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This is Freedom Essay 72
Pete Storey’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 Pete Storey’s account of his transformation:
This video of Pete’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 Pete’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 Pete Storey’s transformation
I was born in Brisbane and was introduced to the understandings of the human condition by my girlfriend Annabel in my early 20s when she explained the Adam Stork picture to me once after we had seen a movie [in F. Essay 5 the human condition is explained using the Adam Stork analogy]. I had been to art school and I had gone down a lot of roads in myself looking for understanding of what I considered the crisis of my childhood to be, which was meaninglessness. The world was a bleak place in terms of love. I looked out at the world thinking, ‘Where do I fit in?’, ‘Who am I?’, ‘What is all this selfishness and aggression about?’ Ultimately I was asking why is the world so non-ideal. You look around and you can’t seem to make sense of anything and there are apparently no answers to these questions. Then, as you grow up, you see that lack of ideality in yourself and that’s something that you just cannot face down or answer and without an explanation you are left with some terrifying conclusions that you are bad and unlovable. So, as Jeremy explained very well in chapter 2:2 of FREEDOM: The End Of The Human Condition [for an introduction to Resignation, we recommend you read F. Essay 41], you just cut out at that point and you cease asking those questions of ‘why?’ and you resign. You take up completely some artificial way of life in order to feel good about yourself and to prove your self worth. Once I heard the Adam Stork story, the penny dropped for me. I just knew in my bones it was true and I remember saying to Annabel, ‘Yeah that’s it!’
I’ve been a Founding Member of the WORLD TRANSFORMATION MOVEMENT (WTM) since then and I’ve been quietly digesting this information. That digestion leads you to a point where you do know that the information is true but you have committed to a life of proving your self worth and taken up a strategy to try and achieve that and have become massively addicted to that way of life, which leaves you in a Mexican Standoff with this information, where you are effectively saying, ‘Yeah Jeremy, that’s a great idea, but in lieu of not having those answers when I was young I’ve got something going here that I’m addicted to now. I’ve developed a strategy which gives me a lot of wins and sustenance and I’m doing pretty well. So how do I maintain this strategy and support something that explains and ultimately obsoletes that way of living?’ [F. Essay 18 contains an important presentation by Jeremy Griffith on how to resolve the ‘Mexican Standoff’.]
But the whole point of when the dignifying understanding arrives for real is that you can have a very serious chat with yourself and say, ‘Look, is this the truth about my situation or not?’ It’s testable in your own life and I’ve done it and I’ve tested it and all that meaninglessness can now be explained.
I look around at the suburb I grew up in and it is not unlike the picture Jeremy presented of suburban California in Part 2:5 of Freedom: Expanded Book 1 and it was bleak [see below]. I remember, as I said earlier, just thinking ‘Where is something meaningful?’, ‘I’m looking for something that isn’t here’ and people are going about life in a way that is alien to me and there were these pieces to the puzzle of life that just didn’t connect.
This information has logically answered all those questions for me and that’s what I love about it and it resonates in me in a purely logical way and I don’t have to defer to anything or anyone, it’s not a stretch of your imagination or anything like that and for a boy who grew up seeing the world as a complete mystery, now I see it through this information, everything has been explained and therefore resolved, so whatever happened to me in my life is all explicable in terms of this information.
Now the beautiful gift about it is, as Jeremy says, you don’t have to go and look at the catalogue of your pain and say, ‘I’ve got to work out that, that, that, that and that’. When the big answer comes, when the answer to ‘What is the meaning of life?’ is here, you can say, ‘Yes that’s it, game over, we are defended’. The amazing thing that happens after you realise that you no longer have to be preoccupied with proving your self worth because we are defended, is that a new realm of possibility opens up that you could never imagine before. You start thinking ‘Okay, if there isn’t any mystery to life, if everything has been explained and if a child can have that explanation growing up when they begin to ask all those real questions, they won’t have to resign and will grow up in a world where there isn’t any anger, competitiveness and selfishness’.
I have wondered how the concept of ‘self worth’ will be viewed in the future and where it will fit in? Because if you ask a child in the future, once this explanation is universal, ‘What is the meaning of the word “worth”?’, they’ll say, ‘Um, it’s not money, it’s not material things…what, self worth? Was that ever in question?’ and you’ll say ‘Well, it was at one point!’
That’s what I live for, the potential of what this can do and it’s once you can have that chat with yourself and fully understand that this is the answer to all your problems, then a world of unlimited possibility opens up to you. As a conduit generation, we can live through the vision of what is possible now and that is what is happening here in real time in real life; it’s living for an amazing future. I’m doing all I can for this information to reach the world in honour of ‘little’ Pete who didn’t get told what the world was about and couldn’t be told because the human condition hadn’t been explained, but now that the human condition has been solved, anything can happen and it’s going to be so good!
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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.