What do we default to? I have spent virtually my whole life swimming against the tide. However to live any kind of “normal” life, a degree of conformity is essential. Not least driving!
We mostly default to mainstream, repetitive, unquestioning programming. We have a pain, and in an almost knee-jerk fashion, seek out a pill to relieve it. We have a problem and we default to how we last solved it, unless it is unfamiliar. As humans, we are natural “modellers.” That is we copy those we admire, those who have something we might want, or often those in authority. Almost all of this copying or modelling is done without thinking. You can see this for yourself in others, and in doing so you might realise how much of it you are doing yourself.
David Icke calls an aspect of this “the postage stamp mind-set.” in other words the “reality” fed to us daily is so narrow and so limited that it could be fitted on a postage stamp. Whither the phrases “thinking outside the box” and “blue skies thinking.” The former implies, rightly we are all in boxes, and the latter only happens a few days a year because the skies are full of chemtrails.
Another classic is the person (forgive me for my temporary obsession with driving examples) is the person who drives home like a maniac in order to relax once there. I leave you to work that one out.
I also recall Deepak Chopra talking about much of humanity (he didn’t mean this as a total put-down, merely an illustration) being a “ragbag of conditioned responses.” Oh I long for those who are awake, aware and engaged with life. I long for those who are aware of themselves, aware of their relationship (even spatially) to others, and aware of what’s really going on in the world. Those who not only think outside the box but never climb back into it and want others to discard theirs. Those who act consciously, those who act purposefully and those who act in service of all sentient beings.
When I was learning psychotherapy – and I’m still learning – many years ago I recall reading the work of a wonderful therapist called Frank Farrelly. His piece of resistance was Provocative Therapy. Having spent decades as a conventional counsellor he realised (and got amazing results*) that sometimes shocking people out of their stupor was the best approach. Farrelly was exceptionally skilled and this is not something I would recommend. You cannot use Provocative Therapy without being in deep rapport with someone.
Perhaps now you may guess where all this is leading. Life, the universe and everything is serving up, daily, things that provoke. If you are in rapport with a higher power, God to some, your divinity within and/or the world of spirit, I would suggest waking up, raising your vibration will follow naturally.
Or you can remain in ignorance, lead an unexamined life, eat fries and burgers, drink "shakes", vote Conservative and reserve your seat for a challenging incarnation the next time round. I just hope if this isn’t getting to you this time around, it does then.
Love and blessings to you all.
Jack Stewart, July 19, 2017.
* A classic example is the hospital patient who not only thought, but tried to convince everyone he was Jesus. One day at Easter time Farrelly came into the hospital with a large wooden cross, some nails and a hammer…