“Mankind will very soon be facing its deepest split… Freedom or Connection.” Many people will tell you that humanity is at a crossroads today… The crossroads of what kind of earth it wants to live into. Do we as people want to live into unconsciousness? Do we want a world of separation and restriction and decline? Or do we want to live into consciousness? Do we want a world of community and freedom and health?
I am a teacher of truth. The truth is that your future is an ocean of potentials and out of those potentials’ probabilities arise. The truth is every single change you make will alter those potentials and therefore alter the life you are about to live into. The truth is that humanity’s future is no different than this. But the truth is that people are resistant to change. This is what turns a potential into an absolute. For the future potentials of humanity itself to change, enough of humanity must change. And enough of humanity did not change. The truth is that this is not a crossroads that humanity is standing at. The collective consciousness of mankind began to arrive at the actual crossroads in 2012. By 2015, humanity had already subconsciously chosen the path it would walk down. In 2015, I said “most men on earth think they are free. The reason for this is that they have been sold an idea about what freedom is. But what if the idea of freedom that has been sold to you is actually a prison? What if I told you that the beliefs you live your life by are the bars of your own perfect jail cell?” With the intention of altering the life-paths of humanity, I began teaching people way back then to set themselves free from the attachments they have to their own rat cage before the universe demolished it for them. I warned that we were headed for a cleansing of the collective human shadow… that we would all be made aware of not only the collective human shadow, but our own individual shadow so we could acknowledge and face them head on. I warned that humanity itself was headed for a “whack a tree at 70 miles an hour” awakening experience. In my 2020 annual forecast, I said “To be honest with you, this particular yearly New Years Forecast is one that I have been troubled about writing for the last several years.”
In life, if expansion and awakening is not chosen in response to pressure, that pressure is escalated. If it is still not chosen, the pressure is escalated further. Though many individuals have been awakening, mankind itself has instead proven its capacity to cope with and adapt to pressure so as to stay the same instead of to make the conscious choice to change. And so with this Covid-19 crisis, humanity has whacked the tree at 70 miles an hour. The initial hit in this collective rollover car crash has already happened. It is already done. Now, humanity is upside down in the air… As if someone pushed a slow-motion button mid-rollover and we are headed for the second hit and maybe a third and maybe a fourth. Most people feel like passengers in that car, unable to do anything about it. Those who are not in denial, are breathing the air of uncertainty in and out of their lungs. They see a vast array of damage that has already been done by the initial hit. They see the potential carnage and loss that might come as a result of the next hit. But how do they prepare for, or make a choice when facing an array of potentials, all of which depend on what decisions other people in that car (especially authorities) will make between now and that next hit?
The reality is that a whack a tree at 70 miles an hour experience is a really hard way to wake up. There are people who are saying things like “thank you Covid-19 for letting us see what we took for granted”, “this is exactly the change we have been asking for.” And “I’m excited”. Is it true that good will come of this? Yes… Eventually. But I need you to be in the reality of what is happening here. A person who gets in a high-speed car crash can one day put their life together in order to create a whole new better normal. They can weave the experience into their life in a way that adds to them, instead of diminishes them. But what comes first is pain. What comes first is that moment where they are lying on the side of the road looking at a shattered life. What comes first is a reckoning with the people whose lives have been lost, pills that must be swallowed and years of rehabilitation. When humanity chose what road to walk down when they came to the crossroads years ago, they chose the path of pain and crisis to awakening. I remember the sick feeling I had in my stomach when I saw it. I remember the look on the faces of those I told.
It doesn’t matter whether or not you see a crisis coming, it pulls the rug out from under you just the same. We boarded a plane that flew into the night and upon waking in the morning the very next day, we had woken up to a world forever changed. Further into separation we go. Further into prison. As I find myself in the air in this high speed car crash, no part of me is concerned about a virus or the damage that a virus could do (which is surprising given that I am a person who has a deep respect for submicroscopic pathogens). What I am concerned about is the real threat in this situation… The decisions being made. I am concerned with the psychology that created this entire car crash in the first place. I am concerned with the many conflicts that will arise in association with Covid-19. And I am the very most concerned with the fact that the collective consciousness of mankind has never been infected with this much fear. Fear can open the door for people to control you in whatever direction suits their own best interests because fear puts you in a state to want to be told what to do.
Mankind will find itself divided. There will be those of us who would gladly give up freedom and certain needs (things like civil liberties, the right to govern their own bodies, the freedom of assembly, the freedom of speech, privacy, the need for human touch and togetherness) for survival and a sense of safety. Many of those same people would expect you to do the same. They would even vote for someone to force you to do it. On the other side of this polarity, there are those of us who have a deep understanding that to caretake life is much more complex than simply making sure that life is long. Those of us who would gladly risk death to really live. We would fight for those freedoms and that closeness which are about to be sacrificed on the alter of humanity’s desire to prevent death, no matter the cost to life.
