Elements of Collective Social Change

The majority of social tension comes from the top and flows down throughout society. The leaders set the trends and the mindset, and condition the followers to mirror them. It stands to reason then that nearly every opinion, thought-form, belief and idea held by most citizens is conditioned and, in fact, not theirs. So, if you were once one of those people, or perhaps still are, find any question and ask yourself, truly yourself, what you believe. What do you really believe of war? I don’t want to know what your national pitchman wants you to think. I want to know, when you look through the lens of your own consciousness, what do you believe? What saddens you? What makes you hopeful? What makes you feel alive?

An important element in initializing social change is that we first recognize that we are, by designed, pushed into opposing corner from one another and given weapons to attack each other. Conflict is simply created by those who stand to benefit from it. From a common sense standpoint, am I more easily able to control a large group of people if they are united, or if I can segregate them and use them against each other? This is the nature of religious denomination, political parties, and other affiliations that appeal to the collective ego. The ego seeks approval, and finds it, when it blends in a crowd of like-minded individuals. This is one way in which is becomes satisfied and feeds itself. It further feeds and satisfies itself, once it has identified a collective presence through which it can exercise its power, by identifying other collective egos that oppose to its own beliefs. This gives the ego a chance to emphasis the otherness of others, therefore make itself right and others wrong. This can lead to anger, disagreements, crime, violence, murder, and warfare. Those who control the world do so because they are acutely aware of this knowledge, and use it to pit you against your fellow humans. How do you stop this? How do you seize back your own power? By refusing to burn bridges between yourself, or your collective self, and others.

Collective egos may manifest themselves in many ways. These include religious groups and extremists, political organizations, workers unions, collegiate affiliations and professional sports fans. Identifying the part of you that seeks the collective ego is the first step in removing madness from your life and others around you. While many may not see the similarity between religious extremists and professional sports fans, consider the recent activities in the United States. On opening day in 2011, a professional baseball fan was savagely beaten in the parking lot following a game where he simply wore a replica jersey of the visiting team, who he travelled to support. The man who was beaten, Bryan Stow, is likely to suffer long-term brain damage and remains in a coma from which he may never recover. However, this is not the first time such an event has occured. It happens quite often, especially in professional soccer where the collective egos can be quite powerful, that fans will resort to attacking opposing fans for little or no reason. What level of insanity resides at even the most basic level of the collective ego? Furthermore, have you expressed this yourself? How often have you expressed or even felt anger because you disagreed with someone of a different political or religious affiliation than you? Have you gone over the line of insanity because your college lost an important game, or your political party lost an election? It happens far too often in society that we build walls between groups of people based on eventually meaningless opinions and thought-forms. We judge on affiliation rather than the core of a person’s being. This is sickness and delusion at its most dangerous and darkest level.

Why do people do this? How can a seemingly innocent sports game or political rally turn deadly? The ego seeks to associate with the collective so that it can further identify itself. It creates a delusional state of purpose for the ego. Once we recognize this, truly see it for what it is, it becomes difficult to associate with any collective because our sense of self no longer relies on any sort of labeling outside ourselves. Awareness is the light that erases darkness. Awareness helps us to see it in ourselves and see it in others. We must first be aware that this exists on all forms of society, then be acute in our identification of it around us. Only by tearing apart these types of borders can we begin to ascend beyond the level of collective insanity that robs culture of it’s function and purpose.

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Light Overcoming the Darkness

I don’t want to bore you with endless conspiratorial details. There are myriad reasons for this. First, I don’t agree with the way conspiracies are sensationalized to create drama that makes books more attracting to the consumer. Secondly, because there are thousands of books on virtually any conspiracy you could dream of, there are other sources for such information. Instead of trying to convince you that something is a conspiracy, I would rather wake you up to spiritual truth. I am not here to spread disinformation, I’m here to help you deal with anything with which life confronts you. I have my own set of beliefs on certain conspiracies that will greatly differ from what virtually anyone else thinks, but what good does it do you to convince you of that? I would rather give you the tools to better decipher truth from lies, and spread more truth than fearmonger.

