A Bright Vision of Hope
Now, more than ever, we need reasons to be positive
We’re 8 months into the lockdown of 2020. By now, many understand what’s happening and can see the globally orchestrated talking points and the all-out coordinated takeover of society. Amidst the darkness, this article and 2 short videos is my lamp. Ready? Let’s leap…
“A problem well stated is a problem half-solved.” — Charles F. Kettering, Head of Research at General Motors from 1920 to 1947
The offshoot of Kettering’s quote is that a problem not fully understood is pretty much unsolvable.
So what exactly is the problem we’re facing? Is it medical, economic, systemic or something else?
Sensemakers and investigative reporters the world over have been shouting their opinions as loudly as they can from the rooftops. Phoebe Tickle sounded the alarm bell in March and Julio Vincent Gambit called out the gas lighting in early April. Michael Levitt, Pamela Popper, Zach Bush, Del Bigtree, Vernon Coleman and hundreds of other medical professionals have (sometimes not so) calmly pointed out the medical inconsistencies in the official narrative. Collectives like QuestioningCovid, Swiss Policy Research, Great Barrington Declaration and Corona Whistle-blower have quickly coordinated legal responses. Brasscheck TV thoroughly explored Fauci’s history with AIDS and other scamdemics. David Fuller conducted numerous ‘war on sensemaking’ interviews. Sacha Stone’s New Earth Project has been angrily calling out the ‘deep state leviathan.’ Truthstream Media churned out mini-documentaries and James Corbett continued his 15-year track record of investigations and exposés, including an excellent analysis of The Gates Foundation’s role in The Great Reset. umair haque took the angle of tracking the collapse of the empire and the slide from democracy to theocracy. Others like Professor Jem Bendell view the shutdown as just another step towards a near-term societal collapse due to climate change. The Amazing Polly continued her rabbit hole investigations and economic commentators like Mike Maloney, George Gammon and Neil McCoy-Ward are tracking the rapidly approaching and inevitable global housing and stock market crash.
There are many, many more commentators, but you get the idea:
The problem is now so complex that it cannot be properly explained. If it cannot be explained, it cannot be solved. Accepting that the entire system is broken — surprisingly — brings with it a huge sense of relief.
Taking a step back from the uncertainty, what does this moment in time mean in the context of human evolution? And even more importantly, how should we respond, intelligently, consciously and authentically?
In the midst of the grief, anguish and anger erupting from the depths of our collective psyche, it’s difficult to know what to do. Ironically, the anguish is the trigger for otherwise impossible leaps.
There have been many moments in my life when I’ve faced despair. What I’ve learned from these moments is to hold space for the emergent. I’ve learned to be still and sit in expectation of something profound to emerge from the mists of fear, despair, uncertainty and confusion.
Holding that space for 8 anxious months has not been easy. And then a few nights ago, it happened. A vision so crystal clear it took my breath away.
Ever since an Out of Body Experience in 2004, I’ve learned to take these visions seriously.
Here’s a very short (unpolished and unprofessional) recount of the 2020 vision, which I’ve had to sit with for a few days to fully comprehend, digest and adjust to the extreme triggers of doubt that came with it. It’s in two parts. The first is to give a little historical context of the development of humanity. The second is to explain, as briefly as I can, the “religiosity” of the current system. This is a rough-and-not-so-ready dump of the vision. I make many mistakes in both parts and there are many places where more clarity is required. Once the dust settles, I’ll be reworking both parts into a much simpler story. For now,
“She who has ears to hear, let her hear.”
If you’re familiar with world history or you already know the system is broken, you might wish to skip to Part 2.
Here’s Norie Huddle’s version of the butterfly story I referenced (3 min summary):
And here’s Elisabet Sahtouris’ version (2 min summary):
The penny-dropping moment was the realisation that religion is actually a technology that triggers transformation. Religions have changed the world. Religions weave the fabric of the society. If you want to change the world, invent a new ideology. Proposing a solution within the constructs of the current ideology is like farting against thunder. Hoping for a solution from political leaders within a system which itself is crumbling is ludicrous. “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome is insane.”
Forget for a minute the individual storyline of each religion. Peel all the stories away and you have the following framework:
- A life-altering moment of realisation that something is wrong — this can come in the form of a near-fatal accident or life-threatening illness, a vision, a substance-induced trip, extra-terrestrial contact, or some other fundamental disruption to “the old normal.”
- The release of dependence on a former way of life — this is the process in which one realises that old behaviour simply cannot continue, no matter what. This includes “conversion” and the “forgiveness of sins,” in which if some outcome is accomplished, emancipation will be achieved. The key is that an effort is involved. The outcome isn’t accomplished without a (significant) change in behaviour.
- The achievement of emancipation — a description of the state which can be reached, but only after a commitment to the process of releasing the former way of life.
