#YOUTOO: There Are No Victims Only Volunteers

“There are no victims, only volunteers.”

  • Robert Anthony

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Tuhon” Tom Kier, Sayoc Kali (Filipino blade martial art) instructor and Director of Operations for Sayoc Tactical Group– a group that regularly trains police and military; starts off his women’s ‘self-defense’ training by posing the following question to women who have been assaulted in some way (paraphrased):

Was there anything that you could’ve done to prevent the situation; any choice that you could’ve made that would’ve altered the outcome?

If someone says ‘no‘, he asks them to leave…

Someone might read this and think this man is being “a bully” or “misogynistic”, but this would be an assessment based in emotional reaction- something that is the antithesis of the philosophy behind Sayoc.  The reason Tuhon Tom asks these women to leave, is because martial arts is really first and foremost about mindset.  If your mind is not receptive to the concepts and philosophies behind the strategies being taught, then investing in training becomes a waste of everyone’s time.

This same principle applies to every aspect of our lives.

If someone truly believes they could have done NOTHING to alter in any way, a negative situation they encountered as a fully-functioning adult, they already have the mindset of a victim, and that mindset will perpetuate itself until they themselves change it. Learning things like situational awareness and various tactics of violence will be largely ineffectual if someone already has it in their mind that they are a victim- they will simply perpetuate that belief, and they will more than likely lose whatever battle they are in.

But people have a great affinity for being “the victim”, because victims aren’t responsible.  This is a reflection of a greater cultural trend that has developed particularly in the last few decades.

One of the fundamental difference between being an adult and being a child in the is the freedom to make choices and decisions about the direction of our lives.  We are 100% responsible for the decisions we make; what we choose to do and not to do.  Of course, the exception would be young children, as well as a large percentage of who would be classed as mentally handicapped, don’t typically make too many decisions about what is happening in their lives, so the one who would potentially volunteer them for any danger are those who are charged with making their decisions and exercising guardianship over them.

A volunteer is someone who makes choices.  It is ultimately where we choose to set our priorities, that determines how capable and self-reliant we can be.  It is our choice that determines the direction of our lives.

It is my choice to decide that I’m going to learn how to balance my checkbook, do laundry and cook, but then decide not to take the time to bother to learn anything about my car. This means when something happens to my car, and I get stranded, and then perhaps, taken to the cleaners by the mechanics- I volunteered for that to happen. I chose not to learn how my car works, knowing that there was always the potential for the car to break down, because cars break down. I knew that, but I gave that situation away and chose not to be prepared for it.

The same principle can be applied to things like to those fully-functioning, fully-capable adults who society would label “victims” after having been on the receiving end of violence and sexual abuse. If someone takes the time to acquire knowledge of the other things that he/she may face in life (managing a career, paying bills, navigating relationships, etc.), but does not choose to partake in some sort of legitimate violence training or carry a weapon or have some other means of effective counter-violence in the event that someone at some point may try and use violence on them- that person is “giving” that situation away in the event it happens.

If there is one thing that the last few millennia of human history has taught us, it is that violence happens.  But maybe if you just think positive thoughts and just avoid any kind of conflict at all whatsoever- including any situation where your loved ones may need protection; maybe you’ll be able to squeeze under the radar…

If the individual does not make learning situational awareness and tactics of violence a priority, they are volunteering for whatever may happen as a result of that violence because they chose not to be prepared for it.

Of course, the person enacting the violence or rape or any other sort of violation of sovereignty is also 100% responsible for their actions- and the resulting consequences, whatever they may be…

It does not matter if we are talking about the immediate threats like back-alley thugs or the less-tangible kind in the manner of “systemic oppression“, the seeming hopelessness of situations that we find ourselves in can always be alleviated in some way with proper preparation, proper training, and most importantly, the proper mindset.

Oprah Winfrey was a sexually abused black girl of average looks who grew up in the south during the 50s and 60s, and was impregnated at 14.  But because she first and foremost cultivated the right mindset to achieve her goals, she grew to head a media empire and is one of the wealthiest and most influential people in the world.  Whatever your opinion of her, you have to admit that’s pretty impressive.

So what is your excuse for not living up to your highest potential?  What your excuse for being unable to master your reality and shape a life of prosperity and fulfillment?

Not enough time for that I suppose..

Or maybe it’s someone else’s fault  life seems like it’s kickin’ your ass.  Is it the Whites?  Is it the Jews?  Is it the Muslims?  Is it the Leftists?  Is it the Fascists?  Is it men?  Is it women?  Is it your boss?  Is it your ex?  Is it your parents? Is it your partner?

Or maybe it’s you.

Perhaps it is you who are holding yourself back from becoming the highest potential version of you that can exist.  No, it definitely is you.  So for the good of the entire world… STOP DOING THAT!

Now, even having a strong mindset free of victim mentality, understanding how to use the Law, and possessing virtues like self-reliance and perseverance does not always ensure that we are going to “win” every single time.  But as creators in the image of the Creator, we ALWAYS have the power to shape our own personal reality and put it on a path toward strength and growth, if we take the time to listen and learn how.

Namaste and WRA-ALDA’s Blessings

SUGGESTED READING:

How to Develop the Situational Awareness of Jason Bourne

Here’s Why There Are No Victims- Only Volunteers!

