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Consumption

The Earth, nature, provides all we need, whether it’s food, medicine, water, materials for shelter and for our arts, perfect sunlight and the stars. But in the modern world, we’ve learned about, adopted, adapted to and live by the endless, cyclical insanity of “not enough” — a distorted epistemic failing, supplanting the otherwise organic human inclinations toward communal betterment, spiritual discovery and genuine self-improvement. The two ideas do not complement each other, and so, we suffer.

Synthetic technology and synthetic ideas lead us to believe that progress comes through technical innovation, and further manipulation of what is natural, abundant, raw and unrefined all around us. Why then, do we continue to progress toward self-annihilation?

It seems the more we desire and pursue control, the worse our behaviors, the more widespread our mechanical influence and waste, and the more toxic and unwell our hearts, minds and bodies become. Undeserved self-righteousness blinds, and our unchecked selfishness eats at us from the inside out, separating and fragmenting our cultures and societies, generating the perfect conditions for storm after storm, fire after raging fire. We do not listen. We do not hear.

“Life is divided into three terms – that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the future.”

~ William Wordsworth

Today, in January 2021, confused, misled, inept and spiritually compromised political leaders of the wealthiest nations are talking about quarantine hotels, travel restrictions, asinine, tyrannical, dehumanizing public health policies, and untested, unnecessary, sorry-if-we-kill-you immunization protocols. The entirety of the Western-influenced population — that is we, the consumers — is aware of an unchecked, unchallenged groupthink delusion, yet they’re unable to resist, reverse nor comprehend this rogue wave washing across the land and upturning, flooding, and blowing away all that is sovereign, sacred, lawful and natural. A phantom contagion has allowed them to unwittingly give away a year of their lives, and so much more, while justice warriors and self-proclaimed enemies of the “deep state” are scratching their heads about the fact that nothing they’ve been hoping, praying and prematurely celebrating for has come to pass. Oops.

Westernized politicos aren’t strangers to governmental overreach nor egocentricity, but they’re outright novices in transnational, globalist, generational interference, and blackout drunk on so-called emergency powers — ignorant and unaware of the atrocious levels of peripheral psychic and social harm they’re doing, while brazenly, blindly pursuing hero worship.

“What a terrible era in which idiots govern the blind.”

~ William Shakespeare

Great change is upon us. Our inclination may be to lean into fear, and naturally, when the unknowns seem to outweigh the knowns — as to how this will all play out in the coming months and years — we’re not sure of what we can truly hold on to or believe in.

That being said, some of us are quite optimistic. New friendships and opportunities abound amidst the worldwide shake-up, and regardless of the childish antics of bureaucrats and industrialists, there is renewed anticipation and intrigue as to what and how the shape of things will be, fueled by heart-centered, community-driven intentions and aspirations that essentially ignore the mainstream narratives.

So, we must choose, decide what life is to be for us, and for our future generations — same as it ever was, perhaps, but right now, it does feel a touch more critical that we pay attention.

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”

~ R. Buckminster Fuller

Solvitur ambulando