Guest Writer for Wake Up World
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.
Yet opening our mind and heart to this sort of information, as well as processing and understanding it, is a challenging affair. Not only do we need to sift through the propaganda and manipulation of the mainstream media, we also have to do the same in alternative channels. Ideally, we should also have a deep philosophical foundation to contextualise any associated ‘darkness’ into a more holistic and empowering picture.
Remaining sceptical 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.
The reality is, those who benefit from maintaining the status quo are likely to reject any competing ideas without analysing the evidence objectively, or to an even greater extreme, will pay internet trolls to do their dirty work for them. Through the process of investigating all the evidence of course we need to be vigilant in weighing up the various perspectives and arguments; however the art is in distinguishing between what’s more aligned to the truth and what’s not. To do this, it is important to engage both our rational and intuitive capacities.
In alignment with a genuine search for truth, this article aims to provide a necessary snapshot of the ‘core’ dialogue taking place in our world, especially outside of mainstream channels. It doesn’t expect its audience to blindly follow the ideas expressed here; instead it aims to provide a platform for viewers to launch into their own robust investigation and discussion around these and other correlating matters.
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 favour, but the whole of society too. We really do need to help one another awaken together.
A primary discussion in alternative mindsets is the archaic power structures that control and benefit from our social systems. Many people have many names for this, such as ‘empire’, ‘illuminati’, ‘banksters’, ‘energetic influences’ and ‘elite’, among others. No matter what we call them or what layer we’re describing, the truth is there really are many deeply embedded forces that do have an agenda of keeping humanity enslaved to their power, which as a current consequence is the bold attempt to create a one world structure under their strict and untouchable control.
We see this in preparatory mechanisms such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), privacy invasion, international imperialism and the expansion of an interdependent and globalised economy. World War 3 looms on the horizon as a result. It appears that they’re aiming to institute a one-world currency too.
Whether the various levels of power players have inherently good or bad intentions, it doesn’t really matter; the outcomes are evidently disastrous for cultural sovereignty, local communities, collective freedom and individual health. The fact remains that the true state of our global society has become clear – humanity is suffering terribly.
That’s one reason why more and more individuals are waking up to the various mechanisms orchestrated by this matrix of control and have disconnected from it for the benefit of their own freedom, health and wellbeing. The good news is that a tipping point for a collective awakening is nearing its threshold each passing day, so the coming years are full of hope.
Following are 8 examples of systemic and social issues that we currently face:
1. Mainstream (corporate) media programs society with lies and propaganda, which restricts and condenses the awareness of any person who is 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 behavioural 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. Globalisation 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. Monopolised 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.
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, whilst 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 whilst 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’. Something like this is more or less the ideal, however there will probably be baby steps leading up to it over the coming decades.
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 centred 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.
Examples include the epidemics of mental illness, addiction (to not just legal and illegal drugs, but also TV, emotions, sex etc.), violence, poverty, homelessness, 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 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.
Next week, we will begin the weekly Redesigning Society series in which a string of experts in their fields are interviewed, sharing their perspectives on these and other important issues.
Our society desperately needs to integrate these discussions into mainstream dialogue, so please help us to spread the message as far as we can.
Previous articles by Phillip J. Watt:
- The Awakening Of Society Is Just As Important As The Awakening Of Our Self
- The Ego is the Source of Suffering AND Contentment
- The Orchestra of Reality – a Journey through Science, Spirituality & Symbolism
- 8 Emotional Patterns That Can Disturb Our Inner Peace
- 8 More Emotional Patterns That Can Disturb Our Inner Peace
- Finding Our Peace: The Art of Loving Our Experience
- A Day in the Life of Mindfulness
- The New Age of a United Global Culture
- Permaculture – What Is It and Why Is It Important?
- Matter vs. Spirit – A Guide to Participating in the Greatest Debate Ever
About the author:
Phillip J. Watt lives in Sydney, Australia. He identifies as a ‘self-help guide’ as he has long focused on his physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and then shares those lessons with his clients and readers. His written work also deals with topics from ideology to society, as well as self-development.
Phil has a degree in Social Science and Philosophy and has been trained extensively in health services. He assists adults, children and families as a mentor, relationship mediator and health and life teacher. He also provides online support services for personal healing and growth, assisting his clients to grow their skills and knowledge in life management and adventure.