January 4, 2017
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt
“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.”
– Thomas Jefferson
Every year, as the New Year approaches, one can sense excitement building in the atmosphere. In many instances, this type of emotion/feeling can at times be so substantial it resonates in others.
This excitement takes place in large part due to individuals getting ready to create significant changes in their lives; changes that will be for the better.
However, what seems quite intriguing about these circumstances is that often times many people choose to wait to make changes after the new year begins, even though they know they would reap rewards with those changes now. If change is to take place [positive, meaningful & needed changes at that] why don’t individuals make changes immediately? After all, if the benefits are to be beneficial, why not venture into the realm of change sooner?
We are all guilty of this idea to some extent, and it seems quite paradoxical that people would see new ‘resolutions’ as positive, but yet hold themselves back from them until the ‘official clock’ changes. Why not change your own clock? Why not dance to your own tune?
Regardless of the reasons, when the New Year begins hope is in the air, individuals have an extra spring in their step, and the vibe is totally different.
If you go to the gym, the first day of the year is hands down the busiest day of the year. In this respect, as someone who shares similar goals and as an observer of this circumstance for many years, it’s great to witness individuals do the best for themselves and starting out strong. Problem is that, in many ways our resolutions often dissipate into our past habits much of the time.
Still though, every new year, more and more people end up bringing about better change for themselves, and this is quite refreshing. Be it in search for better health, relationships, personal growth, or other, individuals that keep pushing themselves to breakaway from the conventional box we’ve been offered from youth often keep chugging along relentlessly regardless of time, circumstances or obstacles. These individuals make obstacles their daily bread.
Moreover, other individuals that get to see positive changes in others that breakaway from the conventional narrative gain confidence and belief in many ways as they see their friends or acquaintances succeed in new endeavours. This doesn’t often directly correlate into success for these folks, but it sure helps in them seeing what’s possible.
And at minimum, the future will always hold the option to be the jump-off point if any individual ever decides to light off into the horizon. That’s one great reason the future appeals to everyone, but there’s more.
The future offers us energy, possibilities and wonder.
The future is the untraveled road, ready to be paved by the individual – you.
The future is everything we wished for, and more, but only if we make it happen.
The future is the shining star that’s yet to shine upon a new horizon.
The future is a compass pointing in a new direction; a new course to make berth too.
The future is ultimately a blank canvas, and that’s why we all love it.
And yet, the future is every single day, every new hour and every new minute. The future doesn’t stop and wait for the New Year just because that’s what we’ve been taught to do.
The future, like a blank canvas, is always ready to be filled in.
Knowing that, why not make every new day your ‘New Year? Why not make every day your gateway?
The beauty of this conundrum is that it’s only a choice.
Thankfully, the future – our individual blank canvas – is always there.
And always will be, ready for that moment when the choice is made.
That said, let’s end with this gem from Mattie Stepanek:
“Keep all special thoughts and memories for lifetimes to come. Share these keepsakes with others to inspire hope and build from the past, which can bridge to the future.”
June 26, 2016
What is imagination?
Imagination is the creator of every single tangible thing you have used in your life.
For the savvy and willing, it’s a powerful tool. It’s creative consciousness in all its wondrous glory.
Coupled with intention, it’s an unstoppable weapon that the individual has.
Imagination is not a butter knife. Imagination is the scalpel. It helps you accomplish your utmost thoughts with precision.
Imagination used correctly will give you insights which will pave the way for the journey through your life.
If the individual maintains himself mired within the endless possibilities available via the use of their creative consciousness and imagination, then their life will not only be full of meaning, but they will view reality through a kaleidoscope of possibilities.
What are the possibilities available to help push you beyond the threshold of stagnation and into the realm of action?
What are the possibilities available to push your knowledge and scope of reality beyond what you ever thought possible?
What are the possibilities available for you to solve issues plaguing you at this very moment?
Well, what are you waiting for?
Are we to live life with imagination in neutral, or are we to kick turbo-charge are reality and breakaway by making things happen to better our quality of life?
The beauty of it this conundrum is that it’s only a choice.
And that choice is yours – the individual.
June 19, 2016
Just had recent conversations with a few people via a few different modalities, and saw some other particular musings by some folks that made me ruminate about what makes us do what we do as individuals.
The subject matter/common theme of these posts was that of imagination.
To start of, am quite thankful that there have been many people pushing me to carry on the journey that’s been placed before me. This has taken shape in a variety of forms.
One of the biggest drivers behind me doing this new blog is the work of Jon Rappoport.
Rappoport is an investigative journalist and researcher that does a lot of rather incisive work in exposing many issues that plague society as a whole. Most importantly however, he has made it his personal mission to elucidate how important imagination is to the individual.
In his book, The Secret Behind Secret Societies, Rappoport sums up what has made these societies extremely powerful in more ways than most can fathom, and this is the tradition of imagination. When used by these societies/institutions, this tool has been used deviously to carefully mold the current reality structure that we have that is quite detrimental in many surreptitious ways.
Rappoport attacks that notion from myriad angles and is quite right to reinforce the importance of imagination as it’s something that has been zapped from society at many junctures
This was even discussed by myself and a few folks in respect to how imagination is oft made to seem as something that only children do when nothing could be further from the truth.
