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.”

The Mirror Tells All

“We cannot truly empathize with tragedy until it befalls us.”

Lessons Unlearned

What do we do as a society when programmed conspiracy, disinformation, manipulation and trauma infects social reality to the gravest degree?  How do we cope, heal, identify and transform ourselves amid the melee of competition, destruction, disease, fear, loss, murder, pain, suffering and violence?  Why do we continue to emulate the definition of social insanity at the cost of our lives and those of our children?  Where do we go from the helplessness and hopelessness surrounding and corrupting every element of our experience?  Who is to be held accountable for our crimes against humanity?  We are!   

Political Idiodyssey

Politics are the most worthless form of leadership ever concocted.  It is a clever, vicious cycle, ensnaring all with egotistical expressions of instinctual and intellectual ignorance.  I continue to be appalled by anyone claiming exclusivity to either the conservative or liberal parties.  It does not require keen observation to understand none of these officials care about, stand for or serve the people who elect them.  An elite, wealthy few employ financial institutions, who lend to corporations, who in turn sponsor and lobby candidates to push their (c)overt agendas.  Our awareness of this system certainly does not empower or inspire us enough to transform it.

Social Vicious Cycle

Whenever a traumatic event passes an impression on us, we tend to shift into a cycle of inauthentic empathy.  We send our thoughts and prayers, express our views, engage in social media debates, our elected officials do nothing, we eventually forget, and society moves on to the next tragedy until it happens again.  This is just one of the many vicious cycles we enact as human doings.  We are desensitized by the violence that encompasses us and blind to our individual brutality.  Yet the cycle continues.  Much like our elected officials, we do not care about, stand for or serve our fellow human.

Deep Impact

The last few years have severely traumatized us on levels we are incapable of comprehending.  We are shaken to the core from a worldwide pandemic, the political and social pressure of its vaccination, a contentious election, the impact of a murdered American citizen by a police officer and a continual string of mass killings committed by teenagers.  Within our apathetically biased interpretations of what is happening resides the true reason why.  As a society, we are egotistical, self-centered and self-righteous.  We lack the empathy, intention and understanding to transform our anger and fear into compassion and love.

“Within every downfall is an opportunity for ascension.”

The Gravity of Ego

Through the course of human history, infinite opportunities have been and are available for us to shift how social reality exists for all.  These events, however inspirational, ordinary or tragic, occur to empower us to transform our instincts, intellect, emotions and behaviors.  When we front age, belief, ideology, ignorance, indifference or loss, we convey justifiable excuses for our evasion, vengeance or violence.  The choices we make impact and influence others as much as ourselves.  There is one element of our personality that renders us apathetic, arrogant, vindictive and self-righteous.  It does not matter how aware we are to its influence; our ego enslaves us.   

Self-Sentence

Society functions on the tradition of inclusion of the immediate family, and exclusion of the rest of the world, in a vain attempt to construct artificial defenses, narratives, protection and security.  We build barriers of separation emotionally, intellectually, instinctually and spatially to support our simulated sense of safety.  The evident observation we deny or refuse to acknowledge is our desire to establish our personal illusion.  We imprison ourselves with individual internment and expect the rest of the world will follow suit.  When society does not comply with our private delusion, we encounter breakdowns resulting in emotional, mental and physical suffering.       

Social Psychoses

We are artificial beings, existing in an artificial reality, living artificial lives and even dying artificial deaths.  Our belief, ideology, information, motivation and relativity are all artificial.  From the cradle to the grave, we slip into the chaos of social reality’s undercurrent, frantically grasping for anything to release us from the energetic muck of linear duality.  When our opportunities arise and empower us to transcend, we decline, dismiss and demean all that is diverse from our behavioral, hereditary, institutional, personal and social programming.  In essence, we cause our own conflict and suffering with our conditioned engagement and reactivity. 

What Will It Take?

Our family members and friends are both figuratively and literally dying at the hands of our self-subscribed, social oblivion, and the inevitable violence it provokes.  Desensitization is the lightning rod of our synthetic sanity, tearing society apart with every tragic event and fracturing the foundation of our existence.  It is not that we feel, think and act too deeply when tragedy occurs in social reality.  The true atrocity is our willingness to be apathetic and preoccupied, evading present trauma and ensuring its eventual future. Prevention requires our authenticity, empathy, focus, integrity, intention, purpose and transformation.  

The Mirror Tells All

Imagine being in a sphere.  The entire interior is a mirror.  In every direction you gaze, your image is cast.  Yet, it is not your physical reflection you behold, it is your actions, thoughts and feelings to which you become present.  As you encounter your multidimensionality, you are aware of your instincts, intellect, emotions, intuition and soul.  You are introduced to your consciousness, creativity, empathy, insight, understanding and truth.  In this space, you experience the flow of universal being, conscience, expression and relativity.  The existence of social reality vanishes. You become one with the universe.    

“Our soul purpose is being universality.”

Inside Out

“Self-righteousness is the epitome of being wrong.”

Against the Current

Over the last few years, we have been inundated with personal opinions and mainstream media agendas, narratives, politics, virus strains and vaccinations.  Yet, we have also been in a universal energetic shift providing us an extraordinary opportunity to align, connect, relate and become one with all.  For some, this was a clear choice.  For many, it was a defining moment on how tethered to social reality, and distant people are with themselves.  The autocratic strategy worked once again.  We turned against each other; our ego our sword and our self-righteousness our shield.  How clever we are to destroy far more often than we create in our quest for status and validity.  Nothing represents our power more than arrogance.

Social Crucible

Conceit and deceit are the most toxic elements in contemporary society.  We all have duplicity. Those who don’t believe they do have more than most! Events of the last couple years have transpired for the purpose of revealing our concealed deficiencies we all disguise from ourselves and others.  We either defend our personal issues or release them and become fulfilled.  Recently, I have witnessed family and friends blame, guilt and shame each other to satiate their fears, insecurities and uncertainties regarding the current climate of social reality.  Lifetime relations willingly sacrificed in defense of their biased criticism, judgement, opinion and self-righteousness.  All to protect their inadequacies, from which we all yearn to be free.

