As You Awaken You Take the Elevator of Consciousness

As we become more aware of how reality really works and how we really work, the “ascension process” is really an ascension of our consciousness. Marriah Star has done a masterful job in describing the process of describing the elevation of our consciousness in the ascension process.

There are 10 levels of consciousness between identifying with (internalizing) your environment or choosing to transform from within by heart.

 The First Level of Consciousness (We all start here)

At the first level of consciousness you identify completely with your environment whether rich or poor, peaceful or warlike, cruel or loving. At the 1st level of consciousness you accept your social and physical environments as they are: You internalize their values and become them. At 1st level of consciousness if you are wealthy you define yourself in terms of your salary, your net worth, your property and rich friends.

At 1st level of consciousness, if you are poor you accept that you’ll always be poor. You believe all efforts to become successful will fail. At the 1st level of consciousness, if you live in a peaceful environment you believe that everyone you know lives among peace and prosperity. At the first level of consciousness, if you live in a war zone, you believe you must constantly fight other people for survival or else die!

At the 1st level of consciousness, if you grow up with parents who physically, sexually, and emotionally abuse you, you in turn abuse others. At 1st level of consciousness if you grow up with parents/friends who give you love, support, and affection, you give lots of love to others. At 1st level of consciousness you have no original thoughts or creativity inside you because you are a complete reflection of your community.

At first level of consciousness you cannot adapt to changing environments that operate under different principles. Thus, you become limited! At first level of consciousness you think dreamers and idealists, advocates and change-makers, are fools who have lost their grip on reality. You make your transition from the 1st level of consciousness to the second level of consciousness when you become disillusioned with reality.

 The Second Level of Consciousness

You begin to enter the second level of consciousness when you realize that the physical and social reality you have internalized is not real. When you enter 2nd level of consciousness you’re surprised by your attraction to being alone so you can think instead of being around people. At the 2nd level of consciousness you identify with your physical environment 90% and become aware that you have an internal environment too.

At 2nd level of consciousness you define yourself by your family, your friends, your job, and your property, but you glimpse your creativity. At 2nd level of consciousness you are surprised by the fact that money and shopping no longer make you happy but that giving now thrills you. At 2nd level of consciousness you find yourself attracted to books about people instead of books about things: You want to learn about Self!

At the second level of consciousness you are shocked to realize that if you lose your job today and the money that goes with it, that is OK! At the second level of consciousness you find yourself wanting to listen to a greater variety of people than just always talk about your job. At the second level of consciousness you begin to realize that a big house is just an empty home, lots of awards are just meaningless titles.

At the second level of consciousness you realize that sex is not love, money and power are not influence, your job is not who you REALLY are. At the second level of consciousness you face a choice: Abandon your temporary physical and social illusions, or transform them from within! When people reach the 2nd level of consciousness, some of them quit their jobs, sell their houses, divorce their spouses, go search for Truth. When people reach the 2nd level of consciousness, some of them embrace their current physical reality and place it on spiritual foundations!

The Third Level of Consciousness

You make the transition from the 2nd level of consciousness to the 3rd level when you decide to take time to develop your mind and heart now. At 3rd level of consciousness you identify with your physical environment 80% and start to feel and think for yourself, creating your heart! At third level of consciousness you become very sensitive to the energies in your body, your heart and your mind. You start cultivating them.

At 3rd level of consciousness you allow yourself to cry, feel joy, experience pain, entertain strange thoughts, and see all of life’s beauty. At the third level of consciousness you start developing your artistic sensibilities, your empathy, and your need for spiritual connections!

At the third level of consciousness you begin to put your time and energy into exploring the different sensations of life: You eat and think. At the third level of consciousness you start to explore your physical appetites, your sexual energies, your creativity, and your intuitions. At the 3rd level of consciousness you can sense when people are happy and sad: You can console them and relate to them through communication.

At the 3rd level of consciousness you shift from being merely a colleague at work and a neighbor to being a true friend when people need you. At 3rd level of consciousness you shift from being a well-trained employee, living in your mind, to being a human being living in the heart! At the 3rd level of consciousness you stop reacting to people and events around you. Instead you start acting based on your values and ideas.

 The Fourth Level of Consciousness

You make the transition from the 3rd level of consciousness to the 4th level of consciousness when you begin to see that you influence life! You make the transition to the 4th level of consciousness when you realize that training crushes your personality. You develop unique gifts! At the 4th level of consciousness you identify with your environment 70% and start focusing more on your unique Spirit, changing who you are

At the fourth level of consciousness you decide what kind of person you want to be regardless of the kind of person you have been or are now. At fourth level of consciousness you decide what your lifestyle will be, what kind of friends you will have, and what resources you will use. At fourth level of consciousness you change your thoughts and emotions to match who you want to be: You practice being mindful and attentive.

At the fourth level of consciousness you realize that each second of consciousness counts because every thought you have defines who you are. At the 4th level of consciousness you systematically examine your own thoughts, emphasizing those that are healthy and eliminating the rest! At the 4th level of consciousness you examine your emotions, feeling in full those that give you joy and eliminating those that make you sad.

At the 4th level of consciousness you feel your body, choosing to eat only foods that make you healthy, eliminating the rest from your diet! At the 4th level of consciousness you look at your daily routines: You keep the routines that make you happy and change routines that don’t! At 4th level of consciousness you study your habits: Keep habits that are good and remove bad habits from your life to avoid self-judgments!

