To Those Who Feel Unheard & Misunderstood

I’m sure at some point in your life you may have felt unheard or misunderstood. Whether people actually didn’t ‘hear’ you and misunderstood you, or whether it was just your perception, I’m sure you’ve felt this at some point. But then there are some of us who might have felt this more than just ‘at some point’ in our lives. Those of us that might feel like it happens daily or weekly. Something in our core experience states “people don’t hear me, they don’t understand me and I can’t seem to do anything about that.” I know, because I have felt this many times in my life, and this is currently one of the key aspects of myself I’m integrating.

I’ve long known that this programming and feeling of being unheard is not something that results from things people are doing wrong to me, but that within myself I have a story running that creates a lens through which I see my daily reality. In that sense, in times where I truly am heard and understood, I don’t see it, and instead, my brain looks for ways to prove that I am not heard.

This is the basic format in which the brain will search our daily lives to reinforce rampant stories we might have running in our minds. All this happens through the brain’s reticular activating system (RAS), a useful system where all senses are connected. It’s like a filter that helps the brain so it doesn’t have to deal with more information than it can handle.

Where this gets a bit more important to our navigation of self is understanding that the RAS is like a gatekeeper of information that is let into the conscious mind. That is to say, the RAS will filter in information that is established in our subconscious, or deeper belief systems. It will also let in something we are really focusing on in a given moment. What this means in context to my story of not being heard, or any story for that matter, is that my RAS is literally operating to reinforce that story already within my subconscious mind. Any information that doesn’t reinforce that story, is likely not going to be let in as easily, hence why even when I’m heard, I don’t acknowledge it as deeply as when I’m feeling unheard or finding ways to reinforce that story.

Example: I might have factually had 10,000 people read an article I wrote, but that doesn’t become something I pay attention to. Instead, I notice the people who didn’t read the article, didn’t understand the article, or the person who left the singular negative comment.

Enough on the technicals for now.

If you’ve watched some of the discussions I have with people on my podcast episodes or shows, you might have noticed times where at the end people begin thanking me for the work I’ve done and how it has impacted them, and usually I well up. This is because when I conduct my conversations I’m really engaged, and in these moments I’m hearing proof of something that is meaningful to me but that a part of me denies. In my subconscious mind and story, I feel unheard, misunderstood, and that people don’t see the totality of the message I’m trying to share with my work.

Regardless of what anyone else might think looking at the billions of content views CE’s content has received over the last 11 years, I still feel unheard. It’s true I didn’t create all the content that’s been seen. It’s true that I can’t lay out my entire mission and message in every piece of content I’ve created. But mostly, I don’t feel heard or understood because of my internal stories – my subconscious stories – not because of what is happening in my life.

This all started when I was a kid, then it went away for a while when I did a lot of internal work on it around 2009, and then it returned around mid-2017 when life got very chaotic and I let stories reprogram my mind.

Some of the earliest memories where these stories began to emerge in my life was when I was in grade 5 and I began telling my friends and classmates that I felt what we were learning in school was not really helping us but making us “brainwashed to accept normal society.” Sounds harsh I know lol. And perhaps most fifth graders don’t think this way, but I did. And I still do feel traditional education is atrocious. That aside, by the time grade 7 and 8 rolled around, my peers were all beginning to really express their style, personality and were adopting pop culture. I didn’t go the ‘pop’ route because it felt uncomfortable and inauthentic to me. This is where the story began.

I was now a visible outsider. I felt that people were adopting pop culture in lockstep because everyone else was, and everyone wanted to fit in. It seemed robotic and weird to me at the time, and quite frankly, I didn’t like how it changed my friends and classmates. People started to put on a persona of being badass, cool, and ‘hard,’ it wasn’t authentic to me and it changed the way my friends would interact together. At the time I called it a mask, now I know it as the ego, but I started to see the false sense of self people would portray and something about it just didn’t feel good.

Because I chose not to go along with the emerging culture, I began to feel lonely. People didn’t listen to me, ask me things, seek to understand me – and they’d talk a lot of shit behind my back. Regardless of how curious I was to speak to them, understand them, and sure, challenge them at times about their choices, I felt it was always a one-way street. It wasn’t long before I went from feeling ‘cool’ and accepted, to feeling like and being treated as a complete outcast. And it’s weird looking back because I wasn’t mean, the class bully or anything like that. I was the guy who wanted everyone to play together, same team!

This experience continued throughout high school. There are many more details, but I’m sure you get the general point by now. But by the time college years came around, I felt like it was a fresh start, and even though I had become very quiet and shy around groups from that experience, I was eager to meet new people.

Fast forward a bit and I found myself beginning to read books about the ego, the subconscious mind, and how to navigate personal change. I met a friend and mentor who took me through many sessions that cleared away old subconscious programs and stories. I felt insanely empowered and unstoppable. Plus, now I knew how to do the work on myself very easily if something else were to arise. This was in 2009, and over the next 8 years, things were smooth on the front of feeling unheard and misunderstood. While people may not have always understood me, it didn’t bother me one bit, and I could see the people who truly appreciated whatever I felt inspired to share.

