From Raheem Kassam, on the new ""Inflation Reduction Act."
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) commissioner Charles P. Rettig told Congress his agency wouldn’t increase audits on households earning less than $400,000 after being handed circa 87,000 more agents in the Orwellianly-monikered Inflation Reduction Act hurried through the U.S. Congress this weekend.
Which means they absolutely will be doing that, if historical promises by agency heads in front of the lawmakers they pretend to answer to are anything to go by. And they are.
In other words, they just used your taxes to increase your taxes so they could hire 87,000 IRS agents to rifle further through your taxes in case you owe more taxes.
Welcome to American kleptocracy.
IRS estimates (which we know are always excellent) reveal supposedly uncollected taxes of around $1trn each year. Or, as I like to call it, one-eighth of a “war on terror.”
Even Senator Susan Collins has pointed out this move “more than [doubles] the size of the agency and [gives] the IRS more employees than the number of Pentagon, State Department, and FBI employees as well as Border Patrol agents combined.”
Do you think the government needs 87,000 new IRS agents to harass the rich? Nope. They need it to go through the taxes of the working class and the middle class. And remember: The IRS has bought $696,000 in ammunition in 2022. That's a lot of bullets, folks. Turns out the IRS buys ammo every year.
While gun control laws are passed against citizens, the government makes sure it is armed to the teeth.
One of my favorite artists is the generational talent, guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel. In any band he's ever been in, his solos and compositions stand out as exceptional and inspirational.
Nowhere is this more evident than in his 2021 release, "The Chopin Project." Here, Kurt and his band interpret the music of Frederic Chopin, a composer whose music is still very much alive almost two centuries after his death.
Wikipedia says of Chopin, "He has maintained worldwide renown as one of the best composers and musicians in history, one whose 'poetic genius was based on a professional technique that was without equal in his generation.'"
The same can be said, in my view, of Rosenwinkel. To illustrate this I want to play two versions of Chopin's Prelude in E Major, Opus 28, No. 2.
The first is a standard classical version of this short piece by pianist Evgeny Kissin:
Here is Rosenwinkel's interpretation of this (in my opinion) rather plodding piece. Somehow he finds something truly joyful, bright, hopeful, and happy in the original.
Some listeners might think that reinterpreting a classical music work in this fashion is heretical. But I think it's inspirational!
The population of the country at that time, according to the 1860 census, was 31,443,322. That is an enormous figure, and dwarfs casualties during WW 2 as a percentage of the population. According to the World Atlas, this figure was 419, 440 from a population of 140 million.
Interestingly, the events surrounding the election of 1864 – when Democratic Party candidate George McLellan faced off against the first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln – are repeating themselves here in 2020.
Opposing Lincoln were antiwar Democrat Party forces embedded in the northern states, who were called Copperheads. The Copperheads wanted President Lincoln defeated so they could make an immediate compromise with the Confederate rebel leaders and end the abolition movement to free black slaves. The Copperheads were also called Peace Democrats, and many of them were simply anti-war, people who were opposed to the modernization of society represented by the Republicans, and who were essentially agrarians.
According to Wikipedia,
During the American Civil War (1861–1865), the Copperheads nominally favored the Union and strongly opposed the war, for which they blamed abolitionists and they demanded immediate peace and resisted draft laws. They wanted President Abraham Lincoln and the Republicans ousted from power, seeing the President as a tyrant destroying American republican values with despotic and arbitrary actions [sound familiar?].
Some Copperheads tried to persuade Union soldiers to desert. They talked of helping Confederate prisoners of war seize their camps and escape. They sometimes met with Confederate agents and took money. The Confederacy encouraged their activities whenever possible.”
In 1864, hatred of Lincoln was even more intense than the hatred of TRUMP. According to Wikipedia, quoting Mark Wahlgren Summers,
Copperhead newspapers were remarkable for their angry rhetoric. Wisconsin newspaper editor Marcus M. Pomeroy of the La Crosse Democrat referred to Lincoln as "Fungus from the corrupt womb of bigotry and fanaticism" and a "worse tyrant and more inhuman butcher than has existed since the days of Nero [...] The man who votes for Lincoln now is a traitor and murderer [...] And if he is elected to misgovern for another four years, we trust some bold hand will pierce his heart with dagger point for the public good.”
