My consulting services: the imagination revolution

My consulting services: the imagination revolution

by Jon Rappoport

August 8, 2017

contact email: qjrconsulting at gmail.com

The whole basis of my private consulting services is the individual.

Why?

After all, there are many forces acting on the individual, external forces which involve, for example, manipulation of the economy, and political tricks designed to benefit the few at the expense of the many.

However, there is a limit of usefulness—meaning this: detailing how high the deck is stacked against the individual reaches a point where the only effect is going to be dissuading him from taking action to forward his goals and ambitions.

The individual can form a picture in his mind of forces acting against him, or he can form a picture of his own desired future.

If he “rests his case” with the first picture, he tends to opt for no-action, for paralysis.

If he stands behind the second picture, he can marshal plans to create what he truly wants.

In the latter case, imagination comes into play, in a very large way. How does he conceive his future? How does he see it? How does he experience it? What feelings arise? What energies arise?

How much does his imagination motivate him?

I’ll give you an example from my own past. Thirty years ago, I came to a crossroads in my work, in my writing. I saw commercial opportunities. I could become a fiction writer. I could write more or less standard crime fiction and take my chances on getting it published.

Of course, I knew, given the state of the publishing industry (external forces) and how it operated, that the odds were stacked against me, because the guidelines for writing “acceptable fiction” were narrow, and the tastes of editors were provincial, to say the least.

On the other hand, I could write exactly what I wanted to—and I had a picture, a vision of what that would be. I had been imagining it for many years. The vision had a powerful effect on me.

It gave me great energy. It gave me energy and feeling that were light years beyond the prospect of chaining myself to my desk and writing for strictly commercial purposes.

I weighed the two choices. I saw that either way, I was taking a gamble.

Since that was so, which way of going down in flames was preferable? Exclusively in the service of writing that wasn’t getting me out of bed in the morning with a jolt of energy, or in the service of writing that was MY OWN?

I made my choice and launched. I’ve never looked back.

The interesting thing was, once I opted for what I was imagining my own future to be, how I wanted it to be, I could, in fact, take writing jobs for clients. And I could enjoy those jobs. I could do my best. Why? Because I was already straight with myself about what I really wanted, and I was following that path. I was doing my own work with no imposed strictures and boundaries.

This is why, in my consulting work, I focus on the individual. I focus on what he really wants, what he discovers about his vision for his future.

That’s where the energy is. That’s where commitment is. That’s where excitement is. That’s where authentic pride in accomplishment is. That’s where imagination expands and the future takes on new substance. That’s where work means something. That’s where hope flourishes. That’s where excuses fade away. That’s where half-hearted action become full-bore action. That’s where dream becomes reality.

That’s life. Finally.

contact email: qjrconsulting at gmail.com

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.

My personal consulting services: “infinity in a finite world”

My personal consulting services: “infinity in a finite world”

by Jon Rappoport

July 4, 2017

contact email: qjrconsulting at gmail.com

Over the past few months, I’ve written several articles about my consulting services. This is another one, coming from a different angle.

Several clients have alerted me to something. They each have a unique universe percolating; and in that universe, they have a vision of their life and their future; and that vision actually has no limits; it’s infinitely expandable.

They’re living in a finite world with a potentially infinite vision.

Seeing that and understanding it can make all the difference.

Instead of conceiving an enterprise that is supposed to “fit inside a container,” a person can realize the enterprise is larger than the container, larger than any container. It doesn’t matter whether others realize it. He does.

The world will adjust to the vision. The world will adjust to the enterprise that springs from the vision. For that to happen, the person with the vision has to do one thing: put everything he has into making the enterprise fact in the world. That’s all.

That’s a joke, but a true joke.

To which I answer: why not? Why not put everything you have into your best vision? Why would you want to settle for less? On what basis would you settle for less?

If a person is cheating himself by settling for less, what good thing is he doing to and for himself?

When he doesn’t settle for less, he then begins to see that his best vision is, in fact, endlessly expandable. That’s a striking recognition. That’s a brilliant flash of light.

I have known people—and so have you—who are basically waiting around a cosmic bus station for a fortuitous event to descend upon them and transform their existence. They wait for a long, long time. And nothing happens. Nothing happens because THEY are the fortuitous event. They always have been.

Seeing that and knowing it isn’t the end of all work. It doesn’t mean the person can now sit back and do nothing. Seeing that and knowing it is the beginning of a titanic amount of work, but it is undertaken with tremendous energy which is equal to the task.

The vision and the enterprise based on the vision are ready to go. Whatever they are, they don’t exist in the world. The person will put them there.

He will do that.

This is the great adventure.

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.

