Many people think seeing is believing. This is one way to perceive reality.
The other is to believe first, and then you will see your reality created right in front of you.
Many of us watched Power Rangers growing up. We all remember they had to keep their identities a secret as a part of their job. They were told by Zordon to do this.
There’s also been lots of different teams since then, and each team has a different source of power and rules that govern it.
I enjoy Power Rangers… but even I’ll admit, I don’t watch every new episode or season. I found out that the Mystic Force Rangers’ powers are purely magic-based. Which means they can’t morph around people who don’t believe in magic. It has little to do with whether they want to or not.
I think that’s the case with many of our talents. Our perceptions – individually and collectively – shape our reality. We co-create reality together. Our source of power is our beliefs.
The role of secrets in society has a whole new meaning when you apply this knowledge to the state of the world.
Synchronicity vs Conspiracy
Honestly, I think they are one in the same. Except Synchronicity is the perspective of Unity and Conspiracy is the perspective of Separation.
It’s a fine line isn’t it??
Three days ago I watched World War Z for the first time… Okay fine…
Two days ago I watched Guardians of the Galaxy… That was cool too.
Yesterday, after I had learned of Robin Williams’ death, I watched World’s Greatest Dad for the first time… a movie I would have never seen otherwise.
The order in which I saw these movies played a significant role for ME. World’s Greatest Dad has lots of zombie references in it. Also mentions Bruce Hornsby a lot… an artist I really enjoyed listening to when I was growing up. And it’s about a father who is an aspiring writer – like myself. I saw myself in Robin Williams’ character, Lance. I also saw myself in Kyle – his porn-addicted son who accidentally kills himself by asphyxiation.
There were SO many reasons I avoided this movie when it first came out. The mixed reviews were the least of my concerns…
Talk about aiming a mirror at society and AIMING A MIRROR AT MY LIFE! Because it reminded me of my own anger I had for my Dad…The way he drank himself out of this world. It reminded me of the darkest aspects within myself. The subject matter hit too close to home… But after Robin Williams died… It was like something was lifted from me. A blockage was cleared. A new awareness came into my body. And I was able to appreciate this dark comedy.
I know World’s Greatest Dad takes on new meaning after Robin Williams’ passing.
Synchronicity does not stop at the movie set or movie theater. Sometimes, timing is everything for the individual receiving such messages. For the greater, paranoid masses, all these signs could mean doom and gloom. But I disagree.
There is a quote… “Familiarity breeds contempt.”
There is certain truth to that. And I think when things seem “too familiar” it reminds us of the dream that is the ultimate reality. As souls, its the way things are. But humans are afraid of that familiarity because all we’ve ever known is our own reflection in the mirror.
I’ve been mistreated, looked down on, called names, and tossed aside by people because they lack empathy. Because they conspire. By themselves. With each other. That is judgment. Treating someone a certain way because they refuse to see the world from their perspective. Because they view others as a threat. Because they don’t see how it all FITS TOGETHER.
And… what do we do when we KNOW someone is wrong and causing harm and they don’t realize it? When do we draw that line?
The biggest perpetrators of judgment dish it out like candy, but *the* moment you dish it back… (with added awareness and reflection) they whine and cry. It’s like they don’t understand how they treat people. Their ego blinds them from knowing how it feels.
That’s where I draw the line. Ego.
So many two-faced people I know are dying on the inside because to be two-faced, you gotta have that age-old war of smiles vs frowns right in the center of your gut… And ego is the method by which the golden rule CAN be broken without feeling its effects.
A person’s personality develops as a result of interactions and relationships with others. And ego doesn’t have the courage to admit it. Ego doesn’t have the perception of self. Ego likes the control. But ego lacks awareness. And ego compensates by partitioning the mind and its personality. It begins separating the world with lies and fake, warped perceptions of reality. To make the outer world match a tortured, morbid inner world. Ego thrives on that kind of control. Especially if its own manipulation can go unnoticed.
Treat others as you want to be treated. Golden. Rule. No. Exceptions.
It’s very simple.
And my perspective is from within the crossfire. The illusion is that I’ve taken sides.
Depressed or not, I live by this rule. JUST SO YOU KNOW… When I’m pissed at someone, they done fucked up. I’m patient. I’m understanding. I may be sad, but I know what is right and what is wrong. Has nothing to do with sadness, or the Universe, so please don’t question my intellect. My behavior toward others is 100% reflection of how I am treated, or how others are treated. That’s not judgment. That’s karma – cause and effect. Life deserves Justice.
