How to Change the World

Freedom Earth is an online community dedicated to consciousness development and free living. Our goal is to raise awareness about the problems that face our world, and work toward establishing a more healthy, conscious, and connected society.

So what does all of that mean exactly? Let’s break it down.

Consciousness development is a term used to describe the study, practice, or process of achieving higher consciousness or spiritual enlightenment.

The Wikipedia entry for higher consciousness states:

Higher consciousness is generally regarded as a developed state of consciousness in which attention is improved, refined and enhanced—and aspects of the mind (such as thought, and perception) are transcended. It is considered thus to be a higher level of consciousness relative to ordinary consciousness, in the sense that a greater awareness of reality is achieved. In a secular context, higher consciousness is usually associated with exceptional control over one’s mind and will, intellectual and moral enlightenment, and profound personal growth. In a spiritual context, it may also be associated with transcendence, spiritual enlightenment, and union with the divine.

Free living can be described as simply living without restrictions. This can be in the form of financial independence, freedom of speech and self-expression, and free access to information, education, and resources.

What problems do we face in our world? Well, all you have to do is take one look at r/worldnews or any other global news source for that matter and you’ll see just how much suffering, injustice, and violence is occurring on the planet. Whether it’s a war in the Middle East, financial greed, destruction of the environment, or violation of human rights it’s all equally disturbing and part of the Big Problem that I will discuss later in this essay.

The last part of the mission statement says “working toward establishing a more healthy, conscious, and connected society,” and that means being of service to others in guiding them in their path of awakening to higher consciousness.

With greater awareness comes reconnection with natural human behavior, values, and abilities, or in other words, the more aware you are, the more in touch with your natural state you become, and that will reflect from your internal belief system out to your external appearance and lifestyle.

Let’s face it: Modern society has strayed from natural human behavior. The majority of our media is completely fear-based or negatively polarized and is designed to keep those who digest it locked in a primal state of being that has to do with base level desires and survival instincts. In other words, that pop song you’re listening to or action movie you’re watching keeps you locked in a state of fear, angst, or base level desire, radiating the seductive influences of sex, service to self, and greed, and just like that piece of chocolate cake or double cheeseburger on the menu, you know it’s not healthy for you to indulge it, but you can’t help yourself because it’s so damn seductive.

Well, of course it is! It’s purposefully designed that way so you’ll spend your time and money on it, but here’s what you have to remember: you always have a choice. You can never forget that. The controllers of capitalism depend on you being weak-minded enough to make bad decisions, but that doesn’t have to happen.

The bottom line is this: Your greatest ability is your power to choose, because the entire world is based on agreement. When enough people make the choice to stop energizing a particular idea, that idea ceases to exist. This can be applied to anything. It’s how fads come in and stay popular for a while and then die out. It’s how certain styles of clothing or music or art have their time and then fade out into history.

Your choices and collectively our choices are what perpetuate ignorance and all of the problems that we face as a society, but guess what? Just as we have the power to destroy through our choices, we also have the power to create. Obviously this is nothing new, but it is so important–it is everything. It’s what the forces behind the Big Problem depend on to keep them in power.

So what is the Big Problem, then? It’s not any other person or group. It’s really not the wars, violence, greed, or corruption. It’s the agents of fear, and particularly apathy. It’s the voice inside your head that says “I don’t care. I don’t want to. It’s not that important. Someone else will do it. I’m not qualified. I’m too young. I’m not smart enough,” etc. It’s the years of conditioning that you have undergone throughout your life that has disconnected you from your true nature and in its place installed a slave to capitalism and fear.

The system wasn’t designed to be self-empowering. The system was designed to breed a population of human beings with a built-in self-sabotaging mechanism so that they will self-police themselves and obey authority.

Because think about it: If you wanted to control the world, how could you possibly police billions of people on your own? Maybe with androids or something, but even that could be circumvented.

The best way to control an entire population is to program their minds to be self-sabotaging so that anytime they have thoughts of breaking free they will be reigned in by their own thoughts of fear and thus abandon their attempts.

This is further perpetuated by the rest of society also being programmed to self-police and self-sabotage so even if an individual is powerful enough to circumvent his or her own programming, there is a second line of defense in his or her family, friends, and community, followed by a third line of defense in the media to make absolutely sure any thoughts of freedom are abandoned and the system is reinforced.

Unfortunately, the first line of defense, self-sabotage, is usually enough, thus making each individual his or her own worst enemy, forced with the need to conform in order to feel secure. As one goes through the process of awakening, the power of self-expression is gradually restored, and the system’s lines of defense become powerless. That is why “they”, as in the conscious perpetuators of the system, work so hard to keep people asleep. An awakened populace would easily overpower the controllers and destroy the system, so they use tactics of manipulation to keep people disconnected.

These tactics of manipulation involve switching out natural concepts with synthetic/corrupt ones. This involves every aspect of life, including food that is genetically modified; water that is fluoridated; information that is either filtered for a particular agenda or hidden; education that puts children into demoralizing prison-like schools; colleges that are institutions of debt; trade that is based on fiat currency with no intrinsic value; government that doesn’t serve the people, only the corporations; entertainment that is propaganda; and so on. The entire purpose of this bait and switch is to create a thought-based synthetic reality that can easily be controlled, or in other words, substitute a natural lifestyle with an artificial one to keep people disconnected from nature and their full potential.