Then came a period in late 2017 where the biggest tech companies in the world were now descending upon alt media. They literally crippled a business our team took 9 years to build. On top of that, myself and a partner in another business could not align with the intentions and integrity of what we were creating, and I wanted out. It was a stressful time both financially and personally, and slowly but surely I found myself overwhelmed. Usually, I welcome change and love it, but with all that was changing at once, and how devastating the effects seemed, it was too much – or at least that’s how I felt.

After a 3 year life and emotional beat down, I started to feel unwelcome, unaccepted, and again unheard. On top of all that, it felt to me like so many people did not understand the underlying message of the work I was producing and that’s all I could focus on because, again, I built the story and my RAS was filtering out all information that told me otherwise. In this, you start to feel paralyzed. You can’t do anything right, you feel a lack of energy, and purpose feels lost.

A friend recently got me back into looking at old and new methods of exploring these stories again. And in just a few days, I’m already seeing why this inner work had so much power back in 2009. During one of the deeper moments of feeling like shit about all of this, my wife Ruby wrote me a letter that inspired this article and sharing. I wanted to share it with everyone because it resonated with me and was a great reminder to stop, take a breath, and reassess. Of course, doing the inner work is a must.

To the Unheard:

I know your voice and heart are growing tired, your spirit broken, and the moments where you see your purpose are fleeting..

But there’s so much you can not see when your head is down, feeling somber and purposeless.

What my eyes see when you’re not looking:

Someone new found you today.. their face lit up and their heart felt full.. they’ve found someone who speaks their language, understands their views, and carries the same values – who just GETS IT and THEM. They didn’t think it possible, but HERE YOU ARE, providing them hope and helping them envision a future they knew they wanted but didn’t believe was possible. They hear what you have to say, and are excited to listen – with fresh ears and an eager mind, happy to have found your perspective they begin to dive deeper, and tomorrow they are more aware because of it.

Someone else has had a rough year, and with everything going on they didn’t know what to believe – so they began questioning. It’s been months, but they’ve regained their faith in humanity and see the world differently now – because of You. You see, they’ve fallen upon your work and finally found a voice that doesn’t shove beliefs down their throats, but relays facts and lets them discern what’s real. They feel valued, heard, and uplifted – grateful that someone out there cares about so much that they’ve made it their mission to aid in their personal and our collective evolution. They may not know it yet, but this is the start to something completely transformational.

Then there are the ones who have been following you for years. The die-hard loyals that feel more like family than anything. They’re the ‘regulars’ that over time you have met or spoken to and become close with – they see your struggles and feel your pain, but most importantly they see You and value your work because they understand. You helped them through a rough patch, you held their hands whilst taking their first steps into the unknown, you reawakened them after a lifetime of slumber and in return when you were pushed down, they helped you up time and time again because they know you’d do the same if ever the opportunity or need. Your voice is a beacon of light to them, and in return, they follow you to the ends of the internet – knowing you are not there to lead but to show them the path.

And yet..

Every day you awaken and every night you lay your head, a voice is telling you that you are unheard, irrelevant, and falling behind. This voice grows louder and now your days are filled with a belief that is weighing you, and your nights hold a hovering limit that you did not try to surpass.

This voice that you’ve carried has begun to crush your spirit and silence you – little by little, making you question yourself and your creations, making you believe that success is that en masse and that without the world watching you may never truly help humanity..

And I’m just here to tell you: that voice, is wrong.

The voice in your head that fills your life with dread is but a story which needs to be rewritten. Because it is YOUR Voice that needs to be heard.

As you question what the point to all of the hours, months, and years poured into work that ‘no one’ sees.. there are thousands finding truth and themselves in your words.

It is in your character, your heart, your message, and your desire to help the collective that you have already helped so many. For every ‘someone’ that finds you is led down a path of discovery, and that fire you’ve ignited is like a torch passed onto others on their path.. slowly, but surely, setting the world ablaze.

I could go on for eons discussing the battle between ego/the mind and the Soul. But will just say for sake of knowing you know – the falsities playing on loop like a broken record in your head are solely doing so because they are threatened by the reality that your truths are so much more powerful. The only way to disempower You is to make you believe that you have none – and in doing so, your creations halt, you have no drive to bring your visions to life, you feel more and more lost and less and less YOU. You must remember, trust, and BELIEVE that your message holds more weight than any story your mind could ever tell you.

Remember that from infancy you saw this world differently. Never did you succumb to the external validation nor allow your mind to take the wheel – no matter how hard it became. In your teens you knew you had it within you, as you know we all do, to change our world for the better. And though times are trying, it’s time to shake yourself awake from the chains of self-loathing and doubt. This story has played like a rerun of a show you’ve grown tired of.. it’s time to change the channel and reawaken that little boy who knew any and everything was possible and who did not allow the critics, trends, or world to tell him any different or change him in any way. You are so special because you’ve always believed and have always been You – do not let anything take that away, not now – not ever.

It’s always been within you, as it is now, to cultivate something extraordinary and create a real shift on this planet – and whether you believe it or not, the truth is the world is ready and waiting for you to stand tall, lift and hold your head high knowing that this is what you are here to do.

And as you do, there will be those who will cheer, those who will boo, those who are grateful, and those who cast doubt – but in the end, it is about those who hear your call that change their lives and those around them because of you and your work. Focus on and remember these people, however many or however few..

