World War 3: What on Earth is going on? is for those who are not happy with the world as they perceive it and wonder what on Earth can be done about it. World War 3 isn’t about taking up arms and it doesn’t mean a return to the way things were. Those days are gone. World War 3 is being fought out right here and now in the human mind. It’s about control over who you are and what you think. Do you control your mind or is something or someone else controlling you?
World War 3: What on Earth is going on? posits that you are being asked to fight to hold on to your sovereignty, your freedom. It means contributing towards the collective consciousness in more pertinent and dynamic ways. If you are ready and want to know more, take the plunge, dive in. You will discover more than a brave, new world... If you are willing to open your eyes to change.
Dr Wayne Dyer famously said, “Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change”.
This book is for those who are not happy with how things appear to be in the world, here and now in 2023. This book is therefore for those who want to see (and live) in a vastly different world to the present one. This book will offer you an alternative way of looking at everything to make it change.
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
Dr Wayne Dyer is not the only person to insist that change in your outer world must come from change within your inner world.
If, however, you are happy with most things that you see going on in the world and do not want to change anything, then I strongly advise that you just put this book back where you found it and may your god go with you. On the other hand, if you sense something is not quite right in your world and are looking for answers or an alternative way of looking at things, and if you manage to get to the end of this Introduction, who knows, your curiosity about the concept of change may have been tweaked…
And for those of you who are absolutely not happy with what you see when you look around you, then make yourselves comfortable. We are going to embark upon a little journey together.
“Reality is created by the mind. We can change our reality by changing our mind.”
In World War 3, I intend to show that everyone on Earth is being faced with a choice - whether they are currently aware of it or not - and that the choice is basically between control and freedom, the pros and cons of which are laid out in the next section.
The initial premise of this book reveals how we are currently living under conditions of (increasingly) tight control. The rest of the book shows how to go about taking back your own personal freedom – which I also later refer to as sovereignty -without having to go to war. This necessarily implies changing the way you look at things by making the necessary changes from within. Whichever side of the fence you find yourself on with respect to believing that you are currently being controlled or not (and you could well be somewhere in the middle) is irrelevant. If you feel you are stuck living in a world with which you are no longer happy, and you feel in your core that something needs to change to get out of the current impasse or quagmire, then this book will help you to find a new pathway out. However, in order to carve a new path forward, this book will demonstrate that you absolutely must make a choice about what you believe in, and this is where the drive for internal or personal change comes in.
Throughout this book, it will be important to remember that perspective is everything. Where you see darkness, someone else – let’s call her ‘she’ - sees a new light dawning. You may see failures where she may see lessons and opportunities for growth. Where you see problems, she may see challenges. When you feel discomfort or reluctance to change, she may sense a need to release what is holding her back. You may see barriers or obstacles and yet she may see new directions in which to go. The point is, we all see things in different ways according to our own underlying perspective. We must however learn to open ourselves up more by expanding our personal perspective to incorporate - and thus allow for - the perspectives of others. When we start to do this, we begin to understand how having a wider perspective does, in fact, benefit us all by making us acutely more understanding.
“Life has everything in it. But you only see what your perception allows you to see.”
Bruce Lipton Ph.D.
The fundamental choice we are all being faced with today in 2023 is between accepting control imposed upon us by external forces or seeking our personal freedom to explore and make our own decisions. So, let’s start at the beginning with understanding a little more about this choice.
Are you aware of the wide-ranging facets of control that are being perpetrated upon us? And, if you are, are you OK with them? Or are you OK with not finding out because you don’t (want to) see any problems out there and you are basically OK with everything just as it is? If this is the case, then may be this book is not for you.
Or, when you look at the world out there, do you see before you increasing chaos, confusion and collapse and wonder what on Earth is happening? And do you ask yourself, “when is someone going to do something about it?” And, “who is going to step up and make the changes that need to happen to stop the world seemingly imploding?”
“Most people are not even aware of their need to conform. They live under the illusion that they follow their own ideas and inclinations, that they have arrived at their opinions as a result of their own thinking – and that it just happens that their ideas are the same as those of the majority.”
Erich Fromm – The Art of Loving
There are lots of things that are being done about it, but the ‘doing’ is largely invisible at present. Don’t worry about the invisible right now – we’ll get to that later. The above questions can be repositioned: What can I do about it? What can I do when those around me do nothing to change the way things are? The answer to both is very simple. It is not so much about doing, it’s more about being – you can change the way you are, the way you can be. Once you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. And you can be the change that you want to see in the world, in yourself and in others.
Now is the time to see with new eyes and try and feel with your heart and soul that most of the world's problems are a result of outdated and often defunct laws, beliefs, concepts, traditions, and rules that have been accepted (even embraced) by the majority, simply because they were promoted by those in positions of authority as being the ‘right’ things to do. We have all been, at one time or another, unwitting soldiers of the status quo, even without understanding the full reality of it all. In a nutshell, it basically means that if we want to realise change in what we see, then we must be the change we want to see… everywhere and in everything.
“The crisis you confront is one in which world leaders and authority figures are on tricycles, riding around the block, lost in a loop of anachronistic beliefs.
Freedom carries connotations of personal empowerment, exploring our potential and our capabilities in order to go beyond our current limited selves and the way we show up in the world today.
In order to unshackle ourselves from the tyranny of controls and explore the extent of our sovereign freedom, we need to change and the change means making a switch from being our mind-dominated, rational thinking self to our heart-centred feeling and emotionally intelligent self who recognises and respects our intrinsic kinship with our fellow beings all living here together on Mother Earth.
“The moment you change your perception is the moment you rewrite the chemistry of your body.”
Bruce Lipton Ph.D.
Now that you’ve come to the end of this Introduction, I’m going to change tack and tell you that, in a way, there is no choice to be made because the old ways will continue to become more unstable and unsustainable. The collapse of old beliefs and systems will be painful, ugly, and drawn out, as we can already see happening around us right now. If you want a quick glimpse of how this is happening, skip directly to the section entitled The Earth is Shifting.
The old will inevitably go and make way for the new and whether you find this painful or not depends entirely on whether you are willing to accept the changes or not. It is therefore important nonetheless to be clear on your choice, to be aware of how and what you think, and how much you are willing to change. Ask yourself, what would be meaningful, fulfilling, and exciting for you? Would you like to discover who you really are and what you are capable of? If so, dive in. Take the plunge and find out what on Earth is really going on. You will discover more than a brave, new world… If you are willing to open your eyes to change.
But, before you dive in, let me remind you of what’s at stake with a spoiler alert. World War 3 is not being fought out with weapons on a battlefield, it’s being fought – right here and right now - in the human mind. If you are wondering what on Earth is going on, then know this. World War 3 is going on right now under our very noses and it’s a battle for control over who we are and what we think.
Do you control your mind, or is it something or someone else, something outside of you that controls you? Who is in charge of your mind?