Smashing Barrels

SUGGESTED LISTENING:

Tom Kier- Mindset and the Man

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JUST SOMETHING THAT NEEDED TO BE SAID

“To conclude that others were wrong was usually as far as most of us got.  The usual outcome was that people continued to wrong us and we stayed sore… We began to see that the world and its people really dominated us.  In that state, the wrong-doing of others, fancied or real, had the power to actually kill.  How could we escape?”

  • Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book

I don’t need to agree with your story to have a conversation.

I don’t need to react and get emotional because I don’t like what you say about mine.

I don’t need to agree that every part of your story is true to recognize and understand that you believe it is.

I don’t need to agree with your story to realize that it makes you think what you think, feel what you feel and do what you do.

I don’t need to agree with your story to show you respect.

I don’t need to agree with your story to to listen to it and pull truth of some kind from it.

I don’t need to agree with your story to know it.

I don’t need to agree with your story to use it as a tool for gaining wisdom and understanding.

I don’t need to agree with your story to have compassion for you as someone who suffers in this world as I do.

I don’t need to agree with your story to see you as a unique reflection of the Divine just as I am.

I don’t need to agree with your story for us to work towards a better world for my people, your people and humanity as a whole.

I don’t need to agree with your story to recognize the power and potential that we each have locked within us.

I don’t need to agree with your story to have a conversation.

So let’s have one.

No more media pundits, talking heads, politicians, academics, or celebrities telling us how to think and feel about our lives, our people and our situation.

No more B.S.

Just you and me; your story and mine.

Let’s have a conversation about my people, your people, and our future.

Let’s have a conversation because the fork in the road is coming.

Namaste and WRA-ALDA’S Blessings.

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FALSE PROPHETS AND MEMES

“At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There He is’, do not believe it.  For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders that would deceive even the elect, if that were possible.”

  • Mark 24:23-24

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There is a somewhat formulaic method for seeing the Christ Light that dwells within us- our internal Sun.  It is a practice that can be perfected over time, to a point where we can see and more importantly, feel this Living Light and Presence in the physical location of our Solar Plexus (referred to as such for that reason).  However, when it comes to seeing how that Light positively manifests itself in the world here at the crux of the New Age, things often tend to get a little sloppy- particularly when we are talking in terms of the socio-political.

So many among the various sectors of the “New Age” community have latched onto Neo-Marxist theories and movements such as Critical Race Theory and Third Wave Feminism, proclaiming these ideologies and their spokespersons to be all but the embodiment of the will of Christ here on Earth.  This very much could be seen to stem from the Baby-Boomer generation infusing of their socio-political belief systems in with their “New Age” spirituality.  In and of itself, this is a somewhat natural and recurring issue when religions come about, as religion tends to be a mirror of the people that produced it, but it needs to be recognized for what it is.

Unfortunately, there often tends to be somewhat of a haughtiness among many of these folks when declaring their ideology and belief systems to be akin to spiritual veritas.  And like the religious dogmas of old, these too were created by various entities for purposes of socio-political control and power.  However most within the movement would heavily deny this, proclaiming themselves as the vanguard of “Higher Consciousness” that is showing in all those who petition the government for unrestricted mass immigration (regardless of how incompatible the cultures), more equal than equal rights for women, and to give Black Lives Matter the reparations money they want.

Social media has seemed to only exacerbate this problem.  I see many well-meaning folks who post and re-post isolated quotes and memes (which tend to have no context) from various representatives of Neo-Marxist  socio-political philosophy, quite often with little real knowledge or understanding of the history and philosophies that these quite-often secular atheistic ‘humanists’ represent.  These well-meaning individuals instead take these quotes to mean what they want them to, rather than what they actually do according to the actual philosophical ideologies they stem from.

Unfortunately many of these well-meaning Baby-Boomer folks (sorry, but I gotta pick on the Boomers for this one) seem to be using a playbook from 1970.  Many of these Boomers (particularly that California-esque stock) don’t seem to realize that the movements they supported back then (some of which arguably had some real legitimacy) have LONG since swung out of balance, creating mutated degenerate ideological offspring that are almost unrecognizable from what Baby Boomers marched for and affirmed as virtuous nearly half a century ago.

Marxism is only designed to destroy, not build.  The desire of the Baby Boomer “radicals” seems to have been to dismantle what they saw as an “unjust society”.  Whatever merits that sentiment may or may not have doesn’t even matter, as it is ultimately not the destruction of the modern West I am all that concerned with.  The problem here is that the degenerate philosophies of Neo-Marxism are not just socially corrosive, but are ultimately corrosive and toxic for the spiritual growth and empowerment of the individual as well as the collective.  No one ever reached enlightenment by bitching about how oppressed they were.  And no one ever helped anyone reach enlightenment by telling them they were a helpless, faultless victim.

It’s time to separate the wheat from the chaff.

Namaste and God Bless.

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SEPARATION ANXIETIES (Part 1)

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“It can be said that the ‘reality’ of the world we live in has two aspects, that which is Created and that which is Made. That which is ‘created’ is God’s reality or that which is not dependent on mankind’s involvement; in other words, Nature at its most basic, pristine level. That which is ‘made’ is what we, as co-creators, have layered upon ‘creation’ or Nature. This applies to our own Nature as well as to the natural world in which we live.”

