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This is Freedom Essay 74
Nick Shaw’s Transformation
In Freedom Essay 55 Tony Gowing described the all-effective, all-satisfying and completely wonderful Transformed Way of Living that solving the human condition makes possible for all humans. Today we are presenting a further personal affirmation from a WTM Member of the wonder of the transformed life.
This F. Essay features Nick Shaw’s account of his transformation:
This video of Nick’s affirmation (and affirmations from other WTM Members) can also be viewed at . The transcript of this video is provided below, and also appears in (alongside transcripts of the other affirmations).
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Before including the transcript of Nick’s presentation, this box contains a summary by Jeremy Griffith of the transforming situation humans are in.
Now that the great goal of the whole human journey of conscious thought and enquiry has been achieved and we have found understanding of our conflicted and distressed human condition (see F. Essay 5), all the old retaliatory, defensive and insecure upset behaviours of anger, egocentricity and alienation that we had to employ to cope while we couldn’t defend ourselves with understanding are no longer needed. They are obsoleted, brought to an end. In fact, with this knowledge of the human condition now found, it would be an act of total irresponsibility, indeed madness, to continue down that old, insecure, defensive and destructive competitive, selfish and aggressive road. The truth is, there is nothing in the way now of every human taking up a magnificent, unburdened, human-condition-free, cooperative, selfless and loving transformed life!
Most significantly, this new Transformed Lifeforce State (TLS) and its way of living is fundamentally different to all the previous ways in which we abandoned our upset life and lived instead in accordance with more cooperative and selfless principles. As is described in F. Essay 29, there has been a progression of increasingly dishonest, deluded and dangerous ways of adopting a more cooperative and selfless way of living — from religion to socialism/communism to New Ageism to feminism to environmentalism to politically correct post-modernism. As was explained in that essay, what was increasingly dishonest, deluded and dangerous about all these movements was that they weren’t just promoted as ways of restraining upset, but as actual solutions to the psychologically upset state of our human condition. As the Adam Stork story in F. Essay 5 is finally able to make clear, we humans had to be prepared to suffer becoming upset angry, egocentric and alienated while we searched for knowledge, ultimately for self-knowledge, the redeeming, reconciling and rehabilitating understanding of our ‘good and evil’ conflicted human condition. Therefore, dogmatic insistence on cooperative and selfless behaviour oppressed the freedom we needed to continue the upsetting search for knowledge. And to claim that dogmatic compliance with cooperative and selfless behaviour was the solution to upset behaviour was pseudo idealistic because real idealism depended on continuing the upsetting search for knowledge until we found the rehabilitating understanding of the human condition. Understanding not dogma was the answer; it was our species’ goal and destiny. However, once that relieving understanding of the human condition was found, as it now has been, this situation fundamentally changes. Suddenly it’s no longer pseudo idealistic to insist on cooperative and selfless behaviour, because the upsetting battle to find understanding of ourselves has been won. So while all previous forms of abandoning our upset life were fundamentally irresponsible and pseudo idealistic, abandoning our upset life is now not only legitimate, it is the only way to live. (F. Essay 39 presents a significant discussion by Jeremy on the immense danger of left-wing dogma, and how the legitimate transformation that understanding of the human condition makes possible is the only way to save Western civilisation, indeed save humanity. The differences between the Transformed Way of Living and all other previous ways of abandoning our upset life are also fully described in chapters 9:5 and 9:6 of FREEDOM.)
YES, THE IMMENSE EXCITEMENT AND RELIEF OF BEING EFFECTIVELY FREE OF THE HUMAN CONDITION — the joy and happiness of being liberated from the burden of our insecurities, self-preoccupations and devious strategising; the awesome meaning and power of finally being genuinely aligned with the truth and actually participating in the magic true world; the wonderful empathy and equality of goodness and fellowship that understanding of the human condition now allows us to feel for our fellow humans; the freedom now to effectively focus on repairing the world; and, above all, the radiant aliveness from the optimism that comes with knowing our species’ march through hell has finally ended and that a human-condition-free new world is coming — CAN NOW TRANSFORM EVERY HUMAN AND THUS THE WORLD.
From being a human-condition oppressed and depressed alienated person, you and all other humans can now be TRANSFORMED into redeemed, liberated-from-the-human-condition, exhilarated, ecstatic, enthralled-with-existence, empowered, world-transforming LIFEFORCES. This exhilarated, ecstatic, enthralled-with-existence aspect is the ‘Life’ in ‘Lifeforce’, while the empowered, world-transforming aspect is the ‘force’ in ‘Lifeforce’, so LIFEFORCE covers both the personal benefit and the benefit to the world in one word. Such is the Transformed Lifeforce State or TLS!
F. Essay 17 explains how everyone’s lives can now be immediately transformed, while ‘The 4 key Transformation presentations’ on our website’s Transformation page provide a step-by-step description of the transformation process.
