New time, new life

New time, new life

by Jon Rappoport

July 20, 2015

(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Exit From The Matrix, click here.)

“Just as there are some words that tend to trigger passivity and helpless acceptance, there are words that can trigger opposite effects. One such word is ‘create’, when it is viewed as something an individual does to transform his present and future radically and with great energy. He vaults the quiet fences and boundaries. He embarks on a great adventure. He invents a reality that was never there before. He puts flesh on a dream that stands outside The Group.” (The Magician Awakes, Jon Rappoport)

There are some people who hear the word CREATE and wake up, as if a new flashing music has begun.

This lone word makes them see something majestic and untamed and astonishing.

They feel the sound of a Niagara approaching.

They suddenly know why they are alive.

It happened to me one day in 1949 when I was 11 years old. I was boarding a bus in upstate New York for a full day’s ride back down into New York City. I was sitting by the window as the bus pulled out of a parking lot, and I opened the first page of Ray Bradbury’s Martian Chronicles, a perfect children’s book.

The word CREATE wasn’t on that first page, but I felt it. It sounded like a great bell in my ear, and I knew I was in a different world.

I’ve been writing and speaking about the creative life for some time. This life is a far cry from the pallid oatmeal of “peace through avoidance.”

The creative life is not about slogans and systems and intellectual finger food. It is about EXPERIENCE.

It’s about diving in. It’s about a kind of transformation that shreds programming and gets down to the energy of the Fire.

Most people don’t want to travel to that grand arena because they have been trained like pets by some sector of this society to be good little girls and boys.

The creative life isn’t about little changes done in little penguin steps. It’s about putting your arms and your mind around Deep, Big, and Wide Desire. It’s about making that Desire come to life.

99% of the world has been trained like rats to adore systems. Give them a system and they’re ready to cuddle up and take it all in. If they have questions, or if they want to argue, it’s about how to tweak the system to make it a little better. And with every move they make, they put another blanket over the Fire Within.

Maybe you once saw something truly free that didn’t care about consequences, and it blew you away and turned on your soul’s electricity for an hour.

Maybe you’re sick and tired of bowing and scraping before a pedestal of nonsense.

CREATE is a word that should be oceanic. It should shake and blow apart the pillars of the smug boredom of the soul.

CREATE is about what the individual does when he is on fire and doesn’t care about concealing it. It’s about what the individual invents when he has thrown off the false front that is slowly strangling him.

CREATE is about the end of mindless postponement. It’s about what happens when you burn up the pretty and petty little obsessions. It’s about emerging from the empty suit and empty machine of society that goes around and around and sucks away the vital bloodstream.

People come to the brink, and then say, “I’m waiting for orders. I’m looking for a sign. I want the signal that it’s all right to proceed.”

People insist they don’t know anything about imagination, about how “it operates” (as if it were a machine), about what it can do, about where it can go, about how it can take them into new territory. They feign ignorance.

“I want to stay the same, and I’ll do anything to maintain that.”

Exit From the Matrix

The propaganda machines of society relentlessly turn out images and messages that ultimately say: YOU MUST BELONG TO THE GROUP.

The formula is simple. Imagination transcends the status quo. Therefore, belong to the group and avoid the possibility of transformation.

Day after day after day, year after year, the media celebrate heroes. They inevitably interview these people to drag out of them the same old familiar stories. Have you EVER, even once, seen a hero who told an interviewer in no uncertain terms: “I got to where I am by denying the power of the group”?

Have you ever heard that kind of uncompromising statement?

I didn’t think so.

Why not?

Because it’s not part of the BELONGING PROGRAM, the program that society runs on to stay away from the transforming power of IMAGINATION.

Jon Rappoport

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. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

9 comments on “New time, new life

  1. I don’t know if I’d call my latest post “creative”, Jon, but it was partially inspired by you and some of the other precocious commenters here. Indeed, I “borrowed” [nay, stole] one of your, prior, Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes (with amendment!).

    It’s a long one, so forgive the “typos”


  2. Jack Rigby says:

    Hi there Jon,
    I really find myself in agreement with this last post of yours here, but with a very different aim in mind.
    This is caused by an ignored, almost “secret” organisation, born of the determined, probably unwinnable struggle by the great people involved in it, The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).
    Just another well-meaning group.
    But without them – those odd groups – how would we ever know anything at all of what Our Owners are planning, or doing to us?
    The EFF and this strange, unheard of group, who apparently can and do, offer us scientific insights to the truth beyond the steel wall of Acceptable/Politically Correct publications.
    But who cares? What does it matter?

    At the end of the day, there is only one crystal clear factor that controls our games:
    What’s in it for me? Even if it is only someone maybe listening to us?

  3. Jack Rigby says:

    Of course, the great sustaining myth of the hero is the simplistic belief that they somehow count in the scheme of things. The reality is that without a following – even A.D. (Anno Domini) like whatsisname – nothing happens without a group taking on the belief in a reward for doing so……….

    • pov says:

      You’re incorrect. The sustaining myth of the hero is of one who sacrifices himself/herself for others. Which is precisely why it’s such a well propagated meme.

      That you believe nothing happens without a group suggest a deep brainwashing. What you are actually expressing is your belief that something only has value when the group decides it does.

      • @pov

        Well spotted. Utopian Jesus [contained in a slither of testimony] determined the only way forward was the selfless “sacrifice” of the individual, but on the INDIVIDUAL’S TERMS. The group can go hang.

  4. jarrodschneider says:

    […]…just wondering, is there a place online where I can view Jon Rappoport’s artwork (paintings, drawings, sculpture etc.)? I very much enjoy the creativity of his writing but would love to see how that creativity translates visually…I’ve searched for it here and there online but can’t find much of anything. If anyone knows (including Jon) a link would be very much appreciated : )

  5. Your a leader, and would be a good president. Any man, who believes such wholeheartedly, that individual freedom is a basic right, that great countries, were built by creative free thinking individuals, is a dam good man, ur a better man than most Jon. The world a better place.

  6. Mr. Aesthetic says:

    One of the best things I’ve read in a lonnnng time. Jon Rappoport is one big being. I know he would say we all are (which we are). It’s just so rare in the average day to day world to see so much truth in one place. Salute to you sir.

  7. Andy says:

    It is starting to make sense now. Thanks for the article Jon.

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