Ralph Smart (Infinite Waters Diving Deep) Viewers Are Getting What I’ve Been Saying All Along

Nothing has brought in more readers to this site than Ralph Smart.  I have to thank him for that readership.

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At first, I had to endure many nasty, judgemental, accusatory and raunchy comments.  I had so many of them from Ralph Smart Lovers that I’ve stopped reading them or responding to them a few weeks ago now.  It wasn’t until more recently that I’ve seen the sheer numbers of comments on these pieces climbing that curiosity got the better of me and I started to read them before simply trashing them all.  Much to my surprise, many of the current commenters have made it clear that they have been doing their own research as well now because they had noticed something that just wasn’t sitting right with them about Smart and his many, many videos, the repetitious nature of them as well as what appears to them to be “hogwash”, “watered down”, “hocus-pocus” and so many more terms that I can’t even begin to list them.  Suffice it to say that a lot more people are finally becoming suspicious, thinking for themselves now and doing some research.  Many of them are now writing to thank me for doing the research into him, my viewpoint as well as the thought I’ve put into it all.  That’s gratifying especially, with all of the negative, raunchy and un-publishable comments that I’ve had to trash and endure.

For those who think that they know me or anything about me because they stumbled upon my blog through a Google or other search engine search, let me say one thing, “YOU DON’T”.  End of story.

Whether 19 or 95 years of age, people have been slowly figuring out what I had long ago figured out and are asking questions of both Smart and themselves.  Most of them are thanking me for “opening their eyes” or, “validating what they were already feeling” about him.

From my little corner of life, I’m finally finding that my time wasn’t wasted for many who are self-thinking and not following blindly or without questioning for themselves.

Please Note:  I no longer will be publishing or responding to comments regarding Ralph Smart.  Please feel free to read and comment on several hundred other pieces I’ve written and posted over the past 5 years that I’ve been writing on this blog.  Thank you and best wishes.   

 

Ralph Smart (Infinite Waters Diving Deep) Commenters Save Your Breath

Don’t make me do it.  Don’t make me delete my pieces on Ralph Smart (Infinite Waters Diving Deep from Youtube) or worse yet, write an even more blazing set of pieces than I already have written.  Oh GASP!  I can hear the shouts, cries, inflamed souls as well as the  trashy explicatives people would call me for having done it.  They are already echoing in my ears and brain.

I went to the lengths of putting a note on all of my blog pieces about Ralph Smart (Infinite Waters Diving Deep) that I would no longer be reading, publishing or responding to any further comments about those pieces while asking readers to read something else on my blog from the several hundred pieces that I’ve written on differing topics.  Yet, Ralph Smarters or “The Cultists” as I have come to call and know them can’t seem to help themselves.  They have some sort of nagging need to defend this man with oftentimes, vulgar or insulting messages that I wouldn’t lower myself to respond to, let alone, publish for the rest of my readers. That’s telling me that there’s desperation within a good majority of those commenters who are sadly, Ralph Smart followers, living, breathing and taking in his every word.

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I re-paid a visit to Ralph’s channel on Youtube (no links need to be given here as the chap does a good enough job of self-promotion already.)  What I found were his “worshippers”.  Nearly 100% of them who commented on his videos were young, inexperienced, gullible and seemingly, brainwashed by Smart’s constant barrage of videos that he puts out in a week.  It was then that I realized that those who were commenting on my pieces, are in fact, (in their minds) defending their idol.  Smart has turned himself into both an idol for these younger people as well as a cult-leader.

“Seven Day Vegan Challenge.  Can I get a HELLLO?  PEEEACE.  And we ain’t even had breakfast yet.  Slow motion to this side.”

People have accused me of being bitter, salty, hate-filled, jealous, in love with him and a plethora of other idiotic labels because my pieces were not glorifying Smart.  In spite of me having said in many of them that I had once been binge-watching Smart’s videos until I figured out what he was doing to everyone, people still kept pounding at me and continue to do so.  I have written many more pieces since then but, those coming in, do so because they’ve done a search for Smart or info on him and found my blog.  They only read what they see in those pieces that turn up in their search but, nothing else I’ve written in my several hundred pieces over the past 5 years and somehow, ignorantly assume that they know everything about me.  That’s where the nasty, raunchy comments come into play that I trash because they’re not fit for the human eye let alone my readers.

