So, I’ve been seeing this movie Thrive all over facebook and I have to admit at first I was like, “sigh, another film that’s going to overwhelm me about the state of the world”.
It can feel depressing to think of all the work we have to do. And we do have a lot of work to do, just ask Paul Hawken. Waking up and changing our lifestyles, the way we relate to each other, money, the world, nature, these are big issues, and they are not going away.
Thrive had been recommended by a few people I trust and I felt like it was worth the watch, and it was.
This man, Foster Gamble, and his team, including his wife, Kimberly Carter Gamble, outline a plot for world domination by the rich and powerful few and that aliens had come to earth in ancient times to teach us everything we know, knowledge that includes a code for free energy, a free energy that the powerful few will do anything to repress. That the ancient Gods were actually aliens is a theory I have to admit I have been secretly researching for the last year.
I found my social norm protection was triggered when he started talking about FEMA camps (concentration camps that are ready to detain unruly American citizens when the ‘new world order’ achieves world domination) and crop circles. It’s not that I don’t think these things hold some truth, I actually do, but I am wary of conspiracy…as much as I am wary of government. I am wary of information, especially because I am sensitive, and gullible, and easily emotionally manipulated. And I love that about myself…still, I have to be careful.
For me this movie says important things, and that’s my opinion, it may not be yours. That’s okay!!
BUT- there are a few things that this movie articulates in a powerful way, things that need to be communicated to the masses. Things that I spend my days talking about. Things I want to articulate here:
1) The individual is important.
The movie argues that we have been brain washed through our education system, media, hegemonic belief systems, religion, etc to believe that the whole is more important than the individual. We have been brain washed to respond to authority in a certain way that perpetuates hierarchical power systems which keep the majority in slave like existences. Or, into survival lifestyles, just hanging on.
Good little workers who don’t think for themselves and are willing to die for beliefs they have been brainwashed into owning as their own.
Basically, don’t listen to yourself. A problem I come up against with mostly every client I work with is the fear of what others will think of them. A fear to focus on themselves. A fear of being selfish. I say over and over in every way I can, if you know yourself, and love yourself, you will follow your inner wisdom and that will lead you to being of better service to others. By being selfish you will naturally become caring. Yes, you will be a rebel! Yes, you will do things that others may gawk at! You might lose friends, be ostracized by your family- but, you will be healthier and happier and you will be in integrity. The whole matters, and so does the individual, but not in an ego sense, not in a take what you can sense.
The individual is so important right now, because it is the individual that can and will change the world. If each of us wakes up to our brilliance and creative ability, to our natural tendency towards organic processes and care, the earth will heal, our values will shift. As long as we are a slave to the tribe, we will do what we are told, we will follow rules that are being enforced by people who don’t really know why they are enforcing them.
The masses are made up of individuals.
2) We are focused on the wrong things.
I remember the moment I realized I was going to have to be very careful with what kind of work I do. That much of the work I was involved in was violent in one way or another. It was a big leap as most jobs had a destructive, wasteful nature to them.
In a new world that honours the rights, health, and well being of everyone our interests will change. As of now we are focused on getting what we can, in a new world, a world where everyone matters, we will be focused on protecting our earth, not destroying it. We will focus on education that helps the student to discover their purpose, not drive it out of them through shame and standardized testing. Our work will benefit each other, ourselves, and the planet. As of now most of us are a cog in a destructive machine. That has to stop. Now.
3) Important discoveries are being repressed.
Duh. It just makes sense, why would the pharmaceutical companies want us to find a cure for anything? Keeping us sick and getting sicker makes money. That’s not conspiracy, that’s bottom line business.
Why do we trust companies who are developing products that do more harm then they do good to care about our health?
The problem here is not money, something we often lay blame on. Money is neutral. The problem is that we have decided Money Equals Power, and that is our worst mistake. Placing our power outside of ourselves and putting it into something that doesn’t even really exist is a big problem, the biggest one we have.
This movie looks at many conspiracies as very real things that are happening, yes, and perhaps they are true and perhaps not. What is true is that people are starting to wake up, and question things that have been taken as truth and in our best interest, that just are not.
What is true is that you, yes you, are the saviour. You can change this world. You.
What is true is that we have access to a lot of information now, almost too much, but that is leading us somewhere and very fast. Where? I am not sure, but I do know that I have to participate in this movement that is becoming more and more cohesive, I need to share my voice and take a stand in my own life.
How are you taking a stand in your life? How are you saying enough is enough?
So that’s how I feel about that.