Navigating Through World Chaos

World chaos.

Now unless you’ve been living under a rock, I think it’s fair to say things have gotten interesting out there.

Putting it mildly, our financial system is a hot mess and disrupts our lives in more ways than one.

We don’t trust those who make decisions on our behalf (or at least I sure don’t) because we’re aware that they don’t care about our well-being in any way.

We also can’t help but notice the way we treat one another is less than humane. We’re expressing anger and violence toward each other. People (and animals) from all walks of life are the recipients of our collective frustrations.

And believe it or not, I have reason to feel that nature also feels the effects from our collective energy outputs as well.

I’ve been paying attention to all types of theories and perspectives over the years and I’ve felt the same uneasiness many of you undoubtedly have as well.

So I’ll share my thoughts with you about how I see things. See if any of this makes sense to you.

Navigating Through World Chaos

In order to somehow find a sense of peace as life becomes increasingly chaotic, it helps to try to see things from as clear of a perspective as possible.

How do you do this?

By observing your emotions, asking some useful questions, keeping an open mind and having a willingness to accept the possibility that things aren’t as they seem.

See folks, we’re experiencing the effects of a cause. The Law of Cause and Effect is always at work. Nothing is random.

Everything we’re seeing out there has been happening for a long time.

Systems are crumbling. Regardless of how we try to fix them, whether it’s the financial markets, the healthcare industry, politics or the school systems – it’s important to consider that these structures were never built on a solid foundation because the ones in charge – those who have the money, power and resources to run everything are in it for themselves.

And now, it’s blatantly obvious these structures (and the individuals who govern them – and us) are infected from within.

We looking at a severe case of psychopathy. The human psyche is at stake.

I don’t write these words and expect you to believe me. I’m well aware that I see things a bit differently.

I’m ok with that, though. I’m not here to convince anyone of anything.

But as long as I have a platform that allows me to warn humanity of what is – and what’s to come, I’ll do what I can.

Take it or leave it.

No love lost.

I’ll still care about your well-being, and I’ll still lovingly point this stuff out to those who are willing to see beyond the veil.

The World is Deconstructing

Everything is falling to shit. It’s scary, but in a way, it can a good thing, depending on how you look at it.

I say this is necessary because the systems we’ve depended on for so long aren’t built on a foundation designed for our benefit. They may have seemed helpful and benevolent at one time. Some of our systems have certainly helped us to create a civilized society.

But folks, I feel we’re beyond needing civilization. Let’s face it, even acting civilly toward one another these days is tough. People are angry, scared, confused and feeling downright helpless.

We rely on people who fight with one another to act as leaders. Smear campaigns are how grown adults rally to get our support. We place our faith and belief in these people – and of course, if they fail us (which they will – they already have), then we cast blame at one another for “voting” for whoever has been calling the shots for last 4-8 years.

Let me quickly snuff out that fire by saying this:

Your votes don’t count. Everything has been planned for a good, long time.

The “powers that (think they) be” want you to believe your ideas and opinions matter. Heck, they’ll even give in once in a while to give you the impression that you’ve made a difference.

But take a look around.

All you see is chaos.

No one is happy.

Things are getting worse.

And whoever it is that leads this country or any country doesn’t have the control you think they do.

It’s all fixed folks. I know that’s a buzzkill for those who believe in this shaky system, but it’s true.

And it’s obvious.

Plus, the notion that we need leaders to fix our world is a dangerous one because when we place the responsibility for our well-being in someone else’s hands, we have given our power away.

Now, if these so-called leaders were perhaps like Yoda, Obi-Wan or someone who exemplified genuine wisdom, maturity, and benevolence, then maybe we’d be onto something.

But even these archetypes wouldn’t want to lead us, own us or think for us. They’d want to help us elevate ourselves and one another to higher levels of consciousness through leading by example.

To be the change we’re looking for.

I believe someone made that observation already. But it seems we’d rather quote him than implement his sage advice.