The Fifth Level of Consciousness

You make the transition from the 4th level of consciousness to the 5th level of consciousness by discovering your spiritual self within you! You enter the 5th level of consciousness when you successfully maintain your health + balance. You now have abundant love, energy and ideas! At the 5th level of consciousness you identify with your physical environment 60% and start spending more time with your true spiritual self

At 5th level of consciousness you’ve entered the 5th dimension: You have expanded from point, to line, to object, to being in time, to being. At the 5th level of consciousness you stop living for other people and you start living for yourself: You offer service based on your spirit. At 5th level of consciousness we spend most of our leisure time meditating, praying, singing, composing, loving, caring, rejoicing, thanking.

At 5th level of consciousness you choose to live instead of forcing yourself to live. If you have a job you have a renewed sense of purpose! At the 5th level of consciousness you make compromises with people so that you can be your true, Higher Self more and your other selves less. At the 5th level of consciousness you stop taking every job that will make you money and start taking only jobs that match your spirituality.

At the 5th level of consciousness you apply your abundant love and energy to making a concrete difference in other people’s lives every day! At the 5th level of consciousness you generate ideas for turning your spiritual being into physical changes and your love into relationships. At the 5th level of consciousness you get your greatest joys from being around people who enhance your loving energy and natural creativity! At the 5th level of consciousness you dig into yourself deeply in a never-ending quest to know your true, Higher Self, then manifest reality.

The Sixth Level of Consciousness

You make transition from 5th level of consciousness to 6th level when all physical reality starts running parallel to your spiritual reality. You enter the 6th level of consciousness when you put all of your energies into spiritual development and physical realities derive from you. At the 6th level of consciousness you identify with your physical environment 50% and start living a double life, in the world but not of it

At 6th level of consciousness you are in the world, not of it: You show people the physical realities they know, not the true spirit inside! At 6th level of consciousness you are bridging between spirituality and physical realities: You are a dual ambassador, a great double-agent!

At 6th level of consciousness you are constantly translating between spirituality and various social and physical realities, creating fusion. At the 6th level of consciousness you spend half the time physically manifesting inspiration, and half the time interpreting spiritual signs. At 6th level of consciousness you are a person of many masks, many social roles and identities, but only one true, Higher Self: YOU ARE LOVE.

At the 6th level of consciousness you play many games, you learn the rules of systems, and you adapt to each one so that spirit lives in you. At the 6th level of consciousness you identify the right time, the right place, and the right person to receive a spiritual message from you. At the 6th level of consciousness you meditate while working so that you can mediate people’s conflicts and help humanity move toward Heaven. At the 6th level of consciousness you have parallel thoughts in your mind, parallel emotions in your heart, because you are a spirit bridge!

The Seventh Level of Consciousness

You make transition from 6th level of consciousness to 7th level when you are no longer a spiritual bridge because everyone is now spiritual.You enter the 7th level of consciousness when you create Heaven on Earth with each thought, feeling and action every single day of your life.At 7th level of consciousness you identify with your physical environment 40% and start living from your heart, mind, spirit and soul daily!

At 7th level of consciousness you live from your heart, mind, spirit, body and soul, all simultaneously, as a complete, balanced human being. At 7th level of consciousness you live from your heart by connecting with people, animals and plants emotionally, communicating with energy! At the 7th level of consciousness you sense what is inside people’s hearts, what hurts them the most, what gives them joy, and you heal them.

At the 7th level of consciousness you live from your mind by connecting with people psychically, reading their minds, knowing their thoughts. At 7th level of consciousness you see the thoughts that motivate every action and you help people change those thoughts so they have clarity. At 7th level of consciousness you live from your spirit, connecting with people, animals, plants and energies over vast distances and times!

At the7th level of consciousness you see people’s spiritual paths, their deepest yearnings, and you help them to stay connected to spirituality. At 7th level of consciousness you live from your body, hugging people with warm, overwhelming embraces and touching their emotional centers! At the 7th level of consciousness you live from your soul, knowing intuitively how the human race is evolving and taking actions to help it!

The Eighth Level of Consciousness

You make transition from 7th to 8th level of consciousness when you expand your spirit to connect with all energies around you every second! You enter 8th level of consciousness when you become symbiotically connected to every person you meet, animal you touch, and every vibration. At the 8th level of consciousness you identify with your environment 30% but connect within yourself, with other people, and other energies!

At the 8th level of consciousness we realize that all feeling, thought and action is based on greater and lesser degrees of vibrating energy. At the 8th level of consciousness you learn how to change your vibrations to match the vibration of each form of energy you communicate with. At 8th level of consciousness you are able to sense intense vibrations from very far away: You know when people are in pain or feeling loved.

At the 8th level of consciousness you communicate with people and other forms of energy through your dreams and spiritual exercises each day. At 8th level of consciousness you know immediately when you must stop everything you are doing to send spiritual messages to someone in need. At 8th level of consciousness you can influence other people’s actions with your vibrations, somewhat like the Jedi mind trick in Star Wars!

At the 8th level of consciousness you are a servant of Spirit: You use material resources as needed to serve the purpose of awakening others. At the 8th level of consciousness you sense the spiritual needs of each energy in your environment: Their energies enter you, you enter them.

The Ninth Level of Consciousness

You make transition from 8th to 9th level of consciousness when your thoughts and feelings become so strong that they transform every person. You enter the 9th level of consciousness when you walk into rooms and everyone instantly feels pure love, changing their feelings and being! At 9th level of consciousness you identify with your physical environment 20%. You are becoming pure energy within and you transform others!

At 9th level of consciousness you transform people you meet and communicate with, improving their lives by raising their spiritual awareness. At the 9th level of consciousness you develop a powerful presence that penetrates the being of people you know: You overwhelm them with LOVE. At the 9th level of consciousness your mind, heart, body, spirit, and soul are fused together in a constant state of meditation and praying!

