Highlighting today the website: The Power of Social Conscuousness.
The Guise of Separatism
We have been alone for far too long. We’ve been living under the guise of separatism when, in fact, we are one. One with each other, one with nature, one with the universe.
At the present time, we’re undergoing massive changes and shifts – not only on the molecular level, but socially, politically, geo-physically, cosmically and spiritually.
The changes are divine and will culminate in the next step toward our intended destiny…our journey back home. But as any traveler knows, there may be many roads leading to a destination and we must choose which path to take. But will the choice we make really be an authentic reflection of our own free will? Or will it be a manifestation of what we’ve been conditioned, socialized and programmed to choose?
Most of the world is arguably unaware of the differences between the two – as the lives we’ve been “taught” to lead have led to the hard-wiring of our misperceptions, the legitimization of illusion and the propagation of deceit. So much so – that many of us may struggle with distinguishing the truth from the falsehoods.
While ignorance may appear to be bliss for those who are currently leading lives of luxury, privilege, comfort and ease – the vast majority of the world’s population is burdened with fatigue, stress, hunger, despair, disease and abuse. But even those privileged few, who believe themselves to be insulated and above such concerns, are too, caught in the web of illusion – as we’re spun into a Matrix-like, psychological infra-structure through which we view ourselves and the world around us.
Like tinted lenses, we gaze at our lives though the spectacle of contrived images, carefully and strategically constructed to maximize our ignorance, apathy, indifference and preoccupation with and dependency on senseless materialism.
It’s not so much that we’re told “what to think, but rather what to think about”. It is our mental and emotional focus that guides our actions and choices. And just like is said about leading a horse – if one can control the head – one can control the animal.
We’re conditioned by public and private schooling where we’re fed false truths about human history. We are manipulated by the institutional control grid that insists on social conformity and compliance and the silencing of voices and ideas that deviate from the “status-quo”. Critical thinking is discouraged – and in its place – we’re rewarded for relegating our cognitive functioning to the simplistic and superficial hands of our mental “autopilots” – from safely within the comfort zone of the proverbial “box”.
We’re conditioned by mass media – in all its glory. From television, movies and video games to commercials, billboards and print media, we’re saturated with products, fears and anxieties and mindless forms of “entertainment” and “news” that distort reality and withhold the facts.
Because the majority of what we’re exposed to deliberately targets lower-order brain functions of hunger, thirst, sex drive and the fight (aggression) or flight (fear) mechanisms – thinking deeply and critically about ourselves and the world around us is not commonplace.
Many of us still think “inside the box” for a variety of reasons. Some are in denial, some are made timid by the social coercion that’s directed at those who think “outside the box”, and perhaps most sadly, there are those who think “the box” is all there is to think about.
Is there a reality outside of the “box”? Are all those who speak of things foreign to the box crazed lunatics? Might it be possible that life “inside the box” is nothing more than a narrowly defined, restrictive space that serves more as a jail cell than a comfort zone?
Could it be that the divine boundaries of our existence are so much more expansive than the box allows – and that our growth has been stunted, horizons limited and free choices curtailed – if not abandoned entirely?
Might it be that many boxes have been created, labeled and set apart so that we might emphasize our distinctions as a divide and conquer strategy that manifests a guise of separatism between us? These boxes are not our rightful homes… they are psychological containment camps meant to undermine the unification of humanity so the “powers that be” may continue to reign unchallenged and unconcerned.
We possess enormous individual and collective potential. Like separate glints of light dispersed through a prism, we dance in different locations but are comprised of, and dependent upon, the same Source.
We are one.We are not alone. We are not weak, feeble or helpless. And we are – most definitely – not in a box.
About the Author
Having been raised on the south-side of Chicago during the Civil Rights Movement, Linda has always been passionate about social justice and human equality. As the parent of a bi-racial child (now an adult), Linda’s pre-graduate interests (in the early 1980′s) led to the formation of Families for Interracial Awareness – a community organization designed to promote the individualism and beauty of interracial children as legitimate and socially recognized beings.
Originally destined for law school to pursue a career as a civil rights litigator, Linda’s academic pursuits shifted to Applied Social Psychology in an effort to explore and dispel the route causes of prejudice and discrimination.
Since obtaining a Ph.D. in Applied Social Psychology, Linda has worked as a university educator over the last few decades where students find her lectures passionate, informative and grounded in real world application. While still engaged in higher learning, Linda’s focus has shifted to “community education” where she conducts seminars and presentations on social justice, global unity and the importance of independent and critical thought.
She has written over 100 columns on matters of social importance that impact our lives and in the past year has twice been invited as an Oxford Round Table delegate where she has presented and published her work on Women and Social Justice.
Her commitment to dissolving institutionalized barriers to social unity is tireless and has brought her to providing this site as a forum for the betterment of humanity and the planet we call home.
Of a Like Mind
Linda embraces the Law of One philosophy and actively explores and accepts the process of Ascension, ancient prophecies regarding 2012 and the existence of extra-terrestrial life and their interaction with and relationship to the past, present and future destiny of humanity.
Dr. Linda Steiner ([email protected])