Sunday, September 23, 2012

Time Out! Taking a Break!

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To be totally emerged in the mayhem of the world, one tends to miss out on personal pleasures that are essential for growth and happiness. In addition, we miss out time with our families and friends in our pursuit of understanding the perils surrounding us even though most of them don't recognize or accept what is happening. They are not to blame as it is a defensive mechanism to avert pain and their lack of knowledge allows them to continue their daily lives as if nothing is wrong.
For some, such as Henry Makow, the tap is turned on and the information is unceasing as it flows around us every second of the day. What to do?
For myself, I have taken up an old and familiar hobby - tournament chess.
But read the article and you too may decide that you need a diversion from the chaos. Call it "Time Out!"
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Unplugging the New World Odor
by Henry Makow Ph.D.
(Slightly revised from 14/6/09.)
September 22, 2012
http://www.henrymakow.com/tuning_out_the_new_world_order.html
Yogis say suffering is due to seeking happiness outside ourselves. The quest for happiness is often the source of unhappiness.
If there were a webcam in the Monkey House at the local zoo, would you watch it?
Then, why watch TV or go to the movies? Why cruise the Internet or listen to most music? It's the same thing as watching the chest pounding, screeching, defecating and copulating of monkeys. Of course humans outdo monkeys with mindless killing and mayhem.
If not a Monkey House, then the world increasingly resembles a hive which, thanks to the mass media, vibrates at the same frequency. For example, when the stock market is plummeting, everyone is panicking. (When Money is God, an economic downturn becomes a spiritual crisis.)
But there are other causes for the gloom: the spreading knowledge that our institutions (government, media, education, religion etc.) have been subverted and society now has no way of self-correcting.
The world feels like a roller coaster; we are holding on for dear life. Perhaps we need to let go. Perhaps we need to vibrate at our own unique frequency.
Perhaps I would be more effective if I devoted more energy to my private life. The external world is negating my private world even though it hasn't physically impinged on it yet. I have impoverished myself by my constant focus on the Monkey House. I don't think I am alone in this.
Our minds are like blotters, hoping to find a reflection of our ideals in the world. We need to turn the mirror around so the back faces the world. We need to use our personal lives (not the world) to reflect our ideals.
I envy people who can make God, Jesus or Mohamed the focus of all their thoughts. I often resolve to read the lives and saying of mystics. Clearly I need another focus. Family. Sports. A hobby.
Time Out
Feeling fatigued recently, I resolved to unplug the world for 24 hours. I would be a Robinson Crusoe of the island of soul. I put on a Gregorian chant and tried to meditate. It's all about where we direct our attention minute-by-minute. I would focus on God. Order. Peace. Truth. Sanity. A calm came over me.
At the same time, temptations made me realize how I am addicted to my computer terminal. From that monitor l satisfy all my lusts. Down that chute come the niblets of news, emails, book sales, stock quotes etc. Yogis say suffering is due to seeking happiness outside ourselves. The pursuit of happiness is often the source of unhappiness.
Yet, that's all we do: manipulate the world to make us feel good. When will we realize we cannot feel good unless we are good?
How we hate to be alone. That's why we are constantly talking on cell phones or watching TV. Why do we self-evade? As Paul Elmer More said, "we exhaust a great effort and expense to be poorly entertained."
Let's enjoy our selves.
After about four hours of meditating, I felt quite detached and refreshed, and started to get bored. So I broke down and checked my e-mail and the latest headlines. (I want to be in the world but not of it. I don't want to be adrift between two worlds.)
Conclusion
If we are engaged in a spiritual war, perhaps detaching from the world for set periods of time is the way to fight it. They seem to keep us in a state of high anxiety. They have been promising to invade Iran for six years. Is this the real agenda -- to keep us at the edge of our seats?
I'm going to continue to fight the good fight. But maybe I can win a partial victory if I don't let the enemy into my home and heart.
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Surviving the New World Odor
by Henry Makow Ph.D.
[Memo to Myself]
December 24, 2010
Merry Christmas!
I'd say "Happy Holidays" but last time I looked, there were no other holidays at the end of December. The fact that a majority Christian country must downplay the celebration of Christ's birth is yet another example of the Illuminati's subtle satanic control over mankind.
Almost everything we seek is a poor substitute for what we really crave, possession of our own soul. We never experience ourselves as spirit because we are taught to seek an illusory material or carnal substitute. Christ represented the Truth within. For Christmas, I am re-posting a popular article from 2007 about finding it.
This isn't about storing silver coins or canned food or getting an AK-47.
It's about saving your soul, not your skin. It's about the tendency to obsess on the New World Order, get depressed and become unbearable.
The situation is depressing. A satanic cult controls the credit of the world and rules through myriad proxies. It is determined to destroy civilization and institute an Orwellian police state.
You spend your hours addictively watching for new developments. Your face is pressed up against the shop window of the world.
You are "externalized." You can't go into the kitchen without switching on the radio.
You try to squeeze your sustenance from the world. But much of what you imbibe is poisonous: depravity, corruption, duplicity and tragedy. (Is that the point of the mass media? To demoralize and brutalize?)
Mankind is in the grip of a diabolical force that constantly strives to legitimize itself through deception. You can't overcome this demon. But you still control your personal life. Ultimately, the battle is for the soul of humanity. Why not begin by defending your own?
This means erecting a wall between the soul, and the world, and establishing a balance between the sacred and the profane. You need to shut out the world (the profane) for set periods of time and focus on what inspires you. That means turning off the TV, Internet and media in general.
