We associate ageism with prejudiced actions and systems that target the “old people”. I am not aware of what the current “TOO OLD” age is. As I recall, about 20 years or so ago, it was around 65 or so when one was supposed to be beyond anything that could be called useful.
Ageism is of course just one of the isms, like sex and race and nationality, that weak people employ to make themselves feel better and superior. Ageism like all the isms, is a delusionary disease that is especially susceptible to manipulation by intelligence. I say this because in the many years I spent in human relations training for the employees of the Department of Public Social Services in a very large California County, this is exactly what I observed day in and day out. The most intransigent and mean “ism”-infected individuals that I encountered in this work were intelligent, some more than others, but all quite capable of doing some rather intellectually demanding tasks.
They could not be reached by any kind of empathy or logic. Their motivation, frequently unconscious, was a totally self-centered drive for engendering self-power.
The above comments cover the entire spectrum of the “isms”. But in this blog I wish to focus some light on an aspect of ageism that is becoming more and more prevalent and is currently not even noticed or at least generally ignored.
It is not in defense of the elderly that I am bringing this up. Rather it is an offensive against the “ageism” expressed toward our younger sisters and brothers, and an exposure of the insanity and stupidity that drives this particular ism.
Since she was in the 9th grade, around 15 or so years old, a young woman, Greta Thunberg, who is 16, she will be 17 on January 3, has been totally and seriously engaged in an effort to awaken us to the environmental disasters that are showering down upon us as a result of our climate ignorance. Anyone who has been awake over the past year or so will be aware of her efforts. Last week, Time magazine was impressed enough to name her Time’s 2019 Person of the Year.
The issue here is not the grave ignorance and selfishness that is driving us toward the impending climate disaster. The issue is her physical age!
Greta’s highly evolved intelligence is obvious. However, her comprehension of Principles and world effects and dangers, are sourced through her heart, not her mind. These are the signatures of an expanded consciousness. Greta Thunberg manifests through her living actions what is being understood as Group Consciousness. She sees herself as an intrinsic member of Humanity and the planet.
This means that she does not see herself as a person who is separated from all others and locked in a competitive battle with all others to avoid death. Her goals are not to conquer and to rule over others to assure to herself that she is better, superior to them. Those are the attitudes and assumptions of animals.
Humans have animal bodies, and over millions of years we have evolved out of our identification with those bodies into a realization that we are the consciousness that inhabits them and are caring for and using them to further the evolution of all beings.
I do not know whether she is aware of these facts or even considers them. However because of the millions of years that Humans have been evolving on this planet, she was born that way. She is being a normal human being. And, she is not alone.
There are presently some 8,000,000,000 humans roaming around on this planet. The Ageless Wisdom indicates that our presence began some 18,000,000 years ago. (For a somewhat brief, but rather in depth understanding off this see A Treatise on White Magic pp 377-384) And surely, in that time, and given the amazing speed-up of human consciousness as seen in the steady growth of systems which support and champion the Common Good of all beings, including the actual dense physical body of our planet, since the 1400s, significant numbers of us have evolved somewhat beyond our identification with our animal bodies and instincts.
In short, humans are not minerals, or plants or animals. Human beings are in fact individually self-aware units of Consciousness who presently inhabit these dense bodies to help unfold the Plan.
Greta Thunberg has said she was inspired by the teen activists at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, who had organized the March for Our Lives. These individuals were and are demonstrating group consciousness. There are huge numbers of individuals whom we call children such as these in incarnation on this planet. In November they staged more than 2300 events in over 175 Countries in which more than 785,000 people were involved.
For one tiny example, I quote Wikipedia. “On 1 March 2019, 150 students from the global coordination group of the youth-led climate strike (of 15 March), including Thunberg, issued an open letter in The Guardian, saying
We, the young, are deeply concerned about our future. […] We are the voiceless future of humanity. We will no longer accept this injustice. […] We finally need to treat the climate crisis as a crisis. It is the biggest threat in human history and we will not accept the world’s decision-makers’ inaction that threatens our entire civilization. […] Climate change is already happening. People did die, are dying and will die because of it, but we can and will stop this madness. […] United we will rise until we see climate justice. We demand the world’s decision-makers take responsibility and solve this crisis. You have failed us in the past. If you continue failing us in the future, we, the young people, will make change happen by ourselves. The youth of this world has started to move and we will not rest again.”
What a wonder it will be to see this kind of wisdom, of love and understanding put into action by those in our governments who are supposed to represent the Common Good and the General Welfare.
We currently have hypocrites and cowards in control of many governments.
One, perhaps the major point, in this blog is to call us to the recognition that the age, sex, race or even the condition of an individual’s dense physical body is not a valid data point in determining either their intelligence or their level of consciousness. Only their actions are.
We need to grasp the cosmic fact that energy, and therefore “output” follows thought.
The actions of an individual, regardless of age, sex or any other ism, that are motivated by a selfless concern for the Common Good and the General Welfare, will always be intelligent, and, in terms of the Common Good, practical. Such actions are heart, or to risk using a terribly misunderstood term, LOVE driven.
You will see this kind of action even in two and three year olds who naturally want to share with other children. And recall that since 1950 world population has grown from 2.5 to 8 billion people. Another very important and seldom considered data point is that there has been no worldwide catastrophic wars since 1945. Because of evolution huge numbers of children are now being born that way. Greta Thunberg’s actions are the heart driven actions of a 15/16 year old human being.
The actions of a devious, seemingly kind, or outright cruel, insensitive, self-promoting individual regardless of her or his age may indicate advanced intellect but the consciousness driving such agendas is not human. It is arrested in the identification of pre-human or animal consciousness. Such a person is really not much more than a sophisticated ape.
The “age appropriate” conditioning of our educational systems is based on ignorance. Using so called “IQ”s for segregating and “tracking” children is grossly stupid. Some of the most deadly evil persons in the world have high “IQ”s. They are especially adept at corralling and using lesser evolved humans to do their bidding.
There are two mighty forces awakening on the planet. One of them is our Sisters. The other is our “children”.
From the Beginning they struggled.
From the Beginning we conquered!
We do not admit into the great battles the small worms that crawl in the mist.
White Magic pp 377-384