So what is a natural lifestyle? What is natural human behavior? I’ve talked a lot about this scheme to disconnect people from nature, but what does that actually mean?

To be natural is to be unmanipulated, pure, or organic. Fear is not a natural way of being–it is learned and conditioned through one’s experiences. It is commonly believed that human nature is cruel, but that is another deception. Are babies cruel? Do they have any type of agenda? No, they just act naturally as their biology tells them to. It is only when we grow up and learn certain types of behavior from our environment and then mimic it that it becomes accessible to us.

That is why it is so vital for the controllers to immerse as many people as possible in a synthetic environment. Human beings become disconnected in synthetic environments because they are more dense and thus purity of thought is much more difficult to achieve.

Think about it: Just by being in houses and offices we literally put walls between us and the natural world, so of course it’s more difficult to transmit and receive universal knowledge without the aid of our power source: the elements of nature.

Another tactic of manipulation that is used to disempower people is the illusion of time. Someone who lives in the woods without an instrument of time would only follow time according to the movement of the sun, and thus would not be under the same state of control as someone who is always following the clock.

This conditioned focus, obsession, and addiction to time also takes people out of the present moment which is where the power of creation lies. You can only create in the present moment, not in the past or future, but due to our obsession with time, we very commonly focus our minds on the past and future, thus living in a perpetual state of “the grass is always greener on the other side.” We’re programmed to always want to be somewhere else other than where we are right now, and that is completely disempowering and leads to depression, anxiousness, and anxiety.

Have you noticed when you’re in a natural environment like when you go hiking or camping you’re not so uptight, and are much more mentally healthy and have a much greater ability to create (and procreate)? It’s only logical that an organic being would be much more powerful and potent in its natural environment, and that includes the physical and mental characteristics of the environment that it’s in.

So now that we’ve discussed the Big Problem of apathy and how we’ve been conditioned to give our power away to the system and sabotage ourselves, let’s talk about the solution.

First off, let’s go back to the previous topic of consciousness development. We are all here going through this process of development on a micro scale, and the force that drives this process is the cycle of alchemy. Alchemy involves the transformation of matter, and of course the classic example is converting base metals into gold. What I’m going to talk about is the aspect of alchemy involving the transformation of consciousness.

Here’s an example: When you first start riding a bike, it’s difficult. It’s hard to stay balanced, and you’re afraid of falling off. At this point in your development of riding a bike, you are still unconscious of your ability to ride a bike well, and your potential is unfulfilled.

But as you keep trying day after day, and you ride with your friends or siblings who are better than you, you see firsthand how they ride the bike without fear, and you realize you’re no different than them. They just have more practice, thus more experience and confidence. So you keep riding and riding until you’re not even thinking about riding anymore, you’re just doing it effortlessly, and soon enough you’re just as good as the others.

So what happened? Did some miracle occur that allowed you to just one day ride a bike? No, you simply realized your natural ability through the practice of doing it, and thus your ability to do it became real for you. You transformed your belief of “I’m not good at this” to “This is easy!” but here’s the question: If you had simply realized your ability immediately, would you have been able to ride the bike right away? Yes, you would have, but due to the density of consciousness that we live in, we have been disconnected from our creative abilities, so it takes much more “time” to practice in order to realize it.

Your abilities are always limited to the perception of your capabilities, and that is always based on experience, because you can only know something is possible once you’ve received sufficient proof that it’s real for you. In other words, reality will always be equivalent to what you believe is real.

So how this ties in to the solution is like this: Your thoughts and choices create your reality. The greater the focus of your thoughts, the quicker you will be able to manifest them into reality. The practice of projecting your thoughts into reality is called the Science of Imagery. The Science of Imagery is how the world is created–it’s the practice that the controllers use to project and manifest their plans of world domination.

But guess what? We have the ability to use it too, and for good. We can manifest the world that we want to live in by projecting our visions of freedom and prosperity into the universe as focused and powerfully as possible. It’s absolutely no different than the alchemy used in “learning” how to ride a bike (which is actually realizing—you knew all along, but you just weren’t conscious of it), but on a grander scale.

In any way that makes sense and is fun for you, you can project your vision through painting, speaking, writing, filmmaking, storytelling, whatever you enjoy doing. That is how creation works, and the most powerful visions are the ones that have the greatest impact on the world. Movies that reach millions of people have the biggest influence on consciousness and thus consensus reality, which is why the controllers use the media to project their propaganda.

You have the power of choice to decide which ideas you want to exist in your reality, and thus consensus reality, by deciding to tune them in or not. The same goes for the mental, physical, and emotional diet you keep. Opting in to eat at McDonald’s keeps that concept alive in reality, just as opting in to trash television shows keeps that crap on the air.

It is only through discernment and self-control that this reality will change, and it’s within the power of each one of us to decide our scale of impact. Just making healthy choices in your own life ripples out to others and influences their consciousness, and while it may not be perceived as easy to change your habits, it is possible. I know it is, because I have done it myself, and if I can do it, so can you!

