Updated: May 1, 2020
How do you know what you believe is true?
We don’t, we feel it, intuition, deep knowing but with a readiness to make room for the new, accumulative past experiences and the meaning given to them, the truth is abstract and subjective, don’t know what to believe and trying to leave it as empty as possible, listening to the heart, facts, resonance with the belief, the pattern connecting a wide range of scopes of belief, the consistent elements representing that which is more believable, etc.
Mostly there was a consensus that it cannot be proven. So why is it that we have such a broad spectrum of narratives illustrating the current COVID-19 crisis?
There is a wide range of sense making as to the origins of this pandemic; shuffling in 5g and surveillance from a greedy totalitarian world order governed by the rich and powerful, to cover ups and false flags, whether it is over exaggerated or under exaggerated, or perhaps what we hear from the mainstream news, from our governments, the World Health Organisation and popular research is in fact the truth.
Who knows? Truth is we don’t.
So if there is a blank slate as what we believe is the meaning behind all of this, why do such conspiratorial stories come into view. What are they a symptom of?
Charles Eisentein calls conspiracy theory the modern day myth, more symbolic in its representation of the reality of things.
However, in his essay, ‘The Coronation’, he explores, in part, the viability of our society going down the pathway of conspiracy. With lockdown across the world; social distancing enforced to varying degrees, mandatory vaccines upon the horizon, these elements could definitely suggest totalitarian rule. Not to mention the public’s growing mistrust in authority as we continue to see leaders in various western nations make decisions that favour industry rather than the people and the environment. This does not however prove that there are bad players but simply bad incentives like the economy hijacking the value of life and the planet itself.
So why do some people lean towards a sensational story?
In our practiced way of approaching issues we strive to find an enemy as the solution. This method of thinking is comfortable and clear and leaves us feeling righteous in our actions. So the meaning making we create is a battle, a doing, an action over nature, rather than a listening.
We have a hammer and we are looking for a nail and ignoring everything else; climate change for example. The conspiracy theories are theories and the reality is that we do not know, so in this not knowing why don’t we can paint the story we wish to live within.
One human shared the idea that nothing is going to change, people will simply use these events to bolster their already existing worldview.
It seems we do not know how to let go of the old stories. Safe to say we do not know how to die to ourselves and become the butterflies we all know ourselves to be.
How do we become our possibilities?
Perhaps we need to first dream them, declare them and then act in a way in which we are already that possibility. Once an action is in place the meaning can be made to then carry us forward in a new way.
Gandhi’s words whisper perennial wisdom serving us for many years to come.
‘Be the change you wish to see.’ - G money