Everybody knows everything, they just don’t pay attention to what they know, and that is the problem.
Let’s begin by talking about actors for a moment. Before there was method acting, the quality of acting varied widely. Actors were either superficial or just plain bad – or they intuitively understood that which Lee Strasberg among others taught at the Actors Studio. The actors that some of us intuitively loved, Jimmy Stewart, Gregory Peck, Bogie, among others, were genuinely “good guys”, and we saw that and were attracted to them for it. But the rest – they were divided into the superficial ones or those that understood that acting was not only about what you are saying, but also about saying it convincingly, and that requires delivering it from the appropriate emotions.
What am I leading up to?
As you probably already guessed, my subject is not really acting, but “knowing” (which is, in turn, an aspect of being). So let’s turn our attention from the actors to the audience, those who can tell good actors from bad actors and good guys from bad guys, because in a democracy it’s not who’s on stage, but who’s watching and voting that counts.
ESP is not really extrasensory; it’s the sixth sense. Everyone has it and everyone potentially feels, and therefore, knows everything. Unfortunately, humanity is divided into, for lack of a better way to put it, linear, dualistic people who rely on the five hard senses of perception, and intuitive, nonlinear, nondual people who also use their sixth sense, the soft sense we call telepathy or ESP. In Western culture the five hard (and separative) senses of perception predominate, but tribal and indigenous peoples probably have more sensitive, intuition-based cultures. This said, there are a lot of “sensitives” in Western culture, and a lot of “perceptuals” in indigenous, tribal cultures. It is just that in Western culture, sensitives are a small minority. (I really don’t know enough about tribal cultures to have an informed opinion about them, but I imagine they vary widely).
Perceptuals, for the most part, are shortsighted, listen to what people say without “feeling” where it comes from, and therefore, are easily deceived and tend to follow the wrong people for the wrong reasons. Whereas sensitives, for the most part, can be relied upon to see reality accurately, have the right opinions, vote for the right people, have the right emotions and do the right thing. What is the difference between “right” and “wrong”? It depends on who you ask – a perceptual or a sensitive; but, I think that for the most part, the sensitives are more in touch with the reality of what is.
The problems, however, and there are always problems, come from those “actors” on the world stage who either believe in themselves or have mastered the art of getting into the appropriate emotions for the parts they are playing, so even the sensitives can’t tell them from the real article, the real “good guys”, and therefore become confused about who to vote for and who to follow.