Archetypes And Shapeshifting 101

Archetypes Explained

Archetypes are a confusing but important concept. When it comes to the topic of human evolution, understanding different archetypal patterns or forces at-play in our world can help us understand how to better heal our world. When we understand that different deities or “gods” in our experience are really archetypal gods that exist at a higher level of consciousness, we begin to grasp the importance of this issue. Archetypes mold and influence our consciousness at a universal scale.

Have you heard of shape shifting or shapeshifters?

More common in Celtic, Native American, or Voodoo traditions, shapeshifting is typically seen as the idea of a person turning into an animal. Although shapeshifting can be practiced in this manner, there is a more esoteric meaning for the term that extends beyond the realm of animal magic.

In the esoteric traditions, the practice of shapeshifting involves changing between archetypes. In this way, a magician can embody different archetypal “god” energy and channel various beings into this plane of existence. If we are talking about channeling, embodying spirits, or working with beings at a higher level of reality, we are really speaking about communication with an archetypal energy.

Archetypes are written in the stars. If you have studied astrology, you will be familiar with the zodiac and the different astrological signs that give us an energy signature throughout the day. Each of these “zodiac signs” represent archetypal energies that exist at the universal level. Here on the earthly plane, we have different energy signatures that exist inside of the collective consciousness of mankind.

Carl Jung is one of the founding fathers of studying archetypes. His work into understanding the collective consciousness is paramount to working with archetypes. Before contacting these higher forces at work, it is necessary to know that they exist. If you have studied Hermetic philosophy, you will have learned about the planes of correspondance and the different entities that exist at the various levels. When we work with archetypal energy, we are tapping into the true nature of these “higher powers”. In such a way, we can energize ourselves and gain insight through direct communication with the collective mind.

Sound crazy? Well, consider that the archetype of “the heroes journey” is the framework for just about every successful movie, book, or story since the dawn of civilization. Gilgamesh, the world’s oldest mythology, chronicles the original “heroes journey” through the tale of the ancient evil king who became good through passing a series of tests. Once he received his enlightenment, Gilgamesh returns home to share the gift that he gained as a result of his archetypal journey.

The same heroes journey was repeated in the story of Hercules. Inside of this twelve labors, Hercules travels through the different signs of the Zodiac in his quest to achieve immortality. As a half-son of Zeus, Hercules embodies the divine archetypal powers that hold sway inside of our world. Hercules would go on to inspire Achilles. In the fabled Trojan War, the Greek Hero Achilles does battle with his rival Hector. In the story, we learn that Achilles embodies the unwilling hero. Achilles does not wish to engage in battle with the Trojans until he experiences the death of his closest friends. Once he tastes this darkness, Achilles goes on to defeat the Trojans and ultimately die when his ankle is pierced with a poison apple.

In the same vein, Alexander the Great was inspired by Achilles. Everywhere he went, the Macedonian conquerer carried his own personal copy of Homer’s epic: The Iliad. During his trials as conquerer of the ancient world, the young Alexander drew inspiration from Achilles in his real-life heroes journey.

The Heroes Journey

Archetypes like “The Hero” shape our world. They are embedded in our world mythologies. If you believe that archetypes and ancient gods are an energy of the past, you are mistaken. Draw your attention to the modern day archetypes here in 2020: the super heroes. Whether we are talking about Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider Man, Iron Man, or any of them… Super heroes and fantasy worlds still capture our imagination. They are sources of inspiration for our youth. They captivate audiences and generate billions of dollars for media companies that influence our political processes.

Star Wars was based off Joseph Campbell’s book “The Hero With A Thousand Faces“. Inside of this great work, Campbell details the heroes journey. He breaks down the different stages of growth that all heroes encounter inside of their journeys. Campbell explains that, generically speaking, the typical “hero” character is unwilling. They are called into adventure against their wishes. Gandalf summons Frodo to carry the ring to Mount Doom because he must. Luke Skywalker does not want to leave his home until his relatives are killed and his life is in-danger.

The hero is often scared. Throughout their experience, the hero encounters mentors. Dumbledore finds Harry Potter, Aslan meets Lucy, and Morpheus rescues Neo. In your own life, have you ever encountered a mentor who turned your life around? For me, Alex Charfen, Miles Beckler, and Carol Tuttle all come to mind.

The hero is trained by their teachers. Joseph Campbell explains that the hero goes through a period of initiation. While embracing his higher power, the hero must prove himself to his teachers. In war, Soldiers go through boot camp or basic training. Special Operations communities all over the world are selective. In the same way, Harry Potter must prove himself to The Order Of The Phoenix before they will bring him on-board. Luke Skywalker is trained by Yoda in a remote planet. Batman travels the world to master martial arts, chemistry, and technology.

Following training, the hero faces their first test. Typically, the hero makes a name for themselves. Spiderman catches the villain and hoists him up for the police. Superman rescues a man who is trying to kill himself. Achilles defeats Hector in one-on-one combat. Alexander the Great conquers Persia without losing a battle.

This period of success oftentimes leads to the hero becoming their own worst nightmare. The ego takes over. The heroes old demons come back to fight them once again. In the Lord of the Rings, Frodo begins to let the power of the Ring take him over. He insists to Sam that he alone is worthy of being the Ring-bearer. In Star Wars, Luke Skywalker faces Darth Vader before his training is complete. In real life, Alexander the Great expanded his empire too quickly.

