By Meleni Aldridge, executive coordinator
Let me start by asking you a question. When the world goes topsy turvy and it feels like you’re trying to balance on quicksand, where are the handholds and what do you do to find your way back to solid ground?
This is what it felt like 3 years ago when life as we knew it came to a grinding halt and nothing seemed the same anymore. Fear and panic became dominant emotions, ably assisted and abetted by the mainstream narrative cascading through the media every day. In turn, ably assisted and abetted by the global behavioral insights team who were tasked by those in power to deploy unethical psychological techniques on an unsuspecting public. It was out and out emotional manipulation to keep people deeply mired in fear to ensure compliance. Compliance with anything coming down the mainstream pipeline. The thinking being that broken and frightened people on the edge of survival are easy to control because they are desperate and looking for handholds – and saviors. Although the ‘savior-searching’ program is often so deep seated, it’s unconscious.
Whilst many around the world chose to comply, many also didn’t. In so doing, the ‘non-conformers’, exercised their sovereign rights, made different choices, followed new compass headings and began to navigate the new world in a completely different way. Unknowingly, in those early days, the ‘non-conformers’ were laying the foundations to reclaim more of themselves, to know and to hold their inherent power, to understand what sovereignty means at the deepest levels, and to remember that much of their true potential lies outside of the physical realm. Neither have been easy paths to traverse.
But before we move on, did you have an answer to the question I asked at the beginning?
My answer is a simple one. Turn your focus within and connect through your heart to your inner self – something that so many have felt called to do since the world turned upside down in 2020. As a result, we’ve seen an exponential wave of rising consciousness, the growth of a dedicated movement of heart-led people and communities working towards positive change and a deepening connection between people, Nature and all the sentient life forms that inhabit this planet.
Amongst the challenge, pain, hardship and overwhelm all around us, there now exists a palpable new matrix of love, hope, happiness, connection and light. It’s right there for all of us to tap into and as we do, it continues to grow and expand, embracing our beautiful Earth and all those on and within her. But that’s just it – we access this nourishing vein by tapping into it — by going within — and despite our deep programming, not by looking outside of ourselves for something or someone to save us.