Discernment Case Study: The Awakening Community was Deceived | This Man Cracked Tesla's Secrets so the Internet Had Him "Killed"

in #truthseeking5 years ago

The is article is a follow up to Ground Breaking Discovery: Man Solves Tesla's Secret to Amplifying Power by Nearly 5000%.

The article mentioned above went viral shortly after it was published in September 2015. But the reaction from the awakening community was sobering, to say the least.

Murray's Alleged Death

Apparently, a few impassioned yet poorly skilled skeptics assumed that the story of a man discovering Tesla's secrets for energy amplification was too good to be true, and decided to label it a scam.

Someone found an obituary for a man named James Murray from September 2015 and accused The Free Thought Project of fabricating the whole story. The alternative media outlet helped set up a GoFundMe campaign for Murray, which compounded the situation because now money was involved, fueling emotional reactiveness.

And what ensued is a case study of what happens when individuals fail to use their discernment skills. Why? Because it turns out that Murray was alive the whole time, the problem was most people never bothered verifying if Murray was actually dead or not, leading to reactiveness that spread to others like a mind virus.
As a result, the awakening community's reaction quickly went from excitement about Murray's ground breaking discovery to disgust and hatred towards The Free Thought Project. Why? Because they incorrectly believed Murray was dead. And this failure to verify their beliefs created a fervor of groupthink. Instead of individuals considering the theory that the GoFundMe was a scam, and personally, fact checking it, they ran with the story as if it was true. And before long, a whole swath of people—who probably consider themselves wise and aware—were deceived.

GoFundMe received a high number of complaints about the campaign being a scam and removed the page, along with all the funds collected.

Was this effort to claim Murray's death a result of misguided conspiracy explorers or an effort by paid disinformation agents? We don't really know. But what we do know is that the vast majority of people exposed to the false story of his death were deceived. And if we don't learn from this mistake, we'll make the same one again in the future.

Unchecked Emotional Reactiveness Hinders Discernment

Without hashing out every thread, I think a simple solution is to simply keep an open mind and be honest with ourselves. When attempting to discern if something is true or not, we need data and evidence, not just a story that sounds good and appeals to our emotional reactiveness. 

The propaganda media and disinformation agents of this world are masters of manipulation, playing on our emotions and sense of security. If they can get people to feel like everyone else believes something, they know most of us would rather follow the crowd than think for ourselves. The irony is, we usually believe we're acting as individuals when this happens. In truth, we've fallen for a trick of mind manipulation made possible by our lack of complete knowledge of all the facts involved. And given the pandemic state of mass mind control and propaganda, this isn't all that surprising. 

Accepting the Truth is Potentially Traumatic

Inventors coming forward who claim to have reproduced some of Tesla's discoveries is not something new. There have been scam artists and shills out there for years trying to defraud people of their money under the guise of helping humanity. In addition, the awakening community has a built-in reaction to reject anything that is too good to be true—even if it is true. Part of the damage that comes from living in this world is an intense pessimism so as to avoid emotional let downs. Nothing can feel worse than letting ourselves believe in something only to discover we've been deceived—isn't that what awakening to the truth is all about?

One of the things that make waking up so difficult is that we don't want to let go of the illusion that we know what is happening, that we know what the truth is. It requires an incredible act of bravery to accept the fact that almost everything we've believed to be true is a lie. But once we finally do come to terms with what on Earth is happening, we accept the truth that we were deceived—we were duped. Yet the pain and trauma from this experience won't just go away because we've woken up. 

Fear of Abandonment

Psychologically, when we realize we've been deceived, our primary abandonment programming takes effect—something that was installed within the first moments and years of life. The need to be accepted by our parents and family is incredibly important for a growing mind and consciousness. But through a host of behavioral modification child-rearing techniques, we're conditioned to focus on outward performance instead of our inner process. As a result, realizing we've failed or made a mistake in some way literally causes us to feel abandoned by the world, our friends and family, and most especially—ourselves. We feel ashamed to be who we are, which is a powerfully destructive state of consciousness that leads to all manner of irrational and unproductive things. Also, this can feel incredibly unsettling and painful, a primary cause of a vast number of traumas presently wreaking havoc in society.

In an effort to avoid the shame due to making a mistake, we can become recalcitrant and close-minded. It's a safer emotional choice to say something isn't true or unreal—without investigating it—than it is to explore something fully. When we research things and seek the truth, it is a dynamic process. In the midst of a discernment process, we also experience emotions and receive intuitions, making it difficult to see things clearly. Given these factors, it's easy to understand why we can be tempted to make snap decisions.

