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Posted: June 24th. 2015 6:18:29 PM

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Mankind's Need for Fear.

by Gwydion Ap Alder

Age Group: Adult

It never ceases to amaze me how much mankind loves Fear, how countless millions of humans spend so much time in front of televisions and movie screens being terrified and shocked by horrific fantasies.

Our media has allowed itself to be bent and twisted by this desire of man’s to be shocked, outraged and frightened by “the news” so the messages are warped, filtered, selected for shock value, horror, and drama, not for truth.

Our children spend long hours in front of ultra-violent video games slaughtering imaginary enemies, happily murdering bystanders and other innocents for “fun”??

We gaze with amazed horror at real shootings in schools, then hand our children these games and watch as they simulate mass-murder, a habit sadly okay with many because their kids are “occupied” and therby "less trouble".

Mankind’s penchant for mindless herd-fear response kicks in as well when there is a perceived threat that people choose not to educate themselves about and cannot control, suchas the recent Ebola panic.
To date out of 400 million there’ve been eight cases of this deadly disease within the US, with only a single fatality, caused by human error, five patients treated have fully recovered and only two remain in care.

So why the ‘Chicken Little’ routine from our media, congress and the public? Because..... Media benefits from increased ratings by stirring panic, Congress uses fear to gain power and votes, and the public is far too easily manipulated and led.

Part of the problem is that people are seeking excitement/diversion to distract them from their grey convnetional existence, their weary lives that are wearily walked lacking true color, authenticity or connection.. so they look for anything to stimulate them so they can feel somewhat "alive".

Over-reaction, panic and further disconnection from other souls is the result of this artificially stoked fear, man’s Ego revels in the chance to “protect” from engaging with those met along our path, staying “safe”.

Meanwhile Man sits trembling in his habitations, fearing/contemplating an Apocalypse, while movies, books, and religions capitalize on the innate desire to focus on something outside of his chosen grey circumstances.

We have Choice, we have Free-will, we are the Architects of our Future and that of all Mankind, what shall it be?…Fear?.. Anxiety?.. Distrust?.. Suspicion?.. or Truth, Authenticity, and Connection in Love?

It falls to each of Us to select the Sacred Path we will walk within this our present incarnation, it is up to US alone to grasp with Courage, and Awareness the Deep Wisdom laid up inside each of us by the Universe.

Man’s Fear is the origin of all disconnect, for it robs him of the ability to reason and connect with his Heart’s wisdom, blinding him to Spirit’s leading and to finding solutions for the many problems that beset our race.

So what will it be?

What will you choose?

May Harmony Find You…. Blesse Be! ) O (

Author's Notes: Slight rant following all of the toxic media lately...

Author's Location: Prescott, Arizona
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