For quite some time now I’ve been mentioning there’s a series of problems growing in the shadows and their purpose mirrors that of a virus. Did you know regardless if it’s a virus of the body or a virus in your computer all viruses share three commonalities? Quoting the late Wayne Dyer “A virus has three purposes: to duplicate, to infiltrate and to spread from one host to the next. Ultimately, even a single virus can shut down an entire system”. All viruses need to duplicate then infiltrate before they can spread. Their survival depends on this equation. Again it makes no difference whether in a body or in a computer the equation remains the same. Scary thought when you come to think about it, the same formula mirrors humanity. Maybe the movie Matrix has more hidden meanings that I first thought anyway back to the topic.
For decades similar to an internal cancer these problems have metastasized in the shadows. Until recently these well-developed deep rooted problems remained for the most part hidden because people are uncomfortable talking about them especially if they’re already infected. The problems I’m referring to are Vaccines, Viruses and Opioids. For decades all three had their popularity grow on a steady uphill climb and are now reaching epidemic proportions. Those who believe just because they’re not indulging they won’t be affected are sadly misinformed. The problems just mentioned have a way of affecting us all. If any doubt persists I encourage you to reread Dyer’s quote. To one extent or another we’ve already all been affected.
The reason I chose the word opioid instead of opiate follows. The term opioid is used for the entire family of opiates including natural, synthetic and semi-synthetic. Medical professionals use the word opioid to refer to most opioids, and opiate for a specific non-synthetic opioid. In other words opioid covers the entire spectrum of all drugs emanating from the opium poppy. There’s no distinction on it being legal or illegal purchased on the street or by prescription.
In fact those little white slips of paper physicians handout like a bag of Smarties are rapidly catching up to the street vender’s version. For whatever reason some folks just seem to feel better if their particular choice of poison was personally prescribed by someone wearing a lab coat. Either way it’s the same poison that’s being dispensed. An addict is an addict and a junkie is a junkie there’s no half way point. The white slip of paper only serves to justify correctness to the recipient… the one whose name is on the paper.
I can tell you since our discovery tour began over the past six years we’ve met enough people to have gathered the experience to form what these days is a rare attribute, wisdom. True wisdom can only come from experience. There is no other way. There’s a world of difference between knowledge, intelligence and wisdom. In the following couple of paragraphs I attempt to explain.
Knowledge is nothing more than an amassed familiarity with facts. These facts can derive from any subject: mathematics, science, biology, history, politics, religion ECT. All it tells us is that a person has the ability to remember a great deal of material.
The next aspect of this equation would be intelligence. Just memorizing facts doesn’t permit someone to connect them. Intelligence is the ability not only to remember facts but also to understand how they are connected to each other. To comprehend how they interconnect to form a co-dependency. To understand the connection between things takes intelligence. The majority of people stop there. The largest percentage stops at intelligence. They believe intelligence means wisdom, but it doesn’t.
For it to be beneficial knowledge necessitates wisdom but here’s the funny thing about wisdom. It can’t be learned through books and computers. True wisdom is something that only comes from personal experience. In today’s high tech meal in a bag world it’s a sad fact that true wisdom is all but lost. Humanity has gained in knowledge, that’s for sure. Has humanity gained in intelligence that’s very questionable? However there’s little doubt humanity has paid a heavy price in the loss of wisdom.
From online dating to traveling via ones laptop as a species there’s no question personal experience has suffered greatly. Perhaps that’s why so many have become couch quarterbacks. We know the rules so we have knowledge. We recognize the strategy, we formulate plays we’re fitting the pieces together so we possess at least some intelligence. Only thing is we’ve never been on a football field our entire lives. We have no personal experience thus we cannot have any wisdom.
I’m linking three excellent reads. The first was written by Mark Blaxill. Titled First-Ever Peer-Reviewed Study of Vaccinated vs Unvaccinated Children Shows Vaccinated Kids Have a Higher Rate of Sickness, 470% Increase in Autism. Blaxill provides the reader with a well-researched piece of journalism. A must read for those with children.
The second and just as informative is a piece titled Emerging Infectious Diseases. Originating from a study performed at the Baylor College of Medicine this article provides a decent look into the increase of Infectious disease. Were you aware of the fact that there are over 40 new infectious diseases since 1970?
To round out the trio The Guardian released Rapid rise of heroin use in US tied to prescription opioid abuse. The Guardian reports “Overdose deaths quadruple in the period from 2002 to 2013. The biggest increase in use is seen among users of pain relievers: ‘It’s a poly-substance abuse issue”. All three represent what for some might be difficult to digest information but truth has a funny way of doing that.
It’s imperative you know in order for a person to learn they must first unlearn. Carl Jung once said “Who looks outside dreams. Who looks inside awakens”. Until a person of their own free will decides to open previously closed doors save your time nothing’s going to change. You have to first accept that challenging concept to remain unbiased. Simply gather the information where ever the paths lead. Just begin to build the knowledge. Only then will you have the basic tools to put the pieces together and gain some intelligence. Only by having your mind “open to everything yet attached to nothing (Dyer)” will you ever gain wisdom.
Only a fool accepts or rejects anything that they know nothing about. I can assure you from personal experience it’s one of the most challenging endeavors you’ll ever attempt. My personal journey began by researching the time period surrounding the Phoenicians and over decades of study has progressed forward.
If you’re brave enough to take this journey you’ll never be the same. The rewards are unmeasurable! Sure the naysayers are there but no matter the subject they always will be. The person who wants to lead an orchestra must first turn his back on the crowd, right? Sadly most rather remain in a gilded cage prison bound in velvet handcuffs but closemindedness has a tendency of doing just that. For the rest who choose to remain ignorant that’s fine and probably will continue being the norm but there’s always a silver lining. The opioids are easy to find. Until next time this is Barry in DR.