Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Mind Pollution and Fear Porn

Marketers love the new and improved formula for pitching products.  Make a few product changes, repackage the outside, slap new and improved on the package, and consumers will buy it at a higher price thinking it is a better product.  Likewise, the propaganda machines use these and other psychological techniques to market the latest threat to humanity as information you need for your personal survival on this Planet Earth.  Of course, it is filled with the worst, of the worst-case scenarios and the possible outcomes always circle around death.  We quiver with the word.  Just as information can be used for good; it can also be used for dubious means such as shifting the world’s thinking down a dangerous road.

The bombardment of this information on the human psyche becomes the biggest threat to us.  This mind pollution permeates every moment of our existence and it is fueled by fear through its distortions of the truth.  It is mind pollution seeded by the fear virus.  Everything is meticulously scripted and all the actors show up to play their parts.  Celebrities, journalists, politicians, the common person and the exhaustive list of experts play across the screens of our mind and dump insidious subplots into our lives. 

Monday, May 18, 2020

Time to instil some more poetry...

The Clean-up

It is time.
Clean up all the irritations.
Let go of the petty frustrations.
Lay to rest your grievances.
Stop thinking in terms of this or that.
Release yourself from past mistakes.
Recognize you had some aches.
Forgive yourself for anger and hate.
Do onto others where it relates.
Relinquish your struggle to survive.
Allow yourself to come alive.
Just let loose, enjoy the ride.
Should at any point you have to surmise, 
remember that Love is on your side.
Quiet the mind.
Go within.
There are several options with which you can begin.
The choice is yours.
Just pick a door.  Go explore.
What are you waiting for? 

--Beverly Blanchard

Monday, April 13, 2020

Where is Love?

I, like most humans on this Planet Earth are told that we are under lockdown, house arrest for our protection.  It is being done to protect us from the deadly virus.  I have to admit, in some ways staying home is pretty easy for me.  I have lived alone for 35 years and for most of those years, I have worked alone out of my home.  Being alone is easy for me.  I like my own company and being alone I have been granted the opportunity to study a variety of subjects.  I do periodically however love being around people.  I love giving and receiving love.  I love hugs.  I love the human touch.  I love conversations over food.  Now with this current pandemic, and rules of social distancing I am forced to change my ways.

Let me back up a bit.  Years ago, I realized that if I did not make time to go out for a walk in the afternoon, I would miss out on people.  So, living in downtown Ottawa, Canada, I decided that every day at a particular hour I would go for a walk to the river.   The walk would bring me through the city centre and down along the river below Canada’s Parliament buildings.  I realized a long time ago a smile always opened doors to conversations.  Since, I have a happy disposition and I talk to everyone, I have met a lot of people.   They are my community.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Time for poetry...The Root of All Evil

The Root of All Evil

The root of all evil is not money.
It is not anger.
Nor is it greed.
The root of all evil has a far greater seed.
It is the manufactured fear which has led us to believe,
safety and security have now taken leave.
Living in fear is how life must be.

Magnified, manipulated, and used to control
by forces who aren’t working for the good of the whole.
Insidious creatures that lurk through the night,
greatly afraid of the loving light,
as it will melt the illusion that might is right.

They rule by fear,
with elaborate smoke and mirrors,
and take great cheer
in saying, ‘Love isn’t here.
Here, there is just fear!’

Oh, the unaware they do think it’s so,
and do fall prey to more government controls.
For the creatures that rule the night,
enjoy making fear their only plight.
For within the darkness fear can grab hold,
and play with the minds of men we’ve been told.

A tangled web of deceit,
synthetic lies which are really cheap,
done in an attempt to hide the truth really deep.
But no matter what they do.
The truth will always ring true.
For the root of all this evil is absolutely clear.
It is built upon the fallacy,
that on Mother Earth we must live in fear.

Copyright:  Beverly Blanchard 2013

Saturday, March 21, 2020

True Fear or Manufactured in your Mind?

In order to understand fear, you must first understand the difference between true fear and manufactured fear.  Let me give you a personal example.  I experienced true fear last year.  It hit out of the blue.  I had just come from an event at the local Indigenous Friendship Centre and it was a cool spring day.  I had my route home laid out in my head.  Stop at the art store in the mall, catch the bus to the University, walk to the grocery store and head home.  Then it hit.  Bam! The realization that I was being run over by a car that was backing up from a stop sign in a mall parking lot.

Hit from behind, I went down to the ground and ended up underneath the car.  Everything seems to move really slow when the adrenalin rushes through your body.  It’s like your mind starts recording in clips.  I remember seeing the muffler and the undercarriage of the car and thinking ‘this isn’t right’.  Then there was the realization that there were wheels coming toward my head.  In the next instance the car stopped, went forward and once I saw the sky I bolted straight up.
It must have looked like I had risen from the dead as witnesses told me later that I was extremely lucky I wasn’t hurt.  I was extremely lucky because it was these people that came to my aid otherwise, I would have been a speed-bump in thing called life.

