[Türkçe çeviri için yorum bölümüne bkz.]
‘Being “awake” based on a purely intellectual/information level about the matrix and the various control mechanisms and deceptions is a necessary but only the beginning stage of a true Awakening which entails sincere esoteric self-work, embodiment and alchemical internal transformation to reach a higher level of being/consciousness. The mind can’t go there and is an obstacle to higher awareness beyond the five senses. This is not a very pleasant process at times, especially at the beginning. For that reason many people avoid sincere inner work by constantly externalizing the “dark” (especially shadow projection) and getting lost in the information swamp or hooked on sensationalism, mechanical activism or locked in the tunnel vision of the 3D matrix with all its shadows on the wall, which is a trap in itself and only works for the occult matrix architects. Ties into spiritual bypassing as well. But “self-work” and to truly “Know Thyself” is also a tricky thing and self-deceptions are very common.
Some people tend to over-estimate themselves about their level of being/awareness. They claim to “know themselves” when they actually mistake that for their personality with its more subtle programming/conditioning….or they talk about “living their truth” which can also be a lie to the self and in fact a self-justification and buffer. I also see people talking about the hyper-dimensional matrix, claiming to be “free” from it but don’t realize/see how it’s still working through them.
Also, with regards to “self-work”: Many people claim to engage in self-work but don’t actually understand the fundamentals of true deep self-work, especially since all that has been corrupted and over-simplified via the New Age/pop-spirituality and pop psychology as well and hence deceive themselves. The most difficult aspect in esoteric self-work is to detect and confront the lies we are telling ourselves and the buffers we create to avoid the internal friction that is necessary to ignite the alchemical fire of transformation.’
More about Bernhard Guenther’s work here