by Zen Gardner
Gardner is an impactful and controversial author and
speaker with a piercing philosophical viewpoint.
writings have been circulated to millions and his
personal story has caused no small stir amongst the
entrenched alternative pundits.
Are The Awakening"
met rave reviews.
Funny how in this manufactured whirled of social and moral
relativism people still find grounds to judge so quickly about
anything and everything.
Little do they know
they're standing in shifting sands on sliding platforms with no true
conscious or aware point of reference.
Natural law has been eviscerated from our consciousness.
Thanks to massive social engineering programs, fallacy based
education, and now political correctness, there's nowhere to stand
that's based in reality. Unless you dig for it. And once you find it
act upon it.
Natural, truly connected living has been yanked from beneath us.
Where's the context for
anything now? From whence do we judge anything?
There's right judgment
which is necessary for conscious living, and there's wrong judgment
which falsely evaluates situations and people constantly without the
full facts or "walking in their shoes".
In other words,
what is the true
frame of reference that determines right from wrong, or in many
cases fact from fiction?
Context is described as the,
conditions, factors, state of affairs, situation, background,
scene or setting" for an event or point of view.
This has everything to do
with understanding the full truth regarding any situation.
Whether we interpret
those factually or through the many lenses of indoctrination and
programming is fundamental to true awareness. Such a definitive term
may seem tangential to what I stated at the outset, but has
everything to do with our adulterated operating systems.
Almost always what we get in the external whirled and often internal
dialogue is a floating mass of manipulable garbage.
So what if people can
identify a beer can or rotten tomato or plastic bag floating in a
sewage canal? That doesn't make it not garbage.
Yet humanity does that
incessantly, picking through unrelated information and making story
upon story to fit their own fabricated story for whatever reason.
That was a bit of a leap to metaphor but symbolizes much.
We target myopically and
draw any conclusion we want. After all, there are no rules except
constantly shifting ones. And society today and this energetic
Matrix happily feeds off of our misdirected angst, anger,
frustration and ignorance.
As some glaring examples, think about the engineered gender
Male and female barely
exist any longer.
Or the new math where
1 plus 1 doesn't necessarily equal 2. Or outcome based education
for that matter with everything geared to predetermined results
for integration into the meat grinder of society.
How about banks "too big
to fail", or things kept from public view or knowledge due to issues
of "national security"… never mind morally depraved Hollywood and
the music industry giving permission for base behaviors.
These are all
contextually based assertions, evidence that the frame of
reference has been hijacked and any connection to simple,
natural law severed.
Yet because people are used to this sliding scale in every aspect of
their lives they go along with it.
They used to call that
spineless, but now the definition of "spine" will be debated.
"A man goes to
knowledge as he goes to war, wide-awake, with fear, with
respect, and with absolute assurance. Going to knowledge or
going to war in any other manner is a mistake, and whoever makes
it will live to regret his steps."
Don Juan Matus
Ultimately Personal - But the Game is Rigged
While we're driven by societal and cultural pressures to work within
certain agreed upon "norms", right or not, we all have a conscience.
An inner true self,
somewhere within us. It knows when we're lying or things are
fundamentally wrong, when we're conforming for whatever reason, and
sees how to navigate and survive in this cesspit of ignorance while
maintaining some usually misguided sense that we know what we're
Is it all that relative now? Yes it is, for the unwary and
ungrounded in true knowledge.
This has been an area of intense exploration for me for many
reasons. Anyone seeking to gain some sort of true spiritual foothold
in this mess called "the world" or society has to wade through
countless levels of this.
Due to the deluge of
moral and social relativism, the foundation for natural law and
natural truly connected living has been yanked from beneath us.
My inquiry here is, where's the context? For anything?
In other words, what is
the frame of reference from which we determine right from wrong; or
in many cases, as shocking as it may seem, actual fact from fiction
People will hear what they want to hear for a smorgasbord of reasons
with yet another smorgasbord of options to choose from.
