Peeling off the layers of mind control

There are two little voices in each of us.

C19%2019%20A3One is superficial, impatient, alternatively arrogant or wimpish. It’s the ego. The other is calm and wise. It’s our deep self.

The ego constantly jumps from one emotion or desire or fear to another. It keeps comparing and judging. Why has she got more than me? If I flatter him, it might help me. Me, me, little me, so frightened in this terrible world. Life is so harsh, isn’t it?

Where do all these thoughts of separation, comparison and fear come from?

From society. Starting with our parents, carers and teachers. They put thoughts, beliefs and judgements in our minds. And not just in our minds. In our bodies too. When we cringed as children because we were told off with a degree of intimidation, our muscles, nerves and fibres tensed up, and now our cells have kept the memory of that intimidation.

Education, even well intended, instils limiting beliefs and unconscious memories in our total mind/body system. And these feed our ego. Our ego can’t see beyond the apparent reality of this physical world. It can only see itself as a poor powerless little creature who has to fight and wriggle to survive. Others are all potential threats. Hence the ego is either aggressive or manipulative, or both. No choice. It’s the hard struggle for life.

When the ego controls you, you can’t hear the other little voice, and you are too distracted to pay attention to what your deep self is trying to tell you. And your vital energy drops. Because positive vital energy only comes through the deep self who is eternal and connected to Source.

The ego receives its impulses from society. Through people around, through the media, education, institutions. And society is hierarchical. Everyone up the hierarchical ladder receives his own impulses, feeding his own ego. It’s a big mind control game from top to bottom.

But who or what pulls the strings?

We can all see that people in top positions like bankers, CEO’s, high ranking officials, media stars, religious leaders and the like have their own agenda of power and control. Psychologists have established that the proportion of psychopaths – i.e., people with no empathy at all for anybody or anything – is far larger amongst the elite than in the wider population. But when we observe these powerful characters, they don’t necessarily look very free themselves. If fact they often look like puppets. As if they believed their own propaganda and were totally manipulated.

This is not new. Kings and tyrants of olden days did all they could to control the minds of their subjects and yet appeared pretty lost and confused themselves. It’s as if mankind from top to bottom had always been in the grip of a mindset bent on fear and aggression.

But nowadays the mindset has become so extreme in its consequences that it produces a massive onslaught on the planet: on soils, forests, animals, rivers, oceans, atmosphere and even space.

Who or what is behind such madness?

Looking at it from a conventional rationalist point of view there is simply no explanation, it is totally incomprehensible.

But when you open up to the subtle side of existence and consider Source, the field of consciousness and vital energy and the possibility of entities not aligned with Source and harmonious energy, you may come to a possible model of understanding.

Everything in “this world” is a manifestation of vital energy coming from Source. All creatures connected to Source receive their vital energy to carry out their mission in this life.

But disconnected entities – which various traditions might call demons, Satan, evil spirits, or whatever – need to find their energy from other creatures, like humans. Hence the idea that dark entities exercise mind control over mankind, through a pyramidal hierarchy, in order to harvest human energy.

Some psychics have come up with the notion of “loosh”, which is the not very harmonious form of energy generated by humans through emotions, impulses, crude sexual desires, intellectual arrogance and so forth. Dark entities love feeding on “loosh”. Therefore the messier the situation of mankind the better for them.

We have no means to definitely prove the validity of this model, but the fact is that it accounts rather neatly for a lot of what we see happening in the world.

Don’t let it frighten you, though. The remedy for escaping mind control is to establish and maintain connection with Source through intuitive guidance by your deep self.

Fear not, trust your invisible friend.

Love,

Leo

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2014

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Shamanic wisdom without drugs or rituals

A shaman is connected.

He or she knows. Intuitively.

He knows that the big “all there is” is made of energy, information, consciousness and intent.

Whose intent?

Doesn’t matter. Intent in which any of us can have a share.

Intent arising from love. Pure, unconditional, non judgmental love. Or  .. intent arising from non love. Not necessarily hatred, cruelty, just non love, like coldness, indifference, condescendence.

Love or non love. Not good or evil. That would be judgment, moral codes…all worthless and meaningless.

The shaman is connected through body and mind. He knows everything is one and interacting. A continuum with no demarcations. A fantastic field of energy, consciousness permeating all creatures alive or nor alive (at least not alive according to the mainstream vision of things): humans, animals, microorganisms, plants, stones, water…everything without exception.

