Manipulated By Fear

I am so tired of being manipulated!  Trump is a master at it – he says something totally outrageous that sends us into a tizzy. Even after 4 years we still rise like fish to the bait! The fundraising organizations do it – let there be some headline and immediately  different organizations are emailing me to send them money to help them stave off the dire effects.

I remember seeing the same thing when I was volunteering at ​non-profit organization – the CEO saw every headline not in terms of how it would actually affect our clients but rather in terms of how to use it to get more donations. ​Manipulation by fear.  ​Bah Humbug.

​I was listening to one of my early spiritual teachers the other day. He had said that the Universe is Benign. I’ve believed tUniverse is a friendly placehat. When I first heard it, wondrous magical things were happening to me and all around me. Of course it was benign!  But when I heard it the other day, I felt a glitch in me. Do I still believe that?

It seems to me that Nature is not benign.  Predator and prey. Eruption and erosion. It is not particularly antagonistic either. It just is. ​Isn’t that true of “The Universe”?

We as a species have not conducted ourselves in a way that we can expect a “kindly” response from our universe. Without getting into questions of “deserving”, if one erodes the ground under one’s feet, one will fall.

I remember a shamanic dream I had years ago in which I realized that it is more important that I honor the sacred than it is whether I live or die.  Perhaps that implies that I should stop judging the Universe,  stop yearning for it to be benign yet being afraid that it isn’t.

About Lindsaysf

Aquarian, with Virgo/Leo rising. An infrastructure kind of person ("Hmm, I wonder how this works!") Former engineer. Training designer. Crystal healer. I have a private practice using stones, hands-on energy, bodywork to release blocks, fill in gaps, and allow energy to flow optimally.
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