What explains the all out madness happening right now in the world?
Good news/Bad news. The good first: More people are starting to ask with clear thinking, “What’s happening to my neighbor, my family member, my co worker, my friend? What’s happening to everyone?” Ergo, it seems more people are becoming awake and aware to the increased insanity on this planet embedded within the “body politic.” The bad news – there’s still far too many people who can be rightfully described as being a part of a mass psychosis, literally sleep walking through life.
The following video (including transcript, with bold words for added emphasis) is a short excerpt from my full length interview with Paul Levy, the Author of the ground-breaking book, Dispelling Wetiko who says that the behavior that is seemingly ubiquitous within the collective is what the Native Americans have termed Wetiko – essentially a virus of the mind.
Watch the short video above and for clarity read the word for word transcription below. I encourage you to share, share SHARE! As we all need to be privy to what just may explain the collective madness we’re seeing right now!
What is Wetiko?
“It’s this Native American term that connotes the spirit of evil. And, so all that I am doing [as it pertains to this], I’m just a translator. And it’s not just the Native Americans. Every tradition that’s based in spiritual wisdom or understanding has it’s own symbol system for pointing out wetiko and calls it by different names. The idea is, is that the origin is in the psyche. It’s not something that’s objective or external to us. And it operates through the psyche as well as having the origin in the psyche. And it operates through the unconscious, through the parts of us that have blind spots in such a way that we have unwittingly become the instrument to act it out in the world and at the same time it hides itself from being seen so we’re not aware of that and unwittingly become its instrument.
So it’s actually this – you can think of it as, sort of this psychological form of being blind like this blindness of the mind in which people who are afflicted with it actually believe that they’re seeing clearly and not only that but they believe that they’re seeing more clearly than people who are actually clear sighted.
The thing about wetiko is that it’s getting created in this moment where we are co-creating it. All of us. Not just you and me but seven billion of us humans. It’s a phenomenon, it’s this you know, it’s a phenomena that we’re all co-creating (or not) every moment. And so that I think is the essential thing – that it’s something that’s available to us that we’re actually participating in the co-creation of right now.
It’s just like when you’re in a dream and there’s like a demon in the dream and you don’t know you’re dreaming. You’re going to be running away really scared or reacting to that energy. But in the ultimate sense, what is that dream? In the ultimate sense, it’s nothing other than your own energy just projected out as the dream. And to have that realization, that’s to have lucidity. That’s to wake up to the dreamlike nature. And I’m basically pointing out in my work that, that same situation is available to us in the waking dream. That what we’re thinking as being outside of ourselves, in the form of the whole objective world – the seemingly objective world that similar to a dream where you can have lucidity and recognize, “Oh, it’s actually a reflection of my internal, what’s going on inside of me.’ The same thing in our waking dream. We can have that exact same understanding.
Really, the underlying point of view that I’m coming from – and I began having these experiences in like thirty years ago or something, was that we’re having a collective shared dream right now, but we’re all the dreamers of the dream and we’re collaboratively dreaming up this world together. And what that means is that what’s happening in this seemingly outer world is actually a reflection of what’s happening inside of us. The thing about the wetiko virus is that it’s a collective psychosis. That’s important because what I’m pointing at is that there is a collective psychosis that’s endemic, that’s running rampant in the greater body politic of the world. But we’ve become so, kind of you know, we’re under almost like an anesthesia, like we’ve become sort of numb to the incredible insanity that we’re playing out. We’re destroying the biosphere, which is the support system, the life support system of our species. We’re actively destroying it!
It’s like an enlightened alien walked sort of objectively from outside the system but what we were doing – they would be scratching their head going, ‘Why is the most intelligent species that’s ever emerged on Planet Earth – why are they actively committing collective suicide?’ And so the thing that I’m saying is that, that process as it’s playing out in the world is actually reflecting a deep unconscious inner process that’s happening within our psyche, and it behooves us to recognize that.