“In Love’s Power” Interview with Lorenzo Malowane of The New Agora for The New Now

Video Interview with Lorenzo Malowane of “The New Agora” presented by “The New Now.”

In Love’s Power. Please join us today as we chat about love, power and relationships.

Out of the box, and perhaps, out of your comfort zone, the real purpose of love’s journey, could be seen as a means to clear up all the fears we have created that could be blocking our ‘Happy Destiny’.

Not the ‘sappy-happy’ kind of love but a potential life path of honest integrity and serious challenge towards the ultimate goal of living ‘In Love Unlimited.

Iam Saums has been writing articles, poetry, short stories and songs for over twenty years. He is a student of the Fourth Way School and practices Mantra Meditation and Lakota Ceremony. He uses intuition and emotion as conduits for creativity. His inspirations for writing are consciousness, ontology, self-expression, truth and transformation.

Iam is also a musical artist and multi-instrumentalist. He plays guitar, piano, bass guitar, percussion, drums and sings. He has written, performed and recorded original music in many diverse genres including blues, bluegrass, country, folk, fusion, jazz, improvisation, latin, ragtime, reggae, ska, spiritual and soul. The subject matter of his music is akin to that of his articles.

More of what we do… https://newagora.ca/

The Consequence of Consciousness

“We are an imitation of our original being.”

The Art of Deprogramming

Our choices, experiences, identities and perceptions are hacked well before we become aware.  Some may opt to debunk this observation, defending their virtual enslavement instead of being with its truth.  It is our conditioning that defines the selective reality we adopt, enabling our self-gratification and establishing our artificial freedom.  None of us are immune to these social influences.  Our assimilation into the digital matrix is inevitable. Until we observe our individual captivity, experience our personal universality and transform the dynamics of our being, we will always be victims of duality. 

The Dream Life

We are born, grow up, go to school, church, onto university, find a career, date, get married, buy a house and a car or two, have children, take vacations, mark time, retire, decline into old age and die.  This is the probable future for humanity.  It is our common fate. An obligatory rite of passage to sustain a system of authority, control, influence and societal slavery.  Our unbridled ego becomes our weapon, impelling us to live isolated from our soul and the universe.  We have allowed ourselves to be programmed, proudly bearing the badge of social reality in the bliss of its oblivion.  We measure our lives by the accumulation of materiality instead of the fulfillment of our universality.       

A Perfect Crime

Social reality is a construct of co-dependency, breeding simulations of advancement, conformity, programming, reliance and triviality.  We surrender our personal power to authoritarian organizations for fear of being accountable and honest.  Elitist oppressors exploit our deficiencies against us.  We amuse, distract and preoccupy ourselves with avoidance, cynicism, indifference and resignation, fortifying our personal prison.  This racket is more insidious than any autocratic system in society.  It is our self-induced captivity that sentences us to social reality.  

The “Woke” Epidemic

In this new era of awareness, it is easy to be manipulated by the influential tides of false consciousness. Society is littered with the kaleidoscopic pantheon of contemporary “wokeness.”  Reactive instinct, interpretive intellectualism and volatile emotionality enables and establishes our artificial lifestyle and understanding.  Mass emulation triggers our vicious cycles of emotional, perceptual and sensual fantasy.  Many of us mistake intelligence with awareness when we allow society to highjack our personal truth.  Our unique expression is not found from without.  It is sourced only from within.

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

Cornerstone of Truth

Each of us has a destiny to become an expression of universal energy, originating from the synthesis of our soul with the universe.  The source of our being resonates with our intuition, empowers our heart center and inspires our mind and body.  It transforms our experience, perception and understanding.  Our truth is not established with our belief, education, ideology, knowledge, politics or religion.  It transcends all social mechanisms, manifesting in our way of being.  The universe is unbiased in nature, expressing itself through us when we choose to transcend social reality. 

Water to the Fish    

Our indoctrination into the “reality” of life is absolute.  No matter how aware we perceive ourselves to be with our instinct, intellect and emotion, the social bubbles we build are the barriers of our captivity.  Our oblivion is the invisible gravity we sense, confining us into a three-dimensional construct of existence.  We acquiesce our personal power as a daily practice to avoid the shocking truth.  We would rather be enslaved in a simulation than pioneer the path to our destiny.  Even to the degree we defend the egocentric honor of our intelligence, pride and self-righteousness, dismissing every opportunity to experience freedom of being.

A Solitary Way

When I became present to my personal truth, I realized how lonely it can be.  At first, I envisioned it through a filter of my ego.  Eventually, I shifted my experience with service to community.  This is greater than who I believe myself to be.  I grew accustomed to accepting myself for who I was and who I was not, and extended others the same courtesy.  Releasing my attachment to outcomes empowered me to embrace all I was, am and would become.  There is an extraordinary freedom in being ourselves and honoring others in theirs.  Being related with our soul and the universe is our destined purpose.

An Essential Choice

In this new era of empowered being, the choice most of us avoid every day of our lives is now a necessity.  Consciousness is always available to us.  Choosing anything but awareness is proving to have dire consequences.  Whether it relates to our personal experience, evolution, freedom, health and quality of life.  Social reality distorts and destroys our relationship with our soul and the universe.  Understanding this dynamic is our focus to enrich and empower our relations with others, yet most importantly with ourselves.  Consciousness is universal energy that transforms oblivion into being. 

Consciousness and Consequence

In my early twenties, I was arrogant and ignorant.  I perceived the universe as a vast, empty space of darkness.  This was symbolic of how I lived at the time.  I was a social vortex of ego, satiating myself in every possible way.  Social reality anesthetizes us to the impacts of our personal oblivion. For every unconscious endeavor there is a consequence to our universality. When I observed my experience with an equilibrium of my senses, thoughts, feelings and intuition, I began having insights that related me with my soul.  Our soul is our expression of universal consciousness, transforming the experience of life for all.

“The consequence of consciousness is universal being.”

Are We Experienced?

“Perception is the deceiver of experience.”

A Fleeting Glimpse

We believe, hear and see only what we desire.  It is human entitlement to gratify our wants instead of satisfy our needs.  Life is perceived through a filter of our selective reality.  Therefore, we are merely surviving instead of thriving.  It is impossible to fulfill our experience when we build a personal fortress of imaginary interpretation, perception and understanding around us.  We rarely “experience” life, we simply surrender to the constant oppression of social reality.  For example, we react with oblivion instead of proact with creation.  The distinction between perception and experience is consciousness.      

The Perception Deception

The proverbial wool is pulled over our eyes well before we begin to develop our personal acumen for diverse and transcendent understanding.  Institutional “intelligence” via education, media, politics and religion processes our experience into perceptual duality.  Entertainment, economics, information, social media, sports and world events enable the common illusion we all accept and apply.  Our minds are preoccupied with authoritarian programming, while we congratulate ourselves for our social mimicry and reiteration.  We deceive ourselves with virtuality to avoid being with the truth.  We allow ourselves to be conditioned as projections of artificial intelligence.    

Once Upon a Time

Social reality is a fairy tale written by royalty and sustained by peasants.  This is an excruciating observation and realization.  When I became aware of its actors, storyline and endgame, I was angry, apathetic, hopeless and resigned.  As I awakened, I became empowered and inspired by the possibility reality’s antiquated plot could be transformed.  However, I realized the greatest obstruction to this transformation was my own social conditioning and programmed perception.  There are billions of emulations of interpretation enslaving humanity into the digital matrix of reality.  Within its paradigm, we are captive to our ego, oblivion and self-righteousness.

The Silent Surrender

Perception is developed when what is without becomes who is within.  This is the imposition of social reality.  Most of us inevitably acquiesce to dysfunctional behaviors, habits, impulses and thoughts because we are not empowered or inspired to fulfill our personal destiny.  Well before adolescence, we are lured away from who we truly are and may become.  We submit to and establish our ego as the core of our identity.  As we engage and integrate with the simulation of society, we give all our possibility and power to our ego. This severs our relations with our soul and the universe. 

“Perception is what we adopt.  Experience is how we create.”

Origin of Experience

One of my most innovative introductions into experience was when I took hallucinogens in High School.  It expanded my vision, creativity, expression, perception and understanding in ways I would have never imagined.  I remember returning from these extraordinary journeys wondering why so many people chose to define and perceive themselves within the narrow parameters of reality.  It opened a doorway to my experience with “universality;” the multidimensionality of being relating us with everything that ever was, is and will be.  Though I have not partaken since, I acknowledge and appreciate the benefits they inspired in my awareness, creativity, expression, imagination and relativity.   

Beyond the Rainbow

When I was 18, I had an encounter that transformed my vision from perception to experience. (Ref. the article “A History of Mystery.”)  For over 30 years, I have continued to have these extraordinary, multidimensional journeys.  Some are amazing and enlightening, some dangerous and terrifying, while others are cryptic and profound.  These experiences gradually shifted my perception, eventually empowering my existence, insight and understanding.  The intention and practice of personal observation allows us to transcend our enslavement to duality.  Beyond our reflection is the focal point of our awareness and the origin of our consciousness.

From Empowerment to Energy

Social reality does not empower or inspire us.  It takes all we are willing to give, refining it into a dense energy to sustain the artificiality of society.  We are eager to accept this as “reality” because we dismiss and neglect our common destiny of creative expression.  When we choose to observe, envision, focus and intend our unique purpose, we receive an abundance of energy from the universe.  As we exercise our legacy of being, we connect and relate with its flow.  Eventually, we occupy this space within ourselves, becoming the expression of our soul.   

Symmetry of Experience

Occasionally, we have epiphanies and insights to kindle our authenticity, creativity, possibility and transformation.  It is not our perceptions; it is our experiences that inspire us to relate and resonate with our being.  The universe empowers vision upon our soul, expressing it through our intuition and heart center, into our mind and body.  This exchange happens more often than we consciously acknowledge.  However, the primal desires of our thoughts and senses distort and manipulate them into perceptions.  Experiencing them to the fullest involves the alignment and balance of our body, mind and heart with our intuition, soul and the universe.

The Dawn of Being

For centuries, we have exalted and prided ourselves on human doing instead of human being.  The daily watermark of our worth is valued by monetary prosperity.  Being has become “spiritualized.” (Ref. the article “Spiritualized: The Ego of Spirituality.”)  It intrigues us.  Yet, when it comes to fulfilling a daily intention, we often preoccupy ourselves with mindless and heartless endeavors.  We are in an extraordinary era of enlightenment, evolution and transcendence. One humanity has never encountered.  This dawn of being is an opportunity to transform our focus from the perceptions we emulate to the experiences we become.

“Experience is our relativity with being.”

“Loving Through Challenging Times” Interview with Lorenzo Malowane of “The New Agora” on “The New Now.”

Video Interview with Lorenzo Malowane of “The New Agora” presented by “The New Now.”

“Love is an experience of being related.”

Being the Love We Are

We all need to be loved, even when we are not being loving to ourselves or others.  One of the most challenging aspects in practicing love is our ability to see how often we are not loving ourselves.  When we neglect to grant ourselves this necessity, we cannot express it towards others.  Our self-loathing compromises our genuine ability to share love with all.  My experience with loving is accepting others for who they are and who they are not.  Authentic relativity is observing the uniqueness each of us offer and understanding the blessing it brings to the world. 

The Universality of Love

Most often in society, love is as an instinctual desire.  It is often misinterpreted and misrepresented as sexual attraction.  Once this itch is scratched, many move on to satiate the next one.  This is the lowest level of relativity.  If a connection is made between the individuals, an intellectual encounter occurs.  Though, this experience is one steeped in duality where many reside here to relate primarily with their minds and bodies. 

When we allow ourselves to open and be vulnerable, we enter the emotionality of relationships.  For many this takes years of relation for it to begin, and even this may be an instinctual form of feeling.  However, some do choose to connect on an emotional level and develop and nurture their heart center.  This is where the magic begins.  Given the heart is the gateway to the soul, when two people choose this experience, their intuitions guide them to the universality of love.

Acceptance and Understanding

The two most absent qualities in the last couple of years has been acceptance and understanding.  In a society where communication, relativity and workability have broken down, it is plain to see how detrimental their absence has been in regard to our collective evolution.  Acceptance is a cornerstone of love and understanding its foundation.  In these times of isolation in the interest of health and well-being (someone explain that one to me!), it isn’t the distance we have with others, it is the separation from ourselves and more accurately our souls.     

The Freedom Within

We are separated from ourselves.  Most are not able to accept let alone understand this reality.  Being in the experience of love calls us to be related and in love with ourselves so we may share it with others.  Each of our journeys is unique.  We will not find love for ourselves when we seek it in those around us.  We can only experience it within.  Given that most of us do not know who we are, this makes being in love impossible.  We may believe we are, yet belief and being are very different things.  Creating and becoming love empowers us to share in its experience.        

“Love is being in the moment so much that nothing else matters.”

The New Era

“Awareness begins with the choice to be conscious.”

In the Shift:

As mentioned before in previous articles, we are in an extraordinary, universal energetic shift.  There has never been one more essential or significant.  Since before the Winter Solstice 2020, ascension, awareness, empowerment, inspiration, transformation and transcendence are available in remarkable abundance.  All it requires is for us to be present to our instincts, intellect, emotions, intuition, soul and the universe.  This is a choice we must make.  Before, it may have appeared optional.  Now, it is vital to fully experience our lives.  We can acquiesce and engage in the seductive influence of social reality and its material splendor, or we can awaken from and break the spell we all have been under to acknowledge, embrace, express and manifest our experience.

Sleepless Slumber:

Our life is a dream.  Nothing more, nothing less.  In fact, many of us have never awoken.  We stumble in the darkness of society reacting to circumstances and situations with the dire hope we break ahead.  This is the fundamental dynamic of reality.  Living from external motivations of lack, want and survival.  Our peripheral lives are rooted in a linear perception, constantly seeking self-value in the people around us.  When we fail to find our worth from others, we encounter instinctual, intellectual and emotional breakdowns, instantaneously severing our relativity with our heart, intuition, soul and the universe.  We engage in social reality, perceiving it as the path of least resistance.  Yet, it diminishes our potential to create, establish, express, manifest and sustain our personal truth.

Hook, Line and Sinker:

There are many devices of social entrapment.  Religion separates us from our soul.  Politics divide and disempower.  Advertisements program us to consume.  Entertainment lulls us into escapism and fantasy.  Sporting events spark us into a competitive fever pitch of triumph and tragedy.  All forms of media pander fear to condition our perception of the world.  The medical industry promotes illness and dependance on chemicals and continual care.  Laws are established by white collar criminals to protect their illegal activities, sentencing society to its own apathy, confusion, ignorance and oblivion.  While authoritarian regimes reign with a ruthless, global military state, wherein the people are manipulated to police each other.  All these social influences serve to imprison us in our mind and body.    

Breaking the Chains:

Extracting ourselves from social reality can be an excruciating and terrifying experience.  There are many ways to free ourselves from all that arises to steal our consciousness.  Our focus, attention, awareness, energy and expression are vital to transforming our experience.  Whatever ritual we choose, what is most important is our alignment, equilibrium and relativity with the universe.  We must create, empower, inspire and sustain our unique purpose, while being aware of the billions of social influences we may encounter.  We are the weakest link in the chain of artificial society.  Meaning, only we can break the bonds of our engagement.  Simply shifting our attention from the peripheral with our inner observation and intention breaks the chains of our social incarceration.

“An eon of enslavement has ended; an era of empowerment has begun.”

The Rise of Universality:

We are a soul having a human experience.  Yet, we have been deceived into believing we are a human being having a spiritual encounter.  The focus of our common existence has been distorted and manipulated, tethering us to our instincts and intellect.  We are all multidimensional beings of energy expressing ourselves with our intuition, heart, mind and body.  Balancing the domains of our being to align with our soul is our universality, our relativity with the universe.  Though it has been available to us from birth, it is most accessible and present than ever before.  Universality is an eternal and infinite force, the source of all creativity, empowerment, imagination, inspiration, transformation and transcendence.  Humanity stands upon the threshold.  All we need do is walk through the door.

Rite of Passage:

Initiation is the cornerstone of all organizations, be they charitable, collegiate, corporate, political, religious or spiritual.  It is an introduction to an ideology, with the intention of enriching our lifestyle.  However, this too has been strategically highjacked to impose indoctrination into singular methodologies of organized propaganda.  Each of us must acknowledge and navigate our personal rite of passage to align with the universe and become its expression within social reality.  There are over seven billion unique rituals of experience existing around the world.  When we discover one we are inspired to walk, an extraordinary exchange of energy resonates through our intuition, heart, mind and body.  This equilibrium in our being is an affirmation we are in alignment with our soul and the universe.

The Grand Progression:

All who have chosen their unique path are in an accelerated evolution of conscious being.  Possibility and potentiality are always present.  Instant creation, expression and manifestation is happening all around us.  This, in and of itself, can spin us off our center.  We are all entering a powerful, transformative era of experiential existence.  From Winter Solstice 2021 to Spring Equinox 2022, the influence of social reality will intensify to prevent the Grand Progression of our energetic consciousness.  All who are engaged and invested in social reality will seek to control, distort, manipulate and obstruct humanity from achieving its collective destiny.  Yet, it is not the authoritarian forces who are holding us hostage.  It is our own apathy, control, fear and insecurity. 

Focus, Ground, Center and Balance:

Social environments activate our anxiety, chaos, escapism and pain.  We are victims of our circumstances, conditioning and programming.  Our acquiescence to social reality is our greatest self-oppression.  Being swept away by its tumultuous tides is an epidemic of global proportion.  We are constantly in an energetic hurricane, necessitating us to ground ourselves and step into its eye.  Our freedom is found within.  Our energy goes where our attention flows.  Amidst the melee, we must identify and establish our being by focusing our conscious intent.  Tuning the resonance of our energy empowers us to center ourselves as we navigate the perils of social reality.  Our equilibrium is the alchemy of our being. Establishing our balance with the universe in the present empowers our own. 

Creative Relativity:

What we think we know is immaterial.  What we believe we understand is even more irrelevant.  Our arrogance, entitlement, expectation and self-righteousness are what inhibits the evolution of our being.  The more we cling to the known aspects of our existence, the more we sacrifice our opportunity to shift with universal energy.  Relativity as familiarity confines us into a paradigm of antiquated obsolescence.  Relativity with the flow of creativity aligns us with the universe.  Who we are being in the present is our essential experience.  Our balanced being is a lightning rod carrying the resonance of the Grand Progression.  As we attune to this energy, we manifest its shift into social reality.  Releasing all we have established as our identity empowers our universality.

The New Era:

Beyond the threshold of all we know, abides all we feel, intuit and experience.  Instinct, intellect and reactive emotion has no bearing in the universe.  Therefore, it is nearly impossible to align with it while existing in a three-dimensional construct with a two-dimensional understanding.  We cannot experience universality through the lens of social reality.  This causes a paradox which annihilates our fulfillment.  We must be committed and willing to let go of everything around us, even ourselves, to embrace transcendence of being.  We are all creators of our experience.  We all have the personal power to align, focus, ground, center and balance our being.  We need only open our vision, set our intention, create our purpose, flow with the Grand Progression and be an expression of the universe.

Universal Flow:

All of us have a unique purpose only we can express.  It is our covenant with life.  When we commit to our destiny, it synergizes our relativity with the universe.  Given the status of society, it is evident we are not fulfilling our vow.  Universality is present whenever we are in alignment within ourselves.  This empowers us to express it into our social environment.  It inspires us to accelerate and elevate our energy.  Though we exist in a chaotic and destructive, virtual reality, universal energy is always present in every moment.  Our stream of consciousness is sourced from our soul, through our intuition and into our heart, mind and body.  It is a multidimensional experience empowering every element of our being.  Universality is the energy of the new era.  We are the instruments of its music.

 “Being is the new era of enlightenment.”

“Universality” The Soul of Spirituality

“We are not as spiritual as we “believe.””

The Invisible All:

We are conditioned with an institutionalized interpretation of the universe.  To the indoctrinated, more than 99% of what exists in the universe does not.  Social reality averts our focus to the less than 1%, preoccupying us with the material and trivial affairs of duality.  Science has hypothesized itself into an academic coma concerning our relativity with the universe.  As most scientific fields employ instinct and intellect for analysis, examination and conclusion, this approach fosters ignorance in our quest to experience universal mystery.  All which does not fit into the proverbial box of knowledge is ultimately denounced and debated into irrelevance and nonexistence.  Human nature is to debunk rather than be.  Even the most “intelligent” people front arrogance in the face of enlightenment.   

Against the Grain:

The universe is the essence of our existence.  Given our society discredits and ridicules all unseen and unheard as fantasy and fiction, it is almost impossible for us to nurture an awareness of and relativity with the universe.  Its fundamental nature is energy, the essential element of our daily experience.  Everything begins with an energetic resonance.  However, many of us instinctively expend all the vitality we receive without a conscious practice of regeneration and sustenance.  Our longevity eventually wanes as we mature into adulthood.  Every aspect of our physical and mental existence eventually becomes antiquated.  For most, aging is a vicious cycle of energetic oblivion.  Empowerment is the presence of universal energy in our experience.  This manifests in who we are being. 

The Frequency of Flow:

We all emit an energetic signature.  Its frequency is a synthesis of our awareness, creativity and purpose.  When we align our centers, our energy resonance elevates and synergizes with the universe.  This relativity is always transforming, established by our equilibrium, environment and expression of being.  It is a multidimensional experience involving frequent shifts in our focus, consciousness and intention.  Often, we fail to preserve this balance to enrich our relativity with the universal stream.  Social reality further complicates our ability to connect and relate with the flow against the gravity of three-dimensional existence.  At any moment, we all have the potential to receive an abundance of energy.  Our energetic oblivion and recklessness inhibit our universal enlightenment and empowerment.    

All We Are:

We are souls.  At birth, we experience a schism in our being further amplified by the social reality we endure.  Our societal conditions are unfavorable in sustaining a fulfilling environment in which our souls can thrive.  Eventually, we become distant relatives to our spirit, diminishing our intuitive potential by repressing our emotionality and taking residence in our mind and body.  We are multidimensional beings personifying creativity, possibility and relativity beyond the periphery of our human experience.  Our soul expresses its universality through our intuition into our energy centers.  Our heart emanates a massive electromagnetic field which expands through us and into our environment.  We are universal energy expressing our soul into a holographic reality.

“Being is the manifestation of our soul.”

Soul Purpose:

Our soul is one with the universe.  This union sources our universality.  The only exclusions that exist are ones we allow or enable with an imbalance of our instincts, thoughts, feelings and intuition.  The body, mind and heart are all vital facets of our being.  However, they are not who we are.  They are mere tools birth provides us to experience life on earth.  Our intuition is the pathway through which our soul empowers our existence.  Our heart center receives, transforms and emanates universal energy. For us to receive, transpose and express it, we must cultivate equilibrium between the dimensions of our being.  Our purpose is establishing and sustaining this essential balance to manifest universality into reality.  By frequently transforming, we become an expression of the universe. 

Existential Enigma:

By nature, our everyday existence conflicts with our soul’s purpose.  Our experience in social reality is the ultimate irony, as it is the antithesis of universality.  As human beings, we are incapable of preserving the essential balance to be an expression of the universe.  All the energy we invest in our individual experience is primarily siphoned into a static, two-dimensional perception within a three-dimensional, virtual reality.  Our daily practice to relate with and embody universality is vital to align with the energy and expression of our soul.  We will never fully comprehend the multiplicity of our universal experience against the grain of terrestrial existence.  This is the existential enigma of spirituality.  However, our commitment to our soul and heart center with our prayer invokes universality.    

The Path of Prayer:

Beyond the social stigma prayer may receive when associated with religion, it is not just a recitation of ritualistic words and phrases. It is the nature of our intention which conveys its power.  The greatest manifestation of our being is our relativity with and expression of the universe.  When we send our prayer, it is a call for relation with all.  A universal stream of consciousness we align with to empower our awareness, focus, and energy.  Yet, it is not just its expression, it is how we hold our prayer in our daily experiences.  Occasionally, we become it, and in so being, it transforms us, our experience and our environment.  Prayer empowers our being.  It is the pathway which connects us with creation and kindles the relatedness between our soul and the universe.   

The Medicine of Mystery:

Healing is the primary focus of any spiritual path.  We cannot seek to hold a space for people to have their experience when we are overcome with our personal histories of drama, trauma and woundedness.  When we attempt to quantify universality so our mind can understand, we diminish our energy and experience.  Our spiritual encounters are multidimensional.  Their vision and insight happen in the moments they are meant.  When we force their manifestation, we will never receive their optimal benefit.  The preservation of the mystery present in our experiences is the medicine.  Holding a space for the universe to exist in our reality empowers us to transcend the ordinary and embrace the extraordinary.  This is our purpose.  It is who we are.

The Soul of Spirituality:

There is a space within us beyond time and place and all we believe we know.  It is who we are before we are born.  In essence, we are universal energy resonating beyond imagination.  Our creative expression brings us closest to acknowledging, embracing and becoming universality.  Merely living as a human being only segregates us from our soul’s expression.  There is an energetic frequency present in every moment of our experience.  Every breath brings an opportunity for us to balance our being and align with the flow of the universe.  It empowers, inspires and transforms who we are as a sacred space of being.  The soul of spirituality is enlightening our instincts, intellect, emotions and intuition to embody our essence and be an expression of the universe.        

Solstice Shift:

Since before the Winter Solstice 2020, a remarkable energetic shift has been occurring in the universe.  Being unified with its flow amidst the chaos, conflict and intensity of social reality is our collective purpose.  It is an opportunity to establish our equilibrium, align with our soul and express universality.  This shift is available to all who choose to resonate with the universe.  We are being empowered beyond the boundaries of ordinary existence to embrace evolution, transformation and transcendence.  As we progress toward this Winter Solstice, all the feelings, thoughts, behaviors and realities no longer beneficial to us and others are emerging to be released.  Freedom is letting go of everything.  This is the essential distinction between pursuing “artificial power” and “being” empowered. It is our destiny to transform social reality with universality.       

“Universality is the energy of being.”

An Ear to Hear

“The greatest expression of presence is listening.”

On Deaf Ears:

We listen primarily to articulate our response.  This is essential to acknowledge.  Our social conditioning does not inspire an awareness for quality relativity.  Our impatience and intolerance are reflective of the dysfunctional personas we conceal from others in our quest to present an image of sanity in a sociopathic society.  The expanding vortex of contemporary reality consumes our consciousness, creativity, evolution, imagination and sensibility, rendering us unable to empower and sustain our listening.  When we are not present to this, our ego takes advantage of our imbalanced being.  Ignorance is bliss, until we pay the price for our selective interpretation and self-righteousness with personal and social oblivion.

Reality-Colored Vision:

Our perspective is inundated with perceptual filters.  We see the world as it seems, rarely as it is.  Throughout the course of our life experiences, we adopt, adapt, embrace and express inherent personal and social, static lenses, hindering our enlightenment.  Over time, we enable our selective viewpoints, casting ourselves into a narrow awareness of experience.  Eventually, we impose our limited perceptions upon others to defend our self-induced coma of anxiety, fear, insecurity and prejudice.  These personal rackets award us the arrogance to claim artificial power and flex it whenever our fixed perspectives are challenged.  This compounds the illusions we weave, eventually becoming our reality.

Barely Audible:

Our relatedness is distorted and manipulated as much as our reality.  We cannot relate when our language is as lethargic as our listening.  The fullest potential of conscious listening is the equilibrium between our instincts, intellect, feelings and intuition.  However, social reality is rife with toxic impulses, thoughts and emotions.  These have become the avenues of our agendas, at the cost of our hearts and souls.  We are desensitized to how we sacrifice our experience, building our bank accounts, establishing our status and bolstering our egos.  Superficiality destroys the possibility of transforming our social conversations from individual greed to community need.  Every day we disempower ourselves deeper into denial.

The Fragility of Consciousness:

Our instinctual, intellectual and emotional reactivity overpowers our awareness.  We allow other people, social circumstances and environments to compromise our consciousness before it has the opportunity to evolve.  Whether the fate of our transcendence is accidental or intentional, it all begins with the quality of our listening.  If we were aware of the insight, transformation and wisdom available when we and those we speak with felt heard, we would chase after experiences to cultivate conscious listening.  The frailty of our listening reflects the fragility of our consciousness.  All we may become is sacrificed for all we may control.  As we abandon our awareness, we diminish our ability to hear and be heard.

“Listening is the currency of being.”

Acute Observation:

When we choose to see how communication and listening does or does not exist in contemporary society, we need only turn to the internet, radio and television.  Understanding 90% of what we observe in the media is corporate, political and religious editorial gives us insight into how we can choose to draw vital distinctions.  Personal truth will never be found in the annals of education, heredity, politics, religion and alternative, mainstream and social media.  No matter how true broadcasts may seem when pandered to our platform and position, they are dangerous transmissions resulting in historically catastrophic outcomes.  Keen observation is the primary practice in distinguishing distorted facts from intuitive vision.

Distant Avenues:

We are not related.  We believe we are.  Yet, vast distances exist between us through social concoctions of fear, insecurity, selective interpretation, and deficiencies in acceptance, authenticity, empathy, trust and understanding.  We consciously and obliviously sustain societal separation.  All of this is simply a facet of our personal isolation.  The deepest impact is the well being of our relationship with ourselves and ultimately our soul.  We have an active connection with our instinct and intellect, though our relatedness with our heart and intuition is abandoned by our conditioned addiction to sense reality.  When we are not related with others or even ourselves, we are not aligned with our soul and the universe.    

Heart Resonance:

As we listen with our egos, we miss so much of what exists for others, and what occurs for us in theirs.  We rarely, if ever, venture outside of our own experience of listening.  Our narcissistic tendencies narrow our frequency of being, much as our mind can diminish our perception.  Every conversation we have has potential for multidimensionality.  The gateway to universal relativity is acceptance, empathy, support and understanding.  In expressing this, we also benefit from the experience.  We all emanate an energetic signature.  When we maintain the equilibrium of our instinct, intellect, emotion and intuition, the resonance between us expands, expressing universality.

Universal Relativity:

Our being is multidimensional.  All which cannot be perceived by most is easily dismissed into non-existence.  Hence the oblivion we all inevitably adopt.  Understanding we are a soul with intuitive, emotional, intellectual and instinctual expressions helps us to embrace the necessity of our personal equilibrium.  Without it, we will never fulfill relativity with the universe, ourselves or others.  We may believe we have decent relations with our family and friends, yet beyond the social bubbles we tolerate, we do not experience ourselves.  Therefore, we do not relate with our soul and the universe.  Universal relativity transpires when we chose to express authentic listening as our primary intention with all our relations.

Between the Lines:

I am a musical artist in addition to an author of articles.  My creative process is an experiential, multidimensional environment, a sacred space the universe holds for me as a representative for all possibility in being my expression.  The moment I intend to bring universality into three-dimensional reality, the eternal and infinite energy of the universe is inevitably diminished from its ever-expansive nature to a singular, static medium.  Society’s perceptual tendency toward duality furthers the waning impression of creativity.  For me, it is not the musical notes or words I choose.  It is the universal energy inspiring them to empower their expression.         

Relations of Power:

There is a vital distinction to be made when listening.  For many, expressing it is an act of tolerance, “allowing” another to speak, all the while collecting notes to curry our response.  Authentic listening gives people with whom we relate the experience of being heard, empowering their relatedness with acknowledgment, appreciation and acceptance.  We may not agree with the viewpoints of others, though it does not mean we need to devalue, diminish and dismiss their voice when it is in contrast with ours.  Being heard is a power we can share with all.  When we give others our listening with the empowerment of being heard, we are extending equal courtesy to ourselves, thus becoming an expression of universal relativity. 

“Listening is offering others the experience of being heard.”

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.”