I write this piece for those who are dissatisfied with the story we've been given, for those who have decided to research, explore and seek answers elsewhere, and for those who have been deep down the rabbit hole for too long and may need help reclaiming their centered humanity and joy for life, to regain their balance and enjoy the love of those in their lives. Many times, diving into the rabbit hole of truth seeking can be insidiously disorienting, depressing and anger inducing. One can become hysterical and compulsive. I know...I've noticed those conditions in myself. Becoming disconcerted and off centered will not help anyone...
Following are some tips to remaining centered and present while researching for truth.
It is not uncommon for truth seekers when faced with a fantastically illogical 'official story,' to automatically jump to a conclusion without thinking the situation through and assuming; "If it's not that, then it must be this". Too many times we focus on the "it must be this", instead of focusing others on the "it's not that", part. The slumbering public whose attention we're trying to get have to let go of the erroneous 'official story' first, before they can consider any other alternatives. To paraphrase author Liam Scheff -
"Official stories exist to protect those in power".
Official stories tend to divert focus away from the truth. Pay attention to what the official story focuses on and then look in another direction...look to who or what benefited from the event or disaster?
What measures are being instituted as 'prophylactic measures?
Who benefits from those preventative measures?
Whose power is enhanced and increased and who profits immeasurably?
Many times those questions take observational effort and time to answer. Jumping to conclusions and making erroneous assumptions often leads us away from the answers to the above questions.
Continually ask yourself while researching; "Am I practicing confirmation bias?". We truthers often complain about those with closed minds...let's make sure ours is open.
What or who exactly was the 'inside' part of this inside job?
Dr. Judy Woods admonishes those of us that know the official story is not credible to then ask the right questions...or we can't have a viable theory . Many times our assumptions can lead us astray. So, maybe 9/11 was an inside job; but that's not the question until we have a solid idea about what actually happened. Dr. Woods posits that we need to determine what happened before we focus on who did it. Although the 'what happened' link highlights a contentious debate between Dr. Wood and the AE9/11 truth camps...that debate is beneficial because both sides understand and highlight the very dubious validity of the official 9/11 report.
Personally, I don't know what actually happened on September 11, 2001. What I do know is that the official 9/11 report and my native instincts don't jibe. What I do know is that we need to be open to all possibilities about 9/11. Keep questioning...walk around with your own questions...and STOP the incessant hand-wringing about 'external enemies'. Somehow those in the government and corporate defense contractors that have high profits at stake want us to believe that the United States survived a fifty year 'cold war' with the Soviet Union which possessed state of the art weapons technology and we had no major 'terrorist events'; but amazingly a group of technically challenged Saudi Arabians were able to mastermind the most devastating attack ever on U.S. soil?
In your search for truth...how do you not become consumed? How does one not become nihilist or worse...hysterical and totally avoided by friends and loved ones? I'll offer these tips...
1. Pick your battles wisely. Develop a sense of who is willing to hear what you have found in your truth seeking. You'll do more damage to the truth by trying to force your thoughts on people. When you do encounter someone that isn't negatively reactive to conspiracy truths, do not drill or lecture them...stay conversational and encourage...I can't repeat emphatically enough;...encourage those who are willing to listen to research on their own. Offer them sources or books. I've given away more books than I presently own, I've re-bought books that I had given away. Just know...people are much more committed to things they figure out on their own than something drummed into their heads.
2. Always keep a sense of perspective. You're truth seeking for a reason. Let your knowing be your initial force for acting. Do not fall into the trap that many of the corporate mass media hypnotized folks try to set by asking "Well what are you going to do about it?" You're doing something by sharing what you've found...
3. Nurture yourself. Be steadfast in keeping balance in your life. Develop a regular routine of self renewal. I use spiritual practice...if you're not spiritually inclined then develop a relaxation routine. However, I highly recommend a spiritual practice. It keeps you grounded, puts things into perspective...gives one a sense of balanced being.
We don't want to approach truth seeking with a 'the sky is falling' mentality. Truth seeking...sousing out conspiracy theory and reality is what will set the world right. But, the world won't be set right by next week. Marianne Williamson has a quote that says-
"Our major effort should be working for the ages, working for that which we may never personally experience, but will raise human beingness to it's innately divine expression" (paraphrased).
So let's re-tune our tin-foil hats...let's embrace being different and even laughed at. When the truth is known you'll be gratified.
I've seen how this ends...we win.