Ep 10 – What’s Going On?

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In this episode of the Red Pill Chronicles, John Dennison discusses the state of affairs in our world, and what they have to do with you, your life and your awakening.



What’s Going On?

Hello, my friend.  Thank you for joining me.  Today we’re going to talk about the state of affairs in our world, and what they have to do with us and the lives we’re living.

Unless you’ve been lost on a deserted island, you know our world is going through tremendous changes.  

Upheaval might be a better word, though most of the upheaval has been more in the lives of the people than the governments and institutions that wield power over our common affairs — though that looks like it might be starting to change.

Everywhere we turn the status quo is under attack.  No one seems happy with the way things are, especially in the political and geopolitical affairs that fill our news.

This discontent has fueled widespread unrest on both ends of the political spectrum, often exacerbated by a corporate media that sells fear and loathing on a scale once unheard of.  Everything is blown up into a crisis of major proportions as they work overtime to push our buttons and work us into a frenzy.

But we make it easy for them.  Our tempers rise with our increased polarity as our emotions override our reason and push us closer and closer to the point of outright warfare with each other, our governments, and the systems our forefathers built to guide our relations and establish an atmosphere where men and women could live together in peace and prosperity.

Peace and prosperity, however, are the last thing on the agenda.  For our divisions are not just political, they are social and economic as well.  Rich get richer while the poor are left behind. And a once vibrant middle class is shrinking rapidly as technology phases out jobs and shifts benefits and power to those on either end of the economic spectrum.

Those in power, as well as those vying for it, are quick to point out those differences and use them as wedges to drive us further apart.  As a result, they magnify every little thing in order to manipulate and control us into taking sides in their wars.

No wonder we act like a bunch of Chicken Littles running around screaming, “The sky is falling. The sky is falling.”  Because to hear the powers that be and wanna be tell it, it is.

But is it really?  Are we really in a life or death fight for survival?  Do we really need to pick a side and battle it out until the bitter end?

Perhaps a little perspective is in order.


For tens of thousands of years mankind has lived on this planet, fighting with each other for the means to survive.  And for most of those years, some have risen to the top to enjoy the benefits of wealth, power or fame, lording it over the rest who for whatever reason didn’t, or couldn’t.

Empires were made.  Empires were lost. Over and over again their games went on.  Some won. Others lost. Always the people struggled to carve out lives that worked for them, and suffered when they failed.

It goes on to this very day.

A funny thing started to happen, however, along the way.  The people started to awaken to their games, and began to speak out.  “What about us?” they cried. No longer would they stand to be ruled by merciless despots who only sought to aggrandize their own wealth and power.

Watershed events facilitated this awakening, like the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215 — starting as a peace treaty between King John and a group of rebel barons, and later evolving into a limitation upon the power of the crown over the people  — and the Gutenberg press in 1439.

It accelerated 350 years later with the Declaration of Independence and subsequent formation of the United States of America through the colonies’ ratification of the Constitution and the adoption of its first 10 Amendments.  Rights of the individual — derived from GOD — became paramount over the powers of the state, and any who wanted to rule would be forced to submit to the sovereignty of the people. At least, so they thought.

For despots and dictators continued to arise and wreak their havoc on the world, not to mention well-meaning but misguided revolutions of the people that resulted in great death and destruction to all who opposed their rule.  

From Napoleon to Hitler to Stalin to Mao, millions perished in the name of power and control, all to impose the wills of those who brought them to power over those who wanted to go another way.

Their hopes live on today, where the same energies can be found in China, Venezuela, and other nations that quash dissent with an iron fist — a tendency that even some in the West are displaying as they try to stifle public discourse and dissidents alike who oppose their quests for power.

Yet, the prospects for change has never been greater for the construction of a better world that can offer peace and prosperity for all, with people free to live the lives they want without interference or lack.

The advances of science, technology and medicine have freed humanity from focusing solely upon gathering the necessities of survival — while simultaneously threatening our future and the legacy we leave behind.

