The Experience of Empowerment

“Reality is enabled by the acquiescence of our personal power.”

False Personality

There is a commonality in all our personal rackets.  Those which we expend all our effort and energy to defend with our false personalities.  What is a “false personality?”  It is likely the one reading this article.  Our false personality is the virtual projection of ourselves we present to the world.  One cleverly sculpted by our social indoctrination through our education, heredity, politics, religion and social engagement.  We all have one.  However, it is unnecessary to conceal our fears, insecurities and triviality in justification of our personal apathy, indifference and oblivion.  Unless we concede to the influence and imposition of social reality.

Human Nature

All of us believe, hear, know and see only what we want.  We don’t even seek to understand ourselves or the society in which we are imprisoned, let alone all sides of our experiences.  Our priorities are to accumulate, amuse, breed, consume, debate, intellectualize, proselytize and sleep.  This dualistic dance sends billions of empty souls to the grave long before their time.  Living in personal oblivion is the greatest vicious cycle ever enacted in the history of humanity.  Occasionally, we stir from our selective slumber to rebel against things we do not fully understand.  Yet, we rarely exhibit the devotion, focus or intention to transform them.  

The Listening We Feign

Contemporary society does not encourage authentic listening.  Most people do not genuinely hear others because they fail to heed themselves.  Therefore, they echo the commotion of social reality, carelessly engaging with instinctual and intellectual declarations of ignorance and insolence.  Perceptual filters blind and consume our awareness, condensing it into a competitive existence of psychological controversy.  We are wired into a vicious cycle of reactivity, motivated by our feigned responses of duplicity.  We do not listen because it does not sponsor the agendas and strategies our egos employ.  This is the bane of our humanity.    

The Listening We Are

Authentic listening begins with empathy, observation and silence, both within and without.  It is an internal expression of being, aligning us with the universe, empowered by our soul and inspired by our intuition.  We cannot understand listening until we hear the voice of our being beyond our unconscious emotionality, intellect and instincts.  When we give the gift of listening to ourselves and others, we are a beacon of empowerment.  Personally, this is the societal shift I anticipated over the last few years.  However, we were so obsessed with returning to the way things were, we enabled virtual social reality once again.

“Misplaced power is the plight of humanity.”

All That Was Lost

Over ten years ago, energetic shifts in the universe began to accelerate.  Those who were present to this were hopeful and inspired with the possibility of a collective progression in awareness, expression, transformation and understanding available to all.  I could feel it in many experiences on multiple dimensions.  No matter how authoritarian entities and organizations invented elaborate forms of amusement, distraction, fantasy, fear and trauma, the currents of energetic momentum in the universe were strong.  Many were becoming conscious and empowered by these shifts.  Then, the virus pandemic hijacked our curiosity, focus and intentionality for universal potentiality.

All That We Sacrifice

All of us are an infinite expression of the universe, whether we are present to or personify our multidimensionality.  It is evident society does not encourage transcendent expressions of conscious being.  Therefore, we are enslaved into the paradigm of social reality, condemned to instinct, thought and opinion.  It is much easier to pull the wool over the eyes of humanity within a controlled environment.  We have acquiesced our personal power to perceptual deception, conceding our vision, focus, intention, purpose, transformation and destiny.  We sacrificed our universal being, consciousness, expression and relativity for the amusement of artificiality. 

All That Is Found

Though it appears we wagered our universality for social simulations of belonging, convenience, conformity, fulfillment, reality and security, all is not lost! Our multidimensionality exists beyond the duality of our mind and body.  At any moment, we can choose to shift our experience with our personal empowerment.  Our heart center is the gateway to intuitive insight, inspiring us to listen and align with our soul and the universe.  Enlightenment occurs when we transcend our conditioned lifestyles of attachment, egoism, expectation and materialism.  We are universal energy, ever evolving and transforming into our unique expression of being. 

All That Is Possible

Our soul is one with the universe.  This has, is and will always be our common truth.  Where we place our focus of attention is where we intend our energy.  Often this is coerced and seized from us within the vicious cycles of social reality.  Yet, when we align with awareness and empower our experience, we reclaim our being from the endless diversions to which we yield our personal power.  It is essential we observe, differentiate, empower and transform to relate with and embody our universality.  Our greatest opportunity is to manifest our creativity as our way of life.  This is the natural progression of being.    

The Natural Progression

All of us have a unique energy, expression, purpose and destiny.  Our creativity is an embodiment of our being.  When we resonate with our soul, we flow with the natural currents of the universe.  Surviving social reality is a two-dimensional experience within a three-dimensional paradigm. It is the design of our enslavement.  Thriving is a manifestation of omnidimensional being and understanding. It empowers our freedom.  The natural progression of our universal expression requires an equilibrium of our conscious instinct, intellect, emotionality and intuition.    

Experience of Empowerment

We are programmed into maturity through our dependance on and engagement in social reality.  Constant conditioning, conformity and survival eventually prevents the manifestation of our personal destiny.  We inevitably abandon the legacy of our universality amidst the extreme societal climates of indoctrination, institutionalization and orthodoxy.  Reclaiming our personal power enlightens and synergizes our social experience.  Empowerment is the momentum of our universality.  Being in flow with its energy is our collective destiny.  Empowering our being, transforming our experience, and inspiring others to empower theirs is the expression of our universality.     

“Empowerment is the essence of conscious being.”

“Communicate Your Freedom” Interview with Lorenzo from The New Agora/The New Now and Campbell from Autodidactic

Communication is key to everything in life, I would say. Especially the communications we have with ourselves. It does one no good to lie to themselves about anything for any reason. Unless or course your intent is to live in delusion, in which case, by all means, you should continue to exist in a fug of lies. Going within, though, to discover what Freedom means for you would be essential to finding your ‘Life’s Lost Purpose’. – Lorenzo Malowane

The New Agora

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The Quotes of Iam Saums

The Article Collection of Iam Saums has been active for six years with over a hundred articles published.  As a token of my appreciation for your readership, below is a quote from every article on the website.  Please click on the article title below each quote to read the article.

Thank you!

Iam

2016

“I never knew who I could become until I freed myself from who I am.”

By Design

“Our personal power can only be claimed and expressed upon a foundation of authenticity and integrity.”

