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The world’s definition of success is to win the battle against yourself. Think about how insane such a victory would be.

If you sacrifice more, fight harder, work yourself to the point of exhaustion, and if you play your roles flawlessly; then the treasures of security, riches, fame, approval, and recognition are supposedly yours, right? Isn’t this the world’s basic lesson?

Because we know how impossible this battle is, we admire those who achieve worldly success very much. But what exactly are we admiring, and what exactly is everyone trying to defeat?

This is a battle where we attempt to think, say, and do exactly the opposite of how we feel, who we are, and what we would like to do. Why would anyone want to win this war? What could possibly be won in a victory over ourselves?

Is a true victory found in the defeat of the self, or in the full alignment with it? The true self—our life force within, our divine love, our endless creativity, passion, and desire to be free (all those honestly embarrassing truths that we have been taught to hide and repress)—success is what happens when this part of us shines and when we stop carrying the weight of all those dimming expectations of the world.

Success, by the world’s definition, would be death to the self—to the real me and the real you. The path only seems bearable to the extent that we fail. If it were even possible to succeed completely, by the world's definition, it would be no success at all.

This is what Jesus spoke about when he referred to gaining the world but losing the soul. All value is in the soul, spirit, the life force within, consciousness—this is who we are. We create value not by hiding this self; rather, by extending it through loving creation and service. This is true success because it brings not only material abundance and recognition, but also ongoing joy and everything we do want.  

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So we’ve come to a fork in the road

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Before 2020 and the so-called pandemic, it felt like the road was straight and steady. It was never exactly a smooth ride and the views were not great, but we were traveling it for such a long time that it all felt so familiar.  

Then came a fork in the road. Even as all the so-called leaders and their unquestioning followers are pointing us clearly toward the paved road on the left, deep down we are questioning whether it is the way.

Gazing down this road, every sign appears incomprehensible, senseless, and confusing. We are told to trust our old guides, to believe they know what they are doing as they continue to assure us that this is the path to safety. And yet, all we see when we look in this direction is insanity with no end.

Is this not a road to nowhere, paved with fear? In truth, they are offering us only violence, confusion, sacrifice, and sickness. This is not like the road we have been on, and not one we would wish to take if there were a choice.

Thankfully, there is a choice. To the right, there is another direction. This road is paved with love. Here, the signs teach us always to forgive ourselves and others, to be our good selves and have fun, to accept reality, to speak honestly and seek truth, to enjoy each moment, to celebrate beauty, to live in perfect health, to create abundance by serving one another in freedom and inspiration, and to teach love to all those along the way who do not know what love is.

The right path is not a fearful road or a difficult journey, so it should not be a difficult decision at all. But it is unfamiliar.

A real choice must be made. Now that we can no longer go straight ahead, we all must choose either the path of ego on the left or the path of unconditional love on the right.

Thankfully, there is some time to learn about these two different roads, and time to contemplate this decision. But there is not much time, and the wrong choice could be deadly.

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Science is not the whole truth

Science is the study of matter, i.e. “stuff”. It is only concerned with what is measurable and perceptible; looking upon what life is and what life does in a very narrow, mechanical way. But, because science is unwilling to consider the whole truth, its wisdom is incomplete and its conclusions often quite wrong.

For evidence, we need only look at the scientific approach to COVID-19. The scientific response makes no attempt to understand immunity or how it might be boosted with a non-pharmaceutical approach. Those who practice daily meditation, for example, have largely found that they are no longer susceptible to a flu like this or to any other illness. Yet science makes no attempt to understand this.

Science does not care to understand that only a sleep-deprived, physically exhausted, stressed-out person is susceptible to illness. It knows nothing about the effect love and friendship have on immunity and would never even care to look at this question.

Today’s so-called science goes no further than to tell us to stay home, stay 2 meters apart, and wear face masks indoors. We are expected to all agree to suspend everything that makes life worth living and wait for a scientific solution to a problem that could be solved with a spiritual one.

