Neil Kramer : Atonement

https://neilkramer.com/roamcast-25-atonement/

The way we conduct ourselves tells of our spiritual embodiment. The way we move in the world reflects our inner state, not necessarily always what we would like, but rather what is, in any given moment. So when we observe a person who intuitively conducts themselves with purpose and grace, we are witnessing the reflection of something valuable inside.

Many people attempt to simulate purposeful graceful behavior, but it never quite holds true, if it isn’t. The delusional decay within permeates their performance; you can smell it.

Genuinely good conduct is a joy to behold. It is an art form to see someone with goodness in motion, truly good in their marrow. Someone who knows how to do things, simple things: how to express gratitude and appreciation, how to write a letter, how to hold, how to give and receive, how to listen, how to ask, how little or how much to talk, when to help, when not to help; they just instinctively know what to do.

To me, these social skills represent the basics of human communication, the ground floor rudimentary protocols for how to treat each other well, how to embody virtue and consideration. And when we do these things, we inspire courteous, intelligent, warmhearted families and communities which are a pleasure to participate in.

To some people, all of this might sound a bit too much, too much to ask. A person might even say, ‘Well, to hell with that. I just do what I do, and if someone doesn’t like that, then that’s too bad, that’s the way I am.‘ Well, you’ll notice, with a person like this, that they usually have bad conduct. They don’t want to look at themselves, it is troubling for them to believe that they might be behaving badly, so they just do what they do and bury their problems. And in so doing, they are essentially telling you that they operate only for their own comfort, their own security, their own entertainment. And if that means being selfish or inconsiderate or even vulgar and disruptive, then so be it… They are not capable of generating or sustaining the harmony that they fantasize about, because they do not have it within themselves.

But, let’s concentrate on those that do. What can we learn here?

When we do see someone who behaves well, someone with whom time shared is a joy, what is it that they are doing, exactly, that makes it so good? Is it just some arbitrary personalized list of things that they do, preferences and attributes that we just sort of happen to like? Or is something more universal going on? I would say it is the skill of judging appropriateness that makes someone’s behavior so beautiful. The ability for the individual to naturally gauge the suitability of a thing: a word, a gesture, physical space, the volume of voice in different environments, appropriateness of humor, kinds of language in the presence of old people and children, facial expressions, tone of communication, everything.

Appropriateness is built on thoughtfulness, thinking about how your actions affect the world around you: you, the people you are with, the people passing by, the land, the animals, the plants, the elements, society at large, your family, your companions, your loved ones… How is your passage through the day affecting the world, the elements of life in which you are inextricably intertwined? What is the quality of your presence?” ~Neil Kramer

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Neil Kramer : Higher Journeys Radio – The Path To Truth

https://neilkramer.com/higher-journeys-radio-the-path-to-truth/

Neil Kramer talks to Alexis Brooks on Higher Journeys Radio. 

We talk about the Transmutation movie, awakening and depth, choosing truth, equity in spiritual adventure, nature as ally, supernatural structures, suffering as purification, the 3D going away, everything is in the voice, spiritual detective skills, power flows into equilibrium.

Alexis writes: “…Why is it that some individuals have a natural thirst for discovery and others are perfectly okay with living a status quo existence? And in this age of revelation why is it that still the masses seem so tethered to their sleep state, even while the truth is beckoning their attention? Neil addresses these questions with his usual eloquence and unmistakable candor.”

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Genuine spiritual life, the essence of it, is that the whole superstructure here is of supernatural origin, and the controlling factor in this temporary earth in which we’re in is negative.  So dealing with that negativity, confronting the negative, is an essential part of spiritual accomplishment.