Light in the Clouds

“The greatest element of our existence is all that is unseen, unheard, unfelt and unknown.”

Sphere of Being

“All that is left unseen and untended shall forever be that which enslaves us with our very own fear.”

Ghost Story

“Only when we read between the lines of reality will our truth be found.”

Between the Lines

“It is extraordinary to create and live a destiny that is an expression of our love.”

Fairy Tale

“The greatest lie is that reality is “real.””

The Lie We Live

“The greatest illusion is that we are separate from our souls.”

The Greatest Illusion

“The traditional medicine way is not something one may choose to become; it chooses the ceremonial healer.”

Fool’s Gold

“Our truth can only be found beyond the intimidating silence within.”

Who We Are

“Where we once stood with consciousness, we now kneel at the altar of acquiescence.”

Guise of Divinity

“We are in everything, and everything we experience is in us.”

We Are All Related

“It is only when we recognize our contribution to the evil in the world, we may begin to transform its existence.” 

The Light in the Darkness

“We have the right to transform our lives and the world toward a convergence of energetic evolution.”

A Universal Instrument of Energy

“Only with our conscious breath are we truly alive.”

From Assimilation to Transformation…In a Single Breath

“When one of us becomes free, we are all free.”

Freedom

“Fear cannot exist without being empowered by our belief.”

The Fear of Fear

“Politics is an elite club from which the people are excluded.”

Trump This and Bern That

“The true power of experience is not in how it is seen; it is in how it is felt.”

Eye of the Beholder

“Our soul is what empowers our being to thrive to our greatest potential and possibility.”

Elemental Medicine

“It is our soul’s destiny to stand in the face of death and choose to live in the name of life.”

In the Name of Life

“If our consciousness relates us with our true personality, then authenticity unites us with our soul.”

Authenticity

“Most will take, and few will give.  Most die daily, while few truly live.”

Yin Yang

“It is our entitlement to being entertained that keeps us from living the lives we love.”

Entertained to Sleep

“Our eyes are windows which not only focus our gaze, yet also our awareness.”

Intuition

“All that we give is all that we live.  All that we love is all that we are.”

The Heart of it All

“We must stand for something, or we live for nothing.”

Stand

“We are the only ones who can claim the leadership we were born to be.”

(Don’t) Follow the Leader

“The more we give of ourselves, the more we relate and connect with our spiritual experience.”

Romancing the Soul

“We will never transform the world around us, only the world within us.”

The Consciousness Blues

“Community is our living truth as human beings.”

Community

“Dismantling reality, one truth at a time.”

What is Real Beyond What is Real.

“We are not meant to be slaves to our identity; we are created to be champions for our freedom.”

Human Being

“It is the veil we pull over our eyes that hides us from the truth of ourselves.”

INeMe

“444 Hertz provides a natural energy of life, growth, progression, consciousness, awareness and truth.

The Cosmic Resonance of Music

“Being present allows us to experience the best of our lives.”

Being Present in the Present

“Until we choose our own experience of life, we will never truly live.”

Being Our Experience

“There is nothing more destructive than an illusion believed to be true.”

This Just In!

“Transformation is becoming conscious to the creativity of human being.”

Transformation

“The difference we make begins with our ability to accept all for who they are and who they are not.”

Now and Zen: To Whom It May Concern

“The only truth about the truth is that there is no truth.”

A True Life

“Spirituality is an illusion of being.”

Cult of Spirituality

“Voting is an illusion of power to deceive us into believing we are making a difference.”  

The Ass and The Elephant

“Wake from reality. Wake from your dream. Wake from the fear, that is tearing at the seams of the world.”

Lakshmi

Iam Music

“Our opportunity to fulfill on our destiny is as vital as the air we breathe.”

An Unlikely Champion

“Giving is the greatest gift we will ever receive.”

Spirit of the Season

2017

“Entitlement is the shadow of enlightenment.”

Enlightenment

“Fear is what happens to us when we deny our love.”

Rise and Shine

“There is nothing more powerful than creating our life.”

A Stirring in the Soul

“We live our lives through the eyes of others.”

The Reality of Us

“Our vision is the gateway to our consciousness.”

Kaleidoscope

“Energy is not produced from what we do, it is created by who we are.”

A Source of Energy

“Truth has all been stigmatized, a societal syndrome.”

The Truth We Are

“Experience is only as limited as we live.”

Infinite Sea

“Who we are being is the life we are living.”

Universality

2018

“We must claim our lives to truly live.”

Signs of Life

“Eternity is our soul’s expression.”

From Now to Eternity

“Reflections of adoration and gratitude sustained my bliss till the morning came.”

A Band Beyond Description

“We are only as universal as we live ourselves to be.”

A Universal Being

“At the heart of every storm there is stillness.”

Eye of the Storm

“Creativity is the expression to our brilliance.”

In the Shadow of Brilliance

“Our power is in the stillness beyond its strength.”

A Being of Power

“When we create our purpose, the universe aligns with our intention and our soul becomes the source of our being.”

Source of the Soul

2019

“Energy is the currency of consciousness.”

Transcendental Shift

“Service is the nature of the universe.”

One for All

“Light shines brightest in the darkness.”

Epicenter

“Without mystery, life would merely be history.”

A History of Mystery

“Being is the essence of the universe.”

The Art of Being

“Music is the sound of our soul.”

The Soul of Sound

2020

“Creativity is the art of streaming the universe.”

Universal Streaming

“Alone we may survive, together we will thrive.”

Opportunity for a Lifetime

“Every moment is an opportunity to transform our experience.”

The Time Has Come

“Truth thrives in the absence of reality.”

Quantum Destiny

“Knowledge may give us the world; awareness gives us the universe.”

Era of Awareness

“Until we discover who we are, we can never be who we need.”

Assembly Required

“Enlightenment is being sourced by our soul.”

Center of Attention

2021

“Being is believing.”

Plan Be

“Healing is an everyday need that must be as aggressive as our greed.”

A Cure for Wellbeing

“Creativity is awareness in action.”

The Awakening

“Experience is the entrance to enlightenment.”

Age of Experience

“We either bury our heads in the sand or choose to make our stand.”

An Essential Choice

“The death of self is the birth of power.”

The Birth of Power

“There are over seven billion truths in the world, and one gigantic lie.”

