It truly is revolting what has decided to stick in the minds of the general public today as a whole. Is it equally as upsetting how much time we spend thinking about how awful it is? What about the amount of time we set aside each day to either absorb, dispel, or ignore a hopeful paradigm shift of our collective stream of consciousness? On a different thread, a valid point was made among others that whenever a serious phenomena seems to occur, such as the tsunami in Japan, people completely neglect the superficial rhetoric of today's ever so sluggish celebrity and fear-induced news jargon that normally appears to plague society's global consciousness. The important is finally "realized", or at least focused upon for a brief moment in time, keyword being brief. It is almost as though some fleeting sense of sanity arises for a nanosecond, until someone divorces so-and-so and "Did you hear about blah-blah's new alter-ego?"
Apparently schizophrenia is the new black, or else there is some other sort of ridiculous mantra which seems to be floating around the atmosphere these days. It's about time, for the individuals who are privy to this marketing charade, to stand up to these mind-games by creating our own agenda. Since marketing and manipulation is clearly "in-the-know", it is frustrating that these "aware" individuals decide to back such negative messaging and imagery; opting for supporting a singular gain versus a 'greater good' type of mentality. I truly am astonished (..yet less and less surprised) at the serious lack of moral ethics and comprehension that society seems to dictate as being of the norm. Time to institute some changes.
I'm all about spreading global consciousness and promoting enlightenment, and it needs to start with identifying with the fact that everything around us is an effect until we choose to acknowledge it as a cause. As our thought energy flows from our consciousness and out into the phenomenal world to appear as prosperous experiences and conditions, its "plastic" quality allows it to be impressed by the tone and shape of our dominant beliefs. Therefore what we see, smell, taste, hear, and touch are our beliefs objectified. The form and the experience are but effects - appearances - and we're told not to judge by appearances. We think about, develop feelings for or against, and then eventually start to judge objects and people around us to every degree imaginable. The problem with that is as soon as we begin to "judge", that means to believe it, to assume its true, to conclude that it's factual. We shouldn't do this because what appears as an effect has no value in itself - the only attributes it has are the ones we collectively give it. We must all understand that our supply for manifesting what we want in the form of any symbol or material belief can only be found through our higher selves. If dark imagery or undertones are shaping the music industry, our televisions, or any other sphere, it is time that we counter that with lighter imagery. Where the line seems to get misconstrued is that in attempts to make this duality clear or bring one side to the masses, bringing forward positive thought provoking imagery is often demonized or misunderstood by non-thinkers. Understanding this fact will better allow those of us who are aware to more successfully instill positive thinking instead of panic and fear-based ideology into our collective consciousness.
I suppose my point of reiterating the common sense of cause and effect is because we are FUELING other people's causes by discussing their effects in such great detail. We give our power over to that idea or emotion or judgment, and we become slaves to it. We need to collectively shift from a consciousness of effects to a consciousness of Cause. I'm not saying don't discuss these ideals per say, but if we do talk about why we disagree with said cause, I feel we should plant some subconscious seeds of our own into the world as well. I suppose what I'm getting at is that we should try to be part of the solution instead of part of the problem. Lets help us help ourselves by sewing positive seeds, and collectively reaping the rewards. Yes, we are aware of all the bullshit going on in the media, the government, commercialism, marketing, and other potential ego-endorsing opportunistic areas of life, as well as a huge list of other problems that pretty much suck in the world today. We should be paying equal if not more attention to the outcome we would like to see happening instead of the unjust we feel at the present.
As Gandhi said, "Be the change you want to see in the world." We constantly seem to be adding fuel to the fire, always providing evidence of how something else is wrong instead of instilling and backing the "correct" mentalities ourselves, whatever those might be.
"We are alive and the plant is alive, so we can make friends. If you kill the plant first, you are asking for trouble."
--Aleister Crowley, 'The Master Therion'.
The recent demonstrations in the west kind of highlights your point, though I appreciate it is unconnected. Thousands pitched up tents all over the country, but they had no (positive) alternative to put forward. Result? Reinforcement of the negatives (which we were all aware of already) and now that they are in the process of moving on / being moved on, we have acquired a heightened sense of being completely powerless to do anything about it. I'm sure they all had the best of intentions...
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