Travel To Evolve - Intro and chapters 1-2
Angelic with a darkside

Travel To Evolve - Intro and chapters 1-2

By JohnnyNevermind | TRAVEL TO EVOLVE | 12 Aug 2021


by Johnny Nevermind








“If a flower doesn’t bloom, you don’t change the flower, you change its environment.” - Unknown
“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” - David Mitchell
“By leaving your old self behind in your old home town and taking a leap of faith, you discover who you are really capable of becoming.” – Unknown

Right out the gate, this book, although this is partially a self-help book, it is not being written by any kind of spiritual guru. One of the most attractive qualities you can find in another is honesty. While I was growing up the phrase “Keeping it real” was huge amongst my peers. Anyone who will read this book may as well be spending an entire afternoon with me in person and, as such, I’m going to keep it real! I like to drink, I like smoking weed, I like magic mushrooms, MDMA, and other illicit narcotics. I also love strip clubs and whorehouses too! As matter fact, I’m pretty sure I’ve done them all during the same 24 hour span before.
So, if this admission offends you to where you judge me to the point where you don’t think I have anything of value to offer you in this book… you’re right. This book is not for you. Blessings on your journey and I hope you find what you seek in life. If, however, you’re open minded enough to realize that you don’t have to be an angel or a saint to experience the life of your dreams, then this book is for you.
Let me make another thing perfectly clear. No one has ever done what I’m doing with this creative endeavor- this is an interactive “Live” on-going autobiography. I am actively using the method that you will soon read for yourself. Yes, I’m talking shit because I know for a fact it works. I know because I’m living it while I write it and I will interrupt the flow of this book in a non-linear way because it’s a long process to write a book and I will report back from the future to revisit pages I’ve already written to give you updates on how my life is proceeding. I have lived the best 18 months of my life and it’s been so tremendous I feel compelled to share so that others may benefit.
Unbeknownst to me, until I became of them recently, there’s a very secret society of happy people all across the Earth. I’m sure most of you heard of evil secret societies like the Illuminati, Freemasons, Skull and Bones, Knights of Templar, Bohemian Grove, the Vatican Jesuits, etc, etc but this secret society isn’t like any of them. This secret society is not evil at all, in fact, they are “Good” with only one major flaw. Their flaw is their secrecy. Not only are they so secret that they don’t have a name, but most of their members do not even know that they are a part of it! My name is Javier aka Johnny Nevermind and I’m here to blow the lid off their secrecy so that you too can become one of the happy and fulfilled in life.
Ever since I was young, I knew that, in order for me to be happy, I needed to help people by empowering them in some way. In my search for the answers to do this, I have read hundreds of books on metaphysical topics, exploring different world views and theories on what keeps the masses of people ignorant to their inherent spiritual connection (powers) to the divine source known as God/The Universe/Great Spirit/The Great Mathematician, Mother Nature, The Great Computer Simulation Program, or whatever you want to label it as! The meaning of life eluded me until shocking events transpired to make me confront the meaning of life and whether it was worth living anymore. Perhaps this is the most common path to reach enlightenment… lose all that you got so that it shakes your foundation to rubble, then looking inside, you find you had the treasure you sought all along within you.
I wonder if the other members of this secret society of happy people had to go through similar episodes in life? Frankly, I don’t know because they were all so happy, filled with a zest for life, that the topic never came up. It’s really hard to classify the members of this happy secret society. Some are old, some are young, some have lots of money, some don’t have much, many are solo, and still many have significant others! They don’t come from any particular region either but from different countries all over the map. The thing that they all had in common was that they were travelers. Until recently, I had not made the connection between being depressed, being sick, in trouble with the law, drug problems, disease, and just feeling hopeless, with never traveling and never taking chances or new challenges in life period. Consider that people are roughly made up of 70 percent water. The Dead Sea is said to be lifeless. Being lifeless, it doesn’t move, ebb, or flow like the tides of other large bodies of water on Earth. I remember an old parable that mentioned that life must ebb and flow like the tides of the sea or else it becomes decayed and brings on death. The secret society of happy people are never sad because they continue turning page after page, chapter after chapter, of the living book we call Earth. They keep exploring and learning enthusiastically. It’s not enough to keep it moving in a busy city just going to and back from home and work. Yeah, that’s continually moving but you’re stuck inside in the same circle, the same wheel of life like a lab rat. Your soul begins to feel trapped because even a hectic schedule that doesn’t offer new stimulus, becomes the same as if you weren’t moving at all. In other words, a busy routine is still a routine that will become the depression and death of you.
When I hit “Rock Bottom” I had become stale in life. Now, after resurrecting my life like the latest “Rocky” sequel, I've discovered a way to make destiny reveal itself. This is a “Life Hack” that not only involves a change in your mental programming but also involves strategically traveling on your birthday using the very real benefits of astrology to unlock whatever you determine to be most beneficial to you for each upcoming year of your own life. I’ve known about this method for years but had never actually tried it out until this past 2018 year. This book is about my recent personal experience that has revealed to me that there is, in fact, something beyond us that we are intimately connected to, and that this force shows us visible clues that are unique to who we are.