For it is not in the masses that Your voice needs to resound.. but in the many that your voice inspires individually that will ripple onto the mass – as with any true altering frequency.

Know that what you broadcast is different, deeper, of higher purpose, and in return harder to hear and come to – like a dog whistle to the ones here to awaken oneness consciousness, your voice calls to those who are ready to tune in to that frequency – and therefore it is in that depth and consistent tone that you, collectively, will change the world.

All this to say, it may not be heard across the globe at first, but to those who do hear it, you have our attention and We Are Listening.

For it is in the unheard that we believe in something deeper.

I love you. Release all fears, doubts, limits or restraints – Remember Who You Are.?

– Ruby

Does Consciousness Influence Quantum Mechanics?

It would be fun if we could just wish our problems away, wouldn’t it? Sure, it may not be that easy, but creating big change might actually be a bit easier than we think, we just have to know where to look and how to BE.

As we grapple with a global ‘crisis,’ whether justified or perceived, we find ourselves split into various groups of perceptions trying to figure out what is really going on and what we can do about it. Taking action is always an important part of creating change we want to see, but what happens if our intention, individually or collectively, is stuck in only perceiving reality through an existing worldview, perhaps one that cannot actually solve the problems we face?

To discuss this more practically, what if our solutions to COVID, health and how to deal with the virus only come from a worldview that sees this as a dangerous virus that we must run from? How then will we live our lives? Will we give up our rights and freedoms in the name of a virus? Will we feel powerful enough in our own health and immunity to overcome the virus?

Is it possible that our underlying worldview, as it pertains to our reality, is actually stopping us from seeing how we could speak differently about COVID, and is instead leading us towards an epidemic of control?

Contrary to mainstream conjecture, there are many different perspectives about COVID and how dangerous it is to humanity. There are doctors and scientists who say this is an average flu, and we should be dealing with this differently. Why? Where does their view of this come from and why is it so different from mainstream perspectives? Are they perhaps looking at life differently? What if more of us looked at life differently, and what if our overall collective consciousness held a different worldview about COVID – or life for that matter?

As we hold some of these ideas in our minds, I’d like to bring forth a conversation I recently had with a good friend of mine Adam Curry. We had a lengthy conversation about consciousness and how it affects our reality, COVID-19, and finding meaning through consciousness research. We also dove into dealing with uncertainty and a number of other mind-expanding topics. The full conversation can be found here on CETV, but I invite you to listen to an important piece below and see what comes to mind as it relates to our current collective predicaments.

Can We Change Our Genes & DNA With Our Thoughts?

For the first time, researchers have been able to construct a gene network that can be controlled by thoughts. Martin Fussenegger, a professor at ETH Zurich led the research project that shows the powerful potential of thought. While we can’t answer the question for certain quite yet that we could control our genes and DNA with thought, discovery seems to be moving in that direction.

This may turn the heads of some scientific minds as it was always believed that we are a victim of our genes in a sense, and that we have no conscious control over how our body functions. But epigenetics is starting to paint a different picture over time. The field of epigenetics refers to the science that studies how the development, functioning and evolution of biological systems are influenced by forces operating outside the DNA sequence, including intracellular, environmental and energetic influences.

According to cellular biologist Dr. Bruce Lipton, the new biology moves you out of victim-hood and into Mastery—mastery over your own health. He is referring to using thought and emotion to alter genes.

“We have to come to a new way of understanding biology. This ‘new’ understanding has actually already been in the leading edge of science for 10 years now. It takes at least 10 or 15 years for science to take a fact from its first inception and get it out into the public so that the people can understand it. That means anything in current textbooks is at least 10 or 15 years old. What your going to hear is whats going to be the future textbooks.” — Dr. Bruce Lipton

Tapping Into Human Brainwaves

Marc Folcher and other researchers from the group led by Martin Fussenegger, Professor of Biotechnology and Bioengineering at the Department of Biosystems (D-BSSE) in Basel, were able to tap into brainwaves and convert genes into proteins (gene expression) using a new gene regulation method.

“For the first time, we have been able to tap into human brainwaves, transfer them wirelessly to a and regulate the expression of a gene depending on the type of thought. Being able to control via the power of thought is a dream that we’ve been chasing for over a decade,” Martin Fussenegger

The system was presented in the journal Nature Communications. The system records brainwaves and wirelessly transmits them to an implant which uses an LED lamp that produces near infrared light. The culture chamber containing genetically modified cells is illuminated which in turn tells them to start producing the desired proteins.

As stated by ETH Zurich:

“To regulate the quantity of released protein, the test subjects were categorised according to three states of mind: bio-feedback, meditation and concentration. Test subjects who played Minecraft on the computer, i.e. who were concentrating, induced average SEAP values in the bloodstream of the mice. When completely relaxed (meditation), the researchers recorded very high SEAP values in the test animals. For bio-feedback, the test subjects observed the LED light of the implant in the body of the mouse and were able to consciously switch the LED light on or off via the visual feedback. This in turn was reflected by the varying amounts of SEAP in the bloodstream of the mice.”


