“The masses of people are carried along, obedient to environment; the wills and desires of others stronger than themselves; heredity; suggestion; and other outward causes moving them about like pawns on the Chessboard of Life. But the Masters, rising to the plane above, dominate their moods, characters, qualities, and powers, as well as the environment surrounding them, and become Movers instead of pawns. They help to PLAY THE GAME OF LIFE, instead of being played and moved about by other wills and environment.”
– The Three Hermetic Initiates speaking in “The Kybalion”
All images of Donkey Kong, Mario, Pauline and "Donkey Kong" game copyright Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Over the past year or so I have spent a good deal of time writing about modern history, politics and current events with the expressed purpose of shining a light on how the narratives around these things are turned into belief systems that ultimately impede the spiritual growth and development of the general public. When we are working to dismantle a belief system, it is crucial that we have a full and clear understanding of what that belief system is, how it operates and how it works on our psyche. When working with personal belief systems and the behaviors that stem from them, it is imperative to know where the belief came from, who aided us in creating it (parents, relatives, teachers, peers, ex-girlfriends, etc.). Once we come to a full recognition and understanding of the belief system and its root causal factors, we can set about dismantling them and stepping into a truer version of reality and of ourselves.
The same holds true for working with institutionalized belief systems, as the processes on the individual level are reflected on the collective level- “As above, so below. As within, so without” This is why I have spent the time I have pointing out many of the various factions and components of the global power structure; naming names and at times pointing fingers. Just as it is important for the individual victim of molestation to accept that it was their father that abused them, it is important for the collective victims of abuse to accept that it is a combine spearheaded by Judeo-Zionist, Anglo-American and European elitists, their cronies and their institutions that have raped and pillaged their minds (and wallets) and poisoned their bodies. These are men and women that sit in the highest places in government, finance, business, religion, media, academia, medicine, etc. In either case, these are people we have entrusted with our safety and protection, and to admit we have been manipulated and betrayed can be hard on one’s psyche, but without accepting truth, wounds cannot rightly heal and we cannot move into our true fullness as individuals or as a group. We cannot live in truth while living in denial.
Now with all that being said, once we have fully accepted the truth of the what, who, why and how of these belief systems we need to begin the process of moving on past them. To again use the case of the victim of childhood abuse, once they realize and accept their father has abused them, and allow themselves to fully process the emotions that stem from that realization, they need to then move forward in creatively and productively releasing that trauma and utilizing the raw energy as something productive. However, if the person sits in the realization stage for too long, they will simply turn their emotions into resentment and blame the father for every problem that occurs in the individual’s life when it is the adult individual who is first and foremost responsible for their lives.
Once again, all of these individual psychological truths can and should be transferred over onto the level of the collective. If once we find out, for example, that the “Holocaust” was not what we have been told it was and that the narrative built around it has been used to extort vast sums of money, establish socio-political favoritism and destroy free speech while imposing an oftentimes overwhelming sense of pity, guilt and self-loathing on members of European and Western society, we may feel angry and bitter about being lied to, manipulated and psychologically traumatized to one extent or another. I will admit that I felt a little bit of this myself. However, this becomes unproductive when we do not move past these feelings and emotions. This can put us in the mindset that I see many in the European Identity movement falling into where they simply sit around blame the Jews for every problem that exists in their lives, while doing little more than trolling the internet. They throw their hands up in the air and say: “I can’t get ahead in the world because it’s run by Jews and the Jews rigged everything.”
Substitute the Jews for any other group or cabal- the Freemasons/Illuminati, the Vatican, the White Patriarchy, the Archons, Satan and his demons- it does not matter, because at the end of the day, blaming anyone else for why we can’t get ahead in life is a cop out and it just creates weakness and self-pity. Yes, the economic system is rigged. Yes, the political system is a sham. Yes the government is robbing us and lying about it. Yes, the medical system is killing us. Yes the air, food and water is being poised. Yes, academia and the media are filling our minds full of bullshit. So, what are we doing about that? We’re bitching and complaining about how no one can ever get a leg up no matter what because “the Man” will forever hold us down. We make these unbeatable, monolithic monsters out of these things and by doing so, we give them power we should be using for ourselves.
I was recently listening to “The Pressure Project”- a weekly podcast that speaks particularly to “men’s issues” such as masculinity and male strength, but also expands into other more universal topics such as family, tribe, race, politics and philosophy- when the host, Justin “Master Chim” Garcia (a New York based MMA instructor) shared a wonderful metaphor that I immediately felt compelled to share and expound upon. I feel this metaphor provides a great perspective for what I have been fleshing out here so far.
Back in the early 1980s when I was maybe 3 or 4 years old, I used to love to go to the arcade room in the local drug store and play “Donkey Kong” (even though I was terrible at it). Now this isn’t the Donkey Kong most Millennials will be familiar with, but rather the game that started the whole Mario/Donkey Kong franchise. For those who are not familiar with or have never played the original “Donkey Kong”, the goal of each level is to move Mario up each platform of the construction site until he reaches the top where Donkey Kong is holding Mario’s girlfriend, Pauline, hostage. However, Donkey Kong isn’t just going to let Mario walk up and take her (that wouldn’t be much of a game). Donkey Kong is going to continuously hurl what seems to be an endless supply of wooden barrels at Mario in order to “keep him down”. When confronted by these barrels, Mario has two options: he can either try to jump over them or he can use the hammer that is periodically available, and smash them. This is the hammer he uses to topple Donkey Kong’s platform in the last level. It is interesting to note that Mario doesn’t kill or destroy Donkey Kong, but rather just dumps him on his head, while he rescues the girl.
