And What Our Childhood Fairytales Taught Us About this Time in Earth’s History
Has All Hell Broken Loose?
This year, we have experienced wave after wave of unprecedented global events: a worldwide pandemic, government-enforced lockdowns, paid opposition rioting and looting, massive counter-demonstrations, and social unrest and divisiveness across the world. It seems no part of the globe is left unaffected by these events.
Has all hell broken loose around the world?
Or is there something deeper going on?
For a moment, consider with me that, as a world, we have been put under a spell from which we are now awakening en masse. What if there have been control structures in place for millennia in our world that are so perfect, so pervasive, and so hypnotic that our minds, thought systems, and environmental conditioning, under the influence of these control structures, have us convinced that everything we perceive around us is our one and only, undeniable, unbreakable reality?
If this is true, how do we break the spell?
Is the outside world truly something that each of us has no control over? Is all of it going on in spite of anything we individually might choose or say or do?
Or contrary to these perceptions, do we somehow create our own reality? Regardless of what you believe, let’s start with what we can likely agree on—where we do have control—over ourselves.
So, with that focus, let’s look inward. Individually, what is our preferred reality? How have we swerved off the track from, or failed to achieve, our preferred reality? What has stopped us individually from realizing the potentials that we dreamt of in our reveries, desires, and imaginations? Why have we never achieved those dreams? Did we not believe in ourselves?
Did we believe those who told us we were crazy? Were we “shooting too high”? Were we attempting the impossible? Were we disheartened by those who said, “Who do you think you are to believe you can achieve what you dream?”