Do you remember the wizard in Wizard of Oz? He used the classic “smoke and mirrors” magic act props to create the illusion of an all-powerful, omnipresent ruler of Oz.
What was his most powerful tool to manage people? FEAR. When Dorothy’s dog Toto pulled back the curtain, a little and old (but power hungry) man was revealed, working the controls of the giant smoke and mirrors illusion.
Right now our greatest fear, DEATH, has permeated every day existence with its grim presence. That fear has become tangible in the form of a daily burgeoning number. The monster is growing from a mouse to a roaring dragon right before our very eyes, its yawning mouth ready to swallow us in flames.
The virus is real. But, consider that we are being consumed by something much more dangerous than any biological threat. Fear of death is expanding in the consensual collective mind.
We have the power to vanquish this dragon. We may not have control over the virus, but we do have the choice about our fear. We own it.
When we allow ourselves to be ruled by fear, we do not see clearly; our perception and judgement may be clouded. In the final analysis, what you believe and I believe about the viral numbers, our own mortality, and the fate of humanity, could make all the difference in the outcome of this.
Smoke and numbers.
Smoke | and Numbers © Susan L Hart 2020