On a Personal Note

“Reality is a virus.”

What Will It Take?

“I am no one, and I am everyone…”

Who Is Iam Saums?

“Just because we do not believe in something, does not mean it does not exist.”

The Greatest Conspiracy

“Our center is the compass of our soul.”

The Center of All

“Unity is the soul of community.”

“Spiritualized” The Ego of Spirituality

“Universality is the energy of being.”

“Universality” The Soul of Spirituality

“Awareness begins with the choice to be conscious.”

The New Era

2022

“We are diamonds with infinite facets of existence.”

The Art of Equilibrium

“Experience is the gravity of grounded existence.”

Down to Earth

“Institutional intelligence is programmed ignorance.”

Inside Out

“Experience is our relativity with being.”

Are We Experienced?

“Our soul is the cost for defying our consciousness.”

The Consequence of Consciousness

“Within every downfall is an opportunity for ascension.”

The Mirror Tells All

“Universality is the origin of our creativity.”

A Source of Creation

“I don’t write articles, they write me.”

Self Portrait

“Universality is the expression of our soul.”

A Force of the Universe

“Society is a reflection of how far we are from ourselves.”

All About Us

“Our energetic resonance is our universal signature.”

Beyond the Veil

“We cannot discover truth within reality.”

The Artificiality of Social Reality

The Artificiality of Social Reality

“Social reality is the invention of our enslavement.”

Webs of Deception

There is a bitter pill we all must swallow.  We exist in a social simulation, sustained by our reactivity and replicated by our engagement.  It does not matter where we may rank in the seemingly hierarchical, pyramid scheme of human society, we are all enslaved into a network of institutionally programmed existence.  There is no escape. Whether we are a billionaire with six houses and twelve cars, or living in poverty, we are all victimized by an elaborate social matrix designed to imprison and oppress. When we adopt and engage in social reality, it is inevitable we will acquiesce our personal experience and power to our collective conformity. 

The Echo of Life

Most of us eagerly relinquish our aspirations, creativity, inspiration, potential and vision in a misguided quest to claim our meager portion of artificiality.  This has become human nature, a maturation process to cast aside what empowers for what enslaves.  Once this transference is complete, we drift into the echo of life.  We meet our mate, have children, hold a career and preoccupy ourselves with the amusement of our desire, entertainment, media, politics, religion, sports and social events in a vain attempt to belong and be fulfilled.  Then we retire and die.  For many, this is a favorable outcome.  Yet, for some, it is the epitome of hell.

Entitlement and Expectation

We do not deserve anything.  Just because we are born into this experience does not give us the right or reason to dominate, manipulate and propagate.  We seize and decimate the natural world with the consequences of our addictions, appetites, civilizations, conditions, lifestyles and technologies.  We are programmed to believe the world is ours to conquer, control, influence and destroy, all with arrogant abandon.  It is our oblivion to the extremity of our entitlement and expectation which causes the gravest destruction both within and without.  These two inherent qualities are what leads to our eventual decline and extinction.

Decision or Choice

The vital element in the human experience is the distinction between what we decide and what we choose.  In my perspective, decisions are often accidental and unconscious reactions to the circumstances we encounter. They encourage us to minimize the impact of an uncontrollable result, while enabling our fear and insecurity.  When we survive, we believe we grow from it, yet it often provokes further personal and social evasion and exclusivity.  Whereas choice is a conscious expression made before challenges arise, creating empowering and fulfilling outcomes.  Choice inspires us to transcend reality and thrive, aligning us with ourselves and the universe.

“We cannot discover truth within reality.”

Behind the Mask

When the world went sideways over two years ago, we were instructed to wear masks for prevention and protection.  I noticed how our identity, humanity, individuality and value was erased via a health strategy, which proved to yield a low rate of efficacy.  I found it fascinating how people responded to this directive.  There were those who eagerly adopted the mask mandate, and those who defiantly refused.  In my observation, there is an interesting correlation between the two.  It appeared all whom chose to comply tended to be institutionalized, narrow-minded and private.  Whereas all whom chose not to obey were diversified, open-minded and self-expressive. 

The Vanity of Self-Righteousness

Any alternative perception can be analyzed, condemned, refuted and vilified.  There is a massive audience of people feigning “fact,” “intelligence” and “science” to discredit anything contrary to mainstream media propaganda.  It is one thing to believe in rhetoric.  It is another to impose it upon others, thus preserving our personal fears, insecurities and self-righteousness.  Being right is an inherent trait we adopt to safeguard the bubble of reality in which we imprison ourselves.  In a world rife with authoritarian sociopaths wielding control, influence, manipulation and power, it is beneficial to find the vein of truth in the illusion of reality.

The Virus of Society

In the movie “The Matrix,” Agent Smith explains to Morpheus, “I’d like to share a revelation I had during my time here.  It came to me when I tried to classify your species.  I realized you’re not actually mammals.  Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops an equilibrium with its surrounding environment.  But you humans do not.  You move to an area, and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed.  The only way you can survive is to spread to another area.  There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern.  A virus.  Human beings are a disease, the cancer of this planet.  You are a plague.”

The Cure of Humanity

Sometimes the most powerful truth comes from the villain.  Unfortunately, our common social perception demonizes who we identify as the antagonist.  Yet, when we observe history with a discerning vision, we will see how often the adversary made a difference and shifted the world.  Humanity is its own virus and cure.  The outcome is based upon who we choose to be.  When we succumb to inclinations of consumption, mimicry, oblivion, toxicity and self-righteousness, we perpetuate a virus.  When we evolve, transform and transcend our inherent social natures, we empower ourselves and others as a cure.

The Black Hole

We all live within the vacuum of social reality.  It is a vortex which seizes our attention, creativity, energy, expression, focus, intention, passion, possibility and potential.  Yet, it is not sustained by some covert, authoritarian entity or organization.  Under the influence of social conditioning and programming, our personal power has been diminished, distorted, manipulated and transferred to maintain the black hole of social reality.  All whom have dark intentions cajole, hijack and utilize the energy, effort and resources of others to impose their agendas, strategies and endgames. All the while, we bury our empowerment and enlightenment in the rotten soil of our ego, fear and self-righteousness.

