Updated: May 24, 2022
The human collective is currently in deep pain and suffering. The primary cause is a felt sense of anxiety, disconnection, and separation from other humans and the planet. Let’s look at the bigger energetic and spiritual picture and introduce some suggestions for navigating this tumultuous time in our collective history.
Whether intentional or unintentional, social programming infrastructures use fear to capture our attention and keep us neurochemically addicted to low vibrational energy, all to sell us things we don’t need or try to align us with certain political ideologies; in other words, to attempt to control human behavior.
Fear shuts down the rational mind, and when it persists, leads to psychosis. On a collective level, mass psychosis or “mass formation,” creates a dysfunctional collective psyche that leads in a destructive direction. One of the most damaging mental-emotional states is chronic fear. Just some of the potential effects of chronic fear-driven anxiety on physical, mental, and emotional health* include:
Immune system dysfunction
Endocrine system dysfunction
Autonomic nervous system alterations
Dissociation from self and our human species
Unable to have loving feelings for self and others
Depression, mood swings, and phobic anxiety
Separation from Each Other
In the context of a global pandemic, viruses have been named the next big thing for us to fear, an existential threat for humans to battle in a newly declared war on microbes. Plans to neutralize our invisible enemy, implemented in the form of government mandates, have further polarized a seemingly already-divided population.
Regardless of where people fall across the political spectrum, there are those that place their faith in pharmaceutically-induced immunity, and those who trust their natural immunity. Unfortunately, those who live in a nature-based model of reality and choose to treat themselves holistically, have been relentlessly crucified in the media. Media narratives have repeatedly villainized the nature-based group, redirecting the perceived threat toward a group of people, who are now, along with the virus, feared and identified as the enemy. Perception of ‘other’ humans has been reduced, even dehumanized to “some thing” that is a threat.
This is not to say those who trust natural immunity don’t also succumb to fear; they are worried about the long-term health of the human collective. Many are concerned those in authority are using the pandemic to expand their power and advance an agenda that extends far beyond public health. Most are deeply troubled by the human rights, freedoms, and personal sovereignties already lost, and some anticipate the possibilities of totalitarianism and transhumanism in the future. They even fear retribution from any individual or group that defines them as the enemy.
Disrespect and dehumanizing tirades of anger have escalated into government-sponsored segregation, discrimination, and censorship in workplaces, communities, and families. These intense divisive energies often cause painful conflict, separation, and severe heartbreak in relationships with friends and families, even with our closest loved ones. Most do not want to talk about their differing beliefs with family and friends for fear of uncomfortable clashes that could damage relationships.
We are fundamentally social beings with needs for connection and community, yet policies of social distancing, masking, and exclusion from employment, schools and universities, international travel, and social events, lead to extreme isolation. The destructive dynamics of isolation and separation cause significant erosion of physical and psychological health, including our natural immunity. An article published on the CDC website entitled Loneliness and Social Isolation Linked to Serious Health Conditions**, summarizes the following:
Social isolation significantly increased a person’s risk of premature death from all causes, a risk that may rival those of smoking, obesity, and physical inactivity.
Social isolation was associated with about a 50% percent increased risk of dementia.
Poor social relationships (characterized by social isolation or loneliness) were associated with a 29% increased risk of heart disease and a 32% increased risk of stroke.
Loneliness was associated with higher rates of depression, anxiety, and suicide.
Loneliness among heart failure patients was associated with nearly 4 times increased risk of death, 68% increased risk of hospitalization, and 57% increased risk of emergency department visits.
Separation from the Planet and Our True Selves
Throughout history, the various industrial revolutions have brought immense material abundance and comfort to many. The explosion of advanced technologies, especially information technology, has connected people across the planet. Pharmaceuticals provide relief from many disease symptoms and have contributed to increased life expectancy.Yet, what price have we paid for a value system based on materialism, convenience, and masking symptoms?
Atrophy and distrust of our innate immune system.
Ignorance of root-cause healing in favor of temporary symptom relief.
Skepticism of the healing powers of organic food, clean water, fresh air, and the sun.
Lost knowledge of indigenous, plant-based cures that have worked for millennia.
Physical and energetic disconnection from the earth from wearing rubber-soled shoes and living on concrete.[i]
We see ourselves as mechanical, physical matter only, rather than matter AND energy.
In the pursuit of materialism and convenience we have been led away from trusting our bodies, our life force, and the life-force of the planet. We have been distracted from our innate harmony with nature, separated from the mysteries of the universe. We have allowed ourselves to become disconnected from our higher selves and the Source of all things. These are just a few ways we have paid the price; is it any wonder that we feel alone, and insignificant? How do we reverse this social energy drain?
10 ways to Reconnect and Re-humanize:
Connect daily with Source. Revitalize and expand your spiritual practices, seeking truth from within and trusting your innate inner wisdom.
Immerse yourself in nature frequently. Observe with curiosity nature’s deeper mysteries and how its principles are engaged in the evolution of human consciousness.
Check in with your emotions/feelings regularly to see if fear is present. Surrender to and get intrigued by the unknown future.
Advocate for open communication. Listen, understand, and respect diverse communities and different beliefs. Invite non-judgmental discussion of feelings and emotions with friends, family and/or in community circles.
If/when you encounter emotional resistance don’t take it personally. Hold a high vibration when negative emotions arise by shifting into compassion for one’s suffering.
Identify and focus on what you are for, rather than what you are against. Shift your energy into creating new systems, structures, and communities that support the privileges and joys of being human.
Loosen your grip on your beliefs. Practice stepping back and observing with curiosity where you may be entrenched in a belief.
Move toward non-duality by practicing non-judgement.
Question all media that you are consuming. Strive to find out what you don’t know.
Speak out against all dehumanizing narratives, whether coming from the media, government, or individuals.
Our human species is at a major crossroads. Our actions will determine the quality of life for our grandchildren and great grandchildren. It’s time to take out our moral compass and make some critical choices. Will our fears or our innate wisdom guide the way? Will technology or higher consciousness lead us into the future? As we leave the planet, what will we tell the next generation about the role we played in the evolution of our species? May we all reclaim our humanity through trust in the power and connection to our one true Source.
“There is a force within that gives you life - seek that.” ― Rumi
*American Journal of Managed Care (AMJC), The Effects of Chronic Fear on a Person's Health https://www.ajmc.com/view/the-effects-of-chronic-fear-on-a-persons-health
**National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Social Isolation and Loneliness in Older Adults: Opportunities for the Health Care System. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25663
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