Alive in the moment

Alive in the moment

by Jon Rappoport

December 19, 2014

NoMoreFakeNews.com

OutsideTheRealityMachine

“I fell asleep on the bus and when I woke up, the driver was at the end of the line. I didn’t mind. I got off and started walking home. It was a spring night, near the ocean. Within a minute or so, I realized I felt wonderful. There were no thoughts going around in my head. The street, the buildings, the air…I was so happy it was ridiculous.” (The Underground)

What if seven billion people agreed, and you were the one person who disagreed?

You should be so lucky.

A stark contrast on that scale is never visible. And by scale, I mean everybody on Earth asserts A and you assert Z. 7,000,000,000 to 1.

Think about it. Roll it around in your mind.

I bring it up because I’ve received emails that staunchly defend the power of consensus.

Some people apparently feel that overwhelming agreement is a reliable measure of truth. 10,000 to 1. 10,000,000 to 1. A billion to 1. Everybody versus 1.

When the numbers reach the “stunning stage,” it’s implied that all the people on one side are tapping into a repository of wisdom. They must know something. The dissenters just don’t have the right tuning mechanisms. They’re consulting the wrong cosmic library.

Really??

This situation can be looked at in another way: the millions or billions feel compelled to intuit what everyone else believes.

So you have the crazy situation in which almost everyone is looking and listening to almost everyone else. It’s like passing around an empty template. Because nothing of substance is really happening.

But a method is being put in place. It doesn’t matter what might be written on the template later; everyone will automatically nod yes to it. Yes, yes, yes. The operation is in place.

And when you slowly wag your head no, you’re viewed as a violator and a critic of “the process.”

The process creates reality. So you must be creating nothing.

That’s an interesting position to take, especially if you can do it with equanimity. It tends to make people nervous. You’re the “nothing person.” They have all of consensus-reality on their side, and you have zero, but you don’t care.

At some level, they begin to wonder if they might be sucked in and swallowed up by your vacuum.

Worst of all, by saying no, you identify yourself as an individual, which as we all know, is a passe concept, a fiction of a bygone era; and by propaganda standards, a “threat to the well-being of the people.”

Except, when all the illusions are stripped away, what remains IS the individual, 7 billion of them on this globe.

And what they really want, beyond the necessities of survival, and freedom from oppression, is something that is already inside them: the unchained joy of being alive in the moment.

Alive. Each distinct person. Not a cosmic glob. Not a collective…but individuals so different, who know they are so different, that they are able to see each other for the first time.

No preconceptions. No interposed thought-forms. No fear. No need to belong.

And then…the mere act of perception is a brilliant fulfillment.


Exit From the Matrix


Consensus? Who needs consensus?

It turns out that one individual can see another without any filters at all—which is, in fact, how seeing is done.

After that, connecting becomes so intriguing you wouldn’t trade it for all the consensus in the world.

“Alive,” taken to its fullness, is electric and improvisational.

And no one is in charge. No one needs to be in charge.

Are you and I the same or are we different? The usual complex meanings of those two terms no longer apply. Of course we’re different. I’m over here sitting at the kitchen table and you’re standing by the window. You’re talking to me and I’m talking to you.

The back and forth conversation feels like the most natural and yet surprising thing. It’s even better than music.

It’s now; and then now; and then now again. Utterly relaxed, utterly alert. As if we’re discovering, moment by moment, new planets.

The superstructure of belief is gone.

Like it or not, it then turns out that at the bottom of everything is ecstasy.

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 emails at NoMoreFakeNews.com or OutsideTheRealityMachine.

Imagination is a spiritual path

Imagination is a spiritual path

by Jon Rappoport

December 17, 2014

NoMoreFakeNews.com

Living through and by imagination is a path.

But no one defines it for the individual who is moving along it. No one lays it out. No one is in charge of “the end result.”

And no one explains exactly what discoveries will be made along the way.

Philosophies, metaphysical and spiritual systems, and religions are all about content. They fill in “the reality behind the reality.”

They depict places you will arrive, and what you will find when you get there. They present cosmologies. They paint pictures.

They tell you what you must do and avoid doing, in order to see what they see.

But the secret behind the secret behind the secret is: you see what you see. You see what you imagine and create and invent.

It’s your substance and content. It’s your painting. You’re painting it.

You do the imagining.

Why is this a spiritual path?

Because as you go, answers to questions you have will spontaneously arise. Answers to the big questions.

This is a side effect of living through and by imagination.

But again, these will be your answers. They aren’t prepackaged.

In fact, you may find that the answers you’ve previously accepted as final and ironclad turn out not to be your answers at all.


