- Created: 26 December 2016
- Written by Awo Fa'gbemiro (Scott Reimers)
My new schedule allows me a full week off every other week, and I want to start traveling!
I'm looking for hosts with a Spare Bed/Couch. Alongside experiencing the region and meeting people, I would love to go experience the holy places or places of power nearby.
Since you are saving me hotel costs by hosting me, I am offering a $200 service credit for Readings, Divination, Spellwork, Initiations and/or Training as long as either:
- The schedule allows me at least 3 days for experiencing the region and practicing my personal magick/faith.
- There are at least 3 people who want to pay for initiations and training.
While I have a budget for traveling, I'd prefer that work during trips pay for themselves. Thus on top of the other credit, I will give a 150% credit for any of my travel fees you pay. Between those credits you could receive $500 of dollars worth of work and initiations for $200 of gas/airfare... and I'll get to visit new places, meet cool new people and perform satisfying work in alignment with my ideals!
I'm not a picky person. Even if all you have is a mat on the floor of a dirt-shack, I promise to be an interesting, clean, respectful and, most importantly, temporary guest. I have a store and temple to return to the next week!. :-)
Please contact me using the contact form and send your phone number. I'll call you back and we'll get it scheduled!
- Created: 29 November 2016
- Written by Awo Fa'gbemiro (Scott Reimers)
When we are children our parents told us not to play with Fire or Guns or Cars. They did this because we weren’t ready to face the consequences of misusing them. We had to be taught to use them in the proper ways and at the proper times.
Our society has done this with Love, Violence, Anger, Suicide, Sex and lots of other things. It has put them in a box and said: “Don’t do this.” Or “ONLY do this in X way.”
Guess what. You are going to grow up today. Today you are going to begin to change your perspective and learn how to drive a violence, how to shoot a love and how to light a suicide.
Peace wasn’t going to win the day in 1943. German people, angry at the abuses of the Treaty of Versailles and the hyperinflation of the Weimar Republic had allowed a populist leader to take over the government and begin a second World War. America was gearing up for another fight. Violence in this case WAS an answer.
Standing up to a bully is quite often necessary. Additionally, sometimes people will use passive aggressive, legal, authoritative or other power to abuse others. There is a quote which holds truth. When peaceful protest becomes impossible, violent protest becomes inevitable. Sometimes violence IS the answer, just be careful. It can easily escalate. Avoid it, recognize the consequences you face, own the situation and act. You WILL face consequences, but if you were wise they are consequences you are willing to face because the violence was the proper action at the proper time.
Modern cliché is that love always wins. Guess what. That’s not true. Love is a wonderful and powerful emotion. It is an opportunity to open-up and invites others with you to do so as well. However REAL love requires authentic awareness of where others are. It is powerful and useful to help elevate consciousness and bring cohesion when used at the right time, however there are a LOT of times when the other person is either not ready or willing so reach openness or love with you. Openness is dangerous. It’s not as dangerous as our fears think it is, but it IS dangerous. We have to use discernment about when to bare our throat to our enemy. When to show trust, when to be the first to offer peace.
Groups are some of the most dangerous here. It is easy to discern when you can open-up to a person, but when dealing with a group you have to recognize who can and can’t be trusted and how they will respond to your openness. You have to carefully navigate relationships, opening up to people who are ready and maintaining a strong position with people who aren’t in such a way that you don’t lose the ground you gained with one person or risk danger from the other. This is why high level negotiations take so long. Everyone is carefully measuring who and when they can be open with and standing strong with the people they can’t.
Anger is an emotion which tells us that we are in a situation which is unhealthy for us. The problem with anger is that we often don’t know whether the situation is unhealthy fundamentally or because of our beliefs/assumptions.
Anger arouses us to speak and act. It brings out a willingness to express personal power. In the right times and right ways, it is an incredibly healthy thing, but in the wrong times or ways it can make a situation worse. Think of anger like fire. When we control and harness it we can use it to do incredible things, but when we just let it loose… Well, we can lose everything.
Anger is especially important to understand now. A lot of well-meaning people try to tell others NOT to be angry. They tell people to find other ways. This is like telling someone to live a life without fire. We need to stop doing this! Anger is an important and necessary tool, but we need to help people use it in healthy ways. When we see someone angry, we need to listen, we need to help the angry person find out whether or not they are seeing a situation effectively and we need to help them figure out how they can do the most good to change the situation with the least destruction. With practice, anger changes from a dangerous emotion to a wonderful and powerful one.
In 1963 a dictator named Diem ruled Vietnam and was persecuting Buddhists. Peaceful protest was getting nothing done, and all of the power for violence was in the hands of the dictator. Eastern culture has a history of dealing with these situations and they have a tool to loudly cry for change that our society is horrified by.