If you kick a machine made of metal and plastic bits because it doesn’t work as you wanted it to work, you may think it doesn’t matter.

But a shaman knows the machine will sense your frustration, your impatience, your non love.

When taking a shower, a shaman feels gratitude for the water running over his body. He will not make an empty speech, but he will feel gratitude through body sensations and non verbal thoughts.

All our thoughts are either expanding or contracting. Expanding when aligned with love and free of fear and bitterness. Contracting when steeped in non love, and/or fear and bitterness.

The shaman isn’t naïve. He’s lucid. He’s very aware of the crisis on our planet. He knows the eco-systems are under attack, he knows the folly of intensive agriculture, industrial food production, soulless medicine, chemical poisoning and all the rest. He knows the unbelievable corruption of the system and the blindness and cowardice of most people.

But none of this sends him or her into panic.

He knows it’s no big deal in the grand scheme of things. The shaman knows of eternity, including his own eternity. This doesn’t give him a big head and an inflated ego, or a low self esteem and a sense of being weak and negligible.

A shaman is an intuitive metaphysician.

He knows that advanced science is beginning to offer partial insights into the energy and information field, into water memory, animal consciousness and a host of other things that materialist thinking had so far chosen to ignore.

A shaman isn’t waiting for the dry intellect to validate his vision of the universe.   He trusts his intuition.

Because he is connected.

And he is connected because he has learned to quieten the inner chatter of his mind and to free himself of the pathetic distractions thrown at us: advertising, manipulated news, entertainment, objects for show off …

But the shaman isn’t a puritan old bore. He will drink a glass of wine or beer, have a good laugh, feel sexually attracted without shame, etc….all in love, integrity, non judgment.

He may be an activist for truth and deserving causes, but will not become a fanatic. He isn’t anxious to save the planet. He knows the planet will take care of itself.

He knows the future and the past are just perceptions of the human mind in its narrow intellectual mode. There is no time line, just eternity. Unimaginable eternity and infinity our intellect cannot comprehend.

That is why he uses the intellect only as a modest tool, like a screwdriver, and not as the compass to guide his life.

You can be a shaman, at least a shaman apprentice, from tomorrow morning (or even today) if you so choose. There is nothing to stop you other than the fear and limitations downloaded in your mind by the mainstream belief system. And you don’t need ayahuasca, LSD, booze or fancy rituals.

Rituals are used by traditional shamans in the context of their culture to enhance modified states of consciousness. They can play a useful role in their context, in the same way that a pendulum or dowsing rods can be used to help achieving a state of focused attention enabling access to the field of subtle information.

Becoming a shaman is less of a mountain top than one might imagine. If we choose the easy route to the summit: simplicity.

No fuss, no show off, no artefacts. Just expanding thoughts, concentrated attention through the body and the mind, here and now. Total trust in the universe’s loving guidance.

Be aware that some folks choose connection with dark forces or at least are led into connection with them. Yes dark forces exist in the big field consciousness, like nefarious software, otherwise there wouldn’t be evil and the mess we see on the planet.   Some folks are conned into believing that slaves of darkness are rewarded by visible success and physical pleasure. But it’s an illusion, a one-sided deal of exploitation and mind control.

A shaman knows this too. And it doesn’t frighten him. He knows the darks forces can’t hold him in their grip.

Fear not, start your shamanic journey; it’s fun and healthy.

Love,

Leo

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2014

More willpower in 2014

I recently discovered the websites of Jennifer Shepherd, alias Lipstick Mystic.

She is original and inspiring.

Here is a piece she wrote on willpower: http://www.lipstickmysticmoney.com/2012/willpower-the-underused-organ/

A good read to start the year.

Fear not and sip green tea.

Love,

Leo

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2014

Two fingers to the dark forces and love for everyone else

Street wise metaphysics is essential these days.

It helps you focus on the big picture and avoid being manipulated and over-impressed by the continuous stream of distorted news.

We know little for sure about reality, except that it is far more subtle than what we are told by mainstream education, institutions and media. The later are actively implanting rigid limiting ideas into our minds. They do it to exercise full control over us. They want us to be subservient and compliant. Ultimately they want us to be just robotic slaves.

