A few things about me:
I love this extremely eye-opening video and “I am” NOT religious in the least. I have been listening a lot lately though to videos like this, as well as Wayne Dyer speaking about the Tao and Alan Watts and his philosophy for some inspiration and spirituality in a life where sometimes I feel buried alive and am grasping for something to pull myself out. But I don’t believe in the ideas of organized religions or at least salvation or heaven and hell. It is interesting to think though about universal laws and how everything is energy and it can neither be created nor destroyed so it goes back to the source to be used again in something else that’s created. It’s nice to think that maybe we are eternal beings that get more than one chance to experience life, especially in terms of thinking about special needs people like Sarah or babies or children who die. Wouldn’t it be nice to think we all–including them–are perfect spiritual beings having one of many physical experiences? That someday nonverbal Sarah’s energy could be reused–or soul could experience existence again–in the body of a great speaker? Or singer? Or bird or butterfly. That a miscarried/aborted baby or child who died of cancer could have another chance in another form? It’s sad to think this is all there is and I can wrap my head around this easier than I can things like a savior, sin, heaven or hell.
On another note, I had an interview Tuesday for the perfect job for me right now, perfect flexible part-time hours, wonderful friendly understanding managers and a good group of people in what really sounds like a positive place to work. I am so hopeful. I have a very good feeling about it.
I saw this quote from The Secret Affirmations app: “You cannot “catch” anything unless you think you can, and thinking you can is inviting it to you with your thought. You are also inviting illness if you are listening to people talking about their illness. As you listen, you are giving all your thought and focus to illness, and when you give all of your thought to something, you are asking for it.”
This is harsh to say people are “asking for” things like cancer. It’s interesting though because I believe 100% that thoughts become things and there’s a lot to be said for having a positive mindset for healing. And I fully believe negative thoughts can bring on negative things.
Example: I had no family history of anything and two healthy kids. I was working in genetics when I became pregnant with Sarah. Early on, after a long phone call with a particularly demanding, overbearing, needy parent, I made the off-hand remark that hopefully I wasn’t jinxing this pregnancy working in genetics because some of these parents… I couldn’t imagine living their lives. The rest is history. And that’s only one example of many similar… predictions? Manifestations?
Are things like breast cancer and autism more prevalent now because of all of the awareness campaigns and attention they’re given or are we more aware of these things because they’re more prevalent? If the former is true, social media makes a perfect petri dish for spreading more than just awareness. Makes you wonder how many other things increase simply because we give them attention, like giving a child with bad behavior attention. School shootings, police shootings, standoffs.
Health issues though. Imagine social media being used to get people to share “awareness” about disease X. They read, think, write, worry about it, maybe help raise money to “fight” it, and eventually get it or have a loved one get it. There’s an endless cycle of more and more people who need pharmaceutical X to maybe survive. (And where does all the raised money go? The nonprofit CEO? Pamphlets? The development of drugs companies then turn around and charge people way too much for? It would be interesting to know if Facebook and other similar entities are linked somehow to the so-called nonprofits and the pharmaceutical companies. It’s conspiracy theory, I know.
Related to all of this, all of those memes that get passed around –I never looked at the origin of the word before. From wiki:
“The meme, analogous to a gene, was conceived as a “unit of culture” (an idea, belief, pattern of behaviour, etc.) which is “hosted” in the minds of one or more individuals, and which can reproduce itself, thereby jumping from mind to mind. Thus what would otherwise be regarded as one individual influencing another to adopt a belief is seen as an idea-replicator reproducing itself in a new host.”
The really scary part if you think about it :
“Memetics is also notable for sidestepping the traditional concern with the truth of ideas and beliefs. Instead, it is interested in their success.”
Scary all of the false information passed around the world as truth by Facebook idiots.