However, I must touch on the fact that most of us realize that we’ve been lied to for a very long time, by many people. The problem is, we don’t know what to do with that realization and information. If you can admit this to yourself, it doesn’t matter to me what you think of individual conspiracies, but rather what you can do once you realize something is amiss. At a very basic level of spiritual energy, the universe is part negative energy and part positive energy. Please understand that both energies have intelligence. The positive energy is what is referred to when the Gnostics or New Agers refer to the “Christ Consciousness.” The negative energy is what has been mistranslated into the persona of Satan. Simply put, this is not a person, but a negative, conscious energy with intelligence. Both parts of this energy reside within each person. The spiritual, God-connected side of us is the Christ energy. This energy is what overcomes a person when he has found momentary bliss in a peaceful enjoyment, or full enlightenment of the kinda Buddha and Jesus experienced. It is Light. It is God. The animalistic, self-absorbed energy within us is the “Anti” Christ energy. While I will explain this in another sense later, please understand that there are two intelligent sides to this world that are battling for supremacy over the human psyche. The Light Consciousness and The Dark Consciousness is what we will call them going forward.

Agents of this Dark Consciousness are very real and are very active in trying to seduce humans. They attack through the five senses, but also through fear and the human ego. This is a battle that has been waged on you since the moment your soul was created. The Dark Consciousness is one that exalts itself and seeks higher position in order to satisfy the ego and its animalistic desire. It wants to consume more, have more, be more important and to domineer over the opposite sex. It will use anger, deceit and manipulation to achieve its goals, if necessary. Those who have more Dark Consciousness within them will exhibit more of these traits, while those who possess more Light Consciousness will exhibit joy, appreciation, Love, contentment, humor, and helpfulness. Only people who are completely given over to one side or the other exhibit those traits fully. They are few and far between. For the remaining 99.9% of the population, they exhibit traits of both to varying degrees at varying times. This is why most of humanity often acts in a way that can best be described as bipolar or schizophrenic.

The idea of someone given over completely to Dark Consciousness is the idea expressed in Satan and the Antichrist. There have been more Antichrists than Christs for a reason. This world is a school where we learn how to choose Light. From time to time, a blessed person comes along that helps show us the way when we are lost. But, even in other times the goal remains the same. Find the pure Light. The Dark that resides on this Earth keeps tied to the physical self by selling us ideas of grandeur and self-satisfaction. Darkness comes in multiple forms, and they can all be intoxicating. They entice the five senses with sex, food, houses, cars, jewelry and money. They appeal to the ego with stature, power and luxury. They create fear, locking us into identification with the mind and body by creating drama, horrific news stories, horror movies, and fearmongering. The more we identify with our bodies, our physicality, and the needs of the ego, the more Light we lose. This is the entire purpose behind any conspiracy you have ever suspected. It is not a battle for your life. It is a battle for your Light. It is a battle for your energy. For where there is Light, there is Life, and you are that Light. They seek to kill you by putting you in the Darkness.

The only way to combat this is to first drop any fear, including the fear of losing your own life. Understand the perspective that you have lived before, and you have died before. You died before and you still made it here with no recollection of that event. As eternal spirit, you have nothing to fear. Nothing can kill you. You are God’s child and you live on, even if you don’t believe it. Yet, if you can lose the fear of death, it will be the last death you experience. Once we have overcome the death within ourselves, we find everlasting life. Once death is conquered, fear dies with it. What is there to fear outside of death? Be wary and question any news story or world event that triggers negativity in you. Be wary of commercials and advertisements that make you lust or trigger your propensity to eat, drink or become indulged. We can enjoy these things when they are near, but we can never become so attached that the thought of losing it all destroys us. This is the nature of obsession, and that is what we are here to overcome. God knows you will make mistakes, he expects them. But, the Darkness tries to trap you into a lifetime of repetitive mistakes that threaten the progress of your soul and humanity. Be aware of these emotions when they arise, take the situation for what it is, pray for those involved, listen to your inner self, and move along. Where you feel Darkness, picture your Light instead.