The entrepreneur: organizing his enterprise

The entrepreneur: organizing his enterprise

by Jon Rappoport

June 12, 2017

contact: qjrconsulting at gmail.com

“We’re talking about design features and how you put things together in an organization, a business. Does the business look like a rocket or a blob of a government agency?” (Expanded Games, Jon Rappoport)

This piece is based on years of working as a consultant with private clients, and also on the research that led to my three Matrix collections.

People tend to have pre-set ideas about organization.

Some of these ideas stem from understanding what a business needs to do, in order to survive. They’re useful ideas.

But other ideas are “inherited”; they’re automatic; they’re put into action without conscious thought.

The first big principle SHOULD be: organization is an EFFECT of what the entrepreneur is trying to accomplish. Organization isn’t a CAUSE.

There are companies that—if they were airplanes—would find themselves housed in supermarket parking lots. The companies are that weird. They’re organized in ways that really have nothing to do with their aims.

“Well, we must have Department X and Department Y, of course. We’ll figure out later how they contribute to success.”

But later never comes. Those departments turn into significant roadblocks and obstacles.

Often, the entrepreneur doesn’t see himself as a creative organizer.

He doesn’t ask himself this question: “Given what I’m trying to do here, what’s the best way to configure my enterprise so all the energy is moving forward?”

If he did consider that question seriously, he would deploy his imagination and come up with very interesting and vital answers.

The shapes of organizations aren’t written in stone. Except when dull minds put them together.

The entrepreneur is always ready to shift strategies when they aren’t working. He should also be ready to reconfigure his organization when it isn’t working.

Buckle up—here’s a little story most people wouldn’t understand or believe: I once had a client who was ready to start a new business, but he was mired in trying to organize it. I gave him a daily writing exercise: describe all the most absurd and ridiculous ways you could put your business together.

After a few weeks, he suddenly and spontaneously came up with a few highly original and workable ideas—these ideas came out of his imagination, which was stimulated by inventing The Bizarre. “Things that made no sense” led to breakthroughs.

This is an approach people overlook because they are too timid in how they use their imaginations…they try to imagine “standard solutions.” This is a contradiction in terms. Imagination operates by going out on a limb. Then good new ideas arise spontaneously. Most people don’t grasp that. They ignore a whole dimension of their innate power.

You want to know what’s really bizarre? Imagining what already exists.

In the area of organization, people do this every day. And, as a result, they eventually find themselves dealing with all sorts of problems, and they don’t realize where those problems are coming from.

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.

My personal consulting services: the client’s inner vision

My personal consulting services: the client’s inner vision

by Jon Rappoport

June 1, 2017

contact: qjrconsulting at gmail.com

“You get up at 3 in the morning. For some reason, you feel refreshed and alert. Your mind is quiet. You walk to the window and look out at the lights in the darkness. Out there in space, you suddenly see a future. A future you deeply desire. It’s there. A wave of uplifting energy courses through you. It’s undeniable.” (The Magician Awakes, Jon Rappoport)

This article is a continuation of pieces about my work as a consultant.

One of the lessons learned has to do with dialogue—ongoing conversation with clients.

The whole point is to understand the individual I’m working with, at a level where dialogue can lead to spontaneous solutions.

There is no real progress without that understanding. Protocols and systems for advancement are necessary, but what gives life to a system or a plan? What gives living energy to an enterprise? If you can find that, you find good ideas and answers and solutions arising naturally.

This is the basis: an individual creates. That creation has life in it. It’s not a dead thing. When it’s dead, nothing of value happens.

If someone said to you, “Look, what I want to create, the future I want to invent needs to be entirely predictable and efficient and mechanical and dead,” you would think that was quite odd. And of course you would be right.

Any expansive enterprise (future) worth pursuing isn’t mechanical. It will have parts that are “standardized,” and the person launching the enterprise will plan specific details and outcomes, yes. Of course. But underneath it all is a fountainhead of innovation/vision. The fountainhead is brimming with spontaneous energy.

Every person wants to create something significant. This desire can move mountains and transform emotions.

My consulting work approaches the client from two sides: one side is strategy—what to do to forward his enterprise, and this can be quite specific; the other side is unearthing the client’s vision and desire about what to create in the world now and in the future.

The latter approach doesn’t have, and will never have, a system. Why? Because the client is alive, and therefore his starting point is not mechanical.

Different people will discover different “percentages” of their fullest and deepest desires for their future. One person sees 10%, another sees 20%, another sees 60%, and so on.

If a person launches an enterprise based on 30% of his fullest potential vision for his future, and if he can make that enterprise succeed, then he will see something he never saw before: part of his desire made into fact in the world, right in front of his eyes.

And then, with new confidence, there is a good chance he’ll reveal, to himself, a larger percentage of his vision, and he will launch a larger enterprise wedded to that “larger percentage.”

A step at a time, each step longer.

Eyes opening. Inner vision blooming.

