Have you ever noticed how commercials on body creams that supposedly make your skin soft and vibrant, always portray skinny women in their thirties? The ones with straight white teeth and not a zit in sight. It is never a menopausal woman with visibly dry skin, excess facial hair and the infamous 10 kilo overweight build up during mid life transformation.
For men, it is the straight jawline of the kind of hunk women swoon for, who advertises the razorblades.
The absolute winner in this context was a huge billboard I once saw at a highway intersection near The Hague advertising “The Car That Will Make Your Boss Notice You In When You Drive It To Work”
Don’t get me wrong. I understand companies need to sell their products and how they would not sell a thing when an add pictures a poverty stricken deteriorated human being.
What I object to however is the enormous gap unaccounted for; the gap between real life and what we are made to believe is real and what we should strive for.
It makes the world a lonely place, as what we are made to believe is real, actually for many does not exist.
A bigger percentage of the population is overweight. And I don’t know about the situation where you live, but where I live clean shaven hunks with a straight jawline are scarce and I happen to live in one of the most densely populated areas of the world.
An area of the world where I see people in trouble because they are without work, i.e. cannot afford a “Car Their Boss Would Notice Them In When They Would Drive It To Work.”
I see women struggling financially, unable to pay tuition fees or clothes for their children because their ex-husbands wont pay alimony. It makes their skin very non-vibrant, even when they are in their thirties.
It is my personal belief this all has a lot to with economy being our present day Global Religion with 95% of our actions based on trying to make money, both for the producers trying to sell their products as well as the consumers who have learned to believe they need those products in order to be successful.
What ever happened to the concept of inner values? The ones not advertised on television.
What ever happened to the concept of inner knowledge? the commodity not to be expressed in currency?
The Magician, card number I in the Nan Yar- Who Am I Personal development game, invites you to pierce through the veil of illusion; the illusion economy has created.
The Magician invites you to observe how you are tricked into believing you need the same body cream as the woman in her thirties with the straight white teeth and flawless skin;
how you are tricked to believe a certain brand of razorblades will make you look like a hunk with a perfect jawline (no offense meant by the way if that is in fact what you look like).
Sit down The Magician says and and ask yourself what is really going on the world.
The section “Nan Yar” on this website, (go to: all Nan Yar Cards) will tell you more on what the Magician invites you to observe, entirely for free…