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Discarding Masks

2020 will for some years be looked at as a milestone, a turning point, or the beginning of another new age. As we drift forward in months and years, our perception will clarify as the truth of recent events are revealed, for those willing to see it. Practiced, controlled and distorted narratives will be challenged, and the greater reasons for everything this epochal moment means to us individually and as a collective will emerge.

But right here, in the now, it’s time to remove and discard your masks. All of them. Many people are finally taking responsibility for their health and wellbeing, while adapting to dramatic changes in their careers, and reevaluating their life priorities. Whatever 2020 was to you, don’t let it go to waste, nor try to simply erase it from your story.

Traumas shape and inform your identity. They can subvert, undermine and defer your progress, or, they can be powerfully transformative gifts. Time doesn’t judge events, nor the scars we may acquire along the way. We do.

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

Voltaire

For generations, trauma-based mind control has been invading, perverting, corrupting and distorting nearly every aspect of our modern world. On top of that, we really and truly have no idea about our actual history. As a result, on some level, everyone is perpetually afraid of something, something elemental to their existence. That fear is based entirely on psychological, epistemological, spiritual, philosophical and liminal constructs; our senses and sensemaking are forever under attack, being assaulted by lesser-minded, vampiric, parasitic, paralyzing ideas and energies. What’s worse, is that we unwittingly adopt these energies as our own, personalizing and then passing them down and down through our misplaced pride, our progeny, shared stories, myths and folklore, fomenting fiction, ignorance and logical fallacy in perpetuity.

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.

Marcus Aurelius

Today is a good day to stop the unconscious pattern repetition, the buying-in to and blindly following the madness of the crowds, and to begin to reclaim your capacity for critical thinking. Take a good long look at essentially everything you believe, and everything you think you know about anything — especially those beliefs you’re most certain of. It’s a rather unsettling notion, and most will never, ever consider it; what we deem real and solid and known are those foundational ideas that hold our entire world together. Who would be stupid enough to shake that up? And why?

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.

Voltaire

It is a time of great change and great opportunity. If we can summon the courage to step forward as who we really are, to embrace the truth of our soul, and to gift the world with our uniqueness and artful nature, all those nasty, negating voices and programs of yesterday won’t have much to hold on to.

Liberating the spirit is a daily, moment-to-moment meditation, discipline and practice. We can utilize past experiences of pain, confusion, struggle and suffering to bolster today’s resiliency and resolve, so to let them pass into the archives of our memory, available for reference but no longer dictating what is now, and what is right to do.

Masks cover the truth, inhibit clear expression, and project only fear and separation. We want what is real, especially in relationship, and it is only possible through the raw and naked nowness afforded by the freedom to be truly and wholly your self.

Discard the masks. All of them. You aren’t that character anymore.

Solvitur ambulando