The Theater of Life

By Dan Thomas

The world is a stage and we are the actors, but our lines are being written by some other’s hand. We can do a bit of improvisation, make decisions that would seem to alter the script, and entertain our audience of notions in a performance most believable. So long as we’re content to play our roles the directors are pleased, the scriptwriters are pleased, and life continues as it always has. The show will include all the dramas and romance and tragedies and victories that we have come to expect, and even rely upon, to keep our minds and our senses ever engaged. That is, in a metaphor, what life is for many of us isn’t it? We accept the story we are given, for to not accept it leads only to complications. For most, to look too deeply at life only makes it confusing and depressing, for we feel it is far too complicated to figure out, and the problems are so great that are there is little, if anything, we can do about them anyway. Such an attitude is thought as normal . . . even reasonable, for who are we to dare question the professionals who guide us? It is only a few rare actors, the serious and the curious, who do dare defy such established ‘professionalism’, and seek to no longer be typecast. It is those few, in bold defiance of what we would like to think of as simple reality, which bravely ask some pressing questions about what is really going on. Fewer still are those who actually pursue answers once the questions are made, and yet even more rare are those who can find them. Yet, I wonder if such is right. I wonder if we too bare a responsibility for the course of our lives and the stage on which we live. So, in that spirit of wonder, let us now become one of those rare people . . . let us be bold and have a look for ourselves. I ask the questions: What is the plot? Who are the producers? What does this show mean, and how much will it cost us?

What is the plot? You can see this question from a variety of perspectives. For life in general I would say it’s an educational piece to cover topics such as morality, responsibility, and humanity but in the context of this article we have to look at it from a point of view of collective direction. We must also realize that the collective direction is orchestrated by the intent of the ‘world shapers’ – those whose power and influence steers society according to their wishes. With a basic analysis of our current ‘scene’ supplemented by a study of our history and the lessons, trends, and examples there in, I think we can get a fairly clear and general view of these elitist objectives. Put simply, those in power direct the plot to a scenario that not only allows them to keep that power, but also increase it. To do so, power must be gathered, or taken, from the social masses.

Who are the producers? Obviously, the producers are the power hungry elite and their social, economic, and religious institutions with which are used for their purpose, or plot. They are the owners and the directors behind any establishment whose influence alters or manipulates social structure, beliefs, and the ability of others to act against the script. Ask yourself who or what tries to define our realities for us, and whom or what do those given definitions serve? With virtually all of these cases you can see built a pyramidal structure of authority, a structure that by design allows the few to rule the many. These producers of the ‘film’ can be likened to the capstone of the pyramid, with each layer beneath becoming more broad and removed from the point of control . . . the point of control interpreted in all its many senses. Those at the bottom of this structure of authority are supposed to have little understanding and even less say on the course of life’s grand show; just say your lines and act your role and follow the director’s guidance. Whether your character lives or is consumed by monsters, prospers or is bankrupt by the master thief, sleeps or is sent to ‘do your duty’ in war . . . these are decisions not so made by your choices and merits but by how the producers with their writers and directors wish to use you for the drama or comedy of their plot.

So, what does this whole production mean? What I think this all means in essence is that we are facing various forces that seek omnipotence at the expense, or expenditure, of those of us deemed as ‘beneath’ them. It is a power play to resolve and make absolute that the progression of our lives in all its respects are to be dominated by what can only be described as megalomaniac sociopaths lacking much of the most basic wisdoms of essential humanity. It is a horror film that they are making, with themselves cast as both God and the Devil. We are intended to be and coached to play the nameless rabble of extras upon which their judgments fall and their ‘glory’ is built. Such a mentality, devoid of both moral quality and practical sense, inevitably brings the curtain down on the heads of everyone, including the producers. Their utter dependence on us is a dangerous, childish, and ironic debility that places on our shoulders the unnecessary and unfortunate burden of responsibility to their education. Being such poor students, born from a lineage plagued by continuous failures of most if not all human lessons, the task of their enlightenment is far from easy. This inbred inability, coupled with their wealth and fantasy of their greatness, just compounds the problem. In other words, we have a lot of work ahead of us.

