Culture is a big part of it. Most are in a state of fear, even the ones who won’t admit it. There are different subcultures around the country, and different acceptable behaviors among those subcultures. Subcultures impact ALL people, based on what they identify with. In the business and sales world, they say, “you are a compilation of the 5 people you spend the most time with…financially, ethically, emotionally, etc”
Subcultures cross boundaries - races, religions, political orientations, etc all exist everywhere. What is different here is regions. People from NY and TX have different attitudes than ppl in TX. It is not only socially acceptable but expected, that people get down a certain way. Energetic Masterminds are more powerful than ppl think. The energy of a place impacts people. I will be avoiding Walmart with every fibre of my being, from now on.
It is important to put yourself in places with energy that supports you. I’m in Orlando. Went to Walmart yesterday, and there was a loudspeaker saying “We know these are tough times…Walmart is altering store hours because…”
They are pumping that message into people over, and over, and over. Conditioning into people that “these are tough times.” I can literally hear the exact voice in my head, right now. They have shut down one door for “social distancing” - wrong. It’s causing more people to bottleneck. They are doing it so the cop at the door can do his best to intimidate people into wearing masks. The doors of 2 Walmarts nearest me have a cop and a Walmart employee standing inside the entrance.
I brign that up, only to reference the energy of it. I’m not going to have that shit pumped into my head. Florida was mostly very loose about the situation, based on what I have been seeing. Now they are ramping up enforcement, due to higher reported numbers.
Nobody knows what’s real. The only thing we know is 100% fact is that we are being lied to like a MF’r. If we are being lied to…why? Constant reporting of false numbers being delivered to by the media. Why? Then we find out they are literally incentivizing the reporting of false numbers. why?
One thing I know with every fiber of my being is not to trust it.
In terms of my internal pattern, and the way I used to respond to situations like this - defiance… it has been great for my own personal development to watch, be smart, and be safe, while maintaining a healthy balance of watching for truth. I feel like this things is way more politically driven than real, though the threat is real. I do know people who have had it, with zero symptoms. Myself personally, I have been sick 3 or 4 times, since the 90s.
3 things in life you can count on
-My Immune System
I want to be mindful of others, and not spread something that could harm or kill another human, but I also want to know what is real. I see people losing their minds and being rude to store workers about masks, etc. Was in a restaurant/bar yesterday, and saw 2 guys asked to wear masks, while they were playing pool, as they were not eating.
Seeing so many reports that masks literally do nothing. Being false numbers being reported. Seeing old deaths that were not even covid related being reported as new cases. Everyone I speak to knows there is spin on this. Why? Unethical, to me.
My old pattern would be to get pissed and rail against it.
I’m watching myself, as I type this, and how aware I am that that energy still resides in my body.
I truly have the identity of someone whose identity can shift quickly. I want to be as open as I can, and be the best man I can be…for myself…and every human I encounter.
Most people are defending what they believe blindly, and unwilling to see truth. You see it in here all the time. What rules do you have to cause you to respond the way you do, feel the way you do, believe what you believe? Do those rules make you happy or pissed?
Having the emotional intelligence to seek truth, without letting your old belief systems put you into anger (not think as clearly) is a very altering practice. Anger is almost always covering up an insecurity, a fear, a deep concern, frustration, etc.
We are all driven by one of 2 things - pleasure and pain. Having the emotional intelligence to be driven by pleasure, a better life, more connection, is the best thing you can do, as it is a constant preventative measure against meltdown.
Pain, discomfort, unknown, anger will come up at some point. It’s inevitable.
Emotional intelligence to know that you can only grow outside of your comfort zone is important too. Having the emotional intelligence to know that you’ve never starved to death before, and you’re probably not going to starve now…you’ve faced more lethal viruses than this before, you’ve came out fine before, and you will come out fine this time.
Anchoring to the idea that love is winning, and that for every riot, there are 2-3 peaceful gatherings. For every argument, there are leaders converging under the premise of a different, more loving conversation. This IS civid-related, as your question is around why America is behaving the way it is.
Massive amounts of uncertainty everywhere, because people have gotten their certainty from things/places like jobs, money, seeing the same things and routines.
What if we get our certainty/identity from being a dad, a brother, a friend, a lover? What if our certainty comes form knowing that the universe/nature/god/source (whatever works for you) is perfect?
What if nature is perfect and you are part of it?
What if there is a greater intelligence that is supporting you 100% of the time, and has since before you took your first breath of air?
What would life be like if you realized you were looking into the eyes of a miracle every time you spoke to another human?
What if you relized you look into the eyes of a miracle every time you look into the mirror?
Don’ t believe you are a miracle? Go read this…
What if your identity is that of a miracle?
What if your identity is knowing that you express your deepest biggest miracle through projection of the deepest truth that is inside of you - LOVE
We all think we are driven by anxiety, overwhelm, sadness, fear, etc. Those are just apps that open at times. You shut the apps down, and the operating system is love.
Failure to recognize this, is what is “wrong” with the world/'Murica. The more we recognize that the humans we speak to ARE America, the more clearly we become able to stick up for Americal. When you fight with other humans, you are fighting with America.
You see all of these people that think it is wrong to be proud that you come from America. To me, that’s a big WTF?
To me, you see people that say “All lives matter” are being chastised, and truly, IMO, most of the folks that say that are coming from somewhat of a victim’s standpoint themselves. Saying “all lives matter,” during times like these, is like saying “All buildings matter,” on 9/11.
While I think the above statement holds truth, I also feel saying you love your country doesn’t mean you hate other countries. To me, this is the exact same principle. “All countries matter.” OF COURSE THEY DO!!!
America has done a lot wrong. It has also done a lot right. I see people making posts like “I’m ashamed of my country right now,” in reference to a racial incident. Or saying “This isn’t my country.” You are 100% right! It is NOT your country…just a few small factions of people that are getting all of the media attention.
Wanna know what happens when I go to the grocery store? People are awesome! The bank? People are awesome! The restaurant? People are amazing! Walking trial, gym, movie theater? You guessed it - awesome humans.
People need to stop watching the friggin’ news and look outside. Right now, it feels like the weather man is telling me there is a blizzard in Florida, but somehow I can’t prove it isn’t.
We need to recognize that love is winning. Things are changing and the social unrest you are seeing is discomfort, as we have never been here before…Growth can never happen from within your comfort zone. People are being shoved outside of their comfort zones, and growth is rarely comfortable. This is macro-level growth. The world is changing for the better.