The ‘Human’ Hundredth Monkey Effect Explained | Critical Mass, The Shift And What It Could Look Like

Sharing truth and compassion may catapult us into a new era of human-conscious development.

Because I think it’s incredibly important to assess and reassess who we are and what we are capable of, I’d like to bring attention to this post that was created over 6 years ago. In it, it details an incredible study (that wasn’t even the focal point of the study…) that occurred in the 1950’s.

Granted, the study happened in monkeys, but it is still an amazing insight into what’s possible using a sort of collective mind, a consciousness that lifeforms may be able to tap into in order to grow and develop for widespread benefit and harmonious synergy.

What would be better for humankind? To remain in a state of chaos and panic, division and hostility? Or to finally realize that we are all connected and we learn to love and understand one another instead?

If it’s true that there is a common kindredship between all of us, and I do believe there is, then eventually a conscious awakening is the inevitable step forward for our evolution.

While the below example simply involves washing potatoes to introduce a better way of living (and even then, this harmless act was still resisted by some in their communities…), the pursuit by many people to find the truth, the meaning of life, a more joyful and compassionate experience in the world – will spread and affect others to want to pursue the same enlightenment.

And while again, there may be some who will resist, that will be their choice – and they will have chosen to remain in the same bleak creation that they refuse to leave; while others will have moved on to create a new, more benevolent, honorable world while simultaneously phasing out the “old way”.

by Justin Deschamps

 

The 100th Monkey Effect is probably one of the most cited phenomenons in the awakening community, yet it is also greatly misunderstood.

Many contend that this effect is proof positive of an instantaneous and automatic ascension or awakening of all people will take place in the near future. A type of ‘tsunami’ of awakening will sweep the planet, forcing everyone to be more loving, honest and fair. But is this really true?

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The 100th Monkey Effect

As the below article details, the 100th monkey effect is an accidental discovery by a team of researchers in the mid 1960’s. The team was studying the Japanese Macaca monkey that was provided sweet potatoes from the team that they enjoyed eating.

Here is an excerpt from the accounting below:

“In 1952, on the island of Koshima, scientists were providing monkeys with sweet potatoes dropped in the sand. The monkeys liked the taste of the raw sweet potatoes, but they found the dirt unpleasant.

“An 18-month-old female named Imo found she could solve the problem by washing the potatoes in a nearby stream. She taught this trick to her mother. Her playmates also learned this new way and they taught their mothers too.

“This cultural innovation was gradually picked up by various monkeys before the eyes of the scientists.

“Between 1952 and 1958 all the young monkeys learned to wash the sandy sweet potatoes to make them more palatable.

Only the adults who imitated their children learned this social improvement. Other adults kept eating the dirty sweet potatoes.

“Then something startling took place. In the autumn of 1958, a certain number of Koshima monkeys were washing sweet potatoes — the exact number is not known.

“Let us suppose that when the sun rose one morning there were 99 monkeys on Koshima Island who had learned to wash their sweet potatoes.

“Let’s further suppose that later that morning, the hundredth monkey learned to wash potatoes.

“Then it happened!

“By that evening almost everyone in the tribe was washing sweet potatoes before eating them.

“The added energy of this hundredth monkey somehow created an ideological breakthrough!

“But notice.

“A most surprising thing observed by these scientists was that the habit of washing sweet potatoes then jumped over the sea 

“Colonies of monkeys on other islands and the mainland troop of monkeys at Takasakiyama began washing their sweet potatoes.

And here is the most revealing passage:

“The new behavior pattern spread to most, but not all, of the monkeys. Older monkeys, in particular, remained steadfast in their established behavior patterns and resisted change. When the new behavior pattern suddenly appeared among monkey troupes on other islands, only a few monkeys on those islands picked up on the new idea. The ones most receptive to new ideas started imitating the new behavior and demonstrating it to the impressionable younger ones. Thus, they too began their own path towards their eventual hundredth monkey effect.”

First the effect was not a complete and total paradigm shift within the monkey population. At best, all that occurred was a transition of awareness; the newer monkeys learned about the washing method, but did not automatically begin washing the potatoes.

Second, the transmission occurred after a sufficient number of monkeys in the host population expressed the washing behavior. It was then that “only a few monkeys on those [new] islands” began washing the potatoes. In other words, it wasn’t enough to simply be aware of this new way, it had to be accepted and expressed in order to ‘build up’ in the host population, which eventually experienced a pandemic awareness of the better way.