I’m not saying I’m perfect. I’m willing to be punished for my wrong-doings. THAT’S the difference between self and ego. I’m depressed, not dumb.
They don’t call me ScorpionTigerSilverDragon for no reason. You might say that’s an ego… HA! But that’s another judgment. Because, I consider it my spirit form. My Patronus Charm.
Advanced magic; the concentration of my happiest moments.
And you can’t produce a corporeal Patronus Charm with ego… I trust my Patronus to protect me from soul-sucking Dementors and Death Eaters.
All of this, is of course, metaphor. But its relevant. The individual and collective human mind is a battlefield. We lost Robin Williams because of this war on consciousness.
Because we don’t understand the enemy.
So much harm in assumptions.
People do it because they are afraid of confrontations.
Their assumptions are usually behind their questions.
And people are not willing to be wrong.
So they fuel their lives while ruining others.
The destructive power of assumptions. Just ask. I will tell you.
People who think suicide is selfish or a sign of cowardice, or that depression is a “fit”… You just don’t understand the reality of being stuck in a mind that betrays you, tricks you, and is a double agent that takes hold when no one else is looking. Robin Williams’ death was caused by a disease. An invisible torture that does not discriminate. And yet, we are conditioned to smile anyway… That does not make it go away.
It takes just as much strength and courage to look at life in the face as it does to look at death in the face. But it is important to realize Robin Williams didn’t WANT to die. His mind betrayed him. He fought a very courageous battle. We must learn from him and love one another. Laugh together. So his life is not in vain and his death is not his defining moment. Never shame people for the way they feel. Before or after the fact.
Important. Suicide is contagious. How we talk about Robin Williams affects others who are in that dark place. Robin Williams did not die from suicide. He died from depression. Suicide is not freedom.
“The so-called ‘psychotically depressed’ person who tries to kill herself doesn’t do so out of quote ‘hopelessness’ or any abstract conviction that life’s assets and debits do not square. And surely not because death seems suddenly appealing. The person in whom Its invisible agony reaches a certain unendurable level will kill herself the same way a trapped person will eventually jump from the window of a burning high-rise. Make no mistake about people who leap from burning windows. Their terror of falling from a great height is still just as great as it would be for you or me standing speculatively at the same window just checking out the view; i.e. the fear of falling remains a constant. The variable here is the other terror, the fire’s flames: when the flames get close enough, falling to death becomes the slightly less terrible of two terrors. It’s not desiring the fall; it’s terror of the flames. And yet nobody down on the sidewalk, looking up and yelling ‘Don’t!’ and ‘Hang on!’, can understand the jump. Not really. You’d have to have personally been trapped and felt flames to really understand a terror way beyond falling.” – David Foster Wallace
Relationships ARE necessary for happiness. A person who is isolated physically, emotionally, spiritually, or mentally is not fine on their own. People aren’t made to be ignored or exiled. And those people who are solo are the exception. We are humans, we are hardwired for working together, building relationships – whether they be familial, friendship, or romantic.
When seeking these relationships, we learn of two kinds of people. Sincere people and insincere people.
Insincere people can act sincere… And sincere people usually don’t assume people are insincere.
Insincere people make a lot of other sincere people “look bad” as distractions from their own morbidity and destruction. Insincere people will USE others’ sincerity and sincere moments to build tension, by gossiping, creating rumors, breaking confidentiality, revealing secrets, etc. And society tends to love those distractions because they make us feel “more sincere” because there are more of “us” than there are of whoever it is we’re laughing at.
We need to learn to laugh with one another. Never shame people when they are being sincere. Because the moment you do, you teach them how and why to be insincere. Our most vulnerable, honest moments are what make us human. There is no need for isolation.
Mirror, mirror on the wall. Everyone is being used as pawns by the most insincere of them all.
How do we make peace with the enemy?
“Mother Nature is a serial killer. No one’s better. More creative. Like all serial killers, she can’t help but the urge to want to get caught. But what good are all those brilliant crimes if no one takes the credit? So she leaves crumbs. Now the hard part, while you spent decades in school, is seeing the crumbs for the clues they are. Sometimes the thing you thought was the most brutal aspect of the virus, turns out to be the chink in its armor. And she loves disguising her weaknesses as strengths. She’s a bitch.” – Andrew Fassbach (World War Z)
“We’re just like Kevin Bacon.” – Gamora (Guardians of the Galaxy)
“I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is ending up with people who make you feel all alone.” – Lance Clayton, played by Robin Williams (World’s Greatest Dad)