by Isaac George
July 8th, 2021
Today as I was preparing to go for my almost daily bicycle ride, I stopped to glance over at one of our two rose bushes. They are planted in a small strip of ground between our living room window and the fence, and in previous years they have not been doing so well. Poor weather is usually the culprit here in the British Isles, but forgetting the rose food is also another factor. However, during the past 3-4 weeks, they have not only been producing a prodigious number of blooms, but they’ve grown over 6 feet in height!
As I gazed upon the unique orange blossoms, I thought that how easy it is to become inured to the beauty that is so close by somewhere. For a moment in time, all my personal thoughts faded into the background, and so did all the world’s tumultuous activity. Here it was just my consciousness taking in the beauty in front of me, and I became lost in a serenity that there are no words for.
Seems we take so much for granted these days, and most of us are so preoccupied that we just don’t really take in what is right at hand in our lives. It is one thing to look, it is quite another thing to actually see what it is we’re looking at. A mere thought about the to-do list, or a worry or three, and we are turning away from the miracle in front of us and exchanging it for another task, another obligation, and another round of problem solving. If you are an entrepreneur, most likely you live that experience 24/7, and barely come up for air. Marketing, tech hassles, virtual staff issues, grumpy clients…where does it end? When does the good life begin?
It can begin when we choose to slow down enough to take stock of ourselves, check and see if we’re occupying our body instead of hovering near it, and exercise our sovereignty diligently so we honor our own feelings and space to be as we are. Yes, I know…there are obligations a plenty. Working for a paycheck with a family to support during the upheavals of the past 17 months has been a grab bag of stress. Or perhaps you or someone you know has a health condition, or a psychological one. None of this we are experiencing is easy, and we can be so focused on survival mode that we overlook so much that there is to appreciate.
I have a very good book about spiritual seeking call “Doing Nothing” by Steven Harrison. It’s focus is on the modern quest for enlightenment and peace, but many of his perspectives could easily be applied to more mundane matters. The other book which I have not read, but recently ordered, is entitled “How to be Idle” by Tom Hodgkinson. The Puritan work ethic, or the work ethic imposed by a jealous God in the Old Testament (“…by the sweat of thy brow shall you earn your bread…”) set the human race on a high-stress path of exertion with a future promise of reward and comfort. The entire dogma of the Abrahamic religions is centered on a perfect hereafter, if we are all good boys and girls that is.
What is discouraged more today then ever before is that to be idle, or decide to withdraw from the Rat Race, is to be a reactionary. Someone who is anti-societal, and not to be trusted. For a raw example, read this recent article about loafing in China that appeared in the Guardian UK. In China it’s becoming a “thing” and they call it “lying flat”.
At this New Moon in Cancer take an inventory about your own life. Where do you over-commit? Where do you over-give? How do you cope with low grade anxiety or moments of high stress? Are you happy and peaceful, or anxious and fearful? Are you in your body, and loving your body, or not?
Here’s something to ponder - when there’s a lot of cortisol pumping through our bodies we are incapable of rational decision making. The cost for this is multi-dimensional too, and as Dr. Gabor Mate’s states, trauma or living with trauma is the single biggest cause for disease…period!
Your physical and psychic boundaries are yours to employ and maintain. No one else will do it for you. We are empowered, we are capable, and it is not selfish to be concerned with one’s own harmony and wellbeing. Slow down, breathe and look around. What do you see? There’s beauty within and without to appreciate. Remember it often.
Blessings on your journey and with lots of love,
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Show Synopsis: On July 14th 1789 the starving and dispossessed citizenry of Paris, France rose up against the ruling class and feudal system. What followed over the next 4 years was a sincere effort to redress the grievances, but unfortunately a Committee for Public Safety was formed which instigated a Reign of Terror resulting in the arrest of 300,000 and over 25,000 deaths, including the king and queen.
Today we are immersed in an atmosphere of terror that is being orchestrated by a global committee for public safety - the medical establishment. The M. O. is fear. Asking questions is now discouraged, truths are being suppressed and censored, and individual liberties are being removed. If we are to grow beyond this moment and come out the other side, we will need to dig deep and call upon our courage. We can inspire many to actualize a new path for humanity. You and I are the Solution, and there are higher spiritual powers we can employ Time to recognize and claim that inner power. Through our courage and healing the Earth is renewed.