Finally, the newly affected monkeys on the surrounding islands “began their own path towards their eventual hundredth monkey effect,” in other words, that the affected population had a time delay between transmission and the majority of monkeys displaying the washing behavior.

All of these points suggest an entrainment or synchronization process, which is a property of waveforms or systems of frequency. The mind and consciousness have long been associated to frequency and rhythmic patterns, and this transmission effect perfectly matches what can be observed in other phenomenon, such as synchronizing metronomes.

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When two systems of motion come in contact with each other, such that information from one can be transmitted to the other, a slow and steady process of entrainment takes place. Eventually the two different systems synchronize to the point that the motion of one is reflective of the other. One of the better examples of this universal information transmission via frequency and resonance is metronomes.

Synchronizing Metronomes

 

Synchronization occurs in a four-step process and is symbolic of how the same process occurs within the mind.

  • Step 1: Initially, the metronomes are ticking at unique rhythms, unable to be transmitted to the others because no medium or channel is available to provide for the mechanical energy to flow. The swinging of each metronome arm moves from side to side, and is it does so, kinetic energy in the arm pushes against the base of the metronome. But because the devices are on an immoveable surface, this energy cannot be sent to their neighbors and it is absorbed by the table; no transmission can take place.
  • Step 2: The metronomes are placed on a board and moved on top of two cans. Now the motion of the arms has a pathway to travel to the other metronomes, which pushes against the base through the board and on to the other devices. The moment that they are placed together a new system is created with an ideal resonant frequency. This frequency will push against out of step motion and push with instep motion, which slowly alters the behavior of each individual device to match the larger board and metronome system; transmission is beginning to occur.
  • Step 3: The resonant frequency of the board metronome system is initially at a low intensity or ‘volume’, but as each metronome’s behavior is adjusted, they begin to tick in harmony. Eventually the intensity of the resonant frequency overtakes the frequencies of the individual metronomes. At this point the near instant synchronization begins to takes place; transmission is rapidly accelerating.
  • Step 4: The resonant frequency of the board metronome system is now dominant, exponentially working against out of step movements of the individual devices. The inertia of the initial frequencies of each metronome becomes less and less strong, until the whole system dramatically shifts into a synchronized state over a few seconds of time; transmission is fully complete.

Analysis and Integration with the 100th Monkey Effect

In the above example, metronomes were only able to synchronize under certain conditions. A metronome placed on a table that is too rigid, won’t allow for the unique frequency to be transmitted and harmonized with the group. This aspect represents free will, that a metronome can only be changed if it is open to the others. Finally the process took time, it wasn’t until the resonant frequency of the metronome board system reached a strong enough intensity that the ‘quantum leap’ process started.

Similarly, the same type of shift occurred in the Monkeys. For example, the subjects that were the most receptive to the washing behavior were the young monkeys, those able to recognize the advantage of doing so, and that were open minded enough to try the new way. The older monkeys that were more stubborn never learned to wash the potatoes at all. The key principle here is free will, the monkeys were not forced to change but instead had a choice. Finally the process took time, marked by definitive and recognizable hallmarks of progress. Once enough monkey’s made the choice to wash the potatoes, an ‘overnight’ shift took place, and almost all of the monkeys took up the new behavior.

Human ‘100th Monkey Effect’

How does this translate to human consciousness and the infamous paradigm shift spoken of in various circles?

Firstly, the key reason why the metronomes synchronized was because the resonant frequency was ‘better’ then the individual ones. Similarly, the washing behavior was ‘better’ then not washing them. This means that there was a real and bonafide objective improvement that was overriding the older behavior. For the human consciousness shift this translates as truth and practicality, that finding the truth and sharing it with others isn’t just a nice thing to do but it literally improves the quality of life of individuals and groups objectively. This is an essential aspect to consider because the shift in consciousness is objective and practical while also being ideal and subjective. It is a personal choice as well as a scientific process of discovering and finding the better way.

As each individual on the planet discovers the truth and understands it personally, they alter their behavior accordingly so as to embody the wisdom gained. For example, cutting wood with a small axe is less effective than using a large one, and in most cases a person would rather be more efficient then not. Therefore the shift in consciousness is not just a more positive way, it is literally a better way, the marriage of idealism and pragmatism.

Second, this better way can not be forced on to others, free will and the ability to choose is still in effect. This means that as the consciousness shift progresses forward, on average people will most likely embody these more accurate truths and change accordingly; but not everyone.

