The Light Side of a Dark Age
By Zen Gardner,
Author of You Are the Awakening
By apparent design, everything is crumbling into dystopian madness in the social matrix. From a gas lighting media now dutifully swallowed and parroted by a brainwashed majority, like expanding ice in the cracking pavement of the social fabric, to mind blowing cognitive dissonant once-basic reasonable thoughts being inverted one atop the other.
The madness continues to metastasize.
This is an increasingly dark and ever deepening morass of insanity that society is very cleverly being steered into. Not by force, but with its own permission, despite muffled outcries from small pockets of awake and aware individuals.
But is it really “caused”, or was it dormantly waiting to be revealed?
There’s Nothing New Under the Sun
Just try to tell that to anyone, never mind the obvious non-sequiturs about the abject con job going on? Even to friends and relatives?
Brace yourself. You’ll have mindless, irrational, emotionally driven programming to deal with and it will be a total waste of time and just further the division, and your own frustration.
Besides, those who already see it don’t need it anyway, although it’s nice to find a kindred spirit and open mind now and again in the midst of this tornado.
This intense, comprehensive polarization (well, really a culmination of polarization that’s been going on for ages) now bespeaks social civil war. We’ve seen this playing out incrementally for a long time, but we’re embarking on new kinds of crazy by the day now.
Civil wars are darkly famous for turning family members against each other, even to the death of loved ones. Scriptures worldwide have spoken of such divisions manifesting when truth meets aroused, mass electified ignorance. “And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.” Matthew 10:21
That’s serious stuff. And this disintegrating worldwide society is on the verge of such things, sorry to say.
It’s just manifesting. That’s all.
Steer Clear of Panic -- It’s Just Stuff Manifesting
Here are some gems from Alan Watts from the 1960s: (from his talk, “Do You Do It or Does It Do You?”)
The principle of growth always has and always will continue -- because that’s what’s going on…
At the moment we stand at a time in history where we’re beginning to think of a great countdown on the whole human race -- the terrifying possibility that through atomic energy we may obliterate this planet... [translate into this latest technocratic takeover stuff via whatever ridiculous scam du jour...]
It doesn’t really matter. When you realize that’s what it is and that it doesn’t really matter if the whole human race may blow itself up, then there’s a chance that it won’t do it. That’s the only chance we have not to do this thing that attracts us like a kind of vertigo, like a person that looks over a precipice and is all set to throw himself over. Or a person who jumps out of a plane when they’re skydiving and forgets to pull the parachute ring because he gets fascinated with the target, called target fascination.
Just so, we can get absolutely fascinated with disaster, with doom, and all the news, which is invariably bad news.
It’s very important to realize that’s what we’re doing or we might get all panicky about it.
The fascination for this doom might be neutralized if we would say, ‘Well, why bother about that? It’s just another fluctuation in this huge, marvelous endless chain of our own selves and our own energy going on.’
So What the Heaven or Hell is Going On?
We appear to be at a periodic culmination of an ongoing stage play in the drama of human asleepness. Humanity as a whole is a long way from waking up, despite the fact that some have told us what was really go on to varying degrees for ages, but it never goes anywhere.
I defer to Jed McKenna to flesh this out as he so aptly does -- written 12 years ago. But I warn you, you probably won’t like it as it challenges the root cause to the bone.
And we are the bone in the soup, the elephant in the room.
Infantile, Unawakened Humanity is the Elephant in the Room
From Spiritual Warfare by Jed McKenna:
The reign of Big Brother is so firmly established that no alternative exists in the minds of men. The very concept of freedom has been so thoroughly abolished, is so absent from our collective worldview, that it is, literally, unthinkable.
This is no possibility of human development in practice because it doesn’t exist in theory. There’s no such thing as a radical or revolutionary anymore. There is no insurgency, no rebellion. There may be a few isolated pockets of plotters, but nothing even likely to arouse Maya’s [illusion’s] notice. There is no interest in freedom; it’s all been hammered safely into non-threatening, ego-gratifying avenues; career and family, religion and spirituality, hobbies and addictions. Freedom has been effectively wiped out of existence. The idea no longer exists. The game is over.
It’s 1984 for mankind now, and probably will be forever. The real message we can take from Orwell’s book has nothing to do with anything so trivial as political oppression or the erosion of privacy rights. It has to do with the reduction of man’s perceptual faculties to a narrow field of vision, like blinders on a beast of burden, rendering us unaware of alternatives. knowing nothing other than slow, pointless plodding toward our own burial ground.
1984 isn’t a future possibility; it’s a present fact.
The Flip Side
Much of that ominous sounding pronouncement is nothing new, but it’s all taking on amazing new dimensions. The point, if we’re so directed, is to see past this illusory whirled, as has been continually available. Not many are truly willing to go there for many reasons. Basically, going all the way costs everything. Ironically enough, when anyone dares to go there, way more than “everything” appears and what we thought we’d “lose” is nothing at all.
McKenna goes on:
Science is just another belief system, and a fundamentalist belief system at that. No understanding means anything unless it translates into action; change, actual progress. Otherwise, it’s just another evasive tactic. It’s because we accept our meager illumination as full sunlight that we don’t possess the explosive and self-destructive levels of discontent necessary to make a break.
Not until we begin hacking away at our mental and emotional entanglement can we swim up and break the surface into the full light of wakefulness. And not until we do that can we understand in what a cold and miserable darkness mankind dwells.
That’s personal revolution, spiritual warfare, That’s the only point there is to this whole business, and it doesn’t look all that bleak to me.
I’ll leave it there.
All the best. No worries, whether we “get it” or not, it’s all part of it and always fine the way it is.
Let that bake your noodle and hopefully bring some comfort.
Zen Gardner is the author of You Are The Awakening
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