Lately some of you Blog-Buddies and RES clients have been feeling rough. Well, you’re sailing over rough seas.
Imagine this. You’re aboard a large sailing ship, and those waters are roiling?
Energetically, and also in everyday human life, millions of your fellow humans are going through a turbulent adjustment adjustment. Personally I think the turmoil is related to adjusting to this new Age of Awakening.
However you think of it, Blog-Buddies, collective consciousness is moving fast.
- Some people — like you — are leading, as if making little waves on the sea.
- Others are following, willingly. More waves, of course. (And you know some of these folks just hate feeling at sea.)
- More follow, grudgingly. So many choppy waves. (You know plenty of these folks too, right?)
- Others don’t want to budge, hanging onto security for dear life. (And that is going to work right now? As if!)
Just Look at What Has Been in the News this Last Week
Can you believe that all this is happening NOW, as reported in respected media this week?
Political crises over refugees
“There are more displaced people and refugees now than at any other time in recorded history 60 million in all and they are on the march in numbers not seen since World War II.”
Crazy-big problems with many Gen-Xers
On Page 3 of The Washington Post this week: A group of middle-aged whites in the U.S. is dying at a startling rate
Who is in this group? Men and women aged 45-54. Poor people whose addictions to drugs and alcohol are bad enough to cause death, plus all the suicides.
Blog-Buddy LILIAN also informed us this week abouta cohort of men in the U.K. for whom suicide is the leading cause of death. Gen-Xers.
Drug addiction is on the rise, too
What kind of pain causes people to get hooked? Blog-Buddies, may we never know, personally.
But you might wish to take a few seconds to wrap your head around these numbers: According to BBC News, nearly 34,000 12-17 year olds are now trying heroin for the first time each year, as the drug becomes cheaper and more readily available than ever.
And speaking of teens in trouble
How about this news story from a few days ago? American teenagers spend an “astounding” nine hours a day with digital technology, entertaining themselves with streaming video, listening to music and playing games, researchers reported Tuesday. And “tweens” aged 8 to 12 are spending six hours with media, the non-profit group Common Sense Media reports.
I wonder, is this just technology love? Having fun with multitasking? Or is it also, in some cases, related to a not-too-secure relationship with human, objective reality?
More time spent with a screen each day than with either parents or teachers.
And speaking of people’s relationships with objective reality…
What Else Is Happening in Collective Consciousness?
First, my perspective: Political events are a reflection of the consciousness in that country. My former guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi used to say that people get the government they deserve, that elected officials represent the majority of what’s going on with collective consciousness. Make sense to you? It sure does to me.
What really convinced me? In 1980, my second husband, Joe, used to work on staff for the Republican side of the House of Representatives in Illinois. Joe would often comment on this.
Most of the time elected politicians would schmooze with Joe, acting like themselves and speaking in a way that sounded normal for them. But as soon as they would step on the floor of the House, bam! They would speak and act differently, sometimes downright chaotically, and acting nearly unrecognizable.
Why? Joe was convinced that the change in behavior was related to the consciousness of their constitutents. It was as if that collective consciousness took them over at the statehouse. Being elected representatives, they DID represent.
Well, here is what we else we have being represented now in America
In presidential politics, once again, American politicians have begun debating more than a year in advance in our next presidential election. Nothing new there.
By now, the huge Republican field of presidential candidates is reduced to trash talking each other. Okay, nothing new there.
But this week’s latest news? Republican candidates who are officially running for president have begun objecting to rules for future GOP debates — rules that every one of them had formerly agreed to. “Scary” rules like allowing “Yes-no” questions.
Blog-Buddies, can you see those chaotic waves all around you?
Statistically half of America votes Republican — so in terms of collective consciousness… that corresponds to half of the nation living with this degree of chaos.
Meanwhile There You Are, Sailing through Life’s Seas
As your boat lurches right and left, and you struggle to gain your balance, here’s my advice.
Be proud of yourself.
Keeping your balance can be hard under those circumstances, but not because anything is wrong with you. Or your ability to balance.
Actually you’re doing well. You ARE keeping your balance. Keep it up.
I’m planning a little series of blog posts to help. This has been #1. Thoughts, anyone?