This connection operates through each of our lives whether we are enlightened, devoted to materialism, or free-spirits who are often hailed as being crazy! Whether we are religious or not, it doesn't judge, discriminate or exclude any of us. It simply operates much like a computer does. Could it be that what we call God is a super advanced computer program and we are all in simulation? If you are instantly offended by this concept, remember that the mind is like a parachute-- it only works when it’s open!
Many scientists and philosophers are now debating whether we live inside a simulation. What I know now by my experience, is that by actively interfacing with this higher “Whatever it is” we can live out a fantastic and mysterious adventure. This book is designed to awaken the spirit of the adventurer inside you, for only by daring to live life like an adventurer will it fully reveal itself to you. This book is for the people:
Who are stuck in a rut, borderline suicidal.
Who just got out of a horrific relationship or a divorce.
Who just lost someone they dearly love to death.
Who just got out of jail or prison or have such legal problems that they need to change their life.
Who are already happy but want to learn a method to help others!
If none of the above applies to you, you maybe one of us already! You’re happy, but just don’t got the time to share how to be that way with anyone else. Behold, I will do work for us in this aspect, so check it out! This book dedicated and designed for all of the aforementioned but also for those who think there’s no way that you could ever live a happy life ever again for whatever reason... I'm especially targeting you! I was right in your shoes! I changed my life beyond what I could’ve hoped for and this is what I want to do for you. This force that we are all intimately connected to has the power to make a way out of no way, the power to manifest miracles, and the power to transform a boring existence into the stuff of legend.
I will share with you my personal, frustrating story of the consequences that came with not following my highest aspirations. I will also share with you the tools I used to transform all that negativity into a drive to find and live out my true path. Again, I will also offer you the proof of all the remarkable synchronistic events that subsequently transpired after I began using these tools that I continue to use to this present day. (Incidentally, today’s date is February, 8th, 2019. I’m visiting you from the future and I have the great news that I am leaving to yet another incredible place! I will reveal the details in the final chapter.) Experience trumps money. I want both though, and so should you! How blessed am I? I’m the luckiest man alive!
These synchronistic events I speak of are all natural. You can even expect to see them once you set foot on your own journey. The difference between this book and other self-help books is that this one will give you an exact method for jumpstarting your serendipitous, magical journey. As I’m writing this draft, I’m living out a continual movie where I’m both the hero and the observer. With no shame in my game, I offer you a “Dare” with instructions. If you choose to take me up on this easily achieved dare, it will work much like a cheat code in a video game except instead of its uses being confined to a two-dimensional video game, it will effectively jump you to the next level of your evolution in this three-dimensional waking game you call your life!
Important note: using this system won’t make you impervious to potential pitfalls, danger, and peril. In all great stories there must be risk and danger because that’s what makes the good times that much better. The great Hellen Keller once said, “Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”
The great news is that if you follow the instructions in this book then you will be able to maintain a high enough frequency and awareness that even though traumatic things may still occur around you, you will recognize a difficult thing as a blessing in disguise and transmute it almost instantly with gratitude and enthusiasm for your life. All obstacles will be hurdled as you leap forward into new challenges, exciting romance, and mysterious adventure you never knew yourself capable of.
I’ll share my personal story with complete intimacy, reporting to you “Live” as I walk my path using my own self-created alter-ego persona named Johnny Nevermind. It’s a unique journey that I am so grateful to be living out to inspire countless others to join in this magical, mysterious quest of attaining personal treasure. Deep down, I always dreamed of doing this. Ever since I was just a boy, the stories of true heroes, like Braveheart, sang to my soul. These tales would move me to tears. Now, years later I often cry many tears of joy because of the magnitude of gratitude I feel for being alive and flourishing after I thought all hope was gone. Even if only a single person’s life flourishes into the extraordinary because of this book, I can proudly say, I fulfilled my quest! The methodology that I used is simple, most anyone can do it. Do you want to join my new secret society of happy people? Maybe you can help me come up with a name for us since we don’t have one? This secret society is totally unorganized so there’s no meetings or satanic rituals you are required to attend. (Haha!) I’m the first scribe of this secret organization. Like I said, everybody else is too busy living the life of their dreams to have time to sit down and tell you how to do it, except me. Thankfully for you, I volunteered for this job. Oh it’s true, it’s damn true! Are you ready? Like a boxing announcer would say…”Are you reaaaaaaaaaaady?” Let’s go!!


