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Break free of the Program

We have become programmed to look at what is around us and manifest more of the same.  Smart people – the rich people – the MEGA RICH people have ALL wised up to this.   Many famous actors/actresses are now telling us how they did it and sharing tips with us – it always comes down to focus, re-programming themselves and belief.

How are we programmed?  Go through the list of channels on your TV – find one, just one that is inspiring or uplifting?  I dare you.  Every single one is about bad news, crime, debt, hopelessness, police catching criminal, depressing soaps and so called “reality shows”.

Why are we being programmed this way?  To keep us trudging along like workhorses every day til we die in dead-end jobs where we earn enough just to keep us alive.  Modern day slavery, and the overseer with the whip is the media and your TV.

Now if you are a happy person then that’s great but if you are not a happy person it is not good at all because crap keeps falling all around you.  Please bear with me – I’m getting to the point now 🙂

Do you remember the Celtic Tiger?  Wasn’t it great?  Now please, please, please, can I ask you to forget all your normal and “common sense” way of thinking for one minute here?  Do you remember how the economists, news and maybe even you started saying “It just can’t go on, the bubble has to burst!”  On and on and on it went – I knew then what was coming next.  Universal Law delivered on all our comments and expectations – at critical mass of thought on those sentences – the bubble burst.

The truth of the matter is WE TALKED AND THOUGHT OURSELVES INTO A GLOBAL DEPRESSION.

The good news is WE CAN ALSO TALK AND FOCUS OUR WAY OUT OF IT.

Hold on a minute please, stop the chatter of “reason” that is now exploding inside your head.  Please just for one minute suspend your normal disbelief.  Just supposing, just supposing, just supposing what I am saying is true……whether you believe it now or not….in the off chance that I am right – are you willing to give it a go?

Will you be one of the people to put your energy of thought and focus into bringing Ireland back into THRIVING ECONOMIC GROWTH in spite of everything you now observe?  There is a lot we can do.

It is all the good news I find that shows Ireland is recovering (I asked you to tell the chatter inside your head to shut up and let you think, please).  What I am really asking you to do is focus on the good stuff that you see around and share it.  Universal Law dictates that we can change Ireland’s Economy back to growth in spite of those bent on bringing us to our knees.  We are stronger than that and everyone doesn’t have to focus on it – a few can do the work for many.

  • What else can you do?
  • Turn off the news.
  • Don’t read the negative economic forecasts
  • Appreciate the good and happy stuff you see around
  • Don’t share on twitter, facebook, the negative crap whether it is “true” or not.  There is a lot of stuff that is ‘true’ that you do not want to bring into your reality!
  • SHARE everywhere everything you see as positive and uplifting.
  • Don’t argue with anyone about this.

As a by-product of doing this experiment you can measure your own personal economic success, because, if you do this your own situation must improve regardless of what is going on around you.  I am personal proof of this – I am still running a successful, growing business in the midst of revolutionary times and living in a country that has gone through a Revolution.  What is going on around you has nothing to do with you unless you believe it does.

Programmed to fear and react – By Whom and WHY?

10 people witness a car accident – Afterwards each witness is interviewed separately.  None of the ten people reported the incident the same way.  This is an experiment that has been conducted many times by scientists.

Each one of us interprets what we see and hear through the individual lens of our past personal life experiences, culture, religion, upbringing and belief systems.  Yet, the world continually strives to make us all the same.  Each religion insists it is the true religion and all others are false.

Some fight for nationalism and cultural independence while others insist we should all assimilate into a common culture.  We are polarised into Extreme Right-Wing, Centerists and Extreme Left-Wing factions and a hundred other factions in between.  We are willing to kill, eliminate, torture and annihilate to make us all the one belief, all the one culture, all under the one law.

WHY?  What is it that drives us to be like this?  At it’s most basic source it is FEAR.

The biggest fear we all have in common is FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN. We are afraid of people who are different.

At least that is the conclusion one could so easily come to after an hour or two watching the different TV news channels.  We all have a common basic instinct when threatened – that instinct gives us the choice between FLIGHT and FIGHT.

Interesting that there is only one letter in the difference between both words – flight and fight

Next time you see or hear someone speaking against or for some person, some community, some entity, some organisation, some religion – hold back on your instinctive immediate unthinking responsive judgement which has you agreeing or disagreeing with the speaker.

Instead, read between the lines of what that person is saying.  What does he want you to do?  Why?  If you respond as he wishes, what does he have to gain?

Do some research into the person, analyse his motives, SEE what drives him.

Ask yourself WHY does he feel fear rather than focusing on WHAT he is fearful of.

What is driving him?

When you are watching the News channels and reading the papers- remember you are not watching or reading an impartial observation of an event.  You are being programmed to think in a certain way.  Ask yourself – by whom and why?

Why am I thinking about this now?  Because I am in a country – and watch the next sentence.  I don’t know if I am in the middle of a revolution or if I have lived through a revolution.  My senses tell me one thing yet the TV and media tells me the other. 

Who or what is manipulating the media here?  Both the foreign media and the domestic?

WHY?

I have no idea but I do know that the reality I experience daily in the city is not what I see portrayed of the city either on TV, the papers or even other blogs!!

So, my conclusion – your reality is not my reality – does that make either of us right or either of us wrong?

Can we not agree that we are experiencing different realities in the same time/space?

Can we not take it a step further and let each of us have our own experience?

