‘NAVIGATING TUMULTUOUS WATERS’ ~ Caitlin Johnstone: “2020 Is Going To Get Much Crazier — Prioritize Your Mental Health”

As I said back in November, things are going to get weirder and weirder throughout the foreseeable future. We’re coming to a point in history where the only reliable pattern is the disintegration of patterns, and 2020 has come storming out of its corner swinging for the fences working to establish this pattern with extreme aggression. We’re not going to hit a point of stability or normality this year, we’re going to see things get crazier and crazier and crazier. I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I know it’s going to be nuts.

In such an environment, it’s going to be absolutely essential to take exceptional care of your psychological health if you want to remain engaged with what’s going on in the world in a positive way.

And I do mean exceptional. Whatever you’re doing now, do more. Start cultivating new habits to keep yourself lucid and serene, and start now before things get super crazy. Work out your issues with your family and with yourself. Remember to move your body in ways that feel good to you. Carve out some time out each day for just being quiet with yourself. Notice the beauty around you. Give cuddles, get cuddles. Take a shower and sing your heart out. Feel your feet on the floor, nestle your bum into your chair and listen to yourself breath like it’s a song on the radio. Yawn. Belch. Stretch. Roar. Put on some loud music and rock out. Whatever you know works for you to get you out of your head and back in to your body, remember to do it, and remember to do it regularly. Make it habitual.

Be proactive with this rather than reactive; if you wait until you have to react to things going ass-side up later on it’s going to feel like you’re fighting to get your head above water. If you do it now you’ll have the mental space needed to navigate tumultuous waters.

This is what will be necessary if you want to engage with the increasingly frenetic narrative matrix in the future. The only alternative will be to disengage completely and throw your attention into escapism, or at least away from politics and news. And if you don’t make the cultivation of mental well-being your first and foremost priority you will be forced, in a very unpleasant way, to disengage anyhow.

And honestly this is something all activist types should be doing anyway. Believing you can help the world without doing serious inner work is like believing you can clean the house while covered in raw sewage. You can always spot the political activists who engage without doing any inner work by the chaotic, unskillful and frequently counterproductive form their actions take. They can’t see clearly enough to operate efficaciously, because their vision is clouded with unresolved suffering and conflict. Get in the shower and wash the yuck off yourself before trying to clean the house.

Above all, be gentle with yourself. We got a ways ahead of us, and we need you fresh and feeling good. You won’t be able to help wake the world up if you let the chaos and confusion drag you down. Know when to take a break from the information stream and all the babbling narratives trying to twist your perception of it. Use your tools to distance yourself from the narratives so that you can perceive them objectively. Ground yourself, find your center, then, when you’re ready, wade back in.

No matter how chaotic things get, your ability to navigate that chaos skillfully needs to be your first and foremost priority. Put your mental well-being first, and everything else will fall into place.

Be the peace and harmony you want to see in the world.

 

~via Caitlin Johnstone

CAITLIN JOHNSTONE: “Why Everything Is F*cked”

“This is ultimately the answer to every question about why things are f*cked right now. Why does it seem like nothing changes no matter who wins the election? Why do the wars keep expanding instead of ending? Why are those nuclear superpowers hurtling closer toward direct confrontation? Why are the mass shootings increasing? Why is everyone so miserable? Because every adult on this planet started off tiny, helpless, impressionable, and surrounded by gargantuan madmen, and it made it almost impossible to be sane. That’s why. We all slid out of the womb an itty bitty helpless information sponge into a world full of mentally ill giants who couldn’t wait to fill our tiny skulls with all of their inner demons. And now everything, understandably, is f*cked.”

~Caitlin Johnstone

 

We all slid out of the womb an itty bitty helpless information sponge into a world full of mentally ill giants who couldn’t wait to fill our tiny skulls with all of their inner demons. And now everything, understandably, is f*cked.

That’s basically our whole entire situation in a nutshell. You can add on as many extra details as you like — plutocracy, corruption, mass media propaganda, billionaire wine cave fundraisers, whatever — but ultimately our plight is due to the fact that every single human showed up on this planet completely helpless and knowing nothing, forced to trust crazy giants to give them the grand introductory tour.

Why were those giants crazy? Well you see, they got here the same way you did: small, slippery and completely clueless, surrounded by enormous gibbering lunatics who were all in a mad rush to teach them how to be insane.

And those giants came into the world under the exact same circumstances, as did the giants who came before them, and the giants who came before them, and so on.

It’s a grand old tradition of ours, ultimately stretching all the way back to our own evolutionary birth in this world and the emergence of a massive cerebral cortex in a mammal who up until that point had been primarily concerned with sneaking in a snack and a quick shag in between mad sprints away from sharp-fanged predators. This newfound capacity for complex abstract thought burst onto this frantic, confusing scene and was quickly seized and manipulated by the cleverer primates.

