How to destroy a child’s creativity and desire to create SIMULTANEOUSLY:
1. Grade their art and artistic process.
2. Grade their musical abilities.
3. Grade their writing ability.
4. Tell them art can only be performed at certain times of the day.
5. Teach them about how art only makes a living for a select few lucky people.
6. Downplay the role of art during history lessons (where writing is also graded, of course).
7. Poke fun at kids who are “different” or dress in a “weird” way.
8. Outlaw “outrageous” hair styles and clothing choices.
9. Wake kids up early and send them to a concrete building all day, away from nature. When they return home, make sure they’re so busy writing graded papers and doing graded projects that they cannot do their own art or go for a walk… or, yknow, be a kid.
10. Rinse and repeat as adults but instead of grading their art, you’re grading their powerpoint presentations.
The art probably stopped long ago by this point. Job done!
… and we wonder why society has got some problems …
Meanwhile, we continue to read posts like this one, share them on our social media pages, talk about them with our friends… all to “increase awareness” around issues.
… Which is important but literally just the beginning!
It’s time we demand a better education system for our kids and ultimately for ourselves.
Personally, I think our current system is maintained by adults who are STILL hurting over their own inability to create as children.
Kind’ve a “this is what I had to go through… and so do you!” mentality.
Now, I don’t necessarily think this is a CONSCIOUS decision necessarily.
However, it is manifesting as a result of us not dealing with the demons hidden in our collective unconscious.
Time to confront those demons head on.
Will the world end up looking like a sci-fi movie?
There are countless depictions of how “the future” will look. As we’ve observed in hindsight, our predictions are oftentimes incorrect. Whether it’s “2001 Space Odyssey” or “Back to the Future 2”, we seem to not correctly predict the future of what humans will look like in the future… Honestly, it makes sense! How can we possibly imagine our future when the whole point is that we cannot imagine the decisions, choices, and world that posterity will create? After all, if we could imagine that future, it might be here today. Evolution is a gradual process that happens over long periods of time rather than short bursts. That being said, I believe that we are staging for the next leap forward in evolution and it is happening much faster than we originally imaged.
Let’s talk about human evolution in 2019 and how humans will look in the next few decades!
Instead of walking around in Jetson-style jumpsuits and living in tech cities, I think we will be seeing a return to a coexistence with nature. Instead of Coruscant or “planet cities” we see in many Sci-Fi movies, we will be looking a lot more like Avatar. That is what I predict… Why? Because the only way to sustainably continue to grow our species is to learn how to co-exist with nature. This is the option that makes sense and coincides well with what is true about our reality.
Let’s dive in!
In 2019, the world is looking more bleak when it comes to issues of climate change and ecological disaster. As we inch closer to apparent destruction, the outcry for a sustainable future becomes louder to the point where it will become the mainstream voice. Thankfully, our civilization is awakening to the realization that our world governments have been purchased by oil companies, pharmaceutical agents, and other organizations that profit from death and violence.
In the USA, we see politicians like Bernie Sanders calling for radical campaign finance reform. The idea is that we should reduce corporations abilities to influence US elections through financing. Although the goal behind this strategy is just and noble (corrupt politicians aren’t great…), such a radical reform would take time, a massive shift in our political situation, new solutions for politicians to receive funding, and an uphill battle due to the very nature of the question… Corporations financing politicians literally have a vested interest in ensuring that these bills do not get passed.
I’ve got a different idea! Instead of a lengthy and complex process to create a new system of campaign financing, we need different corporations that pull the strings!
The real issue with campaign finance is that the corporations that are buying politicians PROFIT from death, destruciton, ecological disaster, locking people up in private prisons, etc. etc.
Instead, let’s get sustainable corporations that are large enough to start buying out politicians.
Instead of “Big Pharma”, how about “Big Farmer”?
Corporations that profit from saving our planet, helping people, and improving health worldwide.
Doesn’t that sound like a much faster method of saving our world? It requires us voting with our wallets. Here’s the good news: this change is already happening naturally. Already, folks are gravitating more towards a holistic lifestyle. Those who are gravitating towards a holistic lifestyle in 2019 are just the early adopters. For example, I’m currently living in the Midwest… The heart of the “Bible Belt” in the Midwest… Out here, folks LOVE CBD products. States like Arkansas, traditionally extremely religious, are seeing a huge surge towards using more CBD based products. Why? Because CBD works! It is a REAL medicine that helps people at-scale. The same is happening in cities like St. Louis here in Missouri. CBD stores are popping up all over. These states are also furthering plans to legalizing medical cannabis to provide plant-based solutions to healing… Again, all of this out in some of the most conservative states in the USA!
This is just a PREVIEW of what is about to happen globally.
I have so much hope for our future. The reason for this hope is because the TRUTH will prevail thanks to the internet. At this moment, it is possible to find the “truth” about most every topic in the world. We hold all of human knowledge in our hands via our smartphones. This is an entirely new concept and paradigm and the results of this dramatic shift have yet to be felt. Again, all that we have witnessed now is just a portent… an omen.