At 9th level of consciousness you no longer see yourself as mind, heart, body, spirit and soul because you are connected with universal love. At 9th level of consciousness you lead social movements, start religions, transform communities, and raise people’s energy levels constantly. At 9th level of consciousness you are a healer, a mystic, a clairvoyant, a psychic, a seer, a prophet, a magician, a fortune teller. Spirit!

At the 9th level of consciousness you generate so much love that people and animals make existence effortless. Work is replaced by pleasure! At 9th level of consciousness you have millions of “children” from thousands of spiritual partners, people you have inspired with pure love! At the 9th level of consciousness you spread love, joy, and peace everywhere, creating peaceful communities wherever you go and ending war!

The Tenth Level of Consciousness

You make transition from 9th to 10th level of consciousness when you no longer have to be in a place for your loving existence to be enjoyed. You enter the 10th level of consciousness when you dream and people’s lives change; you talk and people act; you write and the world changes. At 10th level of consciousness you identify with your physical environment 10%. Your spirit absorbs so much that you feel/act through others

At 10th level of consciousness you can perform seemingly amazing feats of physical and mental activities because love makes you super-human! At 10th level of consciousness you live in your own spiritual universe: You move and everyone moves with you. You accelerate your evolution! At the 10th level of consciousness your total being integrates with other people to form a collective spirit: When you act, you act together.

At the 10th level of consciousness you communicate with all beings, all energies, on all levels of consciousness simultaneously in pure form. At the 10th level of consciousness your total being absorbs the universe, focusing infinite divine power on all things around you to create! At the 10th level of consciousness you become God’s magnifying glass: Wherever your attention focuses you spread the fire of inner lightning.

At the 10th level of consciousness you are not only a constant enhanced version of yourself, you enhance other people with your loving mind! At the 10th level of consciousness you project so much energy that the foolish become wise, the poor feel rich, the hungry feel full inside! At the 10th level of consciousness you can share your love with all sentient beings on Earth, from those in poverty to the rich and powerful.

At 10th level of consciousness you become aware of your spiritual mission on Earth: You focus on completing your mission, then transcending! Once you reach the 10th level of consciousness you can stay connected with the 10% of your physical environment, or you can leave and travel

At the 10th level of consciousness you complete your soul’s purpose for being in physical form. You confront a choice: Leave Earth, or stay? At 10th level of consciousness, if you decide to leave Earth you enter the 1st level of cosmic being; if you decide to stay you guide Spirit.

Author: Marriah Star – Please visit Marriah Facebook Notes

This is truly an accurate and very clear method to gauge where you are in the ascension process. Many of us are consciously on “the path” and this simply provides both a road map and insight on what is next for all of us.

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Following Our Quantum World Path..Rediscovering Reality

Consider that our planet is about 4.3 Billion years old and the fact that homo-sapiens in one form or another have been walking about for nearly 2 million years, isn’t it a bit odd that we have maybe 10,000 years of known history? During the past ten years much has been discovered to refute that notion. While we have written in the past of ancient archeological discovers, we thought it timely to revisit this subject and open up a dialogue for us all to reconnect to current facts.

(John Carlo) Just after the Deluge, at the dawn of the present time cycle, an era the Egyptians called ZEP TEPI, “The First Times”, a mysterious group of “gods” appeared, to initiate the survivors in the rudiments of civilization. From Thoth and Osiris in Egypt, to Quetzacoatal and Viracocha in the Americas, traditions worldwide subscribe the origins of contemporary civilisation to this sophisticated group.
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Despite the misleading popularity of Von Danikan journalism, evidence from around the world, indicates these people were the hi-tech survivors of the previous civilization. Like the nuclear survival bunkers and secret research facilities of our civilization, there were those who arose from the underground “cities of the Gods”, after the dust settled. They were the “pre-diluvian patriarchs”, like Enoch and Methuselah, the “giants and heroes of old”, mentioned in Genesis.

The enigmatic gods of ancient Sumer, Egypt, and India, all hail from the fabulous times before the Flood. Since the declassification of the new ground-penetrating radar 2 years ago, the most staggering data has emerged of complex and labyrinthine underground systems in various parts of the world. At places like Guatemala in the South Americas, tunnels have been mapped under the Mayan pyramid complex at Tikal, which extend a full 800 kilometers to the opposite side of the country. Investigators remarked, it was possible to understand how half a million Mayan Indians escaped the decimation of their culture.

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In similar fashion, the SIRA radar was deployed in Egypt as early as 1978, mapping an extraordinary subterranean complex beneath the Egyptian pyramids. Arrangements made with President Sadat of Egypt, resulted in three decades of top secret excavations to penetrate the system. At a recent meeting in Australia, one of the key scientists on the Giza project, Dr. Jim Hurtak, showed film footage of work in progress called, CHAMBERS OF THE DEEP. The film reveals the discovery of a vast megalithic metropolis, 15,000 years old, reaching several levels below the Giza plateau.

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While the rest of the New-Age speculates about a hidden chamber under the left paw of the Sphinx, the legendary “City Of The Gods”, lays sprawled beneath. Complete with hydraulic underground waterways, the film shows massive chambers, the proportions of our largest cathedrals, with enormous statues, the size of the Valley of the Nile, carved in-situ. Researchers, risking their lives with lights and cameras, carefully negotiated rubber dinghies across subterranean rivers and kilometer-wide lakes, to penetrate sealed chambers beyond. Already, remarkable caches of records and artifacts have been found. It is the legacy of a civilization and a technology way beyond our own. Just consider the fact of a technology capable of creating a vast underground city, of which the sphinx and pyramids are merely the surface markers. The project scientist, Dr. Hurtak, likens it to the impact of contact with an advanced extraterrestrial culture. He described it as the discovery of the Fourth Root culture, the so-called Atlantean civilization, destroyed by the last earth tumble. It presents unequivocal evidence that all languages, cultures and religions trace back to a single common source, which Dr. Hurtak refers to as the “Parent Civilization”.

