Shimmer Review: A Guide to Being Happy
It’s been about a week since I took an alchemical substance called Shimmer, which is purported to do three things:
Clear the body of any negative energy.
Give you a state of flow and surrender.
Present a new opportunity.
This particular platinum-based alchemy is supposed to basically bring about happiness, which is what it’s all about. And, I must say, it has not disappointed.
Immediately upon taking it, I felt a powerful clearing in the center of the mind, back of the head, back of neck, and the front and back of my upper body in general. In the center of my mind, it was like a searing flame. Basically, it removes age old blockages that won’t be removed any other way. This is what pure alchemy does.
I now understand many of the facets of happiness, and its quite simple. Shimmer basically eradicated my need to be special and my need to do anything. All I have to do is allow and surrender. This sounds like a cheesy new age concept, until you really understand what it means.
When you’re told to stop ‘getting in your own way’, this often refers to your active, conscious efforts to improve. Because if you buy into that, there’s literally an infinite amount of things to do and ways to improve. You’ll never get there. By trusting in a higher power everything that you need is given, exactly when you need it. This is simply how things work down here in 3D. Your job is to allow and let Higher Forces work through your physical vehicle. All is taken care of if your mind stops its chatter. Your mission and life purpose will flow within the confines of the spaciousness created by letting go and allowing. Your 3D brain does not have the firepower to understand your greater purpose, or even to do anything other than take instructions from the Higher Mind that does.
The beauty is that you don’t have to do anything. Imagine you woke up in a dream and became lucid. Would you then immediately try and wash the dishes, sweep the floor, book appointments, take out a mortgage, and get married? Or would you simply play around with the new, cool experience?
Well, that’s exactly what you’re supposed to do in this physical 3D lucid dream. Any activities you do need to be easy and effortless, taking place in a much bigger space that is you. Life is not about achieving a goal or getting tasks complete. In fact, it has pretty much nothing to do with this achievement thing that humans are obsessed with.
Processes will be completed as a byproduct of joyful living. This is easy to read and understand, but immensely difficult to embody without constant reminders and practice. It might worth also be mentioning that no process is ever completed anyway. It always has to be redone, so why stress about missing it once? And, since processes always have to be redone, the only ones worth doing are the ones you would want to do perpetually. Bring back the timeless wisdom of doing what you enjoy, though stillness must always precede activity.
Through the alchemy, I’ve now returned to effortlessness as a major principle in my life philosophy. I meditate twice a day and everything in between is just phenomena happening. I still do things, but Transcendental Meditation is really the main thing that I feel I have to ‘achieve’ in a given day. The entire universe is a product of mind. Meditation stills the mind so your can do with it what you want.
If you don't clean it via meditation, your mind and universe are going to be a dirty, chaotic mess.
You can have infinite energy but without a clean mind and a heart centered approach to life, you're just going to make a mess for the rest of us to clean up
Shimmer, along with Transcendental Meditation, will bring one to the conclusion that all physical activities and achievements are meaningless. I don’t mean that in a nilhistic way. Simply that this very physical reality is a subset of much more important realities. So you can be divinely indifferent and impersonal towards all the phenomena/events that happen during the day, this universe being a less importance reflection of a higher one.
I still do things and make progress, but the texture of it has changed. I don’t progress with the idea of achieving something or going anywhere. As they say in Yoga, care only about process, results will follow. If you do it the other way, you’re going to be unhappy.
Another aspect of happiness I understand more deeply now is that its related to simplicity. The simpler you live, the happier you’re going to be. Your desires, including those of self betterment, are a trap. My attention was brought to quotes from Paramahansa Yogananda in relation to simplicity and contentment:
‘In simplicity you will find—even if you never sought it there!—the sweet happiness your heart has always craved. Life will give you more than you ever dreamed, if only you will define prosperity anew: not as worldly gain, but as inner, divine contentment.’
It goes without saying that happiness has nothing to do with the external. Happiness comes from within as an internal byproduct, which makes sense. If it can be taken away or even observed with the physical eyes, then its not happiness. Happiness also related to a degree of self-sufficiency because other people are guaranteed to let you down if you rely on them.
As always, I was also drawn to the blessed Law of Attraction teachings, which stresses the importance of being happy where you are and gently reaching for more. LOA teachings are grossly misinterpreted outside of the community, which is to be expected. Being happy right now and expecting more is where the emphasis has been placed, not in the material manifestation of the object. The feeling is the goal, as stated by Neville Goddard.
Now, it's important to state that meditation is still stressed. I feel I still need to do it twice a day, and its endorsed by a ‘New Age’ Law of Attraction and every ancient yogi and enlightened person on the planet. It stills the mind, and overactivity of the mind is the primary cause of unhappiness.
Trying to get somewhere in a future that exists only in the mind is synomous with desire. If you’re anxious about getting a new car instead of being happy where you are, then you’re in trouble. If you get the car and don’t learn the mechanics of happiness, you’re still in trouble because you’re just going to do the same thing over and over, constantly creating unhappiness for yourself with unrestricted desires. At some stage, you need to make a decision to be happy precisely where you are right now, regardless of the many excuses you have to the contrary.
As an aside, when you shun the material and commit to being happy, you will be showered with material as well as occult gifts.
The universe, it seems, has a sense of humour.
Update ~4 weeks later: The description for this Shimmer product mentioned that you would get one Platinum opportunity while taking it. I ended up investing in HGY coin prior to it going public in Singapore. This was through a contact who I met through Tinder. That investment is currently up 100% in 2 weeks and expected to make a 600% profit within the next 2 months.
Normally I would not make this kind of investment with someone I barely knew, but was prompted to do so. It could mean a $40,000 profit and not having to worry about money for the next 12 months. There is also the potential for romantic relations, because the universe is quite efficient in these things. Glad I took the opportunity.