The rebirth of individual consciousness
Dispensing with the Earth-culture context
by Jon Rappoport
August 22, 2015
Note to my readers: It’s possible that this blog will eventually outpace my work at NoMoreFakeNews. Readership here is growing, and I welcome that. The point is, in my work as an artist, and in my research, it’s become apparent to me that the universes created by imagination make this physical world we inhabit tiny by comparison. No, I’m not abandoning planet Earth—I’m making an observation. The perceptual capabilities of humans have been reduced by a factor of a billion or more. Human obsessively operate within a very, very narrow sliver of the potential spectrum. And they create within an even smaller context. I’m not talking about psychedelic drugs, by the way, as an avenue out of this situation. I’m talking about inherent imagination, and its uses. I’m also talking about the utter lack of faith in what imagination produces beyond replicas of the physical world. This utter lack of faith in the realness of the realities imagination produces leads to: considering imagination as a mere toy, an interesting diversion.
For instance, suppose you invented a new language far different from any language spoken or written on Earth. Different in every respect. Different in what it reveals and what it refers to. A “language of a different realm.” And then suppose you read your own language and were shocked to discover what you found. An opening into another universe of meaning. And then suppose you shrugged and came back to the language you were already familiar with from birth and forgot all about your invented language. This would constitute an utter lack of faith in your own imagination.
The culture of Earth insists on certain traditions, certain constructions, certain meanings, certain contexts. Imagination has no such limits….
More on this later. For now, here is today’s article:
“The one fact omitted by 99.9 percent of the world’s spiritual teachings is that consciousness can be theatrical.” (Jon Rappoport, The Underground)
In this article, I begin by casting aside the traditional separation between non-material you and your consciousness.
Non-material you has always been alive, and always will be. You are conscious. Your conscious thoughts and actions can move in any way you want them to.
At various times and places, you may have wanted to maintain utter independence and individuality, and at other times you may have wanted to merge with other people.
Think of that merging in much the same way an actor takes on a role in a play. He becomes the character.
He also, when he wants to, stops being the character. He merges and un-merges.
Mountains of spiritual nonsense have been written about the merging, as if it is some form of cosmic awareness that is final and permanent.
The merge/un-merge solves the problem and the confusion about the individual vs. the group. The individual is capable of being “self or other,” but no loss of identity need be involved, and regardless of which state he is in, he is always himself…in the same way an actor playing a role is always himself.
Of course, I’m depicting an individual who knows what he is doing. At various social, psychological, and spiritual levels, most people are not aware of what they’re doing, and so they cling to misleading ideas about their own individuality and their connections to others.
And as I’ve been indicating for years, there is an enormous amount of top-down propaganda aimed at convincing the individual that his own concerns must be sacrificed for “the benefit of the group.”
We’re now living through a period in which a “forced merge” is in the ascendance, for political reasons I’ve spelled out in prior articles. “The individual” as a concept is being attacked from all sides. This is the state of Earth culture in the 21st century.
Forced merging and forced individuality both have dire consequences. They bottle up astonishing amounts of energy, and people eventually react by blowing their tops and acting in unpredictable ways.
To forestall this, the use of sedating drugs becomes widespread.
In the long, long run, the individual comes back to himself. Whether it takes a hundred years or a thousand, it happens. Meanwhile, there is a significant amount of social disruption, coercive control, and conflict.
Planet Earth is a theater, and the actors, in these times, are busy pretending they don’t exist. They’re pretending they are the characters they’re portraying and nothing else.
It’s absurd, but there it is.
However, as with any stage presentation, you can walk out on it. You don’t have to abide in the Big Merge.
P.S. This century’s true voyagers will be those who realize that their own imaginations are the ships.
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 NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.