From slavery and manipulation towards instinctive pragmatism

How to make sense out of, and free from systemic manipulation, corruption, abuse, modern slavery, and enter into regenerative behaviour and models ?

We are collectively guilty of self-manipulation. We are integrally part of the gigantic lie and illusion of our times. We have been building, patiently, an enormous system that would “look after us”. We realize now that this system is part of the problem, whether we like it or not. It’s destroying our planet, our people, and finally, pushing our economy in a dead-end. But, worse than climate change, worse than the bloodiest wars, worse than natural disasters, are our mental projections of anger, hate, resentment, sadness, with a powerful energy of despair. That was the “problem” in the first place: we want to be taken care of - there where we should develop true autonomy.

So, in a first phase we will see manipulation all around us: in our relation, from our boss, from our governments, or new guru’s,... whereas — actually we expect a lot of care from them.

In a second phase - we start to realize we have a responsibility to being manipulated, and thus, of our personal freedom and capacity to deploy our uniqueness and fulfil our talents (or not). Nobody, no story will help us to do so unless our own pure, connected animal instinct. Every moment, every step, every move, should be carried by the pure wisdom energy of “OWL”, the wisdom of our own life.

The wisdom of OWL

We will make no errors any more if we are capable of following our natural instinct as it is connected to (real) reality. This instead of our “power of mental intention”, a projection of our neurotics into a world where we want to convince ourselves of whatever our historical suffering condition us to believe. It is a lure. It will - in the best case - add a new layer onto out ego. In the worst case, add to our inner despair.

In our relationships, on the workfloor and in society. Easy for those who want to plug-in our weakness of wanting to believe in “a good new story” - well connected with our personal and collective fantasm of a “brave new world”: fun, love, excitement, entertainment, fulfilment, success, ... “Smile or die”: aspiring together for this “Brave new world” would be the next chapter of humanity ?

I think, all of this is fake. Fake, until we enter in our deep instinct - animal instinct - offering access to wisdom, which will eventually enable us to an adapted life mode on this planet earth. Thriving is not what we thought. Thriving comes from within. From such a small and humble seed.

Like the flower, the power of each of us will emerge from a single humble seed. Not from an architect coming from outer space, or an avatar flying down as a reassuring Father full of Light.

The new wise pragmadigm that we are expected to develop is facing facts, perceiving reality in truth. Not with our brain interpreting our 5 senses, but with our guts well-connected to the truth of context. Accepting it, and integrating it, and humbly feeling what our path is taking that perceived reality into account.

“Human-centricity is the starting point : everyone should manifest own uniqueness. To blossom should be everyone’s ultimate goal. Regeneration should be a positive side-effect. Building the new as a compensation for inner suffering would be a lure.”


Doing otherwise would be just a new self-manipulation, self-hypnosis, and just creates another layer of suffering. Emotional, mental, spiritual or even physical. It would be an other lure to keep our privileges, lifestyle, connected to our conditioned life. A self-manipulation out of despair, an addiction to our inner stories.

It's time to get out of our old tracks leading to death, regrets and despair.

It is tough, because we are swimming collectively in a “sea of darkness”. The light points we should perceive once in a while are faded out and silenced into a sea of terrible noise.

What helps too is following our heart: do what you love.

And, follow your alignment, your (spiritual) purpose: what you are made for, why you came here for.

So — as a summary — it asks from us to reconnect with the source of life. A leap of faith that will pull us out of the stories we try to convince us from, to lead us to a strong intuition and instinct that will lead us to our own (real) truth.

Prof. Michel de Kemmeter

Economic philosophy

Expert in economic transition, keynote speaker, author, consultant and investor. Professor @VUB Vesalius College. Inventor of the “Systemic Economy” model.

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Michel A. de Kemmeter

Michel A. de Kemmeter

Expert in economic transition, keynote speaker, author, consultant and investor. Professor @VUB Vesalius College. Inventor of the “Systemic Economy” model.

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