Throwing Shade

The last two years have not been a time to merely survive, they have been an era to thrive. While we attempted to bring normality to the authoritarian agendas of control, deception, enslavement and manipulation, our greatest fears embedded their influence deeper into our frazzled nerves. No matter how we analyze, believe, interpret or think about the events we have all endured, our understanding of them is often misinterpreted.  We feed our senses with biased, agenda-laden information, customized to our desired narrative to debate, demean, discredit and prove our adversaries erroneous.  This is the societal psychosis we have enabled with our apathy, denial, negligence, oblivion and self-righteousness.  

Being Right

Before our acumen is developed, we are conditioned to be right at all costs.  This is the social standard.  We close the avenues of our listening when we stake the lines of our hypocrisy.  This applies to others, yet most importantly in our relation to ourselves and the universe.  We are blinded by our addiction to the rush of synthetic gratification we receive when we impose our sanctimonies, be they internal or expressed.  They are the idioms of our inauthenticity; in other words, “false power.”  Society prospers on the adrenaline of superficiality.  Those who express empowerment and inspiration are often chastised, exiled and, in extreme circumstances, murdered.  Our personal and collective evolution is wagered for our egocentric quest to be right.       

“Institutional intelligence is programmed ignorance.”

The Greatest Swindle Ever Sold

Six global corporations own the world’s media sources.  It is apparent these outlets broadcast programmed information, thus inventing and promoting narratives to manipulate society’s existence, experience and perception.  The mainstream media proliferates corporate, economic, political and social propaganda to execute and maintain its agendas for control, power and profit.  To awakened individuals, the endgame is evident.  Unfortunately, most of humanity invests in the engineered narratives because we are unable and/or unwilling to accept the truth.  The network information we analyze, believe, interpret or think is manufactured delusion.  Humanity craves to be right and refuses to admit when they are swindled.  How true has this been over the last few years?  

One Ego to Rule Them All

Our egos are neurological satellites, constantly receiving and projecting signals within us and ultimately influencing society.  We are mired in the duality of our programmed instinct and intellect; therefore, reality exists and is enabled by our collective oblivion.  The global authoritarian banks, corporations, governments and other elite organizations are aware of this.  They use fear to its fullest efficacy to maintain control, power and wealth over the majority of the world’s population.  Their imposed systems of rule amuse, confuse, disempower and enslave society into an elaborate web of deception.  Our ego keeps us captive, engaged and tethered to a social simulation we identify, interpret and accept as reality.

The Naked Truth

We are not who we believe ourselves to be.  We drift in the darkness of self-subscribed obscurity, terrified to discover, express and live our truth against the scrutiny of a cruel and violent society.  Eventually, we all acquiesce to the collective fate of inauthentic belonging, reality and social obligation.  Adulthood is a superficial security we “mature” into rife with excuses, failures, inadequacies, oblivion, struggle and surrender.  No matter how much we attempt to make something out of the illusion of social reality, we are inevitably burdened with the gravity of our wasted opportunities to create, empower, inspire and transform.  The naked truth we all seek to evade is that we live to die, instead of dying to live.  

Seeing the Unseen

We are victims, servants of all we do not know that we do not know about ourselves.  This statement can be confusing to those unaware of fundamental ontology (the nature of being.)  All we know and do not know is often clear.  It is what we do not know about what we do not know where we lose our vision, focus, intention and power.  It controls us through our personal indoctrination.  Institutional education, economics, religion and society programs us to enable our cooperative enslavement.  Yet, our personal observation, consciousness, progression and purpose empowers our freedom.  These are the essential elements of our being, inspiring our awareness, evolution and transformation.         

Balance Beam

The last few years have revealed how essential it is to establish and maintain our personal equilibrium.  Existing in a social reality built and sustained by conflict, disease, duality, toxicity and war has compromised the core of our being.  It is not a surprise how many people do not know who they are, let alone envision, experience and fulfill their destiny.  We are multidimensional beings composed of instincts, intellect, emotions and insights.  Our existence is created by who we are being.  The balance of our body, mind, and heart with our intuition and soul is vital to manifesting the universal energetic shift into our experience.  Our attuned equilibrium is an expression of our resonance with the universe.

Inside Out

We have all experienced extreme anxiety, fear, loss and trauma.  Many of us are still nursing proverbial wounds that have never fully healed, current ones notwithstanding. Opportunities arise for us when we choose to lay down our fears, failures, histories, obligations, pain, self-righteousness and suffering to embrace everything available to us during this extraordinary era of being.  Once we have committed to release all which does not enlighten, inspire and transform us, we can begin to heal.  We are all fractured beings drifting upon the ocean of time, seeking an elusive fulfillment.  Society imposes it’s will, conditioning us to survive from the outside in.  Our universality empowers our soul to thrive from the inside out.                           

“Feel to heal, be to see.”

The Center of All

“At the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit.

And that center is everywhere.

It is within each of us.”

– Black Elk

Societal Drift:

Where we are trending in society is evident.  We are preoccupied with self-centered beliefs, desires, interpretations, perceptions and realities, as we are in their defense.  Most of us enable our daily deprivation by acquiescing our personal power to a legion of social stimuli.  Our instincts, thoughts and behaviors are indicative of our constant, collective conditioning.  Society is an omnipresent undercurrent, diminishing and distorting our common sense, equilibrium, rationale and humanity.  The disparity between our soul and heart in relation to our mind and body is beyond measure. This rift exists between the threshold of our reality and universality, condemning us to a life sentence of obsolescence and oblivion.

