Wetiko - called by many different names throughout history - is at the very root of the collective madness and corresponding evil that we, as a human species, are collectively acting out on the world stage.
Though Wetiko is
multi-dimensional, many-faceted and utterly profound, its
fundamental essence is actually quite simple to understand.
Our subjective experience of identity itself is quite malleable and is a function of our own mind, which is to say we are actively participating in the moment-by-moment creation of our experience of identity.
Our sense of identity molds us, while we are at the same time the ones crafting our identity.
What we don't want is to let Wetiko forge our identity for us.
Our true nature, our true identity - who we really are - is impervious to Wetiko's pernicious influence.
Wetiko can't take over, possess or have any effect on our true nature, which is not an object that can be manipulated or possessed by Wetiko (or anything else, for that matter).
For this reason, Wetiko's strategy is to set up a substitute counterfeit version - a simulation - of ourselves. It then tricks us into identifying with this fraudulent version of ourselves.
Wetiko cannot stand it
when we identify with our true nature as creative beings, for then
it has nothing to sink its roots - and fangs - into.
Wetiko has no creativity on its own, but it's a master impersonator - we can conceive of it as the ape of the divine.
This counterfeiter, for example, plugs into our own innate but unused creativity to conjure up a stunted image of ourselves as being limited, wounded, having problems, etc. (or, the opposite - being inflated and grandiose).
This psychic snake-oil salesman then presents to us, in a compellingly convincing way, that this fake representation of ourselves - a true imposter - is who we actually are.
If we are not awake in that moment to the fact that we are being sold a bogus bill of goods, like putting on a garment, we unknowingly step into Wetiko's version of ourselves, buying into its fabricated and impoverished image of who we are...
In so doing, in one fell swoop we have given ourselves away, identified with who we are not, and disconnected from our creative power.
A more perfect recipe for
the madness of Wetiko to work its black magic within us, is hard to
Wetiko has fooled us into thinking that a seeming appearance, a display of our mind - a fictitious identity that literally has no actual reality - is who we really are.
We then tend to become consumed by protecting and defending a make-believe version of ourselves that doesn't even exist in the first place.
This is the essence of Wetiko psychosis, a.k.a., ME disease...
Our creative life-force and vitality then get vampirically drained from us in a process in which we ourselves are ultimately complicit.
It is as if we are
powerful wizards beyond measure who are unaware of our divine gift
and have become 'bewitched,' literally entrancing ourselves by our
own innate, unrealized genius for shaping reality.
In a positive feedback loop that generates life most abundantly, getting in touch with our creativity helps to further reveal our nature, and the more we know ourselves the more we naturally express ourselves creatively, ad infinitum.
Instead of outsourcing
our intrinsic creativity to forces outside of ourselves, we have
then stepped into and animated our vital nature as creative beings
who are made in the very image of our creator.
For once we connect with
our calling, find our authentic voice and express our creative
nature, Wetiko has no place to stand - similar to the cartoon
Wile E. Coyote falling off the