“There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind.” -- C.S. Lewis
“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” - Andre Gide
“Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have traveled.” – Mohammed

There's a place we all heard of while we are growing up. It's a place no one thought that they themselves would ever visit. The term "Rock Bottom" means different things to different people. Some people's rock bottom goes way deeper than others. Mine was plenty deep but pales in comparison to others at the same time. In my wildest imagination I never envisioned myself ever going to prison yet that’s what happened. I also refused to imagine that my beloved mom would die six years ago. She died unexpectedly during what was supposed to be routine surgery meaning it was planned in advance and non-life threatening. This triggered my depression and my subsequent reckless behavior. I was convicted for a non-violent crime and did two years. Never stole from anybody or hurt anyone just like eighty-six percent of the prison population in the United States. But if you break the law and get caught, you’ll get the same treatment as I did. According to the United States Constitution there must be an injured party for there to be an actual crime. Sadly, that’s not the case anymore, so remember that when you are out there risking your life doing stuff that can and will get you locked up.
I grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada and was no stranger to the vices, the drinking, the drugs, the sex without love, and all that’s associated with the over-the-top partying scene that flourishes there. I broke the law repeatedly and one day it all caught up with me. I was pulled over and blew over .08 three times within a seven year span. Two out of the three times that I got pulled over I had cocaine on me and somehow they didn’t find that shit. Thankfully, I did not hurt anyone else when I was partying while trying to escape the reality that my life was slipping by me without any meaningful purpose. The only one I hurt was me. Now, let me also make this clear… I have chosen to give up driving rather than drinking because I still like that shit and it’s my choice to partake in it, no one else’s. LET ME REPEAT THIS FOR THE SAKE OF COMPLETE CLARITY, THIS IS NOT SOME REFORMED DOPEHEAD/ALCOHOLIC TURNED SOBER SAINT TYPE SELF-HELP BOOK!
If you’re goal is to quit drinking and partying because you can’t handle your shit anymore this book is not for you because as you will see I still party my ass off but now I do it in a much safer fashion with little to no risk of getting in trouble. As long as I don’t hurt anyone else or break the law while doing it, and as long as I continue to strive toward my personal dreams in life, I’m good. Behold, I say unto you now, “Cheers, motherfuckers!” with a wink and a smile!
In my opinion, the most dangerous thing confronting us is not drugs, alcohol, or nicotine, but rather the failure to find our true path in life! Most of the greatest Rock Stars, Writers, Actors, Athletes, were not sober all the time. They did what they wanted, whenever they wanted, without sacrificing their true passion in their lives. Before you have a major legal issue like I did, you are like this. Once you go through some major health or legal challenge, this ability is sometimes taken away against your will. My passion was to regain this ability that I had taken for granted because to me it represented an important part of freedom which had been taken away from me.
What, in actuality, leads most to vices is the fact they have not found their genuine passion and out of frustration they turn to drugs and a life of crime. But what I first want to drill into you, is that many more people (Sober or not!) unconsciously choose another form of drug that is even worse; it's called an addiction to negativity. So, allow me to say it again: The biggest danger we all face is not finding purpose to why we exist in the first place!
The reason why this is so dangerous is because that’s the very reason why so many of us get lost, and when people get lost, they put themselves in positions where something bad can happen to them that could destroy them and others around them. There is an untold price to pay for not living out your true heartfelt purpose in life. More often, you'll wind up like I did - in prison, or even worse, dead! Or it could even be a more insidious type of pain and suffering, like that of an ex-girlfriend of mine.
She's never been in trouble in her life, she works a nine to five and never lost a job but she is the poster girl for the damage caused by not following your heartfelt purpose. What I've come to find out is that you don’t have to do drugs to become just like someone who is battling addiction. The symptoms of negative thinking correlate exactly with that of someone fighting drug addiction. She is also now battling various health issues with strange titles I never even heard of. Consider this quote:
“It is in moments of illness that we are compelled to recognize that we live not alone but chained to a creature of a different kingdom, whole worlds apart, who has no knowledge of us and by whom it is impossible to make ourselves understood: our body.” - Marcel Proust.
This is an accurate quote in my estimation. But I propose that the bridge between the worlds of our spirit and our bodies can be traversed and the spirit via the mind can heal the body just as effectively as it can give it diseases like it seems to be doing to this very dear ex-girlfriend of mine. She was raised by a strict Christian mother who told her the best choice was to always play it safe; never take any unnecessary risks. This advice is the standard advice society gives people. Stay at your job even if you don’t like it, save your money, and when you retire you can travel. This “sage wisdom” is the worst advice you can possibly give to someone!
This was what she was told at an early age. She is intelligent, attractive, graduated college, has been at a job she hates for over a dozen years, and has never done street drugs. Trust me, I asked her to do them with me on more than one occasion! Her drug of choice was Prozac and, unbeknownst to me until recently, she has been on that garbage for years since she was barely a teen.

