What Will It Take?

“Reality is a virus.”

Gone Viral:

When the pandemic began, one of my relatives asked me if I was surprised at how many were affected.  I responded, “not at all.”  After their further inquiry, I made the comment, “most people’s financial wealth is a greater priority for them than their personal health.”  Sad but true.  I have realized we are collectively conditioned, exploited and integrated into social reality.  Inevitably, we are diverted away from important experiences like our consciousness, creativity, personal destiny, empathy, love, listening and relatedness.  Social reality is a deception of perception.  I would claim most of society is caught in its simulation, never to be freed.

Living in Oblivion:

Billions of people around the world eagerly accept, adopt and indoctrinate themselves into numerous popular social systems designed for congregational enslavement.  Empty structures for belonging and relating deliver fruitless and tiresome experiences, with little to no personal or communal enlightenment or empowerment.  Institutional consumption, education, politics and religion have made us heartless and soulless, condemning us to a virtual reality.  We are inundated with constant stimuli to preoccupy our instincts, minds and base senses at the cost of our emotional, intuitive and spiritual fulfillment.  Human oblivion has annihilated our capacity and possibility for awareness, intention, expression and transformation.   

Digital Infamy:

Our ego’s appetite for attention, control, influence, power and wealth has enabled the artificial reality in which we exist.  Damned be the animal, mineral and natural worlds in the wake of our contemporary, technological revolutions.  Our addiction to the spotlight has far exceeded the watermarks of our predecessors, flooding the mainstream with a reckless abandon for social media.  Fame is measured by the viral nature of humanity’s selfish and superficial promotion and propaganda.  It is not a coincidence that an infectious virus has spread like wildfire over the masses, while we eagerly impose our individual agendas to climb the ladder of social exposure and popularity. 

Reversal of Power:

Our viral behaviors, inclinations and actions have altered reality.  Within the three-dimensional dynamic of the positive, negative and neutral forces of nature and the universe, we have inadvertently accentuated our darkest tendencies.  As a civilization, we have been manipulated into believing generating personal power is a competition in the pursuit of individual success at the devastating cost of rampant, social failure.  Orthodox conditioning programs us to sustain selfish survival as our ultimate achievement.  This adopted lifestyle and perception is a collective psychosis, consuming all potential for creativity, community, empowerment, enlightenment and transformation. 

“Personal power is an intimate, solitary and unique experience.”

The Best of Intentions:

Few of us would choose to be the villain in society’s antiquated story.  Yet, most of us have played the role many times over.  What is most dangerous to the balance of social dynamics is our denial or oblivion to the part we perform.  We are not a conscious race, let alone courteous, empathetic or encouraging.  Like it or not, we are cruel, egocentric fiends hellbent on destruction far more often than creation.  No matter how hard we attempt to express ourselves with the best intentions, our contrarian outcomes speak for themselves.  Whatever sense of achievement we can glean from our chaotic experiences is as empty as our hearts have become.  Now, something new and remarkable is transforming within us.

Awareness Rising:

Collective community and consciousness is growing.  Whether the focus is on positive or negative events, it is happening.  More people are awakening from the slumber of social reality, becoming present beyond what they see, hear, feel and sense.  An energetic shift is transpiring on a multi-dimensional level of being, providing us with an extraordinary opportunity to transcend social reality and align with our heart, soul and the universe.  My question is, “what other option is there?”  Continue down the apparent path of least resistance, tethering ourselves to archaic, social enslavement for superficial achievement, belonging, and wealth?  This is it! The era we have been eagerly awaiting has come!

Higher Ground:

For centuries, people have sought clarity, insight, transformation and vision by journeying below the earth’s surface or on hills and mountains.  These experiences are an exodus from all things reality to connect with something transcendent from self.  Most fast from food and water, placing themselves at the mercy of nature.  This kind of experience has been and is available to us since March 2020 when humanity took a left turn, giving us the opportunity to step out of our personalities and connect with our heart, soul and the universe.  Yet, social reality is a clever con, always inventing effective ways to distort and distract our attention (energy) from our potential enlightenment and transcendence.  This era of illumination and inspiration empowers us with possibility.  We simply must choose it.

What Will It Take?

All of us, yes all of us are universal beings.  This is our birthright as souls living a human experience.  Our life force has been highjacked by authoritarian entities to manipulate us into believing and engaging in the simulation of reality.  We acquiesce our power and direct our energy toward organizations enslaving us with our own fear and conditioned desire for amusement, consumerism and evasion.  What will it take to shift our focus from the social negatives into the universal positives?  What will it take for us to reject the social reality imposed upon us and embrace the truth of our universal selves?  What will it take for us to awaken, focus, intend, express and manifest? Perhaps our very lives…   

“We must be willing to give everything to receive everything.”

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.”