And thus human madness was born.

The most powerful early humans were the cleverest humans, the ones who understood how to use this new capacity for language and abstract thought to their own advantage. They realized that by simply saying something is true in a sufficiently confident way, they could persuade the less clever humans to treat it as true.

Those clever humans used this newfound ability to place themselves in charge, and to make a bunch of rules to be passed down from generation to generation proclaiming that the less powerful humans must submit to the more powerful humans. Over the generations these rules became more and more numerous and complex, weaving in moralism, codes of filial piety, and insane power-serving religions glorifying meekness, obedience and poverty.

These power-serving rule sets were picked up and used to justify highly traumatizing behavior in the service of the powerful, from wars to genocides to institutionalized torture and brutal executions of the disobedient, and just within domestic power structures the institutionalized normalization of spousal rape and physical abuse in households all around the world.

This eons-long tidal wave of deep trauma and power-serving rules structures passed from generation to generation to generation picking up more and more demented flotsam and jetsam as it went along, to ultimately come crashing down upon your crowning head as you emerged from your mother’s body.

That is your legacy. That is everyone’s legacy. Countless generations of cumulative madness, washed into the present moment on a current of eons of exploitation and senseless cruelty stretching all the way back to the dawn of our species on this planet.

This heritage of madness is funneled straight into our sponge-like brains from the moment we emerge from the womb and all the way through an extremely traumatic and confusing ordeal known as childhood, after which we are handed the keys to the world and told “You’re an adult now. You’re in charge. See if you can figure out how to run this place better than we did.”

We never stood a goddamn chance. None of us did. The deck was stacked against us long before we got here.

And now you get political commentators constantly railing on about “Gosh, if only we could get people to stop listening to their televisions and vote third party and read World Socialist Website and turn up to demonstrations and take back the power of the people from our oppressors, we could turn this thing around!” Not realizing that everyone else in their country went through the same traumatic, confusing ordeal that they went through at the beginning of their lives, the only difference being that most of them got a lot less lucky in sorting out reality from madness. And not realizing that they themselves are still quite mad.

This is ultimately the answer to every question about why things are f*cked right now. Why does it seem like nothing changes no matter who wins the election? Why do the wars keep expanding instead of ending? Why is the news man always lying? Why are they locking up that white-haired fellow for publishing facts? Why are those nuclear superpowers hurtling closer toward direct confrontation? Why are the rainforests vanishing? Why are the whales dying? Why are the mass shootings increasing? Why is everyone so miserable?

Because every adult on this planet started off tiny, helpless, impressionable, and surrounded by gargantuan madmen, and it made it almost impossible to be sane. That’s why.

Notice I said “almost”. It is still possible to find one’s way into a relationship with reality that is guided by truth and untainted by madness, but you’ve got to start way, way, way back at the beginning and deeply re-examine even your most fundamental assumptions about what’s true and real. Because it turns out that while the mad giants gave us information that was very useful for interacting with other mad giants, it was almost entirely useless for learning how to navigate through life in a wise and truthful way.

And that’s what I’m pointing to here: it’s important to get clear on just how far back the crazy goes and how fundamentally interwoven it is with the situation in which we now find ourselves. If you begin with the assumption that our problem is simply due to humans not voting and mobilizing correctly in alignment with the correct ideology, you’ll miss the real obstacle entirely. You’ve got to zoom the camera out much, much further to see the full picture.

Can you become a deeply sane individual, untainted by your ancient heritage of madness? With a lot of work and uncompromising self-honesty you can.

Can all humans become deeply sane and untainted by their ancient heritage of madness? It would take a miracle. A whole lot of miracles. Billions, to be precise.

But then, I believe in miracles.

 

 

~via David Icke

PROPAGANDA PSY-WARS ~ Caitlin Johnstone on “How To Defeat The Empire”

“Our psywar is fought with the goal of using our unprecedented ability to circulate information to continue to kill public trust in the mass media, not with lies and propaganda, but with truth. We’ve each got our own strengths and abilities that we bring to the psywar: some of us are funny, some are artistic, some are really good at putting together information and presenting it in a particular format, some are good at finding and boosting other people’s high-quality attacks. Everyone brings something to the table. Don’t shy away from speaking loud and shining bright. All you need to do is wake people up in as many ways as possible to the fact that they’re being manipulated and deceived. Every newly opened pair of eyes makes a difference, and anything you can do to help facilitate that is energy well spent. Without an effective propaganda machine, the empire cannot rule.”

