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It’s Okay To Be Uncertain What’s Happening And Where This Is All Going

There was a kids’ game show on Nickelodeon in the early nineties called Get the Picture where contestants would be shown an image that is obscured in some way and slowly made more clear. First one to guess the image correctly got the points.

That’s kind of how our whole situation feels right now. No one really knows exactly what’s going on just yet, and those of us who are interested in figuring it out are intensely peering at the screen trying to make out what we’re looking at. We’re all shouting out guesses, but that’s all they are. The picture’s still unclear, and Mike O’Malley hasn’t chimed in with the correct answer.

There’s so much going on right now as this new virus works its way through world populations, and so much is still very uncertain. There are individual issues coming up which we can shake our fists at, like massive bailouts for corporations and governments implementing dangerously authoritarian measures while refusing to adequately provide for their citizenry, but a full picture of what’s happening and where this is all going remains unclear.

There’s this weird dynamic in conspiracy and anti-establishment circles where everyone wants to pretend they know exactly what’s going on, and those who express uncertainty tend to attract less interest and attention than those who claim forcefully and assertively to have a crystal-clear HD perspective of The Big Picture. This dynamic of has led to the rise of many professional fringe pundits who don’t actually have much going for them other than the ability to communicate in a confident tone, and it’s created a very confusing information ecosystem during the current pandemic.

And today I’m just writing to say that it is actually okay to simply not know for a bit.

It seems like some of the conflict and stress people are expressing–at least in the circles I move in–stems not only from perfectly valid concerns about the future, but from a general discomfort with not knowing exactly what’s happening. We know from our experience that understanding what’s happening gives us more control over our fate, so not fully understanding can make us feel out of control. It can feel threatening. It can feel like a very stressfully urgent matter that we come up with an cohesive “How It Is” understanding of what exactly is happening.

You don’t need to put that extra layer of stress on yourself. If you’re seeing a mountain of disparate and conflicting information about which you can’t form a single unified narrative right now, that’s okay. That’s what we’re all seeing. Some of us are just more honest with ourselves about this than others.

It is true that we don’t yet fully understand this new virus and can’t predict exactly how destructive it’s going to be. It is also true that people are experiencing a frightening amount of financial pressure. It is also true that authoritarian government policies are very dangerous and might not be rolled back once implemented. You don’t need to come to any hard-and-fast conclusions which unify these disparate truths right now. You can just not know for a while and watch the picture become more clear.

I’ve been saying for months that things are going to get stranger and stranger, just because for a while now that’s been the only consistent pattern I’ve been able to discern in the way things are moving. This time last year we Russiagate skeptics were congratulating ourselves for getting that issue right, but the only reason I and others were able to do that was because things were moving in a predictable fashion, and the establishment was reacting to it in a predictable patterned way. Now more and more often the only consistent pattern to be seen is the pattern of unpatterning, and all I can say about the future is that it’s going to get a whole lot stranger. Maybe worse, maybe better, I don’t know. But definitely stranger.

Uncertainty can feel scary. Humans tend to be pattern-seeking, predictability-seeking animals, so the disappearance of reliable patterns can feel like our whole world is falling apart. But it’s an illusion. Our society has been insane since before we were born, and our patterned behavior has led our species to the ecocidal, omnicidal, oppressive and exploitative status quo we now find ourselves in. Unpatterning, in and of itself, is neither threatening nor helpful; it’s just change. What matters is where it all goes.

And we don’t know where it’s going. There are powerful people who believe they’ll be able to capitalize on the changes and shore up more power for themselves in the chaos like they’ve done many times before, but the kingdoms of those powerful people have themselves been built upon patterns and reliability. There is only a certain amount of unpatterning that these empires can withstand.

There is so, so much more to humanity, and to the universe itself, than most of us realize. We are capable of so, so much more than the pattern-based forecasts of our future behavior have predicted. I am uncertain of nearly everything at this point, but of this one fact I have become absolutely convinced: we most definitely have it within us to surprise ourselves on a mass scale. I’ve seen too much to believe otherwise.