That being said, the nature of our social fabric is such that many people find value in what the collective is doing. In this sense, when a majority of humanity embodies this newer way it will naturally become more appealing to the minority; but free will choice of each individual is still the determining factor. Additionally, each person is on his or her own unique path towards discovering this better way, and while from our point of view it may seem as if others aren’t evolving fast enough they are still making progress. Even people who reject all forms of truth and hold on to the past are part of the shift taking place, their stubbornness in and of itself is an indication that the newer way is gaining strength and as such it requires more energy to deny. Compassion in these instances is far more helpful then peer pressure.

Finally, not everyone will shift. This is an idea that makes most people uncomfortable, as if some are being left behind. But in truth, since the whole process is founded on free will choice, is this not more honorable? If an individual denies the objective truth of the better ways, then that is their choice and the universe will not force it on to them, but they will continue to labor under the errors of their own making. This is just like the older monkeys chose not to wash the potatoes and suffered the displeasure of eating dirt as a result.

It is these contrasting experiences that help us open our minds to newer ways of being. As such we need not become frustrated at the close-mindedness of others because this is actually an indication they have received the transmission, but simply chose to reject it; a choice we would do well to honor so long as it does not harm others.

Conclusion

At this stage not enough data is available to make any kind of prediction as to how many people will shift. But since the shift is ultimately a personal choice based on knowledge and awareness, we can assist others in their path by sharing what we have come to understand as individuals. This means that the simple act of kindly sharing our truths is the single most important factor to the human 100th monkey effect.

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It may be difficult to see the shift occurring, but it undoubtedly is and we need only stay the course of seeking the truth, understanding it and sharing it with others to ensure things progress forward. They may not want to hear it at first, they might fight us and call us crazy, but all these things and more are indications the transmission has been received; we need only honor their choice while taking measures to ensure it does not harm another in the process.

It is my hope that these deep principles of free will and information transmission are understood so as to provide the surety in knowing our work is having an impact.

– Justin

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Is The World Ready for a Divine Revelation? | A “Warning” to Wake Us Up?

“In that moment, we’re going to see our conscience. You’re going to see everything wrong that you’re doing and the good you’re not doing.”

First off, I want to thank my readers for their attention, awareness and support. I appreciate all of you more than I can say.

Secondly, as some may be aware by now, I am an unabashed follower of Jesus Christ, and will refer to his teachings and versus from the Bible from time to time.

Today, I’d like to take this opportunity to really expand on His teachings of Love and following in His footsteps, so that we can be reminded of the most important aspects of Life and the key attributes to pursue.

Conscious Awakening

Embellishments have been added for emphasis:

“Jesus spoke of the need to believe in God, in God’s order, in other people, and in love and understanding among people. He emphasized the need to believe in the good, but not only to believe but to do good deeds and live accordingly. Words themselves or declarations in accordance with the enumerated nonsense do not mean anything without deeds. One should do good deeds and live according to these principles. One should live in love and harmony with other people, and spread positive energy through words and deeds. He said that all people are equal before God and should act accordingly. He kept repeating that only faith in God, faith in love among people, living by these principles, doing good deeds, and showing love to others bring reward at the end of life. All who adhere to these principles will be rewarded for their good deeds, and especially those who still in this life experience the knowledge of connection with God. He has mentioned many times that life is eternal and that the position of every man after death depends on the behavior and deeds done in this life.

He talked about all people being connected to God, they just need to experience the knowledge of it. Everyone will experience it, but only at the moment of death. Those who come to this realization while they are still alive are extremely lucky, but in order to reach this realization they must deserve it with their faith, effort and deeds.

Marijan H STE

Now, I want to bring special attention to Marijan’s testimony in which he states that “Everyone will experience” being connected to God. He does mention that this only happens at the moment of death, but then adds that there are some that will realize this when they are still alive.

This hits home for me since there have been times where I will be hit with a brief flash of insight that I know for a fact did not come from me, but rather… outside of me, but within me at the same time – if that makes sense.

My own personal knowledge at that time did not match with what I was being shown. My mentality at that time was one of bitterness, anger and frustration. This “insight” quite literally showed me a different way. And that was through love, patience and understanding.

Again, I have to reiterate, this insight did not come from me. I cannot take the credit. Some other being was gently guiding me in the proper action and emotions to take.

Therefore, I cannot simply disregard people’s personal testimonies when it comes to accounts like these. While they are anecdotal, my own personal experiences is what led me into researching NDE’s and STE’s to begin with. And I am not saying that all NDE’s/STE’s are real – discernment should still be used and a reasonable amount of skepticism, but one should also not just dismiss other’s experiences but rather keep an open mind that it is a possibility.