Exit From the Matrix


Living through and by imagination means that you create and invent what you most profoundly want to create. Not just today, or tomorrow, but on and on, without end.

It is a path. It has no conditions attached to it. You aren’t obligated to believe in some particular thing in order to embark on it.

The history books and the spiritual books don’t mention this path. Those books have already decided what paths they prefer, and what the end result should be.

The painter paints. The process and the engagement produces multiple realities that never existed before. New spaces, new times, new energies.

New life, new future.

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 emails at NoMoreFakeNews.com or OutsideTheRealityMachine.

New time, new life

New time, new life

by Jon Rappoport

December 16, 2014

NoMoreFakeNews.com

There are some people who hear the word CREATE and wake up, as if a new flashing music has begun.

This lone word makes them see something majestic and untamed and astonishing.

They feel the sound of a Niagara approaching.

They suddenly know why they are alive.

It happened to me one day in 1949 when I was 11 years old. I was boarding a bus in upstate New York for a full day’s ride back down into New York City. I was sitting by the window as the bus pulled out of a parking lot, and I opened the first page of Ray Bradbury’s Martian Chronicles, a perfect children’s book.

The word CREATE wasn’t on that first page, but I felt it. It sounded like a great bell in my ear, and I knew I was in a different world.

I’ve been writing about the creative life for some time. For me, this life is a far cry from the pallid oatmeal of “peace through avoidance.”

The creative life is not about slogans and systems and intellectual finger food. It is about EXPERIENCE.

It’s about diving in. It’s about a kind of transformation that shreds programming and gets down to the energy of the Fire.

Most people don’t want to travel to that grand arena because they have been trained like pets by some sector of this society to be good little girls and boys.

The truth is, if people want to live the creative existence, they have to be willing to destroy—and the main thing that awaits their destruction is their own illusions and their commitment to the World of Nice where doily power is the only power. Where that tired phrase, “the approval of others,” is the guiding precept and the stick of fear.

The creative life isn’t about little changes done in little penguin steps. It’s about putting your arms and your mind around Deep, Big, and Wide Desire. It’s about making that Desire come to life.

99% of the world has been trained like rats to adore systems. Give them a system and they’re ready to cuddle up and take it all in. If they have questions, or if they want to argue, it’s about how to tweak the system to make it a little better. And with every move they make, they put another blanket over the Fire Within.

Maybe you once saw something truly free that didn’t care about consequences, and it blew you away and turned on your soul’s electricity for an hour.

Maybe you’re sick and tired of bowing and scraping before a pedestal of nonsense.

CREATE is a word that should be oceanic. It should shake and blow apart the pillars of the smug boredom of the soul.

CREATE is about what the individual does when he is on fire and doesn’t care about concealing it. It’s about what the individual invents when he has thrown off the false front that is slowly strangling him.

CREATE is about the end of mindless postponement. It’s about what happens when you burn up the pretty and petty little obsessions. It’s about emerging from the empty suit and empty machine of society that goes around and around and sucks away the vital bloodstream.


Exit From the Matrix


People come to the brink, and then say, “I’m waiting for orders. I’m looking for a sign. I want the signal that it’s okay to proceed.”

People pretend they don’t know anything about imagination, about how “it operates” (as if it were a machine), about what it can do, about where it can go, about how it can take them into new territory. They feign ignorance.

“I want to stay the same, and I’ll do anything to maintain that.”

It’s a test of loyalty. Do you want to remain faithful to an idea that is just a small piece of what you can be, or do you want to take the greater adventure?

The propaganda machines of society relentlessly turn out images and messages that ultimately say: YOU MUST BELONG TO THE GROUP.

The formula is simple. Imagination transcends the status quo. Therefore, belong to the group and avoid the possibility of transformation.

Day after day after day, year after year, the media celebrate heroes. They inevitably interview these people to drag out of them the same old familiar stories. Have you EVER, even once, seen a hero who told an interviewer in no uncertain terms: “I got to where I am by denying the power of the group”?

Have you ever heard that kind of uncompromising statement?

I didn’t think so.

Why not?

Because it’s not part of the BELONGING PROGRAM, the program that society runs on to stay away from the transforming power of IMAGINATION.

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 emails at NoMoreFakeNews.com or OutsideTheRealityMachine.

Energy depletion in a human being

Energy depletion in a human being

by Jon Rappoport

December 15, 2014

NoMoreFakeNews.com

Energy.

As in: energy depletion.

Without energy, the individual feels trapped. In that state, he seeks to conform, fit in, survive long enough to die of old age.

Body and mind deploy various feedback mechanisms to inform a person about his “available supply of energy,” and when these signals are taken as absolute truth, trouble comes.