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Renewals and Reinstallations
State of the Planet Update – April 1st, 2021
“Renewals and Reinstallations”
By Isaac George
April Fool’s Day, 2021
We begin April like a lamb...or a bunny. As usual, no matter what is transpiring in the world of humans, Nature just keeps doing what comes naturally. Slowly, here and there, the harbingers of springtime are obvious. We are past some of the heaviest lunations we have had in some time but wait…there is more to come! Just not now.
Enjoying each moment has never meant as much now as it did before March 17th of 2020. Wherever you are, and whomever you are, I am sure you have been touched or affected in some way by the events of the past year. It has not been a picnic, and if there is one standout musical piece, I would pick to describe the feeling of the past year, it would be The Talking Head’s “Life During Wartime.” I can see David Byrne jogging around the stage at the end of the tune, like a rabbit with a fox on its tail.
So back to renewal and enjoying the moment. Personally, I feel like too little butter spread over too much bread. At other times, I am in the epiphany of no time, no movement. The contrasts are decidedly strong and illustrate the stark differences between being and doing, and what any of us have held on to for a strong sense of certainty, and that awkward sense of floating free, and randomly, unsure about anything or what may occur next. We need the being self to renew and refresh. We also need it to allow for what is beginning to happen now, which is like the download and updating from the original Source Codes within our cosmic archives. It is difficult to express this process at an organic level unless you can think like a seed. The oak seed contains the oakness of the tree it will eventually become. It knows what it knows without having to learn a thing! It does what it does, effortlessly. If one of us human types decide to “improve” that seed, we may try to cross it with something like an elm seed. Even so, the oak seed and the elm seed carry the original Divine instruction set and may reject the hybridization experiment. Trees can be like that…uncooperative. So, renewing something does not just mean to take a break, then continue something as before, like that is what we are supposed to be doing.
Many will be doing the Easter thing this weekend, beginning with the Christian calendar observation of Good Friday. Considering the Easter story, I never did see why they called it “good.” Anyway, unless one knows the original story, the seed story, one can easily assume that the Christian hybrid of holiday is what is the natural thing. In a nutshell, it is not the natural thing. In recent years, some historians and anthropologists have raised inconvenient issues about how the original meaning of these times is rooted in pagan fertility rituals, and other disturbing and uncivilised practices. The pagans thought it was cool to celebrate the rising of the sap in the woods and fields, so to speak, and did not carry around the shame-guilt syndrome that the three Abrahamic religions came up with. Good thing too. Even today, our original and innocent seed of divinity within us whispers, “I don’t know from shame, so why should you?”
If you are at all interested in realizing your true nature, your infinite self, your total humanity, then you might wish to consider that it will not become a realization unless you let go of your cherished beliefs, traditions, and ideologies. You cannot put new tires on a tired old car. This will become more apparent as we get deeper into the second half of April, and the inner arising of the original Divine blueprints will become quite noticeable. It will get a bit more intense inside of we and in the collective, starting around the next New Moon on April 11th-12th. More on that in next week’s edition of “State of the Planet”. The most important date to consider between now and then is Monday, April 5th, when the Moon and Pluto meet at 26 degrees of Capricorn...very close to the USA's natal Pluto.
In the meantime, I heartily recommend you to Nature’s care. Spend time out of doors as much as possible this weekend. Check out the flowers, the bees, and if you spot a rabbit, you might follow it and see where he or she goes. You just may find Alice’s rabbit hole. Now would not that make the ‘normal’ world disappear?!
Blessings on your journey,
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by Isaac George, Feb 19 2021
Mercury Stations Direct at 11 degrees of Aquarius, at the Jupiter-Saturn midpoint, on Feb 21st, 2021 (GMT). Full Moon in Virgo on February 27th, with Sun and Venus conjunct in Pisces.
There are many effects or influences occurring that we can observe in the world now.
The pre-eminent emotional resonance is still rooted in fear, paranoia, or depression. The other main ones are confusion, dissension, and further atomization of people within societies around the globe. By atomization I mean that human interaction is now mostly reduced to online interactions, via Zoom, YouTube, social media, chat rooms, and the comments areas on many online news platforms. The sense of estrangement and dislocation is further exacerbated by the hyper-normalisation of living an ever-more disembodied existence, focused in the area above the eyebrows.
