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Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Humanities Failure to See Itself


Human beings are different from other animals in their heightened levels of creativity and destruction. People can invent, construct and use their natural surroundings for their own purposes. A single person can take their vision from insight to creation and sell it to the world in the form of a commodity. Yet our purpose as a species is often shrouded by the systems of living that we have built. Our daily lives are routine based, but our natural traits often rebel against that. We need to be free to a certain extent, but that is not what we have created. Our living system is to work, get paid and afford the things we need, but satisfaction is never enough, we desire so much more. Unfortunately humanities failure to see itself has become destructive. People are capable of good things, but recognising good from bad is getting lost in century’s old routine propaganda.

Will greed and arrogance cause the deterioration of life on Earth? Are we really capable of getting along? The friction between groups of different beliefs is acidic! Even within group’s egos clash for various agendas and direction. Is it a matter of people not getting along or people not knowing how to communicate? Some learned skills are paramount in respectful communication. Listening is one of those required skills, unfortunately our world doesn’t allow for enough of that. If leaders do not listen, what example is that for the general population and children? What horrors do we have to endure before governments listen? Humanities strength lies in its unity, but with many different mind-sets cohesion is difficult. Immediate threats to life bring unity, compassion and action, but if these events are short-lived, people revert to old habits. Complacent attitudes leave humanity exposed. Reflection and review are vital for all. Ask why before an intention, endeavour or event.

Can people step past their own needs for the greater good? It seems many are working towards that goal as difficult as that may seem. Putting the needs of animals and environment first is a beginning. It is a simple matter of wanting life to survive in a difficult new era. Stopping the deterioration of all species must be put before profits; otherwise an ecological disaster awaits us. If we can’t get along we cannot be the guardians of this planet and that makes humanity useless. If we only take and destroy we are a corrupt species. If we give and unite we deserve a place on this earth.

Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

Instagram: @THESAGE00 or  @SACRED_LIVING
Pinterest: Sacred Living
Email: sharonbush66@gmail.com
Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).




Friday, 30 August 2019

Propaganda and the Post Truth World



Propaganda is a slow seeping weapon to control populations. Messages and false-truths are circulated in many forms till they become part of culture and everyday reality. Freedom of mind and freedom of speech in many countries should halt the progress of propaganda, but it is far more insidious than that! Words, sounds and images are emotional epics in their display when dark intentions guide them. This doesn’t mean that people can’t recognise this manipulation today; it means propaganda has infiltrated your family and community for centuries. The fight to unveil the truth has begun, while governments continue their steady rhetoric of control. 

So, who can be trusted in a post truth world? What information is being sold and can you be convinced of its authenticity? If culture can be influenced and altered with a smooth transition, what really belongs to individuals, families and communities? Surely there are things that stem from inspiration, love and intelligence that belong to you? The soft blanket that comforted the spoon-fed generations is beginning to unravel. It only takes a small percentage of the population to wake the many, but even the mildest uprising can lead to devastating ends in some countries. So decisions of purpose, direction and strength must be weighed against the injustice.

If it is correct to say we live in a post truth world, how do we decipher what is real and who is giving genuine advice? Our world is tainted with people who wish to control us or take our money, the only thing between you and these people, businesses or government is your intuition and intelligence. As children we are taught to be nice to everyone, but since some individuals have hidden agendas it is always better to let your senses guide you away from pressured situations. Adults can stand up for themselves, but that doesn’t stop the daily bombardment of things you should do and things you should have. Almost subliminal messages of how you haven’t reached your full capacity, so you should try harder. Yes, everyone needs encouragement, but its better coming from friends and family. The people who create propaganda never said, ‘hey, you are doing just fine,’ or ‘what a great life you have.’  The post truth world of daily propaganda is either selling you something or wants to control you.