  • Master Matthias

 A common goal among spiritual seekers of all varieties is the quest for connection with a Divine Higher Power- whatever name or form it may have.  And among those of us who have an esoteric or “mystic” element to our spirituality, we all tend to agree that we are working towards some sort of re-unification with the Divine.  We all agree that connection with the Divine in some form or fashion is the optimal state.  However, what is not necessarily agreed upon is what the opposite of connection with the Creator looks like- the state commonly referred to as “separation“.

Separation is a word that often comes up in various socio-political conversations between those of a “New Age” persuasion (particularly around mass migration and the refugee crisis).  I have often heard that those who wish to keep certain groups of people from entering the country for various reasons, that these people are “part of the problem” because they are “othering” and ultimately confirming “illusion of separation”, by wishing to live separate from differing groups of people, regardless of their reasons.

This is a somewhat complex and complicated topic, but it is one I have wanted to unpack for a while.  But before we begin adding on interpretations and connotations, let’s go ahead and look at what this word “separation” actually means

1. The action or state of moving or being moved apart.

ex. “The damage that might arise from the separation of parents and children”

(synonyms: disconnection, detachment, severance, dissociation, disunion, disaffiliation, segregation, partition )

ex. “The separation of the two companies”; “her parents’ separation”

(synonyms: breakup, split, parting of ways, estrangement, rift, rupture, breach, divorce)

2. The division of something into constituent or distinct elements- The process of distinguishing between two or more things.

ex. “prose structured into short sentences with meaningful separation into paragraphs”

ex. “religion involved the separation of the sacred and the profane”; “the separation between art and life”

(synonyms: distinction, difference, differentiation, division, dividing line; gulf, gap, chasm)

So from the outset of the first definition we already get the assumption of the word meaning something “bad” when it speaks of the “damage that might arise from the separation of parents and children”.  This gives us the impression of something traumatic, harmful or undesirable.  This feeling is amplified by the first few synonyms: disconnection, detachment, and dissociation.  Like the example describing childhood separation anxiety, that these three words are also linked to negative psychological conditions caused by physical, mental, and/or emotional abandonment and isolation.  Another synonym listed is a word that has a huge level of emotional baggage in western society- segregation.

But as we move into the second example in the first definition, things become a little more “gray”.  Here we are now dealing with separation meaning the end of a relationship with its synonyms of breakup, split, parting of ways, estrangement, rift, and divorce.  While breakups and splits both in business and personal life can be hard and often times painful (sometimes more for one side than another due to varying levels of attachment), I don’t think any rational individual would say that ending a relationship that is no longer productive or healthy is inherently a “bad thing”.  Who honestly believes that a couple that has an observably toxic relationship should stay together because breaking up would serve to validate “the illusion of separation”?  Under that premise, even the separation of the American colonies from the British Empire back in 1776 would be viewed as a “bad thing”.

Moving on, we come to the second definition.  It is worth noting that in many dictionary sources, this definition is the first one listed (this particular definition was just the one that popped up when I did a Google search).  This would make sense as the etymology of separate is from the Latin word that literally means “to divide”.  Divide is a funny word, as it can have radically different connotations depending on the context around the word.  Cells divide to create new life.  Cells also divide to create cancer.  In order to survive and thrive, a species must “divide” itself; or at least its DNA and create children.  In order to conquer and dominate, an occupying force will find it most effective to “divide and conquer” the occupied populations along tribal and cultural lines.  Division is both a creative and a destructive force, which might begin to move us into a deeper, more alchemical understanding of this word “separation”.

The second part of the “second” definition simply refers to “the process of distinguishing between two or more things”.  Another word for this is “discrimination” (another word with some baggage).  This is something we do every day when we are picking out clothes, choosing what to eat, or crossing the street.  Hinduism and Buddhism talk about the practice of “spiritual discrimination“, which is discernment in regards what is of the true mind of Brahma or Buddha,  and what is of the illusion; of “Samsara“.  Of course, the Hermeticists might argue that it is technically ALL of the mind of God, but that is another conversation.

In the human psyche, the job of sorting, dividing and “separating” belongs to the ego.  The word “ego” has become akin to a four-letter word in the world of New Age spirituality with its heavy Eastern influence. With talk of the talk of ego death and the like, it can be easily to mistake the ego as being an altogether negative thing, but the fact of the matter is that the ego is a vital component to what makes our experience of the physical world possible.  In its basic function, the ego is the component of consciousness that enables you to perceive where your body ends and where another form begins. It is a survival mechanism that prevents us from seeing ourselves as “being one” with an oncoming vehicle. Without the ego, we would not survive long enough to have a spiritual experience in a physical body outside of death.

THE “NATURE” OF THE SEPARATION

In the beginning, it is said that there was ONE.  This ONE has been called many things.  Some say the ONE came from a great Nothingness or Void.  Some say the ONE has always been and always will be.  Some say both are true.  In any case, at some point, the ONE divided itself into two.  This was the formation of the Principle of Duality, best known through the Taoist concept of Yin and Yang.  Then, after there were two, the two formed three, and then the three became four, and so on ad infinitum.  In short, ALL of Creation- Life, Nature, the forces that create them and the things they create exist because The ONE separated itself into many.  This process has never stopped.  The end of the separation process would be the end of manifestation- i.e. the end of life.