So what can YOU “do” about all this? Well, you can take this moment seriously. As in, understand the significant stakes here. They are not going to be solved simply by voting or civil disobedience or placard waving or taking legal action or hoping or meditating or praying. They are not going to be solved by existing systems. The existing systems are the problem. We are at the most critical juncture in humanity’s development. This is literally a collapse or transcend moment. Just as not every caterpillar successfully makes the leap to a butterfly, there’s no guarantee humanity will make this leap. Literally, our only hope is to #ExitTheSystem. Watch Part 2 to understand why.
“The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe.” — Albert Einstein
Call to Action
- If you didn’t experience a visceral shift while watching Part 2, it’s best to move along — nothing more to see here. Expending your energy to tell me how much of a heretic I am is not the best use of your time.
- If you felt something in you shift at the level of your DNA, your journey has just begun. Commit to journalling and recording the subtle and not so subtle changes that happen in your thinking.
- Shift your focus from “the New World Order” to “a New World Religion.” (Or ideology if religion doesn’t sit comfortably with you.) Recognise that the religion of hostility is just that — an ideology. The symbols that prove your current connection to the religion of scarcity and competition include a birth certificate or identification document, a bank account, an insurance policy, your own home, a college degree. All of these are symbols of an ideology that is broken for all but the 1%. And all ideologies can be abandoned at any time. It may not be easy, but it is simple.
- Avoid the temptation to ask “how?” Over the next few days, weeks and months, answers will come flooding into your consciousness. I don’t know how this works; all I can say with confidence is that when you shift your thinking, big shifts happen and answers come easily. And profoundly.
- Seek out like-minded people and form a support group. There will be moments when the euphoria and release you’re experiencing now will hit a wobble. Make sure you have a support system in place. Recognise that many who experience this same shift quickly slip back into “the old normal.” That’s a waste of a supremely valuable metaphysical intervention. What we’re talking about here is your own foretold and forelived destiny. But the experience needs to be grounded. You must ensure you have processes and people in place to ensure you don’t gently slip back into “the old normal.” That’s what happens to average people, and you’re not average.
- If you don’t have a support group, reach out to my sister: https://www.linkedin.com/in/veronicahaupt/. She groks this stuff and can facilitate deep transformation. She will help you navigate what can sometimes be a very scary, very troubling, very disturbing journey.
- A few book recommendations: Future Primal: How Our Wilderness Origins Show Us the Way Forward by Louis Herman; Ishmael: A Novel by Daniel Quinn (a delightful story in which the teacher is a gorilla and humans are classed as Leavers and Takers); Jump Time: Shaping Your Future in a World of Radical Change by Jean Houston.
Lastly, if you can solve this riddle hiding in plain site, you’re definitely an imaginal cell and you are more than ready to #ExitTheSystem, even when it’s scary to do so:
“Be still and know that I am God.” — Psalm 46:10, New American Standard Bible
Let’s #ExitTheSystem together, fellow imaginal cell.
“Fear will always be there, but once you’re committed to fly, you’re just flying.”
A selection of links are included to show that there is no shortage of solutions. What is needed is an all-encompassing ideology to make the shift and #ExitTheSystem. Dil Green has written eloquently about how the shift can be made.
- Regenerative Agriculture includes technologies like agroforestry, aquaponics, no-till farming, biochar and silvopasture. Joe Brewer is actively regenerating land in Barichara, Colombia. Daniel Christian Wahl has written the book on bioregional regeneration.
- Local Living Circular Economies includes the Common Future initiative and Kate Raworth’s book, Doughnut Economics.
- Complementary Currencies includes Regenerative Capitalism and the Crocus proposal. Will Ruddick has pioneered Community Currency Programs in Kenya since 2010 and is the founder of the award winning Bangla-Pesa program and Grassroots Economics.
- Ubuntu, “I am because we are” includes Ubuntu World.
- Global Ecovillage Network envisions a world of people designing regenerative futures, building bridges of hope, and forging international solidarity.
- The Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement is a self-governance movement in Sri Lanka, which provides comprehensive development and conflict resolution programs to villages. It is also the largest indigenous organization working in reconstruction from the tsunami caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.
- The Mondragon Corporation is a corporation and federation of worker cooperatives based in the Basque region of Spain with annual revenues exceeding EUR12 billion.
- The commons is the cultural and natural resources accessible to all members of a society, including natural materials such as air, water, and a habitable earth. Includes Michel Bauwens’ P2P Accounting for Planetary Survival and Design Global, Manufacture Local.
- Portable Reputations is a method of establishing one’s worth in a community and then linking an income to that reputation. Rieki Cordon is building such a platform at SEEDS.
- Bioregions are an alternative way of seeing the world divided into 195 countries. OneEarth has mapped these bioregions.
- No Cost Energy Systems go way beyond traditional thinking about renewable energy.
- The inspiration for using Religion-as-a-Technology to create value flows between two systems came from the model implemented by Robert Edmiston, who funds Christian Vision, a network of churches throughout the world.
- The Big Religion Chart: http://www.religionfacts.com/big-religion-chart
- The William Charter
- Billionaire’s Dinners