Free Your Self From Society
You cannot have freedom in this society. It is too upside down. It is an inversion of truth.
You experience freedom when you free your Self FROM SOCIETY. You will be free when you free yourself from outside authorities (who are all fictional) and from the inner authorities of false beliefs, opinions, and judgements.
I am not suggesting that you live in a cave. I am inviting you to free yourself from all of the assumptions that have been programmed into your brain since birth. Assumptions about: 1) what you are; 2) the nature of reality; and 3) how creativity works and creations happen.
We are trapped in society because our psychology has been manipulated and our true identity hidden from us. It doesn’t really matter who has engineered this game of slavery or what their motivations are. Don’t focus on that. Focus on your inner freedom. I go into this in depth in my new course, Free Your Soul.
The Trap of Seeking Happiness
While our deepest desire is to feel happiness without sorrow, 99.9% of us look in the wrong direction – the world of experiences and phenomenon. Happiness is a state of being. Not an experience.
Society has conditioned us since birth to see our self as a separate, physical person. We put all of our faith in a false recipe for happiness. We believe that happiness exists in the future when we have added, achieved, or acquired something – the perfect partner, a high-paying job, the beautiful house, etc.
We get a temporary burst of happiness when we get something we desire, but it is fleeting. When we get something we desire, we have a brief vacation from desire and rest in a desireless state. This desireless state is our true nature. It happens when we are okay with what is an not seeking a different experience.
What we are really seeking is a direct connection to God and to rest in God’s unconditioned love, which is our true nature. The only desire that does not bring suffering is the desire to rest in the presence of the love of God.
Are You a Physical Person?
Here is the false belief that is conditioned into us since birth: I am a separate, physical, limited body-mind that came into existence at birth and will cease to exist when the body-mind dies.
Upon both conceptual and experiential investigation, we discover that there is no evidence to support this belief. It is false and the cause of all of our psychological suffering. Review of scientific literature proves we are energetic beings, we emit biophotons of light from every cell, and that our memories are stored in the intelligent 4th phase of water that permeates our body.
The separation or boundary that we perceive between our body and the world is a conceptual and mental one that does not stand up to direct experiential investigation. Can you separate your body from water or air? If you are a separate body, why can you not separate yourself from the elements around you?
Language perpetuates the myth of the separate person – we are given a name and everything becomes either me, my, or mine. As soon as we turned two or two and a half, language started creating our illusory prison of conceptual existence.
Below is the distorted view of reality that we get when life is filtered through the false belief of being a separate, physical person…
The Original Mistake
The original false belief is that I am a separate, physical self. This is not to say that I cannot assume the role of caprice thorsen and the multiple sub-roles that I play in life: mother, author, entrepreneur, friend, etc. However, when I lose myself in the identity of caprice or mother, then I take every experience personally and believe that good experiences add to me and bad experiences take something from me.
What is the truth? I am unlimited, unconditioned, eternal, impersonal awareness. I am aware being or beingness. I AM is my direct connection to God. I am borrowing my being and awareness from God as a reflection in God’s mind.
It is this intelligent, aware ground of being that animates all life. We all share the same being. Here is what reality looks like from this understanding…
Do not believe me. This isn’t about faith. This is about exploring your true nature and the nature of reality with an open mind and heart. As Francis Lucille says, “Truth is not a democracy.” This is the direct path to God. All it takes is an interest and willingness. Enlightenment is not for the special few, it is available to all of us because we are that.
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
Be still and know that I am God. - Psalm 46:10
Once you begin to understand this essential, original truth, you can start to imagine and create the impossible.
Enlightenment is an Ordinary Experience
All psychological suffering comes from our false belief that we are just a physical body and that our mind and consciousness is created by our brain. From these untested and unverifiable beliefs, we live with a sense of impending doom and urgency. We fear our non-existence.
What you truly are is unlimited, impersonal presence that expresses through the mind as the thought “I am”.
A few people will have mind blowing existential experiences where the world appears something like a vibrating pattern of vivid colors, sounds, energies, and there being melts into this. And most people come to this understanding gradually as they point themselves sincerely and openly in the direction of Truth.
On this journey, it is quite natural for your to flip flop between your true nature (aware beingness) and your phantom self (personhood, personality, ego). Free Your Soul and The Right Livelihood Incubator are online, self-paced courses designed to support you in those moments when you forget who you are and could use some pointers to your true nature.
For further exploration:
A great podcast episode with Francis Lucille
Truth Beauty Love ebook by Francis Lucille
The Ego is Not the Real You by David R. Hawkins