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He didn’t graduate from college, although he did hang around a lot.

He didn’t follow the path of the masses, but plowed his way instead.

He didn’t buy the dogma; and he didn’t sell his soul.

Steve Jobs lived life, authentically, according to his truth.

There comes a time in everyone’s life, whether the lights come on as a result of a dreaded prognosis, or as an act of coming to maturity, when we must take the reins of our subjective lives. To step back and examine whose life we are living, according to whose rules, and where our internalized messages were learned. Just because things have always been a certain way, especially familially, does not mean that we are to swallow without first examining the dose. It is, afterall, our life.

I wasn’t raised with traditional religion, and even under that liberating statement one must recognize that there is dogma and tradition laced through the fabric of all cultures and families, and all institutions have foundations of religious dogma. Each world government, and every center of education, and each generation of new-comers and out-goers are steeped in the tea of the social mores and biases. No one is immune. And so it comes time to question, to caste away ignorances and blind faith, and to seek one’s personal truths. Time comes when sheepishness is not only silly, but also deadly dangerous. Following the tails of others as they approach the cliff, as they leap for Haley’s Comet tail, as they burn others at the metaphoric cross, as books are no longer burned but are published only by select, decidedly biased corporations with only a focus on greed and not on enlightenment, as rules and rulers dictate and children memorize select verses like tiny soldiers being honed to follow the tails of the others as they approach the cliffs, or leap for Haley’s Comet tail…. Perpetuation of the myths stagnates the waters of enlightenment and personal empowerment and self-realization. We must ask. And we must seek and decide.

Steve Jobs learned early on, perhaps as influenced by his truthful parents, that life is what you make it. His parents had promised Steve’s birth mother that he would attend college. They kept their end of the bargain as best they could, but Steve had a curious mind that wasn’t quenched by formal education. And the Universe had greater things in mind for him. So he placed his trust and his focus on his intution, and knew that there was something else. And are we glad he did.

It could have turned out much differently. And had Steve stayed in college, you may not be reading this blog on your Mac, or on your IPad, or on your IPhone, or even on a personal computer, or on any number of great devices, all offshoots of Steve Job’s brilliance and tenacity and most importantly, faith in himself.

I don’t know what planets aligned, or what zeitgeist fed the energies, or why it was Steve Jobs who brought the inventions from the energetic consciousness field into the physical Earth plane. What I do now is this: everything exists, currently. When the zeitgeist is right, those inventions, concepts, and creations, come to fruition. It is when one is open to the source energy, when one is able to see around and beyond the dogma and the societal mores, and when one takes the time to clear the head and see the simple, and trust the self, that greatness blossoms into physicality.

“That’s been one of my mantras. Focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because when you get there, you can move mountains.” Steve Jobs

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