Dealing With Conflict

Perhaps the most misunderstood aspect of spiritual growth is understanding how to react to conflict. Conflict can come from many sources, but most often I am speaking in terms of either personal relationships or inner turmoil over some outside influence and a decision to be made as a result. How must you react, in either situation, for both your own best interest and the best interest of others? The best react is often no reaction.

While this may sound as a passive approach, it is actually the most aggressive approach one can take to find the end of the struggle more quickly. In the case of personal relationship conflict, we must understand that we are mostly energy. The affects of our mind and our vibration on our environment are far great than the affect of our physical bodies. We share energy constantly. In fact, often times if we are within several dozen feet of another person, we can be said to be included in the boundaries of that person’s energy field. When I speak of a person’s energy field, I am referring to a shell of radiating energy that emits from each person. This energy is present at all times, and is the reason we can often feel that someone we know well is in a poor mood or is going through strife. Because of this energy field, we must be constantly aware that we are both giving energy signals that can be picked up by others and also receiving energy being sent by others. Understanding this is key to understanding what to do next. So, let’s consider an example. You come home and your significant other is at home. Something seems odd about his/her mood. Your significant other may even show hostility towards you, of which you may or may not be the cause. Commonly, we react angrily in these situations because our natural egoic reaction is to feel offended and take a defensive position. This almost always creates a situation where you now have two competing egos, each wanting to be heard by the other, and neither particularly caring to listen. Often when this happens, and the argument has subsided, you may not even remember what the cause of the fight was. Otherwise, you may remember it and now view it as trivial. At this point, the ego has exhausted itself in the fight, and present awareness has taken over instead. Think of this as similar to “buyer’s remorse,” where the ego creates a rush of adrenaline that causes one to make an ill-advised purchase, only to regret that decision once the ego is satisfied and once again relaxed. Well, in this example, you have purchased an argument with your loved one. You might say your apologies to one another and move on, only to repeat this process again.

How do you combat against this? If you notice tension in your significant other, do not be affected by the negative energy. Your goal at this point should be to mirror no aspect of the energy your partner is exhibiting. The ego is like a large fish that simply needs live bait before it bites. Don’t feed your partner’s ego. Instead, remain calm, even if your partner seems to be trying to lure you into a conflict. Go into another room. Find an interesting book to read. Whatever you do, emit positive vibrations yourself, and keep a watchful eye on your partner. After some time, the ego may disappear, and your partner may suddenly seem as though he/she is happy again. The ego waits to feed until a later time. This also allows your partner to feel as though they can come to you with problems, without fear of judgement or controversy. This type of understanding of the shared energy of the ego can create wonderful depth in a relationship.

You can react similarly if you feel strife within yourself. What if you are the one who is experiencing negative emotion, and you seek not to drag your partner into it with you? You must listen to yourself. Stay silent and trace your breaths for 60 seconds as you inhale and exhale. Think about the good in your life. Feel your pulse relax. Be aware of the negative thoughts, but don’t attach judgement to them. After a few moments of this, you may feel a calm come over you, or you may even forget why you were upset initially. It is in these moments that we realize we are susceptible to outside stress, but that doesn’t make stressors bad. Stressors are only bad if we react to them in a way that gives them, along with the ego, the upper-hand in determining our own well-being. From this position of power, we can more readily make decisions that properly deal with stressors without becoming emotionally involved or overly attached to the situation.

Ye Are Gods

Knowledge is power, however only if that knowledge is something unique to the one who holds it. If I am knowledgeable of something of great importance, while others are not, I hold power in ways unimaginable and unknown by those over whom I hold it. If I seek to rule over you, I will not share this knowledge. If I seek to unite with you, and to empower you as I have been empowered, I will share that knowledge with you. Sharing important knowledge is sharing power. This is how you can separate the wheat from the tares, the true religious leaders from the false. This is also how you can separate real spirituality from Dogma. Jesus once said to the religious teachers, ‘You have hidden the keys to Heaven, you will not go in yourself, and you will not let anyone else in’. This was criticism.

