Freedom: Expanded Book 2
The Transformation of
the Human Race
Section 2:1 The TRANSFORMED LIFEFORCE STATE
Presented under the umbrella of the safety of the dignifying, reconciling, redeeming, rehabilitating and TRANSFORMING full explanation of our less-than-ideal, corrupted, human-condition-afflicted lives, Freedom: Expanded Book 1 outlined a litany of terrifying truths to have to face—specifically the terrifyingly exposing and confronting truth of the extent of, and differences in, upset in humans now; of Integrative Meaning; of the fact that the human race once lived in an upset-free, innocent state; of the truth that nurturing has been all-important in the maturation of both the human race and in our lives individually; and of the truth that left-wing ideology was based on human-race-threatening dishonesty.
However, while our upset, corrupted state is now explained and defended and all these truths are no longer condemning, having the extent of our corruption suddenly exposed remains a frightening prospect. Alvin Toffler described the problem of the sudden change that comes with the arrival of the all-exposing truth day or honesty day or ‘judgment day’ when he wrote that ‘Future shock…[is] the shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting them to too much change in too short a time’ (Future Shock, 1970, p.4 of 505).
To return to the original analogy—if, on the first day of the emergence of the battle of the human condition, Adam Stork could have sat down on a limb with his instinctive self and explained why he had to fly off course, then all the upset could have been avoided. Now, two million years later, we have finally found the explanation that Adam Stork needed but there is, as a result of spending those two million years denying any confronting truths in order to cope, an absolute mountain of truth to suddenly have to confront.
So how then is the upset human race going to cope with the arrival of this all-exposing, long-feared ‘day of judgment’ (Bible, Matt. 10:15, 11:22, 24, 12:36; Mark 6:11; 2 Pet. 2:9, 3:7; 1 John 4:17), ‘the Day of Reckoning’ (The Koran, ch.56) when ‘Your nakedness will be exposed’ (Bible, Isaiah, 47:3) and ‘not one secret of yours [will be] concealed’ (The Koran, ch.69)? Yes, as was explained in Part 6:1 of Freedom: Expanded Book 1, the Abyss of Depression in the Abyss drawing (reproduced below) is too terrifying to enter, and yet our freedom from the human condition depends on acknowledging all the truths in that abyss. So how are we to cope with having the blinds drawn on our false world? As Enrico, a reader of my books, put it, ‘Diving into a sea of truth where everything is completely transparent one can’t but ask, “how will anybody cope with this; how in the world can anybody cross such darkness to reach light?!”’ (WTM records, 24 Feb. 2011).
Also, how are we to suddenly let go of our old false ways of living that we are so used to and familiar with? With the finding of the explanation for why we became upset the need to validate ourselves, prove that we are good and not bad, is over. Our goodness has been established at the most fundamental level. This means that all our old superficial ways of finding relief from the insecurity of our condition of gaining power, fame, fortune and glory are now obsolete, but we are so habituated to our old superficial ways of finding relief from the human condition that we find it difficult to stop persisting in those old insecure, selfish, egocentric, ‘I-have-to-prove-I’m-good-and-not-bad’, ‘I’m-a-legend’, ego-castle-building habits. We are told to ‘stop scoring goals, leave the field, have a shower and cool off’, but all we know is the battle that we have been waging ‘on that football field’ of life under the duress of the human condition.
For these two reasons, of having to confront unbearably exposing truths about ourselves and having to let go of an habituated egocentric way of living, people typically find themselves in what I referred to in Part 6:1 of Freedom: Expanded Book 1 as a ‘Mexican Standoff’ with this information—they recognise the information is true and don’t want to deny it, yet they don’t want to accept its confronting and ego-castle-obsoleting implications. They can’t go forward and yet they can’t go back.
So what is the human race to do? We can’t just stay stranded in the ‘cave-like dead existence’ on the narrow strip of land between The Abyss of Depression and The Spiral down into Terminal Alienation. If we remain where we are the human race will, very soon, go down the gurgler, into The Spiral of Terminal Alienation, for it is already at that end play, end game point where it is about to plunge into that pit of perpetual darkness of terminal alienation.