So it’s very possible that things will end up getting better in some as-yet unpredictable way. It’s also very possible that things can get worse. The only bet I personally would avoid putting any chips on is things ever going back to normal, because “normal” is gone for good.

We’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto.

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  • There is an interesting article from 2017 by Walter Scheidel, “The Only Thing, Historically, That’s Curbed Inequality: Catastrophe”, which byline is:

    > Plagues, revolutions, massive wars, collapsed states—these are what reliably reduce economic disparities.

    It will be interesting to see how all this pan out at this moment of history when wealth inequality climbed to new highs.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/02/scheidel-great-leveler-inequality-violence/517164/

  • Those among US that live by KNOWLEDGE, Have NO “Uncertainty” because WE Already Know WHAT the FUTURE Will be like…It was Given to US by OUR “Creators/Ancestors”.
    That is WHY We Never live with “Uncertainties”.
    Like posted here earlier…It WAS WRITTEN IN STONE A VERY LONG TIME AGO.

  • thank you for always throwing out a life line of sanity

  • http://www.johndayblog.com/2020/03/bill-prophet.html
    Larry Romanoff has good analysis again.
    I make no claim to being a virologist, but this is beginning to look damned peculiar. A natural virus hasn’t the ability to simultaneously infect 85 different countries on all continents of the world, with outbreaks in multiple locations in each country – and to do it without the vehicle of a seafood market full of bats and bananas.
    More peculiar is that these countries were by no means all infected with the same variety of the virus, which means the simultaneous infections in these 85 countries were not from the same source. Even more peculiar is that most countries, at least the major ones, reported simultaneous outbreaks in multiple locations, and to date while some nations have been able to identify one or more of their ‘patients zero’, I am aware of no country that was able to definitively identify all their several ‘patients zero’. Considering the above information in light of the known basic facts of virus transmission, intuition suggests at least the possibility of there having been many people carrying a pail of live viruses.
    It is interesting to note that high fatality rates are entirely within Italy, Iran, and China. For approximate figures, China’s fatality rate is between 3% and 4%, that of Iran at about 7% and Italy the highest at around 9%. Even more interesting is that if these countries did pass their strain of the virus to other nations, those strains abandoned their lethality when they left home. Of the 34 countries supposedly infected by Italy, for example, all exhibit very low mortality, the same being true of Chinese or Iranian infections. The natural conclusion is that these viruses prefer their ‘home populations’ and pose at best a minor threat to others.
    https://www.globalresearch.ca/covid-19-two-major-waves-of-global-infection-towards-global-contamination/5707588

    Oh, this is funny, but it is a lead to follow. I was telling Jenny just now that I can’t figure out who would benefit from releasing waves of mild-by-military-standards weaponized virus upon the world.
    “This is evil genius stuff”, I said…
    Then I remember that a friend from Switzerland, high end audio uber-geek, had sent a TED talk by Bill Gates from 2015, explaining how the Ebola epidemic shows we are not prepared for the next viral pandemic. The picture Bill flashes after he walks in with the drum of survival rations for his childhood bomb shelter is CORONAVIRUS. He does not say that.
    Bill goes on about the wonders of NATO and having doctors in teams ready to go to poor African countries so women can give birth safely and children can get vaccines.
    Nice guy in Mr Rodgers sweater giving talk that predicts our current scenario rather neatly. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Af6b_wyiwI

    Bill resigned as CEO of Microsoft in January.
    I wondered why…
    Hey, I just looked up Microsoft headquarters. It’s in Redmond Washington, which is to Kirkland, as Ft Worth is to Dallas, a confluent urban center.
    Kirkland is where all hell broke loose with coronavirus, right after Bill quite as CEO.
    A lot of CEOs resigned in January, I hear. I wonder where Bill is now.

