Friday, November 18, 2016

Holiday Thoughts

On Thursday, November 24, 2016 Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving, alone or with friends and family. In these crazy times, not many people will think we have a lot to be thankful for. There will be talk of personal matters, some people struggling with the old patterns and ideologies of family members. It's easy for me to say, "Let it go", but not so easy to do especially as we live in a society where we like to vent, social media encouraging us to do so. The hologram is instigating human patterns that involve seeking answers and fighting for freedom. A main topic of conversation, as it affects us all, will be Trump. Everyone has an opinion right down to the children. This campaign has strongly divided the country as well as friendships, relationships, and family dynamics. When becoming emotionally invested, don't forget that none of it is real though it feels that way as we experience almost totally through our emotions. The trend toward celebrating ... just about anything ... based on culture and tradition is universal. Today, we often look upon the things other people believe in as ridiculous and/or outmoded. It's all part of the journey.

In the age of social media people can make money by creating sensationalized fake stories that people click on. Deliberate fake news is getting worse and is easy to create. We are being programmed to stay on top of the headlines and know what's trending. We want the headlines faster and faster as well as what has gone viral on YouTube. There is a method to the madness as we move closer to the end. For now Fake News is just one more scam that keeps people engaged just like the recent presidential election. Most people ignore these stories. Read more

Trump's coming!

  Trump's coming! The new social media challenge   The Guardian - November 18, 2016
Move over Mannequin Challenge, there's a new online social media craze: the #TrumpsComingChallenge. In reaction to Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election, high school students in the US have come up with a new challenge: someone yells 'Trump's coming!' and then everyone runs away.