Thoughts control a near-infrared LED, which starts the production of a molecule in a reaction chamber. Credit: Martin Fussenegger et al., ETH Zurich

The source for inspiration in this new gene network came from a game called Mindflex, where players would wear a special headset and through a sensor on their forehead would use thought to influence a small ball through an obstacle course.  The registered electroencephalogram (EEG) was transferred from the person’s mind through the measuring system and into the game.

The idea that our thoughts and brainwaves can have so much power seems like something we would find in some futuristic fiction novel or movie. But the reality of such an idea has been talked about for centuries and many great minds believed that everything in our world is connected and therefore could impact one another. Albert Einstein, Leonardo Da Vinci and Nikola Tesla are known for discussing those ideas.

Further Examples

A 2002 article published in the American Psychological Association’s prevention & treatment, by University of Connecticut psychology professor Irving Kirsch titled, “The Emperor’s New Drugs,” made some more shocking discoveries. He found that 80 percent of the effect of antidepressants, as measured in clinical trials, could be attributed to the placebo effect. This professor even had to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to get information on the clinical trials of the top antidepressants.

A Baylor School of Medicine study, published in 2002 in the New England Journal of Medicine,  looked at surgery for patients with severe and debilitating knee pain. Many surgeons know there is no placebo effect in surgery, or so most of them believe. The patients were divided into three groups. The surgeons shaved the damaged cartilage in the knee of one group. For the second group, they flushed out the knee joint, removing all of the material believed to be causing inflammation. Both of these processes are the standard surgeries people go through who have severe arthritic knees. The third group received a “fake” surgery, the patients were only sedated and tricked that they actually had the knee surgery. For the patients not really receiving the surgery, the doctors made the incisions and splashed salt water on the knee as they would in normal surgery. They then sewed up the incisions like the real thing and the process was complete. All three groups went through the same rehab process, and the results were astonishing. The placebo group improved just as much as the other two groups who had surgery.

My skill as a surgeon had no benefit on these patients. The entire benefit of surgery for osteoarthritis of the kneww was the placebo effect – Dr. Moseley (Surgeon involved in the study)

Working Beyond The Denial of New Science

With any new great discoveries or far-reaching ideas, there will be those who rigidly stick to the current sphere of thinking and who talk down to the dreamers and great thinkers of our world who are trying to push the boundaries. Ideas of consciousness having an impact on our reality in some way has been labelled as “woo-woo” or wishful thinking by many, even though research suggests the possibility. Why not explore the fascinating possibility that this can be possible instead of casting it aside?

Perhaps we are at an important juncture in time when it comes to the science of consciousness. Year after year more great scientists are joining the field of study and producing some fascinating work. The body of evidence continues to grow but so does the skepticism and hatred towards the field. Perhaps because it challenges the rigid, close-minded culture of much of the scientific community? Or maybe there simply isn’t enough research yet for people’s worldviews to shift?

Either way, it’s clear one of the most important things we can do at this stage of the game is to stay open and not allow our beliefs to interrupt the search for truth. Sensemaking is an important aspect of our lives at the moment, and learning to truly explore information is key. One basic step to this is taking a step back from information consumption and reconnecting with self, something we teach in a short course called ‘How To Do An Effective Media Detox’ inside CETV.

“A fundamental conclusion of the new physics also acknowledges that the observer creates the reality. As observers, we are personally involved with the creation of our own reality. Physicists are being forced to admit that the universe is a “mental” construction. Pioneering physicist Sir James Jeans wrote: “The stream of knowledge is heading toward a non-mechanical reality; the universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine. Mind no longer appears to be an accidental intruder into the realm of matter, we ought rather hail it as the creator and governor of the realm of matter. Get over it, and accept the inarguable conclusion. The universe is immaterial-mental and spiritual.” – R.C. Henry, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University , “The Mental Universe” ; Nature 436:29,2005)

Ticketmaster To Require Negative COVID Test Or Proof Of Vaccine When Events Resume

We’ve all been confused and unsure of what ‘the new normal’ will look like. Heck, why are we even talking about a new normal in the context of more centralized power and control? What about a new normal in a world where humanity can truly thrive? Is this not worthy of a conversation? Nonetheless, the mainstream plan for ‘new normal’ is becoming clear, and it’s precisely what we’ve been projecting would happen.

What Happened: Ticketmaster is looking at requiring event-goers to have proof of a negative coronavirus test or proof of COVID-19 vaccine if they wish to attend concerts and other events when they resume again.

“We’re already seeing many third-party health care providers prepare to handle the vetting — whether that is getting a vaccine, taking a test, or other methods of review and approval – which could then be linked via a digital ticket so everyone entering the event is verified,” Ticketmaster president Mark Yovich told Billboard.

If events begin again in 2021, to attend an event, one would purchase a ticket and then provide proof they’ve been vaccinated. Or they can provide proof that they’ve had a negative coronavirus test within 24 to 72 hours prior to the start of the event. Ticketmaster would not retain nor have access to personal health records. The system and infrastructure to pull this off are still in the works, but the goal is no on-site testing.

According to the Billboard article:

Once the test was complete, the fan would instruct the lab to deliver the results to their health pass company, like CLEAR or IBM. If the tests were negative, or the fan was vaccinated, the health pass company would verify the attendee’s COVID-19 status to Ticketmaster, which would then issue the fan the credentials needed to access the event.