The transcript of Nick Shaw’s transformation
Hi. My name is Nick. I’m 42 years old [at the time of filming]. I came across Jeremy Griffith’s biological explanation of the human condition when my school friend [and fellow WTM founding Member] Rick Biggs introduced it to me when I was 19.
Today I’m here to give my affirmation about this breakthrough understanding that has occurred. I thought I’d structure the talk in two parts. Firstly I want to go over the information a bit and secondly talk a bit about my experience of encountering this information and how it has completely TRANSFORMED my life.
Even though the explanation is presented on the WTM website perfectly, for this first part of my talk I wanted to go over it as it’s the underpinnings of this new product which is the TRANSFORMED LIFEFORCE STATE. There are four themes I wanted to draw out:
— Firstly, that this information actually is true. It actually is the exonerating, compassionate, healing, transforming explanation of the human condition. It’s our species’ story and represents just a mind-bogglingly exciting breakthrough [the best place to familiarise yourself with the explanation of the human condition is F. Essay 5, in which Jeremy introduces the ‘Adam Stork’ analogy].
— Secondly, solving the human condition has been a case of having to get all the truth up in one go. Therefore we have gone from a position of having virtually no truth about our condition, because we have necessarily been living in complete denial of the issue to cope, to suddenly having the whole explanation up. So that’s a shock and it also makes the information extremely confronting to us [see F. Essay 37: ‘Judgment Day’].
— Thirdly, because the information is very confronting, the answer to the question of ‘What do we do about this, how do we cope?’, is to not confront it anymore than is necessary to verify that it’s true and instead just support it. Its unevasive truthfulness and compassion and honesty and strength will do the work of transforming the individual and so the world [see F. Essay 17 on the Transformation this information makes possible].
— And fourthly, I want to talk about Resignation. Resignation is the most important psychological event to occur in human life and yet it has never before been able to be explained [see F. Essay 41].
It’s understanding those four themes that really helped me understand what is going on and helps me/us cope with the arrival of this breakthrough. And then beyond that, not only cope, but take up the absolutely-all-your-dreams-come-true, impossible-to-describe-how-good-it-is attitude and way of living that this information allows for existing generations of humans.
To flesh out the first theme and go through the information a little bit. The information is there in Jeremy’s books and videos and presentations, set out beautifully and perfectly for the world. What it lets you understand and see is that the human story has fundamentally been a journey from ignorance to enlightenment, and all the while having to live with this unbelievably difficult equation of being criticised for doing that — for searching for knowledge to make us enlightened and not ignorant! As Jeremy explains in the Adam Stork story, our story has not just been one of having to defy the ignorance of our instincts, but our instincts were the most magnificent, perfect orientation to love and selflessness [see F. Essay 19]. Not only that, our instincts also represent the Godly ideals [see F. Essay 21]. As Immanuel Kant said, ‘there are two things which fill me with awe: the starry heavens above us, and the moral law within us’ (Critique of Practical Reason, 1788). We all know how amazing God is! So we were on an absolute hiding to nothing. It wasn’t just a case of one-on-one. We were outnumbered three to one! And it has been going on for two million years! It’s just been the most amazing against-all-odds story. [To clarify how ‘we were outnumbered three to one’, Jeremy explains this ‘triple whammy’ in chapter 3:5 of FREEDOM, par. 263: ‘So, when we humans went in search of knowledge we were initially criticised for not obeying our instincts, and then secondly for responding to that initial criticism in a way that offended our cooperatively orientated, moral instinctive conscience, and, then thirdly, by that behaviour defying the very integrative, cooperative theme of existence that our intellect could so plainly see existed in nature. We defied our instincts, we offended our moral conscience, and we insulted the very meaning of existence/God!!! We humans could hardly be more guilt-ridden. And all this guilt, which we can now understand was completely unjustified, made us extremely, excruciatingly upset — absolutely furious, in fact. As necessary as it was, in our case, ‘flying off course’ was an incredibly upsetting act of defiance — which is why we humans have been capable of absolutely extraordinary acts of brutality, barbarism and cruelty. While we have tried to restrain and conceal the anger within us, ‘civilise’ it as we say, it is, in truth, volcanic — but, again, we can now at last understand the origin of all that anger.’]
As Jeremy has said, it will probably be beyond the reach of anyone to ever describe the pain, difficulty, heroism and utter magnificence of what embattled humans, along with their innocent prophets, have endured and achieved [see F. Essay 45 for an explanation of prophets].
The Adam Stork story is our true story. If nurturing was the prime mover in humanity’s primate past [see F. Essay 19], I suppose it could be said that the Adam Stork story has been the prime mover in humanity’s conscious adolescence. The human condition has been the bottom line driver in all of human life for two million years and its influence just saturates everything. All situations, all people for all time. So if you want to understand your story, it’s just a part of the human story, and it’s all okay. It was all for the right reasons. A defiant conscious mind seeking to find knowledge, guided by, underneath it all, our beautiful soul, but also condemned to kingdom come by our soul’s ignorance, it’s orientation to the ideals and by God.