Shades of Grey:

We are captive to the matrix of our mind.  Though we do not acknowledge or observe it, we deny and defend ourselves from this truth.  Our neurological pathways are a maze of information, knowledge and thought, imposing logic on our being as a virus spreads infection.  The smoke and mirrors of mentality obscure our perception and understanding.  Instinct and intellect are vulnerable to deception and distortion in a social reality designed for the mind.  However, the more we invest our personal power in thoughts and actions, the less likely we enlighten our emotional and intuitive awareness and expression to relate with our soul and the universe.           

Spiritual Compass:

True north is charted a few degrees from its given direction.  This variance is symbolic of the personal destiny we may choose on our unique path.  It is our way of becoming who we are meant to be.  Unfortunately, most concede this opportunity, dismissing it as fantasy, pastime or even egotistical.  The choice to experience and express our truth is ever present and universal.  It can be said faith is frivolous.  Like the mind, it has its place at certain moments.  Yet, not as a habitual practice of dependence to sacrifice our personal power upon the altar of theology.  Our experience is more profound than our interpretation or perception.  Extraordinary events will never be understood with ordinary vision.  

University of Reality:

All of us enroll and engage in the authoritarian institutions of society.  They are inevitable.  Social reality encompasses, influences and permeates us in more ways than we can imagine.  As universal beings existing in a three-dimensional paradigm, adopting a two-dimensional experience, we submit ourselves to societal slavery.  We are offered many forms of social oppression to which we eagerly adopt and apply. All under the guise of personal “freedom” and “individuality,” imposing artificial belonging within a devious, hierarchical system to coerce all life.  Once we allow ourselves to be indoctrinated and integrated into enslavement, we feign our freedom in vain, giving the false impression we are awakened.

“Conscious breath is our choice to be in the center of our experience.”

East of Eden:

Where we direct our attention is where we focus our energy.  Being conscious to this universal truth is essential in observing and shifting our experience.  We are conditioned to be spectators in life.  Our dependence on external opinion is the primary form of conceding our personal power.  Deep down, many of us deny, diminish and resist our exceptionality.  We do not acknowledge, apply or understand it.  If our personal power is akin to a flashlight at night, many of us would rather stumble around in the darkness to avoid being accountable for who we are as universal beings.  When we deviate from our original vision, even by an inch, we end up arriving at our destination lightyears from our destiny.

Eye in the Storm:

Society will always be a cacophony of amusement, chaos, distraction, ego, manipulation, politics and violence.  These are the prominent traits of humanity.  Social storms rage around and within us.  We allow our inner experience to be defined and impacted by external circumstances. Who we are is often established by the people and circumstances influencing us through our energetic reactions to them. Chaos within begets chaos without.  It is our calling as multidimensional beings to transform our personal anarchy, enabled by our carnal instincts, thoughts and feelings.  We behold and occupy the center of our experience when we transcend the psychosis of self.      

The Source of the Soul:

There is a center in each of us, yet it is not exclusive to the body, mind or heart.  We are multidimensional beings of energy, expanding and evolving in a sacred dance with the universe.  When we establish equilibrium between our body, mind, heart and intuition, we synergize with our soul.  We become one with all, empowered by our vision, focus, intention, purpose, expression and the manifestations we embody.  Our balance is ever fluctuating, compromised by the constant, violent contest of social reality.  We are authors of our universal potentiality, able to observe, adapt, shift and transform any energy, environment and experience.  Being this empowers our soul with the source.

The Center:

There are infinite centers in the universe, yet only one for which we are destined.  Being in the center of our experience is our true calling.  Yet, our connection and relation with it is always leaving us.  No matter how intent we are in sustaining our equilibrium to empower our universal relativity, we will always be losing it until we depart this earth.  Realizing the fulfillment of our experience amidst the chaos of social reality is our essential purpose.  When we are focused, grounded, centered, balanced and aligned with the universe, we become its expression.  Being in the center of our experience empowers us to transform social greed into universal need. 

“Our center is the compass of our soul.”

The Greatest Conspiracy

“Social reality is the exploitation of life.”

Anatomy of Realism:

I am not a conspiracy theorist, at least I do not consider myself one.  Though I find it interesting how the common theorem behind its existence is scientific and critically psychological in contemporary society.  Decades ago, the term “conspiracy theory” was concocted by the very authoritarian organizations attempting to pull the wool over the eyes of the world for the sake of maintaining advantage, control, power and profit.  Be they in the domains of banking, business, defense, entertainment, government, finance, media, politics or religion.  Those who choose not to acknowledge relativity between these social control structures and current controversial events are simply not paying attention or are afraid and unwilling to accept the truth.

Selective Reality:

Unbeknownst to us, the institutions of parental guidance, education, media, peers, politics, religion and society program us from infancy to adopt, believe, engage, promote and execute a sinister global agenda.  Suppressing, discrediting and abolishing our creativity, consciousness, evolution, imagination, power, transcendence and transformation.  We are desensitized by our contribution to this devious, hostile and vicious social stratagem.  Our condemnation, defamation, fear, hate, judgement, prejudice and shaming of others with alternate viewpoints has intensified in the last few years.  It is the artificial power we flex at the world when our selective reality is compromised.

Lords of Illusion:

For centuries, governments have distorted, withheld and revised historical events under the guise of “national security” in the “best interest of the people.”  Again, this should not come as a surprise to anyone, dependent on how one chooses to perceive the daily onslaught of propaganda and rhetoric we all receive from mainstream and social media.  The potential for truth wanes when most are eagerly willing to sacrifice their exceptionality and personal power under the gravity of peer pressure and ridicule when expressing indifference with the “official narratives.”  Yet, these structures of control persist as we enable, engage and sustain it with our blind and obedient loyalty to social slavery glorified as freedom.

Web of Deception:

Wealthy global families use Centralized Banks, who in turn use International Banks, who use National Banks (see a theme?), who operate in the global marketplace as Corporate Banks funding Global Corporations to invest in lobbyists, to buy politicians, to introduce laws and protect their enterprises, futures and profits.  They use the armed and special forces to protect themselves from the people.  The caveat for these families is the necessity for the people they are attempting to enslave to adopt and invest in this global pyramid scheme for its optimal success.  What purpose does it serve to know all of this?  The rate of our social consumption enables this system to benefit the few at the cost of the many.