    Bill got Event 201 up and running in October, just as it appears novel coronavirus was entering human hosts. http://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/event201/

    I’m going to say that following-Bill-Gates’-money might be our best lead on this Malthusian biowarfare global pandemic.
    We know Bill believes secret sterilizationwith tetanus vaccines is the save for human overpopulation.
    Bill Gates may actually be trying to HELP the world by spreading a pandemic virus that kills 1-5%, and mostly the weaker ones. It may have other tweaks to increase and decrease mortality.
    From this 2015 TED talk, Bill seems like he was already working with NATO. He talked them up pretty well.
    With Bill running the main project, other military/spook participants would be able to pitch some curve balls, more deadly viral strains, after Bill’s humanitarian effort was already underway, and understood by global elites as a helpful thing.

    Here is Bill on Saturday saying the entire US has to shut-down right away for 6-10 weeks.
    “Anything less will not work”.
    “State by state and county by county will not work”, says Bill.
    (How can you be so sure, Bill? It worked in China.)
    https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2020/03/27/bill-gates-coronavirus-town-hall-shutdown-april-peak-sot-vpx.cnn

  • Admitting to myself “I don’t know” is one of the most powerful experiences I’ve ever had. I mean *really* admitting
    this to my heart of hearts innermost self.

    The world needs more agnostics simply because the clowns who are so certain of everything are the some ones who drove the car off the cliff, aren’t they.

    https://osociety.org/2020/03/26/if-you-believe-in-nihilism-then-what-do-you-believe/

  • 2020 will be the year that the evil philosophy known as Capitalist suffered a fatal blow. It would take several more years for the mental virus to be contained, and longer still before it was eradicated completely. But, 2020 was the year it was dealt a moral blow.

  • When I got back to my apartment last Friday from the supermarket I realized that the people living within large cities in these United States are doomed. We have to use ” public transportation ” or taxis to get around or have everything we may need delivered to us at home. In such a situation avoiding the virus is impossible. And lets face it ” our government ” does not give a rats ass about the average ” citizen “; after all this is not China.
    The virus and our financial meltdown have us swirling quickly down the toilet. I guess when our ” political leaders and our masters ” realize their situation all of our troops will be brought home to enforce martial law here. There is no way our government can print up enough useless paper money to save their asses or ours.
    It is all very sad.

  • Another interesting opinion:

    https://www.theburningplatform.com/2020/03/29/coronavirus-killed-the-constitution-star/

    If what this author wrote is true, no doubt we are in days similar to the days of Noah. I pray the Rosary to hasten the return of Jesus because I am totally fed up with all the bs.

  • After seeing the word “uncertain” a few times, I was reminded of the episode of Rick and Morty where they accidentally break time with uncertainty. It was one of my favorites. After getting caught by alien time cops who have to save them, they try to get away by breaking time again repeatedly on purpose, by being deliberately uncertain. Here’s a 6 second video of that moment:

  • Modern Western society has been sleepwalking through life since at least the Second World War. Whatever “THIS” thing is now, it is wake up time for us all. Just like it was for our loved ones a couple generations back who were aroused from their Big Sleep by the Great Depression and The Second World Travesty.

    We all SO much want to go back to sleep again. Back to our dream-worlds. Back to clutching our pillows and Linus-blankets to buffer us from the horrors that are closing in on all of us. Back to the safety of being tucked into bed by some smiling and reassuring Authority Figure telling us the grand lie that everything’s going to be OK when they know that it won’t be when they lay down their own head for the night.

    We don’t have to know exactly where all this going to know that our gut tells us we’re on the fast track to a hell-on-earth… a one way ride on a subway without an exit door until it reaches its destination in the dark bowels of the twisted minds of the mad subway train engineers who’ve always been at the world’s wheel but now we see them clearly in all their dark and empty splendor.

