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This is Transformation Affirmation 7
Tony Gowing’s Transformation
Freedom Essays 57 & 58 featured biologist Jeremy Griffith rounding out the Freedom Essay series by re-emphasising how understanding the human condition finally allows the whole human race to be transformed from a horrible human condition-stricken existence to a fabulous life free of all the agony of that state.
What Tony Gowing will be describing today, and others will be describing throughout this Transformation Affirmation series, is their particular experience of the exhilaration and wonder of being transformed to a state free of the human condition.
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Before including the transcript of Tony’s presentation, this box contains a summary by Jeremy 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 Video/F. Essay 3), 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 35, 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. And as has been explained in great depth throughout F. Essays 14, 34, 35 & 36, 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 Video/F. Essay 3 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. (As mentioned, F. Essays 14, 34, 35 & 36 explain the immense danger of left-wing dogma, with F. Essays 14 & 36 in particular explaining 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!
The transcript of Tony Gowing’s transformation
My name is Tony Gowing and I wanted to tell you about my experience with this explanation of the human condition that Jeremy Griffith has put forward and how it has transformed my life into the most wonderful, meaningful, FREE, enthralled state imaginable.
Where before I was wandering around in a superficial, selfish, confused, ignorant, insecure, egocentric madness, today I’m walking around in an effectively free, effectively secure, meaningful, transforming-of-the-world-happiness, a liberated-from-the-human-condition, Transformed Lifeforce working on the most important project in the world, the WORLD TRANSFORMATION MOVEMENT (WTM).
The following Abyss of Depression and the Sunshine Highway to Freedom drawing [see next image] by Jeremy [that is discussed in chapter 9:10 of FREEDOM] to me encapsulates everything that is in front of all of us humans, now that the human condition is solved and can finally be fully acknowledged and fully explained [see Video/F. Essay 3].
The thing about Jeremy’s explanation of the human condition is that it is science; it is information and information that gets to the bottom of all human affairs. It opens up a completely new paradigm, so everything needs to be re-explained based on this new ability to be honest about ourselves and about the way we live. So it does take a while to get your head around it and to understand this whole new paradigm based on this new honesty. I spent about 10 years knowing this information was true and yet still trying to ignore it. [Note, this long period of procrastination occurred before the Transformed State was fully developed for coping with the exposure that understanding of the human condition brings—see F. Essay 15: How everyone’s lives can now be immediately transformed, and F. Essay 33 in which Jeremy discusses this procrastination, or what has been termed the ‘Mexican Standoff’ with this information.]
Jeremy has talked a lot about us living in the cave-like, dead existence side of the Abyss drawing and living in denial and living in that upset state [see Video/F. Essay 11]. There is a lot involved with coming out of that state, becoming free of denial and being free of that dead state, and that’s what we can now do with this information. The transformation process that I’ve undertaken, that has transformed my life, has basically come down to two main discoveries or realisations that I’ve had, that bring me out of the cave-like dead existence side of the Abyss drawing and across the Sunshine Highway to the FREEDOM, World-In-Sunshine side of the Abyss drawing.
Together, these two discoveries liberated and transformed my life to a most incredible freedom and excitement-filled world where I live now. I’m part of the WTM that is going to change the world from the superficial, dead, dark, alienated, depressing, selfish, destructive, uncaring place that it is now, to a world full of humans liberated from the human condition, transformed into empowered, arms-raised-in-glorious-freedom, sun-drenched-with-liberating-protecting-knowledge, transfigured Lifeforces. And it’s these two realisations that I made that I wanted to tell you about.
The first realisation comes in two parts. The first part of the first realisation was that what Jeremy is talking about is actually true and it does get to the bottom of everything. I’ve understood it, I’ve applied it to my life, I’ve applied it to the world around me and I know that it makes sense of absolutely anything and everything. It’s just unbelievably exciting to be able to start understanding what the hell is going on in the world. It just makes sense of everything. As I said, it opens up a whole new paradigm, a whole new world that you didn’t know existed. You are coming out of this cave and finally seeing what is around you, what is actually going on in the world outside this dark place that you have always lived in.
Once you start to understand everything there are a lot of very exciting realisations that start to take place.
Where before I thought that the world was simply the way it was and unchangeable, that you just had to battle on and live through all the horrors and terrors and hardships and unfairness that the world is, I now know that there are answers to every single question that I have ever wanted to know about the world and answers to all the problems on the planet.
