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The Nature of Reality

The situation is perfectly simple. Either we are trapped in an illusion or we are not. And there is no way to extricate ourselves from the illusion, none at all—only the illusion that there is. . . We assume there has to be a let-out clause: reckon there must be relative degrees of deception, a kind of hierarchy to it all . . . But there are no relative degrees. There is only deception . . . Understanding the illusion only comes after the understanding of reality, not before. The knowledge of many things, of absolutely anything, comes after the knowledge of the one and only thing: not the other way around. Until we have the experience of reality, in all its stillness, we are still lost. . . There is no deception apart from reality, and no reality apart from deception. The deception is what is real.

— Peter Kingsley, Reality

Word play is fun. As the title suggests, the purpose of this essay is to delve into this grand concept. Nature, like reality, is a complex idea, an organic idea, a human necessity, and a word with multiple meanings. These concepts are expressed in our modern world in both life-affirming and perception-manipulating ways. I believe it’s critically important to be aware of this truth.

Words Have Meaning

Wordweb definitions: NATURE

Noun: nature  ney-chu(r)

  1. The essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized
    “it is the nature of fire to burn“; “the true nature of jealousy
  2. A causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe
    “the laws of nature”; “nature has seen to it that men are stronger than women
  3. The natural physical world including plants and animals and landscapes etc.
    “they tried to preserve nature as they found it”
  4. The complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person’s characteristic actions and reactions
    “it is his nature to help others
  5. A particular type of thing
    he’s interested in trains and things of that nature”; “matters of a personal nature”


Noun: reality  ree’a-li-tee

  1. All of your experiences that determine how things appear to you
    “for them demons were as much a part of reality as trees were”;
  2. The state of being actual or real
    “the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him”;
    realness, realism
  3. The state of the world as it really is rather than as you might want it to be
    businessmen have to face harsh realities”

I think it’s safe to say that the English language, comprised of a specific alphabet, including the Hindu-Arabic numerals we’re all familiar with, while being a convoluted mélange of numerous older languages, has become our modern world’s lingua franca. It’s also probably fair to say that since the early 1990s, the exponential growth and widespread integration of the internet have proliferated the use of modern English. At the same time, and rather unfortunately, digitization has fostered an abrupt and noticeable dumbing-down, simplification, and devolution of how we communicate. Pushed further along by the near-ubiquity of PDAs, mobile devices, and today’s “smart” phones, wherein text messaging and the use of childish (or lazy, nonsensical) abbreviations have taken center stage, our treatment of speech, writing, and communication (i.e., literacy) have suffered a dramatic perfunctory shift. As such, it’s important we recognize and remember the power we exercise with our words, expressions, and thoughts.

As a side note, regarding my particular use of the English language, I grew up and was educated in Canada. Therefore, the use of British spelling, with some Americanized usage, is common. My general preference today is the modern American English spelling, wherein I drop extra Us and Ls in words such as color, labor, neighbor, traveling, shoveling, fueling, etc. In the past I preferred to write in only lowercase letters, but that has since changed. I’ve invested a lot of time and effort updating, revising, and deleting some of my posts on this site. It’s a labor of love.

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A Dissonant Nature

As fellow freedom fighters and truth seekers, we want to change the world. We see rampant corruption and evil everywhere and want to do something to make a difference. But at times like these, we need to ask ourselves, is this really possible? Can we really bring about a change in the world that we would like to see?

Franklin O’Kanu

The nature of reality — in this context, the perceived extent and dimensional (physical 3D) experiential capacity of our existence in an individual, organic human life — is subject to our inceptions, intentions, and perceptions. The flow of what is arguably limitless potentiality (i.e., our holographic environment may necessarily impose artificial conditions, boundaries, and constrictions upon us) is informed by a complex array of inputs and outputs every second of every waking moment of our lives; dream time is another matter altogether. We perceive and experience it in a rather mathematical, linear way, though that is only a perception, and what we are, what this realm is, is most certainly beyond mathematics, logic, and reason. Yet I would argue that very few of us will take the time to really grasp the enormity of this uniquely human power.

Consider the complexity of a single cedar tree and how it performs its natural process from seed to full-grown tree. That was and is its true potentiality, and in a simple and predictable linear progression, it is achieving its actuality. Now consider, even though the conditions, programs, and mind-control messaging inundating us at all times may suggest otherwise, that we are an order of magnitude more complex and capable, given our sentience, self-awareness, and broader consciousness. It should suffice to say that, in general, we will rarely, in a single lifetime, come anywhere near to experiencing what we are truly capable of.

Reality. It’s defined as the information that’s taken in by our brain. This information is then categorized as our senses. Our senses enable us to interpret the multitude of electrical and chemical signals that reach our brains, forming the foundation of our perception. Through what we see, hear, taste, smell, and feel, we construct our own unique reality.