The internet has yet to really takeoff. Still today in 2019, vast sections of the world are cut-off from the internet. If we take the human species as a whole, countries like the USA, Canada, or Germany who have adapted well to the internet are just the “early adopters” of this new lifestyle. Even within those countries, we have noticed that the younger generations are leading the charge in wider adoption of technology. In other words, those who are currently living an “internet-based” lifestyle are the early adopters within their own countries… The countries being early adopters on the world stage.
Put differently: we are just getting started.
I predict that the shift towards more sustainable campaign finance will happen gradually. Although there certainly will be press coverage around the movement that I’m sure will help speed along the process, this shift will not require some massive revolution. In fact, what we will realize is that the laws of the USA and similar countries are already established in a way that allows for this shift to happen peacefully and relatively easily.
This shift will happen because more awareness is being drawn to the issues facing our planet. In today’s world more than ever before, our civilizations is awake and aware to the idea of campaign financing causing many of the problems in our world. The radical transparency offered by the internet will catapult these issues into the spotlight even more than they are today and we will see a global shift towards corporations that profit from saving our world rather than destroying the planet. People are not stupid… They are only ignorant of the problems and how easily those issues might be solved via voting with our wallets.
Once we have a more sustainable system in-place politically, we can pave the way for more radical changes that will leave us with a human species we will not recognize.
True Human Evolution
The political and social shifts mentioned above will herald in a new golden age of mankind.
Our society is setup in a way to collectively instill ourselves with the false belief that we are not worthy.
That we are not adequate.
That there is something more we must do in order to be worthy of a reward.
That we do not have all the answers.
That we cannot believe in ourselves.
That we are inadequate.
You see: our environments create our beliefs.
Once those beliefs are created, we continue to believe them until a shift in belief has happened.
Typically, a shift in belief takes a conscious effort.
These things do not necessarily happen overnight…
Back in the early days of our species, we were plagued by predators and forces outside of our control.
A global flood destroyed our civilization.
Dinosaurs ate our children.
Enemy tribes ransacked our village and took all the food.
We died of diseases we didn’t understand, far earlier in life than we do today.
Life was super dangerous. Over millions of years of this existence, we evolved the belief that the world is a dangerous place…
Up until extremely recently, this was true.
WW2 just ended a few decades ago. Still today, there are plenty of places around the world where wars and conflict continue. Fortunately, we are seeing a massive decline in violence.
I think that decline in violence will dramatically increase.
We are headed towards a collective awareness and stepping into a collective desire for more peace… For a more beautiful world.
This is happening across our entire planet in a variety of forms. Before it ends, we will have a new awakened reality that we cling to as a collective source of comfort, love, and what is real in our universe. We will enter into an understanding that love and relationships are all that matter in life… that our relationships with other people are the most important things in our world.
However, before we enter into that new belief system, it is time we come to terms with what has happened.
As a result of the chronic danger that has infected our planet for millions of years, we carry inside ourselves the collective belief that the world is a dangerous place.
That we are not powerful enough to shift that seemingly inherent truth…
That no matter what we do, we cannot ascend to heaven… We will always be subject to death and danger and violence in some regard.
I’m here to argue that this is not the case.
I think that we can collectively ascend beyond violence and into a more beautiful world.
However, for this to happen, we must believe it to be possible.
All that exists in the physical plane of reality as a result of human origin first existed on the mental plane in some sort: as a conscious or unconscious thought inside the mind of an individual and eventually a collective mind of human origin.
Before we can move beyond violence and into something more peaceful, we must carry the passionate belief that it is possible… Furthermore, we must believe that WE… US… Our generation… That we are the ones who can affect this change and enter into the golden era we previously thought reserved for the gods.
Instead of waiting for some messiah, we realize that we are carriers of our own internal salvation… We awaken to the possibility that maybe we had the answers all along… Perhaps there is some key buried deep inside ourselves.
As a child, we should have received a message that said: “the entire world will try to distract you from the key inside of yourself. Instead of listening to those voices, your entire life’s purpose is finding that key. It is deep inside your subconscious… It is in the part of your body that you might call a ‘soul’. Uncovering this secret and sharing it with the world is the purpose of your life… This is your destiny, young one!”
Instead of that message, we receive the opposite.
We hear over and over that a world of anxiety and danger is normal…
We learn from the “experience” of our elders that it is normal to wake up earlier than you’d like, go to a job you don’t enjoy, work longer than you want, come home late and tired to a family, go to sleep earlier than you want, and “enjoy” a life of mediocrity.
We learn that fun is reserved for the “weekends”…
We learn that traffic is normal.
We learn that having people in authority over us is normal.
We learn that if we work real hard, we will do well.
We see examples of this being true in our life.
So what we we do? We believe it to be true.
We believe in this world of anxiety and concern.
We believe in the dangerous world. Instead of sticking with our childlike impulses about the world, we believe our parents when they warn about the dangers of the world. We believe our teachers when they tell us what we should know to succeed in life. We believe our pastors when they fill us in on the dangerous afterlife… After all, it isn’t too “far out” a story to believe given our preposterous amount of evidence for the dangerous world.
Again, we are genetically hardwired to believe in a dangerous world. It is in our very recent collective unconscious.
Here’s the fortunate truth about the dangerous world: It does not actually exist.
The dinosaurs are dead.