Self-change is hard. Most people don’t want to admit they may have had it all wrong. It’s even more difficult to assume responsibility for ourselves, so we’d rather have someone else make those changes for us.

And the longer we go on this way, the more chaotic and destructive things get because we aren’t seeing the big picture.

That WE must change. Evolve. Wisen up.

It’s time. But the longer we put this off – the more time that goes by as we try to fix everything but ourselves, the destruction of everything we’ve relied on will continue.

We’re far too dependent on others. We’ve lost our way over the years. That’s the cold, hard truth.

So to build a new, honest, independent and moral way of life individually and therefore, collectively – often enough the deconstruction of what isn’t working has to occur. This is because it takes loud and dramatic events to wake us up.

Unfortunately.

While we’ve conditioned ourselves to react to what’s directly in front of us, rather than from all angles possible – especially with regard to personal responsibility – it’s no wonder we’re experiencing severe and catastrophic effects of the damage that’s been done to our trust, economy and planet over time.

A Practical Example

There’s a way to look at things from a practical perspective. Sometimes, using allegories is an effective way to gain insight into a situation.

So consider the following as a way to interpret what’s going on in the world – and in ourselves.

Let’s say you wanted a kitchen renovation. The one you have now no longer serves your best interests and on top of that, it’s dated. In order for you to replace the floor, cabinets, back splash and appliances, demolition would have to happen first.

You can’t exactly place a brand new stove on top of the one currently in place, now could you?

Of course not.

You’d have to remove what no longer works to make room for its replacement.

You also wouldn’t be able to install new cabinets until you removed the existing ones…and if you were to keep the ones you had and refurbish them instead, they would still have to come down, be stripped of old paint, sanded and then repainted before they could go back up to where they stood before.

The point is that in order to make room for the new, more efficient kitchen, the old one had to become obsolete enough to where change was warranted and desired.

Now let’s take this a step further.

Perhaps you’d waited until things had broken down or became too dangerous to use safely.

There are times when the renovation is cosmetic. But if there are problems you’ve overlooked throughout the years, you may find damage behind the walls, beneath the flooring, in the electrical systems, plumbing problems, and you might even the discover foundation itself is falling apart.

If this were the case, you could try the “lipstick and a purse” approach to make that kitchen look and function better, but eventually, the entire house would crumble – possibly with you (and your loved ones) still inside.

In this case, you’d have to tear the place down and start from scratch – preferably with a better (updated) set of blueprints, sturdier materials, and a well-qualified contractor who only hired respectable workers. Ones that listened to you, respected your wishes and stood by their work.

In other words, people who cared.

Do you see it?

The systems currently in place don’t work any longer – and in fact, are incredibly damaging from every angle possible.

And if these systems ever did have our best interests at heart, it certainly hasn’t been the case for many, many years.

None the less, in order for what doesn’t work to make room for what will, deconstruction has to take place.

And because most people don’t understand this concept, many of us are reacting to being shown JUST HOW MUCH OUR CURRENT SYSTEM ISN’T WORKING…rather than stepping back and being grateful that the truth – which has been hidden for so long – is finally being exposed.

We have an education system that focuses more on academics and testing than creative self-expression and useful life skills.

We have a healthcare system that encourages sickness, drugs and isn’t affordable to people. The ones who can pay are being overcharged while the ones who can’t afford to pay are taxed anyway, so nothing gets solved.

We have empty houses that sit and rot while people live on the streets.

We have a divide and conquer system of politics filled with people who make promises they don’t keep. Who don’t have the power you think they do – and who lie, cheat, steal and make decisions for us based on what they think is right – for themselves only.

We have a financial system that leaves most people broke and unable to care for themselves, even working 2-3 jobs while others get paid millions upon millions for making films, playing sports and endorsing the products of these big corporations that run everything. And I’m only touching on all of that.

We also suffer from the disease of consumerism. Yep, we’re worthy if we have bigger, better and more advanced versions of everything, even if what we already have works perfectly. And we buy these things with money we don’t have. Goods from countries that overwork, underpay and poison their employees – people who have no way out of the miserable lives they’re forced to live.

