Notes on your future

Notes on your future

by Jon Rappoport

December 20, 2016

Once again, here are notes I made while preparing my collection, Exit From The Matrix, which contains a series of imagination exercises designed to increase the scope of the individual’s creative power:

“Why does your future have to look like everyone else’s? Why does it have to have a similar shape? Is it just a faithful copy of other people’s destiny?”

“Even more important, if the future you make for yourself is a reflection of your desire, should your desire fall into line, look and feel like everyone else’s? That would be unpleasant, to say the least.”

“We come to the subject of vision; as in, what do you envision for yourself? Do you gather in impressions from those around you and integrate them into an average? If so, why?”

“Do you attempt to discover what skills you have and automatically envision yourself pursuing a future that embodies those skills? Is that the extent of what you desire?”

“In the version of Asian spiritual philosophy that was imported into the West, desire was portrayed as a distinctly negative trap that would engender suffering. This was, in fact, an empty truism. It would be like saying: life has risks. Or: pursuing a dream isn’t a smooth trail from A to Z. —And therefore, one should retreat from, or rise above, desire. The actuality is: one should be able to pursue the fulfillment of a deep desire without becoming so embroiled in it that one can’t navigate the waves and the troughs. In other words, one’s own power should be great enough to overcome a lack of instant success.”

“And what is that power? It begins with imagination that lights a flame inside your desire and gives it magnitude and energy.”

“Imagination is an engine that is always on tap, and you always hold the key that turns the engine on.”

“Your future is yours to make, yours to envision, yours to pursue, and the quest is large. It is an adventure. The cells of your body, your nerve impulses, and your endocrine outputs respond to that adventure.”

“People are taught to believe that animals live the best lives, because they automatically go after what their basic programming insists upon; therefore, there are no doubts. People are taught to believe humans should live this way as well. This is patently false. The individual has wide-ranging freedom, and therefore he can invent his most profound course of action, according to his own chosen vision.”

“A human being sooner or later discovers that he can surrender this capacity or live through and by it.”

“Imagination isn’t preoccupied with what already exists, what already has been proven, what already has been accepted, what already has been ingested as the average of human activity. Imagination is occupied with possibility that will turn into action, possibility that exists on and beyond the frontier of what you have already done. Imagination flies into new space. Linking up with your imagination produces huge quantities of energy that weren’t there before…”

Exit From the Matrix

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

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.

9 comments on “Notes on your future

  1. Greg C. says:

    I thought of Philippe Petite while reading this post. There is no career path or training program for a high-wire artist. No one will advise you that you seem to have the necessary skills. But his desire to defy gravity, as it were, was so intense, that he dropped out of school and spent hours each day practicing and planning. He lived in a storage room for many years, made enough money to live by being a street performer, always watching out for the police (not licensed to perform). He spent many months planning his illegal WTC walk, disguising himself as a workman or a reporter to get access. The day he walked between the towers, he had not slept the night before, because he was setting up the cable in the darkness. Incredible. His flame burned very bright indeed.

    • RRChief says:

      Greg, Thanks for sharing your insight re: Philippe Petite,
      I can draw inspiration from this mans approach to life.
      After second year of high school, I took 70% of my time out of public schooling, and went to local library, getting more out of an autodidact approach, than the spoon fed Q & A “limiting education” of school.

      Sadly I was schooled, when there 🙂 in an all male comprehensive school. My home life was awkward, for my parents had separated, I lived with my mother and two sisters, not an environment conclusive to learning how to approach/live with a ‘normal family approach’

      There are a number of drawbacks, social awkwardness being one, for school inculcates group identity.
      so I have spent my life as best I could, outside of the group mentality.

      like our friend Philippe, we each have our tightropes to walk, even on the ground, falling off is painful.

      the more effort we put in to learning social skills, in my case anyhow would have decreased the depth and times of falling.

      Thankfully Gravity was out of the equation for my metaphoric falls from grace with people.



      • Greg C. says:

        RR: The remarkable thing about Petite is that he deliberately chose to live a life where one fall would be the end for him. He had to cultivate a kind of intense focus where there was no looking back, no second guessing. This was no metaphorical statement for him – it was an experience. He wanted that experience above all else. He had no patience with philosophizing. He was totally indifferent to politics. School bored him and he dropped out, because it was all about theory and not experience.

        So many years I wasted investigating theories – in psychology, religion, etc. to give me The Answer as to why I was the way I turned out. That was the wrong question! As if I had “turned out” – been molded and hardened into some final product like earthenware. As if my past determined me.

        Keep reading Jon, RR. He has a lot to offer. The future, and our vision of it determines our present experience. Don’t look back.

  2. Joy says:

    This has been my year for dislodging all that is not mine from my mind, body and soul, and gathering in what I recognize as truthful and vibrant to build up what is mine. It has literally required a “detox” of grand proportions to be free to see and choose my future, to allow my heart to decide, and my imagination to show me the way. Jon, I will always be grateful to you for giving me exactly what I needed, even before I actually knew this was so!

