Metalife and art
by Jon Rappoport
December 8, 2014
With the NSA scandals, many more people have read and heard the term “metadata.” It means “data about data.”
Well, there is also “metalife.” It means “life about life.”
Which means Art.
Art is a way of reaching life on another level.
When the first cave painter scratched an animal on a stone wall, he was undertaking a unique action. He was expressing his own consciousness beyond living his life.
He was inventing beyond his experience.
Suddenly, his experience had another use. It could be gathered up and transformed into painting, creation.
The first artist was the first alchemist.
So it is with all art. You can transmute your own past, your own experience, your own knowledge, your own emotions into works of imagination.
Art is a spiritual path.
From its dynamic perspective, everything that has ever happened to you can take on absolutely new meaning.
This also happens to be the goal of all therapies.
But with art, the goal is fulfilled.
It is no exaggeration to say that the artist can reinvent his past.
Civilizations rise and fall, come and go, and their fate is decided by untold millions of people who refrain from taking the path of the artist.
Ordinary life as we know it doesn’t resolve into a grand solution. It never has. Through alchemical persuasion, however, it can. And that alchemy is art.
The chain of cause and effect, threading from past into present, breaks. Instead, imagination/consciousness invents new realities and new futures, utilizing the energy of past events.
But this energy is no longer connected to those events. It’s brand new, it’s fuel for the fire.
As soon as imagination/invention/creation becomes the leading prow of action for an individual, the energy conversion and liberation begins.
Many, many artists don’t realize the power they have in their hands. They persist in seeing themselves as “entitled to be crazy” in their lives, and this undercuts their own consciousness.
Many artists are so obsessed with commercial success and fame that they’d dance at the end of a leash like a dog if they thought it would bring them recognition. This, needless to say, is debilitating.
So-called spiritual traditions tend to have a habit of depicting states of consciousness and enlightenment. They’re intent on describing the Reality behind reality.
Art makes no such claims. On its path, the artist invents many, many realities, and in doing so, he moves beyond all such descriptions.
For a culture to realize all these things, something quite different from propaganda and indoctrination would have to take place. In the meantime, metalife is an individual proposition.
It always has been.
The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at NoMoreFakeNews.com or Outside the Reality Machine.