Okay, so here’s the thing…

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We have to admit that like minded people often hang out together.  They have things in common, which makes conversations, and life in general, easier.  They support each other’s ideas and even beliefs, so preaching to the choir often makes for a nice insulated and peaceful life.  If you like that kind of thing.

People who are unlike each other can get along, but it sometimes takes more work.  Depends on how big, or important, their differences are.  Sometimes there can be back and forth conversations but for the most part, people are who they are and they believe what works for them.  More often than not, people don’t want to change.

There are also people we don’t want to be around at all.  Ever.  People who are so far removed from who we are, that growling sounds can be heard when they come into view.  LOL  Trying to make peace is futile and can lead to all kinds of mayhem, including violence and even death.  The situation is hot and can be filled with hatred and aggression.  We protect our beliefs and the way we want our world to be.

Those authors and others, who, after the election, said we should talk to each other, either don’t get it, may never have never been passionate about anything, or lived in the real world, or been on a picket line.  But I digress.

Here’s the point, that somehow got lost on the way to this part of what I’m actually trying to say.  When people accept what other people have written, whether in the past (when things were obviously not what they are today), or today, they sometimes forget that the person who wrote whatever it is, didn’t actually KNOW anything.

People write about the afterlife, but have no clue what it’s like to be dead, or what happens when we are dead.  Yet people believe what they read.  It is absolutely impossible to know where we came from before we we were here, or what it’s like after we’re gone.  NO ONE KNOWS.  But people will tell you that they do.  Other people read, or listen, to those people and believe that they truly know what comes next.

If we look back in history, we can see how silly it is to take ANYTHING seriously.  People believed the earth was flat, that the earth was the center of the universe (ego much), and any number of things that made sense to those who were alive at the time.  We are them. We aren’t any different.  We believe what we believe at this time because this is what we think we know right now.  We are exactly like them but with better tools.

Take black holes, for example.  Once they were found, all kinds of theories and beliefs popped up.  Then they found out that every galaxy had one and that they were the thing that brought galaxies to life.   That might change again.

We can’t believe the weatherpeople, at least not where I live.  From moment to moment they know nothing at all, even with their billion dollars worth of equipment.  Our best chance to know what’s going on, is to look out a window or go outside.

But that’s something we can SEE.  Something we can test, or look at, with whatever equipment we have available at the time.

There is nothing we can do to know about what happens after death.  NOTHING AT ALL. No tests are available.  So quoting what others have said about what happens after death is meaningless because what they are saying is simply something they personally believe and have made up, or read from a different book where someone made up what he made up himself.  Dead people didn’t write the books, or give the lectures.  Living people did.  You wouldn’t believe me if I wrote a book about farming, but I could do it, even thought I don’t know anything about it.

I mean, men used to write books about women’s health.  They still do.  Hahahahahaa  They can’t possibly know what it’s like to have a baby.  Impossible, but they believe they are experts.  How funny is THAT.  That’s what I mean.  People LISTEN to those guys.  But they have no real experience when it comes to having a child, or being pregnant, or ANYTHING AT ALL, that has to do with being female.  So, people who don’t know anything write books all the time.  They may know medical treatment, but they have no clue what it’s like to do it.  Like all the guys who yell at football players and think they could do a better job because they were second string in high school.  Just like that.

Death could mean PARTY TIME, or nothing at all.  We could spend the time we have left making up things about what happens after death and it wouldn’t get us one breath closer to any kind of truth.  We can’t know.  It is IMPOSSIBLE to know.

People can get huffy about that.  Those who believe they know, well, believe they know.  That’s fine, but the only thing true about it is that they believe what they made up, or what someone else made up.  Whatever gets them through the night, I guess.

People seem to be afraid of a lot of things.  I’m not really sure why.  People might be afraid of leaving what they know, but death is only scary if you believe it is.  That’s true for everything.  What we believe is what our lives are.