Spontaneous answers arising.

This expanding process is a key to a rewarding life.

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.

Your personal ambition: locked up or wide open?

Your personal ambition: locked up or wide open?

by Jon Rappoport

May 17, 2017

(contact email: qjrconsulting [at] gmail [dot] com)

For centuries, the word “ambition” has been injected and stained with negative connotations: greed, selfishness, lowness of character.

These days, it’s because the current fashion (backed up by enormous propaganda) is: “give everything away for free to everybody else.”

Of course, no one actually does that. But it doesn’t stop people from espousing the idea. It plays well. It’s a badge of honor. The implication is: no matter who they are, no matter what they ask for, other people are more important than Self.

Where does this the leave the individual?

He’s the exception to the rule. If he’s sitting with the wrong people and somehow, accidentally, transmits the impression that he’s happy to be succeeding at doing what he really wants to do, there could be blowback.

He’s “ambitious.”

He wants to “achieve something on his own.”

He must be from another planet.

The rule is: everything must be done out of a sense of Giving Service. As in a bland and pallid church. Bring out the hymnals.

If “success” is mentioned at all, it should be couched in “spiritual” terms. Devotion to all of humanity all the time. Saving the entire planet, at a bare minimum. And before breakfast, if possible.

We hear, “I’m blessed to be doing (fill in the blank). Really? Who provided the blessing? Was there a ceremony? Wine? Crackers?

“I’m giving back.” Back? Say again? Did you just get back from somewhere? A conference in a higher realm, where you were tasked to perform great actions here, minus any shred of self-interest?

Ambition? At best, a useless appendage from a bygone age, when people were self-absorbed and confused, when they, as individuals, were deluded into thinking they were building something on their own.

Didn’t you get the memo? We’re all in this together. And don’t commit the faux pas of asking who the “we” is and what the “this” is and how “all together” actually works.

Ambition? “The Universe” must place it in a very low position on the scale of righteousness.

A private client of mine once completely broke up during one of our conversations. When he stopped laughing and calmed down, he told me he realized how he’d been keeping himself in check because, whenever he tried to think about his personal ambitions, he was blocked. He wasn’t supposed to be ambitious. He wasn’t supposed to think about his future in terms of his own ambition. He wasn’t supposed to be who he was. He wasn’t supposed to pour all his energy into making his own desires come true. That was treasonous. That was betraying “everybody else.” That was…

Blasphemy.

But he’d suddenly recovered from the prison sentence. He’d come back. He’d broken out of the chains. He’d started breathing again.

No, this wasn’t a greedy man who then connived ways to dupe others for his own gain. This wasn’t a criminal who then began to plan cons and scams. This wasn’t a tyrant coming out of his cave.

This was a very creative man who could suddenly see a new future stirring; a future that would get him out of bed in the morning with energy and excitement.

A problem?

No. Not at all.

He was on his way.

I’ve had clients who authentically decided they wanted to form groups to forward crucial causes. THAT was their ambition.

Over and over in my consulting practice, it’s been driven home to me that the individual makes these discoveries and decisions for himself—and when he does, he has the energy to launch.

“I should do this” and “I’m best fitted to do this” don’t hold a candle to “I WANT TO do this,” when the want is deep.

Ambition and Want are actually close cousins, when you sweep away the social debris and the propaganda.

I have a bias in favor of the individual. I always have. When all is said and done, the individual is the root. Yes, there is a thing called team or group or organization, but today’s culture has vastly overvalued “cooperative enterprise,” at the expense of the creative person.

That person understands something which evades the prescriptions of the culture. He knows he is operating at a different level. He feels, glimpses, senses a power that doesn’t belong to the group. It never has, and it never will.

This fact is a cause for celebration, even if most people don’t grasp the importance of it or recognize that, in numerous ways, they are benefiting from the creative output of individuals who don’t give up, who launch enterprises that travel far beyond conventional boundaries.

Here is a famous quote attributed to Victor Hugo: “Nothing is stronger than an idea whose time has come.”

That formulation is weak and passive. I would say: Nothing is stronger than the creative individual who launches a new idea, gives it shape, and makes it fact in the world.

There are many more such individuals than we would suspect. They are standing in the shadows, wondering whether they should give expression to their ambitions.

The answer is yes.

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.

My personal consulting services, part 3: pessimism vs. hope

My personal consulting services, Part 3: pessimism vs. hope

The web of pessimism and the hope for the future

by Jon Rappoport

May 16, 2017

(contact email: qjrconsulting [at] gmail [dot] com)

“In my work with private clients, certain questions inevitably arise. The questions involve freedom and desire. ‘What is my freedom for?’ ‘What do I want to do with my freedom?’ ‘What do I want to create?’ In whatever form they occur, these are good questions. They lead to new futures.” (The Magician Awakes, Jon Rappoport)

In my private consulting practice, I work with individuals who are:

Searching to discover the most profound version of their future they want;

Or already knowing that, they are on the fence about pursuing such a future;

Or already engaged in inventing that future, they are looking for the best plan to arrive at fulfillment of that future.

