Awesome Brandon asks, “I love your blog and was especially inspired by “Why it’s not wrong to steal“. Lately I have been fascinated by the “New World Order” rumors. The rumor is that we here in America are slowly losing our rights, our government is corrupt, and that the U.S. plans to “take over” the world. I used to say that these were ridiculous claims but with the invasion of the Middle East to spread democracy, Obama’s recent mandatory healthcare law and the possibility of now going into Iran, I am wondering if there is something going on. My question is how would I use LOA in this situation? Am I just giving into fear of powerlessness by being concerned about this?”
I love this question. I actually spent a couple of years chasing and researching conspiracy theories, including the New World Order and I’m happy to share the insights I received as a result.
Are they trying to take over the world?
Ok, so do I believe that there is a group of people out there who have been orchestrating an incredibly complex, long term plan to enslave the human race? Actually, I kind of do, yes. When you go looking for it, there’s just so much evidence (well, duh!) that points to a rather devious plan to keep people afraid and controllable, and a lot of the events of the past (and especially those in the last 15 years) just fit a little too neatly into this pattern to be coincidence.
But, am I concerned about it? Not even a little bit. Here’s why:
There will always be those who want power over others
Throughout the history of humankind, there have been those who used any reason they could to gain power over others. Tribal leaders, Shamans and medicine men, religious leaders, dictators, politicians, micro-managers, overbearing husbands and fathers, teachers, the guy who manages the supply closet at work, etc, etc. Some exert their need for power in small ways, like the fast food employee who won’t give you a second catsup packet and some try to take over the world. But no matter what the scale of the endeavor, the root cause is always the same. What we have here is the age old phenomenon of the bully. And what lies at the heart of a bully? Fear. Plain and simple.
The evil genius who thought up the plan to create a “terrorist attack” and temporarily scare the entire world to such a degree that they lost all reason and allowed devastating political decisions to be made unopposed, is no different from the boy who beats up on other kids at recess. The first bully simply has access to a bigger playground.
Anatomy of a bully
Think about it: why does the playground bully beat up other kids? Because his father beats up on him at home. He feels powerless and weak and is filled with rage because of this. Taking that rage out on others, preferably those who are demonstratively weaker than him, makes him feel a bit less powerless. It makes him feel like he has control. This feeling doesn’t last mind you, because his actions can’t change how he feels about himself. And so, he has to find more and more victims, get more and more of the school to fear him. The more people fear him, the more powerful he feels.
While most bullies tend to choose victims that are guaranteed to buckle, those who are much smaller and/or weaker than them, and especially those who are smaller and weaker and also trigger the bully’s insecurities in some way (like nerds), those with the biggest insecurities, need to keep escalating their need for domination by choosing bigger and bigger targets. Essentially, like drug addicts, they need a bigger hit. Domination, inflicting pain and fear, and having control over others is simply their drug of choice.
And so, while most bullies pick on the weak and frail, some actually begin to choose tougher and tougher victims. They demonstrate their superiority by picking on the biggest, baddest mofo in the room. The added danger of going up against opponents who can’t be easily subdued adds to the “high”.
And then, there are the weakest bullies, those who feel inferior, whose rage demands an outlet, but whose insecurities keep them from stepping directly into the line of fire. These are the bullies who hide behind the system. They are generally intelligent and moderately successful (you’ll find a lot of bullies in middle management), but hardly ever in the limelight themselves. They love to stay in the shadows, like puppet masters pulling the strings. They exert their dominance in sadistic little ways, taking joy, not in physically beating people up, but in making people feel powerless in other ways. The main message is always “I am in control”.
The playground bully has grown up
Considering this explanation, why would a group of people want to take control of the entire human population? Why would anyone require that much power over others? How weak and scared and powerless do you think someone has to feel to actually want to enslave the entire human population? How much pain must they be in? It’s unimaginable for most of us.
Shouldn’t powerful bullies scare us?
Let’s face it. If there is a New World Order (you can believe what you want. This article isn’t trying to convince you either way), and it’s filled with a bunch of out of control, powerful, genius, raging bullies, shouldn’t we be scared? Can’t they do a lot of damage? Can’t we see 911 and the patriot act and the invasion of Iraq as evidence that they do have a lot of control?
There was a time when I thought so, but I no longer do. Why not? Because, I remembered that…
It’s still your reality
That’s right. No matter what happens, you still get to determine what does and doesn’t enter into your reality. The world is filled with bullies and stinky puddles and sickness and awful paintings that insult the word “art” and crappy food and clothes that don’t fit right, and snooty shop assistants and bad haircuts. So what? The world is also filled with beauty and splendor and love and light and happy shiny puppies and fields of flowers and food that makes you want to sing, and orgasms and chocolate and sandy beaches.
Now, you can focus on one or the other. And whatever you focus on, the more of it you’ll get.
So, the more you study conspiracy theories, the more evidence you’ll find that will scare the bejeezus out of you. That’s what happened to me. I woke up one day and realized that I was having anxiety caused by my constant attention to these conspiracy theories. Even before I really understood LOA, I realized that focusing on these topics so intently really wasn’t serving me. I didn’t want to be afraid and angry all the time.
