by John Greene
The news is dominated by dramatic, even scary events. This pervading advertising of events often seeks to covertly sway public opinion, most often through fear. Amid all the stressful platitudes, multitudes go to work, return home and eat dinner with their families. People follow their usual routines. What seems to be ordinary life continues. We eat and try to enjoy life as it around us. Everything is fine, or so we say.
Yet, a global presence of separation is upon us, keeping people apart and in constant disagreement. This isn’t new, simply more obvious in a modern world of global, national and personal media. Disagreement, anger, hatred, betrayal, rejection, pride, frenzy, stress and fear rule the roost. These forces stir the pot of humanity, typically followed in short order by amnesia and denial. All of these things are the symptoms of personal separation through trauma. This is often promoted by intentional design, to promote commerce. The world is bewitched by trauma, even as leaders advertise their brand of unity and substance as a cure. Yet, underneath lies a cruel dictator of destruction. The population of the world knows little beyond the white bread of delusion they consent to.
Separation from personal well-being is the fracture from traumas small and large, a construct that this modern world truly thrives on, creating self-doubt and using ‘guidance’ as a tool of advantage to gain the upper hand. The occult of the world is relentless and firmly implanted in the system, despite the fact that so many seek to deny the reality of it, even as the tools of separation continually rage.
One of the building blocks of the modern world, through cultural conditioning, is the sentiment of nostalgia. This utopia of imagined normalcy is the filter that many use to engineer the meaning of life. You are told that life makes sense when you work hard, excel in achievement, accomplish entrance into a fine college, follow a professional ideal, and learn to invest. You will be successful when you obey the rules. It is said that these things are the foundation of happiness.
It is also advertised that humanity lives in a rational world, where scientists and other professed experts are working hard to fix problems or to discover solutions. Technology is the cure. They announce the way to success is by conquering nature and transcending our ‘animal origins’, as if, with a little more effort, we can become our own gods. Yet, this has already happened – even if we do make lousy masters. We continue to live in a bubble of self-deception. The normalcy bias, an age of exceptionalism and deception is working hard to seduce us.
Arguably, we can’t see the forest for the trees, through the timbers in our own eyes. Yet, many of us know that we suffer, even as we deal with separation and rejection from others. This very environment fostered the separation, the alienation that brings more of the same. This is diagnosed as anxiety, depression, a feeling of being scattered and clouded in your thinking. You find it difficult or impossible to know your true feelings, living in a fog as you trudge through each day. You repeat the same errors in judgment over and over, and cannot seem to free yourself to see clearly. This can be the circumstance of disciples that are actively seeking Him. (Luke 6:41-45; Matthew 7:1-6; John 15:18; Ephesians 5:11; 1 Peter 2:1-4; “Discernment 101: Learning to be Discerning“; “Deception: The Plague of Love Detachment“)
You see, in a sense, trauma is big business, very much a way of life. If you see it in the average joe on the street, you see the same among the hedge fund investors and business people of the world. This is present in all worldly authority. People naturally take what they have learned and use it for their advantage, which is likely not always good for you or anyone else. On the other side of trauma, people are often easily moved by almost anything (especially anything rooted in fear) to become emotional, which creates the opportunity for trauma against another. When a person’s needs aren’t being met, they are subject to take out this lack on someone else. Of course, when you think about it, these things are rather obvious. However, in civilized society, you can easily forget to take stock of this reality. (Psalm 27:10) Instead, we live within a form of automatic trust, which is continually broken along the way. This is how trauma comes along to those that may least expect it. It is likely that you are victim of trauma, which also makes you a risk for perpetuating more trauma. After all, we’re human right? (1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Galatians 5:19-21; Romans 1:25-27; 1 Peter 2:9-11; James 1:14-15) Yet, even so, our Father works through the traumatized, for we are not condemned by trauma. Those disciples that survive trauma have a purpose in Messiah. (1 Peter 5:7; Psalm 34:4, 107:13-16; Isaiah 61:1-8; “The Antichrist & the War on Reality“; “Frenzy, Fear & Power“; “Fighting a World of Fear & Delusion“; “Start Overcoming Child Abuse“)
Resolving trauma is an opportunity, but not often a job that you can do alone. You can pay a psychologist, but considering what you get in return, paying for help isn’t always the best option. People are often no better off with these paid professionals than if we just talked openly and honestly with one another – establishing true friendships instead of surface acquaintances. Once you become conditioned to certain behaviors, these are easily continued and passed on. Trauma tends to be stored in the body. Accidents, the policies of governments, wars, natural disasters, and family abuse are just a few sources of trauma. You no longer relax or can make your body relax. Frenzy may become a way of life. The effects of much of this trauma ravage our bodies, expressed as what we call disease. What a person needs is an effective way to change, to improve, but this is more than simply self-help or wishful thinking. (Titus 3:5; 1 Peter 5:8; Philippians 4:6-7, 19; Isaiah 41:10, 54:17, 59:2; Jeremiah 17:14; Psalm 41:3, 147:3; Proverbs 4:20-22, 17:22; “Breaking the Hold of Stress“; “Family Stress Affects Generations“; “Holy Spirit 101“; “Healing Wounds That People Can’t See“; “Life Healing and Belief“)
