From Tale Number 2: Ribbon In The Sky

Prosperity as Self Preservation and Practical

“What we truly don’t understand is how humans don’t see how risky the MMR mindset really is,”  Professor InDepth said as soon as all the participants were on the video call.

She continued, “For us, it is completely obvious that prosperity for all is the easiest way to ensure permanent peace and security for ourselves! We see it as being in our total self interest, really. If everyone around us has plenty and is content and happy, it ensures others around us won’t won’t be tempted to harm us.

“Happy, content, well fed and engaged beings do not create wars, they do not steal from their neighbors, they do not create scapegoats or demonize others.  Peace and prosperity create pretty much the opposite. Peace and security trigger a sense of security and even goodwill, for everyone who is affected! Happy and secure beings are friendly, and they tend to help others out whenever they need help. This what we most want for ourselves and from our environments, right? So we create it for all.  

“To us it’s obvious that the surest way to ensure our own personal prosperity is to have prosperity everywhere around us.” She looked perplexed.

Petra said, “You’re absolutely right Professor.  Down on Earth many people know this in their hearts, but don’t know how to stop the forces that block this from being reality.  It actually takes a lot of political courage to speak out for peace and prosperity for all—as silly as that sounds.”

“Why is that, do you think?” Captain Cabeza asked.  Her lips were pursed on the faces of three of her heads, a common expression for her when she was intently interested.

Petra flapped her energies around and continued.   “Sharon can speak to that in a second, but I want to piggy back on what Professor InDepth was saying. What aware beings in the CC know instinctively, but unaware and MMR infected humans on Earth haven’t figured out is that the very existence of  “the have nots” will always, always, always create insecurity and unrest and suspicion and anxiety for everyone, including the haves.  In these systems of scarcity and hierarchy, the haves need to keep an eye on the have nots. They have to see them, at some level, as their “enemies,” and usually the feeling is at least somewhat mutual.  In a world consisting of haves and have nots, the haves will always have a bunch of tigers circling their compounds, they will always have groups and individuals looking to steal from or harm them.  They will always have to be on guard, and be anxious at some base level.

In a world of peace and prosperity for everyone, there are no tigers at the door for anyone.  It is really is a testament to how bad the infection is that literally millions of them fail to see that pretty simple point.”

 Sharon spoke up at this point.  “True, but that’s because of….well, the legacies of trauma that festered, and became baked into so many of the colonizer mind sets. The trauma based reactions really wreaked havoc, and they skewed all kinds of cultural norms. I mean, look at how badly some of those folks egos became twisted due to the norms those trauma based reactions can help create.. It’s incredible, really. 

“Humans in the grips of trauma based reactions really do see the world as inherently dangerous.  Those stuck in trauma based reactions honestly don’t see possibilities for truly shaping reality into prosperity for all. They truly can’t conceive of lasting peace and prosperity. Humans stuck in trauma truly believe there will always be tigers at their doors.   

“Groups of people who have lived through hard times and haven’t fully dealt with their traumas become so accustomed to the idea of scarcity they can’t really conceive of prosperity for all.  Look at some of the Depression era people who could never part with a scrap of paper. And for them this was their “normal.” The majority of the folks most affected by MMR also truly believe that someone’s got to lose in order for anyone to “win.”  They truly believe in hierarchies or caste systems.”

Sharon directed her next comments directly to the Captain. “And they’re driven! I think that’s part of how it’s gotten so bad.

“I know it’s all kinds of crazy, but think about how any being’s survival instincts kick in when they feel threatened: they act immediately! They do certain things with great urgency, conviction and intensity. If you think a car is bearing directly down on you, you’ll take immediate action. If, instead, you feel secure, you’re just not going to be as driven. A being who is feeling content and at peace tends to be more deliberate and thoughtful. So honestly, fear based folks are generally more active and more prone to taking defensive actions… that often end up being harmful to others-”

Sharon stopped as she felt Sync’s energies turned infinitely compassionate again.  It was as if Sync were trying to telepathically connect with all 7.7 billion humans and soothe them. Tears welled up in Sharon’s eyes. Sync and the others from the CC were always able to be so kind, it was truly touching.

Petra, noting that Sharon had become choked up, added, “Yes. Of course some parts of their souls sense, but don’t fully recognize there’s something wrong with their logic. Their souls would tell them that this kind of “winning” is not truly winning, it is superficial, illusory.  And yet because they have minimized the roles of their souls in so many ways, they don’t listen to them. They are already living in fear, and they become too afraid of even testing their assumptions. Things like ‘It’s just the way the world is’ have been uttered by so many fear based people to justify so many inequities as to be utterly farcical.”

She flapped her energy around.  “But they believe themselves. And since they truly believe this, they shape the world in this way.  And then, when they attain a place of relative ease within the shit-pile of inequity of their own making, they become so afraid of “losing” their status, that they just utterly make up stories about why the world they’ve made is just. They create vengeful Gods in their own images who assure them they are doing the right things. They create ideas of  “righteous conquerors.” As if conquering anyone, anywhere would ever be righteous. To uninfected minds, it’s ridiculous.  But to minds shaped by unrecognized trauma reactions, this is a common thing.”

Cabeza’s heads were nodding. “Yes, and it’s easy to see how they would the go about creating worlds that match their expectations. You can see how they end up living in these half terrified states that they really think are normal.  Sharon’s told us that in PTSD, people really don’t clearly see their mindsets as tricking them into seeing the world as so dangerous.”

Sharon said. “Right. It’s not that they consciously go and think ‘Oh, I’ll believe in a fear based world.’ That’s not how trauma based living works at all. Trauma can easily change how people think. So fear based, scarcity based living simply becomes the way they see the world.” She paused, then added, “And, another thing is they see danger and scarcity as the only reality, they simply don’t believe it when others tell them things could be different. They think the idea of tigers always prowling at their doors is normal, and, as the only way reality can be.”

Captain Cabeza then asked, “Well when we think it through that way, their reactions at least make some sense. Okay, so how do we help people see that prosperity for all is really in everyone’s best self interests? How do you help people recover from a mindset that is so skewed they imperil their own survival because they can’t see clearly?”