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

Mind Games:

How we interpret events and people is inherently biased.  The many filters we adopt and enable make it impossible to see things as they truly are.  Our individual realities are predominately instinctual and intellectual.  This is the design of society.  We receive and process information with our instincts and thoughts, establishing our perception and understanding with a fraction of our being.  This is how we surrender our personal power.  In the process, we suppress our feeling and insight, thus distorting and weakening the alignment of our intuition with our soul and the universe.  We become so invested in social reality, we defend and promote it more than we empower and manifest our soul’s unique purpose and destiny. 

The Psychosis of Debunking:

Discrediting alternative viewpoints has become an artform for many. Millions go online to debunk just about anything with a surplus of “sources” to defend their beliefs and perspectives.  Yet, this practice is not an expression of our instinctual and intellectual prowess.  It is more an imposition of our rampant egos and our voracious appetites for self-righteousness.  Given most of us have harsh opinions of ourselves, it feeds the socially charged, instinctual, intellectual and emotional vicious cycles to which we subscribe.  The profound reasoning for our quest to disprove truth is really our fears and insecurities emerging when our adopted lifestyle and perception is challenged.  For most of us, our egos dominate our being in our desire to feign artificial power.

Revisionist Perception:

We see only what we want, rarely what we need.  Our internal and environmental dynamics are riddled with acquiescence, cowardice, doubt and fear.  We are not born this way.  We are conditioned to emulate society’s impression and influence.  Our capacity for consciousness diminishes while we mature into adulthood.  As we are assimilated, our personal power is syphoned from us through our reactivity to social events.  The greatest hurdles in the “human race” are our anxiety, denial, resistance, self-righteousness and skepticism.  We believe only what we think is best for us, all while abandoning our personal power at every opportunity.  We adapt our perception to appease our fear.

Bursting the Bubble:

Social reality segregates us into limited domains of existence.  Our family, friends and colleagues occasionally occupy this obligatory relation we maintain. Yet even this relativity engenders exclusivity.  Beyond this familial bubble we build with our actions, decisions and fears, we have little to no awareness, connection, empathy or understanding.  We honestly do not care about the world outside of our self-induced borders.  We say we do, and at times we are inclined to become instinctually, intellectually or emotionally triggered into engagement, though our moments of epiphany and empathy pass.  Authentic relatedness is not about personal advantage, comfort, convenience or tolerance.  It is an opportunity to emerge from history to discover and embrace mystery.

The Art of Listening:

Recently, I participated in The New Agora’s “The New Now” online round table, moderated by Lorenzo Malowane, discussing men’s roles in contemporary times.  One of the many insights I experienced from the conversation is the foundation of possibility listening provides.  There was an energetic flow as everyone expressed their perspective and vision.  This is one of many key insights absent in society.  I have observed in either fluent or intense environments, once I offer listening without agenda, attachment and control, it instantly shifts the dynamic.  There are occasions to speak, yet many more opportunities to listen.  This vital practice empowers our transcendence beyond the duality of right and wrong, transforming our experience.

The Greatest Conspiracy:

The truth about conspiracy is we secretly believe because we feel the resonance of truth, we simply fear the social impact, ridicule and scrutiny.  We are a conspiracy theory of ourselves, chasing artificial power by focusing our attention on the peripheral and overlooking the true reality.  Our life, in relation to who we truly are, is a living delusion.  It is the con we run on ourselves.  We project a deceptive image to sustain our greatest conspiracy.  We are a lie we tell ourselves and others to escape our truth.  Every time we feel motivated to expose someone or something because it challenges the illusion we have designed to defend our belief, ego and fear, we should begin by observing ourselves as the only conspiracy theory worth debunking.

“In every conspiracy there is a seed of truth.”

Who Is Iam Saums?

“I am no one, and I am everyone…”

Originality:

My given name is William Howard Post.  That’s what the birth certificate says.  I was named after my Paternal and Maternal Grandfathers William Post and Howard Saums.  When I first began studying in The Fourth Way School, my fellow students began calling me Iam, which is the last 3 letters of my first name.  I would later discover the name Iam has Celtic origins, in relation with my Paternal and Maternal Grandmother’s lineages, Francis O’Day and Ruth O’Laverty.  In honor of my Grandfather Howard Saums, an inspirational and remarkable man to many in his community, “Iam Saums” is the name I chose to publish articles.

The Spark:

More than a decade ago, I began to observe the covert, intricate and influential nuances occurring in global society, primarily in the banking, corporate, medical, political and religious arenas.  I became present to an elusive network of secret, authoritarian organizations imposing an agenda to control the nations of the world, which angered, frustrated and eventually empowered me to capture my personal insights and observations via writing.  I would send them to select friends who I felt may be open to reading them.  One of them was author Elva Thompson.  Her experienced observations, passion and understanding inspired me to clarify, focus and express my own.  Elva’s encouragement and her intent to make a difference in this world helped to empower the genesis of Iam Saums.

Source Archives:

Every day I meditate twice, once in the morning and again in the afternoon.  I have been meditating for over 20 years in the Jain Tradition, the same Mahatma Gandhi embraced.  I have also participated in Lakota Ceremony for almost 20 years.  Over the last 2 decades I have experienced how these practices have empowered my awareness, creativity, intuition and transformation. This balance creates a foundation of focus, centering and grounding of my being to become an expression of the universe.  I chose this opportunity through creativity to manifest this energy and transform myself and my experience.  The content I am inspired to write and the energy beyond the words is greatly sourced by the universe.  