Now, to further expand on Marijan’s experience, I want to mention a prophetic “warning”/vision that allegedly appeared to 4 young children in Garabandal, Spain of the Virgin Mary giving them signs and predictions of what is to come.

The following list are the warnings that Conchita Gonzales says she was given during these visions:

The “Warning”

– The Warning is a thing that comes directly from God and will be visible throughout the entire world in whatever place anyone might be.

– The Warning will be like a revelation of our sins – and it will be seen and experienced equally by believers and non-believers and people of any religion whatsoever.

– The Warning is like a purification for the Miracle.

– And it is a sort of a catastrophe. It will make us think of the dead, that is, we would prefer to be dead rather than to experience the Warning.

– The Warning is something supernatural and will not be explained by science.

– lt will be seen and felt.

– The Warning will be a correction of the conscience of the world.

– For those who do not know Christ, they will believe it is a Warning from God.

– The most important thing about that day is that everyone in the whole world will see a sign, a grace, or a punishment within themselves, in other words, a Warning.

– They will find themselves all alone in the world no matter where they are at the time, alone with their conscience right before God.

– They will then see all their sins and what their sins have caused.

– We will all feel it differently because it will depend on our conscience. The Warning will be very personal, therefore, we will all react differently to it.

– The most important thing will be to recognize our own sins and the bad consequences of them.

– Your experience of the Warning will be different from mine because your sins are different from mine.

– This will be a Warning to see what you have done with your sins.

– It will be like a purification before the Miracle to see if with the Warning and Miracle we will be converted.

– The Virgin told me that before the Miracle, God will be sending us a Warning so as to purify us or prepare us to see the Miracle and in this way we may draw enough grace to change our lives toward God.

– It is a phenomenon which will be seen and felt in all the world and everywhere; I have always given as an example that of two stars that collide.

– This phenomenon will not cause physical damage, but it will horrify us because at that very moment we will see our souls and the harm we have done.

– It will be as though we were in agony but we will not die by its effects but perhaps we will die of fright or shock to see ourselves.

– No one will have doubts of it being from God, and of its not being human.

– I who know what it is, am very much afraid of that day.The Virgin told us that the Warning and Miracle will be the last warnings or public manifestations that God will give us. This is why I believe that after them we will be near the end of time.

– To me it’s like two stars that crash and make a lot of noise and a lot of light but they don’t fall down.

– It’s something that’s not going to hurt us but we’re going to see it.

– In that moment, we’re going to see our conscience. You’re going to see everything wrong that you’re doing and the good you’re not doing.

Source: [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3vTeK78liQ ] “Garabandal Visionaries Interviews – Garabandal Warnings Channel” @11:00min

Fascinatingly, her warnings seem to be extremely similar to that of what many near death experiencers claim is what happened to them.

They have a life review in which they see the actions and harm, (and/or good), that they have put out onto the world and the consequences/effects that it has caused. Many people have reported that they could feel the devastation that their actions have caused to other people – the amount of hurt and pain that they inflicted, even if they did it unknowingly. And they could also see how it affects others, because that action stays with who received it, and they (again, even if unknowingly) send that energy out onto others as well, which perpetuates the hurtful cycle.

Likewise, they could feel the amount of love and compassion that they have sent out into the world; how even the smallest act of kindness was rejoiced and praised by heavenly/divine beings and how it reverberated throughout the whole entire world. A chain reaction – carrying on the good, kind deeds so that others can feel it and send it forward also.

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During your experience, did you gain information about life’s difficulties, challenges and hardships?

“Yes I experienced the difficulties and hardships of the behavior I was experecing in the past and all the people that I hurt thatwere still in some pain as a direct result of my actions.”

Frances Z NDE

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything?

“Everything about myself or others I always felt united and never conflicted with nature. I feel gratitude deeply. I was able to feel everything from the other person’s emotions. It changes you greatly. I am different in how I treat others. I have always treated others with respect, and thought I was very good to most people. I discovered that other people can accept things very differently, even though it was presented well, and with respect.”

Yves F NDE

Did scenes from your past come back to you?

“My past flashed before me, out of my control I learned tens of thousands of things I viewed them as they happened through a tv like viewer. you can learn anything you want you must just think the question to see it as it happened, the end of the world, any wars, plagues the birth of christ any thing you can think of. my life review was viewed the same way. one important thing that I will always rember after my life review is that (every thing you thought that mattered doesnt and the only thing that does matter is how you treat other people).”