The technology unearthed is way beyond machine technology, as we know it. As Arthur C. Clark once joked, “any technology beyond our own would seem like magic to us.” According to Dr. Hurtak, this was a culture who cracked the genetic code and possessed the keys of the physical spectrum, the “Higher Light Physics” of the ancients… everything old Gilgamesh went searching for in his famous trek to the lost “City of the Gods” to search the tunnels beneath “Mt. Mashu” in the desert lands.

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Hurtak refers to a “language of light” and a great priest-scientist of the previous time cycle, named ENOCH, who is associated with the building of the Great Pyramid complex. Hurtak alludes to a grand spiritual science, a science which describes a genetic stairway to the stars. The priest-scientist ENOCH, is a pre-diluvian patriarch, one of the most famous and seminal characters of the previous time cycle. Father of Methuselah and great grandfather of Noah, Enoch is credited in the Bible as architect of the original Zion, the legendary “City of Yahweh”, as well as inventor of the alphabet and calendar. Enoch is also history’s first astronaut, who “is taken aloft by the Lord” and shown “the secrets of earth and heaven”. He returns to earth with the “weights and measures” for all humankind.

Known to the Egyptians as THOTH, the “Lord of Magic and Time” and to the Greeks as HERMES, “messenger of the gods”, he is even remembered in the Celtic tradition as the enigmatic wizard Merlin, who disappears up an apple tree to mythic Avalon, seeking the secret of immortality and vowing to return. As one who attained immortality, the secret of how we “might become as gods”, Thoth/Enoch promises to return at the end of time “with the keys to the gates of the sacred land.”

In the controversial Dead Sea Scrolls, revealing the lost Books Of Enoch removed from the Bible by early religious leaders, Enoch describes a wondrous civilization in the past, who misused the keys of higher knowledge and were unable to save themselves from the last cataclysm. Both literally and figuratively they lost the “keys”, they lost all higher knowledge. Yet, Enoch, along with many traditions, even the Mayan legend of Quetzacoatal, promises a return of this knowledge at “The end of time”, the end of the present time cycle.

Biblical Revelations promise “all will be revealed” at the end of the present world. The extraordinary discoveries in Egypt and other parts of the world, describe not just an advanced technology but, evolutionary path beyond our present state. Careful scientific examination of the world’s key pyramid sites, reveal them to be sophisticated harmonic structures, not only mirroring positions of the planets and stellar systems but, designed to mimic the chakras and harmonic cavities of the human body. Even each stone within the Great Pyramid is harmonically tuned to a specific frequency or musical tone. The sarcophagus in the centre of the Great Pyramid is tuned to the frequency of the human heart beat. Astonishing experiments, conducted by Dr. Hurtak and colleagues at the Great Pyramid and other sites in the South Americas, demonstrate the pyramids to be voice-activated “geophysical computers.”

Intoning specific ancient sounds, the scientific team produced visible standing waves of light, above and within the pyramids and were even able to penetrate, hitherto, inaccessible chambers. Subsequent discoveries indicate the ancient priest-scientists employed some sort of harmonic sound technology within the temple structures. The lost Enochian knowledge reveals the mother tongue as a “language of Light”. Known to the ancients as HIBURU, it is the primal seed language, introduced at the beginning of this time cycle.

Modern research confirms, the most ancient form Hebrew to be a natural language, the alphabetic forms emerging from the phosphene flare patterns of the brain. The same shapes, in fact, born of a spinning vortex. It is a true language of light, coursing through our very nervous system. Encoding the natural waveform geometries of the physical world, Hiburu is a harmonic language, mimicking the waveform properties of light.

The “keys” Enoch speaks of, turn out to be sound keys, keys to be vibratory matrix of reality itself, the mythic “Power of the World”. The Enochian knowledge describes sonic equations, encoded within the ancient mantras and god names, capable of directly affects the nervous system and producing profound effect of healing and higher consciousness states. As the ancient texts declare, “If you would speak with the gods you must first learn the language of the gods.”

DNA, the ancient cabalistic “Tree Of Life” portrayed in the Biblical Torah, is now coming to be viewed as a live vibrating structure, rather than a fixed tape recording. Many modern scientists, regard DNA as a shimmering, waveform configuration, able to be modified by light, radiation, magnetic fields or sonic pulses. The legacy of Thoth/Enoch suggests this “language of Light”, the harmonic science of the ancients, could actually affect DNA. The evidence in Egypt, indicates this was the grand 6,000 year genetic experiment attempted by the Egyptians, the quest for immortality and the stars, a quest described by the great ones of old, a quest initiated by Gilgamesh so very long ago.

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We may be on the precipice of an entirely new understanding of both our origins and our destiny in this universe. These scientific and documented discoveries are pointing the way to both the end of our ignorance of our past and the dawning of a new age of man. An age when we more fundamental understand the universe around us and how it operates and more importantly how it  (the universe/reality) responds to light, sound, and frequency manipulation.

Opening your mind to how light and sound can be used in your daily life to heal your body and expand your consciousness can be time well spent.

Understanding the Deep State and Shadow Government

In the 1990’s and early 2000’s there were numerous conspiracy theorists who were writing about a secret government, “the cabal”, “the Khazarian Mafia” that was covertly taking control of governments, banks, and corporations worldwide. They were labeled as paranoid nut jobs by mainstream pundits and the MSM. This being the case, even though several world leaders were warning of the very same reality since the early 1950’s. Dwight Eisenhower’s famous farewell speech in which he said,” In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together”.