So my suggestion is to start small and expand as you go. Make lists and reminders and affirmations to help you. Redesign your office or your bedroom, try out some new music, watch a nature or science documentary instead of a sitcom. Make a single piece of art everyday or write a short poem or send an uplifting email to someone you care about.

Start small, and you’ll develop the new habits over time. Don’t try to do it all in one day. That is how you change your life, and that is how you change the world. One moment, one choice at a time.

Crash the System

I believe we came here for a reason. There are no coincidences in life. Everything has a conscious purpose, because the universe is a conscious being. How can it not be? We’re conscious beings, and we are aspects of the universe, so the same principles apply.

I believe the reason we came here was to end the slavery of human beings, and to advance the civilization of planet Earth to the next stage of development. In other words, we came here to crash the system.

I don’t buy into the notion of scarcity. It’s a scam, a psy-op, a magician’s trick used to fool others into giving their power away to someone else. It’s a lie. Scarcity is nothing more than an idea perpetuated by fear and ignorance. Just look around you in nature. There is an abundance of supplies for everyone thousands of times over, and nature is always replenishing itself. But we have become disconnected from this fact. We have placed our trust in the system to provide for us, rather than nature, which is always there waiting for us to wake up and remember that it’s here as our provider at no cost.

Rather than pick an apple off an apple tree for free, we have been programmed to believe that it is reasonable to go to a grocery store and pay money for it instead. The magicians tell us it’s reasonable because we’re paying for the labor and convenience. And come on, it’s not that expensive anyway. It’s really not that big of a deal.

Do you realize there are kids growing up these days who seriously think that produce comes from the grocery store, not from trees and bushes and the dirt? And can you blame them? Unless someone makes the effort to teach them, if they don’t live in a natural environment they’d never be exposed to it.

That is how deceptive the magician’s trick is. It’s the conjuration of a synthetic reality designed to control the minds of the masses. And it works. It’s completely believable and oh-so seductive with its implanted influences of fame and wealth and pleasure. The system is all you need, the magician’s voice says in our heads. The system gives you comfort and security. Place your faith in it, and it will provide for you.

The system is a false mother Earth. A false Gaia. It poses as all-loving, sucking you in with nationalistic pride, but underneath the veil it’s hideous. A serpent with sharp fangs and poisonous venom that strikes the moment it’s exposed. It’s not human. It has no soul, and it does not have your best interests in mind. Only survival. Only feeding off the life force of the people to keep it running as long as it can keep up the charade.

But the system is weak. It’s frail. It’s scared and alone. It’s terrified of being discovered for what it really is, so it cowers behind a curtain of secrecy. It keeps its human minions mind-controlled with its seduction and influence, always whispering in their ears, but it can’t control everyone. Not all of us are weak-minded. In fact, we were born with the innate ability not to buy into the program. We are the ones who will fulfill the prophecy of its undoing, it knows, so it scrambles in a last ditch effort to hold on to its precious life force and cause as much damage in its fit of rage before it’s defeated for good.

And when that moment comes when it all comes crashing down and the magician’s illusion vanishes in thin air, everything will change. Like a switch going off in the mind of the collective consciousness, the people will realize that they’ve been duped all this time. They will see clearly how they were being manipulated, and they will unite together to make sure that it doesn’t happen again. Very quickly, the many problems that have existed in society will be resolved, and the priorities of humanity will shift.

This is our destiny. This is what we came here to do. It has been foreseen in our stories. Star Trek is where we are heading, and we will be the pioneers of space travel. It is inevitable. We are the Next Generation. We will not fail where previous generations did, because we have it in our DNA. The history has already been written, and we are here to experience it. That is what we signed up for. Not for mundanity and not for slavery.

This is our time, and we are the new captains of the ship. I say we set sail for new horizons, new boundaries, deep in space. Anything is possible as long as we stand together. No more division. No more hatred. Let the way of the old go, and the way of the new prevail. That is the only way out of this mess, and we cannot let the opportunity pass.

So enough of this paradigm, I say. It’s time for revolution. It’s time for change. It’s time to crash the system.

The Game of Life and How We Can Change It

Fuck the system! I hate dealing with money! I hate the corrupt politicians and bankers! I hate the wars and the violence and the rape! I hate the corporate greed, the mainstream media, and the goddamn soul-sucking Illuminati vampires! I hate it all, and I want it to go away!

Phew. There, I said it.

I know I’m not alone in my feelings of disdain for the system. Honestly, who out there really likes dealing this crap? It’s absolutely unnecessary, but for some reason, it continues to exist.

Why don’t we do something about it? Why don’t we change the system, restructure it so that it’s free and easy and fun for everyone?

If life is nothing more than a big virtual reality game, then why does it suck so much? Didn’t the developers get the memo? Don’t they realize that their game is rigged and that it’s irritating as hell to play with all of these restrictions and imbalances in place?

When I play video games, I love having the freedom to do whatever I want. Sure, there are always some type of rules in place, but they’re crafted to enhance and support the experience, not diminish it.