It’s our true story. We are just beyond upset. We are just so volcanically angry, egocentric and alienated BUT we are immense heroes. The incredible thing about the Adam Stork story is that it finally articulates and explains, with irrefutable logic, the incredible paradox of the human situation of how could we be good and worthwhile when we are just so volcanically upset and seemingly bad? It finally explains the feeling in us that we’re not banishment-deserving, evil blights on the planet but immense heroes. That defiance of the ideals and the upset that unavoidably went with that was exactly what was required of the human race. There was no avoiding it. We had to have the courage to do it and endure it. And what is just so extraordinary is that it was all for the right reasons. Ultimately, it was our love of the true world, of our beautiful lost soul and the re-discovery of that in the future (that has now arrived) that drove humans through our adolescence. Because it was only through finding the ultimate knowledge of the human condition — with the price being to become upset — that all the suffering, pain, upset, angst, unhappiness, etc could be brought to an end and humanity return to its fabled Garden of Eden state.
So our story is not just a story of flying off course like Adam Stork. It’s also a story of being triply condemned for doing so! Our upset was just unavoidable and it was going to be extreme and intense and it has been and it is. That’s why we are just so incredibly upset, such psychologically messed up creatures. What we had to endure was just so unfair, just so immensely unfair. Our response to it — our upset — and the colossal extent of it is the true measure of our courage. It’s just amazing that the seemingly most simple exercise of searching for knowledge could lead to such an all-out war! And you can see that it was just a lack of knowledge and understanding that led to our immensely embattled state and that once we find the explanation, the criticism stops, the two parts of us can be reconciled and our ego can calm down. So the human journey was part of God’s plan after all! It’s true, we’re good and not bad after all! And we can finally, through all the efforts of, and on behalf of, all the humans who have ever lived, stand triumphant and say ‘I AM UPSET AND I’M GOOD AND I CAN EXPLAIN TO YOU WHY!’
That explanation is as clear and as obvious and as true as, to use another fundamental truth about our world, the truth of gravity. Gravity exists, it explains the movement of bodies in relation to one another. It’s just a fundamental truth about our world. Similarly this biological explanation, that Jeremy Griffith has synthesised, is just as fundamental and basic and true as what gravity is. The battle to validate ourselves is all over!!! As Martin Luther King said, ‘Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!’ (‘I Have A Dream’ speech, 28 Aug. 1963). Can you believe it?!?!?!?!
So the biological explanation of the human condition is freely available on the WTM website for people to check out and evaluate, but I’d like to say that I can’t find the words to describe how true, profound and magnificent it is. The goodness that it brings about by solving the human condition is just so immense and exciting that it’s nearly too much to bear. It’s impossible to describe the magnitude of the breakthrough. The nearest words that I have seen are these that appeared in an Amazon review of Jeremy’s book A Species In Denial: ‘tears stream down my face, so overcome have I been by this book. It is the greatest book on the planet, no wait, in the universe. In fact it is the greatest anything in the universe.’ (see <>). It really is the greatest anything in the universe, for as Jeremy has explained, denial-free thinking has always been the purest form of love the human race has ever known.
Einstein said that truth is that which survives the test of experience. As we are the subject of this information, this biological explanation of the human condition, we are in a position to personally test its validity. Not only through independently verifiable scientific observations and evidence but also through our own experience. Humanity’s journey has been a psychological one, and because we each in our own lives go from being instinct-controlled creatures to conscious-controlled — we go on the same psychological journey the whole human race has been on — we’re very well equipped to know its truth or otherwise as it applies to ourselves and the whole human race.
The second theme in the information that I want to talk about is that because the human condition hasn’t been an issue that we have ever been able to openly discuss (because we have never been able to understand it) it has been, and was always going to be, a case of having to ‘get all the truth up in one go’. So basically there has been this completely off-limits subject — off-limits because it was just too confronting while we couldn’t understand it — that has all of a sudden been reefed from our deepest awarenesses and placed right out in the open. Given our denial, it was always going to be like that. It’s dead-set like being in a dark room where you can’t see anything, and you just have to grope around trying to find your way, to the lights suddenly being turned on in one instant. That being an analogy for the fact that we have lived in such deep, deep fear and denial of the issue of the human condition for eons and then all of a sudden the world is being explained and therefore everything is transparent and out in the open. So you need to stay steady on your feet psychologically and it makes sense that, initially, if you have a history of psychological instability, to keep a distance that is safe.
