I spent the last few days camping and biking in the hills of rural Slovakia. For whatever reason, I got to thinking about the past and all the things I have enjoyed in the country that I now call home.
Following many dark decades of oppressive Communism, theirs was still a vibrant culture. Much of the Slovak culture is rooted in the ancient past, but also I suppose that, through a strong sense of culture and togetherness, they survived the evils of Communism and made life worth living. Families and friends knew how to come together, work together, celebrate together, drink together, and even sing and dance together. The discos were filled with so much enthusiasm for life. People lived fully and did things together.
As the 1990’s and 2000’s wore on—and the country became subjected to commercialism and tasteless, trash entertainment—everything gradually changed. Increasingly, people would avoid meeting or doing anything together. Far easier to stay home, take care of the house, go to the mall, and post dishonest projections of your life on social media. No more weekends at the cottage with family. No more unannounced visits. Nobody cared much about music or cultural events.
The quest for material comfort and success has led directly to more financial stress, loneliness, and isolation. During these past many years, life here became a competition to appear cooler, better, or more successful than others. A so-called “hipster” culture even emerged—which has nothing to do with the real, open-minded, fun hipster culture that I experienced in Seattle in the early 2000’s. No, this hipster culture is built upon the terrible music and art thrust upon us by mainstream culture, involves no free-thinking, no expression of emotion, and thoughtlessly rejects all of history and culture as cliché. Boring.
At the same time, the population has become so overwhelmingly elderly and dying. Right now, it all feels like a massive letting go of the past. Coronavirus was the death blow to anything cultural that remained. Sure, a few of the newer restaurants are thriving, but all the old establishments are essentially dead. Villages are now only private homes and there is nothing to do publicly other than go to church (with masks of course…so never mind).
I could be wrong, but I believe Slovakia is a microcosm, and that what I have observed here is happening around the world. I wonder what will come next. If we are to thrive again as individuals, families, and as a culture, I know that we will have to start by becoming rooted in what is real. This will require a letting go of ego—so that we value connectedness, having fun with people, appreciating beauty from our own perspectives, becoming vulnerable enough to lead others toward having a good time. We will need to stop competing, stop arguing, and stop judging.
We must rise beyond the limitations of our media / government / school conditioning and brainwashing. The way forward toward a life worth living is with an open mind and open heart. May we remember, celebrate, and keep alive everything vibrant and beautiful from our past as we create a future where everything real and beautiful is valued.
I am grateful for the love and closeness I have with my family, but we are craving much broader and deeper relationships and cultural connectedness. Change must always start with ourselves, and we are committed to doing something about this dreadful situation.
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I spent the last few days camping and biking in the hills of rural Slovakia. For whatever reason, I got to thinking about the past and all the things I have enjoyed in the country that I now call home.
To let go is to allow everything to be as it is, independent of you. To stop trying to control anything or anyone. To give up on everything that isn’t working. To forget about fixed plans, unrealistic dreams, obligations, and expectations.
You let go by allowing yourself the freedom to be as you are. To be complete honest. To say what you mean. To move according to what inspires you rather than according to what people think or say about you.
Letting go is a scary notion because you cannot know what is going to happen. The mind cannot grasp the totality of reality, so it cannot predict or envision a future beyond the decision to let go. You know that everything will change, but have no idea how. For this reason, letting go is always a leap of faith.
It is a leap of faith based on a deeper knowing—that reality and truth must be better than a clinging to falseness and illusion. That what naturally fits into your life must be better than what doesn’t. That there is a much deeper, bigger, more beautiful, and perfect reality to be revealed after the mind stops trying to figure it out.
It’s so amazing what happens when you let go. To say that it is beyond your wildest dreams and expectations is literally true. To give up the mind’s control and domination over your life is not only to unlock the prison door, but to effortlessly navigate the most beautiful reality outside. An adventurous journey taken in stillness. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.
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Those moments of happiness, fun, and beauty are always available and in limitless supply. What we value and appreciate most in life has nothing to do with the commercial, fictitious world. We depend upon man-made systems to function, and it also provides some shallow thrills and distractions, but we look to nature to truly live.
In the fictitious world, there is always something that needs doing. Just one more step, one more thing, one more day until I can finally enjoy myself. But enjoyment is not something that automatically happens after everything is done. It is not a break from life. It is life.
We can prioritize our time according to what matters—beauty, rest, feeling good, bonding with a loved one, experiencing nature or parks, sitting still to simply observe the world, exercise, sex, music, reading, practicing an art or craft, creating something, helping someone from a place of inspiration. We can choose to do these things first.
Make sure your enjoyment level is enough so that you experience life as an ongoing state of joy. This sounds impossible to a busy mind. Why? All these things are basically free, natural, and available each moment no matter where we live. Just stop. Allow yourself some time to do what feels good. Now you can get some work done, do the dishes, clean up the mess, buy the groceries, and pay the bills—but the doing flows from a continued state of enjoyment.
Those who claim to have no time for enjoyment are simply prioritizing everything that does not matter and sacrificing everything that does. It is a trap to deplete yourself now and expect joy to come later. There is time for everything because life is only an ongoing present moment. We live in eternity; not past, present, and future. Time is not the problem.