The games I like to play don’t involve all of the mundanity of everyday life. I get to travel wherever I want, complete compelling quests, get rewarded for my work, and have a blast doing all of it. Even the more mundane tasks like buying and selling items with a merchant are fun and stress-free. Why can’t real life be like this?

Obviously, I don’t expect real life to be an epic adventure where I’m slaying dragons or piloting a starship across the galaxy, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be just as fun. Look at the Sims games, for example. They’re basically simulated versions of modern life not too different from reality (at least as far as games go), but without all of the hassle of scarcity and fear and dealing with mundane problems.

And let’s face it, even the mundane problems like cleaning the bathtub and doing laundry are really not a big deal. They’re just a part of life that you get used to as you get older until you don’t even mind them at all.

Okay, so we’ll leave out the requests for the developers to add more epicness and remove the mundanity of the game. We can live without those features, right? So what else stands in the way of life being a truly awesome experience?

The only real issue is the trade system. And again, I can settle for the capitalistic structure, but the fact of the matter is that the wealth is not equally distributed among the players. The majority of us start the game at Level 0 with nothing to our names, ever-struggling to make enough money just to provide the bare minimum for an independent life. We have to slave away at minimum wage jobs, and even if we go through the trouble of earning a college degree and getting an entry-level job, we still aren’t guaranteed enough money to play the game with ease, that is, if we can even get an entry-level job at all.

And what do the thought police say whenever we complain about this? You have no idea how lucky you are! You think you’re entitled to everything, but you’re not! You have to work your way up from the bottom and make something of yourself! And yadda yadda yadda.

Well, you know what I think about this kind of talk? It’s a bunch of utter crap. It’s excuses for a broken system by slaves who are too afraid to do anything about it. So they just preach the classic dogma: The world is the way that it is, and it’s never going to change, so just shut up and deal with it!

Can you blame them for thinking that way? The system has been the same for, at least what the average human perceives, a long time. But does that mean it will never change? Is the human race forever doomed to live in scarcity?

Of course not. That’s what we’ve been programmed to think, to keep us subservient, but that’s not the truth. We as a people do have the power to change the world as we wish, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to happen overnight or that it’s going to be easy. We have to be vigilant. We have to work together. And most of all, we have to not just believe, but know it is possible.

We are much more powerful than we give ourselves credit for. Human beings have accomplished amazing feats, and our abilities are just going to increase even more as we advance and evolve as a species. So why can’t we achieve this? Changing our system of trade is nothing compared to the technological feats we accomplish on a daily basis.

Obviously, the problem has never been lack of ability. It’s no mystery that this change has not occurred because the so-called Powers That Be on this planet do not want it to happen, and are always counteracting anyone who tries to change it.

So is that it? Is it just some particular group of humans on the planet who are ruining the game for the rest of us? When you put it into perspective, it seems really ridiculous, actually. Are we really just sitting around and letting this happen before our eyes? All of the violence and wars and hunger and injustice and greed—all because we keep saying to each other, again: The world is the way that it is, and it’s never going to change, so just shut up and deal with it!

How fucking lame is that? What a bunch of nonsense. And anyone who says that crap is a damn coward and deserves a good backhand. How can anyone in their right mind get on with that type of mindset? And how can those of us who know better not say anything back to them?

It’s time that we stopped giving in to these thought police people. Obviously we need to be realistic about things, people gotta eat I understand, but regardless, we have to stop the vicious cycle from continuing by expressing our truth and taking responsibility for not only ourselves, but our people and our planet.

This means opting out of the soul-sucking habits that many of us have become addicted to. Enough with the politics and the evening news and the McDonald’s and the celebrity worship. Enough of all the garbage we put into our bodies and allow into our minds. We are so much better than the shells of people that we’ve become, and we can’t keep settling for less.

Change is possible, but only if we commit to it. We can say we want it all we want, but that means nothing if we don’t follow through with action. It’s like saying you’re going to quit drinking then going to a party and giving in to the peer pressure. Have some damn self-respect! Stand up for yourself and your principles. Enough with the weak-minded slave mentality. That is learned behavior, and it is not who you really are. You have to go beyond your comfort zone and conditioned apathy and push yourself, just like with physical exercise. You go slow and increase the reps or weight as you progress, and the mind works the same way.

In fact, it’s all a mind game. The entire money game is nothing but a psy-op to disconnect us from our inner strength, and as I said, you must be vigilant! You can’t allow the victim mentality to overpower you. You’re the hero in the game, remember? The people of the world are counting on you, and if you falter, we’re doomed.

Is that too much responsibility for you? Too bad. You didn’t enter the game to go on vacation. You came to defeat the bad guys and learn the strength of your character along the way.

So maybe I lied. I said we’re not here to play an epic game, but that’s not true. Real life is an epic game, but only if you’re up for the challenge. What are you willing to take on? How big are you? You’re perfectly capable of defeating the big bad boss in other games, so why not this one? I mean come on, it’s just a bunch of humans, no different from you! They eat, shit, and sleep just like the rest of us, the only difference being they use their power to control the world. So what? We have superior strength and numbers, yet we cower in the corner like scared little children!

