This is a 2200 word piece, around 9 minutes reading. Last edit: January 2022
What the giddy feck?
Weapons grade shaman shit was a throw-away phrase I once used to describe someone’s kickin’ spiritual-related attributes, but it got me thinking deeper. It led me into writing a shaman-to-go guide book, which didn’t deal with contemporary shamanism, because I’m not one of them. It was consequently a rather short book, so I thought about appropriating the word ‘alchemy,’ but didn’t care to antagonise the Mickey Finn crowd. Besides, ‘Weapons Grade Alchemy’ sounded both serious and terrifying. Lifetimes past, these things were much simpler.
I attempted to write the basics, but oscillated between flippancy, dryness and poetry. It was a hot mess, somewhat like the film ‘Tenet,’ which was when I conceded I just didn’t know enough. And so it followed with the book too. Yet all was not lost, and Earth Jakked was extracted from the project. When I started that, I was jiving about revolution. I suspect that’s what got me banned from YouTube, coupled with not being right-wing or accordingly funded. Being revolutionary (or ‘transformational’ to use a less encumbered word) is the nature of certain spirits and souls, and their roles played here on Earth. Thus, go I.
When it comes to mankind’s survival, climate change is just the latest in a long line of straw men. Reforming society has been the underlying problem since like forever. Climate change, for example, is massaged at the top by industrialists et al to ensure a conformal social change that benefits their bottom line and kicks the revolution down the road for yet another day. That’s at least until they all piss-off-planet, and another crowd take their place. It’s always been pretty much this, more or less.
However, like other feedback systems, you have to dampen the runaway, and unless you’ve total control, there’s only so much you can do before something goes fizzy pop. Thus, the more wealth and resources that’s squeezed from the system, the more control you have to exert to maintain the status quo. This should sound hauntingly familiar.
I don’t believe for a moment that a benign revolution would change jack, because “people will always be people, and do people things”, to quote myself. Hence: why we’re in this pickle today, despite all previous revolutions, religions and elections. Earth Jakked is about amplifying the soul, so that a consciousness revolution becomes a genuine and sustainable proposition. You know, that fixing the power supply thing.
The original question I wrestled with — which has led to all of this — was how to keep a spiritual or material revolution on track when the original leader (and pure vision) dies? Well you can’t, because it fails every time due to people. We know this, because of that little inconvenience called all-of-human-history. Thus, going to the power supply and improving power delivery (consciousness) is the only human-centric solution. Yeah, I’m big on this power supply jam, so call me a fanatic if you must.
The other solution was to have AI run our lives, like a Silicon Valley wet-dream of Hobbes’ Leviathan. That’s coming, by the way, and there’ll be AI ‘gods’ at some point. SkyNet as a solution isn’t a thing for me, being far too circular with the original problem, and metaphysically speaking, a grand misdirection. Meanwhile, in the real world, we’re actually staggering towards this misdirection because it’s in our nature to do so, and that’s terrifying. And not for the reasons you think, though yes, them too. From a shamanic perspective, we might be swinging too-far off balance to be recoverable. Physical life’s about elevating the soul, and when that’s no longer useful, notions like ‘reset’ become a thing.
There’s another problem here too, and one that’s fashionably unspoken. Just as with the physical, not all entities are rainbows and sparkles. Such ilk can level up too from all of this transformation, which from my Mary Poppins perspective isn’t the intention, but it’s what it is. I’d sooner everyone informed than everyone not. But that’s the whole reincarnation gig in a nutshell anyway. I’m just spicing the mix for a faster fizzle.
The long-short of improving consciousness is getting a better handle on everyone else. Wouldn’t you prefer to know who you’re ultimately dealing with, voting and fighting for? If folks could better discern that, then the playing field would balance out. The vast majority of souls, at least on this planet, are biased towards the ‘good’ spectrum. It’s why there’s always hope. The biggest obstacle being our collective lack of consciousness, of course, and I refer you back to start.
Wanting to lift people up is one thing, understanding what’s pinning them down is quite another. It’s easy for me to see it, but it might not be for the next person. There’s been a societal-wide buggering of the root chakra, which impacts everything else. It’s the ultimate pandemic and in this one, folks are bathing in wanton dysfunction. The Soviets of yesteryear & co. partially identified it as ‘decadence,’ but they were no better themselves.
This perfect storm might have been planned — it’s definitely being nudged — but that doesn’t affect the clear natural consequences of millennia playing out regardless. Lacking a functional root chakra is a sure-fire ticket to project (transient) foundations onto rootless conspiracies, trash TV and whatever else is soliciting hotly on the street corner.
You see, once the root’s knackered, you can just about sell anybody anything by promising them what they cannot retain. Unfettered, crony capitalism has a great deal to answer for here, but actually that’s just another straw man. It’s why, in general terms, the political left and centre can’t solve the sociopathic insanity of the right; they’re ignoring the power supply. However, to be fair, the progressives in the US have cottoned on, albeit using vanilla language.