Finally, there is the question of cost. What is this big-budget production costing us? I believe that such a figure cannot be tallied in dollars, rather should it be in sense, for no numbered bit of paper will ever equal the value of a person’s worth. The cost is nothing short of humanity . . . human lives and the vitality of compassion  . . . the cost is everyone, for madness has no temperance. If ever the foolish few could so endanger the innocent and the many to the point of living bankruptcy, then this is it. And so, with such an elitist debt being unacceptable, we are left with the option of paying the fees for cancellation of their show. A new show is to be made . . . a better show . . . a show with the plot of discovering our freedom and the tether of humanity that bonds us all. For this new show to justly manifest we all must see the lights of understanding, start the camera on a new perspective, and call ourselves into action. Study our roles in life that our characters may be perfected as best they can be. Write our scripts with care and responsibility, so that the stories we shall make will be of quality and substance. Together, by union of all the peoples of all the ‘studios’, we still can save the show.

Dan Thomas

I am a website copywriter and an historical reenactor living and working in northern Minnesota. I write articles on history and spirituality, and am currently in the process of writing a sequel to my first book. My intention as a writer is to create stories that engage the reader's imagination as well as their mind and to explore the answers of some of life's 'big questions'. I have just written a new book called "Inner-Tech" which can be found at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/59984. Here's a short description: "From mental conception to the birth of a new generation, it follows the adventures and experiences in the memory of a being known simply as Sojourn. He embarks on a quest of questions and answers upon awakening to a desperate message given by a mysteriously ancient and alien library. To succeed he must bring all of his wits and will to the war of good against evil before existence itself is lost."

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The Psychic Shield

By Dan Thomas

This article is a prelude to my book “Warrior of Necessity: the Art of Psychic Defense”, which I am hoping to make available sometime within the next six months and will include within it a far more in-depth discussion of the subject. Due to popular request, and unfortunately popular need as well, I have decided to present this article to the public so those requiring such information might at least get a start. Know off-hand that what information I provide is based purely on my own direct and indirect experiences and studies of the subject. I will not claim to be an authority, I can not provide you with any scholastic or cultural credentials, and my approach to the subject is purely from a nonreligious perspective. What I can say is that what I’m providing is an educated opinion from at least two decades of hard learning. My intent here is sincerely humanitarian, and is intended to provide whatever aid may be for the good people out there who find themselves assaulted by unjust metaphysical sources. Take what use from it you may.

Psychic ability is, especially in the context of defense against psychic attacks, the equation of emotion + will + focus. These three elements, properly managed and regularly exercised, equals ability. Each of these three aspects work in conjunction with each other to create energy frequencies that can be directed by the mind and therefore put to practical or defensive purposes. They all additionally have several elements to them which requires some understanding. Let us take them one at a time.

First there is the often overlooked and poorly understood element of emotion. Believe it or not, emotion is actually one of the most powerful tools of human potential. It has been discovered that it is emotion that directly and genetically reacts with our DNA, unlocking trigger points of possibilities . . . possibilities that otherwise would lay dormant. The modern scientific mentality encourages us to disband emotion as if to do so is part of the evolutionary process. Nothing could be more utterly false.

When talking about emotion in relation to psychic defense, there are two points of particular relevance. Those points are fear and love. Fear is a very low vibration of energy. It is the great inhibitor . . . it is disempowering, and it is therefore one of the primary tactics that psychic attackers will try to use against you. Do not fear! Conquer fear with understanding . . . understanding that you are far more than what might seem. Eliminating fear goes a long way towards psychic defense.

The second point of emotion is love. Here, the word love requires some explanation as it is very often misunderstood. To put it as simply as I can for this short article, and in context to the subject of psychic defense, love is compassion tempered by the necessity of righteousness. Your defense should not be out of vengeance or hatred, rather out of your need and right of self-preservation coupled with the understanding that your foe is sadly misdirected, lost, and out of control with their true nature. Do not hate, but do not confuse hatred with anger . . . they are separate things defined by intent. Anger is appropriate to injustice, and can carry with it a lot of force so long as it is righteous anger not void of compassion. Anger such as this is actually born out of the base emotion of love. Maybe anger and love sounds like a paradox to you, but they are indeed both compatible and moral in careful application. Love of this variety is a strong love that will enable the active and potent psychic charge needed for defense, without sacrificing yourself to the very forces you must fight.