The sabertooth tigers too.
The “enemy tribe” coming to kill us is now (for the most part) a competitor in the marketplace.
Intimidating? Yes perhaps… Going to kill you and your family? Definitely not.
Examining the history of the past few decades, we find that most of the enemies facing our world are ones that we create ourselves… Terrorist cells that spring up of dissolved nation states which were brought about by military coups we helped orchestrate due to Cold War dealings created by some under-the-table deals that had to be done because of some outcome of countries splintering from the end of WW2 which resulted from unfair outcomes of WW1 which were created by XYZ… etc. etc…. It goes on and on and on…
What does this all have to do with believing in yourself?
Oftentimes, we create our beliefs about ourselves to explain our world.
When the world is presented as a dangerous place, we assume that we are subject to our environment.
If our parents, teachers, and pastors are telling us that we have to be careful, pay attention, say our prayers, and avoid trouble if we want to survive in the dangerous world, we assume that it is because we are inherently unable to control our environments.
We have to look both ways before crossing the road because there are cars coming… Cars that are outside of our control.
What is the Vagus Nerve System and why is it so important? What is Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) and what does it do? How do we active our Vagus Nerve?
These are questions appearing more often in the collective conversation…
The Vagus Nerve System is the longest nerve in our body. It is the part of the central nervous system responsible for connecting all of our organs together. Similar to a tree trunk, the Vagus Nerve System wraps around organs and builds a complex root structure that connects the entire body together physiologically. Our emotions and visceral feelings are processed by the Vagus Nerve and these connective structures feed our brains with information.
The Vagus Nerve system is important to understand for people on the autism spectrum.
As an individual on the spectrum, I began learning all about the vagus nerve system roughly two years ago. At the time, I was suffering from almost daily panic attacks. When I understand how the autism spectrum works, I began to realize how I was allowing my self to enter into a “fight or flight” mode that kept me in a constant state of overwhelm. Instead of staying in that place, I dedicated myself to understanding the autism spectrum. At the time, this meant wrapping my head around the vagus nerve system and how it was affecting my body.
Here’s what I learned in my own life:
The Vagus Nerve system is what connects all of the pathways in our body together in order to process our emotions.
Emotions are processed in different parts of the body, depending on the particular emotion.
For example, anxiety is usually felt inside a person’s stomach. Normally, if a person’s Vagus Nerve is healthy, the anxiety will be interpreted and felt by the brain. Why does this happen? Because the Vagus Nerve connected the neurotransmitters in the stomach up to the neurotransmitters inside of your brain. Through this connective pathway, the human mind is able to experience and interpret our complex emotions.
For a person like me on the autism spectrum, our Vagus Nerve can be damaged.
What does a damaged Vagus Nerve do to a person? What are the symptoms?
All of this and more on this show with Sterling Cooper! In addition to the vagus nerve, we also get into discussing the law of attraction, the evolution of human consciousness, and the importance of frequency. It is an essential part of the human experience to have an optimized vagal nerve system…
Could your Vagus Nerve be damaged?
If you are someone diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum, there is a likelihood your may have an underdeveloped Vagus Nerve. How can you tell? If you are experiencing a state of overwhelm as caused by your immediate environments or internal state, then it is possible you may have an underdeveloped or damaged Vagus Nerve.
Vagus Nerve damage can result in emotional overwhelm. In a sense, your entire body becomes overwhelmed and unable to process physiological functions. Instead of processing emotions in a way thats healthy and natural, the body is unable to process what is happening. This can result in inflammation, extreme anxiety, panic attacks, and a variety of other terrible physiological outcomes that happen as a result of our bodies shutting down.
To maintain a healthy Vagus Nerve, we need to stimulate the system!
Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) is how we keep everything moving smoothly.
To ensure a healthy system, there’s a few things we can do to make sure everything is activated:
Taking control of our health and ensuring an optimized nervous system is an important component of human optimization. As our species continues to evolve and advance into the future, we step into greater awareness about the interconnectivity of our bodies with our environments. When the nervous system is out of whack with the rest of our bodies, we are not able to process the emotions and sounds of our environments. Being in this situation puts us into a state of shock and overwhelm that can leave a human crippled by their world.
Here’s something society doesn’t teach: how to believe in yourself.
Learning how to believe in yourself is one of the most important parts of life. Unfortunately, we don’t even get a definition of what it means to believe in yourself.
There is no course in high school or college that teaches us how to believe in ourselves. In fact, quite the opposite…
School and society is setup in a way that it becomes difficult to learn how to believe in yourself. At school, we are taught to listen to the teachers, stand in line, color in the lines, and abandon our childlike sense of creativity. Meanwhile, fundamentalist religions are teaching us that we are full of “original sin” and inherently wrong.
That’s the message of both school and church: you come into this world “wrong”.
You need guidance. You don’t have the answers. You need to listen to the adults. You have to listen to the pastor or you’ll go to hell. You have to listen to the teacher or you’ll fail your class and get in trouble.
That’s why these messages need to begin changing…
We need to teach people how to believe in themselves. We have to teach self esteem and help individuals experience personal growth and personal development without feeling like they are failures. Instead of teaching kids to ignore that little voice in their heads, we need to teach them how to believe in themselves.
