Don’t Lose the Plot

Don’t Lose the Plot

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“A sane person to an insane society
must appear insane.”

Kurt Vonnegut

What is the backstory to the events that are unfolding right before our eyes? Do we understand the historical links of the past, and how indeed countries just like people have some past accounts? In the confusing world in which we live, there is so much obfuscation; and it is difficult to tell the difference between that which is fact, fiction or fake!

This is why it is so important to be able to trust our intuition and gut feelings, and not be overwhelmed by the emotionality of the dramatic changing stories in the ‘news’. To be able to make our way through this minefield of information, mis-information and even dis-information, we need to be able to maintain the ability to be a critical thinker. Often there are multiple layers to these stories. So, that means that we have to question ‘what and how’ things are being presented to us, and just ask some simple questions: What is really going on here? Who stands to benefit from this narrative? Do we get a chance to hear the unbiased other side of the story?

“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world… would do this, it would change the earth.”

William Faulkner

There seems to be a kind of madness all around, as we witness rapidly changing events. As we digest each daily dose of ‘news’, this just ramps up the fear and anxiety which increases the overall level of suffering. In these unprecedented times, our job is to stay awake and stay sane, even though the sands of time are shifting right under our feet.

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So many people are feeling that imbalance in their lives now. We have to remain stable as each new destabilizing event is presented. Often not with the full facts, but as opinion and even as fake news. We still have some, but it seems a long time ago when it was the ‘norm’ and we enjoyed true journalism, where both sides of an issue were reported. Now, for some time there has been only a one sided narrative that dominates the airways. It has become so difficult to discern the difference between truth and falsehood, the reality and the manufactured story that is presented to us on a daily basis.

“If you tell the truth, you don’t
have to remember anything.”

Mark Twain

Despite the promotional fear and personal suffering, we are not just affected by what we are seeing. Many people have a deep gut feeling, an underlying knowing that something in our world is falling apart, for some literally with the conflict, for others it is an energetic feeling. Even though we can see many obvious reasons for that uncertain feeling growing, still the cause of this is imperceptible, but we can sense it and we can feel it… At the level of the soul, we know a part of our life and our world is dying, and we are desperate for a cure. But we do not know what shape that remedy will take.

Love and truth become revolutionary when lies and deceit are everywhere. We have to counter the darkness with the light, not more darkness, fear or force, because that would just trap us in an eternal spiral of acts of aggression… which we would perpetrate upon each other, our fellow soul brothers. It would become a sad and endless war, so let us not go there.

This is why at the beginning of March, we saw the Night of Shiva celebrated as a time of the coming of God into the dark night. In India especially, there are so many festivals revolving around God as the image of Light. Shiv Ratri, is known as the night when God is remembered as the one who comes as the Bringer of the Light, to heal our world and dispel the darkness.

“In a time of deceit telling the truth
is a revolutionary act.”

George Orwell

Having hope and faith is a good thing, but hope needs to be backed up with both good wishes and constructive action. Even if that action is simply prayer and meditation, that is good. Sitting on the fence will not bring any positive change, but we need to focus the energy of our mind and not become lost in some apathetic drift.

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Division and fighting against each other just increases the friction between us, we have enough things of darkness in our world today, and for sure we need the healing power of the light. In the presence of the light, the darkness has no power. Fear, anxiety, worry etc., are energies that feed into the darkness, whilst love, compassion and acceptance, not acquiescence, but seeing thing for what they are, this will bring more light and healing into our broken world.

In our current times the world needs more love and light. The whole Earth needs love and healing as we witness daily dramatic events. We are all joined and connected as one spiritual family at the level of the soul. Our healing and our protection comes from hanging together and not from falling apart and division. Hold onto those traditional and spiritual principles that bring individuals and communities into harmony.

Let us not be overcome by the darkness of fear but stay in the light and in alignment with the Divine Light. Maybe we need to pray and meditate more… to help activate the light and wisdom that is within each and every soul. We need to re-awaken our basic love and compassion and not lose these precious qualities, even when it appears to be absent in others that we may meet. What did Jesus say? “Father, forgive them for they know not what they are doing…” When we lose the plot, then perhaps we all need to ask for forgiveness. Remember that it is the Light of Truth that dispels the darkness.

It’s Time… to stay awake… stay sane… stay safe… Stay in the love and don’t lose the plot!


© ‘It’s Time…’  by Aruna Ladva, BK Publications London, UK

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