I have been reading a book by Jeffery Deaver this morning called The Never Game and the part I am reading about at the moment is about the world of video gaming and its prominence in the world today. I mean BIG money involved as well a huge following. I must say, personally, I don’t like this direction the world is taking and if this is considered progress, I am one of those old stick in the muds refusing to go along. WHY? Because in my mind this is not the direction the world should be taking. We are being driven and lured into a techno world that offers us an escape from reality. I suppose that is okay to many, but what concerns me is the fact that NOBODY ever asks WHY we are so desperate to escape reality! Nobody ever looks deeply into what is wrong with reality that we need to escape from it. Herein lies the answer to so many of our problems as a society and yet we never ask why or look for answers.
A large percentage of society is suffering a massive void within that has metastasized to the point of where we find ourselves today, empty and lost and asking what is the purpose for being here? This feeling is very distressing, but if we distract ourselves enough, we can make it go away for the moment. While technology has been hugely successful with moving us forward in connecting with one another, it is also driving us to live in a world of disconnection. I know, that sounds like a huge dichotomy and it is I guess, but it is still what is occurring. Yes we can connect with anyone in the world via the Internet, but at the same time we rarely connect face to face, handshake to handshake with people or even with ourselves. We exist in our own little worlds and communicate via social media in one form or another. Obviously not everyone is like this so I won’t generalize it, but far too many do to feel comfortable about it.
I hope people will think about such things and revisit their own situations to see if they are getting the most out of their lives or are they just blindly going along unaware of their plight and what direction they are going in. The more we seem to connect with others in the world the more we seem to disconnect from self and that is a very dangerous position to find ourselves in. Especially in this crazed world that demands our attention to stay free and safe yet we are lost and not even aware of what is happening to us. Enough said. Open your minds and THINK for yourself, ask the important questions nobody seems to ask anymore. It may save you.
Blessings to all,
I guess I should have mentioned why I think this is all occurring in the world. It seems to me people feel like their lives and the world are so out of control, they can at least can control the video world in which they find themselves. Sad.
I was looking at different articles on line a while ago and this one caught my eye, not just because I find the assault we are all witnessing on free speech appalling, but because it triggered off within me ideas for a new light to follow. That light is a world in which we all prioritize connecting strongly with ourselves and our purpose for being here over everything else. What is the true purpose of life anyway? Society is so preoccupied with trivial distractions that demand their attention that we have lost sight of the true reason why we are really here. This article I included above provoked a very strong surge of emotion through my body. The big tech companies are sucking away our life force and identity virtually unchallenged by the people, and this is what I find so disturbing. So many people have tuned out of life, disconnected from themselves and are in free fall heading for a major crash. There are problems with big tech companies becoming a threat to our way of life, that is very true, but….They have become a threat, only because we allowed them to with our silence and disconnection from what is going on around us.
They wouldn’t have all the power they hold at the moment if we humans hadn’t fallen prey to their persuasiveness and become addicted to social media and Television. Both sides are to blame here, but we can change this scenario by our actions. Imagine if you will a world in which we all spent our time and energy discovering ourselves and our life and what we have to offer the world, what life’s meaning is and how best we can interact with our lives for the benefit of all. It is the radical opposite of where we are today I know. Big tech companies would flounder because we no longer bowed down and worshiped them and their products because we no longer had a hole within us that we needed to fill up, instead we are whole and complete and satisfied as we are. The allure of social media no longer captivates us because we now realize there is far more to life than what we are living. We begin to crave a deeper way to live our lives.
Big tech surely would not like to see us go down that path for they would no longer be of major importance and therefore their sales would tumble. These are the moments in life we are shown and then asked by a mysterious knowing” What are you going to do about this?” Do we just let our way of life deteriorate to nothing because we are too busy to get involved or do we shift our perspective and become connected human beings searching for a better way to be? These times are like a long running before and after movie and I can’t help but wonder where we end up when all is said and done. Will we finally snap awake and realize we are NOT truly interacting with life, we are merely passing through it oblivious and blind to its meaning and beauty?
Let Big Tech fail and save your own life, right now at this pivotal before and after moment. Sadly we know what the before has done to humanity, what will we do ahead to create the after? I keep praying people will begin to see how shallow their lives have become and they will begin to long for more depth and meaning and can see the error of their ways. Keeping my fingers crossed….
