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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
“Listening is offering others the experience of being heard.” – Iam Saums
Video Interview with Lorenzo Malowane of “The New Agora” presented by “The New Now” inspired by my new article, “An Ear to Hear.”
To Transform Listening
“Changing how we hear things. Maybe a clearer way of understanding this is simply ‘learning to listen’. One of the hardest skills I’ve ever had to master is the skill of listening to others, striving to listen, to truly hear what’s being shared with me beyond my own thoughts.
As I recapitulate my time here in this life, from my childhood schooling to my adulthood, I can see, in all honesty, that I was barely ever really listening to others in a conversation.
Mostly I was thinking of my ‘agenda’, whatever that was at the time, and wondering how to get what I wanted. It started with ‘candy and toys’ as a little boy, and grew towards, well I guess you could say, adult versions of ‘candy’ and ‘toys’.
Having an agenda in a conversation, I feel, is perhaps one of the rudest things anyone can take into such interactions. If you are thinking of an outcome, no matter how loving or sweet you may feel it is, you are probably not hearing what is being shared. I was instead seeking to maneuver the moment towards what I wanted it to be, or what I wanted to get out of it, sometimes just wanting to get out of the conversation itself.
How utterly selfish and egotistical I was. if I’m not very careful in my communications I can still fall into any number of bad habits. It seems obvious now that if you are not ‘hearing’ what the other is attempting to communicate, you are not really being ‘loving’ and present in that moment. And by loving, I mean taking the other into consideration. Obvious, now, and yet it still takes a constant effort and attention, caring if you will
Not with just words, either. We all communicate in many different ways on many different levels, many we remain unaware of throughout. Body language, hidden emotions or feelings, unknown tendencies all come into play, whether we are conscious of them or not, during our day to day interactions with others.
Even alone in a room, it has become important to me to be clear with my hearing and listening. Enhancing my communication skills has been one of the best gifts I have ever given myself. Hard to beat self-knowledge.
In fact, it’s taken me years and years to determine the differences between my heart’s communication and my ‘head born’ fears. Emotions, beliefs, shadows, desires and old habits all influenced my attempts to share clearly with myself and with others. Figuring my way through these ‘traps of clarity’ have made me a much better person.
Much more to explore here. Attention and consciousness are interlinked.
In the following video, Iam Saums and I, go deeply into this topic. Perhaps it comes down to feeling something in your life that requires transformation, changing, and your instincts tell you some that parts of your life are crying out for attention, healing, change; well, a perfect place to begin would be to examine how you communicate, with yourself, with others, keeping a close ‘ear’ on your listening skills, or lack thereof.
After all, who doesn’t wish for love, abundance and happy relationships and such. Maybe if you feel any of these are somewhat lacking, an effort to ‘transform your listening’ may help you out. Couldn’t hurt. I’ve found that to honestly hear what the other is sharing can transform worlds. No matter the circumstances, becoming a better listener, for me anyways, has made me a better person.”
“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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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!
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.”
“It is a crime against our humanity to segregate ourselves from our personal power.”
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.”
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.