Whilst the majority of people in the Western world discuss celebrities, fashion, technology, crime, terrorism and an array of other superficial manifestations of mainstream “programs,” there is a growing community of “awakening” people are who engaged in a dialogue about the core of what it means to be human at the start of the 21st Century.
On ‘The Conscious Society’ YouTube Channel, I have interviewed a variety of guests that speak to some core truths that we must face as a collective. Personally I would love to hear these voices on every TV in every lounge room, however it’s up to each person to actively seek out this information as it will not be televised within the matrix-media. So far, the guests include:
- Helena Norberg-Hodge (Communities);
- Steve Keen (Economics);
- Rupert Sheldrake (Science);
- Geoff Lawton (Permaculture);
- Dean Radin (Parapsychology);
- Will Stanton (education);
- Michael Tellinger (Ubuntu);
- Zen Gardner (Activism);
- Fred Alan Wolf (Quantum Physics); and
- Amit Goswami (Quantum Economics).
Opening our mind and heart to information which counters the mainstream narratives of life, as well as processing and understanding it, can be a challenging affair. Not only do we need to sift through the propaganda and manipulation of the matrix-media, we also have to do the same in alternative channels. Ideally, we should also have a deep philosophical foundation to contextualize any associated ‘darkness’ into a more holistic and empowering picture.
Remaining skeptical is obviously critical, but there comes a time when the patterns of truth become undeniable. That’s why it’s important to identify the sites and articles on the web which are designed to keep us confused, such as those who falsely claim they’ve debunked an alternative or free thinking idea, no matter if it relates to more common discussions such as those in academia and science, or the rarer ones such as systemic dysfunction and corruption.
In all honesty, one topic alone takes near countless hours to dig through the lies and deceptions and locate some ‘truth’, but don’t be discouraged because it’s well worth it. That’s because you’re not only doing yourself a favor, but the whole of society too. We really do need to help one another awaken together.
8 Examples of Powerful Conversations
1. Mainstream (corporate) media programs society with lies and propaganda, which restricts and condenses the awareness of any person who is a servant to it;
2. Education is designed to harvest productive economic citizens with little focus on the vitalities of life, such as philosophical, social, physical, emotional, psychological and behavioral health;
3. Capitalism keeps the populace enslaved to scarcity which results with unhealthy levels of competition, greed and selfishness, as well as guarantees both winners and losers;
4. Economic models ensure that poverty, homelessness and other socio-economic disadvantages aren’t resolved and that abundance isn’t achieved for the people of earth; the global central banking system, which is privately owned and operated, is another important focal point.
5. Globalization is killing local economies, small business, democratic functionality, national sovereignty, natural systems, community spirit and healthy food production;
6. Consumerism imprisons the ‘focus of the masses’ and distracts them with an ego-based and image-driven narrative of existence;
7. The War-on-Drugs has been a massive policy failure which has amplified many social issues instead of resolving them, such as crime, addiction and imprisonment; and
8. Monopolized medicine has suppressed effective natural remedies and has ensured that most manifestations of poor health are treated prescriptively and temporarily, with little preventative measures and holistic treatment strategies.
One of the primary systemic issues we should be focusing on is the way money is created and managed in our global societies. We actually don’t need the elite banking families who have inherited and expanded the management of our money into profit and power; most countries are sovereign and independent nations and can create their own publicly operated central banks. If we did this, we wouldn’t need to be concerned with budget deficits or surpluses; we can create as much economic stimulus as required, while obviously still accounting for economic ebbs and flows, and direct it to where it’s needed most.
If we took back our power to create and manage our money we could virtually eliminate poverty and homelessness right now. We can also remove the financial ponzy schemes which ensure the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, as the wealth inequality gap is substantially increasing while the most disadvantaged and vulnerable in our society are essentially ignored. ‘Trickle-down’ economics is simply an epic failure.
Another possible policy option that we have right now is to institute a minimum wage for every person, including those on welfare, to help them to educate themselves and break free of inter-generational unemployment. This has been credibly designed by alternative economists who have legitimately debunked the mathematics of the neoclassical model.
They have also illustrated that we can decrease the huge private debt burden by injecting money into private bank accounts (with the condition that we must pay off any outstanding debt), which is called a modern-day debt jubilee or ‘Quantitative Easing for the People’. In addition, when unemployment is rising we can create jobs in the public sector and then transfer them to the private sector when it rebounds.
Put simply, there are already solutions to this resource-imbalanced mess that we’re in.
