As I progress on my journey of expanded consciousness, I can’t avoid the conclusion that most people are fast asleep. Somnambulance is the modus operandi of the general population. I don’t think this is a novel development, although the massively interconnected global society we inhabit these days may make it more pronounced and noticeable. I think human existence has always been this way.
The prime objective of human incarnation must be ever increasing awareness, expansive consciousness, enlightened ecstasy. Spiritual progress is, in the end, all there really is. As masters of the spirit in various cultures throughout human history have pointed out that although human beings aren’t really much of an animal, technically speaking, a human incarnation is nonetheless a huge blessing due to the potential for spiritual growth.
We don’t have the biggest claws or the sharpest teeth. We’re not particularly fast, sharp-sighted, our olfactory senses are certainly lacking to some degree. We do, however, have the veritable gift of self-awareness, which in turn allows us to imagine and pursue an existence above and beyond the limits of the physical body.
It must be pointed out, nevertheless, that this gift is not widely utilized. We are a species of zombies, so to speak. Our potential for growth in all aspects is limitless, but the majority of people leave decision making and the burdensome task of thinking to the experts and high priests of the age. This approach entails spiritual capitulation and castration. Seeing as awareness is in essence an individual pursuit, it cannot be shirked, it cannot be outsourced. Those who try to do so will soon find that it’s a zero-sum deal, for there is nothing to be gained and so much to lose.
When I try to speak of these matters to most people, I receive nothing but mumbles, glazed eyes, awkward shifting, strained body language. Most peeps, you see, have no interest in knowing what’s possible in life, because if they did they’d have no excuse for their appalling lack of action and direction. Instead it seems more convenient to attribute the success of others to luck, malevolence, trickery, spite. Anyone who aspires to greatness is necessarily a fool, a villain, or both.
But don’t let’s wallow in the shallow, murky waters of the zombie hordes. It’s a sad sight, no doubt about it, but we have more interesting and infinitely more rewarding things to think about.
Consciousness is what you make of it. That’s some truth for you. If you can grasp this concept you’ll go far.
The value of consciousness is fully relative to the purpose to which it is directed. Your average deep-fried couch potato. hypnotized by the late-night news, chomping on yesterday’s pizza and guzzling Red Bull, is conscious in a sense. A very unappealing, foggy, solid-state variation of consciousness, to be sure, but consciousness nonetheless.
Compare this sorry character to the enlightened minority: those who take charge of their media consumption, as well as their diets. Those who do not take their consciousness for granted, much less their health. The noble few who realize that man is an end in himself, that to live for the sake of the tribe is to be less than human.
This person doesn’t let anyone tell them what to think, be it the news anchor, the politician with the Colgate smile, or the sputtering activist. Consciousness, like health, like finances, like love, is the responsibility of the individual. Rationality is impossible in the absence of solid self-awareness. This is why society is by its very nature completely incomprehensible in so many respects.
Thankfully there are aspects of modern society, such as access to electricity, plumbing, transport, etcetera, that have major potential for being conducive to growth and expansion, but they are eclipsed by the constant stream of babble and nonsense that is the mainstream narrative on any and all issues.
We can see this horribly clearly on the issue of the current pandemic, the talk of vaccine mandates, of testing, co-morbidities, the new normal. A pandemic so terrifying, so impactful, that it requires a non-stop marketing campaign, forced medication, constant surveillance, and a never-ending reminder that there is, in fact, something going on and you should be scared!
I base my world-view on direct experience, and what I can’t directly experience is placed under constant scrutiny. That’s not to say I’m necessarily solipsistic, although I wouldn’t necessarily say I’m not, either. I simply do my best to remain skeptical on all issues that don’t directly affect me, and if I feel inclined to pursue an issue I make sure to do my own research.
I don’t trust a word that comes out of the mouth of “authority” because there is no such thing. Experts are the biggest fools, and a vast chunk of the mainstream narrative is based on blatant lies. Things such as health, finances, environmentalism, wokeness, yada yada, are all outgrowths from a fetid consumer culture.
The state feeds on fear and confusion. The would-be tyrants at the top insist that it is you and I, dear reader, who are the problem. The problem, they declare, lies in the inherent weakness and filthy nature of the human creature. The morality of the state, of the majority, is never questioned.
Let me leave you with a quote from John Galt, a main character in Ayn Rand’s incredible novel Atlas Shrugged:
“Through centuries of scourges and disasters, brought about by your code of morality, you have cried that your code had been broken, that the scourges were punishment for breaking it, that men were too weak and too selfish to spill all the blood it required. You damned man, you damned existence, you damned this earth, but never dared to question your code… You went on crying that your code was noble, but human nature was not good enough to practice it. And no one rose to ask the question: Good? By what standard?
You wanted to know John Galt’s identity. I am the man who has asked that question.
Yes, this is an age of moral crisis… Your moral code has reached its climax, the blind alley at the end of its course. And if you wish to go on living, what you now need is not to return to morality… but to discover it.”
If you want to delve further into these matters, might I suggest that you check out my book (cha-ching!) Health, Simplified, available through Amazon here. It’s a concise chronicle of my own healing journey, the insights I’ve gained, and the incredible transformation that’s possible through taking full responsibility of your own health.
You can also check out the other videos on my YouTube channel, where I go deep into various aspects of health.