President Kennedy also warned of this growing covert control. He spoke clearly of it when he said, “For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence — on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations. Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed. It conducts the Cold War, in short, with a war-time discipline no democracy would ever hope or wish to match.”

Now in 2017, we see this secret oligarchic society openly opposing the will of the people worldwide. We see how 0.1% now controls 96% of the global wealth and we understand how money and power are enslaving the world’s population to the point that education is now considered unnecessary for the masses. Health care is a privilege, and war is for profit, not honor or security. We have been forced to relinquish our rights for so-called “national security”. The Nut Jobs were right all along.

Still, however, many refuse to face this reality so let’s try again and more clearly state exactly what reality is. It is unmistakably clear that our federal government’s national security apparatus faces opposition from an ever-expanding and ever-ramifying network of individuals and groups that are prepared to subvert the Constitution, the rule of law and our national security interests in order to advance their own ideological pre-commitments.

One way to think of this network is a shadow government, a metaphor that has attained a progressively larger public profile over the past several months. This network denotes individuals and groups bound together by a common ideological worldview that takes precedence over norms of democratic governance. To understand this issue more intelligibly, it is useful to define the term shadow government. Several related ideas and concepts undergird this term.

First, the term shadow government issues forth from the notion of a shadow cabinet. The term shadow cabinet originated out of parliamentary forms of government wherein the losing party in an election campaign appoints members of its party to “shadow” officials appointed by the ruling party. Members of the shadow cabinet are selected by party leaders to represent the party’s own political interests, a process that is advanced by publicly critiquing the policy agenda of the party in power.

Second, in our non-parliamentary system, the idea of a shadow government, secret government, or invisible government signifies that real and actual political power resides or ought to reside, not with elected representatives, but with private individuals, government bureaucrats, judges and elites, who exercise power and influence behind the scenes in order to bend the so-called arc of justice to favor their preferences. Power, in this view, is to be wielded by individuals who are linked by an overarching ideological agenda committed to an expansion of the administrative state, grounded in the proclivity of progressives to delegate power to unaccountable experts outside of the scrutiny of democratic institutions. That is, experts exercise power beyond the reach of the Constitution and democratically elected representatives including the President and Congress.

Third, properly appreciated, shadow government supporters maintain that the official elected government is, and ought to be, subservient to its shadow, which holds or ought to hold, true executive power. Shadow government proponents include members of the administrative bureaucracy. They believe that the government, or at least certain levers of government, ought to be secretly controlled by elites who wish to remain secretive about their desire to manipulate policy, that is, until one of their chosen representatives assumes presidential power.

On a global basis, this power elite have been proven to manipulate elections, control monetary systems, launder drug monies for their own drug peddling operations that secretly finance their power and influence over duly elected officials, wage wars and create chaos for financial benefit, and control the MSM to insure all goes without inflaming the victims (us) of their theft of our labor and our blood.

It is vitally important that we all come to grips with this reality. It is not a conspiracy. More importantly, unlike what this oligarchic group would now have us believe, we ARE NOT POWERLESS. Knowledge of the facts and the resolve to act in a socially responsible manner, we can stand up, speak up, and act up. Literally the very freedom of our families and children are at stake here. We act now or we may never again know freedom and prosperity. We may never again have the ability to control our own destinies. Sound over dramatic? Think about it. The facts are staring us right in the face.

Today is International Space Day

On April 12, 1961, the era of human spaceflight began when the Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit the Earth in the Vostok I spacecraft. The flight lasted 108 minutes. Twenty years later, on the morning of April 12, 1981, two astronauts sat strapped into their seats on the flight deck of Columbia, a radically new spacecraft known as the space shuttle.

In the years following Yuri Gagarin’s first spaceflight, over 500 people from almost 40 countries have flown into space. New opportunities in space were created in the year 2000 when the first crew boarded the International Space Station (ISS), a joint space project involving 15 countries.

Since the start of its operation, the ISS has gradually turned into a huge laboratory in near-Earth space.

In spite of more than 50 years of space exploration, there remains much skepticism and doubt about humankind’s need to invest into space. Why explore space? Every time something amazing is accomplished in space, someone will make the comment “Why spend so much money, time, and effort in space or on Mars or in orbit when there are many equally important issues here on Earth, such as poverty, disease, and famine?’

The space industry is not a financial black hole; no agency launches a bucket with cash into  space. The majority of the money spent on space exploration goes toward the salaries which pay thousands of skilled workers who make each mission successful. This industry creates diverse jobs all over the world, supports scientific research at various universities, and helps people to stay employed. Moreover, rough calculation shows that, on average, the expenses for space exploration cost approximately $5 to every person living on Earth (or 0.05% of world GDP per year).

Space exploration stimulates the creation of many tangible and intangible benefits for humanity.  New devices and services enter the global marketplace as a direct result of innovations within the space industry. Space exploration leads to advances in science and technology; it furthers workforce development and pushes industrial capabilities, thus leading to an overall stimulation of private companies;all of which contributes significantly to the economic progress of space‐faring nations. Space exploration is known to attract young people into careers in science and technology, adding  to the general benefit of society and the economy. 

Exploring space has several intangible effects. Due to its inherent social and philosophical dimensions, delving into the unknown helps us to address the nature and meaning of human life. This leads to more enriched cultures, more inspired citizens, and greater international  understanding as a result of cooperation among space‐faring nations.

