My last couple of posts have to do with looking back from today’s perspective. I published a twenty year old post; I agree with every word of it, still. I also mentioned, my progressed chart, which has seen me live through all types of things, only to wind up where I began. (Your Life Story). This is curious to me; I’m supposed to be Mutable.
It feels more like I’m standing in one place, watching life change. I’m still here blogging, and I’m still consulting. I’m still a monkey with an organ grinder, or a waitress working for tips, but jeez Louise, has life changed around me. I don’t think people can see it, at least not the way I do and I’ll give you an example.
Twenty years ago the average problem a woman had in her relationship was her boyfriend or husband, watching porn. The woman would be demoralized by this. It would hurt their self esteem. I literally cannot remember the last time a woman mentioned something like this to me – why?
It’s because porn has become completely ubiquitous. Everyone, everywhere, everything, everywhere is sexualized. The average man and woman is living in a totally different world that what they dealt with, twenty years ago.
Mulling this and other things, I’ve come to realize that human beings, by and large, will adapt to anything. They will accept anything. All you have to do it surround them with it; bury them in it; flood them with it; next thing you know, they assimilate the foreign thing into their very own psyche.
I’ll leave you to decide if this is a gift, a curse or both. But what I’m saying is we hear, Nazi, Nazi, Nazi. The fact is, if you or I were living in Germany at time or if you were a Jew in a concentration camp, you would adapt to the situation. The prevailing bs overtakes the population!
Particularly now, with Neptune in Pisces and Saturn in Pisces dissolving boundaries, any type contagion will easily spread. We can see this all around, but seeing the big picture might be a bit harder.
There are always two sides. Take vax/anti-vax. Both sides feel they’re aligned with the right (side of history) but really, one side has assimilated the data they’ve been swimming in, while the other side did the exact same thing.
The “data” is complimentary in this way. We’re all going over the edge, together, while bickering! See Life In A Cellar Box.
It’s probably worth trying to understand how words and pictures and sounds mold and manipulate us collectively and individually.
It may also be interesting to check where you were, twenty years ago, as compared today. What moved you, really?
Next question, are you okay with it? Or should you be trying to locate your personal “true north”?
photo credit – Jen Theodore.