    The good news in all this? These Mad Subway Engineers all have their very own cosmic karmic tickets that will be punched one day when the Great Spirit deems fit … and no amount of fake-made-up-currency can buy them out of their rightful place among all those who have lived out their lives in opposition to Life and Spirit. There was a terrible virus among us long before Covid-19. That virus has largely been prosecuting its will upon an innocent and ignorant population for a very very long time. But that virus has now finally come fully out of its shadows and begins to wilt in the bright light of Our Big Wake Up to reveal who and what they really are.

    Yes, things are going to get stranger… but maybe not that much. They were already strange beyond measure but we mostly chose not to see because the sights were too ugly and grotesque.

    Yes, we humans are pattern-seeking. Now we see “the pattern” for what it is… that there IS NO PATTERN AND NEVER WAS. Everything is made up of whole cloth each and every micro-second and we fooled ourselves into craving for patterns when there never were any. We wanted a life filled with Fairy Tales and somehow ended up in a big horror show. But no worries. Someone is fast approaching to tuck us back into bed and tell us everything is going to be OK…

  • A good assessment of the situation by Mr Stephen Lendman:

    “Crises are times when ruling authorities convince people to sacrifice personal freedoms for greater security — not realizing that both will be lost.
    Ruling authorities take advantage of times like now by instituting draconian policies they’re unable to introduce during normal times without risking mass rebellion.
    Following the state-sponsored 9/11 false flag, police state America emerged.”

    https://stephenlendman.org/2020/03/covid-19-and-economic-duress-a-pretext-for-enhancing-police-state-powers/

    Mr Lendman is probably right especially in our days which are the return of the days of Noah just before the Second Coming of Jesus and I pray the Rosary to hasten His Glorious return because I do have seen enough of all the bullshit.

    • And in a way, it is kind of humiliating to have to listen to politicians and maintream media people who swear having seen wreckages of airplanes on 9/11 in the Pentagone and in the field in Pennsylvania where there were no wreckages at all to be seen to know what to do during the current crisis.

      Truly our days are the return of the days of Noah just before the return of Jesus and I pray the Rosary to hasten His return because I have seen enough bs.

  • Under conditions such as this, one can easily understand – with this type of information, which is being hidden from the public – only politicians who satisfy the wants of the nations billionaires stand even so much as a chance to win seats in Congress or other high elective office. The public are so misinformed that they are like horses with blinders on and which are being driven by a master to whom they are expendable and replaceable, not objects of authentic and caring concern for their welfare.

    Everything has a price to such a master, who will grab at any chance to replace any of the public by a cheaper alternative, so long as “the job gets done” – to satisfy their own unlimited greed. The deception of the public is so extreme that the United States of Americas Establishment are so brazen as to blame China and Russia for the “disinformation” about the cornoavirus-19 pandemic. The United States regime is utterly shameless. Please read this excellent article for yourself here:
    The Post-Coronavirus World Will Be Far Worse Than the Pre-Coronavirus World by Eric Zuesse!
    https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2020/03/29/post-coronavirus-world-will-be-far-worse-than-pre-coronavirus-world/

  • In the midst of any revolution, nobody ever knows what’s going on. Never. Its always chaos. Everyone is always scrambling and reacting to a chaotic situation. Supposed leaders are usually scrambling to catch up.
    Its only when they publish their memoirs do they claim to have been in control. Any revolutionary time is a time of chaos.
    Step one to dealing with chaos is to accept that you don’t know what’s going on and that it is very unlikely that you will know what is going on. Accept that, come to terms with it, then proceed to dance your way to the world you want to live in.
    “Soon you’ll attain the stability you strive for
    In the only way that it’s granted:
    In a place among the fossils of our time” — Crown of Creation by Jefferson Airplane

    • Yes, oh yes, and whenever we start to get down or to freeze up with fear, let’s crank up THIS and dance like hell to it.

    • “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” — Hunter S. Thompson.

