Emergency Trigger Alert

PresidentialAlert01Yesterday we got our first ‘Presidential Alert’ message on the Wireless Emergency Alert System similar to Flood Warnings and Amber Alerts. We’ve all gotten them before.

But this one was different because it was from our President.

I was not surprised  that polarized people took to social media within seconds to voice their outrage, disgust and feelings of violation. One woman on Twitter even went so far as to say she’d been ‘raped’ by the intrusive alert. #MeToo echoed every other triggered SmartPhone user–Android, iPhone…didn’t matter. It was cross-platform abuse.

It’s hard to avoid making this a political commentary, but what I’m getting at is the level of rage that people are experiencing and how they are choosing misery over anything else. I’ve seen many level-headed people loose their stuff over the past couple of years.  Clear examples of cognitive dissonance and denial of reality had taken the driver’s seat and common sense and reason had been thrown out the back door.  Conversation or attempts at understanding was not even an option and has been routinely denied. It was very strange and the unusual behavior inspired me enough to write a book, but more than that, it’s concerning.

When people on your echo chambers of choice and social media spheres share their negativity, it should not inspire others to jump on board their misery train. Misery and pain of triggered individuals is not something that should inspire others to find it within themselves to be unahappy too.

These behaviors that throw us in a tailspin are things that we need to pay close attention to. We need to understand why we react as we do and how we are processing the information we’re gathering to come to conclusions that necessitate violence and intolerance.

It has come to the point where we need to stand together. And if it’s not all of us, we need to stand and assist those who do not see, understand or are under a programmed belief system.

Writing a book was one way I felt I could do something positive to counteract the negativity and division promoted by entertainment, the media and television programming and ‘news’.  My book Toxic Rainbows is just being released to different outlets and is currently available at Kobo.

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Self Transformation Can Get Ugly


TRIGGEREDI have become fascinated by horror movies where people are transformed into monsters. The idea that a poison takes over or a contamination turns someone into a fiendish creature is an interesting theme for a movie, but the reality is that we are doing it to ourselves quite openly all the time.

Triggered. Child tantrums have made way for adult meltdowns and seriously low karmic behavior goes from the periodic to standard practice. We use labels and fear to justify our behavior, opt for selective outrage and express intolerance for anyone who refuses to take part in our rage.

Self Transformation and goals of attaining greater consciousness and atunement with Divine energy requires the type of self reflection and contemplation that results in clarity.  Without clarity and awareness, we can’t see or experience our actual reality and our emotions blind us and prevent us from experiencing equilibrium and happiness.

Maintaining balance in a world that appears designed to throw us off our game is not always easy even when we are fully aware of our triggers. Instinctively we yearn for balance. Tension, hostility, doubt, uncertainty, fear…all these things are byproducts of the misery brought on by a lack of balance.

It is a Law of Nature that if you express hatred and anger, that’s what you get more of in your life. It will even express itself in the way you look. We all owe it to ourselves to calm the beast within and understand that the real monsters are not exterior to us.

The image here is from the 80s horror film The Beast Within and the title should  be reflected on by anyone who struggles with responsibility and blame.

Your personal growth and self-transformation is going to take more than repeating a few inspirational quotes and jumping on a culty New Age bandwagon. It might get ugly before the rainbows and unicorns start appearing. But never fear, you are not alone.

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