I have been waiting for my muse to arrive, to give me an inspiration to write about something, but not just about anything, when I suddenly heard this phrase in my mind: “To inoculate, or not to inoculate, that is the question”, which echoed the famous phrase of all times, in Shakespearean drama Hamlet, Act III, Scene I
To be, or not to be: that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep; No more; and by a sleep to say we end The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
Of course, it wasn’t inspiration that suddenly walked about adorned in Polish sausage, but I was walking my favourite Spanish Banks in Vancouver on a rainy Sunday afternoon, and was pondering about all the gibberish that has been buzzing in our society, creating this unpleasant, humming noise, that does not add any clarity to the muddy waters we have been treading since March 2020, but instead deafens the ears of those who are already sinking in deep troubles, denying the reality in front of them.
I was wondering why many people, especially in spiritual communities bought into this ideology of denial and contribute to further misinformation, blaming media and news reporters for injecting fears into people’s lives by making up stories of Covid-19, insisting it does not exist. I heard their rationale behind it, that it is government propaganda, that this virus is like a flu and vaccines are product aiming at controlling people’s mind and making Big Pharma bigger. Fervent, pseudo-spiritual anti-vaxxers, claim that vaccines meddle with their ascension process, prevent them from keeping their vibration high, disrupts their sleeping patterns and basically no one needs it, because our bodies have abilities to naturally heal themselves, and are powerful beyond measures. I am here to challenge your belief, and if you are into ascending into higher consciousness, you should stop denying the fact that you have descended into this lower vibration realm for a reason, and you should stop denying you are having a human experience.
I have absolutely nothing against spirituality as I happened to be a big fan of A Course in Miracles, which writing is based in non-dualistic teachings. These teachings never suggested that you should deny your human experience. In fact, the reason these writings exist, it’s because we are experiencing suffering, separation, and duality. This life is a real mixed bag; the good and the bad, pretty and ugly, happy and sad, healthy and sick, and so on and so forth. If I experienced non-duality, I wouldn’t require any teachings, as my mind already would have access to knowledge instantly.
While you may not be of this world, you are currently experiencing this human life, and the world is your classroom. You better buckle up, because many lessons are repeated until learned, whether you incarnate once, twice or multiple times. It doesn’t matter if you believe in reincarnation or not, what matters is that if you are reading this right now, you are experiencing yourself as a body. To experience yourself as a body, it is to experience the separation. As long as we experience ourselves as a form, we don’t have an instant access to knowledge, but we can either perceive it correctly or incorrectly. Check my other blog about Knowledge versus Perception.
I have also heard from ‘spiritual folks’ attacking media for reporting what is taking place in the world, and claiming that their focus should be helping us to ascend into higher realms, to teach us meditation and the power of positive thinking.
Well, the reality is that that is not the media’s role to awaken us. Only you can awaken yourself to your divinity, no one else can do it for you. It doesn’t matter how many books on the subject of ascension you read, or who you listen to, because reading won’t contribute to your awakening, but applying tools will, and that is a conscious act, it is a choice you have to make, no one else can do it for you. The whole world, and anything in it, media, culture, religions, politics, school system, everything in it, they are all part of the dream-duality we are dreaming off. I didn’t make that up, it’s what all non-duality teachings teach us, and the teachings are consistent. So if you are into spirituality, stop expecting that you are going to learn how to ascend listening to reporters on television, they will continue to report what we already know, that the world is as mad as a hatter. Of course, it’s hardly any news and you should stop denying that the world is not. Why is Buddha looking at the madness and keeps laughing?
Buddha wouldn’t argue with any reporters demanding to stop reporting the madness. He doesn’t try to correct what he is dreaming of, he knows the awakening is taking place on the level of the mind and not on the level of the form – the world. All forms, including the body, in non-duality teachings, are viewed as nothing. All form is neutral, it does not have any power, it is a mere symbol of separation. Body doesn’t have an ability of healing, because it is viewed as unreal. They are viewed as means of communication in this world. While body is unable to influence anything, our mind is powerful and can manifest health or illness.
