How The Awakening Impulse Can Get Hijacked And The Truth Movement Is Getting Compromised
By Bernhard Guenther, December 17, 2023
More and more people are starting to “wake up,” but the awakening impulse is also being hijacked. We can see this interference and hijacking in various “conscious” communities in the so-called truth movement that fall into the divide-and-conquer trap as they fight and project on each other.
Wetiko is taking them over like a group entity and attempting to destroy them from within.
I’ve seen people in these movements say we just need to “agree to disagree” about specific topics and just be “kind to each other, for we all are fighting the same enemy.”
But that is a very superficial and over-simplified view of what is going on, nor is the issue any external COINTELPRO or “controlled-op” force that infiltrates these movements [even though it does and can happen as well.]
The real issue is that too many people are mostly externally oriented and mistake intellectual informational awareness for “awakening.” Or they only focus on external sovereignty and self-sustainability. They fall into the trap of psychological splitting and can only see things in over-simplified black or white, “This is good, or this is bad,” You’re wrong, I’m right,” without any ability for nuance and often not seeing the forest for the trees.
But most predominately, there is also a lack of self-awareness and self-knowledge, which includes psychological knowledge of oneself, understanding and applying shadow work with the trigger/projection dynamic, as well as being aware of all kinds of unconscious core beliefs, childhood wounds, and trauma that interfere with any “truth-seeking” and “community building.”
In short, there hasn’t been a more integrated psychological awakening yet, let alone a spiritual awakening, which goes beyond ego-personality identification but is the birth of the true Self/soul-being taking charge as a conscious transducer for Divine Will.
There is a deeper aspect to the mechanisms of truth movements getting hijacked.
I’ve seen it over and over again in almost 30 years since I started walking this path, be it at all kinds of truth-movement conferences I attended or spoke at in person or other truther and activist movements that popped up over the past few years online and offline.
Having worked with thousands of people over the years and seen a lot in the rising “truth movement,” the one thing I noticed is that most people lack the most foundational sincere psychological and spiritual inner Work and hence are easily taken over by wetiko as they tumble down the rabbit hole of conspiracies. This is simply an observation and not a judgment. I’ve sometimes fallen into that trap and had to eat humble cake as the Divine humbled me with “tough Grace.”
As I wrote a while back, after all the “rabbit-hole-ing,” trying to find the truth “out there” through your limited mental mind, you will hit a mirror, staring right at yourself, and that’s when the real work begins.
The moment one embarks on the journey towards awakening, all kinds of resistance and forces emerge to put the seeker back into place and to “sleep.” All esoteric traditions have talked about it and pointed out these traps on the path toward awakening. They are lessons to test the sincerity of the seeker to “cross the threshold.”
This resistance comes from the inner battle of ego vs. soul and all kinds of suppressed and unconscious shadow aspects, the wounded inner child and traumas we have buried deep under the surface of the ego-personality.
We usually cover it up unconsciously with this false persona we mistake for the true Self. There is the temptation to engage in spiritual bypassing to avoid deeper shadow work (which gets people hooked on the New Age or religious dogma as we see with the hyped revival of regressive traditional Christian dogma) or to intellectualize the process without embodying it.
Most people project externally, only seeing evil “out there” but denying their own darkness.
I’ve seen people in the truth movement fall into the savior/martyr trap, trying to “save the world” or “wake up others” via information alone. Most often, they project their unconscious pain onto the world, which feeds the matrix forces on occult levels. Again, I’ve also seen that unconscious mechanism in myself in the past.
The deep end of this process is becoming “black-pilled” and wallowing in doom and gloom paranoia where everything is a trap, and everyone is “controlled op” and “shill,” which is a matrix program in itself.
These hidden forces are tagging into our wounds and shadows, tempting us to externalize our pain and blame the world or anyone else who becomes the target of our unconscious projections. This is the occult mechanism of how easily the so-called “truth movement” gets hijacked through people’s own minds.
