Written by author and channel, Jodie Helm. (Ignore the “by Pete” line above. All I do is post Jodie’s articles to save her the trouble. – Pete)
I think we’re all very tired. Tired of working and never getting ahead, tired of being told what we can and cannot do, and tired of the status quo and people trying to control us. I think sometimes we’re so tired, we try not to think about our life too much, because it’s easy to believe there isn’t a whole lot to celebrate these days.
We talk about all kinds of people’s rights and the importance to have the freedom to make our own choices, which lately, seem to be under attack. We have freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom to bear arms (God help us), freedom of the press, etc. We also have the freedom to think our own thoughts, whether we voice them, or not. On the surface, that seems like simple common sense, but regardless of whether or not we have the freedom to think, do we use it?
Thinking is hard. It’s so much easier to walk the straight path of least resistance, rather than find another way that’s harder. It’s easier to escape from reality than to question it, but when we do that, nothing changes. I can think of many times in my life that I just didn’t want to think about whatever situation I found myself in, because that took energy that I just couldn’t muster.
Sometimes, I think we’re so focused on surviving, we don’t question whether or not life should be so hard; we just keep going. I asked the Archangels for their help to write an article about simply thinking, and their response follows.
Question: Please help me write an article about the freedom to think and exercising that right.
At first glance, it might seem that this question is a bit rhetorical, even redundant. However, when you look at it in more depth and width, it is perhaps not as simple as it seems. You see, for those who are in power, thinking can be very dangerous. We will explain.
Everything begins with a thought. Some thoughts are kept private, while others are shared. Some thoughts lead to action. Do you realize you have been conditioned not to think? Consider for a moment how some people are treated when they voice thoughts that are not in accordance with societal views. Neither they nor their ideas are easily accepted in many cases, which is why so many people keep their thoughts to themselves.
You have been taught to follow, rather than lead, to accept what you are told without question. From childhood, most of you were taught to do what adults tell you to do. Not all of that is bad, however, once people become adults, they continue to do what they are told in many cases. It does not occur to them to question why, especially if the information is given by someone in authority.
Even if the thought does occur to question something, so many never voice that thought. They look around them and see others’ compliance, and they fall into line, sticking to the herd mentality.
It is just recently that people are voicing their thoughts and concerns to those in authority, and it is making those in power very anxious. They know that if the masses unite and demand change, they will have to listen at some point and might even have to compromise, which to them translates as a loss of power. This poses a danger to them, because if the people see that they can affect change in one small area, it is likely they will pursue more change.
This is why there is so much friction in society right now. Dissention among the people stands in the way of unity, so those in power purposefully sow anger, hatred, and fear among the people as much as they can, because they know if the masses unite, they cannot stand against them or avoid change. They will fight any changes that threaten their power, because they are profiting in today’s world the way it is.
Yes, you can think anything you want to, but do you? Many of you do not. Some do not think their thoughts will ever be heard or considered if they share them. For some it is simply too much trouble. It is so much easier to be told what to do, so you do not have to find your own way. Others do not believe they are important, strong, smart, or brave enough to even find a different path, much less take it.
Those who ask questions often accept the answers they are given without stopping to consider whether or not they are true or acceptable, because they have been taught that there is nothing they can do to change their life or the world around them, that they have to do what society tells them to do.
You have been brainwashed to believe that you have to play the hand you are dealt, so to speak, that there is no choice in the matter. Those who question their lot in life are so often labeled as troublemakers or attention seekers, even strange or mentally ill. You have been conditioned to think it is important to fit into whatever mold you are told is acceptable, whether it is how you want to live or not.
Being different from whatever society has declared as the norm is frightening and dangerous for many of you. Most people just want to blend in with everyone else, never calling attention to themselves. We wish you to know that you were not created to blend in. You were created to stand out!
You were given unique gifts and traits to make you stand apart from others. You are taught that being different is bad, and you work very hard to not be noticed. When there is any indication that your ideas will go against society’s dictate of what is acceptable, many of you shut yourself and your thoughts down.
Certain things ae expected of you, and you comply whether or not you agree. If you consider those who have been persecuted the most, you will find that they have been labeled as being abnormal, unacceptable, and dangerous. Because of this, many are afraid to voice their thoughts or disagreement.
Now that you are in the fifth dimension, it is harder to shut down different ideas that occur to you. You are beginning to question whether or not you want to live this way. You are beginning to wonder why things have to be this way, and you are getting more and more agitated. This is uncomfortable, but it shows you are evolving.
Your confidence is rising, along with your consciousness. More and more, you will question why life has to be this way, and the next step is realizing that it does not. You are questioning your place and your power, for the truth is, you are not weak, you do not have to do everything you are told, and you can make a difference in how things are done. Once you realize the truth in this, you will begin to question everything in your life, and you will cease to be so easily manipulated and controlled. This will lead to unity, and unity will lead to change.
Everyone is always talking about how important it is to exercise your body, but aside from trying to avoid Alzheimer’s, there’s not a lot of talk about exercising your mind and thinking for yourself. Lots of us are beginning to question things, big and small, and it’s uncomfortable. When I first began to question my religious beliefs, daring to look for different ways that made more sense to me, it took a lot of courage. Change is necessary, but it’s often not easy.
It’s not just the government and politicians who try to control and manipulate us, it’s some religious leaders telling their congregations who to vote for and parents trying to ban books and curriculum in schools. Unfortunately, many people are using fear as a tool for manipulation.
If you vote for that guy, the country is going to fall into ruin, if they pass gun control legislation, they’re going to take all your guns away, if they teach that in school, your children will be at great risk. They’re grooming them. They’re a threat to society. We’re in grave danger. If they do what they say they’re going to do, there’s no going back.
Yes, we have the right to think and believe what we choose, but with that comes responsibility. We have the responsibility to question what we’re told to believe. We have the responsibility to ensure everyone enjoys the same rights and freedoms we want to enjoy. It also means we do not have the right to force others to do our will, when they disagree with it and want to do things differently.
Look at those who are being persecuted today. Our trans community is being attacked for following treatment supported by the medical community and prescribed by a doctor, the parents being accused of child abuse. Women are being told they cannot decide what to do and not do with their own bodies. Drag shows are under fire, because someone decided they’re dangerous. The LGBTQ+ community as a whole has been accused of being child molesters and groomers, they’ve been called deviants, abnormal, and a threat to society.
There’s been an increase in violence against LGBTQ+ folks, Jews, Muslims, minorities, and other people who are under fire for being different. Different is not a synonym for evil or wrong. These people under attack are not a threat to anyone, with rare exception. They just want to live their lives in peace, in a way that works and makes sense to them. There is nothing wrong with that. There is nothing wrong with being different. There is nothing wrong with exercising free will, if nobody else is damaged by it, and being exposed to different people and their beliefs and choices does not constitute any kind of damage.
If you don’t agree with the way someone is living their life, don’t live the way they do, but don’t step in and tell them they shouldn’t live their lives as they see fit. We can’t have it both ways. Either we choose our own way to live and allow everyone else to do the same, or we forfeit those rights when we take others’ rights away.
Happy Friday, everyone. I hope you have a wonderful, peaceful, and joyful weekend, and I hope you exercise your right to think for yourself, leaving everyone else to do the same. There’s room enough for all of us.
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