Could it be that legal pharmaceuticals are just as bad if not worse than illegal drugs? Prozac kills or deadens the ability to feel real emotions. That’s exactly why people take it. Emotions are one of the keys to accessing everything you desire. Greater control of emotion is the answer not the elimination or deadening of being able to feel emotions! Do you understand the old saying “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater?”
She's talked of getting a new job countless times but doesn't put the effort in to actually get one. Over time she’s become somewhat of a recluse, choosing the company of her bulldog over all others. I would bring these things up and she would say that she doesn't like to try anything because she fears she will fail anyway, so why even try? Recently, her bulldog died of old age and now she is confronted with forced change to her routine. This is another consequence of failing to go on your own magical journey; your life is going to change no matter what! I say better to create the change than become victim to it. Does this sound like anyone you know?
There are many people like her on Earth, playing it safe, never taking risks, living out the remaining days of their lives at the same job, in the same city they grew up in. You probably would not be reading this book if you thought that this is a good and sane way to live. Even if you're in a similar situation as her, there must be some part of you inside that wishes to break free from the chains of fear that are binding you to just survive instead of truly living.
When I was locked up, I desperately wanted to get these ideas across to her, so I wrote her a letter from the perspective of the “Devil" in hopes that, because she is Christian, it would be a more effective way of waking her up. I used the Devil as the friend writing to her but may as well as be anyone’s addiction to drugs or negative thinking.

Dear Friend,
I have come to visit once again. I love to see you suffer mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially. I want to make you restless so you can never relax. I want to make you jumpy, nervous, and anxious. I want to make you agitated and irritable so everything and everybody makes you uncomfortable. I want you to be confused and depressed, so that you can't think clearly and positively. I want you to feel guilty and remorseful for the things you have done in the past and you'll never be able to let go of. I want to make you angry and hateful toward the world for the way it is and the way you are. I want you to feel sorry for yourself and blame everything but me for the way things are. I want you to be deceitful and untrustworthy and to manipulate and con as many people as possible. I want to make you feel fearful and paranoid for no reason at all.
I'd rather kill you, but I'd be happy enough to put you back in the hospital, another institution, jail, or worse yet at the same job that you hate for the rest of your life. I can't help but sneer and chuckle when you can’t sleep at night. Yes, it's amazing how much destruction I can be to your internal organs while at the same time working on your brain, destroying it bit by bit. I deeply appreciate how much you are sacrificing for me. The countless relationship opportunities you have given up for me; all the friends that you deeply cared for, you gave up for me. And what's more, the ones you turned yourself against because of your inexcusable actions and fear. I am eternally grateful, especially for the loved ones, family, and other important people in the world that you have turned yourself against. You threw even those away for me! But do not despair, my friend, for on me you can always depend. After you have lost all these things, you can still depend on me to take even more. You can depend on me to keep you in a living HELL for your mind, body, and soul.

