An outpour of philosophy.
You're absolutely correct that enforcing perfect ideological conformity is a unachievable and counter-productive endeavor...There are a few things that I won't bend on.
1. Great harm has come from the malevolence and/or incompetence of our leaders, and the difference is purely academic at this stage
2. People must be held responsible for this to the fullest extent
That's really all I care about,
One simple way to help mitigate fear is for informed people to connect and share information. Another more potent means is for informed people to calm people and encourage them in person.
There is safety and courage in numbers.
Why do you think they deceived and isolated us for?
Beautifully written! We are truly living in traumatic times, which are challenging all of us to rise above all kinds of personal emotional and energetic "stuff." I love your advice to be gentle with others when they are coming from lower-vibrational places, such as anxiety, fear, loneliness, grief, frustration, etc. I love to ask "how good can it get?" in every situation, and keep doing my best to remind people, by example, that no matter what's going on, such positivity, optimism, and gentle neutral kindness can help us find our way.
Tessa, I just want to hug you for this gracious post, which comes from a place of love, as all your work does.
I feel exactly as you do about the divisive elements within the resistance. What I love about my readers is we have a diversity of opinions on a variety of topics, but we all come together to fight tyranny, the Great Reset, democide, and the greatest evils facing us today.
As I’ve repeatedly told the virus-deniers, I don’t care what they believe or if we disagree. What bothers me is when they become as rabid as Covidians and insist everyone comply with their belief system or they’re a heretic. This religious fundamentalism is destructive and comes from a place of hatred rather than love.
I guess you could say I’m tolerant of everyone except the intolerant ;-)
You inspire me to recover the soul I think I have, which is wilted, neglected, ignored. I so often act from the logical, mechanical, and forget that I am capable of acting out of love in each moment
I am not sure I have met anyone that is tuned into freedom as much as yourself
“if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
Love god, love people; it’s seems a good place to start. What if the “bad guys” are irrelevant to the story, what if the “good guys” living out of love (or not) is all that matters in writing the next chapter?
Our challenge is to make "The Great Reset" subjugation-de/trans-humanization plot weaker than the Better-Path.
Life, guided by love, which I will couch as the experience of the one-ness of life, the connectedness with brother-sister life forms, is far superior in it's reach, power, efficiency-with-the-minimum, and in its resilience to the "lock-step" "Great Reset".
We need to embrace life and love and to be active in that embrace, not passive recipients.
This is a time of a lot of change, which is hard, and each of us is limited, can only adapt a certain amount. However, we must take each of those baby steps when we see it, and we can support and befriend others taking the baby steps into the world of diverse life, not regimented robotic existence.
Ride your bike.
Be a human friend.
One of my cousins was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Years ago, I learned that on her deathbed, his mother had told him he wouldn't succeed, would never have friends, and was destined to die alone. All the pent-up worries she had never expressed, finally came out.
My cousin's mother is my aunt, and her outburst made sense, since I didn't know her as a worrywart. She was a disciplinarian who made her children tremble with fear.
Materially, she was right to worry about her youngest, since schizophrenia has severely limited his life. He and I are the least successful because of mental illness, and ours is an odd friendship because of it.
For my part, I wasn't afraid to tell my mother not to worry. Maybe I shouldn't have. My aunt was with my mother when she died. My aunt helped me go through the hoops that one has to jump through following a death in the family. She was a good neighbour and friend to my father, in his final years. My aunt was someone who helped broken people.
Absolutely spot on, Tessa! Thank you for bringing this to the table. It's reminds me of that old adage, opinions are like assholes - everyone has one. It's whether we are balanced and connected to that greater energy of the Universe, far greater than the globalist elites and their self-righteousness piety of being Gods knowing what's best for us. They are so small and petty compared to the light of Love! And when we become so self-righteous in our militancy against them, we join them. I feel what you're pointing at is to a spiritual growth we have all entered into, knowingly or not, liking it or not. There's a sense of ultimatum with all this pressure and bulldozing that we have to find our true residence within. Do we want to live in the fractured world of opinions and the rage of militancy? Or do we want to live in the light of love and beauty, of tenderness and kindness, COME WHAT MAY?
Going by personal experience, the ones calling for puritan conformism to their radical "explains everything"-model which must be accepted wholesale, are either mentally ill, have a personal grievance against existance** or (rarely, but they do exist) people employed to create dissent and discord among any and all off-message political debate***.
*These people would, if they were functioning within at least some of the parameters of normality re: their psychology and and ability for social interaction/manipulation, typically be functionaires inside the system - it's just that they are too disturbed to be able to function in any group at all where they cannot use coercion, force and threats (typical Cluster B type personality disorders).
**This type breaks down into the 'sour grapes' mentality of someone feeling that their genius goes unrecognised, unfairly so: prone to rants, grandiosity and self-aggrandisement. The other kind is the much rarer person who actually has been on the inside but is now for some reason or other outside: a journalist, researcher or entertainer which took the "wrong" stance too much, too publicly - say a NYT journalist reduced to being a commoner. Such a person will try to surrounded himself with any number of Sancho Panchas on his quest to re-recognition and vindication.
***Exceedingly rare, the professional troll belonging to some acronym-agency or other, or to a news bureau, trade union, major company or politicial party or similar franchise (commonly operating under the moniker "influencer" if working publicly). Has a very simple set of instructions, and can generally be identified by the style and the consistency of always bringing up the same talking points in any topic, trying to steer the discussion to said points, and if failing to do so launching personal attacks using trigger words which are as politically incorrect as possible, so as to give opportunity for "fact checkers" to point out: "Look! Comments that are fashionable opinion-phobic and anti-buzzword!" (Naturally, this looks a lot like the first type.)
It would be good I think if we could get our "elected leaders" to read and ponder the wisdom of "How much land does a man need?". They are not humble and have no humility, and thus cannot show respect in the sense of worth and virtue, they can only use respect in the sense of domination meaning they make themselves tyrants for no good reason.
Thank you for the inspiration - good reading such as your writing is like spring sun on the soil when the thaw sets in. It makes the flowers of though reach and grow.
Edit because of sauage fingers.
Thank you, Tessa, for such an honest, thought-provoking essay on what is happening. I have had a reiki teacher who privately holds certain political beliefs but rarely now shares them on her blog, because she too has people from many sides who read her. She recently posted the great Buddhist environmentalist and teacher Joanna Macy, giving a teaching on the Tibetan prediction of "Shambhala warriors," in a time such as we face now. The line that stays with me is from the Tibetan monk who taught her: "the line between good and evil is not between two sides or two people. That line runs through the landscape of every human heart." The Shambhala warriors carry no weapons other than compassion and insight.
Beautiful post. *Genuine* humility while not compromising our principles is an enormous feat. But if we can find that balance, we can move mountains (and often have an incredible impact on others).
This was beautifully written, thank you!
It’s a constant daily battle to not allow myself to climb into a thought box that I have built, or allow others to put me into that box. Thinking and issues are complex, and binary thinking is just so easy. It’s so easy to get swept into feelings that lead down a road that ends up hurting others. My biggest philosophy of “live and let live” has served me well.
Fascinating perspective on your mother and why she became that way. I see it in my Hungarian grandmother, diluted down through my own mother.
Society is a pendulum, and as we have swung to a high side of tyranny on the left, I do not look forward to the high swing of tyranny to the right. But I look forward to our upcoming time in the middle.
you are making me miss my mom more than ever... she was incredibly kind, humble and smart... think everyday about what she would think about the messes all over...