However, we do NOT exist separately from God- we can’t.

One of the many descriptions of God is “that in which we live and move and have our being”.  If we were to imagine God as a colossal, yet-invisible body, we would be akin to cells within that body.  The entirety of creation- Sun, Moon, the planets, the stars, the Earth and all life within can be best understood as cells, organs, and all other “materials” that comprise the body of God, which is primarily “mental” in its nature.  This is why He is called ALL IN ALL.  Just as the cells in your body cannot really live outside of your body (at least without using artificial means), so too do we have our life in the body of the ALL.

And just like how your cells are not “you” per se, at the same time they are.  Your cells carry the information needed to construct your form (and some might argue your essence) within the mysterious and enigmatic structure they contain known as DNA- just as you too carry the essence of the Creator and are “made in His image”.  Cells are autonomous in their own way, carrying out “missions” completely independent of what you are putting your attention on right now.  The same can be said of you as a cell within the body of the Creator.  And sometimes, cells become cancerous and need to be dealt with accordingly.

Within the body of THE ALL IN ALL, as in yours, everything has a function– a specific purpose and a role.  This is where the Laws of Nature and Creation come in as a means for making sure everyone “does their job”- one way or another.  The natural world is a perfect example of how all things perform a function to keep things in balance and operating as they should.  Nature is self-regulating and self-healing.  Of course, the self-regulating and self-healing mechanisms of nature are at times, unpleasant, but it is only when men who do not understand or respect the Laws of Nature intervene in some way, that things go “wrong”.

Suquamish and Dkhw’Duw’Absh leader, Chief Seattle famously stated:

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.”

One of the most famous “separation” myths is that of the Garden of Eden.  Now, there are many interpretations of this story, and like most myths, it is a story that will inevitably many-layers of allegorical truth to it.  Esoterically speaking, it is generally understood to be detailing man’s somewhat unpleasant journey from being a completely non-physical entity in a state of blissful (albeit child-like) union with the Creator, to being incarnated into bodies of increasing degrees of density.  Another level has to do with the conscious and subconscious mind.  There is also a part about sex in there, too…

However, another interpretation of the Garden of Eden story that I came to independently when I was practicing Shamanism (although I’m sure I’m not the only one to come to this conclusion) is as an allegory of man’s separating himself and his identity from the natural world, and the trauma that this created.  This would be man’s mindset beginning to shift in a way that saw himself on some level “at odds” with nature.  Now, I realize that this happened in different ways for different peoples.  And it should be noted that many esoteric scholars see the Adam and Eve story being about a specific group of people, while many others also speak of “Pre-Adamic” races- but that is another story in and of itself.

Due to dramatic and traumatic shifts in the climate and makeup of the Earth (as well as his own physical makeup), man ultimately came to view nature as an increasingly hostile place and sought to use his ingenuity to make it somehow less threatening to his survival, while simultaneously seeking to tame and utilize nature for his benefit.  Again, this happened in varying degrees for different peoples.  The peoples of the tropics, for example, would not have developed the same perception and means of dealing with the natural world as those who needed to survive the harsh winters of the northern climates.

This was a benign, and even necessary quest at first, however, over time, this quest to be sheltered from nature grew into an almost neurotic desire to separate from it.  This can be readily evidenced in through the actions of the old Roman Catholic Church, which turned the ceremonial reverence of nature it into a “demonic” practice, punishable by death.

As a whole, the philosophy of the Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam) and the societies they created tended to foster and promote disconnectedness from nature, quite often seeing it as something to be controlled, dominated, and exploited.  This happened when respect turned to fear.   It is worth noting that Judaism and Islam in particular, were also religions of nomadic desert wanderers- merchants and bandits who would have had no real connection to the land outside of what could be taken in the short term.  It is also worth noting that this is the same essential philosophy of the trans-national corporations that currently shape human society and its ideology.

However, it was when man moved into the cities that the neurosis of this separation anxiety really began to kick in. Although not necessarily connected with nature in the same way as a hunter/gatherer society, the ancient agriculturalists were very much in tune with the land, and the cycles and forces of nature- they had to be.  However, life in the city with its consumer markets and its artificial paths and structures, created an environment where men no longer needed to be connected to the cycles of nature to survive.  While the benefit of comfort was there, this move was what really kicked what some refer to as “human domestication” into high gear.  And like any other highly domesticated animal, a certain increased propensity for disease and neurosis comes as a price.

Alexandria was perhaps the first major cosmopolitan metropolis in known history… and with it came all of the things we associate with modern cities of this type- poverty, squalor, crime, disease and isolation.  This was the birthplace of Gnosticism.  Gnosticism was founded on a sort of “separation anxiety”, and saw the material world as an evil place run by a false god known as “Yaldabaoth” (aka the Demiurge).  The Gnostics preached “salvation” through following the mysteries of “gnosis” and being able to escape the suffering of this material world.  Buddhism in the East also had a somewhat similar view, expounding on the idea of this physical world being Samsara- the land of suffering.  These were religions that formed as man grew increasingly disconnected from the natural world and its Laws- and this includes the Laws of the spiritual worlds, because in truth, the spiritual worlds and the physical worlds are just varying levels of the same reality that adhere to the same overarching Laws and Principles.