In the stories, the hero faces setbacks. Typically, the villain gets one-over on the hero at least once. In the super hero moves of 2018 and 2019, we watched the Avengers face almost certain defeat by Thanos. In the Lord of the Rings, Frodo appears defeated by Shelob and captured by the orcs of Mordor. In Star Wars, Han Solo is frozen in carbonate. In real life, we learn about how Caesar is named a criminal after his conquest of Gaul. We learn about just how close Hitler came to winning WW2 on several occasions. In the archetype of the heroes journey, there is often a moment of almost certain death.

Oftentimes, the hero bounces back. Luke Skywalker and the rebels defeat the Empire (with the help of our Ewok friends, of course). Harry Potter beats Voldemort. The Avengers set the universe back to its proper order.

However, in real life, this is typically not the case. If we read history, we can learn that our real-life “heroes” oftentimes fall short. Alexander the Great died young. Achilles dies from an arrow in his ankle. Caesar is murdered by his supposed friends. Napoleon is exiled. Tzar Nicholas and his family are shot in a basement. Barrack Obama brings little change.

So where do we go wrong?

Why do we strive so diligently to follow the heroes journey if it only leads to ruin?

Understanding archetypes is the pathway we must take to change long-held patterns of belief at the collective level. Archetypal energies like the heroes journey influence are planet at a cosmic scale. If we can learn more about how archetypes function, we can use them to our advantage.

Jungian Archetypes

Archetypal Gods

Gods are archetypes. Have you studied mythology? If you read stories about the Egyptian or Greek gods, you learn that they embody different energetic patterns and archetypes at the cosmic level. For instance: the Egyptian god Imhotep and the Greek Asclepius are essentially identical. They both embody the spirit of “the god of healing”. As the founder of medicine, Imhotep was deified by both the Greeks and the Egyptians, but under different names.

In the same vein, we can study gods that embody the Hero archetype. Whether it is the Celtic Lugh or the Greek Heracles (also known as the Roman Hercules), we can read the stories about hero characters. In Native American mythology, we learn about heroes like Kukulkan or Votan who founded great empires in South America. In Norse mythology, we learn about Freyr and Fenrir. All over the world, there are hero myths that include the story of a human becoming elevated to god-hood after their death. Since our species first began to tell stories, we have taught and lived this archetype in millions of ways.

Archetypal gods

So what does the hero archetype really represent?

If we study mythology, we learn that the hero is always searching for immortality.

One of the most powerful archetypal stories is the Quest for the Holy Grail. In this ancient story of the British isles, we learn about King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. In Arthur’s court, all are said to be equal. Arthur is taught by the powerful wizard: Merlin. In the same way that Obi-Wan taught Luke Skywalker to become a Jedi, Merlin initiates King Arthur into a powerful magical tradition. Eventually, King Arthur and his Knights set out to find the sacred cup that Jesus used at the Last Supper. This magical cup is said to contain the blood of Christ. Drinking from the Holy Grail carries the promise of immortality. Additionally, those who are said to “possess the Grail” are said to guard the gateways to the Kingdom of Heaven here on Earth. In a sense, the power of the Holy Grail can create a new Heaven here on Earth for those who maintain the “Church of the Holy Grail”. Want to learn more about the Grail Tradition? Click here.

King Arthur and his Knights are embodying all heroes in this Quest for the Grail. In the archetype of the heroes journey, the hero is searching for their higher self. They are reaching for spiritual fulfillment. In their work, the hero is manifesting their highest self into the earthly plane. When Jason finds the Golden Fleece, he is really finding himself. Upon return to their kingdom, the hero exists at an enlightened state. In fact, after the hero’s body dies on the earthly plane, the community often immortalizes the hero inside of their mythology. In some cases, the hero is even placed into the stars through our understanding of the constellations. When the hero returns, they are met with a warm welcome. Gilgamesh turns his city into a mighty nation.

Put simply: the hero achieves his goal when his quest for spiritual fulfillment is fulfilled.

Inside of our world, this message gets lost. In his conquest of the world, Alexander the “Great” murders millions of innocent people. When he tries to do the same, Napoleon leads to the deaths of many more. The United States, embodying the story of the hero at a collective level, lead the world into futility when they invaded Iraq in 2003. We have not learned the message of the heroes journey.

The hero is fulfilled when his quest for enlightenment and inner wisdom is achieved. The Holy Grail represents the power of Jesus Christ. It embodies Christ Consciousness. The understanding that unconditional love is the supreme force for good in our world. When we embody this Christ Consciousness at every level of our being, we can inherit and receive “the Holy Grail”. Once this receiving has occurred, we can inherit the Kingdom of Heaven here on Earth.

I believe it because such has been my experience. The Kingdom of Heaven lies within man. The Holy Grail can be yours.

Archetypal Energy And Shapeshifting

How do archetypes work with shapeshifting?

For most of our lives, we embody the spirit of the heroes journey. This archetypal energy raises us out of our lower selves and helps us achieve a sort of self-realization. Through the power of this quest for “higher self”, we raise in spiritual consciousness. Our evolution begins and transforms everything about our lives.

