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If you want to get rid of something, you must first allow it to flourish. (Tao Te Ching)

The current state of the world is not allowing; rather, resistance. To resist this virus increases its effect.

How so? By dragging out the inevitable process which will occur no matter what we do, by allowing a strain of flu to completely take over our lives, by allowing fear to overshadow all that is beautiful about life.

If we would, instead, allow even illness to flourish, our boldness and wisdom would strengthen our immune systems. The entire world would know what it looks like to stare death in the face standing, with dignity, with a deep knowing of what it means to be human and be alive. This is true healing.

We are being asked to sacrifice so much for a seemingly noble cause of saving the vulnerable. Unfortunately, our good intentions are futile and powerless against truth, against nature. Sacrifice is impotent, and to believe otherwise is the root of the error.

True strength is never found in resistance; rather, in allowing things to be...allowing things to flourish. We have been dragging out sickness for a long time already. Now we are sacrificing our entire lives dragging this one out indefinitely. In the end, we are not getting rid of anything in this fight and the natural balance to things will eventually be restored. But without acceptance, it will take much, much longer.

In a state of resistance, this hell will continue indefinitely for those unwilling to awaken to eternal truth and wisdom. Conventional wisdom offers no path forward. Conventional wisdom is what got us into this sorry state. It is time for true, ancient, eternal wisdom. One of the pillars of true wisdom is the acceptance of what is.

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The ego offers no solution

Let us look with any level of honesty at the solutions to this crisis which are being offered. The ego has convinced us that our choice is either 1) to hide away and stop living until this virus goes away, or 2) go on with life and face death and a massive casualty count.

Option two is impossible to the ego because it is now paralyzed by fear and cowardice. But, while it isn’t widely recognized yet, option one is perhaps even more destructive to the ego because deadly disease is not going away. On top of this, everything the ego cares about (lifestyle, image, status, possessions, etc.) will be slowly lost if we are not brave enough to face life. So neither of these options offer anything resembling a solution—and yet no other solution is being offered.

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The ego has no solution and is cornered. It has no idea which would allow it to live on. Of course, this is nothing new to the ego because the ego’s dictum is “seek but do not find.” Altering between suspicion at best and viciousness at worst, the ego is always wrong, always confused, and always has been. It has not been able to solve poverty, nor create governments that provide freedom and liberty, nor address the impending climate crisis, nor create any kind of lasting happiness. It offers only fleeting pleasures and its ups are never as high as the downs that always follow. Avoid the truth and you will eventually face painful consequences and crisis.

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There is only one solution to this crisis. The ego must die so that we may live. This should be quite easy because the ego is the cause of all suffering, all illness, and everything we do not want. Cling to it and experience hell. Or simply choose to destroy your ego and awaken to a life of joy, love, and health. There is a good with no opposite and there is one solution for every problem. Do you want it?

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Fear is the problem, never the solution

Fear is stress, anxiety, and the root of all negative emotion. Fear taxes the body and weakens the immune system. Then we are susceptible to a virus, then still in fear we are unable to heal, then some die. Then the world responds by making everyone even more fearful than they were to begin with. What is the endgame? How do we stop this dark spiral?

This cataclysmic situation will never end until we recognize fear as the only cause and then choose the only solution, which is unconditional love. Love casts out fear.

This message may sound strange to some, but it is ancient wisdom and it wasn’t strange to Jesus. He talked a lot about love because he recognized that only love lifts us from hell. You can recognize this message and, rather than giving into fear, become Christ-like. The world needs leaders to extend perfect love and to show others the way. This is our calling and we must find the strength and courage to respond. It is no joke right now.

Danger and death will always be a part of life. It is here to teach us to overcome it with love. Recognize, only for a moment, that fear cannot possibly solve this crisis. This virus will never be purged from the planet and, even if it was, there will be another virus and endless other reasons to fear.

Do you really think the solution is to hide away from life behind our walls and our masks? If so, the systems we depend upon will be destroyed and most of the people in the world are going to die. We are alive now and we must learn to love now or we are in serious trouble. We must become brave and walk in the dignity of our divinity.

This is the most essential message and lesson of our lives. I released a podcast on this topic today which spells this out in great depth. Please search for Abscondo Podcast #80 on YouTube or wherever you normally listen to podcasts.

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Abscondo Podcast #80: Fear is the problem, never the solution

Fear is the root of all negative emotions, problems, and the path toward death. The only cure is unconditional love. Until this lesson is learned, things will not get better.

