Are you a master of the system – or a slave to it?


Marcus T Anthony (PhD) is a futurist of the human mind, writer and spiritual adviser. His web site is The following is an extract from his upcoming book, Champion of the Soul. Though the passage uses masculine pronouns, a Champion of the Soul can equally be male or female.


The Champion of the Soul is not against the world and its people. He lives in positive alignment with that which is

He is against nothing.

He is not against the Chinese, nor the Americans. He is not against the Republicans nor the Democrats. He is not against the government nor “the sheeple”. He is not against religion, atheism, or new ageism. He does not oppose capitalism or socialism, democracy nor even authoritarianism.

He is not against the world, regardless of the way the world is.

The champion of the soul is a master of the system. He sees it for what it is and accepts that.

He is above the system, but not beyond it.

He knows that when he falls into judgment and condemnation of anyone or anything within the system he is then a slave to that system.

The master of the system does not seek power within the system – for again, that would mean that he has become ensnared in it. He simply seeks self-mastery as a platform to live and create with joy.

A master of the system works within society and cultture, but he is not identified with it or the position which he assumes. Like Neo in The Matrix, he sneaks in and out of the illusory world of mental projections, stealthily avoiding the grasp of the machines that run it.

The master of the system is able to witness suffering and general human unconsciousness and remain at peace. This is because he does not create mind-stories out of what he sees. He does not spend pointless energy imagining terrible futures – not for himself or anybody else – nor fretting about the current collective choices of the human race. His is able to catch his mind as it begins to weave together stories of condemnation about certain groups, cultures and races – and then he extinguishes the fires of projection within his mind.

The Champion of the Soul is fully comfortable in his sexuality and so does not project against the opposite sex. Empowered men are able to witness both empowered and dysfunctional women, and witness what he perceives without emotional reaction. Empowered women are able to gaze upon male power – both balanced and imbalanced – and accept it for what it is.

Nor does a soul champion (if he is heterosexual) condemn those who choose alternative sexual orientations. Indeed, he knows that, for the most part, these things are none of his business.


Slave to the machine
If there is nothing else you get from this book, please remember the following, for it is perhaps the greatest single issue holding back people who are attempting a spiritual journey today.

Many within current spiritual circles are slaves of the mind – not masters of the mind. They unconsciously set themselves up against the world, criticising and condemning it. In doing so they set about them a metaphysical energy of opposition. When they do this as part of a group – condemning the Muslims, the infidels, the Americans, the Chinese, the Japanese and so on – they embed their consciousness field in an even more powerful energy of rejection.

One would think that spiritual people would be beyond these kind of projections. But open any online forum on any subject related to spirituality, mysticical experience or psi phenomena, and you will often find people railing against the system. Favourite targets are the government, the Jews and the New World Order (conspiracy theorists); skeptics, atheists and religion in general. If one were then to go to web sites of the groups the spiritual folks oppose (skeptics, religious groups and conservatives) you would find almost exactly the same rage being projected out into the world – only at a different target.

The mind (ego) justifies its existence through rejection and judgment. The mind is terrified of the idea of non-judgment, for without judgment it rapidly begins to dissolve. “Without judgment, without the power of being against something, how will I exist?” the mind pleads, begs and cries.

To reject is to seek annihilation. Rejection represents the power of destruction.
A powerful anger builds up within their consciousness field, and this rage seeks expression against something. Against anything.

The inevitable result of these kinds of energies and attitudes is that the person rejects society, rejects the world. He rejects what God has given him: the perfection of this present moment. The story which then emerges is of how “bad” and how unconscious the world is; and how he doesn’t want to be a part of that.

Such a “spiritual” path is heavily delusional. The ideas and philosophies which are brought forward by a mind in judgment are inevitably heavily distorted by that mind. The words and phrases the mind uses may appear to be “spiritual”, but in fact they will tend to promote unconsciousness, separation and darkness.

A certain paradox is that if we focus an intention of being against such “negative” spiritual practices, we simply perpetuate the cycle: for we are still engaging in rejection.

The key then is to acknowledge that this issue exists, and to focus our attention upon presence and allowing the innate intelligence of life to unfold in the moment. Once we allow this natural state of alignment, then we can choose freely how we want to work in the world, and what we want to create. We are, in a sense, above the system, but working within it.

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