This thread was inspired in part by a PM I got asking about booby traps, a comment from Paul in another thread that really resonated with me, and a desire to create a platform of perspective for some of the patrons of a local establishment. As soon as I can figure out how to link directly to posts rather than just the thread, I'll do that.
Here's the quote from Paul:
http://projectavalon.net/forum4/show...l=1#post451200Individually, when we're in our "me good, that bad" projection of the unintegrated darkness within us onto outer surfaces, rudeness is just one common mannerism, an individual choice that others can reasonably choose to pay no mind (and that forum mods can reasonably choose to prune back to some degree.)
But in the field that all our spirits form by their participation, we, the humans on this planet, are struggling with a virus, and we can help each other notice that virus. The necessary first step in a working immune system, which our shared field will require to keep that virus at bay, is a shared ability to identify that virus.
Here's part of my response
Paul also mentioned the wetiko sickness concept and I replied in that post to this also.*nodding nodding nodding* yes, that is it exactly, though as the Being that I am I don't limit it to 'humans'. Part of my purpose and intent from childhood was to discover the interconnecting elements that allowed the platform of planetary psychosis to run- I taught myself to read at age three because I wanted to discover and comprehend what this oily blackness I saw moving around almost every Being I looked at was. I was looking for a way to undo the entire mechanism, not pull off leaves at a time- like that one perfect block in Jenga. :D I'm a hacker, I'm always looking for the most efficient way to do something. *laughing* I want to experience the post-Virus/Empire world, and I figured out that this wasn't going to happen until I could do something about the virus itself. I've been occupied with that on an etheric level for a looooong time, and recently I was told to do something more 'here' with what I know- and 'here' I am.
I have made rather a large post this morning regarding how the virus has played out in my life-
so it's with the above background in mind that I'm making this post.
Here is how I view my approach to the virus: there can be zero tolerance for its manifestations, to the very best of my ability. I am aware of the infectious nature of the virus, how easily it can flourish in even the most barren looking of places; I'm conscious of it's ability to chameleon, morph, disguise and contort itself into endless echoes of itself, I've learned to recognise the foundational signals of the virus itself and so have extra tools at my disposal than I had in earlier years.
One of the most simple and elegant tools for detecting the virus at work is this: holding up a concept, idea, philosophy, way of Being, belief, action or any other aspect, and asking "Is there any way that Empire could be founded, resurrected, or reseeded, from thinking/feeling/doing/supporting this particular action, belief or paradigm?
I use Empire to describe the system of domination, control, suppression, manipulation, destruction and all the tools that have been used to achieve these things- religious philosophies based on hierarchy, the concept that we are inferior to some 'other' (in whatever form that inferiority expresses itself), the requirements of giving away our internal intuition and knowing to some external 'authority'; the religion of science, that has systematically 'scientifically' categorised, homogenised, diminished, divided and separated that which always ever has been whole; the tools of controlled media, education, 'healthcare'- Empire is the system that has been created to serve the purpose of enslaving, diminishing, constricting and feeding off those that it considers cattle.
The 'cattle' have been active participants in this process. This is not an 'us and them' perspective, because to me the virus emerged from the fertile soil of desiring less personal responsibility; it's an eons long story of many different Beings striving to bring about the possibility of personal evolution rather than the willingness to be enslaved if it meant not having to take responsibility. That deal has gone stale, the contract is being torn up as unconscionable, the virus is being actively challenged. Which returns me to this point: I personally will not allow the virus to thrive in me unchallenged. I look at every action I can possibly examine, with as much consciousness as I can bring to the moment, with the question 'does this vibration carry the seeds of Empire?'.
My understanding is simple- it's like any virus or parasite; if one doesn't get rid of it completely, it's going to learn, morph and adapt to the resistance our emotional and energetic immune system has shown. Is this so surprising, when in the physical realm the increasing appearance of antibiotic resistant bugs are beginning to cause real concern? If a single celled organism like a virus can learn, why is it so gobsmacking to think that the mind virus has been doing the same?
Of course it has. That's why no REVolution works- there's momentary upheaval with the initial immune system response of the planetary (or local) consciousness and the virus is caught on the back foot (think the 60s hippie movement and its initial refusal to engage in violence, something the system had no way of absorbing), then the virus explores the new territory, finds the weak points, slides between the cracks, filters the new information back to the physical elements of its expressions (the governmental bodies, the research labs, all the places that people often post about here in the forum) and new and improved viral mechanisms appear as a result. There is a pattern of constant absorption, homogenising of thought, action, the puppetry of the manipulated minds parping away at one another and calling it 'innovation' or 'communication'- every ripple drawn back down below the deceptive smoothness of the water.
The infected mind cannot tell it is infected. There needs to be other points from which to detect the manifestations. That's why so many volunteered to come here and hold the space, even though they knew it was going to be hell on a stick; that's why the immune system response of those with Aspergers, the milder versions of which create Beings immune to the social and interpersonal programming vital to keeping the memes alive; there has been a global upsurge in the birth of children holding the non-virus frequency, the so-called Indigos and Crystal, Rainbow children, the spontaneous clicks of awakening in some individuals who carried Neo's 'splinter of the mind' and couldn't let it go.