Science knows nothing about consciousness—which many have come to understand as supreme, the whole truth, complete wisdom, God. Why? Because consciousness is the stuff of non-matter and cannot be measured or observed. Yet this is the dimension where everything we care about lives: love, feeling good, inspiration, beauty, thought, creativity, perception, friendship—everything that makes life worthwhile, and everything we want, is beyond the realm of science. We are meant to pretend that what matters most doesn’t matter.

Science, and the authoritarian structures that worship its largely obsolete wisdom, is now being reveal as utterly impotent and as oppressive and wrong about everything as the medieval church once was. Let us begin to see the whole truth—the spiritual dimension as well as the physical realm. This is the Consciousness Revolution.

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Abscondo Podcast #88: Do we believe yet?

There is still just that one solution to every problem, the only response to everything, the only possibility of salvation, the only way to change the world. Do we believe yet?

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Listen here or wherever you normally listen to podcasts. Enjoy!

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There is a light this world cannot give, but you can give it. (A Course in Miracles)

Why do we want so badly to change the world? Because we long so badly for paradise, or even just a temporary retreat from the madness. We want the darkness of this world to end so that peace, love, justice, and kindness might reign.

But can we really ask more of the world than what it is? I don’t think so. From my perspective, the world is not dark. It is filled with so much beauty and perfection that it cannot be fully experienced in 1,000 lifetimes. There is so much light, so much color, so much warmth, mostly balance, the right amount of excitement, and pervasive beauty available to all the senses. It is all here, surrounding us right now. Even human beings, if looked upon in this light, are the most magnificent creation of all.

Where anything is wrong, it is that we have retreated from the natural state of beauty into the darkness of our own minds. We have assumed our own fictitious stories and identities, and have withdrawn into our own darkness. Yes, we have been conditioned unjustly and led astray; but this tragic outcome is nothing more than an individual choice for each and every one of us alive.

How is it that we claim to seek light from the world and not see it? Why do we claim to want light when, in truth, we have sought only darkness and have cared only about the darkness? The end of this tragic error starts now.

What I call the light is life, itself, which is experienced as the energy of love. Its energy pervades this world and it is what we are. You are innocent, the doors of this so-called prison are wide open, and you need only take a single step toward the light. See only the light within and without—be only that, ignoring all else because nothing else has any reality. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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How the 2020's are the decade that healed the world

We all felt it, as 2019 passed into the rear view and we were thrusted into the 2020’s, that the world was going to change. My, how it has, and how beautiful it is to be alive now!

I said at the beginning of this crisis in this and several other posts and podcasts, that this is the beginning of the collapse of ego. With one news cycle of fear and panic right at the start of the decade, the ego’s insanity and dysfunction has been exposed. Now there is no going back, and the egoic mind can no longer function in a way that would allow anyone in its grip to survive.

The pleasures of ego are gone for good—the symbols of consumerism, luxury travel, crazy parties, pointless flights around the world, the growing economies that supported purchases of extravagant cars and real estate. Now the ego offers nothing anyone would want. Utterly abandoning all appearance of sanity for total fear, how the ego suffocates us by forcing face masks in the mall, embracing social distancing—those who follow this way of thinking may never experience a passionate kiss or have great sex again. This version of salvation is only a vision of death.

What once made the ego desirable was its pride, and the possibility of pride is fading fast. While once cool, those in the grip of ego now present a laughable image—fearful, confused, silent, unfree, fading into obscurity. This will continue, and not because anyone imposed this destiny upon anyone; rather, because the ego did it to itself. Game over.

Those who are in their 30’s or 40’s and still single, waiting, unable to function in a relationship—now will not have children because they are even more afraid of new people, even more isolated, judgmental, unable to enjoy the present moment, utterly paralyzed. Thankfully, they will not pass on these values of death to any children, and so the earth may be slowly rescued. The false images of oh-so-hot singles on Instagram are not quite as common, the activity on Tinder declining, and the old, dysfunctional ways of serial monogamy is clearly exhausting and pointless. Now is the time for true, actual love—something the ego knows nothing of and cannot do.

