Behind what I write: empowering the individual
by Jon Rappoport
May 16, 2016
(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Exit From The Matrix, click here.)
I started reading short stories and novels when I was eleven. It never occurred to me that fiction was about groups. There was always a hero, and then of course there was the author, another individual.
The hero, the protagonist, was the spark. If he led a group, that was understandable, because he was behind it. He was the driving force.
How could it be any other way?
The culture has changed radically. But still, when people go to the movies, when they read novels, they’re looking for the individual. That’s what they want.
Whether I’m exposing some gigantic fraud or describing the power of imagination, I’m aiming at the individual who can understand he has greater power than he supposes.
The power to analyze, reason, deploy logic, and the power to create new realities.
This latter power doesn’t have anything to do with plugging into a collective idea. It doesn’t have anything to do with accepting a pre-digested cosmology.
I recently read a little piece of New Age pablum. It went something like this: “Your inner being loves you.”
Now why would a person need to read or hear that? I’ll tell you why. Because spiritual collectivism is training people to believe they themselves are not enough, are not the main event, are not sufficient, are in need of some Other, in order to make their days on this Earth tolerable.
If a person has to walk around thinking some other part of himself loves him, or he loves himself, he’s operating in a realm of dither and blather.
Here is a person who has the formidable capacity to invent new realities…and he’s going to think about what part of himself loves him? He’s going to apply that salve to himself? He really needs that?
As a reply, I’ll quote from one of my past articles:
“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. 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.”
The true empowerment of the individual is about that.
If you want myth, it’s about the moment the fabled knight-hero crosses the threshold and leaves behind what he has been taught about reality and invents his own. It’s about entering a space where everything is open and nothing is finished. It’s about overthrowing a system of belief in which the individual is the recipient or target of “greater forces”—and instead he becomes that greater force himself.
He makes a new and better future.
He spreads the wings of his own imagination and soars above the old tired consensus on what is possible.
He rises to the opportunity of making his deepest desires into fact in the world.
If everyone has the potential to be a hero, it is because he has a thrilling vision and he enacts it to the ends of the Earth and beyond.
At some early point in his life, every person had a moment when he knew that.
It is his challenge to restore that knowing. Now.
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.