Now comes the factor of will, which is of course related to emotion. Will is simply the intensity of emotion. Sedate righteousness accomplishes very little, it needs the strength of will to drive it forward into materialization. Feel the emotion of your righteous defense . . . feel it with all you’ve got . . . feel it with every ounce of your body. Tone your will until you feel your intent so strongly that you know it; not just believe it, know it! The stronger your will, the more power your intent has, the better the possibility you have of creating effect. Effective resistance to psychic attack depends on will which can be enhanced with the passionate understanding that no one has the justification to initiate harm on another. If harm is so being inflicted, it is humanitarian justice to act to stop it. Remember the wise and famous quote from Edmund Burke: “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”

Finally, there is the factor of focus. Without focus all energy that you expend will be lost and chaotic. Focus directs the energy that you have built to the application of your intent. On the subject of psychic defense, the focus is either within and around you or targeted against the sender of the attack. In either case, concentrate on pushing the energy out and away from you. Start at the center of your being and/or the center of the location in which you may be experiencing a symptom such as pain, hot or cold spots, or discomfort. Start small and concentrated, then work to expand your will outward. Visually you might represent this as an acceleration of energy particles gaining density, luminance, and area as your focus and will grow ever more intense. Visually you may also picture the negative energy as a darkness or redness, disintegrating on contact to your energy projection and/or being forced back. Keep pushing until you feel yourself and the area around you is cleared. If you know the source of the psychic attack you may then wish to keep pushing the invading energy towards that source . . . “return to sender”, so to speak.

It can often be useful, when clearing your energy field, to do a two-tone approach. A two-tone approach is when you concentrate on an intense field of energy pushing outward as described, but construct it more as a shell. Within the shell try to form a calmer energy . . . a purifying or healing energy that rebuilds and repairs any damage caused by your attacker. Most people find the focus of two dissimilar energy frequencies, simultaneously, to be rather difficult but if you can accomplish it I have found it to be rather effective. With practice you will find the building of your energy and the acuteness of your focus will improve. At first it might take quite a lot of effort and time to cleanse-out and repel a psychic attack. Eventually, for most circumstances, you will probably find yourself able to do so relatively quickly as all factors combine like an explosion . . . vividly, potently, and encompassing larger and larger areas.

As stated in the introduction of this article, what I have described here is what I hope to be a good start. Hopefully what I have provided will at least give you some direction to work on when defending against psychic attackers. All of what I have mentioned will be covered in more detail in my upcoming book. Included in the book will also be information on how to identify the source of an attack, tactics that may be used for and against you, symptoms of a psychic attack, and much more. With that said I will close this article by saying to you: good luck, stay strong, and never lose that most precious quality that is your essence . . . humanity.

Dan Thomas

I am a website copywriter and an historical reenactor living and working in northern Minnesota. I write articles on history and spirituality, and am currently in the process of writing a sequel to my first book. My intention as a writer is to create stories that engage the reader's imagination as well as their mind and to explore the answers of some of life's 'big questions'. I have just written a new book called "Inner-Tech" which can be found at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/59984. Here's a short description: "From mental conception to the birth of a new generation, it follows the adventures and experiences in the memory of a being known simply as Sojourn. He embarks on a quest of questions and answers upon awakening to a desperate message given by a mysteriously ancient and alien library. To succeed he must bring all of his wits and will to the war of good against evil before existence itself is lost."

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Glory War

By Dan Thomas

Beneath the sound of thunder and the roar of impressive lethality, behind the drumming of hearts in adrenaline and the taps of steel venom, there is a chorus of cries by the death of innocence, the moans of suffering, and the fall of humanity. Awed by the raw power of destruction, the theft of the sacred, and the audacity of the foolishly brave, stands the spectators with ignorant pride at the loss that is thought a gain. Entertainment made bloody and with cynical humor . . . violence made sport and cruelty a matter of indifference . . . shame the souls of such participants for there is no glory here. Lies blanket truths with warm and needed comfort to mute the conscience within any mind. Apathy diffuses tongues from exploding in truth once known, and if unknown, cut care to the root of self so no other is seen with value. War, my friends and foes, is tragedy laid upon tragedy, until all good life is smothered in the ash of brutality.

