Humanity is at a crossroads – we’ve reached a critical point in our evolution.
We have made huge, unprecedented strides economically, technologically and scientifically. As a result, many of us are experiencing enormous material benefits and freedoms more than ever before. But there is a dark side. These advancements have also given birth to a range of disturbing social, political, ecological and economic problems that have resulted in large-scale Soul Loss.
When we are cut off from the Soul, we are cut off from each other and the world. It is then that we see people becoming increasingly anxious, depressed and isolated from each other. It is then that we see humanity at large lacking the meaning and purpose of being connected to something beyond the material self.
The consequence of falling into a state of cold rationalism and mechanistic reductionism is that, as a species, we see the world and each other as objects to be used and discarded. Being severed from the Soul, the human being becomes deranged. Illnesses of every kind begin to emerge, starting within the body as chronic sicknesses and eating disorders – ending with mental illnesses, existential crises, paranoia, hatred, suicide, murder, and the psychotic abuse of our most innocent members of society.
Most of us can sense that behind the facade of normality, something is terribly wrong. The world’s population is increasing rapidly, our ecological systems are suffering tremendously, spiritual resources are becoming scarce, food is being polluted and genetically modified, the rich continue to get richer, and the poor, poorer, and our financial systems are as unstable as ever.
Intuitively, many of us know that something in our lives and the world around us desperately needs to change. We are beginning to realize that we need to adjust our way of thinking, perceiving, being and behaving in the world in order to direct our attention away from the externally focused world to the boundlessly internal one.
We need to learn how to think differently and live differently.
I’ve often searched for a word, a direction, an experience that encapsulates this need to break away from the sickly structures and illusions of society. Our world is so caught up in progressing externally – in the evolution of our economies, in the advancement of our technologies, and as always, in the improvement of our material lives. But we have forgotten to direct effort to our internal lives, and our neglect shows itself in the constant chaos and suffering we create for ourselves and the surrounding world. This is why a big part of my personal message involves the path of inner work – the inner exploration and healing of our souls – a path that helps us rediscover ourselves.
Whether through inner work, or through many of the other paths that exist in our world, we are all searching for a spiritual awakening, for something that takes us beyond the mundane and ordinary, for something that helps us grow individually, and something that reconnects us with our higher selves and makes us feel whole, providing us with a sense of belonging and purpose. We’ve turned to religion, politics and science to provide us with the solutions to these problems, but all of these we have tried and failed miserably.
External Answers to Internal Questions
All throughout history we have sought to answer our internal questions with external answers. In fact, most of us still repeat this misguided search, coming up flat, dead and more frustrated and confused than before.
Religion, although with noble intentions, has caused more harm than good by creating fanatical, self-denying beliefs and ideologies that are open to interpretation. Many of us are realizing this now, and organized religion is crumbling apart quickly.
Science as an answer has merely succeeded in describing HOW the world around us works, explaining what we see and feel (for example, music is a vibration within a gaseous medium), but it can never really explain WHY anything happens. From the Big Bang Theory to Quantum Mechanics, Science will describe the process of how the universe comes to be without answering our thirst for a deeper meaning that we crave for existence.
Politics is just another human construction we have dabbled in for answers. Constructs such as Communism, for instance, have tried to address the issues we face by misguidedly declaring that the system can change the individual without realizing that the system only exists as an illusion. Unless the individual flaws of greed, power thirst, fear, and so forth are addressed first, these flaws will ruin the entire collective system.
Although many of us are aware of these issues, we individually and collectively continue to carry on our old habits of focusing on the external world for answers and furthering our self-centeredness, materialism and disconnection from ourselves and the world around us. This all adds up to an eever-increasingsense of helplessness and insignificance while we watch our leaders fail to acknowledge these problems, or else react in highly dangerous and misguided self-preserving ways.
A New Way of Living
While our current personal and global situations may be disheartening, it’s a natural result of depriving ourselves from experiencing a wider reality, of failing to expand our consciousness beyond a purely material and individualistic view of ourselves and the universe.
Our vision for LonerWolf has always been to provide support, encouragement, a sense of belonging and a pathway to self-understanding, which our increasingly superficial societies have failed to address and help us with. We need to transcend the values of a society that perceives the world in a fragmented and materialistic way, and strive towards creating a world that is sustainable, collectively beneficial and supports the individual spiritual thirst for a more whole, fulfilling life.