Government advertising, speeches and interviews can be fraught with false-truths and blatant lies, especially during elections. There are still many that cannot fathom their favourite politician doing anything unseemly, a sort of blind faith governs their thinking. That said, most are awake to the kind of leadership that either ignores public opinion or attempts to manipulate with propaganda.  Illuminated minds are outraged by the distortion of facts that lead people away from the truth. The truth is often not the politician’s friend as other agendas are more profitable, though some are happy to break free from old styles of leadership and progress with hard truths.

Finding your way in a post truth world cannot be done without time and research. Social media and especially algorithms tell you what you want to know, you have to look more carefully for the reality of a situation. Studies that are presumably telling the facts can be produced by businesses to deceive the public. Always trace studies back to their original source. As long as you question things you will find clarity. The population could be split on its thoughts about an issue that concerns everyone, but that doesn’t mean that twenty percent of the comments aren’t paid for by big business! It is the job of advertising in the news and social media to sway you to their opinion. With many media outlets corrupted by their other investments, the truth is manipulated by their desire to sell an image of good! Media conglomerates want you to know that they are somehow part of your family; that they will always be there for you.

Continue to be aware the fabrications that infect daily living. Question everything and teach others to do the same!

Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

Instagram: @THESAGE00 or  @SACRED_LIVING
Pinterest: Sacred Living
Email: sharonbush66@gmail.com
Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Humanity in the Age Climate Change


Is mass fear the only defence against climate change? Do the vast majority of people only worry about climate change when their houses are flooded, burning or plagued by storms? There is no better time to examine the human thinking process that says, ‘everything will be alright if I do nothing.’ Proceeding from day to day without the full realisation that life is in peril is abhorrent.

The human mind is complex; safety mechanisms are playing in the minds of many. Without visual scenes of environmental destruction the message may not get through. Social media blasts footage of lifeless toxic land every few minutes, but nothing compares to seeing it in nature. As the heat rise’s people from low lying countries and Islands are watching their homes sink. Those is hot countries are facing unprecedented fires. Countries with regular storm seasons are breaking new records.  If it isn’t seen in person is it real to the individual? Sleep-walking through an environmental crisis is no longer an option.

Humanity worries about war, yet this war we are waging against nature is barley considered. Big business is wiping out forests, oceans, rivers and animals while the population pays for this to happen. When people consider what every dollar means for planetary continuation minds will shift. People will always buy, barter and trade for the things they want and need. A minute of research before purchasing makes a difference. If we pay for chemicals in our food, that is what we get. If we pay for animals to die, that is what we get. If we pay for forests to be destroyed, that is what we get. The question is, ‘what are you willing to pay for?

People live close to employment that is mainly in cities. Has this isolation from nature caused humanity to lose its primal links to the environment? Can we reconnect? That journey has already begun, millions are realising that they are not above nature in a place of arrogance – they are animals, equal with animals. Without nature we cease to exist! The destruction of earthly habitats must stop immediately! Make things grow and let life bloom. If people take their roles as guardian’s seriously, environmental damage can be turned around, until then a dark shadow hovers over all existence.

Use your fear, anger and energy to act! Everything will be alright if we do something!

Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

Instagram: @THESAGE00 or  @SACRED_LIVING
Pinterest: Sacred Living
Email: sharonbush66@gmail.com
Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).

Friday, 3 May 2019

The Rise of Humane Humanity


  
Shifts of consciousness have always been part of the human condition along with dark dispirited eras. When something heavy sits over the populous some people feel compelled to express what they are feeling, even though that can lead to risky situations. Those feeling trapped by societies that need to evolve often ban together to free themselves of a bleak mindset. As hope finds its way to the light activism surges and doubles its manifestation. Could we be witnessing the rise of Humane Humanity?

Rising up for what you believe in can have uplifting or dire consequences depending on your moral beliefs. No one should go blindly into any cause without doing their own research.

If your beliefs cause you to,
endanger the future of any living creature,
take the life of any living creature,
destroy the health of any living creature,
pollute the habitat of any living creature,
oppress the life of any living creature,
is it worth joining?