However, once the heroes journey is finished, we can transition into working with different archetypes. It is almost as if the heroes journey is a sort of initiation that we must undergo before these higher levels of power can be accessed and used freely.

In my last post, I wrote about my experiences with astral travel and experiencing spirits like Imhotep.

When I was first beginning to understand archetypal energies, I worked exclusively with certain known gods. During my astral travels, I met with Ganesh. I encountered Shiva. I spoke with Thor. I knelt before the Lords of the Cycles and received guidance about my destiny. Whenever working with these archetypes, I would feel an immense sense of energetic power. The energy of the encounter would bring me to my knees. Especially when working with Imhotep and learning to embody that energy in my life, I was oftentimes in need of a breather or a nap. When you are first exposed to archetypal energies, it can be intense. This is normal. You are literally making contact with a higher dimension of the human collective consciousness. Although use of psychedelic plant medicines or cannabis can certainly help, they are not necessary for the practice. Indeed, working in the sober realm for extended periods if of prime importance.

However, the real power of archetypes lies in shapeshifting.

Shapeshifting is when you move between the different archetypal gods. Living a life where you contact and work directly with a select number of deities. In my spiritual practice, I work with Jesus Christ, Imhotep, King Arthur, Kokopelli, and the Archangels. Although it may sound crazy to those who have never experienced this sort of magic, belief can only come through direct practice. You have to see and feel this to believe in the power. However, that being said, tread wary. When you set an intent to contact a higher power, such a power might show up more readily than you think.

Once you understand how to shift between these archetypal energies, further levels of power are unlocked.

The creation of your own archetypes.

Once the magician is practiced in the art of channeling higher powers, you can directly tap into different versions of your higher self.

In my spiritual practice, I have invented a few.

These days, I only exist as my own archetypes. I do not embody spirits, gods, or angels in these days. Although I might seek guidance from a higher power, I am working on creating my own archetypes inside of the collective mind.

Let me introduce you to a few. In a sense, it is a conscious decision to step into a different mindset. I am making agreements with myself as to which energies I am consciously accessing. I set an intent and make a choice for how I am going to show-up inside of my world. From my perspective, shape-shifting is extremely practical. Certain archetypes do better inside of a business meeting. When I am with my girlfriend, she wants me to be in a given headspace. If I am out with friends, I probably do not need to be in direct contact with the spirit realm.

Having boundaries with the spirit realm is even more important than having boundaries with friends in your life. If you do not, those spiritual relationships might impact or affect others than you realize. Unfortunately, such has been my experience on several occasions. I was not aware of the power I was summoning into my world and it negatively impacted myself and several friends. Although everyone was fine in the aftermath, the experiences certainly left an impact and changed how I approach these practices. Be careful as you enter into higher levels of awareness.

Let me introduce you to the archetype whose writing this blog post:

Ninja Paul.

Ninja Paul is energetically invisible unless he chooses to reveal himself.

In this state, I am focused on a meditative practice. I am involved in more ceremonial practices like creating art, Yoga, meditation, or martial arts.

I am a master of healing Ninja magic like Feng shui. I use my powers only to heal and help the world. I operate in secret and I move unseen through my world.

Get the idea?

This is not so suggest leaning into a form of dissociative identity disorder. Rest assured: I have full retention of memory in all these various “forms” of myself. As mentioned before, it is the art of tapping into different sides of yourself. It is a method of “getting in the zone”.

In my life, shape shifting between archetypes proves extremely effective. Want to write a book? Activate a side of your self that is better at expressing art. Perhaps your inner child? Instead of invoking a god, invoke your highest self.

Once you do, your whole life changes. Why? Because your highest self gets to choose. You are now writing the code for the video game of life. Once you complete your own heroes journey, the Kingdom of Heaven is yours.

Ready to begin? Go find your Holy Grail.

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FUTURE OF SEX

Future Of Sex

Sex in the future might look quite different. With advances in new technology like sex robots, virtual reality porn, and augmented reality, we are primed for an evolution in human sexuality. Are we ready?

Let’s find out!

The future of sex is a compelling topic. Instead of wading through the old patterns taught to us through religious orthodoxy, we can evolve into a healthier understanding of sexuality. Rather than give way to porn addiction or sex with robots instead of people, we can evolve collectively into a better relationship with sex. Humans are meant to have sex and enjoy pleasure. Once we embrace this realization, we are free to experience ourselves as the sexual creatures we KNOW we are!

It is time for sexual healing at the collective level.

Holistic living is congruent with sexual freedom. The future of sex involves an openness to different lifestyles. Additionally, choose to embrace your kinks and accept yourself fully. Find partners who will support you in exploring yourself sexually instead of shaming you for your secret fantasies.

It is OK to have kinks and explore yourself fully! Always remember: enter all sexual situations with full consent or not at all. YOU can withdraw consent at any time. Be careful to respect the consent of others and take this issue seriously. In order to experience full sexual healing, we must move beyond violations of consent. Once consent is respected fully in the bedroom, it will give rise to a dramatic shift towards individual power at the collective level. Such a change will be felt at the highest levels of our civilization.