People don’t like their beliefs to be questioned.  They can ignore the obvious, ignore everything, and just believe what they want to believe, even if it doesn’t make sense.  Like those who believe that evolution isn’t real, or that kids played outside with dinosaurs.  Hey, not my fantasy, that’s for sure.

There’s no difference in those beliefs than there is in racism, sexism, agism, or any other ugly thing people believe in.  We make them all up and then believe we know what’s going on.  How crazy are we?  How can we believe there’s nothing going on with our climate when we can SEE that something is wrong.  How can we believe that life is good, when people are starving, getting killed, and have no access to education, work, or fresh water?  I guess if we can over look rapist priests, lying religious and political leaders, poverty, hatred, gay bashing the wider and wider gap between the rich and everyone else and the end of manners, the death of bees and all the rest, there’s a reason some people think they know what’s going to happen after death and spend their entire lives trying to be worthy of whatever they think is waiting for them.

People don’t make sense.  At all.  They simply believe what they were TAUGHT to believe by their parents and grandparents and culture, etc.  We need to question those things now.  They don’t work today, if they ever did.  They did work for the rich, at controlling others, getting money from them, including free labor and their children.  But we need to overcome those things and begin again with a clean slate.  We need to grow up and start thinking for ourselves and not be slaves to what other people put into our heads.  Just because someone said something, or wrote something,  doesn’t make it true, unless you need, or want it, to be.  Hey, I’m just sayin’.

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12 Responses to Okay, so here’s the thing…

  1. charlypriest says:

    Like minded people hang out together….seems to me most species do. I haven´t seen a lion hang out with a monkey or a monkey with gazelle. You also said life is not good and then name all the bad things we humans do, I watched the other day a documentary about how new lions entering into a group that is controlled by another lion, wich entering means killing or almost killing and chasing away the dominant lion so the new lion becomes the dominant and then they eat the cubs of in order for them to procreate their own cubs. Life is not fair, sometimes is not good, often times it is never good if you do not look in the right places.
    Back to the lions, after they kill the old cubs and they procreate new ones a new cycle of life starts and sometimes those new cubs are better suited for the jungle. Life is a jungle for humans too. Just life I guess, tough it up. I say for all of us.

    • Well, life is violent, do doubt about it but we aren’t lions. We have a few more choices than they do. Governments still kill our cubs, however, in wars, since it lessens the competition and makes money for them. I don’t think it’s okay to “tough it up,” when the things people go through are controlled by the rich and powerful who make the misery possible in the first place.

      • charlypriest says:

        I wasn´t going to respond at first but couldn´t help myself. You said government kills our cubs by sending them into war. I was in the military and last time I checked we did get in there voluntarely knowing the consequences.

      • Thank you for taking the time to respond. I appreciate that. What I meant, but didn’t say properly, was that regular people do not start wars. A few men in government do. Those men do not fight on the front lines with our children and the people we love. Innocent people, including animals and children get mutilated and killed in wars not of their making. The people who suffer have nothing to do with making war. I hate what happened to the guys in Viet Nam. I hate the our soldiers are committing suicide right now. I hate that there is war for profit. If the men in power were working for the people who ELECTED THEM, they would find a way to keep the peace. We have a HUGE war machine, the Pentagon. We have no building for peace. No staff, nothing. War is money. I can’t remember which war it was but they called a truce over christmas and the two sides started playing soccer. They started talking, sharing pictures and eating together. When the truce was over, the men wouldn’t shoot their new FRIENDS. OUR AMERICAN leaders said that if they didn’t start KILLING them, THEY (our leaders) would start killing OUR OWN MEN. That’s what I’m talking about. The people we kill are just like us and when our guys got to know their guys, they found that our and didn’t want to shoot them. Our guys are still living in the woods, from Nam, the ones who are left and didn’t come back all the way. They killed their own guys. Soldiers rape female soldiers. It is all terrible and I’m just sick of it.