Forever Yours,
Your Friend

Point is, is that negative feelings and thoughts can have the same effect as hardcore drugs because the body becomes addicted to the release of chemicals caused by the stress that they cause. The body, like the invisible force we are connected to, is without bias. If that's what you want, you will get it. Whatever you focus on most is what you will attract to yourself. You could, with the same effort you give to those fears, choose instead, to focus on being excited about the things you love about your life! If not for FEAR, people would rejoice and embrace this notion.
Consider this quote:
“We are able to find everything in our memory, which is like a dispensary or chemical laboratory in which chance steers our hand sometimes to a soothing drug or a dangerous poison.” Marcel Proust
The preceding quote verifies that what we choose to experience is directed by what we choose to think about and dwell upon inside! The choice of happiness empowers you and opens the door to so many different possibilities, but that choice means change, and the type of people who are more concerned about safety than taking the necessary risk to transform their lives, will not choose to take this leap of faith to acknowledge their own power. I know it's scary, to just leave it all behind, your friends, family, and places you have grown comfortable with, but life is either an adventure or nothing at all. Your inner spirit will be proud if you can break out of your shell and follow the secret recipe of this book.
I can speak from experience of being someone who doubted myself and was very much fearful of making this leap. However, what I didn't know was that there is an eternal well-spring that will supply everything we want for our lives if we just continue going forward into the unknown.
This attitude, this point of view that you are the hero of the story of your life, and that faith, that it will all work out in the end, will lead you, just like your favorite heroes from your favorite stories, to ultimate victory! If you are not on a personal journey that excites you every day and that can and will lead you to more incredible places, if you don’t keep pushing forward despite your comfort, if you don’t keep striving with a childlike enthusiasm about what’s behind the next door of your life, then you will cook yourself in a self-made pit of misery at worst, and a comfortable (boring) and uninspiring (spectator) life at best. Consider this quote:
“When the individual is in conflict within, he inevitably creates conflict without, and only he can bring about peace within himself, and so in the world, for he is the world.” - Jiddu Krishnamurti
Your number one job every day is to get yourself in the morning to first be at peace but then also to get yourself in a state of feeling happy. This is what all the people who belong to the secret society of happy people I previously mentioned, actually do. I know for some of you this may seem like impossible, but you would be surprised how good you can feel within minutes of just playing one of your favorite songs. You can look at one of your favorite pieces of art or a photo of something that reminds you of the beauty of life or just good times. By achieving this ASAP after you get up in the morning, you give the power to attract more things into your life that will match that frequency. If you can do that, behold, serendipity now awaits you!



“If you’re 22 years old, physically fit and hungry to learn, I urge you to travel as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people, eat, live and cook. Learn from them, wherever you go.” - Anthony Bourdain
“If you think adventures are dangerous, try routine: it’s lethal.” - Paulo Coelho
“To travel is to live.” - Hans Christian Anderson
“I travel a lot; I hate having my life interrupted by routine.” - Caskie Stinnett
“Work, save, travel. Repeat.” - Unknown