Ready to learn about the future of sex? Let’s dive in!

Sex In The Future

Sex is evolving. If understood properly, this evolution can bring sexual healing and a deeper intimacy with our partners.

Do you and your partner have fantasies that seem unrealistic or unsafe to satisfy?

Sex robots, virtual reality, and augmented reality will allow you to fulfill those fantasies in vivid form without leaving the comfort and safety of your bedroom.

Instead of running from these desires, it will become easier to have virtual threesomes, orgies, and all sorts of “dark” desires that might seem taboo. In fact, it might be the case that you NEVER venture into the world of experiencing sexual healing outside of a monogamous relationship. If that is your route, then this is fantastic! Monogamy can lead to a deep and intimate relationship with a single individual.

However, moving into the future, folks will have the opportunity to explore relationship dynamics that were once taboo or even physically impossible. For example: including a hyper-realistic AI robot in your sexual relationship with your partner. As new technology progresses, AI technology will become more real and increasingly conscious. In the same way you grow with a human partner, you might find yourself able to join with an artificial intelligence in a symbiotic relationship. Does this sound scary? Although the idea of mating with an AI consciousness might seem wild, it will become possible within our lifetimes.

Experiencing true sexual healing requires education!

Sexual Education In The Future

Sexual education is evolving. With the advent of the internet, we have new opportunities to learn from those who are far along the path of sexual healing. If we want to experience ourselves as the sexual beings we feel inside, then self-understanding is paramount. What turns you on? Are you more erotic than you think? It is time for radical self acceptance and love.

Ian Ferguson is a pioneer. Along with his partner Jaiya, Ian educates his audience in an effort to expand their awareness about eroticism. Thanks to the power of the internet, we have access to leaders like Ian who can help us understand ourselves and experience an “erotic breakthrough”.

Here is a little more about Ian Ferguson pulled from his bio:

“The consummate Renaissance Man and a lifelong student of Human Potential,  Ian Ferguson has been featured on Good Morning America, Anderson Live, VH1, and in Details magazine.
“From his youth as tap dance king of Ohio to directing and performing in Off-Broadway theatre in New York; from building a seven-figure design business serving celebrity clients like Drew Barrymore, Ashton Kutcher and Michelle Pfieffer to co-creating Jaiya, Inc., an international company with the mission of uplifting sexuality as something to be openly and honestly discussed, celebrated and enjoyed,  Ian has been driven by his desire to create a world with freedom of expression for all — a world where people are more connected to the truth of their bodies and each other through authentic, honest communication, and love.
“In 2007, Ian partnered with Jaiya, an internationally recognized, award-winning sexologist and best-selling author to co-found Jaiya, Inc., spreading the word about Jaiya’s revolutionary framework, the Erotic Blueprint Breakthrough™, designed to radically transform how we talk about and experience sex.
“A person’s relationship to their sexuality reveals how they live every aspect of their life.  Empowering people to own their desires and express their true sexual nature unleashes the creative potential of all of life.”

Ian Ferguson was kind enough to join us on the Beyond Homo Sapien podcast to discuss the topic of the future of sex! Let’s dive into the show and learn.

Ian Ferguson

Ian Ferguson and Jaiya can be found online easily on their website and social media platforms.

What questions do you have about the future of sex? Post them in the comments below!

Want to take the Erotic Breakthrough quiz and begin a sexual transformation? Click this link and take the free quiz!

Jaiya and Ian

The Erotic Breakthrough quiz helps you discover how YOU are “turned on”!

Have you ever experienced trouble with eroticism?

It might be the case that you simply have never had the awareness necessary to ask for what you need in the bedroom. For so many of us, we struggle to know our true desires AND THEN express those fantasies to our partners. It might be as simple as playing sexy music or lighting a few candles. Resources like the Erotic Breakthrough free quiz help equip us with better self understanding. Through that enlightenment, we can experience transformation in all areas of life. It starts in the bedroom!

How To Change Your Life

How To Change Your Life

In 2020, we have an opportunity for a new way.

Let us join together in unified purpose and create the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible. In our world, we are much more alike than we are different. We all want happiness for our families, good health, food and shelter, and spiritual fulfillment. When we take a moment and realize that all of humanity is engaged in the SAME struggle, we can begin to rectify our world as a team instead of squabbling over the scraps of a nuclear wasteland. The time for change is now.

If you are going through a period of transition and intense change, you are not alone! Changing your life does not have to be difficult.

life changes

I know what it is like… I’ve been through divorce, leaving a religious cult, joining the military, starting a business, changing careers, and a host of other craziness. At multiple times, I was confronted with the difficulty of changing my life completely.

Here’s what I have found:

When you are going through a period of intense change and transformation, you NEED a toolkit of reliable practices and resources that you KNOW will get you to the other side.

I’m talking about:

  • A morning routine
  • An EVENING routine
  • Healthy diet
  • Exercise
  • Meditation
  • Healing plants
  • Spiritual practices
  • And of course: a COMMUNITY!

On this episode of the Beyond Homo Sapien Podcast, I breakdown the details about how to change your life completely by developing a toolkit of amazing resources!

Check it out and get started!

