Self-hypnosis and the matrix
by Jon Rappoport
September 9, 2015
You could also call self-hypnosis a “self-induced conception of reality.” It is a steady-state set of perceptions and ideas and emotions that combine, like a collage, to form a sense of The Real.
Nothing wrong with that, but often The Real turns out to be The Normal or The Average.
Not necessarily a bad Normal, but an unyielding one. The person may be “doing well” in life, and he may even want to increase his own power…but he doesn’t want any change that will necessitate the dismantling of Normal. That would be too big a sacrifice.
Over the past 30 years, I have run into many such people. I tell them they don’t have look at their situation in either-or terms. The increase of their power doesn’t demand a take-down of what they already have.
In fact, a take-down or dismantling of Normal, when it isn’t desired, pays negative dividends: confusion, a sense of isolation, a blocking of energies.
Which is yet another reason why I’ve written so often and so extensively about imagination. Imagination is a highway to greater power without an accompanying surrender of what you already have.
The many, many imagination exercises I’ve developed and included in my collections, Exit From The Matrix and Power Outside The Matrix, take a person in the direction of greater creative power—and then, at some point, if Normal is going to change, it is going to do so naturally.
This change often manifests as a person decides to invent a new and different future for himself.
That future, as radical as it may seem relative to his old life, comes about, not by force or wrenching, but by his desire to achieve something better.
In that case, the old Normal withers and drops by the wayside. The new Normal is much wider and deeper and higher.
This, in fact, is the process by which any artist (in the broadest sense of the term) leaves an old style behind as he invents a new one.
True human psychology is all about the future. It isn’t about wrestling and struggling with the past. It isn’t about rearranging deck chairs of the past.
One of the key experiences of my life (1962) was beginning to paint. Based on no background, training, or discernible talent, I jumped in. Because I wanted to.
After a month, I looked around and realized all the friendships and relationships in my life had changed. I was no longer seeing them through the same lens. I was, simultaneously, free from them, and far more interested in them—but from a wholly different viewpoint. In a nutshell, I was operating in the present, no longer lugging around who knows what from the past.
There is something deep in the human spirit and in human energy that wants to create and invent, and when that impulse is stifled or put on hold, because the person himself decides it’s “not possible,” a souring and shortening and shrinking of experience sets in…and that is when The Normal and The Average come to the foreground and take over.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
Life is a great deal more than that.
On another front, when a person has seen through the lies and manufactured consensus around him, and consequently understands how the world works at a deeper level, he may find himself in a dead-end.
He is “in-between.” But again, the answer is found in imagination, because it’s the gateway to inventing something better than the false consensus.
It’s the way out of the hole.
The factors I’m sketching in this article are rarely taken up with any seriousness in society. They’re dismissed, or put in abeyance.
But when the individual considers them, and approaches them from his own perspective, the lights can go on. He can begin to feel the pulse of his own energy, which has been waiting in the wings for a new adventure, one truly worthy of his time.
Here are the contents of my collection, Exit From The Matrix:
First, my new audio presentations:
* INTRODUCTION: HOW TO USE THE MATERIALS IN EXIT FROM THE MATRIX
* EXIT FROM THE MATRIX
* 50 IMAGINATION EXERCISES
* FURTHER IMAGINATION EXERCISES
* ANESTHESIA, BOREDOM, EXCITEMENT, ECSTASY
* ANCIENT TIBET AND THE UNIVERSE AS A PRODUCT OF MIND
* YOU THE INVENTOR, MINDSET, AND FREEDOM FROM “THE EXISTENCE PROGRAM”
* PARANORMAL EXPERIMENTS AND EXERCISES
* CHILDREN AND IMAGINATION
* THE CREATIVE LIFE AND THE MATRIX/IMAGINATION
* PICTURES OF REALITY AND ESCAPE VELOCITY FROM THE MATRIX
* THIS WOULD BE A VERY DIFFERENT FUTURE
* MODERN ZEN
* THE GREAT PASSIONS AND THE GREAT ANDROIDS
Then you will receive the following audio seminars I have previously done:
* Mind Control, Mind Freedom
* The Transformations
* Desire, Manifestation and Fulfillment
* Altered States, Consciousness, and Magic
* Beyond Structures
* The Mystery and Magic of Dialogue
* The Voyage of Merlin
* Modern Alchemy and Imagination
* Imagination and Spiritual Enlightenment
* Dissolving Stress
* The Paranormal Project
* Zen Painting for Everyone Now
* Past Lives, Archetypes, and Hidden Sources of Human Energy
* Expression of Self
* Imagination Exercises for a Lifetime
* Old Planet, New Planet, New Mind
* The Era of Magic Returns
* Your Power Revealed
* Universes Without End
* Building a Business for Success
I have included an additional bonus section:
* My book, The Secret Behind Secret Societies (pdf document)
* My book, The Ownership of All Life (pdf document)
* A long excerpt from my briefly published book, Full Power (pdf document)
* My 24 articles in the series, “Coaching the Coaches” (pdf document)
And these audio seminars:
* The Role of Medical Drugs in Human Illness
* Longevity One: The Mind-Body Connection
* Longevity Two: The Nutritional Factors
(All the audio presentations are mp3 files and the documents and books are pdf files. You download the files upon purchase. There is no physical ship.)
What has been called The Matrix is a series of layers. These layers compose what we call Reality. Reality is not merely the consensus people accept in their daily lives. It is also a personal and individual conception of limits. It is a perception that these limits are somehow built into existence. But this is not true.
What I’ve done here is remove the lid on those perceived limits. This isn’t an intellectual undertaking. It’s a way to open up space and step on to a new road.
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.