Commenters have often asked me what it is that I have against Ralph Smart, known as “Infinite Waters Diving Deep” on Youtube. My answer has centred around the idea that Smart charges an obscene fee for a one hour session with him that has no definition after he’s hooked people in with his Youtube videos but, gives no definition as to what this session includes. More to the point, I have yet to find anyone, anywhere or any proof that he is as he claims, a psychologist. That leaves the entire session idea as a vague trust issue.
Here are a few things that I’ve come to know about Youtube’s “Infinite Waters Diving Deep”. Anything that I say here is purely from my own research and represents my own opinion and nothing more. However, before you idolize this young man, think about what I’m saying here and why. Form your own opinions and if you have information that I don’t have, please don’t hesitate to pass it along to me, with credible sources please. I would be only too willing to change my opinion if there were to be something to change it.
First, he was born Ralph Okafro-Smart March 3, 1986. That makes him 30 years old as of March 3, 2016. Did you realize that you were listening to and taking advice from such a young man? Many have wondered about his age.
It takes a lot of digging to get information on Smart. It’s not readily available for a reason not unlike The Great and Powerful Oz in The Wizard of Oz. Pull back that curtain and find an ordinary man, pulling levers on special effects to make one believe that he’s more powerful than he truly is but, there is information about him if you do some detective work. I will give him credit though. He’s being quite cagey in the past couple of years on how he’s marketed his latest persona. Trust me, he’s tried many different areas throughout his life but, it seems that he’s found a way to make money with this latest role, character and persona. I will give credit where credit is due.
He first gave himself the name Kemetprince1 (which is a name that came from Kemet, Egypt) on Youtube and later changed to Infinite Waters Diving Deep when he went down the path he’s on now, claiming to be a psychologist.
Smart started out a minister’s son, with parents who came from Sierra Leone, West Africa. He started his combined degree in Criminology/Psychology at the age of 17 at the University of Westminster, graduating with an honours B.A.
The origins of his Vegan eating likely came from his history of being ill and hospitalized for a month and constant migraines and sinus issues. It wasn’t necessarily due to some higher energy belief as it possibly was a discovery that eating differently made him feel better. Anyone who has suffered with migraines knows that meats, especially red meatsa and processed foods, can lead to more headaches through preservatives and other additives. His Vegan lifestyle also possibly stemmed from his reading about eating whole, living foods or anything that grows on trees or in plant form. Migraine sufferers also know that meat contain a substance when kept in a fridge for several days, called “tyramine” which can produce the horrific headaches. A sensitivity to dairy products can also create sinus issues so, his eating patterns likely have more to do with his own health issues versus some belief system though, he has turned it into one of metaphysics in his books and now, his Youtube videos. One can hear his push for his books on this BlogTalk tape.
Make note in the blog talk tape linked above that Smart considers anyone who believes in religion as “ignorant”.
“Jesus, Allah…do exist…as entities”, Smart agrees with the host. “When people pray, they give their energy to the entity that they’re praying to. That entity then becomes a reality….giving it life.”
Is not believing in organized religion a bad thing? Not necessarily as many people don’t nowadays. However, he also goes on to say that if people in ancient times were to concentrate on a piece of glass, they could lift it off of the ground with their minds. I don’t know about you but, I’ve tried this concept many years ago on numerous occasions with others and it did not work. What were we doing wrong that the ancients knew about and we didn’t?
By the way, Smart agrees with the host that formal education is “lower level learning”.
He states openly that he read the book “The Alchemist”. Could that be where he got the idea that he’s an “Alchemist”? If that’s the case, aren’t we all “Alchemists” just like he considers himself?