Kill when you are told, who you are told, and then kneel before the axe yourself when the excuse of duty is given. This is the story for every soldier in any cause. How brave it truly is to face the bullets . . . how noble and selfless it is to give so much for a cause that is believed, but to the utter dishonor of every fighting soul in the field, that cause is most often a ruse. Believe what you are told, don’t question . . . do as you are told without hesitation . . . is that not the motto given by any who lusts for control? Payment and benefits are promised and await the slave for their service of obedience, yet to the masters of slaves such usefulness is always short lived, and the gains to their subordinates are often hollow. Is there truly pride in the makings of another’s fortune by the expense of your minds and souls and bodies torn asunder? Are the master’s good times and prosperity worth the sacrifice of life they deem as pennies in their pockets? Have fear and bravery, discipline and responsibility . . . love and hate and patriotism and servitude all become so blended and blurred that all meaning is lost? Be weary all, for inevitable change is upon us that must awaken the soul, that humanity may survive in spite of human folly.

Brave are we warriors to be sure, but braver still would be our refusal to fire those bullets for the simple sake of commands and our daily bread. Mighty are the machines of war, yet mightier can be the will not to drive them. If that trigger be pulled or that button pressed, may any who dare be damn sure it is known why and for whom and for what it serves, for there is no commendation in the soul for fools and cruelty. The cuts are deep, but the righteous fight will not bleed. We have seen the wrongs, unburied the truth, and by God it is time for justice to come! It is time to end our cycle of humanity’s perpetual suicide. It is time for a new beginning, a fresh appraisal of what it means to be human, and the vitality of peace to be restored for all. Our purpose lays not in our hatred or bigotry, and our destiny is secured not in our destruction. Are we so convinced in this false nature that we accept our doom? Have the screens of technology and the plights of daily life taught us so well that we are nothing? Stand now and declare with heart and will, for the preservation of our humanity, the answer. No. No, we cannot and will not and shall not lay humanity to rest in a cold and forgotten grave! We all have the right to life according to the merits of our actions, the liberty that we hold dear, and the compassion that we practice. We choose a better life than this. We will for a better world than this. We reclaim the responsibility to be governed by humanity, for humanity, and for the freedom to create our futures to the capacity of every individual’s ability in both morality and physicality.

Life near paradise is within our potential. The adversities of war and starvation and suffering are not needed for lessons to be learned if we can awaken to a new way of thinking. There is a better way. Our nature is in evolution . . . evolution in our understanding of the way that our history has provided ample and potent lessons. Interferences for the obsession of domination by any faction, sect, or peoples against another burns a scar into reality, and the scarred retaliate by giving scars. A chain reaction of negative responses is manifested. A perpetual motor begins, that then a “normality” is accepted. Established, these interferences, for whatever purpose they may be, result inevitably in profits for the few, loss for the many, and a degrading of all quality for all. It is contrary movement, contrary for it prevents evolution, as it must be understood that the contriving of exclusivity is the limiting of human potential. The potential we have is the freedom of many minds to choose the course of daily events from which new knowledge is gained. It is gained by the credits or failures, with justice and strength, of the masses that in good conscience participate. Nature finds within our unhampered learning, a state of progress.

War weakens the foundation of humanity by pushing it into the mud and against the stones, sinking its true essence into a blindness that does not heal easily. Yet it can heal by the choice of our compassionate reasoning. Imagine a healthy world, a happy world, a world where prosperity is the normality in a truly holistic sense. Think of a place where unity is a trust, and help to any is affordable by all. There could be a rebirth of reality, and in this reality there could be a renaissance, a revolution, and a revitalization of life. No longer chained by our bleak history, we are launched by history, achieving new heights that at the moment now we can only guess at. It is a lofty vision that few dare see. It is an idealistic dream, that most feel is unrealistic, and maybe they are right but that is still no reason for us not to try. Such an ideal truth could be far closer than mere imagination, if but the individual asks the question before action is done: “Is what I do, what is right for all?”

Dan Thomas

I am a website copywriter and an historical reenactor living and working in northern Minnesota. I write articles on history and spirituality, and am currently in the process of writing a sequel to my first book. My intention as a writer is to create stories that engage the reader's imagination as well as their mind and to explore the answers of some of life's 'big questions'. I have just written a new book called "Inner-Tech" which can be found at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/59984. Here's a short description: "From mental conception to the birth of a new generation, it follows the adventures and experiences in the memory of a being known simply as Sojourn. He embarks on a quest of questions and answers upon awakening to a desperate message given by a mysteriously ancient and alien library. To succeed he must bring all of his wits and will to the war of good against evil before existence itself is lost."

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