Naturally the virus has responded; the hijacking of the Indigo et al phenomenon by the religionists and those who assert that such children have come to 'save everyone', including Gaia- the subtle expressions that contain the poisonous ideas that our 'salvation' is both necessary *and* must come from outside us. The hippie movement was subsumed into financial portfolio concerns, anxiety about AIDS, self interest; other movements have risen and fallen, gradually ensnared back into the lull of the energy that is contained in the language the virus speaks.
Language is paramount to the successful seeding of the virus. Paying no attention to what one is actually saying is one of the things that the virus works through; there has been a forgetting of the power and energy contained in words and both Empire and the virus have been working overtime to make sure that information stayed private. It's because of this knowing in me that I'm watchful of what is *said* in threads, how particular individuals can turn a conversation into an energetic cul-de-sac without any overt intention to do so; their language carries with it a heaviness that is difficult to put one's finger on but the effects of which can readily been seen time and time again. It's one of the reasons I ask sometimes, 'what was your purpose and intent in making that statement?': the virus requires invisibility, unconsciousness and robotic parroting in order to both seed AND feed, so becoming more curious and mindful about intention and purpose is one of the beginning tools for consciously dissolving it.
We can choose to be the mirrors for each other at this time if we want to turn and face the virus down within, which is the place that it really operates from: millions and millions of individuals being led around by the nose by their own personal, specially tailored version of the mind virus, blindsided and blinkered with programming and toxic illusion. As a community there is a lot said on this forum regarding those 'out there' who are just 'programmed robots' doing what they are told and I'd like to offer this: it's the same in here, just on a different level.
That's how booby traps work- they're set to different blind spots and bog holes, different frequencies, just like addictions: I got so bored as a child listening to individuals bang on derisively about those they would call 'useless junkies', all the while chain smoking, drinking endless cups of coffee that they 'couldn't live without', relationship, work, tv, food addicted, unable to see the virus in its facehugger form wrapped around their heads, feeding and seeding with every word. I observe the same thing on this forum, on any forum, in any environment- always the virus, shifting and moving about, sliding and slitherin through the words, the actions, the ideas.
So, for those that are up for tackling the virus together, I'll recap my personal perspective and tools:
1. I look at the energy, intention, purpose behind an idea, communication, belief etc and ask 'Does this hold the seeds of Empire if this is given any life force to support it?' I look at the frequency from its faintest to its strongest expressions- intolerance, for instance, always has at the extreme end of the scale such fruit as domination, subjugation, war, murder, massacre; given that it bears rotten progeny, why would any evolved species be interested in supporting its energy, no matter how faint or mild the expression?
Any expression that contains the spores of viral thinking will always lead to the virus rising up again and rebirthing Empire if left unchecked . It is a carrier signal designed to find the right host- I may not be susceptible to the particular viral frequency our words are seeding into the air, but the individual sitting in the seat next to those words and frequency just might be the perfect vessel the virus has been seeking. If personal responsibility is the goal then am I not individually responsible for the psychic and psychological pathogens I'm coughing out over others, word by word, unconscious parroted program by unconscious parroted program? If there was a pandemic, wouldn't I be wearing a mask, to both prevent catching and spreading the disease? With the level of awareness and consciousness we've been granted compared to the average sleepwalkers on the planet, am I not called even more so to prevent the constant seeding of the paradigm that is at the heart of pretty much everything that is ailing us?
Non-violent communication is a brilliant tool for learning 'I' based language and keeping the virus contained. I suggest that any group seeking to evolve an encompassing and embracive Sui Generis language could begin here as a foundational platform for communicating with and perceiving others as whole, complete and Sui Generis in their Being.
Booby traps are designed to match particular weaknesses to low vibration frequency beliefs within the individual. That's a simple way of putting something that is actually quite intricate, because it's all about the internal landscape of the individual Being. Booby traps are like everything else, they have a Janus face and it depends on which way one chooses to look at things that they are either an effective tool of the virus OR they're an effective tool of the Mirror effect. What is it in the message/action of the booby trap that is getting to us? If we embrace the core of the trap as being a reflection of our Self, then we find our Self eventually standing there either with a key in our hand or (and this is what I discover) to find that there was never anything there anyway that wasn't being generated by some unclaimed element of my own fractured Self. Reclaiming those parts of our dissociated/disowned Self undoes the power of the virus in us because we're no longer susceptible to the carrot, the trigger. We can move through the landscape and the trashpiles remain trash, not a bedroom filled with stuffed toys in which to get lost, or a pit in which to believe we are trapped.
The book The Dark Side of the Light Chasers was one of the first to discuss this and it still a good place for someone new at this start. Others will no doubt post other practical recommendations.
Be open to the feedback of others that you have experienced to be sincere and honest about their purpose and intent . Be prepared to check *everything*, quarantine *anything* that looks suss, until it is clear that it doesn't carry the virus. If there are elements that are virus free caught up in the viral infection, be prepared to do some delicate and focused work- that's how the virus works some of its confusions, by wrapping positive concepts up in crap ones and relying on individual's being unprepared to work at the process of separating them back out. The virus has had a looooooooong time to get its act down, so why be surprised that it's going to take energy and conscious attention to get clear of it? It's a process that is going to happen anyway, so like birthing, we can either embrace it as the amazing process it is, or we can scream for the 'interventions' and get what happens as a result.
There is a lot more to say about this, which will hopefully unfold and be taken up by others. Right now my arms are about to drop off and my eyeballs fall out of my head, so I'm going to leave it here for now. Let's see what we can co-create together in terms of response to the virus.