Fast forward a good 2000+ years into the future, and we now live in a world dominated by this metropolitan, cosmopolitan, domesticated culture that began in the cities of the ancient world.  And with the advent of technology and the Internet, we have only worked to put even more layers between the natural world and us- between the world that is created and the world that is made.

Just as we are not, and cannot be separate from God, we are not, and cannot be separate from Nature (the active Principle of God as Life), and this includes Her Laws and Principles- even though we’d like to believe otherwise.

Namaste and God Bless.

COURAGE AND THE WARRIOR

 “Sigurth spake: ‘Better is heart than a mighty blade for him who shall fiercely fight; The brave man well shall fight and win, though dull his blade may be.’”

  • Fafismol

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Courage is defined as “the ability to face danger, difficulty, uncertainty, or pain without being overcome by fear or being deflected from a chosen course of action.

When we have Courage, we are able to face the challenges that are put in front of us without being overcome by fear or being deflected from our chosen course of action.  Courage is akin to the Noble Virtue of Perseverance, where one presses on against all odds until the goal is met, the task is finished and/or one has done all they said they would do.

In his book, “The Way of Men”, author Jack Donovan states that Courage is “the animating spirit of masculinity, and it is crucial to any meaningful definition of masculinity… In any gang of men fighting for survival, courage will be esteemed and respected in the living and it will be revered in the dead.  Courage is a crucial tactical virtue.  One can choose to be courageous, and even in its basest form, courage is a triumph over fear.  It’s associated with heart and spirit and passion, but it is also a drive to fight and win…”

Donovan goes on to further define Courage as the will to risk harm in order to benefit one-self or others.  In its most basic amoral form, courage is a willingness or passionate desire to fight or hold ground at any cost (gameness, heart, spirit, thumos).  In its most developed form courage is the considered and decisive willingness to ensure the success or survival of a group or another person (courage, virtus, andreia).”

But Courage itself is not words and concepts and definitions- it is honorable action.

The following story I’m going to retell is a true story about three men who swam through Chernobyl’s radioactive waters to stop a nuclear meltdown.  It is taken from an article out of Oddee.com entitled, “9 Amazing Stories of Incredibly Brave People”:

“In 1986, a sudden surge of power during a reactor systems test destroyed Unit 4 of Chernobyl’s nuclear power plant, spewing massive amounts of deadly radioactive material into the environment. The death toll was unknown and rumored to be anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand.

While many perished, three clean-up volunteers – Alexi Ananenko, Valeri Bezpoalov and Boris Baronov – willingly met their fate.

During the well-documented disaster, a pool of water used for emergencies in case of a break in the cooling pumps or steam pipes became flooded with a highly radioactive liquid that was in danger of blowing up. These three men suited up in scuba gear and swam into the radioactive waters of the flooded chamber, knowing full well they would die as a result. They opened up a gate valve, which allowed the contaminated water to drain out.

Days after reaching the surface all three men succumbed to radiation poisoning and were buried in lead coffins. If not for the bravery of the ‘Chernobyl Suicide Squad’ a thermal explosion would have taken place resulting in unfathomable disaster.”

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While it may be impossible for us to fully place ourselves in those men’s shoes, I invite you all to think to yourselves for a moment and ask yourselves, “Would I take on a task, knowing it would inevitably kill me, in order to save my family and my people?

I would like to say I would.  But in truth, I’ll only know when it happens.

Many spiritual traditions speak of “selfless service”, but how many who adhere are willing to knowingly risk their own lives to save another?

Alexi Ananenko, Valeri Bezpoalov and Boris Baronov, displayed Courage by willfully sacrificing themselves to save the lives of their family and their folk.

It is courage; the willingness to suffer and even give the ultimate sacrifice in the pursuit of a noble cause; like dying so that your family and friends can live; that is the hallmark of a warrior.  In an age where so many people, so many men in particular, seem to think of nothing that is worth saving over their own skin, this sort of courage needs to be held to the highest esteem.  This is the sort of courage we as men of European descent, and really just men in general, need to strive for.  This is the model of manhood.

So how does one go about building this mindset of Courage and the Will to act upon it?  This is where the Warrior archetype of masculinity comes into play.

But first, we need to set our definitions.

In their book, “King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine”, authors Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette define what exactly is meant by the word, “archetype”:

It is our experience that deep within every man are blueprints, what we can also call ‘hard wiring’, for the calm and positive mature masculine.  Jungians (that is to say, followers of renowned Swiss psychologist Carl Jung) refer to theses masculine potentials as archetypes, or ‘primordial images’.

Jung and his successors have found that on the level of the deep unconscious the psyche of every person is grounded in what Jung referred to as the ‘collective unconscious’, made up of instinctual patterns and energy configurations probably inherited genetically throughout the generations of our species.  The archetypes provide the very foundations of our behaviors- our thinking, our feeling, and our characteristic human reactions.  They are the image makers that artists and poets and religious prophets are so close to.

In the book, Moore and Gillette outline what Jungians have found to be the four primary archetypes of the masculine psyche as laid out in both the myths and legends of traditional societies, as well as the roles of men within the societies themselves.  These four archetypes are the King, the Warrior, the Magician, and the Lover.

