Cover art: “Listening” by Adam Scott Miller
Politics, Sovereignty, and Embodiment
By Bernhard Guenther, April 21st, 2016
It has been a while since I wrote anything regarding political topics, due mostly to the fact that I’m not a statist – I don’t believe in government (or any other authority ruling/controlling me), in national identification, and frankly don’t care much for the empty charade of politics. Readers of my blog will know that we are dealing with far deeper issues than most people are aware of…issues which go way beyond the petty dramas of poly-tics, which are essentially designed as a distraction from what is truly happening to humanity, especially in this day and age.
I have written several articles about the illusory political circus before: Voting, Cognitive Dissonance and Fear of the Unknown (2012), The Illusion of Choice (2010) – and back in 2008 I discussed the factors that exposed Obama for the corporate puppet that he truly is (an article that resulted in vicious attacks by Liberals and Democrats against me, some of whom later actually saw through the deception as well…better late than never!), including the illusion that there is a choice being made through the voting process (P.S. Obama was “selected” to win way before any votes were cast).
However, lately I’m having a strange déjà vu sensation as I see all of the support and hype around Bernie Sanders, another presidential candidate who portrays the image of “hope” and “belief in change”. Where did I hear that before?
I’m always curious to see where any given candidate stands on more “taboo” topics, and Sanders fails that litmus test just like any other politician, especially given that he’s been a part of government games for three decades. To begin with, Bernie Sanders is (unsurprisingly) a Zionist. In 2014, he joined the 100 to 0 vote in the Senate to give unalloyed moral and political support to the Apartheid/Zionist state of Israel during its horrific bombing campaign against Gaza (aka., the open air prison), resulting in thousands of dead Palestinian civilians. Here’s a speech in which he defends the Zionist/Racist politics of Israel with the usual lies and distortions.
Some people point out that he has become more “critical” of Israel during his recent campaign speeches. However, there is a big difference between convenient ‘centrist’ words and revealing action, which became obvious when he suspended one of his campaign staffers for criticizing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
It is clear that Sanders is still a Zionist, despite his recent clever political rhetoric (read: PR stunt to appeal to liberals) of “criticizing” Israel with regards to Palestine. Sanders (willfully or otherwise) fell into the “middle ground” dialectic fallacy, which often happens amongst who don’t know (or lie about) the true history of Zionism, the creation of Israel/how that origin relates to American politics, the lies of official history, and the world at large. That is a massive topic of its own, which I have written about here: Israel and Gaza – Lessons in History and an Opportunity for Humanity.
Then there is the reality that he supports Vaccinations, and made even this bizarre statement that is patently false and actually makes no sense. His claim to be “sensitive” is an emotionally-manipulative rhetorical tactic, for if he was truly “sensitive” about this topic, he’d be conducting more research into it, and subsequently speaking the truth of the matter: total rejection of vaccination programs, especially mandatory vaccinations (where it all seems to be leading):
“I am sensitive to the fact that there are some families who disagree but the difficulty is if I have a kid who is suffering from an illness who is subjected to a kid who walks into a room without vaccines that could kill that child and that’s wrong.”
– Bernie Sanders
As far as Sanders’ “anti-war”/”anti-Military Industrial Complex” stance is concerned, this article is a good summation of the blatant hypocrisy of his actual voting record, which goes hand-in-hand with his constant attempts at attracting defense contractor projects to his state of Vermont: Bernie Sanders: Savior or Seducer of the Anti-War Left?
Statists also make several assumptions which they never seem to analyze, including:
- voting affects the end result, and that their participation means that they actually have a choice in the outcome;
- any given president is actually in “charge” in some tangible way
- government is in place for the people, by the people, and just needs ‘tweaking’ from time to time to “keep it in line”.
Statists buy into these illusions, and tend to ignore the reality that all political parties/ candidates support the major lies of dominance whilst also avoiding “taboo” topics, such as Zionism, the official 9/11 story, and psychopaths in power to name a few.