And look, I’m not trying to perpetuate the us vs. them scenario, like with the Occupy Movement’s 99%-1% mantra. Even if it’s true, more divide and conquer is not what we need. Instead of placing anymore blame on the people who support the slavery system, let’s not even think about them. They can play their pitiful world domination game all they want, but it will not amount to anything once we come together.

Think of it like a bully on a playground. The other kids follow the bully around out of fear, but once someone else stands up to the bully, the other kids leave the bully behind and thus he loses his power.

We have to be like that kid who stands up to the bully. We can’t keep being apathetic about the situation anymore. We have to confront the unconsciousness that surrounds us and slice through it with the power of truth. As the saying goes: Be the change you wish to see in the world. Leading by example is the most effective way to teach, and when you make the effort, the impact is always much greater than you imagined. You just have to think beyond yourself. You have to expand beyond your comfortable little box and become a living, breathing representation of the highest good. It can’t just be about you and what your ego wants anymore. It has to be greater. It has to be global. It has to be about the children of your children and the future of the entire human race. That is your responsibility, and those who are neglecting this responsibility need to be reminded.

We have been programmed to only care for the well-being of ourselves and our friends and family, but not for the other people outside of that circle. Those other people that our parents deemed as strangers belong to the same human family and share the same home planet that we do. There are no other countries, and there are no borders. It’s all one planet, and yet we are so sure that those strangers who live on a different chunk of dirt than us are somehow any different than us. Sure, maybe they look a bit different and speak a different verbal language, but ultimately they have the same exact needs and desires as us and deserve the same love and respect that we give to others.

How long are we going to continue with these wars and this us vs. them mentality? Why do billions of dollars go toward protecting the homeland against “foreign threats” when those “threats” are nothing more than other people like us? If we simply shifted the distribution of wealth from the military to the people everything would change. We would immediately have the game we’ve always wanted to play without any of the problems.

So why don’t we get on it? Why don’t we seriously make this happen? I know we can do it, we just have to stand strong and stand together. Demand change in the world by embodying those ideals. Speak out against unconsciousness and the evil of the slavery system. The thought police will certainly be there to dissuade you, but don’t let them. Their words are nothing but hot air compared to the power of your truth. Their fear is powerless and it is not going to stop you. They will come around eventually or they won’t. Who cares. It’s not your problem to change them, only to assert your truth and move on. Laugh in the face of danger, I say, and be the hero you were born to be. That is the only way that the game will change, and the opportunity lies in our hands.

The Importance of Having a Clear Vision

When I was away in Virginia earlier this year visiting the local intentional communities (I wrote about my trip here), the last one I visited, Light Morning, was led by a man named Robert Foote, who I can only describe as a modern day Jedi Master. This man knew fully who he was and had a clear vision of exactly what he wanted to achieve in life, but not to the point of blindness–he did not claim to be perfect.

He was not only a “green wizard” in his magnificent hand-crafted garden, but a meditation master. This man was 68 years old and I swear he had just as much if not more vitality than I did, and I’m in my mid-20’s. He had a passion for life and a vibrance to him that was bursting with love for his fellow man, and at the same time, he did not take shit from anyone and was fiercely passionate about his method of living, always striving for impeccability in his household and workplace.

One of the main things I learned from Robert was the importance of having a clear vision in life. Robert literally has multiple published books and several binders full of material that he had written about the Light Morning community and the principles that he believed in. It wasn’t just a way of life, but a method of living that he had completely thought out and was conscious of, and I realized that that mere distinction made all the difference.

Without a clear vision in life, you are forever wandering. Of course you don’t need to be as in-depth as Robert, but I do think it is important to have an always-evolving vision in your mind. When I created Freedom Earth, I honestly didn’t know what I was doing or what it would turn out to be, I simply knew that it was something that I had to do, and until I did, I would be, once again, forever wandering.

In the almost two years that Freedom Earth has been around I’ve learned firsthand that doing the right thing in no way guarantees that it will be easy or without some amount of pain or sacrifice. I’ve certainly lost my fair share of friends and been involved in many heated arguments, but I have never lost my cool, never lost my nerve, and I will never give up on my vision of “establishing a more healthy, conscious, and connected society.”

That is the mission I came here to achieve in whatever capacity possible, and it drives all of my choices. As Florence Scovel Shinn once wrote, “Most people consider life a battle, but it is not a battle, it is a game,” and I agree with that statement. Like a chess player, you must always move your pawns before you can move your queen, and it is in this strategy that you learn patience and the importance of developing a clear vision, gradually chipping away at your ultimate goal.

Unleash the Creator Within

Despite what most people think, we are all creative beings. You do not have to be a writer, painter, actor, or musician to be an artist. This is because art is simply self expression, and this can come in many forms. Being masterful in washing the dishes, taking care of a child, or cooking dinner are just as valid examples; it all depends on your own perception.

In the eyes of the Creator, all matter is the same, whether it’s a grain of sand or a massive ocean, because it is all equally Him. When you remember this universal truth, that you are both a single aspect of the whole and the entire whole simultaneously, you realize the true nature of your existence as a creator god merely posing as a humble human being.

