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This is Freedom Essay 77
Polly Watson’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 Polly Watson’s account of her transformation:
This video of Polly’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 Polly’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 Polly Watson’s transformation
I’m Polly, I’m 30 [at the time of filming] and I have been living in Sydney for about four years, looking closer into the work of Jeremy Griffith and the Foundation for Humanity’s Adulthood (FHA), now known as the WORLD TRANSFORMATION MOVEMENT (WTM). I have put this information to the test every day since knowing about it and it has proved to me over and over again that it is in fact the naked but dignifying truth about humans, and therefore about me, and that it will save our species if we let it. I have explored these ideas and discovered that what is explained does make sense of the crazy world we live in and there are no doubts in my mind that this is the key to the future and therefore I am dedicating my life to supporting it. [See F. Essay 5 for the explanation of the human condition.]
I know that nobody wants to admit or talk about our alienation: ‘Why am I so insecure and fragile?’ ‘Why am I selfish?’ ‘Why am I so competitive?’ ‘Why is everyone getting cancer?’ ‘Why are children not being loved properly by their parents?’ ‘Why are so many people dreadfully unhappy, depressed, suicidal and lonely?’ Up until I found these understandings I couldn’t even begin to think about those questions because the answers were superficial — or not there at all. We are habituated to blocking out and denial, which has enabled us to survive, but that all ends now [F. Essay 15 discusses humanity’s historic denial of the human condition].
Because the human condition is the cause of all the pain on Earth, and the human condition exists in all of us, I am as capable as the next person to perform the most brutal atrocity on the planet if placed in the right circumstances; and I am as responsible as the next person to do what I can to fix that when a solution arrives. And now, thank God, the real solution has arrived. The answer to absolutely everything is here, not only the cure for our human condition, but the prevention of it for the future.
I know there are a lot of weird movements in the world claiming to be ‘the one’ and we all have a right to be sceptical of the huge claims being made about these understandings, but I urge anyone new to this to just consider the possibility that it is true. You have a responsibility to question it and listen to what Jeremy explains about our denial. Consider what it means to go through Resignation [as is explained in F. Essay 41 and chapter 2:2 of FREEDOM: The End Of The Human Condition] and put the effort into putting these ideas to the test.
Before I looked into these understandings I wasn’t walking around looking for answers. I had resigned myself to a life in denial and I had my simple life planned out in order to allow me to get on with that. But I could not abandon this information once I knew about it because I discovered that it was true and I know so strongly in my gut, more than anything else, that this is right. What I discovered when I looked into the explanation that Jeremy Griffith has written about was that for the first time in my life I could look honestly around the world and into myself and with these understandings I could now logically and rationally understand it all. This information is tangible, it’s not dogma or belief — it’s understanding, and that, I couldn’t ignore. I understand the pain, I understand that every fibre of my being is etched with the result of two million years of the human condition in my heritage. I can accept that because I know why it has occurred, I can live in honesty about that predicament in myself and in the world and I can dedicate my time and energy to ensuring the rest of the world gets that opportunity. With the WTM as a vehicle for these understandings the pain and suffering can stop here and that will be a TRANSFORMED world.
If everyone on the planet can be secure in their alienation, be secure in their insecurity, be honest about our state then it will allow the preoccupation to subside enough to look beyond the needs of ourselves to the needs of the planet, and the world will instantly be a different place. That is what being a TRANSFORMED LIFEFORCE allows you to do. I can TRANSFORM my life from an insular, insecure, self-proving, pain-reproducing existence, to a Lifeforce that can look around the world and live with knowledge about it, be secure in my alienation, let go the preoccupation with proving my self worth and put a stop to the pain. The second I realised that the future suddenly looked promising, the relief came flooding out of me and the potential for a bright future for the world became possible. And seeing that difference was what really confirmed for me how this understanding can actually save the world. That is the beauty of the WTM — not only do I get the gift of being able to understand myself and the world around me but I get the opportunity and the great privilege to participate in the solution to it all. And that is available to all humans now. How lucky are we?! I get to look pain and suffering in the eye and know that to contribute to putting an end to all of it, all I have to do is support this by living like it is true and participate in the fight for every human on the planet to have the opportunity to realise that potential. And that is the most wonderful gift any human could have, a beautifully free way to live. To live like that means that today is meaningful, and tomorrow is glorious.
So to finish I would just like to refer to Jeremy’s proposition slide [see next image; these propositions are introduced in Part 2:5 of Freedom Expanded: Book 1] and tell you from my experience what these understandings will achieve:
1st Proposition — This understanding will TRANSFORM the world for its complete betterment [ticks the box].
2nd Proposition — That this understanding will bring complete hope to what can seem hopeless [ticks the box].
3rd Proposition — That this understanding does give rise to a movement that will sweep the world [ticks the box].
4th Proposition — That this understanding will introduce a new paradigm of understanding around which all knowledge can be integrated [ticks the box].
5th Proposition — That this understanding will reconcile all the opposites in the human situation [ticks the box].
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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.