However, beyond ANY political stances, it really comes down to the fact that Sanders is a statist. And that, for me, ends any debate about him or other candidates’ integrity and “worthiness”. It surprises me that so many people – especially those who consider themselves “awake and aware” or even “spiritual” – are statists themselves, and still believe in such separation consciousness constructs as government, national identification, and external authority. They energetically support these imprisonment mechanisms, looking for someone to “fix the system” or “save the country” and lead the way back to “the promised land”. It’s the ongoing Stockholm Syndrome effect that arises from generations of brainwashing and “good cop/bad cop” conditioning.
It doesn’t matter what candidate or party or ‘system’ you support (left, right, middle, independent, Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Green, Progressive, Liberal, Conservative,….whatever). These are all labels of identification based on an illusory idea. Government is the most basic set-up of the Matrix Control System. As long as people believe in (and contribute their support to) government, political solutions, and voting, nothing will ever change on a deeper level.
“When I hear a person talking about political solutions, I know I am not listening to a serious person.”
– George Carlin
Emotional Reasoning and the Brain – Mind Control Basics in Politics
On a basic psychological level, statists who identify with/support any given candidate or political party engaging in emotional reasoning which results in confirmation bias, cognitive dissonance and projections. All of this is done in order to make sure their chosen leader/savior looks better than the other candidate, especially in this day and age of personality cults (the USA leads the way in this regard, where it’s all about image) and emotionally-manipulative slogans/bumper stickers such as #FeelTheBurn and #AFutureToBelieveIn (Sanders) or #ChangeWeCanBelieveIn and #HopeAndChange (Obama) in the past. Interesting to note that, in those examples, “Feel” and “Believe” are the key words, and are deployed so as to reinforce emotional reasoning and shut down critical thinking and objectivity…ignoring facts that may make their chosen candidate look bad. In addition, the words “Change”, “Hope”, and “Future” are used to appeal (in a manipulative way) to some sort of ideal that isn’t grounded in the present.
“Hope and fear: Fear is an enemy. We know this because when we are afraid, we react irrationally to things, we don’t think through. Hope is an enemy, too, though. That sounds kind of wrong, doesn’t it? Everyone likes to have hope: Don’t give up hope. But, here’s the problem with hope: Hope also deludes.We need to have a cold eye. We have to be able to look at reality in as alert and awake a fashion as we can. What is true higher consciousness? Well, it starts with awareness, with seeing things as they are, not as you want them to be, not as you hope they can be – you have to see them as they are. It is only through going over that first large hurdle, I feel, that we can really attain a true higher consciousness, a true awareness in which we are awake, not asleep.”
– Richard Dolan
Edward Bernays, the 20th century’s “father of public relations” (manipulating the masses and public opinion via propaganda), would have been proud of these slogans. It’s mind control on the most basic level – a level which statists and partisans aren’t consciously aware of for the most part because they never think outside the box of “government”. These people never question the need for government to begin with, and automatically identify with one side/candidate and “support their team” (the sports analogy is apt because modern sports industries are massive PsyOp vehicles of distraction and manipulation in their own right, which explains why there is so much cross-over between politics and sports business).
“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. …We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of.. …In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons…who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.”
– Edward Bernays, Propaganda (1928)
Once the initial PR campaign is in motion, the masses themselves produce slogans based on these influences, even targeting the lowest common denominator – which can be seen in the #SexyForSanders movement with Bernie fans posting “sexy” pictures of themselves on social media to make people vote for Sanders.
Besides the obvious poor taste and tackiness of encouraging people to vote for Bernie that way, the effect is not much different from the effects of porn on the brain. Recent studies have shown that sexual imagery weakens the connectivity between the striatum and the prefrontal cortex, which is the part of the brain used for decision-making, planning, and behavior regulation.
Then of course you have the emotional manipulation that is delivered through the political rhetoric/speeches of any given politician/candidate, creating a mass hysteria which fuels emotional reasoning (while shutting down critical thinking) even more. Political speeches are a great example of how NLP (Neuro-linguistic-programming) works so well, especially via the use of logical fallacies such as “appeal to emotion”, “red herring”, “straw man”, etc.. People are influenced by herd/hive/group think and fall into the “bandwagon fallacy” (the fallacy that the more popular someone is – and the more followers he/she has – the “better” he/she must be), not realizing that the beliefs they have are not even their own. This happens on an unseen energetic level as well, especially at mass political gatherings where the projections and emotional triggers are akin to mob mentality tactics. From a hyperdimensional/archonic level, these ‘rituals’ also create “emotional loosh” for the hidden forces that rule over humanity (the real architects of the false matrix, who reside beyond its 3-D manifestation) to feed upon.
