What My World's Like

Connection

Nov
28

“Insanity is a perfectly natural adjustment to a totally unnatural and negative environment.”
– R. D. Lang

“It is perfectly possible for a man to be out of prison, and yet not free – to be under no physical constraint and yet to be a psychological captive, compelled to think, feel and act as the representatives of the national state, or of some private interest within the nation, wants him to think, feel, and act…. The nature of psychological compulsion is such that those who act under constraint remain under the impression thatt hey are acting on their own initiative.  The victim of mind-manipulation does not know that he is a victim.  To him the walls of his prison are invisible, and he believes himself to be free.  That he is not free is apparent only to other people.  His servitude is strictly objective.”
– Aldous Huxley

“…the sick individual finds himself at home with all other similarly sick individuals.  The whole culture is geared to this kind of pathology.  The result is that the average individual does not experience the separateness and isolation the fully schizophrenic person feels.  He feels at ease among those who suffer from the same deformation; in fact, it is the fully sane person who feels isolated in the insane society — and he may suffer so much from the incapacity to communicate that it is he who may become psychotic.”
– Erich Fromm, The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness

“Deliberately create problems, and then offer only those solutions which result in the expansion of government.  Create conditions so frightful at home and abroad that the abandonment of personal liberties and national sovereignty will appear as a reasonable price for a return to domestic tranquility and world peace.”
– G. Edward Griffin

“We are grateful to the Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine, and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years.  It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights or publicity during those years.  But the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march toward world government.”
– David Rockefeller

“The gigantic catastrophes that threaten us today are not elemental happenings of a physical or biological order, but psychic events.  To a quite terrifying degree we are threatened by wars and revolutions which are nothing other than psychic epidemics.  At any moment several millions of human beings may be smitten with a new madness, and then we shall have another world war or devastating revolution.  Instead of being at the mercy of wild beasts, earthquakes, landslides, and inundations, modern man is battered by the elemental forces of his own psyche.”
– Carl Jung

All I need…

Nov
28

Love is all you need

Two cheers for the truth! Love and fear. Everything is a derivative or aberration of one of the two. It’s insane how we–as a collective–don’t know, understand or recognize this truth. The fear and hate perpetuated in our society is the result of the absence of love or what we understand as love. I dislike/fear you because you don’t show me love and in your inability/masked unwillingness to do so you, in response, dislike/fear me because the energy I’m emitting isn’t one of love, but fear. It’s a cycle.

Deal with your stuff, that emotional toxicity that reeks from your being, doing, and saying. Stop projecting and exteriorizing. Release others from the shackles of your own insecurities. Be happy. Make the choice and don’t give your power away. We give our power away by reacting, by getting angry. It’s easy to pull a puppet’s strings unless the puppet ceases to be a puppet by not submitting to the movements of puppeteer’s desires…and how willfully we submit. Maintain.

Cheers.

“Healing fails to occur because it is much easier to injure another than to heal oneself.”
– Vernon Howard

“Because these individuals themselves are not spiritually pure and clean and cannot rise up high to feel high. So their mentality is to push and artifically repress good people so they feel great. They’re not actually doing anything to spiritually progress and mature, but they are doing a lot to hold you down and that’s how they get their feeling of greatness. The petty tyrant in your neighborhood does the same thing. The bully in school does the same thing.”
– Michael Tsarion, 2012: The Future of Mankind

Simplify and Minimize

Nov
28

Just a few things…

Nov
28
  • What makes you unique? Most people are keen on what makes them like other people–great; but what makes you different?
  • What can you do to put more love and care in your work today?
  • How much do you free others from the tyranny of your needs and desires?
  • Love and fear are the only two emotions; everything else is a derivative of one of the two. Which predominantly guides your mode of being?

“I’m supposed to be rich because I have expensive taste.”

Nov
27

Um…no.  It’s called “living beyond your means” and takes the form of all kinds of debt. 

What it means is that you’ve bought into the con and given in to greed.

So I decided.  But don’t be upset…I’m currently guilty and working on being innocent of this. 🙂

Do the hard work

Nov
27

“The foundation of all mental illness is the unwillingness to experience legitimate suffering.”
– Carl Jung

Today, I went to FedEx to pick up a package that can’t be delivered to me because they need a signature and I don’t have a doorbell.  The sender used a nickname and not my full name, so I couldn’t get the package.  I got all worked up, angry and impatient.  Felt like my time had been wasted. 

Then, I stopped and decided to be grateful.  Someone was sending me something.  How great!  I realized how unlike a master I was from my response.  The response is everything!  It’s all there is.  We can’t control life.  It happens.  We can choose paths in response to the options that present themselves, and certain responses lead to favorable options, yet we cannot control life.  The psyche

I have so much work to do to reach “master” status: to controlling my mind, body, and manifesting powers.  Paramount to that process is integrating our whole selves.  See, there are those that think they are, but most aren’t; only very few have gone through this process.  The deepest level most of us live on is that of the ego, which isn’t deep at all.  There are four levels before you get to the self: persona, ego, shadow, anima/animus, and then self.  All of these different levels need to be integrated into the self.  Even when you get to the level of anima/animus, those two themselves must be integrated.

“People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to stop from facing their souls.”
– Carl Jung

I, like most of us I’m sure, choose to believe that life keeps getting in the way of my positivity, instead of facing the fact that I’m not working hard enough to do the necessary work to have what I claim to want.   

Drawing from Jung’s work, Caroline Myss has an excellent and extensive book on archetypes and shadows in Sacred Contracts: Awakening Your Divine Potential.  Life coach Debbie Ford has written one that’s supposed to be good called The Dark Side of the Light Chasers.

Image source: Eric Pettifor

The Path of Wisdom

Nov
26

chancecoverI started reading this book a while back called Chance and Choice and found it thoroughly fascinating.  The good news is it’s online for free.  Print it out, read it, and open your world.