  • I want to take a mind trip. I want to compare two worlds – the earth on which we live and another planet that is identical to ours, except that in that planet’s solar system there has been a brief solar event whose radiation has not only instantaneously killed all of the people on that planet, but, amazingly, also slowed down the physical deterioration of any of the things that the planet’s deceased inhabitants created.
     
    Hearing about the calamity on the twin planet, millions of people from our planet, who just happen to be unemployed ex-technicians from various professions (yes, a very competent bunch), jump into spacecraft and fly to that other planet. But, before they leave, they agree that all of what is on the other planet will be “owned” equally among them and used for the good of all. (Yes, you’re right, that is exactly where I’m going.)
     
    Just like there is on this planet, there is an internet on the other planet, so the immigrants instantly realize that a so-called representative government will not be necessary……….. on the other planet. In that place there shall be direct democracy. People will hammer out important decisions among themselves using the internet as a means of virtually instantaneous mass communication.
     
    There will be only one “nation” on this new world. That nation will cover the entire world. There will be no other nation to export to. There will be no other nation to import from. The immigrants will either design a stand-alone economic system that does not need either imports or exports, or they will die.
     
    Every person in the new world will be a “world citizen”. There will be only one set of rules for every person. Again, human beings will either sink or swim together on this new world.
     
    After the new immigrants arrive on their new planet, using existing transportation systems, they disperse all over their planet so that they can get their new (old) machines up and running; fields plowed and planted; hospitals operating, etc. (Yes, it wasn’t easy. But with the common good in mind, people were successful. Just accept it for the moment.)
     
    The immigrants soon realize that it takes very few people (far fewer than immigrated) to keep the machines running, food on the table, etc., and with some more design engineering and automation, even fewer people will be required as time goes on. Not only that, but the products of these machines can be made to a much better quality then they apparently were previously, so these products will last far longer. As a result, it is realized that perhaps some of the huge machines/factories can be operated far less frequently than they used to be by the previous inhabitants. For example, automobiles soon come to be made much simpler, easier to fix and much more reliable. They have a far greater useful lifespan than they once had.
     
    The people enjoy leisure time, developing their artistic abilities, playing games and other non-productive activities.
     
    Rather than unfairly have the same small number of people constantly toiling on the machines, the people decide to divide up, or “distribute”, the human labor that is necessary to operate the machines, plow the fields, construct buildings, roads, etc. That is, everyone has to work on the machines, etc., but for only a short period of time each year. And as the machines get improved and further automated, even less labor is required and, therefore, even more of each individual’s time is “free”.
     
    The newly-designed machines in this new world come to do almost all of the things that must be done, and the “profit” from the machines – leisure time and the actual products of the machines – is equally divided among all people.
     
    Some of the leisure time is used for training all people in the variety of tasks they will be undertaking – everything from brain surgery to sewage treatment. Apprenticeship and training via video (just like Youtube on planet earth!) are found to be the ideal ways of training people. It is soon discovered that most medical and dental procedures can be either performed by robots or learned in a fraction of the time once thought to be absolutely necessary.
     
    Through apprenticeship and video schooling, the population becomes very knowledgeable, so they soon realize that by reducing their own population by slow attrition – by having only one or two children – the remaining population has even less to do (less water treatment, housing, electricity, food, everything), so their descendants have even more free time to themselves.
     
    These people’s new-found religion is two-faceted — the Golden Rule and the continually-evolving simplicity, ease-of-use, and, most importantly, high-quality-construction and, therefore, long usable life of the products they create. Unlike the people did back on planet Earth, the people on this new world strive to manufacture things only once — things that with simple, inexpensive maintenance, last essentially forever.
     
    Transportation systems move people to and from the machines and other places where labor is needed, as well as moving people about the planet for other less practical reasons.
     
    Life is great in the new world.
     
    The End
     
    My point is that there are possible alternative ways of living (economic systems) to the present one, but the only thing we are allowed to hear in our prefect Matrix of education and 24/7 propaganda is that there is NO alternative (TINA) to the present arrangement, other than the experimental ones that are at this very moment being literally dreamed up by the present entrenched powers-that-be in order to serve only themselves.
     