TRUMP haters have compared him to Hitler, just as writers in 1864 compared Lincoln to Nero, who, interestingly, was accused of playing his fiddle while Rome burned. Sound familiar? If you’ve seen footage of the riots in Portland, Seattle, Chicago, and New York, you can see American cities burning.
This dude drove down Manhattan streets in New York the other day, showing what has happened:
I personally don’t care what happens to stores owned by big multinational corporations, but if those were MY stores I’d be pretty pissed.
Mail-in Voting in 1864
But what is really interesting is that during the 1864 election mail-in balloting played a prominent role!
A fascinating Washington Post article (reprinted in Chron, so you don’t have to pay to read it) tells us what happened back then. A mail-in voting scam was perpetrated to shift votes to McLellan. According to the Post,
Traveling to Baltimore in the fall of 1864, Orville Wood had no way of knowing he would soon uncover the most elaborate election conspiracy in America's brief history.
Wood was a merchant from Clinton County in the most northeastern corner of New York. As a supporter of President Abraham Lincoln, he was tasked with visiting troops from his hometown to ‘look after the local ticket.’
New York legislators had only established the state's mail-in voting system in April with the intent of ensuring the suffrage of White troops battling the Confederate Army.
Troops from New York were allowed to authorize individuals back home to cast a vote on their behalf. Along with their mail-in ballots, troops would assign their power of attorney on slips that required four signatures: the voter's, the person authorized as a recipient, a witness to the signed affidavit and a fellow officer. These documents would be sealed in an envelope and shipped back home to be counted in the final vote. This was the process that Orville Wood intended to uphold, he would testify in court later. He quickly found out what a challenge that would be.
Wood arrived at Fort McHenry in Baltimore to visit with the 91st New York Regiment. There, an Army captain suggested that there had been some "checker playing" when it came to the gathering of soldiers' mail-in ballots. These suspicions of fraud were echoed when Wood visited wounded men at the Newton University Hospital. The rumors of wrongdoing led Wood to the office of Moses Ferry in Baltimore.
Ferry had been selected by New York Gov. Horatio Seymour to help oversee the voting process for New York's enlisted men. Seymour had vetoed the initial bill to establish mail-in voting and would go on to run against Ulysses S. Grant in the 1868 presidential election.
Wood masked his suspicions as he entered Ferry's office, portraying himself as a strong supporter of Lincoln's opponent, George McClellan. This was enough to gain Ferry's trust, he testified later.
Ferry told Wood that the votes from New York's 91st Regiment had already been tallied: 400 for McClellan and 11 for Lincoln.
Wood returned to the office later and, following Ferry's instructions, began forging signatures of the 16th New York Cavalry. Meanwhile, a clerk sat across the room signing ballots from the roster of names Wood had brought with him from home. Wood asked to personally deliver these fraudulent ballots, but Ferry said they would have to receive final approval from his colleague in Washington - Edward Donahue Jr.
Donahue soon arrived in Baltimore and met with Wood. It was revealed during this conversation that around 20 co-conspirators were already at work in D.C. to aid in the plot to deliver votes to McClellan. The following day Wood watched as Donahue and his crew formed a sort of assembly line, passing blank papers along to one another to be signed with the names of active enlisted men, wounded and dead soldiers, and officers who never existed.
“[...]Also discovered in Ferry's office was a list of around 400 names belonging to sick and wounded soldiers under treatment at a nearby hospital. In reference to the roster, Ferry joked, ‘Dead or alive, they all had cast a good vote.’
Ferry, Donahue, and their fellow conspirators found humor in their work. One accomplice mocked the outcry he expected from abolitionist newspapers following the corruption of the election. The men bragged about their past successes in fixing local elections back home.
