They behave, already grown up, like little children who scream to get the attention of others. Always the same phrases, insulting and blaming and using the power of loudspeakers to shut down who they don’t want to grant freedom of speech which they consider to belong exclusively to them as the eternal victims.
Blind to the own blind spots and contradictions
I am always amazed how sufficiently intelligent people can be so completely caught up in their contradictions, so unaware that they are doing themselves – massively – what they blame others for. How they, so easily, overstep the rules of society which holds them safe – and even forgives their adolescent blindness – to take as granted to themselves that which they are not inclined to allow others. How can people convince themselves to be right, with no exception and no discussion about it?
How can they proclaim and promote their violence against peaceful people, how would they enter into total war and try to provoke the other side to cease and play the role of the enemy? It is a dangerous game, not only for others, but also for themselves. The revolutionaries of the first hour rarely ever have been alive for long after their destructive victory!
Would you be able to handle such a situation?
This is what came to my mind when I watched the following video. It is loud – but scroll ahead when you have heard enough of the always same phrases and screams, the important part comes in the second half!
Dr.Jordan Peterson trying to speak at McMaster University
Please watch it and ask yourself: Would you have been able to respond to the chaos in a similar wise way as Dr.Peterson did? He has understood that opposing these blind forces only creates more of it.
So what can we do in the face of it? No wonder why other panel guests withdrew from the event because of the harassment. I surely wouldn’t be able to handle a similar situation, would you? Dr.Peterson was calm – and finally gathered the people who wanted to listen to him, somewhere outside the building, and answered their questions and gave them advice about how to meet similar situations in their lives.
This is a lesson in what it means to be an adult and a responsible person in the face of the chaos created willfully by others. This is what we more insightful people need to learn: get free from our triggers, bring our own shadow to light, and then BE THERE and face the situation without the primordial reactions flee, freeze or attack. Then we can be part of the solution, not of the problem!
We are called to stand up and say what we need to say! Even when we consider ourselves non-political, introverted or whatever!
Where were you 10 years ago – and where are you now? I don’t necessarily mean the location – although this might have a major impact on you, too, and how life is going today.
Can you see yourself back then? What did you do, think, or feel? What were your moods, your worldviews, your ideas about yourself, your past and your future? How did you consider life? Was it worth living, a joy and positive experience? or a dreadful dragging ahead with fears, duties and pressures on your back?
Where I was 10 years ago
10 years ago I came to the painful understanding that my third marriage needed to be broken, urgently, and that I had to change a lot of things in myself: expectations, ideas, assumptions and the way of handling myself and others. A complete UPDATE was due.
Talking about computers: It was the year when I could access the internet in a consistent way, the beginning of a completely new world where assumptions could easily be proofed true or false and tons of information were available with one click – so to speak.
When the world began to change
The “one click” revealed as a long learning curve which now, after 10 years, hasn’t diminished, but increased, I should say. In the first years I just did the absolute minimum online, emails, some websites, youtube. Most of my time I still spent growing veggies and taking care for my huge property, enjoying the fresh air, the movement and my physical strength.
6 Years ago I began to subscribe for online programs, did my counseling school online, typing and listening to audios, still movements during the day. My first website was up, I had learned to insert text every now and then, no big deal. Useless to say that hardly anybody really responded to it.
3 years ago a new huge website was needed for a new topic, lots of money spent, lots of time passed trying to understand the process and telling my webmaster what to do – he regularly didn’t understand me. Well, I had not really any idea about website construction and how things work, so how could he understand what I meant.
The new world requires continuous learning
Now: I am learning to do everything myself. I have understood that others who I pay for curating the websites don’t really care if there is SEO description or not, for instance. I didn’t know about that stuff and that it was needed. Now I do – and I learn.Vegetable garden? abandoned. Movement? eh, sometimes bike rides and walks, but not the whole day up and down the hill, as it was before. Strength? not anymore in the arms, more in the fingers from continuously hacking on the keyboard.
The more I learn the more I understand how little I know and how much there is still to learn. In many ways, it was better 10 years ago when I didn’t care about being findable on the Internet. Then I had relaxed shoulders (good), a quiet mind (good) and fresh veggies (very good). Today, well, the world has opened up (good and bad), I am in contact with many (good, as long as they are not too many -which is the case). Means “bad”? Not really. Writing in English and here (good), feeling often overwhelmed (bad), too much to keep in mind (not good) and so on and on….
How can we know what is REALLY good or bad before we see the bigger picture? BAD? or, GOOD? or WHAT?
It was the day before the first earthquake in Italy took place which killed 300 people. From then on my world has dramatically changed.
I have lost my faith in science and public institutions – completely.
Why? – it began with realizing that there were warning signs and people who talked about it – and nobody listened to them. The person I am following since then called “Dutchsinse” was trashed and hindered to speak up, literally shut down, many times, on Youtube.
I had believed that Google was a different enterprise with higher ethic standards as most of the big ones, where freedom of speech is valued. Nada, Youtube is Google, and whenever something important happens regarding earthquakes, the live stream of Dutchsinse goes down. I witnessed it more than 10 times, the last one 2 days ago when a 8.0 earthquake hit in the West Pacific, and last week when we had 5 very strong earthquakes here in Italy.
The official services of the USA, Italy, but also the European Earthquake reporting service don’t report reliably what is going on. The data gets manipulated or deleted. How can that be? Scientific data – I believed – would be available for research, completely, and not picked by political or other considerations. I grew up with the belief that science would be searching for the truth and be as objective as possible. This belief is completely shattered – actually, it was already before when I first listened to the banned Ted Talk by Rupert Sheldrake about “the science delusion”:
It is a different thing when you just hear about these things and when you see them happen in front of your own eyes. I definitely was shocked to my bones!