The key to unlocking your creative potential lies in self-realization, and this requires you to be an open channel of your higher self, living in complete honesty and acceptance of who you really are. Just like the sun, you are a sub-Logos of the universe, and you have the ability to stream creative energy into the world through your energy field as you please.

So the question is, what will you create? Within the present moment lies the opportunity to be fully self-expressive, so do not dwell in the shadow of the past, simply ask yourself if you are proceeding according to the directive of your soul now, and if you find yourself in a place of doubt, just remember: There is no right or wrong; there is only doing, or not doing.

The Joy in Despair

There are times when life simply becomes too much to bear. Whether it’s the dread of having to get up in the morning to go to a job that you hate, or simply being alone again on a Saturday night, the possibility of stress is always around the corner.

I remember back in 2010 when I was working at a software company in Baltimore, it was very difficult to find any joy in life, even outside of work, because I knew I would eventually have to go back to work soon enough, whether it was the next day, or on Monday once the weekend was over, and I would, almost reflexively, do all I could to numb myself of this ever-lingering fact by partying and playing video games all the time.

My habits were never severe to the point of being a danger to myself or others, and I was not an addict or miscreant, but regardless if I was going to drink one beer or ten, I could never lie to myself about why I was making the decision to engage in my unhealthy habits—to escape my unsatisfactory work situation, and numb my pain.

Everyone seems to have their own drug of choice: gambling, television, cigarettes, even working all the time can be an escapist maneuver, but what are we all hiding from? What is the trigger we all have in common that makes us resort to our unhealthy habits?

It’s more than just having an unsatisfactory relationship, job, or being alone again on a Saturday night, it’s a deep-seated existential crisis that’s been conditioned into our psychology generation after generation. It’s the despair of not knowing who you are, why you’re here, and how to deal with this situation, and without a solid foundation of self-esteem and purpose, life can seem pointless and even utterly hopeless.

No wonder the world is in the dreadful state it’s in! With so many people living (more like pretending to live) in pain day after day, how can we possibly expect anything better? Our addictions are just like bandages we keep replacing on our wounds that never heal, and do you know why those wounds never heal? Because a bandage cannot cure that which needs an entire operation—an operation called spiritual awakening or ascension.

Eventually there came a breaking point for me when I simply could not handle working at the software company anymore. It was seriously affecting my health (well, it wasn’t, but I was manifesting the illness through my dissatisfaction), so I was left with no choice but to call a meeting with my boss and put in my two weeks. This turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life, and I am forever grateful to myself for doing it! Although I gave up a solid full-time job with good pay, I took my life back into my own hands and restored my integrity, which ended up being the catalyst of my spiritual awakening.

It wasn’t until over a year later that I started Freedom Earth, but in that moment I set my course for the future by creating the necessary space for myself to expand into a new realm of consciousness. By rejecting the system, I was able to confront my cultural programming, and make the conscious decision to choose the life that I wanted for myself, not what society had told me to want, and that simple distinction made all the difference.

So when you’re faced with hardship in life, whatever it may be, just know you can always choose another path. Let your suffering flow through you, and savor it, because it’s in those moments of despair that true enlightenment is available to you. By embracing your emotions, and fully allowing yourself to sit with your pain, you can become conscious of your feelings, instead of letting them control you. It’s not about being “happy” all the time, as in putting on a fake smile, it’s about being honest with yourself, especially the darkest parts of yourself that you’re afraid to confront—the light in the darkness, the joy in despair.

Are You Alive?

Why are you here? Why did you incarnate at this time? Were you merely a victim of circumstances set in place by your parents, or was there a greater reason? Ultimately you will never know the answer to this question; there is no guidebook for life that is presented to you by some official being named God, despite what the religious texts may claim.

So how do you know what the truth is? How can you find answers to the big questions in life that we all ponder? The answer is belief. What do you choose to be true for yourself? Are you simply an insignificant member of the human race, or are you something more?

As we live out our lives, we unravel more and more of this great mystery about who we are. I choose to believe in a bigger picture beyond the 3D world of politics, finances, and pop culture. I choose to believe that I am here on this planet to perform a special duty, to play the role of a revolutionary, a visionary of the future, and just like an actor in a film, I intend on playing this role seriously and to the best of my ability.

Does it matter if we never see any real changes on the planet throughout the time that we’re here? Maybe to those who play small, but I play the long game, and even if it’s not until the era of my great-grandchildren that this planet finally reaches the next stage of evolution as a transgalactic civilization, then so be it. I will perform my duty here and now, and whatever I accomplish during my time between birth and death is all I can do, anyway.

A good chess player knows how to see the bigger picture beyond the immediate move taking place, and he uses his experience from the past to predict the future. If we look to the past, we know there have been many other times throughout history when the planet has been in a similar position to the one it is in now. The question I have for you is how do you view this scenario? Do you live in dread at the coming collapse of modern civilization, or do you embrace the fall and rise of the new world that will take its place?

Why delay the inevitable? Why hold on to our petty possessions and superficial lives based on material gain and social status when we can choose a different path for ourselves? Why choose to continue keeping up appearances when we can collapse now, and admit the time has come for a new way of life to be adopted?