I'm sure most of you have heard the story of a certain religious man who was so devout in his worship of a higher power that it cost him his life. The story goes something like this... In a small town, there came word that a terrible storm was coming. (Think Hurricane Katrina!) Everyone needed to be evacuated, and most everyone did heed the warning, but there was one man, who believed so fervently in his chosen God, that when the first police squad came to his house, he thanked them- but told them that his lord would save him. They tried to reason with him but failed to win the argument and ultimately left to save others. He was pleased they left him alone, so sure was he that the Lord Jesus H. Christ would save him.
The storm hit as expected with tremendous ferocity, but it was still far from reaching its pinnacle. The man was not discouraged to see that his home was flooding as predicted by the cops he had rebuked. His absolute faith in the Lord would save him. His conviction was indomitable. The water continued creeping in, so much so that he had to take refuge upstairs. From the 2nd floor window he saw a strange vessel approach from afar. It was a boat operated by a rescue team sent to save everyone that had not been evacuated yet. He heard their calls to abandon his house and flee from his quickly approaching demise. Yet, still he thought that it would displease his lord to abandon his faith and go with them. Only the weak in faith would do such a thing, he reasoned with himself, so he would not go! The rescue workers left to search for others left behind, flabbergasted by the man’s resolve.
Soon the flood waters swelled so much that he had to get up on his roof to keep safe. When he reached the top, another strange thing came into view from a distance. It was a “Flight-For -Life” helicopter team that was sent for him! The helicopter hovered down within earshot, and a voice rang out through a bullhorn telling him to grab the ladder they were extending down for him. He thought to himself briefly but then decided to wave them off. For him, it would still be the betrayal to his lord, Jesus H. Christ, and he simply could never do that, no matter what. The rescue team on the helicopter left, stunned. The man was all alone on his rooftop now. Soon thereafter, a frightening tidal wave of water came and drowned him like an ant caught in a drain. After his death, he found himself before the God he loved so much and he said in a fit of emotion,
"Jesus H. Christ, I believed in you more than anything else, yet you let me die! How could you?!"
Jesus H. Christ responded to him incredulously, rolling his eyes, "My son, I sent you the police, the boat, and even the “Flight-For -Life” rescue team! What else in the Sam Hill did you want me to do, little homie?"
It was then that the man realized exactly how blind he had been all his life to the real manner in which God operates all of his miracles. The point of the story is that even those of us who claim to have unshakeable faith are mistaken by their thinking that God/the Universe/the computer program/the higher power is something separate than us and that it doesn’t live through all of us.
Some believe a higher power must look like the way religious books depict it. It’s not a miracle unless it looks like an old man in the clouds, Jesus, Buddha, Allah, whatever flavor you like- but the actual truth is that this mysterious force is intertwined with us all, and uses all kinds of people, places, and things to send us messages. This mysterious all-powerful thing is around us every day. As a matter of fact, it is living within us, and works through us all. Anyone of us can act as a messenger for another. Life is an interactive experience and only by being fully engaged with the unknown can the magic of living be revealed unto you
There is a great famous description of God’s true nature. In the first Star Wars movie, early on we see Jedi master, Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi, explain that “The Force” is what gives a Jedi his power. “The force” is an energy field created by all living things; it surrounds us, penetrates us, and binds the galaxy together. His apprentice Luke Skywalker is aboard the Millennium Falcon spaceship training with his lightsaber and a floating orb which shoots lasers:
Ben Kenobi: Remember, a Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him.
Luke Skywalker: You mean it controls your actions?
Ben Kenobi: Partially, but it also obeys your commands.
[Luke gets shot by the orb.]
Han Solo: [laughs] Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.
Luke Skywalker: You don't believe in the Force, do you?
Han Solo: Kid, I've flown from one side of this galaxy to the other. I've seen a lot of strange stuff, but I've never seen anything to make me believe there's one all-powerful Force controlling everything. There's no mystical energy field that controls my destiny. It's all a lot of simple tricks and nonsense.
Ben Kenobi: [Picks up a blast helmet] I suggest you try it again, Luke. This time, let go of your conscious self and act on instinct. [puts the helmet on Luke, which covers his eyes]
Luke Skywalker: But with the blast shield down, I can't even see! How am I supposed to fight?
Ben Kenobi: Your eyes can deceive you. Don't trust them.
I included this excerpt from Star Wars because I feel it best explains this higher power that is actively interfacing with us on a daily. Your eyes can deceive you when it comes to what you are capable of, who you can attract, and the destiny you can fulfill. This is one of the main things I discovered after my trip to Colombia. My eyes deceived me my whole life because I didn’t think I was ever good looking enough, tough enough, or smart enough. I had a major break-through at the airport while departing from there back to Las Vegas. I’ll explain what brought what this epiphany was in a future chapter. For now, just know I realized that there are things that are universally deemed as being positive by both the young and old alike, which could actually be very negative to your personal evolution. For me, this was the most crucial obstacle that had blocked me internally. After that, I knew that nothing could ever stop my success. I knew that all my dreams would come to fruition because I truly felt like I was already successful. I felt good looking enough. I felt smart enough. I felt grateful. I felt ecstatic to be alive. This leads me to what happened in September 2017.