The Bitter Truth

Beyond the familial and social bubbles of our existence, we simply do not care.  We delude ourselves to believe we do.  The bitter truth?  Our focus is on our self and our immediate circle of family and friends.  (The latter can most certainly be debated!) We feign amity, appreciation, belonging, gratitude, relativity and respect for others because we do not express these qualities for ourselves.  The last few years have been an opportunity for us to go within and embrace the extraordinary natures of our heart, intuition and soul, to align with the universe and become its expression.  Severing our tether to social reality empowers us to break its vicious cycle and embody universal truth.

“We are free from social reality when we become an expression of truth.”

Beyond the Veil

“There is darkness…then there is light.”

Plight of the Afterlife

Centuries of extraordinary experiences have been documented about what we encounter when our soul leaves our body.  All who witness these events are empowered to recall their journey.  Yet, their personal revelations are often met with social anxiety, denial, dismissal, doubt, fear, insecurity and ridicule.  For the experienced few, these encounters are more real than reality itself, regardless of public reaction.  Many eagerly refute their remarkable experiences in a quest to discredit and scrutinize all that is contrary to the dogmas in which they are conditioned, or the artificial reality in which we are enslaved.     

Experience to Remember

For over 30 years I have had these encounters.  They are distinct from being awake or asleep.  In my experience, it takes over 45 minutes for me to have lucid dreams, feedback from my mind releasing the past, daily events and unnecessary thought forms.  As we drift off to sleep, something happens to us which transcends the REM dream state.  The residual impacts of our conditioning and programming constantly impose their influence and deaden our senses.  Yet, what happens in that window between awareness and slumber?  And why do we fail to remember?       

The Fire of Youth

As children, we can.  We experience these encounters to their fullest, yet we lack the capacity to articulate, retain, apply and understand them.  Eventually, the conditioning and programming of social reality compromises and diminishes our intuitive acumen and awareness.  In addition, our exposure to ordinary life destroys our creativity and consciousness, severing our relatedness with the universe.  The virtuality in which we exist is designed to stimulate and preoccupy our instincts and intellect, scramble our emotional being, disrupt our connection with our intuition and separate us from our soul. 

The Age of Truth

As adults, we gradually surrender our intuition and evade our emotions.  We are addicted and obsessed with the artificiality of society.  Our social environment is not sustainable to nurture multidimensionality.  However, we have the potential and possibility to experience what exists beyond three-dimensional reality.  It requires observation, focus, balance, intention, expression and being to align and relate with our soul and the universe.  This is the essential equilibrium between our intuition, emotion, intellect and instinct, to ground and center ourselves into the resonance of universal experience.    

“We experience only a fraction of the universe.”

The Grand Illusion

Experience, relation and understanding begins with observing, accepting and transcending the greatest lie ever invented.  “Reality” is real.  None of this is real, at least in the way we are led to believe.  It is a simulated illusion. We are born, conditioned, developed and trained to exist similar to a computer program.  We interpret it as real because we are seemingly experiencing its commonalities within the paradigm of social reality.  Yet, our engagement and investment in this societal matrix is the very energy enabling its existence.  In essence, our life force is highjacked and manipulated by the few to enslave the many.

Sacred Space

All life empowered by the universe requires personal space for conception, evolution, existence, expression and being.  For us to receive the energy of universality, we need to constantly align, center, ground, express and transform ourselves.  There are energetic ebbs and flows in the universe, as there are personal shifts we must frequently experience to fulfill on our destiny.  This involves our unique investment in creating, establishing and maintaining our sacred space, a personal energetic environment to cultivate our relatedness with our soul and the universe.  This is our true purpose on Earth.

Who Feels It Becomes It

Our lives are lived through our perceptions.  Yet, this is merely a figment of social reality.  The personal power we acquiesce to our instinct and intellect imprisons us into the linear existence of duality.  The body and mind are the dominating elements of our being, often overpowering our heart, intuition and soul.  Each one of us emanates the energy to be creative, conscious, empowered, enlightened, intuitive and transcendent.  Our choice to be all that we are expresses a universal shift relative to the birth of a star.  The torus of energy in our heart center is the gateway for our soul to express universality into social reality. 

The Soul Journey

The essential experience we all encounter in the moments between being awake and asleep is when our soul travels.  It leaves our body and mind to journey beyond the electromagnetic barrier of the Earth’s atmosphere and known human existence.  When we cross this threshold, we leave behind everything of this world to embody multidimensionality.  However, when we return through this boundary to our body, we forget everything we experience while our spirit explores the universe.  Our instincts and intellect are unable to comprehend our soul’s journey.  Therefore, we are incapable of universal recall.   

“Our energetic resonance is our universal signature.”

Are You Experienced?

It has taken me over thirty years of experiences to accept, remember, translate, integrate and understand their nature and purpose.  They transpire in various ways with infinite possibilities and outcomes.  Every time I return, there is an electromagnetic resonance throughout my being, in my body, mind, heart and intuition.  I feel these are the remnants of universality empowering me with its multidimensional impression.  This essential energy is received and synthesized with my personal consciousness, evolution and transformation.

Beyond the Veil

For the first time in three decades, I consciously experienced this transcendental shift.  I was sequestered in a sacred space for days without food, water and, for the most part, light.  At some point, I was able to transcend the boundaries and inclinations of my body and mind and cross the threshold into universal being.  In this experience, I saw light in the darkness, heard sound in the silence, found clarity in the chaos and felt who I am and how I exist beyond my personal perception.  I recalled where I travelled and the experience of progressively shifting and returning to my body.   

Soul Return Experience

One reason we cannot remember when our soul travels is due to the intense process of re-integrating into our body and mind.  In spirit, we are related with the universe as a multidimensional expression of energy.  The best word to illustrate this is “universality.”  When we return from our experience, the progression from being one with essence to existing in a three-dimensional reality with a two-dimensional existence is equivalent to condensing an ocean into a stream.  This “reality” we adopt and emulate is the dream.  We simply fail to nurture the necessary, energetic containment and expression to empower and inspire universality.

