Hello hello.... I was reading a post from way back in early 2020. The last paragraph, while referring at the time to the eclipse... sort of summarised 2020 the year.
'Expect the unexpected and listen with your soul. Act in the ways that best support you and your soul. Don't jump to conclusions, listen, be still and be aware...........
There may be lots of disruptions, change of plans and things jump out of the blue. Go calmly and with patience'
Way back in January 2020 - it does almost feel like ancient history ....who could have ever imagined the world we live in today. .
But yet... we have arrived at the most uncomfortable, foreign, messy, surprising, unfair, confusing time .. I'd say this period of the last year, would arguably take the prize for 'unexpected'
And that's just what's on the surface - the things that are reported and in our line of sight.
For some of us... the underlying conspiracy theories, the divide with the US presidential race and election, UFO's, Aliens, 5G, just to name a few.
We've needed to dig deeper, open our minds and our hearts, we've had to face that potentially we've just been told lie upon lie, betrayal from those we thought had our best interests at heart.
Where do you go when the foundations of what you believed are in question at the very least.
What do you trust..... WHO do you trust..... what tools do you have have to discern what feels right and what feels like it's bogus non-sense.
The answer is .... there is no where to go... you have to trust YOU.
And for some of us.. that is as foreign as stepping into a matter transfer telephone booth (Dr WHO!)
It's a skill we have to now begin to cultivate.
It's possibly getting out of your head and trusting what you feel when you read/hear/watch things. It's about discernment.
Definition of discernment from Merriam-Webster Dictionary
the quality of being able to grasp and comprehend what is obscure : skill in discerning
an act of perceiving or discerning something.
We watch the news, we take advice from the experts, and especially these days.. anything you read or watch on social media is up for interpretation and requires discernment.
I know first hand how the media can sensationalize an event just to get their story.
I lived in the tropics for a few years... prone to cyclones on a regular basis. I witnessed a number of cyclones... (Hurricane's to our Northern hemisphere readers)
I was watching the news report (they'd sent a team of their journalists to the area) from my safe non threatened lounge room... watching how they slanted the story and showed the same footage over and over again, saying how much damage had been done, how many were impacted ... sensationalized it all... and yet the truth was........
It was nowhere near as bad as they were saying. It had now essentially become a rain depression rather than a cat 2 or 3 cyclone. There were just small pockets of suburbs that had been impacted, a small number of people and families..
And yet... this was a story worthy of 2-3 reporters covering the same info over and over again.
This was my first encounter of seeing how much the news can be 'interpreted'. The 'story' gets told ... and I'm guessing .. it's more about making the ratings and bringing the dollars.
Long story short.. it's time we wake up and question more of what we are shown, what we perceive, what we allow to threaten and worry us, what we allow to create fear in our life.
What I'm saying here and this statement has its roots in Quantum Physics.....
Our perception is influenced by what we believe, what we are expecting, what we think is true or real and generally agreed to by society and our culture to some extent.
An excerpt from a post by Wes Tafoya on 07/07/2020
I think he captures the essence of this really well.
'Reality isn't what exists. It is what is agreed to exist. This can come from belief (an acceptance of an assumption) or from the truth (what works for oneself and the majority of all concerned). Look, we know from Quantum Physics that it isn't a theory but tested thousands of times by people disgustingly smarter than most of us. If what you decide to see - not 'want' to see (that is why wanting something just gives you more things to want for) but what you think is real - manifests into reality -'
My add to this.... the reality that manifests looks an awful lot like what you might expect or believe it should be.
Lets phrase this in a different way.
You may not subscribe to the 'you create your own reality' statement.... that's OK...it can be a challenge to get your head around.
Let's ponder this......
Its raining outside.... it's bucketing down.
I am a farmer and my crop is parched dry..... I LOVE the rain.
I am a builder.... today I can't work because it's raining (and hence miss my deadline
I am NOT happy.
Two people have a very different perception of the same event. And hence, their reaction is different
One perceives this as life giving event, good fortune, celebratory event.
One perceives this as a disaster? expensive, nuisance event.
The rain is just the rain.
So .... begin to question.. listen with the intent of being inquisitive.. question things that may seem too far fetched to be true.. or that are too 'tidy' to be true.. how convenient......
Do your own research.. dig a little deeper.
I'm not suggesting you do this for every news item.. but if things cause you concern .. don't just take what you're being fed.
I'm going to tell you another story.
Ever heard of the Mandela Effect....
The Mandela Effect refers to a situation in which a large mass of people believes that an event occurred when it did not. Looking at the origin of the Mandela effect, some famous examples, as well as some potential explanations for this strange confluence of perceptions can help to shed light on this unique phenomenon.
The term "Mandela Effect" began when it was first coined in 2009 by Fiona Broome when she published a website detailing her observance of the phenomenon.
She was at a conference talking with other people about how she remembered the tragedy of former South African president Nelson Mandela's death in a South African prison in the 1980s.
However, Nelson Mandela did not die in the 1980s in a prison — he passed away in 2013. As Fiona began to talk to other people about her memories, she learned that she was not alone. Others remembered seeing news coverage of his death as well as a speech by his widow.
Fiona was shocked that such a large mass of people could remember the same identical event in such detail when it never happened.
if you want to see more examples you can go here.....
Go gently in the world... we live now in 2021 where we're being challenged in unfamiliar ways. It's a strange world.. a little bit upside down, a little bit weird .... but it's our world..
Don't let fear drive you.. we are in this together... and if we stand together we can at least have solace that we aren't alone.. we don't have to face the craziness alone.. and maybe .. as a whole we can change things for the better.
I'll leave you with an image