If You’re A ‘Truth Seeker’ That’s Upset With ‘Sheeple’ Then This Is For You
The Facts: Often times, we can get caught up in anger and judgement when we feel we are ‘more awake’ than others. This leads to conversations that can be abrasive and aggressive. Does this begin to divide people?
Reflect On: Do you find yourself arguing with people about worldly truth? Do you view people as ‘sheeple?’ Are you consistently angry at people for their beliefs and understandings? Does it connect people when we approach conversations in this way?
We’re in a time where truth is coming to the surface, and it can be frustrating and infuriating to learn about some of what is going on in our world. Whether it’s deception, manipulation or issues that affect current events, it’s a high time for digging into truth. But what happens when we don’t work to process the emotions mentioned about that can often come from learning about this stuff? What if we simply let them linger?
Before you jump in and say “this sounds like New Age BS”, allow me to say: there’s no room for New Age BS here at CE, we concern ourselves with solving our collective challenges by shifting consciousness and action, not through passivity. But that means we have to take an honest look at ourselves, and our means by which we attempt to create change to understand what it truly takes to make it happen.
Being a part of the alternative media community for 10 years now, I have seen a great deal of anger, aggression, and judgment towards those who aren’t “waking up’ from those who are ‘awake’. I feel there is a lot to discuss when it comes to ‘awake’ vs ‘un-awake’, but that’s a discussion for another time.
We might often hear or see the terms ‘sheeple’ or ‘zombies’ when describing the average person who may not be aware that mainstream media is not delivering the truth to the public. I feel this form of judgement creates unnecessary divides amongst people where we move into a state that is often seen in those with societal power; they believe they are above others and therefore look down upon those who are not aware of something.*
* Editor’s Note: A prime example of arrogance and hubris… excessive pride, which has nothing to do with spirituality, but a lot to do with ego-control.
The meme below is a great example of the kind of stuff that often goes around. I’m one who loves jokes, and I see nothing wrong with most jokes, but the tricky part is, many people truly see their fellow humans in limiting and negative lights, and I feel it’s time to reflect on that.
One thing you’ll often notice in these situations is, the moment there is a power gap in someone thinking they are more awake than another, the tone, language and intention of the person trying to ‘awaken’ the other changes. At any sight of resistance from the other, the ‘awake’ person may begin their attack. The ‘un-awake’ person might move into a mode of being defensive of their position, causing the other person to attempt to convince heavily and will often berating the other for not understanding lies that we have been told as the masses. This turns into a distasteful conversation where no one moves anywhere because the security system in both people’s minds have gone off!
On one hand, the warning signal from the ‘un-awake’ person is saying “this person is crazy, don’t listen to them, hold onto your beliefs or you will end up like them!” On the other hand, the ‘awake’ person feels threatened and their alarm system starts saying “Hold onto your belief and position! This person is trying to shut you up!”
In either case, clarity and common ground cannot be found. So the question becomes, does exposing truth in an aggressive and alarming manner help to wake people up? Or is it widening the gap between those seeing the truth and those still unaware of it? If our number one goal is to help awaken people, shouldn’t we look for the most effective way to do that, and do it?
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