Most, if not all, supporters of their chosen candidate also literally “believe” anything he/she is saying during election campaigns. Politicians will obviously say what the masses (or their chosen target group) want to hear, which is a very different “script” when compared to said person’s actions when they are actually in office. Many statist apologists will use the term “compromise” or “consensus” to avoid directly addressing the underlying mechanics of controlled opposition that underlie the governing class – it’s a great “escape clause” that liars use to cover up for their false promises. For example, look at what Obama “promised” during his campaign and what he actually did or didn’t do as president. Here’s a video that shows it very well (notice the hysteria of the masses as he feeds them what they want to hear):
But of course the masses, in blind savior/leader worship, believe that the next guy/woman is the ONE who will “fix the system”. It’s a giant Stockholm Syndrome set-up based on authoritarian programming, and it is powered by what is essentially an archonic creation. It’s a closed-loop. Statism is literally a religion (see video above) – to believe in government is no different than any religious belief. On a psychological level, it operates on the same frequency of hierarchical subjugation and dominance.
“One of the primary ‘match-fixing’ Psyop machinations deployed by the Leviathan involves the provision of deceitful ‘good cop/bad cop’ theatrical scenarios that fool societies into separation mentalities which are based upon controlled opposition scenarios – see: UK: Thatcher Cons in the 80s, followed by Blair’s “new Labour” in 90s, or Gorbachev’s “reforms” in Russia, followed (eventually) by Putin’s reactionary push-back, and on and on it goes.
These puppets are in place to play their part in the false-duality political scam game, and once you peek past the ‘social justice’ window dressing differences, you’ll notice that the same oligarchal, kleptocratic cartel cronyism is fully embedded and emboldened.
The script usually runs as follows: the “conservative/homeland nativist” party guys come into your jail cell with the electrodes, duct tape and addresses of your family members…but that act can only go on for so long before the population begins to completely pass out from pain-induced fear and exhaustion…so along comes the “progressive/liberal/reformer” and his/her freshly-scrubbed band of positively-positive, golly gee! people, with a plate of warm food, a blanket and apologies for the previous treatment, and would you like a backrub on your cot, sir/madam?
Meanwhile, you’re still a prisoner in an ’eminent domain’ jail cell, only you’re much more willing to let that slide because, hey, it sure beats the previous decade of in-your-face trauma! This Stockholm Syndrome PsyOp is why the merry go round is continually perpetuated.
“Lipstick on a pig” is far too tame of a phrase for such shenanigans. Time to stop peering across the optics-engineered chessboard they’ve built for our distraction-ary enslavement, and start deploying our neurology in service to a much higher vantage point, far above the point at which the propaganda and false sense of ‘security’/’engaged citizenry’ can mislead us from embracing the truth, and all that it conveys.”
– Tim McClew
There is more information about emotional reasoning and the brain (as they relate to political identification) in this study:
“A recent imaging study by psychologist Drew Westen and his colleagues at Emory University provides firm support for the existence of emotional reasoning. Just prior to the 2004 Bush-Kerry presidential elections, two groups of subjects were recruited – fifteen ardent Democrats and fifteen ardent Republicans. Each was presented with conflicting and seemingly damaging statements about their candidate, as well as about more neutral targets such as actor Tom Hanks (who, it appears, is a likable guy for people of all political persuasions). Unsurprisingly, when the participants were asked to draw a logical conclusion about a candidate from the other – “wrong” – political party, the participants found a way to arrive at a conclusion that made the candidate look bad, even though logic should have mitigated the particular circumstances and allowed them to reach a different conclusion. Here’s where it gets interesting.
When this “emote control” began to occur, parts of the brain normally involved in reasoning were not activated. Instead, a constellation of activations occurred in the same areas of the brain where punishment, pain, and negative emotions are experienced (that is, in the left insula, lateral frontal cortex, and ventromedial prefrontal cortex). Once a way was found to ignore information that could not be rationally discounted, the neural punishment areas turned off, and the participant received a blast of activation in the circuits involving rewards – akin to the high an addict receives when getting his fix.
