Our managerial overlords are bound and determined to at least make us all hungry and at worst get us all killed. Weirdness in the Ukraine (which never existed) tonight.
It’s just fine though. This will all be just fine. Really. The Russians aren’t going to invade. China isn’t going to invade. The currency is going to get debased, the government will not be able to steal from us as much in order to boss us around.
Folks will be less fat.
Folks will unlearn a lot of dumb propaganda they’ve been carrying around.
Folks will have to learn the new game.
We are all descended from people who made it through ice ages, the Black Death, the discovery of the new world. Three world wars. (Napoleon started the first one.), and Martin Luther.
Fear not. Enjoy. Really. It’s interesting as hell.
Meanwhile, all the chaos in the Roaringly Retarded ‘20’s just shows us what’s important. It’s our people, intellectual pursuits, spritual life, etc.
It’s all for the good.
Julian of Norwich told us all is well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well. She’s right you know. She’s right about nearly everything.
Mother Julian was nuts, as all the good ones are. She lived in England in the late 1300’s and died around 1416. She got the plague, nearly died, and was delirious for a long time. During that time she had these “shewings.” She saw stuff. Or stuff was revealed to her.
She later became an anchoress, walled up in a little room off the church and people would come to her and pass food to her through a hole in the wall, and she’d pass the chamber pot and spiritual teachings out.
She’s one of my favorites.
Here’s a little of her divine revelations or showings.
“And in this he showed me a little thing, the quantity of a hazel nut, lying in the palm of my hand, as it seemed. And it was as round as any ball. I looked upon it with the eye of my understanding, and thought, ‘What may this be?’ And it was answered generally thus, ‘It is all that is made.’ I marveled how it might last, for I thought it might suddenly have fallen to nothing for littleness. And I was answered in my understanding: It lasts and ever shall, for God loves it. And so have all things their beginning by the love of God.
In this little thing I saw three properties. The first is that God made it. The second that God loves it. And the third, that God keeps it.”
This jives entirely with Aquinas’ demonstrations and just proves what he tells us in the first 6 chapters of book one of the little summa, you can get some of it through reason, and you can get all of it through revelation, though the latter is closed to most.
Revelation was not closed to her and through religious fever dreams she had proper truth shewed to her. SHE SAW WITH HER EYE OF UNDERSTANDING THAT IT LASTS AND EVER SHALL AND THE THREE MAJOR PROPERTIES OF THE THING.
That thing was creation, all that is, and she had it placed in her hand for a moment, not so she could control it, but that she might know the creator of it. Aquinas gets us there through reason, she through fever.
These dreams of hers are not dreams people have. They are dreams flung on you.
Maybe go read some Julian. Keep reading Thomas with me.
Know that all manner of thing shall be well.