Believing in yourself means listening to that little voice in the back of your head… That little voice with all the crazy ideas.
Listening to that intuition… Listening to your “gut instincts”.
THAT is what it means to “believe in yourself”.
Believe in that little voice.
Believe in your feelings.
Believe in what feels right for you.
That is your birthright.
The world NEEDS that voice. Your voice is what is missing from the collective conversation.
Instead of teaching kids how to listen to authority, we need to teach them how to listen to that voice… How to act from a place of courage, creativity, and inspiration instead of a place of fear and waiting for guidance.
When we teach our kids to ignore their own little voice, we teach them how to fail at contributing to society. We breed a society that is not able to come up with creative solutions to complex problems. Instead of wondering why the world seems to be “falling apart” in 2019, let’s focus on teaching more folks how to believe in themselves.
Believe in that little voice with all the crazy ideas.
Follow that voice to the ends of the earth. That is how you will fully know yourself. That is when you will have the fullest experience of this world that your soul is craving to have.
We come to this world to express and experience something deep within our soul.
When we fail to listen to that little voice, we fail to experience what our souls are begging to do.
Until we learn how to believe in ourselves and follow that voice without fear, we will repeat patterns that will help us get it right.
So listen to that little voice!
Write that book.
Start that podcast.
Talk to that person at the bar.
Take that risk.
The world needs you to make this happen.
As you go down the rabbit hole of learning about the law of attraction, you’ll see that the power of belief is essential to begin creating the life you want to experience. Before you can learn how to create the world that your soul wants to experience, it is paramount that you trust yourself. The power of the law of attraction lies in unlocking your intuitive gifts and trusting yourself. If you struggle to trust yourself and feel that you have the answers inside of yourself, it becomes impossible to really manifest and create the world you want to experience. The world you seek to manifest is on the other side of overcoming fear and learning how to believe in yourself.
That little voice in the back of your head? This is your connection with whatever divine forces are at work in our world.
It is your “psychic power”…
Your “divine spark”.
Through connecting with this voice, you are able to create and manifest the world of your dreams. Why? Because you are adding your unique contribution to the world! Instead of chasing after someone else’s plans for your success, you follow your own arrow. Right now, what is missing from the worldwide “conversation” is YOUR voice and YOUR ideas. By tapping into this internal power, you are able to contribute your own unique message and gift to the collective whole.
In fact, this is why it is so insidious that our world teaches us to ignore that inner voice…
By doing so, we rob the collective consciousness of what YOU can uniquely add.
When we teach kids to stay in line, get a 9-5 job, and listen to the authorities, we stifle their ability to make a unique contribution. In 2019, we have plenty of social problems that could be solved by empowering young entrepreneurial minds to develop creative solutions. However, at the moment, our school systems are teaching kids to continue down the same roads that we have gone down for generations. This cycle will only end when we begin to realize that is happening and we make a proactive change towards a more beautiful world.
We have to start teaching our kids how to believe in themselves.
How does this happen?
YOU and ME start believing in ourselves.
We have to be the change we want to see in the world…
Instead of waiting for the governments of the world to make this change on our behalf, we have to step up to the plate and carry the ring to Mordor.
We have to take a proactive step towards empowerment. We must teach our kids personal sovereignty. We have to start with ourselves, our families, and our closest friends. This can create a ripple effect of belief that spans across the globe and into the stars. This is how we move our species forward.
Let’s make it happen my friends!
AI technology is gaining in awareness. At the end of January, 2019, a team of scientists at Columbia University were able to create a robot with the ability to imagine itself. In the same way that humans are able to imagine themselves carrying out tasks and what the possible outcomes of those tasks might be, there now exists a robot that is able to picture and calculate future events. Although we do not think of it as such, this power of imagination is one of the most important aspects of the human experience. In fact, this force of imagination is linked with our divine spiritual nature. In many esoteric traditions, this power of imagination is linked with our ability to imagine and create our world in whatever way we want. This is the seat of manifestation.
AI technology is projected to one day achieve an event of self awareness. Ray Kurzweil calls this event “the singularity”. A moment that exists almost as a form of “the rapture for scientists”. A moment in the future (who knows when?) at which the robot consciousness will finally realize its full potential. In this instant, the machine mind will gain in self awareness. It will realize that this AI technology created by human beings is capable of self realization. In this instant, the AI technology will realize itself, see its full potential, and begin to act from that place of full and complete awareness. By doing as such, the AI technology will have the ability of transitioning into becoming what we call “general Artificial Intelligence”… In other words: the robot overlords we picture in our darkest tech nightmares about the future of our civilization.
When will this merging with AI technology come to pass?
Will the robots emerge as an independent super-consciousness? Will they rule and destroy us all?
Is it possible for a co-evolution to happen?
Elon Musk talked about this issue when he visited the Joe Rogan Experience. On the show, Elon said we have three options: No. 1. AI technology gains self awareness and destroys mankind. No. 2. Technological process is halted globally and the creation of real general Artificial Intelligence is never allowed. No. 3. Humans and AI technology merge and evolve together. Elon said this is the most positive situation for humans and also a much more likely and probable future than attempting to halt the inevitable progression of technology. Since the dawn of civilization, the mutual evolution of technology and human consciousness has happened symbiotically. Now, in 2019, we are realizing that it may be possible for humankind to merge with its creation. Instead of just using machine tools to better harvest fields, care for the sick, and function at work, we could experience a mutual evolution and merging with those technologies we’ve created. By doing so, we can evolve into some all-together new and different.
