Freedom: Expanded Book 2—Affirmations of the Transformed Lifeforce State
Section 3:13 Genevieve Salter (recorded December 2009)
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My name is Genevieve Salter, I’m 34 years old and I’ve been involved in what was the Foundation for Humanity’s Adulthood (FHA) and is now the WORLD TRANSFORMATION MOVEMENT (WTM) since I was 17 so that’s a long time, 17 years. I suppose when I first came across these ideas the thing that was just so exciting and thrilling for me was understanding the human condition and for a 17-year-old girl that was so exciting, it was just like being drunk on knowledge all the time and always coming across new concepts and new explanations for things. It was just a really, really, really thrilling time and I suppose the reason I’m saying that is because I’m about to talk about this terrifying issue of self, or terrifying for me anyway, but that initial understanding of the human condition was just so exciting and I had a ball discovering all these explanations for the world around me.
My parents were quite religious at that time so the idea that I could understand religion and understand God was just incredible, just so exciting. That’s what I refer to as ‘the human condition without’—you’re looking at the world and it’s making sense and you know that you’re in a world full of people that don’t understand the human condition and you have understanding of that and that’s just so exciting. You look at people around you and you can make sense of that and you can make sense of what’s happening in the world and why there is all the greed and selfishness and devastation. So being able to make sense of the human condition without was incredibly relieving. But gradually, as your understanding of the human condition deepens and your brain is continuing to process the logic, the information also makes you look at the human condition within yourself and looking at the human condition within yourself is something that I didn’t really want to have to do. It was really only a friend of mine at the time that encouraged me to sort of hang in there and just settle down and look at this, look at what you’re involved in which I did.
The fundamental thing for me is that I knew that Jeremy Griffith had solved the human condition, that these ideas made sense of everything that I can see around me and so I know from that he is coming off a selfless base, from a base of trying to help humanity and therefore me and from there I could absorb the realities of who I am. As I said, I was 17 or 18 years old and I’m a woman so I have my version of the human condition. My resigned strategy to life that I took up was fundamentally, I guess, about reinforcement for my object self. Jeremy explains in Part 7:1 of Freedom: Expanded Book 1 why women rely on men’s attention and reinforcement for their sense of meaning and that reinforcement was a very important and preoccupying thing for me and it ruled my whole world. I know I had a lot of pain in my childhood and that’s not to say that my parents didn’t love me as much as they could given the realities of the human condition, that’s just a reality of growing up with the human condition but knowing that you’re just a part of this two million year journey and you have your version of the human condition just like everybody else does, and you’re defended in that, means you no longer have to live through those forms of superficial reinforcement in order to prove your self worth because this information does that for you. It explains that humans are good and that means me too and that was an incredibly relieving realisation and it lead to an incredible TRANSFORMATION. I remember feeling that sense of freedom and no longer having to just live for reinforcement, to prove my self worth and the feeling of relief, of no longer having to live like that anymore and then almost instantaneously at the same time being drenched in this feeling of excitement about the potential of this information for the future and what it can do for the world. If I can be free of that need and preoccupation to prove myself, then what does that mean for the rest of humanity? And if you’re not preoccupied with yourself you’ve got so much energy and room inside yourself and love to help dedicate to the planet and to humanity and to getting other people to understand these ideas and that just instantly becomes your focus.
I want people to understand and know about these ideas, I want to be able to help support these ideas so that they get to the rest of the world and that means a future free of the human condition and that is just such an exciting concept. So living for that future is really all I do, that’s what my life’s about and it’s all I care about and it’s just so exciting and fulfilling and meaningful. So coming from a completely lost, hurt, alienated, attention-seeking little girl, to someone that’s so excited about the future and has a meaningful life and feels like they can contribute to something real and that knows herself I suppose is so exciting. But the main thing for me is that future potential, that freedom that humans have got to look forward to now.