We are all participating in what could be termed a “conspiracy of ineffectiveness.’’ The word conspire means to breathe together. We have all been brought up to conspire together to be ineffective, meaning to be less than we can be. The conspiracy started when we were first told to lie, which usually occurred when we were very young, when we were told to be polite, and not to say the things children naturally blurt out. We were told to be good, to not be who we normally were (our natural self), and do what our parents and the world expected of us. We were told how we needed to act in order to be part of this world which is full of violence, pain and suffering.
If we have violence (which we do), or anger (which we do), or feelings (which we do), or judgments (which we do), then we are being ineffective. And since we are all being those things, we are conspiring together in this ineffectiveness. We defend the conspiracy and make excuses for it and often are proud of it, keeping it alive and making it very difficult for anyone to go against the flow of it.
Everyone knows that killing is something we do not need to be doing, but we all conspire together with excuses to make it OK. For example, we declare an enemy who will kill us if we don’t kill them. We say the murderer needs to be put to death, and on and on. We were conditioned to believe that killing is OK because we have multiple reasons to kill other humans, and we do not question the belief instilled in us which makes that action OK.
To put an end to this conspiracy which we are all part of, notice these truths of yourself and speak them to yourself. If you are in a partnership with another, and you both care about ending this conspiracy, I suggest you have an agreement to speak the truth to each other as well. It is always best to speak it in the moment, though often that is not appropriate. Therefore, you might need to find the proper time to do that and in a manner that doesn’t include any anger or revenge or any other feelings included.
Getting caught up in drama is the biggest way we keep ourselves and others in this conspiracy. “Misery loves company” is a popular saying, and it is true. Everyone is miserable and they want to make sure everyone else is miserable too. It seems that everyone actually gets a strange pleasure out of seeing misery in someone else, especially if they hold some animosity against that person. We have thoughts of revenge, and we hold anger and vengeance against others. This is all the conspiracy of ineffectiveness.
We keep ourselves involved in drama by blaming others for what is going on in our lives. Not taking responsibility for our own lives and blaming someone or something else keeps us trapped in the conspiracy. Blaming others, complaining about others, being angry at another, wanting to do harm, or hold revenge against another are all ways we conspire to be ineffective.
Always needing to be right is another way we keep the violence going. We make others wrong so that we can be right. Having to be right is a form of violence that almost everyone engages in every day, many times a day, without even realizing what they are doing. The need to be right is so strong in people that they will kill, maim, punish, control, and do harm to another in any way they can just to be right. This is the conspiracy of ineffectiveness.
We have blurred lines between telling the truth and telling a lie. Often we cannot tell the difference even in the physical world where it is more obvious. Yet, in the psychological/mental world it is even more difficult to see a lie vs. a truth because of all the lies we were taught to believe. We may notice that many people are phony, and we defend them or don’t say anything about it. We also notice our phoniness if we are even half aware. It has just become a way of life, and everybody accepts it.
The only thing that is not included in the conspiracy of ineffectiveness is saying, “I am in the conspiracy of ineffectiveness,” When you can speak that truth of yourself, it ends the phoniness in you. The direction in which we are now moving could be shifted if we all start to conspire to be effective, rather than ineffective (speaking truth of yourself). If we can all move together to create an effective reality, things would shift in a new direction. That would require for each one of us to end our ineffectiveness, our conditioned beliefs. Maybe this isn’t done in one day, though we can all work toward that direction.
There is something called “critical mass” which means the number of people it would take to shift the whole consciousness. No one knows what that number is, but the point is that it will not take everyone; it only takes a small percentage of the whole to move things. Right now there are a few people who are transformed and assisting others towards their own personal transformation. As soon as we reach a certain point, the world will transform on its own. It’s like the leading front of something creating an opening for others to come through.
We can use the analogy of a strong stream of water against a dam. When one small hole is made in the dam, some water trickles out. As the pressure of the water behind the dam starts to push on it, the hole gets bigger and bigger until the dam finally bursts and all the water can then flow through. This analogy also points to us all being in one stream of consciousness, and when the dam breaks, we will all go through it into a new stream of consciousness.
The conspiracy of Ineffectiveness starts at our birth when we are born into a completely insane world. Our parents and everyone around us immediately begin training us just as they were trained. We all learned how to live in this world and be just like them and everyone else.
Children live in their own creation until they are about four years old, and then their little dam breaks and the child gives up and joins the large stream of our present violent consciousness. They die psychologically at that time. Some parents say they can see that happen; that they can see the light going out of their child, and this is exactly what happens. We have forced the children to fit the mold of this world, to fit into this insane society.
It is now time for this to end; time for us all to shift the consciousness into one that is effective. Speaking the truth of yourself is the way out.