You must understand that no matter whether you believe that this entire crisis was intentionally created or whether you believe that it is an organic crisis that is simply being responded to, both stories have the same ending. Both are a recipe for control. People do not want control because of malevolence. They want it so they can bring about what they want. They want it so they can prevent what they don’t want. They want control so they can create that perfect vision of a world that is free of crime, disease, poverty, unhappiness and death. They are not awakened enough to see the reality that using control to try to accomplish this will only bring about the things they are trying to prevent faster. When we are threatened, we respond with control. And totalitarianism is the apex of control. You must understand that even if you do not believe that Covid-19 is a carefully crafted set up for justified control, that the entire world will be saying “we cannot afford for this to ever happen again”. It is in the measures that will be justified with that sentence that you stand to lose so much. The question is: Will you choose to give those things away?
The stage is being set for health to be the new form of discrimination. The stage is being set for militarization, suspension of freedoms and rights, changes in the law that allow indefinite detention, the banning of physical forms of finance, censorship, compulsory vaccination and other forced medical procedures and treatments, tracking, certain activities and businesses being permitted and others outlawed. The stage is being set for war… the ultimate form of conflict. And many people will support this recipe because of their fear of death. These people may perceive there to be a right way and a wrong way to die. They may believe that death in and of itself is wrong. They do not understand that when someone’s life is saved, their death is not prevented. It is postponed. Many will support this recipe in the name of public safety. Others are approaching a day where they may very well be forced to choose whether to adapt to these changes and let go of freedom and rights because it will be the only way to experience the basic human right to be with other people. Which is why I say that we are approaching a day where we will be forced to choose what matters more to us… Freedom or connection. If not for safety, would you give up freedoms and rights for the sake of being allowed to be near those you love? Because the recipe is set for this to be the leverage that those with authority will use to force compliance.
In the middle of this crisis, we are suspended in the air. We are suspended in uncertainty. The rug of normal life has been pulled out from under our feet. And in the upheaval of uncertainty, all that is left as solid ground is values. What is it that matters most to you? What is important? What is it that you truly want? One of the ways to arrive at this answer is to ask yourself, would I let myself be tracked at all times and give away the sovereignty over my body and live in a digital world in order to be allowed to participate in society… to go to those places, to be close to those people? For most people, the answer to this question will be yes; especially if those people are people that we love and people that we need… which is what makes it such insidious leverage. You can ask yourself, if I knew that it would save my own life or my child’s life, would I agree to the end of civil liberties and the end of freedom and the end of togetherness and say yes to economic collapse and the suffering that brings for the rest of humanity? Is safety really always first? Stop looking for what answer is right or wrong and answer it for yourself. Your values reside in your heart and in your heart alone.
It is common in a crisis that we want to ‘return to normal’ as quickly as possible. It is a kind of denial that we become stuck in that returning to what was is even possible. There is no returning in this situation. This is not a temporary disruption of your normal life. This is the beginning of a totally different way of life. We are headed towards a new normal. But that new normal, contrary to what optimists would have you believe, is not a normal that you are wanting. You need to see where humanity is headed with your eyes completely open in order to make the right decisions for you personally in terms of what to do about it.
There is one thing that this crisis has already shown us… How fast of a change can happen if humanity is united in a common goal. Humanity has passed the crossroads, but that does not diminish the truth that in each moment exists a crossroads. Imagine the world we could live in if we opened our eyes and responded to this crisis or to world hunger or poverty or homelessness or environmental crisis in a synchronized way. Imagine if each member of humanity understood that human life and wellbeing is community, that microbes are not the enemy, that all things in this universe are interdependent, that wellness is dependent on the emotional and mental (not just physical), that even though you can’t have quality of life without life, quality of life is more important than survival. Imagine the world we could live in if each person understood that life does not remain life in a state of isolation.
When your normal is collapsed to ruins at your feet (like your normal is today) you are individually at a crossroads. You get to ask yourself what part of that old normal you wish to return to. We arrived at this place because of that old normal. We arrived here because of so much that it lacked. So as we are spinning in slow motion through the air, we get to ask ourselves what parts of that old normal do we wish to resurrect and which parts do we wish to retire and which parts do we want to build for the very first time? During this crash and on the other side of this crash, will you choose isolation or connection? Will you choose freedom or chains? Will you choose self-defense or kindness? Will you choose coping mechanisms or change? Will you choose to stay unconscious or to awaken? Will you choose fear or love? What future will you choose to step into?
Disaster can be an invitation for a stronger rat cage or a breaking of the rat cage all together. And so much of whether it becomes one or the other depends on individual people and which one they consciously choose... or comply to.