“Don’t you get tired? Aren’t you fed up? Pushing the agenda for the higher ups.
Could you be wise? Won’t you be free? Living an illusion for this fantasy…”
The Viral Man:
Since the first footprint left by the earliest civilizations, mankind has always sought, fought, built and destroyed to leave its signature. Its very existence has become an antithesis of nature. Its mind has made it such that the natural world is something to be conquered to measure its success, progress and worth. Generation after generation has sparred with everything it has perceived to be a threat and challenge to its survival. Monuments have been crafted to represent the artificial power, might and wisdom mankind has stolen from nature and manipulated with its timeless arrogant desires.
The natural world and all of its mysteries, wonders, majesty and life is simply not enough in its true, raw and rugged expression to satisfy mankind’s desires. It had to remove, dissect, deconstruct, diminish and destroy nature in order to examine and exploit it. Nature’s resources were extracted, altered, manipulated, boiled, burned and exhausted at an astronomical rate. Whole ecosystems were sacrificed upon the altar of mankind’s progress, convenience, industry and wealth. It gradually placed itself in the center of the cycle of life as it imprisoned the world with its greed, selfishness and insatiable hunger.
There is one term that best symbolizes what mankind’s reality has done to the Earth, “virus.” It is interesting how viruses seem to originate and localize around human life. It is vital to acknowledge and accept that viruses are a product and expression of the human race. The very nature of a virus correlates so perfectly with mankind that the two have become synonymous with each other in life and in death. Our toxicity as a species has reached a degree to which we have become a contagion. This infection has wiped out civilizations, ecosystems and environments with war, disease, famine and human refuse.
“Cast your chaos to the rising tide. Time to be present to the fear inside.
Kingdoms will rise. Kingdoms will fall. Truth is eternal when we heed the call…”
Society of Illusions:
There is nothing more devastating to a culture than the greed that corrupts it. We can see it everywhere in our daily lives when we choose. Advertisements, television programs, celebrities, professional athletes, politicians and even religious and spiritual organizations fall prey to it. The mentality of excess has woven its way into the very roots of our society. It has polluted our compassion, good will and need with vanity, self-righteousness and want. It is much more than just a chosen way of life for those with the means. It has become an entitlement that costs many the quality of life for the benefit of the few.
We were all born into a life of illusion. Even before we breached the birth canal of our mothers, the wool was pulled over our eyes. Our development through educational, religious and social institutions further indoctrinated and assimilated us into a reality of lies. We were harnessed at an early age with a burdened inheritance of mere survival in a society designed to continually oppose us at every turn. The machinery of reality persistently strips us of our free thought, emotion and creative expression, as we are bombarded with the many facets of conformity. Ultimately, the harsh conditions of living in the contemporary world condition us into a lifestyle of apathy, denial, disinterest, cynicism and acquiescence.
“Will we pretend? Are we asleep? Hiding in the shadows from the fears we keep.
Will we arise? Can we amend? All that has fallen at the hand’s of men…”
Turning the Tide:
As diabolical as mankind’s global agenda may be, it is fragile and vulnerable to downfall. Each one of us enables the chains of our daily slavery to society and its reality. It is a vampire that takes everything we bring to it and provides little to nothing in return. Yet we continue to feed this monster. We crawl through the wreckage of our broken dreams, shattered imaginations and forgotten possibilities to prove our worth to a careless and clueless society. As we weather the storms of our lives, we retreat to the false comfort and security of our abodes seeking fulfillment from entertainment and amusement.
There is a “breakthrough” point that occurs from either being enraged or inspired. Many that are moved by anger tend to lash out in protest and become ensnared in the trappings of our totalitarian society. When we express ourselves negatively, we will always attract an equivalent outcome. Authoritarian figures rely upon rebellion so that they may deal with dissidents with force, inequality and injustice. It is used as a weapon to amend and enact laws and implement social regulations and restrictions to restrain and bury human creativity, consciousness and enlightenment. Revolutions that were once loud, chaotic and unpredictable must now be silent, gradual and focused.
Contemporary society primarily continues to do the same thing in the same way over and over again expecting a different result. The human life experience in many ways is a lifestyle of lunacy. Our tendency as a society is to exist in a myriad of vicious cycles that keeps us in a perpetual state of drama, confusion, indifference, irresponsibility and duplicity. When we blindly and defiantly defend our positions, we further entrench ourselves into our social captivity. The human prison may be engineered and maintained by a select and secret few, yet it is we who allow ourselves to be enslaved daily with our participation and our choices or lack thereof.
“Cast your darkness to the rising sun. Time to awaken for we are the ones
Nations will rise. Nations will fall. Life is eternal when we live for all.”
– Iam (lyrics from my original song “Awaken.”)
The human race as a whole has been asleep for a good portion of its existence. The elements of our slumber have been our perceptions, opinions, intelligence, denial, self-righteousness and selfishness. These are the bars of our personal imprisonment. The accumulation and development of these qualities that “mature” our personalities are the very things that prevent us from becoming who we are truly meant to be. In our attempt to belong to the society in which we exist, we automatically and willingly surrender our personal truth, power, purpose, consciousness and amity. We turn our backs on ourselves.
Every day is an opportunity for us to choose to live a conscious life. The more we create this possibility, the more we establish this reality, the more human beings will contribute to the communal awareness. This is happening now. We need to come together to be our fullest expression of being as a global family. This is how it is in spirit. No one else can create, establish or contribute our expression in this universal destiny. When we choose to live our truth, creativity, imagination, ahimsa (non-violence) and kindness, we will transform ourselves and ultimately the world.