When the assemblage point shifts, it makes possible the perception of an entirely different world – as objective and factual as the one we normally perceive. Sorcerers go into that other world to get energy, power, solutions to general and particular problems, or to face the unimaginable. ~ Tales of Power
Creating and entering into another band of awareness is fun, creative, and let’s face it . . . a form of escapism. I know, I’ve done it for years. With a foot in this world and through the applications of shifting my assemblage point, I have succeeded in being in this world but not of it. But the bottom line is that I am always truly here.
Transcending the man-made matrix is a goal that people have and have had for a very, very long time. Through the practice of transcendental meditation, ingesting psychedelics, mantras, chanting, drumming, vision quests, praying, sweat lodge ceremony, dancing to heart-pounding music and a myriad of other creative endeavors we become free from the monkey mind. I know this too, for I’ve practiced this way for years.
The rewards have been great and I feel as though I have become balanced between earth and sky, a hollow bone through which the universal life force energy can move. Able to observe the insanity of humanity without being attached to it. Recognizing that emotions are concepts and not what defines us as people. Able to look fear in the face and make death an advisor. Having recapitulated my ass off and moving more wholly towards freedom from the karmic wheel of repetitive and derivative patterns that define and limit humanity.
We are here now. We chose to be here now. In fact, from pure conscious awareness, we manifested ourselves to be here on earth now. And it’s overwhelming us because it is not what it could be, should be or once was. The natural flow that pulses and vibrates throughout the earth and the universe has become possessed. Yes, possessed as in (1) influenced or controlled by something (as an evil spirit, a passion, or an idea), and (2) held as a possession.
It’s easy to lay blame outside of ourselves on anyone and anything but while “ordinary man” who is clueless to what’s going on and just keeps jumping through the hoops, isn’t it true that spiritualists and new age enthusiasts and religious fundamentalists are culpable in their own way? Their unearthly desire to escape the plagues of the world border on absurd. An existence of magical realism is all well and good because it helps people to bring extraordinary perceptions and factual realities into the minds of others to open them up to the possibilities and expands their limited perspective, however, too many people in their quest towards freedom become trapped by the portended utopian qualities that await us in some ethereal and attractive existence.
I have always liked the Native Americans message of living by thinking seven generations ahead to ensure that future generations are minimally impacted by our actions and are able to uphold the basic tenets of living their lives connected with the earth to not only ecologically preserve her but to morally and justly preserve the value of life upon her.
We must continue to shift our assemblage points in order to enter into that entirely different world that don Juan speaks of in the above quote. To escape? No, to get energy, power, solutions to general and particular problems in order to deflect, repel, and eradicate the age-old manipulative, energy-depleting and consumptive force of the predator constantly pushing on us to be depleted of energy and consumptive.
Escapism will not ensure this. In fact, escapism into some Utopian dimension will allow the predator to grow stronger, to consume and possess at such an alarming rate that in seven generations from now, at the rate we’re going, our earth will look like that from the movie The Book of Eli, Elysium, Cloud Atlas, The Road, Mad Max, or some other futuristic apocalyptic movie. No sun, dense ash, overpopulation, serious violence, polluted water, extinct animals and plants, and depleted natural resources. Get the picture?
So how do we fight the predator? Head on. Not through war and terrorist acts and more of the blame game. By taking responsibility to expose the truth of what’s going on. To have thick skins and not be afraid to die for such a noble cause. As Sonmi-451, the fabricant from Cloud Atlas said, “If I had remained invisible, the truth would stay hidden. I couldn’t allow that” and “Our lives are not our own. From womb to tomb, we are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.” Powerful, indeed.
An alternative band of awareness is ours and available to us when we dart past the karmic wheel of regurgitation to be free. Our action for redemption from this predatory influence is to reside and harmonize together in visionary, resourceful and artistic acts of creation; to BE – HERE – NOW, it’s what we chose and the preservation of this beautiful planet and our own evolution depend on it.