There is, it seems, a misconception about the lemmings in the way they seem to destroy themselves, and I will clarify the information that describes them, with the help from Wikipedia, and which information can be seen to be similar to human behaviour.
“Like many other rodents, lemmings have periodic population booms and then they disperse in all directions, seeking the food and shelter their natural habitats can no longer provide. The Norway lemming and Brown lemming are two of the few vertebrates which reproduce so quickly that their population fluctuations are chaotic. Why lemming populations fluctuate with such great variance, roughly every four years, before numbers drop to near extinction, is not known. Lemming behaviour and appearance are markedly different from those of other rodents, which are inconspicuously coloured, and try to conceal themselves from their predators. Lemmings, by contrast, are conspicuously coloured, and behave aggressively towards predators and even human observers.
Lemmings have become the subject of a widely popular misconception that they are driven to commit mass suicide when they migrate, by jumping off cliffs. It is not a deliberate mass suicide, where the animal voluntarily chooses to die, but rather, a result of their migratory behavior. Driven by strong biological urges, some species of lemmings may migrate in large groups when population density becomes too great. They can swim, and therefore, may choose to cross a body of water in search of a new habitat. In such cases, many drown if the chosen body of water happens to be the Atlantic Ocean, or, as is in many cases, so wide as to exceed their physical capabilities. This, the unexplained fluctuations in the population of Norwegian lemmings, and perhaps a small amount of semantic confusion (suicide not being limited to voluntary deliberation, but also the result of foolishness), gave rise to the myth.”
So, it would seem that there are some factors within the lemming world that causes them to act in an extreme fashion, thereby causing their catastrophic consequences. Although, there is no apparent scientific evidence, the natural instincts of the lemmings seem to be over-ridden by another factor that we do not yet understand, and may well have something to do with following the masses, without question. In other words, there is to be a cause for the lemmings to embark upon an action that causes the death of so many, whether it be by drowning, or jumping off a cliff, by accident or by design. I see this form of dysfunctional behaviour as a syndrome, that may also be a form of natural selection in order to keep the numbers down to manageable numbers so that they do not become extinct due to consequences of over-population. In this sense, because they always seem to recover quickly, they may not be in danger of a mass extinction.
With Human Beings, we have a more complex life form, certainly much more complex than the lemmings. Human Beings are a species that has evolved over, what is thought to be hundreds of thousands of years to our present point, and which lists our accomplishments as follows;
- Humans have the ability to think critically, but do not seem to exercise this facility that often.
- They have the potential to use 100% of their minds, mental potential, even the brain, but seem content to use only 5% to 10%. Few have been able to develop their mental potential further, but the masses do not seem to be that interested.
- Humans, generally, can only see about 5% of the light spectrum, according to science. This means that 95% of creation is invisible to them. A shocking revelation, to say the least, but, most humans do not seem interested in developing their greater visual potential.
- Humans seem, generally speaking, to prefer to be told what to do by others, and that they are not so willing to take responsibility for own lives, and what they create or co-create, because they feel it is someone else’s fault. Others are to blame, not themselves.
- Humans are aggressive, and love to fight. Consequently, wars and conflict are always a clear and present reality.
- Humans seem to have a predilection in destroying the planet they live on, without due concern.
- Humans seem to have another predilection in doing whatever they can to make themselves suffer, by choosing poor leaders, or allowing incompetent leaders to remain in office.
- And finally, they allow themselves to be controlled by as many laws, rules, regulations and conditions as are necessary to control and suppress the people, and such laws are usually made by dysfunctional leaders. For instance, and this is just one example of many, in the USA the leaders have self-provided health services paid for by the electorate, while the electorate do not have such. In this sense, the few control the many, and most people do not seem to be concerned.