That means, to have wisdom, you must suffer…

The ten wisest people I know, they’ve all suffered.  And I, too, suffer.  But I suffer less and less because I’ve improved my relationship with disharmony and I see that suffering is purification, and the more that you can do it in it’s burning core, the less it dogs you in life, and the less you’re despondent or desolate or fed up or in pain, because you allow the suffering to do its thing, and that is a purifying fire… That is an essential part of alchemy.  Until that takes place, you cannot know something. So pain is essential in spiritual life.  Essential.
~Neil Kramer

https://www.transmutationfilm.com/

Neil Kramer : Scars & Lamentations

http://neilkramer.com/roamcast-24-scars-lamentations/

“Very few have a spiritual path. Most have nothing at all, of course. Seeking the truth with all your heart is a black and white thing, it is absolute because you’re either doing it or you’re not. The light is on or off… It needs consistent and repeated experiential encounter. And it doesn’t matter what your circumstances are… At all times, you have, in front of you, everything necessary to develop and apply your spiritual understanding; at all times, in every hour of your life, if you wish…

The purest, deepest, life changing spiritual wisdom emanating direct from the divine is available to everyone at all times in equal measure should the individual choose to prepare their vessel of being to receive such wisdom. You must make the deep inner vow to stay here, to willfully choose to be here in this world and remain until the end, to give your life, to dwell intentionally here, and to not fantasize about escaping. Be here, and make it good. Make it worthwhile.” ~Neil Kramer

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“This episode features contemplations on: wintry beauty, strange work, is there enough time, lesson plans, everyone invited to know truth, how many lives do we get?, boiling things down, traveling in bubbles, what is love, what is humbleness, what is devotion to truth, witness of the inner spirit, persistent delusions, why people avoid reality, freedom to say anything, pretend grown ups, life’s intrinsic and immanent teaching.”

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The Power of Emotional Agility & Why Discomfort is the Price of Admission to a Meaningful Life

https://www.richroll.com/podcast/susan-david-356/

“When we block or suppress or push aside emotions, we actually stop ourselves from being our most effective, successful beings.” ~Susan David, PhD

“The way we navigate our inner world – our everyday thoughts, emotions, and self-stories – is the single most important determinant of our life success. It drives our actions, careers, relationships, happiness, health; everything. For example: Do we let our self-doubts, failings, shame, fear, or anger hold us back? Can we be determined, persevering toward key life goals, but just as importantly, have the insight and courage to recognize when these goals are not serving us, and adapt?

According to this week’s guest, the key to successfully navigating our inner world isn’t immunizing ourselves against stress and setbacks. And it doesn’t involve ignoring uncomfortable feelings. Instead, it’s developing something called emotional agility – the teachable ability to confront difficult emotions, gain critical self-insight from these feelings, and ultimately use this newfound awareness to adaptively align our values with our actions and make changes to bring the best of ourselves forward…

[This is a conversation] about how and why our emotional landscape, the everyday thoughts and stories we often hide from the world and oftentimes ourselves, are the single most important determinant of life success. And why navigating life’s twists and turns with self-acceptance, clear-sightedness, and an open mind leads to empowerment and agency.

It’s about why we must overcome the urge to ignore difficult emotions and behaviors to instead face them willingly, as a neutral observer, with curiosity and kindness. It’s about identifying your core values as a path to willpower, resilience and effectiveness. And it’s about how developing this skill called emotional agility – essentially mastery over our emotions, thoughts and stories… But more than anything, this is a conversation about the perils of avoiding uncomfortable feelings. Because the tough emotions are the price we pay for a meaningful life.”

Susan David’s TED Talk: The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage.

Neil Kramer & Niles Heckman: Transmutation, The Divine Mysteries & The Path Of The Mystic

https://www.thehighersidechats.com/neil-kramer-niles-heckman-transmutation-the-divine-mysteries-the-path-of-the-mystic/

“[I]t’s easy to feel disenfranchised with our cog in the wheel society and the life sucking Empire perched above it. Draining us spiritually, emotionally, and in every other sense of the word. Stifling our innovation and development., and filling us with the aggressive indoctrination that if you seek a path outside of normalcy you will no doubt, crash and burn.

However, we still see some people outside of that cage who seem different: Freer, happier, enlightened and at peace – and we hear these outliers telling us that freedom is only a few brave choices away… that the Universe rewards the bold, and there isn’t much holding us back except our own fear. It’s a tough message to adopt, but there’s no denying the persistent call to tear down those cubical walls, shatter the shackles of the Empire, and orient our lives towards our True Will and the path of the Esoteric Tradition…

[Today, we’re joined by Neil Kramer,] a philosopher, teacher, and esotericist. His work focuses on spirituality, mysticism, and metaphysics. He is a faculty member at the Omega Institute in New York, where he teaches spiritual philosophy, mysticism, esoteric studies, and self-development… [W]e’re also joined by Niles Heckman. A talented film maker and documentarian who has worked on several projects in line with the spiritual path including his episodic series, “Shamans of the Global Village.”