So, while finding of the understanding of the human condition has been the holy grail of the human journey — and it is truly beyond exciting that it has been found — it does come as a great shock because we are just so completely saturated and full of the human condition and equally in denial of that to cope. We have been so completely owned by it and victim to it, we are just so upset, so embattled, so historically condemned and confronted by the ideals and so in denial of all that, so it comes as a great shock and naturally that shock is going to take some time to adjust to. However, because this is an adjustment from a terrible negative to an incredible positive, the time taken to get over the shock and make the adjustment will get quicker and quicker. This massive paradigm shift has been, and will continue to be for a little while, a pioneering journey, but as we say ‘If not us, then who?’ and ‘If not now, then when?’ and we can gladly and enthusiastically participate in what can appear at first to be a daunting frontier, but really is the most exciting ever of frontiers. And because this is logic driven, you’re on safe ground. You can just get on with your day, your life, as best you can, following the logic that is in front of you at a pace that you can cope with. Another aspect of denial is because this has been such a previously off-limits subject, a lot of your realisations happen sub-consciously and you only later catch up with them consciously.
The third theme in the information I’d like to talk about is that we can’t hope to heal all of, or even virtually any of, our upset in our lifetimes. Even if we could, it would take so much supportive therapy and counselling that we can’t afford the time or resources for because the priority is to make this information available to everyone, especially new generations, so all the suffering can end.
This information is just perfect science, it’s also perfect philosophy and heaps of other things too. It just perfectly describes what has been happening in the human journey, what is happening, and what will happen when humans respond to it rationally, which ultimately, because we are rational creatures, we will. Jeremy Griffith didn’t invent the human condition. He didn’t invent the fact that the generations who were going to be there at the end of the human journey would be completely embattled, upset, resigned and worn out. It’s just the facts, it’s just the truth. And having the truth is the only chance the human race has got. So our upset can’t be fixed or healed. The information is enormously beneficial to help us cope with our personal circumstances, but it’s future generations who will be free of upset. But what we can do — and this is completely sensible and rational — is not overly confront this information, but just investigate it sufficiently to establish it is the truth and then support it and it will do all the work. It’s dissemination will help everybody and helping everybody will fix up the world. What you discover is that being able to legitimately, responsibly, sensibly and lovingly ‘put down the sword’ of battling to validate yourself and take up support of this information is just the most thrilling, exciting thing to be able to do that it is beyond description! What you discover is the revelation that it’s not our upset that is necessarily the problem, this colossal, volcanic upset, it’s our inability to understand it. So while we are still upset, being able to understand where it all came from completely TRANSFORMS our lives.
The fourth theme is a very important aspect of how we coped with the human condition while we couldn’t understand it. This is a phenomenon that Jeremy has called Resignation which is a psychological adjustment that, without understanding of the human condition, we were forced to make [again, see F. Essay 41 for explanation of Resignation]. So to talk about Resignation: the situation to date is that you are born into the world expecting it be ideal but then discover it’s not. As you grow up under the duress of the human condition you also discover that you personally are no longer ideal but highly imperfect — in fact, carrying huge elements of anger, indifference and selfishness. So, at some point, usually in your teenage years, to cope with the reality of the world and your upset reality, you have to give up on the ideals and adjust to reality, a process Jeremy has identified and termed Resignation. In fact, Jeremy explains that resigning requires three elements: blocking out the truth of your upset reality, the truth of who you really are; blocking out the truth of the ideals, that they exist and that they are true; and just forever thereafter focusing on seeking superficial reinforcement for yourself, a win, just anything to get some relief from the implication that your condition means you’re bad.
Because Resignation is so important to understand I’d like to flesh this process out a bit more. We come into the world expecting it to be ideal — expecting it to be unconditionally loving, but the world is not, it’s massively upset because of this heroic battle that humanity is waging. Because children are innocent they have got no awareness of the full horror of what being a resigned adult human is like and because adults can’t be honest about their state (because they can’t understand or explain how they became so), children, in their innocence and generosity, blame themselves for any lack of love they experience. They conclude they aren’t worthy of love, that they are unlovable and bad. This is a terrible thing to seemingly have evidence about yourself and that hurts children immensely. Children, in their innocence, fight back with everything they have to try to prove they are worthwhile. Such hurt and the following emergence of egocentricity upsets our soul which fuels the criticism, which leads to more defiance and more criticism, and so the human condition has been passed to the next generation! [See F. Essay 51 for analysis of our species’ compounding upset.]
So, if we come into the world expecting it to be ideal but it’s not and we similarly are growing increasingly upset — in fact, we have encountered the effects of two million years of the upsetting search for knowledge — there comes a point where we have to resign ourselves to reality — the reality of the world without but, very importantly, also the world within. So, Resignation is basically a super-developed, near-autistic response to the issue of the human condition. Jeremy explains that it’s a mechanism for invulnerability so that you don’t get taken back to the issue of the human condition that you can’t deal with without understanding. I/we all have a part of us that is cringing in terror about the issue of the human condition. It’s saying, ‘Don’t make me look at it, I can’t, I can’t, can’t.’ Understanding the process of Resignation and what it means to be resigned is critically important in understanding how to take up the TRANSFORMED LIFEFORCE STATE because, importantly, even though Resignation is a completely dishonest, destructive and selfish state it was a necessary and heroic part of the human journey. We can understand that it is okay to be resigned.