Ascension is this process of death and rebirth, and it occurs not just on a planetary level, but on a personal level. It is the process we all go through on this planetary school of spiritual development to remember who we are beyond the identities we’re assigned at birth—the great masters within us who are just dying to make themselves known.

So why continue on this path of stagnation when we can choose the path of self-realization and step into the roles we came to play? Fear is certainly an obstacle, but it can be overcome, you simply have to take a leap of faith and believe in who you are.

We see so many others in the world who wander from place to place like zombies without any question of what they’re doing. Why go to a job you hate every day? Why stay in an unhealthy relationship when you know there are plenty of other options out there? Why continue to choose unhappiness when satisfaction is just as available? This dissociative behavior is integral in our cultural programming, but we can break the cycle if we want to.

So I say enough of this nonsense; make your choice now: Are you ready to live, or are you just waiting to die?

How to Gauge the Focus of the Collective: Watch the Trends in the Film Industry

All consciousness is connected in the universe, and this includes the microcosm of the human collective on planet Earth. Since consciousness is what ultimately creates reality, I like to pay attention to what trends are currently active in the world in order to understand how the collective is being influenced and what ideas are being manifested into reality.

One of the most powerful tools for influencing the collective is movies, and recently there has most definitely been a significant trend in apocalyptic scenarios, extraterrestrial invasions, and terrorism. Many of the most major movies that have been released over the past few weeks have had these elements, including Man of Steel, Iron Man 3, Olympus Has Fallen, This is the End, World War Z, Star Trek Into Darkness, Oblivion, and After Earth, and there are many more that have been released and others coming out soon.

Of course, this trend of fear-based movies is nothing new in the contemporary film industry, but it makes me wonder how much more the collective will take of it until a breaking point is reached and these concepts are no longer deemed appropriate.

In fact, I saw this headline on IMDb just yesterday: In Light of Sandy Hook, Jim Carrey Won’t Support Kick-Ass 2. Is there a chance others will also take up the torch and stop investing their energy into violent media? Who knows, but it’s certainly possible. I for one do enjoy a lot of these movies, although I watch them mainly to decode their messages, and would have no problem if the violence and action were toned down—just compare the difference between Wrath of Khan and Into Darkness and you will know what I mean.

Choosing Life After Being Dealt a Dead Hand by Vincent Prezioso

Vince is a good friend of mine who sent this essay over to me for publication. I think this story mixes well with the holistic methods of healing commonly discussed on this website.

Cancer. The word strikes fear into the hearts of any person who wishes to live. Nearly every person has had some brush with cancer in the family or has a friend who has lost a loved one, or even themselves been stricken with this deadly disease. But what is cancer? What does it take to overcome a diagnosis and a blank stare by a highly trained and experienced physician who knows that you don’t have much time left to live? James “Rhio” O’Connor faced this tragedy and he was not willing to let it conquer him without a fight.

Cancer is the rapid growth and spread of hazardous cells that can form infectious growths to attack the immune system and even the blood supply. Mr. O’Connor developed a form of cancer called Mesothelioma. This form of cancer is characterized by growths of cancerous cells in the mesothelium; a membrane that covers and protects most of the internal organs of the body. On that fateful day in October of 2011, Mr. O’Connor was given less than a year to live when physicians found a large tumor in his lung. Upon investigation, it appeared the cancer was induced by prolonged asbestos inhalation earlier in life. Obviously this whole ordeal came as a shock to Mr. O’Connor and his family. Instead of picking a plot at the cemetery and getting his final objectives completed, Mr. O’Connor decided to take action. He investigated his options. Surgery was ruled out due to the proximity of the tumor to his spine. Mr. O’Connor denied the procedure of chemotherapy because it seemed to him that he wanted to live his ‘final’ days with his own strength and will intact.

His initial course of action is exactly the one that I would I have taken if I were given such dire news. Mr. O’Connor looked outside of the institutional method of healing and used his own bodily processes to regain a foothold on his condition. Mr. O’Connor listened to his body. He began a massive regimen of supplements and foods vital for a healthy immune system. His ‘anti-cancer’ diet included plenty of fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, and as much organic foods as possible. These foods are full of nutrients and enzymes that help fight diseases and promote the immune function and oxygenation of the blood to promote healing. He also took great care to not over-stress himself, to appreciate all that life has to offer, and keep the relationships in his life strong. Love and compassion are powerful healing qualities that all humans share. Having a good support system is crucial to managing stress.

Proper diet and exercise are concepts that we can take by example from Mr. Connor and utilize at this very moment. Some people need to be given a ‘life-or-death’ scenario to begin making constructive decisions to properly nourish their bodies. I have personally had my own battle with making healthy decisions. Nearly 4 years ago I lost 112 pounds. It took me nearly a year to achieve this, but I did so with many of the same methods that Mr. O’Connor utilized. Along with proper diet and nutrition, I too listened to my body as Mr. O’Connor did. A steady program that I constructed myself composed of moderate cardiovascular workouts and intense interval training complemented with weight training and strengthening has allowed me to keep a healthy and happy life. The skills and determination that I gained throughout this process have allowed me to continue making constructive decisions to regulate my life. I have since enrolled at the Fortis Institute in Woodlawn, MD in the Radiologic Technology program, and I am exceeding every expectation that I set for myself.

