This is just an example, and there may be other variables to consider, but it seems to me that no matter what our environment, there will always be those who are immune to it, either positively or negatively.
As I remember the experiences and the different stages I've gone through in my journey to higher consciousness, I recall the changes I've gone through, from completely ignorant "liberal", to completely ignorant, frothing-at-the-mouth neocon, to somewhat less ignorant whatever. And, like most people I suppose, though I was asleep and not aware of them at the time, seeds were planted, drops of knowledge accumulated in the back of my brain that eventually reached critical mass, and I could no longer revel in the lie that 2+2=5.
Like all of the wise philosophers of the past, I have come to the conclusion that the more I know, the more I realize I know nothing, except that truth is a journey, not a destination, and is always, always beyond your feeble five senses' capability to fully comprehend. Through this journey I've come to realize that politics is useless, especially now at this stage of the great cycle of ages, when ignorance and materialism are so imbued in our culture that we have been enslaved even though we proclaim our glorious and eternal freedom. It's "the end of history".
For me, my journey has taken me beyond the political, beyond the materialism and the ignorance, and into the spiritual. It no longer matters to me who my so-called "rulers" are, for only I rule myself. I realize that for the truth aware we usually feel we have an obligation to tell the truth to the mob, even though they hate us for it, but with all that's happened, and as close as we are to the abyss, the way I see it, if you're not aware yet, no amount of ranting from me or anyone else is going to make any sense to you at this point.
Is this pessimism, cynicism, or is it just realistic? I don't know for sure. Who can say? There's so much information and propaganda out there to know anything for certain as far as anyone but yourself and your own gut instincts are concerned, and unfortunately for all I've learned I'm still, like Newton, a boy playing on the sea-shore, diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
It is my personal gut feeling that in the coming year or two great and profound changes are going to occur. They could be positive, negative, or both. As individuals we must look at the information available and interpret it in a way we feel is best for us. Will the government collapse the economy as a segue to world government and a cashless control grid? Highly likely. Will they use this global governance to enact a eugenics population reduction pogrom, wiping away upwards of 6 billion people from the planet? Almost certainly, although the extent to which they will be successful can't be known at this time; the program is certainly in motion. Will their agenda be thwarted by shifts in consciousness beyond their ability to control? I think so, but not before great suffering and death. Is there a looming cataclysm that will reset civilization, as has likely happened at least once in the past? It's possible.
My path, at this point, takes a new direction, away from what I believe to be the trivial and the mundane, which we are conditioned to believe has the utmost importance. And I'm not even talking about celebrity worship, pop culture, and obsession with mega-hyped corporate sporting events, et al, as retardedly trivial as these in fact are. Some would say, turn off your TV and get involved, do something, vote!
But even this, in the grand scheme of things, is worthless, for it propagates the lie that you need to be a part of something external for your life to have meaning. In your search for a leader, you will, as we have, eventually come upon leaders who will lead us, meek and obedient, through well-trodden corridors into the slaughterhouse. This has been and always will be the inevitable outcome of people begging to be ruled, for we know that power feeds upon power, power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
The point of all this is that I am detaching myself from the political, and doing what I feel is best for the world, by saving myself. Isn't one of, if not the, main causes of the filth and degradation we see today not only our obsession with how the lives of other people are lived, but also the fact that we have absolutely no control of our own lives? While we obsess over celebrities, athletes; while we waste time fighting to make sure homosexuals can’t get married, while we wax hysterical about mosques being built on so-called holy ground, while we desperately search for the historically-elusive benevolent ruler(s), how many aspects of our lives are actually completely and totally within our own control? If you think about it, very little. Someone else grows and raises our food for us. Someone else provides our water. Someone else makes our clothes. Someone else produces our power. Someone else protects us from our supposed enemies. What would we do if something happened that caused one or all of these essential services to collapse? Don’t think it can happen? Ask the people who lived through Hurricane Katrina.
So in parting, I am done trying to tell you how to live your life. If, after everything that’s happened, you continue to wish to immerse yourself in distraction and triviality, that is your choice. It is my personal feeling that events are about to take place that will cause people like you to suffer, and I intend to be one of the people who survive, and hopefully thrive. By thrive I do not mean sitting in my living room watching my 52’ flat screen plasma while the rest of the world burns; I mean I will be fed, have water to drink, and on a path to inner peace and elevated consciousness. To me, this is what living is.
The hallmark of so-called civilization is not so-called advanced technology; it is knowledge in pursuit of higher purpose. This is why civilizations many thousands of years older than our supposed enlightened selves were far more advanced than we are. When so much of our wealth and energy are spent on "innovating" distraction and weapons of war, and so little is spent on discovering higher truth (in fact, great wealth and energy is spent concealing higher truth), how do we call ourselves civilized? And some would say, but we need these weapons of war because there are people out there who want to destroy us. To which I answer, what are you doing watching TV, or social networking on your iPad, if people are trying to destroy you? Maybe your son will grow up and kill your enemy for you. Someone else...some other time; Idol is on tonight.
- Reality is an illusion, albeit a persistent one. – Albert Einstein
So that is my path: knowledge. Higher truth. Elevation of consciousness. And self-sufficiency. There is no manipulation of nature to form technology that can surpass the “technology” of the spirit, of your own consciousness. Quantum mechanics teaches us that the universe as we know it would not exist if we were not here to observe it. That's the power of our consciousness; that's the god in you. All great minds and philosophers knew this, long before Heisenberg.
When Jesus said if you had the faith of a mustard seed you could tell a mountain to more from here to there and it would obey you, he was on to something. Egyptian texts tell of the “goddess” Isis moving massive 100-ton blocks of stone by the power of her voice alone. And still we wonder, how did they build the pyramids? We ask this knowing that our most advanced technology and knowledge in engineering would still have great difficulty achieving such a feat. And yet we never consider that maybe their technology was elevated consciousness; enlightenment; awareness. Maybe they were built in a more enlightened age, when materialism and ignorance and ego didn't cement our third eye shut. We only use 10% of our brain's capabilities; what could we do if we could harness all of its power?
I do not expect to teach myself how to move megalithic objects with my mind. I simply want a deeper understanding of myself, of the nature of things, of my place and purpose in this so-called reality. I want to live in peace, and enjoy these things with my Twin Flame, and if we are lucky, a handful of like-minded individuals. For me, a single moment of true awareness is worth more than a lifetime of trivial pursuits and collection of possessions that you cannot take with you when you pass from this world. All of you have my love and best wishes, and your safety and health will never be out of my thoughts. Good luck.