That fear stuck inside you now.
That deep gut-wrenching negative ball of energy that every waking moment is spent healing or escaping.
A fear of authority… a fear of being true to your greatest self…. a fear that your entire perspective on life, society and purpose is clouded by false assumptions, erroneous sources of information, and – well, let’s face it, our own willful self-distraction, laziness and dishonesty.
And you feeeeel that fear all the more, as you begin to AWAKEN.
Awakening to the superficiality of the world around you.
Awakening to your own true light and power.
Awakening to your self-responsibility to be your best self and make your ultimate contribution.
Awakening to what could be.
Corner West says:
“What’s very interesting is the relation between awakening and danger. Once you begin to question you begin to constitute a threat to whatever authority is keeping track of you.”
“Socratic [questioning] energy has to do with contesting authority, being deeply suspicious of authority, trying to undermine the assumptions and presuppositions upon which authority is predicated. And this process, which is an endless process, it’s an incessant process, but it goes step-by-step and stage-by-stage. And at the very beginning now we get the staging of what happens when one initiates a process of awakening in which you render various authorities relative. You begin to contest and call into question those various authorities.”
When you take on the responsibility of being your own highest authority… and therefore responsible for your own mistakes… your own success… you feel the burden of struggling to maximize and optimize all that you are.
Meditate. Permeate. Liberate.
Permission To Change
The wonderful Anaïs Nin said:
“We don’t see things as they are. We see things as we are.”
Your outlook, your attitude, your perspective, comes from the internal representations that you make about experience, you become somewhat unhinged… breaking away from the norm, relinquishing the status quo… abandoning social conformity… casting convention to the wind… and you begin to take flight into ‘extreme experience’ that not only expands your mind, but gives you increasing control on your mind, and therefore on your emotions, your experience, your destiny, your reality.
Terrence McKenna suggested the opportunity for a new philosophy:
“[A] philosophy not made around the campfire. But philosophy based on the acquisition of extreme experience. That’s how you figure out what the world is. Not by bicycling around in the ‘burbs but by forcing extreme experience.”
The ultimate ‘extreme experience’ is to live life by your own terms.
Howard Roark said,
“Don’t you know that most people take most things because that’s what’s given to them, and they have no opinion whatever? Do you wish to be guided by what they expect you to think they think or by your own judgement?”
My friend said,
Why does that make me think of you.. 🙂
Because I help people think what they think regardless of what anyone else including myself thinks.
Inspiration for this post comes from an excellent, albeit very long article: How VR Gaming will Wake Us Up to our Fake Worlds by Elliot Edge.
I know it’s a long article. But it is one of the best reads I’ve had in a long long time. So give yourself a chance to indulge in considering it’s many well presented ideas about the direction our civilization is headed.
Good luck creating your new reality tunnels. Eliminating fear. Creating coherence. Abandoning external authorities of all shapes and sizes. Owning your fullest integrity as a co-conspirator in our collective cosmic elevator.
Read Elliott’s excellent article: How VR Gaming will Wake Us Up to our Fake Worlds
P.S. Sad but true for now that I’m so ‘ADD’ that I couldn’t sit through reading the entire thing in one go. So I left the browser open and bounced back and forth to absorb more of the article as I did other things. Your mileage may vary. Time for me to manifest a new reality tunnel where I can sit still and concentrate on one thing for 30 minutes!
P.P.S. The Extreme Approach To Cleanse Negative Energy:
Just in case you missed it, the extreme approach to cleansing negative energy is to take honest responsibility for the reality tunnels you manifest by facing fears, questioning authority, and re-writing the representations that you hold about life to… whatever is most authentically empowering for you.
I invite you to read this post again 🙂 (and comment below for discussion)