Peace on Earth is now really a true prospect, it can happen, it’s not just some idealistic, left wing, hippy, feel-good sentiment. [See F. Essays 14, 34, 35 & 36 for the full exposé of left-wing, pseudo idealism.]
We can finally acknowledge Integrative Meaning, the true meaning of life, which is the driving force behind everything on this planet. [See F. Essay 23.]
All the bullshit, our egocentric, our selfish, our superficial, fake, feel-good crap that we all go on with and we all hate in ourselves and we hate in everybody else can now end. We can finally live real lives; we can live lives based on real meaning for the first time ever.
There is this world that you can finally see and be part of, it’s a sun-drenched world, a real world, a true world, our soul’s world that is loving and sensitive and cooperative and peaceful and uplifting and secure and we have not been able to acknowledge this or see this for the last two million years—in fact, we had to deny it and attack it—but with this understanding of ourselves we can see this world and can be part of it. It is right here, it’s all around us and it is what we have all dreamed of as children and it’s what the children are dreaming of right now and it is what we plead for in the middle of the night when our terrors are stabbing at us.
The bottom line for me is that I know through personal experience and applying it to the world and myself, that this understanding does in fact solve the human condition, which, like Jeremy said, is the most terrible affliction imaginable and has been the suicidally depressing, underlying issue in all human affairs for the last two million years. It is this liberating understanding that allows the reconciliation of our loving, happy, sensitive, soulful, selfless, cooperative side of ourselves, with our dark, mean, angry, confused and depressed side of ourselves, for the first time since consciousness developed and allows this world transformation to take place and allows this transformation to take place in myself.
This is honestly the biggest and most exciting thing that has happened on the face of this planet in the last 4.5 billion years.
The second part of the first realisation is finally being able to understand what is going on in myself. Through understanding the basic Adam Stork story, that Jeremy has explained [again, see Video/F. Essay 3], we can finally understand all our upset behaviour that has resulted from living under the duress of the human condition and the reasons for it and I can finally rest fully assured that it is all explained and defended.
I can see all the upset and the preoccupation that I have in myself and the selfish madness that I have taken up to deal with the human condition. I can just start to see a glimpse of the pain that is underlying all of my behaviour, that is causing all that madness and selfishness. I can see it all fits together—the human condition, my pain, my behaviour and all the reasons for it. It makes so much sense, it’s so relieving to know what the hell has been going on.
But the more you look into it, the more you can see. I can see the selfishness in the world and I can see the selfishness and madness in myself. We are so mad, we are completely 100 percent selfish and dedicated to proving our worth—we have had to be to survive. But nonetheless, seeing that meanness that we are capable of is just so immense and it’s horrendous. I just look at myself before I came across this: I was dedicated to making myself feel better, in order to beat off any of that underlying terror inside myself from my childhood. I have been dedicated to winning, to building a whole long list of self accolades and proving I am a worthy human being. I didn’t care about anyone else really, I just cared about how life developed for me and proving myself and staving off any suggestion that I was bad.
Our selfish, human-condition-afflicted strategies are so deep and so entrenched that we just can’t see them until they are pointed out to us and even then we can’t bare to look. I have strategised the way I walk, the way I talk, the way I dress, the way I roll my sleeves up, where I live, the job I have, everything. It’s all rolled into an intricate ‘show the world how good I am’ package, proving I’m good and not bad. That’s how all humans have been living under the duress of the human condition and that’s how you are living right now until you have become a Transformed Lifeforce.
The more I look at myself with this information at hand, the more I see the extent of my falseness. But seriously, that is not what this explanation is about. That selfishness is the truth about where we have been living unable to explain ourselves and face the human condition, but now that we can explain and defend ourselves everything changes, we don’t have to live like that anymore—this transformation movement is all about freedom. Freedom from the human condition and the inability to explain and defend our upset—it is freedom that is available to us now and that is the way that we can now live.
This leads me to my second realisation and this is the major freedom. Because if this does solve all the problems on the planet, if this does stop all the suffering, if this can end all the terrible atrocities that are occurring on this planet then I realised that all I had to do is support it, it’s that simple. All I need to do is join the WTM on the Sunshine Highway to The World In Sunshine. I can just pack up all my baggage, all the mess of my human-condition-afflicted, self-preoccupied state and leave all that mess and dysfunction—it has been taken care of by this explanation of ourselves, my worth is no longer in question. I just support this massively exciting movement that will change the world to the most exciting, wonderful world that I could ever dream of. I don’t have to go into any of my pain or dysfunction, I don’t have to think about it, recriminate about it or try to work it out. I have studied this information, I know that it’s true and I know that it sorts all those problems out. All I am interested in is getting this information, this understanding of ourselves, to a fresh generation so they don’t have to grow up in the depression and darkness that I had to and we had to.
