Restoring “The Magic”
Don’t overthink this one. It’s very straight-forward. “The magic” refers to anything under the sun that can no longer do what it was meant to do. And more than that, “the magic” is that which is not just missing or disabled, but it’s missing for a traceable and knowable reason.
Stay with me while I share an analogy to explain what I mean.
Let’s imagine you’re driving down the road in a new car. You’re feeling great. Everything is in its proper place. Your project at work is complete and home life is smooth. And, of course, the car has that new-car smell — we can all relate to this. In the scenario that I describe, what could go wrong?
But then, suddenly, something does go wrong. Specifically, a flat tire. It happens, right? With the tire suddenly flat, what are the options? They’re limited. You’re forced to pull over to the side of the road.
How do you feel now? Five minutes ago the car was part of an overall feeling of bliss. But quite suddenly that very same car is the reason why your life is on hold. Your life has fundamentally changed. You now must suffer the many inconveniences associated with fixing a flat tire.
Guess what? The car has lost its magic. It can no longer do what it was meant to do.
You will later find out why the magic is lost. Was it a pothole or a nail? Later, the actual reason for your flat tire will be revealed by a process of tracing, identifying, intervening, and remedying the problem.
The good news is that the tire is fixable. The bad news is that the tire will not fix itself. It awaits your actions. Until it’s fixed, it matters little whether the car is a Ford Eco or a powerful Ferrari. With a flat tire, none of those vehicles are going anywhere without the remedial process I describe. Each of them will sit at the side of the road — useless — there’s outside influence.
You’re now thinking, “I understand the analogy but it’s way too simplistic.”
But is it? In many matters, we humans assign complexity to what is so simple. Here it is: Humanity has lost its magic for traceable and knowable reasons.
Through the fault of no one, we’ve been redirected over thousands of years into a system that is technically foreign to what we’re meant to do. Humanity has sustained a flat tire and it manifests itself as that vague feeling that, suddenly, things are not quite right.
Humanity “lost its magic” when collaborative behavior yielded to acquisitive behavior more than 10,000 years ago.
We suddenly wonder, “What is all this for? Where is all this going?” We all feel a sense of growing unease, don’t we?
The human flat tire is fixable because we possess the tools right now that enable us to trace how we got here.
At Noēsis, we’re not really breaking new ground. What we are doing is inducing our members to view things in ways to which they’re not accustomed. In fact, I hear that a lot. “Tony, I’ve never heard it explained quite that way.”
Let’s go back to our car — the one with the flat tire. It sits on a lonely road. And another reality is also setting in. It’s getting a bit darker outside. We’re running out of time. Now might be a good time to fix the flat, to restore the magic. It will reset itself by the forward-thinking, remedial actions that we take here at Noēsis.
Let’s get busy tracing why humanity suddenly feels a gathering sense of what I call “freefall.” Some people ask what I mean by “freefall.”
Do I really need to explain it? You know what freefall is and we all vaguely feel it. Freefall has all of us noticing a vaguely regressive reality for all human’s courtesy of a trajectory that may not be ultimately survivable.
The tone here at Noēsis is and will remain hopeful and remedial. Our mission is to enable Human Survival, and we trust the conclusions we make, because they’re based only on what we can show to be true. That by itself will hopefully keep you here with us.
The more you know, the better.
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