More than anything, I have to wonder what it is that they are really taking away from Smart’s messages.  It seems that their anger, bitterness, hatred and even self-esteem is still rock bottom to write comments as they do.  More to the point, they don’t seem to have gotten any of Smart’s messages.  If they did, they wouldn’t be writing the types of comments that they’ve written.  Then, it hit me squarely in the face.  The answer was right there all along.

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Ralph Smart (Infinite Waters Diving Deep) has given out few, if any, good, loving or helpful messages.

One need only to have seen the sheer numbers of people who have written to Smart and received no answer from him.  The begging, the pleading, the bargaining from these commenters both here and on his videos are pathetically showing the desperation that these followers have within themselves.  These are not necessarily whole, healthy, self-esteemed people.  These are broken or lost youngsters in search of either an idol, someone to tell them how to live their lives or even (in some cases) a parental figure.  However, Smart will charge you an arm and a leg for his time and the ability to talk to him.  Try to the tune of 350 British Pounds for an hour’s worth of time with him that is undefined as to what that session or time with him contains.

Laughable was the fact that the majority of Smart’s followers, are too young to have that kind of money.  He’s aimed his audience at a target group who will only ever follow his free Youtube videos and beg for him to contact them.  It’s sad to see people leaving their email addresses in public, pleading with him to write to them when he barely re-visits their comments.  He’s already moved onto his next video that he releases daily but, they don’t and won’t see that in him.  After all, he’s a role model, an idol, a “Guru” and akin to a cult leader to them.  He’s got the viewers alright but, he’s got the viewers who will likely never purchase a thing from him and that is what he wants…purchases.  He wants his bills paid by them because he doesn’t want to work a 9 to 5 job and has admitted that in many of his videos.  In effect, he wants troubled young people to pay his bills.

Good idea but, wrong crowd, Ralph.

More comical are the words that he utters in most of his videos.

“I’ve been helping millions of people for many, many years now,” he says, never wiping the smile from his face while I can’t stop the laughter coming from mine.

At this writing, Smart is still 30 years old.  He started Infinite Waters Diving Deep as a Youtube channel about 3 or 4 years ago.  So, how many years has he been “helping millions” as he phrases it as though delusional?  The math can speak for itself.

Still un-proven as no one who complains has yet to be able to give me a credible source that actually states that Smart is a real, certified psychologist as he claims.  While we know that he obtained a combined degree in Psychology and Criminology, that B.A. doesn’t make him either a Criminologist nor a Psychologist.  Being a psychologist requires either a PhD or a Master’s degree and at least 3 years doing clinical work as well as writing a board exam to get his license.  To the best of my research, Smart did none of this.

As a matter of fact, the closest that I’ve been able to find of Smart having done anything “clinical” comes in the form of him, having been placed in (yes, I am not joking or exaggerating this point as he admits it on a video of his during his early days linked HERE where he appears almost “manic”) a Psychiatric Ward, himself and given meds.  Don’t believe me?  Watch for yourself.  The link is there, above.  However, it did lead me to question whether above and beyond Smart’s split B.A. in psychology, if he had considered that hospital stay his accreditation in being a “psychologist”.  While I haven’t been in a psychiatric ward of any type even as a visitor for someone else, I have studied psychology myself and, as stated in another piece, I do not consider myself a psychologist because I have accreditation in some psychology education yet, apparently he does.  Again, if anyone has a credible source as to Smart’s accreditation as a psychologist, please let me know and I will reconsider at least that portion of his claims.

Several people have asked me what is wrong with him making money off of his time?  There’s nothing wrong with him doing that however, having said that, he charges an arm and a leg for it.  If you doubt me, as I’ve said in a previous piece, try this converter and see what 350 British Pounds amounts to in your part of the world with THIS CONVERTER.  In my part of the world, with today’s exchange rate, that’s over $576 for one hour.  Even a real psychologist doesn’t get paid that much and how he can expect younger people who make up the bulk of his viewers can afford that is beyond me.