Again, I just leave all that strategy of must-win, show-the-world-I-am-a-legend, prove-that-I-am-good-and-not-bad behind—all of that stuff is just a ridiculous waste of time, that kind of behaviour is just a redundant pile of shit now.
And that’s the point, that’s the moment, when you finally see the full redundancy of everything that you are doing. When you see that it is all over, when you see that it is mad, when you see that you don’t have to live like that anymore, when you don’t have to live that tiring state anymore, that you can finally start to see the truth in the world, that you can finally start to see outside that self-preoccupation bubble of madness that you live in. It’s like the scales falling off your eyes, it’s like seeing the world honestly for the first time since your childhood, it’s like waking up from a nightmare, it’s like 100 tonnes being lifted off your shoulders, or like Jeremy said, a near-death experience [see par. 997 of FREEDOM].
Leaving all this baggage behind is not giving up or being weak, it’s just taking the next step in humanity’s journey. It used to be the way we had to live, to be self-preoccupied and egocentric but now this new information has come to light, everything can change.
The relief and excitement and pure joy in the anticipation for the future, that will be fully free of this human condition, is simply incredible. Like I said at the beginning of this talk, one minute I am walking around in a must-prove-myself, dark, denial-ridden, human-condition-afflicted state and the next I am just walking around in the completely-liberated-from-the-human-condition position supporting the most amazing, exciting, awe-inspiring job imaginable.
You think about it: if this information and explanation of the human condition that Jeremy has put forward does stop all the suffering, if it does end all the problems on the planet and does everything we are saying it does, then doing anything other than supporting this WTM is absolutely meaningless, it means absolutely nothing. All that bullshit that we carry on with, swanning around and trying to prove ourselves and getting wins is all just a waste of time now. Nothing else has any importance until all the world’s occupants have this understanding of themselves and their surroundings.
So all you’ve got to do is grab your mates and join the WTM and liberate yourself from the human condition! Let go of all that totally redundant, human-condition-afflicted, tiring, selfish, behaviour and help change the world to the most amazing place you have ever dreamed of!
I know this might sound a bit superficial or obvious after talking about solving the human condition, but being able to solve all the world’s problems can only start once we have all taken up this transformation into liberated Lifeforces.
The environmental movement simply cannot save the environment until we have made this transformation. [Again, see F. Essays 14, 34, 35 & 36 on how left-wing dogma leads to terminal alienation.]
All the starvation in Africa and elsewhere around the world cannot stop until everybody has made this transformation.
The greed and meanness that is shown by the large corporations and that we have all seen in the recent global financial crisis, and that is in all of us, cannot stop until this transformation has occurred.
The psychologists cannot properly help all the distressed, depressed and terrified children in the world without first making this transformation [see F. Essay 55: Endgame for the human race on just how damaged children now are by the state of the world].
We cannot solve the obesity, drug or alcohol epidemics in our world unless we first make this transformation [again, see F. Essay 55].
The power of what is coming as all humans realise that they are free of the human condition and are able to make this transformation and leave all the mess and all the suffering of the human condition behind and live in a world of freedom, is so incredible that it will let nothing stop it in its path. It will blow through every corner of the world like a cool, fresh, relieving breeze.
Our world can finally be free of the human condition through this breakthrough, compassionate, biological understanding of itself and all we have to do to make sure this happens is to consider the material in order to see that it is true and that it does make sense of our condition and our world. Once we are satisfied that it is true, we simply leave all the mess and dysfunction and the horror of our human-condition-afflicted states behind in history, where they belong, and simply live for the future when children will not have to die inside themselves as we have had to do for the last two million years, waiting and fighting for this day to arrive.
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Watch Jeremy Griffith present the breakthrough redeeming explanation of the human condition in Video/F. Essay 3, or read . And for much more on the transformation made possible by the explanation of the human condition, we recommend you read , or .
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These essays were composed in 2017-2018 by Jeremy Griffith, Damon Isherwood,
Fiona Cullen-Ward & Brony FitzGerald at the Sydney WTM Centre.