Where I’ve Been and What’s Coming Next


Hello everyone, my name is Skyler Newman, and I’m the founder of Freedom Earth, and in this video I just wanted to reintroduce myself to the community, since I’ve been away for a while, and let you know what I’ve been up to and what I plan on doing next.

For those who are not aware of how Freedom Earth began, in the summer of 2011 I started to experience what I can only describe as a spiritual awakening, which led me to seek answers online to better understand what was happening to me. This led me to Dr. Georgi Stankov’s website, stankovuniversallaw.com, where I found a plethora of information on what he calls the light body process or what is more commonly referred to as the ascension process in the New Age community.

This spiritual awakening experience involved having intense lucid dreams, out of body experiences, and a drive to disconnect and deprogram myself from the conditioning of the modern world. This affected my life dramatically, and caused me to experience an entire paradigm shift in my view of reality, as I sought answers to the big questions of life and a deeper understanding of who I was and what exactly I was doing here.

Going down the rabbit hole took me on an alternative path to the life I had been leading before, and the name Freedom Earth came to me one day with a strong impulse to take action and start an online community with others who were also going through the awakening process.

So, in late 2011 I started the Freedom Earth subreddit at reddit.com/r/freedomearth, and and a few months later I started a blog at freedomearth.org where I wrote about my experiences and did outreach with the online community.

Fast forward now to 2014, which was when I decided to explore the intentional communities movement in Virginia as a member of Acorn Community, which is the sister community of Twin Oaks, the largest and oldest active intentional community in the region. While I was there, I gained a lot of firsthand experience about how intentional communities are run, and spent time visiting several other communities of different structures and sizes in the area.

After I left Acorn later that year, I decided to move to Washington DC to work on the Basic Income Project and participate in activism events in a cell of Anonymous. Ultimately, I decided to leave DC to pursue other work, and while I learned a lot from my time with these groups, I found that what they were offering was simply not what I was looking for. I commend the people of these groups for their efforts, but personally I think the real answer lies in education and self development.

Both Anonymous and the intentional communities revolved around anarchism, which is not an effective system in my opinion. Strong leadership and a central vision were sorely lacking in both of those groups, as well as effective recruitment, which is common for these types of organizations.

Furthermore, I found that protesting, while it creates a lot of noise and attention, is an ineffective way to create change in the world, and lobbying is the way to go, if changing legislation is your ultimate goal.

So, after spending a lot of time in the world of activism and alternative living, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to continue doing this work, and for a while I was committed to pursuing other things. But ultimately, I knew deep down that this work is what I know I have to do, and so, after taking a lot of time to meditate on my past experiences I realized that the core problem in those movements was the same problem with the rest of the world that I always knew from the beginning, that The people of planet Earth are simply not ready to evolve to the next level of consciousness as a galactic society and need more education.

And I sincerely ask for you not to take this message in the wrong way. This is not an insult, nor a claim that I am someway superior to anyone else. It is simply a conclusion that I’ve drawn that more people need to put in the personal work to deprogram themselves from their past traumas, emotional issues, and fear-based conditioning in order for the species to progress in its development.

I am here serving as a guide and messenger to deliver information to the people of planet Earth that if you want real change to occur, the only way it can is through spiritual development. Attempting to change the system from within will not create a paradigm shift. While progress is certainly being made through legislation, the only way the major problems of the world will be resolved is through humanity growing up and becoming a more evolved species.

This means letting go of superficial ideals that do not serve you. This means learning how to master your emotions and live without the burden of material attachment. I am telling you from experience that happiness cannot be found through desire. It is only through pursuing your passions and being in your element that you will find true satisfaction.

For example, true happiness cannot be found via the pursuit of money, fame, or status, but only through personal passions such as performance for those who are natural performers, like singers, dancers, actors, etc. It is in the act of utilizing your skills to the utmost extent and unleashing your full potential that you will find the happiness that you desire.

And look, I know that there is always the voice in the back of your head that is telling you to be realistic, telling you that life is difficult, and that is the source of your suffering. When you allow yourself to let go of your false notions and perceived limitations, you will find your personal power and the freedom to experience joy in life.

Okay, I’m going to stop this video here, but in the future, I will be creating more videos and other educational materials. Thank you watching, and I’ll see you next time.

The Journey Home