The Digital Generation’s Answer to Avoiding Problems

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How far do you think people will go to avoid their problems?

Transhumanism is the ultimate in ‘convenience’. It aims to make life easier, better and more efficient. Convincing the public of anything that works against their nature and  that’s detrimental to their existence or well-being has often been presented in opposite terms in order to gain trust.

Awareness to the fact that inversion is a hallmark of the Matrix, makes it easier to see that transhumanism is invasive and actually an enemy of human nature and biology. Inversion of reality aside, it used to puzzle me as to why and how so many people embraced transhumanist concepts so carelessly and thoughtlessly, accepting them without argument as if it were natural evolution or true nature.

Our brains are becoming atrophied because of services that provide us with answers offered to us by robotic voices. Commercials teach us to treat them as friends and family, blurring the line for those who, as children, considered Teddy Ruxpin a confidant and support system. One commercial goes a step further by enforcing the stupidity of humans who use the product and even demonstrates that it will refuse certain things that are asked of it, in this case, country music. We are being conditioned to feel that these services are an improvement over the human mind which is an abomination of thought and can never be true.

We use search engines to give us the answers that appeal to their algorithms all the while, our world view dwindles and we forget what it’s like to think and discover on our own. This behavior is plain to see, but it occurred to me that these devices and human-like anamatronics are not here to assist us, but to destroy our connectivity to one another. They prey on our weaknesses and fears of failure and rejection.

Our interpersonal relationships are crumbling and our modes of communication fail us. We respond to life from a weakened emotional state, our relationships falter and we distance ourselves further from eachother, connecting only through emoji-filled texts and we more easily embrace the unreality of robotics and transhumanism.

This advancement in technology encourages human failure. It allows us to go elsewhere for connectivity when we do not want to do the work involved in nurturing real relationships. It becomes the panacea to our natural anxieties, destroying human emotion in the process of ‘comforting’ us.

Who needs real people when robot sex brothels are becoming all the rage? The Barbie Doll as an ideal has led to sex dolls which begs the question, how can humans compete with something that won’t ask how you’re feeling? We will no longer have to confront our real emotions and grow spiritually. All we need is a synthetic android and a touch-screen.

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If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, it’s that people will do almost anything to avoid dealing with their problems. Looking through that lens it is easy to see how a troubled, digital generation will accept transhumanism and live-in sex dolls if only to avoid having to face their own human responsibilities in order to continue fabricating lives deeply woven into the Matrix.

Be aware. Save your children. Exit the Matrix.

The core of my work is in awakening people to the programming and conditioning that enfeebles our minds and makes us operate purely through our subconscious and triggered emotions.  Contact me for more information.

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Self Transformation Can Get Ugly


TRIGGEREDI have become fascinated by horror movies where people are transformed into monsters. The idea that a poison takes over or a contamination turns someone into a fiendish creature is an interesting theme for a movie, but the reality is that we are doing it to ourselves quite openly all the time.

Triggered. Child tantrums have made way for adult meltdowns and seriously low karmic behavior goes from the periodic to standard practice. We use labels and fear to justify our behavior, opt for selective outrage and express intolerance for anyone who refuses to take part in our rage.

Self Transformation and goals of attaining greater consciousness and atunement with Divine energy requires the type of self reflection and contemplation that results in clarity.  Without clarity and awareness, we can’t see or experience our actual reality and our emotions blind us and prevent us from experiencing equilibrium and happiness.

Maintaining balance in a world that appears designed to throw us off our game is not always easy even when we are fully aware of our triggers. Instinctively we yearn for balance. Tension, hostility, doubt, uncertainty, fear…all these things are byproducts of the misery brought on by a lack of balance.

It is a Law of Nature that if you express hatred and anger, that’s what you get more of in your life. It will even express itself in the way you look. We all owe it to ourselves to calm the beast within and understand that the real monsters are not exterior to us.

The image here is from the 80s horror film The Beast Within and the title should  be reflected on by anyone who struggles with responsibility and blame.

Your personal growth and self-transformation is going to take more than repeating a few inspirational quotes and jumping on a culty New Age bandwagon. It might get ugly before the rainbows and unicorns start appearing. But never fear, you are not alone.

