My post today partners with my last one, about media influence on emotions. Bear with me, I’m going deep, and what I say may sound odd at first.
Once in a while I feel as if my soul taps into the collective consciousness. I can best explain it by using an example.
If you were around when Princess Diana died in that tragic accident, you might be able to understand what I mean. There was this universal sadness. Even people who didn’t keep up with her or the royal family, and didn’t feel an attachment to her, probably felt an energy of sadness in the air. I actually had a dream the night before it happened that I feel predicted the tragedy (which I’ll share if asked).
I was one year old when JFK was shot, and my mom told me that I seemed to know something. She couldn’t explain it, but she thought I could feel the tension and sadness of the nation. I became still and quiet during his broadcast funeral, but she said there was something more . . . my behavior was different.
When my soul taps into this universal emotion, sometimes it almost bowls me over. There is so much going on in the world today, with division in the United States, chaotic protests in Hong Kong, Yellow Vest protests in France (still going on but not reported), protests in Iran, and in South American countries; Chile, Columbia, Venezuela (also rarely being reported). I could go on, but I don’t want you to think this is about politics.
Tensions are wound tight, and I can feel it in the air. Media propaganda is influencing emotions, and the division is causing many to appear heartless. Of course, there are evil criminals who cheat, steal, assault and murder, but I thought those were a minority. Was I wrong? Could much more of humanity be evil?
Before I go on, please know that this goes much deeper than mere politics. At the core of this post is my concern about humanity.
I’ve been in the U.S. for several presidents. Some I supported, some I didn’t, but I never once wished harm on any of them. Even people I’ve considered friends have openly rejoiced at the mention of this president being murdered! I’m not even covering the depictions of him meeting a gruesome death (by well-known people). I don’t care what words are used on twitter, none of them warrant a torturous, inhumane death. We wouldn’t even want to see a wild animal harmed in inhumane ways. There is no excuse for the inhumanity to another human. Like I said in my last post, emotions are running high due to seeds of division sewn by the media. It’s never good to make decisions reactive from emotion.
One woman on facebook asked, “I don’t get it. How can people who call themselves Christians support this president?”
I wished I would’ve asked her, “How can people who call themselves Christians carry such hatred and contempt enough to wish harm on a president? Didn’t Jesus say to pray for those who oppose you and forgive?”
And yes, I know it’s not just the president being threatened. I’ve seen people saying frightening things to all sides of this media-driven division. This is why I’m so concerned, and why I’m questioning the humanity of humanity.
The tense energy in the air is moving me like it did with Princess Diana and JFK. So much so that on a couple of occasions I had to sit down and breathe through it. I feel the need to warn my friends, family and whoever else will listen. Now more than ever, humanity needs to take heed of our words, thoughts and actions. What’s happening around the world is a powder keg waiting to be ignited. Our energies are connected, and we’ll all be affected by however this plays out.
I believe we’re made out of the same goodness that created the Universe. I hope that we soon return to that core of who we really are.