“Empower Yourself” Interview with Lorenzo Malowane of The New Agora

Interview with Lorenzo Malowane of The New Agora from May 27th, 2021 discussing the necessity of balance and empowerment.

“Whenever there are global events that shake up reality, it is an opportunity for us to take the initiative to create something extraordinary.  A vital element of this shift is defining and establishing a “new balance” within ourselves in alignment not just with the current dynamic of society, yet also with the universe.  This balance begins with acknowledging and sustaining the masculine and feminine natures each of us embody.   Opening ourselves to the possibilities both qualities provide allows us to transcend their duality and embrace our universality.  These are the cornerstones of our being, what we manifest and who we become.  It is in the present we are able to empower ourselves progressively and ultimately the world.” – Iam

Link to Iam’s Music Page:

Official Iam Music Home Page (iamsmusic.com)

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“Empower Yourself” Interview with Lorenzo Malowane of The New Agora

“Breathing In Courage” Interview with Lorenzo Malowane of The New Agora

Interview with Lorenzo Malowane of The New Agora from May 6th, 2021 discussing my new article, An Essential Choice | Iam Saums and its relation to current events.

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“Breathing in Courage” Interview with Lorenzo Malowane of The New Agora.

Breathing In Courage with Iam Saums

Courage is an interesting concept. What does it mean? The desire to act, or not, I would say, in relation to whatever your ‘higher interests’ are. The best for you and for your family, friends, community and especially the entirety of the ‘all of us’. All with an eye on one’s integrity.

So, who decides the answers to these questions? Who chooses what is right and wrong? I see that as a simple answer. You do! I do! We all do for ourselves. Or we don’t and allow others to dictate, rule, coerces. How sad, and unheroic, I would say, to let others tells us what we can and cannot do.

Perhaps courage is simply the willingness, no matter the consequences, perceived or real, to do what we feel is right. Big Question. How do we decide that?

So again, I ask myself what is courage? Do we even know? I would say all of us need to see that for ourselves. Find the answers. Not from movies or that idiot box called a T.V. Certainly not from others, especially those we call Politicians. A fool is a fool who is soon fooled.

For sure, many may inspire us, but a ‘cage master’ by any other name, will still keep you locked away. I want to gag when I see any ‘so-called’ expert in a suit trying to tell me what is or is not so. I suspect any, and all of those ‘voices’ on a tv screen to be acting. Certainly not working my best interest. How could they? The don’t even know me.

So, Courage. How do we get ours? Where would such a concept be found? I was lucky enough to have an interesting conversation on this very topic, and many others besides, with Iam Saums. A visionary, author, poet, musician, but most of all, if I dare so say, an honest man in an honest life trying to dig deep inside himself to find the best answers for him and his life.

A deep breath can do wonders for our health and mental state of being. We are made of breaths and we will die very quickly, if we have none. To limit our breath is to limit our lives.  Wisdom comes on the winds, at times for me. And deep breathing, or so I’ve found, is a key to longer life and conscious choice.

Breathing in Courage can ignite and cool at the same time. Ignite inspirations and Cool down Stress. I invite you all to listen and enjoy.

Further explorations of Iam’s wisdom may be found on his website. And maybe, you may see for yourself how to develop the courage to become the best you, you’ve always felt was possible.

With Much Love, Lorenzo

Big thanks to Iam for Joining us here Today.

Age of Experience

“Perception is the pawn of social reality.”

Veils of Vision:

Each of us adopt, invent and enact perceptual filters.  Some are instinctual, while others mental and emotional.  Occasionally they are intuitive, yet these are rare and fleeting.  Over time, our vision is clouded with so many facets of perception, we mature and live detached from our experience of life.  We seldom cause or live it.  We merely read and respond to our social and environmental stimulus.  Sure, we exist, think and sometimes feel our way.  Ultimately, we allow our anxieties, fears and insecurities to build a barrier between simply living to survive and being to thrive.  We aimlessly wander through the forest of our personal filters, unable to escape the kaleidoscope of collective reality.

Social Psychosis:

It can never be overstated how destructive, impactful, influential and enslaving social reality is.  Our innate desire to set the compass of our life to institutional relativity is how we destroy our creativity, imagination, possibility and transformation.  Being creative, extraordinary and unique is callously and fervently admonished as frivolous in the face of popular existence.  Meanwhile, our relatedness with ourselves and the universe is dismissed, distorted and thwarted by our ego’s selfish appetites.  Social reality casts a long shadow upon our consciousness.  In any moment, there are millions of opportunities to shift ourselves away from mainstream reality and commit to creating an empowering, enriching and inspirational experience.        

