A longtime friend of mine told me her son’s birthday is today and they’re coming into town to meet him for a Saturday night soiree – and invited me to join them.
At 21, he’s been a kid a long time, and still is; buying booze does not a man or adult make. But he’s a smart cat, does his own thing – I respect him.
A few years ago I was reading some of his high school essays, and in turn sharing some of my own personal circumstances, for which he was idly intrigued but unsold on my deduction about the matter. I remember thinking he had some growth to go before he was really properly awake enough to get the most out of this living stuff.
Being “awake”, a few years ago, was being heard more and more frequently, YouTube channel interviews and features about “waking up” and the numerous signs that you were “awake.” Whole careers got made as a result of the purported global “awakening” which was happening to more people, with increased frequency, since the Mayan calendar of December 26, 2012 came and went.
There has seemed to be a shift in the collective consciousness during this period, but I can’t be certain it is not my own perception from watching suggestive material. Either way, doesn’t matter. People are out there talking about feeling a change, and their thoughts are valid, their feelings are noteworthy. Not all of them are just doing it to become YouTube celebrities, I assume.
There is always the fluff-n-stuff in the “new age” genre, but that is not fair to those who are, in earnest, exploring heightened consciousness, and becoming more in tune with the natural forces – from being outside around the earth, away from the interference of electronics, wireless signals – frequencies. People are realizing that there are other deeper states of consciousness that aren’t reached typically by sitting in front of monitors, screens or staring into the digital eye of a smartphone without pause.
Technology is a divine gift, in my opinion, but I know there must be a balance in order to not lose touch with the biological connection to the earth and its foundational presence in our lives. Deep meditative states can achieve wonders, I think – although I’ve only gone into deeply lucid dreams more real than real and have never been in a state of transcendence focusing on nothingness.
One day I’d like to still my mind and have the experiences I’ve read and heard about, the activation of the kundalini, for instance. To astral project would be the way to travel, especially these days when airport security and general aggravation that often attends airlines. When I first started traveling as a freelancer, every time I boarded a plane, went through the security and made my way through customs, I felt like I was living myself in a movie.
That would probably still be the case.
Astral projection still sounds like the way to go.
Happy birthday to my “woke” friend. And to all of you out there woke, or wondering what the hell I’m talking about, feel free to Google or ask me flat out.
Feeling sleepy, but that doesn’t affect the awakening…
I am, forevermore,