Whether it is a country, a family, or a sperm entering an egg, to create change in the world, something needs to be divided to be conquered.
Families grow and expand all the time as the children grow up and find their own way in the world.
Countries are divided into regions, social classes, as well as various cultures and sub-cultures.
And we have all heard of the phrase “To make an omelette, you first need to crack an egg”.
Even this phrase is diving people of late with the increase of hard core, vigilante style vegans out there, condemning everyone who even considers using things such as honey; but I wonder how many of them still buy flowers and put in their homes, removing the opportunity for the bees to pollenate and feed?
Then there are the gun control debates raging across the States, and the debate which has been taken to a whole new level is the pro-vaccines and anti-vaccines, with people declaring to the world that if you or I are not in agreement with each other then we cannot be friends.
People are arguing, ‘trying to prove a point’ rather than being open to learning and understanding an alternative point of view, or alternative proven facts which they are simply not ready for, may never be ready for, or simply not had access to.
Friends and families are being divided and destroyed right now because the trust between us all is being tested.
Born from a deeply rooted part within ourselves which comes from a lack of self-trust and self-belief.
Beliefs that we’ve possibly misunderstood the information we have, or that the beliefs in which we’ve held onto for so long, or been spouting to the world, are now being tested to the max, leaving us with little to no belief in at all.
People learn differently, we all know this.
With different methodologies, beliefs and understanding of the world in which we live in, and the worlds which resides within us, personal attacks are being made on those with different opinions.
“My style of learning, knowledge and understanding is superior to yours” is one I have seen play out in my own personal circle over the last few weeks, and although these are not the words spoken outright, they are spoken between the lines and ‘read in the air’ and energetic fields surrounding the delivery.
It is akin to the problems we have seen over centuries with my God is Holier than your God, my religion is better than your religion, and instead of us now dividing ourselves over religion, we are dividing ourselves over vaccines, knowledge and learning styles.
Anyone who disagrees with us is a conspiracy theorist, because it is always better to dismiss someone else than listen to ideas which confront us and challenge us.
In a time when it is essential we come together and support one another, combine our heart, mind, body and soul, we are dividing not just ourselves but our families, social groups and business communities, and not just locally, but the world over.
Many of us have access to different kinds of information due to the work we do, places we have lived around the world and experiences we have had during our lifetimes.
Many of us have different coping mechanisms due to the lifestyles we have led up until this point in time, like me for example.
I sail around the world and when I am not on the ocean, I am on land pretty much by myself, working online all the time.
Being a sailor means I regularly lose track of time, day of the week, and yet ask me when something happened and I can tell you exactly when it was and which country or marina I was in, or which boat I was on.
I have been working totally online for a few years now, travel through time zones and wake up at stupid o’clock during ocean crossings for each watch I am scheduled to do.
I travel through time, bend it and exist outside of the man-made construct of it.
I have also lived under curfew during the Egyptian Uprising, and under a dictatorship and martial law. Seeing the larger political games at play around the world and watching political agendas unfold is something I have been studying and writing about for 20 years.
Having had my freedom and my children taken away from me due to a wrongful arrest in Scotland in 2015, when I was locked in a police cell for 57.5 hours, my version of ‘having my freedom taken from me’ is very different to most peoples.
I have been spending days, weeks and months on my own, only talking to shop keepers and café staff face to face when I stop for a coffee or need to fill up on fruit and veggie.
My children and I have been chatting and laughing through a web portal now for 2 years; something my clients, friends and family are now only just getting used to with their family and friends.
Seeing people hating on each other, insulting each other and removing others simply because we have different opinions, or have access to different knowledge and experiences is similar to what I saw in Egypt during the Uprising.
Families and friends torn apart by fear.
Disagreements between partners and spouses, domestic violence, mental (and physical health issues), lifelong friendships, all tested and destroyed because we cannot learn to work together, just because choosing to come from a place of positioning and having to be right makes us feel stronger, safer, more in control.
Wanting to feel in control of the situations we now face is bringing our egos to the surface and the ego is a dangerous place to reside.