And then there’s the rest of us. Taking our frustrations out on one another as we desperately hope these liars we “elect” into office will have our best interests at heart.

They don’t. They can’t. Their job is to act as the puppets of their masters.

How do we not see all of this?

The answer is clear to me. It’s called willful ignorance.

How Does This Affect Us Personally?

I feel that what we see in the world is a reflection of what’s inside of us.

As we think, we believe and therefore, contribute to the environment.

I would love nothing more than to say that electing the right leader would fix our problems.

But I don’t. If this worked, it would have a long time ago. And things certainly wouldn’t appear the way they do now.

Chaotic, violent, unjust and inhumane.

Lipstick and a purse won’t cut it here, folks.

It’ll be up to us to step back and try to see clearly. This will include the aspects within ourselves that contribute to the whole.

The deconstruction of the false sense of self will be the way to freedom and a world where we’ll all thrive.

Someday.

And I walk my talk. I own myself. Faults, flaws and all (and believe me, I’ve got plenty). Yet, I assume responsibility for the way I’ve operated in the world. But first, I had to question things, including myself. It’s been painful to see what lived inside of me, but I’d rather face this than disown any part of myself. Even the not so good qualities.

I ask myself things like:

~ Is what I believe true? Or are they concepts I’ve been taught throughout my life that until now, I had never bothered to question?

~ Is it possible I’m being lied to by the media?

~ Are things really as they appear?

~ What do I see in others that angers/ bothers me? Do I possess any of these traits? Am I willing to admit it to myself, without judgment, that I encompass some of these undesirable behaviors that contribute to the lives of others in damaging ways?

~ How much of my ego is in charge of my life? Do I even know what my ego is? What relevance does it serve?

~ Am I living my truth? Do I know what that even is?

~ What influence has society had on me throughout my life? Where does society get its concept of “truth?” And why have I believed it?

~ Do I act like the mature, compassionate, open-minded, curious and wise individual I would like to be? If not, what must I learn?

Or unlearn?

These are just a few of the many questions I’ve asked myself over the last several years. I can promise they’ve been revealing. But only because I was open to accepting full responsibility for what’s inside of me.

None of us have all the answers, but together, I feel if we understood that underneath it all, most of us want the same things – we would seek common ground instead of attacking one another.

I think we’d also see we’ve been duped by a system that claims to have our best interests at heart – as the individuals who control them continue to encourage humanity to devolve into the chaotic structure we see playing out in politics, the financial, education and healthcare systems, and in our neighborhoods.

With a loving heart, I say, we need to grow up.

Maybe it’s time we stop thinking we’re “right” about things we may not understand well enough to pass judgment on and instead, become seekers.

This will undoubtedly lead to a deconstruction of things, including our sense of self.

It sure did for me. It hurt like hell too. But eventually, it freed me. I’ll never stop being grateful for that.

But in time, I’m confident that once this happens, we’ll see we’re far more than the “little me” we accept ourselves to be in a world where these “powers that be” decide on our livelihood and make critical decisions for us.

None of us are “little me.” But we’ll continue to think so as long as we keep thinking and acting the way we do.

We’d be far better off recognizing our true selves, demolishing the false concepts we believe in and banding together in an effort to help everyone get what they want.

Which I feel is simply to live in peace, honesty, maturity, and freedom.

We carry the spark of the Divine within us. We are not helpless little creatures by nature. We are equipped with free will choice. This, and ONLY this, is what sets us humans apart from the other equally sentient beings in life.

But we’ll never use this inherent gift if we squander it away by not knowing how to use our ability to see, inquire, investigate life…

…and then be courageous enough to transcend our limited state of being by using our free will choice deliberately, consciously and intelligently.

And that, folks, will be up to us.

The antidote to chaos is clarity. Yet, clarity will always elude us if we continue to believe the lie.

I’ll end this with one of the most relevant short speeches of our time.

If you decide to comment, know that I always encourage freedom of speech. However, if you disagree with anything I’ve said here, I ask that you keep it respectful.