Afterglow

Reintegrating into social reality is not the most challenging experience when our soul journeys beyond the veil.  It is the return to our self and who we have become that presents the greatest adversity.  In my recent encounter, I recalled most of my experience, yet little of who I had been.  Though I have become accustomed to these energetic shifts, I am not fully present to or related with the person I am now.  I am in transition.  As mentioned in previous articles, I am not inspired to simply know about these explorations.  Knowing is an interpretation based on instinct and intellect.  I am empowered by the experience of understanding my soul’s relation and resonance with the universe.     

“Our soul is a sacred space of the universe.”

All About Us

Society is a reflection of how far we are from ourselves.

Social Stimulus Experiment:

The current virus spoke volumes about us and our relatedness with society.  One thing most evident is our social reaction when the world was turned upside down and inside out over an influenza strain.  Liberals turned conservative and vice versa.  Society ground to a halt.  Businesses dried up, many lost their jobs or companies.  Billions of people retreated to the confines of their homes to tune into the mounting numbers flashing across their computer and television screens.  Lockdowns were enforced as if war was eminent. In many ways it was and still is.

The optimistic angle to all of this?  The natural world was primarily relieved of humanity.  Pollution was down.  Traffic was nonexistent.  The animal kingdom was thriving.  The world was almost peaceful.  Personally, I felt it was an extraordinary opportunity for humanity to remove itself from the vicious cycles and rampant triggers of society and go within.  It was a chance for us to become related with ourselves and the universe, transcend and transform our social conditioning and programming, and empower and express our unique destiny.

Default Program

Perhaps this occurred or was happening for some.  Yet, like a computer program that encounters a virus, (be with this!) our social system was shut down and rebooted into a default mode.  Once again, we are essentially where we were in our collective evolution prior to the pandemic madness.  Society hit the ground running, rushing back to the way things were, armed with arrogance, consumerism, delusion, egocentricity, entitlement, greed, superiority, self-righteousness and violence.  The ideal cocktail for social distraction, disruption and destruction.

As mentioned in several of the articles I have published over the last few years, a universal energetic shift is occurring, giving us the opportunity to transcend the dualistic lunacy we have identified with as society.  Our ability to align with the universe by balancing our body and mind with our heart, intuition and soul is ever present.  However, this experience does not exist in the simulation of social reality.  Nor is it observed in a world enslaved by the institutions of its own amusement, education, media, politics and religion.

Privatized Priorities

Surviving society is a self-centered endeavor.  This is how it is designed, so this is how it exists.  Thriving in society is a transcendent lifestyle, empowering us to experience evolution, fulfillment, transformation and understanding.  Unfortunately, our social conditioning is so all-encompassing and extreme, we opt to merely survive in the presence of all possibility.  In our teens and into our twenties, most of us face scarcity.  This is far more influential than we choose to acknowledge.  All of us encounter a social shift that forces us into the oblivion of adulthood.

Recently, I was shopping in my home village and noticed a woman I would see frequently at the fitness center years ago.  She had been attractive and trim with a cheery attitude.  When I saw her recently, it was evident she had undergone her social shift into career, marriage and motherhood.  It suddenly occurred to me at that time, she had been primping herself into good health to attract a husband, which would lead to having children and arriving to where she is now.  When I saw her, she wore a scowl reflecting the watermark of her unfulfilled experience.    

“Our lives are only as fulfilled as we live them.”

Settle for Self

For most, personal and social life is all about compromise.  I observe and feel this in many people, family, friends, associates and strangers alike.  It is hard to witness, and even more difficult to feel.  In my youth, I recall the empowerment and inspiration many people I had known experienced.  In their unique time, these passions were wagered for social conformity, familial and peer pressure and personal survival.  Though these are seemingly justifiable reasons for social compliance, it is the “white flag” we raise every day we engage in the matrix of society.

Nightmares are not what we encounter when we sleep.  They exist for us within the comfortable codependence of familial, professional and social obligation and responsibility. Every day we live against the flow of our destiny, experience and purpose.  Our investment in life becomes a practice of negotiating and settling on a life of least resistance.  We emulate our forebears as they eventually did theirs.  Regardless of whatever fantasized self we choose to proliferate into society, it is as much of an illusion as reality.  Our settlement in life is our death sentence.

A Soul to See

Most of society does not want to see the clarity nor hear the symphony of the truth.  Most have been conditioned and programmed for decades and more into the narrow paradigms of sensual and intellectual insanity, set on a mission to draw meaning and reason from the mass chaos of society.  Billions of lifetimes cast in the mold of the “known” reality, in a vain attempt to glean the slightest glimmer of wisdom from the smoke and mirrors of the day to day.  Fortifying their defenses and reassuring their self-righteousness, while they sacrifice their soul.

We don the spectacles of reality’s kaleidoscope, believing what we encounter is “real.”  Creation and destruction, above and below, good and evil, life and death, the entirety of duality imposes its influence and inhibits our universal experience.  All these elements, however grandiose they seem, are only two-dimensional.  Transcending the prison of our inherent social perceptions frees us from the dominance of our mind and body.  Our heart is the gateway, our intuition is the path, and our soul is the origin of our empowerment, vision, expression and being.

All About Us

From the moment we are born, our existence is only about us.  For many, this is personal identity, purpose and stability.  Yet, it is also egotism, sociopathy and vanity.  Every day, billions of people con themselves, justifying their social atrocities and crimes against humanity to preserve the status quo of their beliefs, bank accounts, defenses, opinions and self-righteousness.  To many, this supersedes acceptance, authenticity, equality, honesty, justice, kindness, love and wellbeing.  Eventually, the virtues of humanity become as degrative as its sins.

Continuing to do what we have always done ensures we will only encounter more of what we already have.  We are rigid programs in the digital matrix of society, tethered to a formulaic mainframe of reactivity to constant social stimuli.  The engagement of our reaction defines our enslavement.  Therefore, our being, destiny and experience will remain forever unfulfilled.  Shifting the focus away from ourselves is a remarkable opportunity to transcend the incessant inclinations of the body and mind. And also, be present in our heart, intuition and soul. 

“To become one with our soul is to become one with the universe.”

A Force of the Universe

“Duality is the bane of existence.”