Together, the men had shipped crates of fraudulent votes back to New York. But their scheme was over. Wood reported the operation to authorities. Ferry's office was searched, and on the morning of Oct. 27, 1864 - less than two weeks before the election - he and Donahue stood trial before a military commission.
Ferry offered a full confession that same day, even offering up the names of others involved in the scheme. Donahue proved more of a challenge.
Following the first day of the trial, a reporter for the New York Times wrote, ‘The honest electors of the state of New York have escaped an extensive and fearful fraud, a fraud in keeping with the proclivities of the party in whose behalf it was initiated, but one that, if unexposed might have subverted the honest will of the people and left the state and the nation at the mercy of those who would make peace with rebellion and fellowship with traitors.’
[...] In the months following Lincoln's victory – he won 221 electoral votes to McClellan's 21 – anti-abolitionist newspapers attacked his legitimacy, calling the trial another aspect of a conspiracy conducted by the president to ensure his reelection.”
Wow. The more things change, the more they stay the same! Perhaps this is one of the reasons TRUMP is so against mail-in voting, even though it happened 150 years ago. I think we’re in a lot better shape than we were back then, even with the USPS’s inefficiency, but we’ll see what happens. It’s going to be a wild ride to November 3rd, and even beyond, because there’s likely to be lawsuits challenging the vote counts in many states, especially if the election is close.
Interestingly on February 17, 2020, the U.S. Postal Service filed a patent application for a secure blockchain voting system! The patent application was published on August 13, 2020. It says,
A voting system can use the security of blockchain and the mail to provide a reliable voting system. A registered voter receives a computer readable code in the mail and confirms identity and confirms correct ballot information in an election. The system separates voter identification and votes to ensure vote anonymity, and stores votes on a distributed ledger in a blockchain.”
Politico, no friend to TRUMP, posted an excellent article on the Post Office on August 20, 2020, “Five Myths about the Postal Crisis.” Among other things it says,
Congressional Democrats may well force a vote this weekend to give the Postal Service between $10 billion and $25 billion. They tried to do this in early March, as well, claiming that the agency was going to go broke due to a plunge in mail volume caused by COVID-19.
For his part, Trump last week said Democrats “want $25 billion, billion, for the Post Office. Now they need that money in order to have the post office work so it can take all of these millions and millions of ballots.” And Trump said he wouldn’t let the USPS have the money.
Both sides are talking nonsense.
The Postal Service is cash flush. It has $13 billion in its Treasury account, more than it has had in years. The flood of parcels into the Post Office during COVID-19 has lifted the USPS’ third-quarter revenues higher than last year by $550 million. The CARES Act, signed by Trump in late March, also gave the agency an additional $10 billon borrowing line from the Treasury.”
Governments around the world are finally coming to grips with the spread of the COVID-19d virus. Today the markets around the world were off sharply as investors and business people understand that the globalist system of just-in-time manufacturing -- much of it centered in China -- is threatening supply chains all over the world, from the production of pharmaceutical products like antibiotics to smartphones.
With Steve Bannon and Simone Gao. Skip the intro if you want, I always do. Start at 3:40
One of the elements within the battle of dark and light on the planet is the resolution of technological advances with the awareness of the spiritual nature of the human being. We live on a planet of free will. That means individuals can freely decide to go to the dark or the light.
Right now the dark army on the planet is represented in the US
by Big Tech and Big Pharma. In China the dark army is concentrated within the
Chinese Communist Party and the PLA, the People’s Liberation Army.
In China, for example, dissidents – the Uyghur minority, the
Falun Gong (Chinese religious group), dissident Christians, and others who
won’t toe the party line – are held in concentration camps. Organs are taken
from these dissidents and placed in organ banks for wealthy recipients in need
of hearts, livers, and other organs. If you don’t believe it, listen to this.
It was Google who helped the CCP censor their internet, and
who also helped Xi Jinping design his Sesame Credit social credit/surveillance
The dark armies in China and in the US are cooperating.