Franklin O’Kanu

Throughout our daily routines, we tend to rely entirely on our five primary senses (taste, touch, smell, sight, hearing). There is research suggesting we have 53 senses at our disposal, grouped into the four categories of radiation, feeling, chemical, and mental. Imagine developing some of those senses that are primarily autonomic or operating unconsciously. Yet all of them, collectively, inform our field, they affect our state of mind, our capacity for making decisions, and how we learn about and experience our reality. The unfortunate truth is that entities and entangled elements of our social, cultural, and institutional environments perpetually attack and manipulate our senses to suit their needs, in the process obscuring and obfuscating aspects of our true nature, or that of a purer, unadulterated, and uninhibited existence.

What is real is therefore rather limited to what we accept as the perceived limits of our senses, perceptions, and imaginations. In the human collective, however, this issue is further exacerbated due to our blind and unconscious adherence to arbitrary, debased, and wholly degenerate sociocultural rules. We can always feel (sense) when something is off. We know when we are being and doing that which bothers, agitates, and pushes against our spirit, or our grounded, uncompromising human nature. Yet, how often and how easily do we choose to silence and ignore that knowing little voice from within?

Nowadays, instead of standing up for what is right, we sheepishly choose political correctness, sameness, conformity, mindless, cowardly acceptance of and by the crowd, and going along to get along. Thanks to years of methodical conditioning and pervasive mind control, this behavior has evolved into what is considered “natural.” The concepts of diversity, equity, inclusivity, safety, and kindness have all been grossly misused and perverted. In truth, it is only natural to include our fellow brethren, regardless of race, color, or creed, in contrast to the obvious, hateful lies that talking heads spew repeatedly on all of our screens. All you have to do is watch kids playing. That is real. Class and societal divisions, ignorance, and rivalry are all learned behaviors.

It is in our food, our water, our medicine, in the air we breathe, and it is most definitely a story in our minds. It is a for-profit epidemic and an ongoing low-minded menace promoted by blackmailed or financially enslaved entertainers, pundits, politicians, news media, and other mindless puppets across the realm, unconsciously bent on perpetuating problems where none would otherwise exist. Being principled is difficult, inconvenient, invites conflict and debate, and requires that we stand up and resist the incessant industrial-strength noise of The Message.

Complying with group pressure is how humans operate. The weaker a person is, the more they believe their safety is tied to membership in the larger group…in order that they survive.

Jason Christoff

Unfortunately, over time, this is how we normalize and integrate dissonance and dysfunction, and then we unwittingly model and teach it to the next generation.

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Have Roads, Will Travel

The human collective may have a destined path that we cannot necessarily do anything about. But individually, it seems we have access to the magic of infinitude within which we can intuit, imagine, and make manifest that which we truly desire to experience, pursue, and explore. The power is in knowing this to be true, and acting upon it consciously.

We’ve made the mistake of deferring and denaturing far too much of our creative potential in the modern era, transforming it into a total reliance on external authority and dehumanizing technology. When we want to learn about something, we “Google it,” relying on the algorithm’s synthesized, instantaneous results, its inbuilt biases, programming, agendas, obfuscation, curation, and censorship, and will go no further. Productivity, profits, and the cleverly packaged deception of progress have supplanted genuine passion, meaning, and purpose.

While technological advancement has provided access to tools and resources for more easily and affordably designing, manufacturing, and producing, there is an obvious and concurrent sterilization, a cheapening of quality, an inbuilt fragility, and, worst of all, planned obsolescence. Nature does not work like this. Nothing is built to last in the selective, subjective reality of the modern man-made world. And, as a result of our learned addiction to scrolling, swiping, instant gratification, and dopamine rushes, very little can hold our interest or attention for more than a few seconds or minutes at a time.

Underneath all of this outward materialism, there are forces at work that are content with annihilating not only our true human history, but also the beloved and cherished stories, cultures, and traditions of our recent past. Everything has been subsumed by the vacuum of commercial industrialism and codified modernity, which is becoming increasingly devoid of character, integrity, morality, and meaningful substance. It is no surprise that there is a general sense of unease and spiritual conflict with how the world around us is presented. This collective story is inherently incomplete.

What we need to innerstand is that the way we think and the way we feel is a major contributing factor to the state of our shared reality – hence the colossal investment of time, energy and resources by the illegitimate puppeteers of humanity into mind control, consciousness control, physical control, emotional control and all other forms of subjugation in an effort to keep us in a state of fear, conflict, despair, and dis-empowerment.

The reality is, we are not only connected to nature, we ARE nature.  As the Australian Originies, as all indigenous tribes are continuously reminding us – WE ARE COUNTRY.  We are the land and the land is us. We are the elements… and our innerstate and therefore our outward behaviour, impacts our environment.

…the state of a Human Being impacts reality … there is relationship structure of our Human Beingness with our realm, with reality itself. So how you BE and what you broadcast, impacts our realm, our world.

— George Kavassilas

Where and by whom are we being led? Why? Who or what is shaping your reality and subjugating your human nature? Do you agree to play along with this construct? What is most important to you today and into future?

…the way to out-trick the trick is to become absolute stillness, so that the delusion forgets you because you no longer interact with it, and when it disappears, and you along with it, what remains is the true ground of being, reality itself.

Steve Crimi

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