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Nothing is going to change until hearts are changed

Only love has the power to change hearts. Only changed hearts have the power to change minds. Only through this inner transformation can the good prevail.

It goes almost without saying that violence and aggression is entirely counterproductive. How foolish it would be, for example, if a population of people who are too often viewed as angry and violent would resort to anger and violence as a response to this very perception. Is police brutality not caused by this very perception? Would making this perception look real not undo all the historic gains in civil rights and ensure that racism and discrimination thrives?

Protests are also counterproductive because they don’t change hearts. They are aggressive, loud, standoffish, and they are set up as a confrontation of “us against them”. Now those who are attempting peaceful protest are vulnerable to the aggression of the oppressor, they get drawn into the violence, respond with more anger and violence, and come away badly defeated.

This approach hasn’t worked—obviously not, simply look at the state of the world. If it had ever worked, we would not be in this sorry state. Why doesn’t any of this work? Because all of this is only the response of ego. Ego fighting more ego. The cycle continues, the wars rage on, nobody is ever right, nobody ever wins, just escalating pain, anger, violence, and fear.

There is only one revolution and it is the consciousness revolution. It is the alignment with unconditional love, total forgiveness always, and the complete withdrawal of our attention from all the fear-based fiction of the world. None of it has any real power. What is real is consciousness, life itself, and in this recognition, we rise above all sin and error to align with our true, divine selves.

Love is the only solution to every problem. Those who have forgotten what perfect love is—those who act from any negative emotion—are experiencing hell on earth and they ultimately may not survive these apparent end times. The meek shall inherit the earth. 

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Abscondo Podcast #87: How to end racism, police brutality and oppression

Here's a controversial and unorthodox solution to solve the problem rather than continually escalating it with more attack and counterattack.

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Stop trying to control. Let go of fixed plans and concepts, and the world will govern itself. (Tao Te Ching, 57)

However noble our intentions may be or how true our opinions may seem, the line is crossed the instant we try to impose our will upon another. Everyone already has limitless power, and it rests in our ability to think, to feel, to express ourselves fully and do as we please. If we happen to speak and live the truth, others will follow willingly and enthusiastically.

Oftentimes, however, we get frustrated when others fail to share our intentions or agree with our opinions. Rather than respecting those differences and honoring free will, we may then wish to impose our will and to control others. We may even adopt political ideologies which restrict personal liberty. So sure of our fixed plans and concepts, we may even justify or applaud heavy-handed politicians who brutally impose severe limits on freedom.

But harmony and balance is impossible so long as anyone is attempting to control anyone else. Now the world is blocked. Nothing is working quite right, and the reason is that so many fixed plans and concepts are being imposed upon people despite our God-given, inalienable right to exercise free will.

Everything that makes life worth living flows from truth, beauty and freedom. The argument against freedom is the opposite of wisdom. What we need, want and desire on the deepest level arises from the basic freedom to be who we are, unrestricted. Can we not allow one another the right to speak our truths and to live as we choose?

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Your function is not little; and it is only by finding your function and fulfilling it that you can escape from littleness. (A Course in Miracles)

We have become little by accepting mental conditioning designed to create abundance for the few by domesticating the many. The real result is a system that has created suffering for all—even those who are supposed to be the beneficiaries.

To enforce this colossal error, what is imposed upon us is a heartless economic, legal, educational, and healthcare system doing deals and making policies that rob us of joy and cause us great stress and suffering.

We agree to systems that ruin lives, deplete resources and destroy the environment only so that the would-be beneficiaries must silently deal with the overwhelming burden of their own wrongdoing. These so-called elites are human beings, with real needs like the rest of us, but they have gone even further off course than we can imagine. Now their highly dysfunctional systems are only a reflection of their countless errors and overall insanity.

Absent of love, unfree to speak the truth or live it, conforming to the thoughtless normal of a shallow, uninspired society—the elite are the truly poor. In addition, they are no longer qualified to lead us. Now we must find ways to heal them.

This littleness we have known and our allegiance to this system is shed the moment we recognize the beautiful truth about who we are. None of this ever respected our worth. We messed up.

Now people of all economic classes, all races and nationalities, and all faiths are freeing ourselves from bondage so that we may invent alternate systems—systems of love and healing. This is happening now, and the new life starts here.

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The story of the marriage between Capitalism and Socialism

Once upon a time, there was a marriage between Capitalism and Socialism. Capitalism was sometimes distant, he was often unresponsive to her needs, and insensitive. Socialism loved him anyway because she knew that his role was important in their marriage, just as her nurturing ways were important to him.

While the relationship was never perfect, there was mutual admiration and respect. Like any normal marriage, the couple would argue at times; but they also created a beautiful life together, raised good children, and their marriage was recognized by all as a great success.

Over the years, however, resentment slowly began to build. Capitalism had become less responsive, more self-absorbed. Socialism grew more and more angry with him and began to believe he was the enemy. One day, the woman became ill with the flu. She wanted Capitalism to stay home, to stop everything to attend to her every need. At first, he resisted. He felt the need to take care of the finances, to hold everything together, and he figured she would be fine.

Socialism felt betrayed. Sick in bed, her mind began racing. Her fears started to become overwhelming. She was sure she would die unless he stopped everything. She forbade him to leave the house, demanded that her illness was the only thing real about life, and threatened to end their marriage if he insisted on going outside to take care of his responsibilities. Shocked, he felt he had no choice but to agree.