It is clear that the system is entirely at the service of a ruling elite. And it looks as if many people in the elite are themselves manipulated. Just look at them: they are not healthy and you can see fear behind their mask of arrogance. In fact most visible characters in the ruling elite are mere puppets.

Who pulls the strings?

There are various theories circulating about this. For my part the details matter less than the core idea of dark forces (something like nefarious cosmic software) intervening from the invisible realm.

You don’t believe in the “invisible realm”?

Well, do a bit of research and, more importantly, open your mind, including your intuition, and observe events around you and within you. You’re bound to realise that there is vastly more than what we see, than the narrow material so-called reality.

For millennia the conversation regarding the invisible realm has been thoroughly controlled by religion. Religion, whatever the make – Judeo-Christian, Muslim, …- doesn’t want people like you and I to experience connection with the universe, the Source, higher self, whatever name is given to the infinite consciousness underpinning all there is. Religion wants people like you and I to believe in a story, a string of dogmas and rules.

Religious teachings emphasise darkness, sin, suffering and fear. You were born a sinner. You need to repent, avoid temptation and work for salvation. Don’t do this, don’t do that. Follow  the commandments, or else…

That is all bullshit.

There is only one guide to follow: love. Universal, non judgmental, warm, kind, friendly, humorous, creative, seeking harmony and beauty. Love is the hallmark of universal infinite consciousness, of which you and I, and everything else, including animals, stones and stars are manifestations.

But to make things interesting and a bit challenging, there is also the possibility of non love. Darkness, ego, meanness, suffering, fear.

The present global crisis on planet earth – which is small beer in the big scheme of things, but quite a drama for us down here now – is driven by non love. I.e. by a string of negative waves of consciousness. You can call them demonic, satanic, ghouls, …whatever. They are dark forces in the system and they manifest themselves through their grip on peoples’ minds. Those who are deeply affected are the psychopathic puppets in the ruling elite. But all of us have to contend with some degree of mind infestation by these nefarious software viruses. Which affects our thoughts, our behaviour, our relationships and our health.

Once we are well aware of this, half the battle is won. To win the other half, we need wisdom and courage. The courage to be free of mind control. The courage to stay aligned with and totally trusting in unconditional love, whatever the circumstances.

Techniques like meditation and “ho’ponopono” are very helpful. But ultimately each of us has to develop his choreography with the universe. Without trying to find refuge within a congregation or under the protection of some master, healer or guru. Or without trying to find technical solutions through drugs or gadgets.

Reality is not a linear sequence of determined events. It’s an ever present cloud of potentialities. Potentialities will turn into perceived events according to your choices: choices either for trust and expansion and love, or for fear, contraction and guilt.

This is not about adopting a vague philosophical standpoint, it’s about being focused on here and now and consciously choosing several times a day, day in, day out. It’s practical and streetwise. It goes through your body as much as through your mind. It’s more intuitive than intellectual.

Try it. It’ll serve you well in 2014, and later.

Fear not, dream well.

Love,

Leo

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2013

Only one certainty

No matter how old and experienced we are, what we know amounts to very little. Very little verging on insignificance.

In contrast, existence around us and within us is vast and unknown. And all we usually manage to grasp from it are tiny bits, unrelated and confusing.

pearls-of-wisdom-i-jai-johnson1Only one thing can be regarded as certain, or at least worth believing in: that infinite consciousness and love permeate all there is.

Let’s call this the Source. The Source is the only certainty, the only belief worth having.

The rest, all the rest, is uncertain.

Every form of “knowledge”, including mainstream science and alternative knowledge, consists in fragmented theories, weak assumptions, and tentative practices.

Humanity’s spectacular failure to build a society in harmony with itself and the rest of nature shows that its “advanced knowledge” doesn’t come up to scratch when dealing with reality.

This should come as no surprise; the human intellect is limited and works one step at the time, whereas reality is vast, subtle and continuous. How could we ever grasp reality with our intellect alone.

But our mind can operate in another mode: intuition.

In its ultimate form, intuition is connection to Source.

Between Source and us a multiple reality unfolds, much of it invisible and not directly accessible to our five senses. What we see in the visible world are manifestations of goings on in deeper realms. We may speculate on them through metaphysics, but in the end nothing is sure for the intellect.

However, if we leave the intellect aside and open up our intuitive channel, we can receive guidance from Source. For this to work out, we have to be prepared to trust Source rather than our reasoning capacity and the knowledge acquired from others.