With a 5G network, smart phones will be obsolete. Every electronic device will have a camera and a listening device. Light poles, traffic lights on the outside, refrigerators, stoves, TVs, toasters, computers, and anything else you use that is electronic on the inside. And of course your phone if you have one. Therefore, all citizens will be monitored 24/7. When the 5G network is fully operational it will be able to send voice, text, data, and multimedia almost instantaneously, anywhere in the world. The Alexa and Nest devices are trial runs for 5G, as are AI like Apples’s Siri. The commercials promoting this are everywhere. “Alexa, give me restaurants near me.” The idea is to make people dependent on AI and attenuate their cognitive abilities. (Research it yourself? What a novel idea!) This is the plan of Big Tech and the global elites, to monitor the plebes/deplorables anywhere and everywhere. The next step after that in the plan, 6G, is to use the 5G network in partnership with brain implants. Then the authorities will be able to monitor even your thoughts. Dissidents will be easy to identify. For the elites in the CCP and Big Tech, this is a dream scenario.
How do you like it so far?
Of course this will never come to fruition on a planet where the consciousness of everyone is rising. But it’s the plan, and it’s being implemented. The question is, will people wake up in time to see it? My guess is yes.
I love technology, and don’t know what I would do without
it. Technology is a good thing, and I think AI will eventually be used in a
helpful fashion. But technology that promotes and advances materialism at the
expense of a human being’s higher potential will eventually result in a
stagnant society, ruled from above. This has been known and written about since
before WWII. Books like Escape from
Freedom by Erich Fromm, Animal Farm
by Huxley, and 1984 by George Orwell
have shown us the dark army plan. I wrote about this in my new novel, The Old Soul. I also wrote about this in my blog post, “The
Global Elites vs the Citizens.”
Wealthy elites, for obvious reasons, love centralized
governments. The more totalitarian the better, for then access is restricted to
a tiny few (them). (The fake debate between “left” and “right” obscures the
real dichotomy: between tyranny/materialism and freedom/recognition of human
divinity.) This is what is occurring in China, as a dozen or so powerful
families consisting of a few thousand people, through the communist party and its
military enforcement arm (the Peoples Liberation Army), control a nation of 1.4
billion. The same thing is being tried here in the US, as Big Tech censors the
internet and mass media march to the “party line” of political correctness and
hatred in the fake debate between liberals and conservatives.
Fortunately, here in the US, more and more people are waking
up. This is occurring partially because of Donald Trump, the most polarizing
figure in the history of the world. But why is this guy so polarizing? Because
he is the actor playing the role of dismantling the old, dark world of gun
running, drug running, and human trafficking. And because of his gigantic ego
When the scope of human and child trafficking is finally
exposed, and the organizations that are involved, most people simply won’t
believe it. For that reason I don’t think it will be fully exposed to the
public. A few people will get arrested, a few prominent politicians and corporate
executives will be thrown in jail, and the world will gradually improve. We’re
already seeing this.
The exposure is going to accelerate as we approach the 2020
election, which eerily resembles the 1860 election of Republican Abraham
Lincoln, who was virulently opposed by slave owning Democrats in the south. We
know what happened to Lincoln, as he was assassinated during the end of the
Civil War at the Ford Theater by John Wilkes Booth in 1865. Prominent people like
Tom Arnold, and others, have already spoken or tweeted about killing Trump.
Some people say we are approaching a modern-day civil war, but that is fantasy. There will be no kinetic warfare, because this battle is being fought within the information realm. The light is exposing the darkness on both “sides” of the duality. And it’s going to continue until the duality is transcended.
I’m actually excited to see what the timeline will bring forth. I am an eternal optimist about the future of humanity. I see ups and downs, but eventual success. How fast that happens is utterly dependent on the activities of old souls. The duality will be transcended not because of people like Trump or Hillary, but because of old souls on the planet who send their light everywhere, through meditations and visualizations. That’s because the collective level of consciousness defines the parameters for action in the physical world. In a lower consciousness, violence and intimidation are accepted. In a higher consciousness, people don’t think of confrontation, but more peaceful ways of resolving conflict. It’s a gradual process.
