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 clear 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. It ensures others around us won’t think of us in negative ways, and 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.  The things peace and prosperity do is: they 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.  

“We think in terms of logic: The surest way to ensure our own personal prosperity is to have prosperity everywhere around us, to have it be the norm, not something scarce! Lush environments create good health for everyone.”

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.  Three sets of lips were pursed on 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 finish this thought: What aware beings in the CC know instinctively, but unaware humans on Earth haven’t figured out is that in MMR infections, the very existence of  “the have nots” will always- always- always create insecurity and unrest and suspicion and anxiety for everyone, including the haves.  The haves need to keep an eye on their “enemies.”  In a world consisting of haves and have nots, the haves will always have any number of tigers circling their compounds, they will always have a country or boogyman 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 you’re forgetting our human legacies of trauma here.  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 and safety when they are in the grips of trauma based thinking. 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 tin foil. 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.”  

Sharon directed her next comments directly to the Captain. “To answer your question about why it takes political courage to keep advocating for peace and prosperity, my theory is this: Those that are infected truly and deeply believe that survival is generally precarious and they are quite driven to look out only for themselves and those they love.”

“I know it’s all kinds of crazy, but think about how a human -or really any being’s survival instincts kick in when they feel threatened: they act immediately! They do certain things with great urgency, conviction and intensity. A car bearing directly down on a human forces the human to take action in ways that a being who is feeling content and at peace does not. So honestly, fear based folks are generally more prone to taking defensive actions… that 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.”

Sync, who had been emanating kindness while watching Sharon carefully, said, “Yes, but they are human. And the thing is that to humans, trauma is so painful, so scary that people back away from it completely and don’t fully process it after the fact.  They just want to get away from it.  And, as Sharon told us, avoidance symptoms are required to diagnose full on PTSD.  And we have to remember, most lay people don’t know that part about PTSD.  So they don’t see it. But avoidance and denial are integral parts to developing PTSD. 

“And the easiest way to do that is to tell yourself stories-propaganda- about how the world is.  So… people with PTSD end up believing in a dangerous world and then creating one that matches their expectations. They end up living in these half terrified states that they really think are normal.  In PTSD, people really don’t clearly see their mindsets as tricking them into seeing the world as so dangerous.   They see danger and scarcity as the only reality, not a construct they created and then decided to accept in their minds. They think the idea of tigers always prowling at their doors is normal, they think of it as really 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?”