The power of imagination

The power of imagination

by Jon Rappoport

March 22, 2016

(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Exit From The Matrix, click here.)

The easiest way to illustrate the power of imagination is to ask, how else can a person see possibilities that don’t already exist in his life or in larger society?

And unfortunately, most people try to find those possibilities by consulting what others have suggested—never thinking that they themselves could imagine them on their own.

There is a threshold beyond which the attachment to others’ suggestions turns into membership in a desolate second-hand club. A person joins his future to slogans, vague juvenile sentiments, rebellion devoid of substance, and conformity to some addled cause. After that, he takes his only sustenance from being part of a group.

Imagination, on the other hand, never asks for consent. It doesn’t feel a need to belong. It doesn’t try to mimic what is popular in order to gain appreciation or acceptance.

Having tasted a bit of this independence, a person is likely to wonder when the rewards will start piling up. But imagination doesn’t operate on the basis of instant gratification.

Society may go around and around in order to emphasize the ways in which we are all similar, but imagination points up the ways in which we are all different.

That is its strength.

It keeps referring back to its source: the individual.

Underneath all the other revolutions, there is the revolution of the individual imagining vast possibilities—and deciding which to pursue.

If that is eliminated from the equation, all boats eventually sink. There is nothing to support them and make them move, except reflex actions, which over time lose strength, because they are for The Machine and against life.

Many, many people seek to find a way around this dilemma. They opt for a little bit of imagination, and an overwhelming amount of repetitive action—as if they might gain a gold star on the blackboard for their ingenuity. But the gold star never comes. Instead, such people wear out. They become bored. They feel despondent.

When you back up and look at this—what a strange situation. An individual, inherently endowed with unlimited imagination which inspires and elevates; and yet he is mired in a sea of fatigue.

And this is considered “normal.”

“Norma,” Latin, meaning “carpenter’s square.” Right angles. The usual kind of measurement.

Imagination moves into any kind of angle, or no angle at all.

Imagination isn’t waiting for “usual” confirmation.

It’s hard to realize the degree of conformity societies impose. Everywhere you look it seems that standards are firmly in place. Many of these standards have been in place for centuries. They are now considered Reality, as if no alternatives exist or have ever existed.

And these days, we are told that a widespread awakening is taking place—mainly because of the Internet. Yes, I believe that’s true. At the same time, though, many people, able for the first time to see through the lies and corruptions of various elites, including the media, are digging themselves into a deeper hole, because they are incapable of seeing beyond “the rigged game.” They think everything is rigged, which amounts to saying freedom doesn’t exist. They find nothing within themselves that reflects back a sense of power. They find only futility and cynicism. They try to feast on this bitter meal, and of course they gain no sustenance.

This is an example of prior conditioning, a deeper conditioning—ultimately self-imposed—by which the consciousness of imagination and its power has been stripped away.

This is what needs to be reversed. This is what needs to be rejuvenated.

This is the key.

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Do you take your cues about your future from looking only at society and digesting its feedback, or do you make imagination your North Star?

In the latter case, all options are open. Nothing is determined.

You leave the exhausted ghosts of the past behind.

You walk on new roads. You make those roads.

These aren’t idle sentiments. They are the foundation of a new life, lived with vivid 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 NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

3 comments on “The power of imagination

  1. Protect Respect says:

    So simple yet so True! Thanks for the article because it is needed.
    Like so many, I sometimes feel like being “Awake” to the rigged game, that is our world, comes at the cost of losing the bliss of ignorance. I wouldn’t trade what I know by any means. However, this article serves as a reminder that there is still the creative component of self that should not be ignored, but instead tapped into and allowed to flow . The imagination is a gift and what makes us unique as individuals. Why be normal, when we can me so much more!

  2. binra says:

    Beware of hindsight that suggests ignorance was bliss – for it was NOT – it was whatever occupied you to the exclusion of a perspective in which the feeling of being – even in dissonance – holds the call to wake. Don’t stop at disillusionment as if that is not also an illusion. Why not exchange the false clarity and critical light of hindsight for Compassionate acceptance? -For what is denied must restate itself in terms of denial until owned and resolved within our consciousness.
    One more thing: the ego is not the power to Imagine so much as the power to limit and focus attention in specific framing. By staying on focus with what is resonant and relevant to who you truly feel and ACCEPT yourself to be – the ego serves Living purpose that communicates through the ‘Spirit Channel’ of Imagination in whatever ways work for You.
    A disconnected sense of imagined power is the sense of being disconnected from Imaginative Freedom. Thus the ‘freedom’ to avoid responsibility in relationship rides roughshod over others to ‘get a private fantasy fulfilment’. But freedom TO relate as the presence you are uncovering to Be – is a Gift that Relationships open and share. But note a real relating can be lost to the concept of a relationship. Concepts operate fixed linear and exclusive identity – IF one is drawn to identify in ego rather than with what comes through the channel – so to speak.

    • arcadia11 says:

      choose an issue:

      laboratory/factory-farm animal torture
      blowing off heads and limbs of syrian children & their parents
      common core
      mandatory vaccination

      now show me what compassionate acceptance would look like
      vis-a-vis any of the above issues.

      a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune,
      accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.

      to take or receive (something offered); receive with approval or favor
      to agree or consent to; accede to
      to respond or answer affirmatively to
      to undertake the responsibility, duties, honors, etc., of
      to receive or admit formally, as to a college or club
      to accommodate or reconcile oneself to
      to regard as true or sound; believe

      to state that (something declared or believed to be true) is not true
      to refuse to agree or accede to
      to withhold the possession, use, or enjoyment of
      to withhold something from, or refuse to grant a request of
      to refuse to recognize or acknowledge; disown; disavow; repudiate
      to withhold (someone) from accessibility to a visitor
      Obsolete. to refuse to take or accept

      action, or a call to action, is implied in compassion. saying no is a denial.
      i am not afraid of denying. i say no – in no uncertain terms. people have become
      afraid to say no. new age/political correctness/it’s all good. they have denied their
      own knowing, lives, happiness, health, integrity, goodness by not having the courage
      or awareness to say “no”. the denial of denial has caused much suffering.

      i do not agree with or consent to tyranny. i wholeheartedly refuse to agree or accede to it –
      and on down the list of how we can accomplish denial.

      what could be simpler than saying no. i do not accept i do not consent. i will not facilitate.

      not consenting or accepting is not the same as denying that something is in fact happening.
      if my house was on fire i would run out and get the hose, etc. i would not stop to contemplate,
      during a time of dire emergency, how i can apply compassionate acceptance or how i am
      somehow responsible for the fire’s existence because of my past programming or traumatic
      events. i will put out the effing fire. i will say no the fire. i will engage in philosophy and
      pursuits of higher consciousness during a time of leisure, as i feel there is much to remember,
      to know and to own.

      we should have employed mass denial long, long ago. that would have been an act of higher
      consciousness and responsibility. we screwed up. let’s not repeat ancient history.

      no, binra. too much time has passed and it is time to say no. our house is on fire.

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