Ron A NDE

Many times, that form of self-reflection is lost on us. We have no idea how other people feel, only ourselves, so a lot of people don’t contemplate on the potential effects that their actions are causing others. I myself am still learning how my actions affect others, and I work on trying to be more aware and cognitive of this fact.

But then there will be those who don’t consider these types of things at all. And while I cannot say that my “life review”/”warning” will be squeaky clean – because I am admittedly apprehensive of what God/my own soul will show me, I welcome this warning with all my heart, because I want to learn how to be better. And I want others to receive that enlightenment of how their actions/sins affect others as well.

And what’s interesting to me, is that I have often thought, “Why do people have to die, or be near death, to gain that insight/awareness? And why do some people have a spiritually transformative experience that changes their lives, while others don’t? Some people don’t seem to experience anything supernatural. Why? If God can send divine inspiration and enlightenment to some people, then certainly He can do so to everyone. So why doesn’t He?”

Now, I will not get into the “free-will” debate, because I don’t have enough wisdom to comment much on this, but only to say that our worldly knowledge is extremely limited, and cannot even begin to comprehend the Truth of what’s held in our consciousness and connection to God. So this matter I will leave to readers to ponder about.

But I will mention that God is sovereign, and while I, at one time, denounced God and rebuked Him, I am beyond grateful that He has brought me back from the brink of darkness and hatred, and has opened my eyes to His Love and Mercy.

And so I have questioned why some people seem to have profound near death/spiritual experiences, while others don’t. And I have considered that we all do, indeed, have incredible, unexplainable experiences throughout our lives; but only some pay attention and realize it, while others remain under the impression that it was a coincidence or a fluke.

And I have prayed, constantly, every day, that God sends us all a sign that will open our eyes, a conscious awakening, that we can see the error of our ways and the true path that will lead to our salvation. While many of us know that is in following Jesus Christ – not just believing that Christ died on the cross – so many of us don’t realize this. So divine intervention would be a wonderful way to approach this.

Again, I have prayed about this for years, before I even heard about the Garabandal visions. And it wasn’t until recently that I found about these prophetic warnings. And so I can only hope and pray that this is true. I, of course, don’t know about the legitimacy of these claims, but I know that God has the power to do this, and it will lead to putting an end to all of the pain and suffering, anger and hatred, division and chaos that is trying to take over.

In the meantime, the best thing we can do to honor God and Jesus Christ, is to live as lovingly and inspired by His commandments as much as possible.

“And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” – Mark 12:30-31

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I want to thank you all again for your readership, and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

Much love, and God bless.

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All Roads Lead to the Same Destination: Two Ultimate Paths to Choose From

Which path are you on?

So now we come to the precipice.

Seeing all of the corrupt and outrageous actions taking place in our world today (or perhaps it’s always been there; for years/decades/centuries… and people wise up to it (or don’t) on their own time), we must ask ourselves what it all boils down to.

What is the end-game?

What do we do?

Now, I have made a list of some of the possible routes that people/individuals/humanity can go down. Assessing all of these paths, ultimately it culminates into TWO paths that one can choose from.

You’ve likely heard of the verse,  “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.”Matthew 7:13-14

Well, this idea fits in nicely here. A little too nicely. In fact, it fits in so well, that there’s little room to wonder if this may have been misconstrued in some way.

But, I will offer these paths for others to consider, for your reflection. This is based on what I have seen, my beliefs, and my opinion. To be clear, this is not meant to offend anyone. Only to present the separate groups that I see people dividing into.

What do you think? Do you agree/disagree? Is there a path I’m missing? While at first glance it may seem to be unfair to box people in these separate groups, I am merely trying to outline the different paths that I see people taking as things progress during our lives. And likely, many of these paths have been taken by us as individuals at some point. Until we finally settle into one that fits us.

Ultimately, we will all come to the same place – but what happens after that remains to be seen. And I would very much like it to see people on the right side of history.

1st Path – the 3 D’s – Destruction/Disruption/Disorder

There are those who live in chaos. They love drama – causing it, being involved it, watching it… Even if some will not admit to it and/or they will deny it, there are individuals who enjoy a crazy/hectic life.

This isn’t “evil” per se, but when we see the Bible verse above specifically mention that the wide gate leads to ‘destruction’ (in other versions, it is translated as: ‘hell’ – New Life Version / ‘death’ – The Voice / ‘perdition, damnation’ – Wycliffe Bible), one can make the correlation that to seek this lifestyle would lead to one’s destruction.

