From Crisis to Crisis… Just Like Skipping Rocks

Dylan Charles, Editor
Waking Times

For years at Waking Times we’ve been publishing and writing articles about a wide range of enlightening and important topics, including the geopolitical financial elite, the military industrial complex, the Orwellian permanent war, the New World Order, Illuminati, and so on, and so on.

In an article I penned in 2015 entitled, The 239 Year Timeline of America’s Involvement in Military Conflict, I discussed the fact that within the last 245 years, the US has only NOT been at war for 21 of those years. (The complete list of conflicts can be seen in the article.) War is in the DNA of the state.

My perception, developed from years of studying this, is that the cumulative effect of these influences on our society is to always be driving us toward conflict, social disintegration, and the dissolution of the individual, with the purpose of creating to the conditions needed for evermore consolidation of power.

These are heavy themes, I know, so why does a shamanic, Kung Fu family-man like me concern himself with this kind of stuff?

Why do these things matter when my main concerns are around personal evolution, connection, and self-mastery?

Why do I give so much of my attention away to the evil in this world?

I’ll tell you why.

Awareness of these issues is essential to our growth, because growth is an expression of LIFE, and the forces creating the chaos and psychosis in our world are undeniably ANTI-LIFE.

That is to say, our lives are inseparably tangled in a web of financial, political, social and spiritual controls created and operated by people (or whatever they are) whom derive satisfaction from death and destruction. Their aim is to impede, restrict, control, kill and destroy, and their impact on you and I is much more severe than we can express or even understand. We may be physically untouched by these forces, but our lives have undeniably been shaped by them.

It’s nearly impossible for most people to even imagine a world without top-down control from governments which are well-known for corruption, lying, theft, injustice, murder, and war-profiteering. We’re so used to it by now that any alternatives simply evade the imagination. Our inclination for seeing new possibilities for our world has been all but stamped out, and should the Great Reset pimps have their way, the entire human race will be corralled into a dark and dense technologic system of extreme thought and behavior control.

Just look at Canada to see how this will work… an ordinary person can have their entire life shut down at the bank just for legally making a small contribution to a cause they believe in. If the government says your views are ‘unacceptable,’ then they are, and your life is in their callous hands.

So, for you, in this moment right now, you need to recognize that there are severe restrictions on your capacity to fully realize your human-ness, because, all must be seen for what it truly is in order for us to see our own unique individual potential for what it truly is.

Delusion is the arch enemy of consciousness.

Right now the collective shadow is at play in our world, wrecking and scarring the planet, reminding of us of how bright we could be shining if only we were to muster the courage to outgrow and overcome its influence on us. Can we? I really don’t know.

Last week on Tuesday 2/22/2022, our local schools finally voted to drop mask mandates for students, marking 2 frustrating years of ‘2 weeks to flatten the curve.’ At the same time Russia began the first stages of its invasion of Ukraine. Talk about numerology.

We switched one crisis for the next. Seamlessly… immediately. Just like skipping rocks on a glassy river. Not even a single day’s breathing room in between.

I made a joke to an old friend about it, saying how someone up high must be looking down on all of us thinking, ‘you can take your masks off now, because we really want to see the looks on your faces when you realize what we’ve got coming at you next.’

This is serious.

We are under, and have been under the influence of a strategy of tension for our entire lives. We have no idea what life would be like without this constant stress, or to live with a relaxed nervous system with the full capacity of the brain available to us.

The human experience today mostly takes place within a manufactured cloud of crisis, anxiety, insecurity, scarcity, fear, uncertainty and suffering, all of which represent the lowest levels of human consciousness. Crisis is the backdrop of our lives, and the new normal is all about survival mode.

And as technology speeds up our lives, a quickening is happening, and dramatic events are occurring more frequently, putting ever greater pressure on us. It’s been trending this way for a long time, and the clouds just keep getting darker and darker.

But surely there is more to the human experience than just constant pressure?

Being human is about growing, learning, understanding, and experiencing. It’s about the drive to develop greater awareness, elevate consciousness, and expand into wisdom.

We are here to evolve.

And to evolve we must have intention and purpose, and be living with excitement and curiosity. We have to be able to express the energy of expansion, which is quite difficult to do these days with such acute chaos and insecurity bearing down on us from the top of the pyramid… ALL THE TIME.

From a physiological perspective, we’re always in fight or flight, operating on a cocktail of stress hormones and adrenaline which limit the mind’s ability to think beyond the present moment’s need for safety.

From a psychological perspective, the most basics needs of security and connection are never met, so how can we possibly strive for self-actualization?

From a spiritual perspective, the energy of fear, chaos, death and destruction has become our frequency. It is our environment… our fishbowl, and we have to wade through the densest of energies to find spirit. Our connection to source is muddled and strained.

But here’s what I really want to say to you…

You have a choice.

You can choose (willfully or ignorantly) to allow the tidal wave of lower consciousness to carry you under, and live the rest of your life in fear, apathy, anxiety, worry, self-doubt, guilt, shame, anger and resentment, all the while attracting to yourself the situations and people to reinforce and validate this negativity in your life.


You can learn to live your life in a relaxed and powerful state, where courage is your home base and all things become available to you by accessing higher states of consciousness on demand.

When you reconnect with who you are by learning the knowledge and skills to let go of the matrix’s influence over you, you deprive it of its power by denying it your energy and your counter force. You can stand comfortably in your power and enjoy the freedom to experience your life without the downward pull of these negative and low vibrational energies. It’s a skill you can develop, and it gives your the power to be the hero of your life, and the strength lead others in these darkening times.

You reclaiming your power reduces their power, because you can no longer be controlled by force, and worst of all (for them), your power is highly infectious, igniting the courage of others in your life. This is the awakening they fear.

As a self-self mastery and self-sabotage coach, I guide seekers like you the truth about what’s possible, even in these insane time, and help you to see what’s standing in the way. I’d be delighted to give you my full attention for 15 minutes and share my insight with you. CLICK HERE to book call with me. It’s FREE and there is no obligation

About the Author

Dylan Charles is a self-mastery and self-sabotage 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 enjoys serving, training, and 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. On Facebook

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