We may not see eye to eye, and that’s ok. We can agree to disagree.

But I’d encourage you to never stop seeking. We owe this to ourselves and one another.

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Author of the books "A Simple Guide to Exercise Safety (What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You)" and "Streetwise Philosophy (A Bullshit-Free Approach to Spiritual Maturity)", Dana Gore is a health and fitness professional, wellness coach, and freelance writer. Dana brings guidance to the public about how to achieve optimal health in a safe and structured manner while inspiring her readers to seek self-awareness and inner peace as a means to well-being in all areas of life.

16 thoughts on “Navigating Through World Chaos

  • at 11:47 am
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    Hi Dana,

    I decided to wait a couple of weeks before leaving a comment on this particular post. My view is going to be somewhat different… then again, I guess that’s my role in life. lol

    The world isn’t getting worse… not in the least. It’s always been this way; it’s just not as hidden as it was previously.

    For instance, you said our financial system is a mess. It’s way better than the Depression in 1929, the Recession of 1991, and the Recession of 2008 and 2009. It’s not even close to the French Revolutionary period, and between 1500 and 1700, over a third of all English citizens were considered poor and the top 1% was actually the top .05%. The last level of poverty for the U.S. is from 2011, which was 15.2%

    Racism hasn’t changed in the entire history of this country. The only difference now is that racists aren’t afraid to be seen, and the oppressed aren’t willing to stay silently hidden. Sexism is the same, as well as prejudice and bigotry against the disabled and those who identify themselves as part of the LBGTQ community. Nothing’s changed; it’s always been bad.

    It’s all the same… but now it gets covered in the news, or people fight about it on social media. Some people proclaim they want to make America great again but there are many of us who realize that in actuality, for us, it’s actually better… which is kind of frightening. lol

    Having said all that… Overall I’m of the opinion that we actually have a better chance now than at any period in history to start addressing a lot of these issues. I’m like Dr. Phil in realizing that we can’t fix anything we don’t acknowledge is a problem. In my eyes, seeing how people will come together in a tragedy shows what we’re capable of becoming; we just have to be willing to see some of these other tragedies for what they are, pick one, and push forward.

    At least that’s how I see things. 😉

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    • at 12:28 pm
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      Hey Mitch,

      I would classify your comment as a respectful way to disagree with some of the things I’ve said.
      And that’s ok.

      You brought up some good points.
      For example, what you said about things not getting worse because that’s how they’ve always been, but hidden. In that sense, I agree. The effects, as they play out in society, though, are worse. The anger is at the surface and it’s spreading. In some cases, it’s because the oppressed are speaking out more. In other ways, it’s because anger is infectious when it isn’t observed consciously.

      The financial system appears better than it was back then, but it isn’t. We’re in a lot more debt. It seems there is abundance, but the price of this abundance is much higher than what can be paid back. The numbers won’t add up. It isn’t possible.

      Racism. Well, that’s a tricky subject. The conundrum here is that people would think I don’t have room for an opinion because I’m of the population that hasn’t dealt with what you’re dealing with, so from that standpoint, I won’t comment. But I DO feel we need to take a good, hard look at stereotyping in general with regard to ALL people. I wrote about that. It’s more layered than people think.

      Actually, everything we’re dealing with has layers. What we see at face value has foundations.
      We’re experiencing the effects of things that have taken a long time to brew. The Cause, from my observations, stem from a low level of consciousness of humanity in general. We are spending too much time trying to fix what we don’t understand at its core.

      I do feel humans are capable of coming together under tragedies, and this restores my faith in Humanity. Unfortunately, the way things are played out in the media, we don’t get to see people actually working together in harmony. I feel we have some big issues with the media in general. There is a lot of conditioning and programming going on that people still don’t see.

      We sure can;t fix what we don’t acknowledge. The question is…how are we interpreting what we’re acknowledging? Are we seeing clearly? Or are we seeing things from the perspective only garnered by our experiences and belief systems?