Forbidden Fruit:

Our culture is rife with knowledge.  However, contemporary wisdom is primarily intellectual.  For centuries, universal being and multidimensionality have been and are adamantly criticized, reviled as flights of fantasy, daydreams and existential nonsense.  Awareness is frequently threatened by denial, resistance, rejection and ridicule.  Universal experience transcends two-dimensional existence in the three-dimensional domain of social reality.  When it is discovered and explored, we encounter a perceptual paradox that challenges all we have been socially conditioned to believe, sense and think.  All that flies in the face of society’s common narrative is deemed sacrilege. 

Obscured by Clouds:

Social reality is pulled over our senses from the moment we are born.  Our inherent, creative expressions are replaced with conditioned, destructive desires.  Eventually, living in this paradigm renders us oblivious to the necessity of creativity, consciousness, enlightenment and transformation.  It obstructs our universal power to envision, intuit and manifest life experiences, inhibiting our ability to fulfill our personal destiny.  The further we distance from our heart, soul and the universe, the more challenging it becomes for us to experience everything beyond the facade of realism.  Breaking the spell of social reality is far easier than being free from the one we cast upon ourselves.

“We experience as we think, not as we are.”

Age of Illumination:

We are in the currents of a powerful, once-in-a-lifetime energetic shift.  As the global conditions of disease, greed, inequality, injustice, politics, racism, religion and war reign, our experience of this extraordinary age of conscious potentiality is quickening.  Our default patterns of survival serve to distract us from the remarkable opportunities that exist for all to discover, express and become their unique purpose.  Social reality is a hurricane raging around us.  It arouses and entices us to abandon our connection and relation with the universe.  The primary intention for conscious being is establishing the equilibrium between our instinct, intellect, emotion, intuition, soul and the universe.

Synchronistic Symmetry:

All of us have masculine and feminine qualities regardless of our physical gender.  All of us embody the attributes of each planet in the solar system, though we tend to characteristically exhibit two or three.  We all are composed of the four essential elements: air, water, fire and earth.  Therefore, multidimensionality is essential to our fulfilled experience.  The institutions of social reality strategically exclude diversity of being to prevent us from becoming enlightened.  Our dependence, focus, energy and engagement in the charade sustains its existence.  We become one with creation when we establish and empower the balance between our body, mind, heart, intuition and soul.

Creative Opportunity:

Social reality is designed as a method of endurance.  The forbidden fruit of existence is to envision our purpose, create our experience and fulfill our unique destiny.  Our lives are opportunities to transform any circumstance we may encounter.  We are expressions of this power.  Now that the energetic shift is happening, it is a hollow pursuit to simply observe our experience and be mystified.  When extraordinary events transpire, we feel empowerment in every dimension of our being.  The universe inspires us to be present and receive its infinite energy.  Every moment is an opportunity to accept, focus, balance, center, ground, intend and embody our experience.

Being our Experience:

Remarkable experiences are few and fleeting when we are victims of circumstance.  It is impossible for us to be present to our experience when we are continually engaged in the diversions of social reality.  We may appease our body and mind, and our heart may be moved, yet our intuition and spirit are forgotten, silent partners.  The equilibrium of our instincts, thoughts, emotions, intuition and soul is the foundation upon which we create our experience.  This balance sustains our being and inspires our vision, creativity, power and purpose.  When we align our focus, energy and intention with the universe, we become the expression of our personal destiny.  All we choose to imagine becomes our experience.

“Experience is the entrance to enlightenment.”

The Awakening

“Awareness is only the beginning…”

The Woke and The Awakened:

The current fad of social consciousness is being “woke.”  Though its meaning may remain an enigma to many, I imagine “woke” represents those who happen upon insightful information peaking their attention and contemplation.  Whereas “awakened” is the state of being conscious.  These are two remarkably diverse experiences with one vital distinction.  It is good to discover and ponder awareness, yet best to embrace and become awakened.  Consciousness is a personal encounter with intuitive, spiritual and universal potentialities.  One often convoluted, devalued and misunderstood by reactive instinct and intellect.  If waking up is the seed, living consciously are its roots.

Breaking the Spell:

We are all victims of circumstance regarding the commitment and watermark of our awareness.  The culture in which we enable and engage is designed to enslave us into personal obscurity with our own fear, doubt and diversion.  We have moments of insight and even enlightenment, yet the power of these experiences is diminished and destroyed by our focus and dependence on social relativity.  Eventually, most of us sentence ourselves to realities in a virtual vacuum.  We have been conditioned to believe creating our unique purpose is futile, illogical, optional and terrifying.  Being who we are is the most challenging, elusive and significant achievement in life.  Each of us is destined to pioneer our path with the expression of our creativity. 

In-the-Flow:

A once-in-a-millennia energetic movement is now occurring.  It is an extraordinary opportunity for humanity to become conscious, committed, present and related with each other, nature and the universe.  Our universality thrives when we balance our instinct, intellect and emotion with our intuition.  This expression of being attunes us to our unique purpose, connecting us with our soul.  In kind, our spirit relates and resonates with the universe.  This alchemy of our being sources, sustains and unites us with transcendental experiences.  Imagine society when humanity is empowered by conscious expressions of being! The possibilities we collectively choose to create are as eternal and infinite as our soul.

