I woke up this morning with a recently familiar feeling. There is an air of conflict around the world at the moment that permeates even the most peaceful of communities. It is violent, without always being physically combative, yet it is grabbing everyone with a fierce and firm grip.
What is causing the biggest issue is the conflict among ourselves.
We are dealing with a global pandemic and intense political conflict. And yet, neither of these facts are the sole reason for our discomfort. The biggest issue arises from the conflict among ourselves—among the citizens of the world , our neighbours, friends and family. War and illness is always a fact of life around the world. But rarely do we see an instance where each country and each person is affected on an almost identical level, at exactly the same time. And rarely do we see this level of conflict infect every single community around the world so viciously.
I don’t know about you, but I am exhausted and saddened by the fallout from it. For me, it highlights the absurdity of life as we are forced to live it. How little many of our politicians care about us is blindingly obvious. It’s clear to see how much more they care about money and power and gaining more of it. It highlights how ungodly our so called religious leaders are, and how easy it is for ludicrous conspiracy theories and lies to influence us. It shines a light on the disgusting division between one human being and another that was created and is nurtured for the purpose of financial gain and bigotry.
And it is devastatingly disturbing how each one of us in our own way have become carbon copies of these dictators and capitalists we have grown to hate so much.
The malignancy of humanity and how we have and continue to destroy ourselves is the biggest lesson for me during this time. Once I felt somewhat safe in the delusion that this malignancy of the human being lived somewhere else, far away and not inside me.
Now I realise that I was never safe from it at all, and that it lives in me too.
This morning, I have endeavored to correct the malignancy in myself. But first, I need to recognise it and accept it. Then, I need to accept it in others, but remember that the people I view as less intelligent, violent, bigoted and wrong, are also human too.
What is happening now, in my view, is as a result of group consciousness. It’s the manifestation of all that is evil in us. Not in the world, because the world is not evil, nature is not evil, but humans sure can be.
Each of us, on a very individual and powerful level, has the chance to change how we live and what is important to us. On a global level, we have the opportunity to re-evaluate everything that we are. We can change the global community and put peace, respect and truth at the forefront of humanity. We can change the group consciousness to one of love, instead of one of malignant evil.
If we make peace with each other, we take the power away from those who use hate and division as a weapon.
If you want to find peace in the face of global chaos, please don’t waste this opportunity!