And then there are those, of course, who know full well the actions they are taking. Deliberately causing mayhem, wars, hatred, anger, violence… There are of course many references to the secret societies of the world, the “hidden hand”, whose motto “order out of chaos”, fits very well into this scenario.

Yet again, there will be those who, separate from the secret societies, follow this sinful lifestyle and revel in it. Perhaps they know no better. Or perhaps they know exactly who they’re following by going down this road. Perhaps they’re of the belief that nothing happens to us after we die and there will be no judgement. We just cease to exist.

Perhaps they’re of the belief that “life” is for us to enjoy it, sins and all, free will, do what thou wilt, etc. Perhaps they seek the worldly life and those of the world – riches, fame, power… which brings me to the next path.

2nd Path – The Ways of the World

“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever. – 1 John 2:15-17

Sadly, there are many who seek this path. We have been so inured to seek the “successful” life – whatever “successful” means in a normal social setting – high-paying career, family, 3 story house, promotion, Maserati, the most friends/followers on tiktok, the greenest yard in the neighborhood, winning the Nobel Prize, etc., etc., etc. that we end up losing sight of what really matters.

It is not just the most famous of celebrities, or the highest-bribed paid politicians, or the corrupted healthcare workers and scientists keeping their silence for money and to maintain their reputation… these are also everyday ordinary citizens that prize money, recognition, their status, other people, etc. that they will literally choose the ways of the world over their salvation.

Even if they consider that it is not the best route for them spiritually, they will be tempted by the allure of what the world can offer them. The physical/materialistic aspects are tangible, pleasing to the eye; monetary wealth/fame can boost one’s image/ego. Even if they plan to follow the RIGHT path at some point, they put that on hold until they decide if and when it’s right. If they even ever make this choice (or have the chance to…).

This group also, in my opinion, includes the Lukewarm Christians. Those who may proclaim with their mouth that they follow Jesus Christ, but in their heart they are still tied into the worldly system – debts/mortgages to pay, the safety net of a job/career, the need to attend a prestigious college, going to church only to fulfill obligation or because of habit, the desires to adhere to a strict set of rules for the illusion of temporary granted freedoms…

When push comes to shove, the lukewarm Christians sit on the fence until they are finally forced to make a choice – and sadly, many of them will choose the wide/easy path.

3rd Path – The Clueless / Deniers

As much evidence and proof there is of heinous agendas by those in positions that they shouldn’t be in, there will be a group of people that are either utterly clueless to these kinds of activities, and/or they will outright deny that this is even happening. Even as the atrocities pile up all around them, the bubble they live in will not allow them to see/admit when things have gotten out of hand.

Their refusal or blissful ignorance keeps them from seeing the truth of the ways of the world,

“My people perish for lack of knowledge.” – Hosea 4:6

They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. – Ephesians 4:18

From this group, the efforts to debunk, ridicule, scorn those who do believe that the world is excessively heading towards a bleak, dark future and who are trying to alert others, will give rise to a form of indifference/passiveness that influence others into the belief that the “conspiracy theories” of our time are just that. Fruitless conspiracy theories that have no basis in reality.

So even if the evidence is there, it will be ignored and bypassed as just coincidental, weird occurrences that have no affect in the ways we live our lives. Letting the wickedness run rampant freely with little to no opposition, or even acknowledgement from the people on this path.

4th Path – The Follower

A saying that I, for one, have gotten morosely too familiar with these last couple of years, is, “Everyone else was doing it. So I followed along.”

The need to “fit in”, to not be “left out”, to “follow the group”… Regardless if they were for or against the ideologies set forth by the so-called majority… once they see their friends, families, co-workers, strangers, people around them following a set-up paradigm, they will accept it as a part of their normal lifestyle. They will let it integrate into their life, either without so much as a single thought, or even just silently going along with the motions.

This leads to a very severe upset in the way that a society is run.

Imagine the very same tyrannical forces that enjoy disruption and chaos from the 1st path, employing their dictatorship and anarchy on to the rest of the world, and enforcing their beliefs on to the rest of the world. Now imagine the population, even if hesitant or resistant to it at first, slowly becoming indoctrinated, habituated, desensitized – to the initially outrageous and preposterous proposals set forth by these establishments?

This is exactly what’s going on in the world right now, with such escalating force and alarming speed, that if one isn’t paying attention, they will easily be swept into this immoral culture without a clue how they got there. And will they stand up against it? The people in this group will not. They will go along with it. Because even by the time they notice it is happening (if they even do), the majority has already accepted it. And they will follow, if only for the sole reason to not be ostracized.

