Consumerism is the virus

Right now, at this very moment. Quiet your mind, connect to the present moment, and ask yourself; What do you need in this moment to fulfil yourself? Did you think ahead? When we are present in the moment, we require nothing. We have everything we need. We have a body to experience the moment, oxygen in our lungs, love around us and inside us. Food in our stomach? So why do we need more?

The main reason is that along the way, we lost our connection to nature and the presence that surrounds us. The reason why? We didn’t know any different. When we are young, our minds are led by society and become programmed to live a certain way to be accepted. Seeing past the illusion of life helps us become our true authentic selves and return back to oneness.

The system led the world into believing that we need to consume to fulfil us because it will make us happier or because everyone else has it “the trend” or “the norm”. Instead, it created a void inside us, a false identity. This false identity led us away from our true nature. Instead of creating an advanced world, we ended up with divisions, negativity, and a false illusion of what life should be. When we over consume and take what we don’t need, not only does this create an imbalance in the world, but it also creates an imbalance in ourselves.

We have been programmed by marketing, sales, and ads every day to consume more. Why? Because the system is reliant on us and expects us to reciprocate. When we feed that consumption, we teach our minds and bodies that when we are feeling down, we should feed it with, food, drugs, work, money, soulmates, sex, stimulants, technology, drink, amazon packages, medications, knowledge, and many more Why? Because it provides us with a short-term elevation. We do it guilt free because ignorance is bliss and everyone else does it right? Consumption ends up destroying our own lives, acres of lands and oceans. Nature pays the cost for our lack of self-control and that cost will swing back around.

We have been given too much choice and access to natures resources without calculating the consequences. There are millions of species across this planet. One species should not take the priority over the rest. We all have an equal purpose on this planet to supply the planet with all that it needs, and the planet will supply us with all our needs.

The greatest antidote is becoming aware of our own consumption, self-medicating habits, awareness of the methods the system uses to increase spending, awareness of the ads and marketing misleading our subconscious, awareness of the impact of the imbalance on the planet, especially when we take into account the billions of humans consuming. Awareness of what we actually need to make it through the day opposed to taking what we want. Awareness of the methods we use to justify the need to “medicate the negativity”.

More is having less in life. It’s waking up from a false system. We don’t fill the void, we heal it by removing the need to feed it. We simplify our life choices and priorities to what is actually important. Sometimes we can’t avoid money. However, we learn not to depend on it. When we realise our true nature and the nature of the planet, money becomes worthless. Depending on our situation, we may require it to provide for our families and to pay the bills. However, the problem of consumption comes into play when we are providing ourselves and our families with the latest technology, fashion, cars, entertainment, instead of stretching and recycling what we already have. Looking at sustainable ways to provide your needs will help bring out your creativity and true resourcefulness. If your excuse is that you don’t have the time or energy? Then the system is taking more from you than you know. How much more will you give?

To understand how much you consume, question yourself: What do we actually need to survive? Do we take more than what we need? How much of what I have was from desire?

We change the planet by becoming the change. We can’t expect to wait for the system to teach us to change. Whilst the system earns money, there will never be change because the ‘economy’ is the greatest delusion fabricated. It’s time we moved away from selfish into selflessness.

There is an invisible energy that connects all life, so you are never truly alone. When we change, a shift begins in that energy. Every day, more people are stepping away from this outdated system and are becoming the change. Why? Because we actually see what is going on in the world. We feel the change and we are no longer part of the illusion and divide. We are part of the solution, and we choose healing, we choose oneness. We evolve together and prioritise what is most important: the planet and ALL life on it.

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21 Responses to Consumerism is the virus

  1. You share an insight that would take a generation to sink in if we would put a stop to all advertising.
    Your insight is inspiring at the same time.

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  2. Ed Lehner says:

    Well said. I can only wish that everyone on the planet had this insight.

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  3. 1jaded1 says:

    This is so true. Wish more people could see it.

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  4. Simon says:

    Beautifully said, very relevant at this time of year too as consumerism bites hard.

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  5. We all get trapped by the materialism that surrounds us, and lost our focus, and we’d, strayed, way too far, from that path we set out from, with that heart of innocence, and we never, find our ways back, to the, right paths, of life again…

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  6. Christopher says:

    This whole entire piece is beyond special and incredible. I can’t say enough how inspiring this is.

    This part here in particular I loved, when you said,
    “We change the planet by becoming the change. We can’t expect to wait for the system to teach us to change. Whilst the system earns money, there will never be change because the ‘economy’ is the greatest delusion fabricated.”

    DAMN! What a powerful statement. SO SO POWERFUL.

    Everything here is just VERY powerful. I can’t say that enough. I appreciate you shining a light into the darkness out here. It’s good to know sometimes that I’m not alone in what I see. INCREDIBLE! Keep shining that light!

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    • Your words are much appreciated. I’m glad you enjoyed the piece. I’ll keep shining and you do too 🙂 Thank you

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      • Christopher says:

        You’re welcome! And WOW! THANK YOU as well for checking out a TON of my writings. I REALLY appreciate you checking out that much of my stuff. DAMN. Thank you for even taking that much time out of your day to read and like those pieces. It’s very much appreciated. You have a wonderful day. 🙂

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      • No problem. That’s what I do with my followers. We all support each others work as a community. Have a good week. Love and balance to you x

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