Thankfully there is a solution, and it is both an easy solution to take up and an incredibly relieving and utterly exciting solution to live with. We take up the TRANSFORMED FREE WAY OF LIVING, LIFEFORCE STATE. There are a number of people here at this presentation who know how this TRANSFORMED LIFEFORCE STATE works and in Section 3 they give their own personal description of that way of living and state.
The answer to the problem of how are we to cope with the mountain of defended yet extremely exposing and confronting truth about ourselves is that we don’t try to confront it. Once you have investigated these understandings sufficiently to know that they have explained the human condition you don’t actually need to know any more than that. You don’t need to know all the truth it reveals about human existence, or about how it reveals and explains everything about your own particular upset life. In fact, if you study this information more than your particular level of security of self can cope with you risk becoming overly self-confronted and exposed and depressed. The human race has been coping by maintaining extreme levels of denial of many, many truths so obviously the human race can’t hope to dismantle all these denials overnight. In fact, it will take generations to confront, dismantle and repair all our species’ psychoses and neuroses—with ‘psychoses’ being our ‘soul repressions’ (‘psych’ means soul, our instinctive self) and ‘neuroses’ being our ‘conscious denials’ (‘neuro’ means nerves). As emphasised, it takes time to digest understandings and, by so doing, ameliorate or heal old habituated false and distorted ways of thinking and coping. But this doesn’t mean we can’t support the truth while this digestion and healing is taking place—as long as we don’t overly confront the truth while this absorption process is taking place. According to each person’s level of upset there will be a limit to how much truth each person can cope with, but that doesn’t mean all people can’t immediately live in support of the truth. The main thing to remember is once you know that this information has explained the human condition then you know that all the upset in the world and all the upset in you is now also explained and defended.
In the case of making sense of your own life, it is true that you could use the explanation to retrace and analyse all the hurtful events in your life and replace all the defensive denials that you have had to employ with truthful, compassionate understanding of them—why your mother and father were preoccupied and unable to give you the reinforcement your instincts expected during your infancy and childhood, etc, etc. But to undertake such psychological therapy and dismantle all your psychosis and neurosis would require a great deal of time and supportive counselling, and, apart from extreme cases of psychosis and neurosis, it is not necessary. Instead, you can leave the issue of all your upsets/corruptions behind as being understood, explained and defended now, and, rather than use time and energy being preoccupied with the past, simply take up support of the understandings of the human condition as the focus for your life. You can, as it were, put the issue of all your upsets/corruptions in a suitcase and attach a label to it saying ‘everything in here is now explained and defended’ and simply leave it behind at the entrance to what we call the Sunshine Highway and set out free and unencumbered into the new, human-condition-free world on the Sunshine Highway that takes you safely over the top of the Abyss of Depression. You join the Sunshine Army on the Sunshine Highway to the World In Sunshine.
Once you know this information is true, that the human condition—including your own corrupted condition—has been explained and defended at the fundamental level, you can leave the issue of your own and the world’s corruption behind as effectively dealt with and preoccupy yourself with disseminating this information throughout the rest of the world and to a fresh generation, and preoccupy yourself with supporting all the projects that must be undertaken now to free and rehabilitate the world from the effects of two million years of living under the duress of the human condition.
Now that we have the truth up all that matters is that it is kept alive and that it is disseminated to all people, because it alone can heal the human race and save the world. All everyone must do now is support the truth about the human condition and it will achieve everything everyone has ever dreamed of. If we look after this information it in turn will look after the world. That is the mantra of the new world that understanding of the human condition brings about.
Having grown up in ‘the dark’, without understanding of the human condition, the priority of existing generations is to get these insights to new, fresh generations so that they won’t have to adopt all the artificial ways of coping with the human condition—all the dishonest denials, all the egocentric means of seeking compensation for the injustice of being unfairly condemned, and all the angry retaliations needed against the unjust condemnations—that existing generations have had to employ. We, the existing generations, are now the conduit generations: the generations who will connect the old dead world to the new living world.