 

 

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Here's a technology that can help you navigate the new reality

Guys, I have a piece of technology that will help us navigate the new reality. I spent way too much money designing and building this for a world that didn't exist yet. Now it does.

Use it to state any need and you will match with the right person to fulfill it. As time goes on, we are going to have needs. Because businesses are being shut down, we will need to work with other people to get things done. By the way, the app also has a currency that can be used to buy and sell favors or things.

The app isn't perfect, but it works. The only problem with it now is that iPhone users can't use the messaging feature. Everything else works. For now, use your email address as your user name and people can write to you that way.


Download "I Am by Infobeing". Please like this post so I continue to reach people and do everything you can to get the word out. Corporate platforms like Facebook and Instagram aren't going to be enough. This free app is run by a charitable foundation, not a business.

This is only going to work if we get the word out because you'll need lots of users in your community to create a real people economy. My mission is to lead the effort, but success is up to you. Please share this wherever you can and let me know what I can do to support you.

You can read in-depth about this app and the purpose of it in chapter 10 of my free eBook "The Switch".

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What is the Consciousness Revolution?

I searched Instagram for the following Tags and found 38,314,627 posts: #spiritual #spirituality #consciousness #awakening #meditation #enlightenment.

Something is happening here. More people than ever in human history are living in a state of spiritual awakening. This is a new phenomenon and the world is about to change in a profound way.

While consciousness is an inner state available to anyone who wants it in an instant, the Consciousness Revolution is a massive transformation of society. Today, we’re mostly just reading, talking, and starting to get to know each other—but the revolution happens when we form loving, harmonious relationships with the intention of doing things together. We will naturally create the tools, technologies, systems and infrastructure to facilitate and support this state of freedom and abundance we have discovered.

Humans, today, are not the final product. The Consciousness Revolution is the next stage of human evolution. Today, we obey a world ruled by the ego. While we have learned to live in an awakened state even in this world, our lives will be much more fulfilling and enjoyable after consciousness goes mainstream and social structures begin to reflect our awakened state. As of now, the world is still ruled by centralized systems and institutions. Humans continue to be conditioned, manipulated, and systematically exploited through the centralized power of the state and its legal system, corporations, schools, the media, churches. But a crack in this miserable world order has opened and the light is about to shine through.

The Consciousness Revolution involves the creation of decentralized systems connecting people—ending separation and setting us free to live in freedom and abundance on our own terms. These decentralized technologies are already being developed and used. The wide scale usage of blockchain technologies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies have shown that decentralization is possible. Many related startups, open source projects, and other collaborations are showing promise. One such example is the work of this author: a mobile app called “I am” by Infobeing (www.infobeing.com) which integrates all the infrastructure and tools needed to live in a decentralized state of freedom and abundance. The “I am” mobile app will be launched later this year. Who knows, it might even overtake Facebook.

Let’s enjoy this flowering of consciousness. Browsing these millions of inspired posts, connecting with beautiful people who are aligned in oneness—already perfect and complete. We know that it doesn’t really matter what happens in the world because the world isn’t real. Consciousness is what matters, not a revolution. We are not actually trying to change the world—or trying to do anything in particular. It’s just that, through us, heaven on Earth is about to emerge. We can just be ourselves, which is loving and creative. We are awake, we are fully-alive, and there is nothing to fear. We continue tomorrow and the day after that.

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How to prevent the next mass shooting

If even a single person had loved this boy and accepted him unconditionally, the shooting would not have happened.

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Look into his eyes and tell me what you see? I see a soul who was not loved. Regardless of his family conditions, if even a single kid or teacher at school had accepted him unconditionally, or if a stranger on the bus had recommended the right book, what might Nikolas Cruz have become?

Go on, keep arguing about gun control, about what measures can be implemented to stop this violence, about what was wrong with this boy...but in a society starved of love, know that these tragic errors will continue. If you want your kids to be safe at school, teach them to look for that kid who is starving for love. Show them what love is and how to give it. You can do the same thing. Learn to love every person you come into contact with, starting with yourself.

This violence is the result of a spiritual crisis. It isn't going to be solved by blaming, shaming, arguing, or punishing (nothing ever is). Love.

