“What happens when you pull away the scales that have covered your eyes your entire life? The secrets within the mystery start to unravel, and the truth slowly begins to emerge. What secrets you ask. The secrets behind the lies and the falsehoods behind the delusion. Those are the secrets that I am referring to.”
Conspiracies, secrets and hidden truths. Why are we drawn to these types of claims? Why do we enjoy reading books and watching TV shows about them? What drives us to be enticed by those words?
Finally what does the image at the top of this post have to do with it?
First off the picture really has nothing to do with the post. It’s a scene from my recent novel. So we can simply leave that as it is.
I want to start first with the definition of a conspiracy. The dictionary defines a conspiracy as follows:
“A secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful…”
“A plan or agreement formed in secret, by two or more persons to commit an unlawful,harmful or treacherous act…”
We don’t always think of it that way. Instead we think of subterfuge and intrigue. We think about secret societies plotting to take over the world. We think about government cover-ups in regards to aliens and so forth. We seem to be drawn to these types of stories because we want the answers to questions that we cannot answer and others cannot answer in a satisfactory manner. The questions are the same ones we as a species, race, civilization and society have seemed to ask throughout time.
“Why are we here?”
“Who are we?”
“What is the purpose of life?”
Science, religion, mythology and even science fiction have tried to answer that. The religious answers are obvious as well as the spiritual and metaphysical ones. I don’t want to really get into those because that is not the point of what I am trying to say. Each one of us has a different journey to take and experience. The road down the spiritual and metaphysical differs for each person. What is considered religion to one person is different to another. To beat that drum at this moment wouldn’t accomplish much.
The real secret within the mystery is not a secret nor is it a mystery. Our worst enemy is ourselves. We do not need to look to outside sources such as government or beings from another world to envision our destruction, we are completely capable of doing that ourselves. We let hate, race, religion, politics and ideology divide us. We draw lines in the sand and claim we are on the correct side of the line, while anyone on the other side is our enemy. Instead of extending an open hand in love and acceptance we extend a fist in defiance of the differences we see in others. Unless we love one another and raise each other up nothing will change. We have torn each other down and degrade others for long enough. It is time to stop claiming we are tolerant of others. All the while we are degrading those who we believe are intolerant because of their views. We need to embrace those who are different than us and believe differently. Until we see that we are all the same in the eyes of God we will always remain in the darkness. This is the real secret of the mystery.