Do you ever wonder what the **** is going on in this world? I know I do. With every day that passes, I question things more and more. Why can’t we be honest? Why can’t we all live in harmony? Why can’t we respect and value the earth and the environment? Why do we stand by and let injustices take place every day? Why do we allow the powers that be to box us into this shadow of a life? The questions are endless and the answers aren’t easy to come by.
What can I do about it? I’ve asked myself this question repeatedly over the years. There always seemed to be social movements and organizations around, but nowhere that seemed like a great fit for me. Eventually, I decided that I needed to start something new. Something different. Something that fit. This is what led us to start A Conscious Party. At A Conscious Party, we’re aiming to revolutionize the way we think and communicate. At first, it was just an idea. Now, it has evolved into a collective and a website where we can experiment with different ideas.
We want to create a venue in which constructive, critical communication can take place. People post reflections, similar to news articles or opinion pieces, but always done with reflection. Through the comments, we aim to facilitate constructive dialogue. In fact, you’ll notice changes in the commenting system taking place regularly. We will continuously experiment with new, organic ways that we can improve this function of the website.
On top of the website, we are, and will be, working on a myriad of different projects related to collectively improving consciousness. One project we’re working on at the moment, A Conscious Recovery, is an alternative revolutionary treatment program for those struggling with substance abuse problems. Instead of the typical and flawed modalities, such as 12 step programs, A Conscious Recovery will focus on improving consciousness toward each individual’s own condition. We are also organizing conscious retreats and curriculums. If you have an idea for a project, we’d love to hear from you.
A Conscious Party is first and foremost, a revolutionary organization, meaning it is constantly turning and generating. If you’ve ever looked at a garden that hasn’t been taken care of in a while, you would have noticed that it looked quite the mess. In order to keep the garden in working order, you have to turn and regenerate everything. That’s our mission in life, to regenerate everything until our world is in working order for ALL of us. We have to undress all of the past concepts, get rid of our preconceived notions. We can only do this through individual, and collective, reflection.
Reflection means looking inward, analyzing yourself for any false beliefs or ideas, and replacing them with the truth. The question is, how do we know the truth? There is no easy answer, or a magical wand that we can wave. However, we can get closer to the truth through honest, sincere reflection, and constructive communication. So, in a way, A Conscious Party’s main goal is to find the truth and we need you to help us find it. That’s why I’m asking you to join us. We need your help finding the truth. We also need your creativity, your spirit, and your ideas.
We want to be a part of something bigger than all of the bullshit we’re forced to put up with every day. We want to be a part of an organization that places the truth above strict adherence to any ideology. This is not to say we are not idealists. We are. It’s just that idealism without truth is meaningless. We want to foster an environment full of revolutionary idealism with foundations of truth.
We may not have our path entirely mapped out at this point. In some ways, we may not have even found the road at this point. Yet, we move forward, compelled by creative passion, revolutionary politics, and idealistic hope. We aim to find new insights into the meanings of revolution, social criticism, struggle, and collective consciousness. We’re talking about a revolution of the mind! While we may not know exactly where we are going, we fully intend to find the road by walking.
Do you want to be a part of a revolutionary organization, working together towards collective consciousness? If so, we want you to join us. We need you to join us. Imagine a new world full of conscious minds. Conscious minds equal conscious times.
We can change the world. Together.
Christian Ace Stettler
A Conscious Party