It’s often been said that there is a fine line between genius and insanity, and this has never been as true as it is now.

As the time arrives when illusion becomes a thing of the past, we are all drawn into a cleansing of the false aspects of ourselves, thus making room for a greater abundance of Light—God’s Presence. One of the primary challenges of such cleansing and rebirth (personally and collectively) is that our issues, wounds, and psychological frailties are magnified. Our ego uses these raw moments to further ingrain deeper patterns of fear and unhealthy choices into our psyche, while the Spirit of God waits in the wings for us to see such moments as opportunities for the permanent healing of patterns and choices. The odds may seem heavily against us, but since it is God’s Will that we (and all others) heal, we can remain confident in a positive outcome. The speed of this outcome, however, is greatly determined by our level of commitment to spiritual growth and our daily choices.

In the meantime we will be confronted with some of the most challenging behaviors and thought processes (from ourselves and others). This is, therefore, a time on earth wherein we can expect to see some potentially disturbing behaviors of others; behaviors that seem questionable, hurtful, and perhaps even “insane.” The human psyche is indeed needing a cleansing, but the ego and darkness in the world (and in our minds), will fight to keep control over the cells of our brain and the thoughts in our mind.

Astrologically speaking, we are currently moving into six (out of ten) planets being in retrograde. And with the movement of Pluto and Jupiter shifting into a significant placement, with Pluto comes death and change and Jupiter will simply magnify these effects and cause them to take longer than expected to pass—which can be experienced as a long-term pandemic.

The form this may take might also be on the national news as stories around politics or of people seemingly going crazy and harming others. This may also take the form, locally, of people we know beginning to act in more unstable or irrational ways than usual. If they are on medication, it might seem as though they are not taking their prescribed doses. If they are in a program to help control their addictions, they might veer off the program or fail to follow a consistent practice of that program. Even people who practice channeling and the like might find themselves struggling at times, possibly not sounding very coherent.

Sadly, this will probably only get worse, as the veils between dimensions become thinner and those who are psychic, or have hyper-sensitive nervous systems, continue to be bombarded with human and planetary discharge of negative energy. Such discharge can cause anything from a mildly heightened state of nervousness and anxiety to flat-out internal messages from what seems to be God/Spirit but, in actuality, are not.

Messages or feelings that are indeed from God would be would be clear, loving, constructive, and coherent. All else should raise suspicion and be discussed with a counselor. And although the possibility that an internal message is not God-given might sound deflating to some, keep in mind that this is nobody’s fault and is merely to be expected, given the rise in planetary and personal psychic cleansing.

The bottom line is that as pieces of negatively charged thoughts and brain cells are broken up (during this global healing process), our psyche gets nervous and tries grabbing these pieces and reassembling them into our consciousness. Then, since we are only grabbing pieces and then are failing to put them back into a proper order, our conclusions will seem very chaotic—to say the least—thus adding to an appearance of irrationality (or worse).

The solution during such times is best approached from both the inside AND the outside. On the inside, we are asked by Spirit to extend prayers to those (including ourselves) with such psychological struggles. We are also asked to not fall into the trap of believing in what we see: meaning that even though our brothers and sisters may literally begin to behave insanely, it is not the real part of them that does so, but instead is the part that is most reflecting the fear-based belief that we are separate from God and from our sanity.

On the outside (meaning at the physical or behavioral level), we are asked to stand up for healthiness and for our own personal boundaries. The way A Course in Miracles puts it is that, if we were to see a child with a dangerous object (such as a knife), it would be right to take it away from them (set boundaries) even though they might cry or stomp their feet. The challenge at this point is to then stick to those boundaries—even though the child will attempt to make us feel bad for our righteous decision. Keep in mind, however, that our choice was not only good (and healthy) for us, it was also good for “the child,” our family, our community, our friends, AND the entire human race.

All acts (and states) of literal or symbolic insanity are fear-based, and all acts (and states) of fear-based thinking are insane. Therefore, by seeing the symptoms of minor or major levels of unstable or irrational behavior as simply part of humanity’s collective fear-based levels of consciousness, we can help heal such things by choosing to neither ignore it, nor enable it, but instead to spot it, pray on it, and choose to act in a way that puts limits on how far we will allow it to be acted out on ourselves or others. After all, we’re all perhaps a little crazy, but we can (and must) set limits on just how crazy we will allow ourselves (or others) to be. In other words, let’s agree to allow crazy moments but NOT a crazy life.

michael mirdad