  1. Know your body.
  2. Create your body energy.
  3. Create your meaning in life.
  4. Participate in a global network of friends where your meaning can be fulfilled in history.

I dig it.  It’s a challenging read but well worth the effort.  Truth…the highest good.

Consider this…

Nov
26

Buy Nothing ChristmasI sought to participate in the US Buy Nothing Day, but didn’t quite succeed.  I did successfully participate in the UK’s Buy Nothing Day, which didn’t negatively impact either economy, since I don’t live in the UK…but nonetheless, I did it.  (Okay, what did you do?)

The next step is the Buy Nothing Christmas, which I’m happy to be a part of again.  Last year, I didn’t buy anything for Christmas either.  It was amazing.  I actually had fun.

A friend of mine asked me about my Buy Nothing Christmas and wanted me to share my thoughts about Christmas, consumerism, etc.  This was my reply:

Okay…Christmas. 🙂

Two years ago, I was working with no pay for three months. On December 1st, I started working for $200/week. Right before Christmas I got a check for $2,000. Now I knew that I only made $200/wk and that that’d probably be my pay for a while. So I had more money than I’d ever had that I didn’t have to spend right away or allocate for a specific fund (e.g. rent when you get your refund check). I was trying to keep as much of my money as possible, and was stressed about Christmas. I felt OBLIGATED. Ever since I was a kid, I bought Christmas gifts–even if that meant shopping at Walgreens.

It occurred to me that Christmas that my satisfaction with the season was wrapped up in how perfect a gift I could give and how perfect a gift I would receive. It wasn’t about love or peace or family. It was about buying…mine or someone else’s.

Because I was trying to save a lot of money, though, I got extremely clever about my gifts. I remembered a birthday gift I gave one of my friends. First, I gave him this card with something I wrote in the inside and later in the day gave him this book called The Prophet.

He almost cried after he read the card. The next day, he told me that he got a PSP for his birthday and loves video games, but mine was the best gift. I had an epiphany: God’s gifts to you are your gifts to the world.

Last year, I didn’t buy anything for Christmas and when I went home to be with my family, it was GREAT! because it wasn’t about gifts. It wasn’t about THINGS. It was about us.

A few days ago, I was talking to my 12 year-old cousin and told her I wasn’t buying anything. She responded with, “Well then, what are you going to give?” I said, “My love. You don’t want my love?”

I know my cousin adores me, so yes, she wants my love, but she also wants a tangible gift. As for others, some do, some don’t. No matter how they feel about you or vice versa, a little gift never hurt, right?

Wrong.

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been awakening to some hard truths. Hard only because of the ways we’re attached to living our lives. So many external things are used to help us make up our identities: what we have and want to have, what we own, how much we own, and how much we CAN own. And it’s all B.S. It doesn’t serve us…it serves the people that are ruining our lives by telling us that we need these things in order to be x, y, and z. Can’t be fulfilled and happy without a 3,000 square foot home, 2 cars, diamonds, and hi-tech gadgets used to surveil you.

All of this stuff is ruining our lives, not enhancing them like we’re led to believe. Our interests aren’t being served, financial or otherwise, but the financial interests of these manipulative corporations are.

So who’s going to hold my power? Am I going to keep it or give it away to corporations that don’t give a hoot about me, except for the money I have (or don’t have) to give them?

The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Why? Because as soon as the poor get money, they give it to the rich to get something they didn’t need to validate themselves. Please be mindful of the fact that I use the term poor very loosely; I’m not referring to a specific socioeconomic group. During the Paris Hilton-Lindsay Lohan spats, one of Paris’ friends said, “I think she’s worth about seven million (dollars), which means that she’s really poor.” Aristocrats versus the proletariats–it’s a different kind of math; that’s what I’m talking about.

You aren’t what you own or what you buy or spend. Thinking so is a complete nonsensical myth that consumer societies have bought into. People are so stupid. Buy, buy, buy…give all you got to get more than you can handle.

How do you avoid it? Realize that the way that Christmas is celebrated is a con that you can choose not to fall for.

If someone gets upset because you didn’t get them a gift, either they don’t really care about you or their ideas about what equates to love are distorted. Distortion is a state favored by big business. Those people don’t ever want you to be happy–truly happy–because if you were, you wouldn’t buy the way you do.

It’s actually quite interesting to not celebrate Christmas that way while watching the stress levels of everyone else. You realize how CRAZY it all is and looks. It’s stupid. Point blank. A comedy of the absurd.

Right now, I urge you think about how you spend your money and WHY you spend your money.  Quit living a passive, uberconsumeristic lifestyle.  Products will not make you happy.  Pills will not cure you.  The answer is not outside of you.  Quiet all the voices outside of you to find the truth…it’s quiet and still.  Meditate.  Steward.  Consider.  Reuse.  Care.

Zen zen zen-zen

Nov
25

 Learning Meditation

The benefits of meditation are marvelous.  I haven’t been able to institute a regular practice, but I’m getting there.  For some, it’s so elusive.  Learning Meditation helps to make it a little more understandable. 

When I was meditating, I was much more calm and focused.  Life was less elusive.  If you’d like to partake in the benefits, learn more at Learning Meditation.

If you want to meditate the lazy way, try Hololsync.

Who did I meet?

Nov
25

A government employee whose job doesn’t consist of indirectly killing people or lessening their quality of life.  He works for the Center of Health Equity in Louisville, Kentucky.  They seek to eliminate health disparities by nipping them in the bud and offering healthier food options for low-income areas.  The Center does much more than that.  If you want to learn more, go here.

So the government isn’t all bad.  Hmm.   That’s nice.  Doesn’t change my feelings about it, but…good to know.