This spiritual thirst is what gives birth to the lone wolves of life, the fringe dwellers of our planet, the social outsiders of our world, and the Old and Mature in Soul.
To live wisely, love wholeheartedly, and mature fully as individuals and collectively as a species, we must develop our inner world just as much as our outer one. We must learn how to explore the wider realms of our consciousness, appreciating that all life is an interconnected web, an energetic essence that is composed of spirit, or living energy.
One of the ways we know how to do this is to change our way of thinking, being and behaving by cultivating Soulful Energy, following the paths and techniques of Involution that lead us towards a more soul-aware, caring and humane way of existing.
It is time to understand that we are spiritual beings that need soulful sustenance, not soulless automatons who exist solely to indulge our minds and bodies.
To do good, to be good in this world we must act from a place of inner freedom, of soulful liberation, of freedom from all our emotional and mental needs that are tainted by self-gratification, power and control.
What do you say?
This article is more than enough to tell us that we are all lacking something very essential to our lives. I will love to lay emphasis on the religion aspect. Religion makes you live a life full of fear and selt-hatred. I was once a victim. At the age of 6, I started living a life full of fear that I might go to hell if I make a mistake. It was really traumatic. But thanks to loner wolf website which I discovered some few months ago, I am now recovering from the trauma and self-hatred.
This is one of the best sites for enlightenment and knowledge. Love to read all your articles.
Oh wow, thank you for this amazingly perceptive article LonerWolf has something for everyone This article reigns-in a lot of “loose feelings” I was picking up. I was getting slightly concerned that my focus in coming to LonerWolf was to sharpen/ master my empath abilities to the highest they can be, but some of the articles seemed to start [ subsiding ] into new-age religion conceptuality, which is what I personally don’t want or need “I don’t go along with Scientology “I don’t go along with political Socialist/ Communistic “nilism” ie politics is not my god, I refuse to be a slave to the machine of politics [ nb given politics theory type are examples only, no offence intended ] “I don’t go along with cult mentality “Etc etc etc We are all at different stages of our journey I am aware I could be more “active”, but I work with the precept of “what’s right for me, in the right time, and in happy circumstances”. As an empath I personally have to keep my balance and not fall into the “god-effect” with its ecclesiastical subjugatory biasms. I have much personal growth to aspire and I admire those who are… Read more »
Having had a most difficult and challenging life, suffering from neglect and lack of support to outright emotional abuse, I have found your site. You speak to me in ways none others have. I am no where near where I need be and you have offered me hope and direction. I am yet a lonely soul and seek connection. Please can you help.
I do agree with what you are saying and fully understand the need for mankind. It is not that I would have wanted to separate, it was for inner reflection and learn to define WHO I am and want to be. You can if you wish call this selfish as I walked away from many things this world has offered, to me they are hollow and far more self serving with not a desire to serve something greater. Have I found peace? No I have not, however I have learned to be more content on the path I have chosen. This inner sanitarium I have constructed has sheltered myself in the midst of chaos that abounds.
I will take a jab at this If I may. Firstly, I am not my mind and not my body. This I know and know that I know. Secondly, To be awake is everything.Conversely, I feel involution to be a state of too much self-involvement , forgetting to evolve.You have to go the Source Self, same as going to God.When you are young many are pressured to be something they are not in order to get the cheese, some win, some lose. Some of those that lose realize it is just a 3 dimensional waste of time, finally realizing that they would rather spend their time on more worthy pursuits that does not rob them of inner integrity,so it goes in today’s throw away society that does not give a shit about you. To wake up means your very life blood, to be free from brain dead consumptive society where the shopping malls rule the lands. To be awake is thus the only real purpose to take on as a mission statement , and not to fall back into sleep and miss the chance we all have of evloving.
I say yes! This is the answer to the problems of this world. I feel it so deeply, but it gives me grief to see that the world doesn’t want to understand this (people can be greedy and lazy). But maybe, wolf by wolf we can change it. I do my best to inspire people by living from the heart, being satisfied whit what you have, take care of yourself and your family, be true to your person and connect with nature.