We have the unalienable rights to think, observe, choose and act. Many of us have unconsciously given up these autonomous jewels, to the peril of both our individual and communal health. Looking outside our own species gives some clarity.
Sheep milling and baa-ing in circles are easily rounded and caught in a net of panicked fear. Chickens with their “pecking order” choose one social pariah to skewer to death in a frenzied mob. Sheep and chickens are domesticated by us, and via deductive reasoning, these behaviors are the result of our imposed restrictions upon their natural way of life. In the wild, mountain sheep and wild fowl do not exhibit such bizarre behavior.
Many of us have been domesticated into slack-jawed, channel surfing zombies, afraid of life outside of our self-imposed parameters. The constant barrage of fear induced media has corralled us into a dimwitted mob. We have handed our power over to forces outside our inner guidance system. Compound this with our heavy reliance on technology, a ruse that robotically robs us of the preciousness of our heart essence, and we find we are adrift.
A murmuration is the stunning symphony of starlings swirling in tornado-like spirals in the sky. Clouds of pulsating wings ebb into a distant point, then expand again into a swirling funnel to fill the sky with a precision inconceivable. In the ocean, it is the flash of thousands of silver fish schooling in a dynamic synchronistic brilliance. On land, wild horses thunder across the plains, their hooves, tails and spine curvatures fill a space that gallops towards a destination they all coherently feel. The phenomenon is perceived as mystical, yet the elegance of many individuals in a harmonious union of “one” is standard fare. It’s just not common in the human realm.