My answer will probably be insufficient, but hopefully I can bestow some of my perspectives on you and your "world".
Due to relativity theory, 'waking up' will definitely be best described by a consensus I.e. ATS members.
My strategy I suggest for you is not comprehensive in my opinion, but should cover a multitude of areas.
1. Everything everyone has suggested already, but take in strides.
Watch the movie to the right first, then the addendum.
3. Read philosophy and other logical texts. Any well known philosopher you can get your hands on.
- Plato's The Republic
was especially good for me just last month.
- This David Icke book made me question alot.
- Metaphysics and Philosophy of time books, especially David K. Lewis.
4. Question what you eat. Chemicals and other artificial food additives avoid at all costs. Find your local natural food store and shop there.
Probably the second most important. The best proactive solution we have in our arsenal. Do as much research in the area as possible to maximize brain
and whole body function.
5. Your air and water. Buy a reverse osmosis water filter but read this
first before you purchase and
do extensive research on the company before purchase.
- In regards to your air, try and live in an area of least pollution obviously, but also of the least stress (levels of stress are subjective so you
6. FDA, FTC, and their affiliates. They are in collusion to control the population, maximize profits, and send us into state of complacency. After
your philosophical research, you can decide whether or not the action these companies take are "justified".
7. Limit, if not totally rid yourself of watching television. I will admit, I still watch, but usually something educational. I have found television
induces a state of disassociation from what we would like to call our "reality". Too many movies, news, etc, may potentially trivialize your
efforts of waking up. I described it better here I think in another thread of my experience....
Originally posted by Unlimitedpossibilities
reply to post by Rocketgirl
Well, I believe it was David Icke that conjured up a similar perspective. I think he said that television activated the reptilian part of our brains
(I will have to double check).
During my times in front of the television for long periods, I would feel as if I was detached from my body in a sense for the first 5 or 10 minutes
afterwards. It almost as if it was a small "out body experience".
Although, I also have a major problem with overhead lighting. Some one told me it was because I was a musician but I think it is mainly because I
yearn for real sunlight and not artificial light that mimics the sun. The worst ones are the fluorencent overheads that make it seem as though you
are in an examination room. Scary. They also blink at a rapid rate as well, undetectable by our eyes. Anyway.
8. Research physics theories. Quantum Mechanics, Theory of relativity, String Theory, etc.
- What the Bleep Movie. Although there are some issues with the movie, it still gets you thinking.
9. Music. Widen, if you can, to listen to all types of music and respect it all for what it is at least. Personally, some music just dumbs us down in
a sense. I can elaborate more later if you want.
10. Realize money controls almost everything. This is probably obvious and even more obvious if you have read everything the members and I here
I think I can figure out some more, but hopefully you get the idea. Just know that relativity theory pervades most of societies. Ask yourself:
"Is there such thing as anything?", "Is there such thing as everything?", "What is infinity and what is this notion of 'nothingness'? " I am
very tired and it took about an hour to write this. Must go to bed. I will edit tomorrow.
Forgot state that in the matrix movie, Morpheous said that some people are too far gone and too hopelessly dependent on the matrix. I am not
suggesting you are but you must ask yourself, "If I truly believe in this new world, can I still function properly?" As I say sometimes, "I am on
the nearest mental institution's doorstep knocking, but nobody is answering."
Strive to become self sufficient and seek solutions, not arguments. Keep relativety theory in mind at all times and most of all be empathetic to
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