Have you been verbally assaulted by vegan social terrorists? Do you, your family or friends have an irrational fixation on being normal? Do you find yourself fleeing in terror from politically correct yoga instructors and their groupies? If so you should find JP Sears’ channel, Awaken with JP (soon to be relaunched under a new name) and his Ultra Spiritual comedy series pretty damned funny and useful. While much of his content is filled with spoof materials, even the spoofs reveal some pretty important psychological advice and wisdom.
Recently he performed a talk at at TEDx CardiffbytheSea that certainly addresses some of the most important issues and topography of purpose facing baby universes, or stars, (meaning you) today.
“What if you found out your weirdness is a gluten-free bread trail that always leads you to you; To your authentic self?” – JP Sears
People seem to be very constipated about being themselves. Instead of being funny, they settle for vicariously living through other people’s levity. I see this all the time in pinched people who seem to be obsessed with me and my fully embraced weirdness. His advice to people to embrace the discomfort associated with weirdness goes the distance, where platitudes, like just “be yourself,” seem to fall short of what people actually need to hear.
The self-realization instinct, he says, opposed to the self-preservation instinct, says, “Go towards that pain – because there’s meaning in that, there’s purpose, and by the way, there’s you. You’re on the other side because you’re the one who generated that pain.” One of the challenges that seems to hold people back, year after year, with Mutational Alchemy realization in particular, is the failure to overcome these aversions to the pain of facing reality – facing one’s unique self identity.
The absolute uniqueness of every universe is both essential and immovable. Everything the data is telling us at very high altitudes is that we only exist because we are different from every other star, and should calculate our own orbits per our Will. Baphomet 729 even goes out of his way to point this out. “I admit that my visions can never mean to other men as much as they do to me. I do not regret this. All I ask is that my results should convince seekers after truth that there is beyond doubt something worth while seeking, attainable by methods more or less like mine. I do not want to father a flock, to be the fetish of fools and fanatics, or the founder of a faith whose followers are content to echo my opinions. I want each man to cut his own way through the jungle.” If we cannot begin to overcome that difficulty, the pain will not only continue, it will be greatly extended.
The rest of his therapy and advice videos are situational but interesting, even if they don’t apply to one’s own situation. Finally his deadpan comedy routines hilariously encapsulate every day holier-than-thou dietary or spiritual practices, and can be very helpful in helping you deal with your co-worker vegan fascist or locker room “paleo bro” lunkhead. No spiritual trend escapes its roasting, from Da Vinci code fans to Flat-earthers, as seen below.