Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Manipulative intent exploits a conditioned inattentive mind

Naive Faith in Natural Medicine. A Dangerous Example of The Risk Perception Gap
Have you heard about the Echinacea that was actually ground-up Parthenium hysterophorus, an invasive exotic weed in Asia and Africa which doesn’t do much for a cold but causes serious skin rashes, problems breathing, and makes you fart? Or the St. John’s Wort that was actually a plant called Alexandrian senna, which does nothing for mild depression but works great, as a laxative. (What a drag. You’re still depressed AND you have the runs.)

(DNA tests of many natural remedies uncovered deception as to true ingredients)

Note: My first reading of this article missed its central point and the headline inferred to me that it was in some sense about natural remedies - which it is not. Poor choice of heading except to use provocation as an attractor? Naive faith in my first impression?
I've amended my comment!

The article is only using the example of deceptions that the recent DNA testing of some such remedies brought to light- and noting a lack of alarm or outrage as compared with the distrust and opposition to such hegemaniacs as Monsanto. I think my word-play indicates why I have a different reaction; I buy hardly any natural remedies (or any remedies) but understand Monsanto seeks to 'patent' or control biology in ways that are catastrophic in effect upon our world.

Cheating is cheating and has nothing to do with what one is cheating about to be deception. However, if the deception comes from an institution that is very powerful and pervasive in social or economic activity, then it is much more alarming than if some marginal business cuts their product with cheaper alternatives.

If there is a predisposition to trust or choose certain things then a deceptive intent will market to such prejudice and even use it to sell ideas and therefore products or services that would normally be seen as contra to the view that gave rise to the prejudice, before it was blindly adopted as a conditioned response.

The manipulation of perception is a dominant theme in ways the religious mind couldn't imagine - because it sells the idea of freedom by setting up the hoops that the population will jump through for you - at whatever cost to their wellbeing, their culture and community and their environment or planet. But this cost will awaken and the awakening will lead to the transcendence of the mind - because no one will trust it as a source of their own thinking. It does however make a good servant.

So it is a wake up call to realize that trust is not something to simply give away without discernment. If we give our power away, it will be taken by something or someone else that may not be attuned to our best interests.

Integrity is an honesty of self that knows itself enough to become aware and responsible for its own perceptions and acts. Merely good intentions do not substitute for our true presence and so in such sense we are no less deceptive in our mind than those who meet us in a manipulative 'entente cordial'.

I am of the sense that we allow healing to be - in the way and the manner that represents our particular 'permission slip' - based on our core beliefs and self definitions. The belief that healing is not possible is endemic in modern materialistic Soul-lessness and so mechanical interventions that manage have replaced the belief and experience of healing.

My points all point to Consciousness; of the totality of the being - which is not only the mind of belief and definition and their emotional and physical resonances - but the aspects of consciousness that are lumped as 'unconscious'.

Our reality as generally believed is a highly specific and narrow focus within facets of Consciousness that are reflected from the experience of our physical senses - as if that is the source of all information and therefore definition , of what we actually are.

While naturally growing remedies may be ill-advised or mis-diagnosed, any course of action can be undertaken as an attempt to evade responsibility, block the life force in its movement to heal or correct and prop up a negative self definition that is itself the 'disease'.

It is only a derivative of this to lean into a manipulative farming of such lack of discernment for personal gain without honour.

We need to have faith in our Selves in a truly honest sense and in the life that - one can say - Lives us! This then extends to our freely imaginative engagement in whatever methodologies serve the feeling-sense of that Life in our moment of living - that is - to abide and choose the joyful and be open to new ways of such fulfilment in our uncovering and experiencing and sharing of our life.


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