Bridging the gap can seem incredibly difficult. Some say exercise, a fitness regime, is the answer. Others say therapy is the answer. Others advocate rituals that involve certain eastern religions, or certain techniques to cope with stress. Many walk down the road of life recommending what makes emotional sense, as if people can be saved by story-telling, mirroring and rationalizing. What people need is honest caring without the incentive of personal gain. It’s been spelled out as brotherly love, or agape. Surely, this will start the healing process, we can reason. We need true friends. Yes, each of us needs one another, or creation would not be as it is. People also need to get out in the natural world that Elohim created, to enjoy the scenery and breath more fresh air instead of staying in cubicles and breathing in chemicals from furnishings and construction – or rushing about like a robot on fire. The food that people eat, the nutrition they derive from food matters as well. Yet, in the limited sphere of the earth we live in, this is the beginning of the answer, but ignores a greater reality. Ignoring the delusion that holds us or tries to hold us is required. You may have received a wake up call, but what do you wake up to? The world does not know how to change, even how to transition, no matter how we try to reason. People fear change and the unknown. You must see the world of man as it is, for what it is. (John 13:34-35, 15:13; Romans 12:10; 1 Corinthians 13:4-8; 1 John 3:18, 4:12, 20; Colossians 3:10-14; “Agape: Discipleship is Renewal“; “Respecting Those You Love“; “Set Apart to His Purpose“; “Real Trust in YHWH and Caring for Brothers and Sisters“)
The governance of man often treats religion [as the world calls all beliefs outside its’ dictates] as a prejudice that needs to be cast aside. Governance is a religion, just as science often is. Some authorities would quietly say that religion is the problem, while ignoring their own beliefs as much the same in principle. This is because the authority and thinking of man is deeply flawed. So what authority is real? What do you do? (“Single-minded Commitment in Face of Trauma“; “Breaking Strongholds of False Authority“; “Disciples of Messiah & the Authority of Man“; “Authority: The Real Meaning of Romans 13“)
Simply learning to smile is a first step. The Bible speaks powerfully, telling about others that have experienced trauma. You can have salvation and a new Way of life that is already known to many. It’s not the same as religion. It isn’t science, nor is it governance. It isn’t magic. Scripture that is the Bible is what it is, but not the religion of men or women, but something much more profound. It is the beginning of relationship through the Spirit of Elohim when you seek it. (John 3:5, 16-18, 15:1-27; Mark 16:15-16; Acts 4:12; James 1:21; Psalm 94:14; “Foundation of Salvation“; “Leadership & the Universal Authority of Messiah“; “Trust YHWH, Not World Leaders“; “Leaders & the Antichrist Spirit of Wisdom“)
“And you shall be set-apart to Me, for I YHWH am set-apart, and have separated you from the peoples to be Mine.” – Leviticus 20:26, ISR98
The same theme of being set apart to YHWH continues through scripture into the New Covenant [Testament], but was diminished using clever translation, just political leaders such as Constantine swore to do. The word used in most translations for this being set apart is ‘holy’, which has become another meaning altogether in this day. Having Christians set apart to YHWH is not something that leaders like Constantine and King James desired. Many words grounded in paganism were adopted. The power and authority of the king had to be primary, so the dilution of the Word was required in order to commandeer Christianity in their own image. Any reforms that certain branches of Christians declared along the way didn’t go far enough, or sometimes, even with accurate knowledge. This sad plight of scripture knowledge had not been corrected at all until about 20 years ago, when some translators determined that they would not subdued to state and religious interests, or through fear and tradition. While many leaders have tried to include all the world into the fold of Elohim’s people, even salvation for all, scripture does not support this view. The world of occult and wickedness apart from Him is cut off, separated from YHWH, the genuine message of Yahshua [Jesus] and the Set Apart Spirit [‘Holy Spirit’]. This isn’t a popular message, but popularity makes the message no less true. I trust that you will consider this matter and look into it for yourself. The sin that separates from Elohim is also fully capable of destruction. (Matthew 6:24; John 14:6, 21, 15:18-21; 1 John 2:15-18, 5:19; James 4:4; “Understanding Sin“; “Replacing Sin and Becoming Set Apart“; “The Empire Under the Beast“; “Disciples & the Occult of the World“)
As Almighty YHWH says,
“I have called the heavens and the earth as witnesses today against you: I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Therefore you shall choose life, so that you live, both you and your seed, to love YHWH your Elohim, to obey His voice, and to cling to Him – for He is your life and the length of your days…” – Deuteronomy 30:19-20a, ISR98
“I exhort you truly brothers, through the compassion of Elohim, provide your bodies a living sacrifice, set apart, in full agreement to Elohim, your reasonable service. So do not be conformed to the age, but to the contrary, transformed in the renewing of your mind. You must test what is beneficial, even fully agreeable and complete to the Will of Elohim.” – Romans 12:1-2, direct translation
Yahshua [Jesus] calls His disciples to inherit, to obtain what has been prepared for them from the foundation of the world. (Matthew 25:34; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Numbers 6:5, 8) To begin to undo the trauma that you have experienced, you need the Set Apart Spirit. He is your Counselor and Best Friend in dealing with the effects of trauma in your life. (John 14:16-17, 26; 1 John 2:6; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; 2 Corinthians 1:3-4; Psalm 1:1)
“Enter in through the narrow gate. Because wide is the gate and spacious the road, put to death through destruction, and many, by their reason, agree to enter. For narrow is the gate and troublesome is the road, the one that leads to life, and few agree to obtain it.“ – Matthew 7:13-14, direct translation