Resetting the Applecarts
An upset applecart isn’t the worst thing in the world, especially in my case. After all, I don’t literally have a cart full of apples. My applecarts are my beliefs; the things I thought were true.
When an individual has his or her beliefs upset, there are numerous ways to respond, just as there are numerous ways to respond when a real applecart is upset.
A person can complain, blame, seek revenge, and leave the apples splayed across the ground. Or, a person can pick up the cart and reload it. With the latter choice, this allows the individual to inspect the apples, throw out the bad, and keep the good.
This is true for belief systems too.
9/11 provides a good example.
In 2001, I was still relying on mainstream media for my news. Therefore, I believed the official story that the heat from jet fuel felled the towers. I believed that Al Qaeda was responsible. I believed the war on terror was necessary.
Then, I started to hear questions. Had fire ever taken down another high-rise building? Where did Al Qaeda receive its funding? Who benefited the most from the war on terror?
The answers upset my beliefs about the media.
Fire had never caused another high-rise building to fall. There was no evidence that fire was the cause for the falling of the towers. In fact, there was evidence that something else caused the building to disappear.
Al Qaeda was funded by the CIA. The organization had been initiated and sponsored by United States Government organizations.
Oil companies, banks, and military benefited the most from the war on terror. President Eisenhower had warned us to beware of the Military Industrial Complex. Now, I understood this warning.
In my search to uncover what removed the towers, I stumbled upon Judy Wood’s research. Last fall, when I read it for the first time, I couldn’t understand it. She referenced the possibility of energy sources that were unfamiliar to me.
More accurately, I didn’t believe they existed.
Then, I began to meet people who could explain them to me. Richard Hoagland showed up at our home for Thanksgiving. Over pie, I listened to him debate a scientist from a local federal laboratory. I learned a lot.
I read books that introduced me to Nikola Tesla. I viewed videos that demonstrated remarkable technologies. My family and I witnessed a UFO fly overhead while we had dinner on our back patio.
These experiences upset my beliefs about science.
Then, I noticed that government and banking didn’t work the way I believed they worked. I saw injustices and police state actions that violated the United States Constitution. I saw law enforcement seizing property without due process. I saw banks foreclosing on homes illegally.
These observations upset my belief about government and finance.
My response has been to attempt to reconcile my recent upsets to my belief systems caused by those answer, experiences, and observations; to attempt to reset my applecarts.
I have a friend who says this is a problem with mankind. We won’t allow chaos to exist. We must have an explanation for everything. Therefore, we create order out of chaos. Often, this leads us to develop intricate theories to explain the unexplainable.
This may be true. However, I don’t yet believe that.
I believe there is a Divine order to things. I say this because the evidence I see around me in nature demonstrates this divine order. I wrote about this in November.
Today, I believe this more than ever because, in my efforts to reset my applecarts, I have found apples I didn’t know existed. These new beliefs have opened my mind to new possibilities.
These new possibilities provide hope of a better world and a grander future. I would not have found these new possibilities if my applecarts hadn’t been upset. Therefore, I am grateful for those upsets and for the opportunity to create order out of chaos.
I’ll continue these thoughts during tomorrow’s article.