  3. Oliver K. Manuel says:

    I am also grateful for Jon’s ability to “see” through the veil of deceit and to communicate evidence of the deceitful Matrix to the public.

    Dr. P.K. Kuroda, first scientist to examine the ruins of Hiroshima in Aug 1945, spent the rest of his life trying to tell the public what he “saw.”

  4. Terri says:

    Jon, I would add two things . One, being that ATTACHMENT leads to suffering, not desire. Anyone who studies Buddhism knows this. As far as interpretations of whether desire should be expressed or not, that varies. Osho has a great understanding of both east and west, and calls for a Zorba the Buddha, one who embodies both with balance.

    As someone who spends much time in nature with animals, they are overall actually much more aware, enlightened and wise than humans, who are much less evolved. They are also much kinder and much more forgiving and caring. We must remember that there are those who hate and fear nature, (and those who love and honor and co exist). they want you to dehumanize animals so you abuse and debase them, which debases and alienates you from your heart. They can control those who are heart less and forget who they really are. The whole drive to AI is about the destruction of what is real. They are attempting to become false gods who rule with darkness

    The war is for your soul, and the peasants willingly march to their own destruction, thinking they are worth less and need someone outside themselves to validate them. I would urge everyone, especially those who feel lost and alone to do something kind for our animal brothers and sisters and let them teach you their wisdom. Nature is our refuge, and she waits for us patiently with infinite love and compassion.

    I will end with these beautiful good feeling clips. Make sure you have tissues near by.

    • dd f says:

      Thanks for your nice message.

      Unluckily, one day evolution produced humans, with their insatiable drive for power.
      This mistake by evolution will one day be given solution to, by evolution itself, or chance.

      The wait will always be too long, though.

      I love ancient Indian philosophy: the difference with what we have here is they weren’t mad with lust for power, apparently.

  5. Michael Burns says:


    Bullshit Terri you can get away with that one…yes our little friends are wonderful, but, they are just as capable of deceit and ugliness, murder and mayhem.

    I have a young fox that stays close here he has a taste for kittens…barbecued, lol…no not barbecued, I’m so evil. And kittens seem in abundance in this one horse town. Stray cats make a game of killing song birds. Just to kill. I have seen that young fox fellow with the black boots running down an alley with a cat in mouth larger than himself. Also muskrats in his mouth from the wetland.

    I have personally witnessed ravens and crows at the game of murder. They are really smart and quite good at it. When you have as much time as I do, real life movies packed with suspense and all the drama are unfolding in my yard. Real life.

    My backyard is a large wetland, millions of birds and waterfowl; and I watch crows drop ducklings in the yard, never eat them, just play with till they die… they enjoy it.

    Nature can be very cruel. I’ve watched a flock of crows gather at a dying deer waiting.

    Strangely enough I admire them greatly; them and the ravens, especially old ravens. I seen these old guys; decades old and big, orchestrate harassment of great grey owls, like a Roman general in field of battle. They are brilliant, very talented fellows.

    Purple martins move in late spring and toss the twits and baby sparrow chicks out of a rather large bird house I had on a four-inch by 20 foot high steel flagpole. It was a big house with many holes for nests, sort of condimium.I cut it to ground because of their violence. Now I am not pestered by purple martins; which do not eat a single mosquito BTW, but are a royal pain in ass.

    I am in nature every single day, but this bleeding heart and tear stuff, is not the complete story Terri… the complete story is much darker.

    A lot of what you see is rehearsed, and planned and acted and placed on YouTube precisely because there are so many like yourself. 

    I hate to burst you bubble but, cat and animal video rule YouTube; it’s all clickbait.

    Sorry…have a merry Christmas

  6. dd f says:

    “Why does your future have to look like everyone else’s? Why does it have to have a similar shape? Is it just a faithful copy of other people’s destiny?

    “Even more important, if the future you make for yourself is a reflection of your desire, should your desire fall into line, look and feel like everyone else’s? That would be unpleasant, to say the least.”

    Unpleasant, most unpleasant, for you; for me. For a 1% (at most).

    For the others it is the most pleasurable of conditions. Because it is the safest.

    Because we evolved as a tribal species, and the worst troubles will come to any member of the tribe if, to borrow from sociobiology (the science that talks of humans by pretense of talking of all the other species), “failure to kowtow to the alpha male is the first source of danger”.

    Not only that: battles against other tribes/other species are constant too: without cohesion, how effective would the tribe be in the fight?

    This means that the ability to be hypnotized, as you call it, to believe what it is practically best for you to believe, is super hard-wired in the human mind (it is super useful).

    Hence admiration for those who have the power, and that all too deeply rooted will to conform, and conform, and conform, all this while believing they are the authors of their thoughts: because vanity is a deeply-rooted instinct too, although it comes way below conformism and compliance with power.

    and you can’t change it, you can’t change the human brain (look at it the other way around: would it be possible to turn you into a sheep parroting what they are told by “the majority” while thinking it’s THEIR ideas? I think it wouldn’t. The opposite process is as undoable as this.)


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