Why It Matters: There has been widescale disagreement amongst global citizens about the measures being taken with regards to COVID-19. On one hand, greater control, health surveillance and centralized power is being pushed in accordance with keeping people ‘safe’ from a virus with a 99.6% survival rate. On the other hand, people are feeling as though their personal experience and everyday view of this virus and what health effects it is really causing don’t line up with the extreme measures. We have a split in our global community whereby many citizens’ desires and will are not being represented by the government and their decisions, and they feel as though by not participating in extreme measures, they will lose access to living life to the fullest.

Thus, we are left with a coming future where those who want the freedom to make certain bodily choices will lose them should they want to participate in what society has to offer. Since the data, numbers and reality of COVID-19 don’t line up with it being a true danger and threat, many are having trouble determining what to do as measures tighten.

The Takeaway: COVID has brought forth many observations about our society today. Our inability to navigate information openly and honestly, the politicizing of events for selfish gain, censorship of dissenting perspectives, an epidemic of fear and control, and general worldview that looks at issues through a narrow lens as opposed to holistically.

Many of us are feeling the loss of freedoms, and even with new measures like that which is presented in this article, we are now seeing how our reality may become limited should we choose not to participate in certain measures we don’t agree with. The trouble we seem to be having is determining how to communicate about COVID, the fears we have around it, and how to come together as a community to ‘draw a line’ as to where we may be taking things too far.

Can we truly accept that controlling everyone’s lives and what they can and can’t do is the best thing to do with an extremely low mortality virus? Does this indicate the level of fear we have towards life? The issues with our general health? If the worry is straining health care systems, are we seeing the limitations of how our rigid social infrastructures can’t be flexible and maybe it’s time to look at a new way of living within society? Perhaps a new way built on a completely different worldview?

No, I’m not talking about no Great Reset here, I’m talking about something much deeper. I’m talking about re-examining the deep questions of who we are, why we are here and what type of future we truly want to create. Questions that we may have forgotten about as we have gone on chasing what our current worldview and system dangles in front of us. Perhaps it’s time to take a breath and see the crisis’ in front of us as a call to ask some much deeper questions than common conversation invites us to ask.

A great place to start with these questions, and something I deeply urge people to consider doing, is doing something like a media/news fast that includes important questions and reflections designed to re-imagine and examine your worldview. I have just released a new short course on CETV called How To Do An Effective Media Detox. Check out CETV and this course as a great place to start.

Big Tech Agrees To “Package of Measures” To Stop “Vaccine Disinformation” In UK

If you’re feeling like it is becoming quite confusing to navigate information these days, you’re not alone. Who do you believe? Why is there such a divide? Is it really that hard to get to truth? The answer is no, but if we can’t discuss ideas openly, become polarized in our positions, and have fear driving us at a deeper level, it might be a lot more difficult.

What happened: Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden and Health Secretary Matt Hancock held a virtual roundtable to address what they believe to be a growth in vaccine disinformation on Facebook, Twitter, and Google. The UK government and social media platforms have agreed to new measures to limit the spread of vaccine misinformation and disinformation to help people find the information they need about any COVID-19 vaccine.

It’s important to note that open informed consent about vaccines is not the intention here, only government approved messaging on vaccines is allowed. The nuance here is that citizens will likely not be told of the potential risks, dangers or side effects associated with vaccines, and it is likely the case that information like that will be deemed as ‘disinformation.’

The agreement between big tech and government includes a few key concepts:

  • To commit to the principle that no user or company should directly profit from COVID-19 vaccine mis/disinformation. This removes an incentive for this type of content to be promoted, produced and be circulated.
  • To ensure a timely response to mis/disinformation content flagged to them by the government.
  • To continue to work with public health bodies to ensure that authoritative messages about vaccine safety reach as many people as possible.
  • To join new policy forums over the coming months to improve responses to mis/disinformation and to prepare for future threats.

Further, this new agreement will see social media platforms, public health bodies and academia increase their cooperation and ongoing information sharing when it comes to the ‘increasing treat’ false COVID-19 vaccine narratives.

Why It Matters: Who will decide what is false? How can academia, government and mainstream voices be held accountable when they are wrong about information? Why are we not open to hearing more perspectives and determining if they are accurate?

We are again seeing that the only information allowed to disseminate on a topic is information from government or information that government approves of. The focus isn’t on determining what is objectively true or worthy of discussing, it’s simply on ‘does mainstream conjecture and government approve of this?’

It’s interesting to ask why there appears to be such a denial of information that contrasts, scientifically, the mainstream position that vaccines are highly effective immune therapy when in reality the evidence says there is more to this story that needs to be openly discussed, not denied as ‘anti-vaxx info.’

In general, there has been no consensus around COVID-19 and how to address it within the scientific community. All that has occurred is government voices get air time, and those who are qualified but dissent from these ideas, are not allowed to speak. We saw social media deleting their perspectives and a lack of invites for them to offer insight on mainstream news.

Big tech has already incorrectly censored vaccine information from Collective Evolution multiple times. Fact-checkers have even falsely ‘debunked’ questions we brought forth in our journalism by citing information that doesn’t apply to the story or facts at hand. Scientists asked to comment are often clearly not experts on the subject, and appear to be Google searching their ideas before providing a classic ‘go to’ statement to fact-checkers.

