There is far more to this world than taught in our schools, shown in the media, or proclaimed by the church and state. Most of mankind lives in a hypnotic trance, taking to be reality what is instead a twisted simulacrum of reality, a collective dream in which values are inverted, lies are taken as truth, and tyranny is accepted as security. They enjoy their ignorance and cling tightly to the misery that gives them identity.

Fortunately, some are born with spiritual immune systems that sooner or later give rejection to the illusory worldview grafted upon them from birth through social conditioning. They begin sensing that something is amiss, and start looking for answers. Inner knowledge and anomalous outer experiences show them a side of reality others are oblivious to, and so begins their journey of awakening. Each step of the journey is made by following the heart instead of following the crowd and by choosing knowledge over ignorance.

Knowledge is the key to unlocking our potential. It gives us the self-​determination, responsibility, and power necessary to cast off the chains of covert oppression. Knowledge is therefore the greatest protector, for it also gives us foresight to impeccably handle the challenges of life and, most importantly, to sidestep the traps on the path to awakening. The more you know of higher truths and apply what you know, the more you begin operating under higher laws that transcend the limitations of the lower. -Montalk

Redefine your perceived notion of common sense.

Subjects covered: history, science, evolution, psychology, mysticism, archeology, spirituality, the cosmos, philosophy, occultism, secret societies, UFOs, and ETs.
The innocent mistake that keeps us caught in our own particular style of ignorance, unkindness, and shut-downness is that we are never encouraged to see clearly what is, with gentleness. Instead, there’s a kind of basic misunderstanding that we should try to be better than we already are, that we should try to improve ourselves, that we should try to get away from painful things, and that if we could just learn how to get away from the painful things, then we would be happy. That is the innocent, naive misunderstanding that we all share, which keeps us unhappy.

This is not an improvement plan; it is not a situation in which you try to be better than you are now. It is something much softer and more openhearted than any of that. It involves learning how, once you have fully acknowledged the feeling of anger and the knowledge of who you are and what you do, to let it go. So whether it’s anger or craving or jealousy or fear or depression—whatever it might be—the notion is not to try to get rid of it, but to make friends with it. That means getting to know it completely, with some kind of softness, and learning how, once you’ve experienced it fully, to let go.
Pema Chodron (via lazyyogi)
Letting go is the lesson. Letting go is always the lesson. Have you ever noticed how much of our agony is all tied up with craving and loss?
Susan Gordon Lydon (via thecalminside)

All of the genocides and wars came from educated and cultured men. People have to start realizing that hundreds of millions on this earth died not because of ignorant yokels love killing each other, but because of the silver spooned vanguards of reason and authority forced them to kill.

Genocide is more likely to be a product of a Master’s Degree than illiteracy.

Thomas Sheridan
Reframed illusions. 

Reframed illusions. 

In spite of what many people seem to think, “occult” does not mean “evil”, “sinister”, “demonic” , “satanic”, “luciferian” or anything like that.

It means “hidden” or “secret”. Nothing more. 

An “occultist” is anyone who delves into knowledge of the “spiritual” realms. Anyone who does not stick to the very limited materialistic paradigm. 

Anyone interested in learning about what is mistakenly called “paranormal” will learn things that are hidden to those who stick to the simplistic idea that reality is limited to what materialist “science” has tested, recorded and quantified, or to what the priesthood tells us. It isn’t. That is what being an occultists reveals. 

The notion that knowing about the “hidden” is dangerous and “evil” has been perpetuated by that horribly oppressive institution called “religion” -set up by the elite to make people accept hierarchy as divine decree - which wants to control everyone by limiting their knowledge, so the elite in religion can exert power over the people thru their ignorance of the nature of - and inherent need for spirituality.

If humans are not required to earn a living to be provided survival needs, many are going to want to be productive, but not at those tasks they did not choose to do but were forced to accept in order to earn money. Instead, humans will spontaneously take upon themselves those tasks that world society really needs to have done.
Buckminster Fuller

Mental Detox

universoul:

Detoxifying your body is not just limited to eating cleaner. Junk thoughts are the equivalent to junk food - and you are what you eat. Thoughts of anxiety, resentment, insecurity, or any kind of the mental ‘weight’ you’ve carried in your gut far too long affect pretty much every fiber, every cell of your being. These effects can be psychosomatic, where physical illness is caused by mental or emotional problems. It is also called the nocebo effect, the evil twin of the placebo effect, which I’m sure most of you are familiar with. Some of these negative thoughts and emotional harboring will have to be processed and digested - and shitted out. And feasting on thoughts of joy, acceptance, gratefulness, and honesty, will lead you to be more energetic due to their ‘nutritious’ properties. Most say a healthy body leads to a healthy mind, but I can tell you this much, it goes both ways if you are seeking balance and complete harmony of the mental/physical. Remember, the body is the instrument and your mind is the composer.
Complexity consists of integration as well as differentiation. The task of the next decades and centuries is to realize this underdeveloped component of the mind. Just as we have learned to separate ourselves from each other and from the environment, we now need to learn how to reunite ourselves with other entities around us without losing our hard-won individuality. The most promising faith for the future might be based on the realization that the entire universe is a system related by common laws and that it makes no sense to impose our dreams and desires on nature without taking them into account. Recognizing the limitations of human will, accepting a cooperative rather than a ruling role in the universe, we should feel the relief of the exile who is finally returning home. The problem of meaning will then be resolved as the individual’s purpose merges with the universal flow.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (pg 240)
The mind that doesn’t cling doesn’t reject either.
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teachthemhowtothink:

perpetualvelocity:

theskylardiaries:

I need to remember these sometimes.

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Excellent advice, all of it.

(Source: lydieslittlefamily)

The only way to learn forgiveness is to be betrayed. You might understand the intellectual concept of forgiveness, but you will only learn how to truly forgive when someone has done something that requires you to love them and let it go. Life demands these hurtful experiences for you to learn how forgiveness feels, it could be no other way. If there is anyone in your life that you must forgive, instead of seeing them as someone who has hurt you, try to see them as someone who was sent to teach you forgiveness and thank them for this precious gift - then forgive them, and let it go.
Jackson Kiddard (via thelovelyloner)
barefootmarley:

naoto hattori

barefootmarley:

naoto hattori

Be a true representative of the goodness in your heart, and don’t expect it to be easy or even noticed.
Adyashanti  (via raychillster)

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