Sucked Into Horror
Ida Lawrence, Contributor
Everything we see, touch, hear, smell, taste, feel… is on the record. It’s all in our personal databank – either in the conscious mind, with us experiencing it, thinking about it or recalling it… or in the vast subconscious mind.
It’s easy to bring back an event in life that has had a big emotional or feeling impact, such as the feeling of a blissful embrace or the emotion of fear experienced when viewing something that horrifies us. These large impact experiences, when recalled to mind, do have the ability to change our energy.
Wherever our energy/feeling is, that’s what we’re aligned to… celestial… demonic… feeling translates into alignment. So it follows that disciplining the mind and emotions is a very beneficial practice.
In the consciousness movement we have learned to monitor not only where we allow our minds and emotions to go, but also what we allow as incoming. We know that conditioning and programming are incoming, and these prolonged experiences serve to control our opinions and behaviors without us knowing.
Traumatic experiences are different in that we take them in as direct hits to our energy, and they can linger as stress and anxiety: dark thoughts, bad dreams, hyper-alertness, control trips and so on. Folks who have taken too many hits may look for means to escape the stress through drugs or distractions. It’s just the sad truth.
So… since we know these things about our consciousness, it begs the question of why we would believe it harmless to give our attention to images, videos and audios of another’s personal horror. Yes, this society dines on the pain of people’s private lives, but we if we’re not interested in that dinner, why EAT there?
What I’m talking about is photos, videos and audios of another person experiencing horror, or shame, or disgrace or even death… videos that mirror the most horrific mainstream entertainment, but are in fact not fictional. They are real people experiencing real pain.
An example would be an audio of a horrifying 911 emergency phone call, a video of someone being shot and killed, watching people jump out of the twin towers, and recently online, a video of a young woman minutes before her death wherein she was in terror of something that seemed other-worldly.
This video originated on a site I visit occasionally… I received an email, so clicked on it for a look. So sorry I did that… so sorry for her to be photographed and have her terror amplified in the collective mind thousands of times over.
Fear porn is not news and it’s not information: it’s something malicious. The audio and video offerings of human beings experiencing horror are vampiristic; quite capable of sucking the unaware listener/viewer into the pain that other human beings are experiencing.
With awareness of the power of incoming energy and its relationship to our alignment, we are wise to avoid exposure to these images and sounds as we would avoid exposure to a virus, and by all means keep our children away. The instinctive response is our best response: out of respect for human dignity, and the eternity of energy, we refuse to be sucked in.
Deeply personal embarrassments also have a tendency to show up on the Internet as well, and this, too, doesn’t speak well of the collective tendency to vampirism. The ‘fat girl’ doesn’t need her photo tagged with a comment and spread around to the derision of millions, nor does the man who stripped off his clothes and ran around while suffering from a mental breakdown. We might cringe when we see it, but the embarrassment or degradation still becomes part of us… and by our viewing it, we amplify the suffering. By re-posting it, we endorse it.
Detaching from any association with these things can be done fairly easily… if you have a clue what it’s going to be, just don’t click. Click on something that embodies more light and liberates you… no trauma, no high impact low vibe energy hit!
When we look at life as sacred, and many of us do, we have possibilities that are the polar opposite of being sucked into horror. With protection from unwanted incoming and reverence for the divine energies, we can put a little more light in our personal databank. And we want this, if we are ever to experience our unfettered true selves.
The light seems a perfect image to leave with you as we approach Halloween… an event that, in truth, is celebrated as a holy day for the demonic. The cultural programming we are inundated with would have us believe that imitating what we fear is harmless fun… unfortunately, it just isn’t so.
Doesn’t the horror story tell us that a vampire is unable to step across a threshold unless or until it is invited in? Don’t invite… don’t align… this too shall pass.
About the Author
Ida Lawrence is an author, blogger, copywriter and editor based in Atlanta, Georgia. She has contributed to and edited two books on racial justice and human rights, and numerous articles on human rights, self-empowerment and related subjects. Her latest book is entitled The Warrior’s Way to Heaven on Earth. Ida has also published a companion book of blog favorites from http://talk2momz.com/.
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