Any kind of study of the mainstream media, whether forensic or merely anecdotal, will reveal the dominant mind-set is fear and loathing on the one hand, or sport, “celebrity” (I can’t go on) and meaningless trivia on the other. Occasionally there are good news stories, for example countries standing up to corporate bullying, real (non-big Pharma) medical breakthroughs, and heart-warming stories of heroic acts by adults, kids and animals.
Sometimes there is a polarisation in the light worker community. Those who excessively focus on joy for example, cause me problems. The fact that it causes me a problem is a problem! But is it not the case that if everyone focused on joy we would create the kind of world we want to live in? But I can’t escape either the mind-set captured by the expression “looking the other way while the train is coming.” Can we turn a blind eye to cruelty, to manipulation, and to all the ills you don’t need me to list? By ignoring these are we creating a dynamic that leads back to paradise and then all the ills will be gone? Of course what follows is that by focusing on the ills we are perpetuating the nightmare the billions of our fellow citizens experience every day.
Yesterday I heard the drone of a Chinook helicopter. Look up and there it is. I remember reading accounts of the Vietnam War, when those living in large tracts of the Vietnamese countryside heard the sounds of the Chinook before being shot, maimed or napalmed. Should I even be thinking of calling this memory to mind? Or is it another reminder that work is to be done?
The answer seems to be emerging as I write this piece. Again I like to think I celebrate and am more than tolerant of those who find reference to any kind of problems in the world barriers to their current bliss and the future bliss for all. I think the same is true for those who focus almost exclusively on truth activism. What is common to both of these groups or individuals is they want the world to be a better place.
And that surely is enough.
Jack Stewart, July 4, 2017.