    All of us commenters and, particularly, Caitlin and Tim have to RIGHT NOW do exactly what our billionaire Elite Overlords are doing – at first “imagining” a different arrangement than the one we were born into (a greed-based arrangement that has for literally centuries benefited only a microscopic percentage of the population and which has also led the human species of animal to the edge of extinction either by environmental catastrophe or nuclear war) and then implementing that new arrangement by electing representatives who have that same “vision” of a better arrangement and will carry out their constituents’ wishes against an entrenched, near-omnipotent opposition.
     
    Keep in mind that I intended my hypothetical world to stimulate discussion of alternative arrangements. If you can imagine a better arrangement than the one I have imagined and a better way to bring that arrangement into reality than voting (such as doing what the Yellow Vests and the Hong Kong “protesters” have been doing for a long time), please type it out right here, right now. Big things have almost always had small beginnings. This pandemic is actually an amazing opportunity for we, the members of the Elite’s bewildered herd. If we cannot take full advantage of this opportunity, then we really are pathetic.

    • I used to join a group that would go out into the forests and among themselves implement a “Gifting Economy”. It was wonderful! It creates entirely different relationships between people, and its amazing to watch how people respond when this becomes their entire world for awhile and how they adapt and become more loving and generous. It was always quite a shock to return to Babylon afterwards.
      Yes, there are indeed as many alternatives as we can imagine. When it is the oligarch’s propaganda line that “There is no alternative”, then of course what you must hear is that there are many alternatives and you’d be well advised to explore them.

  • Dear Caitlin and all reading this

    Thank you for your dedication to the truth. In the end we ultimately know 3 things. One day we all passed through a wall from the unknown. We are here for a relatively short time. And one day we will pass through another wall into the unknown. The two walls are a given. What we do with the time in between is our choice. Each one of us is unique, special and gifted with each day and each breath. As human beings we can choose gratitude which carries light, joy, empathy consciousness and generosity. We can also choose fear based darkness which leads to despair, emptiness, ignorance, hatred, greed and deceit. The choice is ours and no one else.

    Fifty years ago while in college under the influence of psychedelics I had a vision of this time approaching. It was so powerful that it stopped me in my tracks and dedicated my life to peace and service. Right after I met a young master who had just arrived in the west from India who’s message resonated in my heart.

    Now years later I can say I’m living the most incredible dream! Remember when we hit the second wall the dream ends. The young master has like me grown up and is touching hearts transforming lives around the world. Take 5 minutes to watch the splendid video he’s narrating. https://youtu.be/4KRDog1Yaik

    His name is Prem Rawat. He’s someone very special to me and so many others who simply want to live in the light. This includes prisoners, veterans, addicts, teachers, students, police, and everyday people like you and me.

    If you’d like to listen to his daily message during the lockdown or just listen to him visit TimelessToday.tv – this comes from
    A deep place of sincerity

    • Good News!

      Thank you Jesus!

      Keeping my Rosary on hand!

    • But not so fast ……
      This only uses quotes that say that “for certain patients”.
      Pepe Escobar reports that it is authorized only for terminal patients. What the Chinese research has shown is that the drug is useful, but only if you’re extensive testing program has caught the infection early, and that the drug can be administered then to help them. But it doesn’t work if given too late.
      Escobar quotes a leading clinical immunologist as saying “When damage to the lungs is too important, and patients arrive for reanimation, they practically do not harbor viruses in their bodies any more. It’s too late to treat them with chloroquine. Are these the only cases — the very serious cases — that will be treated with chloroquine under the new directive by [French Health Minister] Veran?” If so, he added ironically, “then they will be able to say with scientific certainty that chloroquine does not work.” https://www.opednews.com/articles/1/Why-France-is-hiding-a-che-by-Pepe-Escobar-Chloroquine_France_Frances-Fox-Piven_Tsunami-200328-903.html