For example, one scientist claimed that aluminum is not a problem in vaccines because it is consumed everyday within our food supply and thus it must be safe. Their statement did not include an understanding that injected aluminum acts differently in the body than ingested aluminum, and that the type of aluminum used in vaccines is a nanoparticle that operates differently than what you might find in food.

All of this nuance not mentioned or explained by the ‘expert’ who tried to debunk the claim. This leaves the public misinformed, and the publishing company who wrote the article at odds due to falsely broken credibility.

This is a real challenge we have on our ands where those who are deciding what is true are operating from dogma, not facts.

Further Reflection: It is true that some activists questioning vaccines have been ‘irresponsible’ in their approach, spreading false information at times or aggressively going at the public conversation in a way that makes it difficult to discuss seriously. That said, in many cases there are incredibly sound activists and journalists bringing forth factual information, and in a meaningful way. Why are they always lumped in with the most extreme cases? Is this an attempt to cast doubt on different narratives? Why are we pretending this is an issue of ‘pro’ vs ‘anti’ when in reality it’s simply about looking at what ALL the science says, not just the outdated stuff?

It is almost like we exist in a time where we are having trouble remembering how often our understandings in life change or evolve. We hold on, collectively, to ideas that we have built so much on, and even if they change, we can’t let go. Further, there is a deep grab for power taking place when it comes to information, one that is challenging us to decide how much personal responsibility we are ready to activate when it comes to living our lives.

Deep down, we have to truly explore the questions as to why we have so much trouble looking at new information. Why are we triggered by it? Why do polarizing sides trigger us so deeply? Why do we accept the invitation to fight? Will our sense-making be much easier and more effective if we are calm, centred within self, clearer of our own bias’ and more open to communicating with empathy? Perhaps it’s time we do that?

These days, it’s not just knowing information and facts that will create change, it’s changing ourselves, how we go about communicating and re-assessing the underlying stories, ideas and beliefs that form our world. We have to practice these things if we truly want to change. At Collective Evolution and on CETV, this is a big part of our mission. I have recently completed two short courses to help with this, one called Profound Realization and the other called How To Do An Effective Media Detox.

These short courses are designed with the intention of helping us become more effective change-makers at heart. Visit CETV and consider becoming a member to dive deeper into these subjects.

Glenn Greenwald Resigns From The Intercept After They Censor His Content

Glenn Greenwald is the instrumental journalist who worked with Edward Snowden to put together his story and release it to the world. At the time working with the Guardian, Glenn eventually left to co-found his own media company, The Intercept, that would not be hindered in reporting on government corruption and the wrong doings of powerful people. Now, he has resigned from The Intercept because they have just censored him.

Many imagine our world is filled with corruption, hear of it sometimes, but often don’t quite see how far it goes because media is complicit in covering it up on behalf of those in power. We are seeing this today with the Hunter Biden laptop situation. Every journalist should be trying to find out what’s going on here. After all, the evidence is pretty incriminating that ‘the big guy’ mentioned in multiple emails and letters connected to the Biden family could very well be Joe Biden, meaning he is taking illegal money from shady deals with foreign interests. Why should people not know about this? Why is the media and social media coordinating to hide all of this information and not properly investigating?

Glenn Greenwald has become increasingly upset at his colleagues in journalism lately, multiple times stating on the Joe Rogan podcast earlier this week that he is shocked at how much they are refusing to cover anything meaningful related to the Hunter Biden laptop story. This is not what journalism is about. It’s not about protecting people, it’s about telling the public the truth so they can make decisions with accurate information and understandings in mind.

Glenn decided to do the reporting himself on the laptop story, but The Intercept, a media organization he co-founded, decided to censor Greenwald in his article titled: ‘THE REAL SCANDAL: U.S. MEDIA USES FALSEHOODS TO DEFEND JOE BIDEN FROM HUNTER’S EMAILS’

In response to being censored, Glenn wrote on his new website:

“I am posting here the most recent draft of my article about Joe and Hunter Biden — the last one seen by Intercept editors before telling me that they refuse to publish it absent major structural changes involving the removal of all sections critical of Joe Biden, leaving only a narrow article critiquing media outlets.”

Glenn’s statements show a very clear intention at The Intercept to protect Joe Biden, and in essence, mislead people. A problem that has long existed in media, and has intensified with a Trump presidency. This doesn’t mean we’re saying journalists should be protecting Trump instead, it means all truth should emerge through a free press. I have often stated that most people are not voting for politicians from a place of knowing what is going on in the world, they are voting for politicians from the standpoint of believing in an illusionary world that does not exist. This goes for both sides of political spectrums based on bias media being consumed. This is why the first step in our mission here at CE is to provide information that helps people “Break The Illusion” that their perception is built on. This way, we can begin seeing something that more closely resembles the truth, and start making sense of the world.

In the article that Glenn intended to have published on the Intercept he writes:

“Publication by the New York Post two weeks ago of emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop, relating to Vice President Joe Biden’s work in Ukraine, and subsequent articles from other outlets concerning the Biden family’s pursuit of business opportunities in China, provoked extraordinary efforts by a de facto union of media outlets, Silicon Valley giants and the intelligence community to suppress these stories.

