Is the Big Lie holding you back?

What is the big lie?

If I could paraphrase it, I think it would go something like this:

We are all separate isolated beings,

it is our nature to destroy each other, and the planet,

we are doomed and helpless to do anything about it,

oppression is our natural state,

we need to be dominated by someone else to function as a society,

we are doomed to repeat the past.

Sound familiar?  Naming the lie is less important that being able to see where and when it operates.

But here is the thing: Its just a lie.

When we tell the lie it becomes so much easier to live the lie.  We are doomed we tell ourselves, what does it matter if I screw this person over, we are all doomed anyway.  This lie has kept us small and complicit in a world that doesn’t serve our needs or give us joy.

We  can unlearn the Big Lie, and when we do, we find that we are not isolated, we are not alone, it is our nature to be loving and kind, that we are not doomed, and that miracles happen all the time.  When we unlearn the big lie we also learn that we can heal ourselves, that we have power beyond what we’ve ever imagined.

Here are some ways to recognize if the Big Lie is operating in your life:

1. You feel hopeless

2. You feel alone

3. You often feel like humanity is a mistake

4. You feel powerless

5.  You feel an vague sense of doom

6.  You identify what’s wrong in the world, but don’t know what to do about it.

7. You feel guilty for being happy when so much is wrong in the world.

How have you noticed the Big Lie in your life?  More importantly how have you unlearned the Big Lie?  Leave a comment below.

Allison Carr LAc believes that healing yourself makes the world a better place.  Learn more about her work and classes at

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