The human mind is not just a sensory-based bio "computer". It is a living and molecular location of one node of our mind, or extra-sensory awareness. You can call this the spirit or "soul" of each individual. The mind itself, spread out as it is throughout our body and into the space around each of us, is capable of things a supercomputer cannot match, even with today's technology. Tech can certainly mimic, but it is incapable of creating originality or feeling human feelings, or love itself. It is a mimic, an externalization of our own neural network - the basis of the artificial binary reality that is enfolding around our cerebral cortexes. We have literally turned ourselves inside out. If you have ever wondered what this might look like, imagine a turtle or a mollusk, without its protective shell.
Since the mind has no firewall as such, we interact with Life on this plane and planet in two main ways. We make certain choices, consciously or otherwise, to have certain experiences we feel we want to have. The other way is that things, people, or circumstances that just seem to "happen" to us. We sense a loss of control or free will in those situations. Nowadays we may even blame ourselves for experiencing a reality or event that we certainly did not plan on, but happened anyway. In both instances, we may not always get what it is that we thought we wanted to experience, and we also may have something happen with us or to us that ends up as blessing in disguise. Changing your thinking from "I create my own reality" to "I create reality, and Reality is creating me" reduces our fear of the unknown (and the need for certainty), while giving us more options to choose again. This point will be important, as you will find out.
Thoughts, influences, and experiences shape our perceptions. If we are unawares of how we are aligning or entraining to anything, then we may unknowingly behave as the creators of those influences wish us to behave. Marketing and advertising have achieved untold levels of leverage over human consciousness via digital means. We know that via documentaries such as "The Social Dilemma." What we need to become even more aware of is how we are influenced or imprinted on other levels of our mind, even in our own bodies. Entrainment, resonance, and imprinting are the way mammals operate and learn from each other. Unfortunately, these natural and beautiful traits are now being used against humanity.
Sovereignty is one way to describe a being that is completely in harmony with all environments and other beings, while maintaining a sense of "self". The American mystic Edgar Cayce, when asked to describe what the Christ Consciousness was, said: "To know thyself to be thyself, yet One with All That Is." When we can even touch into that field of awareness we can understand that the Christ Mind is not something belonging to the historical Jesus (or Yeshua) per se...it is an inherent part of each human being. The Gnostics referred to this divine gift as "epinoia", which means divine imagination and awareness.
Resonance is constantly happening, and un-happening. We fall in love with someone. Five years later we may still love that person, but we are no longer "in love" with them. Resonance, for whatever reason, has changed or fallen away. A child loses interest in a plaything or toy. The resonant field that supported that interaction has changed. Resonance is a function of how Spirit is creating and learning about differing aspects of Itself, or remembering more of what He/She already is. We are co-creators, soul poets and scientists, existing beyond time and space, and yet totally immersed within it, trying to merge with All That Is while simultaneously striving to individuate and know what sovereign and free action is all about. Quite a paradox, wouldn't you say?
One of the ways in which resonance manifests is in the realm of illness and disease. We can literally "vibe" with a pattern of resonance that fears disease or even death. This is called the "nocebo effect". One of the pioneers in mind-biology links is Dr. Bruce Lipton. His studies into epigenetics and beliefs have arrived at conclusions remarkably like those in quantum theory and quantum entanglement. His discoveries also support what Dr. John C. Lilly said about our minds and consciousness: "Whatever the mind believes to be true, either becomes true, or is true." This is an important factor in our attempts to understand the pandemic that erupted in late December 2019 and then engulfed the world. The effects may also be happening due to the extreme levels of toxicity in myriad forms on our planet today. The Latin word for a poison or toxin is "virus". What if a virus is nothing more than a cellular component that is reacting to toxicity? There is much more we must learn about the interactions of resonance, belief, and the environment as regards human biological and emotional wellbeing. First, we will need to examine our addiction to scientific orthodoxy, which is contrary to the true spirit of scientific inquiry and spirituality.
Witnessing the chaos and disintegration of patterns in our world now is difficult. So many seem so hypnotized, or plain lost. Millions have no other concern other than simply surviving. Did we really want it to be this way? Our understanding of how human consciousness works and interacts is the key to extricating ourselves. Creation is born out of chaos and resonance by informed choice, arrived at by combination of meditation/spiritual hygiene, critical thought, and practical action. It is necessary to reverse the direction we are now finding our world going towards. The disintegration of the old order must continue, even when there seems to be no new framework to rely upon yet to replace it. The old consciousness is simply unable to offer any solution to the problems it has created.
