What is the root cause of this society that's focused on outward appearance? On what we own, instead of who we are?

The answer is that we don't accept what's before and what's after life. By fearing death, by fearing processes that involve detachment from physical and material forms, we cling to all that is physical and material. That's when, although our fixation is within form, we lose touch with the present. Being present means understanding and accepting the transience of life.

When we cling to material things, the bottom line is that these objects become an extension of us, of our identity, of what we'd like others to perceive us as. If we ascribe value to say, a bag, or a car, and we want others to know we own it, we are trying to instill a sense of value to ourselves that deems us worthy of some standard of treatment. What this actually does is it devalues us.

We are worthy, we are valuable as we are, because in our essence we are LIFE. We are consciousness. We are love.

It is perfectly okay to like things and appreciate them for their quality. That is part of the time we have on the material 3D plane. We must enjoy what we can touch. We must partake in the materiality. But we never lose touch with the fact that none of this can become a part of us, because then that's accepting the fallacy that we aren't enough as we are.

When it comes to appearances, aging is a natural part of life. Our culture is so scared of the aging process because it reminds us of our mortality, and that fear in itself makes us UGLY. Do you see the most spiritually developed person, the most loving person, and how he/she doesn't age? How s/he is beautiful in an eternal way, how his/her eyes sparkle? It's true that the quality of our souls can change the way we look. The person so afraid of age is so afraid of him/herself, and that's the person who literally looks like s/he is wearing a mask. One made of plastic. One made of self-hatred. Fear will age you faster, and I mean that in a physical sense. As you drop the dense emotions, the heavy baggage, you'll see how the lightness reflects off of every part of your being including your physicality. Radiance is light.

La Jetee

This is one of my favorite films of all time

Certain media grabs you and you don't know why until it's time. I recommend you write a list of the media that captured you from this year and reduce it to similar themes to know what is going on with you subconsciously & spiritually- I always knew I gravitated towards the themes of memory, duty, time travel and loss in this film.

It came to mind today as I've begun to realize through more learning, that what I've experienced in the past were glimpses of the future (and as it relates to media- you can receive a lot of premonitions in the themes you gravitate towards- life lessons, occurrences, patterns, etc). I'm not kidding- this freaks me out to think about- but even before my awakening I would sometimes just know things about the future, about relationships, that I didn't know how I knew. It turns out that people with the innate sensitivities that I do often receive messages from the future- as more and more research comes out about the nature of "reality" and the universe. Parallel time lines, past and future all intersect in the now. My transparency and sensitivity enables me to experience collapses in time/space continuum and what we have come to know as "Reality". Look it up-

Donnie Darko was onto something.

P.S. Right now is a moment of monumental shifts in our Universe. It has incrementally prepared and right now it is accelerating- we are entering a time of immediacy. You'll see.