ever heard in my life, not just musically, but also lyrically. And I really don't care much for lyrics in songs. But this song hit the lyrics perfectly. While listening to this song I can imagine some head of some corporation or country being initiated into some fraternal order. Right here you are seeing the moment when the Illuminati gives the higher level information of what is really going on.
And Migo, the main protagonist of the movie, has a big moral dilemma to make. Do you lie to people and keep them happy, or do you tell them higher level information that will disrupt their comfortable little world and bring change to them?
And this is the question that we all face, and it's the question that people in power face. And everyone chooses to answer it and approach it differently. And that's the beauty of this movie. I don't think there is a correct way to answer it. It's not always a clean or white answer. It's not always as clear as giving people the truth. Because it's true, a lot of people can't handle the truth. And a lot of times people need to be led by allegories rather than real content.
When a child asks, "what happens when we die?" do you unload on them the back story of what human consciousness is and what really is going on on this planet, or do you lay it on them easy, so as not to overload and frighten them? It's a judgment call, and it's not a clear answer. And that's the movie Smallfoot.Filed under: Personal Development, Smallfoot, Illuminati, Secret Societies