My friend Molly Hall at the Wild Bee Farmlet has shared another insightful and heartful perspective on the energies, questions, and opportunities of now.
She writes of a “disturbance in the psycho-sphere,” and asks, “Do you believe everything you see on Tell-a-Vision?”
It matters not so much how we respond to these or other questions, necessarily, as much as that we do ask and explore the questions lest we find ourselves trapped in tiny little meme boxes created by those who don’t have the highest interests in mind.
We see yet another complex situation very quickly reduced to a few alarmingly over-simplified ‘sound bites‘ and spoon-fed talking-point memes — a communication technique that’s not helpful to the common good and often is intended to shut down, not promote, conversation, dialogue, and even actual thoughtfulness.
In fact, some of these very communication tactics are commonly used by intentional manipulators such as narcissistic, sociopathic, and other toxic-behavior types, and that should give us pause and alert the spidey senses that greater discernment would be a good idea.
I appreciate Molly’s post for, among other things, opening the line of thought and conversation back up, lifting a bit higher to ‘bird’s eye’ perspective where we can see things in their fullness … and see the patterns at work here, too.
This line speaks to one intention woven through Molly’s post, and the theme of honoring our rich ancestral wisdom and roots, whatever they may be, which is near and dear to my heart as well.
“We do not have to forsake our ancestors or be uprooted from the past, to have a bright future.”
To read the full post — and find a bit more about the “energies of Now” as well as a bit of ‘intel’ on what affects your freedom of thought (and so on), you’ll find it at Molly’s Wild Bee Grove blog.
Happy reading, and thanks Molly for another excellent musing!
June 27, 2015 at 10:08 pm
Reblogged this on Pantheist Heritage and commented:
A wonderful article
June 29, 2015 at 12:19 am
Thanks so much, Brendon, and for sharing the article as well (I’ve let Molly know, too). Thanks for stopping by (I’ve followed your blog as well.) Jamie
July 14, 2015 at 2:41 pm
Extremely wise and important words. Thank you for posting. I especially responded to the quote about ancestral appreciation, and appreciation for the past. Though not as much of a spiritual response… I do think it ties in…
I’ve also been disturbed at the recent massive efforts to uproot and erase the past because current social norms have evolved. Shouldn’t we leave the markers of the past standing as reminders of where we came from so that we don’t go back? Not agreeing with everything we used to do is okay. And healthy. And part of an enlightened and evolving society. But whitewash ing our histories and the characters that were a critical parts of laying the foundations for who we are today is ridiculously naive.
And dangerous. I imagined opening a history book of the future and seeing blank pages, so no one could be offended..
Oh how easily the children of the next generation forget. And then recommit previous behaviors.
A lot of this work (to keep short term anger about the small picture at an all time high) is being done through media: tv and esp the Internet. Our society has become a Shame and destroy reactionary culture, probably in response to years of judeo Christian teachings that can now be unleashed from the safety of anonymous keyboards.
I hope we move forward from this phenomenon, (tire of the tear down game and need to feel righteous from our living room armchairs) and the words outrage and backlash become modes of the past. Again I hope gone, but not forgotten. The media certainly has a part to play in fanning these flames of false indignation. One week it’s this person who must be destroyed, and just as quickly, the next week they’ve been forgotten.
Do you see this pattern of outrage and backlash that picks a new target every week subsiding? Or changing. Maybe two victims per week will become the norm? Etc. Like going From fifteen minutes of fame, to fifteen seconds, and then down to five, and one..?
I’ve looked at the news, and right now the most scandal people can handle/grow angry about / latch in to is one outrage per seven days…
O and om.