Heaven and Hell

Recently, I travelled to Northern Michigan to visit family.  Scanning through the radio stations in the rural areas I came across several religious programs.  While I waited for the station to change, I caught some of the content.  There were undercurrents of “Heaven and Hell.”  Most of it fear-based threats of dwelling in the latter if you didn’t believe.  I smiled, shook my head and pondered why so many people are obsessed with the paradigm of a dualistic afterlife.  Then it occurred to me, why does it have to be one or the other?  Are these the only options?  Intuition “saved” me from the instinctual and intellectual ping-pong of religion.   

Re-Entry

A week ago, I returned from an annual event in which I participate.  It is difficult to describe with words, so I will not attempt.  I will say that it is a community experience where people work together and support each other in an extraordinary experience of relativity.  The event is so intense and powerful, I release all the things I am exposed to in my daily life.  When I return to society, the distinction between where I have been and what I am walking back into is a cultural shock to awakened senses.  The key is to sustain my connection with this way of being, amid society’s strategies to impose competition, conformity and duality.

By Design

Social reality is an artificial system of control.  If this is not apparent to us now, perhaps it never will be.  We all have a common choice to shift how we act, think, feel, behave and be.  Many of us invest in social reality, carving our little piece of artificial heaven, which often manifests as our personal hell.  Many of us may even believe our selfish desire to bolster our individual ego, experience, power and status is happiness.  This is furthest from the truth.  Yet, suggesting this to people often provokes their delicate dander’s in defense of what “they” alone believe to be true.  Truth is a way of being, illuminating, progressing and transforming our experience. 

Weapons of Social Distraction

The greatest distractions are those preventing us from observing and releasing our obsession with their triviality.  Society is addicted and dependent upon amusement.  Even the seemingly meaningful events in our lives are diversions from genuine consciousness, creativity, relativity and transformation.  Finding and sustaining our personal balance with all the dimensions of our experience is essential in manifesting our empowerment, enlightenment and transcendence from linear reality.  First, we must be present to and accountable for the distractions we allow to influence and alter our unique destiny.

“We exist in mind and body, devoid of heart, intuition and soul.”

The Truth of Reality

Our experience of life has been highjacked. We are influenced and programmed by covert, authoritarian organizations with the strategic purposes of exercising control, imposing fear, generating profit and projecting artificial power.  Beyond our anxiety, conditioning, denial, insecurity, oblivion and self-righteousness, all of us feel this to be true.  We simply believe negating their existence will prevent their agendas.  This is exactly what they desire.  To coin a phrase, “the greatest trick the Devil ever played on humanity was to convince the world he doesn’t exist.”  Millions of people have acquiesced into this collective obscurity.  

The Reality of Truth

Personal truth cannot be discovered or explored in a congregational paradigm.  Yet, society is rife with political, religious and social groups to distort and ultimately condition our individual understanding.  What is the bittersweet reality of being our truth?  It is a singular experience with little to no social encouragement, empowerment or support.  In every way, we face extreme adversity in our quest to stand in our authentic power.  However, personal truth can be influenced by our ego, transmuting it into delusion.  One collective truth transcends our pride and prejudice.  It is the universal truth with which we all resonate.  

The Empowerment of Being

All who choose to be an expression of the universe must release their individual interpretation of how their truth exists.  Being present to our universality empowers us to observe, envision, focus, intend and become its embodiment.  Knowing is an expression of our ego.  Understanding is the experience of being one with the universe.  It can be said that enlightenment is a fantasy of the mind.  Whereas empowerment is the force of the universe, inspiring us within the flow of its natural progression.  Freedom from instinctual and intellectual attachments empowers our being with universal energy.

Resonance and Relativity

Beyond our body, mind, heart, intuition and soul, we are a unique frequency of energy.  Becoming it requires us to establish and sustain an equilibrium with all elements of our being.  When we are aligned with the universe, our soul resonates through our intuition, emanates from our heart center, empowers our mind and body and transforms our experience and environment.  Maintaining this resonance is our purpose.  Expressing it into our personal lives is its relativity.  Our resonance and relativity are the cornerstones to being an expression of the universe.  They are the prime elements of our universality.  

Universal Experience

Standing in our truth is a challenging endeavor in a society imposing control, corruption, manipulation and the elimination of insight, vision, expression and being.  It is not just the cascade of contention we encounter in social reality.  It is the resistance within us which far exceeds the societal reactivity ultimately compromising our universal relativity.  When we stand against the currents of society, we are a force of the universe.  Our personal truth is merely a steppingstone to discover, embrace and align with universal truth.  Our common destiny is to transform our social encounters into universal experiences.   

“Universality is the expression of our soul.”

Self Portrait

“I don’t write articles, they write me.”

All the Words Combine

I have been publishing articles on this and other websites for over ten years.  It was brought to my attention years ago many of the articles I post are translated into different languages. This is the greatest compliment.  I have even had opportunities to be interviewed by akin-spirited people intending to make a difference.  I am empowered by the expanding community I discover and encounter with every article I write.  Yet, there is something missing in my experience, and perhaps those of others.  A transcendent relativity to equal the articles’ purpose.

Truth into Illusion

One observation I have made is the limited understanding, dialogue and application of the social awareness and listening into which I write.  I will be the first to acknowledge the complexities and intricacies of the subject matter and vernacular I often choose, and the arrogance and pretentious tones my expression may convey.  Perhaps I have lost the attention and interest of readers in the process.  It is what it is, in a social reality rife with predominately negative images and information broadcast like advertisements for oblivious consumption.  Perhaps what I write about may occur as offensive to many, as much as the mainstream media is to me.

Against the Grain

All who intend to express the truth they resonate with, into an artificial, callous and immoral society always face the greatest adversity, criticism, judgement and ridicule.  Humanity is and perhaps has always been inverted and regressive in nature.  The masses tend to lash out at those who stand for the truth and praise those who manipulate perception.  At no time in my fifty years of life have I felt this to the gravest degree than over the last few years.  When I offered an alternative or diverse perspective on what has been happening in contemporary society, I encountered social anger, blame, condemnation, shame and vitriol, losing acquaintances and friends along the way.

Defying Gravity

I am grateful to be a part of communities who accept and understand me for who I am and who I am not.  When the gravity of society imposes its weight upon us, we usually dance and laugh our way through with conscious abandon.  This is essential in a chaotic and challenging age.  The window to awareness seems to be narrowing for many.  Being an expression of the universe in an artificial world is a daunting endeavor.  When the tides of humanity are ebbing toward madness and mayhem, our purpose is to flow with acceptance, balance, compassion, consciousness, equality, love and transformation.