Can we celebrate our commonality and appreciate our diversity?

You’re Just Not Good Enough!

Facebook’s Vaseline Page is now offering an application which lightens skin colour.

When I went to Egypt I could not believe the amount of advertising on TV, billboards, chemists etc. for ‘Fair and Lovely’, a skin whitening product.  It went hand in hand with Egyptians telling me every day that my skin was so lovely.  I thought they were having me on until it dawned on me that they were serious.  The advertisers had done such a good job on the entire Egyptian population that they seriously believe white skinned people were more beautiful than they are.

I tried so many times telling Egyptian women how beautiful they were and that these same advertisers had succeeded in convincing most of the white people in the world that dark skin was better and so many of us spend hours baking our skin in the sun and ending up with skin cancer because of this.

But it does not end there – when I sat down to think about it I realised that most of my life I have been programmed. and badly programmed at that, by the same Faceless Money Making Moguls and their Minions.

My generation grew up trying to explain why people behave the way we do.  We examined it in detail.  Many of my generation either went to therapy ourselves or insisted our spouses, children or parents accepted therapy!  We blamed our parents and their parents.  We blamed the social environment and the teachers.  We drove ourselves sick with worry that we would give our children complexes like our parents and society gave us.

Our parents were either too open or too repressed, too old-fashioned or too progressive, too demonstrative in their love for us or not demonstrative enough.  Either way they didn’t get it right!  And guess what neither did we!

My Revelation today?  It wasn’t our parents that screwed us up!  It was the Faceless Money Making Moguls and their advertising Minions.  I’m not so happy either with the famous actresses etc. who help in their efforts to make us feel less beautiful either!

It was people who wanted to sell product, lots of products.

To sell their products they first had to, and (still today) have to create a NEED for those products.

To create a need for those products they have to FOCUS on what most of the population have, then make the population want the opposite of what they already have.  Guess what most of the population have?  Actually I think each and every one of the “population” have one.  Everyone owns a BODY!

So now in the space age of 2010 when we are getting ready for individual space travel it doesn’t matter what kind of body you were born with.  That body is all wrong, it’s defective and ugly….and unfortunately for the BODY owner it gets older, gets uglier, gets more ‘defective’.  So, I guess it’s a good job we eventually die and rid the earth of this undesirable BODY we’ve had to walk around in all those years.  Of course the more considerate of us will have “kicked the bucket” earlier and spared those around us the unpleasantness of having to look at our ugly bodies too long!

So every day, every way we turn, on billboards, in magazines, newspapers, TV, radio we are fed a constant, unrelenting stream of shit.  A stream designed to make us feel inferior, lacking, ugly and in NEED of a product – their PRODUCTS.  Men, women, children, it doesn’t matter – the message is the same and it goes as follows:

You have spots, freckles, birthmarks or acne.
Your teeth are not white enough.
Your teeth are not even enough.
Your hands are not soft enough.
Your breasts are too small.
Your breasts are too big.
Your skin is too dull.
Your skin is too white (Europeans, North Americans)
Your skin is too dark. (Egyptians, South Americans, Africans, India, China, Middle East)
Your eyelashes are too short.
Your eyebrows are too thin.
Your eyebrows are too thick.
Your eyes are the wrong colour.
Your hair is the wrong colour.

Your hair is too dull.

You’re hair is grey!

You’ve got wrinkles!
Your eyelids are sagging
Your cheeks are now called jowls!
You have deep frown lines on your forehead, around your mouth and crows feet!
Your stomach is too flabby.
Your bum needs a lift.
Your face needs a lift.

Tall people need to be shorter.  Short people need to be taller..
Fat people should be skinnier.  Skinny people should be fatter.
Regardless of what you eat – you are not eating properly – you need supplements, vitamins or a different diet.
If you’re not wearing designer sun glasses you’re not hip – if your are wearing glasses you should be wearing contact lenses or having eye surgery.
Your not wearing the right perfume, deodorant, aftershave, hairstyle, clothes or shoes!
Introverts should be more extrovert.  Extroverts should be quieter.
Your make-up is not right – you need a make-over.
Your probably wearing the wrong colours – you need a colour consultant
Your sex is not good enough – you need either Viagra or therapy!
You have too many children (Africa, India, China) You need birth control.
You don’t have enough children (Europe, North America etc) You need Infertility Treatment
You’re not having enough sex – you’ve lost your libido – you might as well be dead!

YOU’RE JUST NOT GOOD ENOUGH OR WORTHY ENOUGH THE WAY YOU ARE!

I could keep going but I’ve got enough out of my system now and I feel much better about my 5ft, over 50’s big breasted, flabby tum, sagging bum and grey hair (coloured!!) wonderful body that has carried me around for the last 50 years!  Especially my size 4 feet…..truly amazing mileage they have put up!

Thumbs down and middle finger up to the Faceless Money Making Moguls and their advertising Minions whom I am now more aware of today!

Thumbs up to Angie Dickinson, Helen Mirren, Jessica Tandy, Judy Dench, Mary McDonnell & Sally Field for letting us see their inner beauty still shinin’ through!

Thumbs up to everyone who manages to raise the middle finger and switch channels or turn off the TV when this stuff is being pushed at you.  Thumbs up to everyone who manages to change their internal chatter and tell the TV and the product pushers…”Fuck you, I like myself just the way I am!”  A little anger can be a good thing.