Blessings to all,
I have been thinking a lot today about everything going on around me. It has been for me a difficult time and I am hearing from many others that it is for them as well. The energies are intense and very heavy right now. Nobody ever said moving from one paradigm into another was easy. We can see the day to day struggle people are dealing with as well as the deep division that has split this country and driven people apart. It is no wonder these are such complex times to navigate. The foundation beneath our feet is undulating violently and we feel insecure about everything in life right now. We can’t trust lying politicians, we can’t trust our lying government, we can’t trust lying corporations and their products, we can’t trust the medical profession or the drugs they push, we can’t trust the food we eat, the air we breathe or the water we drink. So now what? What can we trust?
Trust is the glue that cements humanity together. Trust in ourselves, trust in each other and most importantly trust in the Universe. Without trust we have chaos on so many levels. Trusting ourselves and our own judgment seems to be the most critical issue for us to work on at this moment in time. Why is trust so difficult for us to attain? Because we have been lied to, our moral fabric has been torn to shreds, all of our long standing beliefs have been turned on their head and are no longer accepted by society much of the time. What’s important to notice is that nature doesn’t seem to be having these dramatic difficulties. I am thinking this is because nature does not have an ego to deal with and therefore accepts things as they are. So often people ask “Why are we here?” and to them I say “to learn how to tame our egos and master compassion by thinking with our hearts not our minds.”
I so wish we as a society were advanced enough to communicate by mental telepathy. We have bastardized words and their meanings to such a point we can no longer communicate successfully with one another. We use words to attack someones integrity now rather than for making our point understood. If we could use mental telepathy we would know what everyone is thinking, there would be no more lying and cheating, no more judgment of each other. It is where we want to go but we seem so far away from that reality coming true. I believe this moment in our human story we are meant to be asking ourselves the difficult questions, thinking outside the box and working hard to come up with NEW answers. This is NOT the time to sit back and do nothing to push for much needed change. Where are the opposing voices to the insanity we see and hear everyday? I see but a few demanding change from the travesties that have been and still are, failing our society. It is deadly quiet.
I wish I had the answers to all of these mind boggling questions and problems. It’s what keeps me up at night. How can humanity get beyond this place we appear to be stuck in and move forward? The only answer I can come up with is to get right with ourselves first. Everybody is running through life with a hundred different masks to hide behind but in doing so they are hiding from themselves as well. If you can’t be true to yourself how can you be true other people? Everybody is living a lie and hopefully sooner rather than later this has got to stop! How can we trust anybody if we don’t honestly know who they are? We humans have a whole lot of serious work to do and we need to stop wasting time bitching and moaning about the state of the world and get busy changing what we don’t like, both with ourselves as well as humanity as a whole. A great deal of the unhappiness society is experiencing seems anchored in knowing we need to move on but we are afraid to do that. We sadly are letting ourselves down and that disappointment is at the core of the unrest we are experiencing.
The world may be filled with liars and fakes but that doesn’t mean we have to be that way. We are being called upon to live with strong morals, to be truthful with our words, tame our out of control egos and begin to live from our hearts not our minds. Someone has got to begin this process so why not each of us? Change will not just manifest without our actions perpetuating it! Stay strong and true to yourselves. Be the change!
Blessings to all,
It sounds like this new moon may push us to our limits with very strong energies. As with everything in life, we have a choice. In this case we have a choice as to how we work with these energies. Stay aware and awake. Here is the article. Enjoy!
I was reading an article earlier about right to life vs abortion rights and it got me thinking. We often hear politicians say proudly “We are a nation of laws”. I have lived my life carefully, always staying within the lines of the laws that we are told we must obey. Usually I would agree with this as we always are told about the chaos that would ensue if we were to stop living by the rule of law, but then I thought more deeply about this way of life we are living.
It seems to me if we always do what we are told because we are told to, that in itself takes away our ability to experience making choices and learning by experience what is the right way to live ones life. We wonder why so many people don’t seem to have morals and standards anymore, but I guess we no longer need them if we live by rules and laws and not by our own understanding of right and wrong and how one lives a respectable life by embracing wholesome morals.
There are so many subtle ways we have had our life experience tampered with and we are unfortunately beginning to see the results of abandoning our sense of self. That is what creates chaos! If we don’t stop long enough to question how we are living life, what we are doing and where we are going, we are just going through the motions of living life but without purpose or understanding…Just a thought I had….
Blessings to all,
Yep, that time again. The full moon is on the 18th and hopefully we have put our intended desires into motion during the new moon so it can come to fruition this full moon. Take the time to share with others your ideas and maybe we can all come together and create the changes we wish to see. Happy howling! Here is the article.
P.S. I will be off line for a short while as my son will be here visiting. I will try to keep up with what is going on and keep everyone informed as needed. Thanks.