The real action, as I’ve said many times, is on the mental/spiritual/esoteric
plane, for thought and intent controls action. The esoteric grids of the planet
absorb and record every thought, and the Law of Attraction works to manifest
them. People like Trump and Tom Arnold and Hillary are just actors on the
public stage. Their actions are constrained (or enabled) by the collective
consciousness of humanity.
That’s what this war of dark and light is all about.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that."
--Dr. Martin Luther King
The Harmony Project is a way for individuals and small groups to directly and positively change the world and themselves with a minimum of effort. Its a simple, uncomplicated and powerful way for individuals to positively change consciousness.
What is the Harmony Project?
The Harmony Project consists of two simple activities:
1) Walk quietly down the street with love in your heart. The more crowded the street, the better! Repeat as many times as you feel like it. Or, sit quietly in a caf or a coffee shop, and feel love. You dont have to DO anything, or make a big speech, or make a spectacle of yourself. Just sit there feeling love and observe what happens. You can do this anywhere people gather. I like to do it at the checkout counter in the supermarket!
You don't sing, or chant, or talk loudly, because that would be distracting to others, and could morph into an ego thing. Just sit or walk quietly and unobtrusively, blending in with the scenery. When you are around people and feel love, you quietly affect everyone around you. That's because love is the most powerful vibration in the universe.
What happens is that the vibration of love goes quietly, but powerfully, outward from you to everyone around you, and subtly affects the biofield of others. When I am truly in tune with love, people will often look up and smile. Sometimes, they'll even stop and want to talk. What you are doing is literally changing the vibration of those you meet, without having to argue with them, or raise their consciousness. You cant know how powerful this can be until you actually do it! And do you know the best part? It makes you feel great! It can be addicting, in a good way.
Don't be discouraged if you don't see a miracle right away. The idea of the Harmony Project isn't to show everyone how awesome you are (even though you ARE awesome!). Its not an ego thing. The idea is first to feel love inside of you, and to share that love quietly with others. What you are doing when you radiate love around others, is vibrationally altering their consciousness. This occurs invisibly, just as radio and micro waves travel invisibly and find their way to your hand held communication device.
2) The second activity is even easier. When you talk or chat with your friends, bring up something positive and exciting, and get people talking about it.
What excites you? It doesn't have to be profound! It could be a good tune you heard, or a podcast, or a movie, or a book you read. Whatever it is, make sure it is positive, not negative. Get people thinking and talking about something inspiring.
Thats it! If you are ready to create some miracles, go to it!
The Harmony Project is based on two simple ideas: (1) the inherent spiritual/divine nature of every human being. (2) Quiet Power.
1) Everyone on earth has a spiritual aspect. In that profound sense, we are all linked on a very fundamental level. In the Harmony Project, we use this idea to raise our own vibration, and others as well.
A human being is a divine, immortal Spirit temporarily associated with a physical body. You either understand that, or you dont. If you do, you are capable of reaching the state of love. Love is the quintessential expression of our inherent spiritual nature.
If you know what love feels like, then you are qualified to participate in the Harmony Project. By love I mean that powerful, awesome feeling of excitement and connection that unites all life everywhere. Its easy to get that feeling back in your heart. All you have to do is remember a time you fell in love. Or got a wonderful present. Or saw someone smile. Or looked into the eyes of your pet. Love is a feeling of warmth that is inherent to all life everywhere. Love keeps the universe working. It is who we are at the core of our being. All else is an illusion.
2) What is Quiet Power?
Quiet Power is the expression of love. Love is serene, calming, quiet, confident, and enormously powerful. Love doesn't jabber, shout, or scream. Love is not ostentatious or ego driven. Love is unconditional. When you love, you give your heart and soul. Love is exciting, but in a peaceful way.
Love is like giving someone a present. You wait silently, with eager anticipation, for the smile that comes when a friend or a loved one opens your gift. That smile is your reward. It is an acknowledgment of your shared divinity, of your shared spirituality. There arent words good enough to express that feeling. Thats why I call love, Quiet Power.
The expression of love finds many forms, in every area of life.