Creative Dynamics:

We are all multidimensional beings composed of a body, mind, heart, intuition and soul.  Yet, humanity primarily exists in the duality of instinct and intellect.  This is how social reality is designed and imposed, thus preventing us from relating with our heart, soul and the universe.  Our collective universality was fractured and lost ages ago during a great energetic schism.  Identifying, establishing and sustaining our balance with the multi-dimensionalilty of our being inspires us to relate with our soul and be a creative expression of the universe.  For each of us, it is both unique and vital.  Not only for our destiny, yet also for how we make the greatest difference by empowering each other with who we are being.

“I am a declaration of being.”

Vision and Observation:

Everything in this world is created from energy, insight, intention and expression.  In this new era, we have an extraordinary opportunity to become balanced, present, related and aligned with the universe.  Our focus on creativity, consciousness, experience and transformation nurtures the possibility and manifestation of our purpose, beginning with our vision and observation.  We are conditioned to be solely invested in our individual lives, unable to transcend the rampant duality of social reality.  Inevitably, we succumb to its tides and give our power away to anyone and anything willing to take it from us.  It is in this vicious cycle we sacrifice our lives to chase the dangling carrot constantly luring us toward the proverbial cliff of ordinary existence.

In Transition:

Now more than ever, we are shifting progressively into the embrace of a powerful, personal and collective destiny, if we choose.  Many are racing to return to the way things were before the world went sideways, oblivious to the universal potentialities available to all.  In the Spring of 2020, I was empowered and inspired by the possibility of a global awakening to shift us into universal being.  Yet recently, I am confronted with the disappointing reality many are choosing to strengthen their familial bubble and the illusion of normalcy in this era of transcendence.  This was and is still heartbreaking for me to this day. Though I choose to focus on universal vision, energy and possibility, I am at times overwhelmed by our forsaken potential for collective ascension.

The Truth of Reality:

Social reality is a weapon used against humanity to control, divide, influence and gain profit and power.  No matter how intelligent or wise we believe ourselves to be, this is the truth of reality.  We can deny, debate, protest and refute all we want, it does not alter the programmed conditioning of society. For decades, I have observed reality as an engineered, authoritarian system to enslave humanity into an illusion of choice, democracy, enterprise and freedom.  Distorting and syphoning our attention, energy and power while using our own fear of personal accountability, authenticity, integrity and vulnerability against us.  Social reality is a vortex of oblivion consuming our awareness, life force and possibility.        

The Reality of Truth:

There are over seven billion truths in the world.  Of course, they all fail to exist in our oppressive and imposing environment.  The reality of truth cannot be established with congregational education, politics, religion or spirituality.  It requires each of us to envision, focus, create, intend, express and manifest our truth with every breath.  Our personal truth cannot live in others, as their individual truth will not exist in ours.  It is a very intimate and private experience we share with the universe.  A sacred covenant and union we consciously choose long before we are born.  It is an incredibly challenging and lonely path to walk.  Yet, the enlightenment, fulfillment and transformation we create and experience is momentous, eternal and infinite.

As It Shall Be:

To be honest, I have no clue who Iam Saums is.  As with the many facets of each of our personalities, one that is fixed is unable to evolve, progress or transform.  I choose to believe my literary endeavors are shared experiences between my personal expression and the universe. At least this is my vision.  Perhaps I am guided by something greater, to be simply a current of energy in the vast ocean of universal consciousness.  Then again, what I am inspired to write has become and is my personal truth.  One that may resonate with others, yet nonetheless, my unique dance with the universe.  Establishing our truth empowers us to listen, express and thrive.  I have never been attached to what I write and how it may be received when published.  Only the possibility the words I am guided to convey may illuminate and inspire our collective experience, so we all become who we are destined to be.

“I am who the universe expresses.”

The Birth of Power

“It is a crime against our humanity to segregate ourselves from our personal power.”

In Transition:

Since early last year, we have had an extraordinary opportunity to become related with ourselves, find the ever-evolving balance between our body, mind and heart, relate with our intuition and align with our soul and the universe.  It seems a lot to fathom, let alone apply to our daily lives.  Yet, it is vital to the sustenance of our multidimensional being.  However, anxiety, indifference, ignorance, fear, opinion and self-righteousness are potent obstacles when navigating social reality.  Establishing and maintaining our balance in intense environments is ever more challenging. Going within ourselves and our experience offers us insight to identify and transform the societally conditioned narcissism of humanity.

Spectacle to Behold:

Removing our focal point from the external world and shifting into our inner observer is the key to transforming our experience.  Reality is the grandest of illusions, an enigma of existence, designed for the sole purpose of confusing, diverting and enslaving all in its seductive web of desire and temptation.  It is a brilliant diamond, faceted with mirrors to befuddle the wisest of explorers, leaving us with empty lives and afflicted with social psychoses.  The best way to trick people into believing they are awakened is to saturate perception and reality with propaganda and rhetoric to enable and promote “official” narratives as truth.  Social reality is a racket of deception, devised and enforced by the few to disempower the many.

The Human Schism:

It is astonishing how people are eagerly willing to acquiesce their personal power to the authoritarian organizations of society.  Yet, the instant they are asked to contribute their money, even to the worthiest of causes, they turn to stone.  Where and to what we place our value is symbolic of our experience.  There are essential moments in our lives when we are not present to the gravity of the choices we either do or don’t make.  Often, it is in these instances when we blindly set a course for personal obscurity.  Observation empowers us to draw pivotal distinctions, preventing us from falling prey to social pressures and enabling the schism between our soul and the universe.  Left to our societal devices, oblivion is inevitable.

To Covet and Defend:

There is one thing apparent since the pandemic began.  All our personal weaknesses we seek to hide from our family, friends and colleagues are now even more difficult to conceal.  As human beings, we have an innate tendency to avoid and escape our fears and insecurities.  When the scales of reality are upended, our desire to bolster our inner defenses fails within these current, declining social dynamics.  The psychological impact to us is devastating, sending us reeling and spiraling into our deepest darkness.  For some, it is an opportunity to shift into authenticity and transformation.  For most, a trigger to strengthen their defenses, raise their weapon of self-righteousness and bury the truth of themselves. 