  • When things change in scary ways because the foundations of our lives seem to be crumbling beneath us, often our first reaction is to be stunned by it and dissociate. I had this experience during the 2008 melt down when my employer started doing layoffs for the first time in living memory. I experienced the odd sense that the world around me was no longer real, as if I was in a dream. I believe that many of us can’t quite believe what is happening now, that we will wake up in the morning and everything will be back to the way it was. I think that the establishment uses this condition to spring draconian changes on us that we wouldn’t normally tolerate.

  • Why can you see the Russian propaganda so clearly but unable to see the Covid 19 propaganda from the same sources. Do you think they all of a sudden are now telling you the truth. This is a campaign of fear that is far more effective.

    • Fuck fear.
      If you want to be wealthy be generous
      If you want to be strong be humble
      If you want to be smart be simple

    • It says so much about humans that there are currently well-funded and well-organized campaigns to try to get people to expose themselves to this virus and to spread it to as many people as possible. Even the UN Secretary General has decried a massive upsurge in misinformation. Who is doing that? Who is spending money to make sure as many people die as possible? If you want a real conspiracy theory, that’s a question to be asking. It makes one appreciate why the French needed to invent the guillotine.

  • Thanks, Caitlin, for being a clear light in this foggy world. Yesterday, Charles Eisenstein published an essay that complements this post quite nicely. I highly recommend it. (FWIW, LOL). https://charleseisenstein.org/essays/the-coronation/

  • Um homem só consegue dominar outro de duas formas: através da força (violência física) ou da conspiração. O que é mais inteligente? A conspiração é a essência nas relações que envolvem poder e dominância entre os homens. E praticamente tudo passa por estas relações.

    Detendo o controle da moeda, da informação privilegiada e da propaganda, você terá o mundo à seus pés!

  • Any certainty previously supposed was an illusion to begin with. An illusion largely promulgated by those with the most to gain from it; tyrants, bankers, etc. The only certainty that exists is that life is a terminal disease. Women are hardwired to seek security, often at any cost, to protect children. Its necessary for the survival of a species that produces progeny that are helpless for so long. Hence the anxiety over lack of certainty. Since men are expendable regarding the survival of the species, and so are willing to accept risk, the most abundant source of their anxiety is that of the women around them, which they are hardwired to protect for the survival of the species. Yes, I know, there are exceptions. This virus is itself a threat to security, as is its use as a tool by the Sociopaths In Charge, but we were already subject to such threat, just perhaps to a slightly lesser degree. in fact, given global travel, such was inevitable.

  • “We know from our experience that understanding what’s happening gives us more control over our fate, so not fully understanding can make us feel out of control.” Really? Does understanding give us more control over our fate?? Yes, it seems to; that is an illusion we live under.
    Not fully understanding does make us feel out of control, of course, but it is a fallacy to believe that understanding what’s going on gives us any control over it.

  • You’re so right!!!! The only positive changes in the world have come from the hands of cattle grazing in a field. Thank you so much for setting me straight

  • I like this perspective. Clean and refreshing.

  • Ms Johnstone, “normal” is gone for good seems exactly the right way to call it. This ” new situation ” is probably going to morph into a quite ” unexpected newer situation ” that may end up twisting humanity into the twilight zone of pure utter chaos. Some people had better start putting together video and audio memories of the ” good old days ” because the little tranquility and serenity we once enjoyed are gone forever.

  • caitlin, i love you so much. thank you for being you. 🙂 <3

  • We appreciate your honost insight here Caitlin.