A monk by the name of Thich Quang Duc doused himself in gasoline and lit himself on fire in the middle of a busy Saigon intersection. Photographs of the incident spread around the world and touched people enough to pressure for change. In November that year the military revolted and lead a coup to overthrow the dictator.
Now… before you get all martyr-minded, governments have learned from this situation. In certain areas where self-immolation is a danger, police are trained to have fire-extinguishers and to work to keep the protestor alive. They have literally learned to overcome the power of the self-sacrifice by sacrificing to prevent the person from becoming a martyr. I’ve watched a video of a monk who tried to protest, but the people in the area put the fire out and he was taken to a hospital. Instead of being a powerful statement of protested it ended up being an example of a moron who couldn’t even successfully kill himself.
My point here is simple. Emotions, actions, resources, words… they are all tools. They are tools we can use to live the life we want and effect the world in the ways we want to. NOTHING is off limits to an adult mind. If you ever catch yourself thinking “X is wrong.” Challenge yourself to explore when and how it can become a tool for you. Society is ALWAYS vulnerable to someone who does the unexpected.
- Created: 22 November 2016
- Written by Awo Fa'gbemiro (Scott Reimers)
I was raised Christian. One of the tenants they teach is that God is always watching both your actions and your thoughts. There have been a few times in my life this really freaked me out. Generally those moments were when I was doing stuff I didn’t want to be accountable for: watching porn, self pleasuring, some of my thoughts and fantasies, times when I chose to be cruel and destructive.
I meditated on this and came to a personal conclusion. I was going to choose to act in such a way that I was willing to stand up to anyone and say: “Yup. I did that.”
With that decision some things changed. I chose to stop being cruel. I even chose to control my thoughts. When I am thinking what I consider to be unhealthy thoughts, I transform them to be healthier. Anyone who says they’ve NEVER contemplated something is either mentally deficient or a liar. I’ve contemplated things which horrify me.
Dynamics like the viewing porn and self pleasuring myself were confusing for a while. I don’t consider either essentially unhealthy or bad behavior in moderation, but I wouldn’t want to have someone walk in on me doing so. Eventually it got put into the same mental category as self-care, pooping, being sick and all the other “icky” facts of life we choose to gloss over in our society.
This concept evolved as I went through initiations, my model of reality shifted and my mage sight improved. You see, at every moment a witch/mage can look and see spirits present. There are spirits present in everyday objects, plants and animals. There are ancestors/ghosts. There are other spirits with and without specific names in our society in layers of reality detached enough that they barely interact, but they can usually see/feel us.
In truth, our concentual reality is a stage of sorts. Every single living being has a “fan base” of spirits who follow and support them. Our actions affect and inspire many others, and there is no such thing as privacy from the spirit world for actions and behaviors done here. Zero. None. Even in your most lonely moment you are surrounded by countless spirits who can see what you are doing.
For a long time I did the normal response people have to evidence of a lack of privacy. We ignore it and act like the invasive situation isn’t there. Unfortunately, there come times when you just can’t. You’re in the middle of pooping and suddenly you see a recently departed spirit totally focused on getting your attention because its the first time you’ve quieted your mind enough to listen in almost 10 hours.
The most peace I found was the moment when I decided to stop caring about my privacy with the non-living. I decided that if something was present as I did something they could either enjoy the show or choose to look away. Fortunately, this only works for behaviors which you are actually ok admitting you do.
I say fortunately because I have come to value the habitual “check yourself” nature of this awareness in the day of cellphones, webcams, concealed recording devices and more. I am a technologist. I am aware of what we CAN do with technology. It is absolute fact that there are persons and groups with the ability to hack your technology to listen in and observe your life. For most of us that doesn’t matter because we aren’t actually doing anything which makes it worthwhile to listen or observe us.
However, what happens when we DO decide to do something important. What happens when we decide we want to protest injustice, run for office, stand up or even lead a powerful organization? Here is where good habits become important. In that case all of your technology suddenly becomes a potential tool to gather leverage. Your “private” behaviors become something you could be blackmailed by or even used by political opponents to bring your downfall through the law.
Say you never decide that though. Say you stay someone unimportant to people and groups who could hack like this. There is STILL value in this awareness and mindset. We tend to have an internal disconnect between being “on the clock” and in our private lives. If you come to find peace with the idea that every single moment is “on the clock” you change your behaviors. You become fully conscious in every moment of your thoughts and actions.
I keep saying thoughts. Surely controlling your thoughts shouldn’t be a problem right?
Well, speaking as moderately trained telepath: Yeah. They matter.