In essence, the participants were not about to let facts get in the way of their hot-button decision making and quick buzz of reward. “None of the circuits involved in conscious reasoning were particularly engaged,” says Westen. “Essentially, it appears as if partisans twirl the cognitive kaleidoscope until they get the conclusions they want, and then they get massively reinforced for it, with the elimination of negative emotional states and activation of positive ones.”
Ultimately, Westen and his colleagues believe that “emotionally biased reasoning leads to the ‘stamping in’ or reinforcement of a defensive belief, associationg the participant’s ‘revisionist’ account of the data with positive emotion or relief and elimination of distress. ‘The result is that partisan beliefs are calcified, and the person can learn very little from new data,'” Westen says. Westen’s remarkable study showed that neural information processing related to what he terms “motivated reasoning” … appears to be qualitatively different from reasoning when a person has no strong emotional stake in the conclusions to be reached.
The study is thus the first to describe the neural processes that underlie political judgment and decision making, as well as to describe processes involving emote control, psychological defense, confirmatory bias, and some forms of cognitive dissonance.”
– from “Evil Genes” by Barbara Oakley
Sovereignty and Embodiment
On the most basic level, you can only attain a personal level of sovereign identity if you don’t follow any external authority, nor let any external authority tell you what you should or shouldn’t do. By that definition, as long as we believe in government, we cannot be fully sovereign. In the final analysis, we are “citizens” of the earth, not of nations based on imaginary borders and illusory systems of government/national identification. No matter who is in charge or what system is being implemented, there has never been (nor will there ever be) a government that can bring true freedom to the individual/communities of individuals. Political systems and governments are not broken and don’t need “fixing” (as many people proclaim) – they are designed explicitly to be a means of social control/social engineering, and always have been.
“Government is the Entertainment Division of the military-industrial complex.”
– Frank Zappa
However, we’ve been living under these political systems and governments for so long that we don’t even question them anymore, but accept them like in a global Stockholm Syndrome, idealizing them and not seeing reality for what it is. We are so conditioned and programmed that we don’t even question the need of a “government” to begin with. Most people are afraid of the “chaos” that they believe would ensure if there were no government or authority to ‘lead’ them and is in “control”, which is ultimately rooted in the fear of true freedom, taking responsibility and claiming our individual power and sovereignty.
It also shows how removed people are from nature, the Divine and the feminine aspect of consciousness. The belief in government is based on the isolated male aspect of consciousness that needs to control through rules, regulations, and punishment (if you don’t obey); it is disconnected from – and (unconsciously) afraid of – the Feminine frequency. When you vote, you are literally giving permission to be ruled/governed. From a metaphysical perspective, it also keeps you enslaved via a choice made of your own free will (trap of agreement), regardless of your good-hearted intentions. Voting is like changing the tapestry in a prison cell, without ever breaking out of the prison…or (for most voters) not even realizing that one is in a prison at all.
In our disembodied society (where most people live in their heads, disconnected from their bodies, their Being, nature and their own wholeness), people are fragmented inside. They approach the world (and their personal lives) in a “ration-alized”, analytical, head-centric way, trying to “fix” the world while essentially projecting their own fragmentation onto their unbalanced surroundings, which is a mirror of their head-body split.
Hence, peoples’ “solutions” usually perpetuate this disconnection, as we fight “shadows on the wall” and create even more problems and fragmentations with our head-centric approach, despite our well-meaning intentions (whether they involve the world or our personal lives).
This also ties into the compulsory need to “do” and “act”. Whether it be in our own daily lives, or whether it involves the role of “activists”, we have all been caught up at one time or another with this phenomenon. It usually involves a pressing need to “fight the system” / promote new “social solutions” / identify with a political party, movement / vote for someone who has the “answers” and can “fix the system”, all of which ties into the need for “authority” to save us which is a mirror of our own “supervisor/authority” in the head, telling us what we should/shouldn’t do.
We will not have any significant “positive” effect on the world as long as we approach the “problems” in the world from a disembodied fragmented place (a place which we are most often not even aware of, because the head-body split has become so normalized within both ourselves and our society…a normalization which is heavily re-enforced with the rise of technology with all its distractions).