Now always at home together, the relationship became toxic. Now there was no respect, no understanding, no give and take, and they spent all their time fighting just as they let go of everything and went broke.

Eventually the relationship became so miserable that the couple divorced. Now Capitalism was no longer Capitalism, just as a divorced man is no longer a husband. Socialism was no longer Socialism; for she depended upon her union with him. A woman cannot be a wife without a husband.

Now that this marriage is over, we are divorced from these roles. Crisis is a time to heal by having a change of heart. The alternative is to stubbornly repeat the mistakes of the past and continue to fail.

To heal is to humble ourselves as we surrender to love, to being, to consciousness, to God—to become enlightened and willing to embrace the higher reality of truth. Only here are we free from the structures that caused this misery. Now that our roles no longer exist, we can create a beautiful new life that is honest and filled with joy.

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This is an insane world, and do not underestimate the extent of its insanity. (A Course in Miracles)

(This is a repost from over a year ago, with only a few words updated)
 
"The logic of the world is totally insane and leads to nothing.” -A Course in Miracles
 
The hardest lesson we will ever learn is also the most simple and obvious: the lesson is that truth is true. Contrary to this, the world teaches that nothing is not nothing.
 
The world offers endless, violent lessons about how to value nothing so that it eventually becomes something.
 
Whenever we do chase the idols of the world, we ultimately end in failure. Now both the idols of capitalism and socialism are failing because they have both become detached from reality.
 
Our goal is never to make the unreal real; rather, to align ourselves only with that which is real. That which is real does not depend upon popular opinion, nor perception, nor conventions and norms. Truth is independent of centralized institutions and their false claims on morality and authority.
 
Allow the world’s egoic, unconscious insanity to push you further into consciousness. Let the world reveal what ego is so that you can first know it and then transcend it.
 
We are creating a new future by looking into our hearts, putting our faith in truth, and then extending it outward in freedom. Let the noises of insanity escalate. Go inside, where it is always perfectly peaceful and joyous – then extend it to your brothers and sisters without holding back.

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Abscondo Podcast #85: Welcome to the post-ego era

This podcast includes an in-depth analysis to help you understand the so-called Covid-19 crisis, the reason it happened, the implications in your life, and the path forward.

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Abscondo Podcast #82: This is the rapture, the so-called "second-coming" of Jesus Christ, and this is how to survive the end-times.

We are witnessing the death of the ego. To understand the implications, everyone needs to understand the meaning behind the story of the rapture. Those who do not awaken will not survive.

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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".

Links to the app.

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Day 1 in Slovakia's state of emergency (Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

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My first day of the official "state of emergency" declared by the Slovak government is no different from any other of my days over the past 15 years. When everything non-essential is banned, we may then enjoy the essential. Because I've banned the non-essential from my life long ago, there's nothing I want to do today that I can't still do.

It's a rainy day, so I skipped the usual long morning walk pushing my son around town in the stroller. However, as usual, I started the day with a meditation. I don't eat breakfast because I do intermittent fasting every day. So then I did my 5 Tibetans exercise routine followed by yoga.

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Next, I played with my son on the floor for a while.

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I also played guitar and, for whatever reason, found myself exuberantly joyful despite the so-called catastrophe compounding in the news.

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I haven't really watched the news for years, but over the past few days I did check the headlines. For business reasons, I felt I needed to know what is going on. Watching the news, however, is a terrible mistake. I found myself feeling so much fear, worrying about everything, carrying all this stress and unease within. I just wasn't myself at all. Is this how people who watch the news regularly feel?

It is because of the media that people are overwhelmed with fear. For this reason, business is now at a stand-still only because of a pretty bad flu? No, the real virus is the crisis which the media first imposed upon us. Those who are paying attention to the news are overwhelmed by fear and therefore lost to ourselves.

Joy is impossible if we allow panic and fear in our lives. You must turn it off to allow joy to naturally flow from within. When you feel good again, please extend that joy and this information to everyone you know and ask them to do the same. Joy is how we heal from all disease and illness so that we may never experience it again.

Now I'll finish my daily spiritual readings and put out the daily post. Next I'll make lunch, do another meditation, and then check my email to deal with business issues. I'll also write to or call more friends and family because I need to spread all this pure joy I feel within! Somewhere between all that, I'll try to write a song or at least practice guitar.

Later we'll make dinner, spend some time together as a family, put our little guy to bed, and then my partner and I will drink some wine and enjoy the evening as a perfectly happy couple does. Sometimes we also have good friends come over in the evening for fun while the baby sleeps, but probably not tonight.

As of today, I've made a firm re-commitment to stop watching the media altogether. Because of this decision, I am so exuberant with joy and I will spread it as far and wide as possible in this eternal present moment. I don't need to travel, to attend a sporting event, to go to the mall, or to a restaurant or bar. Everything I want and need is right here within me and all around me.

Forget about what's in the media. Things will be wonderful if you tune it out completely. If you can just pay attention to the real life around you, this could be the best time of your life and even an awakening to a new life that you enjoy every single day.

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"[When people] dearly love their homes, they aren't interested in travel. There may be a few wagons and boats, but these don't go anywhere." Lao Tzu

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