By: Michael Laitman
Apprehension and uncertainty over the coronavirus have triggered a situation as contagious and widespread as the pandemic: conspiracy theories.
Since the surge of the global disease that has virtually paralyzed the planet, the blame game started between countries while people speculate about the origin of the crisis as a hidden and Machiavellian agenda implemented by powerful interest groups. By that, we do what humans know best: look for responsibility outside of ourselves. If we want to tackle the actual problem, we need to focus on its root — our selfish and uncaring human nature.
America faces its “Pearl Harbor, 9/11 moment,” warned the US surgeon general as the coronavirus death toll increases. Claims that the fatality numbers have been inflated by health officials to grandstand the current administration have invaded social media. But the conspiracy theorists have also been busy with other speculations such as the alleged link between the rollout of 5G wireless technology and COVID-19. Others hypothesize that the virus was created as a biological weapon by the elites and international organizations to reduce population and establish a new world order. The list goes on.
All this is nonsense. Alas, the initiator, the “conspirator” behind the epidemic, is far greater and more powerful than any suspected perpetrator: nature itself. This supreme force secretly knits the ultimate plan to generate a positive shift in the world. Although invisible and beyond comprehension, nature’s plan is for us to replicate its characteristics of love and giving. Its sole aim is for us to finally recognize that we are inextricably bound to an ecosystem which is integral, and this and all other crises plaguing humanity stem from our harmful attitude toward the world.
More Dangerous Than a Biological Weapon
The coronavirus was not deliberately created by humans. It is the result of the imbalance that we have provoked in nature, where only man lives solely for his own benefit and thereby causes damage. In contrast, all other levels of nature — the still, vegetative, and animal — act instinctively and take only what is necessary for their survival.
COVID-19 comes to teach all of us that our individualistic and narrow-minded paradigm of abusing our surrounding environment has led us to a dead end, to such a dangerous state that if we continue in that path, we could very well experience even more deadly consequences than the pandemic, an imminent world war.
If we focus our attention on the world’s evolutionary process, we will realize that nature is not truly secretive and scheming; its actions are actually overt and plain to see. Our inherent human nature, the persistent desire to take advantage of others through myriad self-serving thoughts and actions causes the world’s goodness to be concealed from us. Thus, we have generously been given time for soul searching that will allow us to contemplate change.
If we unite not only at a time of trouble or during an epidemic, but rather from a profound sense of connection based on healthy bonds of friendship, brotherhood and mutual concern, we will resemble the quality of nature within its integral system. Then, the more we become similar to it, the higher and more intricate the level of balance we will attain.
This is the rumor that needs to spread across the world. It is precisely now, during the coronavirus crisis, that we must begin a comprehensive educational process on mutual responsibility that will develop within us the awareness that we have no choice but to function as an integral part of the one, interdependent and interconnected system. The call of the hour is to bring about global awareness of how mankind must behave within the system of nature, what is our proper role in front of the world and how to achieve harmony and correct communication between us.