  • In spiritual alchemy, there are events called Conjunctions, in which powerful polarities converge, combining and magnifying their energies. Dr. Carl Jung, the father of psychoanalysis, and an alchemist in his own right, said that the human psyche can respond to the intensity of such times by activating the Transcendent Function. Both the ancient alchemists and Jung believed that true incidents of transcendence are frequently preceded by this build-up of tension between opposite polarities. One’s worldview and sense of security may be powerfully challenged by inner and/or outer events that appear to negate what one once believed. Or we may face times in which intense fear and intense love are evoked at the same time. When we hold the energy of these polarities within ourselves without trying to escape from the truth of what is happening, these are the conditions that evoke transcendent leaps to new levels of awareness. These are the rare moments of metamorphosis, when a greater Self is called into being.
    I’m sure you realize I am trying to suggest that we may be approaching such a moment collectively. This is something many of us have sensed as a possibility for years, although I imagine that very few of us would have guessed that such a profound global challenge to our familiar way of life would arise so suddenly.
    Friends have mentioned to me that there is a surreal vibe to life now, as so many patterns we took for granted are suddenly disrupted. I have felt this sensation too. It reminds me of surreal feelings I have experienced in the past, and these have tended to arrive in moments when I am on the threshold of transcendence. The threshold of transcendence is a place of great uncertainty, and it’s not comfortable. Yet, an aspect of that surreal feeling is numinosity, which the dictionary defines as “filled with a sense of the presence of divinity.” I believe all major initiations have this quality, and that it is permeating the atmosphere of our world now.

    • Thank you Robert and Caitlin for your insight. I found this very helpful for me. I am both fearful of what’s going on in the world today and the future it may hold, yet at the same time I feel great love for the health workers and people who are propping up our society so that the rest of us can carry on.
      I do hope that this will be a turning point for us all, and welcome a new level of awareness for us all.

  • Living in a world where fear and blame based believe systems dominate, pointing the finger at oneself as a starting point for answers concerning the challenges we are facing, won’t be a popular suggestion. We have plenty of time now to explore what might helps us to stay sane in these chaotic times. Here’s just one of many places to start: https://todayisthatday.com/do-you-ho-oponopono/
    Good luck to us all!

  • This is the most down to earth, realistic and clear eyed item I have read. Thank you so much.

  • It is easier to understand what is going on when you stop looking for a new narrative, and seek to understand underlying dynamics. Refine schemata, methods of analysis.

  • There are actions being taken that are enormous. As it turns out that 2.5 Trillion became a 6.2 Trillion “stimulus” package and it was signed. What will be the end result of this is a great big unknown. Have we been getting accurate info on the virus and it’s actual dangers compared to the Godzilla response being applied? Is it a chicken in every pot, or a tank in every backyard; or, is it a Lord, or Overlord in every back yard; or, is it a starving, robbing criminal peasant in very back yard?
    More than likely it is the Federal Reserve Families First, you sucker? Clearly something is a foot and it doesn’t bode well. Don’t panic over scant toilet paper supply, the US dollar will profusely serve for that purpose.

  • Never trust anyone who tells you they know what’s going to happen. The stories haven’t been written yet.

    • Dermot?…The situation was prophesied to take place millions of year ago by OUR Creators…Written in Stone at the city Angkor in Cambodia…THEY Always knew what was going to happen through out HIS-Story.
      Even the Avatars know this, because they MADE the mistake of recording it EXACTLY as history unfolded.
      If you are learned about RELIGIOUS history, IT BECOMES OBVIOUS.
      Just watch the SAMBO videos for Absolute Proof, because the IN STONE BRIEFS Exposed EVERYTHING THAT HAS HAPPENED SINCE OUR CREATORS SEEDED “US” ON THIS PLANET.
      They SHOULD still be available on line at YouTube.

      • Just ONE more thing about Ancient Angkor…It was called “The city of God” by its inhabitants.
        Only those Original Seeded Beings “Understand” What that REALLY Means.

      • link please.

      • Someone has the good drugs and needs to share.

        • GEE Lather…YOU are actually Right about Me being HIGH…Only I’m High about TRUTH.
          TALK ABOUT “FEELING GREAT!
          You should try it Lather!!!

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