Death Throes of the Old Paradigm

If you’ve noticed a recent upsurge of reactions and reactionary thinking, arguments, bizarre attacks, ego posturing, power struggles and assertions of authority, you are not alone. As more and more people reject mainstream news — and even “alternative” news — in favor of their own search for truth and reality creation, the purveyors of the old paradigm have felt the pinch. TV news viewership is way down; trust in politicians shockingly close to nil; belief in the entire two party political system is faltering; students strapped with enormous loans and no job prospects have begun to recognize the bogus cash cow of higher education and the College Dream; and spiritual movements and religious practitioners keep seeing through their “gurus.”

All of this makes for a potent mix of chaos, liberation, joy and panic, as old paradigms sink through quicksand, before any new sand castles have proven themselves functional and viable. Planet Earth 2014 is an exciting time to be alive, indeed! It almost feels like the Wild West Frontier where the old rules of civilized society suddenly no longer applied. Representatives from the old paradigm can argue, reason and demand all they want, but as increasingly large swaths of people reject the old rules, then the old arguments and old ways of arguing no longer matter. They lose form in consensus reality.

Centuries (millennia!) of oppression, suppression, manipulation, killing and regulation have shown that people do try to control what others believe. But those old strategies no longer work as well as they used to work. Instead, significant portions of the population have learned to recognize such tactics at face value, rather than as symbols of authority or the right to control. The more the old guard tries to assert itself through old patterns, the more ridiculous it seems to those with eyes to see and ears to hear.

Gloria Steinem famously said, “The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off.” Your new truth might also piss off those who benefit(ted) from “The Truth with a capital T,” as defined by religions, governments, societies and, more recently, transnational corporations. How much legislation do we now have on the books restricting free speech? How much money has the US government invested in preventing “pre-crimes” through Thought Police? What about all the Rockefeller funded (and controlled) medical schools and the BigPharmafia with their neverending demands for complete monopolies on health, foods and supplements? The more the old guard loses control, the more draconian its laws and social mores become.

“Think as I think,” said a man,
“Or you are abominably wicked;
You are a toad.”

And after I had thought of it,
I said, “I will, then, be a toad.”

Stephen Crane had it right, and I’m encouraged to find so many others on Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. Enjoy the journey! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

11 responses to this post.

  1. weeeeeeeeeeee indeed!!

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  2. Reblogged this on Tania Marie's Blog and commented:
    Spot on miss Laura 😉 Been noticing this too about the old energies coming out of the wood works all around, and it’s times like these that I’m so grateful to have come to know my personal processes so that I can be my own best friend and guidance in how to get rebalanced if thrown off temporarily. This happens from coming to know what naturally is me and isn’t, and what my patterns and triggers are.

    It’s been a patient process of awareness in identifying, listening, and taking things in steps to lead myself gently back to center. It’s also about seeing things as welcomed gifts rather than surprise attacks, to show me how far I’ve come with things and how quickly and naturally it happens because of the consistent repatterning back to natural flow I’ve committed to.

    It doesn’t mean we won’t ever have new things come up, but we WILL just KNOW that we can handle anything and we’ll naturally just do the alchemy of shifting things without even consciously knowing we are. That’s the beauty of it and what I love to experience more and more of.
    You just become more of who you are and that is the continuous awareness – rather than a cause and effect it is a natural dance and flow that simply moves through instinctively.

    Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride indeed, as Laura shares, yet very liberating and empowering.

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  3. Posted by Mitch Mattraw on May 8, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    You’re back with your trademarked sharp lensed observations on Mr Toad’s wild ride we’re all collectively on right now, especially today and tomorrow, strap in kids, I get the feeling father sun is about to add to the energetic super bowl in a BIG way. much love Laura 🙂

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  4. Posted by Raven on May 9, 2014 at 3:00 am

    Oh yes indeed Ms. Laura! I was just commenting to Mitch recently that so many of the ascension voices that brought us to this point have fallen away, leaving us to become our own gurus with strong inner voices and accurate internal compasses. As Tanya Marie commented, you just become more of who you are. I like that. It’s heady stuff, but I’m pretty certain the hard stuff hasn’t happened yet.

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  5. Posted by Kieron on May 9, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Ribbit! 😀

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  6. Posted by brad on May 9, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Great post, along with Tania Marie’s comments. Always encouraging to see others on the spiritual journey of freeing themselves from ‘authorities’ of every stripe.

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  7. Posted by Cheryl on May 9, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Amen, sister!

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  8. I knew this one would resonate with a lot of people. It’s happening everywhere these days! Blessings and cheers!

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