5th Path – The Lost Sheep

Sadly, while not necessarily under the “follower” path, the lost sheep are the ones who have been led astray and deceived/manipulated into believing that certain systems/structures being set in place are what’s right.

Whether they are being indoctrinated by “educators”, taught their ideologies from their parents, misled by their pastors, outrightly lied to by “experts” or authority figures… the people that fall in this group have been tricked, scammed and misguided.

I have a level of sympathy for the people in this group. They are doing what they believe is right by listening to the people that they were taught to trust. Throughout our youth, who were we taught to trust? Our parents, our teachers, law enforcement, doctors, pastors… we are taught exclusively not to trust strangers – even if those strangers are simply concerned citizens on the internet.

It should make sense. However, for those in authority, it’s quite easy for people in those positions to abuse their authority. “Absolute power corrupts absolutely.” This can be construed in a couple of ways. The original meaning: those in power end up being corrupted, OR, one can look at it as: those in power corrupt others.

This could fall under a cult-like inclination, perhaps a vicious cycle that perpetuates unorthodox teachings, misled belief structures in certain institutions and agendas… and, in some cases, this is by very strategic and deliberate design. 

6th Path – Give Up / Give In

In this path, there will either be those who have given up on humanity and leave them to their own devices, doom, demise… what have you, although they themselves are fully aware of what’s going on. Perhaps they are of the mentality that nothing they can do or say will amount to anything, so they choose not to do anything. Or perhaps they simply don’t care. They are not necessarily for the immoralities going on in the world – but rather they see no way to stop it, and so have sat back to let the world do what it will.

Then there are those who have tried to set things right; bring attention to certain topics/subjects that people should address and change. They will try to tell others and spread awareness. But they will not be met with much luck and will realize that their attempts are futile.

While at first those in the second group were attempting a noble effort, the lack of the response they were hoping for gives rise to a certain apathy and will conclude, much like that of the first group, that nothing they say or do will change humanity for the better. So they essentially give up.

Even more tragic, there will be those who not only give up, but will give in. It’s one thing to remain resistant to immoral changes, but it’s an entirely different field to give in completely to the establishments that one was at first opposed against. This is not to imply that everyone will give in, because some will remain resistant. But there are some that will, sadly, cave in to the pressure – essentially joining the Followers of the 4th path.

7th Path – The 3 R’s: Resist/Rebel/Retaliate

While seeing all of the corruption and wickedness taking hold of the world may lead one to consider a “revolution” of some sort, initially, it would seem that this is the only path that one could take in order to “fight the establishment”; in order to stand up against dictatorship and tryanny.

And certainly, there will be people attempting to join this path – if not already on it.

However, while Resisting should most definitely be followed, as well as Rebelling to a certain degree, the last R – Retaliate, should be reconsidered. I would imagine most people in this group would Resist and Rebel, yet fall short of Retaliating.

Peaceful protests are fine, violently rioting/opposing is not. Openly declaring/discussing our beliefs, stances, disagreements are fine. Or it should be; however, as those who have been speaking out are finding out, censorship and the labeling of people who speak out as “dangerous dissenters” have taken a center stage by tptsb – involving everything and everyone from politicians, celebrities, mainstream media/social media, government agencies, educational/medical institutions, etc.

Physical retaliation, on the other hand, will give those on the 1st Path the Destruction/Disruption and Disorder that they desire. It brings us back full circle to perpetuate/perpetrate the chaos that those who want to initiate this kind of lifestyle on the population, and gives them the ammo to continue their agenda.

Having an aggressive, violent force opposing them will justify their own retaliative actions and will give them the vindication (at least in their own mind) that they were right in considering others as a danger to their own livelihood; even if they, themselves are naturally wicked, immoral, and destructive.

Again, this is only speaking of my own observations and theologies.

So while Resisting and Rebelling (peacefully) should be followed, the last R – Retaliation, would, in my opinion, give the globalists exactly what they want.

So, this brings me to the last path that I believe people can take; and most certainly SHOULD take. Even if it doesn’t make sense. Even if it sounds too easy. Too ridiculous. After studying the many different paths, this is the only one that I can see will make the best difference, or even the ONLY difference. Even if we don’t realize it, or don’t see it manifesting in the world… We have to wonder, what will it do to our own spirituality and enlightenment?

8th Path – The RIGHT Path

I have named this the “RIGHT” path, not only for its double entendre, but also as an acronym for the following:

Return Individually to God’s Heavenly Teachings

What is God’s teachings? Well, there are always debates surrounding the subject of religion, theology, philosophy, the mysteries of the Universe, the meaning of life, the Creator, God, etc. So people will have different answers for this type of question.