Have you ever noticed that the most influential people are always those who lead by example? It could be a teacher, a coworker, a musician or an artist. Regardless of who it is, the people you admire most walk the walk, and dont just talk the talk. Theyre not in the streets yelling and screaming, but quietly going about their business, demonstrating competence, integrity, and compassion, showing others the true path by their example.
The idea of the Harmony Project is to quietly open yourself up to the world, leading by example.
Don't panic! The Harmony Project isn't hard, its fun. Anyone can do it. Its done quietly, at your own pace, and in your own time. You dont have to sign up for anything, or study anything, or ask permission from anyone. There arent any rules. Everything you need for the Project is already inside of you.
You can do the two steps of the Harmony Project by yourself, or with friends. You can walk silently down the street as a group radiating love, or sit quietly in a coffee shop, caf, or any other appropriate place. Remember that love is quiet and powerful, but not ostentatious. The idea is not "wow look at us, we're awesome," but "we are here to saturate this place with good vibes." A group of people radiating love together is an enormously powerful force, like the warming rays of the sun that reach out and touch others. And the best thing is that when you radiate love, you feel it inside yourself first. So the first person who benefits is you!
How can you tell whether something you bring up in part 2) is positive or negative? The answer is, observe how people react. Are they happy, or sad? Angry or joyful? Apathetic or excited? It's pretty simple.
Experiment with this and soon you will be much better at recognizing emotions, and become much more sensitive to people and how to make them happier. Your relationships will improve, because you will be more observant. You will also feel more powerful, because sensitizing yourself to others also makes you more sensitive to what you like and dislike. So you achieve a state of higher discernment ands knowledge of self, as well as knowledge of others.
You can test to see how you are doing. In the first step, one person acts as an observer. That person determines the emotional level of the area before you begin, and then assesses the emotions of the area afterwards. In the second step, you (or an independent observer) can monitor the emotional tone of the group before and after the introduction of a topic. In all cases, the idea is to raise the emotional / vibrational level of the group. Of course, these observations are subjective, but so is a feeling of love, or a feeling of happiness, or any positive emotion.
Send in your ideas, experiences, and successes. The Harmony Project is as much about raising your vibration as it is about transforming others!
People will respond to you in proportion to how much love you are feeling. Most of us are creatures of habit. The Harmony Project is an opportunity for you to practice love. The better you feel, the more amazing result you are likely to get.
How do you feel love?
Well, you just sit quietly and remember a time when you felt loving towards someone, or someone felt loving toward you. Then you pick up on that feeling and let it saturate your consciousness, and the cells of your body. You know what love feels like, or you wouldnt be interested in the Harmony Project. Did you know that of all the emotions, love is the easiest feeling to let in? Thats because love is the OM, the fundamental vibration of the universe. Love is in every cell of your body. Its who you ARE. Love feels warm and fuzzy and powerful and generous and when you really feel love, you feel invincible and wonderful and you want to share yourself with the whole world!
You can get that feeling back any time, you just have to practice! Its the most rewarding practice you can do for yourself, because it sets you up to have a perfect day. People naturally respond positively to those who feel love. Thats the idea behind the Harmony Project.
The Quiet Revolution
You dont have to be famous to have a positive effect. In the past, trying to change the world through person-to-person contact was time consuming and inefficient, but not anymore. Today, person-to-person contact is the best way to make positive changes, because all of us belong to social networks. When someone gets exited about something, he or she tells everyone in his or her network and it spreads rapidly. A positive idea can literally spread itself all over the planet in almost no time at all. This is how we can create a new paradigm of thought in the consciousness of humanity.
The idea behind the Harmony Project is to raise the background vibration of society, and make it possible for positive solutions to occur. The human population is growing, and more and more people are rejecting the old values of deceit, dishonesty, greed, domination, and war. You wouldn't think so by observing our current politics, but the people behind the hatred and the contention are a very, very, very small number. The rest of us are just going along with a bad program. The idea of the Harmony Project is to start a Quiet Revolution.
How Can This Happen?