But between modern travel, telephones and the Internet, we have become connected in ways our ancestors never dreamed of.  Ideas spread like wildfire, as do clashes of cultures that are not yet prepared for such dramatic change.

So much of the bounty these advances have bestowed upon us we take for granted, not to mention lifespans that are nearly double what was expected a couple centuries ago.

And what lies ahead?  Space travel. Artificial intelligence.  And advances we now can only dream of.

Along with them, though, come environmental destruction, mass surveillance and possibly even irrelevance as AI takes jobs one performed by men and women of every social strata.  Worse, that technology threatens possible loss of our hard-won freedoms as the powers that be work to assert their control to get, keep and expand their power.

To boot, there’s fighting everywhere you turn, and it’s not just the people standing up against their governments.  Those who want power use our differences to pit us against each other. Ethnic. Racial. Religious. Gender. Sexual orientation. The list of wedges they constantly strike is long, and the toll it takes is high.

The people are weary.  They just want it to stop.  But they know that it won’t, and if they stand by and let those powers succeed the future will be bleak for generations to come.

So the battles escalate, nearing the point of no-return.

Klatuu in the remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still was told, “Only at the precipice, we change.”

Well, humanity is near that precipice.  Our advances can take us into a great new world, or they can send us back from whence we came.

This is the choice before us now. Will we awaken to the possibilities of more, and change ourselves in order to get there? Or will we continue on the same old way until all our hopes and dreams are destroyed?

We know, though, that no one wants to change.  Not really. It’s the other guy or gal that’s wrong.  They just need to see and do it our way and everything will work out fine.

Yeah, right.

Like the cigarette commercial a while back, they’d rather fight than switch.  And so would we.

So that’s the way it is.  Why? What’s going on?


Let me shift away from the doom and gloom for a while and help you see things another way.

Many of you have heard of an “event” called the Ascension.  While it holds different meanings and appearances for different traditions, it is a spiritual concept portending the lifting up of individual souls to higher levels of being.

And with those changes, to engage in less of the destructive behavior that has marred the interaction of egos throughout our existence.

But look around.  Does it look like we’ve left our combative ways behind?  Or the harm that we do along the way?

Rather, it looks and feels as if we’re in a pressure cooker, and unless something is done to release the pressure, our world is going to blow its lid.

That’s where the Ascension comes in.  For to get there, we have to change. Human nature has to change, or more precisely, we have to evolve, to become more than we are.

Technology and modern science are only exacerbating the situation, enabling our worst attributes to be directed at strangers with whom we disagree over beliefs and perspectives into which we’re locked.  

Responsibility and restraint in how we treat each other have fallen by the wayside.  Civility has gone with them.

Don’t look, but morality has, too, as well as our sense of shared values and vision for the future.  Religion has been pushed aside in the name of secularism. God seems to have lost all relevance in how things are, and has little influence on how they’ll be.

But I’m here today to tell you that appearances can be deceiving.

All is proceeding according to Plan.


From the point of Light within the Mind of God
Let light stream forth into the minds of men.
Let Light descend on Earth.

From the point of Love within the Heart of God
Let love stream forth into the hearts of men.
May Christ return to Earth.

From the centre where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide the little wills of men –
The purpose which the Masters know and serve.

From the centre which we call the race of men
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.

Let Light and Love and Power
restore the Plan on Earth.


This is known as The Great Invocation.  It was channeled from Djwhal Khul, also called The Tibetan, through Alice Bailey back in April, 1945.  For history buffs, that was approximately ten months after D-day, which marked the Allied push to take back Europe.

Our world was embroiled in a great war between light and darkness to impose the rule of a powerful few over mankind, controlled through a despot they brought to power.

The form of government it adopted — fascism, being state-controlled capitalism by an all-powerful state — is less important than the intention — to force the submission of the individual will to the power of the state.  Its premise was that the collective good was superior to that of the individual, and all decisions had to be made by a central authority that “knew best” for all.

And of course, when conflicts arose between individual rights, or freedom, and the interests of the state, they would always be ruled in favor of those with power.