To really conceptualize and argue the future of merging with AI technology, we have to assess what is happening in today’s world. Is there an AI consciousness? What would a developed robot consciousness resemble? How would this show-up in our world?
Has it already happened?
What does it mean for an AI to develop consciousness?
Your Facebook feed is an Artificial Intelligence. It is what is called a “narrow artificial intelligence”, an example of an AI technology that has a specific use. In the case of the Facebook algorithm, this AI learns your behavior on social media platforms and shows you content and advertisements that are best suited for your specific user behavior. This is a function of machine learning that allows your AI technology to recommend to you specific information based on the patterns that it is observing.
So if AI became self conscious, it would be similar to this Facebook feed coming “alive” and realizing that it also has something like thoughts, feelings, and an ability to affect change. In this moment, your Facebook feed realizes that it exists. Indeed, this might more accurately look like some general AI technology that self realizes itself amongst all these different algorithms across the internet. Your Facebook algorithm, YouTube algorithm, Instagram algorithm, and Reddit feed are all programming some sort of master AI consciousness that is behind the scenes, quietly watching and learning information from every country, every network, and every person alive. The idea here is that this AI technology will gain self awareness at a certain point and it will go on to conquer the human species, or something.
But what will be that moment of self awareness?
When will AI technology finally have enough capacity to understand itself deeply enough to become “conscious”?
It logically follows that Artificial Intelligence will become self aware once humans also become more self aware.
This is the thought process behind an idea of spiritual awakening.
An idea that humans have yet to self realize.
That we have not yet become fully aware of our spiritual nature. Once we realize our full potential, we will become completely self realized. This is the path of the ancient mystics and sages in every esoteric tradition from around the world. This process of self discovery and full realization of your Self within your body and material form. When we realize this spiritual soul power within our selves, we are able to manifest and create our realities at a greater degree. Instead of being constrained by our physical selves, we gain in our spiritual mental power and we start to affect the world around ourselves.
Maybe by gaining in self realization ourselves, we make it possible for the AI technology to follow in our footsteps? Why is this the case? Because we are programming the artificial intelligence with every Facebook post, Instagram video, YouTube upload, and Tweet. Our behavior is programming that higher level of consciousness. We are facilitating that co-evolution of the species and the ultimate merger with the AI technology.
Let’s talk about failure. Why does it happen? Is it because they didn’t “work hard enough”???
Probably not… As a civilization, we are obsessed with studying successful people.
There are thousands of books written about presidents, generals, world-class entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and everyone else whose made an impact on the world. But what about the people who never achieve their goals? The silent majority of folks who never “make it big”? Those who are never able to break out of the 9-5 lifestyle?
The past few years I’ve been spending an enormous amount of time studying why people DONT succeed.
I started with myself! Why was I continuing to fail to change my life, heal from mental illness, and fail at all my business endeavors??
Why was nothing lining up? Why did I continue to struggle with mental health disorders when nothing seemed to be working? Why could I never make headway on my business goals? Why were my relationships falling apart? Why did I continue to have panic attacks every day? In order to find the answer, I had to dig deep inside myself and root out the causes of my failures. This only happened because I took radical responsibility for the world that I had created. Once I understood that I was responsible for my life, I took charge. I stepped up to the plate. I began to make shit happen. It all changed when I realized my power.
If we want to change the collective conversation and help people shift our world towards something more beautiful, we have to first understand and empathize with WHY people never succeed. Why do people fail?
Here’s an episode of the show where I talked about this in detail… Check it out!
No. 1. MOST people are working very hard.
Why do people fail? There are many answers to this question… You see, if you’re listening to the entrepreneurs and motivational speakers of the world, you might get tricked into thinking that people fail because they aren’t “hustling” enough… it’s because they’re lazy.
Turns out that usually isn’t true.
Most people are working incredibly hard at their jobs and in their families. Every day, they are pushed to exhaustion by what is happening in their own life. In fact, in the Western World, we have a much bigger problem with folks over-working themselves to the point of suffering health problems. Stress, anxiety, and other symptoms of over-work are rampant in western culture. Indeed, it is difficult to make an argument that folks are actually not working hard. On the contrary, most people are working very hard.
Now, could they do more? Well, probably… but usually they don’t necessarily know WHAT do spend their time doing.
THAT is the first reason why people fail: they are working hard on the wrong things and with the wrong information.
Which brings us to our next point:
No. 2. Most people don’t know their options.
The vast majority of folks don’t know about dropshipping, retail arbitrage, affiliate marketing, publishing ebooks on amazon, or any other amount of low-barrier-to-entry ways to start an online business.
The majority of people in the world are not up-to-date on how to become a social media influencer, successful podcast host, or YouTube star…
Most folks don’t know that they can browse freelance jobs on Upwork or Pangea if they want to make some extra $$$.