“For the energy of the universe.”

Media Manipulation

Over the last decade, I have observed the declining state of journalism spiral into dis-, mis- and no information, social exploitation and partisan opinion.  Authors, bloggers and columnists spar for expanded readership at the cost of their personal and professional authenticity, integrity and veracity.  Even to the extent of arguing over nuance in a blind quest to be first, renown and right.  The impacts to their audiences have been devastating.  It is one thing to bend reality to benefit one’s career or company.  Something entirely different to abuse the attention, reliance and trust readers have in an author or publication for the purposes of prestige and profit.         

Selective Perception

I understand and accept the design of social reality, even when it has no acknowledgement or regard for the truth.  I do not need to accredit, compel or solidify what I experience for it to exist for others.  That is up to them to choose to discover for themselves, or not.  I understand humanity is primarily conditioned and programmed into authoritarian-driven narratives, engineered to provide a social environment of artificial belonging.  In which people have the platform to defend their insecurities behind the institutions of education, lifestyle, politics and religion.  To the majority, it often seems easier to abide in fear than embrace love.

Ceiling of Consciousness

When I wrote on topics like consciousness, creativity, imagination, multidimensionality, transformation and universality, I used to wonder why there was a lack of response from the world wide web.  Why proactive and positive expressions were excluded into non-existence in a society addicted to vicious cycles of negative and regressive repetition.  Even why there was a social dependence on toxicity.  Then it occurred to me, emulation has highjacked our opportunity for creation.  We are artificial beings enslaved in a digital simulation, reacting to social stimuli projected into our existence. 

All in Resonance

Every article I compose is inspired by what resonates with me in the moment.  The writing process is intuitively guided.  Even the editing and revision methods are empowered by insight.  When they are published, they are as universally expressed as humanly possible.  One of the only unfortunate elements in the progression of an article is attempting to convey in words all that is beyond instinctual and intellectual understanding.  Yet, the opportunity to hone my ability for universal expression supersedes the inevitability that most of the universality is lost once they are completed.  The energy between the lines is essential.

Universal Expression

What I choose to write about may not mean much to most if anything at all.  If it did, there would be more of a watermark in the world when the tides of the articles recede.  I have never had an intention for profit or recognition from what I publish.  The website is free to all who choose to visit.  I do not benefit, except for exposure from my articles being published on other websites or for interviews in which I participate.  This is my commitment to the universe for sharing its creativity, empowerment, energy, insight and understanding with me.  I am only an expression of its presence through my experience.

“Empowering and inspiring community through creativity.”

A Source of Creation

“Universality is the origin of our creativity.”

Sleight of Social Reality

The common reality we adopt and accept is an illusion.  It is a perceptual projection driven by our engagement and interaction.  The more we invest our focus and energy, the more we manifest it into our experience.  It is a hacked simulation to distract and preoccupy us with the trivialities of “life.”  This is the ultimate conspiracy theory, because the collective, cognitive dissonance of humanity refuses to accept the truth.  We are enslaved by social reality.

My friend Elva Thompson recently wrote an article, “You Will Own Nothing.”  She writes about how we are all programs of artificial intelligence.  Everything we are, do and achieve is an orchestrated replication. Our beliefs, instincts, thoughts and emotions are conditioned, behavioral patterns sustaining our artificiality. We sacrifice our soul upon the altar of knowledge.  Knowing this is one thing.  Understanding it is the beginning of our freedom. 

Signature Watermark

Our unique creativity cannot be truly observed, experienced, expressed or made manifest within the imposed domains of education, media, occupation, politics, religion and society.  We are not taught how to transcend the design of our enslavement.  We are influenced to adopt, enable, enforce and maintain the status quo of authoritarian indoctrination.  Now more than ever, we need to stand for, empower and express our creativity and imagination.

Each of us has a unique perception of the universe, ourselves and society. The social reality in which we exist is contrary to our conscious understanding.  Creating in the wake of its currents is a common practice for artists dedicated to their personal expression.  When the tides of humanity ebb and flow with global circumstances and events, conscious beings align with the universe, establish their equilibrium, focus their expression and embody universality.

The Art of Understanding

In the previous article, “From Vision to Being,” I drew the distinction between knowing and understanding our experience.  Knowing is a declaration of our intellect.  Whereas understanding is an expression of our soul.  It is the difference between thinking our way through life and being a personification of the universe.  There are many things we will never know, at least in the ways we believe, desire or expect.  Understanding provides us the opportunity to be.

To fulfill our understanding, it is essential to establish equilibrium between the domains of our being. This empowers our ability to align ourselves with our universality.  Understanding is a multidimensional experience, requiring the balance of our body, mind and heart to relate with our soul.  When we shift the focus of our intention from knowing to understanding, an extraordinary expansion of consciousness occurs.  Understanding is the cornerstone of our awareness.

“Conscious being is creativity.”

Common Tones

All of us have unique elements of our being to express our originality.  For all the diversities that define our personality, there are vital qualities we all share.  Regardless of belief, experience, heredity, ideology, interpretation, perception, politics, race and religion, we all have a soul.  Our soul synergizes with the universe, providing us an abundance of empowerment and energy.  This is true for all of us, no matter what personal or socially induced filters we apply to our experience. 

We all have an intuition which functions as an avenue through which our universality relates with the rest of our being.  Our heart center is a powerful, electromagnetic torus of energy, expressing itself beyond the acuity of our awareness.  Our mind is an app we use to interpret and apply all we are into the three-dimensional domain of human existence.  Our body is our vehicle, driven primarily by action, desire and instinct.

Creative Dynamics

Creativity is the expression of our universality.  We are not artists, simply observers, interpreters and ambassadors of universal experience.  Our soul is one with the universe.  When we are aligned and related, we discover, experience and express the source of creation.  Insight, inspiration and manifestation begins when we release our instinct, intellect and toxic emotionality to embrace the energy of universality. Our relativity with being is the expression of our creativity.

Our soul emanates universality.  Our intuition receives and transmits this energy to the centers of our being.  Our heart center is the focal point of how we synergize our multidimensionality.  When we are balanced, our intuition, heart and mind transform universal epiphanies into inspiration, sending empowerment and energy for its expression.  Whether we are conveying art or life, our creative dynamic is empowered by our consciousness.