The next big shock: Do you have any idea how much we are ruining our earth – just for getting fossil energy? Well, I didn’t, and I am sure you don’t, either. I had heard about fracking, but I downplayed it a little, hoping that it wouldn’t be soooo bad after all. But it is even WORSE than I ever could have imagined.
They have drilled hundreds of thousands of holes into the earth crust, many states of the US are packed with oil and gas operations – and waste water deposals. Highly toxic liquids are buried into the drill holes – and when shaken by earthquakes the poison floats freely into water reservoirs and wherever.
Thanks to Google Earth you can SEE all the drill points with your own eyes, square kilometers after square kilometers, even right in Los Angelos and near Santa Barbara – where people think to live a wonderful life…… They are sitting on a powder keg!
The next shock, for me, was the election of Trump as the new American President. A person who denies climate change and the dangers of what is done for extracting fossil energy. A man who humiliates women, who reinforces patriarchal power dominance and who plays with money and with people in his own egocentric way. Truly not the person we need for the change which is so badly needed for the survival of us all on this planet.
This article started out with the question: What is better, ten years ago or now. I am almost tempted to say it was then, because of the many shocks I had to face when learning about what is REALLY going on in the world. The illusionary dream of “everything will work out well”, the new age belief in the new era which will be highly spiritual and evolved, this dream has given way to an abrupt awakening into reality. It is painful, but certainly better than the ignorance in which I lived – and in which most of us are living.
Shocks can be beneficial. Yes, the paradise is lost, again (as so many in my life and in yours, too, I guess). But now, when we begin to see clearly, we begin to know what we have to address, what we can work for, what our task is in our life here on earth.
Mine, for sure, is taking a stand, come out of invisibility and speak up against everything which destroys life, and to work for the evolution of consciousness in all people. Only the awareness of what is happening and the re-connection to our human values of life, love, and happiness can bring us further into the emergence of a world which is good for all beings.
If you want to know more about what we are doing – and where you might want to collaborate: visit our website TheWisdomFactory.net
Published first in August 2016 – read also my update from January 2017 at the end.
I grew up with the strong belief that science is aiming to reveal the truth, that scientists use their rational mind in their research of data and their interpretations of the data.
Science is not what it should be
Well, it is heartbreaking to understand that science is NOT what it should be: detect the truth. Rupert Sheldrake has written a whole book about that, where he shows that main-stream science today is dogmatic, more a form of religion (=strong belief in unexamined ideas) than a means to discover the truth. You can read his valuable arguments in “The Science Delusion” or in his conversations on Youtube
TODAY I WANT TO ADD MY OWN LITTLE EXPERIENCE OF THE UN-TRUSTWORTHYNESS OF (some – or many?) SCIENTISTS WHO SPREAD THEIR MANUFACTURED RESULTS.
Since the earthquake last week here in Italy I am following a livestream on youtube by Dutchsinse who is observing the whole world on earthquakes and makes predictions where to watch out for the near future. He had predicted the eartquake here in Italy, where about 300 people died.
He regularly complaints about certain people, responsible for the earthquake-news in USA, who don’t report those earthquakes which were predicted by Dutchsinse, or they level them down.
Why would the do that? I thought. I didn’t want to believe, I thought this live-stream guy might be just somebody enjoying victimhood. Why would the scientists not only not admit that the predictions were right, but hide the facts all together?
Well, the Geologist’s BELIEF -SYSTEM says: Earthquakes cannot be predicted. And if somebody can predict them, over and over again, then their card-house of assumptions and beliefs would crumble and they would have to change their ideas about their subject. Ego doesn’t allow to admit that you are wrong – many people die because of strong egos among scientists of today.
I SAW IT WITH MY OWN EYES YESTERDAY MORNING.
An earthquake of 4.3 in central Italy was reported on the “world” section of an Italian website. I saw it about 10 min. after it happened. It was not reported on the Italian section yet, nothing was reported there for the last hour. I thought, well, they need some time to update……
In the evening I went back to this website. On the Italian page an earthquake was reported, about 10 minutes after the one I saw in the morning and the quote was under 4 (that means: not so dangerous). And on the international page the 4.3 of the morning had disappeared down to something like 3.7.
I don’t know if they just deleted the strong earthquake or downsized it. But, obviously, somebody has had his hands in there. Only a day before Dutchsinse had said that Italy had to watch out for more strong earthquakes, not as strong as the previous ones, but….. And 4.3 is in the range of being considered strong.
“Guarda caso” – say the Italians. Means something like “here we are again”. And I begin to believe that we cannot trust anymore what we hear reported by well known scientist who are leading important institutions. Power corrupts, everywhere. (And who knows who pays them? The Fracking Industry, I guess)
PS: This post was first published in branded.me in August 2016 after the first big earthquake in Italy where 300 people died.
In the meantime there have been other 3 noteworthy earthquakes here, one even of magnitude 7.2 on October 30th 2016.
I had the chance to observe how the manipulation of the magnitudes happened from moment to moment: down to 6.1, up to 6.6 and then left at 6.5. It definitely was more, it felt quite different than the 6.5 in August – which then was downgraded to 6.1 I believe.
Certainly, the earthquake forecasting is in its beginning, not allways right, but often enough to take it serieously. When rain is forecasted and instead we get sun, nobody is much upset with the forecaster, right?
Well, with the earthquakes there is another clima: doubt and the willingness to attack, deny, and suppress. If they, instead, would give the money and the opportunity to study the phenomena more in depth – what a single person by himself cannot really accomplish, but a group of dedicated people is needed -, then it can come out if there is truth in it and to what degree. Maybe it will never be exact – or onla as exact as weather forecastin. But it would help anyway to warn people and take the constant fear away of THE BIG ONE – which will NEVER happen without preannouncement.