Having been disconnected from our body and the feminine aspect of Being (and essentially our own intuitive guidance system), we are being tricked into looking outside of ourselves for guidance, thus becoming followers rather than embodied sovereign individuals who remain connected to our guidance from within.
A TRULY embodied politician would cease to be a politician, and would not attempt to run for office (the term “head of the state” says it all) or engage in this silly game of poly-tics. He/she would realize the madness of it all – the need to control with power, authority, rules, laws and regulations, borders, national identifications – all of which result in more and more fragmentation. All political “by-products” of the isolated head-centric male aspect (the “tyrant” within) are fundamentally disconnected from (and afraid of) the Feminine aspect of Being… they are divorced from the essential-ness of Nature and the Divine. There is no such thing as “conscious politics” or a “conscious politician”. It’s an oxymoron.
As long as we are not embodied – as long as we remain disconnected from Being (our own wholeness and divine nature, our “solutions” and “doing” will come from the internal tyrant (which we project outwardly). This tyrant is the rampant male consciousness that is disconnected from the female within us all, regardless of gender (needs to be emphasized). It is a fragment of the Self that needs to have fixed answers, needs to control, tries to predict the future (caught in linear time and 3-D thinking); it cannot surrender to “the flow”, nor even perceive the mystery, wholeness and perplexity of life and reality as it unfolds.
Beyond sovereignty as a “citizen”, there is also spiritual sovereignty: this involves not giving away our power to a religious/spiritual “authority”, be it the church or any of the world religions, along with any priests, gurus or deities, so-called “Ascended Masters” or even “aliens”, which some people believe are coming to “save us”. Yes, there are benevolent spiritual forces out there that help and guide us, and we are not alone – but true positive higher forces know that we have to do the work ourselves in order for us to ignite our own spiritual evolutionary journey. We need to learn our lessons and become truly sovereign in our own unique expression of embodied soul potential. As mentioned before, government statism is a religion unto itself – it is entirely based on belief.
In order to have a true shift in consciousness, we need to transcend (not to be mistaken with denial/avoidance/”ascendance”) these old systems of control, rather than attempting to fix them; to achieve this goal, we are called to do the inner work involved in becoming truly embodied sovereign human beings. On a metaphysical level, this self-work has powerful effects on reality, as our gradual process of embodied being “co-creates reality” through that arising frequency (not just through thoughts and emotions as is proclaimed in the many distorted/superficial versions of New Age-y “You Create Your Own Reality” concepts). The old needs to “die” before the “new” can emerge. This outer process is no different from our own inner process when it comes to spiritual evolution, and it is not an easy process! It entails disillusionment, facing your shadows, and embracing discomforting realizations; hence, most people avoid it and look outside for someone to “lead the way”.
The Trap of the Intellect
The point of embodiment and reconnecting to the inner feminine via sincere self-work is crucial here. On the other side of the coin, I see many non-statists and proponents of anarchism/voluntarism/contributism trying to convince others of the futility and dangers of government via intellectual discourse alone. Many of them don’t seem to be very embodied individuals, nor do they seem to be engaged in sincere self-work and body-mind practices, but are cut off from the wholeness of nature and their wholeness within – the body-mind split – and therefore are focusing on fragmented 3-D issues alone. Oftentimes they are projecting their own shadow onto the world and missing out on the bigger picture. Most of them also seem to be reductionist materialists (even Darwinists), based on my interactions with certain self-proclaimed “anarchists”.
Trying to get rid of government authority without becoming fully embodied sovereign individuals and anchoring ourselves to a higher frequency/vibration via sincere (esoteric) self-work is not going to happen, regardless of how logical and true the anti-statist arguments happen to be. Understanding the situation on an intellectual level is not enough.
“As long as you continue to live in your head, the self will not even exist as an unbroken whole: when conscious thinking is independent of being, the male element is deliberately fracturing self and world. It is only when the pelvic center of your being is sensitized and fully participant in your consciousness—massively connecting and communicating— that the various and divergent aspects of the self will be able to reconcile into a whole.
The body holds the deepest currents of our being, and is our bridge to the life of the world around us – the being of the world. By separating the center of our thinking from all that, we enter a kind of alienation that makes us feel like spectators on the events that surround us.
