The mass consciousness of
production, consumption, submission and nihilism is where the
This is the consensus trance that we
have been programmed to accept as real life, while obediently
serving our worst interests without examination or question.
Contemporary consciousness is acquiescence to insanity for the
sake of convenience. Breaking through contemporary consciousness
is to strike the very root of our global dilemma.
Numb, drugged, and senseless, this
level of consciousness is a psychic plague blotting out our
Disturbance in the Force
Like a canary in a coal mine, a
warning appears from somewhere, grabbing our attention, rattling
our confidence, pulling us out of our tunnel vision.
Some small piece of information
gathered from the alternative press or from a documentary film
eats at our understanding of how the world is set up, and the
This sets the stage for a deep and
serious personal crises to erupt, and often engages a ferocious
drive for knowledge and truth.
Introspective Quest for Knowledge & Truth
Knowledge and information are the
fuel for personal transformation.
Once awakened, our natural draw
towards truth and justice calls us to consider new ideas and
outside perspectives as we search for a new bearing in a
crumbling understanding of the world.
Introspection reveals answers to
never-before asked questions and the accompanying interest in
‘alternative’ information and ideas provides answers that
profoundly contradict contemporary consciousness.
Once this quest is initiated the
world never again looks the same.
Dark Night of the Soul
The disturbance begins to conflict
with contemporary consciousness so severely that the amount of
cognitive dissonance required
to adhere to the status quo life manifests materially as serious
personal mental and physical health crises.
The foundation for this catastrophic
and catalyzing series of events has been under construction for
most of life up to this point, and as such, the mind, body and
spirit can be forced to endure unimaginable lows as the entire
sum and meaning of one’s existence is smashed and broken to
pieces under the weight of one’s denial about their complicity
in their own self-destruction.
This is the ultimate test. To pass
it one must endure the pain to the ultimate degree, and simply
not give up. For many,
the dark night of the soul
lasts for years, marking the most serious, frightening and
life-changing phase of life.
Succumbing to the suffering here
means giving in to total annihilation and choosing the path of
serious self-deceit, total submission to ego and to false
authority, addiction, reckless endangerment of the self,
suicide, overdose, etc.
Discovery of Real Medicine
Something helps us through this
crisis by easing the pain of our suffering, gently re-building
positive energy and providing sufficient distraction while the
body and spirit begin to reclaim health.
Medicine here is not pharmaceutical,
but therapeutical, and can come in the form of an artistic
endeavor or exercise, or better yet, an intense study of an
esoteric healing physical art like Qi Gong, Yoga, Kung Fu,
meditation, and so on. Medicine may also be found amongst
healers, therapists, shaman, or even plant medicines like
Ayahuasca and Iboga.
Finding the activity or experience
that nudges you away from the brink of destruction and towards
healing is a critical component of the shift.
Purification and Detox
Along the quest for knowledge we
discover the toxic nature of our processed and sedentary
lifestyle and realize the need for
detox and purification.
Learning about fluoride, heavy
metals, GMO’s and the poisons in our food reveals the link
between our emotional state, stress levels, well-being and
A new relationship with food is
developed and taking care of the body and health gradually
Our toxic environment also includes
our social atmosphere and here we are compelled to tune out of
mainstream media, conversation and logic, purging ourselves of
the garbage that so many people consider important.
Our consumption of
mainline ideas is reduced and our mind regains a footing of
independence in a sea of sensationalized conformity.
Re-thinking of Authority, Dependence and Liberty
As the detox pushes older versions
of the self out of the way, rejuvenating the psyche, a new
picture of the self emerges in a world that no longer looks
anything like it did before.
The designs of control and
manipulation governing our social institutions and traditions
are rightfully exposed as farcical constructs that deter our
evolution, while modern politics and government are understood
to be laughable traps of dependence and deceit and therefore no
longer beneficial to positive growth.
The people that invest their lives
and identities in these schemes seem desperate and needy of
purpose, fanatical and outrageously too certain and too serious
and non-compliance become moral obligations and liberty is
revalued to include freedom from living in the fear-based
consciousness offered as the default way of life. Ordinary
people seem strange now in how they self-organize into
ridiculous pecking orders, squabbling for position at work and
submitting to any ‘authority figure’ with a badge and cheap
It becomes clear that freedom has
less to do with laws and more to do with voluntary submission,
and liberty becomes a constant struggle to decrease dependence
on the systems that complicate life.
Letting Go of and Discarding that Which Does Not Serve
In order to move through
of transformation, it is absolutely necessary to jettison the
things, people, relationships, habits, and ideas which no longer
serve and support us.
Human beings energetically interact
with the objects and people in our environment, and eliminating
and purging sources of stagnant energy and negativity creates
space for new experience and inspiration to enter and flow into
This is one of the most renewing
components in this transformation.
Initiation into Mystery
Material science and mainstream
thought exclude forms of mystery and paranormal activity from
consideration in our culture, therefore making an initiation
into the world of the unexplainable a common feature of the
For some reason, as a person changes
in this fashion, strange and fascinating events occur that chip
away at the certainties that support consensus material reality.
Synchronicities emerge and
moments of clarity give greater meaning to the mundane.
Awareness of the subtle life force
energy, Qi or Prana, develops, and ancient modalities of thought
and concentration elicit strangely powerful revelations. Once
the veil of the rigid scientific mindset is pierced, intuition
and curiosity flourish and one re-assesses the potential in all
things and in all circumstances, abandoning certainty in favor
Life becomes at sacred, as it should