Years ago, the notion of adhering to higher principles and being spiritually hygienic was called religion. Worked out swell, didn’t it? Far too much pomp and murder, but you have to look at these things in the context of their day. As stated elsewhere, in the technological age, we don’t need a Good religion, we need Good engineering. I’m not necessarily talking about the counterweight of science either, because we can all see how that religion’s working out with all the pomp and murder from Wuhan, for example. Again, you have to look at these things in the context of their day.
The common denominator of all of these things is people, regardless of politics, religion and science. The solution is therefore to fix the first point of failure, being people. However, people are their own complex systems, and so the critical failure has to be something common to all. It’s the power supply, which exists in the one place we’ve been explicitly conditioned never to look at, nor take seriously. Heck, Catholicism even claims proprietary ownership of all the wiring (whilst trivialising the detail). If that’s not a red-flag, then nothing is.
Your spiritual “2nd Amendment” rights
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the balance of free choice, the right of the people to enjoy and protect consciousness, shall not be infringed.
Well that’s all very self-important isn’t it? Except I’m using it as a device to make a point. I really do believe in spiritual 2nd Amendment rights though, and what it implies. I’ll get back to you when I figure out the emojis for the rest of it.
The spiritual-physical ecosystem needs to remain balanced, including all the subjective ‘good’ and ‘bad’ actors. Everything that has consciousness gets to enjoy spiritual 2nd amendment rights. Imagine deciding to exterminate all the insects on the planet because you find their brutal kingdom offensive to your sensibilities? It won’t end well. Meanwhile, if you get an ant infestation, use the bloody ant powder, for god’s sake!
Everything’s inter-connected and ‘above and below’ (within and without) are far more concordant than you’d credit. Once you familiarise with the core, it clarifies somewhat. Hint: it’s the power supply.
My ‘agenda’ is to share, teach and empower. My way is softness, which is the quintessence of my spirit. Like water, it seems nothing much until you try punching it. Spirit, and more specifically the universal background consciousness (oft misunderstood as being ‘god’ in the immediate sense) has strong analogue in water, and the formation of life therein. The other, individuated gods, are the tsunamis. Don’t punch them either.
Revolution is about personal transformation. I’m wholly concerned about the inner world, because if you get that right, the outer one changes accordingly. Inner revolution leads to external change. When Vedic mystics talk about ‘all disease comes from within’ it’s exactly this, and exactly why we live in the world of today. Liberate your concept of the word ‘disease’ from the clutches of the medical dictionary, and everything falls into place.
Some decades ago, when I was last in India, I became really ill with a heavy delusion-swirling fever. It’s one of the few times I’ve experienced meaningful physical illness, always being intricately related to my mental health and state of self-belief. In the throws of that fever, I had a flash of lateral insight on how to overcome the condition. Within a dozen or so hard-contested seconds, I’d stopped it cold. Within maybe three minutes it was gone. By half an hour I was refreshed and lacked physical after-effects. That’s weapons grade shaman shit and my personal confirmation the mystics knew their beans. I’ve since shared the technique as part of the project.
Despite all of this, I still don’t know much, except a little, which is a lot more than some. I’m still learning and very much the unfinished article, so I’m careful about what I share. It’s not because I’m gate keeping, but because I’m cautious about the fullness of my perceptions. It’s easy to believe all kinds of shit that seems to satisfy the moment. It’s also easy to talk about stuff without being able to support it in any way. This takes time to resolve. Trusting myself, after all the mistakes I’ve made in my life, requires something extra.
I’m self-taught, from experience and inner exploration, which is a path I strenuously advise against taking. Find a teacher, like everyone else recommends, and then presume your teacher’s totally fallible and full of it, then you’ll be just fine. My special-case is to do with my soul and spirit, and having some really bad karma to unknit due to my unholy behaviour in other incarnations. When you take a self-contained path like mine, you have to be deeply mindful, because the pitfalls are quick and crushing. It’s why having a juxtaposed teacher is far safer. Sometimes the worst teachers are the best, as long as you know what you’re looking at.
The other pertinent thing about me is I won’t be ‘doing much’ in this lifetime beyond extricating my soul from the cosmic shredder I was previously frolicking around. It’s not for me to shake pillars, as much as I’m wired to do so. I took a turn for the worse somewhere along the incarnation path, and the can-kicking stopped in this lifetime. My spirit had been counting lives, and I’d run out of them to waste.
- Too many people are spiritually ignorant and too physically preoccupied with survival to care. It’s the end product of thousands of years of greed and control. Better religion isn’t the answer.
- The first point of failure in society, including business, religion and politics is people. Better people is the answer, yet that ignores the underlying cause.
- People are complex systems. Commonality is found with the soul. Too many people suffer from unhealthy root chakras, let alone the rest. This directly correlates with societal dysfunction. It’s the core point of failure, and why earnest business, religious and political solutions are ineffective in the long term.
- Root healing will help those who wish to lift up to do so. It will go a long way towards balancing society, but it’s not enough to stop it from happening again.
- Spiritual knowledge — the heavy stuff — needs to be freely revealed in order to arm and protect the people. This leads to the analogous Spiritual 2nd Amendment Rights.
And so here we are once more, in yet another body, with the internet, spiritual 2nd amendment rights and the whole revolution shtick. Is any of this going to matter? Hopefully to you it will. Thank you for humouring an old soul in an age of unfettered cynicism.
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