By Jon Rappoport
These are notes I made on the subject of one of the central aspects of physical reality:
The physical body is extremely attractive. One could call it an “art object.” Nothing Michelangelo or Leonardo painted or sculpted can rival it. The body, inhabited by a soul, comes alive. It walks and talks and eats and procreates. When you have a planet inhabited by eight billion souls cloaked in bodies, you have societies and complexities. You now have problems and troubles. Souls become enmeshed.
It’s astonishing to contemplate the reduction of capabilities the soul has to accept and undergo when taking on an infant’s body. The lure of a physical body is apparently so great that a soul will forget what it can do. It prefers to enter a starkly diminished existence.
No wonder life on planet Earth brings on such difficulties. The soul, unencumbered, can fly and soar. It can invent, and deal with, energies in all sorts of extraordinary ways. It is immortal. Yet the soul, cloaked in a physical body, presents a very different picture to itself.
All metaphysical philosophies and religions brush up against the question of the soul. However, their pronouncements are vague or confusing or deceptive or false. They raise up some superior and ultimate Force beyond the soul, AND THEY ALSO, AT THE SAME TIME, DIMINISH THE SOUL IN THE PROCESS—as if that is their real intent. ON TOP OF ALL THIS, THE SOUL CLAIMS IT CANNOT DEVELOP A SENSE OF ETHICAL ACTIONS, EXCEPT BY REFERRING TO THE PRECEPTS OF A RELIGION.
The individual soul is a master chess player who keeps demanding millions of games of tic-tac-toe.
“Immortality wants to become mortal.” For what purpose? To find out what it is like to “abandon the act of lifting a mountain in favor of the act of struggling to climb it?”
The soul apparently seeks to wipe out knowledge of itself and what it can do. Rather, it seeks to wear a badge of materialism, which insists that physical matter is all there is.
How does the soul bury its vast knowledge and capabilities? Through the sheer act of bringing on amnesia, and also through consigning all that knowledge to a place which has been discredited as “having nothing to do with THINGS AS THEY ARE”: THE IMAGINATION.
THE SOUL CAN INVENT ENERGY—but it prefers to spend its days “standing on a ladder in a room changing light bulbs.”
The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world.