So again, I have to reiterate, based upon my experiences, Forgiveness and Love are the two key principles that I have gained in my personal life and what I have gleaned from the Bible.

Now, I have to be crystal clear, Forgiving and Loving does not mean to accept wrong teachings or ideologies. One can forgive and love someone without absolving them of their crime, sin or wrongdoing. This is ultimately up to God/Jesus Christ to pass judgement. But we can grow in Love and Forgiveness and see them as a soul/consciousness who is on their own path and will face the truth of themselves when the time is ready for them.

With that being said, for those on the RIGHT path, we’d also want to spread this message for others to seek the truth and help them/us along our road to the narrow gate.

But can we change the world? Can we change other people? Some people believe so. Some people believe this is an unachievable endeavor.

But realistically, what can we change? Well, that’s obvious. We can change ourselves. Even if we don’t believe on the outset that we can change others, by changing our own way of thinking, by developing ourselves to follow the path set forth for us by Jesus Christ, his message of:

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,” – Matthew 5:43-44

then we can, even if in a small measure, plant a seed in the “enemy”, that their opposition towards us is unheeded and unneeded. They are loved, and even if they believe that “love” is for the weak and they prefer power and subjugation, their consciousness – all of which is from God – will show them the Truth and will show them the futility of what they once held in such esteem. They will come to realize, just the same as all of us, that Love is the only thing that matters, and that this simple notion is what will ultimately change the world, one individual at a time.

Now, there are people who are already on this path. They see the wickedness taking hold all around them, all around us, and it is waking them up – or they are just naturally aware of what is going on. People are realizing that the answers they seek lie in our vibration, our frequency, our fortitude to rise above the hatred, the division, the anger, the violence… Even if they are not of the religious/spiritual sense, if they turn towards the understanding that Love itself is a force, and understand its importance and initiate it into their lives, they are, for all intents and purposes, following the teachings of God/Jesus Christ.

Lastly, I want to address some feedback that the 8th Path may inevitably bring up. And that is the subject of the belief that by being of a loving, forgiving nature – instead of one of forceful opposition, that will allow the evil to run even more rampant in the world.

Well… there’s a few different ways of looking at it. On one hand, while this assessment may be a likelihood, we have to ask ourselves, even if this is so, biblical teachings point us to the way to not hold onto things of the world as what we should strive for. In fact, it teaches us to rise above this mentality and seek God/Love/Jesus Christ above all things – especially over the world.

Another perspective is that by not physically enforcing a way of life that we have decided would be beneficial to us – such as physically rebelling and/or attacking those institutions who we would consider our “enemy”, is that we are more easily led like sheep to the slaughter. Or a sort of martyrdom, if you will.

This could also be true in a sense.

But one thing we should also consider, are the other teachings that Jesus has tried to tell his disciples. Namely, “He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.” – Matthew 10:39

This is, obviously, not meant to be taken to run head first to be a martyr for Christ, but only to realize that if we truly want to follow the RIGHT path, we need to lay down any and all types of violence, aggression, vengeance, etc. and love our enemies even as they would persecute us. This would, obviously, leave them no recourse as justification for their actions, other than, “They allowed us to do it without putting up a fight…”

A peaceful and loving countenance is what Jesus would expect of us when addressing an adversary. So much so, that even as He was being crucified, He was imploring the Father to forgive them and forgive the crowds who were calling for His death.

With all of that being said, I have also considered the possibility that the Bible and its messages of Love and Forgiveness is one huge, giant psyop to get people to easily lay down their life for their enemy so that “evil” will, essentially, win. With the hopes of no opposing force except for a peaceful group that are pacifists, they would in turn be an easy resistance to wipe out.

However, after realizing how much the messages of Jesus Christ is hated by those who love to control the world, while that could be a fake guise in and of itself to further deceive people, I find this hard to believe. It would seem that they delight in turning people against this message and into one of hatred, division and violence. The last thing they want people to do is become loving and forgiving towards one another.

So, in essence, only 1 of these 8 paths is the narrow path we are tasked with walking down – but they all lead to one destination. Again, this is just from some of my observations of what I have seen going on in the world.

For me, personally, I have at some point in my life, walked 4 of these 8 paths. I am trying to walk on my 5th and final road: the RIGHT path. While sometimes we may stray and go off the intended path, I have faith that Jesus Christ will lead us right back to it.

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