—Is the general energy of people rising or falling these days? Is it up or down? Are people more pessimistic than they were yesterday or six months ago?

During my 79 years, I’ve learned a few rock-bottom things about having a life.

One is, the world is increasing arranged so that, once you enter the collective, your fortunes tend to rise and fall based on factors you have nothing to do with. And the collective is a fiction that purports to connect “everything to everything.” The big lie.

People are taught that the country, the planet, the universe is a collective web. You enter at any point, you’re involved. You’re hooked in. Therefore, the overall health and energy of the collective determines your overall health and energy.

And then the self-appointed moralists come in and say, “And this is the way it should be.”

Welcome to psychological and spiritual collectivism.

It’s a ruse.

Your sense of optimism or pessimism is actually based on factors that have far more to do with you than with the (supposed) overall status of the collective.

This is a good thing.

This means you can exercise choice. You can make decisions. You can go in this direction or that direction.

You can affect your own emotions.

Whether today’s hero of the moment rises or falls doesn’t determine your state of mind.

I speak to, and write for, people who aren’t comfortable in the collective. I write for people who stand outside the collective and know it. I write for people who refuse to base their decisions and emotional responses on “everything around them.” I write for people who don’t follow that path.

I know such people are out there. I salute them. I write for them. I address myself to them. Some of them are my clients.

I write for people, for individuals who know they have power, who know they can chart a course that involves their own creative power. I write for people who, sitting on the fence, suspect they can get off the fence and, through imagination, conceive of new lives, better lives, no matter what the collective is doing.

The collective only exists because people buy the delusion that, by passing essentially borrowed cultural messages from hand to hand, “humanity” will rise. This is accomplished, first and foremost, by negating Self.

There is no reason to negate Self.

What do I want? What do I want to do with my freedom? What do I want to create? There is no way to avoid asking those questions. They are eternal.

So why not ask and answer them now?

The term “human potential” has been misused and distorted in a number of ways. First of all, it should be “individual potential.” And it refers to the as yet untapped capacity to invent the future, according to one’s own deep desires.

To say this is a kind of magic is a vast understatement, because when a person does begin inventing that future, things change.

Circumstances change.

Emotions change.

Thoughts change.

The responses of the body change.

Eventually, people show up who want to make a contribution to that developing future.

None of this has anything to do with the collective.

Which is exactly as it should be.

There are ancient spiritual traditions on Earth—IF YOU STRIP AWAY THEIR METAPHYSICAL CLAP-TRAP DESIGNED TO ENSNARE PEOPLE—that suggest individuals creating their own futures is an essential core of life.

But the whole point is Now. Individuals creating their best futures Now.

This is a physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, creative undertaking.

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.

My consulting services: writers and entrepreneurs

My consulting services: writers and entrepreneurs

by Jon Rappoport

May 10, 2017

(contact email: qjrconsulting [at] gmail [dot] com)

Over the years, I’ve had a number of writers and entrepreneurs as private clients.

The entrepreneurs have a specific enterprise in progress; or in mind; or they’re working on conceptualizing it.

The writers are launched on a project, stalled on a project, or trying to conceive of a project. In a few cases, they’re “first-time writers.”

There is no one-size-fits-all system for consulting with clients. Each individual is unique. That’s what makes the work so interesting.

A creative solution to a problem always refers back to a latent capacity of the individual. A capacity that is not being fully expressed.

In a variety of ways, the individual has “learned” to see his own future as circumscribed by limits. Therefore, his talent and energy are, to one degree or another, held in check:

“The road isn’t wide and it isn’t very long, it’s rather narrow and short.”

On that basis, he feels hemmed in. He is trying to adapt, rather than create.

Reversing that trend does not happen according to a formula. Formulas are the reason a person found himself in a bind in the first place.

My work involves seeing and understanding what the client sees and understands…and then helping him move to a more expansive “operating basis.”

Expansive in thought, and expansive in action.

The culture of a society takes pride in defining boundaries and limits. That’s the way of civilization. So be it. But the individual is different. At some level of his consciousness, he is looking for a way out, because he knows his ambitions are primarily aimed at something “wider and higher and deeper.”

That is where he would find fulfillment.

Society, civilization, education, or training do not provide that answer for him.

He does.

And that is a good thing, a very good thing. An exciting thing.

In my work, I do my best to help the individual attain answers for himself…because then he is motivated and energized to move out from his own center and create whatever he truly desires.

This is power in the truest sense of the word.

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.