This brings me to the second part of my talk which is to talk a bit about my own personal experience with encountering this magnificent, all-exciting breakthrough in understanding the human condition — a subject that is all-confronting and historically (in humanity’s life and in my life) completely off-limits. In a lot of ways, experiencing the TRANSFORMATION that this information makes possible really is a matter of letting it. It’s a matter of realising those macros truths I’ve talked about above, realising that they are true and applicable to you and making the adjustment to let those truths in. As Jeremy has said the human condition is an intensely personal subject, but we can now understand that it is also a universal phenomenon that every human suffers from and all our stories are explained and reconcilable to one another.
A critical issue you need to understand to make the adjustment is the fact that we are resigned. Our resigned way of thinking is just completely designed to avoid the issue of the human condition. It is mutually exclusive with the truths that the information can now allow you the benefit of. Initially, it’s the truth in the information, its accountability, its absolute importance to the human race that makes you want to support it. But then you discover personally that you are resigned, that you have a mortal fear of the human condition and that you’ve developed your whole life and thinking framework around denying your reality, denying the ideals and just living for superficial reinforcement. Humans live completely at odds with the honesty that the information gets up and represents and allows you to have the benefit of. So you can get into a ‘Mexican Standoff’ with this information where you can’t go forward, because you’re habituated and committed to your resigned ego-castle, and you can’t go back, because you don’t want to sell out the truth about humans because it’s the only way forward for the human race.
What’s required is having a change of heart, is to take up the TRANSFORMED LIFEFORCE STATE [see F. Essay 18 about the ‘Mexican Standoff’ and how to overcome it]. To explain: it requires the abandonment of your commitment to your resigned self and instead, using the knowledge that is now available, understand that you are good, lovable and worthwhile even though you are upset.
Jeremy sometimes puts the caption ‘Out of here!’ with the above image of the person holding the key of understanding aloft. In other words, we can just leave all of that world of having to egocentrically bat away behind us now. The job is done, reconciling knowledge has been found, and we can just leave all of that behind. The reason we can do that is because this information is the real reason we are good, lovable and worthwhile. Our resigned way of thinking is just completely redundant, obsolete and has done its job. It really and truly is no longer necessary. It just isn’t needed anymore so it doesn’t make sense to keep peddling the old, resigned agenda, defiantly rejecting criticism from the ideals and madly trying to convince ourselves that we’re good because we’re winning etc. Even though it is a massively destructive, dishonest and fraudulent state, it was an absolute necessity before the human condition was solved. I am still resigned and still full of the human condition. It’s just that with this information you can parent and re-assure your arrested-development-stranded-in-adolescence, resigned self. The funny thing is that the bottom line of your resigned self is just trying to say, ‘I’m good’, but in an immensely defensive no-holds-barred, psychologically aggressive, extremely limited way, a way that was only necessary before the explanation of the human condition was found.
People say to me that I really emphasise the logic of the TRANSFORMED LIFEFORCE STATE and I do. It is all logical but also, my experience of the human condition is quite intense and so it’s important to me that I am well versed in that logic and that I keep the arguments in my mind. The logic explains that we all get some version of the human condition from the imperfection of life and that we have to endure this whilst doing our best to participate as we live out the deeper truth that humans are good.
The above right picture depicts what happens when children encounter too much embattled, have-to-prove-yourself, egocentric oppression from the previous generation. This type of thing is rife now but the amazing thing is you can explain and defend all the aspects of this terrifying picture using the Adam Stork story. That embattled parent was once a child. Everyone is defended now and it’s understandable how it all happened. If you are faced with that type of situation, you will — as the picture shows — either become psychologically crippled from it or turn into what we call a ‘power addict’, which is what happened to me [chapter 8:16D of FREEDOM describes the effect this ‘power addicted’ personality has on children]. It’s nobody’s fault. It’s just an extreme version of the human condition where you are just completely owned by the need to get a win and therefore extra sensitive to and intolerant of any criticism.
Anyway, one of the realisations that I had along the way when I was in the ‘Mexican Standoff’ was that I do have this ability to be sensible, if I want to be, about the issue of the human condition and that I don’t have to be beholden to my resigned self. Resigned thinking will take you away from being sensible about the issue of the human condition like a magnet being repelled. We can now explain why we are good in first principled, irrefutable logic so there is no need to keep going on with it. So, if I wanted to be sensible, I could run with that! But in our resigned, confused state, we can’t even admit to ourselves what we are doing because it would just undermine our whole strategy. But once you use the information to understand that you are resigned — that it is okay to be resigned, that it’s no longer necessary to go on with it — you can let the whole thing go and let the information take the burden of the issue of the human condition and deal with it for you. All of a sudden this massive preoccupation, that you hardly realised you had, is lifted!!
