All About Us

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

Social Stimulus Experiment:

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

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

Default Program

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

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

Privatized Priorities

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

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

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

Settle for Self

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

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

A Soul to See

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

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

All About Us

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

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

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

A Force of the Universe

“Duality is the bane of existence.”

Heaven and Hell

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

Re-Entry

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

By Design

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

Weapons of Social Distraction

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

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

The Truth of Reality

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

The Reality of Truth

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

The Empowerment of Being

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

Resonance and Relativity

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

Universal Experience

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

“Universality is the expression of our soul.”

Self Portrait

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

All the Words Combine

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

Truth into Illusion

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

Against the Grain

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

Defying Gravity

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

“For the energy of the universe.”

Media Manipulation

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

Selective Perception

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

Ceiling of Consciousness

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

All in Resonance

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

Universal Expression

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

“Empowering and inspiring community through creativity.”

A Source of Creation

“Universality is the origin of our creativity.”

Sleight of Social Reality

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

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

Signature Watermark

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

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

The Art of Understanding

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

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

“Conscious being is creativity.”

Common Tones

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

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

Creative Dynamics

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

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

Source of Being

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

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

“Universality is the source of our creation.”

From Vision to Being

“Many may know, few will understand.”

Traditional Medicinal

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

The Human Gene

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

“Spiritualized”

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

Invention of Programming

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

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

Knowing and Understanding

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

Focus of Vision

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

Observation of Experience

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

Expression of Being

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

Full Circle

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

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

“Community is our commitment to unity.”

The Mirror Tells All

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

Lessons Unlearned

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

Political Idiodyssey

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

Social Vicious Cycle

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

Deep Impact

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

“Within every downfall is an opportunity for ascension.”

The Gravity of Ego

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

Self-Sentence

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

Social Psychoses

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

What Will It Take?

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

The Mirror Tells All

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

“Our soul purpose is being universality.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Consequence of Consciousness

“We are an imitation of our original being.”

The Art of Deprogramming

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

The Dream Life

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

A Perfect Crime

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

The “Woke” Epidemic

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

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

Cornerstone of Truth

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

Water to the Fish    

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

A Solitary Way

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

An Essential Choice

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

Consciousness and Consequence

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

“The consequence of consciousness is universal being.”

Are We Experienced?

“Perception is the deceiver of experience.”

A Fleeting Glimpse

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

The Perception Deception

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

Once Upon a Time

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

The Silent Surrender

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

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

Origin of Experience

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

Beyond the Rainbow

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

From Empowerment to Energy

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

Symmetry of Experience

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

The Dawn of Being

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

“Experience is our relativity with being.”

Inside Out

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

Against the Current

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

Social Crucible

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

Throwing Shade

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

Being Right

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

“Institutional intelligence is programmed ignorance.”

The Greatest Swindle Ever Sold

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

One Ego to Rule Them All

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

The Naked Truth

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

Seeing the Unseen

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

Balance Beam

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

Inside Out

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

“Feel to heal, be to see.”