When I channelled Archangel Ariel back in the early 2000's, one statement made to describe the future situation we now find ourselves facing was expressed in such simple language: "Stop trying to fix this whole thing. Stop trying to reform it or remediate it. Let that go. If you have a broken-down old car, would you really spend good money to put four brand new tires on it? Not an incredibly wise response to the problem."
I completely concur.
It is imperative that we understand that during this year that the challenges and changes, with the squares between the two social planets Uranus and Saturn, will be definitive and long-lasting. The three main challenges are the choice of freedom over a digitized technocracy, the sovereign right of the individual to exercise informed consent, and resisting groupthink or hive mind and letting go of addiction to self-development and personal improvement so that we can work together more effectively and lovingly.
One of the things I encourage you to do is to carefully examine yourself for any signs of deferring to outside authority for security, direction, certainty, and leadership. Also, become a student of spiritual or psychic hygiene techniques to maintain your bio-resonance with your own biology and with Nature both here on the planet and throughout the Multiverse. If you do not know how to do this, contact me for some tools. I also facilitate this work and have others I can refer you to.
Lastly, fastidiously monitor your interactions and usage of electricity and technology. Currently the Dual-Headed Gods are Science (orthodox) and Technology (digital), but they are false gods. How they came to dominate our world is a story for another time. Our task for now is to take responsibility for allowing it to happen thus far by compassionately understanding how we have been sleepwalking with it for so long...and then taking the necessary steps to change ourselves, and by extension, create the potential world we would all like to create and inhabit. Where everyone is healthy, where everyone thrives, where loving kindness, cooperation and creativity are paramount.
It is up to us to re-establish and maintain our sacred connections, to the plants, the animals, the planetary intelligence. Nature is worth preserving, for it indeed is the Mother of us all.
Remember what we're here for, what you're here for. And hold sacred the beauty of this place, and see the Divine in the heart of it.
Blessings of Peace,
by Isaac George
Feb 5th, 2021
Greetings dear friends,
We are in the midst of a struggle for our future, the future of countless species, and indeed future of this Planet. Much is at stake. Even so, there are very good reasons that we are at this juncture, and it is first and foremost an opportunity to remember what is essential about us, and all of Life.
The situation is not without positive benefit and it definitely could end up with a great outcome. However, it will be up to each one of us, and all of us together, to realize such a positive outcome of love, health, prosperity, cooperation and community for everyone…not just for a few. More on what will be required of us to accomplish towards the end of the article.
Welcome to the Aquarian Era! Note, I said “era”, not Age.
One of the things I’ve learned from studying astrology over the past 25 years is that there is a big difference between sidereal astronomy and tropical astronomy. The former coincides with the greater cycles within our solar system, especially the precession of the Equinoxes, which are revered in mystical and pagan traditions as Nature’s own rhythms. It considers the planet’s rotational wobble (Chandler Wobble), which is what gives us our seasons, in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres.
So, back to the question of why I said “era” and not “Age”. In accounting for the precession of the Equinoxes, we are still approximately anywhere between 180 and 300 years away from complete immersion into the great Age of Aquarius (estimates vary wildly, dependent on the observer). As such, we are in the crossover zone between the ending of the Great Age of Pisces, and the upcoming Age of Aquarius. Each cycle is approximately 2,160 years across. Add all 12 signs up, and you get a 26,000 year galactic cycle, which is how long it takes for our planet, embedded within the 3rd spiral arm of the Milky Way galaxy, to complete one rotation around the Galactic Center.
Whew! Enough of that then.
The State of the Planet in 2021 is different than that of 2020 in some significant ways. Some have said that the Saturn-Jupiter ingress into Aquarius last December 21st, 2020 was the beginning of the Aquarian Age. As I have demonstrated, this is not accurate, nor helpful. There has been enough false hope peddled around for far too long.
In the ancient myths, Saturn was a Titan, and a tyrant. He was paranoid, jealous, and a cannibal. We ignore these aspects at our peril. Saturn was also the ancient ruler of Aquarius, a fixed air sign, and Air signs are inherently mental in orientation. Fixed means unwilling to change, unless there’s a lot of pressure. When Uranus was discovered (also one of the Titans), a new energy lit up in our collective consciousness. Since Uranus vied with Saturn for rulership, and he exemplified change for it’s own sake (Uranus’ axis is tilted on it’s side, rather than north-south…and it rotates backwards), and astrologers assigned him to Aquarius, and left Saturn in charge of Capricorn.
