How is it possible that “they” (said elite) have so much power over us, that they are able to make us believe in a reality that is simply an exercise of strategies on a chessboard, where what is at stake is not material, but energetic, that is, our deepest feelings of lack, loneliness, pain, abandonment and sadness?
By: Roberto Cabrera Olea
If I do the exercise at this moment of thinking about the human being and the society we have built, what appears most often are questions instead of a clear vision that gives me peace of mind. I say this because as the human being that I am, a child of the dictatorship and its current legacy, I easily come to believe in what someone with power, the power that I myself have given them, has internalised as responses to my constant uncertainty.
What are these questions that pop into my head? Well, I will give free rein to my heart, because my head is already beginning to judge them. So, I’ll make haste.
Why is it that when I think of someone, I happen to meet them or they call me on the phone?
Why do I cry when someone dies, for him, for her, for me left alone?
Why do I think that problems are so big that they take away my hunger or my breath?
Why was it never discussed that democracy is the best system of government for a people?
Why does it seem that the person elected as our supposed greatest representative, let’s call him president, acquires an almost sacred aura (until a few months go by…)?
Why is the attitude people take when they come to have power so different?
It all comes down to conscience and beliefs, which are mostly held in fear. This is not new, I know. What I want to convey is that this state of fear can disappear, if we really wanted it to. If we had the balls to turn the tables, no matter what it takes because we have the courage to take charge of such a change. To take responsibility for our own lives, where no one would be to blame for everything, we live or will live.
I continue… Do we want that change?
What do we like about someone coming to tell us that they are going to solve our problems, if we know perfectly well in our inner selves that this will not happen?
Why do we continue to play this game where we are at the bottom and others at the top?
Why, if there are more than 8 billion of us on this planet, and the people who really run the system are counted on the fingers of (two people’s) hands, are we not capable of making a real change?
Why do we want to continue to believe the same thing, despite the official and unofficial history we know?
Why does the complaining, the rage, the fury in front of the TV watching the news make us believe that we are doing something to make things different, and go to sleep peacefully?
Why, if the Nobel Prize in Physics 2022 was awarded to the person who proved that physics does not exist as we thought it did, and that matter is an illusion, do we go on as if nothing has changed?
Why, if we already know that this apparent matter, including ourselves, is slow energy, but the same energy that makes up a thought or a consciousness, do we not seek how to manage it?
Why, if we know that energy does not disappear but transforms, do we not begin to believe, little by little, that the consciousness of “being below” can become a “being at par”? Not above, I do not advocate hegemonies.
Why then can we not feel free?
Why can our projects be subdued and destroyed by a few who don’t like our ideas?
Have we asked ourselves why the use of so many resources so that 8 billion people do not know that they are infinitely creative?
Why is creativity, genuine happiness, fulfilment and love for oneself so threatening to these few lords and ladies of an elite that neither shows its face nor says its name?
Why the separation?
Why the lie that we are different from each other, if deep down we seek the same thing?
How is it possible that “they” (this elite) have so much power over us, that they are able to make us believe in a reality that is simply an exercise of strategies on a chessboard, where what is at stake is not material, but energetic, that is, our deepest feelings of lack, loneliness, pain, abandonment and sadness?
Why this constant insistence that we do not discover that we can transform these beliefs and consciousness, and maintain the idea that the world is driven by fear?
Why is this fear the basis of our life to the point of transforming our existence into survival?
Why is it that if there are so many more of us than them, we believe that we are the ones who are left over in this game?
What would happen if individual awareness of fear were transformed into confidence and creativity?
What would the world and the system of social organisation look like if this individual consciousness of trust were to gradually spread and become a pandemic of liberation?
What would it be like when they recognised that we can create a whole new world without them?
What would it be like if we stopped asking for permission and that new consciousness did not lead us to go over anyone else’s head?
What would happen if the day came when we realised that they are the ones who are left over?
Because they have always known it.
Roberto Cabrera Olea, Designer, teacher, essayist, reiki master, Master in Social Sciences.