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(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

Menorsoapery; Whether To Spruik Or Not

You know me. I likes to go oot'an'aboot. On the etherwebs, if not necessarily the great outdoors. Though, of course, I do enjoy that too, but there are some restrictions on that. You may have noticed.

Anyway. Thought it was time to share some more interesting and educational finds with you.

Firstly, a brief history of hand-washing. It's a thing of mine, anyway - but that is quadrupled now.

We keep saying we have lessons to learn. That is the purpose of history, as far as I am concerned... yet we seem condemned to not pay attention.

Now - this talk was back in 2018 but gives a good feel for how our First Minister thinks. Scotland, Iceland and NZ were the initiators of the WEAll (Wellbeing Economy Alliance). Read more about that HERE.

Now. I have been pondering about sharing the next item. However, I think it worth being aware of; but it is not for the weak of spirit or those inclined to conspiracy theories. Back on October 18th, 2019, two events took place of which much of the world remained ignorant. First, the opening of the World Military Games ("Warrior Olympics"), in... Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. (Look familiar?) Five 'foreign' athletes were hospitalised during those games; reputedly for malarial infection.

At the same time, over in New York at the Johns Hopkins Centre for Health Security, there was an 'exercise' being acted out, called simply, 'Event 201'. Yes, the exact same day as the opening of the games. What is more, this is only two months before, well, you know. The link I have provided takes you to the page with the videos of the exercise, including a 'highlights' reel.

That should keep you busy for a wee while. You had nothing else to do, did you? Report back here and discuss in the comments. 

Let me set you to pondering with this: given the report from two years prior from the WHO, in which that institution warned of the need for governments to get their health systems 'battle-ready' (my terminology, but definitely implied there), and given the discussions between these JH players, one wonders why it is that governments have not responded with the speed and attention that they are only now realising they needed to. A key factor that seemed to arise from the exercise was that the economic effects would be extreme and this caught their attention. What we have seen, in particular in the UK and the USA, but elsewhere also, is that governments have been keen to preserve the economic status quo... at the risk of public health. The result has been an economic catastrophe. Like the Titanic, they really thought they were unsinkable...

Do I think it is possible this has indeed been a global 'exercise' of some kind? That's for me to know and I say again. No conspiracy stuff.


  1. I have just completed your post and will now head over to the links. Very disturbing...
    My online order of tp literally went down the potty!! LOL Today was pick up day. I rec'd a call at 1:30 telling me they did not have any in the store. I am officially as of today no longer obsessing over it...it is what it is or isn't.
    I bought the last package of table napkins...
    Hugs Cecilia

  2. Not sure I'm in the mood for too much heavy stuff right now, but I'll give Nicola a go at least.
    Cheers! Gail.

  3. Very interesting. Since I stopped having contact with anyone, my hand washing is back to a normal level. But those few weeks in early March I washed sooooo much!

  4. Eerie. My hand washing is back to normal since I haven't seen any non-family members in quite a while!

  5. Momma had heard about Event 201. She's got some theories and is disturbed at how some politicians are so quick to exploit a crisis to take away people's rights. Ex: our state AG says abortion is not an essential medical procedure unless the woman's life is at risk and the governor signed an order banning all non-essential medical procedures - therefore, no abortion. Now, whether you're pro-choice or not, it is disturbing since abortion is supposed to be legally protected. And this is just one example. But no one seems to care much, momma has given up trying to point this stuff out to people on FB.

  6. conspiracy theory is my middle name and what iffing about them is my game. that means I am going to skip these links because I can come up with it all on my own. I already trust no one in a govt position... I can tell what the links are about by the content of your post and now my mind has more to work with

  7. I am not buying too much in those conspiracy theories. The World Military Games were organised months if not years in advance. Do I really think there was a deliberate 'planting' of the virus? No, because it cost China more than it gained. Also, Event 201 is planned months in advance, even if it is an exercise. With hindsight everything can be be connected.

    According to our prime minister there was enough loo roll to poop for another ten years before they ran out!

    Klem, Mara

    1. Hari OM
      Thank you Mara - that's my thinking too! Though I would certainly love to be around when the 30 years are up for accessing g'ment papers relating to these times... Crikey - lucky NL! Yxx

  8. Five 'foreign' athletes were hospitalized during those games; reputedly for malarial infection. Yet they are testing hydroxychloroquine as one of the drugs for use in battling the COVID-19 and hydroxychloroquine is a malarial drug.
    Malaria is an infectious disease caused by parasites that invade red blood cells ~ do they have a lot of mosquitoes in Wuhan in October. Lee takes hydroxychloroquine for her autoimmune mixed connective tissue disease and now you are unable to get it and the price has gone sky high. Me thinks that drug manufacturer is now rolling in the money.
    Something smells but I'm not sure what it is.
    Stay safe
    Sweet William The Scot

  9. Well ~ we could 'talk' about many theories ~ have not ruled out a 'conspiracy' theory ~ Asians do not have the same value of life ~ and some other countries ~ not blaming anyone but worst things have happened in the name of 'power and greed.' ~ like the Holocaust ~ Evil is out there whether we like to think about it or not ~ I tried to see all sides and accept what I need to do ~

    Stay Calm and Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  10. Very impressive woman. I have not read the links. Hubby and I have discussed on and off over the last few weeks if there was more to it than a the disease itself. Finally, this morning as we discussed it again I summed my thoughts up this way. We will probably never know. Besides we are in the middle of it now and have only the control of ourselves and how we respond to the situation. We just shrugged our shoulders, snuggled a bit closer and enjoyed the moment we had. A pleasant breeze, sitting in the shade of the blooming trumpet vine with the blue sky above. namaste, janice xx

    1. Hari OM
      Janice, this is a fine take on the situation and close to my own attitude on it. We are but droplets of water in the ocean. No matter how individual we feel ourselves to be, we cannot but go with the tide... Yxx
      Yamini Ali MacLean


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