A lot of people reading this website do not appreciate who Keith Raniere is.
I will try to explain.
About DOS. Keith says a woman should be thin. What’s wrong with that? He gives us options. He does not watch us. There is no lock on our refrigerators. There is no food police. Some of us are on 800, 500 calorie diets etc.. I am on a 900 calorie diet with three workouts per day. I eat small meals then burn off the calories.
Keith teaches women who eat less, learn more.
What do they learn?
Compassion. ‘A lot of starving people do not even have enough to eat and we are all gluttons’ as Keith says.
Fasting and eating less allows women to clear their bodies of disintegrations which make her more healthy and connected to Keith and the community.
Women must sleep when given permission? And must wake up at any time. Sounds cruel? Right?
Keith teaches us to unity, solidarity and community. Discipline is needed. Does anyone learn discipline through luxury and comfort?
We all love to sleep and waste a third of our lives sleeping Keith says. He is really teaching us to have more of our life for ourselves.
We do not drink soda, milk, juice, beer, wine, or sugary beverages. We drink water with honey or lemon. In this way we learn the difference between need and desire.
I need water. I don’t need soda.
Once you understand need vs desire you understand many people have needs unfulfilled in the world and you get compassion.
Keith teaches that in our society women are not held accountable. They break their word. When men fail, they are humiliated. Women get off scot-free.
Collateral is meant for women to keep their word. This makes them stronger.
Keith teaches us that there is a connection between the vagina and the tongue so when we keep our word we will be better as women from a sexual standpoint.
Keith teaches: with strength, comes integrity. With integrity, trust. This is why collateral is used. Not for blackmail.
We take cold showers before breakfast. Mean? No. We build a capacity for love through tolerance of pain. It helps us recognize that hot water is a privilege most poor people do not have.
He teaches us to build character, mindfulness, discipline, vigilance, awareness, responsibility, strength, ethics and compassion.
We deepen our understanding of our commitment by honoring Keith Raniere as a mentor.
Abstinence, confessions, collateral are only tools. They are part of training. No woman is forced to be branded unless she is ready.