This article originally appeared in the February 2015 issue of Maui Vision Magazine.
The closing chapter to ten thousand years of madness and greed are being written right here and now. – Kurt Vonnegut, Jailbird
Expanding one’s own powers involves the conscious projecting of new realities. – Jon Rappoport
He who controls the past controls the future; he who controls the present controls the past. – George Orwell
“You are a slave, Neo. Like everyone else you were born into bondage. Into a prison that you cannot taste or see or touch. A prison for your mind.” These are the words of Morpheus from the movie The Matrix. It seems this metaphor has passed into the collective consciousness – that there is a world of unseen forces shaping our thoughts, spying on us, controlling our world, even our dreams.
Who are the ones controlling? How do these forces influence our lives? How does the system pass from generation to generation? If we don’t see it, how can we get free from it – grinding poverty amidst dazzling riches, killing the earth, squandering resources, perpetual war? The elites write the laws, build the armies, design educational systems, and distract us to death with reality TV, sports mania, shock and awe, all in HD.
Doris Lessing explored the matrix theme in Prisons We Choose to Live Inside. She saw that every age has mass emotions and social conditions “from which it is almost impossible to detach ourselves.” Within a few years, she said, we look back and wonder, “How could they have believed that?”
What will our children and grandchildren ask? “Mom, wasn’t it obvious that all the pesticides were killing the soil?” “Dad, what were you doing when the icecaps were melting?” “Grandpa, didn’t people in your time know they were killing all life in the ocean?” Sorry kids, but we were watching Downton Abbey and Game of Thrones.
Seventy years ago George Orwell looked ahead to 1984 and described a world of permanent war, omnipresent government surveillance, and mass manipulation under the control of an elite. He introduced the concepts of Big Brother, thoughtcrimes, Newspeak, the memory hole, and propaganda slogans like “Ignorance Is Strength.” Our current programs of enhanced interrogation techniques (i.e., torture), kill lists, and Total Information Awareness reify Orwell’s police state.
Even as the Internet has been coopted to form part of the matrix of thought control and distraction, it has also given rise to a brazen and bold network exposing the dangers of living in the trance state. Though ‘privacy’ is a quaint concept from the past, there is a great deal that we can do to break free from the tyranny of deception. Just to see the web of misinformation is a critical first step. It’s another effort altogether to unplug from the omnipresent web of fake news, distractions, enticements and seductions.
We are fortunate to live close to nature and to have easy access to the ocean, mountains, trails and streams. Every day we have a chance to visit the world park we live in and refresh our senses. What a blessing.
There are a great many ways to drop inside, to come back to source. People come from all over the world to experience the altered state of being in Hawaii. Meditation comes easily in such a magical world. Amazing teachers came to these islands years ago to share systems for clarifying consciousness. “Consciousness can only be developed consciously,” said Oscar Ichazo, and his system grew to benefit thousands of students seeking to get free from their conditioning.
If everything is frequency, then one of the best ways to free ourselves is to change our frequency. Just as the matrix is a web of interconnecting dark frequencies, there is a quantum octave of positive energy that we can access if we make the effort. That effort can be attained with focused intent. By working with our will as a force, we can develop our ability to achieve far higher levels of physical vitality, mental clarity and spiritual awareness.
This year is the breakout year, the one where we go for it! I saw this on Facebook: “The door to the infinite is just outside your beliefs.” The path of personal empowerment is wide open. Let us go forward, boldly.
Mark Sheehan is a Realtor, health advocate and environmental activist. He is very good at helping buyers find healthy places to live. Call 808.283.2158 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.