Just as you nourish your body with food, you feed your soul with thoughts, sights and sounds. Your soul reaches out for beauty, grace, harmony, truth and goodness. You become what you think about.
What lifts your spirit? It might be a long walk, nature, hobby, sport, or music. It might be time with your family or friends. It might be the Bible, religious writing or meditation.
"Do what you love," Henry David Thoreau said. "Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw at it still."
You agree with the mystics who say happiness is within. It involves the possession of your soul, and not wanting anything else. By looking outside your self, you displace your soul and become addicted to the thing you want. This is the source of unhappiness.
The occult elite controls us with sex and money- the North-South of the mind. The courtship stage is a period when sexual feelings are strong so two people will bond and start a family. Sex/romance were not meant to become a lifelong preoccupation and panacea.
The same is true of money. The stock market is a giant casino addicting millions. The central banking cult has unlimited funds. To make us feel good, (while it trashes civil rights and wages senseless war) it makes the market go up. To fleece us, it crashes the market. Don't be their puppet.
The diabolical powers have been here for a long time. You have discovered their existence only because they signaled their endgame on Sept. 11.
Don't let them stunt or degrade you by obsessing on their iniquity. Restore balance by attuning yourself to the things you love. Be an outpost of happiness.
Part Two: Making Your Own Heaven
The world often seems like a stuffy public toilet without ventilation. This is because Protagoras' dictum "man is the measure of all things" is the official religion.
Modern culture mostly consists of reflections of our degenerate selves, a "wilderness of mirrors" as T.S. Eliot said. We inhale our own fumes. The religion of man is "humanism "or "illuminism" which deifies man.
Plato tried to correct Protagoras. "God and not man is the measure of all things."
We didn't listen to Plato.
God is now banished from public life. When was the last time a Divine Standard was applied to anything? When is humanity's highest self ever celebrated? That would be like a breath of fresh air.
Removing the New World Odor
This is about spiritual survival in a world gone insane.
We have a tendency to feel helpless, unable to affect faraway events. In fact, we are on the front lines. The
New World Odor wants our mind and soul. We fight back by dedicating ourselves to God instead.
First we have to short-circuit their two main control systems: sex and money. We can direct our sex drive by confining it to a monogamous relationship. We can escape the money compulsion by living within our means, and disciplining ourselves so money is a minor concern.
Henry David Thoreau said, "A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to leave alone."
The truly rich man is the one who does not think about money. By this standard many billionaires are paupers. In fact, the more money a person has, the harder it is to think of anything else.
Reorientation
Why should we obey God? God is really the principle of our own development and the path to our happiness and fulfillment. We serve ourselves when we serve God.
God is synonymous with spiritual ideals: love, truth, justice, beauty.
Think life has no meaning? Life has intrinsic meaning when we fulfill God's purpose. We need to ask, "What does God want of me? What was I born to do?"
God speaks to us through our spirit and conscience. We don't hear Him because our minds are like mirrors facing the world. We need to turn the mirror around so it faces the soul inside and shows its back to the world.
Instead of blotting up the world, which makes us weary and sick, we focus on things that reflect our desire for purity, hope, beauty and goodness.
Instead of letting the world determine what we think (and therefore feel) we create our own world based on how we want to feel. That's what faith is all about, making spiritual reality paramount.
"I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor," Thoreau wrote in "Walden."
"It is something to carve a statue...but it is far more glorious to carve ...the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. Every man is tasked to make his life, even in its details worthy of the contemplation of his most elevated and critical hour."
By making our thoughts conform to our soul, instead of the world, we create our own heaven. All great religions teach us to control our thoughts. Our minds are altars and our thoughts are offerings to God.
"Muddied water, let stand, becomes clear," said Lao Tzu.
In the Hindu tradition, mind discipline is called "Raja Yoga." By learning to meditate, we learn to have constructive thoughts. The key is to treat your thoughts as though they were a stranger's, and edit them. If you master this skill of detachment, you will never be depressed, never go mad for the simple reason that you will not be identified with a negative mental complex.
Christians might maintain their vigilance by asking, " What would Christ do? What would Christ think?" Christianity, in a nutshell, is the imitation of Christ.
Prayer is another form of meditation. Whatever our opinion of Timothy Leary, he had the right idea in High Priest: "Prayer is the compass, the gyroscope, the centering device to give you direction, courage and trust..."
A Concentration Camp in the Mind
How long has it been since you felt happy? Yes, it rankles that pathetic scoundrels control the world. But man is not the measure of all things. No matter what happens on earth, God is the only Reality. The earth is like a postage stamp. Look beyond man and focus on spiritual reality: beauty, goodness, justice and love.
We place ourselves in concentration camps before they're even built. The Illuminati is not likely to shatter the illusion of freedom. There is no better way to control people. But even if they did, we must be capable of joy even then. God is Joy and God is far greater than man.
The key is to ignore the crowd, which is manipulated by the Illuminati. It's good to be aware but we do not dance to tunes tapped out by degenerates. We do not gaze at mirrors made by midgets.
The words of poet Henry Moore (1614-1687) are also relevant.
"When the inordinate desire after knowledge of things was allayed in me, and I aspired after nothing but purity and simplicity of mind, there shone in me daily a greater assurance than ever I could have expected, even of those things which before I had the greatest desire to know."
Retiring from the world periodically ensures that we don't forfeit the only sphere where we still have power. It enables us to make a wholesome contribution to society.
As Paul Elmer More (1864-1937) said, "A day that makes me happy makes me wise."
Let's master the art of happiness.
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