“We have to face our darkness if we seek to become light.”

In Theory:

We engage and enable a dualistic society within a three-dimensional domain.  This paradigm is rarely challenged, as it is commonly accepted reality.  Yet, science neglects the validity of universality since the parameters of its own hypotheses deal primarily with intellectually proven fact instead of universally experienced insight.  Logic fails to understand multidimensionality as there are over seven billion perceptions in the world and the universe is ever transforming.  Regardless, it is apparent to most there is something extraordinary beyond what we can sense.  No matter how we choose to discover and explore universal being, when we are present to our experience, the conclusion is always the same.  Reality is an illusion. 

Against the Current:

We all make mountains of mole hills.  The human psyche tends to devise and embellish events and circumstances well before awareness, common sense and understanding intervene.  This is a characteristic many adopt, given its seeds are planted long before our consciousness is established.  Without daily practices of observation, meditation and transformation, the demons and tragedies we invent and enable grow in tandem with our ego, fear and oblivion.  Eventually, we produce perverse schemes in our reactions to social stimuli, exonerating ourselves from personal accountability.  This results in a loss of power and most importantly energy.  Yet, if we can destroy our power, we can also create it.  

Birth of Power:

Pure energy is the experience of true power.  Most of us do not practice a daily awareness of energy.  It exists much like a dream; abstract, elusive, foreign and even threatening.  When it flows through us, it can inspire an abundance of creativity, empowerment and insight.  It can also cause vortices of destruction, fear and oblivion.  The origin of our power is how we choose to experience and express our energy.  Its containment, conversion and expression define the quality of our existence.  Energy + focus + intention = power.  The universe is the eternal, expansive and infinite source of our vitality.  We exist primarily as finite beings.  Therefore, we experience only a fraction of our universal potential. 

A Claim to Be:

Social reality is the proverbial wool pulled over our eyes to supplement our deficiency of being.  When we seek to become and live awakened, it is essential for us to stake our claim.  The foundation of our being is energy.  The nature of its expression and manifestation is defined by our focus, purpose and willpower.  As multidimensional beings, it is our birthright to transcend our enslavements to duality, ego, fear and opinion.  When we hold a space for ourselves to transition from ordinary existence to extraordinary experience, we reclaim and shift our energy from gratifying our individual ambitions to inspiring collective transformation.  This is our personal power, best expressed when we embody universality to empower all.

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

In the Shadow of Brilliance

“To follow is human, to lead is divine.”

Human Nature:
We are born into a reality designed to condition us into submission. Our daily lifestyle is rooted in a default pattern of blind servitude. We are enslaved by an artificial realism so ingenious it exploits our belief to sustain its existence. Our human virtues are used against us in a merciless and relentless social control system. Once we become engaged in a two-dimensional perception within the three-dimensional reality, we forfeit our connection with our intuition and soul. Our vision narrows, our intention is repressed and our experience is transmuted from one of action to reaction.

Social Programming:
Our dependence begins before we are born. Social standards foster our reliance upon others. Though we have the freedom and opportunity to enlighten ourselves with our experience, we are conditioned through education, environment, heredity and religion. Therefore, many never fulfill their personal development of individuation. Society alters, diminishes and distorts our creativity, insight and originality into an everyday routine of intellect, desire and instinct. Adolescence is our last stand before we inevitably abandon our choice to make a difference in our lives and the world.

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Boundaries of Being:
We are not encouraged to thrive on our destined path. We merely survive the constant imposition of authoritarian social agendas to dehumanize and desensitize us into ordinary thoughts, behaviors and actions. The balance between positive and negative in the critical mass of humanity trends grossly toward the latter. Human negativity has woven its chaotic and dense frequencies into the roots of our existence. Social reality isolates us in numerous ways to stimulate our animosity, envy and opposition. It uses our own anger, doubt, fear and resignation to condemn us into a dualistic state of being.

Design of Dependence:
Our social conditioning is stimulated by an inauthentic obligation to coexist. Most relationships are compromised by conflict, culpability and dysfunction. We are socially obligated to be reliant upon others. This false necessity provides a fruitless experience that ultimately leads to separation. It is not the alienation between us and the people in our lives that causes our loneliness. It is the dissociation we have with our self that leads to this widespread societal disorder. Our apathy, doubt, fear and futility produce delusions of bravery, certainty, fortitude and grandeur. We are programmed to be dependent upon others at the cost of our soul.

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Into Shadow:
We are raised to follow. Once we are institutionally indoctrinated into the captivity of reality, we instinctively settle into lifestyles of social opposition. Our lack of commitment, confidence and practice in our lives prevents their fulfillment. The visions of others appear more credible to us than clarifying, expressing and manifesting our own. We emulate them out of desperation to conform instead of creating our own with the intention of belonging. In the moment we decide to follow in another’s footsteps, we sacrifice our vision, personal power and purpose. Inevitably, we resign our leadership and become a shadow of our self.

“Truth to one is a lie for another.”

A Dime a Dozen:
There are millions of charismatic, overconfident people who line up to take a swing at our curious sensibilities. Those who possess just enough arrogance, ego and knowledge to believe their perception of how our life is best lived. It is easy for them to assume this role when we become enchanted by their alluring presence, eloquent expression and magnetic personality. Yet, when the rubber of their wisdom meets the road of our daily experience, it fails to deliver fulfillment. We inhibit our soul when we give them our enthusiasm, energy, interest and trust. Our personal power is abandoned for an illusion of being.

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The Forest for the Trees:
Everything we have ever felt, thought, said, done or been resides in the oblivion of our memory. We cling to our triumphs and downfalls of the past and the promise and anxiety of our future. Who we were yesterday or who we are to become does not serve us in the present. All of us yearn for belonging, importance, meaning and transformation. Yet, we often fail to create a life that inspires us due to our fear of failure and ridicule. Our true path is one we must walk alone amid great adversity, opposition and uncertainty. Our greatest challenge is being conscious in the moment.

