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Blog – The 3 Levels of Woke

The 3 Levels of Woke

Think outside the box?

Growing out of one box only grows us into bigger boxes. Like school. We start in kindergarten, eventually graduating to high school, chase good grades, please the people, please our mothers, impress our friends, get laid, just to belong.

The 1st level we're dormant, we just live our lives according to our primitive understanding of the system. We conform within its boundaries, and everyone outside these boundaries is going to hell.

The 2nd level of consciousness comes in recognizing these boundaries.

We do this through study, sometimes on purpose (fewer times with purpose) sadly, however, most of us wake up because we take information in passively.

It takes a level of trauma to trigger us into a moment of clarity, and wake us up (think, the kick in Inception). This moment of trauma isn't the first, it's one in a million paradigm shifts we'll go through in life. We start these first when we learn to walk. Suddenly some of the thing we never saw before become clear to us. Letters become words, words to sentences, paragraphs, books, music, poems.

The 3rd level of consciousness is the hardest. It's the flesh versus the spirit.

The ego.

The 3rd level of consciousness is the hardest because we have to drop everything we have come to attach ourselves to. School, religion, friends, everything we learned through the 2nd level, even our mother’s wisdom.

We must reconstruct these, and figure out how we fit into those boxes.

We must question everything.

Question existence itself.

We do this by accessing the neural pathways (trains of thought) formed within our mind and traveling through time. Judging ourselves for whom we really were during those times and weighing this understanding out in the context of the universe. In the context of the universe, we are but a note in a lyric, grain of sand on a beach, a letter in a word.

We are nothing.



Once we realize this, we're back on the 1st level.

Blog – The Paradigm Shift Between, ‘We Businesses’ & ‘I Businesses’

Robert Kiyosaki was 1 of the first books I read on business. When I was barely coming out of high school organizing parties in Scarborough, several business friends at the time recommended it to me. My business partner at the time bought it first. Forcing me to stop procrastinating and buy it too.

I remember working the midnight shift for The CN Tower at the time, and therefore had to travel 2 hours back to Scarborough. Smart phones weren't relevant back then (I had the Mike from Telus at that point) so I read... on the bus. A routine I’d maintain with future 9 to 5 jobs. I can't remember the line, maybe it was several lines, or just the book itself, but I do remember the street. I was on Yonge and Eglinton of all places, early morning, zombie mode, just reading and BHAM. Everything turned white.

The McDonald's' sign, the Burger King sign, all the stores across the streets, even the movie theater and TD Bank were gone. I remember going home, opening my closet full of jerseys and throwing them all out (showing my age). I evolved beyond one place and started to see the world for what it is. A maze with a 1000 rats fighting for a dollar. And that maze... or at the very least, what makes this a maze are all the logos forcing us to conform to society norms.

What happened?! I went through a paradigm shift (one of many since then). This is the point I figured this all out. Consumerism. The left side of the cash flow quadrant is based on people who think in I. Thinking in I forces us to work for our money. Those are the people who work a 9 to 5 and or are self-employed. They think they can do everything themselves.

The other person thinks in, 'we'. Liberated from the constraints of the cash flow itself, understanding that leverage is the name of the game.

Those who think in I have higher narcissistic tendencies or presentations, because they will name the business after themselves, have their face plastered all over it and their spirit is synonymous with the idea. Those who think in WE understand that regardless of the idea, the system stays absolute, in service to everyone

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