If you’ve read any of my blogs you’ve probably realised that I’m not the kind of person who pulls her punches much. At least, not when I’m writing. I do tend to be a little more subtle when I’m face-to-face. But right now I’m being shown just how much we are being pandered to as if we were children. And the reason is that it’s because so many of us act like children!
This morning I came across a post that had been independently checked and declared as False News. The reason it had been declared as such was because the picture with that post was an artist’s rendition of something and not an actual photo of whatever it was. The explanation for it to be declared as false news was that people might be disappointed when they didn’t see what was being portrayed.
I tell you, I was gob-smacked. Really? Something that had been photoshopped might cause disappointment because the reality may not match up? Well – maybe we need to take down just about every photo of celebrities ever published over the last 20 or 30 years! Coz they’ve all been ‘touched up’ enough for them to often bear no resemblance to the reality.
‘Someone’ actually believes that we’ll complain when something doesn’t look quite so bright and sparkly as the picture. Actually the scariest thing about this is that this ‘Someone’ is probably right. There are a fair number of people out there in the real world that would do exactly that. I’ve seen it in mainstream for a while now – I work in tourism and see people complaining that the waterfall was a disappointment / nothing like the photo etc. Well. We need rain for that happen and we’ve not had enough rain for 2 years now!
It’s made me look at things in a slightly different way. And it made me look at how we, in our “New Age” belief system are also allowing ourselves to fall into this same trap. We are given information from various big-names / big-social media ‘gurus’ etc and we don’t question them, we just believe them because – well – because they are big names. Or they channel some amazing Being. We don’t look to see if the information could have been ‘photoshopped.’ By that I mean, could this be simply a rehash of something that has come around a few times before, just brushed up and made sparkly again. If you’ve been on this journey for a few years you’ll probably understand what I’m driving at – those posts that tell us that everything is going to be just hunky-dory on 29th December because… yada yada yada. And then today arrives (30th) and nothing’s changed. We no longer seem to have the ability to think “That’s interesting” and then dig a bit deeper to see if it really is in alignment with out personal Truth.
Now, don’t get me wrong – I’m not all cynical and disbelieving, and I am fully aware that there is some amazing information being shared – I’m really just thinking out loud (on paper or rather, a computer screen) about whether or not we, as humans, have lost our discernment app!
I invite you to have a look around you, and within you, over the next couple of days, at the many ways that we are being cossetted. How we are being ‘protected’ from minutia and exposed to vast amounts of fear.
How we are being trained to become less able to tell the difference between what is real and what is an artist’s rendition of something unless “Someone” does it for us. We are being trained and conditioned to not think for ourselves.
Don’t miss our next IKoK Zoom Chat on 15th January 2021 where we’ll be discussing topics such as this.
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International Koalition of Krones