Adapted excerpt from my new book, FREEDOM IN A TIME OF MENTAL SLAVERY.

I get the same question over and over again. People always say, “I know how corrupt the political and economic system is, but what should I do to help create change? Should I focus on getting money out of politics or breaking up the banks? Should I use alternative currencies? Should I focus on environmental issues? Should I support solar energy? Should I grow organic food? Should I vote for third parties?”

Those are all great ways to create change. However, based on the experience of working with change-makers worldwide, when it comes to the most effective way for you to create change, I always give the same advice to everyone. First and foremost, forget about politics and external forces of any kind. Forget about 10-point political plans and ideologies. Those are all byproducts.

First and foremost, focus within, align with your inner spirit and everything else will take care of itself. What is it that you are most passionate about? What do you love most? Go do that, and do it boldly, without fear.


We live in a time of fear-based mental slavery. The corrupt political and economic system is a byproduct of the fear-based ego. The shortsighted greed that is enslaving humanity and destroying the planet is a byproduct of the fear-based ego. Once you transcend your fear-based ego, you can free your mind and tap into the unprecedented abundance of wealth that is presently available.

Do you want freedom? Do you want genuine freedom?

Lose the fear, the fear of being judged, the fear of fitting in, the fear of failure, the fear of societal pressures upon you, the fear of outside pressure of any kind. Lose the fear.

Forget your ego, let go of your ego. Just let go and surrender to everything that gives you cognitive dissonance. What keeps you up at night? What causes stress and anxiety within you? What are you worried about? What are you afraid of?

Unfold that and you will find that it is part of the fear-based mental slavery, it is part of the psychological enslavement processes. It is based in fear and ego, exactly what you need to just let go of, without fear or hesitation.

Until you lose it all: the pressure, stress, anxiety, expectations, fear and ego. Until you lose it all, you do not know what you are truly capable of.

Do something that you love and do it boldly, without fear. When you take bold and courageous action, your consciousness expands, doors open, doors that fear-based consciousness cannot see. Bold and passionate action, driven by love, without fear, is a portal into another dimension, a new paradigm.

Your freedom, your happiness and evolution, your path to becoming a positive force for all the people around you, therefore, our freedom, the path to global revolution, global evolution, the path to an entirely new paradigm will open up when you focus on what you love, when you align with your inner passion and flow. When you vibrate from love, the multiverse opens up to you. That’s the secret. That’s the real revolution of consciousness that we need.

The more individual and independent your mind becomes, the more empowered and free you become. You will then see that your ability to inspire others is intertwined with your growing freedom. The more individual the mind becomes, the more unified we all become.

The more you empower others, the more empowered you become. It creates a positive feedback loop that propels you further. The path to enlightenment begins within you, the individual, the free individual, and then begins to naturally radiate outward.


The free and empowered individual organically aligns with a higher collective consciousness and becomes another living example, living proof of our divinity. Participate in the emancipation of your mind and soul, and you participate in the emancipation of the human spirit.

Once a critical mass does this, the old, obsolete, corrupt and collapsing paradigm will become a relic of the past. The fear-based ego will become a relic of the past. I know this may sound overly spiritual to many people, but deep down, below the flood of fear-based conditioning that keeps us imprisoned, you know it’s true.

In a time of fear-based mental slavery, we have to become so free that our very existence becomes a bold and courageous act of love. That’s the revolution that we need. That’s the revolution in consciousness that we need. Emancipate yourself from fear-based mental slavery. As the song goes, none but ourselves can free our minds.

Art by Cameron Gray
Music by Shamans Dream

*Freedom In A Time of Mental Slavery, by David DeGraw

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