Another more revolutionary solution to the inherent ‘scarcity’ of the capitalistic model is the transition to an economy of ‘abundance’. One potential framework to achieve this is the ‘resource-based economy’ and another is ‘Ubuntu’. Something like this is more or less the ideal, however there will probably be baby steps leading up to it over the coming decades.
The Philosophical Shift
Let’s move to arguably the most fundamental and important discussion – the philosophy of reality. There is a meta-paradigm shift occurring; in fact it’s been happening for decades, although it really is just a rebirth of ancient wisdom and philosophy. Simply, we are moving from a ‘mind-less’ perspective back to a ‘mind-full’ one. Put more descriptively, instead of ‘life-less’ and disconnected matter being assumed to be the fundamental nature of the universe, a ‘life-full’ and interconnected awareness is known to be.
Imagine a world where the only true experience we ever have, which is being ‘aware’, is assumed not to be real. Well, welcome to the insanity of today’s materialist dogma where they believe that awareness is an illusion that needs to be reduced to matter. They presuppose that the body-brain is a ‘creator’ of consciousness, but really it is a ‘point’ of consciousness. Just like a black hole attracts and projects waves of information from the universe, the body-brain attracts and projects waves of information from consciousness.
That’s why if we tamper with the body-brain, it doesn’t tamper with how awareness is created, but how it is experienced.
This rebirthed perspective implies that every person, every object, is fundamentally connected. The technical term for this philosophy is ‘monistic idealism’, meaning One Mind, however it doesn’t imply that it is ‘self-aware’ like humans are. Two other names commonly used to describe this are the ‘Source’ and ‘God’. The quantum field of possibilities is the scientific description.
Once the majority of humanity wakes up to their entangled, symbolic and sentient reality, the value systems for how we interact with each other and our planet will change dramatically for the common good. The expansion of our collective consciousness will reach an extraordinary and revolutionary stage of its evolution because for the first time this wisdom will be embraced on a planetary scale.
This also ties into how we rationally examine reality. Science is frequently considered to be an unbiased, objective and unadulterated method of investigating and understanding the external world, but unfortunately that’s not always the case. Like any human enterprise, it is plagued with dogma, politics, corporate interests and other biased forces. This has pressured scientists to only study certain areas and publicly admit certain ‘beliefs’.
A word to describe the extremist activity of modern-day science is ‘Scientism’. It has parallels with religious fundamentalism, something which is hypocritically ridiculed by those highly indoctrinated into this belief system. As described above, one major source of its dysfunction is that it inaccurately rests on the metaphysical paradigm of materialism. Therefore, the ‘interpretation’ of its evidence is subject to be fundamentally flawed and any contradicting evidence, such as that of parapsychological research, is blindly rejected and arrogantly explained away. That’s why the materialist ‘priests’ are a laughing-stock to true progressive thinkers.
The truth is that we are evolving the way we perceive the world. We are shifting our primary mode of perception away from the rationality of the cerebral brain and the emotionality of the guts to a heart centered focus of awareness. Essentially, our hearts are integrating our big and little brains into its brain of love. This is sometimes a natural result of unplugging from the entertainment and fear based narratives of mainstream consciousness, which is why it’s so important to encourage on a widespread scale.
Ultimately, there is a collective awakening happening right now in which society is slowly transforming into a filtration of consciousness that is more holistically based. Integral to truly opening our hearts to the world is expressing compassion for and taking action against the assortment of unhealthy social symptoms previously mentioned, which are caused by a plague of systemic dysfunction.
We genuinely need to design our systems so that the dysfunctional epidemics of our age are minimized to a high degree. Examples include mental illness, addiction (to not just legal and illegal drugs, but also TV, emotions, sex etc.), violence, poverty, homelessness, malnutrition, existential crises, suicide, spiritual disconnection, family and community breakdown, a lack of inner peace, obesity and ill-health. There’s nowhere to hide from this either; it’s everyone’s job to help transcend this pain together.
The list obviously goes much further and deeper; however this piece was only designed as a short introduction to our society’s real points of focus at the start of the 21st Century. In order to meet these challenges, we need to collectively encourage our peers, community leaders and politicians to take these issues seriously and redirect our focus through an honest, informed and explicit discussion on these matters.
Our society desperately needs to integrate these discussions into mainstream dialogue, so please help us to spread the message as far as we can. Watch and share the interviews at The Conscious Society. In addition, if you’d like to voice your concern about the insanity of our current banking system, please sign this petition.