A New Year’s Message from Waking Times

Dylan Charles, Editor
Waking Times

Hi friends, I’m wishing you all a divine new year in this sure to be epic Year of the Tiger… 2022.

In Chinese lore, the tiger symbolizes strength, braveness, and the courage to confront and overcome evil. The tiger personality is one of high moral character, authority, self-assuredness, power and confidence.

There has never been a time in my life when these qualities were more needed than they are now, so if you are standing strong in your convictions regarding personal sovereignty, informed consent, rejection of irrationality and illogic, rejection of corrupt science, and an adherence to your own personal moral code, then I salute you, and this message is for you.

In November of 2020 Waking Times turned 10 years old, and it wasn’t until the last couple of weeks that the truth about this project fully registered with me. I actually took some real, quality time off over the last couple of weeks to reflect on our journey together, what it means to me, and how I can best continue to fulfill this project’s original intent.

The terrain we’re in has changed so dramatically and suddenly, but I’m finally adapting and ready to acknowledge that business as usual is just not serving this world in a way that adequately honors the vast depth of my personal power, experience, knowledge, skill, humility, good will, and love for humanity and this earth.

This project was originally about my journey of personal transformation within a system of increasing control, anti-morality, and absurdity. In short, it has been about overcoming programmed self-sabotage and self-destruction, and learning to walk the path of self-mastery. This is the stuff that truly lights up my soul.

For the last few years I’ve struggled to maintain inspiration for this project, and I’ve finally come to understand why. I had for years been trying to force this project back into alignment with an outdated business model after having long outgrown the man I was when I started this in 2011. Furthermore, this society is changing more rapidly than most of us can genuinely comprehend, and it had outpaced me. Not anymore, however.

  • The work I do here was never meant for a world that devalues the individual, that demands censorship, that won’t tolerate rebels, that refuses to look in the mirror, and that has been successfully trained to acquiesce to the lies and misrepresentations of the corporate state. The engineered proliferation of neighborhood bootlickers and next-door authoritarians has already happened, and the march is on to stamp out wrong-think. Times have changed.

    But I maintain a distinctly cosmic, zoomed-out perspective on life, on our situation, and on our struggles together. It all has a deeper meaning to me. Adversity is where people like you and thrive, and the deep truth is that without such challenges we spirit warriors lose our way, disconnect from our purpose, and slip into complacency and despondency.

    That said, I can tell that we’re better off now than we’ve ever been. It’s game on for our evolution and transformation, because the challenges are more real and visceral than ever before. But if you’re stuck (like I was) in a clutched, forced grip on the old normal, you’re going to be torn apart. The anxiety will consume you. The fear, and the fear of the fear will eat at you. Your soul will be put on standby, waiting for you to release your death grip on a past and a story that has already been paved over and ruined by the natural progress of time and the avalanche of a sick culture.

    Let me ask you… what is your purpose in life? What are you here to do? Why were you gifted with such a blessed life under such seemingly cursed conditions?

    For years we’ve been publishing as much information as possible to help liberate, enlighten and empower you all, so that when the time came (which is now), and your strength was needed more than ever, you had the tools, the knowledge and the inspiration to keep yourself empowered in order to be a steady hand for those in your family and community who haven’t been as pressed to evolve as you have.

    The absolutely brutal onslaught of propaganda, censorship, reckless obedience, mindless conformity, mass psychosis and hysteria in our world today can only be countered by those who’ve mastered emotional stability. We simply must learn to find peace and gratitude in every aspect of the storm we’re in, because the positive changes people like you and I seek will only come from those with a steady hand, infinite courage, and an indomitable warrior spirit.

    Yet so many in this world have fallen under the spell, choosing to abandon their values in a futile attempt to appease the powers-that-be and bury their fears and insecurities about life itself. This is a heavy moral conflict, and those doing the dance of appeasement are quickly finding out that the game is rigged against them, that the promises of government and corporate media are lies, and that there will be no end to the demands on them. It is this kind of pressure which offers a reason to create a way out and a way forward.

    The old normal ain’t coming back, friends. Time to move on together.

    For the last year I’ve been developing my skills and practice as a self-mastery and self-sabotage coach. This is where my passion and deep zone of genius is… serving as a leader, mentor and guide for those who are trapped within self-imposed prisons of the mind.

    So, happy new year to all, and thank you sincerely for being part of this work over the last decade. I am going to concentrate my efforts on making myself available to help others evolve and grow, and will be introducing new events, programs, and offerings to serve this purpose. I’m going to refrain from covering as many current events as we have in the past, and will focus more on publishing articles written personally by myself and a few select authors who speak to our current situation with perspective, wisdom and insight, rather than with facts, figures and quotes.

    I really LOVE helping people as a coach, and if you’re curious what this is about, please book a FREE 15-minute insight call with me at the link, here. The website for my coaching services can be found here, DylanCharlesCoaching.com.

    Coming up on January 26th I’m holding a powerful live Zoom event called, Crack the Code of Self-Sabotage, where I’ll share everything I know about how this world programs you for failure, and how to intelligently reprogram your mind to rise above it all. It will be exceptionally transformative for you, so you definitely do not want to miss it.

    And stay tuned, because, as I transition from the old model of running this website I’ll have more time to focus on writing articles from the heart. There is so much I have to share with you about the process of transformation and the possibilities still available to you within this failing system.

    Oh, and I’ll also be focusing on the podcast, Battered Souls, bringing you unique, real and enlightening guests whose insight and wisdom will help you along your path.

    Take care of yourselves, my friends, and please feel free to reach out to me personally for anything…. Editor@WakingTimes.com

    About the Author

    Dylan Charles is a self-mastery coach, the editor of Waking Times and host of the Battered Souls podcast. His personal journey is deeply inspired by shamanic plant medicines and the arts of Kung Fu, Qi Gong and Yoga. After seven years of living in Costa Rica, he now lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains, where he practices Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and enjoys spending time with family. He has written hundreds of articles, reaching and inspiring millions of people around the world. Follow Dylan on telegram here, and sign up for his weekly newsletter here.

    Dylan is available for interviews and podcasts. Contact him at WakingTimes@gmail.com.

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