There has been a worldwide campaign to demonstrate how we are all in ‘this’ together, how we are all global citizens. We have been told by carefully engineered marketing campaigns that we need to act for one another, keep strangers safe, do our bit, our duty, behave as if we’re sick and stay home. This symbiotic flow of togetherness has been a lifeline for many people, it has literally kept their emotions from caving in and consuming them whole. It has fostered a sense of community, in an otherwise bleak moment of their personal history. And that’s a great thing, if that’s what they’ve needed.
For other people, it has left them feeling like the world has gone mad and lost any semblance of individual thought or experience. For them, it is staggering to witness.
My suggestion, that I’m going to lay out here, is for the former group. It may sound wild, it may feel triggering, but if you make room for catharsis, none of that will matter. So, here goes.
Disconnect from the grid of consciousness that is eroding your capacity of independent and objective thought.
Take some time today and disconnect, not just from work, friends or family, but the entire movement of fear you have been swept along with.
It is a rip tide of disempowerment and subservience, when there are calmer, cleaner waters available.
If you do so, you may be left feeling unsteady, in more ways than one. Suddenly disconnect from anything and your senses will require a moment to recalibrate. It’s that second after removing your headphones, when someone is trying to talk to you. It’s moving from a single stream of sound projected into your ears, to experiencing the real world in stereo. That’s how it may feel.
But once you do it, ask yourself, what’s different?
Investigate your subjective perspective, feel into it, not what is not being filtered through the masses. Are you sure which emotions are yours, and which aren’t?
How much of the collective fears and anxieties are you absorbing, as your own?
Trace the cords of it, find the roots of your own personal experience.
Now set an intention; to have an individual experience of a collective problem.
This is where your power begins.