Every time I read this session I always end up with the same question which is, generally, have I really understood what the right thing to do is when the time comes. I've just never asked it due to fear of sounding stupid. But I think I understand now, and I thought I'd ask anyway.
The idea of not accepting the VISA number has sometimes felt like the right thing to do, even if it does mean I will starve to death, simply because I don't want to accept the Lizzie control system.
But something the C's have said more recently regarding being careful of our psychic hygiene has helped me clear this up. We must be careful what we let in. But that doesn't mean we have to limit what we see and hear, it means we can check out anything we want as long as we see it for what it is. We must recognize the lies for what they are and not believe them. So I guess that means that we have no choice but to accept our "tattoo" if we want to eat, etc. But that doesn't mean we don't recognize it for what it is. We aren't going to start worshiping the beast as some others will, we will be on that list of non-believing "disobedients". And therein lies the distinction. The "beast worshipers" will be selling their soul, we will be hanging on to ours.
I also think that to refuse the VISA, and most likely starve to death, could be considered a rather selfish act. People are going to be suffering and are most likely going to need help. How can I help anyone by just checking out? Besides, if I refuse the VISA I will have to rely on the generosity of VISA people to feed me, which seems like a rather presumptuous plan. They may only have enough to feed their families and I should keep that in mind.
Does this sound about right?