To be a human is to be an explorer – reaching into space is but an expansion of a basic human nature ingrained deep within us since the first tribes left the African savanna and spread into Europe and Asia. Our ancestors had a need to explore the unknown. Now, humans have visited or settled every corner of the globe. The instinct to explore is still active, but there are very few outlets. Some people seek out extreme or exotic places to satisfy this need, others look to the skies. It may be an old cliche, but Star Trek had it right: Space is the Final Frontier, and it calls to the Explorer in all of us.

Today it seems even more important to pause and think for a few moments why we haven’t been inspired lately. Now more than ever we need, as a global community, something to dream about. Something to look forward to as our future unfolds. Space exploration is that unifying factor.

 

Do We Really Understand Our Rights?

A concern we have had for some time is how since 9-11 we have willingly give up our sovereign rights for “security”.  Benjamin Franklin once said: “Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one. “

We have been desensitized  to the erosion of our rights in the name of security. It is important that we understand the dangerous territory we are entering.  It is appropriate that we pause for a moment and think seriously at what we are willingly giving up in the name of security. The effort to have us give up such things as a right to privacy, habeas corpus, illegal search and seizure, due process has been intense in the name of national security. The question we must ask is have we truly benefited from the choices that have been foisted upon us?

 Hey Cristina presented a great discourse on this very subject.

WHAT IS A RIGHT?
What exactly is a right? Is it something that you are born with? Is it something that is a priori? Or is it a man made construct like time? You can ask one hundred individuals what they believe a right is and they will all have slightly distinct and unique perspectives on what it is. I want to use this essay as a way to bring about a discussion on what rights are and whether they actually exist.

A right is a legal, social, or ethical standard that people are entitled to. It is a social normative or idea of what is allowed by people and what is owed to people. According to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, “Rights are entitlements (not) to perform certain actions, or (not) to be in certain states; or entitlements that others (not) perform certain actions or (not) be in certain states.”

A right is something that an individual or a group of individuals feel entitled to. They may feel entitled to this because of the laws set before them or because they feel that it is innately understood for all humans to have these rights. What I want to discuss is the different types of rights and whether they are actually rights at all. Here I am going to discuss what natural rights, legal rights, positive rights, and negative rights are and whether they are what we think they are or privileges handed down to us.

NATURAL RIGHTS
Natural rights are rights that are not manmade. They are not given by a governing body. They are what some would call inalienable. The United States declares life and liberty as natural rights (although that remains to be seen).

According to John Locke natural rights have always been. Before there were states or other governing bodies, there was nature and the people of the Earth were all subject to the laws of nature. Those laws created what is known as natural rights. What exactly could be considered a natural right? “The right to live” is considered a natural right, but is it really natural? Does Mother Nature stop hurricanes from running up into cities where thousands or millions of people could be hurt because the inhabitants there have the right to live? No. She doesn’t. Nature is nature and it is bound by no [man-made] laws. So if there is no natural law, there can be no natural rights.

The Earth provides all the necessities to live (if we imagine a world without war mongering governing bodies controlling the resources and flow of energy), but it does not give any individual, whether human, plant, or animal, the right to live. It simply provides the means to live and you, whatever you are (plant, animal, or human) have to work in some form or another to survive. This may mean that you have to open up your leaves every morning to catch the sun’s rays, or it may mean you have to hunt for your food, or it may mean you have to build shelter to stay warm, but whatever it is, you, the individual, has to work to live. It is not a right provided by nature, it is actually a privilege.

LEGAL RIGHTS

Legal rights are easy. They are rights granted by a governing body. They are built into a society by a legal contract. Legal rights do not have to be morally acceptable. They do not, and usually are not, granted to the people of the world. Some countries maintain certain “rights” while others take “rights” away. Individuals are subject to whatever their authoritative ruling body declares as a right. It is something given, not innately possessed.

Legal rights are not rights at all. They are approved actions that the governing body allows the people to do. I think calling a legal right a right is contradictory to the term itself. We have the “right” to marry, but only under the conditions the governing body deems acceptable. We have the “right” to go to public schooling, but only the type of schooling the governing body deems honorable.

So, are legal rights, rights? By definition legal rights can be considered a right. They are written into a social contract that the individual signs (except that we didn’t actually sign any legal contracts with out government so are we therefore entitled to those rights? Read more here.) Is a legal right a right that is innately understood? No. Is it a right that everyone is entitled to? No. Different ruling bodies have different laws in place and they grant those rules or “rights” to the individuals of that land. Are legal rights yours? No. They are given, handed down to you. They are not yours by choice. I would argue that legal rights are not rights at all. They are privileges that the governing body allows the citizens to have. Is it really your right to marry if you can only marry under the conditions set forth by the state? Is it really your right too free speech when we have journalists being blacklisted and harmed for spreading truth the the people? Is it really your right to privacy when the NSA is watching our every move? Are these rights? No. They are not.

POSITIVE RIGHTS

Positive rights are rights that people give to themselves. They are rights the people believe they and others are entitled to. According to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, “ the holder of a positive right is entitled to provision of some good or service.”  Some examples of positive rights:
-education
-healthcare
-housing
-internet access

-food

Positive rights can range from person to person. These are just a few common examples of what people claim they have a right to. Positive rights are typically enforced by a governing body. If we want universal healthcare, the people who believe this is a right would demand that it comes from their governing body. I do agree that IF we have a governing body working FOR us they should provide whatever the people insist on, especially since they are involuntarily taking our tax dollars to provide us with services.