Given what information is available about both Smart, his claim of being a psychologist and the actual requirements to call oneself as such in the U.K., it’s my opinion only that it’s seemingly impossible that Smart is an actual registered psychologist. It’s more than likely to me that he’s created this self-proclaimed title (as he has claimed to be a cinematographer, graphic artist and a few other titles that have nothing to substantiate any formal training in these titles) but holds no institutional or accredited merit as such. Being a psychologist requires a Doctorate course and registration with the accredited society of psychologists in England as well as at least 3 years of clinical, supervised work. To the best of my knowledge, (though I would be open to be proven otherwise) Smart never went beyond his B.A. status and besides being ill, travelled for his own pleasure, entertainment and intrigue. Therefore, his claims of being a psychologist are most likely not actually true. This point alone therefore, leads one to ask what his sessions are really based upon. How can he “counsel” without that accreditation? Yet, he’ll make the statement that he’s a psychologist and let the person paying for the session, assume what they will about the session. If you notice, there’s no real description as to what his sessions are based upon that you’re paying him great money to give to you. If you have found that information, please comment and let me know. I’ve yet to be able to find it.
For one thing, Smart was busy making films in 2010 at the age of a ripe old 24 years of age and considered himself a cinematographer. One such film is cited in this article. It’s a film about freeline skating.
Right about now, you’re likely asking yourself, “ok so, what’s your point? What are you trying to say and prove by this piece about a guy I think is great?”
My answer is that I want you to think for yourself. Smart (Infinite Waters Diving Deep) is one of many on the net who have an agenda that is not what you want to think it’s about. In spite of Smart’s display and words to the opposite effect, he’s not out to solely improve your life. He may make money off of the illusion that he’s out to do this and it’s a plus if he does. However, the more likely scenario is that Smart is out to make money. More simply stated, Smart wants you to buy him, his books (yes, he has approximately 4 of them out now), his propaganda that he’s read in books like many of us and, most of all, he wants you to pay him for an hour’s session with him that is vague and downright non-defined as to what it is about or how he works. He’ll charge you 350 British Pounds to do so as well. Yet, he will state that he’s a psychologist as a separate statement, not combining the two as one entity. That leaves one wondering what it is that Smart’s sessions are really about but, it’s an expensive act to find that out. If you’re uncertain as to what one of his sessions will cost you, use this money converter. In my part of the world, that now converts to approximately $592.00. That’s a lot of bread as an experiment to spend when you don’t know what you’re getting, isn’t it?
Lastly, but not in totality, there’s a lot of scammers on the net. As genuine as Smart may seem and perhaps, as genuine as he may think he’s being, Mr. Smart is no different than anyone else or any other website out there who is trying to get you to spend your hard earned money to put into his pocket and pay his bills. Think about that. He’s not out to be a philanthropist nor, is he altruistic. Smart is out to make a living and a damned good one at that. You won’t hear him saying that though. He’s not about to tell you that if he can get you to pay for one of his sessions or buy one of his books or cd’s, he’s a happy man. Also ask yourself if you want to take the advice as gospel truth from someone who was approximately 20 years old when he got his degree, likely went no further with his education, is likely not a true psychologist and started his career off as a film maker first and, only 30 years old as of 2016.
Remember one thing, please. None of us here on this planet, have all of the answers. Smart is no different than you are. His only claim to fame is his smile, his calming, friendly persona on video, his having read a great deal of books and his ability to market himself well. That’s it. That’s all that there is to Smart but, it’s up to you if you have bought into it all or not. That’s your choice.
From my little corner of life and experience, it’s “buyer beware”. Be careful of who you buy into on the net whether it be me or someone else with a great advertising scheme like Smart. Be your own advocate. Do your own research. Ask your own questions. Read enough to figure out what you need to figure out. Trust me, Smart has nothing on you that you don’t already have. He’s just better at making you think he does.
Peace, love and light everyone.
(Addition Jan. 25, 2017: I will NO LONGER be approving, reading or responding to any further comments on Ralph Smart pieces due to the raunchy and even threatening nature from the commenters. Please feel free to read and comment on the hundreds of other topics and pieces that I’ve written in the past 5 years instead. Thank you.)