"I've come to realize
that the biggest problem anywhere in the world is that people's
perceptions of reality are compulsively filtered through the
screening mesh of what they want, and do not want, to be true."
Deliberate Whirled of Relativism
Context has to do with our relationship to our surroundings in
conjunction with some sort of frame of reference - regarding ideas,
concepts, perceptions etc., and drawing a clear picture of what
something is in its right meaning, with the added caveat of its
relation to its circumstances and surroundings.
Of course true
knowledgeable assessment is assuming the observer is grounded in a
right perspective, again, the shifting field taking on relativist
stuff in most cases, those vastly manipulated "norms".
The adjustable parts of
this formula are our perception of any one of those parameters.
Hence it is very slippery
in the 3D world as any one of these can be played with, limited, and
directed, at the moment from external influences or from life long
Here's another type of example:
Just imagine how
future generations will (hopefully) look back at those who
joined the military.
"How could anyone
ever DO such a thing?"
Well, they'll be
lacking context, although the stupidity of it remains. Their
judgment is only partial, and not fully informed.
This happens throughout
We actually like it
because we can make snap judgments about things we really know
nothing about and get a false sense of rightness and security,
usually reinforced if not guided by the current social environment.
No real context. Worse yet, no grounding in reality, just
Works like a charm. Just
look at the world today - gutless, compliant, apathetic, and
irresponsible at every level.
Withholding essential information in any imposed, false "context"
totally manipulates external perception.
"He shot him in
cold blood" may not include the fact that the other guy had
a knife and was coming at him.
"Assad gassed his
own people" just needs to be said to trigger whatever is
sitting out there in the latent mass programming field, and
the pre-directed misinformation has fertile ground for any
ignoramus to believe any baseless assertion, to give two
more obvious examples.
Right and wrong are
easily manipulated in a foundationless world.
And all this is possible
because we don't have a strong connection to natural law.
"Enlightenment is not
what this new age community is trying to tell people that it is.
Enlightenment means knowing what's going on
knowing what's going on within you. Enlightening means truly
knowing the true objective difference between right and wrong
and living that in your life on a daily basis.
not aggressing upon your fellow human beings but not agreeing to
voluntarily be aggressed upon by them either."
The Trivium, and Logical Fallacies
So how do we find the true foundation? Besides the illusive terms of
consciousness and awareness, how do we operate here?
I defer to the lucid teachings of Mark Passio and the well
researched works of people like Jan Irwin, James Corbett,
and a host of other level headed researchers into well founded
I can't begin to explain
it all for you here, but the truth is there and is way simpler and
more fundamental and action oriented than most would care to know
We want answers, results and conclusions, and quick, or to be
told what to do and think. That's the prevalent mindset that still
remains even amongst the so-called alternative community.
I've had a good taste of
what happens because of this problem of non-contextual judgmentalism
and it was a mighty wake up call, snapping me out of my own blind
relativism in certain areas of my perception of where humanity was
at, including the so-called awakening.
A great experience, but
no cake walk.
Facing reality, or
experiencing this now bastardized idea of awakening, is
continual and not for the faint hearted or self preserving. It'll
challenge you to the bone. And that's a good thing.
Find the truth. It might surprise you with just how simple it is.
Especially about yourself if you're willing to go there
and still falling prey to these manipulations.
They're incessant and
extremely subtle and require a vigilant, hard worked for, true sense
of understanding regarding what's really transpiring here in order
to identify and get free from them.
It's ongoing, so don't expect to arrive anywhere.
But we can find and know
our footing in these shifting tides of degrading illusions.
What's your true reference point?
"What makes this pain
of denial more or less painful is one's moral compass.
The few, the brave,
the integral warriors for truth, sacrifice tidy explanations and
the comfort of static perceptions in order to remain at the
frontier of discovery and a constantly adjusting worldview,
which experience and new knowledge foster."