I’m probably in the minority, but I’ve never watched an episode of The Walking Dead. In fact, I never really bought into the whole Zombie apocalypse thing. But, after listening to the Bad Wolves’ cover of Zombie (originally recorded by the Cranberries), I’m having second thoughts. I think we might actually be in the middle of The Zombie Apocalypse…I just didn’t realize it until now.

I’ve provided the song link below…take a listen and see what you think.

As I listened to this song in the car this morning, the lyrics really hit home for me. It’s 2018 and nothing’s changed! In spite of the evidence that it’s never worked, we continue to want to solve things by fighting…going to war, dropping bombs. Heck, we’re not even content to keep the conflict contained to planet Earth. A recent CNN headline warned: Space could be the battlefield for World War IIIpresumably against either each other or those pesky ETs who are out to get us.

Here’s the thing… it doesn’t pertain to me or my family. Unless it interferes with our own lives, we watch the violence in silence.

Wake up folks! What’s in your head? Are we really nothing more than zombies? Lemmings? Walking around with pre-programmed crap in our heads that someone else has fed us, spewing the party line, maintaining the status quo? Do we even know what’s in our heads or are we simply conditioned to give the same argument? Dig in our heels? Prove that we’re right?

Do we REALLY believe that war will lead to peace?

Do we REALLY believe that human beings are more different than alike?

Do we REALLY hate more than we love?

Have we ever stopped long enough to ponder what’s in our head? What’s REALLY in our head? How we REALLY feel about these issues? Or, are we too wrapped up in the busyness of our own lives to slow down and think about it? Is it possible to define ourselves in ways other than Black/White, Muslim/Christian, Democrat/Republican?

Here’s the bottom line: are you willing to live the rest of your life as a zombie? Believing what you are told by the media? Your political party? Your church? Or, can you slow down and contemplate these questions from the perspective of your True Self – the beautiful, light-filled, divinely created Being that you are?

As I’ve written before, at our very core, we are LOVE! The peace that we seek begins inside each one of us. We CAN learn to think from the heart. But, we have to do things differently! Muster up the courage to journey inward…practice mindfulness.

Take time to listen to yourself – get to know who you truly are.

I believe we can do it. Momentum is building! People are waking up! 2018 is the year – the time is now. Remember – we are human BEINGS, not human DOINGS. Slow down and say hello to yourself. Have a conversation. Find out what you REALLY think. The answers might just surprise you!

Written by : drallisonbrown

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10 Comments

  1. Lisa Orchard May 6, 2018 at 10:14 am - Reply

    Thought provoking post, Allison! You’ve got a valid point. We need to find another resolution to these problems.

  2. Angela Noel May 6, 2018 at 10:26 am - Reply

    I listened to the new version of Zombie and had similar thoughts. I noticed the update to 2018, and found the question of are we listening to history or continuing doomed to repeat it both scary and perhaps a little hopeful.
    Here’s why: in a small way if we’re repeating the past, we’re also making good choices along with the bad. We’re also innovating and pushing the envelope of acceptance. Remember how we thought being gay was a threat to our way of life? Or interracial marriage wasn’t even legal? Things aren’t perfect–there is MUCH more to do. But some things have improved, mindsets have changed. Not all, but some. I’d like to believe though the zombie in us all needs to wake up, we have hope that little by little, voices are heard in the darkness.
    Thanks for the post, Allison. We need to remember that without positive voices and movement forward, we risk sliding back.

    • drallisonbrown May 6, 2018 at 11:42 am - Reply

      Right! There is always positive among the negative and I believe we are on the tipping point of creating more loving conscious awareness that will overwhelm the negative. It’s people like you, who constantly put that loving energy out into the universe that will help us to tip it!

  3. Diana May 6, 2018 at 11:31 am - Reply

    I my a little Pollyanna but I have faith that humankind will get our act together. I just think that we must go to the extreme in order for change to happen. It is in our nature to procrastinate over change.

    • drallisonbrown May 6, 2018 at 11:38 am - Reply

      I agree with you, Diana. I know that we will get there. We just need people to go out on a limb, speak their Truth (like you do) and shake us up!

  4. Erin - Unbound Roots May 6, 2018 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    You hit so many pertinent points on the head in this post. Yes, we need to focus on love and kindness. Yes, we need to stop being so busy to be able to see what is right in front of us. Yes, we need to stop listening to the media, and explore things for ourselves so we can muster up a deeper understanding.

    Also, practicing mindfulness has been a big part of the last year for me, and oh my goodness does it make a difference. I get the feeling that you are great at this when I read your posts and see your activity updates in Facebook posts. Your writing promotes mindfulness, so THANK YOU!

    Oh, and my husband just put on the new Zombie music video two evenings ago – funny that. How tragic that the woman singer passed away at the end of filming this video. My husband said that all of the proceeds for the song are going to her children.

    Wonderful post, Allison!

    • drallisonbrown May 6, 2018 at 6:01 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Erin! Yes, that was tragic about the Cranberries lead singer passing away.

  5. jeremy-thirstydaddy May 6, 2018 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    love that version of the song. Good stuff

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