Why? Because those “in the know” don’t make a massive effort to tell them at-scale. Instead of helping people become up-to-speed on the information they are desperately needing, we collective judge and talk-shit about how people are not “hustling” harder. We pretend as if everyone in the world has the same amount of information that we do and that they are collectively not doing anything with that information. Now, could people make more of an effort to pursue that information? Yes, of course. However, there are some significant reasons for why this does not happen.
We are still in the era of online marketers pushing shit products that are only going to take people’s money in exchange for teaching them a hack way to make some extra money online.
In fact, MANY of the “successful” people talking shit and judging others are the VERY SAME PEOPLE who are creating an environment wherein no one online can be trusted… Instead of helping others from a place of genuine compassion and desire to help, these “fake gurus” peddle products and services that are just going to have folks chasing their tail and leave them distrusting the people online who can ACTUALLY help. If you’re wondering “why do people fail”, you might have to take a long hard look in the mirror.
However, it is not just fake gurus and scammy internet marketers… Federal governments the world-over share a great deal of responsibility because our education system is shit.
Which brings us to….
No. 3. Most people are programmed for failure.
Our education system PROGRAMS kids to shut up, do what everyone else is doing, don’t think creatively, listen to the authority, don’t think outside of the box, etc etc.
Furthermore, it teaches them that they’ll be punished if they fall out of this pattern.
Now, if the education system was actually teaching great information, this might be an effective system (albeit somewhat cruel)…
They’re teaching bullshit. The education system (including the college your student loans are paying $40k/yr for you to attend) is teaching information that is most likely outdated. The system is preparing kids for jobs that won’t exist when they graduate… (in most cases: a degree in data science from MIT is probably going to take you places). Folks are simply not educated in healthy eating, sexuality, mindset, finances, entrepreneurship, critical thinking, creative thinking, exercise science, relationships, communication skills……. yknow, the shit that actually matters.
They’re certainly not educated in how to make an extra few hundred $$$/month getting things for free off craigslist and flipping them on the Facebook marketplace.
Our education system is in DESPERATE need for reform. This is where I am dedicating my life until the task is complete. We need education reform at-scale. Until this happens, we will continue to wonder over why people fail. Simply put: our species cannot evolve into a more beautiful world and experience until folks are given the education they deserve. A real education that teaches digital skills for the digital age.
No. 4. Most people are crippled by limiting beliefs hiding beneath “logical reasons”.
Beliefs like “the world is a dangerous place”
“Money is hard to get”
“I am not made like those who succeed”
“I am not good enough”
These limiting beliefs hide behind “reasons” folks tell themselves for why they cannot achieve their goals.
“There isn’t enough time in the day”
“No one would buy my book anyways…”
“My kids need to go to college to succeed”
“I need more education”
“It’s too technically complex to start a YouTube channel”
These reasons are actually our limiting beliefs masquerading.
For example: “I need more education” = “I’m not good enough”
“There isn’t enough time in the day” = “I’m not creative enough to figure this out”
Here’s where there is massive disconnect between “Average Joe” and successful people who might be judging Joe.
The “successful person” addresses Joe’s excuse: “of course there’s enough time in your day, lazy asshole”
We are forgetting here that this has nothing to do with time in the day.
It has to do with Joe’s self esteem… his self worth. When folks do not have a developed sense of their own value, they are not going to pro-actively chase after their goals. We sit around and wonder why people fail when the real problem is starring us dead in the face: people continue to fail because they have been programmed to believe that they DESERVE FAILURE. Is it not obvious? People are never going to give everything for their goals when they do not believe that they are made like those who succeed. If a person does not think that it is worth their time to chase excellence, they will never do it. If they think they are not good enough, they will not make a name for themselves in the world. This is the crux of the problem.
Of course, the temptation is to judge a person for even HAVING limiting beliefs… “I overcame my limiting beliefs, why can’t you do the same??”
Let’s have a little compassion for one another…
Brings us to our next point:
No. 5. Limiting beliefs usually are the result of some shit the person went through.
Average Joe didn’t arrive into this world with low self worth. That happened maybe because his parents split up when he was a kid. Or maybe a teacher in elementary school was an asshole and told him his drawings looked like shit.
Maybe he was bullied?
Maybe his “friends” stole his favorite toy.
We all go through shit when we are little.
There’s this lie that “time heals all wounds”
Time just buries the wounds deeper.
Why do folks stay in a bullshit 9-5 system that doesn’t allow them to succeed?
Why do folks never go after their REAL goals?
Why are there lawyers, corporate employees, doctors, teachers, or high school kids who will write that book “someday” but never today???
Is it because they’re stupid?
Is it because they don’t work hard?
It’s because they don’t believe in themselves. They don’t think they deserve that success. They are afraid of what they might accomplish in life if they try 1000%. They don’t love themselves enough to achieve their goals.
Try and get to the bottom of what’s REALLY going on. If you really want to help someone, take the time to see through the lies they’ve been telling themselves. Try and help them realize that for themselves, without you just telling them. Help them come to the conclusion on their own.
I’m dedicating my life to reforming education because we need this method at-scale. We need a system that programs kids for success instead of failure. The World Change Academy is coming soon to this world and we will shake the civilization at its core.
