Stress is a genuine pandemic, a full spectrum attack on the nervous and immune systems that greatly contributes to the unhealthiness and unease in our world. Few would disagree that modern life is far more stressful than it should be, and when you consider its main sources, it appears to be a built in feature of contemporary society that targets us, the masses, in order to create disharmony, debilitation, agitation, apathy and dependency.
It comes at us from every angle in the matrix, and at its root is our enslavement to an economic system that guarantees eternal collective debt to a cartel of private bankers and money masters. To support this phony economy we are groomed to be good consumers and diligent workers, bred to value economic growth and material prosperity above and beyond human interests and common sense. For this we take on work we dislike and commit ourselves to being busy all the time in order to ‘make ends meet,’ all the while the fiat currencies we toil for are further debased and true prosperity stretches further out of reach.
Modern life is often and aptly called the rat race, and at every turn we are bombarded with lifestyle marketing that suggests to us what we are supposed to be, what we are supposed to wear, what we are supposed to drive, what kind of friends we should have, and even whom we should look down on and hate. Invading our bodies with toxic crap sold to us as food, invading our minds with constant propaganda and fear-programming from corporate behemoths and war-mongers, it is difficult to escape the message that life is a fearful struggle that warrants our constant vigilance and diligence. We must always fight or flight.
Attacking first the nervous system, stress causes us to lose sleep and to lose our ability to recognize that we need rest, then to forget that we also need silence and quietude. In this state our physical and emotional immune systems then give in and we fall victim to disease, unease and depression. We begin to doubt ourselves and our inherent power as human beings to rise above adversity, and we hunker down in a daily struggle, giving up on the things we really want in life, forever doomed to spin on the hamster wheel of the matrix.
Triggered and re-triggered by the talking heads that now appear on televisions in every public space, by insane militant cops who stalk us in police cars with darkly tinted windows, and by a government that creates global threats in order to frighten us into accepting their protection racquet, stress is the most effective way of keeping us on the sidelines and out of the game.
So, we turn to anti-depressants and alcohol, to distraction and entertainment, and then those few hours of life we get outside of work each work are spent in an increasing frenzy of over-stimulation and consumption in order to make ourselves believe that this kind of life is worth living. Yet the deeper our commitment to this technological prison becomes, the further disconnected from spirit and soul we become. Then the spiritual immune system also gives way and we are easily corrupted morally and ethically, and evermore beholden to the matrix for survival…