What Jesus is accusing the teachers of doing is hoarding the great knowledge that separates ordinary man from the spiritually enlightened. Had such knowledge been openly attainable during much of human history, we would be looking at a much different world today. But, Jesus is also condemning these teachers for having the knowledge, yet refusing to practice it. Think of it; If I give you the greatest gift you could imagine, be it a car, a home, or perhaps an island, how angry might I become if you destroyed this gift? Jesus came to spread the secret knowledge, to enlighten all men (and women, more on that later). Yet, some accepted the knowledge, failed to practice it, and blocked others from it for reasons of control and manipulation. Such critique goes hand in hand with the reason why we often miss great prophets when they are among us. What happens to human control over another man if that man suddenly becomes enlightened with the Truth? When I’m often asked about the 2nd coming, the initial response I fight is “we didn’t recognize Jesus the 1st time he came until it was too late. In fact, we killed him. Do we now think we are so awake that we will recognize him? Are we so beyond the ego and the need to control that we will allow his message?” We tried to form a wedge between his prophecy and humanity, in fact.

Unfortunately, the evidence points to a populace that is currently beyond ignorant of true spirituality, yet overly fond of religion. For each hack prophet that comes along predicting Armageddon, millions of dollars are funneled in their direction with the hope that this “prophet” is the real thing. Once the prophet is proven to be nothing more than Paypal
Jesus, religious zealots lose faith and meander back into the herd. Yet, don’t be mistaken. The major religions want
you to be confused. Dogmatic practices only work because those who rely upon them do so out of total lack of self-reliance that they strap the church’s leash around their own necks. Sometimes, it even feels a bit more like a noose. Jesus, Buddha, and all other reliable spiritual prophets in the near and distant past taught self-correction as the “narrow way” through which the Kingdom is reached. They only armed you with the message because they, themselves had been armed. Your intention is to, in turn, go and arm others with the Truth. Understand that the Kingdom is not some far off place in which you enter upon Death. The Kingdom is Now. All you have is Now. You do not become Christ-like or Buddha-like. You be. These changing times we face are centered around that concept. God has given you everything you need to find the Kingdom of God. He hasn’t leased it to you. It isn’t coming via lay-away. You have it now, but you must use it. Getting baptized won’t do it. Getting christened as a child won’t do it. Honoring confessions, attending temple, or going to church won’t do it. You won’t find the Truth in those places. You will only find it within yourself, where it already lies. As said in Philippians 2:12,“Work out your salvation with fear and trembling.” It’s more than a public profession, or saying “I believe in God.” You see, for all that was changed in the Bible, the Gnostics, and in myriad religious texts, the Truth remains open for consumption. However, it is not spoon-fed. To take your spiritual journey to the next level, you must seek to understand the mysteries. You must seek to understand the hidden language Jesus and Buddha spoke.

Those who control religion, politics and government live a privileged life and command authority. They are a network
of individuals who are mostly blood-related, and go to great lengths to keep it that way. These people operate surreptitiously, and are the keepers of the scriptures and the secret knowledge. It is they who have added to and altered the scriptures, in an attempt to hide and keep the secret knowledge from being discovered by others. Jesus and many others were killed by religious leaders for revealing the secrets hidden in the scriptures. In fact, the silencing
still continues. In no way has this suppression stopped or even slowed today. In fact, the efforts to suppress our spiritual Truth have only amplified. Yet, those attempting to suppress that Truth will only find it more difficult to separate us from this knowledge as more people become awakened. Those who seek the Truth are confounded by the lies that have been added to it, in effect, the Truth is camouflaged. Yet, we are given everything we need to find it. No matter who guards the gate, we have the keys. No matter how disempowered you feel at this moment, for whatever reason, remember the words of Jesus when he said “have you not heard it said that ye are Gods?” What would my Atheists friends think if I told them that they can’t find God because they are all a part of God? If this is true, if we are small parts of God, can a thing ever pass judgement on itself? Judgement is a control mechanism.

Stop searching in the desert for answers that lie inside of you. You don’t have to go anywhere. Step beyond the body. Go beyond your mind. Listen to yourself. You only feel without God, or that you cannot find God, because you have been told that you cannot be worthy of God. You already are worthy. You already are saved. No one can hide that from you. You have the keys. You must remember this as we move forward. We are still very close to the canvas, my friends. Keep and open mind, follow your own compass, and seek the Truth for yourselves.