Some people in your life may not agree, but you are free. Those who argue otherwise are using you. But you were born with free will into a world where everything wonderful is natural and free. Unblock yourself. Free your mind. Free your life. Open your heart to beauty. Align with the real world—the free and natural one. Choose love. Joy is your natural state. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.
All of it. Hold nothing back. I will no longer tolerate the old-fashioned ways of communicating and living. The deceit, dishonesty, manipulation, calculation, control, attack, judgement, reward & punishment, and all forms of darkness. This, the withholding of honesty, is all so stupid. It is only our tolerance of dishonesty that has caused all the problems. This is the murky foundation of everything we hate about life. I am far past being done with it.
I withdraw all attention from those who withhold honesty. People, media, politicians, celebrities, the news, all of it. If you cling to the old-fashioned ways of stupidity, I can only shake my head and look the other way. The verdict is in, reality is now understood, the Great Awakening has occurred, and now life will go on very differently. This current era is to be lived in total honesty, truth, and openness. Each moment the truth is ascending and darkness is being vanquished.
All this time, darkness has remained only because we have failed to turn the light switch. There was a simple choice, and throughout history we have failed. We thought it normal and acceptable to navigate those dark rooms. Bumping into everything, still we were too afraid to turn on the switch. We became very bruised. So many people suffered and died. Yet we remained in the dark, bumping into everything and fumbling around like fools. Arguing about which version of fiction was right or better.
The meek shall now inherit the Earth. We accept only truth and this isn’t going to change. We are shining the light of reality everywhere, so get on board or learn the hard way. The confused fools of dishonesty have had their chance and have clearly made a mess of everything. Now everything is being cleaned up so that all truth and beauty can be revealed. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.
The world convinces us that we are not good enough, and that we can only become good enough by learning more, achieving more, having more, looking better, and by being more right about everything.
This game of becoming more is pointless. The more we try to add to ourselves, the more ridiculous we look. None of it makes us any more attractive or lovable. To anyone familiar with truth and beauty, it does just the opposite. By trying to be something extra, you bury what you already are—which is already perfect.
Just be what you are. Let the enjoyable and beautiful external things remain part of your life, but never try to make that your identity. You are already you, and you’ve been you since you were born. Just do your thing, smile your smile, and laugh your laugh. Now you’re looking your best because your truth is shining through.
Think of the people who you most admire. Are these not the people who are most comfortable being who they are? We continue tomorrow and each day after that.
If you see the corruption, the robbery, the fearmongering, the horrific violence and deception that has been thrust upon the global population for as long as we have all been alive—the question that comes to everyone’s mind is “what can I do about it?”
As a lone individual or even small community, fighting back against the ruthless group of unimaginably rich and powerful people does not work. They control the media, the courts, politicians and more. Violence does not work. Protest does not work. Exposing the ugly truth does not work. Why? Because the entire system has been rigged against us. When we play their game, the house will always win. The system that they have designed has been capable of squashing any threat.
I believe that the white hats—through the NSA, other parts of the U.S. military and their many alliances—have been ripping apart this sick system of control piece by piece over the past few years. Many of us, who are following the real world events, believe we are moments away from a Biblical shift in power. Justice will finally be served. A fair new Quantum Financial System (QFS) is being put in place. Truth and freedom will prevail. Yet we also understand the enormity of what is going on behind the scenes. Despite some very real frustration, we wait patiently as we watch the shocking developments.
But what can we do until we reach this destination? What if it never arrives? What can we do to be free now, to live in joy and safety, to thrive and experience our lives properly? Furthermore, what can we do to create change? What power do we have?
This is what I have been talking and writing about for these past 5+ years and how I have been living for the past 15. What I have been saying in countless forms is very much like what Simon Parkes said in yesterday’s talk, “You have to craft a form of living, now, that doesn’t rely on these people.”
You do have the power to withdraw attention from their media. You do have the power to take your mask off and not to receive the vaccines. You have the power to overcome your ego. To awaken to consciousness / God / Love. To always speak the truth.
You also have the power to start your own business and achieve financial independence. To create multiple steams of income. To diversify your wealth via cryptocurrency. To define your relationship models. To parent according to your values. To educate your children in truth. To enjoy all the beauty in the natural world. To take care of your health. To get in shape and feel good.
You have the power to decide which job to take, which laws to obey, which ideas to adopt, and what to do with your time each moment of each day. This is not a battle against anyone or anything; rather, it is a claiming of power—which is your free will. Nothing external has the power to conquer, enslave, or ruin you. This only happens when you give away your power—and you do this by making fear real.
If you can align with perfect love in all your thinking, seeing, and doing, what you will find is that all power is within. To fight back against false power is to be dragged into the error of violence and attack—where you are always vulnerable to counterattack. Instead, live in truth now. Awaken. Be an example for everyone around. This is the way. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.
By “institution”, I am referring mainly to the State, the media, the school system, organized religion, healthcare, psychology, and big pharma. I am also referring to our employers and other organizations.
