How I’m staying positive in dark times
I just listened to, and highly recommend, this podcast from Red Ice Radio interviewing Douglas Dietrich about the occult in the US military (think “Men Who Stare at Goats,” only alleging to be much more effective and much more demonic).
Given that science only claims to be able to perceive – at all – about 27% of the matter or energy in our universe (the remainder being “dark matter or energy“) I’m inclined to be sympathetic toward the idea that things are not exactly as the military would have you believe based on their press conferences. Regardless of whether the ideas in the above podcast are 100% accurate, I’m keenly aware right now of the empty, nihilistic, angry and spiteful energy of our world, and I’m basically in a scared and freaked out mood. I need optimism to get me through my life, otherwise there’s no energy, there’s no meaning.
A helpful poetic image:
I feel like it can be easy to get carried away by negative-seeming energy, and in these times, I visualize myself as a piece of paper being blown away through an empty, dark city in a cold rainy wind, but as I tumble, I fold myself into an origami shape, gaining mass like a ball from katamari, as the rain and dirt mix inside the new oragami figure, the paper of my self suddenly sticks to a patch of ground out of its own new weight, I stand up, and I lean forward as I walk into the wind. After five minutes, I’ve hot wired an abandoned car with a full tank of gas and I’m on a freeway onramp flooring the accelerator.
A person who doesn’t test the extent of their own freedom may as well be an elephant tied to fishing wire, attached to a staple in the earth, who simply never moves. Maximizing free will does not mean that your soul should sit in your body and idly await bodily death. Use your free will.
In my immediately ensuing struggle to regain the optimism my mind requires for survival, I find hope, belief, and resolve from two things:
1.) the innate power within all human beings, on the individual and collective level, and
2.) the current blossoming of our ability to communicate, enabling vastly more people to release greater potential into our kinetic world.
Humans have more potential than we know. Our minds are not cups to be filled and then drained, they are fires which burn despite the pouring of the rain. Within all of us, there is huge huge potential energy, and we just need to figure out how to release it.
One idea is to get many people around the world chanting the same thing to the same rhythm at the same time, with the expectation that what was being chanted would become real. Right now, today, almost all behavior to this effect is dedicated entirely to monotheism, and thus the energy behind this behavior is largely drained and lost from our world. I’m not real big on verbal chanting, and I don’t really see myself doing this, but I know there are a lot of people out there who think in similar atheistic terms, and in order to change our world and release the power within all of us, we must first embody the change we want within our individual selves. The community begins in the mind. Either way, I will mentally be chanting “maximize free will” to create positivity out of thin air, so please join me.
Personally, I’m lucky to live a blessed life, and it’s because of this that I’m able to unplug from the system and think for myself, and better see the world as it actually is, and no longer deny either the huge dark energy in our world, nor the innate power within all humans to be a force for positivity and free will.
On the heels of the vernal equinox, I’m taking this time to be thankful for the amount of freedom we have both in real life, and via the internet; may we be most clearly aware of the extent of our freedoms, both individually, and collectively.