Without imagination we have no poetry, no music, no ideas, no paintings, no education, absolutely nothing. All of it couples directly to imagination.
Imagination’s vital importance can be seen in some of the most salient quotes that have elucidated about this particular topic:
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
– Albert Einstein
“Imagination should be used, not to escape reality, but to create it.”
– Collin Wilson
“The man who has no imagination has no wings.”
– Muhammad Ali
“Logic will get you from from A to Z, imagination will get you everywhere.”
– Albert Einstein
“Imagination decides everything.”
– Blaise Pascal
“Your Imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.”
– Albert Einstein
“Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?”
– Sun Tzu
“They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”
– Edgar Allan Poe
“Imagination is the spark that ignites the fire of creativity.”
– Richard Laurence Peterson
“Conceive of it this way. Far up in the sky you have people, individuals, who are inventing the fulfillment of their most profound desires, making them fact in the world, no matter what—and way down below, miles under the earth, you have other individuals who could be doing what the sky dwellers are, but they’ve bamboozled themselves into thinking they can’t. Instead, they think they’re trapped in every little response they might have to any old stimulus that comes along. Both groups of people are creative, but they’ve channeled their imaginations and creativity in vastly different ways. Waking up may be hard to do, but you either do or you don’t.”
– Jon Rappoport, Notes for Exit From The Matrix
“Our first endeavors are purely instinctive prompting of an imagination vivid and undisciplined. As we grow older reason asserts itself and we become more and more systematic and designing. But those early [imaginative] impulses, though not immediately productive, are of the greatest moment and may shape our very destinies. Indeed, I feel now that had I understood and cultivated instead of suppressing them, I would have added substantial value to my bequest to the world. But not until I had attained manhood did I realize that I was an inventor.”
– Nikola Tesla
Even Tesla mentions how he would have acted differently in his choices had he known the importance of such an idea.
When arguably the greatest modern mind in the world mentions what he does above in the manner that he does it, one should at minimum take note of it.
What’s so important about imagination?
Its the engine of creativity. It’s the road which leads you to the destination you desire. It’s the key to every ordeal what we face. Again, Einstein said: “Logic will get you from from A to Z, imagination will get you everywhere.”
If you can imagine anything, why not imagine a better world? Why not imagine solutions? Why not act on it? Why not imagine a better path to yourself? Why not invent the reality you wish to invent?
It all starts with you.
Its all a choice.
And the beauty of creativity is that it spawns more choices. Which spawns more chances to be creative and use imagination, which spawns more choices which…
You get the picture.
Use the endless creative potential of your inner self – your consciousness – and gravitate to that which helps you the most in leading a new life, a better life, one that will make you truly inspired, whatever that may be.
That’s just it, imagination knows no bounds. Everything is fair game because the possibilities are endless.
Some people hear the word imagination, and they give you a curious askance look, as if that’s something so bizarre, so outlandish, it should never be mentioned.
Others hear the word imagination, and instantly their minds end up spawning tornadoes of creativity that go unleashing tsunamis of possibilities upon the world, leaving it a better place just by their mere actions.
Which one are you?
March 9, 2016
(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Exit From The Matrix, click here.)
This an excerpt of an introduction I wrote to my second collection, Exit From the Matrix:
…Make the only solution a global solution.
Of course, “global solution” means the individual is cut out of the equation, he doesn’t count, he doesn’t mean anything in the larger scheme of things, he’s just another pawn and cipher to move around on the board.
And as more duped and deluded people sign on to this agenda, the whole concept of the individual shrinks and becomes irrelevant.
This is purposeful.
This is the script for the future: in many ways create problems whose only solution appears to be collective.
Psychologically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually divert the individual’s attention from his own vision, his own profound desires, his own consciousness, his own imagination—and place it within The Group (“all of humanity”).
Propagandize the idea that, if the individual concerns himself with anything other than The Group, he is selfish, greedy, inhumane. He is a criminal.
More and more, this is how the young are being trained these days.
The grand “we” is being sold to them like a cheap street drug. They buy in. They believe this “we” is real, instead of a hollow con designed to drag them into a Globalist framework owned and operated by mega-corporations, banks, foundations, governments, and ubiquitous Rockefeller interests.
And what of the individual, his mind, his unique perception, his independent ideas, his originality, his life-force?
Swept away in the rush toward “a better world.”
I have breaking news. Earth is not a spaceship and we are not crew members. If Earth is a spaceship, it has serious design flaws, because it keeps making the same trip around the same sun every year.
Each one of us does not have a specified function, as a crew member would.
Going back as far as you want to in history, every shortage and scarcity in the world that engendered a crisis was either created by some elite or maintained by them, for the purpose of eradicating dissent and fomenting a collectivist solution. Meaning a solution that came from the top. Meaning a solution that reduced individual freedom.
In recent human history, a different idea emerged: establish severely hamstrung government, in order to protect the individual against it.
This idea existed in its pristine form for about an hour after the ink dried on the founding documents.
But regardless of circumstances, the individual can author his own freedom and what it implies. He can discover, within himself, extraordinary possibilities and extraordinary consciousness. He can contemplate what it means to create reality that expresses his most profound desires.