Source of Being

In social reality, spiritual experience is commonly perceived as delusion, fantasy or imaginary.  Relativity with the universe is almost impossible to encounter; let alone create, establish and sustain.  Artificiality is the existential ego of social reality.  Fear, insecurity and self-righteousness annihilates our creative expression.  Every moment is an opportunity to align, focus, ground, center and shift our experience.  We are only as eloquent as our relativity with the universe.    

All we desire, think, say or do is irrelevant in relation to who we are.  Many believe our instincts, thoughts and actions are the key elements of our existence.  However sensible this may seem; it is furthest from the truth.  Our vision, observation, focus, experience, expression and being is the omnidimensional progression of how to shift and transform social reality.  We fulfill our universality when we manifest the unique expression of our being.

“Universality is the source of our creation.”

From Vision to Being

“Many may know, few will understand.”

Traditional Medicinal

For over 20 years, I have participated in ceremonial community.  When I reflect on my experiences, one of the greatest insights I have had is that they are not “mine.”  My interpretation of them is irrelevant.  Even their benefit and the roles that have come to me from my commitments are insignificant.  Another epiphany I had and continue to express to the best of my ability, is being of service to community.  I simply hold a space for others to have their experience, however it may manifest, without attachment, control, expectation and influence.  It takes everything from me to be true to the tradition and express who I am called to be.  When one gives all and becomes nothing, it creates opportunity for everything.

The Human Gene

One of the most heartbreaking experiences I have witnessed on this path is observing when participants fall victim to their ego.  It is a delicate and intricate balance to maintain an equilibrium between the prayer we make, and the society in which we live.  Many falter in their pursuits to gain personal advancement, power, recognition and status at the cost of their experience and those of the people whom they desire to lead.  It is more about manipulation and less about tradition.  Many interpret leadership as the quantity of their followers and the control they impose, rather than their service to community.  It becomes dangerous when they are insensitive or oblivious to the impacts their personal agendas and strategies cause.

“Spiritualized”

Whenever a tradition becomes congregational or institutionalized, it is only a matter of time before it manifests as social dysfunction, harm, oppression and destruction.  Last year, I published “Spiritualized: The Ego of Spirituality.”  It expresses clarity into the influence and impact our egos have on our experience and those of others.  Many forms of religion have established, enacted and profited by controlling and manipulating parishioners into fear, guilt, obligation and uncertainty to uphold their authority over the many.  The propaganda they proselytize is a scheme to prohibit the individual soul-intimation experience.  Personal discernment and distinction are vital in creating and preserving our alignment with the universe.

Invention of Programming

All of us are indoctrinated into institutional structures of selective reality.  Long before we learn to express consciousness and conscience, we are programmed to emulate a common, condensed interpretation of all with which we identify and relate.  This is a social control technique to maintain our enslavement.  Most “intelligent” people are cast into a vicious cycle of existence.  They choose not to acknowledge the truth that they are imprisoned by their ego with their own denial, doubt, fear and self-righteousness.  We have been conditioned by education, mainstream media, religion and society to be right instead of true to our experience.  This is what motivates people who believe themselves to be leaders to control others.

“Knowing is an invention of the mind.  Understanding is an expression of the soul.”

Knowing and Understanding

Knowing tethers us to thought.  Understanding inspires us to be. I would not choose to “know” anything.  In my opinion, knowing is too intellectual.  Just facts and figures ricocheting in my mind.  Knowing is a diversion from observing, understanding and applying what I experience into who I am.  Social reality imposes the duality of thought and action into our lifestyles.  We are energetic beings with multidimensional potentialities.  Our heart and intuition relate us with our soul and the universe.  Knowing is merely a fraction of our experience in the universality of our existence.  Understanding empowers us to align our body and mind with our heart, intuition, soul and the universe. 

Focus of Vision

Epiphanies and insights are occurring in every moment of our present.  When we happen upon them, they occur to us as fleeting glimpses, existing beyond our purview.  We simply do not dedicate the necessary focus to cultivate our experience.  We must express a purpose of awareness and observation to create a sustainable environment in which our consciousness resonates with the frequency of our vision.  My initiation into this experience was terrifying, as it was so diverse from the reality in which I had been indoctrinated.  It annihilated my adolescent belief, perception, thought and understanding.  After I found my balance amidst the fluctuating currents of my experiences, I grew accustomed to the shifts and eventually chose to flow with them.

Observation of Experience

Our experiences are only as conscious as we live them.  We exist in a social reality that imposes oblivion as a control mechanism.  Our focus of vision kindles our observation to hone our awareness and its expression.  Though we are programmed to exercise acuity through a filter of a selfishness, being present to the circumstances and events transpiring around us empowers us to establish how they exist within.  Eventually, we create the opportunity to transform ourselves, our existence and our perception of reality.  Our observation is the expression of our relativity with the present.  The current challenges of the new era are an ideal opportunity to shift and align with the universe and our soul, guided by our intuition, while being conscious of our heart, mind and body.

Expression of Being

In no other tradition have I experienced such an extraordinary symmetry between the personal and community experience.  When balance is established, one can have their individual discoveries within the circle.  Whether or not this happens is empowered by our unique expression of being.  When the shared focus is for the benefit of the people, personal transformation is possible.  It simply requires us to shift our focus from our self alone to the needs of all.  Being willing to release the social conditioning of our selfishness empowers us to be proactively empowered by community consciousness.  When we choose to embody this way of being, our personal and collective visions manifest.     

Full Circle

One insight I would share with those at the crossroads of their soul; be present to your ego and its influence, or you will never have a spiritual experience.” (“Spiritualized: The Ego of Spirituality.”)  The primary element to our social programming is believing and engaging in linear reality.  Personal transformation is a multidimensional encounter with infinite facets of vision, observation, experience, expression and being.  The optimal way to discover who, how and why we are is our relativity within community.  We sacrifice our greatest potential with our social obsessions for selfish inclinations. Community offers us the opportunity to create ourselves with our commitment to all our relations.

“Unity is the soul of community” – (“Spiritualized: The Ego of Spirituality.”)

“Community is our commitment to unity.”