The problem with being right, and believing that we are right, is that it makes our minds lazy and our egos ugly. It also stops us from being curious, stops us from asking the right questions; and right now, we need to be asking the right questions more than ever.
Many people know what they know, but have a difficulty sharing this knowledge; but that doesn’t mean the knowledge they have is any less valuable than someone who does know how to articulate themselves.
Governments demanding people have vaccines, some discussing making them compulsory, combined with airports wanting proof people have been tested for COVID-19, is an abuse of Human Rights in many ways.
Where is our right to choose what goes in our bodies?
Where is our right to travel freely?
That said, where is the right for people to be free from the fear of being infected by those who may possibly been carrying a life threatening dis-ease.
But then is this whole COVID-19 a real life threatening dis-ease or simply a manifestation of fear and the combined existing health issues and age?
Are our bodies being held to ransom by corrupt governments, the pharma industry, telecoms companies and the aviation authority?
Do they really have our best interests at heart or simply looking for more control and more profit?
Do we even need to answer any of these questions; or do we simply need to follow orders and do as we are told like good little children do?
Maybe we’ll never know for sure.
As a digital nomad, completely location free, travelling the world researching my up and coming series of books The Mermaids Guide, I am using this time to stay in one place to work on my business, expand my team and get my content automated so more people have access to it when I am out on the ocean again.
My goal is to impact the world positively and powerfully, which is why I put out so much free content across all my social media platforms and share here in the One Tribe Magazine, and the other guest blogs and magazines I write for.
I did wonder whether writing this article actually fitted with the vibe of One Tribe, but the thing is this:
WE ARE ALL CONNECTED.
WE ARE ALL ONE TRIBE.
THE TRIBE OF HUMANITY.
And the division which is going on at the moment is more sinister than when we were divided by race, religion, ethnicity and culture.
Individuals are turning on their fellow family members, becoming tin pot dictators telling people what they should and should not think, instead of opening up a healthy dialogue with each other.
No longer is it enough for the powers that be that we are afraid of someone simply because the colour of their skin, their religion or the part of the world they come from, but now we are not being programmed to be afraid of the very people we have chosen to give birth to, live with as our spouse or parent.
People are choosing to wear the mask, without actually looking into the negative health benefits that presents.
People around the world are no longer able to get hold of healthy food, having to resort to manufactured, processed food and have restricted access to health care professionals and support workers.
Dr’s and nurses are working even longer hours than before, and being forced in some countries to lie about the cause of deaths in case they lose their jobs and careers, which they have invested so much into, and rely upon to feed, clothe and house their own families.
An impossible situation for all concerned.
So, whilst this is not one of my regular style posts for One Tribe, it is something that we as a Tribe cannot overlook.
As a publication you look to for guidance and inspiration, it would be irresponsible of me not to write about this subject.
Mind, body and soul needs to be connected for us all to get through this, and if we are not filling our minds with the facts, having asked smarter questions and following the breadcrumbs (or rather money), then we fill our bodies with the wrong foods and then our soul becomes jeopardised.
It is time to connect the dots within us, around us and globally.
And ask ourselves this “Why in some places around the world, where health care workers, access to healthy foods, daily exercise and outdoors spaces are allowed, there are fewer cases of the COVID-19?”
“Why have I started to trust and follow instructions from the people who before all this started, I didn’t trust at all?”
“How am I using my time? Is it making me more productive and happier, or making me lazier and more fearful?”
And, “If Sir Issac Newton invented calculus during the plague, what can you invent or create, or have you been inventing and creating during these days of quarantine?”
Remember, we create our own realities, and when we live to laugh and laugh to live, life in lockdown becomes a whole lot more fun and enjoyable, as well as less fearful!
Wishing you all the very best of health in each and every area of your life, mind, body and soul,
*For all those who would like to know more about my time in Egypt during the Uprising or the time I was arrested and kept in a police cell in Scotland, to understand how I got through it, the strategies I used, then I invite you to visit www.dawnbates.com/books-by-dawn-bates and purchase The Trilogy of Life Itself.
Not only will it inspire you, motivate you but it will also enlighten you, leave you wanting more out of yourself and your life.
Ciao for now! x