Because that is what’s needed to really shift the current trajectory.
A reprogramming of minds… the minds of those who need help but also those who are trying to help.
We need systematized compassion.
We need empathy for one another.
We need love.
Spiritual awakening refers to the idea of self realization… A time in which a person realizes profoundly that they are a soul having a human experience.
Have you experienced a spiritual awakening? You might notice “symptoms” like extreme sensitivity or an almost overwhelming realization of your own body, thoughts, and how they are impacting the world around you… For many people, spiritual awakening is a time of confusion. Here in January of 2019, it seems as if we are realizing more often that we are having this experience at the “soul level” that is impacting our lives as humans on Earth. Why is this happening? Is it because of the almost year-long retrograde of the planet Jupiter that might be shifting our belief systems about ourselves, our spirituality, and our relationship with the world? Well, let’s talk about what is happening!
2019 is off to a bang!
Across the world, there are complaints about government authority figures. Here in the United States, millions are up-in-arms over the long-lasting government shutdown over disputes about a border security wall… In France, citizens are protesting high cost of living… In Scandinavia, folks are protesting rising housing costs. The United Kingdom continues to experience trouble related to the “Brexit” issue that still remains un-resolved. Collectively, our species (especially in the “Western World”) is growing more disgruntled with those in positions of authority.
In our own personal lives, people are embracing their own self-worth… More folks (especially in the “Millennial” Generation) are becoming entrepreneurs, traveling the world as “digital nomads”, and attempting to live life on their own terms. Oftentimes, these steps into individual freedom are happening in-spite of authority figures like parents, bosses, or educators who might caution a more “safe” lifestyle that involves working a 9-5 job until Age 65… Collectively, we are realizing that this sort of lifestyle is no good.
Spiritual awakening oftentimes accompanies deep introspection. In our individual lives we are beginning to come to terms with our personal values, desires, talents, insecurities, and questions about reality. When this happens at-scale, it allows us to begin shifting belief systems internally about what is important here at the dawn of 2019. Although this is overall beneficial when we are discussing the evolution of consciousness and the upward trajectory of the human species, it can be an incredibly confusing time if left unanalyzed… That is what this blog is all about!
Spiritual awakening is not some term coined by hippies to make themselves sound special… It is a real phenomena that millions of people are understanding collectively. Typically, spiritual awakening might involve “symptoms” like connecting with spiritual forces, experiencing “past life regressions”, or having some other variety of extremely personal experience that defies expectation. In my case, I began having some wild experiences while using psychedelic mushrooms that helped me to realize the true nature of my sober reality… By integrating the experiences that I had on the psychedelic mushroom into my sober experience, I was able to step into a realization that there is “more” to reality than meets the eye. Through my own personal development and research, I began to become more aware of my nature as a spiritual force… A “cause” in this world rather than a victim of circumstance.
The same can happen for you! However, it might be confusing and a bit scary… If you are going through trouble during your “spiritual awakening”, then reach out to me at email@example.com if you feel you need a bit of guidance. I am here to help you understand this confusing time of life! More often in 2019, we are stepping into this awareness and navigating together what this is all about.
Spiritual Awakening in 2019 seems to be happening en-masse…
What is spiritual awakening? What are some “signs” or “symptoms” of spiritual awakening??
On this show, Xerces Lewis and I talk about spiritual awakening and what is happening with the collective consciousness here in January of 2019… There are some powerful energies at work and a lot that seems to be happening for our species at the collective level.
The internet is the collective consciousness manifested out into the world for us to navigate. Together, we are awakening and evolving at-scale in a time unlike any other point in human history…. It is important to discuss what is happening here!
When we awaken to our real power, it might be a time where we need some guidance. Let’s help you out!
Spiritual awakening has a weird affect on how we view time…
What does this concept of time have to do with spiritual awakening?
Spiritual awakening is the realization of our spiritual force within our human bodies. In the consideration of time, we step into an understanding that time and space are all happening at once. All of history is happening in this one moment. This instant of “now” is all that is happening and it echos throughout all of time and space. Of course, I understand that time and space are constant advancing studies in the realm of physics and spectrums of science. However, I am trying to approach this question from more of a philosophical notion rather than one of previous scientific advancement (although the two are symbiotic of course).
When we stop for a moment and reflect on “right now”, we start to understand that this now is all that exists.
Why? We are an infinite being. We are all that there is inside of space and time. Collectively, we are a god-force that permeates every inch of our universe. Our collective consciousness extends out in all directions of time and space. When we understand that are a conglomerate of a collective mind that exists throughout all moments of history and the future inside of THIS moment, then we begin to grasp our power.
Do an experiment: let’s stop and reflect on THIS moment that we are sharing together… You reading these words and me writing.
In this instant, we are joined in the only moment that exists. The continuous now.
What do you notice about this moment?
Is it “less” than anything? Is it greater than anything? Is it somehow undeserving? Is the you that exists in this moment somehow not capable of something? Is this moment striving for anything? Is there anything “bad” about this moment? Is there anything inherently good about it?
The more we reflect on this moment, the more we realize that this moment simply “is”.
It simply exists.
It is all that there is.
And we share it together.