The church calls us sinners and we believe it. Psychologists diagnose us with mental disorders and we believe them. Employers undermine our identity by requiring us to fake all day and we lose ourselves. The healthcare system pushes harmful drugs that make us sick. School teaches us to sacrifice joy for a future reward that never quite comes. Even the institution of marriage (State interference in our love lives) damages us by taking away our freedom to do, say, and think what we feel just because we want to love someone.
Despite all this open manipulation and abuse, most people blame themselves for their problems. They may see themselves as victims of the abuse, but how does that make you special? Everyone is a victim of institutional abuse. The question is how to overcome it.
Healing is impossible if you fail to see that no institution has legitimate authority over you. Institutions are dishonest and self-serving—seeking only to strengthen themselves. They gain power by robbing you of your freedom, energy, and by stealing your attention away from the beauty surrounding you. I have found that it is possible to function very well in the world even though I have zero trust or faith in institutions. That is part of what it means to awaken.
Deep down, even after a lifetime of abuse and manipulation—all the threats, punishments, negative labels, and toxicity hurled at you by corrupt institutions—you must know that you are good. If you have ever been responsible for harming anyone, then go make it right. After you have done so, you can rest peacefully in the knowledge that you are perfect, beautiful, and complete. Anyone who knows you can be grateful. Anyone who attacks, judges, or insults you is incorrect. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.
Many people avoid spirituality because they believe it would require them to change everything or give everything up. We have our jobs, relationships and marriages, and our children. Then there are bills to pay, the daily routines and chores to be done.
Is spiritual awakening even possible while living in “the real world”? Do you have to leave all your responsibilities behind, go to a mountaintop, and become a monk? Thankfully, no.
Spiritual awakening is different from a vacation. It is a way of perceiving, a thought system of love over fear, a decision to completely overcome everything ego is and does. What was most surprising to me, when I chose this path, is that everything in my “real life” went far more smoothly. I was a better life partner, a better parent, and a better business owner because I learned to approach the “real world stuff” without fear or resistance—with a sense of calm and acceptance.
When you leave the stress and panic behind, you make better decisions and treat people right. Also, from the state of present moment awareness, cleaning or doing the dishes is just something that can be enjoyed. I won’t go so far as to say that I enjoy dealing with money or paying bills, but now I can do it without any emotional reactions.
I give myself permission to enjoy whatever I enjoy, but most of my time is spent fulfilling my obligations in life. I have never been to any sort of spiritual retreat and do not require any external conditions to stay connected to the source.
Any awakening that requires an escape from real-world responsibilities is no lasting salvation at all; rather, only temporary escapism. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.
When I use the word “ego” or “spiritual awakening”, most people tune out—perhaps holding the opinion that ego is only natural and that spiritual awakening is just something egos talk about to make themselves seem superior.
I am sure that there are people who do fake enlightenment, who adopt it as an ego-identity to fit in or collect followers. I don’t fit with those people either because I’m too honest. If my goal was to be popular, clearly everything I am doing is wrong. Fortunately, I have no interest in popularity.
5 or 6 years ago, I experienced spiritual awakening and have remained in this state. There is nothing special about me; rather, I merely studied the concepts and applied what felt true. My life then transformed to an extent that I felt an absolute calling to share what I have found.
At first, I felt that there was no need for me to do any of this because enough people probably know this stuff. As time went by, I realized that the knowledge I had acquired—through my understanding of the concepts and through radical application in my life—is perhaps unique enough that it needed to be shared.
The other reason I write most days and give talks is that it helps renew my spiritual faith. If you don’t touch this stuff daily, you slip back into ego. This, my 723rd almost daily spiritual post, is as much for me as for any audience who stumbles upon it. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.
A sudden hunger for beauty will arise when the darkness of the world has been fully exposed, triumphantly defeated, and the Great Awakening has come to pass.
For a long time, our awareness has been directed toward ugliness. Listen to the new music, watch the cinema, explore modern art, do some channel surfing, check out Netflix or YouTube. You will notice that essentially all the content made over these past many years draws our attention only to ugliness. Now at the end of this dark era, our instinctive need for beauty is so tragically unfulfilled that we forget to search for it and have almost lost the ability to recognize it.
Of course, overwhelming beauty still exists, and it is everywhere. But most of the time we are not in a state to care. We are blinded by so many concepts, obsessed with our supposed problems, flooded with such crudeness and messages of fear, by images of darkness and violent error—that when true beauty does arise externally, we feel too lousy inside to truly embrace it from that place deep inside and beyond the mind. When we are not in a good place inside, beauty has no power.
The dark forces of the world have hidden beautiful art inside museums, flooded the airwaves with profane ego projection, and have perpetuated concepts that pull our attention away from the present moment—the only dimension where beauty can be recognized—and drawn that attention toward a racing mind of past, future, and all the insane thoughts and fictional concepts that go along with it.
Yet very soon, after the full extent of the darkness has been exposed, humanity will once again look to the horizon and remember what life is. The agents of darkness and ugliness will fade into obsolescence, and the world will be led by those who are most gifted at drawing our attention to beauty—which is, and has always been, truth and reality. The great hunger to come alive will be fulfilled. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.