The flipside of that coin is that the more you look for evidence of our freedom, the more of that you’ll find, too. And believe me, there’s plenty of it.
You control your own personal experience
Regardless of who might be out there trying to destroy the word, you still get to shape your own experience. Is it possible to live in a world where the NWO has no power over you? Of course it is. It all depends on what you train yourself to focus on. What about if they actually did take over the world? Could you still be a match to freedom? Yes. There would always be pockets of those who were not a match to being controlled. Some would fight, others would live in peace and harmony. But honestly, I don’t think it’ll come to that.
I’m not prone to making predictions, so please don’t take this as one. But, since you asked, I’ll give you my opinion on what’s going down regarding the whole NWO deal, as well as share the point of view that I choose to focus on instead.
Bullies can only control you if you’re afraid of them
When a bully rises to the level of someone who needs to control masses of people in order to get his “high” – relief from the intense powerlessness that drives him, he depends almost entirely on the fear of those he wishes to control. Using the right tactics, a very small amount of people can create the illusion of a much larger threat and therefore “enslave” a much larger group of individuals. Unless the individuals stop being afraid, that is. Then, it’s game over.
And that is what’s happening now. People are waking up to the fear tactics. They are no longer as willing to be scared. They are no longer willing to be controlled. They are questioning instead of blindly following. Is it everyone yet? Nope. But the numbers are growing. And I don’t just mean those who are willing to camp out in front of government buildings and corporate offices (you people rock!). That’s just a small representation of a much larger group of individuals – those who are starting to realize that they don’t want to be afraid anymore.
This is, of course, not the first time this has happened. Revolutions are part of our global history. And it’s also not the first time we’ve seen a non-violent revolution (thank you Ghandi). But it is the first time that the spirit of peaceful resistance has swept the globe. Occupy Everything isn’t just a US phenomenon. It’s showing up everywhere. And while not everyone uses those exact words, the spirit is the same. We just don’t want to play this game anymore. We’re refusing to give the bully our lunch money and we’re walking away. No fight, no big showdown, just a quiet unwillingness to participate in the game. And no bully can counter that move. Not when it’s one against thousands.
How Who We Really Are looks at this
Of course, this post wouldn’t be complete without adding the view of the non-physical, our higher selves, who see the perfection in everything. This is the point of view I’m chosen to adopt.
The attempts at gaining control and the subsequent non-violent revolution are all symptoms of the Awakening. More and more of us are waking up to Who We Really Are, and who we are, at our core, is free. But, there are different stages of awakening and everyone gets to have their own experience, which is governed, among other things, by how much resistance someone has. Beliefs are often shared by large sectors of the population, which cause large, shared manifestations.
Negative manifestations always serve a dual purpose. They mirror the belief that caused them, and they’re the perfect opportunity to overcome and thereby release that limiting belief. Keeping that in mind, let’s look at what’s happening in the world:
There are those who are attempting to oppress others, mirroring the general population’s vibration of powerlessness. As that manifestation grows, thanks to an increased focus on fear, the public feels more and more oppressed, more and more uncomfortable. And then, just like with any personal manifestation, when the pain becomes too great, there’s a breaking point. This isn’t the only way to reach the vibration of Who We Really Are, but it’s a way that many will follow. Growth through pain is a pretty common way to go.
For many individuals, that breaking point has come. They are saying “no more”. And yet, because the global vibration is higher than it’s ever been, they are less inclined to pick up weapons and more drawn to peaceful resistance. Instead of blindly swiping at the dark, more people than ever are seeing the façade for what it is. They’re seeing the man behind the curtain. The fear has been orchestrated and we can simply opt out. This is the kind of clarity that floods in when we let go of the fear.
Growth through pain requires a catalyst
Now, there are easier ways to grow, but most people don’t know that and so the hard way is still the most common way to move forward. In our personal lives, we might develop physical pain or a situation so stressful that it causes us to break and finally let go. That would be the catalyst. It’s no different on a national or global scale. The catalyst is what makes the growth possible, it’s a necessary component.
Not only that, but the Law of Attraction will always make sure that each catalyst offers the perfect opportunity to cause the release of the belief that caused it. No matter how big and dangerous a threat may seem, remember that in energetic terms, it’s simply the monster we created ourselves in order to overcome our own resistance. In that way, the New World Order bullies are actually doing us a huge favor. They are giving us the opportunity to overcome our fears and stand up. And when we do, when we decide to be free regardless of the circumstances, then we are.
And yes, some people will hold out longer than others. The most stubborn amongst us might experience a great deal of pain. You can find people like this all over the internet in chat rooms, screaming their pain into the world, calling others “sheeple” and proffering doomsday predictions. But all we ultimately have to do is refuse to play that game and focus on what we truly want.
And as more people wake up to that, the day will come when we reach critical mass and this clarity will sweep the globe. Then, it’ll be easy for even the most diehard doom and gloomers to get this point of view. Freedom is not a privilege. It’s not even a right. It’s Who We Really Are. It can’t be taken away, but it can be given. We don’t have to take it back. We don’t have to fight for it. We simply have to stop giving it away.