Inner Compass:
We were never meant to follow. Our best opportunity in life is to disengage from the mainframe of social reality and relate exclusively with our soul and the universe. Manifesting our true self, fulfilling our unique purpose and supporting others in theirs is our mutual calling. This is the most challenging path we will ever walk. There are few instructions and fewer signs to guide us. Only the universal force that compels and inspires our creativity, insight and transformation. Every option we choose contrary to our destiny takes us further away from who we are meant to be.

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Quest for Fire:
Our lives are burdened with social obligation at the cost of our purpose. The sole shadow we are captive to is our own. We are the only ones who can claim our power. However daunting a task it may be, the utmost form of personal failure is choosing not to embrace and express it. Each of us receive an infinite amount of energy from the universe. This is the multi-dimensional essence that connects our soul with our heart, mind and body. It is the source of our power. How we embody, cultivate and emanate it defines who we become. We are the soul creators of our experience.

Source of Empowerment:
Our life has infinite possibilities. Our choices, intentions, passions and willingness define how it exists in society. It is one thing to emulate an ordinary life based upon our perception, what we know and how we survive. It is another thing entirely to create an extraordinary life based upon our intuition, who we are and how we thrive. We are superconductors who empower, inspire and navigate our way through the chaos, confusion and gravity of social reality. Our choice to manifest our purpose is the only power that will transform our experience.

“Creativity is the expression to our brilliance.”

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A Stirring in the Soul

“If we choose to see who we truly are, we would never yield our power.”

Common Ground:

Each of us is a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual phenomenon. We are not three-dimensional life forms with two-dimensional perceptions living one-dimensional lives.  We are creative, multi-dimensional beings with infinite potential, destined to make a difference and transform our experience of life.  Yet, our indoctrination into adulthood conditions us to surrender our personal power to authority, competition, consumerism and reality.  Inevitably, we abandon our vision and purpose to conform and survive within the archaic paradigm of modern society.

A Matter of Being:

Human beings share the same beginning, middle and end. We are all born, live and pass from this earth.  There is no escaping this all-encompassing truth.  Our only personal distinction is whom we may choose to be.  Billions of people have dreamed, thought and fulfilled more than most may care to comprehend.  Before any of these achievements, measures, outcomes or realizations are made manifest, it requires our focused intention and expression of being.  To bring anything into our reality, we must first become an avenue for that which we intend.

Signs of Life:

Death is a part of life, yet life is also a part of death. It is undeniable the impression and influence dying has upon us all.  Human perception tends to focus on the tremendous stress of one day not existing instead of the extraordinary and essential experience of becoming something beyond imagination.  Though the structure of our everyday reality imposes the prospect of pending doom and nothingness, it is our choice to define the quality of our life.  The measure of our lives is not determined by our desperation to survive.  It is expressed in our commitment and willingness to thrive.

The Quickening:

Energetic shifts are accelerating and expanding the progression of human consciousness. A global awakening has and is spreading like a windswept wildfire.  It is illuminating all it inspires.  The human race is beginning to wake up to the harsh, simulated reality in which we have all been cast.  The intensity of our experience is our resistance to the social conditioning we have all been forced to endure.  The apprehension we may feel and interpret as anxiety is the transformation of our fear into awareness, intention and love.  These are the growing pains of our becoming.

The Source of our Power:

The universe is a nexus of multi-dimensional energy experienced in its truest nature with our soul consciousness. It cannot be seen, heard or touched.  The only sense we exhibit that allows us to relate to the supernal realms is our ability to feel.  Our heart is the center of our being.  It is our personal electromagnetic transformer.  Our soul conducts the movements of the universe through our intuition.  Our heart receives and conveys this energy through our way of being and creative expression.  The more we are an embodiment of the universe; the more we transform our reality.

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

A Soul for Creation:

Each one of us is a natural expression of creativity. Whether or not we choose to participate in its realization depends on us.  Our social environment does not promote or support our destined purpose.  It is designed to impose mimicry in place of creativity.  Our personal power is sourced from our imagination.  Intuition is the pathway through which the extraordinary is possible.  Our soul is the source of our being.  When we relate with it, our potential for creativity is present.  All it requires of us is our commitment to be the pathway for its manifestation.

Realization of Vision:

Society imposes fears of exposure, failure, intimacy, lack and vulnerability. We give our power over to others and rely upon them to provide us our vision.  Our inspiration to be begins with our choice to define our intention.  We are the authors of our experience when we create our reality.  Each of us has the opportunity to manifest our destiny and express it into the world through how we are being.  Our vision is the gateway to who we truly are.  It is the embodiment of our soul.  The realization of our vision is the emergence of our spirit into our life.

Commitment to Cause:

Commitment is not a part of our daily experience. We often reserve this privilege for people other than our selves.  We are socially influenced to seek validation from our acquaintances, employers, family, friends and officials of authority.  Society programs us to be more dependent upon the external world and less on our selves.  We are central to the cause of our life.  Our experience is established by our choice and intention.  Our commitment creates our fulfillment.  The vow we make with our selves is the declaration of our vision.

On Purpose:

Our lives are typically accidental. It is not that we lack investment in them.  We are simply not individually or socially empowered or prepared for the personal focus or intention to live them with purpose.  Reality is riddled with distractions and diversions to sustain our compliance, confusion, indifference and resignation.  Our destiny is distorted by a super-imposed obligation to society.  When we discover, declare and practice our soul purpose, we replace what we inherit with what we create.  All we envision intends ourselves into being.

In Service for All:

The greatest expression of our being-ness and its manifestation in society is the charitable service we perform in our communities. Any effort we choose to offer that encourages enrichment, fulfillment, progression and transformation is our soul’s intention in action.  It is what defines our vision, commitment, purpose and destiny.  When we heed our call of opportunity and possibility, it activates the multi-dimensional dynamic of our being.  We transcend the ordinary and embrace the extraordinary.  We become our greatest potential.  The expression and inspiration of our service is an invitation to all.