How To Change Your Life Completely

If you want an entirely different existence, you need to take responsibility of the choices you have made up to this point.

The life that you have TODAY is a direct result of the thoughts, behaviors, beliefs, and actions that you carry as you go through life. If you hangout with people who are bringing you down to their level, then you need to find some different “friends”. Instead of blaming other people, take responsibility for your physical experiences and you will be well on your way to changing your life completely.

Sometimes, we experience tragedy. In these cases, life can feel completely out of our control. We might feel like victims. In some cases, we might have indeed been a victim of a terrible crime or life circumstance. However, we cannot live our lives as victims. Eventually, it is time to grow, heal, and move into a better reality. Set a resolution to change your life and move past whatever trauma you have had the misfortune of experiencing. You owe it to yourself to heal.

Human evolution can be beautiful if we lean into affluence, ease, and joy. Instead of choosing a path of pain, take charge of your life and decide to heal and progress.

If you want to change your life completely, you must assume responsibility. Make better choices. Hang out with kinder people. Set a standard for your life and do not accept anything that does not align with that vision. Instead of settling for some terrible job, take risks and make moves to position yourself for the career that your heart is calling you to do. Do not give way to fear. If you want to change your life and experience a new reality, you may have to change everything you are currently doing in favor of better habits.

Change Your Thoughts Change Your Life

Changing your life begins in the mind. If you are poisoning yourself with your thoughts, you will find yourself running in circles without end. Learn how to love yourself and create a better internal reality. As within, so without. If you are terrifying yourself constantly, then you will never be able to find true stillness and happiness. Instead of going down dark rabbit-holes of self-hate, choose to speak kindly to yourself.

Changing your thoughts leads to changing your beliefs. Once we carry different beliefs, we begin to feel differently. When we are feeling powerful, confident, and capable, we take empowered actions that are aligned with our true soul calling. This is the secret to manifestation. We must combine a cultivated and healed internal reality with ACTION inside of the material plane. Instead of spending our days chasing the life of a renunciate, choose to make a difference here on Earth. After all, we are all in this together and the world needs heroes here in 2020.

So how does a person go about taking actions that will change their lives forever?

How To Change Your Life With Habits

Routines and habits make us into who we are.

The practices, foods, exercises, drinks, and substances we engage with every day create who we are and how we can help others. If we exist in habits of sickness and disease, we cannot truly help those in need. We must become the examples that are needed if we are going to change our lives and help the world evolve into something better.

Want to change your life for real? How about implementing a morning routine that helps you get in the zone for your day.

It can be easy. A morning routine does not need to include jumping through hoops, lifting weights for hours, or going for long runs. Make it simple enough that you will do it every single day.

Here is a quick routine that works for me when I’m in a rush:

  1. Wake up, brush teeth.
  2. CHUG a bunch of water. At least one liter.
  3. Make coffee.
  4. While coffee is going, do 5 minutes of Yoga poses and maybe some pushups.
  5. While coffee is cooling, close eyes and take some deep breaths. 5 minutes of meditation.
  6. Drink coffee, do a bit of journaling, get dressed.
  7. Get out the door!

It takes about 30 minutes from wakeup to leaving the house. Personally, I have found that breakfast does not work well with my body. If I eat food before noon, I feel sluggish the rest of the day. When I let my body fast in the morning, my energy levels are MUCH higher. You might find the same but experiment with your food schedule and see what works for your life.

 

If you do not know how to meditate, watch this video!

If I have a longer time in the morning, here is the full routine:

  1. Wake up, brush teeth.
  2. CHUG a bunch of water. At least one liter.
  3. Make bulletproof coffee with butter, MCT oil, cacao, maca powder, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Delicious.
  4. Do 5-15 minutes of Yoga and bodyweight movements. Maybe some cartwheels or handstands.
  5. Drink coffee and do some journaling. Write out my to-do list for the day. Pick 3 things from my to-do list that are the most important items. Write out what I’m thankful for in my life.
  6. Pull some tarot cards and do a reading for myself.
  7. Meditate for 5-15 minutes.
  8. Read a book until I’m bored.
  9. Watch a documentary on Netflix or maybe a show on HBO for a minute. Wake my brain up a bit more. Set a relaxed tone for the day.
  10. Drink some more coffee.

A great routine will get you ramped up for the day and ready to MOVE!

You can also have an evening routine! If you are looking to change your life completely, then you might also want to look into creating an evening routine that gets you ready for bed. Here is mine:

  1. Do some Yoga.
  2. Drink a sleepy-time tea.
  3. Go outside and look at the stars to remind my brain that it is night-time.
  4. Brush teeth. Drink lots of water.
  5. Get my essential oil diffuser going with some peppermint or lavender oil.
  6. Watch a documentary or HBO show until I fall asleep.

It might take you five minutes.

Of course, I am just listing out my routines to give you ideas. A routine is personal to you and should focus around how you can best change your life around in a way that creates more momentum for your day. When you get out the door feeling great, your whole day is already won. Whatever happens next is just extra on top.

Changing Your Life Takes Commitment To Goals

Want to make a real change?

Set a goal that makes you nervous.