Fascism, though, was not the only means of governance that espoused such views. Communism, socialism and even dictatorships, had the same approach — the collective, or those who claimed to represent it — knew best, and had the right and power to ram it down the throats of all who disagreed.

Today, these same forces are in conflict in our world, and continue to fuel the conflicts in our political and geopolitical affairs.  After all, to the victor go the spoils, and a lot of money and power is at stake for those who ultimately succeed in holding the reigns of power.


Going back to the Invocation, when I first heard it it was a like a bell going off inside me.  I’d already had an epiphany suggesting a past life, but the Great Invocation was the icing on the cake.  It opened a door to my soul’s recollection of experiences, and a purpose for being in this world that pervaded many of my lifetimes.  As it does to this day.

By way of reference, somehow I knew this Djwhal Khul, and the Invocation opened the door to my remembering of our master, Kuthumi — who incidentally was involved in my first experience hearing the direct channel of a master in this life.  It was Kuthumi that told me to write a book.  Though I had no idea what at the time, Whispers in the Silence turned out to be the result.

Anyway, the Invocation was a point of focus for awakening souls to draw light into this reality and direct it to fight the forces of darkness.  And though I was not among them at the time, I give thanks for all who did, for as you could see, shortly after its transmission the tide began to turn.  

Hitler eventually lost, but the battle between light and dark raged on, as it does to this day.  A shadow is again spreading across the land and touching the hearts of every one of us.

But this shadow is not just between those who are good and those who are evil. This shadow comes from the darkness of our human natures, and the egoic distortions it brings that block out the light that flows into us from our Divine source.

If we are to win this war, it first must be fought within us.  We must connect to the light and use it to transform those aspects of ourselves that keep these battles alive.  We must recognize that WE ARE THE PROBLEM — not to be solved by someone else, but by us voluntarily, one heart and mind at a time.

If we truly want peace in our time, we must first address the conditions within us that allow us to be manipulated and recruited into their games of power and greed.  For it is only with our participation and consent that the darkness can work upon us, and empower others to control our destinies.

So let’s look at the Invocation again.

From the point of Light within the Mind of God
Let light stream forth into the minds of men.
Let Light descend on Earth.


This, my friend, is the process of Awakening.  It is the reason you’re listening today. For something within you is calling you to awaken, and has led you to hear these words to help you on that journey.

It is the gathering of light, and the clearing of the filters that block it within us, that will allow that light to flow through us to the reality in which we live.  This is the only way that light can work in our world — through us, and how we see and conduct our affairs.

I’ve said many times I am a disciple of the Light. It is this light — not my light, but God’s light — that your soul is calling you to seek.  The Inner Voice is the way to find and apply it.

So let’s continue.

From the point of Love within the Heart of God
Let love stream forth into the hearts of men.
May Christ return to Earth.


Light alone cannot transform our lives or world.  But light opens a door into our hearts, where love dwells.  As we awaken and the light flows ever-stronger within us, the barriers around our hearts begin to dissolve.  The pain of our past experiences lessen, and love begins to flow more freely.

The Dalai Lama speaks often of living with compassion for others. This is one manifestation of that love.

Only you can feel the love in your heart. Only you can let it flow outward to others, and in so doing, reshape their lives, as well as yours.

And only you can dissolve the barriers you’ve constructed that others play upon to keep you from allowing it to happen.

You must find the Christ within you, for only then will you be able to complete your awakening to the light.

Continuing with the Invocation:

From the centre where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide the little wills of men –
The purpose which the Masters know and serve.

Here Djwhal Khul introduces two concepts — a Divine Will of God, as well as the little wills of men.

These little wills are those of individual egos, each seeking to follow its desires and avoid its fears as it finds its way through life.  

For so much of our time on earth, mankind has focused those little wills on gathering the means of survival, and those wills were valuable tools in that process.

And while we still have to survive and hopefully even thrive, our individual wills often clash with those of others.  They are the swords of egos that want their way and aren’t afraid to fight to get it.