Now that brings us to the over-riding astrological theme for 2021. There are three Uranus-Saturn squares this year, and one in 2022.
The ultimate spiritual and psycho-physical challenges this year lead on from 2020 when the predominant theme was set by the conjunction of Pluto and Saturn at 22 degrees of Capricorn on January 12th, 2020. The main theme or challenge for 2021 is the choice between freedom or slavery, a New Dispensation versus the morphing of the Old Order into a technocracy of control. Even more accurately, this is about organic versus synthetic life.
The very foundations of the previous cycle are undergoing a dis-integration, and as a result, those souls invested (or seduced) by the addiction to power-over Nature and humanity will try to manipulate the technologies to perpetuate their own positions. This is, of course, unsustainable in the long run. But minds addicted to certainty and safety, and out of touch with Nature, will take extreme measures to preserve the status quo, even if it is harmful to themselves.
There are many analogies I could use to illustrate this, and here’s just one example: https://youtu.be/L5foZIKuEWQ.
I have been noticing and observing that the predominant preoccupation with the Age of Science and Medicine is to classify micro-components of the natural world as hostile to human biology, when in fact our biology exists in a symbiotic relationship with trillions of bacteria and other organisms. There is mounting evidence that when we introduce toxins of any type into the natural order, these microorganisms will attempt to rid themselves of the toxicity, and in turn, this may appear in biology as illness, or dis-ease. When this happens, it should alert us that something has changed in the equilibrium, the balance of Nature within and without. Instead, we treat the manifestation of illness as an invader, mercilessly and coldly attacking us and killing some of us. The only question that remains is to identify and remove the sources of toxicity, whether it be in our air, water, food, or within our minds and emotions.
The cycle of Uranus in Taurus is pointing our attention to the things that relate to having a body and loving our bodies. Nurturing and love are part of the Taurus archetype. So is food, sex, pleasure, health and security, and harmony with Nature’s cycles. The Uranian influence here is squared, or challenged, by Saturn in Aquarius, which embodies a stance that is allied with A.I., virtual reality matrices, and are anti-body and by extension, anti-Nature.
As an example of what happens when any religion makes the body or Nature (and especially women and sexuality) a "problem" is in our collective history and memories. Centuries ago, many of the sacred groves of Middle Eastern pagan (polytheistic-matriarchal) cultures were destroyed, and thousands of their adherents to those in those cultures were brutally massacred. A lot of trees were cut down in the process too…a foreshadowing of what would follow in Europe during the Middle Ages with the millions of "witches" murdered, and now in our own times, with the destruction of the Amazonian rainforest. We are still suffering with the imprinting or programming from what is essentially a cultural and spiritual war that was fueled by patriarchial monotheism.
Strategies for Living Heaven (Aquarian Age) During the age of Covid and Transhumanism:
Looking at our own shadow and facilitation of our own karmic baggage and projections has been underway since the discovery of the planetoid Chiron in 1977. Chiron heralded the return of many ancient and mystical healing traditions and modalities and spurred the creation of many new and novel modes of healing. Self-help books, workshops and human potential movements sprang up over the next couple of decades. It took a while longer, into the late 1990’s and early 21st century to realise the peril and healing crisis on a global scale. Our ecosystems were beginning an accelerated breakdown, but for most, the call to heal was still based on a very personal path.
We can no longer afford this sort of indulgence, not when we face multiple challenges in simultaneity. Even though the lockdowns during 2020 seemingly provided a brief respite, the collapse of the ecosystem is still accelerating. The Pandemic of 2020 has captivated most of human focus, drawing away attention to the looming crisis of the collapse of capitalism as we’ve known it, and the poverty that is being created because of it. There is a stated desire by the world’s most influential persons to establish a single digital transaction system to replace the currencies and through a digital “smart” infrastructure, manage most aspects of every human being’s life in the near future. Is this what we really want, or need?
The strategies to navigate these changes, and to create new models of living, will require that we see our own personal healing path as entwined with the healing of the planet and others in our human family. I include all creatures within Nature as part of this healing as well. To commit to communicating better and with more kindness, to sit in communion with the environment, to pursue quantum health in symbiosis with the natural world are, to me, necessary requirements. If we are to reduce the toxicity in our minds, we must look to where we have manifested these toxins into the surrounding environment. It is all connected…inexorably.