For me, it was podcasting and starting this brand. When I first started, I committed to six months of doing this show every day. Although I missed a day here and there, I stayed the course. As a result, my entire life changed. Let me tell you a bit about what happened:

It all began when I got an email from my mentor, Miles Beckler

He was talking about this new mastermind group he was opening up for entrepreneurs looking to start and scale a brand. At the time, I was doing freelance marketing jobs to make some extra money. Although the money was coming in, I was unhappy. I felt stuck, unmotivated, and lost in a wasteland of shiny objects and fake gurus.

I joined right away. The first prescription was a 90-day content marketing challenge where we were required to do a blog, video, or podcast every day for at least 90 days. Feeling crazy, I committed to six months.

At the time, I FELT that the Podcast and Beyond Homo Sapien brand was the right move. However, the “logical” side of my brain was convincing me to try and do more freelance work as a digital marketer. Regardless, I needed a plan because I was set to leave the US Army shortly.

When I found that the first “prescription” was a 90-day content challenge, I felt relief. It was important confirmation that the voice of my intuition was correct: Beyond Homo Sapien was the move I was meant to make.

At the time, I was still emotionally recovering from my divorce. For months after that time, I spent my days in depression and lack of fulfillment in all areas of my life. I was completely alone and had no friends in the local area. Entrepreneurial activities was what I was using to distract myself from my pain (unknowingly at the time).

However, the idea of diving headfirst into the podcast brought me back to life.

Instead of a 90 day challenge, I committed to six months.

Although I missed a day here and there, I stayed the course.

At the end, I had a COMPLETELY different life unlike the one I had before.

Here’s the catch: I did not make a ton of money, I did not become world famous, I did not become best friends with Joe Rogan or Elon Musk.

Instead, something MUCH better happened.

I met the love of my life. A girl that warms my heart and shows me love unlike anything I have ever experienced. We have been together a year and it’s looking like we are going to be together for the rest of our days. Both of us were involved in miserable marriages so we have PHDs in what love does NOT look like… This ones real.

How did we meet? She’s the best friend of someone who I interviewed on the podcast as a part of my challenge. When I arrived for our in-person interview, they were hanging out and we all had a great time. A surprise snowstorm meant that I had to spend the night and we became close. We’ve been together as best friends and then lovers ever since. Could not be happier with how things are going.

Additionally, I ended up expanding my network into the stars. Compared with where I was before the show, I probably quadrupled my network. It’s amazing what happens when you interview someone almost every day for 6 months straight.

As a result of that networking, I bought a house! At the time, I was looking around for a property and finding NOTHING. Someone I met as a result of the challenge introduced me to an amazing real estate agent. As a result, I live in the beautiful 12 room house in the Ozarks where I’m writing this post. It’s an amazing house that was built in the late 1800s. I’ve got some great tenants and we are planning some live events on the half-acre property. Again, could not be happier.

Having this house meant moving to a new community where I AGAIN expanded my network even more than before. This time, my network is more in-person than online (although I’ve still maintained the online network I created via the podcast interviews). Out here, I’ve formed personal connections with Native American medicine men, farmers, hippies, crystal hunters, entrepreneurs, musicians, and all the amazingly odd folks who are drawn to the beauty and magic of the Ozarks. My days of loneliness and NO community are LONG gone.

If that wasn’t enough, a few of the people I interviewed on the podcast have become my best friends. A few of them have come and stayed for a few weeks out at the house. One person (an experienced marketer) even lived with me for four months and she’s now one of my closest friends and business connections.

I’m looking for full time work now that I’m out of the Army. So far, my network has proved invaluable in that process and I should have something very soon. Again, the podcast has proved very useful and has already landed me a few job interviews as direct results of guests I’ve had on the show recently.

The commitment I made to my goals totally changed my life. Suddenly, it was clear that I existed in a new reality wherein the rules worked differently.  I believe that when we set a big goal and really COMMIT, we show “god” or “the universe” or your “higher self” (or whatever resonates for you) that you are serious. You are ready to change your life and make some moves.

If you are looking to change your life and you want some help, make sure you check out the Phoenix program. Inside, you will find a committed team of mentors and peers to help guide you into the new version of yourself you want to experience. Instead of floundering in the wastelands without help, sign up to play as a team and get ahead together. It is time!

Iran War MUST Be Avoided

Iran War And Why We Must Say “NO”

Iran War must be avoided at all costs: here’s why.

War with Iran appears to be on the horizon…

… if you pay attention to the 24/7 mainstream news media.

Here is why we must avoid war with Iran at all costs:

Further bloodshed will get us nowhere.

We will only repeat the same story and continue to re-learn the same lessons.

It is time for a new story… It is time for peace.

On this episode of Beyond Homo Sapien, I breakdown why war with Iran will get us nowhere and only hold us captive in the same karmic cycles.

Instead of war, we must each out to our brothers and sisters in Iran and express an earnest desire for peace. Share love and send peace in their direction. Wish them well in their own quests for peace and security.

We must understand that people living in the Middle East are just like you and me.

We all want the same things. We want happy families, food, shelter, water, fulfilling work, and spiritual fulfillment.

We might have very different strategies for achieving these goals but they are ultimately the same pursuit.

All of humanity is united in the same common purposes and similar connected needs.