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Ethereum: this changes everything

Maybe you haven't noticed, but the world has changed. While most people were busy complaining about Trump, Brexit, the economy, the injustice of it all--complaining that the world is unfair and convinced that it was all going to hell--along comes an entirely different future. News flash: the future is now and it is called Ethereum.

It's like 1994 all over again (you know, that whole Internet thing). Only this time, we're going to get it right. Ethereum is Web 3.0, but much more than that. It is a new economic system in which there is no centralized power. Read that again. What is the opposite of centralized power? Power to the people. In other words: freedom and abundance for people like you and me.

Ethereum is as unstoppable as Bitcoin; however, is designed to power not only cryptocurrency but also any type of application in a decentralized way over what is called a Blockchain (essentially a database that is distributed over thousands of peer-to-peer computers). Data that is stored on a Blockchain is encrypted, so that only a user with the secure key can access it. You can (and should) research this elsewhere, but let's get to the point: it is now possible to build secure applications for the people on an Internet that is beyond the reach of corporations, intelligence agencies or anyone else. Just when they thought they had won, we are once again free.

What might those new applications do? Well, today it is already possible to trade a currency called Ether with a software wallet (much like Bitcoin is stored and traded). Beyond this, Ethereum has what are called Smart Contracts, which enable two parties to come to an agreement on anything (payment terms, shipment and delivery, profit distribution, whatever). Smart Contracts have already been used to establish virtual organizations called DAOs (Distributed Autonomous Organizations) made up of anonymous individuals. Get it? Companies that exist beyond the real world legal system, using a cryptocurrency. Pinch me.

This is very early-stage technology (though it has already been around for a few years). Ethereum is very much real and it isn't going away. This is the new frontier, the wild west. This is an opportunity that comes along maybe twice in a lifetime. If you get behind it, what follows are decades of prosperity. I'm all in. 

 

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Huge respect to all the young human beings, from grade 1 through university, for showing up each day and making the most out of an archaic school system designed purely to force upon them soul-crushing domestication and obedience to authority. What a miracle it is that so many of us ultimately are able to unlearn, overcome, and shrug of most of the harm that our schools inflict upon us. May human greatness always prevail!

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Bernie Sanders, the conclusion of the Democratic Primaries, and what to do next #differentfuture

Bernie Sanders has now finally been over-run by the Democratic party, the corporate media, by the full strength of the establishment. I’m thinking about the millions of people who placed so much hope in him, in this movement, this message. Millions of people made contributions, spread the word, and turned-up for enormous rallies just like millions of beautiful and inspiring young children.

Like a small child asking a parent whether it would be ok to stay home from school, they politely asked the all-powerful establishment whether it would be ok if we could please stop funneling all our money to the top .01%, if we could please have healthcare, please have an education without going broke, and to please stop unjust imprisonment. How did the all-powerful establishment respond? Like a strict, stubborn father reacting to a small child’s request. The answer was short, clear, and unmistakable. The answer was “no”. The entire process was controlled by rigged specific rules (super-delegates, closed primaries, etc.), media bias (very little coverage for Bernie), and in the end they called the primary a day before the huge California primary.

The truth is, even if Bernie had managed to become President, there is very little that he could have accomplished within the rigged political system where essentially every congressman and senator is bought and paid for by their corporate, billionaire overlords. Bernie was not just on our side, he was directly opposed to their side. Bernie did win a victory, though his victory was symbolic. He exposed so much and taught us so much. But the truth is that essentially none of his proposals would have become law.

What if, rather than asking the establishment to please change, we acted not as children asking for permission but as adults making our own decisions? When we ask a corrupt political system to change, when we ask our employers for a raise, and when we live by the rules of conventional wisdom that everyone seems to agree with, we are living as helpless, obedient children. Like a child who is told to go to bed and doesn’t want to, we obey in action even if we occasionally dissent by grumbling about how unfair it is.

If we are going to live in a better, freer, more fair world, we will need to become adults and stop asking for permission. We will need to become our own ruling elite. We need to create systems and structures to depend upon that are not designed to exploit us. The systems we depend upon today are designed to exploit us by a ruling elite who grows wealthier and more powerful each day though the exploitation of our hard work, our intelligence, our time, and our talent.

I see a different future, where we move away from the structures and institutions that enslave us and we create structures and institutions that free us. It is a simple switch, really, and we don’t even need to win an election or ask permission. We just need to live differently and to create systems that support that way of life. My idea for just such a system is presented in this free, 25-page eBook.

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