by Joe Martino: There’s no secret: truths about corruption involving government officials, politicians, high profile people, and agencies is coming to the surface like crazy right now…
It’s in humanity’s awareness more so than ever before. This piece is not so much about exploring the validity of everything coming to the surface, but how it often makes people react and feel, and what we can do to process the collective shadows emerging right now.
As these truths come forward people often have resentment or anger towards situations or ‘elite’ figures that are taking various actions that affect our society. It could be pedophilia, planned economic collapses, political lies or any number of things. We often believe we are ‘awake’ once we know these truths, and in some ways, yes, our consciousness and awareness has expanded. But the anger, resentment and rage that people often have and hold onto, not only keeps us asleep and plugged into ‘the old world,’ but it also acts as a slow poison that is affecting our health and minds every day.
Further, in this anger and resentment, we have a difficult time truly connecting to good ideas and solutions to move beyond the state of the world as it is today, because anger clouds our creativity, innovative mind, and ability to create a truly different outcome.
I’ve witnessed it hundreds of times over the past 12 years doing this work, after this anger, resentment and judgement becomes tiring and draining, people want to know how they can TRULY be free – not just in the world, but within themselves. This is when the deep awakening begins to happen. This is when our power comes back.
One note before we continue. When anger initially rises, this is OK. It’s not wrong that this appeared. It’s simply a feedback mechanism as to where we identify and why. I don’t wish to create a perception that feeling anger is wrong or that you should never feel it. My goal is instead to get us to reflect on whether a prolonged feeling of anger is where we want to be. And whether or not we are truly free if we can be pulled into anger so easily.
People have said to me many times during these confusing and intense times: “how do you stay so calm and grounded during all of this? Your content is bringing me peace and not making me afraid. How do you do this?” I enjoy hearing that because it means people can see and feel something different, and in that example, they are inspired. Even though often misunderstood, this has been the intention of not only our transformative work, but our journalism as well – to look at the world, face it, face ourselves, and evolve both.
Being in an empowered state is the key to changing our current worldly state, and the more people who tune into their desire to truly be free and empowered, the more we will move towards change. After all, this is our natural state we are waking up to.
The reason why so many have a tough time finding calm, peace and KNOWING what the solutions are to move forward, breaks down into multiple categories:
1. They are angry at the state of the world, and do not work to ask why
2. The media they watch and the influencers they follow are often polarized and telling them who the bad guys are and why they should blame them for everything.
3. They are not simply observing events around us and using that information to make decisions on how to act, they are instead observing and becoming emotionally charged and stuck.
4. They remain identified with the unconscious: their mind, their thoughts, their body and who they think they are as a physical specimen only. There is not enough time spent in the ‘awareness; that they are. Note: FEELING your body is very important, and different from thinking you are just your body.
5. They repeat the cycles of being in the above environments, effectively producing the same result over and over.
Now, let’s talk about #2 for a second. Are certain people taking certain actions that affect other people in a ‘bad’ way? Yes, that can be observed, very clearly. The trick is, are you giving away all of your power to those people by being angry, upset and wanting to fight them? Or are you choosing a path of empowerment where you:
1. Create awareness from a space of neutrality, which allows you to be free, and respond instead of reacting.
2. Using various self regulation techniques and re-patterning techniques that tap into your neuroplastic mind, begin to align with the energy as something that’s less tense and more fluid.
3. Get clear on what you want your world to look like.
4. Live that new state of being and model it for others to do so as well.
When you create awareness about things happening in our world, if you are doing it from anger, judgement, blame or resentment, your power IS going to those taking these actions, and you will experience suffering in the mind. In THAT single moment of learning of something, your ability to change it is not there, change will occur as you take action over MANY consecutive moments.
Thus, acceptance of each individual moment for what it is, as opposed to resisting what is, will allow you to find peace and calm, and tap into the true solutions and ability to effectively respond that are within you when you are in this state. Within our matrix, when we remain fully in our minds, and not in tune with who we truly are, thus remaining polarized, we create a need for the opposite polarity you are operating from.
It’s like the movie The Matrix states, “Free your mind.” This means to become limitless, boundless and in tune with who you truly are, not relentlessly stuck in our emotions, distracted, erratic and upset. Notice Neo’s character in the movie is a very calm and peaceful presence when he tunes into his full potential. He is able to make an impact on what they are desiring to change because he has moved beyond that which was limiting him.
If we reflect quickly on the feedback I shared above, where people feel calm, peace and empowered yet still informed and ready to take action after viewing my content, we can ask: what experience do we want? One where we are angry and repeating cycles of fight, slowly harming ourselves and not being clear on solutions? Or one where we are informed, empowered and ready to take action on creating a new world?
Yes, it takes some work and focus to get back to our natural physiological state. One must spend time being the awareness that they truly are, focusing on dedicated self regulation and acting on this intentionally. This means spending less time identifying with all of the thoughts and compulsive desires that come from the mind, and instead spending more time simply in the awareness of who we truly are. This IS how you change yourself and the world and the quantum level which informs the physical level. And while some people do feel that prolonged anger changes the world, has it ever really done that? Or has it only created a slightly different experience but with many of the same unconscious qualities?
Are we thriving? Is there peace? Are people awake to who they truly are? Are they offended and triggered easily? Yes. This is because we have yet to truly awaken, and awakening only truly occurs when we step back into who we truly are.
How Do We Get There?
Moving past the anger is about creating freedom within ourselves. It’s a different state of mind and being. Instead of having yourself be triggered by things all the time, we are aware and have the freedom to choose how we wish to respond to something as opposed to erratically reacting.
Spend time being conscious of your breath. Take some deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth. Simply focus on that breathing. Do this for 10 minutes, 15 minutes. How do you feel? What do you notice?
Make more time noticing your body throughout the day. How does it feel to sit on a chair or couch? Can you sense the fine details of your body making contact with your environment? This might sound overly simple but these are neuro sensory exercises that can powerfully bring your awareness out of your mind and repetitive thoughts and into wakefulness. It sends cues back to your nervous system that everything is OK, and that you can feel calm and peace.
Over time, this creates a more permanent awareness shift. Here is a more focused technique if you want to go further than what I shared above.
Disconnect from social media, news and stories for a day or so. Do you feel different? How so? What do you notice?
Reflect on how it feels to be enraged and angry by what people say. Does it make you feel good? Is it draining your energy? Is it helping to change things? Do people respond better to your ideas when you’re angry or when you are calm and open?
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