        I don’t understand why war never stops any longer. How is that even possible? Why would anyone have children anymore? It’s like they don’t care how many die, because there are always more kids to take but they, the men who start it, NEVER DIE. Most to the time, their children don’t die either. Not anymore. It’s too much. Too much death and hatred.

        I think if the so called leaders want war they should put them in an arena and let THEM fight each other alone and just get it over with. That way they would be the only dead ones.

      • charlypriest says:

        John Mackain voted for the Irak war and he was a Vietnam hero. Throughout the history of humanity there has been one constant, that is war. Before they faught with sticks and now we have cool weapons for us soldiers to do the job more effectively. Is it tragic? How do you know if you haven´t experience it? You know the smell of a dead body, of blood, of cordite, seeing a friend with half a leg, etc,
        Wars since the beggining of humans it has always been for profit in one way or another, being the troglodites fighting with stick and stones against another tribe because they needed that territory to hunt better food, and it hasn´t change much if anything in modern age, except the weaponry.

      • We used to have a break between wars. Now it never ends.

  2. AmyRose🌹 says:

    Wow, Gigi, this post is really inspirational. Life is what it is …. an illusion. Worlds within worlds exist and it all depends on what you “believe” that is what your world will be. I know how “bad” this world can be and is, yet in order for me to survive, I tend to look at the Beauty, the Good, for I have SO much pain and suffering in my own life, that to add more would be destruction to myself. I think for myself. I HATE following the rules made by other people (yet in order to interact with the world I just at times) and the laws well, they are put there to keep control over the masses, yet without them, there would be chaos. Things have gone extreme today to which I’ve learned what to avoid and what to allow in MY life. My way is my way, just that. In order to move forward after devastating losses in my life, I turn to what I know is my Truth and those tools that enable me to once again climb back to JOY. I’ve learned to choose my battles carefully and not too allow others to pull me down into their miseries. God knows I have enough of those myself when the time comes. We are here to learn what we came here to learn, and no, no one knows what exactly that is. Just following my Heart and the Guidance I am given is how I construct my life. GREAT POST!! Thank you, Gigi!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

    • Thank you so much 🙂 The laws are useful in some ways but not when they control what people do or have. That’s the problem. When there are no jobs, no shelter, food, education, money, etc., for a certain group of people who are often arrested or just murdered, that’s just wrong. Money is god and without it, it doesn’t matter who you are or how brilliant you might have been. Just like for women who are still not paid the same amount for the work they do when compared to men. Women, who often are single parents, with no child support from fathers who refuse to pay, make LESS money for being females. And the laws protect men, especially rich white men.The constitution was written to protect them from the rest of us, so no one could vote to take what they had, while they could take what they wanted. And without the equal rights amendment women aren’t even part of the constitution.

      But I completely understand what you’re saying. Life is difficult and can be horrible but that’s a natural thing. I’m talking about the horrible things that are done to people by people who are supposed to be working FOR us. Not for themselves at the cost of huge segments of the population.

      I loved your gorgeous photographs today. Just beautiful. And ATTITUDE IS REALITY. I believe that for sure. 🙂 Hope all the sweet babies are doing well. ❤

      • AmyRose🌹 says:

        Gigi, I really know how one-sided and unfair the laws are and how the rich are not only protected but catered to. I know. It’s a crying shame how many people in this world suffer due to the minority rich and those who rule. It’s been like this as far back as history is recorded. I don’t understand this world and sometimes I just know that truly a better way could be made yet without the corrupt few who “rule” to change, nothing will change. I’ve lived many years on this earth and now with my attitude as it is, MY life and family are what is important. I couldn’t survive this world if I focused on the absolute ruthlessness represented within this 3D reality. My spirit is just so sensitive so I’ve created my own way. (((HUGS)))!

      • I understand what you’re saying completely. I think most of us live that way, or at least partly that way. There’s no other way we can do it. ❤

  3. Resa says:

    A sensible … Okay, so here’s the thing.

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