My observations of human beings as portrayed in the television news, the newspapers of different countries, and the fact that I have lived in quite a few different countries on different continents leads me to the understanding that most humans have little or no idea what they do, or why they do it! I see most people as followers, just like the lemmings, who would follow their leader, whether it be a religious leader, a political leader, or a leader in the business world of banks and industry. People, for whatever reason, are far too willing to be disenfranchised, and become enslaved to a boss, a religious dogma, a political party, or even peer pressure. In this sense I see the Lemming Syndrome being demonstrated by Humans, which is fast becoming the Human Being Syndrome. This is the syndrome of self-destruction, and the destruction of our planet. I observe the human beings running around worried that we are burning fossil fuels which they think is the cause of climate change (warming), which is so absurd, because most people forgot that planet Earth goes through repetitive cycles of climate change, geological change, and even electro-magnetic change. For instance, the physical poles of our planet have changed position several times over millions of years. Science also informs us that there have been five mass extinctions of the human species during our short, but eventful sojourn on this planet. People do not seem to know that the sun emits huge solar flares and coronal mass ejections that send huge electro-magnetic waves of energy all over our solar system, bombarding planet Earth as a consequence. Regrettably, many, many people, in fact most people, in the billions, have no idea that this is happening and what the effect it all has on human beings and all life forms. Another point is that our solar system and galaxy are passing through a huge torus of energy, which is called the photon belt, which has far reaching effects on planet Earth.
In fact, most people have no idea about other civilizations that live on different planets all over, and throughout our Universe. The evidence is right under their noses, but they are far too programmed and controlled to be able to perceive that. The sad truth is that far too many people have no idea where different countries are located on our planet, what language they speak, their beliefs, and ethnic origins. This is amply demonstrated by the street interviews by Mark Dice, and similar people, whose videos on YouTube tell us the sorry tale of people knowing very little. Some young American student thought Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, USA was in China. Some people did not know what language was spoken in Israel, and so the sorry list goes on. Years ago, when vacationers from the United Kingdom went to Mallorca, they were asked where is the island, to which the reply was, all too often, “I do not know, because I flew there.”
I agree, even though all this is true, it does paint a very sad picture of humanity, yet, if we are not able to know the problem, how are we going to resolve it?
I have come to the very sad conclusion that the Human Being Syndrome is very similar to the Lemming Syndrome, and over the next year or two, all humans are going to be tested by experiencing different forms of existential challenges that are entirely designed by Creation, The Divine I Am Presence, for more people to wake up and start expanding conscious awareness and raise their consciousness. After all, each individual life form, whatever that may be, is part of the Matrix of Creation. Unfortunately, most people do not know what Conscious Awareness or Consciousness are, and that is why I wrote a book, entitled, The Emissaries of Consciousness, which attempts to explain what consciousness is, and addresses those brave and wonderful souls who have spent their lives to raise their consciousness and be of service to others for the highest good of all people, all life forms, including our one and only home, Planet Earth.
A cursory observance of the political antics in the United States of America, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Mexico, Venezuela, Russia, China, Syria, Libya, and many more countries, tells us that we are all heading for some big showdown, breakdown, or some big event that is going to change everything. We are told this by the Astrologers, who inform us that we are leaving the Piscean Age, and entering the Aquarian Age, the Mayans and their calendars of cycles, the Hopi Native Americans with their prophecies, the Aborigines in Australia, and so many other sources, even science, with the advent of the String Theory, and the Entanglement Theory, which tell us that everything affects everything. The Hindus tell us all this in accord with their incredible knowledge of the cycles known as Yugas. The net result of all this information is that we, human beings, seem to learn through the use of pain and suffering, and even that does not guarantee that we learn anything of import. In this sense, The Divine I Am Presence is kindly arranging for us human beings to be given a great kick in the pants to wake us up, and facilitate the evolution of our consciousness. As I see it, the masses will soon be making a choice, whether to raise consciousness and create a golden age of peace, harmony, well-being for everyone, or we will be creating the sixth mass extinction for most people, which means that we get to start all over again, with many more incarnations in order to arrive at this point yet again, to see if we are ready to make a better choice, as a humanity. Those individuals who choose a different path, will experience a different reality.
Anthony Altman is an author of books on Self-Empowerment, Self-Help/Improvement and Self-Healing, and also provides lectures, workshops and seminars on these subjects. For further information and contact, please visit his website.