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Still in lockdown

by | Dec 22, 2020 | Articles, Collective Mind, Way of Living

We are still in lockdown. I believe that the situation in which we live every historical moment is a consequence of the collective mind. Just as every personal moment is a consequence of our own individual mind. What does this mean? That we, all the people of this earth together, created this situation. And we want to keep it. Temporarily, at least.

The Tiredness

I remember some people used to write on the walls: “I’m tired and I’m starting to get dizzy. Stop the earth, I want to get off!” There is always a gap between a wish and its manifestation and between manifestation and awareness. This old desire is manifesting today. We have temporarily stopped the world.

All these years, we’ve been running a lot, working a lot, we’ve lost the meaning of life – not that we had ever found it. But in recent decades, the conditions have been changing too fast. The modern world is still unprocessed, very fresh, in the process of digestion, unabsorbed, not yet common property.

The dramatic Changes

Scientific knowledge and technology are constantly changing data and we have all been desperately trying to keep up with the developments. We were tired, we were dizzy, we wanted the earth to stop spinning for a while. In order to understand what is happening to us, where we’re going to, what we’re asking for in our life.

Even before the lockdown, we lived more in the digital world than in the real one – with our mobiles, the internet, social media and everything connected to it. Each generation types more than talks. We look at screens more often than at real people.

It all came together and the collective mind started wondering: “Why should I go outside to work, to shop, to have fun, what’s the point? After all, I can do everything from my little house.” And we found the solution: such a small intracellular parasite, a virus. We didn’t need something overwhelming, not even a genie who makes wishes come true, our minds were more than enough.

The Test Results

We’ve just taken a chance. We’re experimenting with this thought, to see if we like it. If it suits us. We’re sad that we don’t see our friends so much, that we don’t travel as often as we’d like, that our freedom has been restricted, that most of us have had their income reduced. Many get angry even with having to spend so much time with their own families. Various pre-existing problems that we hid under the carpet have surfaced, and some partially new ones have emerged.

On the other hand, we see nature doing better with the human factor restricted. Overall deaths have not increased very much despite the Coronavirus. Perhaps because we don’t have so many vehicle related accidents. Possibly not as many strokes or other health issues that came from the stress of our previously ‘normal’ daily lives.

For almost twenty years, many have thought of the guaranteed minimum income as a solution to the maintenance of the predominant economic system. There are also too many of us. There have been film scripts since the seventies about laboratory viruses and other possible ways invented by powerful people to reduce the earth’s population. Many people simply prefer the security of isolation.


All these thoughts run through the collective mind, occupying it. Whether we like or not, whether we admit it or not. And we were led to this historical moment, to a turning point, a pause, in order to decide how to proceed in the future. Reality has already changed because of the Coronavirus and will continue to change, we have entered a new orbit. For better, for worse, who knows? And who will ever know?

The human mind, collective and individual, will probably remain divided, so that it will never be sure what is or would be better. Because half of our mind longs for the past and the other half puts all its hopes and fears on the unknown future. The present escapes us… continually…

happy 2021

Alexia Iliadou


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