If children and pre-resigned adolescents can access these understandings they won’t have to resign themselves to a life of living in denial of the human condition as their only means of coping with it. Not having to grow up with all the dishonesties, denials, delusions, artificialities and superficialities that present generations have had to endure, they will be like a new species of beings. They will have a freedom that is almost unimaginable to those who grew up without understanding of the human condition.
You can know now that all the upset in ourselves and in the world from two million years of humanity’s heroic journey through ignorance is explained and defended. With that knowledge we are now free to leave the issue of all that upset behind as being dealt with and focus all our attention on developing a human-condition-free new world. The relief of being able to leave the issue of our upset state behind as dealt with and the excitement of knowing a human-condition-free new world is coming and that we can all fully participate in bringing that about is so absolutely incredibly relieving and exciting it will TRANSFORM all humans. From being a human-condition oppressed and depressed alienated person all humans can and will now be TRANSFORMED into Redeemed, Liberated from the Human Condition, Exhilarated, Ecstatic, Enthralled-with-Existence, Transfigured, Empowered, World-Transforming Lifeforces. This description can be distilled down to Liberated from the Human Condition, Transformed and Empowered Lifeforces, which can be further distilled down to Transformed Lifeforces. This Exhilarated, Ecstatic, Enthralled-with-Existence aspect is the ‘Life’ in ‘Lifeforce’; and the Empowered, World-Transforming aspect is the ‘force’ in ‘Lifeforce’, so Lifeforce covers the personal benefit and the benefit to the world in one word.
Very importantly, while we each should investigate these understandings of the human condition sufficiently to verify to our own satisfaction that they are the understandings of the human condition, we shouldn’t investigate them to the extent that we start to become overly exposed and confronted by the truths they are revealing. Having lived without any real understanding of the world it is natural to want to keep studying these explanations that finally make sense of the world around us, but, as emphasised, this can lead to becoming overly exposed, confronted and depressed by the extent of your own corrupted state. The more intelligent and/or more educated in the old denial-based paradigm, who pride themselves on their ability to think, will initially be especially tempted to study these understandings beyond what their varying levels of security of self can cope with, but it won’t be long before everyone learns that such an approach is both psychologically dangerous and irresponsible.
When Christ anticipated a time when ‘the meek…inherit the earth’ (Matt. 5:5), and when ‘many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first’ (Matt. 19:30, 20:16; Mark 10:31; Luke 13:30), he was anticipating this time when understanding of the human condition would arrive and instead of the more intelligent and intellectual leading the way, as has been the case in almost every situation, the more innocent and sound, the more soulful and instinctual, will do so. Throughout the two million year battle to find understanding our instinctive self or soul was being repressed because of its unjust condemnation of our intellect but when understanding of the human condition is finally found this process is reversed, soul becomes sought after. Our soul, soundness, has to lead us back home to soundness. It makes sense. As Christ described it, ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone’ (Ps. 118:22; Matt. 21:42; Mark 12:10; Luke 20:17; Acts 4:11; 1 Pet. 2:7). Sir Laurens van der Post referred to this biblical analogy when he too anticipated this new situation, writing, ‘It is part of the great secret which Christ tried to pass on to us when He spoke of the “stone which the builders rejected” becoming the cornerstone of the building to come. The cornerstone of this new building of a war-less, non-racial world, too, I believe, must be…those [more innocent] aspects of life which we have despised and rejected for so long’ (The Dark Eye in Africa, 1955, p.155 of 159).
This situation where you only investigate the truth to the degree you are sound enough to do so presents another difficult truth for the old resigned, denial-based world to accept, but again with honesty it is a proposition that can be reasonably understood and accepted. It is the more secure in self, or the least alienated, who have to develop these understandings of the human condition. If you are not sound enough to study these ideas to any great depth and you try to do so, you will end up in a state of fearful depression, or worse still, mad.
Also, if you do become overly confronted by the information your natural reaction will be to try to attack and deny it in order to protect yourself, in effect try to take humanity back into Plato’s dark cave of denial. You will become defensive and angry and retaliatory toward the information, and the effect of such a response will be to sabotage the efforts of all the humans who have ever lived to bring the human race to this dreamed of moment of its liberation. We in the WTM have endured years and years of this furiously angry defensive reaction towards this information, attacks that were ultimately fruitless because this information is true and won’t be intimidated or oppressed. It is too precious to allow that.