You go from being deeply ashamed of who you are to, at worst, not being ashamed of who you are anymore or, at best, actually connecting with the truth that you are deeply lovable and profoundly heroic. You/your condition is completely explained and accounted for as part of humanity’s immensely paradoxical, brave journey from ignorance to enlightenment. And it’s all true. It is. And that’s virtually all you need to know/understand — that you are upset but you are good.
The thing I just love about it is that you actually can’t argue with the logic. There is just no other conclusion — Adam Stork/humanity has been heroic, and good, and right, even though we are so massively upset. You can try and argue that Adam Stork was wrong for flying off course, or wrong for getting upset, but you’ll actually lose that argument. We do need to put down the sword and move on from the battle and its destructive effects and we can and should now because it is all completely defended.
All of a sudden everything makes sense. Including that it’s true that as a species we once lived in the Garden of Eden and personally, we once had some access to that before we resigned, and that this information really is the end of that journey, and that it really is all over, and that humanity really is coming home. All you really have to do is be sensible and rational and abandon the now old, obsoleted technology of the resigned way of thinking and just do anything to help this project and it will save the world. You realise that no one is free until we are all free and you just want everybody to catch onto this information. The goodness that this has brought about and will bring about is just ridiculous! It’s just everything everyone ever wished for. You can near explode when you let yourself feel it!
So every problem you look at, whether it’s yourself, some other egomaniac, any article in any newspaper, just any problem you look at — and there are just endless numbers of them — can all be solved by supporting this information that defends humans. It allows us to put down the sword, understand that the great battle is over and that we are now free to bring about the virtually-never-let-ourselves-dream-of new world. We’re finally all going to be united with the one goal of fixing up the world and freeing the planet from the human condition. The battle to champion the ego is won now, everyone can come in from the cold and be together in the Sunshine Army on the Sunshine Highway to the World in Sunshine!
Another aspect of it that I just love thinking about is that the colossal pain, angst and frustration of being misunderstood as bad when we know we’re good, can end with us. The upset and all the pain will start to rapidly subside now.
Looking at Jeremy’s ‘Development of Integration’ chart (that appears in a number of his books — see, for example, chapter 8:11C, par. 842 of FREEDOM) we can see the human race is at the bottom of the exhaustion curve and is facing the prospect of terminal levels of alienation and social disintegration [see F. Essay 51: ‘Endgame for the human race’], BUT that disintegration stops with us. If ever I’m having a bout of being bluffed by the resigned world within me or all around us at present, I always remind myself of this. The things that my resigned self thinks are so important — in its completely imprisoned, cave-dwelling, only-paltry-sticks-to-play-with, denial-ridden, fraudulent-but-immensely-heroic-and-previously-necessary state — are now obsolete and redundant. It’s all just a false construct that we developed to cope with the horror of the human condition. It’s just not real. We can just move on from it. It can all stop with us. It won’t exist in the future. People won’t have to suffer it, they won’t have to endure it. As Jeremy has talked about, in the future there might be a museum where you can go and put headphones on to experience what the world was like before the human condition was solved and dead set people will put them on for a second and then throw them off their heads it’s so horrible! Jeremy said in his first book Free: The End of the Human Condition, published in 1988, with the human condition solved we have nothing to prove anymore, only something to achieve and that’s where the human journey is up to. Going over that bridge, over the Chasm of Depression, over the issue of the human condition, is going to take humanity back to where it came from — a world full of selflessness and happiness but this time with the answers we had to originally leave that world to find. (The ‘Development of Integration’ chart shows that with understanding we enter the ‘Transformation Stage’ and return to living integratively/selflessly.)
So, in coming to the end of this talk, I just can’t emphasise enough how full of the human condition we are; I just can’t emphasise enough how much this information takes care of that and loves it and I just can’t emphasise enough how exciting it is to be able to support this information that ends the human condition and so will solve every problem that the world has. So, as Jeremy says, it’s not that hard to take up the TRANSFORMED LIFEFORCE STATE, it’s just a matter of seeing the situation and opportunity for what it is.
Nick’s affirmation is followed by him talking about the excitement
and power of the TRANSFORMED LIFEFORCE STATE in a group discussion.
There are five extracts that flow on from each other.