One outcome is that the Biden campaign concluded, rationally, that there is no need for the front-running presidential candidate to address even the most basic and relevant questions raised by these materials. Rather than condemn Biden for ignoring these questions — the natural instinct of a healthy press when it comes to a presidential election — journalists have instead led the way in concocting excuses to justify his silence.”

As stated by Greenwald, the only article The Intercept published on the recent Hunter Biden laptop story was that the information likely came from a Russian disinformation plot, likely to again pass on the idea that Russia is meddling in the US election. That, instead of just telling the American people the truth, that there is more to this story and that there is no evidence at all that it came from any Russian involvement. Simply, it’s likely that Joe Biden and his family have many skeletons – just like most other politicians.

Greenwald was appalled by the US media vastly claiming this story was a nothing burger, a distraction from Russia and stated:

“Second, the often-repeated claim from news outlets and CIA operatives that the published emails and texts were “Russian disinformation” was, from the start, obviously baseless and reckless. No evidence — literally none — has been presented to suggest involvement by any Russians in the dissemination of these materials, let alone that it was part of some official plot by Moscow. As always, anything is possible — when one does not know for certain what the provenance of materials is, nothing can be ruled out — but in journalism, evidence is required before news outlets can validly start blaming some foreign government for the release of information. And none has ever been presented. Yet the claim that this was “Russian disinformation” was published in countless news outlets, television broadcasts, and the social media accounts of journalists, typically by pointing to the evidence-free claims of ex-CIA officials.”

Greenwald has no current plans for what he will do next or where he will go with his journalism. But his new website will do for now. I imagine it will be easier to see where cards fall after the upcoming US election results are publicized.

A New Kind of Media

It almost begs the question, are we ready as a society to truly create and disseminate journalism that is honest, integral and bi-partisan? Why is it that these types of organizations fail or struggle? How did Intercept fail? Well, they are no longer staying true to their mission. They fell to the pressure of politics and fell into ideology. How many other times did ideology change what they reported or coloured their stories? Yes, it’s almost impossible to have zero bias, but how close can we get to zero?

I look at what has happened here with CE, we struggle to stay funded because we stick to a completely bi-partisan position, and ask deeper questions that explore what about us as humans right now makes the world the way it is, and what can we do to change that. We know our style is ahead of its time in many ways, but it feels right, so we do it. Fact checkers have hit us hard, not because our statements or reporting is false, but because we simply are not ‘allowed’ to say certain things. The exact type of behaviour we are seeing from the Intercept. It’s not that Glenn’s reporting was wrong, it’s that he wasn’t ‘allowed’ to say it.

Just the other day, Julian Walker from the Conspirituality podcast, refused to come on our network and engage in a debate/discussion about some topics he was misrepresenting because he believes I am a ‘conspiracy theorist and ‘flat earther’ and doesn’t want to associate. Where would he get such an idea? I have only ever spoken about flat earth in that I think it’s a practical joke being played on people, so where would this come from? Did this man even do his research? Did he fall for the false fact checking that has damaged our brand? Can we trust his research on his own podcast when he has such false positions like that of what he stated about my character? I don’t know. But I can see the damage that has been done to people who have committed their lives to making the world a better place and reporting on things you’re ‘not allowed’ to talk about.

It has long been my feeling that media, especially alternative media, is going through the stages of maturing. Dropping behind as much bias as possible, dropping the emotional and manipulative tilts, the protection of government and powerful interests, and engaging the BIG questions of who we are, why we are here and where we want to go. Those trailblazing this change are having a tough time right now as the old paradigm dies out, but it’s a change that needs to happen.

I feel what Glenn has done here is inspiring and truly the takeaway here. Times are changing. As much as you might feel a bit down to hear of more censorship, truly look at how these events play as another indication that things are changing and people are making decisive choices in a direction towards freedom – inner and outer. Every even gives us something to look at, reflect upon and take new action from. This is how we learn about who we are from current events.

If you want to hear more from Glenn Greenwald regarding his decision to leave The Intercept, check out the video below.

When Things Feel Hopeless & Chaotic…

Near the beginning of the COVID lockdowns back in late March, I remember the social climate around me well – it was a frenzy of “What’s going on? Where are things headed? Should I panic?” for many people. Myself, I was very curious to explore what was happening, and while I wasn’t worried per se, I definitely felt a bit unsettled. Regardless, the journalist aspect of myself wasn’t overly moved to create much content around COVID.

A few weeks into it all, I started to receive messages and calls from friends and colleagues. Most were on deep research binges and admittedly were obsessing over trying to find out what’s going on – the truth.

Pretty quickly, chaos ensued, more events happened, hopelessness and helplessness became prominent feelings, and people began to divide.

As mentioned, at the beginning of it all I wasn’t producing a ton of COVID related content for CE, and I was starting to feel a bit ‘left out’ of the conversation and wondered whether I should be covering it more. But my intuition was saying otherwise. Every time I would meditate or even tune in for a moment to gain clarity on my work, the answer came clear: “No one knows what’s going on, and that’s the point. The uncertainty is important. This is going to serve on many levels to ‘shake up’ what we call normal.”