Creation’s Creation:

All of us are creative, regardless of belief, position, race, social status or wealth.  Our multidimensionality aligns us with the world and the universe.  When we balance, express and exercise our sense, thought, feeling and insight, the energy of creativity flows for us to empower, enlighten and manifest our personal medium.  It is our birth rite to inscribe our signature upon the world, as well as experience the benefits of the energy the source provides us through our expression.  As we transform reality by sharing our unique creativity, we are also shifting the dynamics of the universe.  Now more than ever, it is essential we discover and express our voice.

“Creativity is awareness in action.”

The Art of Awakening:

The ultimate expression of creativity is transforming ourselves.  It is a universal declaration to acknowledge, embrace and embody the creative force empowering us to shift the dynamics of our being.  We can empower this opportunity at any moment in any experience.  Though we are prone to vicious cycles of behavior, thought and emotion often depriving our fulfillment, it is simply our choice and intention to observe the nature of our experience and manifest our vision into any environment at any moment.  There is an accelerated progression of energy holding a space for us to shift in ways seldom seen or enacted by humanity.  Our willingness to release all that inhibits our purpose, sources our power to create our destiny.  

Discovery in Observation:

Often taking a breath and witnessing the nature of our experience within social reality inspires our transcendence.  Not with ego, isolation or superiority, yet as an expression of distinction from mundane existence.  Observation is the cornerstone of discovery.  It clarifies and opens our perception, understanding and experience, aligning us with our heart, intuition, soul and the universe.  Our multidimensionality grants us the opportunity to live life not as it seems, rather as it is and can be created.  This is the gateway of awakening.  Each of us has a unique expression of universality.  When we accept and embrace it, our path is guided and empowered by all we discover.

Kindling Consciousness:

In social reality, our awareness is always leaving us.  Engineered society amuses, bewilders, entertains and suppresses. Knowing this is “woke.” Living free from this is being “awakened.”  There are many practices to cultivate our consciousness.  One of the best is meditation.  When we close our eyes, calm our body, mind and heart and focus on our breath, we instantly transform our experience and environment.  It is an exodus from the social indoctrination constantly imposing simulated existence upon us.  It is the pathway to being present in the present.  When we meditate, we are empowered by creativity, energy, insight and transformation.  We are only as conscious as we are present to being.  

Awakened Being:

The energetic shift is now! It is happening within us.  How consciously we live defines how we create our experience.  We are all expressions of the universe.  Awareness of this truth and its manifestation in our lives transcends the global illusions of duality, envy, fear, hate, prejudice and oblivion.  We are all related.  When we embrace and become this, the roots between us grow deep into our souls.  This is the embodiment of universal being.  First, we create this in ourselves.  Then, we empower ourselves to be guided by the universe in our every instinct, thought and feeling.  Next, we inspire others by who we are being.  Eventually, we work together to transform society.  Finally, we let nature be our course. 

“Now is always the era of our awakening.”

Plan Be

“We are.”

The Edge:

Now that we have been roused from the slumber of social reality in wake of rampant animosity, disease, injustice, politics and uprising, our opportunity to turn the antiquated page of human history has come.  Over the last year, all of us have been driven to the brink with the threat of social annihilation.  Our adrenals, attention, nerves and patience pushed over the edge.  Believe it or not, there are many overlooked positives that currently exist in contemporary society during this challenging yet powerful age.  Though we all have had our encounters with anger, hopelessness, fear, loss, sadness and restriction, an energetic transitional shift is occurring the likes we have never experienced.  Regardless of how society may seem, we are in a new era.

Lethal Liaisons:

Fear is the most powerful force in society.  This unfortunate truth is certainly evident now.  Perhaps the greatest reason why it effectively passes its impression of dis-ease is our collective oblivion to its influence.  Yet, the pure power of it is not that to which we are present.  It is the fear to which we are unconscious and/or deny.  We give our personal power over to fear more than any other social entity.  The more we avoid this powerful element of human nature, the more we ultimately enable it and are enslaved.  It is the primary reason most never manifest their human destiny.  Generation after generation succumb to its prowess thus perpetuating an unfulfilled existence. 

Sleight of Perception:

There will always be those who deceive, exploit and manipulate the natural evolution and progression of human destiny.  Fear-laden, insecure individuals deluded with the notion that real power is obtained through aggression, control, division, profit and warfare.  Yet, the effectiveness, impact and success of these archaic paradigms are fading and failing amidst the transcendence of social consciousness, empathy, insight and unity.  Their plan to take advantage of the vulnerable while society slips beneath the surface of its own cognizance, compassion, reason and welfare has backfired.  The dynamics of life have changed.  We either sink to the bottom of existence or flow with the ever-expanding tides of transition.     

Organized Diversion:

Since before the last Winter Solstice, we are in a quickening of energetic evolution.  The gateway to the universe is wide open granting us the opportunity to relate with and personify our soul.  It is a powerful time when we experience both extraordinary inspiration and insight as well as extreme anxiety and fear.  Social reality is designed to prevent and even prohibit this shift in human awareness.  Authoritarian institutions have always and are intentionally attempting to highjack and obstruct our destined transformation.  Whether their strategy is mass weapons of education, politics, religion or media, their agendas of control and power are ever-present.  Yet, social awareness is now empowering a transparency unrivaled in human history.

“Being is believing.”

Transition of Power:

Most are quite comfortable and willing to relinquish their personal power to teachers, preachers, elected officials, broadcast personalities and a great number of other autocratic social entities.  We have been conditioned to yield our power to others in the guise of agreement, belonging, conformity, patriotism, security and self-righteousness.  We have enabled the very social enslavement we so despise when we are fortunate enough to acknowledge this harsh self-reality.  Doubt is as influential in our lives as fear.  Now we are being challenged with the undeniable truth of ourselves, given our current social experience and environment.  These evolutionary labor pains grant us a unique opportunity to claim our power and transform our reality.

Dynamics of Being:

Instinct is an aspect of our body, thought is a facet of our mind and feelings are an expression of our heart.  Yet, these senses are not in and of themselves an articulation of being.  We are multidimensional entities empowered by the totality of our potentiality.  Being is our destined opportunity to express our full possibility.  Our true nature is the ability to benefit from all elements of our being.  When we establish and sustain balance within our being, we become an expression of our soul and the universe.  This inspires us to collectively thrive.  Our individual fulfillment is fruitless when obtained for the self alone.  True enlightenment is a collective experience when achieved by all.

Source of Energy:

Energy flows where attention goes. The universe sources us with infinite energy from which everything begins and ends.  Our energy is our power.  How we express it defines our existence, perception and reality.  Who we are being determines its nature and purpose.  Its quality is often diminished by our selfish and toxic personal and social climates.  Our focus and intent of it is the only way we can transform our selves and environment.  The legacy of our energy resonates beyond our lives. Who we are being energetically manifests the universe into social reality.  We are this powerful!  Who we are being is a declaration of empowerment and the embodiment of our soul.

Universal Destiny:

Most may perceive contemporary times as increasingly grim.  This last year has been an extraordinary opportunity to acknowledge and release our failures with social conflict, disease, duality, evasion, judgement, hostility, malevolence, prejudice and segregation.  When observing with our instinct and intellect, these challenges may appear necessary and justified.  Yet, broadening our vision to include our heart and intuition transforms our experience and aligns us with the universe.  Living our full potential of being empowers us to transcend the tragic linear and peripheral social reality to embrace and become an expression of our soul.  Our personal transformation creates, sustains and fulfills our universal destiny.

“Being is the essence of the universe.”

Assembly Required

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

Prelude to a Vision:

After 49 years on this earth, 25 I consider intentionally conscious, I felt inspired to envision what I would express to all the “usual suspects” of the assembly in a State of the Union scenario.  Fully understanding the classist, elitist, superiority filters to which most of them desperately cling, my expectations, though justified, are as low as their apparent ethics, impartiality and unconditional service to the people they pledge to represent. Perhaps it is the inner child in me who looks beyond the impossibility of transforming the self-righteous instincts, thoughts and ideologies of the representatives we elect.  If anything, I am certain the following address will be therapeutic in the least.  Enjoy!

Members of Congress and Senate, Executive, Judicial and Legislative Branches, State and Local Representatives, honored guests of this assembly and most importantly fellow citizens.  I would first like to express my appreciation and gratitude for the opportunity to observe how things are and share a vision of how things can and in time will be.  I am aware of the gravity of this great privilege and the liberty I choose to express in these moments with each of you.

The intention of this address is not to dictate with unreasonable expectation, rather to share the empowerment and inspiration of what is possible considering the dire circumstances of our time.  Though our beliefs, ideologies, neighborhoods, bank accounts, positions and social standings may be diverse, it is important to acknowledge the powerful similarities of our humanity.

At any moment in our life we face multiple opportunities and outcomes granting us the ability to choose to make a difference in our lives and those of others.  We have all been conditioned through institutions of education, religion, heredity, reality and society.  Though all of these may offer their own benefit, they do not define who we are or who we may become.

Becoming who we are meant to be is a personal path.  One rife with vital challenges through which we all must navigate to establish our unique way of being.  It is only as difficult as we choose to make it.  And now, we are all making it nearly impossible for future generations to survive let alone thrive.

We may believe we are not a part of the existing problems causing the evident obstacles of crime, disease, hate, illness, poverty, social inequality, injustice and unrest, the genocide of cultures, the annihilation of nature and the exploitation and manipulation of humanity.

We are.

We may believe we are making a great contribution to the world as we harbor selfish lifestyles of greed, gossip, self-righteousness and vanity.

We aren’t.

We may believe the society we enable with our participation won’t devolve into further decline, destruction and mayhem.

It will.

We may believe our intelligence, faith, heredity and the personal empires we build will somehow transform the world.

They won’t.

We may believe the solutions to society’s greatest problems we have invented will eventually correct humanity’s course.

They won’t.

We may even believe we can place the weight of the world’s future upon those who have not yet been born.

We can’t.

Our daily reality is rife with busy-ness; distraction, diversion, manipulation and perversion that give us little to no time to live, let alone breathe.  I believe life is not a battle, rather an experience to enrich our soul, expand our hearts, inspire our minds and empower our instincts.  Yet our daily social structures are honed upon the common vicious cycles of acquiescence, amusement, criticism, consumption, debate, evasion and judgement.

A sociopath is one with a personality disorder manifesting itself in extreme antisocial attitudes and behavior and a lack of conscience, otherwise termed as a maniac, psychotic, lunatic, you get the picture.  It is my belief that we are a desensitized, self-centered, sociopathic society.  What is most terrifying about this observation is most are either oblivious to the notion or would flat out deny it given our current climate.

The callous society we all enable with our participation has become a great beast fed by our addictions, anxieties, confusion, emptiness, fears, oblivion and rivalry.  Whatever position of power we may hold within it does not diminish the truth that we all fall victim to its deceptive seductions.  In this vast sea of humanity, there is always a bigger fish that may challenge our belief, ideology, understanding and truth.

There are times when we find agreement with others.  There is a vital balance between establishing and sustaining relations and empowering and evolving our truth.  Acknowledging and accepting the fundamental diversities that exist between us allows us to encourage others as well as ourselves.  Supporting others in envisioning and manifesting their identity and purpose inspires us to express our own.

Democracy is defined as “an assembly in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections.” As I gaze around this room, I see congress people, senators, justices and executives, yet I do not see the people who elected each of you into these positions.  I do not hear the visions, dreams, passions and needs of the people.  Their voices are silent in this historic hall of democracy.

Equality is abolished by social evasion.  Justice is blinded by judicial jargon.  Liberty is shackled by contemporary law.  Freedom is pawned for patriotic fantasy.  War is waged for control and greed.  Unity is sacrificed on the altar of conditioned social division.  Consciousness is deliberately debunked as conspiracy.  Health and wellbeing are forfeit for profit. And goodwill is criminalized to desensitize and segregate.

This is not a society we would be a part of even in our nightmares.  This is not a reality we would have accepted when we were young and evolving, when making a difference still meant something.  Ours is not a life we would have chosen to live with our truest self.  This is not a world we would have committed to with our soul, heart, mind and person for the benefit of all.

The definition of insanity is “doing the same things and being the same person over and over again expecting different outcomes.”  Yet, we continue to gravitate into social malaises of compliance, denial, desperation, indifference and futility.  All the while presenting an inauthentic brave face to covet our egos, fears, insecurities, malevolence and above all truth.  Even at the cost of our lives.

All is not lost.  There is still time to awaken to the stark realities we have enabled.  There is still time to pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off.  There is still time to accept the opportunity that has always been there for each of us since the moment we were born.  There is still time to rise to the occasion of our personal vision, mission and purpose.  Both the creation of our own and the empowerment of others.

It begins by letting go.  Of everything and everyone that and who no longer empower or inspire us.  It begins by taking a breath and encouraging ourselves to be present in the present to the best of our ability.  It begins by being with the silence that comes and extending that into our listening of others, especially if they do not share our beliefs, ideology, understanding and truth.  It begins by being the greatest expression of a human being.

No matter what may come, good, bad or indifferent, it is not only our responsibility, yet our opportunity to personally participate in the ever evolving expression of human consciousness, equality, freedom, health, justice, liberty and unity for all.  Only we can be all we are destined.  Only we can express all that empowers us.  Only we can cause the difference we inspire.  Only we can transform our life and in so being, society, reality and the world.

It is with the greatest appreciation I thank you for your interest, listening and presence all of you have given as I have shared my vision of what is and what is possible in the days to come.  I earnestly believe and have faith in the vision and spirit of amity, democracy, purpose, realization and unity.  And until my final breath it is my intention to become who I am to make a difference for one and all.

Thank you!

Era of Awareness

“When mania becomes reality, society is lost.”

Conscious Origins:

In my teens, I became present to an elusive power that seemed to hide in the shadows of civilization.  Ever curious, I felt drawn to pull at the loose threads of social reality to reveal a contrarian authority preventing the evolution of humanity’s awareness, destiny, freedom and personal power.  Something was undeniably off about society.  My ambition to understand outweighed my willingness to live an ordinary life.  During this time, I was introduced to the practice of meditation by one of my high school teachers. My experience and perception of reality exploded like a supernova spreading stellar seeds of creativity, empowerment and inspiration into every facet of my being. 

Social Circus:

What a grand show reality is!  It is a far cry to imagine people enjoying current events.  Viruses, racial and social inequalities and injustices, media-induced debates, extreme weather patterns, continued loss of freedoms and rights, mounting restrictions and accelerating tensions between classes. Soon, the 2020 US Presidential Election will take center ring.  Yet, during one of the most opportune times in humanity’s history for transcendence and transformation, the fervor of political and social polarity roars stronger than ever from the grand stands.  Ego, entitlement and self-righteousness replaces acceptance, consciousness and insight. The agenda must be fulfilled. The show must go on!   

Minority Blues:

I have never felt so confronted and targeted for my diverse thoughts and perspectives regarding current events.  Who I choose to be and expressing my unique perceptions has made me more exposed and uncomfortable in ways I have yet to experience.  The most stunning realization is fielding the greatest of this intolerance, resistance and ridicule from family members and close friends.  The great enigma is most of them are open-minded people.  Now, I am presented with the timeless dilemma of suppressing my personal freedom and passion for sharing my viewpoints to honor the beliefs, perspectives and sensitivities of all who have adopted the daily widespread propaganda.      

Majority Rules:

The ebbs and flows of popular social commentary are destroying alternative ideology, lifestyle and any individual who dares challenge or question the official narrative. Engineered reality offers no mercy and stands relentless against diverse perception.  As always, the imposition of totalitarian opinion pushes its fear-laden agenda against the present uprising of universal consciousness, possibility and love.  Social mania runs rampant through the streets, homes, phones and devices of civilization.  Agreement replaces awareness as the fires of frenzy wreak havoc upon humanity.  Across the great divide of nations, society is breaking under the vanity of its self-righteousness.   

“The greatest gift we give another is the experience of being heard.”

Goodwill Calling:

Regardless of our belief, opinion or perspective, it is all worthless if we deny or refute acceptance, experience, listening and understanding of our fellow human.  We certainly do not have to acquiesce, as we always have the choice to agree to disagree.  Yet, even in that, there is unity.  Consideration, comprehension, decency and empathy are all human essentials in our acknowledgement and tolerance of others.  The value of these practices offer an amity that goes beyond imagination and realization.  Points are not proven by popular accord, rather by the spirit of curiosity, encouragement and sincerity.  Transcending duality empowers us to see not just the extraordinary in others, yet also in ourselves.

Heart of Hearing:

As much as we do not listen to each other, we do not listen to ourselves let alone a spiritual power.  Whether it is our social conditioning, institutional programming or the selfishness of survival, we build social bubbles with our anxiety, fear and insecurity.  We listen just enough to respond as we fend off the chaotic instincts, thoughts and emotions constantly emerging and receding within us.  We tend to hear with our ears, yet rarely with our hearts.  When we authentically listen, this act of being instantly transforms the experience of the speaker as well as the listener.  It elevates the environment in which we exist, creating an extraordinary space for all to have the empowerment of being heard and related. 

Eyewitness:

The impacts and influence of our current social circumstances continue to intensify.  The daily norm most people are either counting on or hoping to return is as unlikely as any of us getting younger.  The very notion of having things be as they were is delusional.  When the question is posed, “how was that working?” the answer is an emphatic, “it wasn’t!”  Things are more transparent than they have ever been. The social obscurity to which we desperately cling to avoid accepting the bitter reality we sponsor is clearing.  If we do not see the social mania we enable, we are simply in denial.  This indifference is what has allowed humanity to become such a cruel, destructive and toxic society.       

Era of Awareness:

From my adolescence until now, I have experienced countless social epiphanies and revelations that have led me to my present observation of society.  I have gone from raging teenage angst, to disturbed adulthood contempt, to inquisitive mature investigation and now distinctive middle age understanding of humanity.  Beyond deception, delusion, fantasy and social reality resides our true expression of awareness we all must empower.  It is a solitary path of creation, exploration, self-discovery and purpose only we can inspire for ourselves.  We are only as aware as we create ourselves to be, with our instinct, thought, emotion and intuition.  Our consciousness is our soul’s destiny.  Everything else is illusion.      

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

Opportunity for a Lifetime

“Only in the greatest adversity
we learn the difference between
what we think we want
and what we know we need.”

Lights, Camera, Action!
Social reality is accelerating and intensifying with every breath. If it was not evident before it most certainly is now. Widespread caution, hyperactive hysteria and imminent threat are everywhere. In an instant, concerts, sporting events and religious gatherings were cancelled. Bars, restaurants and movie theaters shuttered amidst the probabilities of what might occur. “Social Distancing” is an essential and popular lifestyle, though we often trend in that direction. The world is a much cleaner place as the absence of humanity in nature and the civilized world has had an immediate effect.

Agenda of Deception:
As obvious as the impacts of our current pandemic, political undercurrents are more apparent as recent events progress before our eyes. It is not just human beings victimized by disease, hardship and happenstance. Many ploys are transpiring in addition to the outbreak of a virus. Typically, when tragedy strikes in whatever form it may, there are always multiple, covert strategies being executed. A callous and clever few always seem to benefit from the simulated catastrophes that occur. This insight is the key to understanding and accepting the real tapestry of terror now reigning free at the heart of humanity.

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The Usual Suspects:
Believe it or not, there has always been an elite sect of society who lack the commitment or willingness for community, empathy, morals and unity. Whether it is their genetics, ideologies, pedigree or privilege, there is an innate abyss between their desire and humanity. Power and profit rules supreme at the core of their objectives. Their desensitized rearing renders them oblivious to transcendent intuition, emotion and intellect. These ethical deficiencies are motivation for committing atrocities, maladies and tragedies for the sake of capital gain, influence and outcome. No crime is foreign to their appetite for power.

Fictional Reality:
What is real is rarely what it seems. The distortion, manipulation and representation of reality is rhetorical, selective and subjective. Even perception of it has become mutable in the extreme. Technically it no longer exists. It is more likely we live in the oblivion of opinion than in the domain of actuality. Little by little the social paradigm of life has been modified into a projected illusion. The movie we call reality will always amuse, deceive, distract and entertain from the cradle to the grave. We are mere spectators watching the performers further promote the propaganda of their producers.

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Diversion of Power:
We are multidimensional beings interacting with infinite realms of existence in any moment. We have the power to create, inspire, intend and manifest anything into our experience, even to the extent of transforming our reality and the world. Yet, it is our inclination to give our personal power away to authoritarian parties for fear of being accountable, authentic and conscientious. We often misinterpret this as a burden which distorts and diminishes our experience with our power. It harvests confusion, denial and doubt, further justifying our decision to acquiesce our unique self-expression in times when it is most necessary.

“We are all universal when we choose to be.”

Lifetime Opportunity:
During this contemporary, health pandemic, nature is reclaiming its breath and dominion. Traffic, overpopulation and the global carbon footprint are on the decline as society retreats in isolation for its survival. Mother Nature has placed us on house arrest. We have an extraordinary opportunity to shift our focus from the external world to the inner and beyond. Whatever introspection we may practice, our choice to become present to and relate with ourselves and the universe is our freedom from all we consent to socially enslaves us. Now we have the energy, time and space to empower our personal enlightenment.

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Transcendental Shift:
We are in an extraordinary transition of energy. One requiring our awareness and engagement. Its quickening is evident, extreme and omnipresent. Fantasy and illusion are the echoes and shadows of existence, fading into social oblivion. All diversions vying for the focus of our attention and consciousness amidst the influence of our addictions are vanishing with the clarity of our evolving truth. No matter how challenging, overwhelming or impossible it may seem to endure and navigate our way through this experience, expressing our heart and soul is essential.

Conscious Intentions:
Education engenders oblivion. Experience teaches wisdom. Intuition is the key to the universe. Creativity, consciousness and truth are diamonds in the rising darkness. We exist in a social reality that does not empower the people. In the interest of control, society diminishes our universal experience with a two-dimensional perception in a three-dimensional reality. It is up to us to free ourselves from this social vicious cycle with our vision, intention and purpose. Now more than ever, our lives and those of others depend on our choice to transcend the boundaries of the illusion and become an expression of universality.

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Pioneers of Purpose:
Human history is empowered by imagination, intuition and intelligence. Inspiration is the force that moves the world. Each one of us has a unique destiny to fulfill. Whatever and however it manifests, the difference it makes is vital to all. We are explorers navigating the terrain of social reality, discovering and becoming our purpose. Our personal power thrives when we choose to kindle it with our creativity. In these extreme times, the challenges facing us all are opportunities to transcend duality, disease and fear by transforming our experience with multidimensionality, wellbeing and love.

All Our Relations:
The current global situation calls for social separation, yet the notion of greater division between us all due to health necessity and the survival of society merits serious contemplation. For generations, we have consciously and instinctively trended toward segregation when given the opportunity to relate. Our intuitive nature is to connect, unite and belong. It is what inspires our greatest expressions, experiences and power. Social empowerment, transcendence and evolution are created by who we are being in our relations. Each of us brings the unique genius of our soul. Enlightenment is our choice to express and empower universality for all.

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

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