Iran War Benefits Only The “Elites”

Here’s the challenge: there are many in this world who fail to acknowledge or realize this deeper truth.

The corporate news media, military industrial complex, and protected government “leaders” are the ones who want war.

They are the ones who need a war to turn a profit.

They are the ones who need a distraction and supposed victory in order to gain re-election or further favor with their supporters.

There are darker forces at play in our world. War with Iran is in line with the motivations of folks who utilize magic and energetic forces for their own aspirations. Such individuals have existed throughout the ages and now they find themselves gasping for a last breath. We have the opportunity in 2020 to end their final stand before it ever begins. Let us stand for peace and refuse to let anyone else stand in our midst.

There are people who support Trump and his warmongering. If we feed these bases of hatred and destruction, we will only continue the same sad and hateful story. Such folk are misguided and out-of-touch with their own connectedness with the greater universe. If they were aware of the hatred they send with their energy, they would never wish ill will towards anyone. Instead of allowing them to suffer their ignorance, let us choose a higher path of self realization and understanding.

It is time for this story of pain and suffering to end, once and for all.

We must choose a higher path. We must choose negotiation. We must choose universal brotherhood and sisterhood.

Let us examine history and LEARN for once.

If you think a potential invasion of Iran would be a good idea, examine the invasion of Gaul by the Romans.

Julius Caesar invaded Gaul in order to cement his political foothold. He would then use this victory to secure his reign and achieve his own ambitions.

Millions of Celts would die in the process and an entire ethnic group would almost be exterminated…

What was their crime against the Roman people?

Their ancestors had invaded Rome long before. The people who lived in Gaul were the genetic lineage of those barbarians.

The Roman people held onto their grudge and did not forget.

When Caesar conquered Gaul, the Romans rejoiced. They welcomed the hordes of slaves who died in the Colosseum. They allowed Caesar to become their dictator and dominate all aspects of their life, until his assassination.

We would then go on to remember Caesar as a great leader and general. A man who always achieved his goals.

We even named a salad dressing after him.

However, what we forget is the millions of families who were exterminated to fulfill this man’s ambitions.

We do not remember the Roman soldiers who died on the battlefield, fighting an enemy who posed their country no real harm.

Rome would go on to suffer the penalty of their karmic crimes. Their cities would be sacked by Barbarians much like those they feared in the times of Caesar. For once, their people would be raped and tortured by a people whose language they did not understand. If we continue on this same road, America could suffer a similar fate.

The very enemies the Roman people wanted to destroy only came back stronger, more vengeful, and with more reasons to kill Romans. Their hate was turned into more hate. The energy of their ancestors continued to remain unresolved and the Romans ended their reign with the spilling of their own blood.

Although Caesar is remembered as a great leader, he was actually a murderous sociopath. He would kill millions for his own ambitions. He would kill his political rivals and assassinate those who stood in his way. He would hire street thugs to mug members of the senate who disagreed with him. The rule of Caesar would set the example for Roman leaders moving forward.

Emperors lived in fear of assassination. This fear increased their paranoia and caused many of them to make terrible decisions, resulting in further death. One need only examine the story of Caligula to see the most compelling version of this horrific story. In 2020, we face our own Caligula and have access to his Twitter feed.

Do these stories sound familiar?

In 2020, we have an opportunity to avoid Caesar’s mistakes.

We can learn from his failures.

We can heal the karma of our ancestors if we learn from their mistakes, instead of looking to them as examples.

It is time for a new story.

We must be better writers than our ancestors.

Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, And Why The Youth Shall Win

Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, And The November 2020 Election Prediction

Donald Trump is in the news often. I figure it’s time we chat about him. I believe that Bernie Sanders is going to demolish Donald Trump in the November 2020 USA election for president. Let me explain why!

As we approach the upcoming election in November, it will become more important to speak critically of the president and share opinions on his policies. Personally, I do not believe that now is the time for such conversation.

Now is the time for conversation about a better future rather than the current present.

Donald Trump is only as relevant as we make him.

If we want to defeat the demons in our world, a good place to begin might be to stop promoting every Tweet they send out.

Can you imagine if every single Tweet that you Tweeted made a 24/hr news cycle? Doesn’t it get even weirder when you think about how the common demographic for such a news cycle is elderly people?

I believe that Bernie Sanders is going to win in November, 2020, and it will not even be a contest.

Here’s an episode of the Beyond Homo Sapien Podcast where I breakdown why this is the case:

At the moment, the most important vote for any candidate is the vote for folks aged 18-30. At this time, as far as I can tell, Bernie Sanders seems to have captured that vote. There does not seem to be a close second place.

I’m not sure if anyone is really convinced that Joe Biden is a frontrunner. I have yet to meet a single person from my generation who talks about Joe Biden, let alone votes for him. Just about anyone I meet is going to pick Bernie Sanders over Donald Trump any day of the week.

An important distinction: if the election hypothetically happened today, I am not sure who would win. There are too many candidates for president at the moment. What I’m suggesting is that Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump will square off in the November, 2020, presidential election.