So, while in the dream, we are experiencing ourselves as bodies, and by all means, we should look after ourselves, feed our bodies with good food, clothe and take rest and seeking medical advise when we manifest illnesses. We have manifested collectively this virus, so it is here to teach us something.
There are things we know and there are things we do not know. Like in famous serenity prayer:
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference, living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time; taking this world as it is and not as I would have it; trusting that You will make all things right if I surrender to Your will; so that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with You forever in the next. Amen.
− Reinhold Niebuhr
I am not here to persuade you should vaccinate yourself against Covid-19 virus, because that is beyond my capacity, only you can persuade yourself to get inoculated. In the blog I wanted to address spiritual communities especially, and people who have certain platforms on social media or youtube and start denying our physical and human experience. It’s pretty easy these days to be popular, all you have to do is start your own YouTube channel, get followers. If you are funny, entertaining, and sound convincing, you can say anything you want, and if people have been following you, they will create attachment to you and will get easily persuaded to believe anything you say. I think, we have certain responsibilities when we speak directly to public, to ensure that our pieces of advise won’t hurt anyone.
Personally, I would never give you any medical advice in my blog, because I am not a medical professional. I have observed this trend within certain communities, some are spiritual and some are just around a corner, who chose to live a life in a bubble. But guess what is going to happen? The bubble is going to pop and people are going to have rude awakening. Unfortunately, it won’t be while they are in lotus position, listening to Buddha’s meditation and burning incense in the background, but it is usually on a hospital bed, struggling to breathe, and pleading with others to vaccinate. I have yet to hear from one person withering away on deathbed, nonchalantly saying, ‘what will be will be’, while they are fighting for their lives, and often know this is the end, at least this is the end of this life as we know it.
To be or not to be?
In Hamlet’s drama, Prince Hamlet thinks about life, death, and suicide. Specifically, he wonders whether it might be preferable to commit suicide to end one’s suffering and to leave behind the pain and agony associated with living. “To be, or not to be, “to live, or to die”
At first, he thinks that it may be preferably to commit suicide, as it will end all his sufferings and leave behind the agony associated with living. He compares death to eternal, peaceful sleep. But later, he changes his tune and considers that nobody knows for sure what happens after death, whether there is afterlife and whether this afterlife might be even worse than life.
“Einstein’s equation E = mc2 says that matter and energy are interconvertible. And one of science’s most secure maxims is that energy can never disappear, it merely changes form. This means that nothing is absolved from this immortality, because everything has energy-identity. Therefore, ‘to be‘ is the only answer.”
To inoculate or not to inoculate, it is a modern version of ‘to be or not to be’. It is ‘to live or to die’, it’s unconscious attempt at suicide. Que sera sera.
I am just editing this blog and adding few more thoughts after I watched a video of Amanda Ellis on YouTube, who decided against vaccination. I didn’t write this blog to chastise all non-vaxxers, and I do respect your beliefs and convictions. I also have the whole family back home in Poland who decided against vaccination. I hear a lot of people say we need to align ourselves with our beliefs, that we are protected, and not be afraid of little virus. The reality is it is still a belief and not a guarantee. You may say that someone you know died two weeks after they received vaccination but also people in large numbers have been dying from COVID because they opted out the jab. We choose to believe what we want to believe. I, personally do consider myself spiritual being, but I embrace the science and our physical experience on earth. I believe we are in the world but not of it, and I don’t feel there is a need to keep denying that flesh is something we have big identification with. We try to protect it from either of COVID or from vaccines, in other words we all have a fear of something. I don’t have answers.
Additional note. I fully respect spiritual communities who fully acknowledge this virus exists. Denying its existence it is denying our human journey, we definitely manifest it to be our great teacher. To be continued….