Shielding our Beliefs From the Truth

How many times have you gone to research something, got halfway through the process and started to let yourself feel good about it, only to discover later it wasn't true? How does that disappointment make you feel? It's very disquieting, and this feeling is that sense of abandonment that was mentioned earlier. In the face of this, most of us would rather quickly label things true or untrue—without really knowing why—so that our belief systems are maintained. In this way, we don't really have to learn new things and experience the change that comes with it. We get to maintain emotional stability. It's essentially a kind of risk-free truth seeking, also known as armchair skepticism.

In short, this kind of behavior is a reflection of a state of trauma and fear. When we react with either abject close-mindedness or gullibility, we're in a fight or flight response, trapped within the R-Complex (reptilian complex) of the brain, trying to find or maintain emotional stability. It is also known as cognitive dissonance and right brain imbalance wherein our emotions guide our behavior and choices, even if they aren't rational or logical.

Given this, what happened to Murray and The Free Thought Project suggests that the vast majority of the awakening population is deeply traumatized, which is perfectly reasonable considering the current state of affairs. This could explain why there is so much close-mindedness within awakening and truther circles. Waking up causes a dissolution of the old belief system and a creation of a new one. The tendency is to protect this secondary creation because the initial awakening experience was so hard to bear. But since our knowledge is limited, discovering new truths is inevitable. 

Truth Seeking is Dynamic

The truth, in this sense, is no respecter of persons or beliefs. As soon as the truth touches our minds, we are transformed, inexorably, forever. Thus, truth seeking is a process of personal transformation. The truth is not some far off destination or empty factoid that has no bearing on our personal experience of life. The truth is a dynamic living reality flowing through us and as a result, changing who we are. Hence, those who fear change avoid the truth at all costs. And we'll always fear change from a state of fear or trauma. Therefore, personal healing and restoration of balance is an essential part of truth seeking. We can't ignore ourselves in the process of trying to divine what the truth is.

If you're reading these words, it's probably safe to say you've woken up to the truth that you were deceived for most of your life. As such, developing a healthy skepticism (not blindly accepting or rejecting things at face value) is a good idea, we just can't allow ourselves not to believe something, because it doesn't seem believable.

Murray is OK

Murray is still alive and well, seeking funds to continue his work and help to contribute positively to a better world. His GoFundMe was eventually reactivated and the funds returned after he demonstrated his living status.

As an aside, Murray apparently got the attention of NASA who arranged a seemingly impromptu meeting on Murray's part, as the below article details. They were keenly interested in his views and wanted to find out more about what he knew. I think this lends further credence to the fact this man has some knowledge that clearly threatens the status quo. Therefore it isn't unreasonable to theorize this whole event was an effort to discredit him and his work, using the awakening community itself as pawns in a game of global domination and control.

Closing Thoughts

Murray's fake internet killing is one case of groupthink and mass mind control manipulation at its finest. Whether this came from government sources or just undiscerning people, the effect was the same: a man who, by all accounts, is genuinely trying to make the world a better place, was vilified and stoned to death—to use a metaphor from antiquity.

Those who did not verify the claim of his death, saying he was dead, became unwitting disinformation agents and helped tie back a discovery that could have positively affected their lives. Surely, we can't let this event be forgotten.

As an awakening community, it is imperative that we keep an open mind, which is another way of saying to recognize that our knowledge is limited, and we must always be open to changing our conclusions. We must take care to verify a theory or premise to the best of our ability, else we cause great harm to the freedom movement in general. 

And we have each other to help us in this regard. Instead looking for an error in someone's thinking as a way to publically berate them, offer it up with compassion. If we can look at truth-seeking as a group activity—where I have your back and you have mine—then we'll make much more progress than a rabble of individuals running in every direction. The controllers of this world are highly organized and coordinated, using think tanks and alliances to maximize their individual potentials. Perhaps we should consider doing the same. 

We've all been hurt by being deceived in life and this pain causes us to react unreasonably at times. But we always have the choice to set aside wild emotionally driven reactions and restore balance via rational and critical thought. Not in an effort to override intuition, but to harmonize it with reason and logic.

There's nothing wrong with exploring a line of research based on an emotional intuition. We just can't rest our beliefs only on the intuitive data alone. We need more than a gut feeling to tell us what is real.

So the next time you see a story that is too good to be true, try not to rest your conclusions on this hazy impression. Do research. Think critically. And always acknowledge the truth that you don't know everything. From this space of open-mindedness, we can avoid most self-deceptions and the resulting harm that it causes us and others.

Happy truth-seeking.

- Justin

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