Most every single person is telepathically sensitive. In our culture we tend to deny/ignore it and its effects, but it has strong effects. Example? Spend time thinking hot fantasies about a girl/guy and see how their behavior of you changes. Heck… go for gold and spend time thinking fantasies of doing horrible things to them and measure the change.
It frankly doesn’t matter whether or not I’m telling the truth about telepathy. Your thoughts change your sub-conscious behaviors. From the magickal to the literal: your body posture, your choice of terminology and more; your thoughts are the foundation for your relationship with the entire world and everyone within it.
Thoughts are also by far the thing you have the most control over. It takes a surprisingly small amount of practice to control your thinking in basic ways. Once you learn to redirect obvious things like fantasies, what power over yourself will you find by choosing to redirect obsessive patterns, replace thoughts concerning habits or addictions. How powerful would it be to DECIDE to change your emotions in a moment?
Now what if I’m telling the truth about telepathy and empathy? How powerful could it be to have discipline of your thoughts and projected emotions, and the skill and awareness to be able to implant them in others?
This weekend I trained someone new on how to telepathically enhance their driving. Driving is a time when most people are VERY unconscious. People get downright entranced and become very open to telepathy and empathy. If you form a telepathic connection with them you can do stuff like implant thoughts to speed up, slow down, change lanes and more.
As your skill advances it starts looking like bringing most of the drivers nearest you into a group mind as they enter/exit the bubble around you. All drivers within the bubble suddenly start unconscious acting on the desires/expectations of each other. They open up space to allow other drivers through even before the driver who wants to move begins changing speed or using blinkers. They will collectively re-arrange their configuration to force dangerous drivers to have to move around.
Its only a couple steps further before you unconsciously know what the road ahead of the drivers ahead of you looks like. You start braking for a slow truck or a curve most won’t see for another couple seconds, even before the cars ahead of you hit their brakes. You shift lanes because you know that there is a cop a half mile ahead and traffic will slow in the lane you are in.
This is a specific example of a specific application. How useful/dangerous could this level of discipline and skill be as a salesperson? A lawyer? A Politician? A child-care provider? A Teacher?
How did an article on “privacy” become an article about the dangers and opportunities of telepathy/empathy? Because at its core both are the same issue. There is NO such thing as privacy.
I have a group of people I am working with who are practicing measurable and useful astral projection to obtain real world information (think remote viewing without all the stupid rules). I’ve had moments of leaving my body to see things in the future/past. I’ve described scenes from people’s thoughts/memories with such accuracy they asked if I was there.
When you encounter this enough, you lose the ability to delude yourself into believing that any moment of your life is safe from the review of someone. Most moments won’t be seen, but there isn’t a single moment that CAN’T be seen. Thus, if I live 99% of my life admirably and yet 1% is spent doing things that society or my loved ones would find detestable, there is a strong likelihood that the 1% will affect my life either directly by getting outed, or indirectly by affecting my thoughts and actions with others.
There are two common solutions I’ve seen people take various degrees of. First, I could choose to become a hardcore privacy advocate. I could work very hard to make sure that there isn’t a person or technology capable of recording my experiences. It IS possible to telepathically jam (think of it like projecting a lot of confused white noise). It IS possible to use magick, astral tricks and shielding to make it hard to astral project to specific time/places. Like any privacy trick it’s important to do this when you don’t need privacy or else the effort to be private is like a beacon screaming “This time and place! This is where the secrets are!”
The second solution is what I chose. I chose to accept accountability for my life. Sure I have times I fuck up, and I do have a low level metaphysical noise I put into my life through shielding and other stuff to make it harder to pinpoint different moments in my life, but in the end my biggest defense is living a life in which I can say, at worst: “I’m not proud of that moment, but yeah. I did that.”
When the faith of my childhood told me that I was going to have to stand in front of my creator and review my entire life, they were speaking an actual dynamic which does exist. Life review is a thing which is common in many cultures. Seeing and working with spirits as much as I do has made it clear to me that every moment of my life is watched and viewed by someone/something.
I am accountable to myself and a lot of other spirits that this morning I chose to delay my gym time to finish writing this article. That understanding is simple, and yet very powerful. Because while I still need to go to the gym, this choice is yet one more that I can say: “Yup. I did that.”
Are you living a life where you are ok with spirits/gods and more watching? Can you say without shame, “yup. I did that.” in every moment of your life?
Every single moment of your life is an opportunity to like yourself or dislike yourself. While the illusion of privacy is nice to support intimate moments with ourselves, loved ones and/or spirit, the expectation of privacy is a dangerous misconception which allows us to think that there are moments are are NOT accountable to ourselves and others around us.
I challenge you to update your perspective of privacy, and accept complete accountability for your entire life moving forward. If you try it for a few months and don’t like it, you can return to other behaviors, but I’d be willing to be that you’ll like how much it simplifies decisions.