If however, you choose a sustainable path that cares for the land and those that live here, you will be an important part of humanities shared journey. There will be choices to make, new laws to develop and life will alter for the better. 

Being a humane citizen of planet Earth is critical to the continuity of all species. Compassion to all seems like it should be a common occurrence, but sadly it is not. Many world citizens and animals of all varieties suffer from the oppressive wrath of misguided individuals in leadership roles. When power, control and wealth are all that matter there is no morality – everything is for sale.

Reaching for the glow of something morally better is in every person. Good people have certainly done bad things in times of war, drought, disease, corruption and natural disasters where survival came first, but that does not mean they are inherently bad people. Many are forcibly placed in cruel situations that they eventually rise out of through sheer will. Forgiveness is also a natural human trait. Being humane should be humanities dedicated purpose. If what you are doing doesn’t feel right anymore rise to a better cause or occupation as many have done. Awareness can offer a humane way of living in the world with all creatures. Awareness is a simple sharing of knowledge; it opens avenues of thought not explored before. Being part of the whole is essential if we want to live a balanced life. It is humanities job to govern the world is a fair ecological way. Make domination an obsession for the history books. Choose empathy everyday forward!

Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

Instagram: @THESAGE00 or  @SACRED_LIVING
Pinterest: Sacred Living
Email: sharonbush66@gmail.com
Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).



Sunday, 14 April 2019

Sensitive or Indifferent: Is humanity dividing into distinct social types?


 

Change appears suddenly like an unexpected flower that arrives in your garden as natures wills it. Events that adjust world views can be challenging as some find a fixed unwavering life preferable. Life is a journey and humanity is evolving; its direction and future stability depends on clarity, understanding and empathy. Does humanity as a whole have the intelligence to see the devastating wrongs driven by greed and does this vision cause a clash of opinions. Is humanity dividing into distinct social types; sensitive and indifferent?

As intelligent beings a desperate undercurrent for more has been the instigator for cruel unethical inventions and behaviours. Domination has been the aim for millennia. Continued supremacy over Earth, its people, animals, land, oceans, sky and space will result in a wasteland. Are our moral codes acceptable; could revolution amend old ways of thinking in order to evolve our emotional intelligence?  Constant harm has become normal, always taking without consequences cannot continue without civil uprisings.

We can make decisions to harm, to care or ignore! Many hearts and minds have been activated in the quest to save our planet. Division into sensitive or indifferent is yet another chance to become informed before making choices that are not aligned with the healthy continuity of Earth. If people cannot see beyond their own existence, if they cannot see the world in a holistic way, the sensitive are our only hope. It is harder for some than others to realise their current way of life could be gone in future tomorrows. Forthcoming generations left without a chance to see the pristine magnificence of this living planet.  

We have not found life on other planets, yet many fail to see how important their chance of life on Earth is. Instead we have hate, greed, deception, jealousy and ignorance that are counteracted with love, sharing, loyalty, empathy, and awareness. What are we teaching our children, what are they learning from what they see in the world and on their screens? What makes adults pass on out-dated moral beliefs? Children’s crusades for environment and animal protection have already begun. Families and friends march together in the streets to get their voices heard. Unethical employment will end as sensitive individuals find it an intolerable burden. People hold governments accountable for wrong actions; they can stop a city if they want to.

To repair the damages every person needs to decide what is best for the co-habitation of the planet.  Human made genetic alterations of plants, animals and people is an abhorrent act of revenue. Putting a price on every living thing is monstrous. Finding yet another sentient creature to torture and kill to satisfy the tastebuds is not humane. When we realise that our bodies are suited to consume fruits and vegetables change will quicken. Our existence depends on natural food sources that can grow with our numbers. Imbalance between human over-population and animal extinction is testimony to the poor choices that have been made. Transparency and empathy are seeds of this rebellion. Take a look around you and carefully consider what there is to lose. Revolution for Evolution!

Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

Instagram: @THESAGE00 or  @SACRED_LIVING
Pinterest: Sacred Living
Email: sharonbush66@gmail.com
Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Deep Innate Knowing’s of Something More



On the surface, people have their personalities, beliefs, cultural backgrounds and bodily structures for easy recognition. Conversations are made for better understanding, though close family and friends have the best view of who we are, provided sharing is a natural trait. ‘That said’ there is so much more that is never verbalised.’ People have a controlled outer expression, emotional inner voice and a deep innate knowing of something more.

Many have tried to explain this well of comfort, knowledge and illumination for millennia in many different languages. Various names have been given for this mystical empowerment, though accessing this place of clarity is of more importance. The only way to enter this realm is to lift your sword and cut away the stagnant, ignorant, self-centred parts of being. What remains’ is the pure soulful origins of spirit, a foundation to build upon while you explore the deeper side of your personality, beliefs and existence.

This journey can be difficult; decades of automatic beliefs that were never questioned will fall. Things you were taught, many of them half-truths or lies crumble by the piercing light of awareness. The meaning of life is forefront and life is altered in profound moments. Then calmness enters and the senses are awake. Meditation feels like a welcome home as clarity rings in pristine tones. Contemplation of newfound knowledge is equally important.

Intuitive people sense that there is more to living than the obvious. Feel the hidden majesty of life and the connective pathways that empower life’s divine experiences! Being able to clearly see and make changes where necessary gives a clear and positive advantage for happy living. Be the deeply emotional person and make no apologies for that! Enjoy the experiences that link you to something more, even if it’s hard to explain. Euphoric daily experiences are what make life so intriguing.

Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

Instagram: @THESAGE00 or  @SACRED_LIVING
Pinterest: Sacred Living
Email: sharonbush66@gmail.com
Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).  

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Close to Home: Examining the Passion of Urgency



The news radiates from all devices, like a siren of death, tragedy and occasional joy. Billboards, buses, taxis and public places are saturated with world news, state broadcasts or incidences close to home. The roaring machine never stops; sleep patterns are disrupted as the minds tick over. Sound, colour, emotion and partial truth have tentacles that drag the uplifted to desolate places. Ignorance is the preferred place of many because the sensitive cannot bear to live in a world where they are transfixed by fear.

Lives are suddenly interrupted whether we choose ignorance or not when front page news becomes personal. The news is full of other people’s problems, but when those situations involve family members, friends or co-workers a passion of urgency arises. The desire to help is strong; the individual wants to relieve the stress, though it stays heightened anyway. There will always be some situations that no one could have foreseen. One can only sit in the circumstances and manage it day by day.

Eventually calm and common sense take hold and urgency subsides, though memories remain on a softer level. Emotional intelligence shows a peak in humanities evolution, though every person has unique and volatile emotions that occasionally impede this progress. The people of Earth have proven their love for living; they just prefer a better quality existence when it comes to communication. Though snippets of good communication are seen on our screens, a great deal more is needed. Communication or even debating needs to be a bigger part of our classroom learning as threats and bullying seem common place in the playground. Arguments between children should not end with hatred. Balanced children become wise adults that may one day have the desire to govern in fairness. Prevention is the foundation of good leadership and dedicated individuals are always required.

Though it’s hard to avoid the constant negativity of local or world news, happiness and joy find little exposure on these shows. Few would have seen programs where there wasn’t some horrific incident before finding happiness, because only sensational stories of survival make it to news broadcasts and current affairs shows. Though these are true life stories, keep focused on the positive, take a full share of joy from life. Do not take daily life for granted, these are the special days. Have the occasional break from devices; day trips to a beach, mountain or rainforest should be added to the calendar. See how beautiful nature is, feel the innate energy in living things. Soak in the sounds of joy.

Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

Instagram: @THESAGE00 or  @SACRED_LIVING
Pinterest: Sacred Living
Email: sharonbush66@gmail.com
Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).