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Letter: The power is within

We're all in the same boat, people of Earth. We were marooned on this speck by a higher power. It is a doomsday premise. Oh, we poor souls, at the mercy of some unknown beings, not gods, but flawed; not noble, but extraterrestrial and nonhuman. For the gods have fallen from Olympus and Valhalla, and re-emerged as these ET "things." What, or who are they? So, who's in charge?

Imagine space flight. Who could travel to a star light years away in a lifetime? That would require at time of thousands if not millions of years. Sure, there are other beings in the universe, but it becomes absurd to carry on a two-way conversation unless one waits around for a hundred, thousand, million or billion years for a response.

It becomes a monologue of faith. If one wanted to "reach out" in a lifetime, it would be impossible. Yet the question remains: Who is out there, and what is out there worth communicating about? To find out, simply send an explorer ship to a likely habitable place with genetics on board that would replicate along the way, in unfolding stages to the point of landing. Are we encountering avatars of those who sent such an explorer ship? At some point, astrology makes more sense.

This brings things down to Earth. The power is within us.

Example: "Ancient Aliens" on the History Channel is the education about ancient sites all over the world … skip the aliens. The show takes us to where humankind has built similarly fantastic architecture all over the world. The question raised is: How did they do it, and why is it all the same or similar? The answer is: Each civilization locks into the same power, the power doesn't lock in to them. It isn't little gray people or others who control civilization; it is humankind's realization or awakening to the universe. We are not anyone else's; we are our own. A simple message Jesus taught.

So skip the ET savior stuff from out of this world and take control; own the future. This is the way forward. The power is within. Look upon the universe, and know that it is humankind's.

Fred Stewart

Grand Junction