~Caitlin Johnstone

 

~via

How To Defeat The Empire

MICHELLE WALLING: “5 Metaphysical Mistakes That Can Lead To Distortion In Your Reality”

We are coming to a time in our reality where things should be coming up for clearing in the lives of most of the forerunners. If you are having trouble staying balanced or keeping your relationships sacred, you or someone around you may have some issues with hitchhikers or uninvited walk-ins. There are many false teachings and practices that are created to keep us blindfolded to energy vampirism and open to manipulation. Here are 5 metaphysical mistakes that can lead to distortions in a person’s reality.

The Inability to tell true guidance from false guidance

If one’s heart is not open it is almost impossible to tell your true guidance from entity or negative spirit guidance. Guidance that tells you what to do, points out the faults in someone else, or judges another’s path is not going to be your highest spirit guidance. Many false guides want to keep you battling someone else in order to consume energy. Some may want to keep you alone in sadness and depression, and some yo-yo back and forth in a volatile dance. Because of the deception involved, many people spiral down this path giving their power and energy away to ghouls that may be unseen to most but can be seen or felt to the tuned in psychic. These false guides often give incorrect relationship advice, send people off on wild goose chases masked as “grid work” (as opposed to legitimate gridwork), and encourage people to quit their jobs and/or leave their family and responsibility behind.

False synchronicities

Negative spirits can manipulate the matrix through other people in order to set up synchronicities that make it seem like a “coincidence” that a certain event happened. Because we have positive synchronicites that are supposed to let us know that we are on the right path, these sets ups can be mistaken for an invitation to “following the white rabbit” In relationship, this is usually part of a “Love Bite” scenario as described in Eve Lorgen’s book. For example, you may just happen to run into someone while out for a walk more times than the normal odds would provide. Other false synchronicities like deciding where to live or what job to take are created in order to traverse off of the highest and best timeline. It is easy to tell the difference between a false synchronicity and a positive one by the way it feels in your gut and in your heart. You can also use common sense to tell if something just does not feel right, especially if the decision you are trying to make because of a synchronicity harms or hurts someone else. If your heart is closed, it’s prime sandbox play for the djinns because you are unable to use your spidey senses to discern.

Allowing a spirit to enter your third eye

One of the most dangerous ways a negative spirit can manipulate someone is to pose as a beautiful siren or handsome knight which may come toward a person and then enter their third eye. From that position, all visions and realities can be manipulated. Our real guides have no need to enter any of our chakras. Be sure to keep your auric field protected and sealed.

Opening your crown chakra in a group meditation

Many unsuspecting metaphysical and spiritual groups lead group meditations where energetic buffets can take place. If the person responsible for organizing the event does not have a “seer” in the room and protection in place, everyone who attends can allow energy, technology, or negative spirits in through guided meditations that open up the crown chakra. From that seat, a person’s connection to Source can be distorted and lessened.

Walk-ins

Your body is sacred, and whoever occupies the body has a vested interest in what happens on planet Earth. The only walk ins that one should allow in their body are those of their higher selves, which is planned to occur at a certain time and level of consciousness with the soul’s orchestration. Unfortunately, those who have cracks in their auric field through trauma, addictions, and abuse are prime targets for disembodied entities (people who have “died” and are looking for a host) and astral beings who are looking for energy in order to survive.

There are a number of traps laid in the matrix for energetic vampirism and to stop the forerunners from ascending in vibration. Matrix programmers, light workers, starseeds, code carriers, and healers can be targeted from birth on throughout their lives. The biggest manipulation is often through close family members and unsuspecting friends at an early age, in order to create the abuse that will get the auric field open before the child is able to make proper discernment decisions on their own. “Sparkly and shiny” and all that glitters often lure the young child into giving consent for their play friends to join them in the wrong ways. Many front runners were abused sexually, emotionally, and mentally as a child in order to set the child up for distorted realities and split personalities.

The good news is that we are getting much-needed help from star nations at this time to clear these distortions in order for people to begin to make clear choices on their own. Each star nation or race has crews that are helping their incarnated family member. There have been recent reports of first contact in dreams, visions, and internal thoughts. Professional mediums, psychics, and healers are being trained to “see” these distortions and help fix them with the guidance of a person’s higher self.

Once the forerunners are healed, they will then be able to help others clear up their distortions (re-programming their individual matrix). The ironic thing is that forerunners knew that they would more than likely be infiltrated after incarnating or walking in, but they also knew that there would come a day when everything would be reversed and the veils would lift. They agreed to allow it to happen so that they would know just how deep into the illusion one can get when penetrated by the astral begins or disembodied entities. After all, how could they possibly know the extent of the manipulation if they had not been through it themselves? One thing to keep in mind is that our star families love us endlessly, and nothing can match the vibration and healing of true love. Have faith that years of distortion can be cleared up in a short amount of time and that everyone that asks for help will be helped in one way or another.

 

~via HowToExitTheMatrix.com