No one is going to rescue us. We are our own UFO’s. However, we are never alone. Our first ally is Mother Nature, Sophia, the Planetary Intelligence. Seek out indigenous elders or shamans. Learn to talk with the Planet as if she were your Mother, and Guide. Seek a deeper understanding with your relationship to Source Consciousness, and all beings who are available to assist when called upon.
Listen to your animal instincts and body’s elemental intelligence more. Try reducing your reliance on scientific orthodoxy and its insane reduction of Nature into a nothing more than a chemical (or genome sequence) equation. Challenge your own assumptions. Protect yourself and your loved ones from over-exposure to artificial EMF’s. Buy a water filter for your home. Learn deep breathing techniques, and perhaps grow a small veg garden. Dance more, make love…to everything. Meditate, reflect, spend time in Nature. Self-care is essential…always!
Challenge your own assumptions. Protect yourself and your loved ones from over-exposure to artificial EMF’s. Buy a water filter for your home. Learn deep breathing techniques, and perhaps grow a small veg garden. Dance more, make love…to everything. Meditate, reflect, spend time in Nature. Self-care is essential…always!
Listen to your heart of Hearts…trust your intuition. Trust your Self. Trust in Spirit. There is no higher authority than what resides within you.
These are just some intentions we can make and some of the actions we can take in order to retrieve and enhance our divine sovereignty, instead of being subsumed into the dark side of the Aquarian shadow...the dictates of the crowd or group...the obedient hive mind.
Keep an eye on that Dragon of Fear and give it no quarter. There is a world of difference between practical safety and irrational fear. The latter is being used as a weapon daily, all over the world in media and politics.
Stop feeding the beast…and feed your soul. Feed one another. Love one another.
The balance of February includes Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius and the New Moon in Aquarius on February 11th. I see this time as an opportunity to review priorities. I used this as an opportunity to remove myself from Instagram (left Facebook last November). As a culture, we currently are unable to comprehend how deep down in the bowl of digital soup we are, how disembodied we have become. Our task as healers, as mystics, as spiritual activists and change artists is to reclaim ourselves from a world designed by others, for their own profit.
Thank you for reading, and I hope you will be able to join me on my new radio show airing this Sunday on KindaSound.org. The show’s name is “Revealing the Mysteries” and I’ll be discussing some of the topics upcoming and also some of my guests that I will be interviewing. Airtime is 6:30pm GMT, 1:30pm ET, and 10:30am PT.
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by Isaac George
May 25th, 2018
You are not a machine.
Looking around these days, whether its in my Inbox, on my social media feeds, or listening to the chatter I pick up on in cafes, I am hearing and seeing loads of messages about becoming more proficient, productive and efficient in your career, workplace, home space and lifetstyle. A near constant litany of ways to improve this, hack that, and strategies for achieving more are even pervasive (as I see it) than in recent memory. In fact, they are becoming just as annoying as pop-up ads. Juxtaposed against this stream of consciousness (am I being too kind here?) are another set of messages warning us about the dysfunctional nature of our lifestyle choices, and how they are increasing our depression, affecting our health, and ultimately calling into question the whole basis of our way of life. Day to day living is becoming a search for the next dopamine fix when you check your smartphone.
Which messages are you listening to?
It seems as if the mindfulness movement has been hijacked to serve our need for ever more security, stuff and to secure some arbitrary ideal of what the “perfect live” looks like. Are we using the tools of metaphysics and spirituality as they were originally designed, or have we co-opted them for our personal ego agendas and possible gain? The wellness industry is a kind of oxymoron really, another adjunct or app to help us to continually cope and produce. However, what happens when you really slow down, and take a closer look, and reflect? The chasing is never-ending. The finding ever more elusive.
Is it all making you happier, or just more miserable than ever?
Worry, anxiety and depression, along with obesity, drug and alcohol addiction, and gender and racial abuses is on the rise. So are authoritarian right-wing politicians and governments. We’re behaving like chronically unfulfilled, hungry ghosts searching for a material or spiritual Nirvana. Perhaps further away from that goal than we'd care to admit. Ultimately, we must ask ourselves, what is it all for, and what is the point?
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