The effects of overly studying this information, studying it more than your degree of security of self can cope with, can be both dangerous to you and dangerous to the human race, and no one should want nor risk either of those outcomes.
In the old denial-based world, academia limited those who could be involved in the pursuit of knowledge to the more intelligent, those with a high IQ (intelligence quotient). To enter university you had to pass entrance exams that tested your IQ level. Obviously to have the most appropriate people studying complex subjects like higher mathematics and physics you needed people with the highest IQ. If you didn’t have an adequate IQ you would make little progress in studying such subjects. In the human-condition-resolved new world we similarly need the most appropriate people to study its information, which are those with a high SQ, soul or soundness quotient. If you don’t have an adequate SQ you simply won’t be able to make any progress with the information involved. With understanding of the human condition we can understand that everyone is necessarily variously upset/unsound but that upset/unsoundness is not something bad, just as in the old denial-based world those who lacked IQ weren’t considered bad people, just not as able to think effectively about complex subjects. As just mentioned, Christ anticipated this change of emphasis in leadership that occurs when understanding of the human arrives when he said, ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone.’
So everyone has to measure and limit how much they can study these human-condition-confronting understandings against how much self-confrontation they can cope with. Again, the human race cannot have lived in the darkness of both ignorance and denial for some two million years and then suddenly be able to face all the truth about themselves individually. That is simply not a reasonable expectation. Everyone has to expect a limit to how deeply they can afford to look into this information.
Thankfully and most importantly, no one has to overly confront their old upset self—everyone can leave that behind as dealt with and simply live for the new world and all its potential. Although existing generations who grew up without these understandings will still suffer the effects of the human condition, they are effectively completely FREE of the human condition because they no longer have to live preoccupied with it. Future generations are the ones who will be in the best position to further these understandings of the human condition because among current generations there are very, very few individuals who remain secure enough in self to confront and develop them.
You only have to study these understandings sufficiently to verify to your own satisfaction that they have explained the human condition, after which all that is required is to support the understandings.
The second problem of the Mexican Standoff, of finding it difficult to let go of your old resigned, egocentric power-and-glory-seeking ways of living, only presents a problem initially. The first people to encounter these liberating understandings of the human condition will find it difficult letting go their old false ways of reinforcing and sustaining themselves, but once the strategy of letting go that way of living catches on and a critical mass of support develops for the new TRANSFORMED LIFEFORCE WAY OF LIVING, it will carry all before it and everyone will take it up.
Another transitional problem is what we in the WTM term ‘pocketing the win’. The first people to discover the truth of all this information about the human condition will tend not to appreciate the importance and need of taking up the new TRANSFORMED LIFEFORCE WAY OF LIVING. They will naturally tend to ‘pocket the win’, which means using the information’s ability to make sense of the world around them to empower them, allow them to be more effective winners of power, fame, fortune and glory. For people to finally understand what has been going on in the world and in their own lives is incredibly relieving and empowering, and the initial inclination is to just enjoy and use that insight as an advantage, a tool, a way to be an even more effective operator in the old resigned, competitive, power-and-glory-seeking way of living. You ‘pocket the win’ by exploiting the information rather than responding responsibly to its magnificence by letting go your now obsoleted, unnecessary and highly destructive resigned competitive way of living and taking up the new TRANSFORMED LIFEFORCE WAY OF LIVING.
Again, these problems of studying the information to the point of becoming overly self-confronted and of ‘pocketing the win’, will pass as people become more aware of how this human-condition-resolved new world for humans works. And, as is described in Section 2:3, once everyone is living selflessly at last in the TRANSFORMED LIFEFORCE STATE all the inequality, suffering and destruction resulting from our old insecure, egocentric, extremely selfish way of living will be quickly repaired.
The new TRANSFORMED LIFEFORCE STATE is not only all-powerful in its ability to heal the world, it is also all-exciting. When yesterday the prospects for the world looked hopeless, suddenly—and I have said this in every major document I have ever written—from one end of the horizon to the other an army in its millions will appear to do battle with human suffering, its weapon understanding, and its outcome world reparation.