It relates to the “trap of the revolutionary mind,” as Gurdjieff talked about, or as Don Juan Matus noted:
“…They gave us their mind! Do you hear me? The predators give us their mind, which becomes our mind. The predators’ mind is baroque, contradictory, morose,… Through the mind, which, after all, is their mind, the predators inject into the lives of human beings whatever is convenient for them….”
We often mistake “awakening” for a mental external process of gathering information alone.
We project our pain, anxiety, and [unconscious] fear onto others. Anytime you get triggered and blame someone else for your feelings, justifying your triggers, or you blame the outside world or the “matrix” for your misery, problems, or issues, you feed these occult forces known to all the esoteric traditions and the “matrix has you.”
The matrix occult forces want you to stay disempowered in victim/blame consciousness in anxiety and fear and keep projecting externally.
“There are beings in the spiritual realms for whom anxiety and fear emanating from human beings offer welcome food. When humans have no anxiety and fear, then these creatures starve… If fear and anxiety radiate from people and they break out in panic, then these creatures find welcome nutrition, and they become more and more powerful. These beings are hostile towards humanity.
Everything that feeds on negative feelings, anxiety, fear, and superstition, despair or doubt, are in reality hostile forces in supersensible worlds, launching cruel attacks on human beings while they are being fed. Therefore, it is, above all, necessary to begin with that the person who enters the spiritual world overcomes fear, feelings of helplessness, despair, and anxiety.
But these are precisely the feelings that belong to contemporary culture and materialism; because it estranges people from the spiritual world, it is especially suited to evoke hopelessness and fear of the unknown in people, thereby calling up the above-mentioned hostile forces against them.”
– Rudolf Steiner
This is a war on multi-dimensional levels, for we are multi-dimensional beings. Hence, the Work we are called to engage in during this Time of Transition must occur on all levels: physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual – the four-fold approach, as I call it.
There needs to be an intellectual, psychological, and ultimately spiritual awakening (without spiritual bypassing and over-estimating yourself, for the ego loves to hijack the process for its own agenda)
What most people do not understand is that the moment you want to awaken truly, find Truth and your true Self, and engage in this challenging inner Work, there will be immense unconscious resistance with all kinds of excuses and rationalizations you will tell yourself of why you “can’t do this [inner] work right now” as you go back externalizing everything.
The occult forces working through you, tagging in your own “stuff,” will try to distract you, tempt you, and vector you away from the Work to keep you in chains and asleep while you “dream of awakening,” staying in the comfort zone of personality slumber.
Integrity, Sincerity, Determination, Decisiveness, Will, Effort, and Dedication with unbending Faith and Trust are the attributes of the spiritual warrior necessary to engage in the Great Work during this Time of Transition.
We also need others to do this Work together. We can do only so much self-work by ourselves, for we all have our subjective blind spots, tunnel vision, and mechanical patterns we are unaware of. It is not enough to be around just “like-minded” people but people who are also engaged in the same [inner] Work.
As Gurdjieff once said:
“The majority of people find many excuses not to work on themselves. They are in a complete prison of their weaknesses. Understand me, right; I do not need followers; I am rather interested in finding the real warriors of the new world.”
It’s all just going to intensify more as Pluto moves into Aquarius over the next 20 years. Be very mindful of what you give attention to and what you focus on, for the war is THROUGH us, and it is a war over your mind and soul.
In our recent podcast episode “How Can We Wake Up Others?”, we discuss these three types of awakening: informational, psychological, and spiritual, how they relate to the three stages of evolution, and much more.
- Controlled Opposition and the Truth Movement
- Divide & Conquer: The Occult Game of Stalking
- Divide & Conquer and the Trap of Identification
- The Most Important Realization On The Path Towards Awakening
- The Perilous Path Towards Awakening
- The Necessity to Surrender to the Divine and Spiritualize the Being