Those in the grip of ego who already have children are no longer presenting much of an example to those children for them to aspire to. They are no longer able to project the false images of the perfect family, no longer able to convince their children that school matters (when it so easily closes) and a good job is salvation (when their parents are losing those jobs). This style of parenting no longer offers much. Children are watching and are learning well. They will not cling to the same illusions, will not repeat the same mistakes, and so the earth shall heal.

Thus, the 2020’s is the decade in which everything changes. What survives is truth, authenticity, humility—the values of love. What we will enjoy is what the spiritually awakened have been able to enjoy throughout this so-called crisis—the present moment, perfect relationships, perfect health, time in nature, cooking, listening to music, reading, sex, wine, romance, creating, serving others, being.

The teachings of all the great spiritual traditions are proving to be exactly true. What is real is that which has always been real—that which has been covered up by all the endless distractions and illusions—the spectacle of the media, sports, consumerism, ridiculous makeup, luxury travel, designer clothes, obscenely large houses and cars, and false identities attached to our work. This illusion is being exposed.

The meek shall inherit the earth—those who create value, serve others, love themselves and others openly, accept others fully, and let go of all fear, all illusion, all that which is temporary, meaningless, nasty and false. What a beautiful time to be alive! We continue tomorrow and each day after that.  

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The consciousness revolution is bring brought about through accelerating change

As the rate of change in this world constantly accelerates, the only way to cope is to allow everything happening to pass through you. This requires presence.

We are living in a time when the rate of technological and social change is increasing. Each day, we might communicate with hundreds of people using advancing technologies and tools. Our tastes and opinions are also evolving because media information and advertising is getting better at reaching us through multiple touchpoints.

In his book “Waking Up in Time”, Peter Russell suggests that, as the rate of change accelerates, there will come a time when humans can no longer continue to cling to the external. The material world will become even more obviously impermanent and unstable. To survive, we will become more centered in the present moment.

In an increasingly chaotic state, the only way to find inner calm, joy, bliss and inspiration is to become so present that everything is let go of as soon as it passes through your field of awareness. In your work, your relationships, and in everything you do; become so present that you no longer imagine the future or hold onto the past. You then begin to interact with the world as it is, in real-time, where your capabilities are optimized while you remain in peace.

Let the world go its own way as you open your heart, open your mind, and stay present. As accelerating change in the material world brings us to a tipping-point, the majority of humans awaken. This is what is called the Consciousness Revolution.

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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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While it may be dramatic and interesting, fighting fire with fire is no solution at all.

"Your function in this world is healing, and your function in heaven is creating." -A Course in Miracles

A Course in Miracles teaches that there are no exceptions to the message because the lack of exceptions is the message. The one, real, required course comes in many variations and combinations of words, traditions, and faiths; yet there is only one truth. How might the true perspective be applied to the current situation of police brutality, angry protests, riots, looting and worse?

All attack is of the ego. Therefore, there is no truth, legitimacy, or morality within it. It is a tragically misguided solution that will never change anything and will never communicate anything real. Pain and the anger as a response to injustice is perfectly understandable. Attack would appear to be justified under the logic of an eye for an eye—but all attack is error because there is no true power within it. It can lead to no real solution; rather, only more anger and counterattack.

The only solution to any problem is the loving response. Those who are angry at government officials should calmly, lovingly walk into police stations, courthouses, schools, and all the supposedly untouchable places of false power and simply talk to so-called authority. No shouting, no demanding, no violence. We can come together, simply walk through the door and ask for a meeting, a conversation. If refused, we can wait outside patiently, smiling. No chanting, no slogans, only good people waiting to have a loving conversation with brothers and sisters who have erred.

If a police officer commits an act of violence, or even of murder, the entire community might come knocking at his door to talk calmly. They should find him at work, in his car, or at the grocery store, and reach out to heal a brother who is ill and in need of love. Forgiveness followed by loving outreach to all those who have erred would heal the world and teach authority how we wish to be governed. By merely dropping ego, society would instantly change and would become a heaven on earth.

“The ego teaches that your function in this world is destruction, and that you have no function at all in heaven.”

The egoic response to ego is a tragic error.

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