There’s a lot of fear in the air at the moment.
I know in my own household, at least one of us is currently in the middle of a week-long panic attack that is really not pretty to watch, or experience.
Everywhere you go, people are cracking up.
We’ve all been under so much stress for so long, that our ‘stress response’ is now almost permanently switched on, and raging away.
In case you forgot, here’s the four main stress responses (and if you want to know more about all this, let me plug my People Smarts Stress Personality book, that came out literally the week COVID-1984 kicked off, and promptly sank like a stone.
You can get it HERE.)
- ANGER (fight)
- PANIC (flight)
- DEPRESSION / ZOMBIFICATION (freeze)
- TOTAL DENIAL OF THE PROBLEM (flatter)
Each of our personalities is ‘tuned’ to one or two of these stress responses in particular, but we can all also experience all 4, too, depending on what’s going on.
Again, the book sets out a ton of info about the different personalities, based on the 4 elements of Jewish thought, fire, air, water and earth.
Long story short, while the first 3 are pretty obvious to spot, usually, it’s the people with a lot of EARTH / FLATTER in their personalities who are probably finding things the hardest going at the moment, because things are reaching such a crescendo, it’s getting almost impossible to ignore that something big is happening here.
And while the first 3 categories generally tend to acknowledge there is a problem, albeit often in an unhealthy way, EARTH / FLATTER people will hang on to their denial with every drop of their strength.
And that’s what leads to them getting pretty sick, physically, as the body doesn’t lie, and the headaches and stomachaches and weird pains and insomnia will just continue to ratchet on up, until the person stops lying to themselves, and finally accepts that something is going on.
And that something is making them scared. Or angry. Or depressed.
And now, for once, God really wants them to stop lying to themselves about what’s going on – and to stop calling other people conspiracy theorists, and to stop sanctimoniously criticising other people for worrying about nothing, and not having enough (fake….) emuna….
And to get real.
That’s what it’s going to take, to make it into the world of truth.
Not to get ‘perfect’, not to have no more bad middot any more, not to pretend we don’t feel angry, scared or depressed about what’s going on.
But just to get real.
And then, to take all that ‘real’ back to God, and to talk to Him about it, and to ask Him to really help us to deal with what we’re truly feeling inside.
Here’s the thing:
The EARTH people hold the key to all this turning around the sweet way.
Those ‘salt of the earth’ uncomplaining types are actually a majority in today’s world – a usually silent, stuck-in-denial majority that have an unhelpful habit of acting like ‘sheeple’, and being so easy to manipulate by the media because they actually want to retain the status quo, even when it’s just so bad and painful.
So as long as the media is giving them some version of ‘go back to sleep, everything will go back to normal if you just do [X] or think [Y],’ they tend to swallow that down uncritically, without thinking about it, because it’s exactly what they want to hear.
EARTH doesn’t move a lot, or very often.
But when it does – man, it’s dramatic!
The whole landscape can literally change in a second, and structures that seemed to be permanent features can crumble to dust in an instant.
That’s the part of the story we are starting to ease into, now, because the human soul is just a reflection of the physical world, and vice-versa.
The last few days, I’ve noticed a few of the people in my dalet amot with strong EARTH tendencies are starting to shift their ideas quite dramatically.
Slowly, slowly, it’s dawning on them that some of the stuff they read on this blog, and elsewhere is actually not ‘conspiracy theory’, but truth.
And that realisation is bringing up a whole bunch of repressed emotions that they’ve been shoving down all their long lives.
Like anger. And panic. And depression.
It’s not pleasant, but that’s the way it has to be, as all the lies and bad middot start to get cleared out of every single one of us, ahead of geula taking off and Moshiach being revealed.
And while that’s all going on, the EARTH itself is really starting to move.
The New Madric Seismic Zone in the US – scene of the biggest quakes in US history, almost exactly 200 years ago – have had thousands of weird fires and unusual swarms of quakes the last few days.
Here in the Middle East, Israel, Syria and Lebanon have been hit by hundreds of fires again – very similar to what happened when they first put Rav Berland away in prison, on false charges, back in November 2016.
Then, the Israeli government rushed to say it was a ‘fire intifada’ by the Palestinians.
Today, they are again claiming it’s a mix of hot weather plus Palestinian Arson.
But last time I checked, Palestinians don’t set fires in Syria and Lebanon…
(BTW, none of the Israeli media sites are covering the Syrian / Lebanon fires – that would spoil their propaganda narrative, and suggest to the viewer that something is going on, that is beyond the control of the billionaire oligarchs that own these papers. This video comes from Chinese media…)
As I’ve written about so many times, Israel and the Middle East is actually one of the seismically-active zones in the world.
Just the last 200 years or so, it’s been unusually quiet.
Same as in America.
But all that is about to change.
EARTH is moving – in a big way! – and the fires are just the first signs of that.
And it’s all connected to persecution of the haredim, and of Jews and Judaism generally, and of course, that all started back with Rabbi Eliezer Berland.
Until the people who slagged off and slandered Rav Berland, and the people who so eagerly believed them, especially in the so-called frum community, makes some sincere teshuva, we are going to be stuck in this awkward space of waiting for geula, while the lockdowns, and anti-semitism, and strange earth phenomena continue to ramp up.
It’s all connected.
So, here is a plea to all those big-mouth bloggers, and commentators, and Facebook posters who believed all the media lies about Rabbi Berland back in 2016, and again, in November 2019 – right when COVID-1984 was gearing up to wreak devastation on the world:
Make teshuva, and get us all out of this mess.
Most of us are not journalists taking the billionaire oligarchs’ dime to write poisonous anti-semitic propaganda. (Thank God).
But many of us DID believe all those lies about the Rav, and even spread them about, and even added to them, when the MSM was spoon-feeding it all to us.
Back then, we didn’t know better.
We hadn’t guessed, how many bent billionaires with vested interests were totally controlling our media and our institutions.
But now, we do.
And now, it’s time to make some sincere teshuva.
Because the EARTH is getting ready to move.