However, I do not believe that positive rights are rights at all, they are privileges. They are ideas or agreements between the people and those who grant the positive rights. The right to life is not completely compatible or intertwined with the right to housing and food, although in some people’s minds these are one in the same. The current society we live in makes it very difficult to imagine different scenarios and this system creates a lot of the problems we face, but let’s say people have the right to live. Most people would say every person has the absolute right to live. They would then conclude that in order for people to have the right to live they must have the right to housing and food and in some cases, education. These are all really beautiful wants, but they are not rights. In order to provide these necessities for the 7 billion people of the planet it would have to be energy taken (either voluntarily or involuntarily) from another person or group of people. Yes, I agree that we should help each other out. If you see a hungry person on the road, buy him some food! If you believe education is important and everyone should have access to it start your own school! Or start your own initiative to educate. Make pamphlets, hold meetings, reach out! If you think everyone is entitled to something then do your best to expend that energy into your community, but do not insist that the government should grant you or anyone these rights. Remember that the government does not actually care about your rights (which is why it took 100 years of the women’s suffrage movement to gain the right to vote).

Positive rights are really beautiful and can be ideal, but they are not rights. They are privileges granted by someone to someone and in a world where freedom is becoming more and more limited we need to find a way to break away from the controlling entities that grant us these “rights” because where one person may gain, another may lose.

I want it to be clear that I do NOT support any governing body giving out rights. I do not think they are capable and trustworthy of such a task. The governing bodies have proven for centuries that they cannot handle the task of protecting the people. Ideally, the whole system would be abolished entirely.

NEGATIVE RIGHTS
A negative right is the right to non interference. It means that the individual has the right to do nothing. An individual is entitled to not help out their neighbor as much as they are entitled to help out their neighbor. Negative rights do not mean they are “bad”, it just means that no one can tell you what to do and that you are capable of deciding what you want in this life and whether you want to do anything about it.

WHO HAS RIGHTS?

Who exactly has rights? Is it me, an individual? The collective? Do children have rights? What about mentally disabled or handicapped peoples? Do animals have rights? Does the Earth have rights? Who has “rights”?

Every person on the Earth seems to believe they have “rights” and maybe they do, but how do we all agree on who has “rights” in our current society? With Big Brother watching our every move (Vault 7) one could argue that rights do not exist. We have been granted the right to privacy, but do we actually receive that right?

How do we solve the clashing of the right of the individual and the right of the collective? When is it morally acceptable to force an individual to obey or follow the demands of what you believe is your right? We believe we have the right to free speech here in the United States, but do we? What about when someone says something that is racist? Do racists lose their right to free speech?

What about when we have a group of people who need more financial assistance than another group of people? Do we invade the rights of one group to provide the rights for another? I do not agree with this form of action. I see why people would think this way, but right’s are not innate. They are given by others to others or to yourself. If everyone has rights, then we cannot rightfully overturn one individual or collectives rights to give rights to another individual or collective.

What about different people? Do children have rights? Do those deemed mentally ill (which is a whole different discussion on why the government might want to label individuals as incapable) have rights? Do handicapped peoples have rights?

Your initial response might be “of course!” Because what kind of a person would say that these people do not have rights? Not anyone with a good moral heart of course! But the truth is, no one has rights. If you believe people have rights, then when is it okay to take freedoms away from children? Why is it okay to yell and physically harm children? Do they not have the right to live in peace? To feel safe?

People labeled with mental disorders are the first individuals to lose their rights in the current political regime. Mental disorders cannot even be biologically pinpointed in many cases and are typically diagnosed based off descriptions found in textbooks. So who is to say who is mentally disabled and who is not? Why are they the first to lose their rights? They are forced into hospitals against their wills, they are told they cannot work in certain places, they are told they cannot own certain things (guns, etc.). Are these individuals less than those not stigmatized with a mental disease label? Do they really deserve less rights (if you still support the idea of rights at this point)?

What about animals? Do they not also have the right to life and liberty? Do you own an animal? Are you holding them captive? Do you eat animals? Aren’t you invading their right to life? So who’s right is it to live? Is it yours or theirs? Where is the line of rights drawn? If your rights interfere with another’s rights are they rights?  Again, this is why I say there are no rights. No one is entitled to anything at all because right’s get messy and they take away from others. This leads me to my next thought.

WHO GRANTS RIGHTS?

If we have rights, then who in this great massive world is granting them? Do you grant yourself rights? Are inalienable rights just supposed to be known (a priori)? Are right’s given as privileges by governing bodies?

If we have rights they have to come from somewhere. If you are religious you may say they come from your god. If you are a statist you may say they come from the state. Maybe you just believe they are there for the taking and no one grants them, but then this get’s really confusing because rights are either given or taken. They are not just floating in the air. If I say that I have the right to have decent housing do I go and take over someone else’s home to acquire my right to housing? Or do I force someone else to build me a suitable house? If it’s a right then I should obtain this right for free, shouldn’t I? If I have to pay for it, whether in monetary or energy wise, then it is not a right because it is something I have to work towards. If I coerce a group of people to build my house I have overstepped their rights in order to achieve my own. If I build my own house I have to invade the rights of the Earth (if you believe the Earth also has rights that is) to gather materials for my housing. In the end energy is always spent, voluntarily or involuntarily, to gain or take rights. Nothing is free and no one and nothing can grant you rights. You either have the capabilities to do something or you don’t.

Some people may argue that rights are innate. We have the right to live, so that means people do not have the right to take my life. Well, someone actually can take your life, unfortunately, so is that a right? Or a privilege?

Rights are privileges granted by someone or something with the power to enforce those rights. I personally love the idea of rights. I love the idea that I would have the right to live in a house without paying rent, or to get all the food I need to eat for the week, but the truth is I do not have these “rights”. I am lucky enough to have the means necessary to harbor these ideologies (aka: rights), but they are not provided for me and they are not provided for people anywhere. Maybe in smaller communities, where governments cease to exist, we would have the means to help those in need, but in this current system we do not even have the ability to grant others or ourselves these “rights”.