In the following passage, Moore and Gillette describe the man who is accessing the Warrior archetype in its fullness:

A man accessing the Warrior archetype has a “positive mental attitude”, as they say in sales training.  This means that he has an unconquerable spirit, that he has great courage that he is fearless, that he takes responsibility for his actions, and that he has self-discipline.  Discipline means that he has the rigor to develop control and mastery over his mind and body, and that he has the capacity to withstand pain, both psychological and physical.  He is willing to suffer to achieve what he wants to achieve.  ‘No pain, no gain’, we say.

In day-to-day life, we are accessing our Warrior when we are focused and “getting shit done”.  We access the Warrior when we are holding ourselves and our brothers accountable.

My experiences with Martial Arts in particular, helped to facilitate a development and understanding of the Warrior archetype within myself.  I highly recommend anyone getting at least some experience practicing a form of Martial Arts, if for nothing more than the mental training that will inevitably happen when training in such a manner.

A wonderful example of how the Warrior archetype can apply to the spiritual quest is shown in Carlos Castaneda’s Don Juan series.  The various exercises described in the book that are aimed at challenging the perception, firming the integrity, letting go of old beliefs and mastering the mind and emotions, are definitely worth looking into.

When we are truly in our Warrior, we are in control of our emotions- most importantly the emotions related to fear.  When we have this control, we are able to move beyond desperate attempts to “save our own ass”, and demonstrate acts of courage for the sake of a greater good.

In the Norse myth of Tyr and Fenris, Odin and the gods deceive the murderous wolf-monster, Fenris.  In order to neutralize the threat, he posed to the world, the gods agreed to bind Fenris with magic chains.  Odin baited the wolf with his pride, saying that he could not break the chains, while swearing they did not use any magic on them (which they did).  Fenris let the gods put the chains on him, under the condition that one of them had to put their hand in his mouth as “collateral” in case they were deceiving him (which they were).  Tyr, most courageous of the gods, volunteered to be the one who put their hand in the monster’s mouth.  And sure enough, once the wolf found he could not break the chains due to magic, Fenris bit the god’s hand off and swallowed it.

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In this story, we have a sacrifice not of life, but of limb.  Of course, Tyr would go on to die with most of the other gods at Ragnarok.  Tyr knew what was going to happen from the moment he made the decision to sacrifice himself for the greater good of his kin; his tribe of Aesir gods.  Tyr knew that the danger Fenris posed to the gods as well as pretty much everyone else, was a far higher price than his hand.  Tyr knew the sacrifice was worth it.

In the Norse-Germanic tradition, victory was not nearly as important as dying “a good death”- the most noble of which was to die in battle and be taken to Valhalla– Odin’s hall of elite warriors who fought, feasted and made merry until the time of Ragnarok.

We are in a pivotal moment right now.  It is a time when the Divine Masculine Principle of the Sun god is rising in the consciousness of our folk and all of humanity- and He came not to bring peace, but a sword.

True masculinity, especially aggressive and fearless Warrior Masculinity, has always been the greatest threat to any established order or any outside group seeking dominance over a tribe.  This is why such focus is placed on controlling men- making sure that men “behave” and “fall-in-line” in a subservient fashion.  This is why there is such a demonization of men like Trump and movements like the Alt-Right and other Nationalist/anti-Globalist movements for being “hyper-masculine”, “bullying”, “predators”.  This is why children in school are being taught about the evils of “White Patriarchy” and “White Masculinity” and an increasingly young age.

In “King, Warrior, Magician, Lover”, Moore and Gillette stated:

“We live in a time when people are generally uncomfortable with the Warrior form of masculine energy… This is the age in the West of the ‘soft masculine’ and it is a time in which radical feminists raise loud and hostile voices against the Warrior energy.  In liberal churches, committees are removing such ‘warlike” hymns as ‘Onward Christian Soldiers’ and ‘The Battle Hymn of the Republic’ from the hymnals.”

Moore and Gillette went on to state in criticism of feminism and modern liberalism’s attempt to re-design a less-aggressive, less-threatening man:

“We can’t just take a vote and vote the Warrior out.  Like all archetypes, it lives on despite of our conscious attitudes for it.  And like all repressed archetypes, it goes underground eventually to resurface in the form of emotional and physical violence.”

The “Old Order” appears to be in the process of decay.  They desperately struggle to keep their desperate to keep their dead dream alive by constantly attempting to “vote the Warrior out”- and when that works, marginalize, slander, demonize and attack him.  But this strategy will not work because it is attempting to suppress Nature.  Nature will not be denied.  The Warrior WILL NOT be denied.

The time for men of European descent to have courage and tap into their Warrior is seemingly now or never.  Europa is literally being raped while her children in the Occident slowly wither and decay into living ghosts of their ancestors.  But this does not mean directions can’t change.  We just need to have the courage to take right action, even if we are demonized, attacked and even killed for doing so.

To quote Teddy Roosevelt, “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.  The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

In taking Courageous action, we win no matter what the outcome on paper reads.

In John chapter 15 verse 13, Krist Jesus said, “Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

There is honor in sacrifice of one’s self for those you love.  Now am I saying go martyr yourself for the world or develop a “Social Justice Warrior” sense of moral self-righteousness?  No.  What I am saying is that there are things more precious than our own asses.  Be it family, friends, tribe or nation; there should be something that we know in our hearts we would die for.  And when the time comes that those things need defending, we are right there willing to be a human shield if need be- figuratively and/or literally.

