CONSPIRACY, TRUTH, ALTERNATIVE FACTS

In all the swirling smoke of YouTube, pundits, my own blogs, mainstream news, fictional stories, religious dogma, digital power, financial persuasion ….. what is actually happening?
All I have is an analysis of a bellwether spiritual illness to offer as the global therapy room of an Executive Alternative Story of Yesterday (EASY).
The chances of my voice coming through the chaff of media dissonance are almost non existent. The chances of my Counselling Service gaining traction in a National Health Service that is a living symbol of the very disease that I’m identifying are, frankly, almost non existent.
Am I bothered? My Supervisor asked me that question yesterday as we fulfilled the BACP criterion of regular supervision and she wondered how it felt to be a Counsellor without clients, a Corporate Messenger without recipients.
I explained that ‘tough love’ was very much at the core of 12 Step dynamics, a practical message carried into the blazing impracticality that is the disease of stuck-addiction©. I shared that the same faith that made the fire cool for Abraham so many centuries ago, is the same insulation that wraps around the global members of 12 Step Fellowships, and my own particular efforts as well.
The pantomime of power has always been the same. The magicians and astrologers have always conjured around their cauldrons of worldly desire, dancing to the despots whip that cracks as the masses cower.
What’s new on their stage today 👌 nothing, same old same old.
Why do I try, what am I bothered about?
I’m trying for my own soul, just like it says in every religion, work out your own salvation with diligence.
Is that selfish? Seems so at first, the 12 Steps are called a ‘selfish programme’, yet then Step 12 says ‘carry a message’.
So, that’s my bottom line. When you’re sick of being sick, there’s a way out. Same thing that Plato wrote about in The Republic when he talked about the cave dwellers who preferred looking at their shadows on the wall when they were offered a path to the sunshine outside.
What I’m truly not bothered about is the news media, the politicians, the bankers, the super-rich, the roaring whipped up crowd shouting for the release of Barabus.
I meet with you in The Heart.

About Andrew Dettman

Counsellor, poet, cabbie, diction worker. Ministrant.
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2 Responses to CONSPIRACY, TRUTH, ALTERNATIVE FACTS

  1. Your students/patients ( the patient ones, like you) must surely be preparing themselves this very minute. You must know that your wisdom and help are not lost.

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    • Your consistent response Isabel is such an almost singular thing that I’m led to believe that it must come from the same formless fountain that somehow informs my mind, and for that, thank you again.

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