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Blood Moon Observations

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The world stopped and took notice of the Blood Moon which graced our skies last night. The once in a century phenomenon included multiple planets in retrograde and alignments that happen very rarely.

I am not a very learned student on astrology or astronomy, but in my practice of self-development I am keenly aware of the power that the planets and the moon can have on us.  It’s something I’m working on and have started giving more attention to. And as I’ve been making note of these things, I noticed yesterday when I got up I felt very odd, almost as if floating or in another world, but my surroundings still looked the same. The feeling of being in a sensory deprivation chamber came to mind at one point.

Perhaps the best way I can describe how I felt was maybe how an animal feels when they sense a storm coming or an earthquake. All of your senses are on alert or strangely lifted from the confines of your body.

At 4:20 pm (no joke), the moon would be at it’s peak in its fullness. Being on the East Coast of  the United States I couldn’t see it, but took the time to go into a meditation and harness some of the energy. I did this for 40 minutes.

I got out of my meditation feeling more awake than I did all day. The bizarre fog that I had been in throughout the day had finally lifted. I felt like a completely different person and my senses had returned.

That night as I turned the light out to sleep, I felt the most soothing calm and slept better than I have in many weeks. It was as if I was reborn. I was the most content infant snuggled in his crib, having the best sleep of his short life.

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Finding Yourself

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We all want to understand our purpose and for most of us that will require a process of change and self transformation. Positive change will shake the effects of our influences and will bring about a greater understanding of our habits and motivations.

Lasting change is a process that includes a strong desire, dedication, reflection and will.

Your greatest first challenge is in understanding who you are. I am not talking about the labels that are imposed upon you by society. I’m talking about the inner you that only you can know.

Surviving the New Babylon first means finding yourself among the masses, extricating yourself and discovering the individual buried beneath the labels, peer pressure and expectations of others.

Discovering your true inner self means letting go of what you think you know and believe in and to simply start over.  That means spending time reflecting and in meditation. Giving time to youself and your thoughts alone.

You will begin to better understand your emotions and why you perceive things the way that you do. Connecting with your inner self, remembering things and making connections to your past will give you insight into why certain triggers can easily upset you or why some things put you in unusually good moods.

Reflection is a stage of work that will allow you to live with greater awareness. You will come to conclusions and make decisions more consciously, instead of allowing your inner conscious, or subconscious to make decisions for you. You will start to trust yourself more and believe in your intuition. Many wonderful things will start to happen, but you have to start laying the groundwork and that requires time and commitment.

I hope you will find some inspiration in this short post. There is a lot more to be said on the subject and I will continue posting on the process of self transformation regularly. This will also be covered in greater depth in my book, Post-Sanity: Surviving the New Babylon which will initially be released as an e-book. I am aiming for a Nov-Dec release, so stay tuned, follow along and believe in your transformation and when you do, you’ll start noticing big changes. I guarantee it.

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Are You Being Vampirized?

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I had a dream last night about an old friend. He was my best friend for 5 or 6 years.   We worked on creative projects together, we were even roommates for a while. But something happened and our friendship devolved into an energy-sucking one-way street.

I had moved to the opposite coast and noticed that our telephone conversations were becoming more and more one-sided and would end when he was done saying everything he needed to say. This went on for some time until I finally explained that we couldn’t be friends anymore. We got off the phone and I haven’t spoken to him since.

This was a very good friend and one I’ve thought about over the years, wondering how he was and what he was up to. Even now, 20 years later, I’m dreaming about the guy, still not knowing how he is, but confident that ending the friendship that was going nowhere needed to happen.

You might think that if you are such good friends with someone like this that you can overlook certain character flaws and behaviors that always put you second to their needs, but good friends don’t do that.

I was only able to end this friendship because I had just gone through an experience where I understood how it’s possible to be victimized by a vampire. Of course, I’m not talking about the kind that cringe at the sight of crosses and avoid daylight, I’m talking about psychic vampires.