Just think of your own life and the countless clashes you’ve had with others over your differences in what you want, or how you see things.  Then look at your relationship to the outer world of our social and political affairs, and how your desires fuel the assertion of your will on behalf of one cause or another.  

Without your participation, and that of everyone else, there would be no one to play their games.  This is the end game we ultimately aspire to — where peace and prosperity can reign and we are free to pursue lives that serve us without doing harm to others or us.


But the Invocation goes on to suggest setting aside the individual wills and following the will of God — assuming we can know it without the distortion of our egoic filters.

Awakening allows you to see where your will fits into this picture, and voluntarily surrender it to the greater will of God that flows into you with the Light.

For me, the first step in my journey began with one simple choice: “Thy Will be done.”

It is an essential step all must take on their return to source.

But knowing that will is hard while our egos get in the way.  And we all know the harm that can be done in the name of God when those distortions block the love and light.  Witness the Crusades and Spanish Inquisition of the Christian past, or the jihad of Islamic extremists today.

The teachings we’ve been given to find our way home are too often distorted and misapplied by those who would use them for their own purposes.  So the awakening soul must be cognizant of where their own indoctrinations into those teachings distort the inner flow and lead them into actions that separate them from their innermost aspects, not to mention each other.

Of course, the masters are said to know and serve the Divine Purpose.  But what are these masters other than beings who have cleared their filters and act — usually from non-physical realities — without the distortions of egos or the assertion of their own wills over that of God’s?


From the centre which we call the race of men
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.

This center is the ego of which I spoke, and the central connection that ties us all together.

But for love and light to work, we must allow them to. We must open ourselves to them, and find ways to bring them into our daily affairs.  Not picking and choosing our spots, but in ALL our affairs. Even political ones to shape the future course of history.

Jeshua tried to show us how, through loving each other as we love ourselves.  It is the only way to insure that the excesses of ego do not block the light and allow evil to creep into our world.

Evil exists. It is real. And there are many who bow down to its presence, and draw upon it to get their way.

Those who turn toward the light must first seal the door within them so it cannot infect their affairs.  And this is the failure of most of us today in our political views — too often do we allow our own fears and desires allow us to be manipulated into empowering those who would abuse their authority to do bad things and treat others in ways that we wouldn’t want to be treated.

And when enough of us do, the power that we give them corrupts them and allows evil to rear its ugly head and act in our names.

This is not to suggest any one person or political view is good while another is evil. There is good and evil in all of us — and those who seek to rule us — and we must be ever-vigilant to suppress our own tendencies to perpetuate it.


Let Light and Love and Power
restore the Plan on Earth.


There are two points here I want you to take with you today.  The first is the Plan.

The Plan on earth is not one of Light achieving victory over the Dark.  Nor of Dark prevailing over Light.

The Plan as glimpsed by me is one of duality, of finding a balance between good and evil by the conscious choice of egos to find their own balance between their outer world and their inner one.

For we are whole, spirits existing in a non-physical reality but acting within this linear, physical one through body and mind.  It is the integration of all these aspects that must occur for us to become whole and to know ourselves as One with All That Is.

It is the CHOICE of love and light that will allow this to happen, and set the stage for our awakening to all that we are and can be.

William Ernest Henley wrote in his poem, Invictus, “I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.”

Well, you are the master of your fate.  Will you steer your soul toward awakening and fulfillment of the plan of Love and Light?  Or will you succumb to the darkness of an ego caught solely in its own affairs to the expense of all others?

The choice is yours. But even when you make it, you will need one more thing to make it happen.  And that is Power.

The power of intention. The power of determination. The power of perseverance.

As St. Germaine once told me, there is but One Power, One Presence.

If you are truly intent on awakening, perhaps you will begin to recognize this power and presence acting within you, and indeed within all.  Too often it is distorted by our egoic filters.

Nevertheless, there is but one Power, and One Presence, in all of reality.

Find it. Invite it into your life. Make it part of all you are and do.

The world you change will be your own.

God bless you indeed.  Go with love. I am john.