      I appreciate your thoughtful comment, Mitch. We may not agree on things, but these discussions are always welcomed and I encourage them.

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  • at 7:01 pm
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    Hey Dana,

    Change is good, even if you don’t understand it at the moment or even how it’s coming about. Sometimes you can see the what’s going to happen but now that something will. Things are falling apart around us and it’s scary but I’m intrigued to see what will happen next as well as nervous.

    It’s nice to come across something real and not slanted (if ya know what I mean). A lot of people steer clear of this kind of piece. Your perspective is refreshing.

    ~Lea

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    • at 1:20 pm
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      Hey Lea,

      I’m glad you found this refreshing.
      Yep, I’m aware that a lot of people steer clear of this topic, but I couldn’t help it. These are the discussions I feel we should be having. Everything in life falls under the umbrella of consciousness and the nature of reality. It means a lot to me that you see value in what I had to say here.

      Change can be so scary, but even the welcomed changes feel strange.
      I feel things are on their way to changing big time in our lives. It’ll just be a matter of how well we can navigate through all of this. It helps to know that a lot of these unpleasant circumstances are really just a loud wake-up call.
      Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂

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  • at 2:39 pm
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    Always, always and always there’s something that can improve my way of living. I’m happy that I found your amazing blog.

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    • at 11:23 am
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      So true Clay.

      Sometimes those changes are small too. But they can be the most effective ones to make.
      Happy you found your way over here 🙂

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  • at 1:49 am
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    Great post, very inspiring and by changing ourselves will definitely and slowly lead by example to make the world a better place.

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    • at 11:52 am
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      Hey Louis,

      Thanks so much for that.
      Yep, we only have control over ourselves. It can be the toughest part of life, but it’s the most rewarding.
      But when we start with us, we may inspire and influence the environment. It’s the path of least resistance, but by far the most powerful way to go about things.
      Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂

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  • at 8:32 am
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    Hey Dana,

    The world has changed a lot. People are changing with the time. It’s a matter of concern that nowadays whatever we do turn out to be more chaotic than we think.

    But it all happens because of us, our thoughts. If we have the positive attitude towards our life and actions then it won’t be like that.

    The world chaos can be conquered.
    Thanks for this wonderful article.
    ~Ravi

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    • at 11:50 am
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      Hi Ravi,

      Yes, things are always changing. It’s just about the only thing that’s guaranteed.
      I’d like to think people are changing too. I see a lot of it, and I also see a lot of willful ignorance. BUT, I do prefer to focus more on those who are choosing awareness.

      Our thoughts do play a pivotal role in everything. That’s why it’s so important to see the media and society for what they are. A collection of thoughts and beliefs that influence everyone else’s thoughts and ideas. An independent mind is a terrible thing to waste.

      As always, good to see you here Ravi. Thanks for the visit 🙂

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  • at 1:01 am
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    Hi Dana,

    Wonderfully written indeed 🙂

    Yes, all that you mentioned is true and a matter of concern. All I’d add is we cannot change people, nor the way they behave or react, but we do have the power to change ourselves and the way we react to their reaction, isn’t it? It’s something I’ve been doing for a while and am noticing a good change – something that helps me more than anything else.

    I agree self-change is hard, but it is possible, over time, if you are patient and persistent. Nothing stays the same forever, and change is constant – we just need to accept that fact and move on.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead 🙂

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    • at 11:46 am
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      Hi Harleena,

      Yes, you are so right. It was painful, at first, to realize we really can’t change anyone else. But in time, I found it freeing to understand this.

      We can only change ourselves. And if we’re wise, then maybe we’ll become the ones who inspire and influence our surroundings simply because we ARE the light within us.

      Yep, self-change is hard. I’ve seen a meme floating around with two drawings. One side says “who wants change?” and everyone’s hand is up. The other side says “who WANTS to change?” – and of course, no one raises their hand. Very accurate depiction.

