Why We’re Being Systematically Trained To Be Offended By Everything

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by Joe Martino, Collective Evolution

We are being systematically conditioned to get offended at everything these days, and there is an important reason why we must become aware of this trend and not fall into the trap.

Think about it: People become enraged every day about things they read online, hear in the news, or witness on social media, about topics ranging from the words people use to gender politics, race, sports teams, diet, perceptions, etc. It’s everywhere! It appears as though everything is offensive and everyone has something to say about it.

I woke up this morning and went into my normal routine of meditating before I start my day. I did what I often do and checked into the collective consciousness to see what’s coming to the surface and being felt by us as a whole. This helps to plan out the type of content we focus on here at CE. This morning I kept feeling the word “offended” coming up over and over again. Then something hit me — I had heard the following statements literally hundreds of times over the past month.

“That’s offensive.”

“What that person said was really offensive.”

“I would never do that because that’s offensive.”

“If you call someone this, that’s offensive.” 

And on it goes. I realized that whether it be in articles, videos, conversations, or comments online, this was becoming a HUGE collective norm. I went through the rest of my meditation and envisioning for the day and proceeded to go outside for my morning movement routine.

While outside, I couldn’t get what was coming to me in meditation out of my conscious mind so I decided to go LIVE on Facebook talking about the very basic fact that we are being systematically trained to get offended by everything, and exploring the reasons why this might be the case.

Why We’re Being Trained to Get Offended by Everything

You can watch my LIVE below or you can scroll down past the video to keep reading the points I discuss in the video if you can’t watch video right now.

There is a mass shift in consciousness taking place, and as part of that process, we are starting to wake up to many things, including who we are, how our world really works, and what is possible for humanity.

In a very practical sense, this might come up in ways where you begin to question what you do in your day — you may question your career, the way you eat, how you feel, what’s beyond your mind’s thoughts, and so forth. It spreads into having a number of different things come up in humanity’s collective consciousness, like racism, hate, anger, judgement, political arguments, environmental issues, and old patterns. We, individually and collectively, are being faced with the task of having to face these things so we can understand and then evolve beyond them — shifting ourselves and shifting our world, in essence.

But! There is also a role being played by the Deep State and the media, who want to maintain control over the population as we become more self aware. To prevent us from raising these deeper internal questions, the focus is being brought back to the external. It’s being brought to things like race, gender, our appearance, the words we use, who’s right, who’s wrong, and who we can judge and for what reason. We’re being systematically taught how NOT to change. And it’s being done through innocent memes, articles, videos, and even loving intention at times, all lacking deeper thought.

Think about it: When have you ever seen in the media, when something potentially offensive arises, the suggestion that instead of getting angry, we use that experience to understand why someone may say or do the things they do or question why that bothers us? Instead of looking at the deeper question and choosing to understand, we’re being taught simply to react and tell people they are right or wrong. Which in essence… changes nothing.

We all know, for example, that simply telling someone they are wrong will only make them defensive and in turn create more of a battle. Not to mention that when we are in the state of judging someone for their actions, we’re still in a low vibrational state. But when we choose to ask a person why they feel the way they do, we begin to get them thinking and reflecting on it without needing to first defend themselves. We can lovingly start to help that person explore themselves. In the process, we can continue to question how they arrived at the thinking they operate from and start to understand how people become the way they do.

You see, we are systematically being trained to solve nothing by teaching everyone that it’s someone else’s problem or someone else’s fault. As a result, we take no real action toward creating change. Further, by teaching people to judge others and situations, we put ourselves into the mode of not wanting to connect with other people, creating an “us versus them” mentality.

A Great Example

This same solution or approach works with ANYTHING, not just racism. Whether it’s an issue you experience with someone or other societal challenges, it will help.

Imagine you saw a white supremacist family and the mother and father were teaching their young child that people who look different from them are evil. It’s likely you would empathize with the child, feel bad for them, and want to remove them from that environment. But let’s say you now saw that child 18 years later and you didn’t recognize them from before. Now that child is an adult and a white supremacist. Suddenly you may have a judgement and dislike toward that person for who they are and their beliefs, and you may think they are terrible and should be locked up or whatever else. But what changed there? The person? No. What changed is our perception of the situation. We’re no longer choosing to understand how the person got the way they did but instead we’re simply judging.

This person was brought up in an environment of hate and we are now meeting that person’s hate with either more anger or more hate, effectively doubling up the hate, when instead we can stop and question, how did this person get like this? What questions might I be able to ask them to get them to reflect on how they formed their beliefs? What questions can I ask to get them to dig deeper into how it feels to have those beliefs?

And for those who might be thinking this cannot possibly work, I can promise you, it does, and one man proved that quite clearly. You can take a look at Daryl’s story here. He met with many members of the KKK to ask the simple question, “How can you hate me when you don’t even know me?” He then spoke with people who had racist beliefs and, through love and understanding, effectively shifted their perspective — “by accident,” as he states. He was never trying to change their beliefs or get people to adopt his way of thinking; he simply shared and asked questions. That’s what love is and does.

So why does Daryl’s approach to racism turn heads these days? Because it’s being done in a way that contradicts what we’re being programmed to do.

And we might think at this point, “Well this doesn’t help us, we’re oversimplifying things.” But all that kind of thinking does is put us back in the same spot, refusing to see the core issue and doing something to change it rather than taking responsibility for what WE CAN ACTUALLY DO, all of us, to help shift the challenges we face. And that happens through connection, empathy, and love, not choosing to judge something we don’t understand. It’s a big responsibility and society has, for the most part, simply chosen to talk about the same issues over and over again without creating helpful dialogue on how to shift it. And I believe this is a way of thinking we are being programmed to be in so we don’t solve issues and unite, because that will harm the Deep State’s plans.

This is why I’m sharing this piece, because I truly believe that by empowering people with real tools to shift their perspective from hating and judging to having connected, loving, and intelligent conversations, we can help them question how they became the way they are and then effectively shift away from an a way of thinking that doesn’t resonate with us. Imagine if this message were brought to mainstream media; if instead of being taught to judge, we were taught to understand all of our issues and have real conversations about how we can change them. We would effectively be creating a new approach to understanding ourselves and each other, on a deep level.

I know, it may sound like this is impossible, but it’s not. We simply have to realize we have the power. We need to take responsibility for what we can do and start living this way of being. It will pass onto others like wildfire because not only does it work, but it feels incredible to have true and meaningful connections with others. What’s more, it’s our natural state of being.


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