Together, they’ve just released a new documentary entitled Transmutation. Written and Narrated by Neil and Directed by Niles, Transmutation is a documentary about becoming your best self, rejecting the Empire, discovering the beauty and dangers of a hidden spiritual path, and hearing from those who have transformed themselves by walking it.”

http://neilkramer.com/

Neil Kramer : Everything Under the Sun

http://neilkramer.com/roamcast-23-everything-under-the-sun/

“Most people in the world demonstrate that they prefer going with the sleepy program of mainstream hogwash than waking to the awesomeness of their own individual excellent life… They choose unknowing instead of knowing. They cannot be bothered to know anything about real politics, real society, real intellect, real sexuality, real freedom, real independence, real anything. How weird.

Still, there they are — driving around, doing things, going to church, going to work, listening to the news, eating things, buying things, saying things, and I look at them: are they really alive? Are they real? Are they our brothers and sisters? Should we look upon them without conceit and radiate our human compassion and understand that everyone is on a journey, everyone is on their own special journey, OR ARE THEY DEAD? Are they soulless? Are they non player characters (npc’s), artificial intelligences like in video games, there simply to fill out the landscape, following programs; no free will, no capacity to self determine?

When I was sixteen, I hated everyone.  And now, thirty years later, I still fucking hate everyone. The only difference is, now I know why. I understand the problem much better. I see how they damage and deprive themselves, and I hate that… My hate is a surge of care and sorrow, very human…

Our society is mentally ill, cracked, insane to all thinking feeling souls that move through it. What a peculiar training ground we are in. The land is good, the society is stupid. What a bizarre place.

How can we do something about that? By accepting the mystery of life, by moving deeper and deeper into the heart of reality, we begin to slowly dispel the madness. Our reason, our experience, the goodness of our presence brings order to everything it touches, in small ways and in massive ways. Our wisdom is in our footsteps. Sometimes that means tackling really difficult things, head on. We must never be scared to talk about anything — race, immigration, guns, violence, hate, education, families, sex, history, death. No political correctness, no censorship, simply to know what is true.” ~Neil Kramer

Neil Kramer – Life In The Age Of Horus

http://neilkramer.com/kramer-on-the-free-zone-life-in-the-age-of-horus/

“Human beings have chosen to live in falsehood on a massive scale, to follow the bad scriptures of mainstream culture.  And in so doing, have created Empire as this necessary administration of deceit…

All this drama about moronic sportsmen kneeling at anthems, people disrespecting flags, divisions between races, nuclear talk from North Korea, the constant global specter of terrorist bombings and shootings, the total fairy tale that the police are bad, that hospitals are good, that fake organizations, ‘grassroots organizations,’ are credible things, like Black Lives Matter; all this mayhem, all these lies, all these stories [are] absolute total fabricated fantasy.

Those fantasies are necessary for the people in the world who choose not to investigate reality for themselves.  People who cannot be bothered to discern and discriminate properly.  People who deny the actual living pulse of existence, who ignore the origins and nature of things, and instead simply want to choose from a menu – a menu of story lines – and they will choose one of these synthetic narratives that have almost no sense whatsoever to do with what is real… Just all prearranged, centrally approved propaganda, that’s what that is.

The men and women who participate in that are not necessarily aware of it, they are unconscious agents.  Always the best kind of agent, an unconscious one.  And the media, of course, are instructing them, especially CNN, BBC, NPR, New York Times, Washington Post, The Telegraph in England, The Guardian in England, The Economist, and then websites Politico, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Buzzfeed, Bloomberg, all these hideous, hideous vehicles of dishonor — total misinformation…

They are, most of them, even unaware that they are simply telegraphing and championing the messages of imperialist collectivist philosophy… Imperial Socialism.” ~Neil Kramer

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http://freemantv.com/life-in-the-age-of-horus-neil-kramer/