Many have said, “I don’t buy anything off of him.  His Youtube videos are free.  I watch them and get so much out of them.  He makes no money off of them or me.”

I have news for those who think that Smart isn’t making money off of his videos.  Even if you aren’t buying his ridiculously priced, undefined sessions that are without description or merit, his books or his cd’s, Smart makes money off of every click that he gets onto one of his videos from Youtube.  Why do you think that he’d spend the time to put out so many of them?  Do you really believe that he’s doing it out of the goodness of his heart?  How does he pay his bills?  Have you asked yourself those questions?  I’ll bet not.  Yet, you’ll spend the time to write comments on both his videos, begging him to write to you, talk to you or praising him or, you’ll write to me to blast me for what I’ve written about him.  Are you thinking for yourself as you do that?  Can you not see what he’s doing to you and others?  Give him an “A” for marketing.

Finally, if you are reading this, please note that it’s a waste of your time to write to me with raunchy defensive or defending style comments as I will NOT be reading, publishing or responding to them as I’ve posted on the bottoms of the rest of my blog pieces.

From my little corner of life, I’m too busy writing other pieces about other topics and Ralph Smart is of little consequence to me.  What does become my business are the comments that I have to trash every day that a search engine sends to this blog by people who are searching for something on him.  Just what they are searching for is only a guess but, I’d hazard one to say that people are searching for further information on him because they either love him or they are skeptical as I was.  Either way, good luck.  He’s been careful to erase his steps so that you’ll have difficulty finding them on the net.  And, by the way, as far as I have been told by a source, he lives with his sister and mother still. There’s your idol.

And, by the way, I make NO money from this blog nor, do I want to.

I do not hate Ralph Smart nor, do I want to be like him.  I am not jealous nor, in love with him. (I’m old enough to be his mother.  My daughter is older than he is.)  Most of all, I am  far from stupid, a fool, un-enlightened or anything else you can throw in my direction so, hang onto those insults for your enemies in the play-grounds or troll some other place like Twitter.  Trump does it.

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Blessings, Love & Light.

 

 

Are Ralph Smart (Infinite Waters Diving Deep) Followers Really Getting What He’s Preaching?

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I recently wrote three pieces on a Youtube sensation, Mr. Ralph Smart after having watched dozens and dozens of his videos and having been absorbed by his videos myself. At some point, something struck me about his videos that wasn’t sitting correctly anymore.  I was beginning to see pieces re-done, re-worded, turned and twisted in his quest to get out more videos, faster.  As a matter of fact, I began to realize that several of his pieces were almost word for word and re-taped as well as having shifted in tone from one of a more common sense/psychological basis to a huge New Age feel to them.  That’s when I began to do some research and write what I have written.

Of course, I have taken flack for anything that I’ve said about Mr. Smart through a few of his “loyal followers”.  What has stood out to me in all of these reader’s comments are that they appear to be defending Mr. Smart and his alleged spiritual content while spewing out hatred and dislike towards me and my pieces that are my own opinions wrought from my research and own thinking.  These very people have little, if any, tolerance towards anyone who isn’t writing glowing reviews of Mr. Smart’s work.

While I have published and responded to most (some were too raunchy for anyone’s eyes  to publish and I have therefore, deposited them in the trash bin) of the negative, taunting commenters (yes, I know the net is filled with these types), I recognized one thing.  For all of their proclamations of Ralph Smart (Infinite Waters Diving Deep) having taught them to love and be more spiritual people, that’s not what I’m seeing in their comments.  More to the point, they don’t feel the need to respond once but, several times each or, until I shut down any further banter with them.

It’s become increasingly apparent that Mr. Smart evokes the apostolic side of people in a cult-like fashion.  These people are out to defend their leader.  Equally apparent is that though Mr. Smart has been marked as a Spiritual Guru to many, that spirituality definitely does not show through in these specific commenter’s words.  There is no trace of tolerance for anything that isn’t pro-Mr. Smart’s video and, there’s little mincing of words that show despise towards anyone who might not find Mr. Smart quite as brilliant as they find him to be.  Perhaps, these Infinite Waters Diving Deep Apostles have a thing or two to still learn about being spiritual?