So back to Master Chim’s metaphor- we have Donkey Kong, which can be seen as any of the aforementioned groups or cabals, hurling a seemingly unending supply of barrels at us constantly. The barrels are all of the obstacles and roadblocks that exist in our lives. These can be any or all of the institutional and personal belief system constructs that I have mentioned here or in any of my previous writings. These barrels could be anything from the machinations of government, the economic system, and modern “culture” right on down to our own personal belief systems. The barrels are anything that creates an obstacle to us realizing and exercising true freedom and coming to a place of Self Mastery.
So, like the game, we can either jump over these “barrels” or we can find the hammer and smash them. So how does one do this? Let’s use the modern mainline healthcare system as an example. With a few notable exceptions like emergency trauma surgery and things of that nature, the modern healthcare system is essentially designed to make us sick, keep us sick and financially bleed us dry until we die in one of their hospitals. The cradle-to-grave healthcare system and the belief in it can be seen as a series of “barrels”. So we can jump over these barrels by doing things like avoiding the vaccines and pharmaceutical drugs that the healthcare system tries to fool us into thinking we “need” in order to survive. Then we can smash the barrels by doing our research, finding natural remedies for ailments, finding good “alternative” health practitioners and telling others about the steps we took to achieve success so we can empower them as well. This weakens the belief system that keeps this healthcare paradigm alive.
This also works for the whole education/occupation paradigm, i.e. “the rat race”. Most people are told and believe that in order to be successful and “well-integrated” you need to go to a government-subsidized school and go to a government-subsidized college so you can get a job or “career” working for someone else that has good benefits, so you can get a good retirement package so you can be comfortable when you die. There are a great many people who have proven this paradigm is completely false. These are people who may have been home schooled or not gone to college and then went on to become wildly successful entrepreneurs who blazed their own path and learned how money and business works from a real-world model not based in academic “theory”. They jumped the barrels by way of correct knowledge, courage and believing in their own potential. They smashed the barrel through their success and imparting the keys to that success to others.
In the game, every time Mario smashes a barrel, he receives an increased number of points. Every time we smash a barrel with our hammer- our hammer being the personal power we receive through taking right action that is aligned with our thoughts and feelings- we receive personal “points”. These “points” equate to strength, be it mental, physical, emotional, psychic or spiritual (although it is technically ALL spiritual). We can then use this strength to acquire more “hammers” and other tools and forms of assistance throughout our life “game”.
In the game it is really the barrels, not the ape hurling the barrels that need to be the immediate concern of the player as he or she moves up the ladders and levels. If you are playing “Donkey Kong”, and you are just focusing on Donkey Kong himself and not on the barrels, you will not be very successful. Likewise, if we are primarily focused on whatever cabal or group we understand to be setting up the obstacles to hold humanity back, rather than actually dealing with the obstacles themselves so we can continue to move forward toward our end goal, we will not be very successful. Likewise, we will miss out on opportunities to build internal strength by way of pushing through the resistance provided by “outside” forces.
Now, the primary objective at the end of the game is to rescue the girl, not to kill Donkey Kong. I might suggest in this context that the “Girl” represents Self Mastery and true freedom in an overarching perspective, but at this point, let the Girl represent for you whatever “Holy Grail” you understand to be necessary in your own life- your great Light at the end of the long tunnel. Our primary objective should be rescuing the Grail, not destroying whatever monster we see that is keeping it from us. But before we get to the point we can rescue the Girl/Grail, there are many, many, many barrels to jump over and smash, and many, many, many levels to ascend and move upward from. I want to say there’s like 30 levels in “Donkey Kong” as you move further and further up the construction site. Maybe it’s more like a hundred, I can’t remember, but hopefully you get the point I’m making.
Perspective makes reality. We can see this world as a prison where we have to scrape and do whatever we can to either survive unnoticed by the prison guards or perhaps get ahead by getting in good with them. We can see it as some cosmic tragedy that has a morose sense of humor and continually beats up on the little guy. We can see it as a series of random events that mean nothing. Or we could see it as a game- a challenging game; a virtual reality simulation that we have collectively designed for ourselves to serve our own spiritual growth and development. A game we designed in a time and place outside of time and space. Perhaps all of the obstacles and “villains” of our lives have been strategically placed here for us, by us to aid us in individual and collective growth. Perhaps this “video game programmer” resides in a point of consciousness that exists far beyond the illusion that is death and suffering. Perhaps this is the true nature of the “matrix”. Now we won’t win every level or every round of the game right away, we need to develop our skills, which takes practice and it takes time. But when you’re dealing with the immortal Self, you are dealing with the “timeless“.
Namaste and God Bless.