Funny-Not Funny

I adore these vibrant patches of purple flowers. Nature is so comforting and life affirming. It’s also fierce, like when the winds were whipping around my balcony garden today. A cold front blew in and snapped a few of my spindly sunflowers. It’s about to be snowy here so the garden doesn’t have much time left.

We watched The Vow tonight and it was intense, we both were incredulous and angry about the misogyny, I felt like I did when I watched a few episodes of Mad Men years ago, lol. I asked my husband, “Do men really think and feel that way about women?” He said he didn’t, but obviously, some do as evidenced by the behavior of people in NXIVM. It’s wild how we can be manipulated, brainwashed, and exploited. The same thing is happening in different social structures all of the time, but most do not recognize it as such, because it’s normal to them, “it’s just the way things are.”

It’s helpful to watch documentaries like these so we can become more savvy, aware and careful so we do not fall under the spell of charismatic abusers. It can happen to any of us, so it’s best to be educated, sceptical and discerning. Even more importantly we need to heed the warning signals from our logical hearts. When something feels off, we need to trust our deep inner guidance rather than what we’ve been trained or manipulated into going along with.

People with power and authority can get away with the horrific as we’ve seen time and again throughout history and it continues to this day. That’s why sometimes I have fears about what’s going to happen now, because things that shouldn’t have happened have, so our checks and balances are not working. We are on a precarious trajectory as a nation. It’s now wait and see. The line from a Jeff Buckley song Grace flows in my mind, “Oh drink a bit of wine we both might go tomorrow, oh my love.”

Now I’m listening to it, Jeff Buckley was such an exquisite talent. I’m so grateful he existed 🙂 He’s why I keep trying to learn guitar. Okay, I had to stop listening, I was getting sucked into the sultry, smooth silky sounds of Everybody Here Wants You. His voice makes me melt.

Ah, that was nice listening to his beautiful music for a few. So yeah, I have concerns, but so do we all. I will keep hoping for the best and I am voting. And if the time comes I will do what I must to abide by what my deep inner guidance, my logical heart tells me, and not just go along when something is wrong. I will do my best to maintain loving boundaries and speak up, do the right thing. It’s so easy to get slowly, insidiously sucked into things we never dreamed we’d fall prey to or participate in.

Some say it would never happen to them, that they wouldn’t be susceptible, but chances are they’re living in less than healthy dynamics with boundary violations and can’t understand why they’re so miserable. There are so many dysfunctional people in this world who hide behind superficial masks in public, yet behind closed doors, they are unhinged, manipulative, abusive, coercive, and even diabolical. The existing power structures in society are exploitative and abusive so we’re all having it happen to us in one way or another.

I like this quote…”Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.” Heh 🤣

It took me waaaay too long to figure this out, omg. Funny-not funny.

My plan is to help people who want to disentangle themselves from these insidious situations, to empower them to do what’s right for them by following their logical hearts and safely break free.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could do this as a society? If we all listened to our logical hearts and lived from our higher awareness where we’d never dream of hurting one another?

Michelle Miyagi
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