“I can sense my energy is dwindling. So I have to…settle for less, or see a doctor, or give up, or accept that I’m getting older, or change my values, or tune up a victim-story, or join a group, or…”

On and on it goes.

In this twilight zone, the individual is unwilling to consider solutions that could restore his vitality. He’s already opted for a lower level of life.

In particular, he’s unwilling to explore the one aspect of his capability that works like magic: imagination.

That’s out. No dice. Preposterous. Absurd.

After all, imagination is just that spring rain he felt as a child, that unknown space that held all the promise in the world.

That was then; this is now.

Now is sober reflection. Now is routine. Now is habit. Now is empty.

Once upon a time, he read a science fiction novel and, at the end of it, he felt as if he were standing, triumphant, in deep space at the crossroad of a hundred solar systems.

Now he knows there is no such place. Now he is intelligent.

And now he has no energy.

The light that once flared is gone.

The idea that his own imagination could lead him to discoveries beyond anything he knows is fool’s gold.

Yes, once when he was twenty, he woke up in the middle of the night and walked to his window and looked out over a city and knew he was on the cusp of an endless future…but what can he do about that now? There is no returning.

So his imagination waits. It idles.

Yet…if he took a chance, if he began to dream again, if he started up the engine, if he considered offloading the interlocking systems that have become his daily life, what might happen?

What layers of dead thought might peel away?

What abiding convictions might dissolve?

What energies might be restored?

Is there a huge space beyond his common neurological impulses and rigid survival habits, where Vision can be played out on a vast scale?

Is there a different kind of life he can enter, crossing the threshold from tired knowledge into mystery?

Can he take a route around the banners and facades of his former reality after opening the door to his imagination?


Exit From the Matrix


There is, in fact, a silent channel that winds through the entire time-scale of the human race.

History does not officially record it, because history is written by winners for losers, and this channel has nothing to do with pedestrian notions of victory or defeat.

The route of imagination has no truck with conventional space or time. It invents its own, and eventually introduces them into the world.

How many stories are there about journeying knights who cross the boundary from ordinary events into a realm of magic?

The stories are messages…sent to ourselves, to remember. This place, this day, this moment is a platform from which to embark.

Adventure, with no end.

Imagination.

Energy.

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 emails at NoMoreFakeNews.com or OutsideTheRealityMachine.

I have a new blog: Outside the Reality Machine

I have a new blog: Outside the Reality Machine

by Jon Rappoport

December 10, 2014

NoMoreFakeNews.com

OutsideTheRealityMachine

This one has been in the planning stage for some time. I wanted a place I could put more of my fiction, semi-fiction, and no-holds-barred articles about what sits outside constructed reality.

Hence the name of the new blog: Outside the Reality Machine.

NoMoreFakeNews will stay right where it is.

You can sign up for either or both email lists.

(The email-list sign-up link for ‘Outside the Reality Machine’ is located in the upper-right-hand corner of the ‘Outside the Reality Machine’ home page.)

The new blog provides larger context for everything I do at NoMoreFakeNews.

Outside the Reality Machine has several purposes, one of which is to stimulate your imagination to consider possibilities far beyond the usual limits.

In our time, the addiction to, and obsession with, fake realities have passed the point of sanity.

My new blog offers an antidote.

I’m very happy to extend what I’ve been doing, and I invite you to check it out.

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 emails at NoMoreFakeNews.com or OutsideTheRealityMachine.

Let’s have a Death Day for everybody all at once

Let’s have one Death Day for everybody all at once

by Jon Rappoport

November 4, 2014

NoMoreFakeNews.com

Time for a break from the Ebola hoax. Let’s discuss something more pleasant: death.

As time passes, I begin to see things in advance. For example, people will die. People I know and people my friends and family know.

It’s not unexpected. Every human has a tendency to die, eventually, for one reason or another. It may be ill-conceived, but there it is.

People go away. They take off. Maybe they come back, but that’s another issue.

Point is, with each death there are details to manage. Suits and ties, socks and shoes (not old sneakers), funerals, wakes, grotesque plane flights, conversations. You see people you haven’t seen in a long time—you didn’t want to see them. You’ve forgotten their names.

“Oh hi, Bill, didn’t you go to school with my brother? No? You’re Frank? You gave my cousin Lulu a kidney in 1961? Good for you. So how’s life in Fairbanks? You live in Havana? Sorry. Yes, I’m fine. I train clowns for circuses in Hungary when I’m not publishing the New York Times.”

There are impromptu gatherings, at which you’re supposed to remember the deceased person fondly and count up his contributions to society and perhaps even his role in the cosmic scheme of things.