When their policies and rhetoric are matched head to head, the victor will be clear. As we found on this episode with Joe Rogan, when Bernie Sanders is given genuine time to speak, he crushes. He also manages to attract 10 million views over the course of three months. Personally, this interview convinced me to vote for Bernie. It is clear that this is an incredibly smart, talented, and kind hearted individual who certainly does not intend to lead us in the same direction as Stalin or Hitler. We would be lucky to have such a leader as Bernie Sanders.

At the moment, thankfully, the types of people who would vote for Bernie Sanders are in the overwhelming majority. We have already achieved victory. A majority of people in the USA all think, believe, and feel alike enough that such a political victory is quite possible. In fact, the only reason it would not happen is if we don’t vote.

Unfortunately, that is a real possibility! For whatever reason, Americans have trouble getting to the voting booths and practicing these “freedoms” we seem to love so much.

Imagine if your boss gave you a chance to change the ENTIRE rules of the game every few years? All you and your coworkers had to do was come together and decide amongst yourselves what you actually wanted.

Well, our “boss” kind’ve does.

In fact, the fact that people do not believe their vote “counts” is a big part of the problem.

Of course your vote counts.

That’s the whole point. It counts as much as you make it count. If YOU believe your vote doesn’t count, then it will not count.

If you believe that it does count, then you will behave and act accordingly.

I believe my vote counts.

That is why I am writing this blog post.

Bernie Sanders Will Crush Donald Trump In 2020

Prediction time: Bernie Sanders will win in a landslide victory against Donald Trump in the November, 2020, USA elections.

The result will be action towards the following three ends:

  1. Free medicare for all. At long last, Americans will get the healthcare system they voted for back in 2008 when Obama ran on a healthcare-based platform. People, the fact that we did not get free healthcare back in 2008-2012 is testimony to the bullshit system in which we live.
  2. Decreased student loan pressure. Bernie’s voter base is driven in large degree on the issue of student loan debt. At the moment, the student loan crisis is crippling many college students and making it difficult for them to have a decent quality of life. Of course, there are plenty of folks who are handling their student loans with ease. However, from what I have observed, they appear to be in the minority. If Bernie is elected, I believe we will see action on this direction given the amount of motivation.
  3. Legal marijuana. At long last, we will see cannabis legal at the federal level once again. With hope, we might see pardons and reparations for those imprisoned unjustly for using a healing plant that grows out of the earth.

Although Bernie Sanders’ platform heavily emphases the “Green New Deal”, I feel that this might end up being the least effective aspect of Bernie’s administration.

Why? Because ultimately the problem’s facing our environment are a global crisis. At this moment, we do not have a great solution for reversing the damage we have done to the environment. Although Bernie’s plan might help slow further decline, it will take a more entrepreneurial spirit to invent the solution that the world needs.

I believe that those changes combined with an overall more caring system of government will lead the United States to becoming a more entrepreneurial nation.

If folks don’t have to worry so much about healthcare and student loans, they’ll be more able to quit their 9-5 and start to freelance, open a business, or live a more alternative lifestyle. The USA already has an entrepreneurial spirit and such administrative changes would encourage people of my generation to take action. Finally, there could be a proper safety net to catch entrepreneurs who fail.

Here’s what most people miss: we WANT such a safety net to exist. When that safety net is combined with the entrepreneurial spirit of American youth, the world could change quickly. The innovations we need to reverse climate change would be invented. We could perhaps go even much further.

Bernie Sanders Is Not A Socialist

I think it’s time we acknowledge something related to this topic:

Bernie Sanders is not a socialist.

If you still feel that way, you obviously have not taken the time to google and read the definition of a “democratic socialist”. Spoiler alert: they’re two different things.

As Bernie has been saying for most of his life, he is a democratic socialist. He goes to great lengths to make this abundantly clear and has done so for years. If you still think he’s a socialist, you are simply not informed. Go hop on over to google and start to edgucamate yourself.

A democratic socialist believes that we should have some socialist systems but that such systems should be created as a result of a democratic process (aka voting). In other words: a democratic socialist thinks we should have a safety net and that the terms and conditions of aforementioned safety net should be voted on (and changed if necessary) by the people.

A regular socialist thinks that the government should control the safety net.

In fact, a democratic socialist and a socialist would probably disagree on many key points.

It’s essential that you understand the difference.

It is time that we learn to love our enemies and see them as ourselves.

Christ Consciousness and true empathy is about looking out for others. I believe wholeheartedly that Jesus Christ would have been a democratic socialist, or something similar. In fact, if you study the early church, you will find that they lived a very socialist existence. Jesus and his disciples didn’t seem to have jobs and they spent most of their day traveling around the countryside, talking with people. It is safe to assume that Jesus and his disciples may have benefited from some sort of social safety net. In their case, it was probably the care and hospitality of friends and a local network of an emerging church. In other words: they crashed at people’s houses.

In fact, if you study certain texts, you’ll find that Mary Magdelene was oftentimes the hostess for Jesus and his disciples. Although I do not believe that Jesus and Mary were a thing, I certainly think she played a crucial role in that social safety net. Oftentimes, it was her house where the disciples and Jesus would rest after a long day of teaching and healing.

If we are to live as Jesus lived, then should we not embrace a more democratic socialist president?

Why do we join ourselves with this embarrassing figure who only drags us further behind?

Let us join together in November, 2020, and vote correctly.