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We live in an Age where action is the order of the day.  And no meaningful action can happen until we get our Warrior on-line and grow ourselves a set.  Men of European descent as well as men from all races and ethnicities, need to rediscover what it means to have True courage and be a Warrior, if we are going to re-assume our roles as protectors of our family, tribe, and folk, as well as bring honor to our ancestors, and claim our spiritual destiny.

It is the time for Courage now.  It’s time for the Warrior to step into the arena.

Namaste and God Bless.

 

THE LAW OF “RIGHT” AND “WRONG”

“So far, about morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.”

― Ernest Hemingway, “Death in the Afternoon”

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The concept of morality and the idea of what is “right” and what is “wrong” have been the subject of hours of rigorous debate and volumes of religious, philosophical and legal text.  Generally, these ideas of morality tend to vary from culture to culture, and oftentimes the variance is quite pronounced.

From The Code of Hammurabi, to The Ten Commandments, to The Nine Noble Virtues, to the Koran, to the writings of Confucius, to the writings of Plato, to the Magna Carta, to the U.S. Constitution, this notion of the “law” of right and wrong has been a part of human society for millennia.

For a long time here in the West, there were generally codes of morality that were culturally ingrained in those of European descent over many generations.  Even in the “colonies”, while some variance existed, particularly here in the United States with our unique culture of freedom that made us somewhat different from the “Old World”, we still shared much of the same basic values that were inherent to the rest of Europe.  These were values that were not just the product of European Christendom, but were rooted in Europe’s ancient pagan past as well.

The spread of Western culture (or at least a shadow version of it) across the world through colonialism, imperialism, global corporate consumerism, Hollywood, and the spread of “democracy” led to a misleading feedback loop.  Over time and generations, this feedback loop caused the inhabitants of the West, particularly those of European descent, to believe that most people, regardless of culture or ethnicity, held the same basic fundamental values of “right” and “wrong” that they did.

However, as mass migration begins to change the demographics of the West, people of European descent are quickly beginning to realize that this is definitely NOT the case.  The peoples of the non-Western nations in many cases have radically codes of morality than those subscribed to by men and women of European descent.  This has in many cases created a power-struggle between competing and by a large degree of measure, incompatible cultural ideologies.

Meanwhile, the traditional values and morals of the West have slowly begun to shift and break down with the rise of Modernist and Postmodernist philosophy and Cultural Marxism.  This has led to an internal struggle, as solipsism and  moral relativism along with an air of resentful hostility towards what had been the traditional values until the various “cultural revolutions” slowly gained steam through academia and the media.

These revolutions were/are concerned with creating a sort of utopia of equality for the disenfranchised, while at the same time demoting the “oppressor class” (middle-to-upper income white males) by taking over and tearing down “his” institutions.  In summation, the political Left has sought to tear down “racist and intolerant” traditionalism, and completely invert the old social norms, with the hopes of creating a sort of politically correct hedonist commune.

On the opposite side of all of this, there is a hardline movement on what would be considered the political Right that is arguably just as morally relativistic.  Following the writings and philosophies of men like Frederich Nietzsche, Ragnar Redbeard, and Adolf Hitler, there is what could be described as the “Might is Right” movement taking place on the Right in reaction to what is seen as a culture of weakness and victimhood being promoted by the Left.  This movement promotes a sort of “hyper-masculinity” and applies a “survival of the fittest” philosophy to human affairs, stating that attempts to artificially create across-the-board “equality” in human (specifically Western) society is an aberration of nature and fundamentally impossible.

The Might is Right movement scowls at Cultural Marxism’s attempt to create a rule of the disenfranchised.  They see the disenfranchised as life’s losers, who “lost” because they are weak- mentally, physically and/or emotionally.  They do not believe that the weak “shall inherit the Earth”, but rather that the weak should either serve the strong or get out of their way- lest they be crushed.

So all that being said, is there any sort of “universal” code of morality that supersedes the inconsistencies and incongruities between the philosophies and ideologies of different races, ethnicities and cultures?

Many might point to the law of government as being that universal code.  After all, we are taught from the time we are very young that the “law-abiding citizen” is the paragon of moral virtue.  However, the problem with government law is that it is not universal or consistent, and oftentimes will even contradict itself.  A terrorist in one nation is a hero in another.  Similarly, many of those seen as “patriots” and “revolutionaries” were at one time seen as criminals.

Law is not a constant standard either.  What was once illegal and therefore “wrong”, can be made legal and thereby “morally acceptable” with a few strokes of a pen, as was the case with alcohol prohibition in the U.S.  Even the legal documents that are meant to provide the rule of law for a nation (i.e. the U.S. Constitution) will have loopholes and inconsistencies that allow the laws contained within to be interpreted so broadly and loosely that the become essentially meaningless.

So if the “law of the land” is completely subjective and the cultural definitions of morality vary from people to people to such an order of magnitude, can we thereby assume that there is no such thing as a universal definition of right and wrong?  Absolutely not.

A while back I said that spiritual growth and development is THE point of human existence here on Earth.  Period.  Now the specifics of what that looks like or what that entails will inevitably vary, but that simple fact remains- we are here to evolve as spiritual beings while in a physical form.