CONCLUSION

I hope that I do not give the impression that “rights” are silly. I think there are a lot of good intentions behind rights and why people believe we have them, but in the end I do not think rights exist. I do not think anyone has the right to anything, not even life itself. You were born without choice, but do you come here with inalienable rights? Or do you come here and have your rights protected and granted by governing bodies (who take rights away from others to give it to you)?

If my rights clash with your rights, then who keeps their rights? Someone must gain while someone must lose and even if it’s for a good cause it still doesn’t change the fact that it isn’t a right. All rights are man made ideas and there is no higher authority who grants everyone the same rights. Rights are privileges. They are things that some people are capable of and some are not. Should we help those less capable in achieving what we wish everyone to have? Yes, we should, but again this doesn’t change the fact that they are not rights. It is a privilege to live. It is a privilege to eat. Sadly, not everyone has these privileges. I hope that one day we can create a world where we all have the same privileges. Where everyone has the means to create or have a home, to grow or obtain food, to make or buy clothing, etc. In the end though, these are privileges.

Privileges are not given. They just are. Some people have more privilege than others based on a variety of things (race, gender, place of birth, etc). You do not choose your privileges and we have limited privileges due to the ruling body of government who maintains a monopoly on the privileges given. They maintain control over what “rights” are given and who has “rights” and who does not have “rights”. Without the central government controlling all aspects of education, energy, resources, businesses, protection services, we would have more privileges and we would be more capable of providing what we believe others should have. Unfortunately, we are subject to these rulers which is why it is essential we leave this currently dead end system in it’s place. We can create the world we wish to see here and now. We can help people without the government in place, but we have to unite as a people of the Earth. We have to believe in the power within ourselves. We have to create alternatives to the situations at hand. Agorism is a peaceful means to an end and as much as I would like to get into what agorism is I will just leave you with information for you to discover on your own.

We can discuss what privileges we believe we all should have, but this essay’s main purpose was to discuss whether rights are real or imaginary and whether or not we have them. Let me know what you think about rights and what conclusions you have come to based off your own thoughts.

Inherent Rights

A priori rights—rights that exist from the beginning (inalienable)—are harder to pin down because it requires highly abstract thinking. The more abstract the concepts become, the more they begin to make contact with concepts of divinity, and this is why any lawful system worth its salt defines inalienable rights as coming from the divine. And even within the existing fallacious system, all law traces back to the Vatican and Roman Curia.

To assert that some rights are inherent, without also speaking to their origin, leaves the door open for moral relativism or the idea that what is right or wrong is subject to change, depending on social queues or personal whims. It also opens the door for unequal rights—that some people have more rights than others (like royalty). But these claims are fallacious because part of what makes a lawful system real and valid is that it applies to all people equality, also known as the Golden Rule of Law.

While the origin of inherent rights is a huge concept to unpack here, what can be briefly said is that these rights are “extended” from the Creator because, ultimately, all things are a part of the Creator. Thus, any rights the Creator has, the creature has by extension—because ultimately the creature and Creator are one. However, the creature has to learn through experience how to use these rights properly (or discover what they even are), and this is why life is fraught with the potential for social problems—in the act of solving them (justice) knowledge of how to act without harm is gained.

Rights are NOT Privileges 

If we define a right as a privilege—as the vast majority of institutions do—then yes, it is accurate to say rights, as so defined, do not exist. This is because a right—an inherent capacity to do something—cannot also be a privilege—permission given by someone to do something. Although, as we just discussed, in order to use your rights honorably, you need to work with others.

You have the right to breathe; you don’t have to ask anyone’s permission to breathe. You simply breathe, and if someone tells you that you need their permission, then it is clear they are not understanding reality. To have a right that also requires permission would be a logical fallacy or an inherent contradiction.

But rights and privileges are related to one another because when a person exercises their rights they affect others and those people can choose to agree or disagree, to accept or reject that behavior. But this is more accurately described as consent instead of a privilege.

Introducing a new term to make understanding these things easier, consider then that in order to use your rights honorably, you should notify others whenever possible. Notice, in this sense, is the tool true sovereigns use to develop honorable dealings with their fellows, the thing that allows one to use their rights in a way that respects others.

Conversely, when someone uses their rights without notice, they create controversy, misunderstanding, or potentially, harm. For example, the right to free speech is one that most cultures acknowledge as valid, and yet almost everyone recognizes that using this right needs to be done with respect. The right of free speech is balanced by the recognition of mutual respect, specifically, the recognition that other people have the right to listen to you or not.

Stated more clearly, we all have the right to free speech, but a conversation is a “privilege” because the consent of another must be gained—we can’t have a conversation with someone who refuses to do so. Also, if we lie or intentionally deceive others then using our right of free speech causes harm to others and the world through the proliferation of falsehoods. Thus, there are two sides to the use of one’s rights, and it is up to the individual to learn how to use them wisely. Rights, if used properly, make things better for the person using them and all others.

Therefore, exercising rights—due to the nature of our contractual reality and the fact our actions affect others—is inexorably and forever linked to socialization. Matter of fact, if we consider that all things in the universe are made of consciousness, alive in their own right, then everything we do, including living in our own bodies, is a social enterprise—without other beings, we wouldn’t be able to exercise any rights at all.

From this discussion we can see very clearly that we must each decide what rights are for the entire population of the planet.  There are very concerted efforts to divide us; to polarize our beliefs. We must now stand as individuals, as sovereign beings, and declare our rights as individual human beings. We suspect we ALL share a vision of what those rights should be. It is now time to overcome these artificial divisions that have been foisted upon us and as INDIVIDUALS declare our right as sovereign human beings. We suspect when we perceive this reality, our lives can improve quickly and positively. Stand up!