Slavery 2.0

You can’t outmanoeuvre how you feel. That shit is real and you owe yourself the decency to acknowledge why certain things are difficult. Your anxiety or depression aren’t isolated and compartmentalized. It will have an effect on how you do things and how you cope. Instead of insisting on a plan or goals that force you to adapt, have compassion for yourself and realize that you won’t be going anywhere by leaving parts of you behind. Just like when you have the stomach flu or a migraine all of you are down and it affects what you were planning on doing (even though technically the rest of your body is healthy), so should the state of your inner being be to you.

This society is programmed to split a person from their emotions to make them into automatons that are easily manipulated and hijacked. That’s what you’re setting yourself up for when you’re prioritizing external outlines over how you are feeling or what you desire. When you go along with something that requires you to suppress or brutalize yourself, is the goal really worth it? When people talk about selling their souls they imagine some dungeon and a horned devil. But no. It happens in gradual ways where you muffle the agonizing screams of your soul because it’s inconvenient. Hell is the sum of the choices you made against your conscience.

In the world we’re a part of today, being connected with the soul is the Noah’s ark. It may seem overwhelmingly nefarious and evil to even contemplate how to get out of this, but guess what? You never were meant to figure out this on your own or hatch an escape plan. The only way out is through transcendence and that can only be facilitated by the creator of your soul. But you have to green light this by being receptive to your inner knowing, to letting go of what dishonours you, to uphold integrity and honesty in your soul, to love unconditionally, to be empathetic.

How you respond to hateful or grim circumstances hold far more power than you’ll ever know. Forget revenge and being vindicated : when someone or something fails to make you go against what you wish or your character, your light has triumphed. And as long as you hold on to that light, it doesn’t matter how dark the world gets. A candle light is more powerful than all the darkness because darkness is empty and lacks divine essence. Evil is darkness because because it renegaded from the divine light. And it’ll have you believe that it’s more powerful and encompassing than it is. It’s only power is illusion. If it had any substance, it’d fulfill the threats without dropping trailers in your mind. That’s why we fear the dark so much. We project our active imagination on what may await in the dark corners.

When you lose track of yourself, your pure awareness, how you feel etc, your focus inevitably gets drawn in by the suggestions of a fearful imagination. When you’re not grounded and present, it’s very easy for you to get stuck in your reptilian brain where your amygdala shuts down and hijacks the logical part of your brain (neocortex) and you become hypervigilant. But that hypervigilance is like being a deer in headlights. It’s a constant scanning of evidences of your worst fears. And that’s how most of us go through this life. That’s why distractions and escapism is so enticing ; it’s like we’ve given up on the existence of a reality where we don’t have to survive by dissociating and distracting ourselves. It’s like we’ve settled for coffee breaks during our torture sessions.

What I’m tryna say is… you’re like someone in a fortified house. Robbers come to your front door and threaten you with the worst depravity and torture if you don’t open up. They tell you that they are giving you a chance before they break in, which they claim they’ll easily do, to open up and spare you and your family unfathomable terrors. Because you’ve forgotten how secure your house is and the weapons you have to defend yourself with, your amygdala hijacks your brain and you give the robbers empty threat life because of your own fears. And you open the door to prevent the worst case scenario from happening. Makes no sense yes? But that’s how most of us be living and if Jung has taught me anything it’s to look for archetypes and the collective unconscious that is being played out.

AI are a representation of our disconnection from our humanity and our collective dissociation. And that’s way worse than any AI. We project our own fears on harmless robots, thereby animating them with powers they wouldn’t have otherwise.

Don’t let your emotions be replaced by algorithms and don’t your soul be hijacked by programs based on your predictable reactions.

Protected in plain sight

I’ve been seeking shelter in the darknesses of denial, invisibility, dissociation, escapism, nightowling. But now, I’ve been called to seek protection in Allaah through the light, through showing up and leaving nothing of me behind. Not even my shadow.

In the light, fear has nowhere to hide.

Ahoy!

Figure out your guiding principles, which basically are the whys behind what you do or choose. If your guiding principles are extrinsically motivated ( because of others, future gains, keeping peace, etc) you’re in deep shit. The system has enslaved people like you and you don’t even know it. You think you’re choosing but it’s a multiple choice test and you’re picking from the limited range you’ve been offered. Beggars are not choosers.

If you put up any resistance they only have to remind you that they can pull the plug on “your” guiding principles (really theirs) and that’ll have you back in line in no time, because where will you go if they pull the rug from underneath you?The only thing worse than mental slavery is an existential crisis with no quick way out.

Exotic matter

Only you can know what progress looks like. Because progress doesn’t have a look, it has a feel. And it feels like harmony and alignment and wholeness. So don’t worry about people invalidating your progress when it seems trivial or even regressive to them. For instance, listening to your anxiety and getting the courage to cancel an appointment when you know how guilty and ashamed you feel over “disappointing” others, that’s a huge progress! But to someone removed from the situation, it looks like a backslide.

Because, this journey is about you connecting to the you that no one sees, feels, interacts with. The inner interface that is often rife with glitches and blackouts and burnouts and crashes and tangles. It’s never linear and it’s never textbook. It’s fumbling in the dark. It’s digging for something god knows what in the middle of nowhere at 2 am. It’s to be led by an inner voice that grows steadier with self-trust and becomes bolder the less self-critical you become.

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