So at the time, most of the content I created around COVID was all geared towards helping others find calm, question what is important to them, question whether they enjoy “normal,” and question what they truly want their world to look like.

Time passed and it started to truly become clear just how much COVID was truly serving people. For some, it driving them into obsession later had them reflect on what’s truly important to them. Others reflected on death and felt like it was staring them in the face. Others looked at their health and questioned whether they were taking as good care of themselves as they should be. Others wondered whether they have enjoyed their job, want to make a change and questioned whether things like living in the city was really what they wanted.

Reflections all over the place, exactly what our world needs right now.

For some of us, we have dug ourselves deeper and deeper into needing to know what’s going on. Perhaps diving deeper and deeper into ideology, and it’s revealing our thought processes, bias’ and difficulty with accepting uncertainty – providing we even take the time to reflect on that.

For me, eventually I found myself inspired to cover more of the data and reality around what has been going on with COVID. This came when things began to be more clear and the panic settled. Even though it would be easy to get views, build our business and make money focusing on the news cycle of COVID 24/7, I couldn’t bring myself to do it.

I remember telling my wife a few months back, “watch, although it seems like it’s business suicide not to focus every day on COVID, this obsession will wear people out, they will get tired and eventually feel burnt out enough that silence will be a desire, and there, clarity will be found.” (Perhaps not those exact words, but pretty much lol)

Today, I’m getting ready to take my first extended break in over 3 years. I’ve spent the last few years recovering our company from big tech demonetization efforts that wiped out over 85% of our revenue. We had to rebuild from scratch almost. And in the spirit of this break, I decided to share some thoughts, observations and reflections I’ve collected and shared over the past few months.

If you’re feeling tired, confused, burnt out or unsure how to make sense of what’s going on in our world, this video will likely resonate with you.

Exposed: YouTube, Google & Facebook Blatant Censorship Tactics

It is often said that what we are experiencing in our society right now, including in much of our past, is a war on consciousness. To look at it another way, a war on your perspective – a fight to control the overwhelming mainstream narrative.

As Plato said, “those who tell the stories rule society.” In many ways we observe this to be true. In our world today, everyone can technically tell a story, but will that story be heard? Will people work to silence it? Ideas and narratives are called “mainstream” when they become the overwhelming thought amongst a given population. Typically, these mainstream ideas are disseminated through mainstream media, education or government officials. When you have a mainstream ‘consensus’ around something, you in essence have people all agreeing on a set of ‘facts’ and thus decisions will be made in society based on those facts.

Given this, being able to control what people think is crucial in actually creating the physical world around us that we live in every day.

But what happens when there is more information that has not been presented, that calls into question the validity of those widely accepted facts? Does the person wishing to tell that story have a loud enough voice to share it with others? Perhaps in the past, but that voice has been heavily silenced in recent years as censorship has increased dramatically. Censorship has shown up in the form of calculated social media algorithms that push out ‘unfavourable content’, and it has even shown up as extreme as all out action to delete accounts or profiles on social media platforms whose voices dissent from mainstream narratives.

Thus, it’s not just those who tell the stories who rule society, but those who have the ability to turn off the stories that offer another perspective.

Here at Collective Evolution, we built a massively impactful independent media and education platform that grew to be as large, in web traffic, as most mainstream news outlets. The only difference was, we never had to buy traffic to our website. Our content was great and met the palate of many, and therefore it was shared extremely organically. That was until censorship came along in late 2016.

It has become important for me to share our story of how we were systematically removed from public discourse by major tech platforms Facebook, Google and YouTube. Many people don’t get to see how blatantly intentional censorship is, and they don’t get to see how financially impactful it is to a business. Most importantly, they often don’t know just how much public perspective is being manipulated by shutting out voices with a different opinion.

Below is a video where I reveal all of what has happened to us since 2016 when it comes to censorship – the numbers are shocking.

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Watch Now: The Most Censored Documentary Of All Time – It’s A Must Watch

The team at Elevate Studios and my friend Mikki Willis have released a new film that incredibly explores the 2020 COVID-19 narrative and brings new light to the discussion. The first film they created featuring Dr. Judy Mikovits was viscously censored and banned on every major social media platform for exposing the truth about Covid-19. Now, the new film Plandemic: Indoctornation is available and will explore the lockdown and various interests involved in the mainstream narrative around COVID-19.

What you will see in this film is not going to be featured in mainstream media. It explores evidence and trails that lead to very important questions about the COVID-19 pandemic that simply are not being asked by enough people.

We truly believe this film is one of the most important ever as it has come at a time when humanity is at a critical juncture where we have to decide whether we will stay unaware of what is truly going on in our reality, or begin asking important questions. We simply can no longer trust mainstream media and believe their narratives that all dissenting voices are simply false. To do this would be choosing to be part of the challenges we currently face.

Check out the film and dive into another perspective as to why big tech companies, pharmaceutical companies, Bill Gates and Anthony Fauci all have vested interests in the misleading COVID-19 narrative. We also ask you to please consider donating to support this film as it has been 100% crowd-funded. Their future work can be heavily assisted by supporting their project. It’s time we all come together and support one another projects ?

We are incredibly grateful to see such fine work and love put into this film by Mikki and the team at Elevate Studios.

Watch the full film here: