by Jon Rappoport
July 9, 2017
Let’s start here. There are maybe five people on the planet, if that, who genuinely want to contemplate existence and DO NOTHING ELSE.
Everyone else WANTS TO DO SOMETHING.
Since civilization dawned on Earth, various teachers and groups have been making maps about consciousness and how it works and operates. A thousand groups and a million teachers, and they all have some kind of map of consciousness that supposedly yields up crucial insight.
Let’s cut to the chase. If a person is using one of those maps and finds it helps him DO WHAT HE TRULY WANTS TO DO in his life, GOOD.
Good, assuming he isn’t kidding himself about what he really wants to do.
If he uses a map to sit around and do very little, and he isn’t one of those five people I mentioned at the top, then what good is the map? It may seem incredibly true and marvelous, but so what?
I don’t care what a person believes, and I don’t care whether he changes what he believes on Tuesday and then changes it again or Thursday. If what he believes on Tuesday helps him do what he truly wants to do—for two days—and then what he believes on Thursday helps him do what he truly wants to do until next Tuesday, splendid.
If a person has a different FINAL AND IRREFUTABLE map of consciousness for every day of the week, and they all help him do what he truly wants to do in life, on those days, good for him.
The map doesn’t matter. The inner territory of individual consciousness matters, and in that territory there is a deep desire to do something; TO CREATE SOMETHING.
Each individual is an artist of reality. He wants to invent a reality and make it fact in the world. ACTION.
There are many, many people who have maps and do very little. They’re map makers. Or they’re borrowing other people’s maps and poring over them. None of this contributes to the action of creating what they want to create. So their days are rather quiet and empty. Pointedly ask them whether they’re satisfied, and if they’re honest, they’ll say no.
The investigation of consciousness, the expression of consciousness—all the questions sages and philosophers have been asking and answering forever—are useful to individuals or they’re not. If they’re not, they’re functioning as a form of mind control.
So what? What difference does it make? It makes a difference because, for centuries, religious and spiritual leaders have been using maps to trap followers, not liberate them. Any such map or picture of reality that doesn’t seek to give the individual more freedom, more responsibility, more creative power, more independence, more rational capability seeks to give him less of these things. And in many cases, the “less” amounts to passive acceptance of a picture of reality that puts a person in a peculiar trance, where he does nothing while believing he knows everything.
He knows the picture of reality he has been handed. He never really tests that picture by finding out whether it helps him do what he truly wants to do in his life. THE PICTURE IS A STAND-IN AND A SUBSTITUTE FOR WHAT HE WOULD REALLY WANT TO DO AND CREATE IN HIS LIFE, IF HE KNEW WHAT THAT WAS.
Now we get down to it; various elites have always painted pictures of reality for everyone else. “Here, this is reality. This is all-encompassing reality. The reality and future you might independently create for yourself are irrelevant.”
There is one more kicker. If a person went out and poured all his energy into bringing about the reality and future he truly wanted, he would eventually discover, as a “side effect,” the answers to the most profound questions he has about life and existence. On his own.
Instead of the answers that come by way of the reality map makers.
THAT is the situation.
For the past 35 years, that has been the bottom line of my work, my articles and lectures and books, and especially my Matrix collections: the liberation of the individual on his own terms, not anyone else’s.
About Jon Rappoport
The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.