“Our only truth is of our soul.”

A Vision of Being:

Everything begins and ends on the soul level. We are everything and nothing all at once.  We all carry the infinite energy of the universe.  It is entirely up to us how we choose to manifest this energy into our reality.  Our life is our opportunity to manifest all that empowers and inspires us.  Personal enlightenment is not the only fulfillment of the soul.  The transcendence of the human race and the transformation of reality into truth is our common purpose.  Creativity is the key that opens the door to our universal possibility.  When we choose to be an expression of the source, we become our vision.

Spirit of the Season

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

Sugar Plum Fairies:

As children, we were captivated and mystified by the glitz, glow and glitter of the holiday season.  The prospect of gifts we would receive carried us through the most difficult days of the year.  Every time the holidays arrived, we would miraculously transform our behavior in a last-ditch effort to prove we were indeed more nice than naughty.  We dreamt of the moments when we would leap from our beds and tear open the presents littered around the tree.  We were consumed with the fantasy of our own desires.  For those brief and long-awaited moments we were adrift in the blissful oblivion of all we would receive.

Yuletide by the Fireside:

The enchantment of the season is both authentic and evident.  There is a brilliant energy of giving, good will and tidings to empower and inspire our experience of life.  Yet, we become ensnared in the vicious cycle of consumerism, negating the possibility we have to become an expression of its truest meaning.  Eventually, we get “wrapped up” in the social obligations of purchasing gifts for others to compensate for the lack of interest, presence and relatedness we have with them throughout the year.  We are what our family members and friends wish to receive.  All it requires of us is to open the gift we are.

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Season’s Blessing:                

From the time we are born, we are programmed to receive.  We grow helplessly dependent upon this lifestyle and even enable it with our own tendency for selfishness.  We reluctantly perform the exchange of giving and receiving gifts because we make it a part of our holiday experience.  Though deep down we feel awkward and uncomfortable accepting gifts from others, even if it is from those closest to us.  When the presents have all been opened, the excitement passes and we are left with the true meaning of the season.  Our ability to allow ourselves to revel in the glow of family, friends and the present moment.  It is up to us to choose to receive this blessing.

Deck the Halls:

All good things are subject to exploitation and manipulation.  Even so with the most wonderful time of the year.  Soon after the holidays begin, the busy-ness of the bustle shifts us from the space of authentic cheer to outright mania in the quest for the perfect present at the ideal cost.  We spread ourselves so thin, we don’t even appreciate the happiness we once felt.  An emptiness replaces our yuletide bliss replaced most often with a great abundance of food, sweets and drink in a desperate attempt to recapture it.  When the final embers of our holiday glow fade, our artificial fulfillment soon follows.

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Blue Christmas:

Our social custom is to give for the purpose of receiving, instead of giving for the sake of giving.  This is analogous to most of the conversations we have.  We listen for the chance to speak instead of acknowledging and appreciating others and allowing their sentiments to enrich our lives.  The holidays are often difficult because we are obligated to relate with the people whom we have the most history yet see the least.  We are strangers more to our families then we are to casual acquaintances, yet we are far more distant from ourselves.  This is most evident during the holiday season.

“We are the greatest present we will ever open.”

Holiday Past:

The holidays are an often condensed and overwhelming roller coaster ride down memory lane.  At no other time are we faced with the experiences of our past, besides perhaps our birthday.  It seems no matter how much we may prepare for the onslaught of activity, errands, family, festivities, preparation and shopping, we are hanging on for our lives.  Lives for which most of us would not ordinarily choose.  In many ways, the ghosts of our holiday past haunt us much like Scrooge.  The faults and failures of our history resurface in mysteriously profound ways. These experiences give us the opportunity to recognize our shortcomings and make a difference.

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Holiday Present:

There is no other time of the year when we are given the greatest gift of all.  One not wrapped in a box or a bow, yet in our hearts and souls.  The true meaning of the holidays is not only about family, friends, merriment or giving and receiving.  It is about being present in the present.  We live our lives in the shadow of the past or the impending doom of a probable future.  The dynamics of our daily reality prohibit us from living fully in the present.  Activities, calendars, dates, events, occupations and time constantly alienate us from the present.  The blessing of the holidays grants us the opportunity to be.

Holiday Future:

During the holiday season, our experiences seem naturally remarkable.  We become present to the extraordinary in ourselves and others.  Our honesty and willingness supersedes all we encounter that may compromise our festive revelry.  In our moments of celebration, we are energized by bright memories of yesteryear, the exhilaration of the present and the excitement of what is to come.  The holidays give us the unique opportunity to exist beyond the boundaries of our everyday life.  The manifestation of our love for ourselves and each other is the true meaning of the season.  We become the people we have always yearned to be.

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Spirit of the Season:

The holiday season is a magical time of year because our perception of reality is transformed.  We shrug off the doldrums of burdens, concerns, errands, obligations and responsibilities to embrace the extraordinary with an unbridled excitement.  Our vision of ourselves and the world is infinitely expanded and possibility becomes our life expression.  There is no limit to our charity, happiness, good will and fulfillment.  The challenges we encounter invigorate us to rise to the occasion of community, purpose and service.  We are not solely inspired by the spirit of the holiday season.  We are empowered by the natural expression of our soul.

The Greatest Gift:

The energy of the holidays bring visions of awareness, charity, community, festivity and illumination.  It is an opportunity for all of us to revel in the possibility of love, joy and peace.  Yet it is also an occasion to give and share all that we are with all we can, both in our social circles and beyond.  The contributions we make to others is the realization of our true purpose.  The greatest gift we can give ourselves is consciousness.  It is what relates us with ourselves, each other, humanity and the universe.  We are the greatest gift we will ever receive.  We are the creators of our destiny.  We are the reason for the season.  We are the spirit of the world.

“Giving is truly living.”

AVOL