May I ask those who will think about commenting to me about my pieces on Mr. Smart, have you read other author’s books on spirituality?  If you have, then while you may find it easier to listen to the Youtube videos that Mr. Smart has knocked off, one after the other (notice how he’s bringing out videos in November and December with trees full of green leaves in the background and often, wearing the same clothing as the ones previously done) you’ll also notice that Mr. Smart tapes his pieces several at a time and releases them in spaced intervals.  While some will argue that it’s an intelligent way of doing things and why not do it that way, for me, it brought up questions and I did the research, including re-watching older videos of his and comparing them.  It was there that I recognized that he has developed a marketing plan for himself, not teach the masses as some would say he’s trying to do.

Let me make one thing perfectly clear.  I have no hatred, jealousy, dislike or whatever these commenters can throw into the mix, towards Mr. Smart.  As a matter of fact, I think he’s one brilliant business man who sought out to make money in a non-c0nventional way.  No 9 to 5 job for that bloke as he has stated several times throughout his videos that he didn’t want to do.  My hat is off to him for finding a way to pay his bills, amass a gaggle of followers who find him so mezmerising.  I also have nothing against someone making money off of something that they do so, we needn’t go there any further.

What I am seeing though in these types of commenters are comments that do not reflect what they allege Mr. Smart is teaching them.  You have your point of view and I don’t care about “the cat down the road” (as Ralph Smart) would say who doesn’t agree with my point of view but, then again, Infinite Waters Diving Deep has delved deeply into how to not care what anyone else thinks, hasn’t he?  My question would be then, why the need to comment with such venom if you have been following his teachings?  You also shouldn’t be caring about “the cat down the road” while following the “7 Day Vegan Challenge” as both should be freeing you from the ties of societal expectations, right?

Enough said.  From my little corner of life, Mr. Smart/Infinite Waters Diving Deep, is nothing but another person who has figured out a marketing ploy to capture a million or so people into his following and, the nastier comments that are coming from some of his loyal followers are those more indicative of those who have fallen prey to a cult-like following but, not getting the messages he’s giving out.  That, to me, is saying that either these viewers aren’t listening to what Mr. Smart is preaching or, they are only taking from him what suits them.  Which is it?  Think about that for a moment or two, please before you start pounding out hate-filled, angry comments on your keyboard towards what is being said here.  This is the last piece I will write on Mr. Smart as he has enough advertising or marketing of himself as it is.  He needs no more.

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By the way, we are ALL “Alchemists and Infinite Beings”.

PEEEACE….Love and Light.

 

 

Ralph Smart (Infinite Waters Diving Deep) Has NOTHING Over You

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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.) 

 

 

Why Doesn’t The Mature Generation Make YouTube Videos?

I must be getting old.  I’m finding that the social medias are having limited usages for those of my generation.  Yes, I am not in the target group for those who use most social media but, use it anyway.

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One in particular sticks out in my mind.  How many of us have gone to Youtube to find “how-to” videos, only to find that the majority of Youtubers are of a much younger age group and ended up feeling as though we’re ancient?

I don’t mind watching a 20-something who has something to offer me in learning how to create or make something.  Younger people have a lot to offer us older folk.  However, it’s hard to watch a video created by and for viewers who are half our age and not have the project work for us because the styles are meant for those who are much younger.

Thankfully, I am able to adapt the lesson I’ve learned and use the techniques to create something that does suit my age group once I’ve caught onto the process so, it’s of little consequence that I don’t follow the tutorial exactly as shown to achieve the same finished product.

My question is, why is it that more mature generations are not interested in making YouTube videos?  Let’s face it, we have the life experience, have often learned to do things that younger video makers may not know.  Why do they have the confidence to go ahead and make these videos whereas, we older generations lack in the want to make videos?

Perhaps, the more mature generations need to dispose of our vanity and put out some videos of our own.  After all, we have decades of experience behind us.  We may not have the bodies or faces of the younger YouTubers but, we have the knowledge that might be helpful to even those who are younger.  If that doesn’t work, we can engage one another.

Talk to me as to why you may not share something that you can do or think or feel on video for YouTube.  I’d love to hear your reasoning.  Please share it with us.

From my little corner of life…we all have something to share.