This brings us to our question of what is right and wrong, and the answer is really simple:

What is right is whatever accelerates spiritual growth and development.  What is wrong is whatever retards spiritual growth and development.

Now that may seem pretty vague and nebulous to some folks, so let me explain.

Spiritual growth and development is achieved by strengthening and expanding the capacity of the Mind, Heart and Will (action) centers of our being while developing a relationship with the God-Self within- our internal Sun; with the goal of eventually transcending the limitations of physical matter.  This can be done in a variety of ways and the paths to spiritual attainment are as numerous as there are people on this Earth.

On this Earth there are certain Laws that exist and function on all levels of existence.  These are things like the Law of Manifestation and the Law of Cause and Effect, i.e. “Karma”.  They are also the various Principles of the Natural World that govern how our bodies (physical body, mental body, emotional body, psychic body, spiritual body, etc.) function.  It is through properly understanding and properly utilizing these Laws and Principles that allows us to function optimally, enabling us to grow and evolve as beings.

And just as there are numerous methods for achieving and accelerating spiritual growth and development, there are even more ways to slow it down.  This is where moral relativism and cultural differences on morality become neutralized.

It does not matter if you live in a culture where rape and torture is seen as acceptable in some capacity or another.  When you violate the free will of another being, negative Karmic ramifications will come back on you individually and the tribe collectively.  These consequences will serve to ultimately slow down spiritual growth and development.  It doesn’t matter if you believe you were right or not.  It does not matter if it was in some “holy book” or whether you were ordered to do it by whatever authority you serve.  You will reap what you sow.

Now are there ways around feeling the direct effects of Karma?  Sure.  One of the most tried-and-true ways has always been getting others to do your dirty work for you.  The unquestioning soldier (soul-die-r) who perpetrates atrocities for the aims of a greedy politician or oil baron will bear the brunt of the Karmic repercussions for his deeds, allowing his “owners” to remain somewhat (although never completely) unscathed by the Law.  Ignorance and erroneous beliefs of “righteousness” are not excuses for grown men and women to violate the free will of others and impede on their spiritual growth and development.

Likewise, when we do not take proper care of ourselves physically, mentally, emotionally, psychically and spiritually, we will inevitably experience setbacks in spiritual growth and development.  In order for full attainment to be achieved, all systems need to be running at 100%.  This cannot happen if we are doing damage to ourselves on some level or other.  Again, ignorance and erroneous beliefs do not pardon us from the consequences of our actions.  Neither do fear, laziness, or any other number of excuses our mind can orchestrate.

But the good news is that Karma and the Law are so just that we cannot do anything that truly aids in our spiritual growth and development while impeding on the spiritual growth and development of another.  So if we are truly doing what we know in our heart and our gut (as opposed to believe with our mind) to be what is necessary for this process within ourselves, we do not need to worry about harming another and reaping the repercussions of Karma.  And if we are truly doing what we know in our heart to be necessary for spiritual growth and development, we will most certainly not harm ourselves.

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Another thing to take into account is the fact that the arena where the opportunity spiritual growth and development takes place is primarily in the physical world.  This being the case, the physical body typically needs to be alive in order for this to happen.  Thus, it is necessary we defend ourselves as well as whatever sort of spiritual lineage we may have in the form of family and tribe whom we have passed a bit of our-Self onto, or whom may have passed a bit of them-Self to us.  That being said, we need to have the discipline and control to defend without letting the impulse for sadism take over.

And while we typically want to defend our lives, sacrificing ourselves to save the lives of family and tribe can certainly reap rewards of further attainment if done for the right reasons.  The heroic honor of laying down one’s life for one’s brother in a noble fashion will be rewarded in the Halls of Valhalla.

We can also begin the practice of making “little sacrifices” in one form or another, to help ease someone’s suffering and lessen their burden.  Likewise we can make sacrifices of things in our lives that do not serve us.  Sacrifice “frees up space” and allows room for greater spiritual growth and development.

What it all comes down to is connection.  What is it that makes us feel more connected to Spirit and what makes us feel disconnected?  What makes us feel alive and full of Light and Love, and what makes us feel hollow and dead inside?  What makes us feel free and open, and what makes us feel constricted and closed off?  Hint: fear and resentment will create a sensation of being constricted.

At the end of the day, your heart and your gut know what it is you need to do, what is a waste of your time, and what is doing damage to yourself.  On the deepest level, you know what is causing you harm and what is just distracting you from where you need to focus your attention in order to strengthen your multiple bodies and accelerate your spiritual growth and development.

Doing what needs to be done to aid and accelerate our spiritual growth and development is a choice; and it is a choice we make moment by moment.  There is not a decision you make that is inconsequential, although it may seem like it at the time.  The price of true freedom is eternal vigilance.

But if you don’t want to do what you need to do to align yourself and would rather watch TV; or if you want to believe that you don’t have the time or the energy; or that the odds are just too stacked against you; or if you just don’t care, that’s fine too.

But if you do strive for the highest form of strength and excellence, and want to bring others up with you, I wish you well on the path of the true Übermensch; the new god-man; the man “who has organized the chaos of his passions, given style to his character, and become creative.  Aware of life’s terrors, he affirms life without resentment”

Namaste and God Bless.

SMASHING BARRELS

“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”
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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.