At that time I was stuck in a rut. I couldn't find a job in the city I grew up in. I had no confidence. Being locked up was a humiliating and humbling experience that extracted a heavy toll on my spirit. I was borderline suicidal. I thought my life was over, that the best days were behind me, and that the rest of my life would be spent working shitty jobs. When all appeared hopeless, an incredible thing came to pass. An Angel descended from the clouds and appeared before me. He held out his hand, and told me if I just trusted him that everything would change for me, that I would know joy again, and that my life would be better than ever. But that’s not what happened!
What really had happened was that an old friend named Bobby Ray, whom I had pretty much grown up with, had come back to town. Bobby and I had probably camped at least twenty-four national parks together. I had some of the best times of my life with him. He had left Las Vegas in 2009, and had been a seasonal employee for the national parks and other resorts since then. He called me and encouraged me to apply for a job with him as a food server at Yellowstone National Park.
That was my angel. Bobby himself was a complete lunatic at times, but he also had what his grandfather instilled in him; morals. That’s right. Those who engage in immoral behavior can paradoxically have their strong code of morals. Just like me, Johnny Nevermind, you dig?
I was fortunate enough to meet Bobby’s Grandfather before he passed like he was fortunate enough to meet my Mom before she passed. His Grandfather was a great man and taught him the importance of always trying to do the right thing. It was a blessing because it was almost like his Grandfather spoke through him when he was tough on me. He got on my ass to follow through on my application by calling them back after I had not heard from them. He knew I had just about given up again because I had fallen in the habit of always expecting the worst outcome.
This time, however, because he pushed I did call back. They said they were glad I called back because they didn't have my correct contact information and they had wanted to interview me over the phone. I interviewed the day after and I got the job! Sometimes you have to have the humility to listen to other people’s advice because everything and everyone is connected to a higher force.
I still could have fucked it up by not trying but I took a chance and finally something good happened. It turned out to be the beginning of a brand-new life for me. I had finally broken out of my rut, left my comfort zone, and stepped into the unknown. Where all the magic tends to happen is when you're in unfamiliar territory, and doing something you've never done before. That's when you can perceive that higher power revealing clues for you. Omens is the word used in The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, and though the word ‘Omen’s is sometimes associated with something bad, it just means the same thing as a clue or a sign. Anything can be an omen: friends, strangers; a painting or something you see on TV can be a message; an animal; books like the Alchemist, or this one.
Remember, this higher force is incredibly interactive and it comes in many forms! Vice versa, what once was your angel can later become detrimental. Things change, patterns rearrange. The only truth of life is that it must leap and sink, rise and fall like the tides. Your path will constantly change like driving in a major city in a taxi where every few seconds there’s a near accident or even fatality.
This is life. By refusing to participate and stubbornly trying to play it safe, you exact the same price as actually getting into the wreck that you are so desperately trying to avoid. It’s, in fact, exponentially more damaging than that which you fear. Just like prison was to me. When I was there it was horrific... but not nearly as horrific as I pictured in my mind ahead of time. Think of the legend of "Crazy Horse," an Indian warrior who sought his own death by being the first to charge out into battle every time against all odds. Because he actively played the game of life the way it’s supposed to be played-- with courage, enthusiasm, and boldness!
All the shots fired at him miraculously, in the many battles he participated in, all missed, and he lived beyond what he should have. He lead his people time and time again, when by all reason and logic, he should have died the very first time he charged into the swarms of deadly enemy projectiles!
But I'm telling you right now, as true as the vision which enables you to read these words, there is some higher power that rewards the bold and punishes the meek. It’s the exact opposite of that famous saying, “The meek shall inherit the earth,” a phrase that I’m convinced has been perpetuated by those who are comfortable in their own position to maintain their power. Those who seek to preserve their lives by seeking security and safety may live, but will lose their souls first. Those who aggressively go after life will be rewarded. Every opportunity that has presented itself to me by traveling ever since I got out of prison, I have taken, and almost miraculously, things like tremendous strokes of luck have happened for me to allow everything to work out in my favor!
This is worth repeating in order to drill it into your mind. Those who choose to avoid active participation in life, (The meek) will inherit nothing but depression, a decaying body, disease, and an inglorious death! It’s sound bitter, ruthless, and terrible but these are the facts and basically this is the DEVIL FIGURE of this secret society of happy people I belong to. The fear of taking chances, the fear of breaking your routine, the fear of stepping out of your comfort zone to expand your horizons is the Devil to us. It’s your Devil too, you just don’t know it.
So, which person would you like to embody? Somebody like the legendary Indian warrior Crazy Horse or the meek? The choice is yours!

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This is a true story, half autobiography, and half spiritual self help book. This is the story of my life and how it went from hell to paradise by simply being bold and becoming a world traveler. A wise man once said, “It’s not how many breaths you take, it’s how many moments in life that take your breath away.” Also, as a bonus, contained within will be a super valuable life hack that will allow you to gain more control over your personal destiny!

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