Seven categories grabbed my attention when I started this website. They were
- United States
I had a certain perspective about each category and I had questions too. Over the past two years, I have thought about, researched, and written about each of these categories. As a final ceremony to closing this chapter of my writing, I am looking at each of these seven categories and reflecting upon what I learned during these two years.
After two years of writing every day, my exercise of covering news has ended.
This exercise started when my personal life required me to look at news topics in a way I had never viewed them before. (At some point in the future, I may choose to tell more of that story. For today, I’ll leave that explanation void.)
This exercise became an obsession for me.
I got up early, scheduled posts in advance when I knew I couldn’t write on certain days, and made sure something posted at least every day for two years.
I learned a lot.
I learned that with news, as with life, my response is more important than the actual events.
I learned that every conspiracy theory is true at some level. Some are true at all levels.
I learned that our financial system is rigged and that isn’t as bad as it sounds.
I learned that individual freedom in the United States is eroding at an alarming rate and individuals need to adjust to that erosion.
I learned that Mainstream Media (MSM) has agendas that they incorporate into their news.
I learned that Alternative Media (AM) has its own set of agendas and a lower standard of reporting than MSM.
I learned that those agendas have little to do with my day-to-day life.
I learned about transhumanism, the next phase of humanity’s evolution that is already revolutionizing our lives through radical technological and biological accomplishments. The most recent invention allows diabetics to avoid shots by using an innovative nanoparticle treatment.
I learned that the nefarious possibilities of transhumanism scare many people.
I learned that those possibilities do not concern me. The technology that we take for granted today came with ominous warnings too.
I learned that, as we cross the digital threshold with medical treatments, lifespans of 150, 200, and even 500 years might become possible.
I learned that the efficiency we gain from these advances gives each person more opportunity. After hundreds of years of creating an increasingly laborious work environment, we have reached a place where, with the proper uses of technology, we may accomplish much more with much less.
Then, I learned too much.
No, I didn’t learn too much information.
I learned about the too much experience – the authentic God experience that happens when an individual experiences genuine emotional love.
I learned that all of the other events in our lives are just illusions. They are, as Einstein says, persistent illusions. However, they pale in comparison to the experience of being fulfilled through full-bore, no-holds-barred love.
I learned that the too much experience isn’t a brief moment of infatuation that lasts a short time and then dissipates. I learned it is the spark of infatuation fanned to extreme levels because those in the relationship consciously decided to be transparent enough, naked enough, and intimate enough to do so.
I learned that, initially, this spark comes from one’s intuition, the same intuition that I wrote about two years ago when I said, “Intuition is a fancy word for hearing from Divine Source. (You may call this God, Goddess, Spirit, the Universe, or any other word you choose to use.)”
I learned that, indeed, this spark of intuition in a relationship initially feels like nothing more than infatuation. Then, when we begin trust it, we demonstrate the courage to explore that spark of Divinity and flame it into what Marianne Williams calls Enchanted Love, the type of love that contains mystical power and is only possible from intimate relationships.
I learned that fanning this spark in an intimate relationship allows individuals to develop the skills necessary to respond peacefully in the midst of passionate discussions and behaviors while providing a safe space for each to heal and grow.
I learned I must pursue it without distraction.
Therefore, I have chosen to pursue this path wholeheartedly.
For that reason, I no longer need to be obsessed with the news or anything related to it.
Because, in the end, only love remains.