The adrenalin doesn’t stop rushing through your body when the event ends.  You are basically in shock and your body/mind/emotions goes into process mode.  Even though someone offered me a ride, I was determined to continue my path home.   I needed to process what had happened.  While under that car I was consumed with the fear of my survival.  The whole experience may have been a minute but it felt like an eternity.  Dying and dying like this was not part of my story.  I had a mission to fulfill and I wasn’t finished fulfilling it.  But, this experience did enter my reality and it taught me something.  In one moment, I am fighting for my life and the next moment, I am realizing I am safe.  I am in one piece and I am alive.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Law of Death and Decay

No one likes to talk about death.  Mention the word and most people tune out. It is strange that this five-letter word can completely shut down a conversation and sending people running in all directions.  I read somewhere that Karl Gustav Jung once mentioned the word “death” in a conversation with Sigmund Freud, and Freud literally collapsed to the ground when he heard the word.  I was somewhat amused, here was a man whose works have shaped our society and he couldn’t handle the word “death”.   The thing is there are a lot of people that can’t handle the word or the process.  Unfortunately, our society is becoming more and more stuck on perpetuating the desire to stick around in this dimension forever.

Death in this physical world is part of life.  The moment you come down that birth canal, you start dying.  Your cells die off.  New cells grow, and as time goes on you hit that stage where the skin starts sagging and you start slowing down.  It is the way nature works and as much as we humans think we are above nature, we are not.  In this dimension everything grows, it waxes and wanes, and then it dies.  No one gets off this Planet Earth in physical form, and lives forever.  The end post of your life is death with taxes paid throughout the journey.

Death in this reality is all around us and it is part of the process.  The seasons come and they go.   The flowers blossom and bloom, and then wither and die.  The trees with a longer life span repeat a pattern of life and death as it transitions through the seasons.  All around us the melody of death, decay and rebirth plays out, yet, we want to deny its existence because we associate death with finality, the end.  We neglect to recognize that the spirit evolves and it is just the physical body or apparatus that gets left behind. 

Thanks to the propaganda machine we are programmed to believe that growing old is bad.  We don’t see life as the opportunity for growth and development.  An opportunity to make choices in the direction of your life and to improve your consciousness.  Love or fear?  Recently, I listened to a few technology billionaires talk about immortality and how they are working to live forever.  I fell over laughing when one of them stated he wanted immortality to see just how many more billions he could make.  Really, is that your goal?  Have all these technological advancements really improved the world?  When the body gives out do you honestly think that you can download the inner spirit?  That which animates you?  Or what happens if one line of code is incorrect?  You might end up trapped in a horror show which is worse than this reality.

The desire to live forever and avoid death is further exemplified by those searching for the fountain of youth.  Those that believe ‘the more I change the outer, the younger and more beautiful I shall become’.  So, they use fillers, cosmetic surgery, adrenochrome, blood transfusions and whatever trend the celebrities are supporting.  The problem is the hungry ghost within is never satisfied with the outside.  It is never good enough.  Yet, to go inside and vanquish that hungry ghost would prove to be too painful.  The questions one might ask if they are continually focused on the outside are:  If I died tomorrow would it matter?  What matters?

We come into this world programmed to die at some point in time.  None of us know when and we don’t exactly know how it shall happen but it shall happen.  Just like taxes!  Once you accept that death is a natural process of this life on this Planet Earth, you might start to live a life where each day is a gift and an opportunity to make the world a better place while you are here.  Your contributions everyday do not have to be elaborate gestures.  It can be as simple as a smile.  Start the day asking, how may I be of service to love today?  Follow where that leads you.  It is important that while you walk on this Planet Earth, you walk with kindness.  Wherever the sole of your foot lands, let it land with kindness.  Do this and there is no fear with death because appreciating each moment means a life of no regrets and higher level of consciousness.  In the end, all your worldly belongings are meaningless because your death is a transition to a world based on your consciousness.  If you were a liar in this world; you shall enter the world of liars in the next.

Wishing you a day of many pleasant surprises.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Life’s Unending Exam

We come into this world and like it or not, we are instantly enrolled in the school of life where each day, each moment in time, we are required to complete a variety of exams to get to the next level.  At the start of this journey, many of us believed that all learning was confined to a classroom and once we graduated from this institution, we were finished with school.  No more teachers, no more books, no more lessons…Wrong!  It was only when we got into ‘real world’ that many of us soon discovered that the teachers morphed into bosses, colleagues and relatives.  Sometimes it was even people you don’t know or situations you could never have foreseen.  The formal classroom just became life and what you learned in the educational system may have helped with your career but it certainly didn’t prepare you for navigating through life’s trials and tribulations.