And So It Begins…

You may find yourself living in a shotgun shack
And you may find yourself in another part of the world
And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile
You may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife
You may ask yourself, “Well, how did I get here?”
–  Once in a Lifetime-Talking Heads

We are now at war on 3 fronts…without a “Leader”! How did we get here? It would be one thing if the extent of our worries ended on 3 war fronts. But we all know by now, that is not the case. Those of us lucky enough to be above water at the moment are only so by smoke and mirrors…and we’re beginning to figure that out.

No, it seems that everywhere you look from education to jobs to the ugliness in politics and the general chaos in the world over the past couple of years…things just aren’t right! Things just don’t get so screwed up so fast without some very serious defects in some very critical places for a considerable length of time! Now I have it on good authority that there is a new energy on Capitol Hill that has heard the peoples’ voices on November 2nd and they have every intention and a viable strategy to move the ball. But they cannot succeed without us, so what does that mean?

It means that each and every one of us needs to roll up his and her sleeves and repeat after me, “If it is to be, then it is up to me!” again, “If it is to be, then it is up to me!”

  • Barack Obama doesn’t give me hope and change, I DO!
  • Kathleen Sebelius and Michelle Obama do not control my family’s health, I DO!
  • Arnie Duncan and the NEA do not control my children’s education, I DO!
  • Brothers Wright, Wallace, Sharpton, Jackson & Farrakhan do not determine my salvation, I DO!


But the very first step to purification and renewal is ownership! Each and every one of us, regardless of our politics and ideology, needs to step up to the plate and take ownership for the mess we are in! We brought this on to ourselves by virtue of OUR lack of virtue and by our indulgences and our neglect!

Next, we need to connect ourselves to what Dr. Wayne Dyer refers to as Source. For some of us, that would be God. For others it may be something different, but in all cases it is something sacred beyond our selves. We need to identify and disconnect from distraction, and then reconnect to what we believe and why we’re here…and then engage with our intention.

Letting the days go by, let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by, water flowing underground
Into the blue again, after the money’s gone
Once in a lifetime, water flowing underground

Same as it ever was…

About Chip Murray

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6 Responses to And So It Begins…

  1. Jimmie Young says:

    Chip as I observe your development as a conservative blogger, I feel it important that you know what a great job you’re doing! I don’t know how many people around the country are aware of your hard work getting our political ship back on the right course, but I’ll be passing your blog address around with the advice that those who I e-mail also share your thoughts with their like minded friends.
    As to current events, it’s very clear that the Japanese tragedy helped to point out just what dire straits the world is in. More importantly, it points out how derelict our current administration in so many areas. The administration as adopted a “wait and see” policy where wars and natural disasters are concerned. We are fast becoming the late reacting, follow the other leaders, don’t initiate actions country. We allow the UN and European Union take the lead in conducting military actions in Libya. The world is quickly becoming aware that they cannot rely on the United States to lead the world through troubled times. As you have mentioned, it’s clearly up to us to bring our government and nation back to the forefront of keeping order in the world. Cleaning our own house must be the first order of business in 2012! There are so many areas of our lives and country that require repair. But it’s up to us to take the bull by the horns and get proper direction back in the American Governance. You’re doing a great job in pointing out the problems and suggesting viable solutions for us to follow.
    Maintain your energy and continue to communicate through your music the patriotism that must re-emerge into American life!

  2. Greg Steinke says:

    Excellent blog Chip! We are all responsible for the mess we are in and it’s up to each and everyone of us to clean it up. Everyone of us is to be held accountable. BTW I do read your blogs………each and everyone of them and find them empowering! Amen Brother!

    • shutupnsing says:

      Thank you my friend…it is my cathartic tonic…clears the field & keeps me sane! It means more than you can possibly imagine to know that it is appreciated by kindred spirits such as yours!

  3. Mary W says:

    I found this blog through a friend of a friend on facebook and you are very insightful. Btw I am a Democrat who didn’t understand what ‘liberal’ really meant but have come to realslze it didn’t correspond to my true values thank you and God bless. 🙂

    • shutupnsing says:

      Thank you Mary, please feel free to subscribe…top right on tool bar. They have afixed their labels on so many of us without us realizing. It is a very bitter/sweet thing to discover it in the beginning because we tend to become very attached to who it is we think we are. Then we get angry. And finally we become liberated! I would love for you to visit my site and go the music and play the 3rd song on the list “New Earth”…because it was written from the place of “realization” you’ve just described. God bless you too my friend…

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