Dumb down? Note: If you can’t read this whole article, skip ahead to the reframe of the famous “La La Land” photo. You may think about it all day.
Collective consciousness in America (and elsewhere) may make dumbing down seem like a cool way to survive. Have you noticed that pressure lately?
But you can insist on being robustly human, living juicy!
Not just for the sake of spiritual awakening. Enjoy that human life because it can turn glorious. Especially if you accept no substitute for living as that human smartie you are. No dummie. A smartie!
Dumb. Dull. Spaced. Who Cares?
You can. And I can. For heaven’s sake, it’s important that we care. To show it, let’s just keep engaging in everyday human activities.
Maybe you’re wondering: Why has Rose noticed this latest kind of pressure in collective consciousness? Thank my work.
Doing sessions of Rosetree Energy Spirituality (RES), I spend much of my daily Technique Time exploring how people live energetically.
Delving into one chakra databank after another, helping one client after another, I’m finding a new — and quite disturbing — weariness.
It’s a collective version of, “What’s the use?”
As though “problems are bigger than I can solve.” So (supposedly) “Why not go into a Trumpian-Torpor-Trance of dullness?”
To which there are a thousand smartass replies. Bet you can find a very satisfying one right now!
Have You Noticed a Dumb, Dumbing Torpor in YOUR Workplace?
In politics, Trump is setting the tone. Not interested in intelligence briefings?
Although I’m no believer in “Trickle-down economics,” could we be seeing a trickle-down dumb-down?
“That’s too complicated” becomes a criticism. Even when talking about complex matters that demand attention.
I’m curious. Are you finding people just plain playing dumb?
- People who whine “I don’t know”
- Or they can’t decide.
- Or they want you to tell them what to do… while they kinda sorta take a nice mental nap.
- Perhaps liquor is looking tastier than ever. Weed too.
- Maybe there’s a desire to be cool and not care, creating a sort of inner callous.
- Millions whose voting choices led to the Trump presidency may have begun to struggle with their moral culpability, shoving it into denial day after day
Today I even heard on “Fresh Air” an interview about why top Silicon Valley executives are spending millions on getaway places where they can go away and hide.
How to Counter “Dumb”? Engagement
Don’t let the dumb get to you. Find a way to wake yourself up, shake up your surroundings.
Blog-Buddies, you can find an honorable way to keep living juicy.
Consequently, you’ll also help our collective consciousness.
Maybe even win some extra points at spiritual awakening.
La La Land Is For Dummies. Appealing But Dumb.
With all respect to a movie I really enjoyed… let’s stop romanticizing variations on living in La La Land.
For legal and ethical reasons, I can’t show you that iconic image from the movie. But here’s a link to that famous “La La Land” Dance Number.
The surreal image shows stalled cars with people lifted out, hovering in the air.
Think about that. Life on earth stops. So stuck!
Well, off people go. Lively and having a ball. Because they’re flying around in energy bodies.
It’s Dumb to Let Human Life Stall
While Seeking “Something Nobler.”
Romantic But Stooopid.
Heck, during my years of TM-induced spiritual addiction, I had recurring dreams that were similar to that “La La Land” dance number.
People on earth are stuck but so what? I’ll fly around in my body, lighter than air, and be really “spiritual.”
Nonsense! A pot-lover’s pipe dream!
If you feel like you’re stuck or struggling in your life, don’t think some nobler fantasy about energy is going to solve those problems.
Just keep living. Doing.
Even when you make slow progress, at least that’s human progress, right?