Receiving and accepting guidance from Source is diametrically opposed to the materialist vision. It is difficult to explain, let alone justify with ordinary language.

Exchanging with others on guidance received from Source involves a form of communication not based on linear, step by step reasoning. It requires both emitter and receiver to have full confidence in their intuitive antennas.

When intuition is allowed to develop and flourish, the dogmatic charades of today’s mainstream culture are exposed as instruments of engineered delusion.

This doesn’t mean that every theory or model of official knowledge is to be dismissed as nonsense. It means that knowledge should be used with prudence and modesty as a set of tools for limited purposes, and not be regarded as absolute dogma to support hubris and an all out assault on nature.

But, as is all too evident, official knowledge is on a pedestal in today’s society, like religion was in the old days. And it is used to carry out a systematic attack on everything natural, be it in agriculture, child birth and rearing, healing, nutrition…etc, etc.

It is also abundantly clear that official knowledge, tied to the materialist vision, is completely incapable of generating coherent solutions to the cocktail of issues facing humankind. In fact it keeps contributing to making the problems worse.

When considering this apparently desperate situation, we do well to remember that we know next to nothing. Any extrapolation into the future isn’t worth the paper it’s written on. Any idea that we are properly informed about our true situation is pure illusion.

Salvation will not come from new technologies and breakthroughs in official science, or from some new political system. It will come, in fact it is already coming through a complete change of paradigm in the minds and hearts, an emergence of intuition, enabling connection with Source.

This, as far as I am concerned, is the only certainty.

Not revealed in some sacred manuscript or recent apparition, but emerged from the depth within, reconciled with years of every day observations and found remarkably consistent with ancient teachings.

Fear not, drink up and connect to Source.

Love,

Leo

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2013

Russell Brand says it so brilliantly

Do yourself a favour: watch this fantastic video, and enjoy it

and also look at this one, at another, deeper level, with the same incredible humour

Bravo Russell, carry on.

Love,

Leo

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2013

Making choices at every second

Awareness, which was discussed at some length in the last post, opens up the possibility of freedom.

thucydides_by_photoamateur77-d3gsvyqBut that possibility has to be realised through a continuous, unending series of choices. It starts as soon as you wake up in the morning.

You can choose to cringe and moan because you think you’ve slept badly and it’s going to be an awful day, or you can choose to smile, be grateful for life and look forward to new experiences.

It is entirely your choice.

Even though your temperament, personality, electro-chemical balance and stomach acidity will tend to push you towards one choice rather than the other. But these things all pertain to the ephemeral, shallow side of who you are. In other words to the mortal character you play in the 3D video of your present life. Psychologists, psychiatrists, doctors make a big deal of these things, but in the end, they have nothing to do with the real you. With the one that is eternal, infinite, connected to Source.

If you maintain a strong awareness of your real you, whatever the immediate circumstances you momentarily find yourself in, your choices will be freer, will be less influenced by emotions, pain, fear, dislikes and superficial desires produced by your personality and by the indoctrination to which your mind has be subjected ever since you were conceived in this present life.

A strong awareness of your real you is the prerequisite for freedom.

Without awareness, your mind is a puppet constantly dragged and shaken, its strings pulled by countless manipulators, starting with your own parents, educators, peers, teachers, colleagues, actors in films and adverts, politicians pontificating on the TV screen, media stars deploying their inflated egos.

If you are sufficiently aware, none of their tricks will impress you. But you will not judge them either, because they may be sincerely trying to help you in the direction of what they think is best for you, without realising that they are themselves, not their real selves, but mere shadows of a dark cloud of narrow beliefs and prejudices.

Freedom is an experience that has to be re-enacted every second of everyday of your life.

It doesn’t just concern the big issues, but also the apparently minor events which unaware people would hardly even notice. Like a little spider walking on the side of your bath. Are you going to squash the poor thing and throw its body in the dustbin without a second thought, or are you going to let it walk on your hand and take it outside where it can survive for a while. Unimportant?

Once you are aware and sufficiently connected to feel in unison with other creatures, nothing is unimportant, and everything contains infinite beauty.

        The secret to happiness is freedom

        And the secret to freedom is courage

                                   Thucydides, 5th century BC (on picture above)

Love,

Leo

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2013

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