Furthermore, we start managing from on high what we cannot experience, because head-centric thinking is keen to create structures of control, systemization, judgment and acquisition. But being out of touch and off balance ourselves, we can only seed more imbalance with every willful, managerial impulse – even when our impulses spring from an agenda that seeks to improve things.
The desire to behave ethically, if coming from a place of disconnected reason, will necessarily focus on fixing how our behavior affects the material world; because disconnected reason tacitly expresses a contempt for the body, it will overlook the problem of how our relationship with the body affects our behavior.
This is our blind spot – and it is a towering liability, because our relationship with the world can only mirror and express the relationship we have with our own bodies. Having estranged ourselves from the body and its wisdom, we find ourselves also estranged from the world and its wisdom.”
– Philip Shepherd, New Self New World
It’s almost like putting the cart in front of the horse – the utopian ideal of a society based on anarchism/voluntarism is beautiful, and it is important to educate people about the dangers of the “government religiousness” which we have been conditioned to worship. However, the transformative work starts with oneself, first and foremost; connecting to our own unique soul calling and purpose, our divine nature, and tuning into the wisdom of our bodies, our intuition and inner knowing.
Sometimes we can get lost trying to convince others of how things “should” be, which usually leads to purely intellectual debates, focusing on the trees but obscuring the view of the forest (and what lies beyond) in the process, and not understanding the deeper metaphysical workings of reality which relate to our individual frequency/vibration.
There are 7 billion people on this planet, all of whom embody vast differences in terms (and levels) of consciousness, and wildly-dissimilar lessons to take on-board, some even lacking full “soul potential”. For some, their “purpose” is to evolve towards the “dark side” of creation – a purely STS (Service to Self) path; for many others, their purpose is to evolve towards the creative principle of STO (Service to Others) awareness, which can be seen as the equivalent of anarchism/voluntarism (from a spiritual perspective) – a harmonic that cannot be forced, but instead has its own timing in the grand scheme of Unified Consciousness evolution. For a deeper exploration and understanding of the STS/STO dynamic read this article.
Moreover, if we don’t become aware of “the topic of all topics” (i.e., the hyperdimensional control of humanity and the 4D archonic forces who have manipulated humanity for thousands of years), we will just keep fighting the shadows on the wall – the symptoms of a higher order that affects us all. The term ‘Archons’ means “rulers”. Trying to get rid of government and 3-D levels of control alone will not work in the long run, for they are just the manifestation of rulers who operate on a higher (unseen) level, working through these puppet-authorities in positions of power and manipulating all of us in ways both seen and unseen.
“As above, so below”. If we don’t claim our own personal sovereignty from a spiritual frequency level; if we fail to connect with both the divine and higher self (which cannot be accessed via the logical mind); if we bypass becoming truly embodied and connected to nature; and if we essentially avoid expanding our vibration/frequency, then we will still be subjected to these archonic influences with or without our current government ‘model’. In fact, we may actually feed into their agenda by engaging in these well-meaning attempts to fight corruption and government on the 3D level alone. Any new “social system” (no matter how much sense it makes logically) will crumble into tyrannical tendencies eventually, so long as we get stuck in 3D thinking and limited views of reality.
This is not an attempt to denounce answers. encourage “ignorance”, or influence the idea that we should just retreat into a “passive couch potato” existence – that would be black or white thinking, another product of the head-centric tyrant within. Nor is it about demonizing the intellect, but understanding its limitations, using it as a “tool” but not making it the “master”. This is about the sacred alchemical marriage of the male and female within, grounded in Being, from which “answers” and our “doing” arise. These answers are not a product of pure analytical thought, but are in fact aligned with “Divine Will” and our INDIVIDUAL role and purpose (individuality in this context is not to be mistaken for personality/ego identification, but relates to embodiment and full soul/spirit integration). When Doing and Being become as one, there is no separation.
Embodiment, reconnecting with one’s wholeness, and fusing the enforced separation of the inner male and female IS the process of what is called “awakening”. It is the “philosopher’s stone”; the “holy grail”; the tale of “the hero going into the underworld in order to save/marry the princess/bride” (his own feminine aspect of Being) as depicted in mythology. It connects us with the wholeness of nature/the world, our inner guidance system, and divinity, as well as our own individual purpose for being here… something the intellectual mind can never ever grasp, and the State can never erase from our collective memory.