Aug. 14, 2021

Information Addiction?

The reminder came again today to let oneself be inspired by those who are inspiring, and to become better at being an inspiration to others. There's precious little of that out there at the moment, but this is greatly necessary.
Someone shared with me a video that begins with the premise that there is no protection against "psychic epidemics" (C. Jung), which is the far worse devil in our midst than the unmentionable you know what flag words. It is interesting that the video shows the m.o. of the power mongers and how they campaign with fear.
I was reminded of a passage from the Bible that shows one of the ways way to combat this - by setting our minds on things above, "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable— if anything is excellent or praiseworthy— think on these things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me, put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you."
It's not necessarily a "religious" pursuit, but the pursuit in a variety of ways of the blessed and the beautiful.
However, it takes conscious effort to redirect our focus. Where the focus goes the energy flows, as it's been said. Jung of course was informed by his humanistic psychological philosophies. But nonetheless, it is still a good move to turn away from the undesirable and a turning toward the desirable - true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, admirable...
It all effects the mind, and from there everything else. That's how we got here. It can sicken our soul and de-energize good things in life that we need to pursue.
Shut off the news, the internet, and delete messages that pass the fear along. It has to stop somewhere. (Let peace begin with me?)
If we do not get back to this practical application of Scriptural principles our goose is cooked. These are life creating principles, whether or not you're "religious!"
We really need to shut off the flow of dark energy as much as possible - coming from these addictive technologies / "devices" - which pulls people into its well designed mind matrix. Personally I think it's time for people to tune into their own creative bent, or find it for the 1st time, which is kind of what the end of the video addresses in its own way. It's one thing to be aware and make some decisions. It's another to be addicted to continual "bad news" input.
With this turn around eventually comes a different culture as the power mongers are de-energized because no one pays them any attention. We're free to think our own thoughts, not allow them to be focused on when the next shoe will drop. We refocus and take aim on what is good for us.
And this is not in isolation, but with others. We must inspire and encourage one another toward this. Out of that arises a very new culture.
Be the "first monkey" to do something different. A hundred others will catch on!