Imagine society not as a bunch of powerless individuals, but as a collection of dynamically interacting social networks. Governments and corporations are social networks as well! They exist, like ships, floating upon the ocean of national consciousness. That consciousness is established by we the people, through our social networks. We are the soil upon which our nation's institutions grow. If these institutions are now corrupt to the core, it is because we have allowed our planetary and national soil to become fertile for them. We unconsciously repeat, through our social networks, the same old stale ideas that have allowed the present situation to occur.
The idea is to spread love and inspiring ideas all over the world. We all know how impossible it is to get large groups of people to agree on what is best just look at politics! The Harmony Project bypasses ideology and belief, and focuses on love. Love is so powerful that it immediately knocks out these lower vibrations. If you dont believe this, then you have to actually try Step One. If you do it right, you wont believe the positive results you will get!
Humanity needs a spiritual, not a political, economic, or scientific solution to war, hatred, and injustice. The Harmony Project is itself an evolutionary leap, for although we are in the streets and in the shops, and everywhere people congregate, we are invisible to the gross forces of authority, and outside their purview. Even with the new AI systems of Big Tech, which exist to create a dystopian surveillance state, those who participate in the Harmony Project are harmless even to dictators and other psychopaths. Simply walking down the street or sitting quietly in a caf cannot be censored. We simply participate in a Quiet Revolution that exists beyond the reach of "authority." We are Revolutionaries of Love!
I have a bias, and I admit to it. I don’t believe in
self-promotion. Hell, I don’t even promote the books I write, other than
listing them on my website, Amazon, and a few other digital platforms. A lot of
people do believe in promoting themselves. I’m sure 99% of them do it because
they just know that their spiritual system is THE answer for everyone.
If you’ve lived long enough and wake up enough, you know that’s just not true. There are 7.5 billion incarnated souls on this planet, and every one of them has a different life path and soul mission. Some of these life paths and soul missions do overlap, so there is a congruence of interest among different people. That’s where spiritual marketers come in.
I get a lot of stuff from spiritual marketers in my inbox.
Today, I got this:
“ **** is a Philosopher, Visionary, Author, and Syndicated
Radio Show Host who delivers high energy
messages that empower audiences to live courageously, tune into their brilliance, and maximize
potential. For twenty-three years, **** has Coached and Mentored CEO’s,
Entrepreneurs, Executives and Senior Professionals to take the courageous path, expand their limitations, and free
their spirit to bring in harmony,
happiness and bottom-line results
to their businesses and lives. **** specializes in inspiring learners and leaders to live up to their highest
Let’s take a look at this, because there are a lot of
marketing keywords in here. You find keywords using SEO, and surveying your
target audience. These words are supposed to trigger an emotional or mental
response from the reader. This thing reads to me like a series of marketing
keywords strung together for maximum impact.
Is there anything wrong with that? Nope. Maybe this person
can actually produce fantastic results. Maybe this person wants to attract as
many people to the seminars as possible, because they believe it’s so
important. Marketing is a great way to do that.
These spiritual marketing messages are all over the place.
Spiritual marketers are competing with each other, using keywords to get people
to buy their stuff.
Is there anything wrong with that? Nope. I’d rather see a lot of spiritual marketing messages than the corporate marketing crap that sells their junk to us all day. People on the spiritual path have to make a living. But I wonder where the line is drawn between making money and helping people. I was never able to find that line, so I stopped.
Maybe it’s my problem. Maybe I should start promoting myself and my books and services like this. I tried, but I just couldn’t do it. I started to get a big head, thought I had the answers to everything. All I know is, I have the answers for me and my life. The longer I travel my own spiritual path, the less I know. I’m getting quieter and quieter, not louder and louder. That’s just me.
Sometimes I wish I had those five big-screen TVs in my
house, like one spiritual leader said in the introduction to their book. Maybe
it would be great to drive a Porsche and have a sailboat, like another said in
a lecture one time. All that stuff would be great, and if I worked hard enough
I could get it. But, somehow, the motivation to do that escapes me. I’m just
lazy I guess!