      I appreciate the kind words and your visit Harleena. Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂

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  • at 3:07 pm
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    Hi Dana,

    The world is in Chaos indeed and it has been a well thought out planned way since the “cold war.” There are many things going on that the general public is unaware of. But it is what it is and I cannot change that myself.

    I may not like what is going on and I do not believe that one the powers that be have our best interest in mind. I do feel a negative energy like a dark cloud getting stronger over the past several years. You either buy into it or not. Yes…I had anger but it took a while to let that go because I was only hurting myself and planing into the hands of the powers that be to be angry. Now I can say truthfully that through my spirituality I am at peace.

    I have my little life with my husband and dogs while taking care of mom. I forage for good food sources to take control of my own health. I do the best I can with water and of course have a glass of red wine once and a while just for the hell of it.

    I did wise up a long time ago…first I was sad, then angry, now peaceful because I do pray for my enemies whoever they are…that brings a peaceful heart. I know I can only control what I can and say the serenity prayer when things start creeping in.

    I love the way you put things here and on FB.

    It’s all we can do girl! Carry on.

    -Donna

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    • at 11:34 am
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      Hi Donna,

      It’s always refreshing for me to see others who get it. Who see it.
      Yes, it’s been in the works for a good, long time. Maybe since the Cold War, maybe even before that. I have a feeling there’s a much bigger picture at hand, but I don’t think most (if any) of us are privy to this info.

      Regardless, what we have is now. And like you, I was distressed when I first started to see what was beneath the surface. I, too, see the dark cloud. I think a lot of us do. Things are getting louder, in part because of momentum, partly because a lot of us still refuse to listen to the truth and because I feel there’s a natural cycle at play here turning the tides.

      However, as you mentioned, we’re still here, so what can we do?
      You focus on living a decent, honest life and giving value to others through service, kindness, and insight. That’s powerful Donna. There’s a Butterfly Effect at play, so you cause a ripple effect of good things to happen. It means more than most people realize because everything is energy.

      Thanks so much for stopping by Donna 🙂

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  • at 1:11 pm
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    Hi Dana,

    I love your “raw” truth. It took me quite awhile to figure this out but once I started to see the light, I was angry. I mean, I am pissed off! You bringing more awareness to the chaos that surrounds us, irates me to no end. I don’t like to be played a fool and I think the government has been doing that for too long with not only me, but the rest of us Americans. It’s truly disgusting to find out we’ve merely been puppets in a world that is designed by Satan himself. It’s not a white, black, yellow lives matter thing. Really, it doesn’t matter, does it. None of our lives matter to the puppet masters. Totally world domination is what matters to the demons.

    Oy vey…………….bleh……. this sux! However, in this chaotic world, I’m glad I can still find things that make me happy. My pups, my NFL, my guns, my family, and having a voice.

    Happy Sunday, girly!

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    • at 11:23 am
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      Hey Bren,

      Haha – yep, it does suck. I’m with you on that.
      When I first allowed myself to see what was really going on, it was devastating. I became incredibly depressed. It was all so big and disturbing. But then something happened.

      I realized everything was big and disturbing already, it’s just that I believed a different version of all of it. When I found out what I explain in my posts, it made me realize that all of this isn’t as random as I’d thought it was. In a strange way, it became a little less intimidating because I saw the Law of Cause and Effect at work – and how much influence we ALL have in things.

      I know how tough it is to realize we’ve been duped – and how gullible we’ve all been. But we didn’t know what we didn’t know. That’s why I point out the programming by society and our surroundings so often.

      Eventually, once the distress of the information settles in, it becomes time to see a few other things. Like how we’re not so “little.” We are quite powerful, we just don’t know how to use our observations consciously. Hopefully, that will improve with time.

      Good to see the wheels turning Bren. You’re starting to see it, but only because you’re allowing yourself to. You may not enjoy the revelations, but you’ll eventually be happy to discover what’s been there all along.

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the post and how I express my thoughts. That means a lot.
      And yes, it’s good you have things to appreciate in your life. It all matters. otherwise, this thing called life would be a huge burden to bear.
      Happy Monday 🙂

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