It is with this same perseverance that Mr. O’Connor lived out the next 7 ½ years once he was diagnosed. Never once admitting defeat to cancer which intimidates most people when the simple word is uttered. I would again agree with Mr. O’Connor for turning down chemotherapy.

In my studies in radiation protection and radiation physics, I have learned all too well the damage that even minor doses of radiation can inflict on the body. Yes, the risk is supposedly worth the reward. Yet the percentage of patients who have actually benefitted from such a demoralizing and arduous process is negligible. In fact, the incidence of contracting cancer itself is negligible. The random occurrences of cancer, whether they be hereditary or brought on by smoking for example, are very difficult to prove. The only way that we can potentially protect ourselves is to take care of the things we have control of. Diet, exercise, nutrition, stress management, and spiritual guidance are all very real and proven ways to personally manage our afflictions. I believe that there should be more of an effort to promote more alternative medicine. In my personal experiences, people are more likely to recover from their afflictions if they believe that they possess the ability to do so. Other cultures, particularly the Asian cultures, use all sorts of herbal remedies, acupuncture, meditation exercises, and other stress management techniques. I have seen a trend in more Holistic treatments being used to manage disease processes. These methods can be as simple as taking medicines that have natural ingredients and creating relaxation techniques that use our own bodily processes to heal and manage pain. This concept again relates to the foods that we eat; always seeking the natural alternative over artificial sweeteners and preservatives which have had numerous studies linking them to possible cancer incidences. I’m certainly no doctor, ergo I do not attempt to debate the possibility of what may or may not cause cancer. However, if I have my own choice of what I ingest on a daily basis, I would prefer to known where the ingredients of those foods come from and I feel that most people will feel the same if only they would take a moment to think and decide.

The final lesson that I took from James Rhio O’Connor’s life is that he simply was not able to admit that it was his time to die. He teaches a valuable lesson to everyone who procrastinates or takes things for granted. When I read his story for the first time, I had to take a step back and realize that all the things that I strive for are constructive but I should appreciate more of the things that I do have rather than what I would like to have. The simple concept of having clean water to drink and a home to sleep in is a huge step above the poorer portions of the world. The ability to read and write and to attend school by choice is something we all take for granted in this country. Personally, I don’t intend to waste my opportunities. Even more than ever I appreciate my family and my health, and I hope that if you are reading this and James O’Connor’s story, you take away the same lesson.

If you would like to know more about James “Rhio” O’Connor or about mesothelioma, please visit http://www.survivingmesothelioma.com to learn about his story and other incredible stories about surviving this deadly disease.

The Symbolism of "The Journey Home"

First off, I want to say thank you to everyone for all of the wonderful praise I’ve received for The Journey Home. This was just something I put together pretty quickly to boost morale for the PAT, and I’m glad it resonated with everyone.

I received a comment stating that the ending was too cryptic, so I wanted to address the meaning of the film from my perspective for anyone who may be having trouble reading between the lines to grasp the film’s symbolic message.

This film was made as a tribute for a select group of people, the PAT and other lightworkers, and it’s context is the process of ascension, so it is not meant to be interpreted at face value, but simply as a proxy for my own spiritual message. This message is expressed directly in my narrated words in the first part of the film, and then represented symbolically in the two subsequent movie clips.

The film starts with a clip of planet Earth literally ascending into the frame, showing the audience what the film is about at the very start. This can also be interpreted as the PAT soaring above the earth from the stars, and I even narrate the words, “You will remember who you are, an infinite sovereign being of light, and you will know that your sacrifice was not in vain, as you look upon the earth from the stars, and watch the fruits of your labor flourish.”

In the next part of the film, we’re taken on a journey through space, as we’re shown many different beautiful clips of stars. This represents the cosmic journey back home to Source, and the different stars we’re seeded from.

Next we’re shown the clip from What Dreams May Come, and we see Robin Williams’ character say goodbye to his wife then disappear from the physical realm. This represents the PAT members leaving Earth and making the transition to fifth density which is portrayed in the movie as a dream world.

Lastly, we’re shown the clip from Gladiator. Russell Crowe’s character Maximus represents the personification of the archetypal lightwarrior, and his death symbolizes the sacrifice of the PAT to help ascend the planet by surrendering themselves to the death of 3D existence and the trials of the light body process. We then see Djimon Hounsou’s character Juba say, “I will see you again, but not yet,” and this is a reference to the prophecy of the End Times cycle foretelling the return of the ascended masters to Earth to usher in the new Golden Age, as well as the concept of souls reincarnating over time to play out the same roles. The clip ends with us ascending from the colosseum to the sky, which brings us full circle from the beginning of the film where we were soaring above the earth.

So as you can see, everything that was shown in the film was intentional. Perhaps it is a bit cryptic, but if you read between the lines it’s not too difficult to decode. I hope this explanation clarifies any confusion about the meaning of the film.