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We’ve all heard the term “conspiracy theory.” This is the idea that a master plot is being carried out by an elite group to take control of humanity. There are several tangents of conspiracy theory, from government control, to alien take-over, to hollywood satanism. After reviewing a number of explanations and analyses of these theories, I would like to bring some points I haven’t seen yet into the conversation.
While the main message of the conspiracy analyses I have digested seems clearly to be “get ready for suffering,” I’d like to insert Franklin D. Roosevelt’s deeply wise statement here, that the only thing to fear is fear itself. Those of us interested in personal and social evolution and grappling with ideas about how to best handle things like the Patriot Act and corporate personhood, for instance, can stock our toolboxes with methods for getting and staying connected to source energy from within our personal energy bodies.* Such enables those seeking a source of personal power or a stronger footing from which to do their best work to sidestep the destructive energy of such theories as well as that of various energy vampires who out of their own fear endeavor to hold back the light of the awakening soul. That mouthful basically means that within your auric field, you are safe, if you learn how to nourish and utilize its fascinating qualities. It also means that there are many people in the world who avoid their own truths, feelings, and shadow selves by tormenting anyone they see shining brightly. It seems easier to them to push others down than heal their own suffering and rise to a new frequency.
When I use the term ‘source energy,’ I intend to point the reader toward a consideration of whatever conceptual version of Great Spirit with with she or he resonates. When I say ‘God,’ I get a Christian vibe from that word. I learned from the Bahai faith, which I studied in college, to tolerate Christianity for its basic teachings of love and service to a higher good for all humankind, even though I can’t find the same attitude towards its mass murder of women intent to channel healing (W.I.T.C.H.es) back in the 15th to 18th centuries. Native American spirituality has always held strong sway with me, matching up with my own earthy sentiments in terms of a natural diety who wants humanity to evolve toward greater health, love, and harmony with Nature. As a natural mystic, in the style of Alan Watts and Van Morrison, I’ve chosen to weave that with a practice of Taoism, which fits my observations, studies, and experiences of the world. My sense is that it doesn’t matter what name a person gives to what has been called ‘higher power,’ or how exactly one practices reverence for this entity or energy, in accordance with basic shalls and shall nots of energy exchange, such as respect for life, which goes without saying for the most part. And I should probably say for the sake of clarity that I believe there to be only One, thereby rendering any arguments of satanic worship fitting into the definition of higher power irrelevant.
Having said all this, the main focus of this piece is the use of focus for protection. Or, to be more precise, sidestepping of unwanted experiences or circumstances. In my study of manifestation, which began when I lost a job in 2006, I’ve learned how closely it relates to Taoism. Allowing events their neutrality opens the path to deeper experience and opportunities one might have missed were focus frozen on what has happened and how much seems to be wrong with that.
How this relates to conspiracy theories as presented in videos like ‘Are You Ready?,’ ‘Satanic Hollywood,’ future world map projections, and similar story lines is that fear is the main tool of such supposed agendas, yet the expose efforts available online as mentioned above just generate more of the same fear. The tone of all the documentaries I’ve watched and articles I’ve read is the same, a warning. There aren’t many solutions or action-plans is this material. The movie Zeitgeist Moving Forward looks at one man’s design ideas about human settlements as a solution and does address the fact of our unique power as human beings to withstand and avert disaster from a spiritual base. But after viewing the movie I was left with an unquantifiable dread and no idea how to get to a safe place, so to speak. The message of hope seemed obscured.
Granted, not everyone will share my response to conspiracy theory. Some may digest it wholly as fact and spend the rest of their lives scrambling to build a zombie-proof fortress underground. Others might dismiss it all and keep on gardening, programming, trading stocks, or whatever they are currently doing. The message of conspiracy theorists, regardless, is to be afraid, and this discussion responds by suggesting an option for transmuting generated emotional thought patterns with regard to the integrity of the energy body.
So here’s the crux of my argument. Because conspiracy theory seeks to generate the energy of fear within you, it leaves its weakness open, and that weakness is the need to scare you. Once you recognize that weak spot in the conspiracy argument for what it is, you can simply know that fear generates patterns of energy within your bioenergetic organism that create that which is feared, and you can then change your frequency to that of love and appreciation. What this simple but powerful act does is move you out of the channels that lead toward the apocalypse or satanic alien takeover or nibiru collision or being in the wrong place at the wrong time, to be quite blunt. There are many scenarios for apocalypse, and I won’t go into them because why dwell on what is not desirable? In fact, that is exactly what this work is about. A great film about focus in this context can be found on Youtube, combining the coexistence of quantum physics and conspiracy theory.
One final point I’d like to make in the conversation about conspiracy theories is that fear of an apocalypse of any kind serves to motivate awakening individuals toward the development of inner spiritual-energetic resources that appear to be designed to serve the well-being and survival of the human being, regardless of the state of the environment… This is a Taoist perspective. Fear or empowerment? The supposed perpetrators of global attack on grassroots people can’t get you if you can get connected to the only real source of energy there is. By doing this you can get on with the unfolding of your unique gift to the world and participate in the evolution of humankind toward greater good for all life. That’s my $.02.
*I will be teaching a workshop in the near future on an effective way to get and stay connected to Universal energy currents that heal and protect us from within our personal energy bodies. Keep an eye on my calendar if you would like to attend, or sign up for my newsletter to be notified of dates and locations.