I had started a job where I was assigned an office, a closet really, a tiny little space that fit a 12′ table and two small cube-shaped Apple computers. I shared this space with someone I really liked. A funny guy, a writer who loved to talk, loved to share and share and share. After a couple of months I noticed how exhausted I was after work. The work itself was a breeze, but I’d leave work completely depleted of all energy.

It got to the point where I dreaded going into this closet office. I really liked this co-worker friend, but it was like being an audience of one to a stand-up comedian doing an 8-hour schtick. That was vampirism.

He got all of his needs met. He had a captive audience. He got the responses he wanted. He got admiration and I laughed at the right times. I didn’t even get a T-shirt out of it, but I did learn something about people and about myself. I learned that people need validation at any expense and I learned that sometimes you have to say good-bye to people you love.

In the dream I had last night, it was the first time I’d seen my friend since we stopped being friends 20 years ago. There was a vibe that that was the past and we’re here now.  I was shocked when he introduced me to his twin brother. There were now TWO of my friends in front of me. I wondered why he never told me he had a twin and when I woke up I wondered what it could mean. Perhaps it meant that he’s a different person now and we can be friends again. If he knocked on my front door, I’d certainly give him a hug and ask him in, but I’d find out if it was the new twin or the old friend.

Ending relationships that serve no purpose is not easy, but sometimes it’s necessary. And if we’re lucky, they will mend over time and we can pick up where we left off.

 

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Are You In Hell?

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You might gather by my use of the imagery above that this is not necessarily a fuzzy rainbows and group hug New Age spirituality blog. Like tough love, tough graphics work  to get a point across too so time and again I will likely be using some unconventional visuals to accompany my writing.

When I came across this photo from Clive Barker’s Hellraiser it reminded me of why I started doing the work that I’m doing.

When you become more in tune with your true inner being; when awareness shifts and your priorities change, more meaning can be gathered from your every day experiences.  Subtlties scream out. You begin to see people a bit differently and sense something about them that maybe they are not even aware of. You start to see the dissatisfaction around you. There is a sense of loss that people exude. They think the emptiness can be filled by jumping on causes, binge watching tv, downloading a new App or getting more ‘likes’ on a post. It’s a never ending battle to find and express meaning in a world where our digital cries for attention are replaced by something else within seconds of our putting them out there.

Besides the hellish digital world in which we live, I have started to feel as if hell really is on earth. From hateful music and horrible television programming that is passed off as entertainment, to the casual sexualizing of children and the constant calls for violence and fear mongering in the news and on late night, it’s enough to make you pause and wonder. How did we become so desensitized to violence and so quick to desregard the thoughts and opinions of others in favor of expressing our displeasure in everything? Is it the meds, programming or simply a distraction from doing what really needs to be done? (And we know what that is.)

When I was a kid in the 80s, a holdover line from the late-70s was ‘Kill the Hippies!’. Back then it was funny, it was a joke that nobody would every actually follow through on, it was punk rock.  Now we’ve lost our sense of humor as well as our reasoning.

Let’s rise above the cesspool, find that person deep within and nuture him or her. Give your love and attention to the person that matters most, you. Let’s come to some conclusions and understanding by consulting ourselves. Let’s understand our motives and feelings. Let’s use our reasoning abilities and cognitive skills instead of acting out emotionally.  We need to find our purpose and get a better understanding of why we are here in the first place.

Things in the world will never be perfect, but we can at least try to get to a place that feels better within ourselves and it’s not going to happen when we focus on everything else besides what’s going on within–and that’s the work that needs to be done.

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Just Suffer

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SUFFERING. When I was a kid we used to say, “Suffer!” as a way of saying, “Too bad, deal with it.” I thought it was funny back then, but now it’s all too painfully real.

We NEED to experience emotional pain in order to understand what it’s like to be free from it and to overcome it. We do ourselves a disservice when we shield our children from experience and every unpleasantness. We fall deeper into a despair that we can’t begin to fathom when we choose to cover our real and imagined problems with medication, labels or a host of other distractions.

We literally need to suffer through things in order to overcome them. That’s how we get stronger and that’s how we grow. So the next time someone tells you to ‘suffer’ just say, ‘Ok, no problem.’.

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