Part of the excitement of this pioneering stage is knowing about the absolutely incredible excitement and happiness that the Transformed way of living is going to bring to the world. People looking on can think ‘oh, that’s going to be a slow, arduous job. You’re going to be fighting to have every person get their head around this and move from whatever their egomania is to just forgetting that and supporting this’. Once you experience the TRANSFORMED LIFEFORCE STATE you know with certainty it isn’t going to be like that at all. Jeremy has written about a prophet in the Bible called Joel who saw clearly how it will work and it makes a lot of sense. Joel basically looked forward to the time when the human condition was resolved and talked about how unbelievably exciting it will be. I forget all the words he used, but they described how people will be so together and inspired they will tackle any problem before them, coming over the roof tops, everyone just shoulder to shoulder. [‘Like dawn spreading across the mountains a large and mighty army comes, such as never was of old nor ever will be in ages to come…Before them the land is like the garden of Eden, behind them, a desert waste–nothing escapes them. They have the appearance of horses; they gallop along like cavalry…They charge like warriors; they scale walls like soldiers. They all march in line, not swerving from their course. They do not jostle each other’ (Joel 2)] That was Joel’s vision. Jeremy has a similar vision that he describes in all of his books. He says ‘from one end of the horizon to the other, an army in its millions will appear to do battle with human suffering and its weapon will be understanding.’ [See a description of Jeremy’s vision in F. Essay 49.] It makes sense that that will happen because we are just so battle-weary and dead we can hardly feel anything anymore and we just live in hope and faith that the answers will one day come. So, imagine the relief when the answers arrive. The excitement just in the WTM is enormous because once you get the TRANSFORMED LIFEFORCE STATE you can see how it works for you and you can see how it works in the world. You know that the human condition is finished, you know that every problem that there is is going to be fixed. You know that the future won’t suffer, and you know that there’s no impediments to that happening. All that needs to happen is that this information is supported and that it does the work. Jeremy calls it ‘the Joel Effect’ and with this momentum it’s going to take off and we’re just going to have to pinch ourselves. It’s just going to be just so unbelievably exciting, just everything you’ve ever, ever wanted, and everything every human ever wanted, and it’s actually here! There just aren’t words to describe it. You just can’t describe it!
In terms of the positives of togetherness etc that humans haven’t been able to have, I was going to read the words of this song at the end of my Affirmation but I just couldn’t because I knew I would get too emotional but I will quickly read them now. At Christmas time, my nephew was playing the piano and his Mum was sitting next to him just crying because it was so special. Anyway, I looked the song up and it’s this song called World in Union. They actually use it as the theme song for the Rugby Union World Cup but I think it was originally an African hymn. (If you want confirmation of what the human story is actually about — that we did once live innocently, and we did become corrupted, and we lost that, and we searched for understanding so we could return to that state — then just look at the lyrics of any song that you love and that inspires you.) The words are: ‘There’s a dream I feel, so rare, so real. All the world in union, the world as one, gathering together, one mind, one heart, every creed, every colour, once joined, never apart!’ That’s what’s coming. It’s here actually. It’s actually here! Thank goodness there’s actually something practical that we need to do, because if you just sit with that and try and just cope with the goodness that this information brings about it is too much. At the end of the day, it’s like what Albert Camus said about the enormous task of solving the human condition when he said, ‘Naturally, it is a superhuman task. But tasks are called superhuman when men take a long time to complete them, that is all’. [You can read more of Camus’s quote in F. Essay 48.] That’s the goal of this job and it has taken a fair while, and it might take a little bit longer. But thank God there is something to do, so you can actually apply yourself, rather than just evaporate into a pool of excitement, kind of thing! I reckon it’s dead set going to be, as [WTM Member] Prue Westbrook talked about [see F. Essay 57], people are going to just get too excited and have to have some way of coping with it.
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As [WTM Member] Tony Gowing said, you can’t see how bad the human condition is until you’re free of it [see F. Essay 62]. You’ve dead set got to convince yourself that it’s great because we just haven’t been able to have the positives of a normal, sound life because we have been banished into ‘Plato’s cave’. It’s as Jeremy said, you couldn’t design a worse torture, and that’s what we’ve lived with, and that is finished! Plato has the analogy about humans living in a cave, a cave deep underground, chained up with their backs to the light, looking at pictures/reflections/shadows of stuff on a wall [see F. Essay 15 for an explanation of ‘Plato’s cave’]. That’s such a good metaphor for where humans psychologically live when we haven’t been able to understand the human condition. We resign and that’s the world we lived in and we couldn’t see how bad it was. It’s impossible to describe how terrible it is. But because we had no option but to do that — to just defend ourselves, to become angry, egocentric and alienated as the only responses available to us — we made as many positives out of it as we could. For blokes, it’s the adventure. For girls, it’s being pretty. Basically, it’s literally as if the lights have been turned off and the keys chucked away and we found a rat in the corner and said, ‘I’ll make my life out of grooming rats. That’s just fantastic! It’s great!’ So, the absolutely best thing in the old world, like going to a rock concert or your footy team winning the competition or whatever, is in truth just an absolutely, incredibly poor substitute for being able to understand yourself. We just did it as a holding pattern. We just did it because that was what we had to do while we accumulated knowledge to get us to this day, and get us the hell out of there!