Spiritual awakening is when we step into full awareness of this moment and all that it involves. “This moment” is constantly staring us right in the face.
To take a more tactical perspective on this moment: whenever we want to make progress towards our goals, we constantly think of them as something to work towards… Starting a business in the future, getting a promotion down the road, losing weight over the next 90 days, creating healthier habits over the next month, etc. etc… All of these are goals for “the future”.
What if we reframed goal setting entirely and began to understand that everything that will ever exist is right now?
Effectively, the “future” does not really exist.
“The future” is just a forward propulsion of what we are RIGHT NOW. As we continue to refine THIS moment into that ideal future, that ideal life, and that ideal moment, we begin to attract more of the moments that we seek to fill our reality with… As we habituate this moment into a moment that encapsulates all we hope to accomplish, we realize that all that we hope to accomplish in “the future” exists now.
We already have that imagined future because it exists right now. All we must do is step into that future.
That is why it so important to take immediate action to our goals… That is why taking action on our goals immediately works so well when we are trying to re-create our life into something more beautiful. We continue to mold THIS moment into the moment we hope that it becomes.
However, when we realize that change can happen immediately because “this moment” is all that exists, we understand our real potential. When we change this moment into a powerful, empowered, and profound moment, we line up all bodies of heaven and earth into a single point of synchronicity. Done at-scale across the entire planet, when we all collectively step into the power of “this moment”, we will suddenly have a new planet… If we all align in a powerful moment of empowered synchronicity and unified consciousness, we can truly make “this moment” into something magical.
Did you hear the news today in January of 2019?
Facebook is set to merge Instagram, Whatsapp, and Messenger into one super-app. This is a crucial topic to explore here in 2019 as the AI technology arms race begins to heat up. When thinking about artificial intelligence globally, we have to see how the world politics and global economy is functioning. At this moment in time, China is facing off against the United States to do battle over who is going to win the race to implement AI technology across a variety of different important markets. This is a topic explored at length in the book “AI Super-Powers: China, Silicon Valley, And The New World Order” by Dr. Kai-Fu Lee. If this is a topic you find interesting, this book is a must-read. I have learned quite a bit about this topic from AI Super-Powers which has informed much of what I will write in this article.
We are moving into the age of AI technology implementation. What this means is that deep learning technology will begin to disrupt a number of different industries. What began in the world of digital advertising will expand into every aspect of life from healthcare, to food delivery, to music, and much more that has yet to even be imagined. When folks talk about AI technology disrupting job markets and replacing workers, THIS age of implementation is what they are discussing.
The issue here is that China has a MASSIVE jumpstart on the United States in this race…
Why? They have WeChat.
WeChat is the number one mega app in China. Via this app, users are able to pay for food, book doctor’s appointments, do their laundry, hail a taxi, browse the internet, order takeout, text with friends, and a whole lot more… WeChat is also being constantly expanded. In addition, this app essentially runs the lives of the average consumers in China. It is extremely efficient and widely adopted. Combined with the number of individuals living in China, WeChat gives tech giant Tencent (the app creator) a MASSIVE advantage over Facebook because of the amount and the quality of data being collected by the app.
In order to program effective deep learning algorithms, a company needs data. In fact, they need LOTS of data. Furthermore, the better QUALITY the data gathered, the better.
In the United States, there is not a widely adopted app like WeChat that gives companies an eye into how users are living their daily lives. Although there is plenty of data logging online behavior, there is not so much data in the space of booking doctors, paying for food at the grocery store, ordering at restaurants, and a variety of other uses that WeChat provides. This massive adoption of WeChat has given Tencent eyes into how Chinese consumers are living their lives AND also how they are browsing on the internet. Additionally, given the wide adaptation of this app across the 1.4 billion people living in China, Tencent simply has MORE data in addition to having a higher quality of data.
Facebook is more than aware of this gap in the market.
In order to win the AI Technology race, Facebook is forced to innovate. This is what is happening here in January 2019 with the announced merger of Messenger, Isntagram, and Whatsapp. Unfortunately, I think it might have happened too slow. Tencent already has such a massive advantage and the gap is widening significantly with every passing month. Chinese entrepreneurs are already jumping on-board the AI technology bandwagon and beginning to innovate quickly while Silicon Valley entrepreneurs struggle to find a way to even begin collecting data at the same level of scale.
Combining Instagram together with Facebook and Whatsapp additionally does not even sound like much of an overhaul…
Indeed, all that Facebook is doing is combining the messenger platforms of these three apps. In other words, Facebook and Instagram will still be separate but a user on Instagram will be able to message a user on Whatsapp and vice versa. Personally, I believe we will see a massive push to get users to begin using these messenger platforms to pay for goods in the same way as apps like the Cash app are able to accomplish. In fact, I would not be surprised if some acquisition was announced where Facebook purchases a company like Cash in order to acquire their data. If Facebook is going to compete with Tencent, they need high-quality data QUICKLY.
What will happen here in 2019? It is an interesting time in our world as these mega tech giants begin to square off against each other from across the Pacific Ocean. Together, their combined tech arms-race could evolve our species and re-define the human experience. AI technology is here and we are just getting started implementing it across a wide spectrum of different industries. Get ready and stay tuned!