“Marmaduke, I feel, was godlike. Without him, I fear the universe is in danger of imminent collapse.”

Six weeks later, just as the Marmaduke post-death episode is winding down, Frederico, your husband’s ex-partner in a stock-fraud enterprise, falls out of a window and buys The Big One, and the whole charade begins all over again.

There is no end to this.

So I’m suggesting the whole planet designate one day a year as Death Day.

On that day, everybody mourns for everybody who has died, is dying, and will die.

Perhaps a slow day in February, after the Super Bowl. February 22nd. Death Day.

On the 22nd, the world stays home from work. There are wakes and grievings and parties in every home. Mortuaries and cemeteries go on full alert, displaying symbolic caskets, digging random graves; limo services send out columns of slow-moving black cars. Flags fly at half-mast.

Tears flow. Conversations erupt. Condolences are uttered.

And then…for the rest of the year, there are no remembrances.

The dead have departed. Depending on what you believe, they’ve gone somewhere or nowhere. They’re out of the equation.

“Josiah died last night. We’ll remember him on the 22nd. What were you saying about that recipe for gooseberry omelets?”

“The Pope croaked? I’m sure my nephew will light a candle on the 22nd. Get your coat, we’re late for supper.”

“Uncle Sylvester finally died after 13 years in that nursing home. See you on Feb 22. Did you notice my cell phone? I was sure I left it in the crock pot on the stove.”

Of course, there are deaths you never forget. But you don’t need plane tickets and taxis and hotels and cousins to remember them. You have those few people in your heart forever.

The endless funerals of the others do nothing for you. They’re just one more way society tries to get in the way with its mindless rituals.

The sob-story culture is expanding as never before. It’s based on cheapening human life.


Exit From the Matrix


With my plan, here’s what will happen. Gradually, people will begin to realize that February 22 is just another shuck and jive, and they’ll defect from it. They’ll remember who they want to remember.

Which is the whole point.

Society is a system that tells you what to feel and how and when. That’s the bigger picture. Society is a collective coward. It can’t face the fact that individuals are different.

If it did face it, culture as we know it would collapse.

That’s a thing to look forward to. I do.

We need a special day for that. The Day of Anticipating the Collapse of This Frightened Culture.

Sign me up for that one. I’ll be there.

I’ll be grinning and talking. The conversations will be interesting.

No groups allowed. Just people, one by one.

No more living death.

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 emails at NoMoreFakeNews.com.

Outside the Reality Machine

Outside the Reality Machine

by Jon Rappoport

October 28, 2014

NoMoreFakeNews.com

With very few exceptions, the history of philosophies and spiritual systems on this planet is the history of What Already Exists.

These varied systems may seek to probe behind the curtain, below the surface—but on whatever level they purport to operate, they are attempting to uncover ultimate Reality.

Meaning: a Reality that already exists.

The philosophers and priests don’t view this as a problem. And for the most part, their audiences don’t see a problem, either.

This is an astonishing state of affairs.

It is made astonishing because every human has the capacity to imagine and invent realities; and of course these realities don’t exist, have never existed, until they are invented.

Unfortunately, the overwhelming number of people prefer to ignore this fact. They prefer to attach themselves, like barnacles, to some reality that is already there, whether it is superficial or “profound.”

And were you to question them about their preference, they would fail to understand what you were talking about.

They’re marching in the parade and attending the carnival called What Already Exists.

The “there-ness” of What Exists is entrancing, hypnotic, the number-one box office hit of all time.

If you took such an entranced human and locked him in a room with a table, paints, brushes, canvas, and water—and told him he would only receive a meal when he produced two paintings, he would face a very steep situation:

His massive loyalty to What Already Exists would meet his desire to remain alive.

Some people, in that room, would opt for starvation. Others, despite everything they’d been taught to think, would begin to paint.

They would slide two paintings under the door and receive food through a slot. A meal.


Exit From the Matrix


They would do this three times a day—and at some point, after they had completed fifty paintings, a hundred paintings, a thousand, ten thousand, they would wake up from the deepest trance they had ever known.

They would see with new eyes. They would think with a new mind.

What Already Exists would fade into obscurity.

No, the physical world wouldn’t disappear. In fact, the painter would view it with new clarity and interest.

But first and foremost, he would know he can live by and through imagination.

He would understand his former ironclad and obsessed attachment to What Exists was itself achieved through an act of imagination. Not through mere acceptance.

That revelation would hit him between the eyes.

This world is run, on a daily basis, by reality-addicts. Their need for their next fix is overwhelming.

Getting that fix is what they call happiness.

This is what happens inside the Reality Machine.

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 emails at www.nomorefakenews.com