This drawing of Humanity’s Journey to Enlightenment shows that it’s a shift from a situation that is so negative to so positive. It just seems amazing that it would require any adjustment at all to get used to it, but nevertheless, we do need to adjust because we did live in that cave. We didn’t have any understanding. So, it’s just like humans, before we didn’t understand thunder and lightning, they sacrificed their children. That’s how terrified they were of that issue, of thunder and lightning. It’s going to take a lot of reassurance for them to accept, ‘Look, when thunder and lightning happens you don’t have to kill your kids. It’s just a natural phenomenon caused by an electric discharge in the atmosphere during a storm’, and they’ll say, ‘Are you sure? Are you sure? It looks really angry! I feel like killing one of my kids because I feel like I’m in trouble!’ But, ‘No, no, no, you don’t have to, you know!” So, the analogy is, it’s a situation we’re absolutely terrified of. That’s why it’s a bit of an adjustment for the human race, on the macro, which will take whatever it takes. And for each of us personally it takes a bit of time because we live in mortal fear of the issue of the human condition and we have resigned to cope. So even though we have a sensible self that can hear this information, that can understand the logic in it and that desperately wants it to succeed, we are just sort of waylaid by this commitment to the old, resigned way of living. We have had to be really committed to it and it just takes a while to have the fabulous realisation that it’s all over! But you don’t have to live there anymore. It’s just extraordinary that it’s all over. It’s nothing like anything that’s ever been before! This is the culmination of two million years of conscious effort. That’s what it is. It’s just amazing!
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What is amazing I reckon is how the journey shown in the Humanity’s Journey to Enlightenment drawing (above) went on for just donkey’s years (two million years in fact). You can’t get your head around how long it went for. It just got worse and worse and worse and worse and worse! That is us! We are humans who have been suffering from the human condition for two million years. We are just completely wrecked [again, see F. Essay 51 for a description of the ‘Endgame’ state that the human race has now reached]. You’d think, ‘Aww, well surely it’s going to take at least another two million years to fix, so those people will be useless, you may as well just put them straight into the museum!’ But what’s amazing is we can be totally effective. We don’t personally become sound again, we’re highly compromised and all that stuff, just messed up people — but it’s supporting this information which is perfect, it’s sound. There’s nothing to add to it. All humanity needs is this information. All you need to do is to help it. Whether that means you mow the lawn or just whatever it is, it’s helping that. So the effect of what you’re doing is sound even though you’re a wreck. Sure, you’re not as dysfunctional as you used to be because you’ve got an awareness of what has been going on. It’s just the most extraordinary deal. It’s a ‘get out of jail free’ card! The deal is: ‘You are one corrupt human. Welcome aboard! What do you want to do to help?’ It’s just amazing!
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I was just going to say, I was thinking about what Tony Gowing and Prue Westbrook were just talking about. In Prue’s Affirmation [see F. Essay 57] she said that there’ll come a point when we’re just not even talking about the human condition any more. Where this project is currently up to, one of the priorities is developing the TRANSFORMED LIFEFORCE STATE, how to do it etc, but once that’s up and running, then what will be happening is people will be discussing, ‘How do we fix the world? What do we do next? We’ve got ten million people who want to come and help clean up the rubble, where do we start?’, etc. We are sitting here talking about a way of living because it needs to be developed but there will come a point when it is developed, and it will have a life of its own and there will be a department for it or whatever, but there’ll also be this huge thing going on where the world’s just being fixed up. Everyone will be TRANSFORMED, like, ‘Yeah, yeah, I know how to do that, just give me something to do! Just whatever it is, I’ll take care of it.’
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[After Nick’s presentation, the following discussion took place]
Tony Gowing: Essentially [for the world to be saved] all that’s got to happen is people have just got to sit children down and tell them the Adam Stork story. That’s it. And be honest enough to say, ‘Adam is me and this is all the terrible shit that I’m going to inflict on you. But really, don’t look at me, just look at this story.’
Nick: And the children will respond saying, ‘Thanks! That all makes sense to me. I love you for it. Good on you for doing it. It wasn’t your fault, no!’ There’s no problems any way you look at it! The children might add though, ‘But yeah, if you wouldn’t mind just letting me hang out with my childhood buddies!!!’ [LAUGHTER].
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Watch Jeremy Griffith present the breakthrough redeeming explanation of the human condition in F. Essay 5, or read . You can also read much more on the transformation made possible by the explanation of the human condition in , or .
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These essays were composed during 2017 by Jeremy Griffith, Damon Isherwood,
Fiona Cullen-Ward & Brony FitzGerald at the Sydney WTM Centre.